"Dear Dad, Love Maria"

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Austin Preparations

I have packed up for Austin. I can't wait. This will certainly be a filmmaker's world premiere to remember, I guarantee. Sarah Albright, my photographer friend, will be documenting the trip. We fly out Thursday at 1:10 PM. I can't wait to step out of my comfort zone for a few days and just experience the town and the festival. Dear Dad, Love Maria shows Friday Sept. 11th at 6:30 PM as part of the Centerpiece: Antique program. Afterwards, I'm doing a Q&A, which hopefully, can be videotaped and then partying and networking fun. I also have interviews that are being set up that I'll post links to on Twitter and on here as well. I feel very legit as a filmmaker now. Next post will be from Texas! I'll try to do some sketches while I'm down there as well.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Motion Graphics Attempt

As the teacher's assistant for the precollege animation class, I was responsible for creating the titles for their animation show. They wanted to call it Cake. So I tried to create my first motion graphics sequence. I think it looks pretty cool.

Created in After Effects CS3.

Cake Opening Titles from Vince Mascoli on Vimeo.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Dear Dad, Love Maria was selected for the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival! It will be showing Friday September 11th at 7 PM in the "Centerpiece: Antique" program. If you're in the area of Austin, TX, come on out! I'll be in attendance for the weekend. Come on out for my world premiere!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

First Festival Selection!

DDLM got selected to play in the Queer Fruits Film Festival in Byron Bay, Australia, December 29th & 30th. This is the first of hopefully many film fests I get selected for.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Facebook, Festivals, and Fortitude

There is an official Dear Dad, Love Maria page on Facebook now. That'll be a good place to review what showings of the film are coming up and different random smatterings of news. So please, take the time to become a fan, I'm trying to promote myself here.
I haven't gotten any word back from festivals yet. But, I have added a few more to the list of hopeful festivals.

  • Sundance Film Festival
  • Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival
  • California International Animation Festival
  • ION International Animation Festival
This brings the total up to 13.
In other news, I am still searching for jobs to keep the money coming in so I can save up to move back to Philly as soon as possible. Just gotta keep looking. I'll be working as a teacher's assistant come July, but I still need another job to make extra dough and get out of here sooner. The plans are to work on the freelance stuff I have now and work full time somewhere that isn't animation related and network and try to get my studio off the ground. That's the plan at least.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

DVD Swarm

I'm mailing out seven DVDs to festivals tomorrow. I'm super excited. I really hope they take them. The list of festivals I've applied to so far:
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival
  • Angelus Student Film Festival
  • Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival
  • Reel Affirmations: The Nation's LGBT Film Festival
  • Animation Block Party
  • Chicago International Film Festival
  • Boston Film Festival
  • Queer Fruits Film Festival
I hope to see some acceptance letters. I'm hoping to make these working vacations. One can dream.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

DDLM on Sale NOW!

Dear Dad, Love Maria is officially available to be bought on DVD. Check out the PayPal button on the side. Please be aware that each disc ordered is basically burned when ordered. All who order will receive a frame from my film (I'll try to not make them the boring ones). As well as a PDF of another short story about Maria (which actually was half written before the film and was a big basis for reference for her character, and the latter half written in last half of production). The PDF will be emailed to you, so please include your email address in the order comments. Thanks!