Pre-Production : Trailer Shoot Update
Saturday, March 29, 2009 - 05:54 PM
Due to several more unavoidable delays we have pushed the shoot date back once again. We will be shooting the trailer at the end of April. While these delays are disheartening they have yielded some benefits for us. And in the end it is better to do it right than to do it quickly.
Things are coming together quickly and everything is falling into place nicely. There are still a few hurdles to overcome but we couldn't be more excited! More updates soon.
Pre-Production : Trailer Shoot & Casting Update
Friday, December 19, 2008 - 11:57 PM
First off we've pushed the trailer shoot date back to January which, while introducing some headaches, has turned out to be best in the long run. There are a million details worked out and a million more to go. However in the mean time, we're excited to announce the list of talented actors who will be bringing The Towel Boy to life!
These fine people are talented, funny, and fun to work with and it really is our privelege to do so. So check them out and if you see them on the street, please, keep the autograph requests to a minimum! More updates soon.
Pre-Production : Casting Update II
Thursday, November 17, 2008 - 11:13 PM
Callbacks are done, we closed down our studio, and we have been going over the tapes trying to make our casting decisions. And they really are tough decisions! We saw so many talented actors that making the final casting decisions is not an easy job. We'd like to work with all of them, quite frankly, but we do have to narrow down our choices.
Keep an eye out here for our final cast list which will be posted in the next week or so.
Pre-Production : Casting Update
Thursday, November 06, 2008 - 11:08 PM
The first round of auditions went really well and we had the opportunity to see a lot of talented actors. It was wonderful watching our characters brought to life. We want to thank everyone who took the time to come audition for us. We enjoyed meeting you.
Callbacks are next week and we are busy reviewing the audition tapes. We look forward to seeing the actors read together. However there are still several day player roles unfilled and we are looking for Filipino women to play those parts. If you are interested, please visit the casting call web page below and send us an email:
Our thanks again to everyone who came in. It was our pleasure to meet you!
Pre-Production : Open Casting Call
Sunday, October 05, 2008 - 06:04 PM
We are excited to announce that we have set a shoot date for the investment trailer! We will be filming over 3 days from November 30th to December 2nd.
We will be holding an open casting call for The Towel Boy in San Francisco on October 26th - 28th and November 2nd - 4th. Callbacks will occur the week of November 9th - 15th. We will be casting for the majority of roles in the film.
We are all very excited to meet the people that will be bringing this story to life, so if you are interested in auditioning, please follow the link above.
Pre-Production : The Investment Trailer
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 11:22 PM
We have decided that prior to setting up investment meetings we will shoot a 5 minute trailer to take with us to those meetings. We put together a mock up of the trailer using storyboards and rough dialogue recordings and the results got everyone very excited!
We will be holding an open casting call in October to fill all roles in the trailer. Thankfully this casting session will allow us to cast the majority of the roles for the film now rather than later. And with most of the major casting done we'll be able to shoot the film not long after finishing the trailer. Stay tuned for updates.
Pre-Production : Location Scouting - The Final Chapter
Monday, May 19, 2008 - 11:27 PM
It's been a taxing few months and we've accomplished a lot of work. Location scouting was finally completed in mid-February and we have some beautiful locations lined up! Since then we've been finalizing pre-production materials and preparing for the financing stage and are in the process of setting up our initial investment meetings.
Once we've secured financing and finalize our budget we will start casting and finalize schedules and locations and then finally begin principle photography. The next few months are critical and exciting. The entire crew is excited and can't wait to start. More updates soon.
Pre-Production : Location Scouting - Part III
Monday, December 17, 2007 - 09:42 PM
Location scouting is moving along very nicely. We've scouted about 85% of the film's locations in and around San Francisco. With some luck, all of our locations should be confirmed sometime in January. Here are a few more pictures:
Pre-Production : Location Scouting - Part II
Saturday, October 06, 2007 - 08:30 AM
After several more unavoidable delays, location scouting is back in full swing. We've scouted about half of the film's locations including numerous San Francisco landmarks. Locations should be finalized by the middle of November. San Francisco, its businesses, and several private citizens are helping to make this a very beautiful film. Our hats are off to them!
Pre-Production : Location Scouting
Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - 04:28 PM
We ran into some unavoidable issues that delayed things through December and January, but are now back on track to begin location scouting. Location scouting will begin in approximately two weeks throughout beautiful San Francisco. Once we've secured our locations we'll finalize the shooting schedule, shore up financing, and finally begin casting. Very exciting stuff! Stay tuned.
Pre-Production : Investment Proposal
Saturday, December 09, 2006 - 09:03 AM
The production boards and shooting schedule are done. As is the budget and investment proposal package. We're all very excited now because location scouting and actively seeking financing will begin on the first of the year. This website officially goes live soon enough.
Pre-Production : One Sheet Poster
Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 01:21 AM
We're working on the investment proposal package right now, and trying to finish up the production boards/shooting schedule. After that, just a few more things to do before we can begin location scouting and actually seeking financing.
We did finally finish the One Sheet poster mockup, using the characters from the storyboards. Here is the exciting world premier!
You can click on the poster for a larger version.
Pre-Production : Storyboards - Part II
Thursday, October 05, 2006 - 04:05 AM
Storyboarding is finally done, and they look great. Here is a small sampling:
To see more, we've added another 20 shots to the Storyboards section.
Pre-Production : Storyboards
Friday, September 01, 2006 - 04:08 PM
Storyboarding has taken longer than planned, but is coming along nicely. The script is 119 pages, consisting of approx. 750 shots, of which 75 pages, and more than 500 shots, have been storyboarded.
Since our director has no drawing ability, and we hate stick figures, he is using a really incredible program called Frameforge 3D Studio for the storyboards. Worth every penny.
Here's a look at a few random storyboards.
If you would like to see more, We've posted 42 shots in the Storyboards section.
Monday, July 17, 2006 - 03:45 AM
The final draft of the script is done. The shooting script, shot list, breakdown sheets, preliminary shooting schedule, prelim. budget, and breakdown board are done. Hopefully the storyboards will be done within 4 weeks. That will equal about the 50% mark. There's still a ton of work before any cameras roll.
Also, as you can see, the website is under construction and the teaser poster is done:
We'll be making up t-shirts, hats, posters, towels, coffee mugs, and whatever other tchotchkes we can think up, very soon. And then you can have your very own slice of Americana!
Welcome to The Towel Boy website!
Monday, June 26, 2006 - 07:42 PM
What is The Towel Boy? Glad you asked. The Towel Boy is an independent feature film currently in pre-production by Blind Spot Films.
What kind of film? Excellent question! The Towel Boy is a gross out comedy about a homophobic Filipino man that works in a gay bathhouse. It's also about dysfunctional families, obsessive compulsive disorder, unlikely romance, acceptance in the face of prejudice, and of course, gallons, upon gallons, of hot man spray.
While there's not much information on this website right now, more will be added as the production continues. However currently you can find the following on this website:
Keep an eye out for updates as the production progresses.
- This production diary
- A brief story synopsis of the film
- Samples of storyboards for the film
One Sheet Poster Mockup
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Teaser Poster Mockup
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