about the film

 a brief interview with BRIAN PADIAN, writer/director of the black sea

Where can I see the movie?

There is an informal Portland screening scheduled for 4/27/14. Later this year will be the official premiere and a film festival run.

What’s it about?

75 minutes

What does the title refer to?

A series of paintings titled ‘the black sea (see above picture)

Is this your first feature?

As a director, yes. I’ve been writing (spec) feature screenplays for many years though. And I’ve directed several shorts. (You can see those here)

Tell me about the screenplay

It was started in 2004. Took a while. Almost a decade.

Tell me about the production

Shooting took place January/February 2013 on location in Arch Cape and Portland, Oregon. Shot under the SAG ultra low budget contract.

What was the production budget?

$26,000.  Most of which went to paying for and processing of super-16 color negative film stock. Nearly all of the budget was raised from tax-deductible donations via USA Projects (look here.) We also received a project grant from the Regional Arts + Culture Council.

Super 16? So, who shot this?

My Director of Photography (and co-producer) was Pacific NW wunderkind Scott Ballard. A true beast. This film would not exist with him.

What about post-production?

Post is done except for color correction, which we need your help to raise. Please support us!

Do you have a Director’s Statement?

 this is why I made this movie.

Do you have a  social networking presence? 

Facebook and Twitter

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