Monday, March 31, 2008

Is This Thing On?

Well we are still waiting to begin actual shooting, but that should commence any day now. David is wrapping up his final shoots for On The Lake, and just picked up some new lighting gear that should help us out with the Neutral Nation movie. We have been getting a great response from people so far and have some really good interviews lined up. I also have gotten the final go-ahead to do some Rocket t-shirts to help raise funds for the production. With any luck we should have those available within a month or so. The movie should be fully underway in April, so expect to see more updates. As always, if you know of someone you think would make a good interview please send them our way!


Friday, March 14, 2008

Neutral Nation

From our Rocky Point archive...Neutral Nation plays the Living Room.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Neutral Nation

A Scanner Darkly

Last night we had our second meeting for the movie and started in on working through the piles of material Mike Yarworth left with us. From what I hear Dave and Stumpy have their boxes of stuff together as well so we have to really get to work on scanning all this stuff. Guy Benoit joined us for the first time. You may know him from when he played with Thee Hydrogen Terrors or Von Ryan's Express, two of my favorite Providence bands. Guy is going to be helping us track down people and interview them within an inch of their lives. I've known Guy for at least a dozen years and have never gotten a chance to work with him on a project before. I'm looking forward to it. We also screened a tape of the band playing at the Living Room in 1989. There was a lot of hair. A LOT. There also appeared to be a second guitarist. He also had hair. Lots of hair.

We have been compiling a mighty list of people we want to talk to. If you have any suggestions we would really love to hear from you. There are a lot of people out there that booked shows, played in bands, or wrote for fanzines that have lots of stories to tell. Email us!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Website is now up!

Well after a day of tinkering in Photoshop and Rapidweaver we now have an official webpage up for the movie at . Keep an eye on it for updates in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

And we're off!

So last week we had our first meeting for our upcoming documentary about Neutral Nation, the godfathers of Providence punk. We sat down with Mike and Stumpy and our crew at the new Midway Pictures Superoffice and did a lot of bullshitting about the band, the movie, and the evolution of the punk scene in Providence through the 80's and 90's. Good stuff.

A new addition to the Midway Pictures crew this go-round is Kevin Cafferty, who will be editing the film. Kevin and I used to do a radio show in the early 90's and he is the perfect person to put this together. Kevin is also a very entertaining writer, so hopefully I will get him to do some of these blog updates rather than my boring old crap. He also knows the rules of grammar and punctuation, which I sorely lack.

I managed to get a myspace page setup, and a domain registered for the website. Now we just need to start tracking down pictures, flyers, and most importantly people to interview.