Saturday, 15 June 2019

Indiegogo campaign closes.

Destanne and Brian are so grateful to the folks who contributed to our Indiegogo campaign.

We raised a little over $400 and we will use that money to send Beneath the Painted Surface to more film festivals.

We will continue to update you with information as it unfolds.

Friday, 11 January 2019

How we will move forward...

We have created a beautiful, moving film about Destanne and her story.

Destanne is also a productive artist that continues to create new works as well as presenting those works to new audiences. Often these visual presentations are accompanied by the telling of Destannes' story, which, in lieu of being able to watch the film, provides the audience a glimpse Beneath the Painted Surface. 

Destanne is also writing her story into a book, which is well under way.

Brian and Destanne see her story, the film and the book as a complete commercial package.

We have begun our search for a Sales Agent in Canada who believes passionately in our message and can see the value in our product.

As we search for an Agent we will continue to move forward with film festival submissions, self-marketing and fundraising.

Anyone wishing to contact us should email or telephone him at 250-307-3352

And of course, stay tuned for updates...


Saturday, 29 December 2018

Beneath the Painted Surface sent to Hot Docs

Our little picture has been submitted to Hot Docs in Toronto.
Acceptance would be amazing. Wish us luck.

We're also working on a new trailer.
We will keep you up to date on any news as it happens.

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

The film is complete

On Christmas day, Beneath the Painted Surface was rendered into it's final version. The film is complete.

The film will now be shopped around to festivals. We will make everyone aware of our progress here on this page.

Thanks to everyone involved in the making of our documentary. We look forward to sharing it with the world.

A new trailer will be put up soon.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

The Surveys are in...

Almost one thousand folks visited this page and read our invitation to view BTPS and then complete a survey. Most of those folks were from South Africa, due to the facebook advertising algorithm. (We spent a little money in an attempt to get viewers from other countries.) The surveys indicated that there were several ways to look at this film and the critiques of the viewer were dependent upon their individual viewpoint.

Through the surveys, I am able to better know how to satiate the desires of each of these viewpoints, thus making the film more enjoyable to a well-rounded audience. At least, this is my goal.

Thanks so much to everyone who helped as test audience. The film is nearing completion.
It's days away now. Our next festival entry deadline is Dec.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Be part of the Test Audience for Beneath the Painted Surface (now closed)

*Note: Our test audience viewing and survey program is now completed and the film is in final edit stage. Thank you to all who viewed and surveyed! 

Beneath the Painted Surface is completed enough to begin showing the rough cut to test audiences.

We will still be adding some content and working through a list of improvements before final release, but this "intermediate cut" has been sent to a premiere festival and if it's complete enough for them, it's complete enough for you.

So, if you are interested in being a test audience member please email with your name, email address and age, in a letter with the SUBJECT HEADING "Test Audience"
Our Producer Brian will contact you.
Destanne Norris - Beneath the Painted Surface

Test Audience members will be entrusted with a private link that will enable them to watch the film on Youtube. They will then be asked to fill out a survey online. The survey is a requirement, it's the whole object of this exercise. You will be given the opportunity to improve our film with your answers and suggestions.

The link to the film and the survey will be sent out at a set time, all at once, and then disappear after a set time. (To be determined.)

At the moment we are just collecting names and emails of volunteer test audience members.

In return for doing this awesome task (twenty questions, most of them with paragraph form answers) you will be rewarded with future, unnamed perks from the film. We don't know what this might mean yet, but it will be cool, we're sure of that!

If you are already involved with the film, you are already potentially a test audience member. Brian will be in touch privately, but you still can email him and get on the list that way.

with subject heading Test Audience
In that email include: Your full name, age, email address

Brian will contact you.
Thanks very much.