Friday, October 8, 2010

Kinky In L.A. and BOOBS Everywhere!

Our sexygorgeous friends at CineKink have travelled West and are screening 4 Dirty Little Shorts tonight and tomorrow night in Los Angeles. FREE LUBE AND RAFFLE PRIZES!

PORNOGRAPHIC APATHETIC and SPANKY! SPANKY!
CineKink L.A.
Friday, October 8
8pm
Program: "Waxie Moon + Random Selected Favorites"
Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles 90026
http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/tour/los-angeles/
DIRECTOR T. ARTHUR COTTAM AND STAR JENNA LEIGH IN ATTENDANCE!!

FILTHY FOOD and JE DIS NON ALI
CineKink L.A.
Saturday, October 9
9:30pm
Event: Rooftop Party
Downtown Independent Theater
251 S Main St, Los Angeles 90012
http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/tour/los-angeles/
FILTHY FOOD director T. Arthur Cottam and JE DIS NON ALI producer Alison Cardoso in attendance!

///Upcumming Screenings\\\

52 TAKES OF THE SAME THING, THEN BOOBS
10e Festival International du Court Metrage de Lille
Sunday, October 10 at 3pm
Saturday, October 16 at 5pm
Program: "Experimental 1"
Auditorium du Palais des Beaux-Arts
http://www.festivalducourt-lille.com/

52 TAKES OF THE SAME THING, THEN BOOBS
Visionaria 19
Saturday, October 16 at 4:30pm
Saturday, October 23 at 4:30pm
Program: "Vision Art"
Galleria Agorà
Via Ferruccio 1, Piombino
http://www.visionaria.eu

52 TAKES OF THE SAME THING, THEN BOOBS
Austin Film Festival
Thursday, October 21 at 9:45pm at The Hideout Theatre
Saturday, October 23 at 5:15pm at the Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek
Program: "Shorts 1"
http://www.austinfilmfestival.com
STAR ROXANNE ARVIZU AND DIRECTOR T. ARTHUR COTTAM IN ATTENDANCE!!
FREE LUBE AND RAFFLE PRIZES!!

52 TAKES OF THE SAME THING, THEN BOOBS
Pornfilmfestival Berlin
Thursday, October 28 at 10:15pm
Saturday, October 30 at 11:30am
Program: "Fun Porn"
Kino Moviemento
Kottbusser Damm 22
10967 Berlin-Kreuzberg
http://www.pornfilmfestivalberlin.de

52 TAKES OF THE SAME THING, THEN BOOBS
AFI Fest
Monday, November 8
6pm
Program: "Shorts 3"
Mann Chinese Theatre 6
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
http://www.AFI.com/AFIFEST
STAR ROXANNE ARVIZU AND DIRECTOR T. ARTHUR COTTAM IN ATTENDANCE!!
FREE LUBE AND RAFFLE PRIZES!!

52 TAKES OF THE SAME THING, THEN BOOBS
Valley Film Festival
Friday, November 12
10pm
Program: "The Valley After Dark"
CAP Theatre
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
http://www.valleyfilmfest.com/valleyfilmfest/app/home
STAR ROXANNE ARVIZU AND DIRECTOR T. ARTHUR COTTAM IN ATTENDANCE!!
FREE LUBE AND RAFFLE PRIZES!!

52 TAKES OF THE SAME THING, THEN BOOBS
Bolzano Short Film Festival
November 10-13
Program: "Global Vision"
http://www.operenuove.it/

FILTHY FOOD
International Short Film Festival Leuven
November 13-16
Program: "Tasty Shorts"
Cinema ZED
http://www.shortfilmfestival.org/index_en.asp

xo
Team Dirty

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

ASK JENNA LEIGH Now Online!

Get important sex advice from apathetic porn star, Jenna Leigh! ASK JENNA LEIGH, the new web series from the creators of PORNOGRAPHIC APATHETIC and FILTHY FOOD, is online exclusively at www.MiShorts.com. Four episodes are available for download at www.MiShorts.com. The preview clips are free, the full-episodes are $1 each for 5 downloads. Download all four HD episodes today! Enjoy!

xo
Team Dirty

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

DLS Short of the Month / BOOBS World Premiere!

The Dirty Little Short of the Month for February/March (OK we're a little behind
over here) is Dicko Mather's THE ADVENTURES OF SAW BOY BUCK and the sequel THE
NEW ADVENTURES OF SAW BOY BUCK. Dicko Mather is a genius. Just in case you
didn't know already. We met him at the now-defunct New York Underground Film
Festival and have been huge fans ever since. Check out SAW BOY at
www.DirtyLittleShorts.com (scroll down to the "Movies" section on the
left-side).

Upcumming Screenings:

52 TAKES OF THE SAME THING, THEN BOOBS
Florida Film Festival
Midnight Shorts Program
Saturday, April 10, 12 MID at the Enzian Theater
Saturday, April 17, 12 MID at the Enzian Theater
http://www.FloridaFilmFestival.com

DIRECTOR T. ARTHUR COTTAM IN PERSON! GREAT RAFFLE PRIZES!!

xo
Team Dirty

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Necessary Delays

So it seems like we need a 2-3 year lead time here at Dirty Little Shorts. This might have something to do with our budget which ranges from $0.01 to $0.27, depending on how many hits we get on Blip.tv in any given year. 52 TAKES OF THE SAME THING, THEN BOOBS took about 2 1/2 years to finish and now ASK JENNA LEIGH, our first web series, is taking about the same amount of time. At least it seems that way. We shot four episodes in 2 days, had picture locked on all of them within 2 months, then sound design took about a month and then the music...well...the music...that took a little longer...We work with the same composer most of the time (Steve Pacey aka Spot aka DNJ aka Dick-N-Jayne aka Spot Dawg) and we love him. But so do other people. Much to our dismay. During the time he committed to doing the music for ASK JENNA LEIGH, he also got offered a job doing a CBS show and a Cheech & Chong project and writing a technical book about the audio software he uses. Yeah, popular guy. And I guarantee that every other job paid him more money than we did. Which means we here at Dirty Little Shorts (no matter how cool we are) go to the bottom of the priority list.

So this is, once again, the glamorous life of filmmaking here at Dirty Little Shorts. I would imagine that the perception from the outside is that we just continually slap things together in a short period of time and then churn them out to the festivals or throw them up online. Not true, my Dirty friends! It just seems that way when projects magically finish at the same time like BOOBS and ASK JENNA LEIGH.

Big shout out to our one follower: Orlando. Yay! You rock, Orlando.

xo
Team Dirty

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Victories and Setbacks...

So, for the 0 of you following this blog, I thought I'd give you a glimpse into the inner workings of the DLS process using the example of our current project, 52 TAKES OF THE SAME THING, THEN BOOBS. I had the idea for BOOBS in the Spring of 2007. I met the wonderful actress, Roxanne Arvizu, at CineVegas that summer and asked her if she'd be interested in doing the film. She agreed to do it. We shot the film in the Fall of '07. We shot for 1 day in Agoura Hills (at the public access studio where we shot PORNOGRAPHIC APATHETIC, 5 years prior). It was a blast. A good time was had by all. 2 1/2 years later the film is finished. It took that long because there were so many effects in the film and because we had other projects come up between then and now. It also took that long because I was personally executing all of the effects in the film myself--learning Motion and AfterEffects in order to realize the vision. Some of the effects would take Final Cut Pro 5 minutes just to think about. Then there's the render time. I'm not going to guess how long it takes to render every effect, but trust me: it takes a LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG-ASS time. Adjust. Process. Render. Tweek. Process. Render again. That was the process. Getting the idea of why it took so long to finish the film?

Now the film has been accepted to the Florida Film Festival based on a rough cut I sent them, which is fantastic. It's a great festival and a lot of fun and I go everytime I can afford it. The deadline to deliver materials was last Friday. On Friday night, my computer had a major meltdown before I had time to export the project to make a Mini-DV version for the Florida Film Festival. I had to re-install Final Cut Pro over the weekend. Now that FCP is up-and-running again, the film is re-rendering from beginning-to-end which seems to be taking a few days. So now the film is way past the deadline for its World Premiere screening and I'm alternating between biting my nails and praying.

That brings us to today. Will the film finish rendering in time to actually screen at the festival? Will there be further technical glitches to prevent the creation of the Mini-DV? Will there be time to create and print promotional postcards for the film before the festival begins? Will there be time to submit to other festivals whose deadlines are rapidly approaching? These are all questions that plague the indie filmmaker working with no budget. And I'm not even touching on the stresses of working on multiple projects at the same time and prepping for the next project(s). For those of you that are filmmakers (and keep in mind there are still 0 people following this blog), you know what I'm talking about. For those of you who aren't and want to be: Make sure you love it because it's about 1% glitze/glamour and about 99% hard work and pains-in-the-ass.

Wait. Let me rephrase: Don't make sure you love it. Make sure you CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT.

xo
T. Arthur Cottam

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Dirty Little Short of the Month for January

Our Dirty Little Short of the Month for January is SFW XXX (aka Safe For Work Porn). Apparently this was originally meant to be an advertisement for Diesel. We're not sure what they were selling (except sex, of course), we just think it's brilliant. Check it out at http://www.DirtyLittleShorts.com

We've changed our web page (for those of you who have been there before): All of the DLS Shorts of the Month are on the left side, just scroll down. All the shorts we made are on the right side. Feel free to watch them over and over again. Enjoy!

xo
Team Dirty

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