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subHysteria does LA!

Screening of Guerilla Movie “subHysteria” Takes Place in Downtown L.A. on June 27 and 28, 2011.

6.13.2011– The film experiment “subHysteria” is screening in Los Angeles on Monday, June 27 at 7:00 pm as part of the 18th Film Courage Interactive. The screening will take place at the Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, with a second showing on Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00 pm PT. A discussion with the director and cast will immediately follow each screening. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the venue box office. More at

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If previews were 11 minutes long

Today we finished the sound mix for the movie. It took us more time that what we have planned because you always have something more to add or to replace or just to change a little bit.
Yesterday we thought that it was going to be the last session, but there were some more improvements that had to be made in order to meet the expectations that we have since the beginning of the process.

Now, we are working on the previews. It sounds easy, but sometimes it is kind of hard to make them interesting and get the people to know the story, and at the same time not saying more that you have to. If all previews could be big explosions and dramatic music…

Last week, the production team of the movie had a little chat with the people of Venezolanos en Broadway (Venezuelans on Broadway, an organization of Venezuelans that live in NYC and have jobs that involve creative or artistic skills). It was the perfect opportunity to test what we have on our hands, so we decided to show them the first 11 minutes of the latest version of the movie that we had in a hard drive.

Production Designet Tao García (center) and Leo Zelig (left) in the Q&A

Production Designer Tao García (center) and Director Leo Zelig (left) in the Q&A

All the people liked what they saw, and somehow it was a great experience to listen to what people that is not sentimentally attached to the movie have to say. We also had a little Q&A session where Improv was one of the main topics, as well as the budget and the technical difficulties during production.

Producer, Javier Pérez-Karam (left), checks some notes in the meeting with VEB

Producer, Javier Pérez-Karam (left), checks some notes in the meeting with VEB

Soon, the previews will be ready, and it would be great to know what you think of them…

IT’S A… rough cut?

Yes, finally is a rough cut. Thanks to the hard work of Gustavo and Javier, the rough cut of sH was watched by the production team yesterday. Of course, there’s still work to do and there are some improves that can and will be made, but being able to see all the story feels so

While Javier and Gustavo were editing, all I could see was the scenes that they were working on. And in the meetings that we had to watch the improvements there was only separated scenes, so sit and watch the hole thing without having to imagine what would fill the gaps between scenes was one of the more fulfilling experiences in my film life.

Knowing that only a few details separate the raw footage from the final cut is so exciting. Not to tell about the possibilities of improving the experience by working on the audio. I’m so proud of the things that we accomplished with such a short budget, and of course all the hard work provided by everybody involved.


We went to do our technical scout today. The location: The building 14 of the FDNY Training Facility located in Randall’s Island. Let me introduce you to “The Subway Simulator” where our characters will be locked for 36 hours.



This is the inside of Building 14.


This is my favorite picture, 16 characters in the car number 1+3+6+6 = 16. How cool is that?

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