Interview

Director David Zeiger did an interview with Fast, Cheap Movie Thoughts about the making of SWEET OLD WORLD.

 

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http://fastcheapmoviethoughts.blogspot.com/2012/08/david-zeiger-on-sweet-old-world.html

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Kansas City FilmFest

 

An interview with director David Zeiger about Sweet Old World, taped at the Kansas City Filmfest.

 

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This SPHS Grad Is Rocking Film Festivals

Originally posted on South Pasadena Patch–Patch Blog

As Sweet Old World, the feature film I made in South Pasadena in 2010, weaves its way through the film festival circuit, Jacques Colimon has been creating quite a stir.

Jacques, who studied theater at SPHS and graduated just before we began filming, is now in his second year in the Theater program at the University of Texas at Austin. Jacques plays Ethan, a talented musician who has a troubled relationship with his father. His natural performance and screen presence has attracted praise from critics and audiences alike. Continue reading

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Media Update: North Georgia Leisure write up

From “Opening Weekend @ Atlanta Film Festival!” by Tenaya Cleveland

DAY 1 (Friday): While standing in line at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema (home base for the fest), I met filmmaker David Zeiger, standing with his lovely daughter. He told me that his film SWEET OLD WORLD would be showing on Sunday evening and invited me to attend. Continue reading

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Today Atlanta, Tomorrow the World! (Or Kansas City)

Jacques Colimon, David Zeiger, and Celia Zeiger at the Atlanta Film Festival world premiere of Sweet Old World

Sweet Old World premiered March 25 at the Atlanta Film Festival, where it received a wonderful reception. In a line-up that included several Sundance films, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution chose to highlight Sweet Old World in its preview of the festival, under the headline “Family Drama Leads Atlanta Film Festival.” Continue reading

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In Memorium: Michael Newman

Photo by Michael Newman

Terribly sad news, in the early morning hours of Friday, March 30, my good friend Michael Newman died suddenly. Michael was the wonderful photographer who created all of the photographs that play such a pivotal role in Sweet Old World. I have known him since our kids were in preschool together, and I have loved his warmth, his goofiness, and his photographic skill. I am stunned and deeply sad. Continue reading

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The day we climbed that mountain

In May of last year, after nine solid months of editing and input from many trusted friends, it became clear to me that there were fundamental flaws in how I had constructed Sweet Old World. So for a brief period we suspended editing and I took a hard look at what we had done and what I wanted to do. The following outlines what I saw as the problems and solutions to those problems. As a result, I wrote several new scenes and we were fortunate enough to be able to bring the actors and crew back together to film for an additional week (although we had to hurry because Julia had just learned that she was pregnant!).

I’m posting it now because it provides a window into the process that we all went through to make this film a reality. Continue reading

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Sweet Old World Festival Premiere

We are pleased to announce the world festival premiere of Sweet Old World at the Atlanta Film Festival.

The film will screen at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema at 6:45 pm on Sunday, March 25.

We would love to see all of our wonderful Atlanta friends there, so buy your tickets early at http://www.atlantafilmfestival.com/2012-fest/tickets/

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Light at the end of the tunnel

Dear Friends,

I know that many of you have been asking yourselves, “What ever happened to that film, Sweet Old World, that I heard about those many months ago?” Actually, it’s been over a year, and that’s a very good question that deserves an answer. Continue reading

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Weeks Two and Three: July 20-31

Sunday again, after two weeks that were physically far less demanding than the first but a greater emotional challenge–the kind of week I live for with this film. I had promised to write about acting and the “jigsaw puzzle effect,” so here goes.

I’m not particularly fond of jigsaw puzzles. Every year we go on a family trip with several of my cousins to Bass Lake near Yosemite National Park (we won’t be there this year, thanks to Sweet Old World!). One of the regular activities of this trip is a huge jigsaw puzzle that everyone works on at different times throughout the week–everyone, that is, but me. I avoid it, because the task of fitting those five hundred or two thousand pieces together is so daunting to me that I react with immediate frustration. Continue reading

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