The music video for MAESA’s “The Fall” that I directed is now online and viewable on YouTube. This was such an incredible collaboration and fun shoot – from jumping on a trampoline in front of a green screen, hiking to rock waterfalls, shooting underwater and using the Phantom Flex (1,000 frames per second…). Maesa is an incredible artist, musician and person.
Check out the video here –
I spent this week with my good friend Kate over at change.org directing and editing a victory video for one of their campaigns.
Petitions started through change.org collected over 1.8 million signatures, culminating in the Boy Scouts of America voting to end a longtime ban on openly gay scouts. You can check out the video here –
Sharon and I are honored to be selected as finalists for the San Francisco Film Society’s Hearst Screenwriting Grant. SFFS is an incredible organization that supports great independent film. Check them out and spread the word – it’s a wonderful resource.
For more information about SFFS and to read about the finalists, click HERE.
I just got back from a great weekend at the Sundance Resort, representing our script OPERATOR at the Sundance Creative Producing Summit. It was an intensive weekend of meeting incredible people, from advisors to other fellows, and hearing about some amazing projects. I can’t wait to see them realized and on the screen.
I was so busy and in the moment that I forgot to take many pictures, but I couldn’t pass up this photo of a weird naked alien soap dispenser. Feel free to composite it into your next ’70s era Sci-Fi farce –
This Monday Sharon and I unleashed OPERATOR onto a packed audience at the Actor’s Gang theater in Culver City. We had an incredible cast who rocked the performance – we learned so much from working with the actors and hearing the terrific audience response.
Check out the IndieWire article HERE
And some photos of our kick-ass ensemble and incredibly supportive audience below!
RECESSIVE will be screening this month as part of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Click HERE for more info on the Australian screenings.
The film will also screen in Korea in April as part of the International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul. Links and info soon!
OPERATOR, my new feature screenplay co-written with the lovely Sharon Greene, has been given a grant through Sundance and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to promote research and development on the science and technology themes in the script.
Starting the project, Sharon and I were determined not to write anything “science-tastic” (you know what I mean. We’ve all seen it.), and this grant will go a long way in realizing that dream. We’re so excited to do in depth research on speech recognition technology, AI, and more, and to meet with scientists in these fields.
Check out the Sundance press release HERE.
For more info on the great work the Sloan Foundation is doing, check out their website HERE.
My new project OPERATOR, co-written with my lovely wife Sharon Greene, was chosen as one of 12 projects for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab this January! Here’s a little taste of this upcoming feature –
Logan Kibens (co-writer/director) and Sharon Greene (co-writer) / Operator (U.S.A.): In this existential comedy, when a programmer is hired to create the ideal personality for an automated call center, his attempts to quantify what it means to be human throws his life into chaos.
We just got back from the lab and the festival, and had an incredible, enriching time. The advisors and other filmmakers are fantastic, and I can’t wait to see all the projects develop. Check out more about them here, in the Sundance Press Release.
More info to come as the script develops. Thank you Sundance!
Check out the blog that the MCA Chicago is keeping to track all things “The Matters of Origins”. Mia Wicklund of the MCA recently interviewed me about my design for the show, and I’m really happy with the blog post she wrote. Thanks, Mia! (And thanks to Ben Wegman for the cool photo above).