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Greetings everyone. It’s been a while since we’ve had an update about the film, so here’s the latest state-of-the-flick: This evening our editor finished a second assembly on the film. This is something like a rough cut, but a bit broader than that. However, with this assembly, the pieces have fallen far enough in to place that we should be able to get started on getting the film scored and start thinking about sound editing. After the next edit, I’m hopeful that we will also be able to start in on the visual effects, as I know that will be something of a lengthy process (we have to add digital aliens, robots and explosions in order to keep up with our Hollywood bigger brothers).

I guess that’s all the news for now. Check back soon to catch up with any additional progress!

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Do Et Das

Latin for “I give so that you give,” or “I give so that I may receive.” This is the central principal of xenia, an ancient Greek code of hospitality. To summarize what I guarantee you will learn if you should happen to study the Iliad and the Odyssey, the code dictates that when you are taken in by a host, an exchange of gifts is expected. In my case, this exchange involves a joke about balls.

I gave a joke to my friends, Xander Kent and Jackson McBrayer, for their webcomic, 6th Circle. You should drop what you’re doing (as in, reading this) and check it out at once. (Then come back and finish reading this.) Xander has also been working on a logo for us here at Longcoat Films, which is not quite ready to be unveiled just yet. But keep an eye out. That’s on the way. I don’t know about you, but I’m excited. As soon as it’s available, I’m gonna buy the t-shirt. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to, too.

So a big thanks to 6th Circle for showcasing my writing. I’m glad to help out and share a dose of Halo fandom and crotch-based humor. I’m looking forward to showing everyone that logo. (I think you’re all gonna like it.)

And hey, speaking of things that give us money, did you notice that big shiny DONATE button off to the side of the blog here? Take a look. It’s so big and shiny and buttony. Like it’s just waiting to be clicked. And what an interesting word. “Donate.” Sounds a little like someone with a sinus infection saying “Do it.”

So go ahead. You know you want to.

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It started in London, some time in the autumn of 2008. We were three American film students on a study abroad program, sitting in O’Neill’s, a very fine pub in Muswell Hill. I had a number of short film ideas circling around in my head, and I brought them to the table one day, both metaphorically and literally. They were well-receieved, and we decided to join forces. Thus, a production company was born. Now, nearly two years later, we are thick in the middle of our first short film, “Archive Girl,” a post-dystopian love story filled with quirk and charm, inspired in equal parts by The Office and 1984. More on that as it develops, hopefully with some actual accounts from the production team.

So, dear reader(s), welcome to Longcoat Films! We are thrilled to be taking our first steps into the world of filmmaking. We are glad you took the time to look us up. We hope you continue to check in from time to time.

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