Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Soundtrack...and some more news.

Well by now you know that you can buy Victims of Circumstance on DVD.  But did you know that the score will soon be available for digital download?  Look over there...I don't sit around playing with Photoshop for my health.  I want things to look cool.  To fit in with the idea, the brand, and the look that Matt Wineke created all those months ago.

This is not the final artwork for the CD, but it is getting close.  It very much resembles the DVD (do you have yours yet?).

If you did, you would find this next piece, the DVD one page...or as it is in my case...that piece of paper that falls out of the DVD case as I try to put the movie in.  This is just another Thank You to the hard working folks both in front of and behind the camera.  You know at the end of the movie...all those names, yeah they worked on that movie.  So I wanted to make sure that when you opened up you copy of the DVD they were listed prominently there for you. 

Thanks for letting me take a minute out to talk a little bit about the upcoming score, some of the look and feels of the artwork, and of course a huge Thank You to those of you who have supported us.

Oh...and while I'm on the subject of supporting things...did you know that Paul is out filming something right now?  Do you know it has some tie ins to Victims of Circumstance?

He is, and it does.   Keep your eyes peeled for a cool action short headed your way in the very near future called Deadly Memories 3.  It brings back an old friend, who you may have noticed in the "9-11 Speech" montage.  It's a quick scene, why don't you take a second to watch it again on your brand new DVD.  Go ahead, I'll wait here.  Seriously, I won't leave.

Back?  Good.  Did you see him?  Kind of a badass, right?

Well. that's all I'm allowed to say in this post...more soon!

With regards,

#vocfilm, #deadlymemories, #victimsofcircumstance, #jilangeproductions

Monday, November 12, 2012

For Immediate Release: VOC News.

So why the heck has the blog been so quiet of late?

What's been going on?

We've been crazy busy.  What do you think of the image below?  What could it mean?  It looks so...familiar. 

Well, a couple of you already know, and may in fact already have in your hot little hands a copy on DVD!  Yes, the little indie film that could is officially for sale.  We are still waiting on the some On Demand/Download Direct options are not fully reviewed and available just yet, but we do have DVDs!  They look pretty dang sexy too...

What do you think?

Drop us a line...

Or were you waiting for me to tell you where you can buy one?

As of this week, both Mike and Paul will have them for sale...

Remember Christmas is just around the corner!  Victims of Circumstance would make a great Christmas gift!

This is more then just a cool indie film made locally!  There are great bonus features too...  A candid interview with Paul and Buddy, a sneak peak at the joys of making the sound track, and of course, the outtakes.  How many takes of a scene are required to light a Zippo on cue?  You can find out. 

We're for us!

And while we're on the subject...look for some more information on Apollyon, Jim Blades, Carter, Charlie and the gang in upcoming posts!

All the best,

#vocfilm, #deadlymemories, #victimsofcircumstance 

Monday, July 23, 2012

VOC @ Gen Con

You heard it here first, True Believers: "Victims of Circumstance" has been accepted into the Gen Con Indy 2012 Film Fest! We are humbled, honored, stoked and giddy to be given this opportunity.

Our schedule info is listed below. Members of cast/crew will be on-hand and there's always time for impromptu meet and greets so please don't be shy.

Game ID - FLM1238516
Date - Sat 8/18/12
Time - 4:00pm
Location - Westin: Capitol III

For those that don't know, single-day passes to the Con are $50 and four-day passes are currently $80. To purchase your badges, reserve your FREE tickets to the VOC screening and/or learn more about Gen Con, head this way: Gen Con Indy 2012


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"If you build it, they will come..."


Well!  A huge Thank You to everyone that came out last night for the Advanced Screening.
Cast, crew, friends, family, it was great to share VOC with you.
I’m sure some of you are asking “Okay, now what?  You bastards!”  

Ah, yes what happens next?  Well…we still have to finish the film, after a couple of well deserved days off.  There are distribution deals to work on and if I heard right at the after party, a possible project tie in/spin off might be in the works.  Or that could just be idle chatter.
If you are a Brandmeier fan, than you heard Paul on the radio yesterday talking about writing prostitutes into the sequel, so we’ll see what happens.  More updates, very soon… 

Paul...taking it all in before the audience arrives.
Mr. Aaron Brown, photographer...

Thanks again!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

RSVP for the Free Screening!!!

As most of you have already read, "Victims of Circumstance" will have a one-night advanced screening this coming Tue (4/17) at AMC Showplace 16 Theaters in Schererville IN (875 Deer Creek Drive). The movie starts at 7:00pm sharp so don't be late.

There will be no ticket charge at the door (simply let the Theater Reps know you are there for the VOC screening) though we will be accepting donations at the end of the night.

Please remember that though we are in a very large theater seats are going quickly.

To make sure that you and yours have seats locked away, please send an email to:

This will ensure that you have a seat. The night of the event, you definitely want to show up early, though. We will have a section of the theater roped off for those who RSVP'd, but seats within that section will still be first come/first serve.

And don't forget: after the screening all are invited to the official After Party being held at Northwoods (8101 Wicker Ave, St. John IN). There will be a cash bar and live music entertainment. You never know, a few of the cast/crew might even take the stage so bring your cameras.

Can't wait to see you guys there. Let the countdown begin...


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Advanced Screening!!! April 17th

Well here’s the news of the week.........

Victims of Circumstance 
Advanced Screening 
April 17th at 7pm 

AMC Showplace 16 in Schererville, IN

Want to come out and see it?
Please do!  

You are cordially invited to catch the screening and afterwards hang out with the cast at Northwoods in St. John, IN.  They may even show you where some of the scenes were shot for the film.

AMC Showplace 16                                                      Northwoods Restaurant
875 Deercreek Drive, Schererville, IN                            8101 Wicker Avenue, Saint John, IN

And many many thanks to all of our fans, supporters, and members of the Cast and Crew!


Monday, April 2, 2012

Popcorn and an Indie Film...

What do I write here?  

I’ve seen VOC up on the big screen.  I’d say I’m speechless, but that was on Saturday and now it’s Monday and I think I am still a little stunned.  You know it is one thing to watch dailies, see rough cuts of the movie on your computer.  Or if you are lucky, to see it projected on a 18’ screen.  

But to walk into a theater, sit down and hear the haunting opening as composed by Mr. Buddy Wayne Goettsch is a whole other thing.  I almost missed seeing Paul Celestin’s name three feet tall staring me down in the middle seats.  And to see Ms. Amanda Maul’s reveal is priceless.  There they are up on the big screen.  I think I teased Buddy about having two foot tall eyebrows…  Well you will have to see for yourself.

So where are we…yep, I’m getting that a lot.  And Paul is too, but he’s busy tinkering and polishing.  This week is very busy for VOC and the production team.  I’d like to say thanks, in advance, for all of their hard work and that they are all keeping their cell phones on 24/7. 

When are we going to see it?  Well… We will be making an official announcement this week.
So… if I had them in my hands (and I’m not saying I don’t), who would want a free ticket to see VOC in the theater?  Leave a comment below and watch for responses.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Movie is over...wait, what?

Oh looky...credits...from like a real movie.
Okay…I get it, as if the angry emails and random texts/tweets wasn’t enough.

Yes we teased you.  (Sorry...about that.)

We showed you pretty pictures and told you interesting stories.  But the demands for a movie or blood is a little excessive don’t you think? 

And Yes….Steve I’m looking at you too.

So what’s been happening since last we chatted?

Well I could give you the short answer and say “post production or editing” but I don’t think that will suffice.  Victims of Circumstance has been developing from its pieces.  We have seen a couple of passes with all of the video put together and that’s pretty cool to see because you start to see the story coming together.  Meeting Devin, Caitlyn, Charlie, Carter, and Doc in the context of a film is awesome.  Of course I know how the movie ends, I know all of the plot twists and turns so I wasn’t surprised when I watched the film from beginning to end.  After this stage, the film gets its score or musical layer.  I have always been a sucker for music in movies.  A great score will keep you on the edge of your seat when you should be scared, or reassure you that everything is going to be okay when all seems lost.

If watching the assembled video is like watching a baby crawl... You can see where it is going and pretty much how it is going to get there.   Then watching the film with a score is like watching a ballet.  The story doesn't change; the video doesn't change, but so much more is communicated through and accented by the music.  Tone and pacing become much clearer, scenes blend together, emotional engagement goes up.  Before you know it, the credits are rolling and you find yourself wondering how an hour and a half just flew by.  That’s where we are at right now.  This week in fact, the producers are sitting down to watch (what is pretty much) a final cut of the movie with score.  The only thing that is missing is Foley work.  That’s “sound special effects”, for those of you who had to look it up.  

*You know, the breaking of celery standing in for the snapping of a neck.*

It’s at this point that I would like to thank everyone who has been involved or supported our project!

And many thanks to the talented musical artists who have lent their voices and skills to making the soundtrack rock!



Thursday, February 2, 2012

Who is...Sarah Moore?

Sarah Moore has a set of Eyes that are a filmmaker's dream. I've yet to enounter an actress who can throw so many emotions as quickly or as intensely as she can, all without saying a single word.

Captivating. That's the best word I can use.

I've known Sarah for a number of years now and for a host of reasons she was my first choice to take on the role of Caitlyn. When the film eventually drops she is going to take you on a roller-coaster ride of highs, lows and everything in between. Trust me on that.

Many of you know Sarah from her other theatrical/web adventures, but for those of you have yet to have the pleasure, allow me to introduce you to the First Lady of VOC.

Paul: How long have you been involved in performance art?

Sarah: I did my first play when I was in second grade and started singing shortly after. I was heavily involved with it in high school and went on to get my B.F.A. in Theater with an acting emphasis from Millikin University in 2003.

Paul: You write, direct, produce and choreograph. If you had to pick just one...

Sarah: Of those? I'd rather write. But honestly, I'd rather act.

Paul: You're Mom to two adorable kids. How do you find the time to pursue your projects?

Sarah: I don't sleep. It involves a lot of late nights, copious amounts of coffee, and stolen accidental naps during the day when they are at school. Also, my house doesn't get cleaned as often as I would like.

Paul: As a writer, do you create on a schedule or do you wait until inspiration strikes?

Sarah: I'd love to wait until inspiration strikes, but I've had to keep myself to a schedule. I try to write something every single day. I also try to make myself accountable to another person to keep me motivated. I set a table read or a production meeting that requires a finished script so that I stay on the ball.

Paul: What was your favorite aspect of working on VOC?

Sarah: I loved that all I had to do was show up and say my lines. It was a refreshing change. For Gamer Chick I am writing, producing, costuming, acting and a million other things. For VOC I just played one character. One hat on my head. That was nice. It let me focus.

Paul: Professionally, where are you hoping to be in 5 years?

Sarah: I just want to still be creating.

Paul: Last question, and now it gets tough: You can have one dessert...just one...for the rest of your life. What is it?

Sarah: This is a completely unfair question. Desserts are very important to me. I'm going to go with cupcakes. They come in so many different forms and they are adorable.