Sunday, October 24, 2010

Remaindered

When I was at Bouchercon, I didn't get a chance to attend the screening of Remaindered, a short film based on a story by Lee Goldberg, who also wrote and directed the film. I remembered reading the story and liking it, so I wanted to see the film. And now I have.

It's the story of a writer whose first book was a tremendous hit and whose second was a disastrous flop. Now he's traveling backwoods America, selling copies of his third novel (self-published), and who should stop in but his biggest fan. And that's enough about the plot.

This twenty-minute film is funny, sharply observed, and very well put together. It might be a low-budget production, but it doesn't look it. The actors are having fun, and Goldberg gets the most out of every shot. Maybe a DVD will become available. If it does, be sure to check it out.

6 comments:

Lee Goldberg said...

Thank you so much, Bill! Once we've played out the Festival circuit, and whatever opportunities that may arise from that, then we will make the movie available to the public (though I'm sure it will show up at other mystery conferences). We hope to have a trailer on YouTube very soon.

Bill Crider said...

I'm sure people will get a kick out of it when it's available!

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Sorry I missed it. Who's the babe in the photo?

Bill Crider said...

One of the stars, and just one reason why you'll like the film.

George said...

I'll be looking for this to show up on DVD.

Lee Goldberg said...

The photo isn't a scene from the movie...it's actually a "behind-the-scenes" photo taken between set-ups. the woman is Sebrina Siegel, one of the stars of our little film.