Archive for July, 2008

How Big Is Your Movie’s Footprint?
July 29, 2008

Is there a future for a movie that has a small environmental footprint but a huge impact at the box office? Is is possible for a movie be green and funny? Can a high quality film be produced without hundreds of crew members, production trailers lining the block, and generators running 24 hours per day to keep the production going? If one peaked behind the scenes of a modern Hollywood production one would think that this was not possible anymore. We believe that it is.

Coffka is more than a movie, it is a proof of concept production and a blueprint for future, small footprint, large impact movies. The credit card commercials are correct, “there are some things that money can’t buy.” Many of us know that conservation is simply that – conserving, not using as much. Is it possible to have everything for nothing? Probably not. Is it possible to have the highest quality production with a small footprint. Yes.

As we survey the cinema landscape lately we find that Hollywood recognizes that the moviegoer wants some sense of reality. If we look at this summer’s blockbusters they all have one thing in common… a story. In the new Batman movie the director and producer went overboard making sure that the special effect was never in the foreground distracting the viewer from the story. The story was supposed to be center-stage.  We believe that people mainly go to the theater to see a story, to see characters develop, to see conflict, and to be thrilled – all without leaving their brains at the door.

Coffka is coming…

Scouting Locations In Seattle
July 21, 2008

The Coffka Team spent the entire weekend scouting locations and was very fortunate to get couple verbal commitments from local business owners! These location were our first choice and we are glad that we will not have to settle for alternate locations. They are premium spots for us and each location has a perfect natural ambiance.

We would like to personally thank:

Cafe Venus & Mars Bar Pacific Inn Pub

We look forward to shooting in your esteemed establishments this fall.

When it comes to locations we are still searching for one pretty unique location. We need an old houseboat,  a medium size wood boat, or rustic looking boat that is up on stilts. We got to see some amazing locations this past weekend and found some perfect houseboats but do not have any confirmations on any of them for the shoot. So if anybody knows of an old houseboat please let me know. We do NOT want a nice houseboat with a view (aka. sleepless in Seattle). We need one that is very weathered and rustic looking. OR if anyone knows where a boat graveyard is in the city please let us know. It is only for a short shot but it is pretty important.

All of our locations are all wrapped up. We are working with a local REALTOR for a couple swank condos and all the rest are all wrapped up.

Also… We would like to thank all of those who have sent in their resume. We have been amazed by the interest in the project and the quality of the actors/actresses that have applied.

More to come soon…

It’s Official – The Casting Call Is Out!
July 14, 2008

An open casting call is going out to Seattle for the movie Coffka. If you are a talented actor or actress and are looking for the perfect opportunity to get your foot in the door… then this just might be it!

If you want to audition please read the following and follow the directions very carefully. We will be screening out candidates for a more manageable day of auditions.

Audition – Requested Info:

  • Headshot (and other professional photos limited to a total of 3)
  • Resume (helpful if you have one)
  • SHORT eMail (200 words or less – anything beyond this will automatically be trashed)
  • Current Contact Info (phone number and email address)
  • Subject Line (you must put the words COFFKA CASTING CALL in the subject line of your email)

If you meet the requirements we will contact you with the audition’s date, time and secret location along with a short portion of a script.

Send your email to – matt@coffkamovie.com