In case you didn't get it, "Meow-Out" is, like, "Shout-Out" - except with a cat reference.
About a week-and-a-half ago, I was in Norfolk, Virginia for the inaugural Reel It Out Hampton Roads Queer Film Festival (which, I believe, was the first LGBT film festival in the entire state), for their screening of Judas Kiss - an indie feature I played a supporting role in that was released in 2011. I was accompanied by the film's writer/producer, Carlos Pedraza, whom is someone I have periodically bugged throughout post-production of JesusCat, mostly with questions like, "How did you guys make your website?" and "Do you happen to know why Final Cut keeps doing this to us?" And after two days of chatting with him, mostly about producing, I figured I could write them a special shout-out (I mean, meow-out) on our website as a way to say "Thank you."
And also because they have a pretty large fan-base and it never hurts to cross-promote between projects or production companies (aka name-drop) that are larger than one's own.
So, having said all that, I'd like to thank Carlos Pedraza and J.T. Tepnapa of Blue Seraph Productions for their sporadic words of wisdom and support in the making of JesusCat. They may not even know it, but I referred quite a bit to their online presence and how they promoted Judas Kiss in social media to get ideas on getting our project out there. They gave me referrals and ideas and sometimes just plain motivation. I'd also like to thank J.T.'s husband and associate producer, Adam Browne, and Blue Seraph's production manager, Tellier Killaby. J.T., Adam and Tellier attended a private JesusCat test screening last month and offered us some really strong feedback. At the test screening, we asked for anonymous written feedback only, but I think I could pretty much tell who was who. Especially because when J.T. left that night, he said something like, "Feel free to call me if you have questions about my feedback. That is, if you still want to talk to me after reading it..."
We took some of their feedback and left some of it behind. There were other attendees at the test screening, so we basically took a look at things that were commented on across-the-board. Right now we are working on the end credits for the film and getting outside help with transferring, outputting, rendering (or whatever) the final film to different formats at its highest quality. We have a handful of film festival submissions under our belt already and plan for JesusCat to screen in Los Angeles this year - soon - hopefully more than once. And in other cities too.
Crossing fingers. I mean, paws - or claws.
Their current project is The Dark Place, a quick-paced and suspenseful thriller, with a dash of humor. Borrowing a page from Sherlock, Britain’s hit TV series, The Dark Place depicts a ﬂawed hero with an incredible gift, a witty and sexy sidekick, and a deadly mystery that will sneak up, grab a hold of and propel viewers to the edge of their seats. (Taken from the website: www.thedarkplacemovie.com)