Tonight Indie Intertube announced their nominations for their 2010 Award Show.  Among the shows nominated, SOLO The Series was nominated for 5 Awards:

Best Set Design

Best Dressed

Editing – Frank Mohler

Best Actor in a Comedy – Jonathan Nail

Audience Choice

Thank you to Indie Intertube and to our fans for the nominations!  Congratulations to all of the shows who were also nominated.

The award show will be streamed online on January 20, 2011 on Indie Intertube.

After a successful IndieGoGo campaign we were able to put the $7100 raised towards shooting Episodes 4 - 9 of SOLO The Series which will finish out Season 1 of our series.  Our goal was to raise $13K and if we had been able to do that in time, we would have been able to pay a small stipend to our cast and crew for their time, energy and creativity.  Luckily, we have a passionate team that stood behind us regardless of the pay!

Ext. Drizhal House - Night.

Here's a run down of our week of production:

Thursday

Production Meeting with our Team: Frederick Snyder (Director), Raphe Wolfgang (DP), Chris Szadkowski (Production Design), Andrew Seely (AD), Jonathan Nail (Creator) and me - Allison Vanore (Producer).

Friday

Meeting w/ Corina Spadoni - Wardrobe

Equipment Pick-Ups

Saturday

Prepare and send out Call Sheets

Finalize the remaining crew & cast schedules

Sunday

Shooting in the Artemis Breakroom.

Pre-light: Spent the night lighting the spaceship in Jonathan's garage, building dimmers and eating pizza.

Art Load-in: We were wow'ed by Chris' props and techy/electronic capabilities.

Wardrobe fittings

Rehearsal on set / choreography

Monday - Day 1 - Spaceship

Call time 5pm

Wrapped at 4am

Tuesday - Day 2 - Spaceship

Call time 5pm

Wrapped at 4am

Scott (Jonathan Nail), PHAL, and Gaffer, Brian Carroll in the Artemis.

Wednesday - Day 3 - Spaceship

Call time 5pm

Wrapped at 5am

Thursday

Since we wrapped early in the morning this is a "day off" however due to running out of time on some coverage, our camera team decides to shoot for a couple of hours to get coverage of PHAL and Scott in the ship.

Friday

Call time 6am

The morning scenes were supposed to take place outside and included a pool and hot tub... this morning was extremely cold and the yard we were shooting in was shaded so the look and the performance of the actors was greatly affected by the location and weather.  After discussing these problems, running through the first shot a few times and then trying to subdue an extremely excited and loud squirrel in the tree above, we decided to scrap the location and change the scene.  This scene will be shot on an upcoming weekend in November.

Becks (Michele Boyd) in bed & Production Designer Chris Szadkowski preps for the shot.

Wrapped at 5pm

Saturday

Call time 7am

This day consisted of a lot of blocking and dialogue between characters, Gerry and Ratish, as well as a few new additions.  We ended the night with a lot of laughs as we added a few touches to the Becks bedroom scene that has to do, yet again, with shoes.

Wrapped at 7:30pm

Sunday

Call time 11am

Sunday felt a bit schizophrenic because we shot Yakuza scenes in the dining room, Green screen in the living room and then Office scenes in the office and Ext. night shots... we were all over the place!  At the end of the night, we were borrowing Jonathan's neighbor's car for the last scene and after about 45 minutes of the car sitting there with the headlights on... the car died.  Go figure.

Lexi Collins (Kimberly Atkinson) of Entertainment Wow

We didn't have the car on due to sound issues but the lights were on for the look.  A dead battery ended our night a bit early and a shot or two short.

Wrapped at 11:30pm

After wrapping these 6 days we began the editing process with our editor extraordinaire, Frank Mohler.  At the same time we have about 2 and a half days left to shoot so our time is spent location scouting and getting wardrobe and art set for the last few scenes of the show!

At this point I have seen rough cuts of Episodes 4, 5 and 6 - and I'm excited because it's looking great!

More to come soon!  For more photos from the shoot, check out our Facebook Fan Page for SOLO and the official website.

SOLO The Series, has been accepted into the New York Television Festival from Sept 20 - 25th and the schedule was just released today! Producer, Allison Vanore, Creator/Producer/Lead, Jonathan Nail. and Music Composer, Rob Gokee, will be attending the festival.  SOLO screens twice and the tickets are free (but you need to reserve tickets online asap).  Please invite friends and family to the screening - we need to pack the house!!

Comedy 7 Block:
Gentrification
SOLO The Series
Greg & Donny

1st screening: Tuesday, Sept. 21st at 8:00 pm
2nd screening: Wednesday, Sept. 22nd at 5:15 pm

Tickets:
Tickets are free, but there is a small handling fee to reserve online (if you choose Will Call)  If you choose Print At Home PDF, there is no fee. The system lets you reserve up to four (4) tickets at a time; you can go back a second time, etc., to reserve more. Remember, though, that 1 ticket = 1 seat in the theater. Click here to reserve your tickets!

Location:
All NYTVF IPC screenings take place at:
Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick Street
NY, NY

This Thursday (tomorrow) marks the beginning of the Independent Television Festival in Los Angeles, CA.  We are lucky enough to be attending and screening SOLO The Series at the festival on Wednesday, August 4th at 5:45pm.

The festival starts with a Show Creator Luncheon where we will receive our credentials and information about what to expect at the festival.  After getting my passes I'll head home to get ready for the ITVFest Gala that night!

Those in attendance from our show will me (producer & director Allison Vanore), creator & star Jonathan Nail, composer Rob Gokee, cast Michele Boyd, Jason Burns, Amol Shah and casting director Laurie Records.  There will be a red carpet event prior to the Gala: photos and interviews for the cast.  At the Gala I'll be mingling and networking with the other show creators, actors and producers.  We'll be promoting SOLO to the party goers in the hopes that we will fill the theatre for our screening on Wednesday.

Outside of our screening I'm also looking forward to many of the panels/seminars they are hosting.  Saturday there are two panels that I'm looking forward to hearing: Development: Selling Your Show and Building A Career as a TV Writer.  Sunday I'll also attend Representation: Getting That is Half The Battle and The Studio System. Then on Tuesday I look forward to attending Getting Sponsors for your Show.  It will be awesome to hear what the festival has to offer the show creators while we screen our shows and meet each other.

Shows I'm looking forward to seeing at ITVFest: Anyone But Me, Hamilton Carver, Fall of Kaden, Squatters, Cell The Web Series and Going to Pot.  See the trailers here: Page 1 & Page 2.

If you plan on being at ITVFest please let me know so we can meet up!  I'm hoping to hit up a few of the coffee mixers and a few of the night events.

Again, SOLO The Series screens Wednesday, August 4th at 5:45pm at Laemmle Sunset 5 for ITVFest.  Buy tickets here.

The third episode is up for your viewing pleasure!  This episode was directed by show producer, Allison Vanore.  With only three episodes shot, this episode marks the end of SOLO The Series while the show raises funds to continue production.  Blessed by such amazing and generous donors, SOLO is 20% funded!  To donate to SOLO please visit our Indie GoGo page to make your tax deductible contribution and to get some swag!!

Episode 3 has a surprise "guest" star who we flew in from the East Coast just for the filming.  Check it out!

Starring: Jonathan Nail, Michele Boyd, Jason Burns, and Ronnie Butler

Last week over 5K people watched SOLO The Series Episode 1!  This week, people are still talking about it.  Luckily, we have another episode to share!  Join the fan base, watch Episode 2 and then share it with everyone you know!

The SOLO team has also launched SOLO on IndieGoGo.com where people can not only make a tax deductible donation toward the show but they get swag in return!  We hope that you love the show as much as we do and will fight with us to keep the show going.  We need $13K to finish shooting the season and we appreciate all of our Solonauts who chip in!  We've already raised 10% of our goal in just 2 days and every little bit helps!!

Episode 2 featuring Kimberly Atkinson as Lexi Collins, Jade Carter as Tripp Steves, Tohoru Masamune as Yakuza Boss and Hidekun Hah as Yakuza Henchman.

Festival Schedules are up for ITVFest in Los Angeles, CA from July 30th - August 5th and Flagstaff Film Festival in Flagstaff, AZ from August 9th - 16th! See below for screening info. We hope to see you there! If you are attending, please let the filmmakers know.

SOLO The Series

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

ITVFest
"Interactive Day" Program
5:45pm
Laemmle Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Flagstaff Film Festival
"This Must Be The Place" Program
3pm
The Orpheum Theater
15 West Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5511
BUY TICKETS

Friday, August 13, 2010

Flagstaff Film Festival
"Brain Enlarging Science" Program
1pm
The Orpheum Theater
15 West Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5511
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Purgatory, Inc.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Flagstaff Film Festival
"Stuff Gets Real" Program
5pm
The Orpheum Theater
15 West Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5511
BUY TICKETS

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The long anticipated sci-fi comedy webseries, SOLO The Series, is live today!  Episode 1, We're Canceled, is available on WatchSOLO.com, Blip.tv, YouTube.com and Vimeo.com.  You can also see it right here!

Please share with your friends and leave comments!

Jenn Page of Makin' It Happen were at the SOLO The Series Premiere Party on June 10th to talk to Creator/Lead Jonathan Nail and Producer Allison Vanore about their experience making SOLO.  Check it out and don't forget, SOLO launches tomorrow at 10am EST at watchsolo.com and on Blip.tv!