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TRIUMPH67 now on iTunes

TRIUMPH67 on iTunes

Driftless Pictures is proud to announce that online streaming and downloading of the feature Arab-American film TRIUMPH67 is now available on iTunes, Reelhouse and directly on the official TRIUMPH67 website worldwide.

On iTunes, TRIUMPH67 is available in North America as well as 30 other countries, including Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom. This is […Read more »]

Discs are Done

The day has finally arrived: the discs of TRIUMPH67 are complete and shrink-wrapped and ready to go out to our kickstarter backers and fans worldwide! It took a long time, as things do when all expenses are almost completely out-of-pocket and you have to work at your day job and you have to raise children and move to a new house and … well, all along the way we couldn’t have done any of it without the amazing and patient […Read more »]

Kickstarting TRIUMPH

How we raised $12,000 in 30 days for our feature film.

Upon first hearing about crowdfunding via kickstarter I was obsessed with how I was eventually going to put it to use on a film project. I had thought it would be for a documentary project that has been in the works for several years, but when we got close to finishing post-production on TRIUMPH67 and ran dry of funds (and time) I reexamined what I thought I knew and realized […Read more »]

A Part of 10,000

Last fall we ran a Kickstarter campaign for finishing funds on TRIUMPH67 and were pretty successful with our efforts and we were able to connect with old and new friends to make the film complete. Kickstarter just announced they’ve crossed the 10,000 successful projects threshold and we are proud to be a part of that impressive number! And we are part of only about 1500 projects that crossed the $10,000 mark.

Official Trailer Released

It has been a long-time coming and it is finally here! The official TRIUMPH67 trailer! Check it out below or over on Vimeo and then make sure you stay tuned for information on how to buy your April 15th MSPIFF premiere tickets! See you at the movies!

Festival Gamble

The process of submitting an independent film to a major film festival is uncannily similar to gambling: you put on your tuxedo (make your film), place your bet (pay the fees and submit), and then the wheel is spun or the cards are dealt (pick your casino analogy here) and it is out of your hands and up to luck, or fate, as it may be.

You may believe that you have studied up, that you are a shining star, […Read more »]

Fifty-Fifty and an Interview

We just hit the half-way mark of both pledges and days left in our Kickstarter campaign to raise finishing funds thanks to your humbling support and efforts! THANK YOU. No really, thank you for your time, for your pledge, for your passion, for your willingness to share, and for the kind words. Keep up the great efforts!

We are about to have our work-in-progress screening at the 2010 Flyway Film Festival (Sunday October 24th, 5:00pm) and we are very eager to […Read more »]

Rough Cut Done!

We set ourselves a deadline of the end of the year to get the rough cut edit done and even with various delays and extended timelines, we met our goal and finished the rough cut tonight! It feels great to reach this milestone, even though we are well aware that we still have a lot of work left with sound mixing, soundtrack and color correction before the film is ready to be screened. Wow! Excuse us while we pour a […Read more »]

Editing has begun!

Dan and I (Jeremy) spent the past two days capturing all the Super8 film reels in HD video for the rough cut editing process. It took longer than expected as one projector went on the fritz and then we had some technical issues (a rolling-type shutter effect) for which we had to find a solution (and did). We finally got all the reels in digital form and started editing the rough cut of the film! It is really amazing to […Read more »]

Wrap Party

Tonight is the T67 wrap party and I’m hopeful everyone can make it. I know a few of our cast and crew are out of town and are mightily bummed to be missing the merry-making. This will be an evening of “fancy” dress and drinks and I think based on our busy shooting schedule that everybody will be eager to relax and blow off some steam. There may be a small surprise in store, too!