Sunday, March 27, 2005

news

Well, here's a lil' update for you all:

It's been hectic, but of the good variety...

Curve Magazine called...they may be interested in doing an article. On the same note the Head of the Writer's Network in NC wants to do an article about Heroine Films (possibly for curve)!!! This is big! You may just see Heroines in the press pretty soon! So anyone who wants to drop a note to Curve (letters@curvemag.com) and tell them you'd like to see an article about Heroine Films, that'd be greatly appreciated!!! wink wink - nudge nudge

We're getting A LOT of amazing feedback on the new Promo Trailer and we so appreciate the support! Thanks all!

We'll be doing the Womyn's Art Show at UNC - Chapel Hill on 4/1. Stop by to meet the heroines and see the trailers. More info. available as we get it in...

We'll be meeting with a glbtq producer/distributor next week sometime to discuss the project. When we have more info. we'll let you know. But we're really excited about the opportunity!

Mel at Bread & Butter put together the most amazing letter for us to approach GLBTQ owned businesses for their support, so if you know anyone who would be interested in investing, let us know!!! inquiries@heroinefilms.net

On a side note: the Heroines will be working on the up-and-coming studio feature, the Dog Days of Summer in July, so we're going into prep on that as I write this. YAY!

We've approached some big names this week: Showtime, Fine Line and Wolfe Video to name a few, so keep your fingers crossed!

I think that's all for now!

Hope everyone's well! Will check in soon!

xox M & the gals

Thursday, March 24, 2005

HEROINE FILMS LAUNCHES NEW PROMO TRAILER!

UPDATE!

Heroine Films launches newest PROMO TRAILER for their feature film, The Gladdest Thing!

Please check it out and let us know what you think!

We've got distributors and press waiting, so your feedback means the world to us!

xoxo the gals at heroine films

HERO/INE OF THE WEEK! NEWS...

Hi All, from Heroine Films...

I know we've seemed a bit nonexistent for the past few days. We're still here! Just getting the Promo Kits together for Distributors and doing some finishing touches on the Promo Trailer!

* THE TRAILER
As a lot of you know, we've finally released our “teaser” trailer for your viewing pleasure!
The Promo Trailer is cut (THANKS, SEAN!!!) and we will launch it on the website hopefully by the weekend!!! WE STILL NEED YOUR FEEDBACK. This new promo trailer will be used to entice Investors/Production Companies/Distributors. So please check back at: www.heroinefilms.net for updates. As soon as the new one launches, we'll send out e-mail notification!

PROGRESS REPORT – Heroine Films has been approached by a Distributer interested in buying the finished film. We are right now trying to get enough of the production funds together to begin prep and shooting. We will be using this new information to approach investors/distributors and REALLY NEED YOUR HELP!!! We need hits, we need donations, we need your thoughts/opinions...all information gathered from the site goes into a nice neat lil' business plan that Hollywood (and beyond) will be reading to try and determine if we're worthy of production funds...so please help us out and spread the word. You all are doing an amazing job and we so appreciate the support...

** GEAR ORDERS

The order is in with our screenprinter and we will hopefully have them back by the end of the weekend. Will be shipping early next week!!! Don't forget to take pics of of yourself in your gear and send them to heroine films at: inquiries@heroinefilms.net

*** HERO/INE OF THE WEEK
We're adding this special LINK on our main page to recognize those of you who have gone above and beyond for us. We so appreciate you and would like to say thanks.

This week's HERO/INE is SEAN OVERBEEKE...our amazing friend who edited the Promo for us. Sean, you rock our world!!!

*** PRESS
Curve Magazine just got back to us and they're interested in possibly covering the story of Heroine Films and the Gladdest Thing! We'll update further when we have more info.

**** GLBTQ OWNED BUSINESSES
Melanie Wall of Bread & Butter Screenprinting is at it again, going all out for Heroine Films!!! Melanie has compiled a letter in support of Heroine Films geared toward GLBTQ Businesses in an attempt to get the business community involved in the Heroine Films Fundraising efforts. If you know anyone who is GLBTQ and owns a business (or not) that might be interested in our grassy roots, please give us the heads up! We'll be sending out letters in teh coming weeks for donations!

***** NEED A COMMERCIAL? AD? KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES?
Going along with the above, Heroine Films has decided to lend their expertise to the businesses (or personal) who would like to donate to Heroine Films. For a production budget we come in and shoot your commercial or music video, hire/direct actors, find locations, script and edit your commercials and will negotiate rights. You get a sweet, sleek and sexy commercial/music video/documentary and help us get closer to our goal. For further information, please e-mail: inquiries@heroinefilms.net

**** HEROINES
We added some on set shots of your Heroines in action here (from Sean Overbeeke's Christmas Wish List)...Check us out. We may look tired, but we're keeping on!

***** NEW LOOK TO THE SITE
As I'm sure some of you have noticed, we've moved things around a bit. Please excuse us while we're revamping. We're just trying to make it easier to navigate!


*******WRITERS WANTED!!!
We're desperately trying to get the story of heroine films into publication. The gals are putting together some articles, but obviously we'd love for people outside of the company to write about us! ;) Anyone who's interested in possibly writing/interviewing the heroines for submission to Curve Magazine, Girlfriends, Bitch, etc. (these are just suggestions), please let us know!

********IN THE COMING WEEKS:
- We will release excerpts from the script
- We've got interviews with heroine films coming
- March is Womyn's Month! We'll be celebrating!!! You should too!

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Any questions? Comments? Suggestions? Please feel free to e-mail us at inquiries@heroinefilms.net
love you all!
xoxo the gals at heroine films

heroine films
phone: 919.593.6962
fax:408.676.3642
e-mail: inquiries@heroinefilms.net

Check out the new and improved website at: www.heroinefilms.net

Thursday, March 17, 2005

wolfe video - help your heroines - pa-lease!!!

So, here's the deal...

WOLFE VIDEO - the #1 Distributor of GLBTQ film and video has made the HEROINE FILMS WEBSITE an affiliate! YAY!

What this means = when you're buying GLBTQ film/video, you can stop by the the heroine films website, click on the LINK to Wolfe Video and order your merchandise (The L Word, Queer as Folk, Boys Don't Cry, Go Fish, High Art, If These Walls Could Talk, etc. ALL your favs) AND when you purchase something from Wolfe by way of Heroine Films, Wolfe automatically cuts us a 15% commission on the sale, which brings us even closer to our goal for raising production funds for The Gladdest Thing! Woo Hoo. Help us out, stop by Heroine Films and get your fav GLBTQ movies in one stop!

This message brought to you by four tired, but still trucking heroines.

loves...

www.heroinefilms.net

newsletter

Hi All, from Heroine Films...

* THE TRAILER
As a lot of you know, we've finally released our “teaser” trailer for your viewing pleasure!
We're cutting the “PROMO” trailer together this weekend (THANKS, SEAN!!!) and will launch on the website hopefully by Monday, March 21, 2005. WE STILL NEED YOUR FEEDBACK. This new promo trailer will be used to entice Investors/Production Companies/Distributors. So please check back at: www.heroinefilms.net for updates. As soon as the new one launches, we'll send out e-mail notification!

Some specs on the trailer:

All Equipment, time, cast and crew donated their services/hours to us. We filmed it in three days over the weekend of 2/18 in Winston - Salem, NC & Chapel Hill, NC. Check out Wayne Crawford from the film Valley Girl! and of course Ms. Amanda (who is absolutely amazing in the trailer!)...

Thanks to all, for your love and support over the past few weeks. We so appreciate it. You all got us through our (21-30 hour) days!

So if we can pull this off with NO MONEY, imagine what we can do when we have a production budget!!

It's crunch time for us now. We're trying to build a base of support and donations to approach distributors and we need your help!

Please continue spreading the word. We're trying to get some articles about Heroine Films published and visibility is key at this point. The distributors want to see that we have support from the community. So please keep dropping by the website and telling your friends/family about us.

We're almost to 12,000 hits on the site!!! Thanks to everyone who stops by and checks in with us. The numbers are helping us tremendously!!!

PROGRESS REPORT – Heroine Films has been approached by a Distributer interested in buying the finished film. We are right now trying to get enough of the production funds together to begin prep and shooting. We will be using this new information to approach investors/distributors and REALLY NEED YOUR HELP!!! We need hits, we need donations, we need your thoughts/opinions...all information gathered from the site goes into a nice neat lil' business plan that Hollywood (and beyond) will be reading to try and determine if we're worthy of production funds...so please help us out and spread the word. You all are doing an amazing job and we so appreciate the support...

** HERO/INE OF THE WEEK
We're adding this special LINK on our main page to recognize those of you who have gone above and beyond for us. We so appreciate you and would like to say thanks.
This week's HERO/INE is OLIVIA RAMO! Olivia is amazing. Check her out!

**** HEROINES
Heroine Films has a new edition!!!! We welcome Cherrae Stuart to the team! Cherrae is an amazingly talented, strong, kick ass womyn and she will be joining us this week! Check out the HEROINES for Cherrae's new bio and Pic. Also, follow the link to see Cherrae's resume and pics.
We also added some on set shots of your Heroines in action here...Check us out. We may look tired, but we're keeping on!

***** UPCOMING SHOWS
We showed the trailer last weekend to our first live audience of queer folk, thanks to the CUNTRY KINGS! Though we had some sound issues, we had an overwhelming response to the trailer and are chomping at the bit to begin shooting!! Check out pics from the show in our in the news section!

In the coming weeks, we'll be doing other live shows and will update you regularly on dates, times, locations, etc.

****** NEW LOOK TO THE SITE
As I'm sure some of you have noticed, we've moved things around a bit. Please excuse us while we're revamping. We're just trying to make it easier to navigate!

******** WRITERS WANTED!!!!
We're desperately trying to get the story of heroine films into publication. The gals are putting together some articles, but obviously we'd love for people outside of the company to write about us! ;) Anyone who's interested in possibly writing/interviewing the heroines for submission to Curve Magazine, Girlfriends, Bitch, etc. (these are just suggestions), please let us know!

********IN THE COMING WEEKS:
- We will release excerpts from the script
- We've got interviews with heroine films coming
- March is Womyn's Month! We'll be celebrating!!! You should too!
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If you would like to be removed from this mailing list, please send an e-mail to INQUIRIES@HEROINEFILMS.NET with REMOVE in the subject header.

Any questions? Comments? Suggestions? Please feel free to e-mail us at inquiries@heroinefilms.net

love you all!

xoxo the gals at heroine films
heroine films
phone: 919.593.6962
fax:408.676.3642
e-mail: inquiries@heroinefilms.net

Check out the new and improved website at: www.heroinefilms.net

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

update!

Well, what can we say...the Cuntry Kings Show went well. We lost our audio, but the 200+ crowd of queer folk loved the trailer!! Yay! It was nerve wracking and exciting to finally show it to a live audience.

We're cutting together the promo (a longer version) of the trailer this week and we'll be launching it early next week, so check back for that. We're also going to be releasing pages from the script in the coming weeks and have updated quite a bit on the site as we've brought cherrae stuart on the team! Cherrae, you rock!

All is well in heroine land and your support is still so amazing! Thank you so much, all. check out the updates, help us spread the word!!! We start approaching distributors/Production Companies next week and we need all the support/#s we can get!

loves...

xoxo the gals at heroine films

Sunday, March 13, 2005

New... but not really

Hey all!
I am Cherrae the newest producer for Heroine Films. I've been working with these Wonderful Womyn for ages, and I am sooo glad to be officially official. I am going to play Casey in the film, so please come check out my bio and such on the heroine films site.Yall have been so hella-supportive of us, and I just want to say thank you for all the love!

Holla
-Cherrae

Saturday, March 12, 2005

SHOW TONIGHT!!!

3/12/05 - CUNTRY KINGS SHOW TONIGHT AT THE BASEMENT IN DURHAM, NC - DOORS OPEN AT 9:30PM - COME SEE THE GLADDEST THING TRAILER LIVE & MEET
YOUR HEROINES!!

WWW.CUNTRYKINGS.COM

WWW.HEROINEFILMS.NET

XOXO the gals at heroine films

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

heroine films newsletter

IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE THIS UPDATE VIA E-MAIL AND WANT TO, PLEASE E-MAIL MEL AT: mel@heroinefilms.net

Hi All, from Heroine Films...

* THE TRAILER

As a lot of you know, we've finally released our “teaser” trailer for your viewing pleasure!
By the end of next week we will have a new “PROMO” trailer up and are looking forward to your responses. This new promo trailer will be used to entice Investors/Production Companies/Distributors. We'd love your feedback, so please check back at: www.heroinefilms.net for updates.

We will send notification upon launch.

Some specs on the trailer:
All Equipment, time, cast and crew donated their services/hours to us. We filmed it in three days over the weekend of 2/18 in Winston - Salem, NC & Chapel Hill, NC. Check out Wayne Crawford from the film Valley Girl! and of course Ms. Amanda (who is absolutely amazing in the trailer!)...

Thanks to all, for your love and support over the past few weeks. We so appreciate it. You all got us through our (21-30 hour) days!

So if we can pull this off with NO MONEY, imagine what we can do when we have a production budget!!

It's crunch time for us now. We're trying to build a base of support and donations to approach distributors and we need your help!

Please continue spreading the word. We're trying to get some articles about Heroine Films published and visibility is key at this point. The distributors want to see that we have support from the community. So please keep dropping by the website and telling your friends/family about us. It's WORKING!!! We reached over 10,000 hits this week and are continually amazed at the support we've been receiving!

** HERO/INE OF THE WEEK
We're adding this special LINK on our main page to recognize those of you who have gone above and beyond for us. We so appreciate you and would like to say thanks.
This week's HERO/INE is Melanie Wall @ Bread n Butter Screenprinting. Melanie has been a tireless supporter of Heroine Films and she's the one that makes our wonderful gear! We love you, Mel!

*** OUR HERO/INES
Some pictures of our hero/ines sporting our gear have come in and we've posted them.
We've also begun posting the LiveJournal Comments in our letter from our hero/ines. We'll be getting to the MYSPACE comments in the coming weeks as well. Check it out, especially if you've supported us from LiveJournal, you may see your name there!

**** HEROINES
Heroine Films has a new edition!!!! We welcome Cherrae Stuart to the team! Cherrae is an amazingly talented, strong, kick ass womyn and she will be joining us this week! Look for Cherrae's Bio & Pics this week!

We also added some on set shots of your Heroines in action here...Check us out. We may look tired, but we're keeping on!

***** UPCOMING SHOWS
The Heroines will be showing the trailer to small audiences in the coming weeks. First we're hoping to get in to the next CUNTRY KINGS show in Durham, NC on March 12, 2005 (this weekend). DRAG IT IN, DRAG IT OUT - This event happens the second Saturday of every month. It's a community oriented show, where YOU can sign up to perform (drag/genderqueer performance, music, spokenword/poetry, dance, et cetera). Please bring your music in CD or vinyl format. Sign up between 9:30-10:15. Doors open at 9:30, show starts at approximately 10:30. Dance party with DJ Mothersbrothers post show. Cost is $3, $4 or $5 (sliding scale). Shows are non smoking, however, smoking post performance is OK. All of the shows are at the Basement on 1102 Broad Street in Durham, NC. WWW.CUNTRYKINGS.COM

The second show - An art Show taking place at The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill on April 1, 2005. This show will focus on Womyn in Art. More details will be available in the coming week.

****** NEW LOOK TO THE SITE
As I'm sure some of you have noticed, we've moved things around a bit. Please excuse us while we're revamping. We're just trying to make it easier to navigate!

******** WRITERS WANTED!!!!
We're desperately trying to get the story of heroine films into publication. The gals are putting together some articles, but obviously we'd love for people outside of the company to write about us! ;) Anyone who's interested in possibly writing/interviewing the heroines for submission to Curve Magazine, Girlfriends, Bitch, etc. (these are just suggestions), please let us know!

********IN THE COMING WEEKS:
- We will release excerpts from the script
- We've got interviews with heroine films coming
- March is Womyn's Month! We'll be celebrating!!! You should too!

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Any questions? Comments? Suggestions? Please feel free to e-mail us at inquiries@heroinefilms.net

love you all!

xoxo the gals at heroine films


heroine films
phone: 919.593.6962
fax:408.676.3642
e-mail: inquiries@heroinefilms.net

Check out the new and improved website at: www.heroinefilms.net

Monday, March 07, 2005

the site....letters are cool!!!

We've update our Hero/ines around the world section and under the letters part we have quite a few of the LJ comments we've received. Check them out (especially if you are one of the super awesome people who've supported us via your lj comments) and we'll be posting more soon!!

In other news...Amanda bleached sections of Mel's hair today...and it looks awesome...maybe I'll post pics of that (if she lets me)

MAYSPACE COMMENTS coming soon!!!


<3 Amanda and the gals

Saturday, March 05, 2005

update!

WELL....

The response to the trailer has been overwhelming. We reallya appreciate everyone's amazing support! We've had some great feedback and it seems people really want to see our lil' movie ;)
So...we're cutting a longer more detailed "promo" trailer which we will release in the coming weeks. This Promo, which we will then include with our business/production plan, and will be used to approach distributors will be similar to the "teaser", but will deal with the story more.


THIS IS WHERE WE NEED YOU!

In order for us to convince the distributors that we have a film that a lot of people want to see, we have to show them numbers and responses and donations firgures. We've received so many over the past month, but we need more! Not to sound like blogger whores, but WE NEED YOU!
We need hits on the site and more letters/e-mails. So many of you have stepped up and been so supportive, some of you on a daily basis (Jessaustin, Ali, Kaite, Beth)...and we so appreciate the constant support. What we need is for everyone to tell all their friends and family what we're doing.
So...look for updates! We're continually changing/adding to the site and trying to make it as user friendly as possible...so hit us up with feedback if you have it.
Thanks again everyone. We love you and appreciate the support!


xox the gals at heroine films

www.heroinefilms.net

Thursday, March 03, 2005

hate crimes - nc

A student was attacked at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (where we live) for his sexuality. They broke his nose and gave him a concussion. He was followed down the street before being mauled while his attackers screamed at him using derogatory slurs and people stood by and let it happen...

Now we have this freakin survey by the local news b/c NC doesn't deem it necessary to protect the LGBTQ community from hate crimes (they don't much like lesbian films either)...and apparently some citizens are fine with that.
Please help change the survey results.

CHANGE THE HATE CRIMES LAWS IN NC

Post your support...please.

xoxo the gals at heroine films
http://www.blogger.com/

UPDATE FROM THE MAILING LIST

(IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE THIS UPDATE VIA E-MAIL AND WANT TO, PLEASE E-MAIL MEL AT: MEL@HEROINEFILMS.NET AND ASK HER TO ADD YOU TO THE MAILING LIST)

Hi All, from Heroine Films...

* THE TRAILER
As a lot of you know, we've finally released our teaser trailer for your viewing pleasure!


Some specs on the trailer:

All Equipment, time, cast and crew donated their services/hours to us. We filmed it in three days over the weekend of 2/18 in Winston - Salem, NC & Chapel Hill, NC. Check out Wayne Crawford from the film Valley Girl! and of course Ms. Amanda (who is absolutely amazing in the trailer!)...

Thanks to all, for your love and support over the past few weeks. We so appreciate it. You all got us through our (21-30 hour) days!

So if we can pull this off with NO MONEY, imagine what we can do when we have a production budget!!

It's crunch time for us now. We're trying to build a base of support and donations to approach distributors and we need your help!

Please continue spreading the word. We're trying to get some articles about Heroine Films published and visibility is key at this point. The distributors want to see that we have support from the community. So please keep dropping by the website and telling your friends/family about us. It's WORKING!!!

** HERO/INE OF THE WEEK

We're adding this special LINK on our main page to recognize those of you who have gone above and beyond for us. We so appreciate you and would like to say thanks.

This week's HERO/INE is SPC Erika Hanson who is serving in IRAQ as I write this. Erika, we love you and miss you!

*** OUR HERO/INES

Some pictures of our hero/ines sporting our gear have come in and we've posted them.

**** NEW LOOK TO THE SITE
As I'm sure some of you have noticed, we've moved things around a bit. Please excuse us while we're revamping. We're just trying to make it easier to navigate!

*****IN THE COMING WEEKS:

- We will release excerpts from the script
- We're hoping to put up a long promo trailer, but we can't promise anything yet
- We've got interviews with heroine films coming
- We will hopefully be on stage at the next DRAG IT IN, DRAG IT OUT here in Durham, NC (March 12, 2005 I believe).
- March is Womyn's Month! We'll be celebrating!!! You should too!

Any questions? Comments? Suggestions? Please feel free to e-mail us at inquiries@heroinefilms.net

love you all!


xoxo the gals at heroine films

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

LAUNCH!!!

HEROINE FILMS JUST LAUNCHED THEIR TRAILER!!!



please check it out and send us your feedback!

Thanks so much for the support, all! Don't forget to spread the word...

We love you all!

xox the gals at heroine films
www.heroinefilms.net