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News and Dream Nine Studios web site updates
NEWS UPDATE 09/16/12 - It has been over two years since we have updated this web site, and it is long overdue. We have news, however. Dream Nine Studios will be launching a new web site soon, which will replace this existing Diana Class site (The new site class design for Dream Nine Studios will also replace the only other Diana Class site, which is used by Passinault.Com, our parent company; this will phase out the Diana Class sites completely). This directory which you are now reading the news on will remain online as an archive, but will not be updated anymore, as the site will be completely new, and with new directories and files (we will update the news links on here to the new news directory, however). In other news, we will be working on our first indie films and games soon, and the announced start of production back in 2010 was delayed for technical reasons. The new, and current, announcements will be on the new Dream Nine Studios site when it launches. Our web site will launch before any of our projects are started. For the latest on the development of our new web site, which is being developed by sister company Aurora PhotoArts, please check out their Tampa Bay Photography and Design Blog.
NEWS UPDATE 08/30/10 - Dream Nine Studios will be filming our first indie film in October 2010 (the title is a secret at the moment, because it would give away the nature of the project, which is a surprise). This film, much like friendship, will be a simple exercise in filmmaking to get to grips with our filmmaking gear (although friendship would be a full short film). Since the film will be produced around an activity, however, it won't be a large production; we need to complete the activity project, and little time will be available to make it into a major indie film production. As such, this film will be largely experimental; an exercise in telling a story, shooting the story, and editing the result. At this point, we're still deciding if we are going to do friendship, or not, and, if we do, if it will even have that title. Regardless, the friendship film would be our second indie film, filmed in late 2010, followed by a revamped indie film short called Composure in early 2011, and the Reverence short film after that. The first experimental film would be a horror film, friendship would be a drama, Composure would be a romantic drama, and Reverence would be a new kind of horror film, a psychological creeper. We've been waiting a long time for this, and we can't wait; the announcement of the start of filming a few weeks before the production may hint as to how far along that we are. Regarding release, the first film would be available on the Tampa Bay Film online film festival, the best promotion and marketing platform for indie films in Florida, sometime this fall. friendship would be available on the online film festival early next year, and Composure would be available on the online film festival sometime in the Spring. Reverence would also be available in the spring, although we are going to spend a lot of time on that short film, and it won't be unveiled until it is debuted at the Reverence film festival, a Tampa Bay Film event, in the fall of 2011. The very next day after it is revealed at the Reverence film festival, the Reverence short film will be made available on the online film festival. Thus, the experimental short in October, the short film friendship, and the short film Composure would all serve as a preview for what is coming. Dream Nine Studios plans on having a portfolio of six innovative short indie films, not including that first film, which would make seven, by 2012. All of these films will be used as demonstrations that good indie films can be done for less than $1,000.00 in equipment, and the productions would be documented to support that goal.
NEWS UPDATE 06/14/10 - On course. 2011 is shaping up, and is going to be a busy year. It will take us two years to develop a portfolio of short films to showcase our range, and to be able to show investors, and we expect to be doing feature films with solid budgets starting in 2014. Our primary support infrastructure, in the form of the Tampa Bay Film sites and an elaborate, effective network of film festivals and indie film events, have been established. The film festivals and events will begin operations once we have a few films completed. You have to invest in the future in order to maintain consistency in innovation, as well as to succeed. Another secret film project was revealed today, too; a short drama film about nuclear war, to be filmed in the Tampa Bay area in 2012. Although this is a subject that mainstream Hollywood movies have addressed, expect a lot of our films to tackle subjects that have not been tackled before. Our films will be known for high production standards, innovation, and high quality at fair budgets. Our films will also be known for great scripts, and great characterization, as indie films should be story and character-driven. Another secret project, Project Dragonfly, will tie into the productions of another Passinault.Com company; TBA.
NEWS UPDATE 05/24/10 - In the process of acquiring filmmaking equipment. We will be working on our first indie films this fall, which include the short films Friendship (a short, simple film to get us up to speed; this one will be all story and characterization, with good actors and good camera work carrying the film. Friendship will be one of the simplest films ever done in the Tampa Bay area. This is where we cut our teeth on the equipment), The Point (see the short story by C. A. Passinault, which the film will be based on, here: The Point), Reverence (this short film is an entirely new one, and is NOT based, or connected, to the original Reverence feature film. The story and script are classified), and some others. Early in 2011, we will begin filming the Frontier View online television series, featuring DJ Frontier (see his Tampa DJ Blog for more). Frontier View will film daily, and will be a series which has never been done before; it will be revolutionary. All details of Frontier View are classified). We are ready to begin!
NEWS UPDATE 03/13/10 -
new Dream Nine Studios web site, which will be our fourth web site,
is being planned for 2012 (and maybe as early as 2011), when our production
work, which should begin in late 2010, will be well underway. This current
Diana Class site, which has been an effective workhorse and
online marketing platform for almost five years now, will be retired
(for now, it will be maintained, although little new content will be
added to it; most new content will be created, and then launched with
the new site. The existing site directories under the domain name will
be continued with the new site, at least in a backup support capacity,
so bookmarks will remain good). The new site, a new advanced web site
design class yet to be determined, will utilize some of the most advanced
web site technology available, built from the ground-up on flash and
PHP databasing technology. The new site may feature some of the great
design aesthetics that this site now has (and our awesome logo, designed
many years ago, will continue to be used). New pictures, from our projects,
will be added to the site in a flash format, and all of our productions
will be done with web site support in mind (how this will be done is
currently a secret). One cool thing that will be done with the new site
is the inclusion of interactive footage snippets from upcoming indie
film projects in the flash graphics of the site, and interactive teasers
of our video games, as well as our music. The new web site will also
include an online virtual screening room, where all of our short films
can be watched, free of charge (we will also offer high quality, expanded
versions of our short films for sale via download, at a nominal charge),
after debuting at our Tampa Bay Film film festival events, and on the
Tampa Bay Film Online Film Festival; the online film festival currently
being the most effective film festival in Florida, drawing more exposure
for indie films than all of the Florida film festival events combined!
Dream Nine Studios has invested heavily in Tampa Bay Film, and our efforts
will interconnect with the eight Tampa Bay Film web sites which have
become the true, and dominant, voice of Tampa indie film. Dream Nine
Studios and Tampa Bay Film will inspire a new generation of indie filmmakers
here in the Tampa indie film industry, and it is our goal to revolutionize
indie film, and help Tampa indie film to become a leader in the worldwide
indie film industry.
Other Dream Nine Studios News
News and Updates are offline as of Monday, January 7, 2008. As of Saturday, March 13, 2010, it is still offline, and we don't expect it to be online until our first films debut in 2011. For the latest new from our executive producer, C. A. Passinault, check out his Tampa Film Blog, Tampa Bay Film, and the Tampa Bay Film Online Film Festival. Tampa Bay Film is the voice of Tampa indie film, and it is the top resource for indie film in Tampa. The Tampa Bay Film Online Film Festival is one of the top film festivals in the United States, and it is very popular and effective. We also have a main Tampa monthly film festival and professional networking event series in the works, the Tampa Film Showcase. Dream Nine Studios indie films will debut at these Tampa film festivals, as we are heavily invested in them and have a vested interest in making them the best film festivals in Florida. Currently, the Tampa Film Showcase is tentatively scheduled to debut in January, 2012. It will be worth the wait.
While large updates are being done to sections of our web site, and some areas are updated on a regular basis, these updates will be under wraps until production work commences later in 2010. The original Reverence indie film section and the Reverence 7.1 Director's Cut Script are now back online, but the Reverence Production mail section, which documents what went wrong with the original production, and the subcontracted production team dropping the ball, is still discontinued. It is time to put the past behind us and move on. A new Reverence production is in the works, and will combine elements from act one of the old Reverence script and C. A. Passinault's short story, The Point. These elements will be blended to create an entirely new property which will be known officially as the short "psychological creeper" indie film, Reverence. At this time, we can confirm that the new Reverence film project will clock in at around 30 minutes, will debut on the Tampa Bay Film Online Film Festival and the Tampa Film Showcase monthly film festival and professional networking event series, and will not be our first film project. While not technically an indie film project, our first project, scheduled to begin production in late 2010 is the Frontier View project, starring legendary underground Tampa Disc Jockey DJ Frontier (C. A. Passinault), and a episodic series titled Road Rage. We are also considering resurrecting 1993's Futura television series, which was ahead of its time and never saw production. Futura is still ahead of what is out 15 years later, and if we do the series it will probably see a name change!
Our News and Updates section will resume updates later this year, when production work begins. Thank you for your attention.
Dream Nine Studios is a motion picture production company, a video game developer, and a music label based out of Tampa Bay, Florida. It is a Passinault.Com company and a part of the Passinault Entertainment Group.
Dream Nine Studios was formed under the Passinault Entertainment Group in 1999. For the past eleven years, we have been developing infrastructure while the service companies of the Passinault Entertainment Group and Passinault Industries LLC have been working on expanding business. We have also been patiently waiting for technology to catch up with many of our ideas and concepts, which were way ahead of their time, so that we can finally proceed with them in a cost-effective manner. We are currently scheduled to begin operations sometime in 2010, eleven years after initial formation. Our company, which began live as an independent film production company, has evolved to become a indie film production, video game development, and music label company. All of our production lines are designed to assist others, which is one reason that it took us this long to get started, and this will give us an advantage in our production efforts. We will become the dominant entertainment media production company in the Tampa Bay and Florida markets, and as future leaders of the professional production communities in Tampa Bay we will be the catalyst and the innovators which will put local productions on the map and make the rest of the entertainment industry take notice. Our efforts will lead to the recognition and respect that media productions will earn and deserve as powerful forms of art, and professionals who ally themselves with us will benefit greatly. Dream Nine Studios is the primary sponsor of Tampa indie film resource Tampa Bay Film, which currently operates the best online film festival in the Tampa Bay and the Florida markets. We will soon heavily push the next generation of film festival events with the assistance of our sister and event production company Eventi Events and Stage Tampa Bay.
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