Concord Monitor Features The Divide
The Concord Monitor (N.H.) featured local Jana Brown, Perry King, and The Divide in its October 30 edition. Click here to read the article online.
Perry's Blog: October 27, 2014 One of the things I’m looking forward to the most on this film is the learning process. As an actor, it’s almost always my favorite part. And now, as both director and actor, it is even more vital. For this project, and for this role, I must learn a great deal more about the scourge of Alzheimer’s and dementia; the film has that brutal condition as part of its core. Jana has done a superb job of laying out the structure, through her research and
Who's Playing the Harmonica?
Do you know the story behind the harmonica music in The Divide's Kickstarter video? Watch this short video to find out who's behind the music.
Less is More
The Divide Blog: October 8, 2014 By Jana Brown, screenwriter, The Divide I am a writer. That means I love words. Lots of words. But I also know that people don’t always need to say everything they want to express; a little bit can go a long way. A small gesture can replace a long explanation, for example, and gain enhanced meaning. This is the approach I took when writing The Divide. The characters have plenty to say to one another, but much of what is left unsaid speaks clea
About a Ranch (By Perry King)
Perry King talks about his El Dorado County, California, ranch, the location for his new independent film, The Divide. #video
Perry’s Blog: October 15, 2014 The older I get, the more I believe in serendipity. The Divide is being constructed around that premise – that the world will bring you wonderful people and wonderful opportunities if you allow it to. I think you do that by trying always to go through the open doors, and to stop pounding on the closed ones, which is very hard to do. Most of us are fatally attracted to anyone or anything that isn’t attracted to us. The other way to woo serendipit
Perry’s Blog: October 10, 2014 I don’t think I can remember an enterprise in my life where I had less of a guess about how things would go than what we’re up to right now. On October 15, we will launch our Kickstarter fundraising campaign. If you told me no one would join in at all, I’d believe you. If you told me it would go through the roof, be a huge success, I’d believe that too. I simply have no idea how things will go. I cannot remember a time when I was more in the dar
Some Fences are Hard to Mend
The Divide Blog: October 8, 2014 By Jana Brown, screenwriter, The Divide When I first began writing the screenplay for The Divide, I could very clearly hear what the characters would say. They talked to me. The soundtrack of their lives buzzed inside my head like an old familiar collection of songs. I couldn’t stop hearing them, no matter if I was ready at my computer to record their digressions or not. Once I set to writing the script, it took me a relatively short time to g
Through the Prism of The Divide
Perry’s Blog: October 6, 2014 Planning and preparing to make The Divide is turning out to be a source of spice to my whole life; everything I see or experience is now coming through the prism of the film. I watch movies in a completely different way. I find myself trying to understand what the director must have intended in a particular scene, or how the cameraman achieved a beautiful look in a shot, or what on the set that day made the actor so uncomfortable that he failed t