Saturday, September 30, 2006

Il Romantico

Il Romantico

Note: The movie is somehow corrupted at the top, so please ignore the slo mo.

15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jonathan: Truly enjoyed your movie and the deep pleasure that Tom had making it and then being able to see the result was wonderful. Feel sure you will win the prize or if not we must investigate the judging. Dave

October 01, 2006 9:15 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Foster said...

Thanks, Dave. I'll keep you posted on the prize, though I'm going to hold dearer to the prize mentioned in the post.

When I submitted it, I learned that this whole contest was a marketing test for a bigger film contest we are launching nationally in Feb 2007. So I figured it was the marketing team that was going to judge the entries. Today I found outthat there's only going to be one judge. FFC himself!

Yikes.

October 03, 2006 9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter the result Jonathan, I fully intend to adopt Tom as my aging role model and when we revisit this on my 85th birthday you can remind me of my intent as long as you bring the wine. Also, if the result of the judging is not what I think it should be, I'll not be dismayed. After all what does a Napa wine grower know about film anyway? Dave

October 04, 2006 8:41 PM  
Blogger Gerric Duncan said...

Lovely, absolutely lovely, Jon.

Gerric

October 05, 2006 3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jonathan!

After watching your short film Il Romantico, I couldn't help but saying "Ain't it the truth!" Never underestimate the power of women to motivate men to move move mountains for them (not to mention pianos, lawn mowers, and furniture!). You might assume that men become savvy to their own vulnerability over time, but as your movie eloquently demonstrates, that's not the case...

- Bruce

November 06, 2006 8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoyed that! Tom should win the "Best Actor Award." He was fantastic, charming, funny, and dedicated to his wife and his WINE. Loved it!

Sharon P.

November 07, 2006 7:15 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Foster said...

I'm glad you liked it Sharon. Thanks for the feedback. I'll let Tom and the Academy know you have nominated him.

If you like short movies, I have another one linked under "Other Projects" - a movie directed by my wife Linda Sue.

Let me know when you start your blog and I'll stop by myself.

November 07, 2006 9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well done, Loved the music! Did you win the contest?
Wine puts me to sleep too:)

Carolyn W.

November 09, 2006 7:33 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Foster said...

No, this one did not get picked as the winner. No telling why, and no use wondering about it. I've submitted creative work to so many contests, agents, producers, publishers, theaters, directors, fellowships, grants, companies, magazines and foundations that you kind of get used to the mystery of rejection. And that's not such a bad thing. It keeps your focus on what's important in your work.

Thank you though for your flattering comment.

November 09, 2006 8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jonathan,

You did get picked as a winner...by us and by Tom! I went under other projects and clicked on all three links but could not locate a short movie. Would you please guide me? Thank you.

Oops..sorry Jonathan, this is SHARON. Sorry Bruce...just call me quick fingers.

SHARON

November 10, 2006 10:15 AM  
Blogger Jonathan Foster said...

You can find it by clicking on "The Advocate." From there, you will be taken to another page within my blog about the making of the movie. Within the text on that posting, click on "The Advocate" - it will launch another window. Be patient. That page takes a long time to load, and then its a tiny movie.

November 10, 2006 10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, Jonathon, I'm a Jonathon as well (actually it's John, but who's really paying attention anyway?). I'm here on assignment from Bruce's Comm class, and I have to say, your "spot" is a breath of fresh air. I wish others (myself included) would approach writing with such a sense of honesty. That's really what makes reading and writing worthwhile in the long run, isn't it?

But I digress.

What I really wanted to say is how much I enjoyed your movie, Il Romantico. That little feature just exuded light-heartedness, happiness, and a healthy dose of joie de vivre. Also, from your posts, it sounds as if the making of the film was half the fun. I'm curious to see if you're planning on following up with a sequel, or maybe even make it into a trilogy (hey, both Dante and Steven Spielber did it, albeit in different mediums, so why not you?).

I lift a toast to you, Sir Jonathan, and wish you the best of days!

John Reed

November 12, 2006 11:03 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Foster said...

A sequel? Hmmmm. I had imagined how nice a short series of 60 second movies with the character might be. Then toss it into the YouTube fray and see if it gets as many hits as something like "Stuck in the Closet" which has money behind it.

Which brings me to a point...

You might be interested in an article in The Economist that I reference here. It talks about the phenomenon of participatory media. Scroll down to the bottom for the link.

And thanks for the toast!

November 13, 2006 5:58 AM  
Blogger Cristina said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Kaylee

http://www.thinkpadonline.info

November 26, 2008 6:26 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Foster said...

Thanks Kaylee,

It is a treat to have received your comment on my blog, particularly because I have not been active with this blog for some time. Thank you for taking time with it and for leaving few words behind!

Jonathan

November 29, 2008 9:37 AM  

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