JetBlog

Blog space for JetPak Productions and Michael Kuell highlighting latest work, musing, industry news, production ​tales and general ephemera.

Ready or Knot - NYC Screening Dec 10th

We're pleased to announce that our indie film Ready or Knot has been selected to screen at the New York Anthology Film Archive as part of the New Filmmakers Series on December 10th, 2014 at 8:30pm. The film, a relationship dramedy following a pair of 30 something New Yorkers trying to get their life on track after a bad breakup stars several UCB & PIT regulars including Nate Smith, Cody Lindquist, Emily Tarver, Micah Sherman and Leslie Meisel. Ready or Knot also features SNL alum Laraine Newman and actress Joanna Going who was featured on season 2 of House Of Cards, Mad Men and Kingdom. Get info and buy tickets HERE. More info to follow soon!

 

JetPak's latest indie film is being submitted to film festivals!

We are pleased to announce that we have recently finished post-production on our latest indie film, Ready or Knot, a relationship dramedy following a pair of 30 something New Yorkers trying to get their lives on track after a bad break up. Shot in NYC & LA, Ready or Knot features SNL alum Laraine Newman and stars several UCB & PIT performers including, Nate Smith, Cody Lindquist, Emily Tarver, Micah Sherman & Leslie Meisel-Ellis. Produced by Jennifer Cobb & directed by Michael Kuell, Ready or Knot is currently being submitted to film festivals. More updates to follow soon!

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MOVED is screening @ the 2013 BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL in NYC!

Hey so this is pretty great. Gonna' be in NYC early Nov? Want to see a super little indie film we produced with some crazy talented folks? Well you can. MOVED was a labor of love that we are very proud to have been a part of. It's a smart, funny film and it has a great hook that we think you are really going to love, especially if you are a movie nerd! No Spoilers. Just come see it.

Director/Writer/Actor - Julie Sharbutt with fellow actor Lee Dolson

Director/Writer/Actor - Julie Sharbutt with fellow actor Lee Dolson

Tickets are on sale now for the NOVEMBER 9th 8:45 screening of MOVED at the 2013 BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL! They are $20 (which will also get you in to other films), they'll go fast!

Get your tickets here!

 


 

Hitting some milestones here at JetPak Productions

Martini shot for 'Like Me' - Interviewing Grace Helbig in some tall building in LA

Martini shot for 'Like Me' - Interviewing Grace Helbig in some tall building in LA

Two very big milestones have happened this week here at JetPak. First, on Tuesday, we shot what is most likely our last interview for our latest feature length documentary "Like Me" in LA. The incredibly lovely and talented Grace Helbig was the last one we talked to and it was a little bittersweet. Micah and I have had an amazing time simply talking to people. Meeting face to face to discuss their art, craft, goals and fears over the last year has been an amazing adventure that has given us not only an incredible amount of source material but some solid inspiration for our personal and professional lives. Thanks again to everyone who has contributed to this project be it throwing some $ at our Kickstarter or taking the time to let us interview you. Thank you. Now, on to editing. 

Laraine Newman and Cody Lindquist are impressed with the many boob polaroids they have to choose from . 

Laraine Newman and Cody Lindquist are impressed with the many boob polaroids they have to choose from . 

The second milestone is that today we are putting the final touches on our latest indie feature film "Ready Or Knot". The edit is done, and we are 'festival submission' ready. Do we need to do more sound mixing, sound design, color correct, etc? Yes. But it polished to the point that it is not super scary to start showing it to the outside world and start entering it into festivals. Like, putting it in the mail tomorrow. Anyone who has made a film knows this is HUGE and SCARY and is exactly why we do the things that we do. Wish us luck, thanks to all the cast and crew who helped make this other super fun project possible and please stay tuned for updates!