Posted on Leave a comment

Attend the HARKER: THE AWAKENING Premiere

Buy Premiere Tickets Now (1)

Harker: The Awakening Premiere

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Cary Performing Arts Center, Cary, NC


Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 1.03.40 PMScreen Shot 2015-04-14 at 1.04.14 PM

 [button link=”″ type=”big” color=”blue” newwindow=”yes”] Click HERE to Purchase Your Tickets[/button]

We may be an indie movie, but we know how to throw a good party! (remember, we did set up and tear down a prom 3 times!! – that has got to count for something!)

This is an fancy event, so get out your fancy suits and dresses because we are going to make this night memorable.

Attire: Cocktail and/or formal attire
Food: Light appetizers & drinks (non-alcoholic) – eat dinner before you come

Order of Events:

6pm – Doors open, appetizers are served, mingle and take stroll through our Film in a Year displays.
We will have props set up, photos of behind the scenes and other fun set-ups to give you a taste of the Film in a Year experience. In addition we will have raffles set up.
7pm – doors to movie open, everyone finds seats, a greetings and introduction.
7:15pm – The Screening of “Harker: The Awakening”
9:15pm – The movie ends and we share wrap-up comments and acknowledgments.
Everyone is ushered back into the hall for a celebration cake!!
pictures with cast are available for guests.
10pm – everyone is kindly ushered out except for clean up crew.

[button link=”″ type=”big” color=”blue” newwindow=”yes”] Click HERE to Purchase Your Tickets[/button]

Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 1.08.00 PM
Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 1.09.17 PM
Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 1.08.37 PM
General Admission Ticket Price Schedule:
April 18th – May 17th: Adult – $22 Child – $18
May 18th – June 17th: Adult – $25 Child – $21
June 18th – July 17th: Adult – $28 Child – $24
Door Price: Adult – $32 Child $28


[button link=”″ type=”big” color=”blue” newwindow=”yes”] Click HERE to Purchase Your Tickets[/button]

or go to the Cary Arts Center to purchase.

We can’t wait to see you there.

let @filminayear  #harkerpremiere know when you have your ticket!!

Posted on Leave a comment

What Does Making a Film in 1 Year Look Like? (a Snapshot into our CRAZY year!)

This past year has been CRAZY!

Literally 1 year ago, almost to the day, we had one of our first meet-ups to do a script read through of Harker: The Awakening (at that time we called it “The Crystal Parasite” – oh how far we have come!). This was before we did any casting, made a single prop, planned any shots or even had a single penny to work with. This was the beginning of Film in a Year before we knew what Film in a Year was. 

And today, April 17th, 2015 we stand a stones throw away from the premiere of this movie, which I will announce TOMORROW!!! And before I get into all the fun details about the premiere in tomorrow’s post (which I know you will want to hear all about) let me give you a quick snapshot into what we accomplished this past year, so you can understand why this premiere is Such. A. Big. Deal.

Our Film in a Year Snapshot

April – June 2014

  • We hosted a meet-up of 20+ people to read through the final draft of the script. (See behind the scenes here!)
  • decided to produce this movie.
  • put out casting calls, held auditions (video) & chose cast.
  • Contacted dozens and dozens of locations. Some worked out. Many didn’t 🙁
  • Came up with prop & costume ideas.
  • Ran Rehearsals (video).

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 12.45.46 PM

July – September 2014

  • Became an official LLC
  • Got a 10K budget to work with. (So grateful, but as any movie person knows, this is tiny)
  • Had an Aussie Director of Photography fly over to be involved.
  • Filmed our very first day on July 16th, 2014 (WATCH OUR FIRST DAY!!!)
  • Filmed for 32 days total, averaging 16hrs each. (not including pick-ups)
  • Set up and tore down a prom 3 times!!!
  • Had many huge successes.
  • Had many huge failures.
  • Got Stressed. Got happy. Got frustrated. Got to laugh.
  • Built friendships with amazing people. (Goofy Video here.)

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 12.48.03 PM Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 12.48.14 PM Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 12.50.42 PM

October  – December 2014

  • We were tired. Burnt out.
  • We struggled to figure out how to organize post-production.
  • It was hard to stay motivated.
  • Money was out.
  • Things took so much longer to do than we possibly imagined.
  • We were over ambitious with goals.

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 12.51.13 PM

January – March 2015

  • We got our focus and motivation back.
  • We got a solid sound team on board.
  • Edit locks started happening much faster.
  • VFX are in progress (though still slower than expected)
  • Systems are in place and we got organized.
  • Released our first teaser trailer.

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 12.50.58 PM

The Plan for April – June 2015

  • Finish all sound including ADR & mixing.
  • Finish as many VFX as possible (400+ is kind of ambitious)
  • Complete color correction and color grading.
  • Finish the Movie by Mid June.
  • Plan the PREMIERE!!


So that’s a wrap! Our Film in 1 Year (almost)

Now we would love to hear from you – what is the craziest thing you have done this past year? Is it something you are proud of?