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Film Discussion => This Year In Film => Topic started by: Fuzzy Dunlop on February 14, 2020, 01:12:44 PM

Title: First Blush
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on February 14, 2020, 01:12:44 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/mnN8SHc.jpg)

A young married couple become involved with another woman and learn to navigate the complications of a polyamorous relationship.

FUN FACT:
I wrote and directed this! It's premiering at the Golden State Film Festival on Friday 2/28 in Hollywood. LA 'xax-ers should come check it out!

https://www.goldenstatefilmfestival.com/tickets
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: jenkins on February 14, 2020, 01:17:06 PM
congrats xx
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: WorldForgot on February 14, 2020, 02:21:31 PM
Congrats!! <3 (art gallery subforum?)

It doesn't display a showtime, only location, when I go to purchase a ticket.

I'm not off work until 7pm, do you know when the showing at TCL 6 iz?
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: Robyn on February 14, 2020, 02:23:52 PM
Nice!!

I saw the thread title and was like "that's a nice title. I wonder what this is about?"
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on February 14, 2020, 02:29:07 PM
Congrats!! <3 (art gallery subforum?)

It doesn't display a showtime, only location, when I go to purchase a ticket.

I'm not off work until 7pm, do you know when the showing at TCL 6 iz?

Gah! Their website is killing me. Its at 7:30pm.
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: WorldForgot on February 14, 2020, 02:30:49 PM
Congrats!! <3 (art gallery subforum?)

It doesn't display a showtime, only location, when I go to purchase a ticket.

I'm not off work until 7pm, do you know when the showing at TCL 6 iz?

Gah! Their website is killing me. Its at 7:30pm.

Okay cool!! I'm going to purchase a ticket and rush over there from Culver City. (your flick iz playing on my birfday!)
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on February 14, 2020, 02:33:49 PM
Okay cool!! I'm going to purchase a ticket and rush over there from Culver City. (your flick iz playing on my birfday!)

That's amazing, thank you!

Thanks for the congrats everyone! It's been a long road to get this thing done, I'm really excited to finally get it out there.
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: wilberfan on February 14, 2020, 02:51:55 PM
Ooof.  That website IS a real brain-buster.   2/28 at 7:30pm, is that it?  That's only 2 subway stops for me!   :yabbse-cool:   (And it's my father's birthday, too.)
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: jenkins on February 14, 2020, 03:20:02 PM
(your flick iz playing on my birfday!)

omg iím dying of course weíre the same sign and itís pisces
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: polkablues on February 14, 2020, 04:37:47 PM
Freaking awesome! Do you have a trailer cut for it yet?
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: eward on February 14, 2020, 05:12:37 PM
Nice man! Congratulations!!!
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on February 14, 2020, 10:24:31 PM
Freaking awesome! Do you have a trailer cut for it yet?

Soon! We just mixed and are wrapping up final color this week and líll have a teaser up soon after.
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: wilberfan on February 29, 2020, 12:07:01 PM
How did the screening at the Chinese go last night?
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on March 02, 2020, 12:33:07 PM
It was great! Very cool to see it up on the big screen and I think it played well.

We have a few more festivals coming up, will post dates once I have them!
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on March 05, 2020, 05:26:40 PM
Hey everyone! We have some more dates coming up:

3/20 - CineKink (NYC)
4/4 - NewFilmmakers LA
4/15 - NoHo Cinefest

We also won Best Original Screenplay(!) at GSFF so we're off to a good start.

Would love to see you guys at some of these! Tickets for the NY fest are up now and the LA ones should be available soon. Will keep posting dates here as they pop up, but I don't want to flood the board with promo posts so if I'm being annoying or I should move this to the Art Gallery or something let me know...
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: WorldForgot on March 05, 2020, 06:20:59 PM
Laemmle's NoHo 7!
Neil Breen'z HQ ~

Real happy for ya, Fuzzy Dunlop!
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: eward on March 05, 2020, 06:29:11 PM
Let me know of any LA screenings through May and beyond, I'll happily attend!
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on May 28, 2020, 07:59:10 PM
Hey everyone! NewFilmmakers LA, the screening that was cancelled back in April, is putting on a virtual film festival next weekend (6/5 - 6/7) featuring First Blush.

Would love it if you guys stopped in to check it out. Our "slot" is Sunday night but it will be available to stream all weekend. They are also having me do a Zoom Q&A Sunday night at 10pm Pacific.

I'm also trying to get the word out to online indie film and LGBTQ-related sites this week. I've emailed a handful already, but if you have any recs for places you think I should be hitting up, shoot me a PM! Its very much my first rodeo, and the self-promotion aspect is something I've been dreading, so I will take any and all help available.

Fest info and tickets here:

https://www.seedandspark.com/festivals/nfmla (https://www.seedandspark.com/festivals/nfmla)
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on June 07, 2020, 08:34:01 PM
Hey guys! Just giving this a bump for anyone wants to check out the film tonight. xx.
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on January 11, 2021, 02:21:34 PM
Finally! First Blush is coming out on VOD/Blu-ray 2/2/21!



Nena and Drew are a young, happy-ish married couple whose relationship is thrown off its axis when they meet Olivia. The trio's attraction to each other is undeniable, but when they become romantically involved, they struggle to navigate the complications of a polyamorous relationship. The three push each other's boundaries to their limits as they discover painful truths about who they are, what they want, and how to love in turbulent times. In turns both hilarious and heartbreaking, the film tenderly explores the anxieties that shape a generation, and celebrates the bravery that it takes to make genuine connections. First Blush is a painfully relatable film about a uniquely complex relationship; a fresh, modern love story that challenges us to re-examine the rules and expectations that define us. With potent writing, sharp direction, and breakout lead performances, the film is an electric piece of work, and not to be missed.

Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: jenkins on January 11, 2021, 07:28:16 PM
Congrats. Thatís cool
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on January 11, 2021, 07:42:49 PM
Thanks! Iím excited itís finally coming out.
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: jenkins on January 11, 2021, 07:43:59 PM
Iím excited too
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: WorldForgot on February 02, 2021, 10:51:49 AM
FIRST BLUSH RELEASE DAY

party-time  :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on February 02, 2021, 07:17:54 PM
Hell yeah! Thanks for the shout out. I canít believe itís actually out, itís actually kinda weird!
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: wilberfan on February 07, 2021, 11:45:20 AM
Well, who could have predicted that FIRST BLUSH would follow our very own PEANUT BUTTER FALCON onto the list of Wilber's Unexpected Pleasures list?  :bravo:

Nicely cast, lovely performances (I especially liked John), locally set!  No cringing, no reaching for the remote, and no eye-rolling dialogue!   What a relief!   :yabbse-grin:

At some point--given the opportunity--I have a million questions about your experience of the making of...   
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: WorldForgot on February 07, 2021, 01:20:49 PM
Yes, congratz Fuzzy! Rly into this script and the score. Great font for the on-screen texting, too.

Funny, sweet, synchronous with lived experience. Even though the dialogue has quotable lines they grow out of the characters the way chemistry-in-discovery sprouts. Just how a comedy ought to play.

Spoiler: ShowHide
"Your credit score iz probably, like, perfect."
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"Baby, you work from home, your whole life is a half day."
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"I need to know how you're feeling, so I can decide how I'm feeling"
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"I'm TNT bitch, I know drama"
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: eward on February 07, 2021, 03:14:52 PM
Iíll be checking it soon, another congrats Fuzz!
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on February 07, 2021, 06:36:20 PM
Thanks so much you guys! Itís so cool youíre checking it out. Iím glad to hear the dialogue is hitting that sweet spot too, we worked super hard to get that feeling right...
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: wilder on May 09, 2021, 07:26:17 PM
Really enjoyable movie! Great cast. Though Iím sure you were working with a limited budget, the film avoids so many of the technical pitfalls of micro budget cinema. Doesnít feel like it belongs on vimeo (thatís a compliment). Editing was impressive, too, and youíre the editor. Could feel the enthusiasm for your own material and the moments you created. Way to go all around!

Watched on Prime (https://www.amazon.com/First-Blush-Rachel-Alig/dp/B08SWH376S/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=first+blush&qid=1620606325&sr=8-4)
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: wilder on May 10, 2021, 02:02:52 AM
Intentional Boogie Nights ref?

(https://i.imgur.com/6bn1Po1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/H5xFHQE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/D7zGsgr.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/E2SJRen.jpg)
Title: Re: First Blush
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on May 10, 2021, 01:19:10 PM
Intentional Boogie Nights ref?

YES! You got me. I showed Ryan that scene and was like, this is exactly what we're ripping off, let's just do that.

Thanks for checking it out and for the kind words too. We really tried to stretch our lil budget while staying in our lane. The aim was to have it feel cozy, not flimsy.

Its so cool that it's included with Prime now bc I feel like a lot more people are watching this week!