G'day and welcome to the official wesbite for I'm Okay...
All the Jameses (and Kiwi & Woolly) are so happy you stopped by to check out more on their comic short film!
I'm Okay... is now online!
"Quirky and memorable with a hilarious performance from the lead" - One-Reeler Short Film Competition
The Jameses had forgotten when they entered their short film into the Close: Up San Francisco Short Film Festival, that the entry fee included a review of their film. They had entered over a year ago, and forgot about it after their film was not selected for the festival. Then suddenly just before the end of July this lovely review showed up in their inbox. They absolutely agree with their final statements, because they had never initially intended it to be for film festival viewing, so are the first to admit the film quality was low, but that was also part of the point for them. They wanted it to be a simple story, that didn't provide the meaning of life. It was a fun escape for them, and they made it to simply entertain the audience in the few minutes that it ran, so that everyone could have as much fun as possible during that time. And they are SO happy their review seems to indicate that was the case!
I'm Okay... won an Honorable Mention Award in the Seattle Film Summit! The Jameses were so happy to win an award in one of the local festivals in their current hometown. Plus. they had a virtual showcase for all the award winners, so they all had one day in September on the 15th, when their film was screening on their website all day for their festival audience to see. SO the Jameses not only won a local award, but also got seen online by the local audiences! They were over the moon! Red is meanwhile still negotiating his new fee!
This arrived in the mail. The Jameses couldn't resist getting a trophy when the Cannes Shorts Film Festival offered. They figured it would be nice to commemorate their first ever official Best Actor award. Not to mention, it is fun being able to say they won the award from a festival in Cannes. They will rotate the trophy between each of their personalities. (Red is still waiting for his trophy!)
I'm Okay... finally had its first festival screenings as an official selection in the FlickFair On-Demand Film Festival! You could view The Jameses' film (or Red's film, if you ask him!) throughout the month of November. It was great to be selected and have a full month of online festival screenings available!
On December 24th I'm Okay... was finally released online for the world to see. To visit the video page itself, you can go to https://youtu.be/5A9ZzYkeKIk. Please feel free to share the video anywhere and with anyone. All the Jameses would love the attention, as would Kiwi & Woolly - not to mention Red, who is already preparing his Oscar speech!
I'm Okay... won another award! This time it is a Special Mention Award from the Global Shorts International Short Film Competition. This was from another direct contact from the festival, asking to include I'm Okay... in the competition. The Jameses are thrilled with the response to their very uncomplicated, comic little film.
The Jameses had BuzzFlick design the logo for Kiwi & Woolly Productions, inspired by the two cast members in the film. This also included a little opening sequence for just the logo, which you can watch above, with vocals provided by Kiwi & Woolly. That was the final piece required for editing, and the film was done. Time to start submitting to festivals!
The Jameses reached out to another friend from their Wellington days in New Zealand, Will Earl, who put together a great opening sequence for the film, which includes the flying biplane above. The opening also includes music specifically composed for the film by Thomas Thorogood, who did the music for another film the Jameses worked on down in Christchurch.
The Jameses very talented friend in Auckland, New Zealand, Natasya Yusoff, created a series of great posters for I'm Okay... that nicely capture the craziness of this little comedy. Plus Kiwi & Woolly were very happy to be included on them as well. Red was not so happy that he was left off, so he got his own page on the website instead! You can check out The Red Series here!