Happy Holidays! If you donated at the $50 or more level, there is an original limited edition Pinball Donut Girl poster making its way toward you. The first batch went out this weekend, so watch for Santa in the guise of a mailman, delivering at your door.
I’m hoping to start getting letters in my mailbox too, letters from festivals saying we have been accepted. If any of you have a film festival in your area, especially one that you regularly attend and know people at, mail me and I’ll see if I can submit to them so there is a screening in your area.
In the meantime, our sound editor Josh Wolfer of Austin is working on the director’s cut so I can wrap up the DVD and get that out to you in early spring as well.
Here is more Christmas Cheer in the form of drive through donuts, courtesy of Mark Czarnowski. PBDG’s most reliable man in the field, Mark has personally tested and approved the Donuts at this shop in Harvard, IL (home of Jersey Jack’s midwest headquarters!).
Harvard Donut photos by Mark Czarnowski
PS: if you mailing address has changed since you donated, and I don’t already know you have moved, please send me your new address so your poster arrives correctly.
It’s director Don Starnes’ birthday today, but here at team Pinball Donut Girl, we have a gift for you: a new image by upcoming artist Joy McKemy from the Pinball Donut Girl poster that you can put on your phone or desktop.
Right click and Save Image As to download me!
I hope you are all making plans to come to the Pacific Pinball Expo to see the preview of Pinball Donut Girl on Sept 22. I’ll have copies of the full poster available there, and they will be in the perk package of many of you kind enough to donate to the project.
It’s all come full circle! A year ago this month I shot our first footage for PBDG at California Extreme 2011 with Brian J. Patterson.
And now thanks to your generous support, this weekend we are screening the PBDG trailer at the very same show. I’ll be talking about some of the techniques we used to film inside the AFM playfield to capture the amazing stunt play of Jeri Ellsworth (we got your bang back right here on camera, baby!) and how we worked with the games on set, including blowing up some backglass.
Does a year seem like a long time to make a short film? Maybe so, but I’ve also been working on pinball documentaries about the Visible Pin project at the Pacific Pinball Museum and a second film about Wade Krause, who worked on that game and many others — I’ll be showing excerpts from Wade’s film as well.