Family Party Blog

Memories of a Cinematographer

Cinematographer Richie Yau shares some thoughts and memories of working on Family Party. MEET RICHIE I am the cinematographer on Family Party. Some people call it the ‘director of photography’, ‘DP’, or ‘DOP’ for short. My job was to help visualize the film and make it a reality. In other words, I need to get […]

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THE ARTI-FICIAL EXPERIENCE

aka “Reel Life Confessions of a Fictional Teenager” by Jaya Prasad A heartfelt coming of age romantic comedy… A stealthy, conspiracy-driven escape into unknown territory… A sordid account of trust and subsequent betrayal… An ode to the prevailing strength of family ties and values… Are you wondering why I’m just listing plot themes for various […]

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A quick lesson in post-production.

Since I live in Silicon Valley, naturally this weekend I found myself as the odd man out in a conversation with individuals who work in technology. For a living, these people spend their lives quantifying, evaluating, analyzing and computing. So when I walked into the circle, the first question I was asked was, “Wait, so […]

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Hallway Dolly Shot – Behind-the-Scenes

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How I directed my first feature film in 15 days.

After 4 years of development, on August 25th 2013, I completed principal photography of my first live-action feature film, Family Party. A lot of people have been coming up to me and asking me how it all went, and honestly I don’t really know. Looking back, it feels like a giant blur as I was […]

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Behind-the-Scenes Video – Magic Hour

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Filming Day 4

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The Family Party house and on-site rehearsals!

Our team has put on our creative hats and taken the plunge headfirst into pre-production. The first point of business was to lock the family party house where a majority of the filming takes place. After a rigorous month of location scouting, we confirmed the following home in the Oakland Hills. The home is perfect […]

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New Members of our Family!

Hi Party-Goers, we just want to take the time and introduce a new addition to Family Party. Like a mushroom to Mario, we gained a powerhouse with Emily Barbera who will be joining our crew and leading our team to the finish line as a Producer. She comes with years of commercial and narrative experience, […]

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Food Famine

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Batter Up

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Red Light. Green light. Cowabunga!

Guys, we are VERY close to green-lighting our film and starting our production phase. VERY CLOSE. I can see, taste, hear, and smell Family Party (or maybe that’s my toast burning?). Okay, here’s the deal. We can start filming if everyone who originally pledged on Kickstarter just took his or her donations to Fractured Atlas. […]

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How I raised and lost $40,000 on Kickstarter

By: Pari Mathur There are a few times that I remember actually being out of breath: when I asked my wife to marry me and after I hit the 30 day mark for my feature films’ Kickstarter campaign. The fact is, it’s only been eight days since the “marathon month” and I’m still exhausted. I […]

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Huffington Post – 2/12/2013

Writer/director Pari Mathur recently published an article in the Huffington Post – “Who I Was and Who I Want to Be — Indian Americans in Media”! Pari shares his experience of searching for the true Indian-American identity through American media. It’s a great read! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pari-mathur/who-i-was-and-who-i-want-_b_2670064.html

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Table Read – 1/20/2013

Cast, crew, family, and friends all came together for the table read of Family Party. Many even sacrificed watching the big Niners game in order to be part of this awesome experience. It was amazing to finally hear the script come to life with everyone in one room together. Super special thanks to the Vaidya […]

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Talon Winged Post – “Six student actors cast in romantic comedy film”

The Winged Post, the official student newspaper of The Harker School, published an article about Family Party. Check out some interviews from our cast! You can read the article HERE.

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The Harker School’s 2013 Student Directed Showcase – 1/4/13

On the evening of January 4, 2013, The Harker School held the 2013 Student Directed Showcase (SDS). This was an evening of four one-act plays directed, produced, and teched entirely by Harker Conservatory students. Cecilia Lang-Ree, who will be playing Tanya in Family Party, directed The Shadow Box. The Shadow Box follows the stories of […]

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Film Meetup – 12/27/2012

On December 27, 2012, the creative team met up with the cast of kids to discuss the project, film some interviews, and just hang out. This is a really cool and talented group of kids. We’re super excited to work with them all. [dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Film Meeting – 1227/”/]

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Welcome to the Blog

This blog serves to document our adventure through the movie-making process – from pre-production through release of the film. It also serves as our direct point of contact to you, a potential viewer and supporter.

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