Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Red is the Colour

Here are the 140:

Name – Location – Twitter handle

1. Frank Kelly - Drogheda, Ireland – frankwkelly

2. Elliot Kotek - LA, USA

3. Gustavo Ron - Madrid, Spain

4. Iulia Rugina - Bucharest, Romania – iulia_rugina

5. Santana Issar - Mumbai, India

6. Varda Hardy - LA, USA

7. Anna Christopher - LA USA

8. James Gross & Shannon Mullins- Indianapolis, USA – 1stswashbuckler

9. Jonathan Whittle Utter - Hollywood - USA

10. Laura Kidd - London, UK – warriorgirl

11. Ryan Little & Adam Abel - Utah, USA

12. Luis Sosa – Mexico City, Mexico – luis_sosa

13. Chris Ford – Mill Valley, CA, USA - hotshave

14. Marc Havener – Lawrence, KS, USA - yohaves

15. Sam Irwin – Sydney - Australia

16. Margaret Johnson – San Francisco, USA - maggiejca

17. Mariana Blanco – Southern CA, USA

18. Jon Fitzgerald – Venice Beach, CA, USA

19. Lisa Gornick – Kentish Town - London - UK

20. Chris Billing – Washington DC, USA

21. Robert Sucato – Phoenix - Arizona, USA

22. Jill Carter – Toronto - Canada - jillcarter

23. Guy Shahar – NYC, USA - voteforguy

24. Michael Albanese – LA - USA - mivialarts

25: Dina Mande-Gould - California - USA - dinamande

26: Oskar Thor Axelsson - Reykjavik - Iceland

27. Emily Best – Brooklyn, MYC, USA – emilybest

28. Trampas Thompson – Los Angeles, USA

29. Mairin DeBarra – Dublin, Ireland – mdebarra

30. Gavan Muprhy – Marino, Ireland – touchmeimhappy

31. Brent Gudgel – Pasedena, USA - brentgudgel

32. Markus Görgens – Berlin, Germany – schattenwandler

33. Brendan Phelan – Dublin, Ireland

34. Steven Robinson – Melbourne, Australia - jackmaddox

35. Natasha Pincus – Melbourne, Australia

36. Chris Lawlor – Bejing, China – crawlor

37. Tara Grimshaw – Sydney, Australia – tara_g

38. Matt Bisson – Sydney, Australia – eggfilm

39. Paddy O’Shea – Cork, Ireland - PaddyOShea

40. Robert Zappia – USA – rzappia

41. Noel Farrell – Trim, Ireland –

42. Emily Schooley – Waterloo – Ontarion - Canada

43. Chase Gordon – Los Angeles – California - USA

44. Damien Donnelly – Paulstown - Ireland

45. Johnny Blank – Melbourne - Australia

46. Sarah Egan – Outer Hebirdes - UK – asgerd

47. Kate Murphy – Dublin - Ireland – murphk27

48. Thomas C. Guant - Chicago, USA

49. Aaron Goodliffe – Meakstown, Ireland – AaronGoodliffe

50. Farah Azalea – Melbourne - farahazalea

51. Luzius Wepse – Switzerland

52. Donogh MacCarthy - Morrogh – Ireland – donoghmac

53. M Nazrin Khairunan – Singapore – Malaysia –

54. Irene Driessen – Eindhoven – Netherland – IreneDriessen

55. Jeroen Grondijs - ? – Netherlands – DasMonty

56. Judith de Boer – Amsterdam – Netherlands – judithdeboer

57. Terence Boylan – Hudson Valley – New England – USA

58. Michael Ancevic – Boston – USA - mancevic

59. Kevin Littleton – Costa Mesa – California – USA

60. Karen Wilkens - Los Angeles – USA

61. Raoul Scheepe – Antwerp – Belguim - baloe88

62. Karen Jackson – Gympie – Australia

63. Hailey Bartholomew – Brisbane – Australia

64. Jason van Genderen – NSW – Australia

65. Simon Van Der Spoel – Australia – Spifire_king

66. Michael Higgins – Dublin – Ireland – MGMH

67. Kimberly M. Wetherell - Brooklyn - New York - USA - kmwss2c

68. Marc Brouwer – Amsterdam – Netherlands

69. Suzanne Pancrazi – New Jersey

70. Paul Rankin – Birsbane – Australia

71. Michael Dunaway – Macon Georgia – USA – mechaeldunaway

72. Jesse Laird – Central Oregon – USA – jesselaird

73. Chad McCool – Colorado – USA – bychadmccool

74. Jacob Botter – Copenhagen – Denmark – boetter

75. Alex Hamlin – Portland – Oregan – USA – alex_hamlin

76. Rich Saguirre – New York City – USA – starrjonze

77. Michelle Lee – Chicago – USA – chellebelle13

78. Liz Labato

79. Wayne Franklin – Chelsea – Atlanta – USA – wannabef

80. Poncho Flores-Duron – Mexico City - Mexico

81. Helen Flores-Duron – Mexico City - Mexico

82. Nick Jones – Columbus – Ohio – USA – nickjones82

83. Alejandro Morales – San Francisco – USA – tALEvision

84. Michael Lloyd – South Eastern Kentucky - USA

85. Patrick Vassel – NYC – USA – PDV

86. Steve Gatlin – Novato – California – USA

87. Jordan Barrett – North East England – UK

88. Nicholas Bond – Miami – Florida - USA

89. Lucas G. Hackradt – Sáo Paulo – Brazil

90. Peter Forbes – Aberdeen – Scotland

91. Joe Trimmer - Gwinnett county Georgia – USA

92. Caterina Monzani – London – UK

93. Luis Carlos – Costa Rico

94. Harold Brodie – Auckland – New Zealand

95. Raphael Daibert – Sáo Paulo – Brazil

96. Nina Dutton – Washington DC – USA – stealthEmu

97. Zach Helm – Los Angeles – USA – zachhelm

98. Dan Cullen – London – UK

99. Stephen Clark – Toronto – Onterio – Canada

100. Pedro Varela – Lisbon – Portugal

101. Brian MacKay – Alberta – Canada

102. Johanna Custer – Pittsburgh – USA

103. Pablo Gutiérrez – Heredia - Costa Rica - pabloguther

104. Matt Shaw – Appleton WI – USA

105. Warwick Burton - Paris - France

106. Jason Butler – Dublin – Ireland

107. Andrew Gill – Chicago – Illinois – USA

108. Carter and Kevin Makice - Bloomington - Indiana - USA

109. Oisin Prendiville – Tulum – Quintana Roo – Mexico

110. Sarah Mund – Sao Paulo – Brazil

111. Andrew Beutler – Santa Monica – USA

112. Siooksiok – Beijing – China

113. Simona Gherman – Bucharest – Romania

114. Marcelo Marino – NYC – USA

115. Ida Gron – Denmark

116. Kellie Ann Benz – Vancouver – Cananda

117. Ariane Mondo – Berlin – Germany

118. Gary Locke – New England – USA

119. Kevin Maron & Rachel Rath – West Coast – Ireland

120. Victoria Charters – Santa Barbara - USA

121. John Lawlor - ? – Slovenia

122. Daniel Pellegrini – Lisbon – Portugal

123. Alex Anunciato – Rio De Janeiro – Brazil

124. Yarrow Kraner – Bozeman – Montana – USA

125. Charis Tobias – Yosemite – USA

126. Simone Fried – Toronto - Canada

127. Jan Borst - ? - Germany

128. Emilio Dante – Paris - France

129. Johanna & Mark - Cebu - Philippines

130. Kathi Carey – Hollywood – California – USA

131. Yazmin Ortiz – San Juan – Puerto Rico

132. Denis Rodríguez Salas – Santiago - Chile

134. Paul Gitschner – Kitchener – Ontario - Canada

135. Jong Park – Seoul – Korea

136. Ricardo Nobuo Shima – Hawaii – USA

137. Manuel Monteiro Grillo – Lisbon - Portugal

138. Alvaro Ron – LA - USA

139. Jos Meijers - Rotterdam - Netherlands

140. Mark Thimijan – Nebraska - USA

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hold your footage till release!

Hi all,

I had a couple of questions with regard releasing your clips before the film is finished, ie. posting your clip on a website, or you tube.

I think it would be better for the film if everyone held back. I know it's tempting, and it's exciting to be part of something like this, so you may be eager to share it, which is cool, but I would simply ask you not to broadcast it or release it online.

I would like to build the anticipation for the release of the film and not give anything away, also to allow it be a surprise for everyone who took part, to see all the other clips for the first time upon release and to see their own side by side with everyone else, in context with the over all theme of the film I will strive to build in the edit, with the final mix, grade and score.

You should also know that film festivals will not accept films that have been previously released on the internet, so I don't want to risk our chances of touring festivals, which will probably largely be where the film will be seen.

I hope you all understand. I should have pointed this out prior to this! My bad! But I hope you can all bear with me now and hold your excitement for the final film!

Many thanks guys! I promise it wont be too long to wait - and then we can go mad!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

An Open Letter of Thanks.

Hey Everybody!

Apologies for the slight delay with this. As you can imagine, I've been inundated with emails, congrats, press and clips - it's been whirlwind since Sunday. I was actually convinced today was Monday! But it's not, it's Tuesday, and my thanks come late... However, more heartfelt they could not be.

I think we've all done something pretty unique and special here. I know I felt it on Sunday when I sent the word "ACTION" via twitter on my mobile (cell), while standing on the bank of a river miles from anywhere! I was with my Dad and my wife, and our dogs, it was a beautiful and warm summers evening, quiet and still, and we were all alone out there, but I felt completely connect to all of you. I could feel the frantic rush of adrenaline as you all fired up your cameras and started shooting. Although it was quiet, and personal, as I'm sure it was for many of you, it was exciting and thrilling too.

I felt a huge sense of satisfaction and indeed achievement when I was finished filming! As I'm sure many of you did too. Almost immediately the messages started coming in,"Woohoo" "That was good" "Congratulations" "We did it" "That was exciting" from all of you! I was full to brim with joy!

Iulia Rugina from Romania gets the prize for being first in with her clip (I don't know what the prize is!) - it came in within hours! And I knew with in seconds of watching it, this was going to be a great film! Her footage was beautiful, honest, funny and heartfelt. It truly was what connected her to her home.

Then more footage started coming in and the family connection really started to come through, something I looked at too. I can honestly say I'm thrilled with what I've been getting. People really have opened up their lives and their hearts to this project and I'm completely blown away by it!

I want to thank you first of all for coming on board, for giving you time, energy, thought and talent to this. I want to thank you for your honesty and integrity, for you passion and love for what you do. I want to thank you for believing in this project and most of all, I want to thank you for trusting me, and for what I'm sure will be more, incredible footage. I promise to give you the best film I can, something we can all be proud of and share, us 140, forever.

Thank you.

Kindest, warmest and indeed, most supreme regards
Frank Kelly

your very humbled producer.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Some Pointers for Sunday:

  1. Time: 8pm GMT. If you’re unsure of your timezone
  2. The call will be given on Twitter, but if it’s impossible for you to be near a computer, or you don’t twitter on your phone, then don’t worry about it. Just go at the given time and trust that everyone else will too. 


  1. Digitise your footage.
  2. Export the quicktime file.
  3. Burn that onto disc.
  4. Send it to me at Frank Kelly, Pale Stone Productions, 60 Scarlet Crescent, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. (Don’t worry about postal codes or anything Ireland doesn’t have them)

Also send:

7.      A short bio and headshot on disc.

8.      Techniqual info: What camera you used. Frame rate you shot, if you know.

9.      A paragraph on what you shot and why. Why is this footage the reason you are connected to you time and place.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

140 FAQ

What is the 140 project?

It's a unique film project that will bring together 140 filmmakers in 140 locations all around the world to film 140 seconds of footage on June 21st at 8pm GMT.

Why 140?

Because the idea came from the website, which is a unique website that allows you to keep up to date with the people you are following moment to moment, day to day.

What's unique about it is that one can only type 140 characters at a time in answer to the question What are you doing?

Why Twitter, why not do it by phone, sms or another blog?

It's where the idea came from, the 140 is key - 140 filmmakers, locations, seconds.

It is also about the expedient nature of twitter, the idea that you have to communicate so much in such a short space, in 140 characters!

And it's about connection, which is what the internet and twitter is all about - real connection to people's lives as it happens, not something that is edited together later in a blog.

It is a great place to synchronize such a project. And it's a hell of a lot cheaper and easier than phones or sms could ever be! Imagine trying to txt or phone 140 people at once?!

Plus, as twitter explodes around the world and becomes more and more popular, I don't think it will hurt us finding publicity and have our film seen.

Do you expect people to film at the same time?

Yes, that's the whole point. It may be more difficult for some then for others. Whereas someone may be filming at 12 in the afternoon, someone else may have to film at 4am! But that's the commitment you take on if you join the project.

It's all about being connected and capturing the same 140 seconds all around the planet.

What do we film on? Is quality an issue?

It should be the best quality you can achieve with what you have.

Crews are not necessary. Just you, your camera and your thoughts.

In camera sound is fine.

Everyone invovled will be at different stages in their career. Not all the filmmakers involved will have access to the best equipment. Some may have hi-def cameras, other will be using handy cams, and that's fine. The most important thing is that the image capture the theme of the piece.

What is the theme?


You must capture what it is that connects you to you home in 140 seconds. What is special about where you live, that lifts you, inspires you, connects you to that place.

It can be anything. You children. The Ocean. A sunset. Sunrise. A lovers smile. Friends laughing. Traffic rushing. A landscape. A cityscape. There are no rules as to what it can be. Only you decide. But it must be true to you.

Can I edit what I shoot?


You must send me the raw 140 seconds. I will cut it into the whole piece.

Do I have a say as to how my footage is cut?

Please feel free to add notes. But once I get all the footage I will be concentrating on making everything work toward a coherent and flowing end piece.

What will the end piece be?

A scored documentary style feature length visual poem, dedicated to the moments we shared and the unity of our art in this vision.

What will you do with the film?

I will promote the film on the festival circuit around the world and try to find distribution.

Everyone will receive a copy of the film.

What will happen to our uncut footage?

My plan in the long term is to set up a website that will display a world map. When the user clicks on any part of the map the entire 140 seconds filmed in that location will pop up in a player.

Will we make money from this?

It's not about the money. If you're doing this for money it's probably not for you. So, No, I don't think so.

How will I be credited?

Each person will be given a Directors credit from their country, eg. Frank Kelly - Drogheda - Ireland.

Who is Frank Kelly?

That's me. I'm a filmmaker from Ireland. AMong other things, I've made three short films, Emily's Song, Bill, For Short and Slán agus Beannacht.

I run a small production company called Pale Stone Productions.

I have been working in film and writing for about 10 years. I've had some success with my shorts. UNICEF Award, Crystal Heart award, Special Mention in Oberhausen, over 30 International Film Fests.

Alot of almosts with feature scripts and TV show scripts, all only to fall through as they were just about to happen. So got fed up with that and decided to make something happen. That's about when I signed up to Twitter!

You can find out more about me on my blog or by listening to my podcast, which is available on iTunes (search pale stone productions podcast.)

Is there a date set?

June 21st 2009 at 8pm GMT (Check for your time)

When will that be?

Your guess is as good as mine! But hopefully soon. In the next two months ;-)

When I shoot my 140 seconds what do I do then?

If you can, convert your footage to a Hi Res Quicktime file, put it on a disc and send it to me at: Frank Kelly, The 140 Project, 60 Scarlet Crescent, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland.

If can only send tapes then that's OK too.

Can I shoot on film?

If you want!!! But it's up to you to do telecine etc. and get the files to me as Quicktime! I reckon digital would be the way to go!

Is this project funded?


This is just a simple idea I had, where I thought we could make something special out of nothing.

How much time does it require on my part?

Not much.

I just ask you to think about the theme of the piece and be prepared to shoot when it comes time.

When I set the time and give the signal all you have to do is film for 140 seconds. Then convert that and send it to me.

It really should only take up a couple of hours of you time.

What if the 140 seconds I film isn't any good? Can I film it again tomorrow?

What makes the project special is that we all film at the same time, and that we're connected, so all the footage in the documentary is of the same moments all around the world.

So just know what you want to capture and what you want it to say be fore you open your aperture!

How long before the film is finished?

I'll have about 5 or 6 hours of footage to get through and cut down to 80 or 90 minutes, so hopefully it wont take too long. Perhaps a month after I get all the tapes. I will continue updating you as I work.

Are you a good editor?

I have a vision. I want to do the best job I can on this. This is something special, for all of us. I wont let you down. I will have professional help from good editors too. So your footage will be in safe hands. I promise.

Can I email you if I have anymore questions?

Yes, absolutely, but remember, there will be 140 of you, so it may get difficult for me to stay up to date on emails!

What do I do now?

Join, find me,, click follow and watch for updates. I'll be setting a date as soon as I get 140 filmmakers and then we'll be ready to go.

To take part in the project requires that you understand, agree to and follow all the above information. More information, if needed, can be got by emailing me at frank(at)palestoneproductions(dot)com. There are no contracts to be signed, this is more of a handshake kinda thing! But to take part in the project is to consent to your footage being edited, as outlined above, and distributed as part of the final film. All of your footage will not be seen in the film, only a segment, the main effort will be given to creating a cohesive flowing final film. But your segment will be available to view in its entirety as part of a dedicated website to be constructed following the film's completion and to coincide with release.