Colin Fitz Lives

August 5, 2010 by staff 

Colin Fitz LivesColin Fitz Lives, At the lowest point of his 14-year odyssey to film, edit and distribute his film “Colin Fitz Lives,” director Robert Bella became so destitute and broken heart that led to sleep with his film cans in a unit Manhattan Mini-Storage for a month.

As anyone laying on the floor of a hovel could hire, Bella – a graduate of the University of New York, who helped form the Atlantic Theater Company – began to reconsider their career choice. But after seeing an interview with Tyler Perry on “Oprah”, decided that his film – a comedy about two security guards who are hired to protect the grave of rock idol Colin Fitz – was definitely worth the considerable effort to see free. independent directors, take heart!

This is how it plays:

July 1, 1996 - Robert Bella decides to “Colin Fitz Lives,” William H. Macy and Matt McGrath according to the star.

September 16, 1996 - begins principal photography and involves two weeks later on 1 October. Most of the time is spent shooting in the rain at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. The film was shot in 35 mm and cost 150,000.

Mid November 1996 - The Sundance Film Festival is calling … and want a print of 35 mm in Park City in eight weeks. Bella maxes its 20 (!) Credit cards at a rate of 100,000-plus to finish his film.

January 1997 - “Colin Fitz Lives’ makes a splash at Sundance, where the wonders of the media how Bella was able to make a film from conception to completion in six months. Bella is therefore an agent, a lawyer and a publicist and moved to Los Angeles.

1997-2003 - Bella is forced to pass on the distribution of offers, until you can get the film Hock (no treatment offered enough money to cover the cost of finishing the film). Four other projects do not come to fruition.

Mid-2000 - Bella returned to New York and earns a living working in the theater. He is finally able to pay their personal debts, after eight years. Bella therefore taught Final Cut Pro, re-edits of the film and audio records.

August 2010 - “Colin Fitz Lives” is finally released through video on demand.

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