Tuesday, December 4, 2012


We've been really behind on our blog page. The film has been screening in Fort Wayne, IN, at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival, and East Lansing Film Festival. Check out all of our updates on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/eastofnowheremovie

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Check out the official East of Nowhere Poster designed by Kiowa Ackley

Monday, February 13, 2012


Check out the official East of Nowhere Poster designed by Kiowa Ackley

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Official Trailer for East of Nowhere



Hello again friends,

Another update on the progression of our film. We officially submitted East of Nowhere to Sundance Film Festival yesterday. :)

Sundance is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the United States. Founded in 1978 in Utah, Robert Redford was a major driving force of the festival and continues to be integral today because he believed in the concept behind Sundance. That being, independent driven cinema getting it's deserved attention. Some films that have garnered great success from being at Sundance are Clerks, Little Miss Sunshine, Precious, and many, many others. Another notable film that did well at Sundance was In the Company of Men. And yes, you better believe it, it was also filmed in Fort Wayne, IN and stars Aaron Eckhart who has gone on to star in The Dark Knight.

Pretty lofty goal, eh? Yes. It is. But it was something that we all set our minds to doing well over a year ago. While Sundance is not the end all and be all for marketing East of Nowhere, the point was to create a film that we were confident enough in to send it to Sundance. These days, a "low budget" film generally has at least 1 million dollars. Our film? Well, let's just say, it's not even a fraction of that. But we have been adamant in not letting that stop us from showing our story on the same caliber as those guys. We are extremely proud of everyone that has been involved with this process and we truly hope that you are proud to be a part of it. In the mean time, let's cross our fingers and toes and arms and hide yo' kids, hide yo' wife.... for Sundance!

**Note: we will be updating you continuously as we keep submitting the film to other festivals on the circuit.

http://vimeo.com/28486282 (The trailer for East of Nowhere, just in case you haven't seen it...)

http://www.facebook.com/eastofnowheremovie LIKE US!!!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119361/ (In the Company of Men)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundance_Film_Festival (Sundance info)

Friday, August 5, 2011

To our dear and loyal followers: It's ALMOST here!!!!!!!!!!!

We are screening East of Nowhere locally in September!!!! :) Stay tuned for details and your personal invitation in the mail. Thanks to all those interested, involved and supportive of our efforts. We are working on combining our screening and our efforts on the film to a local charity. More details on that next week! So, not only does your interest in East of Nowhere entertain you, support local filmmakers and businesses, but we can all unite for a great cause, too. Gotta love good vibes.

Peace and gracious thanks to all of you!

Nichole Root
Co-Director and Producer of East of Nowhere

Monday, April 18, 2011


Hey everyone,

We have been very busy with the film in the editing stages. We just got our rough cut together and sent it into Independent Film Project's Narrative Filmmaking Labs contest. It is highly competitive and only accepts 10 films a year, but we will hear back from them on a definite answer by May 2nd.

For more info on IFP and the competition go to this link:


Our composer Troy Koch has been working on the score of the film and has brought in pianist Lance Hoeppner from Moser Woods (http://www.moserwoods.com/) and guitarists Peter Lock from Exterminate All Rational Thought (http://www.myspace.com/earthought) and Ryan Woebekking from Lucidus. Vocalist and guitarist Marnée August (http://www.marneemusic.com/) will be working on incorporating vocals into the score.

The score pieces are sounding great and really evoke the feelings of lost innocence and hopelessness that the film creates as well.

We will continue to update as things progress and when the date of the premier is announced.