The Final Days

Hey, it’s Maria Earabino. As the winter ends and the spring approaches faster and faster, so to does the due date for our movie. We have made massive amounts of progress in the last few weeks and even more in the last few days.  Jess has gone to philadelphia on the music trip along with a majority of other students who take music classes.  Every time I have walked into the film room Phil has been at the computer working hard and putting in more and more time every day.

All scenes shot, and now the editing begins.

Our musictrivs score is on the rise once again, and we may not be in first but we’re certainly approaching that point.

-Maria and Phil


We got an extension! There was no conceivable way we were going to be able to finish our film on time (despite our misleading displays of optimism on our blog), so we switched our due date with Cucumber! We’d like to announce that Rory Hardiman, Daria Grady, Casey White, and Remy Love are the saviors of the Currant crew.


Makin’ Progess en la puerta

Hello readers and blog fanatics, Chris here to say that Currant has been hard at work lately filming many scenes and making progress towards our final product which is due on April 11th.  We recently finished some scenes at Jimmy Martin’s house and are going to be shooting over the long weekend.  We plan on having a crew bonfire Friday night at my house to get some top secret scenes done and cooking some smores while we’re at it.  After we get this scene done we only have a few left to shoot, each of which are very simple and can be done in a short amount of time.  We then will begin editing and other such post production tasks including the addition of some special effects to certain scenes, using our new adobe premiere pro software which has already proved very useful to some of the other crews.   Image

Still Truckin’

Happy Friday! Phil here, out of Germany and back into the film-fray. We’ve actually begun to get Mikey’s insane schedule in line, and filming is going a lot more smoothly. We’re still a work in progress, but I’m confident things will turn out well. Recently, we’ve filmed a few more scenes in the high school with Mikey, and Mikey St. Martin (the confusion is ridiculous), and the young protege (St. Martin, of course) has been phenomenal.

We’re filming a LOT this weekend, including all of our forest and night scenes. We’ll be pretty busy.

The Currant is strong with the young padawan St. Martin, and he’s the second youngest-looking on our crew (Dutch Crutch being the first). He’ll be with us for crunch-day on Saturday, and we’re overjoyed to have him on our crew.

Our music trivs points received a sudden boost of 11 points yesterday with the strength of a newly unified Currant crew. If you haven’t heard, a glorious dispute over chairs with the Wombat Crew gained us a decisive victory against our neighbors to the West. John “No Pride” Barry failed to take a chair from our crew. Sullivan-who-will-not-be-named has defected to the Kiwi crew, and he has received the eternal shunning of our crew.

Well, that’ll be all for this week, we’ll be making some heavy progress this weekend I’m excited to say, and we’ll post the results next week! Straight-up now tell us you’re gonna love us forever. CC OUT.

Spring is here!

Hi everyone, 

It’s Jess here to update you on The Door. Now that Phil is back from Germany we have been filming with Mikey after school as much as we can before spring starts. Although we’ve had some unexpected snow days recently, we’re doing pretty well with rearranging our schedule to get the rest of this movie done. This week Phil plans on filming Mikey’s bus ride before school, and with the weather looking better we’ll be able to film the few outdoor scenes we have soon. So that’s pretty exciting.

We haven’t played much trivs since vacation but we’re still pretty high up on the rank. I will confirm that everything Alan said in the buzz about me stealing points from other teams is 100% true. We’re really excited to just get this movie done and for the actual festival, which will be soon enough. On Friday we’re going to find out when our movie is do, which is nerve wracking to say the least. 

There’s supposed to be another paragraph here but I’m not going to write it because we are very busy and have a lot to do.


We’ll be back with more updates next week! 



Hi Kevin again just updating on what’s happened since Phil has left for Germany.  With his absence we have begun to film more with Mikey and today we will be filming with Mr. Morris and hopefully allot more this week and during vacation.  Keeping things clean around our work station has been a challenge as it seems huge amounts of trash and props, somehow accumulate at our working station.  We are scheduled to film two days over break but that will probably be increased as the need to stay on schedule becomes more and more urgent.  By the way Jess has expressed her deep seeded appreciation and praise for Owen Wilson.  Anyway until next time


Filming update

Hi everyone it’s Kevin, assistant director for The Door.  In recent days we have begun to increase the number of scenes and film days we have done.  Mr. Morris has begun filming and we are right on schedule.  The new editing software, Adobe Premier, that Chris is using will greatly add to the movie and will be a new step forward in editing for the film festival as a whole.  Shout out to Ross Bubly for being their and we wish him well on his quest to find the Dingo.  Mikey Van’s schedule is also beginning to free up as a result of the end of the Winter Track Season.  As a result we will be filming constantly during the two week break that he has.  Phil will be gone for two weeks in Germany and so the absence of his genius will be regretfully missed.  But thats all until next time.

Sincerely Kevin


Hey, its Beth, art director for The Door. we’re using adobe after effects to distort faces, and we just met with Mr. Morris the other day and we are glad to say he is on board. We have lots of scenes already filmed with Mikey and we have a lot of scenes scheduled over mid-years. We’ll be having a bonfire this weekend to shoot a scene, and probably just hang out too. Things are looking pretty awesome, with great shots coming from Phil and Chris and great acting from Mikey Van Derlinden. Proud to say, things are getting off to a great start. 

Happy Holidays!

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We are spending the last week before break being very productive and finishing up our storyboards. Once we return after the holidays we will begin filming, which is so exciting! We had an art direction meeting today and we’re really glad to have a great team with Steph, Cat, and Beth in charge. We are also pleased to announce our new alliance with Jackfruit Crew, after their rivaled fruit war with the Plum Fairies. Pretty much we’re just excited for the holiday season, because despite the gifts that this season will bring, it also brings the promise of filming right around the corner!

Happy Holidays from Currant Crew! Same sweaters as last year!!



Hi everyone! It’s Chris Barajas, co-director of the wonderful motion picture known as The Door.  We started off this week by scheduling our art direction meeting with Mrs. Kerr and we are making progress on storyboarding our first few scenes.  Beth has finished up some awesome mood maps for each of our characters.  I am continuing my war against the Wombat crew, specifically John Barry, who is currently hiding away in an actor’s workshop.  The crew has some homework this weekend. We’re watching a few movies this week to get some creative ideas. Donnie Darko and Children of Men are on the list. Yeah!


Andrea had a Baby!?!

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Hey Everyone! It’s Jess (a.k.a jmac) blogging to update you on the current happenings of the Currant crew. We’re making our way through pre-production right now at a steady pace. We just finished up our shot lists and the rest of the crew is storyboarding at this very moment. We’re working hard to fully prepare ourselves for making The Door, and making sure we’re totally ready. Also, we are currently in second in music trivs, right behind Avocado just by two points. AND, we were the first crew of this year to be in the fruit nest! Take that, Cado! So as I’m sure you can tell we are killin’ it right now as far as film goes. We cast Mikey Van der Linden, Marc Sheehan, and Rachel Spang as the key roles in our movie recently, which we’re really excited about. They’re all really talented and we can’t wait to work with them. Speaking of talented, we ALSO just brought on Steph Barmakian (year 10 best art direction winner) as our head art director along with Cat Murphy for assistance. AND while we’re on the topic of talented people, it has just been decided that we will have Maria Earabino for music, which is great news. So to sum it up in a single blog, we’re wicked excited for this movie (hah, WICKED man). Follow currantcrew on twitter and we’ll be back next week with more updates!