Check in for Screening, please!

We’re getting a great response and the 7:15 show, as you know is sold out. If you are on the list for 7:15 PLEASE check in 30 minutes prior to the screening. At 6:45 we will begin to release seats that haven’t been claimed to those waiting.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me either on FB or at carrie[at]4trackfilms[dot]com

From The Life of Riley | posted by carrie on June 10, 2011

The Playlist tonight!

I’m doing an interview on the awesome local PBS Show The Playlist tonight at 9pm – I’ll be talking about the upcoming Sneak Preview of The Life of Riley. Tune in to check it out!

From The Life of Riley | posted by carrie on June 9, 2011

More Local Press

WDSE’s awesome arts program The Playlist, will feature an interview with director Carrie Boberg & a trailer of the upcoming film THE LIFE OF RILEY.

Tune in Thursday night (June 9) at 9pm to check it out. Channel 8.1 here in the Twin Ports. Also available after the broadcast on their FaceBook page.

From The Life of Riley | posted by carrie on June 7, 2011

“The Local” on KUMD

Once again director Carrie Boberg will be on KUMD (103.3) here in Duluth promoting the upcoming screening of THE LIFE OF RILEY. “The Local” is a show on KUMD which highlights local music from around these parts. Of course RILEY is the perfect fit with great Duluth-area musicians like Low, Haley Bonar (yes, we still claim her!), Charlie Parr, Martin Zellar (from Austin – Carrie’s hometown) and SO MANY OTHERS!

Tune in at 5:15 to 103.3 or check it out live streaming at .

From The Life of Riley | posted by carrie on

Director to be interviewed on KUMD

Tune in to KUMD (103.3 in Duluth or for the live stream) on Sunday, June 5th at 1:30pm for an interview with director Carrie Boberg about the upcoming new film The Life of Riley.

From The Life of Riley | posted by carrie on June 3, 2011

The Life of Riley – Sneak Preview

Join us for a sneak preview of our latest film THE LIFE OF RILEY.

Monday, June 13th

7:15 & 9:15pm

Zinema 2 in Duluth – 222 E. Superior St

YOU MUST RSVP for one of the shows – email to do so. Please arrive a half hour before the show starts to check in (then you can enjoy a 1/2 price pint or an appetizer in the Zeitgeist Cafe). We will be releasing those seats at 6:45. Attendees who fail to check in by that time may have to be bumped to the 2nd screening.

$10 suggested donation – help us fund our festival circuit tour!

From The Life of Riley | posted by carrie on


We’ve begun editing. Well, actually the editing process started after the first weekend of shooting, but my brain has been too occupied to blog about it. So far things are looking good. We’re having a few sync issues between our computer & our external monitor (something to do with the Kona card – most likely that its installed in the wrong slot) but there are work arounds so at least we can see what we’re doing.

We just finished editing the first 2 scenes which puts us at about 9 minutes into the film! GAH! It’s exciting.

Of course I’m kicking myself for having ideas and thinking of ways to communicate with cast & crew a day late and a dollar short. I suppose it’s all a learning process. That being said I’m frustrated. Not with any of the cast (who are stellar) or the crew. I’m frustrated with myself and my inability to get all my thoughts collected at once (on set!) to deliver what I’m thinking.

ANYHOOOOO – we’re starting to work on Scene 3 right now – the bank sequence we shot last Monday. Hard to believe that was already a week ago!

Back to it….

From The Life of Riley | posted by carrie on September 15, 2009


…on to shooting day 2 and scene #2.

It’s been a long couple of days….12+ hours of work is not what I’m used to. Yeah, I know, I’m a big whiner but so be it. I’ll get in the groove. Plus I have a cold. Ugh. That and/or allergies. It’s hard to tell.

Inside today – no more curbside ‘Romeo’s’ which was nice. We shot a very cool slow-mo sequence that will probably become our title sequence. The cast/crew got really excited when we watched it on playback, which is heartening. A couple of dolly shots, an excellent craft-serviced (!) dinner and on to the next day!

BTW, my short film JIMMY BLACK’S CADILLAC premiered on PBS in Duluth tonight! Sadly, we were too busy shooting to watch it! Dang!

From The Life of Riley | posted by carrie on


Day one of shooting – ah! To be back in production! We had a ‘meet & greet’ for all the cast & crew that could attend prior to shooting. It was a good way for people to put names & faces together, a mellow way to start off the shoot.

Shooting-wise things went really well. We had exterior shots tonight that aside from a few slow-driving-no-muffler-cars that kept driving by and gawking, and the occasional shouts of ‘WHOOHOOOOO’ from cars passing along with misquote Shakespeare (& or mis-quoted Rapunzel) “Romeo, Romeo Let down your hair?” things went well. We even managed to cajole the across-the-street neighbors into letting us ‘borrow’ their electricity for a while so we could have things like audio gear and monitors. Very nice.

From The Life of Riley | posted by carrie on August 22, 2009

Today’s the Day

Holy Crap! We start filming today. This week has absolutely flown by.

Yesterday Jason & I had to head to the Cities to pick up our Grip Truck and all it’s glorious gear. The guys at Cinequipt are THE BEST and if you’re in MN (or nearby) I would highly recommend them. I had never been to their office/warehouse before and man is it full of toys. Mike (our DP) and Pat (our 1st AC) were there doing camera prep and getting things ready to go. It was my first opportunity to take a look at the camera. IMPRESSIVE. I can’t wait to see it in action. I’m getting really really excited.

What DIDN’T excite me yesterday was…well, several things. 1) the torrential downpours on the way to the Cities. My car is just not that great in any weather and it stresses me out. Not the best way to start the day. There were areas on 694 that were very full of water and I was afraid of hydro-planing. Luckily that didn’t happen. 2) calls from our insurance guy saying that we didn’t have the RIGHT insurance to take our grip truck (and all our gear) home that day! ARGH. I’ve been asking for weeks what we need, but apparently I haven’t been asking the right people. After some serious frustration and irritation we figured out what would work for us for yesterday…and the rest gets figured out today and next week. It pays to have good people working for you.

…this is indicative of how filmmaking goes…I started this post at 11am and have been drawn away from the computer since. I will finish…maybe tomorrow. But for now – time to get to the set!

From The Life of Riley | posted by carrie on August 21, 2009

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