Friday, October 27, 2006

Dance it up... you have the time!

Daylight Savings DANCE PARTY and BENEFIT for CIRCUIT
sunday, october 29
the thirsty ear pub, 305 memorial drive (MIT campus / cross street mass ave) cambridge
doors at 9pm
$12 donation
film clips, music, cash bar

Fairfield Weekly highlights Circuit

Connecticut's Fairfield Weekly highlighted the film this week (just in time for Halloween)!


Circuit Makers

Local filmmakers attempt a Donnie Darko-style indie of thier own

By Mike Falcigno

October 26 2006

Even with all the avenues available to independent filmmakers these days—myriad festivals, the internet, high-tech home studios—the world of indie film is no picnic. Hard work aside, having a solid story at the core of any film project is critical, and Circuit , a film by Greenwich writer-director Andrew Landauro, enters the arena with one leg up on its peers.

Circuit , which is now being filmed in Boston, is best described as intellectual science fiction. Told through five separate storylines, each linked to a different human sense, the seemingly unconnected narratives slowly unfold amid a stream of mysterious events to reveal a common, underlying thread. The film tackles themes of drug abuse, anorexia, fear of commitment, and disease, metaphorically, through the use of an “alien pod epidemic” plot device.

But a special-effects-laden alien invasion isn’t in the cards; Circuit centers on the idea of life, rather than the tangible physicality of life itself. The film aims to challenge viewers’ perceptions through character development and mood by presenting everyday situations through a cinematically skewed perspective.

The trailer consists of elegantly composed interior and exterior shots neatly intercut with abstract title cards posing enigmatic questions such as “Where do I belong?” and “When will things change?” The quality of the images and polish of the trailers’ presentation belies Circuit ’s humble budget.

And if the film’s premise is intriguing, so too are the motives of the man behind the camera, Andrew Landauro. He’s an interesting guy who’s genuinely enthusiastic about art, music and filmmaking. Having previously directed 15 short films, Circuit is a project he’s been cultivating for the better part of five years.

He hopes the eventual finished product will play out as a diverse cinematic experience, intermittently funny, dramatic, and thought-provoking, but ultimately a film requiring multiple viewings that demands of audiences that they deconstruct the film and accept the challenge of piecing together each part of the puzzle.

Shelton native Becky Robbins is one of the film’s producers, and explains the integral role volunteers have played in the success of Circuit ’s production. Robbins cites the Circuit team’s dedication to the project as another factor in the success of the production, adding that the crew has gone beyond the call, often pulling double duties to keep things on schedule and on budget. Ben Woodard, for instance, co-wrote the script with Landauro and is also Circuit ’s film editor.

Production began earlier this year and will wrap up once the remaining two (of five) story segments have been shot. Viewers who enjoyed the cerebral oddity Donnie Darko , the independent time-travel tale Primer or the bizarre works of David Cronenberg (Videodrome ) should keep their eyes peeled for an expected spring 2007 release.

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Copyright © 2006, Fairfield County Weekly

on set pics & production stills (touch & taste)

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Volunteer Production Assistant Positions!

Circuit is about to begin filming the 4th storyline, SIGHT, and we're seeking great candidates for the following volunteer Production Position:


Seeking Production Assistant for independent feature film, Circuit.

About Circuit: Circuit is a sci-fi/comedy/drama independent feature currently in the production phase and filming in the Boston and Western Massachusetts areas. Please see and for more information.

Responsibilities: Responsible for various odd jobs, including a wide variety of tasks such as running errands, stopping traffic, acting as couriers, gathering props, picking up meals, setting up craft service.

Requirements: Must have a car, the ability to travel back and forth from Boston to Western MA for production, and the ability to navigate your car with a map. Previous Production Assistant experience is not a requirement—most important is your ability to be resourceful, sense of humor, flexibility, a great attitude, and willingness to pitch in! MUST be available for the following dates: Sat - Mon Nov 4-6 and Sat & Sun Nov 11 & 12. Must be local to the Boston area or have ability to travel / stay in Boston for rehearsals and filming.

More about the position. This is an unpaid, volunteer position. Perks include working with a talented and fun crew, opportunities to participate in ongoing community fundraising events and parties. Meals fully covered.

How to apply: Please send a letter of interest and resume to and please be sure to subject your email with “Production Assistant”.