A 48 hours trailer -- 07/16/12
Well, my original intent had been to write an entry about the opera that I went to see last night -- and the real world history upon which it was based -- but I just do not have enough time today to do that. Among other things, I took Luther to the vet this morning (the only available appointment conflicted with Jill's work schedule). He's not really sick, just needed an anti-worm pill. It was a quick visit and the vet said that he was 15 pounds of healthy and energetic young cat.
However, not only did the esteemed technical members of our team put together the completed movie and turned it in on time, they also put together a trailer for it, which I can share with you.
Here it is on Vimeo.
I love the musical sound track. It's exactly right.
As for the title, that is a bit of an in-joke.
E.D.S. 2: The Road to Tecumsheh
Our entry last year was called E.D.S. (and it was never spelled out in the film -- I think each of us had a favorite meaning, from Electronic Disruption System to Egg Destruction Syndrome or whatever). Thus, this could be considered a sequel to E.D.S. because those mysterious blue eggs could have caused the apocalyptic collapse that sets up the conflict in this year's story. As for the Tecumseh part... well, it does sound somewhat Western, doesn't it? Tecumseh, of course, was the great Native American war leader in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. You probably remember him as the leader of the Indian forces fighting the U.S. troops under William Henry Harrison ("Tippecanoe and Tyler too") at the Battle of Tippecanoe. During the War of 1812, Tecumseh raised an Indian army that helped the British army win at the Siege of Detroit. Tecumseh had such a reputation as a great leader and warrior that many towns were named in his honor, not just in Canada, but in the U.S. as well. Apparently Tecumseh also had some popularity as a given name. Consider General William Tecumseh Sherman. (There was another Tecumseh serving as a Union general: Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh Dana. Now with a name like that, how could he have been anything other than a general?)
I have no idea how the street got its name, but there is a Tecumseh Street in the Providence neighborhood where several members of our team live. Hence, the thought that Tecumseh would be a good title for our film.