Thursday, October 20, 2011

IMC 043 - Where have we been?

Ultimatum emerges from their sudden sabbatical to bring you the first new IMC in months. We fully disclose where we've been. We took L'americano to the L.A. Shorts Fest and met friends from the movie Cataplexy.
We talk about our experiences in working on the indie feature The Banshee Chapter.
We finally released M v. W online with special thanks to Andy Gabrys for doing the score.
The making of our newest movie Eden, made for the Producer's Guild's Weekend Shorts Contest.
Schmollywood gets skipped over.
Think How I Think:
we do one-sentence reviews for every movie we've seen since June during the "Year of Garbage" including Harry Potter, Captain America, Attack the Block and Drive among many others.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


It's Albuquerque's 48 Hour Film Project once again. This time Ultimatum drew "period piece" and decided to make a 70's grindhouse movie. Listen in on what happened this time during the making of the movie STUMP. From movie stars, to fake blood, newbies on the team, and total fatigue; this 48 is one to remember.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

IMC 041 - Founding the 48

The founder of the 48 Hour Film Project and the National Film Challenge, Liz Langston guests hosts. She gives us insight into the history of the 48 and all about what happens behind the scenes. Albuquerque's 48 is coming up on June 10, and Ultimatum is signed up.
Jay's Hobbit update of the week
Think How I Think:
Reviews of Hanna and Scream 4, and a look at the year of garbage.

Monday, April 11, 2011

IMC 040 - What's the Point of Making Short Films?

Why make short films? Really? Who's watching them? What should you expect from them? What kind of plan should you have to gain viewership? Should you only do shorts for competitions? Should you make a trailer or a few scenes of a longer movie? Should you just make features? These questions pondered as we read some old bl0g from

Jay's Hobbit Update of the week

Think How I Think:

Thursday, March 24, 2011

IMC 039 - The Documentary and the Director's Cut

The crew of Ultimatum helped make a short documentary for the 2011 Doc Challenge. Liz guests hosts and talks about her experience directing We Are Still Here. We explore the differences in documentary and narrative filmmaking.
The extended director's cut of The Sages of Eidolon is finished and posted online. We're happy with the results and hope you are too. Please check it out and let us know what you think!
Trailer reaction: The FP
Jay's Hobbit update of the week featuring this photo.
Think How I Think:

Sunday, February 27, 2011

IMC SPECIAL - The Making of The Sages of Eidolon

Ultimatum participated in the 48 Go Green, and the result is our first fantasy The Sages of Eidolon.
Listen in as we detail out our strangest 48 weekend yet.
But before you do anything else, please VIEW and RATE The Sages of Eidolon here. We need your votes so please help us out. Voting is over March 4, 2011.
Thanks, friends!

Monday, February 14, 2011

IMC 038 - The Music Video

The band Leiahdorus joins us in the studio to talk about the first Ultimatum music video! The video for "Forward Blindly" from the album Ode to the Builders is finished and has launched online; please check it out! We tell all about our video shoot, and our new experiences in the music industry.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

IMC 037 - The Wooden Spoon Award

We get the results from the National Film Challenge and Ultimatum takes home 3 insulting awards! We humbly accept the honor of taking hom the prize for Best Wooden Spoon especially.
We also talk about the improvements made to Amazon Studios.
What is Ultimatum up to in 2011?
Jay's weekly Hobbit update
Think How I Think:
Top 10 (and bottom 10) movies of 2010

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

IMC 036 - Going Green 48 Style

It's 2011 and Ultimatum has signed up for another 48 Hour Film competition! The 48 Go Green is coming in February, and it should prove to be another adventure.
Voting is ending for Hibiscus in the National Film Challenge. Please rate our movie before it's too late!
We're recording the podcast in a whole new way (and the sound is awful... sorry... again).
Jay's Hobbit update of the week
Think How I Think: