Liberty's Secret Soundtrack Album Coming July 4!

We're very excited to announce soundtrack for Liberty's Secret, featuring 10 original songs, will be available on July 4, 2017.  (This was a project that we had to put on the back burner while the movie was on its festival run.)  If you want to be the first on your block to own the soundtrack, you can pre-order now on Amazon  or iTunes.  We are also in the process of manufacturing a CD that will include all of the lyrics and a few choice photos, if you happen prefer discs -- or want to sing along.  (The CD will be available on cdbaby.com, but probably not until the end of July.)  Following the release on iTunes and Amazon, the soundtrack will be playing on streaming services like Spotify.  If you do buy the album, please consider leaving us a review and a rating.  (Reviews are HUGE help to spreading word about the movie/music.)  

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Liberty's Launch: The All-American Lesbian Movie-Musical Premieres Sept. 22

Almost eight years in the making, our good old-fashioned lesbian movie-musical will premiere on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI at 8PM, for one night only!  Info on tickets and reservations will be coming soon, so please stay tuned to this page for more specifics.  For those of you who are not in Ann Arbor or environs, (yes, I am talking to you, dear Australian, Indonesian, and other International fans), we are currently working out a way for you to screen the film publicly or privately in your own communities, shortly after the Sept. 22 premiere here.  More details coming soon on how you can screen Liberty's Secret right where you live.

Jaclene Wilk and Cara AnnMarie in a scene from  Liberty's Secret.

Jaclene Wilk and Cara AnnMarie in a scene from Liberty's Secret.

A SALOON SONG

Dear Friends and Fans of Liberty,

I've been so busy putting finishing touches on the movie, that I haven't posted here in a while.  Sorry about that!

Apart from a few typos in the credits and a color tweak or two, the movie is done.  We are now turning our attention giving it the best possible launch into the world.   (Kind of like sending your kid off to college -- which I am also doing this year.) While we are still waiting for word on a few film fest submissions, we do know for sure that we will be premiering the film on or before Sept 22, when have booked a theater in Ann Arbor for a big public event.  More on that in a later post.

This summer will be devoted to getting all our publicity and marketing materials ready, building up our network of partnerships, and preparing for the release.  We hope to have the movie up and available on several online platforms by Fall.  Thank you for your patience!  I know this movie has been a long time in coming.

In the meantime, here is a short clip from one of my favorite scenes/songs.  Without giving up too much of the movie's plot, I will say that it comes at an emotional low point in the story -- hence the bluesy music and unrestrained imbibing of alcohol.  Cara AnnMarie gives a terrific performance, both singing and acting.  Hope you enjoy it.  Send me or post a comment if you do!  Best, Andy

P.S.  The music sounds MUCH better with headphones than on computer or phone speakers.  So if you want to hear those bluesy bass lines ...

The Lesbian Fred and Ginger

Happy Valentine's Day from Liberty's Secret!  As I've been developing a press kit for the movie lately, I've been sifting through production stills to find the very best ones.  There are so many to choose from, but here is one of my favorites.  Maybe it had something to do with getting "married" on the third day that they knew each other, but Cara and Jacléne had an instant bond and chemistry.  I think you can see it here.  Could they become the lesbian Fred and Ginger?

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Dance Therapy

Color correcting one of my favorite scenes today, a "gender re-orientation camp." Hilarious cast of friends, colleagues, students, and stars.

Posted by Liberty's Secret: The 100% All-American Musical on Sunday, January 17, 2016
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Coming to the Finish Line

Now that the picture edit is done, we are finishing up post-production on the movie so it can be ready for a film festival premiere early next year.  (Not sure exactly where or when yet, but stay tuned ...)  We've officially entered the "tweaking" stage of the process -- adjusting color, balancing dialog levels, polishing visual effects shots.  To me, it is a very interesting process, but a bit like being a dental hygienist, I imagine -- trying to clean up every nook and cranny of the movie so its smile is as bright as possible.  Here's one of the visual effects shots I just finished.  Since we didn't exactly have the budget to send our stars to Mt. Rushmore, we shot them in front of a green screen, and swapped out the green for those four chiseled dudes you see in the background:)  (This is a shot from Liberty and Nikki's campaign road trip.)