Production Blog

Production updates and thoughts from Producer/Director Kevin Tostado

  • A reflection and recap of Distribution for “Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story”

    Over the past several years, I’ve gotten a number of questions from other independent filmmakers about distribution. Specifically, they wanted to know what I did to get Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story onto iTunes and Netflix. I believe in passing on what I’ve learned and that the independent film community can only continue to grow […]

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    SUDS COUNTY 2: The Boil Over

    For the past several months, I’ve been working on developing a sequel to SUDS COUNTY, USA with its director, Sheldon Kaplan of Ibhayi Media. For those who don’t know, SUDS COUNTY took a look at the history of craft brewing in San Diego County, going all the way back to before prohibition. Well, next month we’ll be […]

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    Eternity: The Movie – Now For Sale

    Eternity: The Movie, for which Tostie Productions’ Kevin Tostado was one of the Producers, is now available for purchase and rental on Amazon and iTunes. Also, look for an interview with Director Ian Thorpe, Writer-Producer Joey Abi-Loutfi, and Producer Eric Staley on an upcoming episode of Film InDiego, potentially airing March 3, 2016 on PBS stations in San […]

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    2015 MONOPOLY World Championship Recap

    Earlier this week in Macau, the 2015 MONOPOLY World Championship was held. 28 players from 27 countries competed for the title of World Champion and a $20,580 prize. Nicolò Falcone (Italy) defeated Brian Valentine (USA), Tsutomu Doita (Japan), and the defending World Champion Bjorn Halvard Knappskog in the final to capture the title. His winning property group […]

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    Produced By 2015 – Getting to Meet Kevin Smith

    I attended the 2015 Produced By conference held at the Paramount Lot this past weekend, and attended lots of interesting panels. One of particular interest to me was a “Conversation with Kevin Smith” panel. While the subject matter of his films aren’t always in line with my own interests, I’ve always appreciated the personal nature […]

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  • 2015 MONOPOLY World Championship

    For those of you who have watched our film Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story, you may already be aware that the next MONOPOLY World Championship will be taking place in September 2015 in Macau, China. As of right now around 20 countries will be participating in national championships and sending a representative to China. No […]

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    Squash Blossom Queen – Now In Callbacks

    Just a quick follow up post for those who saw that we were holding a nationwide online casting call to find actors for our lead roles of Bumbershoot and Brittany in All Hail the Squash Blossom Queen. We received more than a thousand submissions, and are currently holding callbacks for our favorites from the open call. […]

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    Nationwide Online Casting Call for “Squash Blossom Queen”

    We are holding a nationwide online casting call to fill the remaining two lead roles in our film, All Hail the Squash Blossom Queen. Production is slated for April 2015, and we want you to audition if you’re right for the part! Details on how you can audition and more about the project are here: http://squashblossomfilm.com/casting.html

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    “Eternity” opens in theaters this Fall

    Eternity: The Movie, “The greatest 80′s movie to never have been made in the the 80s” — Derek McCaw, Fanboy Planet.  A film captured by a team of 30, forged by a collaboration of post-production artists and delivered via independent networks will begin screening in New York City on October 17th.  This 80′s comedy is […]

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    “Under the Boardwalk” is now an Emmy-award winning program!

    At the 40th annual Emmy awards of the Pacific Southwest Chapter of NATAS, Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story was honored with awards in four out of the five categories in which it was nominated for its television broadcast. The awards include Outstanding Achievement in Documentary, Directing (Post-Production), Editing (Non-News), and Musical Arrangement/Composition.

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