Mindjack-The Trailer

With the help of over 20 cast and crew members, award-winning director Beth Spitalny has brought the concept of the bestselling Mindjack Trilogy to life on the screen.

  When everyone reads minds,
a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.
Please share!

Ways you can share the trailer:

1) Watch the trailer on YouTube (or here)!
(more views=higher visibility)

 2) Post it to Facebook (copy & paste below)
Check out the live-action Mindjack Book Trailer (from the bestselling Mindjack Trilogy by Susan Kaye Quinn): When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep. http://bit.ly/MindjackBookTrailer

 3) Post it to Twitter (copy & paste below)
When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep. Watch the live-action Mindjack Book Trailer http://bit.ly/MindjackBookTrailer

4) Share to Google+, Tumbler, Pinterest, and more
Go to the trailer on YouTube and click the "share" button. Click the arrow to expand and see all the options. Easy peasy. (While you're there, click "like" on YouTube, or leave a comment!)

 5) Post the trailer on your blog
Grab the embed code from YouTube or email me for a copy of the HTML for a complete post announcing the trailer and ways to share!


An EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS to everyone involved in making the trailer a reality, including Director Beth Spitalny, Producer Angel Acevedo, Director of Photography Lance Kaplan, lead actor Nikki Flemming (Kira) and the many fine actors, crew members, and post-production staff who donated their time and talent to the project.

 For the making-of the trailer, see the full story below

On November 6th, award-winning director Beth Spitalny brought her experience in short films and MTV together with an amazing crew of 12 and cast of 20 to shoot a live-action trailer for the Mindjack series. There's a magic that happens when a group of highly creative, talented people come together to make something new. The energy they brought to the rooms and hallways of the set (the iSchool in NYC) created more than just a trailer - it formed a shared experience, an excitement to be part of something that will go out into the world and hopefully entertain it for a bit. Seeing my story concept brought to life by these talented people was an exhilarating experience.

Here are some images and video snippets of that incredible day.

Entrance to the iSchool in NYC, with the Mind Jack sign to direct cast and crew to the fourth floor (no elevators!).


Beth Spitalny, Director - the wildly talented lady who agreed to take on the trailer project. The first time I saw Beth's reels, I was so impressed with her ability to create emotional, visually beautiful stories. Watching her direct, I can see the dedication to her craft that makes those stories come alive on the screen. I am so lucky that she was willing to take on this project and bring in her amazingly talented friends to help! (Beth's going over the script in this picture.)

Angel Acevedo, Producer - the guy who made a crew of 12, a cast of 20, and a set in downtown NYC after a hurricane run like clockwork.

Nikki Flemming, Lead - the talented young actor who played Kira so well she (literally!) made chills run up my spine.

Taylor Martin, actor - who played the changeling in the hallway scene, making one of my favorite scenes in the first book even better.

Director Beth giving stage directions to Nikki/Kira for the classroom scene.

Film crew, Producer, and Assistant Directors waiting to get started shooting the first scene.

Lance Kaplan, Director of Photography, with his RED EPIC camera, awesome professional equipment used in movies like The Hobbit and Spiderman.

Getting ready for Nikki/Kira's close up.

video
Dolly shot rehearsal for Nikki/Kira's close up.

It's getting all for serious n stuff now. :)

Setup for the classroom scene.

video
Shooting the start of the classroom scene with cast extras.

Dead extras.

Viewing the playback.

Lunchtime for cast and crew!

Family friend Gina (striped shirt) joins the extras cast!

video
Shooting the hallway scene.

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Reverse angle of the hallway scene.

Cast and crew doing the Mindjack pose.

It's a wrap!

The trailer went through extensive post-production: editing (visual and sound), voice-overs, visual and color enhancements, and amazing music by Dan Ingala (http://plushgun.com/). The final version was released on January 10th, 2013, giving Mindjack fans (and the author) something to proudly share with the world.
The Mindjack Trailer
Director: Beth Spitalny
Producer: Angel Acevedo
Director of Photography: Lance Kaplan
Casting: Pete Westwood
Music: Dan Ingala  http://plushgun.com/
Editing: Rob Murray
Nikki Flemming as Kira


22 comments:

  1. What an exciting adventure. Thanks for sharing it with us. I can't wait for it to come out. Congrats to you, cast and crew. I know it will be wonderful when it is done.

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  2. HI Sue,
    We had a fantastic time yesterday, and were happy to be part of the process! We cannot wait to see how the trailer come out!
    Jackie and Gina

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  3. How totally unREAL! Mind Jack rocks.

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  4. How exciting! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Very cool, Sue. Can't wait to see the finished product! :)

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  6. LOL! Susan! This is so awesome! Just fyi, Catherine is reading Open Minds, and she is SO IMPRESSED that I'm having lunch with you tomorrow. You're a superstar. She loves your book. :D xoxo

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  7. Very cool, Susan!!! It looks like it was a lot of fun. =)

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  8. AAAACCCKK!!!! i'm probably too excited for this, but seriously, a LIVE ACTION book trailer?? WHOOOHOOO!

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  9. I am so excited to see this HAPPENING for REAL! Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  10. Another reason I can't wait for December to hurry up and get here!!!

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  11. What an exciting and fun experience for you!! Can't wait to see the end results!

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  12. WOW!!! This looks soooo amazing!!!!!

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  13. So, some scenes from the first book or does Kira go back to school in Free Souls? Either way, I'm excited to see this. And read it!

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    1. The trailer is for the series as a whole, so it draws from the first book. It's not literal scenes from the book, but a mini "story" that sets up what the books are about.

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  14. this is awesome! I hope the whole series becomes a movie someday.

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  15. Susan,
    This looked like such an amazing experience. You must still be reeling! And to think that this all happened in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy! Kudos to you and your talented crew! Can't wait to see the full trailer. Keep us posted. Congratulations. We'll see the full-length film in the theaters soon.

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  16. What I great experience! I loved being able to share the trailer on my blog. I love when authors really take the time to invest in doing that little extra :)

    -K8
    http://froze8.blogspot.com/

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  17. OMG that is amazing!!!

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