While Rose reads a letter from her overseas penpal, she and Claire awkwardly make small talk as the continue to get to know each other. The conversation gets very heavy when the subject of Vanessa comes up. It causes Rose to seriously consider things, as we wrap up our second season.

Thank you all for watching, and for your support.

Rose and Claire listen to “Girl Who Stole The Sun” by The Mittenz. At the end of the episode is a remix of Late July’s “Side Swept”. More info about the music below.

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cast, in order of appearance:
Kate Conway as Rose
Caitlynne Medrek as Claire
Will Conlon as Nathan
Lindsey Middleton as Vanessa
Wendy Glazier as Mrs. LeMay

Music Composed, Produced and Performed by:
Adrian Ellis

Created, Written and Directed by:
Jason Leaver

The songs of “Out of Mind”

The Mittenz

Girl Who Stole The Sun

I always knew that Rose and Claire would be listening to music in the background while they chit-chat. I wanted this scene to remind us a of the very first season of Out With Dad. But what what song would it be?

The answer came to me a few weeks ago, when I posted our Acting Out event video on YouTube and LBird44 commented, asking if we needed another band to play. As it happens, we did! I checked out The Mittenz music and really liked their sound. I thought  their music might be something Claire would be into. I later asked if I could get a few tracks from them to try out in my edit. I described what I was looking for to drummer/manager Lindsay Bird, and she sent me one song: “Girl Who Stole The Sun”. I dropped it in my timeline, and sure enough it worked just right! I lined up the end of the song with the dramatic moment I had in mind, and like the conversation the girls are having, the song starts in already in progress.

At our event The Mittenz performed an amazing set. The entire crowd was blown away by them! Composer Adrian Ellis kept remarking how much he loved Emily and Mary Beth’s voices. Remarkable energy! They put on a wicked show, and I’m delighted to have their music in Out With Dad. Please check them out! Also, check out Lindsay’s Performance Drumming videos on her YouTube channel.



Late July

Side Swept (remixed)

This episode was written specifically with this song in mind. In fact, way back to when Miss Late July asked me to make her music video for this song, the image came to my mind of Rose standing before her cork board taking “down those pictures from where they stand”. You might remember this is the very same song Rose and Vanessa dance to in episode 1×04 “Party Out”.

I asked Late July if she’d mind re-recording it slower and sadder, she agreed – and so I knew I could move ahead writing the scene as I pictured it with a “sadcore” version in mind. As it turns out, it wasn’t necessary for her to re-record it; our composer, Adrian Ellis, produces Late July’s albums including this song. With all the elements he had, he was able to manipulate the song, including her voice, to fit the scene. She jokingly calls it “Slow Swept”. I think it’s beautiful, and I’m not ashamed to admit I cried the first time I heard it.

Thank you Nicole & Adrian.


Watch the music video I directed last year for Side Swept:

When is season three?

The simple answer is: I don’t know for sure. We’d all like to get filming right away! But that’s not a reality yet. I’m looking at filming in early spring 2013. We’ll shoot as many episodes as our budget allows. I’ve written many! We seem to have a tradition of launching seasons on the first Thursday of July… so it would be nice to keep up that tradition! Of course, we’ll keep you up-to-date. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for news updates.

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What can I watch in the meantime?

There are tons of great web series out there!

I’ve gotten to know many great filmmakers here in my city, and abroad. I’ve even had the pleasure to work with some of them. I’m starting a new section here on outwithdad.com called “Web Series To Watch“. Some will have LGBT themes, some will be lady-centric, and some will be simply because I like them and the people who made them!

Let’s start off with a new one. As Out With Dad wraps for the year, Pretty In Geek begins! It’s a show about girl-gamers, and it’s really fun! This new web series is made by my friends Elize Morgan and Courtney Wolfson. Elize and I are working on a bunch of projects together, which I look forward to sharing with you in the near future. Courtney is helping us with pre-production of our third season, how cool is that!?

Watch the first episode of Pretty In Geek, be sure to subscribe, like, share and comment!


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