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Interested in sheet music or backing tracks?

Email lifeisnotamusical [AT] and cc zanezmiller [AT] for details!

Soundtrack live on iTunes and Amazon!

You can now buy the soundtrack on iTunes and Amazon. Check your favorite online music store! Proceeds go to our amazing audio engineers and the Pepperdine Film Society. And don’t forget you can watch the movie online.



The full HD movie is now live!

Check it out at the “Watch the Movie!” tab in the upper right hand corner.

Want a copy of your own or a soundtrack to love and cherish forever? Keep an eye on this blog and our Twitter for updates. Soundtrack is coming to an iTunes near you soon!

Life is Not a Musical returns…

You may not have noticed, but there is a new tab on the menu at the top of the page, in addition to the redesign.

It says “Watch the Movie!”

There’s nothing there yet, but in exactly 11 days, you will be able to watch Life is Not a Musical in its entirety, in HD!

But that’s not all. Two more exciting options will be added as well. Stay tuned to our twitter and this blog to find out more in the next few days.


Watch the new trailer in even more glorious super HD!

Premiere one night only in Elkins Auditorium at Pepperdine University in Malibu!
Saturday, December 11, 2010

Don’t miss it.

Watch: Life is Not a Musical Teaser!

Watch it on YouTube for glorious full HD!

Video Production Log – Plaza Shoot


Producer’s Blog: Behind-the-scenes photos

Recording with Cazz! We took our very talented musical ensemble to lay down some bagillion part harmonies with Cazz Brindis, who is writing some additional music for the movie.


Video Production Log – Day #1.5


Producer’s blog: Behind-the-scenes photos

Saturday we shot one of our biggest scenes, the ending of the theme of the musical, “Life is Not a Musical.” We had our crew hard at work for 7 hours, and they were great! Here are some photos from behind the camera, so you can get an idea of why we had so much fun shooting this weekend. Look for video blogs and camera stills soon and keep an eye on our Twitter feed for by-the-minute updates.


Producer’s blog

Well, now everything is in full swing and it’s getting pretty intense. Our weekly production meetings have doubled in size and things are getting very serious. Idea Box Productions has become official and is the producing company behind Life is Not a Musical.

As you’ve seen from the photos and video below, we had our first shoot and it was amazing. We can’t wait to put some more talent in front of the camera and show them off. Every time we meet I get so excited to see how the actors are going to illustrate the things we’ve been just imagining.

Every weekend now we are either in the music studio recording vocals or shooting a scene or both or rehearsal. Things are getting really fun as we start to see what our finished product is gonna look like.

We are excited to announce we’ve been sponsored by a couple of organizations. This week we received donations from Pepperdine’s Student Government Association and Inter Club Council via the newly created Pepperdine Film Society. We can’t thank them enough and we are excited about what we can do now that we have a little funding to back us up.

Also worth noting, a friend and frequent collaborator, Jeff Loveness, won the “Audience Choice” at this weekend’s ReelStories Film Festival. Check out our cast members and choreographer in his great short Tutor.

Now it’s time for us to put our nose to the grindstone and get to work.

Keep an eye out here for more updates and email us at to get involved.


Video Production Log – Day #1


Photo Journal – Day 1 – First Shoot

These are screencaps from out first shoot,  for the number “How Did We Get Here”. Behind-scenes-video of the first day soon!