Friday, November 30, 2012

Changes... Version 2

Well, that's that.

Thanks to a debt I've been fighting for nearly ten years, the fairly high cost of living in Los Angeles, and the extremely high cost of making films, I have to leave California and the film industry for the foreseeable future.

Which, as everybody who's ever left California knows, probably means forever.

All good, though.  My production entity is alive and well and hopes to remain that way without me.  Go support them on Facebook.

Short Pajamas on Facebook

Good night, everyone.  And good luck.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Short Film Fever!

Note: This appeared elsewhere first.  Just reposting for good measure.

Most of you have heard, but JeffScape is making a short film.  And he needs your help.

Now, you're probably thinking, "With the economy like this, why should I help some petulant whelp make a short film?"  Well, because his last film, "Dog," was filmed on a budget of just over $10k.  And with that $10k, he employed 23 people, paying out almost $4k in wages for three days worth of work.  So, in a way, you're actually helping the economy.

Anyhoo, you can check out the pitch for his current project here:

Watch the video and then head over to show your support.

Also, "Like" the Facebook page!  It's just a clickety-click out of your day!

There's a pretty amazing cast attached, including some Australian up-and-comers, and a rising Iranian star!

And this guy, who made an appearance on Jay Leno:

As you can see, you'll be helping out some entertaining folks continue doing what they do best... and that is to entertain.

Speaking of... this awesome song is going to be in the short film:

So help JeffScape and his crew out.  Every $1 helps.  Every "Like," every "Share," every comment on their Facebook.  Spread the word.  Make someone smile.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Mid-November Ramblings

This song is going to be in my next short film, "Imaginary Friend."  Provided we can raise enough money to make the damned thing.  If you're interested in helping the production out (every $1 helps!), go here:

And here:

In Other News:

Skyfall was pretty friggin' awesome.  Maybe not as good as Casino Royale (although I'm still debating this in my head), but LIGHT-YEARS better than that crap, Quantum of Solace.

Of course, it helps that one of my friends looks exactly like the Chinese Bond girl (who is actually French).

And while it's not quite as good as How to Train Your Dragon, Dreamworks' Rise of the Guardians is pretty damned good.  I was invited to a special pre-release screening, and it's kinda funny hearing everyone cheer during the end credits.  I'm guessing that's because I was sitting next to everyone who was listed in the end credits.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Imaginary Friend

So, I'm attempting to produce another short film.  At great expense to myself, my family, and my friends.

People are asking me... why the Hell am I doing this?  Why am I wasting time and money making short films when I should be spending time making money?

Short answer: Because I want to tell stories.  I've been telling stories my entire life, since before I could even read and write.  And since I could write, I've been writing the damned things down.  They live in me, grow in me, scream at me until I let them out.

And when I let them out... I let them go.  I let them live in the hearts and minds of those who read them, those who see them.

That may seem pretentious, but let me be the first to admit that I'm no artist.  I don't think I'm changing the world in any significant way.  At best, I'm entertaining a handful of people who (hopefully) will be kind enough to let me know if my writing is any good.  I tell and write stories for no other reason than to tell and write stories.  Sure, I'd like to make money doing it (which would solve the "spending time making money" conundrum), but whether or not I can pay my rent with these tales of people and places that may or may not exist, I'm going to tell these tales.

Point of fact is... I can't pay my f@#$ing rent.  And I don't care.  I've got an imaginary friend dying to reveal his antics to the world.  Make no mistake... I'm going to reveal them.

I hope you'll help me.

Watch the video below, then visit our Kickstarter directly at: "Imaginary Friend"