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new movie project [18 Oct 2006|09:50am]

I've got this great idea for a new movie. Ok. So it's about this horse, he's in the desert with his flock or whatever, and then some arabs come along and try to capture them, but he gets shot trying to save his fellow horse, and he's left alone in the desert. BUT HE'S OK! He was only wounded a little bit. So now he's ok... and he's pissed! Ok so because of his wound, he finds that he can run with just his hind legs, and keep his two front legs off the ground. So he's running around like this when two arabs with swords come along and try to capture him. BUT HE USES HIS FRONT LEGS TO TAKE THEIR SWORDS AND CUT THEIR HEADS OFF! Then he runs away really really fast with his two legs held up. Somewhere in there though there has to be a bunch of birds with cat faces wearing FUBU or something.

I've been on a real roll since I started turning to my dreams for creative material. I plan to begin casting sometimes next month, and should be filming by late May. Let me know if you are interested. Thanks guys. This is gonna be great.
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THIS MOVIE IS GOING TO HAPPEN!! [02 Mar 2006|11:07pm]

[ mood | pfffff ]

Haha just kidding! HAHAHA
next plz

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More location shots [06 Mar 2005|01:25pm]

Managed to get a hold of more of the photos of my location scouting mission out in easter Oregon.

Not actualy using this gas station in the movie, it turns out, but still, I thought it was cool. This is in Adel, a small ass town near the Oregon-Navada border that we will be driving through on our way to the town of Fields.

More pictures behind cutCollapse )
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MOVIE PROJECT: REACTIVATED [01 Mar 2005|05:08pm]

*looks at the clock*

well, it's about time to take this project out of carbon-freeze. As of yet, it is suffering from hibernation sickness, but luckily, it is still in the hands of somebody who loves it. Ok, enough Star Wars references.

Basically, I haven't touched the script since I left this project last July. And it's about halfway done. Looking back on it, I realize now that I need to make a few changes, such as making the duologue not suck ass, and making the story actually have a point beyond the surface story layer thing. So, over the next couple months, I'm going to be working on that.

I am still planning on filming in the eastern oregonian desert during a week in July some time. My plans are very flexible, so mostly, it will depend on the schedules of the cast and crew, who have not been selected yet. Now, about that.

If you are just learning about this project, I suggest you look over the previous posts in this community, especially the first one, where I mention the flyer.
The cast and crew currently includes:
Liz-----------uncast. perhaps infernobushishi, aka Nina S, but that has yet to be set in stone.
Ish-----------Bryan S. (that'd be me)
Tim-----------Richard W.
Man (slaver)--uncast
scav 1--------Sam B. (touchofcinnamon)
scav 2--------uncast
scav 3--------uncast

camera--------Sam B.
camera--------spot not filled
sound---------spot not filled
makeup--------spot not filled

Note that all of these positions need not be separate people. A camera man could also be the sound guy and scav #2 for instance. so really, the entire cast/crew could consist of anywhere between 9 and 12 people. And since the motel size (and my budget for food) is limited, I'm not going to allow more that 12 people to be involved.

Speaking of budget, here's the situation with that:
props-------------------$200 (if people could help me out with props and costumes, that would be rad)
gas for transportation--$150 (it's about a 9 hour drive out to Fields, Oregon from Corvallis)
food/lodging------------$1750 (that's $10 of food per day per person (assuming 11 people not including me) for 10 days, as well as $650 for the motel)

Currently, I have 1,533$. That means I'll either need to beg a lot, or get a job so I can save up 667$ (I accept donations)

So. Any questions, ask.
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[28 Feb 2005|06:33am]

hey look.

This is the Alvord desert, where I hope to be filming this thing.
And that is the actor who is going to play Ish (me).
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MOVIE PROJECT: POSTPWN'D [21 Jun 2004|09:04pm]

So I got accepted to the University of New Orleans and the fall term begins fairly early on: August 23. That means I have to get cracking on moving down there as soon as possible.
Unfortunatly, this means I won't have time to film this movie...
HOWEVER, I do plan on picking up where I left off next summer. Waiting till next summer will also be nice because it'll give me a chance to refine the script a little more and make it all that much better. Plus, I'll have a year of film school behind me by then! OMGOMG.

Sorry for those of you looking foreward to making this project this summer, but reality bites. I'll keep you in my Rolodex (is that how you spell it?) and look you up this time next year to see if you're still interested.
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location scouting [03 Jun 2004|01:50pm]

This weekend, I am heading out to eastern Oregon to do some location scouting. I expect to shoot the film out in the Alvord Desert just past the Steens mountain range. It should be about an 8 or 9 hour drive out there, so I'm actualy spliting the drive into 2 days.

Now, about the Alvord Desert, this is a warning to any of you weak-hearted younguns who would like to participate in this project. It's very hot out there in July. As a matter of fact, last year a group of college kids went out there to fool around or something and 2 of them ended up with heat stroke which almost killed them. Now, I have no intention of putting my cast and crew under such risk, so there will be measures we will take to make sure there's no risk of something like this happening:

1) We'll drink lots and lots of water.
2) we'll only film during early-mid mornings and mid-late evenings. No mid-day shooting. too damn hot. This means you might have to rearrange your sleeping schedule for the shoot cause in order to get up at sunrise everyday, we'd have to go to sleep pretty early. naturally.
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Budget concerns and auditions [29 May 2004|04:47pm]

First of all, I recalculated my budget and discovered I need $2,700 instead of $1,100 to make this movie. More than half of that ammount goes into paying the lodging and food for the cast and crew while we film out in the Alvord desert this July.
Although it says on the flyer posted online "I will pay for all your expenses", depending on how sucessful I am at raising this money, It may not be all true.
If I cannot raise up enough money, I may only pay for half of your daily food costs, or I might just make you pay completely for yourself. Which, naturally, would be lame, since that would be mean not only were you volounteering for this movie, but you'd also be paying out of your own pockets for it.
I don't want to have to make you do that, so let's hope I can find people to loan me enough money.

Next, auditions.
Basically, anyone interested in being cast in this film should let me know their email address, so I can send them a PDF version of what I completed in the way of the screenplay. Included in the email, I'll fill you in on the rest of the story beyond where I'm at in the script. Yes, it will spoil the movie's ending and stuff, but if you're going to be in it, you should know what happens. Durr. Also, I'll send you a summary of all the main characters' backgrounds so you can get a feel for what they're like. Then, based on all that stuff, you can decide which character you want to try out for.
Yes, since I expect more than one person will want to be any given character, I have determined that I will hold auditions.
Now, I'm pretty much about as sure as you are about how I'm going to do this. Since at least one of you are hundreds (if not thousands) of miles away from Corvallis, Oregon, it would be pretty lame to make you come here only to say "sorry you're not right for the part".
If this is your case, I may just request that you set up a video camera, grab a friend or two, and act out a scene from what I've written, then send that directly to me.
For those of you who are either in Corvallis already, or would be willing to come to Corvallis, I might actualy hold a real audition some time in early June. Maybe rent a room at the Majestic or something. I haven't decided yet, and I'll figure it out later. As of now, If you're interested, send me your stuff, I'll send you my stuff, we talk.
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First Post [28 May 2004|04:55pm]

so If you're reading this, you've probably seen my flyer and are expressing at least mild intrest in this project.

Good for you.

This is the place for you to be.

Currently, I'm about 1/4 of the way through the screenplay, and I expect it to be completed sometime in early June.

You also may be wondering "what the hell is this movie about, anyway??"
Well, I'm here to help:

The move is set in the year 2032, 10 years after the Apocalypse. Although the exact year really, is kind of irrelevant to the story. I have a timeline detailing the end of the world here.

Anyway, the story is set in an unspecified location in the "Northwestern Badlands".
This lone scavenger guy, Ish, has been payed by two women, Liz and Jessie, to transport them in the back of his truck from one town, Ironside, to the next town, Kernville. On the way, the encounter a broken down motorcycle on the side of the road belonging to a shy, young runaway, Tim. About then, Ish's truck breaks down and they find that they're a good 5 day's walk through the desert to their destination, Kernville.
It's a story about these 4 people and the development of their relationships as they travel through the desert.

So yeah, that's a basic synopsis of the story. If you're interested in being involved, comment below or email me and I'll send you a PDF version of what I have so far of the screenplay.
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