First off, here's the latest short, "THE HEROES OF THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS".
Honestly, I think this is on a filmmaking level, the best thing I've ever done. And yes, I know it's a remake but I honestly believe I managed to improve on the original in every single way, including my own performance. Although I have issues with it due to the lack of rehearsal time I gave myself, I was at least able to dump the pseudo-Paul Lynde voice since I was able to get Scott Ford to do the opening and closing Voice-Over. (And let me also go on record as saying that his line reading of "Hey Asshole! Pull up your pants" may be the best Christmas present ever!)
So to review, First we had "GLENGARRY GLEN STYX".
Yep. I opened the year with a remake and closed it with a remake. And in the interim, I managed to squeeze out two original bits of writing.
While I'm happy with both shorts. (Despite some color issues with "Franklin".) They do betray a lack of ambition. This past year has been kind of a retrenchment.
The good news is thanks to the showing of "Glengarry" at the Klamath Independent Film Festival and it's Third Place showing, I know I'm the right track.
So most of January will be spent in writing mode, trying to generate new material. What that means for the blog...Don't know. As the Zen Master said, we'll see.
In the meantime, if you like the shorts, I have tip jars attached on all the videos (Except for "Glengarry" which was made before I started paying my actors.)
Also, buying my book will also help. The link to the sales page is just above in the masthead.
Again, hope you like the shorts and I wish you very Happy Holidays!
That's right, I said Happy Holidays! SUCK IT, O'REILLY!!!!!