•March 8, 2014 • Leave a Comment
The Blog about Tool’s new studio album being completed was an ‘off the cuff’ remark by Adam Jones which in fact was not true, the album is not complete yet which now makes sense, they are presently touring. My apologies for the inaccurate info and as you can see, I deleted such.
* Okay, me again. Before I go, I have to give Matthew McConoughey and Jared Leto props for winning Oscars for their unbelievable performances in , “Dallas Buyers Club, such a great, powerfully profound film that in my opinion, should have won Best Picture. But congrats to all you won, it was indeed a great year for awesome films. peace tone
•March 2, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Insomnia is back, tossed and turned all night while my mind was stuck on another revision possibility on this current writing project. I’d like to use the ole , two steps forward and a step back here, it seems quite fitting. I’m sure most writers can relate to this, its part of the creative process. lol
The Oscars are tonight and this year the ‘competition’ is abundant and from what the experts say, it’s a tight race for the coveted statue. Instead of me blogging about my own predictions, which I’m sure I’d be at least 50/50 on, I’m pretty much expecting the Oscars to be spread about more evenly and not the standout films gathering a handful of the statues as some would expect.
I think the toughest call will be on who will get the best actor? In my opinion, it is between Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey, both superb actors in great films. I won’t be disappointed either way.
Everyone enjoy the remainder of their weekend and have a great week ahead…peace tone
•March 1, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Up early and getting much done, with still a lot of the day left! I hope that everyone’s weekend is going well so far. I’m going on very little sleep here but that creative flow is still, well, flowing.
I am going to make a road trip here soon to talk with my crew and also finalize pricing on rental equipment we will be needing. Although I’ve talked with them over the phone, I have to put my hands on what we need and also make sure we aren’t forgetting anything….while trying to keep the budget as low as possible.
Made my usual rounds through-out the net, my Twitter acct, Facebook and Kickstarter and email accounts. I had contacted an actress who last I heard had moved to Canada somewhere. Initially we had replied to her interest in the role of Amani aka the Face Painter, but she seems to have disappeared off the radar and unfortunately we need a commitment before summer.
I spent the better part of the night generating suitable character sides and also enjoyed watching the movie, ‘Elysium’. Which was a good film but did have some of what I call, oversights (not flaws) in the story and a bit of a predictable ending. But it was indeed entertaining.
My food has arrived and I must soon get back to writing…peace tone
•February 28, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Yea, it’s Friday and it’s whatever I want to do day and so, a blog or two, some work on a story/script or two then dinner with a friend tonight. I found this pic of my cat Jasmine enjoying whats left of my green tea. Notice how she checks it out before drinking, smart kitty.
On another topic, it looks like Blake Rice is not going to get his film project, Meridians, funded. It’s a shame because when I look at the promo trailer her made for Kickstarter, I see endless possibilities in the direction the script/film could go. I do hope that somehow over the next few hours the project does get funded.
I’m at the local coffee shop in my neighborhood and it did take me awhile to get a table to sit, but obviously I did. In fact as of right now there is plenty of sitting available, so join me, please. lol
Since the my iced coffee has my energy up, I’ve decided to listen to Faith No More while writing, it works. I hope that everyone has a great wkend and will be on and off-line whenever….peace tone
****** Update! The short film, Meridians, appears to have gotten funded with nine hours to spare! I’m sure the director Blake Rice and cast and crew is delighted.
•February 28, 2014 • Leave a Comment
I am writing a quick blog about a short film I’m backing along with others on Kickstarter. The film titled, ‘Meridians’ an organic short film by Blake Rice is in its final 71 hours of seeking funds/backing. Please take a look and if it’s something you may be interested in, then please help. Below is a link,
This is a video link,
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I will be on-line to write a few blog entries this weekend, peace tone
•February 24, 2014 • Leave a Comment
I was checking out the web-site, Kickstarter and I have to admit, I’m impressed with the variety of films being made and seeking funding. I did manage to find a few that peaked my personal interest. I also wanted to see if any of those had a breakdown of the dollar amount to see how they arrived at the figure, not much info there. I do have my own concerns about what is legit there and what may not be. But by looking at the backers of some of the projects and their continuous funding many projects, I believe the site is being ran well.
I’m dreading the weekend ending and this four-day work week ahead which is a def buzz kill. But I did manage to get much done in my free time, writing, working out, cooking and even manage to spend some quality time with a close friend. I must add that at times I feel like Fox Mulder in his basement, only mine pursuit is writing and film, his? The truth…I had to reference X-files somehow in this post, lol.
I’m hungry, cat’s hungry, time to jet and chow down…peace tone
•February 22, 2014 • Leave a Comment
I’m chilling and writing at a neighborhood coffee shop and listening to my fav band, Portishead. So far it’s been a good day and despite the turmoil in the Ukraine and Venezuela, I’ve been able to stay focused….I having friends in both countries, it does bother me.
I was going through some legal papers etc and found out that my passport has expired, which really didn’t surprise me since it has been ten years since I’ve last renewed it. But with my heart set on traveling somewhere this summer (hopefully) it’s on my to do list. I wonder what they charged now? 200-300 I bet.
Oh, I have been writing/sketching a storyboard for one of the scenes in my script, ‘The Geechi’. I have always stated that I would try to avoid any CGI if possible but I have come to realize that in order to keep all expenses for production at the bare minimum, some CGI is a must, this scene involves a ghostly entity of some sort. I don’t want to reveal too much but just so you know, it isn’t a horror film.
Well, back to work, have a great evening…peace tone