So hectic lately… Tonight was the Finale of America’s Next Producer. Gwen Uszuko, Denver local won tonight. I worked on the project which was under NDA at the time which was the final part of the competition. It actually turned out somewhat badly. It was Gwen’s first time directing, and there were a lot of issues, and the schedule was unfortunate, terrible, and necessary. Even so, Gwen’s mini pitch pilot, called Playboy in Sin City was enough for her to Win. She’ll be on her way to LA in about a month to go and make a shot at being a noteworthy producer. Naturally, I’m hoping desperately that she doesn’t meet anybody out there, and calls me up needing a hand with something terribly important. i just got back from the sort of after Premiere/Wrap party. I didn’t get shown much in the episode. We were all expecting more behind the scenes making of stuff, but they only had a few minutes. The few minutes they had, they did talk about the fucking turtle who shat on everything, so you did get a bit of the gist of what production was like. I expected they’d show the trials and tribbulations of assembling the stripper pole in more detail…
Backing up a notch, Netherbeast Incorporated has its local Premiere in Boulder as part of the toofy Film Festivallast weekend:
It grew out of this short:
It has a bunch of big name people in it, and it is a fairly local production. Shot a state over, but with some local people, such as Moderately Famous Maiz Lucero. Since Maiz and I are friends, and we had just worked on Ink together, I was invited to tag along with the Producers for the after after party. Good guys. Also, a good movie. It’s not perfect, but given the problems encountered on Playboy in Sin city, I can sympathize. If you loved Wet Hot American Summer, or Bubba Ho Tep, you’ll like Netherbeast. In the unlikely even it makes it to theaters, you should watch it. I hope it does make it to theaters, and there is a chance it might, considering Dave Foley and Darrel Hammond are in it.
Backing up even further, the previous weekend, I was an Incubus in Ink. It will be a while before this film gets released, so I won’t go into specific details about how bloody miserable the costume was. I didn’t actually sign an NDA, but I guess it’s respectful to avoid spoilers until they get covered by the promotional material. One curious quirk of the film is that when I looked it up on IMDB a few days after I was done with my four days of shooting, I realised that the movie is something of a Mouth Off Reunion. I worked with Robert Markle while I was shooting, and Jen Fiskum and Leigh Ann Gould are both listed as having parts on IMDB, so at least four of us will turn out to have been in the movie, without any particular planning. Wacky. Maiz Lucero played Brave Incubus. He also had a speaking part. I’m referring to my incubus character as “violent incubus” in my resume, though he didn’t actually have a specific name, and was a nonspeaking part. I should wind up with a bit of (somewhat obscured) face time. Also, I got to do some fighting stunts, so I hope to be killed at least once or twice in the final cut.