Saturday, February 20, 2010

What if it works?

So over the past few months I have been dabbling in Social Media. As some of you know, I just completed my new film, "Honest You Won't Get Hooked". Elaine Elrod Of Often Seen Media has been helping me market the film screening (Feb 27/New City Suburbs) using Social Media, IE: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and this blog. My fear was what if after all this time and effort, what if it doesn't work. Today I had a realization...what I am actually afraid off is not what if doesn't work but rather what if it does? Up till now my screenings have usually been populated by cast, crew, friends and relatives...a really safe crowd. Now there is a chance my films will be seen by people who don't know me or I them....FUCK!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I have been tres busy

Not enough time to write my blog. Today I thought I had too. So everyone is talking about (okay, not everyone but people I know) the new provincial budget. Cuts everywhere...15% to the arts, whew we dodged a bullet.

But wait, the film fund is way to low to begin with, and now it is even lower? Howw can this be? But on the other hand it's the arts, how can you cut health care and not the arts. True That!

Couple months ago back in the year 2009, in Playback Magazine (Canadian Film and Television magazine) Alberta Cultural Minister Lindsay Blackett said something to the effect that for every dollar the Alberta Government invests in Alberta Film and Television they get 8-10 dollars back in spin off business. I am definitely not a economist. I don't know what is a good return on investment or ROI (I heard that somewhere and wanted to impress) but 8-10 dollars on a buck investment seems to me good business. So why the cuts, could it be because the current government doesn't see much outside of oil, or is that just the remnants of dictators past?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Feeling a bit like a hypocrite

Okay, so I just finished a short film titled "Honest you won't get hooked" and it pokes fun at cigarette smoking. It is an ant-smoking film, and I am quite aggressive.

So, woke up this morning to discover that the coffee pot was broken. My morning went from "Hmmm, I wonder what's in store today" to "Shit, no coffee, what the f@$K am I going to do"? I panicked, my head was swimming and pounding at the same time. I was also very angry. What did I do in life to justify such a catastrophe? Then I started thinking and realized "Oh Yeah, I have done my bit to piss off the Karma Gods". So I then I thought, you know what, it's probably going to be a day of bad Karma so what the hell, went to Satan's Superstore (Walmart) picked up a new pot for only $14.95, grabbed some coffee, picked up a paperback cruised on back home. It's starting to sound like a Jimmy Buffet song. "There's grounds in the coffee pot and soon it will render that steaming concoction that helps me hang on"

Anyway to make a longer story slightly longer I had some coffee and all is better. My wobbly vision has straightened out, my headache is almost gone, and I am not yelling at the walls.

So just remember..."Quit smoking, there is nothing worse then a cigarette addiction".

Monday, February 1, 2010

Wow! So much to talk about

I screened Honest you won't get hooked my new short film, on Saturday night to a couple of the actors...and they really liked that is cool. We also shot the evening as a promo piece and it will become one of our marketing tools that you will soon get to see on our favorite site, You Tube.

Got to run, can't say much more, but watch this blog in the next few days I want to talk about some of the great music I discovered in 2009.