I am a one man band type film maker, that helps parents help their kids realize their dream of working in the film industry. So many parents spend huge amounts of money on their kids acting but never win a role in a film as they have no on location experience. That's where I come in. I use to fill the gap. I volunteer my time, equipment and money. 1983 - 2023 40 years of film production.
Wednesday, 24 May 2023
I'm going to close my website again. Going to try to set up a redrict to my blog here or one free webpage. I have run out of money to keep it going.
So far everything that could go wrong with a film project has gone wrong. I'm down to four actors. I guess I'm going to try and write a script that works for Conan, Ezra, Winston and Neo.
I wonder what kind of film that is going to look like ?
Friday, 19 May 2023
I'm gearing up for the diving film and Lily's Ghost Story. I'm on the very edge of writing the film scripts. I'm just double checking who the actors are as I don't want to do rewrites every other day. The films are way less muddy if I can lock a cast in and write for the cast. Moving lines around and trying to fit actors into roles I didn't write for them turns into trying to make something from nothing.
Sunday, 14 May 2023
What to do?
There is no shame in failing for to truely fail is to have not tried at all.
Thursday, 11 May 2023
I'm losing a lot of sleep over this diving film. I having written the film script yet as I don't know who is going to be in the film. For sure we have Conan and the Briski brothers. Possibly Arlo.
I'm already losing filming dates out of the min 10 days of filming to make a feature. I have no choice but to make it a 47 min film.
The diving practice scenes are going to look very thin with only 5 people on deck. It's not going to be the exciting film I was hoping it would be.
I also don't know if we can get the pool rental time we need.
The budget is now under $1000 as I'm broke and Micheal is now coving the cost. Hummm canceling the project is not an option as the guys have put so much effort into learning to dive.
The show must go on. Hopefully I can pull some rabbits out of my magical hat as I always do to make something that at least looks like a film when finished.
Friday, 5 May 2023
I keep dreaming up all these original Hollywood Blockbuster type movies. Tonight's was another amazing idea. The question now is how do I get Ron Howard, Tom Hanks and so on to work on one of my movies for free?
Thursday, 20 April 2023
Conan's Couch is very impressed with his diving skills.
Monday, 17 April 2023
Going to be a busy week.
It's going to be a busy film production week. Going to film Lily's fundraiser video, Conan's U12 Boys Diving film update video and meeting with a returning actor about possible film projects this summer.
Wednesday, 12 April 2023
We have some nice weather so I have been just working away at building the ice cream cart. I cut the bike and kids bike trailer. I did a bunch of welding but I still have much more to do. It's starting to look like a ice cream cart.
Thursday, 6 April 2023
back to fundraising
So we should get back to doing some fundraising for the U12 Boys Diving film. We need about $1200 to rent the pool with diving boards. The rest of the film I plan to use free public locations. We do need to buy gas for production vehicles for two weeks $500. Plus additional props $500
We are planning to do 10 production days.
Congratulations to Conan
Congratulations to Conan who got a promotion and has been invited to join the diving development. His diving lessons cost has doubled. we need to raise an aditional $300 to cover the new cost. Please swing by our website or use the link below if you would like to make a donation to the boys diving lessons. Thank you for your support.
Tuesday, 4 April 2023
Ice cream cart parts
So I was out thrift store shopping this morning and bought some parts to make the ice cream cart for the U12 Boys Diving film. An old 90s BMX bike, old kids carrier bike trailer and a snacks Coleman cooler for the ice and icecream I will post more as I build the cart.
Wednesday, 29 March 2023
Friday, 24 March 2023
New prop build
I'm now planning to build a ice cream bike for the U12 Boys Diving film project. I'm looking for old bike parts, some old plywood scrapes and a set of bells to go on the bike handle.
Tuesday, 21 March 2023
Not much happening last week. Not much happening this week. I do need to have a meeting with actors parents to give them the diving lesson money. I will most likely film a quick thank you video.
Tuesday, 14 March 2023
Wow, it's March 14 the already. I better get back to script writing. I'm getting way behind on it.
Sunday, 5 March 2023
I took the rusty old wire basket off the the trike. I need to make a steel plate to adapt a seat on the back for the camera man to sit on.
Thursday, 2 March 2023
new camera bike convertion
I drove 6 hours round trip to pick up an old trike Michael purchased to convert into a camera bike. I took it for a test drive and wow does it mess with the biking brain. We may need to convert it to a bike trailer to use as a camera bike.
Wednesday, 1 March 2023
Saturday, 25 February 2023
Lily's ghost story
Had an amazing week interviewing girls for Lily's Ghost Story. I wrote their fundraiser scripts and I will hopefully get them all filmed this week. I will post them on the production website and YouTube time release on Thursdays I think.
Tuesday, 21 February 2023
Lily's Ghost Story
I meet some amazing female lead actors in th elast two weeks. Lily's Ghost story is looking like it could be an amazing film when completed. Im gathering up all the information I need to write the script with in the limts placed on it. Sloane's mother has offered her privet campsite for one of the filming locations. This will help out alot to keep within the strick budget. I have updated my website to include the new feature film project.
Friday, 17 February 2023
To QHR or not to QHR?
We are currently planning to do a QHR Report with Conan at a Toronto event. It will cost $80 in gas and $50 in entry fees. Parking is free. So $130 is the cost. At 38 cents per 1000 YouTube views it's going to take 342,120 views to break even. Humm
Tuesday, 14 February 2023
I just updated the website. I added Lily's Ghost Story feature film project to the list of films this year. I will be filming it in May and June 2023. The bugdet is $100. Can a feature film be made for $100. We shall find out.
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