Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
On September 6th, the 10th day of shooting, we finished production of the movie!
I had promised earlier that I would perform a Celebratory Cartwheel (having never executed one before), and I delivered, baby! I didn't even hurt myself! Eff yeah!!!
Now I'm going to barricade myself in my apartment and finish editing the rough cut. We might have to get together one more time for some reshoots and pick up shots, but production was so Ianfficient*, we probably won't have to.
Check out more pics on my Facebook page.
*The Script Supervisor Ian was so efficient, a new word was created in his honor.
Erik Rhea...Tom Banks
Kelly Nixon...Herself/Victory Girl
Suza Lambert Bowser...Beverly/Feminista
Rick St. Charles...Konrad Tiltenzumer
Christopher Hatcher...Jeff/Justice Man
Jason Bone...John McClowski
Leslie Ostrom...Megan Riker
Pryncz Lotoj...Uncle Marv
Dave Hamilton...Gaelon Davis
Silas Knight...Sandor Stockfleth
Thomas Tucker...Kong Fu Sensei
Genny St. Charles-Monet...Sarah Banks
Steve Brown...Dentist #1
Jabari Morgan...Dentist #2
Lee Ritter...Poet #1
Denise Ryles...Poet #2
Lorna Brown...Poet #3
Tyler Hooker...Poet #4
Danielle Hewitt...Poet #5
Andrew Campbell...Poet #6
Ian Strope...Poet #7
Lacy-Jean Rhodes...Student #1
Joshua D. Nelson...Student #2
Matt St. Charles...Student #3
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
The theatrical trailer is more traditional- blazing fast, full of punchlines, and contains every funny part from the movie. (Don't worry though- we ran the script through a Laugh Calculator and it totaled 257 LOL's. This trailer only has 12.) If you're strapped for time, watch this one.
The promo trailer was created to exemplify the style and pacing of the feature. Thus the length. And the slower pace. And, and the credits. Now that I think about it, it's not really a trailer at all. I probably should've called it something else, but it's far too late for that now.
Theatrical trailer on YouTube! (2 minutes)
Promo trailer on YouTube! (8 minutes)
720p HD versions here!
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Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Last Friday, we knocked out all eight gut-busting pages for the promotional trailer. It was totally awesome. People were a little nervous; "It's Fri the 13th lol." I reassured them that I didn't believe in luck- good or bad, and promptly administered swift kicks to the groin to anyone who didn't share my optimism. Needless to say, we nailed the trailer without a hitch, and as I take a break from editing to post this, my sides are still sore from laughing. Ha! Excitement.
The moral of the story is: I actually do believe in luck, by this definition: being prepared for opportunity when it comes (and kicks you in the nuts).
Check out frames here! And behind-the-scenes (making of The Making Of) pics here!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
The initial casting phase is complete! We had over 60 incredible people audition. Next step: watch the six hours of footage and invite the best of the best of the best for a callback!
The pieces of the giant puzzle are starting to fall into place!
Check out pics from the second day here.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
The first casting call was a HUGE success. There were SO many amazing, talented people. I was blown away. I kept having to bite my tongue during auditions to keep from laughing (in a good way; with people, not at them), and yada yada yada, everything still tastes like rubber.
A special thank you to all who made this day rad.
Check out pics here!
If you missed the first call, there's still one more:
SATURDAY THE 24TH, 12PM-2PM, same place- 5th & A Eureka (in the Moore's Sleepworld building)
Sunday, May 4, 2008
SYNOPSIS: The Making Of is a mockumentary that documents the trials and tribulations of novice producer Tom Banks and his ragtag film crew as they struggle to make a movie. The sole financier of the movie, Tom's uncle Marvin, is a hyper-frugal control freak. Even though his intentions are good, his unexpected budget-cutting ends up crippling the film. As the production spirals ever downward, Tom begins to wonder if his dream will ever be achieved. The Making Of chronicles the making of a movie that never gets made.
This is writer/director Matt St. Charles' second feature. His first, Remote Control Grandpa, is totally awesome and you can check it out at www.remotecontrolgrandpa.com
Also take a look at some of his thoroughly entertaining short films and commercials at this website- especially LOOSE CANNON, a spinoff of one of the characters from The Making Of!
You can also read the blog of The Making Of here! (SO meta!)
The Making Of will be shot in high definition at 24p.
WHO: Roles for men & women ages 18-65!
Sunday, May 18th, 12pm-4pm
Saturday, May 24th, 12pm-4pm
North Coast Casting, #7 5th street at the corner of A, Eureka
(Next to Moore's Sleepworld)
WHY: Credit, copy, meals, a warm smile and a hearty handshake... and pay (pending).
Please bring headshot/resume if possible.
For more info and to register (optional), call North Coast Casting at 442-0952 or visit their website.
CLICK HERE FOR CHARACTER PROFILES!Also, just for your fyi, we have an official title: THE MAKING OF! Thanks for voting!
Friday, April 25, 2008
Okay, here are my thoughts on each candidate. I love The Greatest Story Never Told, because it fits the story perfectly; it's about a film crew that fails to make their movie. So their story is never told. The story about their story is told (our story), but not the story they wanted to tell. But The Making Of is also a perfect fit; we'll shoot our movie as if it's the making-of video for the dvd for their movie. And since their movie never gets finished, the Making Of is all they're left with. It's also kind of a mysterious title too:
"I'm gonna go see The Making Of."
"The making of what?"
"I don't know, and the curiosity is killing me."
"Well now I want to see it."
Another plus would come from the real making-of video we'd make: The Making Of The Making Of. Awesome.
What I don't like about The Greatest Story Never Told is that it sounds like a parody of The Greatest Story Ever Told. Which it most certainly is not. I almost want to toss Jesus into the script because the title is so cool.
What I don't like about The Making Of is that it might be difficult to find online. "Greatest Story Never Told" returns 139,000 results on Google, but "The Making Of" pulls up 4,920,000. Whoof. That's the problem, lots of movies have a making-of featurette. Anything can have a making-of movie about it. And it gets worse- imagine this movie on the marquis at a theater. If there's another title after The Making Of, both movies are screwed.
"Oh look what's playing, honey- The Making Of No Country For Old Men."
"Why would I want to see the making-of? I haven't even seen the movie yet."
"Me neither. I wonder why it's not playing here anymore."
Hopefully no one would be that dumb, but what scares me is that dumb people are the target audience for our movie. Sigh.
Go vote on the title!!!
Monday, March 31, 2008
It's April Fool's day, but this is no joke! It's nearly seven minutes of adrenaline-rushing, heart-pounding, adjective-packed cinema!
Click here to access the 720p HD version.
I pity the fool that passes this up! (The April Fool! Er, right?) Again, this is not a joke, this is very, very real.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
The shoot was great! Super funny stuff. Super good footage. And pizza.
It was a very spontaneous shoot. We were able to pull some good friends out of hibernation to help out, and it all came together beautifully!
I cut together a rough edit today, and it's SUPER FUNNY.
Picture of McClowski kicking in a door courtesy of Tyson Ritter.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
"Because I'm a crazy asshole," I respond telepathically. "I'm reckless, overly spontaneous and have no respect for priority. But goddamnit, I get the job done."
It's called Loose Cannon, and it features one of GSNT's lead characters, Supercop John McClowski, a personal favorite of mine.
You can read the script here.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
List of Greatest Story Never Told's:
- an east-coast rap album
- a short drama about a missionary in Africa
- the 1968 feature about Jesus. (That's actually the Greatest Story EVER Told, but it's close enough)
omg, jk. People have already been making connections to the Jesus flick, and if it continues I might just change the title. Thanks, Jesus. Happy now?
- WRITE IT, REWRITE IT, REWRITE IT AGAIN. GET IT TIGHT. KEEP IT FUNNY.
- ATTACH CAST AND CREW. CASTING CALL!!!
- FORM AN LLC PRODUCTION COMPANY
- BUSINESS PLAN (PACKAGE FOR INVESTORS):
- STORYBOARDS, SYNOPSIS, MISSION STATEMENT
- BUDGET TOP SHEET
- RESUMES OF KEY MANAGEMENT TEAM AND TALENT
- PHOTOS, POSTER ARTWORK, PRODUCTION SCHEDULES/STORYBOARDS
- DETERMINE UNITS
- RAISE MONEY
- PRESS/PUBLICITY - VARIETY/HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
- POST PRODUCTION
Saturday, March 8, 2008
The project tentatively titled "The Greatest Story Never Told" has a finished first draft! I'm super excited. The night I finished it I blazed through about 30 pages in a caffeine binge. That was fun. Amazingly I was able to sleep rather well afterwards. Now I'm off to rewrite the crap out of it. Some friends are helping me out, and there are some really hilarious ideas being throw around. Before long I think we'll have a polished piece worthy of printing!
Gearing up for Phase 2: Approaching Investors!
(P.S.- those aviators are Photoshopped on! I'm so proud!)