Mother’s Day ended at 3am early Friday morning at it’s first public screening in Austin, TX.
As I walked in the lobby, I knew something was amiss as I saw some friends of mine, turn and hurriedly walk out of the theater.
My wife and I saw a good friend of ours standing by himself, someone who I had snuck into the sold out screening…
“Well?” I asked, hoping for a high five, or at least a thumbs up.
He looked at me, meekly shook his head. “I kind of hated it.”
My heart dropped… As I stood there, taking in his five word review – a critic walked up to me threw his arm around my shoulder! “Fucking BRILLIANT – Dude, this is your BEST FILM!!!”
A FILM DIVIDED:
Okay, so many, MANY of you have been reaching out to me screaming, “WHAT THE HELL IS UP WITH MOTHER’S DAY?!?!?!?”
I have been screaming that exact question for months as well, and I KNOW what is happening with Mother’s Day. (I kid, I kid)
STOP READING: First catch up on the previous blogs:
My short film ZOMBIE was met with a cold, to lukewarm response… To me that was EXCITING as hell, as all my previous short films where UNWATCHABLE – the mere fact that ANYBODY was able to sit through THIS short film was nothing short of a success on my part…
It was also exciting to me… On a Thursday, I had no short film… On a Sunday I had produced, written, directed, and edited MY OWN short film.
We are winding down here folks, only one more blog to round out the story! Make sure to catch up on what you have missed!
The phone rang in my shitty studio apartment early in the morning. I saw the caller ID was coming from Twisted Pictures – my immediate reaction was here we go… they are going to back out…
First off, dear readers, let me apologize for not updating my “WHAT THEY DON’T TEACH YOU IN FILM SCHOOL” Blogs as regularly as I promised… MARK MY WORDS I will update the next one before the weekend is out!!!!
However, I do have something VERY pressing to inform you about. COMIC CON 2010.
Originally I had planned on making this blog FOUR parts… But, after I started writing I realized that there was just too much to say… So I have expanded it into TWO more parts. PART V will be released next week, with a CONCLUSION to follow.
So after 5 years in Hollywood, countless packages of Ramen Noodles, and many drunken nights of crying myself to sleep, I had a MUSIC VIDEO on MTV, and more importantly I had a REAL producer, who REALLY wanted to make THE DESPERATE, or so I thought.
So, hopefully by now you have read my first two posts. If you have not… STOP READING and do a little catch up.
Okay, up to speed?
So… In a matter of months, I went from folding clothes to securing a lawyer and agents… (somewhere in between I directed the first stage production of the amazing smash hit REPO! The Genetic Opera)
I guess I was ignorant… Some would argue I still am ignorant. But I thought with my lawyer and agents in place my luck had turned, and suddenly people would give me the time of day.