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post #151 of 398
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I knew you'd just end up casting white in the end!

If Matt Damon responds to my Craigslist ad, I will consider him.
post #152 of 398
I knew it always.

Brad is China Alibaba
post #153 of 398
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Nooj, come to L.A. and be in my film! You have leading man charisma!
post #154 of 398

What 'bout me, Braaaaaaaad? Dontcha wan see muh reel?

post #155 of 398
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Nooj, come to L.A. and be in my film! You have leading man charisma!

oh man that's a beautiful lie!

absolute diamond!
post #156 of 398
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oh man that's a beautiful lie!

absolute diamond!

in the ruff

post #157 of 398
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Carnotaur, when you send me your reel, make sure you don't include headshots so I have to guess who you are.
post #158 of 398

I'm sending it to you through snail mail. Included is a polaroid of myself from 1998 and a hand written resume. I was going for a very organic feel here. Don't worry, I shot my audition on mini-dv tape for you, so you wouldn't have to!

post #159 of 398

I know it's this foto:

 

george.jpg

post #160 of 398

Rawr!

post #161 of 398
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post


oh man that's a beautiful lie!

absolute diamond!

 

Diamond Absolut

 

post #162 of 398
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I had an actor ask me if I was on my period because I wouldn't let him audition at a very specific time.
post #163 of 398
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This conversation is still going on. I even let him think he won and he's still picking the scab.
post #164 of 398

Obviously not someone you want to work with then.

 

Amscray him. 

post #165 of 398

Let us take a look at the script, Bradito. We'll help you through your period. It's a very special time in a young man's life.

post #166 of 398

Was the actor auditioning for a hardass character and doing the "look how Method I am" thing? Let him dangle.

post #167 of 398
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I came pretty close to posting a screenshot of his email, his headshot and resume to Twitter and @-ing all the improv and acting schools he attended. Then bringing down the hellfire of the acting community SJWs on him.

But I decided he wasn't worth the potential blowback.

"You want to be famous, guy? I can make you famous..."
post #168 of 398
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It's wild that people who are like in real movies actually want to be in my movie.

"Holy fuck, she's in 'Captain America?!'"

"Jesus Christ bananas, she's in 'Independence Day 2?!'"
post #169 of 398
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It's wild that people who are like in real movies actually want to be in my movie.

"Holy fuck, she's in 'Captain America?!'"

"Jesus Christ bananas, she's in 'Independence Day 2?!'"

 

 

Are you sure they're not just 

 

"Pedestrian number 15"

and

"Alien chow number 5,085"

 

?

post #170 of 398
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Okay, so they're not leads, but still.
post #171 of 398
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I held my auditions last Sunday. Only three dudes showed up, and there are three male roles. So it wasn't exactly Sophie's Choice. Two women read for the female lead. That one was tougher to cast. I went with the gal who got there first.

It's fun to see folks bringing the material to life. Some of them are a little green, but they're enthusiastic about the script.

Rehearsals are on Saturday. We'll lock down all the blocking and get everyone more comfortable with their characters and performances.
post #172 of 398
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We're filming on Saturday. Holy shit! It's finally going to happen.
post #173 of 398

Good luck!  Can't wait to see it!

post #174 of 398
Don't fuck up Brad!
post #175 of 398

Remember, you've got nothing to lose. Just your money, reputation and dignity.

post #176 of 398
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Today's the big day!
post #177 of 398

Good luck, Brad! 

post #178 of 398

Make sure you bring coffee and donuts for cast and crew. I always used to do that and it put everyone in a better mood, perfectly priming them for me to yell and scream later.

post #179 of 398
Shit, make sure you got plenty of petty cash to burn on shooting days.
post #180 of 398

MY man!

post #181 of 398

Have some male strippers on speed dial, because you never know.

post #182 of 398

It's true. You never know. 

post #183 of 398

And plenty of cocaine. You've got an image to keep up!

post #184 of 398
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Make sure you bring coffee and donuts for cast and crew. I always used to do that and it put everyone in a better mood, perfectly priming them for me to yell and scream later.

Or you know, a craft services table to sustain everybody for the day, plus meals at the appropriate times.
post #185 of 398
Don't forget fluffers.
post #186 of 398

My sources have supplied me a behind the scenes photo of Bradito on set:

 

post #187 of 398
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Or you know, a craft services table to sustain everybody for the day, plus meals at the appropriate times.

What are you talking about? The crew can naturally go with an empty stomach for 16 hours! It's non Union!!
post #188 of 398

http://www.avclub.com/article/lloyd-kaufman-14238

 

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 What was fascinating about our production was that we recruited our crew as volunteers off the Internet. We put up a post saying we were doing our next movie, and you'd have to pay for your own travel expenses. We got volunteers from all over the map... and we lived in this Buffalo church. Most of them slept on the floor, ate cheese sandwiches three times a day, and had to learn to defecate in a paper bag, because we only had one bathroom.
post #189 of 398
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Originally Posted by Hammerhead View Post
 

http://www.avclub.com/article/lloyd-kaufman-14238

 

Poultrygeist. I worked on that movie for a couple of weeks. I lived close enough that I didn't have live in that church (and that place was gross). Troma's pretty much fallen into obscurity at this point and after working with them, there's a reason for that. Aside from progressively mediocre filmmaking, they are MISERABLE to work for. The main producer on that film wasn't even a producer. He met Lloyd Kaufman in a bar. They got talking and Lloyd basically said "Hey, want to produce my next movie?" The rest is (sort of) history. 

 

The guy had no clue what he was doing. I quit during pre-production in favor of an actual paying gig but they finished the film. I never saw it but the only Troma movie I really like is The Toxic Avenger, so I'm guessing I'm not missing much. 

post #190 of 398

Working for Troma sounds fucking miserable.

post #191 of 398
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Or you know, a craft services table to sustain everybody for the day, plus meals at the appropriate times.

 

 

Craft services? For a self financed short film?  Who are you, Daddy Warbucks? Those ingrates were lucky I gifted them with donuts!

post #192 of 398
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Originally Posted by Carnotaur3 View Post
 

Working for Troma sounds fucking miserable.

It wasn't fun but the people that stuck with it did so happily and with an immense amount of pride. He's not kidding about the volunteers coming from all over the map, either. There was a guy from Australia. I ran into a guy who worked on it a few months later. I guess they ran out of film at one point and Lloyd also randomly fires people for no reason. 

 

Sounds like a hoot. And you don't get paid! 

 

It's funny how much shade they throw at the "amateurs" they have working for them (see the "Asshole PA" character in Terror Firmer), they literally could not make these movies without them. As long as Lloyd is able to scrape his pennies together, though, he'll have eager volunteers. "INDEPENDENT FILM, MAN!"

post #193 of 398
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It's wrapped. We only had a couple hiccups: I needed to send someone to go get another external hard drive from Best Buy, and the DP was a little peeved about having to pay for parking; I reimbursed him.

But, the footage looks great. We shot in 6K, which sounds like a lot of Ks. The jokes landed. The cast rose to the occasion. My weird sensibilities are on display throughout.

Now I'm going to get a good night's sleep then find someone to edit this leviathan.
post #194 of 398
Congrats Brad!
post #195 of 398

Awesome.

 

Make sure to save those 6k source files for the eventual MegaHD Brown-Ray release.

 

No interest in editing it yourself, or is it a matter of hardware/software? I guess it would probably take a good CPU and a lot of RAM to handle all the raw footage.

post #196 of 398
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I'd love to cut it myself. I just don't have the wallet for the tech.
post #197 of 398
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It's wrapped. We only had a couple hiccups: I needed to send someone to go get another external hard drive from Best Buy, and the DP was a little peeved about having to pay for parking; I reimbursed him.

But, the footage looks great. We shot in 6K, which sounds like a lot of Ks. The jokes landed. The cast rose to the occasion. My weird sensibilities are on display throughout.

Now I'm going to get a good night's sleep then find someone to edit this leviathan.


How much would you pay the editor? 

 

I have a reel if you'd like to check it out.

post #198 of 398
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He'll get a coupon for one free hug.
post #199 of 398

Cracker Barrel coupon?

 

post #200 of 398
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I'll email you, so we can discuss (and talk shit about the other posters).
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