Because we've all been here before.

What Style Do I Use? The Question On Our Minds…

This has been a question I’ve been wrestling with. The fun thing that I’ve been trying to do with C-Block is mix up with every single episode is. The only thing that’s going to remain the same is the pulpy, violent nature. I’ve actually.

As you can see, you’re never going to see the same thing twice. We’re trying to create a unique experience here. Our first episode is pretty much used for establishing. After that, it’s all over the place. You’ll have as many experiences as you want. I just need everything to remain fresh and strong.

Bam, look at this really crude chart I made. This basically is the genre structure. It might change, I dunno. That’s just what I’m writing on for now.

Yoahhhhhhhhhh Chartz

Charts son.

I think that covers it. Remember to tell your friends. Tell your dead friends. Tell that cop that pulled you over today because you’re black.

Remember to check out the fundraising stuff and all that good crap. I’m going to get back to work.

http://igg.me/at/cblockwebseries/x/11154

C-Block: Let’s Talk About The format

Been getting a ton of questions about distribution. How’s it going to work, do you have it lined up… and so forth.

It’s actually quite simple. The web series format is a new breed, but it’s a breed that everyone has access to… if that makes any damn sense at all. I can make everyone as long or short as I need it, and everything I have is mine and is controlled (mostly) by me. Which means you won’t have to go to the middle of nowhere just to see it.

The alternative would be to take it to festival after festival, where barely no one will see it. Sure, by doing so it gets you all kinds of personal accolades, but it doesn’t really do you much good in the long run when people actually want to see your stuff. And since this is crowdfunded, I want to people to see the work being made as soon as I can get it to them. Not a year or so afterwards when I’m done jacking myself off at film festivals you’ve never heard of. i’d be good for me, not for anyone else, especially you, the viewers who have been patient enough as it is.

I’m in the business of fun and entertainment. I just want you guys to have fun to, and as much as possible. Thus, we’re making a web series and getting quality content to you as quickly as humanly possible. The audience is what matters and I know what you want, even if you don’t know it yet.

Now I have to rest because I’m skating tomorrow. Lucky me.

Be sure to donate, so I can make this monster of a series.

I’ll see you all next time.

Here’s the link for you guys. Share it up..

http://igg.me/at/cblock/x/11154

What my Place is.

I really only write these things for myself so I don’t end up talking to myself all day. That can’t be healthy.

A benefit of living here in Goshen Indiana is the fact that I pretty much spend all of my days alone with my thoughts. And lately my thoughts have been good ones, for the first time in a long time. But of course I can’t help feeling if I’m doing the right thing that filmmakers are supposed to do. I really don’t have anyone rallying around me, most don’t even want to be seen with me.

Does that hurt my feelings? Hells yeah, it used to, a lot. It’s more just annoying now. I’ve really come to terms with some things.

I’m never going to be a popular kid. Never wanted to be. I just want to keep doing my own thing, because people can and will appreciate you for doing so, even if it’s years down the road. Then everyone who didn’t give a single hoot about you is going to decide to give two maybe three hoots about you.

I really don’t like being the center of attention (which is why I don’t like to act). But I do love it when everything comes together.

Just have to keep working at it. Someone will realize all the hard work.

CASTING NOTICE: Roller Derby Web Series C-Block

This is our title art. Pretty nice isn’t it?

Production title: C-Block
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent
Project length: Web Series (30 minutes)
Project format: 16:9 HD

Company website: http://www.wolfenfilms.com

Filming Location: Goshen, Indiana

Director: Joseph Greene
Email: wolfenfilms@gmail.com
Compensation: Yes

Synopsis:
“C-Block” is a web series about a woman and her discovery that roller derby is more than just a great sport sometimes and can be used for my sinister needs. Now she has to figure out this new world and deal with old and new friends and enemies over the course of the 6 episode series.

Character BIOS

[CHERYL] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 25-35]

Bookworm and sometimes skater Cheryl always likes to question the strategy. Every team needs a cynic and she’s that one.

There are the major speaking roles, and casting goes on until the end of the month. We begin filming in mid-March.

Just hit my up at wolfenfilms@gmail.com for more information. Thank you and good night everyone.

Death, Tea, that’s just how we do things here. What our new series C-Block is about.

Yeah, we still don’t have any artwork for this. Because I’m artistically challenged like that.

But yeah, I was talking about roller derby movies and stuffs not to long ago and went ahead with the production. See, we’re official and shit.

So I’ll give you a really quick breakdown on what exactly we’re doing.

It’s a Web Series.

-I really wrestled with the format. But I found I always worked better with slower, dialogue driven stuff. This will give me a chance to really get down and dirty with all of the characters. Really make them feel like something. Just stuff you can’t do in an hour and a half considering the subject matter.

-A benefit of this is the lack of grind. When you’re making a feature, so much can go wrong, and you have to have everything just right or you’re going to have to rework everything and anything. And that’s a grind I don’t want to go through right now. And since we’re staying in the derby scene as far as actors are concerned.

-6 Episodes I have planned. We’ll film the first episode and we’ll see how we feel about that. I don’t want to throw anyone into a 6 episode grind without being on the same page as everyone else at all times. That, and I can have more time to get more funds. Funds of course are good because no one works for me for free. That’s just my thing.

-I can release them whenever I want, without having to go through a lot of bullshit trying to get it screened somewhere. What’s mine is mine and I can do what I please.

-Where will it film. We’ll cross that bridge when we get there. I have people from Chicago calling me back there. But we’ll figure it out.

The breakdown and all that is on the IMDB, and I have the script here for anyone what wants to read it. You can find me right here.

Hopefully I can nail down a cast somewhat soon.

-

roller-derby

Hey, roller derby! Series and stuff! Yay!

roller-derby

You see, I made a funny.

It’s movie time again. But we’re doing something a little different this time around. Like I said before I’m moving away for those full blown features because they’re a pain in the ass that I really don’t want to deal with right now. As you can see from past events, you can’t really blame me at this moment. We’re moving over towards shorts and web series. And this is what I hope to actually be our first web series.

It still doesn’t have an actual title (I’m hoping someone will help me out with that) but it’s basically about the darker side of the sports we play (I’ll argue all day, derby is a sport.)

But then again, some of you already know my flair. We have these stories about death and inner/other destruction. Insane twists and normally logical situations, and always in the most ridiculous way. But unlike other times, this one has some far more serious undertones and a group of fresh faces (well mostly, I’m picking one of mine for Chicago because the part was written for her, you all know who I’m talking about.) And doing this as a web series will give me the flexibility as a writer to actually improve things as I go along. Features generally don’t have that luxury without things going haywire.

Also, this movie will feature the skaters themselves and I wouldn’t want to slap a 5 month long shoot on them. Those can be draining if you’re not completely used to them. And it’s hard to tell how anyone will do on camera. It might take some people a little time to adjust, and that’s normal. Personally, I’m bad on camera. That’s why I’m behind it.

I really want to keep this movie within derby mostly because there are some physically able human beings, and we need physically able people, that’s for damn sure.

I already have the first episode written and I have an arc for at least 7 more. Running production between Goshen, South Bend and Chicago. Maybe in between. It all depends on what type of support I get for this script and this production. Because the blessing of the skaters is going to be key in making this work. This is unlike anything I’ve seen roll out of sport. It’s a prime opportunity to make something completely original and that’s the stuff that excites me. And of course all the fresh faces and personalities and I’ll get to deal with. And I welcome everybody, the crazier the better.

It’s going to be an interesting time watching this one grow. Any comments or questions can go into the comments section that no one ever uses on WordPress. Or you can hit up the good ol’ facebook page. I’ll be around updating that more often. And last you can hit up Stream Monster Productions and talk to that guy over there. He knows a lot about the production as well. Until then, don’t do drugs and brush your teeth.

10505336_10202548241770153_4669450028745013186_n

Let’s Waste Some Time: On the movie, leaving leaving for Indiana, and general life lessons. Trying to make movie in Chicago, and other things you may or may not be interested in..

It’s been a crazy time filming this movie, I have to say. It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. But that’s kind of the way I am. If there’s not challenge then something will always seem off. I feel like it won’t be as awesome as awesome as it could or should. Everything I do I always give a lot more than I should. Why? Because I love what I do.
Why do I do it if it causes you such pain and frustration?
It’s simple. Look at my life. My life sucks. It just sucks. I got a family that hates my guts and has gone as far to try and have me institutionalized (that was a great story). Then you have so called friends that don’t even acknowledge your presence… until of course they need something. Then they feel like talking. It’s pathetic quite frankly. Time and time again

This is why I make movies. I have a unique chance to make people’s lives not suck so much for an hour or two at a time. It’s something I do pretty okay I must say (though I’m sure some would disagree.) But it really makes me feel like I’m contributing something.

It’s never about me. It’s about the project and everyone in it. I do my very best to stand up for my guys. I pay them. Everything about every movie is funded out of my own pocket because I believe in what I’m doing. I put everything into it.

I honestly wish those I work with felt the same  way. It’s a little heartbreaking sometimes but you really have to push through it.. They don’t know how hard you work or that most of their day is, but they’re actors. What do you truly expect right?

So I came to the decision that it’s time to go. There’s really nothing for me here. Much as I like Chicago I don’t really like the people that are in it quite frankly. It just seems like everyone is really full of shit as I’m learning. Lot of talk. Not a lot of doing. And I hate that. The more we talk, that’s less time we have to really get down and dirty and finish things that need to be finished and whatnot. It’s frustrating to say the least.

That’s kinda the deal with trying anything unusual and new. It’s the weirdest thing. I’ve had more support abroad for all of my projects than I’ve had in my own city. It’s like I have the plague. No one wants to really be associated with me, and those that do… don’t even really mention me at all. Like I’m nothing. Again, that really sucks but I’ve tried to not let it bother me. Have to have that diamond skin you know.

However, I’m a man of my word. And even though I’m moving to Goshen, Indiana I’m going to travel the 2 hours back quite frequently to finish it. Why? Because I’m a man of my word. And we’re going to finish the damn movie. Happy with anyone or not, I have to get it done because I don’t give up on things because they’re hard. I guess that’s the gamer in me.

But hopefully I can go where people don’t know me, make new friends, and finish school. Then go wherever I please from that point on. It should be fun times ahead. And I’ll be looking forward to watching roller derby and helping Willie because no one knows how to use a camera.

 

All and all, it took me a number of years, but I’ve come to this conclusion.

 

It’s not me, it’s them. I’m a nice, cool, guy. Everyone else just sucks and the people I know don’t deserve me.

If feels good to say for once. Fuck being humble. This city is awful and I can’t wait to be away from all these people for a very very long time.