Everything Else: The Warrior’s Path

Unfinished Business What the hell is this movie about, and why does it exist?

Okay, things are slow, but things are coming together. Unfinished Business is that that… business that just ain’t finished.

We’ve see the journey of Derek and company the past couple of movies, but we didn’t get to see a lot of what went on with Evelyn and her place in all the mess. A lot of that part of the story was lost in the last movie due to my DP being the worst person on the planet. But anyway…

At its core. It’s Evelyn’s story, and her redemption so to speak.

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The movie takes place 8 years after the last movie. Everyone has moved on, everything seems to be at peace. Everyone has found new lives for themselves… but as you can guess, there’s one more problem. Evelyn has two older sisters. Two sisters that are even more crazy than her. So her attempts at leading a normal life. But this time, it’s noy just DDR and the like being serious business, it’s Rock Band this time around. And with the rise of streaming on Twitch, the opportunity for musically based gladiatorial combat has never been easier to execute.

The conclusion of th Serious Business saga is finally here.

Along with the returning cast, we also have some newcomes, Beka and Trena Penson. They both have gotten their taste of the material and I’m confident they’ll deliever the goods.

More than anything at this point, this is about closing this entire saga. There were a lot of great stories I wanted to tell with these character, so by hell I’m going to do it. It’s what me and Barrett would have done and I want to make something that both honors his memory, and a accomplishes what I’ve been trying to accomplish for about a decade now.

So let’s go.

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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.

Everything Else: The Warrior’s Path. All you need to know. And a prequel.

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There’s a lot going on, There was the death of my friend there were casting changes. And still trying to fill in It’s been downright fucking nuts.

I still have a couple of roles to fill in but I really like where we are and that’s a lot of stuff that’s been going  smoothly. I like to take in actors that are sort of off the grid… you all know my feelings on making films around here. I guess I’ll break down everything that’s going to go down.

 

-Prequel

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While we’re at GenCon next month, Eric, Shane, Alex, Lola, and myself will be shooting a short that will bridge the gap between movies 2 and 3. Expect the same subject matter you know and love. GenCon is going to be crazy and there will be a shitload of horseheads

-Dat 1080p presentation

Our first movie was shot at 480p and below most of the time second we went to 720p. Now, we’re going all the fucking way to 1080p because we’re just baller status like that.

-Darker Storyline

We’re really going to some places this time around. My actors really seemed to get into the concept of murder and shit. So we’re doing it tenfold. Simple as that.

-Rock Band

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Yeah, it’s Blitz I know.

While writing, I tried to find a music game that was so mainstream that people would instantly would look at and say, “I can relate to this bullshit.” I mean dancing games are all well and good, but I can safely say and all you out there have played Rock Band at least once in your sad little lives.

-More Clyde

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People seemed to love the hell out of this character and I can’t for the life of me figure out why. But how can you not love Bob in this role. We all love you Bob.

 

The cast and all that… we’ll get to that in the coming weeks. But into then you need to get fucking hype. Let’s go.

Everything Else: The Warrior’s Path… This is high level stuff we’re doing.

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Filming has begun… and I wanted to share a little clip with you guys. It’s far from complete. But I wanted to show you guys the tune we got going here.

Check out this rough scene on the great hipster video uploading site.

https://vimeo.com/65555608

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