Wolfen Films

Maybe, but I’m not through yet.

Zero’s eternal words from Mega Man X one. It’s really no diffrent than how the movie is going right now. Rest assured I’m going to have a lot of nice stories posted here once we wrap production.

But let’s get to the meat of things shall we?

We’ll be screening at GenCon Indy on August 17th, check it.

Is that not sexy? We got a primetime spot too. 9:30pm to be exact. It’s gonna be tits.

But we still have some ways to go. But I’m going to end this update by posting a buttload of stills. Yay stills.

Remember, we gots a facebook page and stuff to harass us at and yeah. See you in a couple of months.
































Finally, let’s explain these two movies.

Greetings true believers. I’m just gonna get right into it. The whole “Serious Business Saga” (DDR and Pump it Up: TWP) actually make a lot of sense believe it or else.

In case you haven’t already figured it out. It’s a huge allegory for…



We have Derek, he’s like the new user on the block. Doesn’t quite have an avatar yet. Doesn’t know how to handle things correctly. Get’s mixed up with Team Z, our film equivalent of trolls.

What then ensues is what happens on any internet forum… pettiness, trolling, and a heapload of fucking butthurt. It’s really quite crazy at times. But like what any troll, they can be taken down with a little help… and practice. In all my days on internet forums, I have never seen a troll get taken down alone. That theme is there with Wolfen and company banding together to take down this threat. That’s why I sometimes call it “Internet: The Movie”.

Now we move to the sequel, that we’re doing now. It takes place about a short while later.

We continue with our analogy at this point. We have Yvette, who’s seen the glories of dancing games and wants a piece for herself. Much like those asking to be a mod on a forum… even though everyone hates them. We have Aaron, who’s the elite of elites… the guy who really runs things who finally sees what the hell is going on and tries to fix it. In this case, it’s literally sending people out to murder those who would otherwise mess things up.

We have John’s Mom, Evelyn who basically the same as Aaron, but handles things a little more directly.

Maya then becomes the moderator. The one who is in charge of keeping the peace at all costs. In this case, it involves even more killing.

Then we have Lily, Ryzen’s mom. You know that guy that always butts in where they’re truly not welcome or needed? That’s Lily.

All and all, the double feature is just the internet converted for your movie viewing pleasure

That’s all the detail I care to go into right now, I’ll have more clips and stuff over the next few weeks as we finish up.




One thing I really wanted to do with the movie this time around is have some more intense dance game scenes. I know some of my actors aren’t players at all and a few have never actually seen the game played well.

Leroy and I intend to be in that tip top shape when it comes time for arrow stomp sequences. I don’t have Pump in The Lab, but I sure as hell got stepmania and a Blueshark pad. So… we spent the night just beasting out some songs and just trying to get some sort of arrow based stamina and know-how back.

Took a while to finally break the pad in, and I need to get a chair that isn’t low as fuck -________-

Nonetheless, we had a great time, and there will be more beasting to come, that’s for damn sure.

Sore as fuck right now, about to go back to more beasting in the morning. Good idea or best idea?

Aaron in Japan: My Inspiration

I started playing DDR back in 2002. DDR 4th Mix+ at Wright’s Barnyard in Lansing, IL (RIP). Who can forget classics like “Cat’s Eye” or “Wonda”?

Anyway, AIJ is 13 years old now. AIJ, or Aaron in Japan for those not in the know, is a site mostly where music game players come and post about topics of their intrest. Which is pretty much just dance games and Loli. I started posting there at around the time my friend Brandon (Dyme) started to post. He said that’s where all the good players were.

He was right. I guess I popped in at around the golden age when we could find good DDR machines all over the place. Everyone was playing. People were leveling up. We could really just hang and have a good time. Not to mention, I have friends for life in Lefty, Darkmage, and even that fag GTC. Not to mention SonGohanX and NicX who I should be seeing soon.

You could say that AIJ really changed my entire life. It really did.

The Bemanifest trip was the first real road trip I ever took without my family around. We drove 20 hours straight. GTC, Lefty, Darkmage and I… and we even picked up a Canadian along the way at a McDonalds at 2AM. Shit was crazy. But I learned a lot about myself and came back a person who stood a little bit taller. This led to a lot of fallout… but I wouldn’t change a thing about it. Without AIJ, I must likely wouldn’t have even gone and who knows how life would be now.

I also got a front row seat to the decline of the modern gamer. Back in my day, when we didn’t have the internet (gasp) we had to go over to friends houses on Saturdays to play games. We learned a lot about sportmanship, and really just life itself. All by just playing games with other people. There was compitition, but it rarely ever got unhealthy.

This is not the case I saw on AIJ.

Since it’s the internet, people are going to act rudely, a lot. The amount of competition and hypothetical dickswinging I can really just blame on the lack of actual social interaction. You couldn’t do this shit at the arcade back in my day. You’d get your ass kicked. But it’s just the world we live in now.

In case you all didn’t realize… this is where Dance Dance Revolution: The Warrior’s Path comes into play.

Darkmage mentioned it first. It’s “Internet: The Movie”. You have the users (Derek, Wolfen, Yvette) then you have trolls (SupTrashcan, Ryzen, Terminator). The trolls want nothing more than to put the users out of existence. Everything is taken seriously when it really shouldn’t… and people get butthurt over the smallest thing.

Then in Pump it Up: The Warrior’s path. Without spoiling much, we bring in the moderator. Who deals with the trolls in her own way. You’ll understand when you see it.

Back to AIJ, I really don’t post on there anymore because I like my IQ at 145 where it is. However, I can’t hate on it’s existence. He’s brought together a lot of good people and really helped make my life the way it is, for better or worse. I have to thank him so much for that.

Here’s to another year of not so great people on an otherwise very nice site.

In Indoctrination of Little Tree

You see what I did there? Clever. I crack myself up.

Filming is coming up, I got a lot of new mofos on the project. Many of them not pump players. Okay, if you’re reading this, most likely you don’t know diddly jack shit about arrow smashing. This only makes the fact you’re in this movie that much more awesome. I like introducing people to the deep dark world that is arrows.

I’m not gonna lie. It’s short.

First off, let’s get started.

Oh, hi there sexy TX model machine. Howyoudoin? I can't afford you, you high priced hooker you.

Notice there are two sets of 5 panels. Unlike it’s Japanese cousin that has 4 on each side.

That’s where the explanation becomes completely visual.

Consider yourself educated. I’m gonna take a nap.

New year… drama, logistics, fuckin’ dumbasses ugggggggggghhhhhh

My face when talking about the Pump Movie.

The holidays are over… it’s a new year… and in case you didn’t know, there had a lot of shakeups in the Pump Movie. Refer the picture on the right.

Those of you who talk to me or hang out with me on the regular know I’m one of the most level-headed and calm guys around. Again, refer to picture. But certain events transpired over the course of the holidays and I wasn’t amused. I’m not going to call out anyone by name, as usual because I’m not an asshole like that today.

You know who you are: You’re stupid, and you can go straight to hell, not pass go, and not collect $200.

You also know who you are: Hope you come to your stupid senses sometime soon. You idiot.

It takes a lot to truly draw my ire. But it was done. I can be your best friend or your worst enemy, there’s really no gray area. I try to do the best with whatever actors I have. But at the end of the day, actors are actors I guess… evil at heart.

But that’s not really a fair assessment I know. But I can count the actors I really like on one hand. Not even one hand really. I really hope that changes as I move on, but things aren’t looking so hot.

But like I said, I really hope I’m terribly wrong. I’ve met some really nice people. But I guess it’s a #directorsanddivas thing.

Oh, and read the shit I give to you all GRAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Me working out the fucking logistics for this movie

Now, it’s question time!

1. When does filming begin for Pump it Up?

-March 17th is day one. I really don’t give a fuck, that’s when we’re starting things.

2. Are there still roles left?

-Yes. But no one is going to know the new additions until day one.

3. Will you be raising funds for this?

-The project is being funded okay for now, but things are about to get real. So yes. We should actually have a little something next week.

4. What are you doing next?

-In case none of my cast and crew figured this shit out already… this is one huge audition. We have bigger, better projects coming up… I’ve even discussed this with a few of you.

5. Will there be another dancing game movie

-No. If anyone else wants to pick up where I left off. Power to them. I’ll support them the whole way. But these movies have been a wonderful experiment, I have a few friends for life. I’m out there. I helped other people get out there. It’s all good. But making these is nothing but stress. Okay working with professionals or those attempting to be so from now on. Because this is just retarded at times.


Let’s close now. I can be anyone’s best friend or worst enemy.

But let’s all stay positive, I’m doing what I can. I make myself available 24 hours a day to anyone, anywhere. I actually like the conversation. I’m not comfortable unless you’re comfortable . If not, we can’t work together. Sound hot? Hot. Now, I have to continue working things out on this movie. Only 2 months until showtime.

Selling Out Made Simple: Wanna help with the new film? Here’s How.

Good news everyone. We’ll be filming in March as I stated last night. But due to us kicking it up a few notches (RED Scarlet), it’s time for more funding.

Which is why you’ll see a Kickstarter campaign in the next few weeks. Also, if you would like to invest in this at all… just contact me however you want (info is above on the navigation bar).

Also, if anyone out there owns a business or something they’d like to let us shoot in, again, let me know. You’d be taking a lot off my back.

This is selling out made simple fellas. Okay, it’s just business. But it is what it is. Let’s get back to the fun stuff now shall we? Tons of announcements this upcoming week.

First to Five season 1

Bonk FTW

Things have been nothing but hectic around these parts, as you can see from the last couple of posts. But there’s plenty of fun to be had. In comes the ultimate Let’s Play… First to Five.

I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks thinking about what games have made people super salty over the years. Here’s a list. You might just see some high level Rise of the Robots lol

1. Super Mario Kart

2. Micro Machines (NES)

3. Turok 2

4. Pokemon Stadium 2

5. Mariokart 64

6. Pokemon Puzzle League

7. Mario Party

8. Timesplitters: Future Perfect

9. Diddy Kong Racing

10. F-Zero GX

11. The shitty Fighting Game Extravaganza.

  • Clayfighter
  • Rise of the Robots
  • Bloody Roar 2
  • Shaq Fu
  • Robo Pit

12. NFL Blitz 2001

13. Mario Party 3

14. Crusin’ USA (Fuck Chicago)

Sprinkled in will be videos of Smash Bros., KOF 13, Marvel, or whatever else we may think will be interesting.

I gotta line up hosts for each of these episodes. But it’s going to be quite epic.

You see any games we need? Just tell me what’s up.

To all my dear actors: This is not how to carry yourself.

Okay, as everyone who’s ever worked on a movie or something like it knows… it’s not always beds of roses with sunshine and butterflies. It’s where professionals get down to the nitty-gritty and do whatever it takes to create the best product they can. Pump it Up: The Warrior’s Path is no different in that respect. I hand-picked each and every member of the cast. I tailor the characters to the actor to reach that maximum awesome. That’s just how I roll.

I’m also one of the nicest directors you’re going to run into out there. True story.

As the title of the article suggests, I’ve been kicked in the dick pretty hard by an actor who shall remain nameless. We’ll just call them Bobby. I spent a great deal of time talking to Bobby and breaking down the script to him. He seemed quite excited at the time and pretty pumped (no pun intended) to be part of a pretty unique production. This of course makes me as the director and producer pretty damn excited as well. A professional thinking what I’M doing is cool? Fuck yes.

I even went into the city to meet Bobby and just take in a film with them, see what makes them tick. As I talked to Bobby though, things started to unravel a little bit. Apparently his morals conflicted with the character a little bit. This movie is full of fucking assholes. I don’t think you’re supposed to feel morally attached to them. Just sayin’. But, being a professional actor… you would think this guy would just do what I’m going to pay them to do and just play the role of this character?

Apparently not.

A message from Bobby later via the facebook.

Hi Joseph!
I read the entire script and had a couple of notes:
I, as an actress (and writer), try creating characters that don’t swear or fornicate (I mean actual penetration) on camera–although these things can always be alluded to. I just think it would sound like Emma was a real psychiatrist if she spoke properly and didn’t curse, don’t you?

This is where I, or many other writer/directors might take offense. You read the script. You know the tone. And I’m not asking anyone to be penetrated on camera either. Don’t know where that came from . But Bobby shouldn’t be filling my head with these ideas. I’m not going to make a character squeaky clean because it makes a person uncomfortable. I thought acting was about being someone you’re not? Shoot me if I’m incorrect.

But here comes me… giving folks the benefit of the doubt. Thinking she’ll warm up to the cast and crew. We’re actually a pretty tight bunch. Even our dearest Claire was a bit cold in the beginning, but warmed up to us.

But things continued. Here’s a running dialogue.

Bobby: I believe it.
Hey…tell those guys…if they happen to be speaking of MY titty meat–that I don’t know them quite well enough for a joke like that. Although I do get the strawberry reference!\
sexywolfen: Of course. Bacon and strawberries. There we go.
Bobby: Bacon??
sexywolfen: Guys like bacon. Everyone likes bacon
Bobby: Yes, I know I do.
sexywolfen: You’ll adjust to all this I’m sure.
Bobby: I dunno.
sexywolfen: You will, everyone’s pretty great.
Bobby: They seem like it…just a bit vulgar for me. Sometimes..
sexywolfen: Vulgar yes, but they mean well
Bobby: Okay! Okey-dokey.
sexywolfen: Just trying to drag you down a level to where we are lol
Bobby: Hm. That’s not very likely to work, but I get your sense of humor. It’s good that you want me to be one of y’all.
sexywolfen: Just trying to create the best environment before you get jarred with all this at once.
Bobby: It would be nice if I could meet with someone at least three times in person before the strange jokes begin..?? Have a good night!

Okay, yeah. I’m starting to get the idea that Bobby had no idea what he was getting his bubbly ass into. It makes me wonder if the script was actually read. It’s really looking like it wasn’t. If that’s the case, I’ve been being lied to. That’s not okay. It’s shitty. You shouldn’t do things like this to people.

Here’s the kicker. I got this message while I was taking a break with some NBA Jam.

Hey, Hey, Hey!  It was nice meeting you the other day.  I’m very sorry, but I won’t be able to be in “Pump it up.”, I’ve got too much going on!  I know that you will be a great director and maybe we’ll meet on another set again one day very soon!  Cheers, and good luck filming!  🙂

I’m glad there was a smiley at the end of that or I’d be pretty fucking pissed /sarcasm.  Sorry, doubt we’ll meet up again. I sold you as such a wonderful professional to everybody and then you just turn your back on me and fart in my face. Everyone else thought you were pretty cool too. Maybe I should have known better, but I like to give anyone a chance who wants to work for me. They just need to act like decent human beings. When I read this message. All I could see was, “Fuck you”. Maybe I’m being melodramatic, but that’s the way I felt. When I have the chance to hash out a character with someone, I try to make it fit them. But to completely flip the demeanor of a character, fuck that shit. Doubt we’ll be meeting another film set man.

You want to be a professional? Fucking act like one. Now… I need to get back to my filthy little script. Thankfully I have a full backlog of replacements. Stupid me.

If I was a worse person, I’d use their actual name. Don’t wanna ruin them though. Maybe they’ll get a clue.

Everything You Didn’t Want to Know About Pump it Up: The Warrior’s Path

Taking a minute to jot down some things.

I really don’t think I’ve made myself quite clear on what exactly it is I’m trying to accomplish. So I’ll lay some things down right now and go all in depth on the cast and crew’s asses on the 18th.

If you’re not familiar with Pump it Up… I suggest you Google it and do so. We’ll be getting some gameplay videos over the weekend during our time at the University. So stay tuned for that.

Secondly, if you haven’t taken a look at this cut from the first film (where we had no budget, rhyme or reason) do it now. You’d get a pretty solid idea what to expect from this production. I can’t stress enough how much I’m going to take everyone out of their comfort zone. Way out. But that’s a lot of the fun right? Right?

I gotta start laying out payroll today as well… fuuuuuuuu. So much to do. Maybe I’ll add a couple of scenes, and I gotta call Nate in Australia. Grah.

It’ll all be worth it though. Can’t wait.

So yeah, there’s not much to tell here right now. Outside is that, and the possible inclusion of a Red Scarlett which would be beyond awesome to be able to play with.


Now back to work. I’m always around. Toodles.