Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Big Feet Nominated for five awards!

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Passing of a Legend

You know you are getting old when your heroes and legends are passing. Gary Gygax was one of those people.

I know, that sounds a little geeky, eh? But it was he that told me if was ok to dream. When an 11 year old kid discovered Dungeons and Dragons, and entire world of possibilities was opened up to him. There were others out there that read fantasy, dreamed of slaying a dragon, and that still strived to play make believe -- some were even adults!

I moved on from Dungeons and Dragons, but it never left me. The creativity it spawned, wonderful, not to mention that it taught a teenager how to socialize and write. Many a night was spent crafting stories with plots and subplots. Second guessing my players, who were my characters.

Dungeons and Dragons taught me to be a writer.

I owe my career to Gary Gygax.

Monday, March 3, 2008

match.dead Casting

I'm already hearing stories about Zach and Miri Make a Porno especially like this video (I can't believe she'd do that to Seth Rogan). We've put together an awesome cast as well.

James Ray leads the pack as Ridley, the Southern American Psycho who falls in love with Valora, played by Kathleen Benner. One look and you can understand why he does.

Michael Harrelson plays Valora's grandfather and surogate parent. Along with his best friend Guy, played by Greg Joseph, they try to watch out for her. I stress try, because there wouldn't be much of a story if they were successful.

Round it all off with Ashley Francis as Valora's younger self. Ashley is a champ and a star in the making.

We're well into pre-production on this one now. Always looking for someone to die on camera. Kev, you wouldn't happen to be coming through Phoenix, Arizona in late April would ya? Just a day part.