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Sunday was a good day at MDF Studios in Cedar Hill.

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MDF Studios

 

MDF Studios is the family dojo of Gabriella Corvina, the uber talented young actress we were fortunate enough to land in the lead role of WINNIE for the 20 Minutes or Less short film for the Rack Focus Round 3 competition. As stated before, we have shot action, but we really wanted to improve on things and have a better end product when it comes to our action scenes. A big part of that of course is organization, planning and practice. The meeting Sunday was to get with the actors involved in choreographing and rehearsing some of thing action to be seen in the short.

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Gabriella and Isadora working out their scuffle.

May 7th will get here sooner than we know it so we have to get the work in. The main fight scene will have to wait until we can get Gabriella with Kerry McCormick, but we were able to plot out a few other things that go down. I hope to scout to location prior to the next time we meet to really tighten up the choreography before filming. That way I can get exact measurements and layout of the place so we will be able to see where the actors can and can’t go.

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Bella and Gabriella working things out.

It’s always fun and exciting to see people really buy into your script and your project and willing to do what it takes to make it happen. That’s what I saw on display Sunday with the cast/crew I was blessed with. I know it will make for a fun short.

But don’t just take my word for it. Check out what they had to say about things….


 

Check a clip from our upcoming short fanfilm, A Typical Tuesday.


 

Check out Party Girl: The Series Season 2 starring the incomparable Cait Pool!


 

And be sure to check out and follow facebook.com/HTBMovie for our upcoming graphic novel/film with Annie Cruz!

 

 

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…we were all set to go for Rack Focus Round 2 when on the date fees were due, things were scuttled early. Now it was kind of annoying when that happened, as we were lining things up nicely to be able to shoot our script when the carpet was kind of yanked out from under us. Ideally that does not happen this time regarding the pitch gathering Saturday.

We have been sitting on our script since then. It’s a 10-pager, which we have discussed before, but we don’t mind refreshing you all about it. At least a little bit of it. We’d like to keep the main crux of the story to ourselves, but what we can say it is called 20 Minutes or Less and it will be a short action film. We are contemplating ways to make the action interesting and different on some level.

Action is not new by any means, so we just have to find some way to make the presentation of it stand out beyond doing the whole slow down, ramp back up thing that sooooo many people do these days. I honestly hate that with a passion and will see to never employ that method in anything I have a hand in. This is important to me for this project as well as my big action pilot I am planning on filming this year, Cheerleader Karate School, and it will help with SHIFT as well.

We have a few needs for the short. We need people both in front of and behind the camera, helping out on set. We need henchmen that are ready and have the experience to throw down with our heroine for the story. We have our eye on someone for that and we hope to make that known soon.

We have a couple location needs. One, a big ass house where the action takes place. And a mom and pop pizza shop. We’re looking into some spots in Denton, already rejected by one of them, but hopefully one of them lets us in the door so we can keep things local and showcase a Denton spot. They scratch our back, we scratch theirs.

Will be interested to see what people we can wrangle for the project, of course hoping all of them are ready to work. We have had a couple things we planned lately scuttled because people either aren’t communicating or just don’t seem to be about what they said they were initially. It’s aggravating, but it helps you know who to saddle up with and who to steer clear of.

But we will see what happens.


 

Be sure to check out Season 2 of Party Girl: The Series


Check out our Harley Quinn (Caly Pool) and Deadshot (Chad Cramer) from our Suicide Squad fanfilm. The full short is coming soon.

Let’s try this again shall we, this whole regular blogging thing.

Hump day.

Blog day.

Let’s make it that simple.

First up…

New Party Girl. The downside of being a one man band, when you get thrown off by anything, well, you get thrown off. So my release schedule for Party Girl has been shat upon quite honestly, so I am admittedly playing catch up with that. The eighth chapter is out and it finds a wounded, trapped Party Girl trying to outwit the police, a newly minted supervillain and a hit squad all out for her head.

It is among my favorite episodes. Of course there are technical things that I am kicking myself about months later, framing chief among them. I need to get an aspect ratio template on my camera, that would help tons. Flirted with Magic Lantern, but so skittish about bricking my camera that I have not done it yet. I may bite the bullet sometime soon.

There are still five more episodes to go for season two. I have written season three and will make the decisions on filming it in the coming months.

Outside of that, my brother, Jermaine, is flying in this weekend and we are working on a few things.

A short note about my brother, he and I grew up talking about movies, TV, comic books, things creatively that we wanted to do when we got older. He lives in LA and while we are both pursing those creative ends, we haven’t done much directly, hands on together. He does things out there under his name and things I do locally here under my own name are done under Taurian Films, projects we work on directly together are done under Jigsaw Entertainment. The company name we thought of in our early 20s.

We are planning two shoots this weekend. One is for Crapshoot, a sci-fi/fantasy/drama about a former adult film star turned children’s author who stumbles onto a device that gives her special abilities at random whenever she dies. We’re filming a teaser trailer for it and putting that together to go along with other materials and pitching it around to see if we can get some kind, any kind of traction on it to be able to make the series. We shall see what ultimately becomes of it.

A past pin up sketch for HTB. Annie has lent her likeness to the main character for the book and plans to star in the film adaption.

A past pin up sketch for HTB. Annie has lent her likeness to the main character for the book and plans to star in the film adaption.

That is Saturday. On Sunday the plan is to hook up with actress/model/radio personality Annie Cruz for work on HTB (Hard Target B*tch), a long gestating feature/graphic novel project. Again the plan is a photoshoot and filming a teaser to get some visuals and a tangible idea to convey to potential backers on what we have cooking with the story both the feature and the graphic novel. Hopefully we can stir up some interest and support.

It’s going to be busy weekend, but it should be a fruitful weekend. Of course we have had some small hiccups, but indie film is nothing if not having things go wrong, adapting, improvising and overcoming whatever those issues are. So that is what we will do, if indeed we need to.

Stay tuned.

A shot of some of the cast for our Suicide Squad fanfilm, "A Typical Tuesday" coming this winter.

A shot of some of the cast for our Suicide Squad fanfilm, “A Typical Tuesday” coming this winter.

And tune in to another project of ours, a fanfilm, for the Suicide Squad. It’s not the big screen multi-million dollar version but it is made by a ton of fans of the comic and the characters who felt this would be a fun way to spend our time while we wait on the big screen movie to drop next year.

We have a great assortment of talented Texans attached to this and trust and believe you will love our Harley Quinn.