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It was a Taurian Films kind of weekend this past one as I met with some potential Party Girl cast members, Emma Weatherford and Samantha Rieff, who quickly turned into official Party Girl cast members. I fully expected them to, I just needed formalities out of the way for them to meet me and vice versa to make sure we are on board with what I plan for the Web series, which will be the most ambitious project I have taken on to date.

We did some script reading and a lot of talking. I like the talking part as you can really get to know people you will work with and you get to see how exactly they will fit into your plans and even how you may fit in plans they have. For example, I knew Samantha from the 48hr film project entry I did early this year and in talking to her I learned she has some costuming talent that can be of a great great help for Party Girl in designing costumes for a couple of the villains in the first season.

In talking and reading, Emma’s mother Jenni, started to get interested in the role of Party Girl’s mother and I offered it to her. What better casting can you do for a mother and daughter than an actual mother and daughter tandem. That’s natural chemistry you can’t pass up as well as plenty of practice time for scenes and running lines at home which will make filming easier. I will definitely welcome that considering how much will need to be shot for this.

Sunday brought us more Insourcing shoots. Specifically Episodes 9,10,11. Great stuff as usual from the guys. Fabian’s continued improve with Travis’ lines and his actions and prop usage is just better than I could have hoped when originally reading the scripts. I have said it before and will again that I am floored by the dedication of these gentlemen towards getting the project done. It has a history of false starts and crap happening to stall things, but I gave it one last try and am grateful to have found these guys to help start it and get it over the finish line.

This week we offered a tease into “Insourcing” the long gestating project from Taurian Films and our first foray into doing a Web series. It certainly won’t be the last with what we have coming up in January with Party Girl, but we wanted to get our feet wet with this, see how it turned out, learn some technical things, meet some people and have fun. All of which are goals we are accomplishing.

The teaser has been well received and both Billy and myself continue to be impressed with what Greg, Fabian and Daniel are doing in the roles and with the characters and can’t wait to see them attack the material at the tail end of the series.

Over the weekend I helped on a music video shoot with the group TWIAIT with Bunny Killer Entertainment. BKE did a video recently for one of the guys….

Turned out pretty good so I am curious to see how the new vid looks. As usual, learning some things on the fly that will help me later on. In hindsight, I wish I had rented a wide angle lens, a true wide for the shoot. I will make sure I have a few to choose from next time outside of my trusty Zeiss 50mm. I recently saw a couple wides I was interested in but I am reduced to only renting at the moment as the money I have has to go into the graphic novel.

Speaking of the graphic novel, (see what I did there) we are waiting for two artists to send us sample pages on the “Hard Target B*tch” project. One should hit today so we are anxiously awaiting the results of that and being able to make a decision and pull the trigger on the start of the book. I keep hitting refresh on the e-mail inbox hoping to see one of them, patience…never been my virtue.

Bulls Deep: A Taurian Films Podcasts are back again. The latest one is 4.7 where we had a guest, DeDe Herron, who we have had before who is fun and provided some laughs for us. We had some audio issues, which seems to be a staple of this program, but we hope to get those ironed out in the future.
Find it at Bulls Deep: A Taurian Films Podcast

On that show we talk about things we have worked on, things we are working on and just seek to have fun and have some laughs mostly at our own expense. Take a listen if you haven’t so far. The humor is not for everyone we know, but you can try it on your ears and see what happens.