The first installment of the final entry in the Staten Island cult favorite Packard series. Second installment coming soon.
The last two weeks have felt a little unfufilling with my HD camera in the repair shop due to the electronic lens which needs cleaning and re-alignment. At least I know when I get it back, it’ll be just as good as new and I can go on strong with production on Dishonorable Vendetta. In the meantime, I took the short hiatus to keep myself productive and have some fun as well.
I helped my Cinefiles buddies tape an out-of-studio shoot at the Nurse Bettie bar on Norfolk St. in NYC where the guys discussed booze and drugs on film. It was fun as always to see these guys discuss the significance of these movies and get into interesting debates about certain aspects like performance, direction, story direction, etc. I even got to see them this past Wednesday at Manhattan Cable doing a two-parter on the Star Trek films as well as a review on District 9.
Last night, Albert and I along with my film buddy Adam and his friends went to WWE Hell in a Cell at the new Prudential Center in Newark. My expectations were somewhat low going into it because of how stale wrestling has gotten in the last several months. But to see John Cena lose the title, a sick DX vs. Legacy cage match, and angering little children with chants like “Cena Sucks”, “Super Dragon”, and “Billy Gunn” (for all the marks) made the $28 tickets well worth it. Definitely worth doing again with the same guys.
On Friday, my dad and I went to go see Michael Moore’s new flick “Capitalism: A Love Story”. Compelling work as always from the Oscar winning documentarian. But I left the theatre deeply angry because of the corporate-driven government we have calling the shots in Washington. The final 30 minutes alone really gave me a sense of what life would really be like if FDR’s ideas came to fruition in his time and how that would affect our way of life. I won’t go into it any more than I have. You just have to see it for yourself.
Looking at the road ahead, I’m hoping to get back into filming DV next week and start getting my new website up and running so I can start selling DVD copies of “Priceless”. Keep checking here for updates and other exciting news from AJ Epyx Productions.
For anyone who’s interested, I’m preparing ideas for the marketing of “Dishonorable Vendetta”. While it’s still in the early stages, I am seeking a tagline for the film that I can put on the posters, t-shirts, etc. I want something as effective as “Houston, we have a problem” from Apollo 13 or “The future begins” from Terminator Salvation. Message me or leave a comment with your ideas. The winner will get a free t-shirt. No kidding. FREE t-shirt.
As of Sept. 23, this may well be my last blog… for myspace at least. Having a myspace, Facebook, Twitter, and most recently a Blogger page is a lot of work to handle and at this point something has to go. For now, I plan to keep the myspace page around for a bit unless my friends list drops down to zero. The pages for “Priceless” and “Dishonorable Vendetta” will still remain intact. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, this site is beginning to go the way of WCW or even the Playstation 2.
Speaking of my new film, Dishonorable Vendetta, people have been inquiring about the progress of the film and want to know more about it. Despite having put up various behind the scenes pics, I haven’t even begun to spoil any real major details about the film. I will add a few quick points:
– The central plot is being kept secret. Some may already know by now. But for the general public, it’s an action film about DEA agents infiltrating a group of murderous drug lords.
– We’ve been filming since August and once the weather really begins to drop, there will be a hiatus until Spring 2010 when production will continue.
– The imdb page hasn’t been set up yet. Once we get a few media blurbs, it should pop up very soon.
– No additional screencaps/screenshots will be released until my new AJ Epyx page is created.
– Extras will definitely be needed for upcoming shooting dates. Message me your info.
– Target release date: “WHEN IT’S DONE”!
On that note, the myspace blog is done. I wish it well on its future endeavors.
The Myspace Era
August 2005 – September 2009
Also check out the new production announcement on Variety.com: