So, I’ve had an exciting couple of weeks. Awhile ago I answered an ad on Craigslist placed by some local filmmakers. But that didn’t work out (I don’t care what you call it, I’m not putting an action figure up there, least of all on camera), so then I answered another ad on Craigslist placed by some other local filmmakers. And we met for coffee like a week later and had a nice talk, and they’re just lovely fellows and not pornographers of any sort.
Their names are Matt Matzen and Tony Holweck, and they’re the founders of Neon Reel Entertainment. Despite the obvious handicap of being from Hagerstown, Matt and Tony know their shit. They’ve already produced 3Tards, a six-episode series that is both funny and decently well-made considering they did it for like no money at all. They have funny ideas, a good sense of humor and comedic timing, and Matt is one hell of an editor (for real — they produced a music video for 3Man Weave, a local rap group, that would be on MTV by now if the song didn’t have such a shitty hook).
Not only are they competent and ambitious creative types, Matt has also publicly called me “wonderful” with no prompting from me whatsoever, I swear to God. That’s a great leader, my friends.
Neon Reel is ramping up a couple of projects as follow-ups to 3Tards (which is available for purchase on DVD, by the way). One is a short film that is currently titled Untitled 2010 Horror Project. The title was my idea, because I’m writing it, motherfucker!
I won’t give away too much about the story, but it involves scary things happening at a spooky old house. Hopefully, the key role of the spooky old house will be played by the Otto farmhouse at Antietam Battlefield. That would be pretty cool.
At the risk of giving something else away, this film will also involve people. There are five major characters, two of which will probably be played by Matt and Tony, which leaves three up for grabs — two dudes and a chick. If you’re from the Hagerstown area, or willing to travel in exchange for no money at all, and you want to be in a movie, click this link to fill out a form and contact Matt. On the downside, the budget’s too small to pay you. On the upside, you get to be in a fucking movie. And it’s a movie written by me, a wonderful writer. Consider it, won’t you?
More to come.