ON MY BRAIN: February 7, 2005
I'm going to have to stop calling the "What's On" updates
monthly in stead of weekly! I know I start out with the best intentions
every week to find time in my schedule to do them, but suddenly 10 days
have blasted by and I still haven't found the time. Crazy, but I'll
work harder on it-- and the message boards--lotsa great new posts there.
Been traveling way to much these days, mostly business related--still
beating the bushes fund raising for the new Heavy Metal movies and games--getting
closer everyday, but Hollywood and the money folks in NYC move extra
slow these days. Joe Pearson and I are still keeping on top of the animated
"Highlander" film. Mad House Animation is working their way
through the storyboard faze and we hope to start receiving them on a
regular basis by late March.
One fun thing I got to do was the "Big Apple Convention" in
New York January 22nd and 23rd. It was a great show, with great folks
running it, great to see the fans that could make it--there was only
one problem, there was a GREAT amount of snow that came along for the
ride! It started snowing around noon on Saturday and there was near
9 inches by three in the afternoon. Many of the fans and guests fearing
they wouldn't be able to get home scooted. Allot of guests, included
Simon Bisley decided not to risk the trip at all incase they got trapped
in the city.
I ended up hanging out with some friends that did stay, and we all walked
around the city in the snow looking for open bars, which there were
several. I ended up hanging out till late on Sunday (about 50 fans made
the trek to the show that day quiet but fun!), and was able to get up
to Northampton for a few days of scheduled work before beating it back
to LA. I got to escape the shoveling!
Another cool thing about the show, which leads me to the photos this
week, was I got to sit next to the Troma Film crew! Love those guys,
and one of the films they were pushing was their newest release, "Julie
Strain's Tales from the Crapper!" I know I mentioned it in one
of my other notes, but thought I'd share a few more behind the scene
stills you might get a kick out of. By the way, if you end up buying
it, don't forget to fast forward through all my scenes! I can't even
be in the same room when it is on, as my acting is so bad!
first image is of the cover--the Troma team did it as a 3D special edition,
and I think it came out great! It also comes with a signed Julie Strain
poster--I hope you can still find a copy out there.
next photo is a still taken after Julie and I had an on camera romp--Troma
style of course--Please fast forward through that one. Gahh!
next two stills are from "the morning after" breakfast scene
we did--all our scenes were shot at our house in LA! I don't know what
Julie thinks she's going to do with that banana, I don't like the way
she's pointing it at me!|
this a killer suit or what? Julie found this for me as a joke outfit for
Halloween, and once Lloyd saw it he insisted I wear it in the "Soul
Stripper" tale, one of three short movies in the collection.|
here's one with the jacket on--I'm sure it had to have been used for
some wedding or prom in the early seventies. Julie plays a cop in the
movie--she's a fucking riot actually--takes it way over the top and
then some as she's trying to track down my killer. Yes, I get killed
early on fortunately.
next two shots are from Julie in undercover mode at the "Shimmering
Beaver' strip club were all the murders in the movie were taking place.
I don't want to ruin it for you, but the showdown at the end between
Julie and Arban Ornelas is genius.
the rewards or working on a Troma film, and on location in a real strip
club--having real beer used in the scenes filmed towards the end of
the day! Which was cool, as that was basically what I was paid!
up, I just wouldn't feel right about talking about the Troma team without
showing two of the companies most famous mascots, "Sgt. Kabuki Man"
and "Toxie" himself! Cheers you guys, I had a great time working
guys, I think that's going to do it for me this time out--I'm babbling
on a bit now, so I should wrap it up. I do want to mention we've got
a brand new book out by Luis Royo called "Tarot!"
It's beautifully painted images with text, and well worth adding to
your collection. I also want to give you a heads up on the new "Spring
Special"--it's a "Middle Earth" theme where I run the
final installments of both "A Bit of Madness" and Korrigans!"
Simon Bisley provides the cover that includes Julie as a warrior elf,
and him and I as Hobbits! Cool beans!
Talk to you all soon!