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My Second Toe Is Longer Than Yours

Lot Going On  

Well a lot has gone on in the last week. I have a few things to talk about but keeping real busy to I maybe brief again this week.

Just like my Steelers winning the Super Bowl I guess I have to say again, "I told you so." If you check my article on "Grizzly Man" getting screwed out of a nomination a few weeks ago by clicking here you will see what I said about Best Documentary. The winner is of course, "March of the Penguins." That figures! I did get a chance to watch all the of the documentaries. For my Independent Spirit Award voting I voted for of course "Grizzly Man" but the Enron doc won. Which by the way, that documentary was very difficult for me to follow. Is it just me or do you need a degree in economics to watch that film?

I have to say that the best Oscar-nominated documentary after watching them all was "Murderball." Great story and great DVD with lots of extras. March had some unreal photography and story telling but mostly it was just Morgan Freeman talking and birds walking. How about that for rhyme?

On the other side of the spectrum I knew Reese Whiterspoon would win for "Walk the Line." I was in Vegas Thursday night scouring to find betting lines to take her. I saw that she was a -230 favorite for some online sports book. Yes, you can bet on the Oscars too.

This past Monday I finally saw myself on 24. The show that got me into SAG. I was only in it real quick but it was cool to get a handful of emails and calls from people. I think we shot 8 hours that day for like 4 or 5 seconds of onscreen time.

This upcoming week is the scene where I actually die. Jack runs through CTU medical ward and there we are laying on the ground. Now I am not going to make too big of a deal about basically extra work, but anytime someone wants to pay me a couple hundred bucks for 3 days of work and all I have to do is lay on the ground....CALL ME!

We shot our opening scene last weekend in Amboy, CA for our new vampire film, "Live Evil." We literally covered the whole diner in blood. We have our telecine transfer set up for Friday and I want to have a full report next week with pictures and new news.

I learned a new lesson this weekend in filmmaking. It is very difficult to shoot 200 miles from your house in the desert. Sounds dumb right? The nearest gas station was 30 miles away and nearest store was over 50. Very difficult shoot but well worth the location.

More coming next week including the launch of the our web site www.liveevilthemovie.com

Thanks again Chris for all your work on it!

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