Wednesday, July 30, 2008

An open invite to my friends in the area...

Hey Friends,

As you may or may not be aware, I am a partner in a small production company here in Central CT, Elmwood Productions. Based out of Plainville, CT, we are focused mostly on comedy short-film making involving puppets. This fall, we will be filming our first feature length film, Josh and Todd: A Story of a Man and his Puppet. This will be a "hybrid" film, consisting of live actors interacting with foam and fleece, "Muppet-Style" puppets of our own creation and manufacture. We are very excited about this project, which promises to be a lot of fun for all involved.

This is where you, my many creative friends and associates, come in. We will be holding auditions and screen-tests in the next few weeks, and I would love to extend to each of you an invitation to come and try out. We are looking for actors and actresses aged 18-35, with varying ranges of experience and/or training. While, at this point in time, no compensation is being offered, we are offering points to cast and crew for future compensation in the event that the film gets picked up by a studio (This is fairly standard for most truly independent films.)

As stated previously, we will be scheduling the auditions/screen-tests in the next few weeks. These auditions will be by invitation only. If you are indeed interested, or if you have questions, please give me a call at 860-538-3320 or drop me an Email at EvilJim@elmwoodproductions.com .

We are really excited about this project and look forward to hearing from all interested parties.

Thanks,

Jim Williams

Countdown to Insomnia...


I am getting ready…In a day or two I will be sending out an audition invite for Josh and Todd. At that point, there will be no turning back as we will be involving outside individuals, even if just for screen testing. This is a project that I am very attached to, as I have worked very hard on the script, really worked on developing the characters, and tried very diligently to put my vision onto a page. All of this coupled with staying within the parameters of the original work made this a very involved work.

I have to say that I am really excited. It’s a great script, some great characters, and some great moments throughout the piece. I think that with some hard work and real attention to detail, this could really be a leap forward for the work we do. I think this could be a great independent film, accessible to many different people.

Very soon, the work will begin…

Monday, July 07, 2008

Stop with the horns already!


Have you watched TV lately? I don't even mean MTV or any other music station, but just regular TV. Has anyone else noticed the preponderance of people throwing up the horns who shouldn't be throwing up the horns?
From Miley Cyrus on the left here, to Paris Hilton to some Country Star bimbo I saw at the movies the other night, the horns have become something that they were never meant to be...mainstream. They don't even symbolize metal anymore. They are some weak attempt to show "how much you like to party." These people are throwing up horns at Toby Keith concerts, for chissakes! Toby Keith, I say!!!

I still think it's funny when people half ass the horns and throw up the "I love you" sign instead because they are afraid that the real horns will propagate the devil or something. You know that they are not throwing up "I love you". They are trying to throw up the posuer-horns.

I have decided to make it my personal mission to educate people on the use of the horns. I have decided to no longer use the horns in a frivolous manner, thrown them up here and there, all willy nilly. No, I will be responsible in my horn useage, and unleash them only when appropriate.


In case you are wondering...
Ronnie James Dio, father of the horns.