The Beginning of the End of Muticia’s Movie Morgue

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Muticia's Movie Morgue | 0 comments

On Saturday the cast and crew of Muticia’s Movie Morgue arrived at my house early-ish. Streebo had stopped by the previous Thursday to dress the set. With my injured back, I told myself I’d take it easy going up and down the stairs to the upstairs office where we filmed their scene. Of course I didn’t take it easy enough on my ligament injury and was in a bit of a relapse on Sunday. Anyways, I shot a few stills of the actors and crew on set over the 5 hours or so they were there. It was a bit nostalgic being back on an MVP set and this time as something of an outsider. Still it felt just fine. While I’m really glad Geo and Jamie went ahead with a 3rd and final episode, so that MMM could be an actual series wi9th a real finale, I’m happy to cheer them on from the sidelines. I continue to believe I did all the good I could inside that particular film making group and as such am proud of the work we all accomplished. I’ve read the script and have seen a few of the gags being shot. I think this episode will be hilarious. Look for it to drop on Youtube around Christmas 2015. In the meantime check out Episode #1 & Episode #2 right here. Muticia has seen quite the transformation. From a ball gown to a torn keyhole dress to Christmasy lingerie. It’s probably for the best that we retire this character before Vanelle winds up in her birthday suit! I’m sure you’ll still be able to catch Muticia at seasonable horror screenings of the annual Mad Monster Party on certain nights when the air is just right. Who knows. Maybe the cats at MVP will decide to turn out a further two episodes at some point to qualify the Movie Morgue for the Horror Host Graveyard. In any case I look forward to seeing the Christmas episode some day. Heck, I’d love to see a Mutie spinoff! Johnny B, Out!                   This slideshow requires...

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Finding Inspiration Everywhere

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Buddy Row, Muticia's Movie Morgue, Take That | 0 comments

Even on a quick jaunt down the street from the office to grab some tasty sushi for a late lunch break, I find inspiration in everything, the Carolina blue sky, the sculptures on the square and the old giants that seem to watch my every move. They’ve stood for nearly a century in some cases, unknowing, uncaring about the tiny ants that weave in between their toes, running to and fro trying to find meaning in their barely noticeable lives. I have heard the statistics on how most films fail. They aren’t talking about me, so I pay it no heed. It’s time to create another world, to envision and bring to reality the fictional lives of my heroes and my villains as I create a universe where their every feeling matters. Up until recently, I thought I’d had my artistic future mapped out for the next few years on a follow up to 2012’s Tales from Mutantville involving 4 new short films from scripts written by Streebo a few based on stories from myself, a 3rd episode of Muticia’s Movie Morgue and an epic new tale from Streebo 2 years in the making covertly referred to as, “Blue Harvest – the Screw Everybody Edition.” As I was trying to figure out my role for Blue Harvest and how I could really contribute, we kind of fell into those old familiar ruts. Streebo actually just made it really clear to me that we are headed in two different directions. It’s more than just, “You can go your own way.” At this point, it’s more like, “You SHOULD go your own way!” It’s a moral imperative. Mutantville is just too comfortable and easy to fall into the same old role with. I need to progress and that means taking the reins creatively. I more or less started the process of making my exit 2 years ago with my big, “Stepping Back from Mutantville” post. There’s really no need for the dramatics at this point. It’s just been a really slow exit and promises to continue being slow as I’ll be working on C for Chaos – The Web Series for many moons to come. J.T. and Geo are my homeboys and I’ll answer when they call, always. I just won’t be making any new (self written) content under that brand. We sure had a grand time and it’s nothing I’d ever be ashamed of. TFM was fun to make with all its struggles. Muticia’s been fun and Vanelle has been a real sport about doing that with us. The misguided G.H.O.S.T. family horror film was fun to make and I still find it entertaining to watch, despite the extremely watered down antagonist. I actually thought Muticia’s Movie Morgue was probably the best pure Mutantville project to date. If I’m being honest however, I think “Take That” and “Buddy Row” were...

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Film Making Update

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Buddy Row, Mosaic 33, Muticia's Movie Morgue | 0 comments

After a crazy week of T-shirt design, video editing and music making, I decided to take a little rest and catch up the latest UFC card and the first epic season of the history channel’s Vikings. The UFC card kind of stunk it up in my humble opinion with first a super late stoppage by veteran Ref Herb Dean and then a ridiculously early stoppage in the main event. Vikings on the other hand, at least through episode 5 is thus far AWESOME! Jumping back to Wednesday past, I had a really fun photo shoot with Vanelle and Jamie Wilburn. The whole experience really re-sparked my interest in photography. I ordered a tether release that will allow me to get into night shooting and that has been on the to do list for quite some time now.  I could easily get lost in photography. Working with a pro like Jamie Wilburn just highlights how much I don’t know and could improve. His shots from this shoot were really amazing. I want to gain all the photog knowledge I can, Osmosis like. I literally want to stop doing all the other things I’m into at the moment and just focus on learning photography as quickly as I can. However, as per usual, I have deadlines for my films that cannot be ignored. On that note a few of my new things are now officially scheduled to premier. The slasher I wrote, directed and edited for Steven Tucker and Ben Horton will premier at Mad Monster Party, Friday March 21st at 10:15 PM. We’ll be kicking off the Ten Til Midnight short film block. It’s going to be loud and bloody. That I can promise. We and by we I mean, “I” still have to button up the sound design and score, but apart from the that the film is looking great! I cannot wait to share it. It’s a gory bloody romp. Buddy Row will also screen again on Saturday at 11PM Another project I recently directed and did the primary editing on is Muticia’s Movie Morgue Episode #2. It will have it’s world premier at 7PM on Saturday March 22nd, also at MMP, and will include a live shadow cast. This one was a lot of fun and should garner much laughter. Lastly, a film I was involved with and am credited as co-director on (honestly, I wasn’t really allowed to direct, but really served in more of a [crew member of many duties] type role) Mosaic 33 is screening in 3 times over the weekend. Friday at 7PM, Saturday at 1PM & Sunday at 12 Noon, It’s a sci fi thriller with elements of a monster movie written by my friend and studio drummer on my latest album, Brad Hord. It features some of the sickest opening titles I’ve ever seen by my buddy, Robert W Filion and...

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