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Our first full length feature film! Time to brainstorm and shoot! Join us!

  • Jun 25, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Hey gang! We are going to make our first full length feature film! I'm very excited because I know we have the talent to pull this off and have a kick ass fun time doing it. We will be taking our time with this so there is going to be many meetups to work this one into reality. The last Wednesday of each month is when will have the meetup for the first full length feature film. Your probably asking "how long is this going to take?" That will be up to you all to work out. I just know, when it's done, it's going to be epic!

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  • Tom M.

    It looks like I will be late again. I am having difficulty with two housebroken friends of mine. I will be there ASAP.

    June 29, 2014

  • Lillian L.

    It was absolutely SUPER!!! Thirteen people attended and everyone is really excited about the feature film after the rehearsal of the scenes for the two shoot days. I was REALLY IMPRESSED with Doug's directing - he has a keen eye and ear for how individual characters should portray themselves in a particular situation. He was specific in his instructions which assisted the actors tremendously in which direction to go and in setting the mood for the scene. Good job, Doug! Justin later asked me to get on and off his motorcycle a few times in the parking lot in preparation for the get-away scene on Shoot Day 2. I get to wear a bike helmet and everything!

    1 · June 26, 2014

    • Tony Chris K.

      I like your style and know you will do an excellent job directing. I could see that at the meeting. Looking forward to the pick up day and working with you.

      1 · June 27, 2014

    • E Douglas B.

      Thx for the compliment and the confidence

      June 27, 2014

  • Tom M.

    I will bring all kinds of props to the shoot and I found a black mask that should work.

    June 27, 2014

    • E Douglas B.

      bring it and thanks

      June 27, 2014

    • Tom M.

      I also have an antique locket that should work.

      June 27, 2014

  • E Douglas B.

    JIM....have you thought about EPK? It would be fun and exciting to look back at the 'behind the scenes stuff' after we're done shooting. Also, How do I get a complete copy of the script. Like to read thru the PREACHER'S part so I can help develop an arc for the character

    June 27, 2014

  • E Douglas B.

    JM ur the DOP; Do u have lights or bounce boards? If not who is bringing lights or r we shooting without lights? If no lights then a bounce board would be good.

    June 27, 2014

    • JM S.

      hey just to let you know Im only available on the sunday shoot. And yes I have a reflector but no lights.

      June 27, 2014

    • E Douglas B.

      No problem. I'll bring bounce boards

      June 27, 2014

  • E Douglas B.

    Jim....we still on for tomorrow? And if so what time r u showing up? I plan on being early like 0840 so I can see the location. Also, the gopro...does it record sound without mounting a Mic or r we recording sound separately? How big is the SD card and how many do u have? With WiFi running on the gopro so I can watch on my iPad it will eat the batteies up quickly: do u have extra batteries and do we have a way of charging reserved batteries? Will there be a laptop on set to dump the footage?

    June 27, 2014

    • Jimi S.

      Ok, ah here is the answers to your questions.
      Yes, 8:30am, Yes, No, 32g, 2, Yes, Yes, Yes, No.
      I hope that clears things up. :) You will do fine. The gear is ready and will last the two days.

      June 27, 2014

    • E Douglas B.

      Oh, I know I'm going to do fine...LOL just worried about the gear. Never worked with this stuff before. But I worry not for I have Jim in my corner guiding me, coaching me, nudging me onto the path of creativity...see u there

      June 27, 2014

  • E Douglas B.

    Actors...please make sure u know the scene as regrds to wardrobe. If what ur wearing now appears later in another scene then bag it and tag it after the day ends so you'll know when you'll need it again. Also bring extra wardrobe and doubles if u know ur going to get dirty. Thx

    June 27, 2014

  • Pearl

    And another thing, yes VBMF is chaotic and disorganized at times, but nobody is getting paid. Let me repeat that, nobody is getting paid. Personal responsibility increases with income. I don't think Justin 'gets' the VBMF. If your looking for perfection, VBMF is not for you - it's more about fun and experimenting than perfection. Justin I challenge you to take a deep breath, curl your toes in your shoes. And breath out, then apologize to Jimi. Show up at the next meeting with no expectations, but to have fun and connect with some wonderful people.

    June 27, 2014

  • Pearl

    I'm sorry Jimi, for the things that Justin said about your family. You're a role model for people with learning difficulties. You have made a great career for yourself and are helping others get involved in film. And yes you do charge $5 a meeting - sometimes $10. But it would cost thousands of dollars to get this kind of training at a school. And you wouldn't have as much fun!

    June 27, 2014

  • David H.

    Hi Folks - I just wanted to remind everyone that the point of making this film is to have fun doing it. A second thing to remember is that every month we will have people who can't make it to the shoot. This is a challenge we planned on from the beginning, and so each month everyone is going to need to be ready to improvise and work together to fill in or work around any gaps. Basically please be ready to do what we do every week when we make a film.

    2 · June 25, 2014

    • Sarah

      Tom, always expect the unexpected. :)

      June 25, 2014

    • E Douglas B.

      David, is there a way we can communicate privately? I'm more of a person to person meeting guy. So if possible I'd like to meet u and discuss something with u.

      June 26, 2014

  • E Douglas B.

    It was good. Got to meet and interact with creative people.

    1 · June 26, 2014

  • Lillian L.

    Vanessa will be playing the role of BEVERLY (Socialite & Recovering Alcoholic).
    Mirella will be playing the role of MOONBEAM (Grace's Hippie Mother).

    June 26, 2014

  • Lillian L.

    Please wear the appropriate costumes (and bring costume changes) as instructed by Doug, the director. If you have any questions, please post them here.

    Do we have a costume for the female police officer? Does anyone have a white lab coat for Carl, the rogue scientist?

    June 26, 2014

  • Lillian L.

    These are the people needed for Shoot Day 1 (Sat.June28, 9:00 am): Justin (Preacher), Mark (Cult Leader Stand-In, Detective Stand-In and Traveler), Tom (Lord of Shadows), Nick (Cult Member 1), Jim (Cult Member 2) - only if your back is better by then, Duane (Cult Member 3), Chris (Knight 1), JM (Knight 2), Mirella (Bystander), Pearl (Police Officer), Vanessa (Police Officer Stand-In), Duane (Detective).

    These are the people needed for Shoot Day 2 (Sun.June29, 9:00 am): Jim (Carl) - please remember to bring the flashing & vibrating alien device, Tom (Cult Leader Stand-In), Justin (Preacher), JM (Traveler/Wade Stand-In, Carl Stand-In, Knight 2), Mark (Government Agent 1), Nick (Cult Member 1), Jim (Cult Member 2), Duane (Cult Member 3), Chris (Knight 1).

    Doug (DIRECTOR) & JM (DOP) needed for both days.

    Actors please have your lines memorized. WE STILL NEED MORE BIKER GANG & CULT MEMBERS.

    LET ME KNOW IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND.

    June 26, 2014

  • Tom M.

    It was good minus the arguing, confusion and disagreements.

    June 25, 2014

    • Tom M.

      That is true.

      June 26, 2014

    • Lillian L.

      Out of the 13 people present I didn't notice ANY arguing or disagreements except maybe from one individual. But I think he was just making suggestions he thought might improve the script. I know everyone is excited about the 2-day shoot this weekend. Even the new member who attended said she was thrilled she joined because it looked like such a fun group. She said she won't be able to attend future Wednesday evening meetings due to her work schedule but she's looking forward to helping out on weekends even though she may not get a speaking role. There's a person who's not obsessed with her ego!

      1 · June 26, 2014

  • Pearl

    hi, sorry I wasn't there, had a terrible headache But I will be there on the weekend.

    June 26, 2014

  • Alyosha S.

    Hallo; looks like I'm one of several that won't be there tonight- INSTEAD I'm uploading what I've got of the script thus far, nearly done with my bit- met with David HC the other day & he mentioned there's an overlap with an earlier scene (one that you're shooting this shoot date?) Use either version. This is Act 2 through scene 5; David said to go ahead and write through scene 8 ( secret lab), even if there's overlap the director dujour can decide which to go with. Best to you all.

    1 · June 25, 2014

    • David H.

      Thanks Al! We'll shoot this in August or September. Great to see it all taking shape!

      1 · June 25, 2014

  • Jim N.

    Can't make tonight's meeting. Pulled a muscle in my back. It should be OK by tomorrow, as it is almost better. If you need me for a shoot day on the weekend to play CARL. I am available. I have already contacted Lillian about this. If I need to bring a cane I will LOL
    Cheers

    June 25, 2014

  • Lillian L.

    I don't see Justin Ball's name as attending on Wednesday. He has a major role as Preacher on both shoot days. Does any one know if he's coming?

    June 24, 2014

  • Tom M.

    Are there any changes to the script I sould know about?

    June 24, 2014

    • Tom M.

      Again the dark shadow character sounds appealing.

      June 24, 2014

    • Tom M.

      I had just played a demon in the last shoot and I pulled it off.

      June 24, 2014

  • Sarah

    Ok, I don't actually know if I can make this meeting afterall. I am involved in a couple of other projects. One of them, I have to meet with the HODs tomorrow straight after work. The other is shooting on Saturday. So I can't put my name down for the shoot this weekend either.
    Damn.

    June 24, 2014

  • Tony Chris K.

    I will not be in town this weekend for the shoot. I made sure to state this at last months meeting when I took the role of mayer. I am out of the province on business so I cannot be in the shoot this upcoming weekend. I will attend the meeting on Wednesday but again, will not be able to be in the shoot this weekend.

    June 24, 2014

    • David H.

      Hi Tony - sorry for the confusion! I sent you an email that should sort it out.

      June 24, 2014

    • Tony Chris K.

      Hi David, I got the email, however I was cast for the cult leader/mayor and not the The Shadow Lord. Both of those characters are in the shoot it seems. I guess I'll find out at the meeting if my mayer/cult leader character will be going to someone else now. I was looking forward to it but hopefully something can be figured out at the meeting on Wednesday.

      June 24, 2014

  • Tom M.

    I thought I was going to be that mysterious guy that turns out to be the secret agent.

    June 24, 2014

    • Tom M.

      I was in Vancouver island at that time. I had no way of knowing this.

      June 24, 2014

    • Tom M.

      I had just quit the photoshot group because they blew me off without a word of explanation. I don't want the same thing to happen here.

      June 24, 2014

  • Lillian L.

    Jimi, Is the shoot on Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29, or on Monday, June 30? I'm confused.

    June 24, 2014

  • Lillian L.

    Please note - these are the people who are in the script for June 28 & 29: Justin (Preacher); Tony (Cult Leader); Chris, Jim, Nick, Duane, JM (Cult members & Biker Gang members); Pearl (Police Officer); Duane (Detective); Jim (Carl the Rogue Scientist); Mark (Senior Government Agent)

    Seth (Wade) will not be able to attend. I'm not sure who are playing the Lord of Shadows, the Traveler, the Bystander and Knight 1.

    We still need people for members of the mayor's staff and homeless underground inhabitants. Also we need someone to play Grace's hippie mother. Please come to the Wednesday, June 25th, meeting for one of these roles.

    Vanessa is Beverley (the Socialite & Recovering Alcoholic). PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE SHOOT ON JUNE 28 OR 29. Thanks!

    1 · June 23, 2014

    • Tony Chris K.

      I think David and Jimi forgot that I am not in town this weekend. I made that clear to them during last months meeting. I will be in Alberta on business. I did state it during last month when we were deciding roles.

      June 24, 2014

  • Mirella G.

    Lillian is there any way you could print a script for Vanessa to look at on Wednesday?

    June 23, 2014

    • Lillian L.

      Sure, no problem. I'll give her a script on Wednesday. Are you and Vanessa going to be at Actors Drop In tomorrow night? I can bring the copy for her then.

      June 23, 2014

    • Lillian L.

      You can also click on "MORE" at the top of this page, then click on "FILES" under "MORE", then click on "JuneShootDay1"­ and "JuneShootDay2"­ to read the scripts.

      June 23, 2014

  • Mirella G.

    I can also bring a wig and costume to be one of the homeless.

    June 23, 2014

  • Mirella G.

    Hey can I play the hippie mom? I plan to be ther on Tuesday to support all the new writers.

    June 23, 2014

  • Lillian L.

    All those involved in the script for the June 28th & 29th shoot - PLEASE ATTEND THE JUNE 25th MEETING.

    June 23, 2014

  • Sarah

    As per usual I'll be there late. :/

    June 23, 2014

  • Seth V.

    Sorry guys, this is the one I'll be missing for the feature film. Good luck and see you all when I get back!

    June 22, 2014

    • Lillian L.

      Yes, you alerted us on the night of casting that you wouldn't be able to attend the first shoot. Thanks for reminding us. See you when you get back!

      June 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope the bus doesn't fail me this time. See you there.

    June 20, 2014

  • David H.

    The script is up in the files section of the web site (as always you need to be logged in to see it)! Nick The Shifty will be the lead writer for the June shoot. Have fun!

    1 · June 19, 2014

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