THE BOATSMEN


100 Favorite Films of the Decade (100-76)
January 5, 2010, 4:07 am
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100. Mozart and the Whale

99. Elephant

98.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

97. Melinda and Melinda

96. Wall-E

95. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

94. Bully

93. 28 Days Later

92.  The Dark Knight

91. Funny People

90.  Funny Games

89.  The Tracey Fragments

88. King Kong

87.  I’m Not There

86.  Forgetting Sarah Marshall

85.  Australia

84.  Away We Go

83.  Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

82.  Look Both Ways

81.  Role Models

80.  Watchmen

79.  This is England

78.  Donnie Darko:  The Director’s Cut

77.  The Believer

76.  The Salton Sea

There you have it, the first (and hardest) leg of the journey to number one.  I know that many of you will have problems with these films, I love movies, I love these movies.  Then next set offer less shock and more perhaps obvious choices, many recent films.  I hope to receive some feedback, I look forward to my next post and I hope you do as well.

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Hello from the Land of Inactivity
January 5, 2010, 12:49 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

I’m back, for as long as i am, however long that is…is…is.

Anyway, I have been catching up on the films of 2009 and thinking about the decade that has passed.  I have begun to compile a Boatsmen film awards, I have the categories and many of the nominees, but there are still quite a few films that I have not yet seen that have potential for award-givings.

I am also compiling a list of my 100 favorite films of the decade, which I believe, is done but needs to be polished.  I will release them in pairs of what will probably be 25, but I may break up the last 25 even more and write a brief review on them.

Until then I would like to share some images of obsession…no not Naomi Watts.



New Dates for Shooting
June 14, 2009, 8:38 pm
Filed under: My short films, Zombie

The major shooting dates for the zombie film have changed from July 5th-11th to July 20th-24th and July 25th-28th.

The 20th-24th will include the larger scale work involved in the production.

i.e. Shots outside of Tulsa.  Shots with multiple extras.  Shots outside.

July 25th-28th will include wrapping up bits such as the intro work with David Rainwater who is unavailable until that time and second unit work.  I’m sure this will spill over a bit though due to ADR work that will be ongoing during editing which will go into full gear on August 1st.

Any comments or questions are appreciated, please stay updated and if you do not think that I have your contact info please e-mail it to me, we need all the extras and behind the scenes help we can get.

The positions filled as of now are

Director, Cinematographer, Editer- Myself

Assistant Director- Andrew Sherrill

4 Main Stars- Trent Davis, Phillip Chapman, David Rainwater, Jesse Barnes

2 Scripted Actors.

We need Extras and Crew members, specifically makeup.  We will be using a Lowel Lighting Kit, most likely a Lowel Light Kit with three pieces and an Azden SGM- 2X Shotgun Mic that will most of the time be mounted on my camera, but when it is not we will need steady hands to operate the mic mounted on a boom.

It is getting serious and it is fast approaching, until that time I will do my best to update and to revise and plan to the fullest.

Have a wonderful day.



Tonight…
June 9, 2009, 9:19 pm
Filed under: My short films, Zombie

Tonight is a great night, the first draft of the script is finished and all of the big players are meeting together in a very high class setting to discuss the nature of the filming and times and what not.

Wish us luck, until then I will leave you with a few link to some of the music that his inspired this zombie fest.

Anna Ternheim, anything by her really.

and Zbigniew Preisner’s haunting compositions.

and Stereoliza.

Enjoy, peace.



Hello my fellow air-breathers…
May 26, 2009, 9:44 pm
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I am in the process of writing a script for a zombie movie.  Though it will not be your typical zombie flick it will not have any petty twist or and new jazzed up bits.  The point is to create a style and to make great zombies that correctly fit the criteria of a Solanum strain zombie.

The film stars…

Phillip Chapman

Trent Davis

Jesse Christian Paul Barnes

and David Rainwater.

For further info you may e-mail me at <wordlesschorus@sbcglobal.net>

or contact the AD, Andrew Sherrill at <tappajappa@aol.com> make sure to title the e-mail in all caps

ZOMBIE FILM.

Thanks and bye for now.



Soon to make a list.
January 9, 2009, 2:58 am
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Sadly I am a little behind most on my favorite films of 2008 due to the fact that Tulsa does not host near enough great films.  Once I see The Wrestler, Slumdog Millionaire, and Doubt I am sure that I can safely make the list of my favorite films and possibly do an Academy Awards of sorts.

In totally unrelated news, Jesse Barnes and I are beginning a comic book which I am writing and he is putting som images together to accompany.   When we finish the first one we will post it on the internet for your viewing pleasure.



What I have been doing OTHER than updating this.
January 2, 2009, 8:03 pm
Filed under: Thoughts | Tags: , , , ,

I guess it’s just in my nature to slip into extreme laziness.  I’m ready for some sort of change, but sparking that is a bit tricky.

Christmas time came and went and it was pretty fucking weird due to a complete schedule change, I went through the archives of all of my old family videos one night without sleep and I really miss that family atmosphere, the mountain of gifts, my uncles great big beard, my grandmothers.

I also revisited the many wonderful home videos my sister and I conjured, mainly stop motion action figures and Sherlock Holmes remakes.  I plan on putting these into the computer and editing the shit out of my past, really get them in there.

I’ve never made a new years resolution, but this January has got me thinking and I really want to do some prioritizing, write, edit, finish my last project godammit, shoot over the summer, maintain grades so my parents won’t be breathing down my neck, approach strangers with conversations.  The key is not letting myself slip into sitting around doing nothing.  My parents probably think it’s watching movies, but that’s the motivation really.  Luckily they are understanding that more and more, I have a pretty obsessive nature.

I also realize I am terrible at making lasting relationships, which at my age isn’t a problem, it’s just an interesting observation, because I have had my fair share of girlfriends.  Perhaps I just get wrapped up in other things, or what have you.

All I know right now is that Sera Cahoone, M83, Kings of Leon, the Muppets, Emile Hirsch, and others all kick ass.

So, if you could ever so often ask me what I’ve been up to lately that would be awesome.  And if I say not much, kick my ass.  I’ll try to keep up on here, thanks friends.