Ashley recounts her birthday, Jonathan talks about the Ashley Madison hacks and the duo talk about Straight Outta Compton.
Sometimes you get so worked up thinking about the end goals that you forget to focus on the journey to get there. I let small set backs and problems with actors distract me from the fact that I am making a movie. I mean really who gets to make a movie? So who cares if things go wrong? So what if my first film isn't perfect, even if that is the goal! It's practice. It's a step towards where I want to go in life, doing what I want to do with my life. A thousand hours of practice makes anyone an expert. This is the start of my training. After all on set experience is a million times more useful than all the schooling in the world.
An interview with Ice Cube set me straight. He talked about not falling in love with the industry but falling in love with the craft itself. Before I started to go to school for film I wrote and acted and filmed for fun. Because I loved it not because I thought I could get something out of it. I need to get back to that. The art of writing is what I enjoy the most in this world and trying to make it so bad has ruined it. Now it is time to go back to having fun.
I spent all day writing today. Close to 8 hours and got a lot done on the second script of Crusaders. This was the most writing I have finished in a lot of time. There was no effort to it. No forcing myself to write but enjoying it. It was like I was reborn. My old self was back and I loved it! Write because you love to write, not because you want to break out. Love the art and not the end game. That's what I have learned from this summer, because success is fleeting but art is forever.
The gang dives into the crazy past of the man of steel.
Saul introduces the gang to his first movie!
The gang talks about DC comics, the rise of the Star Wars Legends fans and Disneyland opening a Star Wars theme park.
So I have some exciting news. Well nerve wrecking news more like it. We are about half way done filming Trapped in the woods and we already have a distribution company interested in it. How amazing is that? One of our actors is a singer and he put in a good word for us. So the past couple days I've been in talks with them. Now nothing can move forward until the film is done but so far everything is sounding good. They are even talking about letting us pitch ideas for a sitcom. Can anyone say TV?
The other day I was doing a pod with Saul and we got to talking about the old days. How back then I would always talk about everything I wanted to do with my life but it was just talk. I would write, sometimes pod or do a youtube video but I just let things come to me. I never went out forced things to happen. My podcasts, my short stories and Trapped in the Woods are all things I forced into being. The time wasn't right and I was scared and part of me wanted to put it off but I kept moving forward and now it is starting to feel like for the first time in my life everything is starting to fall into place.
No matter how hard things in life get you have to always move forward. Don't let other people get you down and don't wait for the perfect moment. There is no such thing. It's now or never and why pick never? Life is just waiting for you to reach out and grab it.
The gang talks about episode 5.
After a day of filming was ruined the crew sat down for a random recording of Clean Jeans. Lawrence and Devaughn from Uncanny Fans as well as the artist J-Hen join our hosts this week.
The Complete history of Blueroof Productions!