Friday, December 31, 2010

The Grand Scheme...REVEALED!

Okay, folks, here it is, the Grand Scheme!  The Big Idea!  What it's really all about!

The idea behind Cheapest Movies Ever is to attempt to create five movies of mid-length in a mere five months.  It's crazy, I know.  It's probably even stupid.  It might even be a gimmick to get noticed.  But, it's the plan.

I have shot short films over the course of one or two days, and mid-length features over a week.  (A mid-length is between 35 and 65 minutes long.  They are called mid-length because they are too long to be considered a short by film festivals which generally have a time limit of less than 30 minutes and a full-length is considered to be over 70 minutes.  I can, in a very collaborative environment, birth a screenplay and a movie in about two months, though my best record was a film called CONTAMINATION (5 weeks!) which has been shown at so many comic/horror/fantasy conventions that I feel like EVERYONE has seen it.  However, in the next couple of weeks, I am going to be putting CONTAMINATION online, for free, streaming right into your laptop, computer,  or cellphone.  Just in case you might have missed it.  Heh, heh.  It's part of a grassroots attempt to find out if anyone is out there listening.  Subscribe to the blog, please, just so I know you're out there!

The grassroots campaign will consist of this blog, a website, a vlog showing what we're doing, a facebook page, a myspace (I know, no one uses myspace anymore...except all the people who do), and contests, stories, artwork, etc.  It's all going to be free to you, whoever you are!  Until the actual movies come out, that is...  After all this work, the movies are going to have to have a charge associated with them, but I promise it won't be much.  Less than the cup of coffee you get at the corner coffeeshop every morning.  We are planning on touring the movies throughout colleges and pretty much anyplace we can get people to line up and buy a ticket.  If you know of a venue, please let me know.  Thanks!

The first movie is designed to be a hack-n-slash-six-kids-in-the-woods sort of thing, and it's currently called AFTER DARK.  I know it's a generic title, and I even know it's a generic script.  I am working on it now.  It's still fairly intense, though, and should be a VERY harrowing experience.  I have some actors lined up, and the script is nearly complete.  It will be fun to start showing how we are doing stuff. 

Please subscribe to the blog so that I have an idea of how many people may be following this insanity.  It's easy, just click the "follow" button at the top left of the screen.  I promise it will be an educational, entertaining ride!


  1. I've been making no-budget films for 42 years, and my last one, a sci-fi tale 18 minutes in length, was shot on one indoor set and two desert exterior locations, in 3.5 hours using one 1-hour MiniDV tape. :)

  2. I would love to see this short sometime. Feel free to put a link to it if it's online somewhere.