Fronson Premiere

Me, Myself & Ronson

So, it took me forever to commit time to writing about the F is for Film Pilot and The Courtship of Ronson Crumb Premiere that went down on October 7th, 2011 but it was not for lack of enthusiasm. You can blame Maya for that. Go on now, blame a helpless adorable baby girl. Point your indignant finger at her squishy face.

With that out of the way, I first want to thank everyone who made it out to Tribecca Cinemas for the event. You guys were awesome and I’m grateful to have so many cool people supporting these labors of love. For those of you who couldn’t attend because of either distance or lack of interest in things that are wonderful, it was a memorable evening.

I can’t express to you how surreal it was to see our name up on the marquee. The only time I’ve ever seen my name in lights before this was when I used my sister’s Lite Brite to write out my name. I walked around the town a little taller that night -which is saying something because I’m 6’3. For those unfamiliar with the Tribecca area of New York City, it’s full of hipsters, TV producers and minor celebrities. If I put a bat in your hand, spun you right round baby right round, and sent you off a-whackin’, you’d doubtlessly smack a big time TV producer in the face. All of the big NY production houses are tucked into that little corner of NY. As for celebs, does this count? Zack claims to have seen her… although she is actually a man named Andrew so… yeah.

After we drank, and drank, everyone filed into the theater where Zack and I took the stage. I’d written some gags for us, but that never goes over well. Instead we did some adlib out of the book of shadows, putting our heads together like siamese twins and trying to talk at the exact same time. The drunk crowd responded well so I swung for home with my line of the evening.

“I have such a boner right now.”

‘Twas the erection heard round the world. This didn’t go over as well until Shawn came out and asked if he could feel it. My memory of what happened next is fuzzy but I’m most certain that I politely declined his advances. I am proud to say that the pilot episode was received enthusiastically, and I heard several people in full guffaw.

Zack and I had to sneak out to discuss party planning issues so we missed the reaction to the animated “Ryan Reynolds Through History” but people tell us it got big laughs. It’s funny though, you never know what people will laugh at. Some gags I thought were the weakest got the most reaction and others I thought were killer flopped. One thing is for certain though, NOT ONE PERSON IN THAT ROOM OUTSIDE OF THE CAST SAW THE PROPOSAL.

Inbetween F and Ronson, Throbbing Temple Productions aired a just finished sizzle reel for a reality show they’re shopping around about raver culture. I was fortune enough to meet one of “the crew,” a girl, nay, an Disneyland ride, named Tara Tiger. Suffice to say, I’m a fan of whatever she is. Tiger blood sorceress, though she may be.

I was nervous watching Ronson. Mostly because I do some truly terrible, disgusting and embarrassing things in it. People came up to me afterward and were complimentary but perhaps the highest compliment they paid me is that they were nervous around me. I still don’t consider myself an actor but I was glad that people saw what I did and labeled it acting.

It was a wonderful event and thanks to Shawn, Zack, and everyone at F is for Film, and Ronson Crumb including Fizz who couldn’t be there, all that hard work seems to have paid off. It was as close to a celebration of me as I may ever get -and probably better attended than my funeral/wake will be.

More photos after the break.

Bad Standup

[But wait, there’s more!]

Save the Date

Time seems to pass differently for those on the inside of a project and those on the outside. For me, Ronson and F were my afterhours life for two years and I’ve felt they were mostly finished for at least one more year but for anyone I told about the project it probably seems like a lifetime ago. So I have good news, everybody…

The Courtship of Ronson Crumb starring yours booly will finally be premiering on October 7th at the world famous Tribecca Cinemas. We will also be showing the full 22 minute long F is for Film pilot either before or after the film. Unfortunately the event is by invitation only. If you’re my crazy stalker fan, the best way to get an invite is to comment on every single post here at utau-inu.com to, you know, get my attention. Anyway, I’m excited.

Movenings

It’s happening again… (vague Twin Peaks reference)

After a long period of active inactivity, which is the kind of inactivity where I’m killing myself behind the scenes to get things done but I have nothing yet to show for it, things are, well, happening. Dare I say actively.

We’ve shot all but two scenes for the short horror movie I’m starring in and I’ve heard rumors of a February 2010 premiere (though I feel like a goon calling it a premiere since it’s not a feature.) I’ve never acted in anything that wasn’t just me goofing off before. The experience was… oddly exhilarating. Once you’ve acted a thing, in my case serial killing, you carry it with you ever more. Not in a traumatic way, but the emotions were so real for me that I feel like I really did kill and disembowel those girls. On an emotional level there was no real difference between playing at the act and doing it for real. I felt oddly aggressive and confident coming out of that weekend’s shooting. Actually, the phrase “I am the Bengal Tiger and I will eat your fucking heart” just kept popping into my brain at the strangest times.

I can’t wait till people see this movie because it was a lot of fun to shoot. We have a great cast and crew, and I’m going to miss our shenanigans.

In other news… F is for Film series 2 started.  Episodes for Doubt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Twilight are out now with two more on the way. It’s such a huge leap in production values and yet it still has that “mommy I made this” feel of the first series. Damn it, just go watch these are some of my favorite things that I’ve done ever, and we’ve all worked super hard on them. Please comment on the F website and tell us what you think.