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.
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