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Title: A movie by yours truly...
Post by: voodoochild on August 06, 2006, 11:54:42 pm
I didn't know if this was the right place to post this, but here it is anyway.

(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/5011/bigbagcover1tifdr6.jpg)

(http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/941/bbbackxc4.jpg)

This is my movie, ya'll!  Yup.  I wrote, directed, and co-starred in it.  Our first screening is on August 22nd at the Bungalow Club in Los Angeles.  If you're iin the LA area and interested in attending, drop me a PM. 
Title: Re: A movie by yours truly...
Post by: KamiKaZee on August 07, 2006, 02:28:36 pm



I think this is a GREAT accomplishment!!!  Congratulations and Best Wishes!  :)



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Post by: Wise Son on August 08, 2006, 07:30:04 am
Excellent! Keep us posted on how it does, I'll have to try and snag a DVD when it makes it to the UK!
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Post by: Cheirel on August 11, 2006, 10:09:19 am
Congrats!!! On what sounds like a huge hit! I may try to make it out ....
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Post by: zulu801 on August 12, 2006, 07:50:07 pm
we have another brother making it big in the movie biz.  Congrats and give us the review after opening night   8)
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Post by: Ed on August 19, 2006, 12:28:16 pm
Librium Pictures your company or you sold it to them? Congrats btw.
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Post by: Redjack on August 21, 2006, 05:57:18 pm
Niiice. :D

congrats.
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Post by: voodoochild on August 22, 2006, 11:39:13 am
Librium Pictures your company or you sold it to them? Congrats btw.

That's my producer's company.  MY company is Onyx Filmworks
Title: Re: A movie by yours truly...
Post by: Ed on August 22, 2006, 03:57:55 pm
Librium Pictures your company or you sold it to them? Congrats btw.

That's my producer's company.  MY company is Onyx Filmworks

Cool.
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Post by: Mastrmynd on August 22, 2006, 04:01:04 pm
Congrats dude!
Whenever I move to L.A., we need to hook up and work on a project 2gether?
ya heard?
Title: Re: A movie by yours truly...
Post by: Open palm on August 23, 2006, 03:47:39 am
Cool! You're now a filmmaker!  :)
Title: A Really Good Movie ...! Try and See It!
Post by: michaelintp on August 23, 2006, 02:56:22 pm
I saw “Big Bag of $” last night.  It was really great.  I honestly didn’t know what to expect before going – there is such variability in “low budget” films (and by any measure, the movie is in that category).  What I was treated to was a film with superb acting, natural and at times very funny and moving dialogue, that touched on real world problems (ranging from stress, impotence, complex causes of police corruption, cover-ups, human relationships, stereotypes, crime) and fully painted characters.  The four main characters – Mr. and Mrs. Worthington (who “acquire” the big bag of $), the police detective (a burned-out cynical white wisecracker), and the rookie officer (a black single mom) – were portrayed as well as I’ve seen in films with exponentially higher budgets.  Really a very talented crew. The writing and directing, and the film editing (I understand Voodochild is also a professional film editor) were outstanding – I noticed the highly professional quality of several of the shots, angles used, cut-aways, and even views from “inside” the bag of money looking up at the person opening the bag (that created a sense that the “big bag of $” had a life force all its own).  There were some references to the film industry that were funny, as well as some (for lack of a better term) “African-American humor” that was hilarious.  The film combined elements of drama, humor and action in a great way.  The plot had several twists, creating tension, some unexpected – and some you would probably never see in a major motion picture production (which was a plus in this movie).  The ending, which I will not give away, was a stroke of genius – in its dark humor and even homage to Chaplin.

Of course there were times in the film that you could see that Voodochild had to make due with more limited resources, as is always the case with films that are not major studio productions.  Which is to be expected.  But in light of high quality of the film (as I’ve described above) that really didn’t matter.

I strongly recommend that if you guys can see the movie, that you do so.  I’m sure you will be impressed.

I’m sure this will be just the first of a number of great films by Scott Evans.
Title: Re: A movie by yours truly...
Post by: Ed on August 23, 2006, 11:50:05 pm
I saw “Big Bag of $” last night. It was really great. I honestly didn’t know what to expect before going – there is such variability in “low budget” films (and by any measure, the movie is in that category). What I was treated to was a film with superb acting, natural and at times very funny and moving dialogue, that touched on real world problems (ranging from stress, impotence, complex causes of police corruption, cover-ups, human relationships, stereotypes, crime) and fully painted characters. The four main characters – Mr. and Mrs. Worthington (who “acquire” the big bag of $), the police detective (a burned-out cynical white wisecracker), and the rookie officer (a black single mom) – were portrayed as well as I’ve seen in films with exponentially higher budgets. Really a very talented crew. The writing and directing, and the film editing (I understand Voodochild is also a professional film editor) were outstanding – I noticed the highly professional quality of several of the shots, angles used, cut-aways, and even views from “inside” the bag of money looking up at the person opening the bag (that created a sense that the “big bag of $” had a life force all its own). There were some references to the film industry that were funny, as well as some (for lack of a better term) “African-American humor” that was hilarious. The film combined elements of drama, humor and action in a great way. The plot had several twists, creating tension, some unexpected – and some you would probably never see in a major motion picture production (which was a plus in this movie). The ending, which I will not give away, was a stroke of genius – in its dark humor and even homage to Chaplin.

Of course there were times in the film that you could see that Voodochild had to make due with more limited resources, as is always the case with films that are not major studio productions. Which is to be expected. But in light of high quality of the film (as I’ve described above) that really didn’t matter.

I strongly recommend that if you guys can see the movie, that you do so. I’m sure you will be impressed.

I’m sure this will be just the first of a number of great films by Scott Evans.



Now I really want to watch it.
Title: Re: A movie by yours truly...
Post by: Wise Son on August 24, 2006, 03:16:50 am
Now I really want to watch it.
Ditto. Sounds like a success, at least artistically. If there's any justice, financial will follow.
Title: voodoochild and michael at premier of "Big Bag of $"
Post by: michaelintp on August 25, 2006, 06:21:34 pm
For fun ... here is a photo of me and Scott Evans at the premier of his film.  Again, my hat is off to Scott.  The movie was outstanding!

Looks like I was so into the movie I was twisting by beard throughout ...  ;D
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Post by: Toya on August 26, 2006, 02:44:04 am
Hats off to you Michael and congrats to Scott on his movie.  :)
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Post by: Reginald Hudlin on August 26, 2006, 07:31:01 pm
Don't you love how Michael really represents for HEF members?!  Congrats Scott!  I was out of town, but good for you!
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Post by: voodoochild on August 26, 2006, 09:10:36 pm
Yeah!  Props to Mike for coming out AND being patient while we worked out a technical issue with the projector.  The night on a whole was a success, and I've been getting mostly positive feedback on a film held together with spit, scotch tape, fishing wire and a lotta love.  This is my first feature and on the whole, I'm pretty proud of it.  Especially considering I've never taken a filmmaking or screenwriting class.  I'm already about 3/4 finished with the first draft of my next joint.  Progress, ya'll!!! 
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Post by: Goat on August 28, 2006, 04:30:14 pm
Big Congrats to you both, sounds like an interesting film. Hope to be able to view it sometime.
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Post by: michaelintp on August 28, 2006, 10:57:20 pm
Hey, it was my honor to be there.  One thing that is really fun about this forum is there are so many extraordinary creative people who post here.  When one of 'em is doing something that I can actually see or read or hear ... well, of course I want to.  I love it when people share their creative work. It is very exciting!