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Sonny
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:35 am  Reply with quote



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OK OK.

I know! I'm crazy! But we are now officially making two movies at once.

We’re making “The New Girls,” the vampire movie, check it out if you haven’t!

http://www.dreadcentral.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9907&start=15

See the thing is it's at the point now to finish "The New Girls" we need to start getting the entire cast for the scenes, which is hard, I mean, we're going to get it done, don't worry, the movie will get finished, but there's going to be times where it's just not possible to film because we can't get everyone together, and since "The Complex" is already half-way written...we've decided to go ahead and start shooting it during the down times we can't get "The New Girls" stuff.

So what the fuck is "The Complex?"

Well hold on to your asses, since "The New Girls" is such a mainstream flick, I'm going crazy with this one. For one thing, we're shooting in black and white, so there goes half my audience...
but anyway-

The movie starts out with a guy waking up in a hallway, his face wrapped in bandages. He has no idea who he is or how he got there, his memory is blank, all he has is a number on his arm.

109.

Next thing he knows he's chased through endless hallways by this crazy black thing, eventually, he runs into more people, lots of people, The complex is actually full of people and none of them have any memories of their lives before, they have no idea who they are or how they got there, and each of them has a different number on their arm.

There's a drug that they take called ambrosia, this drug in their only escape, when they take it, they go into a dream world, if you take it and touch someone else, you can go together. You'll often find the hallways of The Complex lined with people holding hands, tripping on ambrosia.

Everyone in The Complex is content, you see if you try to go someplace you're not suppose to, or cause too many waves, The Guard (the crazy black monster) comes and gets you. It can grow needles out of it's fingers, it knocks you out and you wake up in some random spot. If you break the rules too many times though, you'll never be seen again.

You don't fuck with the guard.

So these people live in The Complex, going about their lives...if you can call it that.

Until 109 comes along...

he's not content, he's not happy, he's not going to be a goddamn number...

and he's going to get answers.

That's the basic plot...but there's WAY more to it than that. It's part mind-fuck movie, part science fiction, a little horror, very trippy and at the end...everything. Will. Be. Explained. No cop-outs either.

P.S. I FUCKING LOVE BLACK AND WHITE!

So there you go! Here's the first pictures!


















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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:34 pm  Reply with quote



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Couple of new pics! There are going to be some color scenes in the movie...this is one of those scenes! What I guess i'm making is generally known as a “mind-fuck” movie, they‘re also referred to as “Puzzle Movies” or “Brain Burners,” you know these are films generally served for guys like David Lynch and David Cronenberg, movies like Eraserhead, Mulholland Dr., Primer, Jacobs Ladder, Videodrome, all fit the mold.

I have a love/hate relationship with these kinds of flicks, I love the non-linear nature of them, the fact that reality itself is called into question, but I hate it when they provide lame answers…or even worse…no answers at all, that’s just lazy storytelling if you ask me. If you set up really awesome questions and situations, then you better answer them in a satisfying manner damn you.

But I didn’t set out to make my next movie a puzzle movie…I didn’t realize it until all the pieces really started falling into place. I actually came up with the answer first, the concept…the all holy “WHAT IF” and worked backwards from there. It’s dangerous, because then people think the only point of the film is to figure out what’s going on, so the idea is to just establish the situation…and hopefully…as it plays out it’s going to be so entertaining and cool that they kind of forget about trying to figure things out…and enjoy watching the flick as it plays out.

People have been trying to figure this thing out like crazy and all the suggestions are kind of stuff we've seen before, they're trapped in purgetory...aliens experimenting...he's locked in a mental hospital...blah blah blah...The idea of the movie is...to make people forget about the mystery and get them wrapped up in what's going on in the actual film...then...when all is revealed, they realize it's been right infront of them the whole time.

So here are some new pics, how this fits into the grand scheme of the movie you'll just have to see...but these scenes are going to be in color. Again...nothing is ever as simple as it looks.

About these pics.

While watching Rear Window for the first time...I was just floored by how Hitchcock shot Grace Kelly, the first time we see her just takes your breath away. It's like hard to comprehend someone being that beautiful and he did it with lighting and close-ups...so I wanted to do the same thing here. I mean it's not that hard with Liz, but I just wanted to floor people! So...here you go...





















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Sonny
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:49 am  Reply with quote



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The Complex teaser trailer!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5qpnJW9G9A
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:43 am  Reply with quote



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Allright, we're going full steam ahead right now. I'm adding and fixing up The New Girls, waiting to hear from a few places about TLB and filming this madhouse at a million miles an hour. We're really getting to the meat of it now, but we got a long way to go!

This is The Keeper. I love this fucking thing.



























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Sonny
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:00 am  Reply with quote



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Allright, we're now officially kind of rocking and rolling with this thing, steadily but surely, like all of my movies...it's growing completely and utterly out of control and I have no idea how I'm going to do half the shit we've got planned. One of the fun things, and what you're going to be seeing pictures of soon is the various kind of factions that have formed. There's a Lord Of The Flies thing going on, with lots of different gangs and groups inhabiting different parts of The Complex, it's a HUGE place and finding locations, like always, is just a bitch.

Look, when you're a crazy moviemaker like me...you don't get fucking permits...or PERMISSION. You just gotta DO it you know?





And luckily, my cast is just as crazy as I am...they have no problem filming whereever. They're fearless man.



But you gotta be! You have to go for it, 100% everytime.







I'm actually having a ball making this thing. It's fun messing with people, pulling the carpet out from under them, soon as people thinkt hey have it figured out the script kind of pulls another okey doke and this thing gets so CRAZY.





It's not a little movie, it's quite ambitious (like always) and I think it's definitely something different, something we're not seeing right now, which, you know isn't a good thing haha but FUCK IT, you know? Sometimes you just gotta get stuff out your system.





Oh and the pic below this one...pretty much one of my favorite stills from any of my flicks ever. I'm loving the black and white.



Next week I'm going to try my butt off to shoot some of the more insane stuff Smile
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Sonny
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:39 am  Reply with quote



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Ooookkk. It's kind of a catch 22 making cameos in your own movies. Acting really is fun, I don't think I'm any GOOD at it but ti's fun. I usually make appearences in my own flicks if A) There's noone else to do it. B) It's something I know someone else will just be miserable doing or C) It's something like this...where I wouldn't even dream of asking someone else to do it.

That is...shove two knives through their face-



I always end up getting messed up whenever I have a part-



It was kinda hard to direct because not only was I in the scene...but I couldn't see a DAMN thing!









More soon!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:46 am  Reply with quote



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Oookay. Lots of stuff going on in The Complex nowadays-

We've got 114-



-and 777 recruiting 109 into the "Reclaimers"...



We got more crazy color stuff going on-



Then we got these fuckers...27's gang of crazy folks-









Then we got 27...who wants nothing more than 109 dead...



Poor 405 is mixed up in all the drama...



and 109 is just going with the flow...



We're filming...and filming...and filming...
screeners of The New Girls are going out next week for review..
CFV Video is poking around The Last Battleground...

Have a happy Turkey Day folks!










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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:30 pm  Reply with quote



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Sooo, I was just kinda goofing off tonight...one thing led to another...and before I knew it I'd made THIS.

No story gets explained.
There's no dialouge.
I was just going to show it to the cast and crew...but then I was like, eh, fuck it.

The Complex Promo trailer-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEDdrkaZJ8M
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:12 am  Reply with quote



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Whew, got so much to go through not sure where to begin. Here, we'll just go with some characters-

This is 13. She's a rebel in The Complex, always causing problems. But trust is hard to come by...can 109 really believe anything she says?







This is 11...11 is kinda nutso, he's always wondering the hallways talking gibberish and hacking into the wires of The Complex. The question is, in a place of insanity, how crazy is he really?





The movie also has a lot of action, lot of fighting, The Complex is a very violent pretty intense place. People are killing each other all the time, which means 109 is constantly fighting for survival and since there aren't any guns, most of the weapons are swords, nives, blunt instruments, whatever folks can get their hands on basically.





We're getting to the really big crazy stuff now, I hate Christmas because everyone is too damn busy with holiday shit to film, drives me nuts, but it's coming along pretty quick here, the real hard parts are ahead though!










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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:26 am  Reply with quote



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Here's a fucking TON of The Complex pics!

I seriously...love this movie...

Here's some UNFINISHED shots of Liz...well...you'll see in the movie.







THE REDEEMERS!!!
(some of 'em anyway...)



































Here's some test shots...





Goddamn I got a lot of shit on my plate right now!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:44 am  Reply with quote



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This is a video that's going to be at the start of ALLL the Down Twisted DVD's-



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck0vE4vpWzM
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:38 am  Reply with quote



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Sorry about the lack of updates! I had a HORRIBLE Car crash that kind of had my life very much like a roller coaster for a while there,
(here's some video of me with my mangled face...seriously...you've been warned:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgo9kB6SjVw)

but we're back on track! Here's a couple of promo shots/posters. More of these to come!
We start filming again in March so you'll be getting new shots as they roll in!












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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:58 am  Reply with quote



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Here's three more Complex character posters!






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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:26 am  Reply with quote



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Here's a few more Complex posters! We're filming again on SUNDAY so we're getting back on a roll here now that I've healed from the car crash/face mangle fiasco.






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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:17 am  Reply with quote



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OK! Filming is going again! FINALLY!

Pissed my cast off pretty bad tonight, you know I just have a severe lack of sympathy for people, just my nature you know? People start complaining I'm usually just like, "Shut the fuck up and buck up you goddamn baby." That's just how I am I guess, maybe it's a Southern thing...I don't know...but haha eesh they were pissed. But they'll get over it you know? Making movies is HARD work, never for a second think that's it's easy, and kind of being the architect of everything, you really gotta PUSH people sometimes, even when they don't want to be pushed, and when you do it make no mistake...they will HATE you for it. But you just have to have faith that in the end, when the movie's done, it'll kick all kinds of ass, and it'll be worth it!


















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