Have you lovely lurkers heard of this? I have, and am surprised I have never yet entered the contest. I am 99.82% sure I will be doing it this year. Who’s with me? NaNoWriMo website ~Jenn
Thanks to stellar blog Kotaku for posting this interview with action actor Ray Park (what’s a good phrase for that? Martial actor? Stuntartist? Person who can actually do their own stunts, like, good?) about upcoming King of Fighters movie.
“Staying Alive” did not make the Top Ten, which means it didn’t win anything. Well…the thing is we know we rocked and were awesome so whatever. Director Ash tells me they’re planning on entering it into another festival, so that’s cool. It will be up on YouTube (soon, Corbin?) and will be shown this Saturday at the Boulder Public Library along with lots and lots of others, winners and winners that didn’t get an award.
What I will say is this: my zombie/food posse was AWESOME–you guys were stars, and Ash even has commented more than once about you, thanking you for all your time, freezing your undead butts off, and overall being soooo gooood (wrong event’s private joke, but you get the point)! I was very happy with what I saw, and I even got to test out my Fay Wray pipes myself! Stay tuned for a movie review once it’s up for all to see. Iin the meantime, take a trip up to Boulder this Saturday, enjoy the Farmer’s Market, and watch the Shootout Viewings at the Boulder Public Library!What: Boulder 24 Hour Shootout Showing When: 4:20 pm (is when “Staying Alive” shows: films will begin screening as early as 10am) Where: Boulder Public Library auditorium (1000 Canyon in Boulder. Very near Pearl St. Mall) Also: celebratory picnic before our showing. If you want to come to this part, let me know and I’ll let Ash know.
Conan O’Brien, he who likes to bring stuntmen on his show to show him the ropes, hit his head Friday during a stair-running stunt and got a concussion. Here’s one report of the story. This is why theatre (and media) needs professionals to do even the simplest stuff like this. And you can see why I’m always going off about falling and rolling being the most important movement skills…oh, but don’t worry, lovely lurkers, reports say Conan is fine and will return to a new show tonight. Thanks Jas and Gawker.com for alerting me to this story. IGAGI Awards, anyone? ~Jenn
Team Bonzuko’s tenth anniversary was Thursday. To commemorate this auspicious occasion, we went to the AHBA members-only day of the Great American Beer Festival, Saturday afternoon. There were many beer-related adventures to be had, but one of them was the exclusive opening of Sam Adams’ Utopias beer. They didn’t announce it, no, they said it would just be tapped when it was and that would be it. It’s nigh impossible to get this very powerful, fragrant nectar otherwise than at the GABF and only on Saturday, so it is annually a highly sought-after treat.
We ninjas of Bonzuko got back to the Sam Adams booth right before the gossip said the Utopias was “very close” to getting there. We were third in line. Once the scuttlebutt began, the crowd behind us got so vast, it was astonishing. Behold, lovely
lurkers, the power of the word. Of mouth, that is. And the irresistible need to queue.
Yes, lovely lurkers, we made it out unscathed. We had so much fun. More stories coming up on The Wrapped Scallion. Was Utopias worth it? Hm. Well, it would have been worth a whole ounce sample. A half ounce was just too little a reward for such an event. Add the secretive hype to the actual waiting in line (if you can), and one deserves a whole ounce.
Tonight’s the night, lovely lurkers. The night of the Living Dead. That is, it’s Boulder’s 6th annual 24-hour Shootout night, and Bonzuko’s own Jenn is stunt coordinator for a mockumentary zombie flick. It’s a pretty cool contest–I wasn’t clear on all the challenges
before I signed up, and learning about them recently has been exciting.
For example, the films up for the contest are all 7 minutes long, but they have to be edited in-camera, which means all the scenes have to be shot in order of appearance. That in itself is a huge challenge. Tonight’s zombie fight scenes are towards the end of the story, so that’ll give me some time to teach the fights to the actors and practice before shooting. It should be pretty awesome-looking.
Another challenge is what I call the “scavenger-hunt” aspect to it. At 5:55pm, all the directors are given a list of about a dozen different things they are required to include in the film, some in the first 30 seconds. This is not only another huge challenge, but it means entrants aren’t shooting a bunch of stuff ahead of time. It’s really a 24 hour challenge.
The Boulder Weekly did a brief story on it yesterday, in which they interviewed Ashley Albiniak, one of the directors in charge of “Staying Alive.” They won last year for Best Comedy and Art Direction, and were in the Top 10. Ashley says, “The crew is twice as large this year, and even have someone to help us with fight choreography, which I’m most excited about.” (Boulder Weekly)
I’m excited too. See you tonight! ~Jenn
It was ten years ago today that the Unbeatable Bonzuko Team decided to make it official and tie the knot. can you believe it was that long ago? As far as how things were then, well as far as I’m concerned this is still what I remember. Here are three pictures recently scanned from that funnest of fun parties way way back in the previous decade. ~Jenn