Category: behind the scenes
Well, it’s finally happened. Even though our channel is very careful about the music we use, a big record label has stepped in and bullied YouTube into threatening to delete Beat Down Boogie and all our videos. The kicker – we had multiple written permissions to use the music in question.
Despite that permission, The Orchard (aka The Orchard Music Group) filed a claim against our Really Really Long Dragon*Con 2011 Video. Don’t go looking for it – Youtube deleted … Read the rest
Several fans of Mario Warfare have asked us about our production schedule for upcoming Mario Warfare episodes. I wanted to take a second to share our insight on the film-making process. It’s a long process filled with lots of effort. Even for Hollywood films with a 100 million dollars, and 100′s of crew members working full time, it can take years to finish a film. We have like, 3 crew and work around our day jobs, lol. Here’s what we’ve … Read the rest
We just wanted to let everyone know that progress is being made on future episodes of Mario Warfare. Pre-production has been done, props have been built, costumes ordered, fights choreographed and filming has begun. March 2013 has seen much progress on Mario Warfare episode 3, 4 and 5. … Read the rest
Wow. I’m really humbled by the support of our awesome fans and our new producers Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki, James Conason, and Cody D. Walton. Our Kickstarter was a success! We actually ended up going beyond our goal, which means in addition to new episodes of Mario Warfare, you’re going to see our leading man Matt Sumner rocking a Sailor Moon outfit!
While we’re in pre-production for Episode 3, we’re also in the process of fulfilling our more immediate … Read the rest
We have a lot of big thanks to give to our Kickstarter supporters! It’s because of you that we’ll be able to continue the Mario Warfare journey. We also want to take a moment to give a special shout out to Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki. Sultan is an businessman from the UAE as well as a traveler, philosopher, and witty book author. When he discovered that we were struggling over budget issues for Mario Warfare, he came to the … Read the rest
We’re gearing up for Mario Warfare, and we’ll be dropping sneak peeks so you can get a taste of our film-making process. In this sneak peek we check out the costume design and guns of Mario Warfare.
Music is “Akira vs Konono” by Dan Hendriks.
Mario = Matt Sumner
Luigi = Jarod Kearney
Toadstool = Brian Lee
Peach = Alena Koch… Read the rest
We recently got together to toss around some fight choreography ideas for our upcoming series, Mario Warfare. We’re getting Jarod (Luigi) used to screen fighting, Micah (our Director) just ran around and hurt himself and Matt and Brian were amazing as usual. We’ll have pre-production in full swing after we get back from Dragon Con this year.… Read the rest
People tend to have mixed feeling about fan films. Some people think it’s awesome to indulge in your passion for a franchise. Other people think it’s cheap and unoriginal.
After making Modern War Gear Solid, we’ve come to one conclusion; making a fan film was the best film school we’ve ever experienced.
Snake Plissken. Han Solo. Nathan Drake. John McClain. Wolverine. Indiana Jones.
What makes these characters so awesome? How can I create an awesome character? By directing fan … Read the rest