' Cinema Romantico: After The End (Before The Trend)

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

After The End (Before The Trend)

I never had any intention of being that guy and I apologize for doing so now. What guy? The guy that plugs his own crummy, minor, un-noteworthy work, that's who. But you know, I've been blogging since 2005 and ceaselessly taking filmmakers to task and so I suppose it's only fair to say, "Here. Here's something I've created. Your turn to judge me." It's like in "High Fidelity" when Laura says to Rob: "You, the critic, the professional appreciator, putting something new into the world."

Currently the movie world is all in an uproar about "The Artist", a hit at Cannes and potential Oscar contender, which just so happens to be that which is nearly non-existent in the present day...a silent film.

Then I learn from Film Intel that there is a movie in production called "Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World." Film Intel writes of it: "As a giant asteroid approaches Earth and with the apocalypse inevitable a man and his (female) neighbour set out to find his high school sweetheart."

Uh......

Six years ago I wrote a script for a short movie called "After The End" that my friend Daryl directed and produced and edited and that our friend Matt (the best cinematographer in Illinois, Wisconsin and southern Minnesota) photographed and that starred a few of our acting pals (Rebecca & the Two Josh's) here in Chicago. It was, ahem, a silent film about, ahem, a giant asteroid approaching earth that causes a man and his female neighbor to take solace in one another.

Was it any good? Probably not. At least that's what varying film festivals told us. But that's not the point. The point is, we were way ahead of the trend. So there. And well, if you had any desire to see something I, the critic, the professional appreciator, have contributed to the world of cinema, here you go. I just beg that you not make too much fun of me. We tried, damn it, we really did try our best.

4 comments:

Daryl said...

No, Nick! You gotta sell it. Make it sound like the greatest movie ever made. Don't apologize until AFTER they watch it. Every time we fool someone into watching it, we make 1/1,000,000,000,000th of a penny from YouTube, and we can't afford to miss out on that kind of sweet money.

Nick Prigge said...

This is why you're the producer and I'm the writer. You're clearly much more adept at selling our suspect material to people who are already suspicious of it.

I'm much more adept at standing in the background and avoiding human contact.

But seriously, people, it IS the greatest movie ever made. It's at least better than "Destiny Turns On The Radio."

Castor said...

Ahaha this is totally AWESOME! I love this :)

Nick Prigge said...

Thank you! Honestly! Sincerely!