Friday, August 12, 2011
A Modest Suggestion: Buy This DVD
We're approaching the grand finale of The Nerd at Wayside Theatre, with tonight's performance to be followed by two tomorrow. Then, this wild ride will be over (and it has been one, believe me). I almost wish we had finished last night, as we had a very large and boisterous crowd, which seems essential for this piece. Thespis sent us an audience full of people who had been drinking heavily, and mixed in one or two gents with Asperger's. The performance was one for the books, and would have been a great one to take this play "up, over, and out," as my beloved acting coach Bobbi used to say.
But this weekend's stage ending should not overshadow my booming film career. And by booming, I mean the smart little indie flick I made last October. A Modest Suggestion is available, starting today, for purchase or online streaming! You can snag a copy at Createspace.com, here is the link. I have visited the site only for this purpose, and it seems to be a place where filmmakers can self-distribute their work. As far as I know, A Modest Suggestion has yet to be accepted into any of the film festivals to which it was offered, though I understand that a shorter, half-hour cut of the film has also been making the rounds (the full length film is only 70 minutes, but I guess somebody thought it still seemed to drag a bit?). Regardless, the movie is bypassing the need for a bigtime distribution deal. It is also available on Amazon.com, both for purchase and for streaming, if that's more your style. Here is the film's Amazon page.
I have seen the final cut, and am pretty proud of our work, which was created with an extremely low budget and under less-than-Hollywoodlike conditions. I have just checked the history of this blog, and discovered that I wrote a total of six entries about the making of A Modest Suggestion, and since I'm such a fascinating writer as well as human being, I'm sure you'll want to enjoy them at your leisure. Go here to find all six; they will come up in reverse chronological order, but if you scroll down, and read "from the bottom up," as it were, you'll get a fun look at the making of the film, from my audition onwards (or at least, my impressions of the making of the film, and that's all that counts, right?)
Haul out the popcorn, and enjoy some satire this weekend!