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Re: Frank Herbert's Cease Fire - now becoming a short film

Postby Nekhrun » 17 Apr 2011 08:29

Cease_Fire_2011 wrote:so we're now reaching out to the sci-fi community for support in succeeding in our last push to get the project finished. If you have a chance, please check out the teaser and the Kickstarter page here:


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Re: Frank Herbert's Cease Fire - now becoming a short film

Postby merkin muffley » 17 Apr 2011 10:24

This film is being promoted by Suzie Wong.

It is an interesting strategy - simultaneously nutless and grandiose. The Wordpress blog has not been updated since January, and I'm not sure if that's a product of a grandiose arrogance, or a nutless passivity. It's a student film, yet they've made concessions to HLP, and have even agreed to shoot a character in a certain way ("make sure that any visuals of Hulser’s wife allude to her being pregnant"), which demonstrates an obvious nutless-ness, but also a delusional grandiosity, as if anyone is going to sue a student film. Indeed, it can be described as a nutless grandiosity.
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Re: Frank Herbert's Cease Fire - now becoming a short film

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Re: Frank Herbert's Cease Fire - now becoming a short film

Postby Nekhrun » 17 Apr 2011 13:37

merkin muffley wrote:This film is being promoted by Suzie Wong.

It is an interesting strategy - simultaneously nutless and grandiose. The Wordpress blog has not been updated since January, and I'm not sure if that's a product of a grandiose arrogance, or a nutless passivity. It's a student film, yet they've made concessions to HLP, and have even agreed to shoot a character in a certain way ("make sure that any visuals of Hulser’s wife allude to her being pregnant"), which demonstrates an obvious nutless-ness, but also a delusional grandiosity, as if anyone is going to sue a student film. Indeed, it can be described as a nutless grandiosity.

Oh sorry, I didn't mean to suggest that I actually looked at the page earlier.

If this poster's passion for the film is reflected in his posts then I think we're looking at something less inspiring than waterworms.
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Re: Frank Herbert's Cease Fire - now becoming a short film

Postby SandChigger » 17 Apr 2011 18:44

merkin muffley wrote:It's a student film, yet they've made concessions to HLP ... which demonstrates an obvious nutless-ness, but also a delusional grandiosity, as if anyone is going to sue a student film.

Or, looking at it another way, it could just be a PR strategy. Based on the belief that "vetted by the HLP" still means something significant.

Hey, it'll look good on the resume. :dance:
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Re: Frank Herbert's Cease Fire - now becoming a short film

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SandChigger wrote:
merkin muffley wrote:It's a student film, yet they've made concessions to HLP ... which demonstrates an obvious nutless-ness, but also a delusional grandiosity, as if anyone is going to sue a student film.

Or, looking at it another way, it could just be a PR strategy. Based on the belief that "vetted by the HLP" still means something significant.

Hey, it'll look good on the resume. :dance:


Yeah, I'm sure that's the idea. Sounds like a lot of time is being spent on BS when the point should be to learn something from the experience. They're very excited to change the way they're shooting things because it's gotten them approval from a group of people who don't give a fuck (HLP), and it makes me extremely limp in the penis area.
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Re: Frank Herbert's Cease Fire - now becoming a short film

Postby ULFsurfer » 22 Apr 2011 08:43

Saw on Craiglist that they're looking for supporting cast. So if you're in the Denver area why not attend and make a difference!

http://denver.craigslist.org/tlg/2292298667.html

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Re: Frank Herbert's Cease Fire - now becoming a short film

Postby SandChigger » 22 Apr 2011 13:46

Independent film shoot taking place in the Denver area the weekend of April 9th and 10th seeks supporting cast members.

I kinda think we missed that boat. ;)

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Re: Frank Herbert's Cease Fire - now becoming a short film

Postby Apjak » 22 Apr 2011 14:29

Isn't KJA in the Denver area?
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Postby SandChigger » 22 Apr 2011 21:18

Yes, except when he's avoiding the ole ball & chain.

Which seems to be more often than not.

But even then he's usually got his hole up in a fully furnished & modern local mountain cabin. ;)
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Re: Frank Herbert's Cease Fire - now becoming a short film

Postby SandChigger » 24 Apr 2011 02:24

Just saw this on Twitter:
fh_cease_fire F.HerbertsCeaseFire
Beautiful weekend in Denver - open the windows, work on the film! #Denver #Dune #scifi #aftereffects getting to work!
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I thought this was a film made from a Frank Herbert short story. I didn't realize it has something to do with Dune... :think:

I can see why the filmmaker is getting along so well with the HLP: using the Dune name to promote unrelated projects is a cheap trick right up their alley!

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Re: Frank Herbert's Cease Fire - now becoming a short film

Postby SandChigger » 10 May 2011 07:59

Did everyone notice that this guy has been taking donations for his film? And promising to send people who donate more than $25 a DVD of the finished film?

I guess he's still not profiting off it, and that's the only reason the HLP is just watching?

(Or more realistically, they simply haven't figured out [yet!] how to sue him for the immaterial benefit he's accruing from using the Frank Herbert name and having this thing on his CV. ;) )

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THIS PROJECT WILL ONLY BE FUNDED IF AT LEAST $2,500 IS PLEDGED BY MONDAY MAY 16, 2:39AM EDT.

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Re: Frank Herbert's Cease Fire - now becoming a short film

Postby Omphalos » 10 May 2011 09:23

You know what? Fuck that guy if he can't scrape up $2,500 for his own goddam student film.

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Re: Frank Herbert's Cease Fire - now becoming a short film

Postby SandChigger » 10 May 2011 12:21

I'm kinda confused... and admit I don't know a lot about how these things work. I thought the filming had been done already? So... wouldn't the time to raise money be before the filming and all that?

Anyway... I read the story recently. It was FH so it wasn't bad by any means, but the idea of the weapon is kinda silly when you get down to it. Meh. :shifty:


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