April 2009


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Chat transcript from Day 144 (Today, April 14, 2009) since our decision to make a feature…

(10:26:59 AM) Tyler: Had I dream I was shooting On Golden Pond on video, guerrilla style.
(10:27:29 AM) Dennis:
(10:27:36 AM) Dennis: That’s kinda messed up.
(10:28:05 AM) Tyler: The weirdest part was when Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda were sitting out on the deck.  And she said she was going skinny dipping.  Then she opened her robe, revealing boobage.
(10:28:52 AM) Tyler: To which Henry said, “I don’t usually go for skinny dipping…  but there’s something about the way the light is hitting my daughter…”
(10:29:27 AM) Tyler: We then had a few more scenes to shoot.
(10:30:16 AM) Tyler: Apparently, one of them involved Henry Fonda shooting at me and Dabney Coleman with some kind of bean bag rifle.
(10:30:32 AM) Tyler: Although he started doing that when I wasn’t shooting,
(10:30:49 AM) Tyler: sending me and Dabney rolling down a hill, scampering to get away.
(10:31:15 AM) Tyler: May have been shouting at us, to.  Possibly about staying away from his daughter.
(10:32:07 AM) Tyler: The dream ended when I realized the bean bag impacts actually felt pretty good on my lower back, cause I had some back pain.
(10:32:32 AM) Tyler: So I laid there and tried to get hit in the right place.
(10:33:36 AM) Dennis: You ain’t right.
(10:34:05 AM) Tyler: How creepy is Henry Fonda, though?
(10:34:17 AM) Tyler: And an asshole, too.
(10:34:28 AM) Dennis: Pretty creepy. But he did help your back.
(10:34:53 AM) Tyler: True.  Not on purpose.  Dabney was screaming at me to get away.
(10:35:13 AM) Tyler: He’s a good guy to get into a scrap with.

Many people do not discuss the toll that working on a film takes on a person.  Coppola showed in quite nicely in Hearts of Darkness.  However, I am a bit worried that if Tyler is this crazy now… he may eat his own foot during an attempt to kidnap Dabney Coleman, shouting, “The Old Poop will never get us, will he Dabney! Me and you, Dabney! Me and you! Want a taste of my foot?”