No, it’s not the title of a pot-heads in search of Tommy Chong road movie, or a National Geographic parody porn.  What I am referring to is the fact that 2009 will usher in a new era for Monkey Ltd in the form of our first feature film, titled The Grassman (which, as far as you know right now, is either one of the previously mentioned ideas).

2008 was a productive year for us.  Script competition successes, new short films completed, the expansion into the world of social networking, surviving the power-outage apocalypse and madness-enducing  promotional website images.  We did all right.

But, 2009 is going to be bigger, better, and more all right than ever before!

In addition to at least 2 new short films debuting on YouTube and the festival circuit, and more submissions of the Consumed script at competitions, there is that little thing I mentioned before called a feature film.  Yeah, that’s right. We got one of those.

We are into pre-production on The Grassman, and I am feverishly working on rewrites.  Well, not feverishly… but I am cursing a lot.

And you can look forward to following along  as we embark on that foolishness.  In the next two weeks, we will unveil our podcast, Jackasses Make Movie, which will provide unprecedented access into the inner workings of Monkey Ltd and, specifically, insight on how in hell we are trying to pull off our first feature.  I bet you just can’t wait!

So, a lot to look forward to.  This year, Monkey Ltd is going to hit you in the entertainment crotch with our steel-toed boot of juicy movie goodness.  And you will like it and beg us to do it again.

And we will.

Let me take a second to demonstrate what exactly I, Dennis, have to work with here as we attempt to make movies, nay, entertainment history together. You may email your condolences to

Tyler and I have recently been checking out Facebook lately. It has changed a bit since I last attempted to figure it out.  It now includes cool functionality where you can link your Facebook to your other social networking accounts at sites like Flickr, last.FM, Picasa, and YouTube.

We use YouTube.  Cool.

So, we both linked our Facebooks to the MonkeyLtdFilms YouTube account.  Sweet! Now our video updates will post on Facebook automatically.  We are on our way to making it big now!

Not so fast…

See, we forgot one thing: Tyler is a jackass.  Since I have the same YouTube account linking on my Facebook, and since I have no actual control over said account, he thought he would do jokes.

He begin clicking on and making favorites of man-ass videos on YouTube.  And by “man-ass” I mean videos of dudes shaking their asses and other parts in the camera for other men to enjoy.  Then, my Facebook would be updated with things like “Dennis has picked Spandex Male Package Floppy Dance as a Favorite video on YouTube.”  Funny, right?

Not so fast…

In the process, Tyler somehow hosed the link with Facebook (which may not allow man-ass vids) and none of the updates were posting.  Not knowing what was going on, I removed the broken YouTube link and linked to my own YouTube account, which has all the Monkey Ltd films as favorites.

And now, according to YouTube, Tyler is gay and LOVES the man-ass vids.  Loves them so much, it keeps recommending them to him.

New vids, old vids, butt vids, wang vids.

No matter how many other types of videos he clicks on, YouTube presents him with a virtual Mantopia of dude-flicks for him to enjoy in the privacy of his office.

Now, you may laugh.

On the plus side, Naked Towel Dance should get another boost from this.