Funny story, you see. Tyler and I made plans to shoot a movie called The Legend of Grassman, on our own dime and with our own equipment, crew, actors, and food. This movie would be shot over the course of 7days plus a couple of weekends for some indoor scenes. Then, this masterpiece would go through several months of post-production and be ready for the festival circuit in 2010.

Being the eager beaver that I am, I decided to make a “teaser” poster. On it, in the largest font on the sheet, is says “2010” quite clearly. I know it says this because I wrote it, and because people constantly ask me “Where the hell is your movie?”

Well, here we are. It’s been a year and a half and a total of 26+ days of shooting and a few dollars more than planned. We have nearly completed the film. Tyler has made several rough cuts, and it gets more fleshed out with each. There are a handful of scenes to shoot with the three key cast members, and some looping (although not as much as anticipated). And we are still scouting for a composer. But, it’s so close, it hurts.

What’s the hold up? Honestly, you name it, it’s happened. From weather and scheduling issues, to personal and career concerns. 2010 was The Year of What Now?!?!

But, have no fear. The film is not at risk. It is surrounded by a team of dedicated folks who are determined to make this the greatest bigfoot movie ever shot on a Panasonic Lumix GH-1. We are working hard to finish up the last bits and pieces and will be presenting it to you this new year.

Also, in the new year, you can look forward to a new website dedicated to the movie, which sneak peaks, stills, trailers, downloads, and more. And as an expansion to the Production Blog, Tyler and I, as well as many of the people involved with the making of this film, will be doing several podcasts and/or video podcasts where we with talk in detail about the process of getting this film made.

So, stay with us. 2011 is going to be The Year of The Grassman! Which is way better than The Year of What Now or The Year of Shitfuckhelldamn…

Watch in HD on YouTube! Follow the film on the production blog It’s the reason we’re not at Sundance right now. Well, that and the fact that no one invited us…

Monkey Ltd has announced a new initiative at all of it’s world wide facility to be more environmentally forward thinking. The new effort, called “Go Green Yourself” is a multi-tiered approached to filmmaking in a eco-conscious way.

“Basically, we are not going to be shooting our film for the next few months,” announced Tyler Meyer, Vice-President of Relations with Mother Nature. When asked how the company came up with such a novel approach to conserving resources, he replied “It [Mother Earth] got cold.”

Director of Carbonite Emmissions, Dennis Meyer had more to add on this point.  “We’re making a movie called The Legend of Grassman. We kinda need grass and other green stuff. So, we’re gonna wait ’til it comes back.”

The announcement comes just in time for the meeting of the G-77  for the climate summit in Copenhagen. Although major players have yet to comment, sources close to the internet suspect that people are quietly abuzz about the lead Monkey Ltd has taken in corporate responsibility.

As for what more the world can expect from these innovators of entertainment and eco-stuffs, the Meyer’s had only this to say: “Go green yourself!”

Go green yourself!

Go green yourself!