Friday, October 17, 2008

The debate

If you have  seen the last presidential debate and haven't seen this, then you should definitely see this.

Why does McCain conceal his past

Sunday, October 05, 2008

The End of Estonia

Pictured above: The manager and curator of the Non Grata Art Container in Estonia sits in front of the Sauna cooling pool and laughs uncomfortably at one of my jokes.

My second attempt at interacting was also a disaster. Things may have one awry when I referenced the first unsuccessful time I was in a sauna. There was a nice Finnish lady in the sauna with me and then I decided it would be interesting to say:

ME: Last time I ws in the sauna, I rated the hairiness of people's balls.

HER: Why were you looking at people's balls?

ME: Well, we were naked. How can you avoid looking at people's balls the first time you go to a sauna?

HER: The first time I went to the sauna, I was taken by my grandfather.
I took a moment to think.

ME: And what were his balls like?

Cue uncomfortable silence.

Well, I am am at the airport right now on my way to Helsinki and then to NYC. Overall I had a great time as a visiting artist to the Estonia chapter of Non Grata arts thingamabob. I et some very nice pople and overall amazing artists and managed to not have my throat slit by the Russian mafia.

I took a lot of video so I may be making an epc movie about my experience.

I think I want to try the sauna again in NYC. Anyone want to come?

Friday, October 03, 2008

Estonia so Far

Pictured above: Hot Swiss girl pours beer into a bag for me.... what?!

Okay, so I fly into Estonia and get picked upp by the festival coordinator and his brooding artist sidekick. All is god.

We get to the artists quarters that is in the inside of a repurposed old factory. Very cool if you want everything to look like an old horror mvie, not so cool if you aew planning on sleeping ther, which they were planning on for me. I see that I have plenty of typos behind me, but fuck it. The shining light of my trip so far has been the nude sauna on the first day of the trip. It was fun and everyone was nude, like 4 guys and on dutch girl. I decided to give out an award for the hariest balls. (You can't have naked people forgetting that they're naked, now can you?)

Our first screening was fun, if you like watching people who barely understand english trying to enjoy decidedly english comedy films. We have video of all of this. We ended the night last night by going to an Estonian disco. Lot's of tall, hyper-blonde women, and a ton more women than men. I don't now what the hell these people are eating, but my guess is villagers.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Movies + Estonia

Hey therer!



So we finished principal photography on the new feature that I am dirtecting and appearing in called The Awkward Kings of Comedy.  I am super excited about the post production that has just started on this.  Our hope is to get it into the South by Southwest film festival in March.  The mocie is about alternative black comedians that defy expectations starring Baron Vaughn, Eric Andre, Marina Franklin, Victor Varnado, and Hannibal Buress.  There's a great performance and a lot of inteviews and behind the scenes footage.  Here's a photo from the set.




I don't know if you remember, but a long time ago I did a super low budget short called Roboto Supremo.  Well I remade it with bigger FX and costumes and the fantastic Miche Gondry as the mayor of Tokyo.  We are in post for it right now, but won't it be fun when it is done?  Giant robots, monsters and love.  Here is the first ever still from the movie.  The effects are a little temp, but you get the idea.




In about an hour, I hop on a plane to Estonia!  I am  presenting films from my monthly comedy film festival with my best friend, and co-producer Jay Stern.  He rocks.  We're going to be all arty in Europe.  I will blog daily and send pics as well, telling you how things go.