Monday, September 21, 2009

I have a request

An open letter to:

I realize that you guys are busy putting your show together, but it would make me the happiest fan of Splendid Things if you could incorporate more frowny black and white pictures into your press materials.  I get no greater pleasure than imagining what your show will be like when I let myself drift into the distant gazes of some of your current photographs, but if you could add even more I think that my journey into the sad place where unsmiling clowns sip from tiny teacups would be complete and I would be ready to delve into your show.

Also, less babydoll heads, that shit is creepy.

Victor Varnado
.A big "fan".

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Racist Plotlines

I know I complained about the blackface on Mad Men last week or so.  Well this week there was a plotline where Pete Campbell figures out that a line of televisions were selling very well to Negroes and decides to question the elevator attendant, who is white-JUST KIDDING HE IS BLACK,  and ask him what kind of TV's he and his friends buy.  At one point Pete looks him in the face and asks, "Do you think I'm a bigot?"  PLEASE HAVE THESE RACIST PLOTLINES ADD UP TO SOMETHING IN THE END.


Yesterday I watched Sons of Anarchy, you know the show about a motorcyclye gang?  The protagonists are bikers, who are pretty racist whenever they encounter black  people in the show, but to balance is out, this season they have brought in Henry Rollins t play the bad guy, who is a white supremist.  Protagonist racism multiplied by antagonists really racism equals me pouting on my couch.


It’s not like these shows are the only shows out there.  I know not all of TV is having racist plotlines this season, but damn! did I ever get short end of the stick on my DVR picks.


Monday, September 07, 2009

ROBOTO SUPREMO need your help

Hey guys. Remember that giant robot short film tht I began working on about a year ago? Let me remind you.

Anyways, during the time that I finished it and now I finished a whole other movie ( and managed to sell that one to Comedy central. Which is awesome.... buuuuut...

I need to finish Roboto Supremo and am in need of some help.

VFX - I am looking for someone with knowledge of visual effects composting and perhaps Apple Motion of after effects. Especially someone who likes lasers, robots and giant, monster effects.

COMPOSER - We had a wonderful composer that had to move and start working on a different project while this film was in hiatus. We would love to have someone new who is inspired by what you see here.

Anyhow, pass this along to anyone you know that might be interested and thanks for reading.

email replies to:

victor at bestalbino dot com