I BOOKED A MOVIE!on September 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm
Hell yeah, it happened: I booked a movie!
It’s for a sci-fi (no, not SyFy) horror flick called Grey Skies – about a group of friends vacationing in a cabin in the woods when things start going wrong. Very, very wrong. Abductions, paranoia and screaming ensue in a suspenseful movie guaranteed to make you afraid of isolated spots far from civilization (if you weren’t already). I play one of the friends, so of course I get to be terrorized and abducted. The cool thing is that it’s not your typical slasher-type, gore-fest, but has fully fleshed-out characters and an alien threat that is revealed in clever, creepy ways. Most of the cast and crew met recently and I cannot be more excited to work with such a talented group, including actor/producer Stacy Jorgensen, writer/producer Mark Reilly and director Kai Blackwood. Oh yeah, and an amazing actor/producer you might be familiar with, Michael Cornacchia (aka The Cornfather). I can’t wait to see what happens.
Now, what this means for JEFbot is uncertain, since I’m flying out to Michigan in a couple of weeks for shooting through the first week of October. I figured I’d just take my drawing supplies with me and continue updating the strip from the set and/or wherever I’m staying. Unfortunately (well, fortunately, actually), I’ve been informed that I’ll be on-set every day due to a fast-paced shooting schedule and will need the nights for prep and rest. Doing quick, penciled strips of the adventures of jefbot making this movie, which I can then scan in from the set, might be fun. Or maybe I’ll do a run of guest strips if I can get friends and peers to help me out. I’m not exactly sure, but I’ll form a plan-of-attack in the next couple of days and will keep you informed.
Shooting a movie and writing and drawing JEFbot are my dream jobs, so needless to say, I’m not going to abandon one for the other, especially with all of you readers who have supported this webcomic and who I feel I’ve gotten to know over the course of doing this strip for the past two years. This site won’t be dark while I’m shooting this movie, is what I’m saying, and since the producers are fans of the strip and have given me carte blanche (well, mostly) to use Grey Skies as material for blogs and strips, it should make for some interesting content for the site. Let’s just hope the location has wifi.
One more thing: all you L.A. peeps should come by Molly Malone’s at 7pm tonight (Tuesday, September 1st) and celebrate with the Grey Skies’ cast and crew with a kick-off party featuring the hilarious, stand-up stylings of Amy Claire, Michael Cornacchia, Erin Foley and Theo Von, hosted by the comedy powerhouse known as Ric Barbera. It’s going to be a lot of fun and (as far as I know) there will be no anal probing (unless you get lucky).
Molly Malone’s Irish Pub
$10 cash at the door
575 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Oh SWEET! 😀 😀 😀 This is most excellent news!
thanks, Robyn! i hope to post more excellent news from the set. 🙂
And if you do end up needing guest strips and end up short on volunteers for whatever reason, I’d be up for doing one for you…
thanks, Read, good to know. and thanks for stopping by the kick off party!
Yay, oh YAY! That’s super-fantastic news. BTW, do you hear a lot that the dude who plays Bladezz in The Guild looks like you? Anyway: YAY!
Hurry back with loads of great new material!
i haven’t heard that about Bladezz, Skipperdee, but now i’m gonna have to check it out! and thanks for the “Yays” – i definitely hope to get some awesome material for the blog and strip!
I’m glad for your career that you got the movie. I utterly can not watch horror
films, though, so I’ll rely on what you tell us about it, but not be watching.
will you watch it if i tell you where all the scary parts are in advance, Murrday? 😉
woo-hoo! thanks, Estiveo!
I live in Michigan! Too excellent, where will you be? 🙂
cool, matt! i fly in to Flint, and then we’re shooting at someplace called “Lake.” (not “Lake Michigan” just “Lake” – heheh.) know where that is?
Any chance of doing a reader meet-up while you’e in Michigan? I have no idea what your MI readership is like, but I know I’d be interested.
that would be totally rad, Lisa. schedule-permitting, i’d love to have a meet-up with any JEFbot readers in the nearby vicinity. are you anywhere close to the town of “Lake”?
YAY!!!! Thanks for blogging about us!!! We’re so happy to have you on board!
happy to be on board, Stacy! can’t wait to see you and the rest of the cast and crew in michigan.
Well hot damn! Congratulations, dude! This sounds like it’s gonna be loads of fun. I look forward to hearing more from ya while on location!
thanks, Foxmouse! i’ll be writing blog updates as frequently as possible, and gonna bring my flip cam as well, to capture some behind-the-scenes footage. 🙂
OH wow Jeff! Congratulations! I am going to be on the look out for this movie, and I will surely want to see it once it’s released! I also look forward to reading and seeing all the adventures that lay ahead of you with this new movie. Again, congratulations!
i’ll keep everyone updated here on the site, Spanky. so if it gets into theaters, sold on DVD, played on late-night cable or is available for streaming on the internets, i’ll be posting about it. 🙂 thanks for the congrats!
Ah, wish I could go to Molly Malone’s. Oddly enough I used to be a regular there back when I lived in LA. I lived in the Park LaBrea Apartments, so we walked there frequently.
it was a fun, fun, night, D. Long, and i’m sure you would’ve had a great time. you’ll have to fly out for the next one. 😉
Where at in MI ‘Bot? I wanna stalk you XD
it’s shooting in “Lake,” DJ. anywhere close to you? wow, maybe a little BOTparty would actually be possible…?!
I’m so happy for u jeff.have a good time.
I’m so happy for u jeff.have a good time. Your friend andra. Aka drego
drego! so great to hear from you. thanks a ton and let’s hang out and catch up sometime soon.
epic, bro. i remember drunkenly walking down Hollywood Blvd chatting about this. wicked excited for you and would be happy to help on the strip in any way I can whilst your away (key ‘bot grip, best ‘bot boy, guest ‘bot artist, fluffer – wait a minute)
ah, i remember that drunken walk well, eleventeen. was before i had signed contracts and was still in the “wouldn’t it be cool if i booked this?” stage. totally epic. and as far as that last item on your list – how did you know that was part of the JEFbot process!? 😉
What can I say that hasn’t already been said? How about “Break a leg, Jeff!” (Of course I mean that only in the *nicest* possible way…)
thanks, reynard61. i’ll try and break both of ’em!
congrats! have a good time making the movie. i hope you didn’t have to sleep with the producer to get the job.
nope, had to audition. maybe next time. heheh. thanks, man!
Can’t wait ti see the “Grey Skies” strips, even if we have to wait until after shooting wraps.
Maybe you should get all the guest artists to do a series of “While Jefbot’s Away, Musashi Will Play” strips, detailing Musashi’s adventures while you’re on set.
great idea, Greg; i’d love to see other artists’ takes on Musashi! we’ll see what happens. and i’m already thinking about those Grey Skies strips… 🙂
Congratulations, I hope you guys have a great shoot!
thanks, man. i’m sure it’s going to be an absolute blast. 😀
big thanks, Mugdha!
That’s great news, Jefbot! Congratulations!
gracias, Mary! i can’t wait to be on set. 🙂
That is fantastic!
yippee!!! thanks, Vee!
Congrats! Good luck for whole cast and crew!
BTW, where can I find one short other thing WTFWT?! Somehow I cant seem to find it…
Oh wow! I’m actually totsmagoats super mega excited for you. Congratulations! Will I be able to see it all the way out here in Australia? I hope so.
(btw, this comic is sneakily becoming one of my favourites. That’s right. Favourites with a u, cos that’s how I roll, google chrome spellcheck)
dear lord….i read this post but i didnt read it..if that sentence makes any sense..it just recently sank…..wow……..wow……….wow……you have my full support and prayers JB….(BTW i pray to Cthulhu)….lolz…just dont forget about us when your name is on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
There is a “Lake City” here in Michigan, perhaps some further details? How far do you have to drive once you land in Flint? Flint is about 45min from where I live, depending on traffic and how fast i drive.
I do know where Lake is. Its a few hours north of school. It would be cool to take a trip up and visit. 😀
Congrats, man. Cool to know the famous Jefbot will be chilling in my state. 8)
Why does Kenshi have to live all the way in Canada when there’s so many awesome things happening in the U.S.?
Hey…Why can’t I find your movie on IMDB? Your alibi stinks… 😛
(As an aside, if you wind up here in Michigan again, and per chance wind up in the area of GRR, I’ll show you where the best gaming centers are. 🙂 )