My Cancer Story Ch. 100 “Love Off-Key”

Chapter 100: “Love Off-Key”

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Winter break was upon us, and from Scriptwriting 101, I got an ‘A’ and better yet, a feature-length first draft. Instead of delving back into this script for revisions, I decided to push on and get more of my ideas out there. I mean, I can always go back and edit them later, right? Plus, my focus had now been diverted to another project: a short film, and I had a plan.

 

My goal was to write the script during winter break, rewrite as much as needed, and secure a location & the props, all before shooting it during the Spring Break in March. It was foolproof. But what to write?

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My Cancer Story Ch. 99 “Thirsty”

Chapter 99: “Thirsty”

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Even before my first days at NESCom, I continuously bugged the staff to offer a screenwriter’s course, and just when I thought that semester would never come, my advisor, John, told me that they would first offer the course in the fall of THIS YEAR, 2012! I jumped onto it as soon as possible considering there were only twelve spots on the roster. Come to think of it, I may have been the very first person to register.

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My Cancer Story Ch. 97 “Promises of Pardon”

Chapter 97: “Promises of Pardon”

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Just when I thought that my creative juices had evaporated, I discovered yet another outlet. I was evolving into an allegorical electrician, and at the same time, a fundamental change in my health insurance threatened the fragile layer surrounding my internal wiring.

 

Eastern Maine Medical Center changed their insurance providers so they wouldn’t have to pay as much of the frontloaded costs. The new company offered a $1,000 “Choice Fund” at the start of each year ($2,000 for families). This ostensibly optimistic offering paid one hundred percent of any bills up front, and after, it was exhausted, then the policyholder would pay one hundred percent until their deductible was met. Then, and only if the person spent past their deductible, the insurance company would pay the expected eighty percent.

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79- Blade Running Down a Dream

Fan-favorite, Dan Davis returns as we go dark and brooding this week with both Blade Runners, Super Dark Times (see?), and the lightest of the bunch, our #52PickUp this week: Hocus Pocus.

==Timestamps==

Jamie– Blade Runner (Starts at 00:00)

Communal– Blade Runner 2049 (14:32)

Alex– Super Dark Times (40:37)

#52PickUp #41– Hocus Pocus (42:20)

Plugs, Close, & More! (52:34)

*Secret Links below!

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Subscribe to Dan’s Podcast: 44 Minutes: A Record of Records.

Listen to the guys at Nostalgia Be Damned talk about that other family Halloween film, HalloweenTown.

Visit Jamie’s blog at GuyOnAWire.

See Tim on the Universal Lot! He’ll be the one showing you around!

And visit Alex’s blog at Doggone Movie Reviews.

And finally, see what Jamie looks like (hint: not so good) at his other project: We Need Movies.

Listen here.

==LINKS==

Which Cut of Blade Runner should you watch?

How to Pronounce Denis Villeneuve’s Name

2049 Ending Explained

2049 Poster 

You’ll Love the New Blade Runner– Unless You’re a Woman

Blade Runner shorts! Collective Page | 2036 “Nexus Dawn”2048 “Nowhere to Run”2022 “Blackout”

Ana De Armas 

Keanu Reeves Freakouts (Knock, Knock / Sweet November)


-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)


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My Cancer Story Ch. 60 “Summer of Blood”

Chapter 60: “Summer of Blood”

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To navigate parenthood is tantamount to a guy on a high wire, balancing only upon the small area in which disaster is preventable while any other step can drastically alter your life. My parents knew how to walk that line during my treatment (and for the most part during our younger years). See, as a child, the influence of adults is the word of God. Sure some denounce God’s name and go against his will. Likewise, it’s a fine line between helping shape a child’s passions and squashing them without realization. It’s a certain path on which we must venture to be our best selves.

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N64- Our Morning Podcast Thing With Kevin

We should have used this episode for video game movies… Oh well! This episode is amazing nevertheless! We talk films that changed directors, movies based on existing television shows, and the topic that is most like a David Copperfield “Magic Through the TV Act.” Special Guest, Comedian, Actor, and Writer, Kevin Masterson, joins us to read our casting types based on our initial look.

For reference, here are our photos for the second topic: Kevin | Jamie | Alex

Setting the Tone (Starts at 00:00)

Alex– Films that Changed Directors During Shooting (7:04)

Okja (18:04)

The Working Actor’s Workshop Thing With Kevin Masterson (20:22)

Films Made From TV Shows (43:14)

#52PickUp– The Addams Family (55:14)

Plugs and Close (1:03:27)

WE PITCH A STEFAN MOVIE [Bill Hader contact us!] (1:09:59)

Alex’s Communal Movie ANNOUNCED! (1:14:11)

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Visit Jamie’s blog at GuyOnAWire. Here’s the #52PickUp I mentioned!

See Tim on the Universal Lot! He’ll be the one showing you around!

And visit Alex’s blog at Doggone Movie Reviews.

And finally, see what Jamie looks like (hint: not so good) at their other project: We Need Movies.

LINKS

TheBombDotComDotCom.com –Kevin’s Website

–Kevin’s Short Film, Les Hommes Sans

–My Morning Talk Show Thing With Kevin Facebook Page

–Pilot of The Last Man on Earth

–Robin Williams Singing Blame Canada!

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-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)


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61- I Knew It Was You at Cannes, Wonder Woman!

Alex and Jamie share their thoughts on Wonder Woman, I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale and #52PickUp Swordfish. Then Tim talks his trip to the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner! SPOILERS for each film!

[*Links below Timecode!]

Alex– Wonder Woman (Starts at 00:00)

Jamie’s Communal Film– I Knew it Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (Here on YouTube [Four Parts]) (10:37)

#52PickUp #22: Swordfish– (20:56)

Tim’s Time at the 2017 Cannes! (27:02)

Plugs and Close (48:36)

 LINKS:

Jamie’s Wonder Woman Review

Jerky Trailer (Tim’s Short Film)

Tim’s STUCK IN FRANCE!!

Current Tax Incentives by State

The News Piece on Maine Tax Incentives

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Download us on iTunes every Thursday!! Subscribe and comment below to join the conversation!

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On Instagram– Jamie | Alex | Tim

Do you have questions, suggested movies, or topics for us to discuss? E-mail us at  NotQuitePod@gmail.com

Visit Jamie’s blog at GuyOnAWire.

See Tim on the Universal Lot! He’ll be the one showing you around!

And visit Alex’s blog at Doggone Movie Reviews.

And finally, see what Jamie looks like (hint: not so good) at his other project: We Need Movies.


-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)

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The Tale of the Three Brothers!

In the fall of 2012, Brandon, Jim, and I were working on a Guttersnipes comedy video: Department Store Santa. This insane video – depicting me as a homeless man desperately trying to secure a job as a department store Santa for the holiday season – was one of my favorites from our catalog.

During the shoot of this sketch, our teacher came to us in Room 219/306 and said that the school had secured the rights to make a short film based off of the short story, The Tale of the Three Brothers by J.K. Rowling. I had little knowledge of the world of Harry Potter then, but I was game to be a part of any film production, as it is the time wherein I feel most alive.Read More »

24- Come On And Ride… The (Hype) Train!

All aboard as we delve into three seemingly random topics that span the marketing of films, making little films, and the Friday the 13th series. Joel and Tony Crabtree join Jamie as we shit on Suicide Squad some more! THANKS, DC!

…Boy, you can really tell that they’re brothers.

 

Jamie– The Hype Train (Starts at 00:00)

Joel– Short Films (27:33)

Tony– The Friday the 13th Series (42:57)

 

Each odd-numbered episode we talk specific films, and each even-numbered episode we discuss topics regarding Hollywood and the things we’re passionate about (either way).

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Download us on iTunes Tuesdays AND Thursdays! Subscribe and comment below to join the conversation!

Do you have questions, suggested movies, or topics for us to discuss? E-mail us at  NotQuitePod@gmail.com

Visit Jamie’s blog at GuyOnAWire. And see how high my hopes were for Suicide Squad.

And visit John’s new blog (!!) at They Called Him Red.

Check out Joel and his wife Hailey’s photography work at HaileyandJoel.com and his work at the Bangor Daily News.

See Tony… On the streets!

And finally, see what Jamie looks like (hint: not so good) at his other project: We Need Movies.


-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)