We count down for the New Year 2011 and I can’t help thinking back that this was quite a year, 2010.
I remember, January, there was a lot of snow.
I know one there was plenty of Tae Kwon Do classes early on in the year.. I had an awesome birthday party in March for myself and in April one for my daughter.
I had earned my greenbelt.
I was talking to one of my Tae Kwon Do mates to create some scripts. We started typing a script.
I also was busy working on my own scripts.
In AUGUST I moved into my new place, which I love!
There was a film competitions called the DC Film Race 2010 (www.filmracing.com). We secured a location at the dojang where I study Tae Kwon Do. We came up with the film, “The Revenge of the Aspie” about a man with Asperger Syndrome who is being bullied by a martial artist. You can watch it on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_5tXd1SjQg. A few days later, we had a Premiere of our fil along with other short films from Washington, DC. We arrived in the theater sitting at the top row. My family, my friend, Ryan Singletary who I went to middle school with, was there, and one cast member and crew of our film was there. All of the short films were played one after another. Then they showed movies from NYC. Afterward one person from each team was ask to come down and speak in front the audience. Anyhow I manage to bring my mother down there in the front with me. My mother was the Executive Producer of our film. We all were given the mic. I liked the chance to speak to the audience because they are who we make for the films for.
After the premiere we went to the restaurant nearby where we will eat and get the result of which top three film wins an Audience Award. I went out of the restaurant to get something, which ended up not being there, from the movie theatre. I went back to the restaurant and saw my team: Moviemakers there eating. They told me they already announced the teams: They told me the first place and then the third. I was like just give me the second, thinking that it would be other than us. Nope. It turn out my team was playing with me and they told me that we place SECOND PLACE for the Audience Award. Amazing! With that we were given free wings! After the event, I couldn’t wait to get started on another film project. How long would it be next week, next month in October, November ……When….?
On Thanksgiving, I enjoyed a quiet day at home and later went over to my father’s and had Thanksgiving over there.
On Thursday, Decemeber 9th, I found myself once again on a set to produce my next film, “In My Life Forever”. You can watch on www.moviemakersmoviestv.blip.tv On Monday, December 13, I submitted the film to the competition. This time, the films were to be uploaded to them and the necessary forms were sent. The song at the end is “Empty Castles” by Boom 88 and Ryan Lucas of Subwoofer Science (www.subwooferscience.bandcamp.com)
I wrote a blog about my experience producing the film, “In My Life Forever”! Read and leave a comment. Find it by clicking on the following link:
On Wednesday, December 22, I hosted my first episode of my show with guest Comedian and Film Actor, A.D. Garrett. Here take a listen to it:
December 25th, it was time open Christmas present. I opened my one gift. It was from my girlfriend and our daughter. It was a Wonderfile. You may have seen as “As seen on TV” product. For any who likes to keep organized, I will highly recommend. You know people give each other gifts on Christmas, but the best gifts our really the ones you buy for yourself. On Monday I wanted to go look at a new phone. I went to an AT&T store and walked thinking about it. Then I walked back in determine to ask for the IPhone 4, get the necessary accessories I needed, you know my bluetooth, car charger, and be out of there with my new phone. I was so happy because I had a phone where I could be able to do so much like go online, see my films, film something with the HD camera, etc. It seems endless with what one is capable with the phone. Oh yeah did I mention the obvious call and receive calls.
My cousin from LA had visited and I went to see her. We were joined by another cousin. Later we drove out to see another cousin. We had lots of fun being together. That night was when I saw the Robert Rodriguez film “Machete” which I enjoyed.
On Wednesday, December 29, I hosted my second radio show. I had filmmaker, Ian Fischer (www.IanFischer.com), as my guest on my radio show. Here take a listen to it by using the following link:
For the NEW YEAR 2011: I look forward to 2011 and to see what other opportunities are ahead for me. I definetely look forward to working with some of the same people I have collaborated with on my films and to network and work with new people. I expect my radio show to do do well and have many episodes along the way, with many guests along the ways. Next week, Wednesday, January 5, I have schedule an actor, Brian StAugust to be on my show.
Everyone have a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011!!!