Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Done Shooting!



Yes, that's right: we're finally done shooting The System. Now comes the grueling labor of logging and organizing all the footage so we can sit down to edit. Many thanks to our fabulous cast and crew. We hope to wow you with a trailer real soon!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

White Cell 1 Weaves His Own Backstory

A RECENT EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE PRODUCER AND THE ACTOR WHO PLAYS WHITE CELL 1.
Warning: Spoiler Alert!

Nicholas: Did I... Did I just assassinate CEO? Don't we work for him?

me: No. You shoot into the crowd to try to set up the workers union so that it looks like they made the attempt. Only you get busted because Nerve 110345 took an illegal camera into the hall.

Nicholas: Ah.

me: Tada!

Nicholas: Stupid Nerve 110345.

me: Don't worry. He dies.

Nicholas: Yay! Justice!

me: Yeah, we already killed him a couple of weeks ago. Ha!

Nicholas: When do we shoot the love scene between White and WhiteCell1 that finally resolves all the smoldering sexual tension between them?

me: That's the sequel, silly.

Nicholas: Right, right. My fault.

me: She IS pretty hot — despite being so mean.

Nicholas: Do you think that the audience is going to get from my performance that I'm not performing my job to the best of my ability because I'm worried about White, who is carrying my child?

me: I think you're that good. Yes. Of course, only seriously brilliant audience members will catch the subtlety of your performance.

Nicholas: I just hope I'm not underdoing it to compensate for the fact that I'm secretly a double-agent who has trying to bring down the system from the inside, but fell for White and now is lost inside my own lies.

me: Damn, we should have let you do a rewrite.

Nicholas: That's why I don't kill Hermes myself... I can't bring myself to do it. I also don't really give a kill order, because then I'd be liable for her death. Listen, I've got a very complicated character backstory all built up. It's a very delicate house of cards. :)

me: Is Hermes carrying your child, too? Player!

Nicholas: No.. see.. that's the reveal in Act 3. Hermes IS the child of White and I, sent back into the past to bring down the system with my undercover help, so White and I can finally be together in a rule-free System.

me: Gotcha. Far more interesting!

Nicholas: Well, if you're watching carefully, it's the only obvious solution.

me: Clearly. You need to write, mister!

Nicholas: lol
Only bit-part character backstory. It's my specialty. :)

me: Nice. Can I write this into our blog?

Nicholas: lol
I release all artistic rights to the above details to the System Film, Inc.

me: Perfect.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The System Shoot: Done with Day 10


Shooting has been going well, and we're excited about the footage — despite the chaotically tight schedule (my fault, of course). Unfortunately, I have as yet not found a way to upload numerous photos to blogger simultaneously, so please see The System fan page on Facebook or @thesystemfilm on Twitter or TwitPic for updates and photos.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The System Shoot: Day One


We just wrapped up our first shooting day at Keldon Ancheta's apartment, and we only broke one end table and a few capillaries. I guess we'll be making a trip to IKEA early next week. Sorry, Keldon — but thanks for putting up with all the chaos.

On set today: Director Juan Antonio del Rosario, D.P. Bo Hakala, Sound Technician Bill Prouty, Stand-in D.P. T.J. (yes, that darn Bo left us for Germany), Actor Nathan Christopher, and Host Keldon Ancheta. Oh, and me. I guess I was there, too — probably bitching about not moving fast enough.



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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Interested in Being an Extra in The System?

We need numerous unpaid extras for our upcoming film shoot. If you are interested in appearing in "The System" and can commit to being there on the following dates, please contact Cristina at cristina@voicesmediallc.com

Here is the schedule thus far:

Sunday, March 22, 5:30am-2pm
5 melancholy prostitutes, beautiful, yet abandoned. (Have slips)

Saturday, March 28
5+ Protestors with signs. Wear khakis with white t-shirt and work boots. Will provide shirt or coveralls.
One Instinct — mismatched urban chic — who gets picked up by White Cells.
6+ Messengers on skates, bikes, skateboards. Wear black leggings or sweats. Will provide red hoodies.

Sunday, March 29
4+ Messengers on skates, bikes, skateboards. Wear black leggings or sweats. Will provide red hoodies.

Saturday, April 4
5+ Heart Workers - Wear khakis with white t-shirt and work boots. Will provide shirt or coveralls.
6+ Messengers on skates, bikes, skateboards. Wear black leggings or sweats. Will provide red hoodies.

Sunday, April 5
4 CEO-type Board Members. Wear black suit with white shirt. Will provide black tie.
5+ Messengers on skates, bikes, skateboards. Wear black leggings or sweats. Will provide red hoodies.
5 Random Cells . Wear gray slacks with white short sleeve button-down shirt (will provide if necessary). Will provide black tie.

Sunday, April 12
2 Protestors w/signs. Wear khakis with white t-shirt and work boots. Will provide shirt or coveralls.

Monday, April 13
2 bar patrons - Mismatched grunge or bright bright colors.

Sunday, April 19
10+ Random Cells. Wear gray slacks, white shirt (short sleeves preferred but not necessary). Will provide black tie.
7+ Messengers on skates, bikes, skateboards. Wear black leggings or sweats. Will provide red hoodies.
1 little girl who can reach foot into mouth

Monday, April 20
3+ Random Cells with gray slacks, white shirts (long & short sleeves), and black ties (can be bowtie)
2 random dealers

Saturday, April 25
4+ Messengers on skates, bikes, skateboards. Wear black leggings or sweats. Will provide red hoodies.

Monday, April 27
1+ Messengers on skates, bikes, skateboards. Wear black leggings or sweats. Will provide red hoodies.
2+ Heart Workers. Wear khakis with white t-shirt and work boots. Will provide shirt or coveralls.

Saturday, May 2
5+Heart Workers. Wear khakis with white t-shirt and work boots. Will provide shirt or coveralls.
5+ Protestors with signs. Wear khakis with white t-shirt and work boots. Will provide shirt or coveralls.

Sunday, May 3
5+Heart Workers. Wear khakis with white t-shirt and work boots. Will provide shirt or coveralls.
5+ Protestors with signs. Wear khakis with white t-shirt and work boots. Will provide shirt or coveralls.
Random Marchers

Sunday, May 10
3+ body-builders

Saturday, May 15
10+ children ages 3-6
5+ Latino Guerrilleros -Wear any camouflage you own. Will provide the rest.
7+ random immigrants - jeans and t-shirts

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

First Full-Cast Meeting

Ok, so it wasn't really a full-cast meeting. Our full cast just doesn't fit in the back room of the Wilde Roast — and those Wilde Roast scones are to die for — so we met with the main players.

Thanks to Chuck Olsen for taking this photo, which I so boldly (translate as "grossly") swiped off his flickr page. Chuck is going to be playing a Nerve. It's just so right.