Sunday, March 28, 2010

How to Train your Dragon

Like "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," I was very skeptical when I heard about this movie. To me it looked like just another pathetic attempt by some corporate suit to woo kids with magic, fantasy and dragons. Again, like "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," I was very pleasantly surprised.

How to Train Your Dragon deftly took its audience through wild twists, turns and barrel rolls as it had you laughing wildly one moment and cheering just as enthusiastically the next, not a moment was fumbled or handled poorly.

There is so much more that can be said about this film, however, I want you all to go see it so I don't want to ruin it for anyone. I will, however, say that this is a beautifully crafted, heart warming film and worth every penny if you plan to see it in IMax 3-D (which I wholly recommend.

This is another great movie I'm eagerly adding to my DVD Watch list.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

They Were Loud, Drunk and Covered in Green

He had inadvertently worn green today. If he had remembered that today was St. Patrick's Day he probably would not have as to not even hold the possibility of being confused for one of them. It wasn't so much that he hated the holiday, but rather the fact that he had to deal with the type of people who celebrated it. They were all loud thick-headed jocks who very well could have come out of an episode of "Jersey Shore," they were the type of people he actively avoided prolonged contact with all throughout high school and now he had to share a train with the drunk, "whoot-ing" mob. He turned the music up in his headphones and kept his head down. Putting up with it just a bit longer was all there was to do, soon he would be home and away from it all.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Some Thumbnails

Couldn't sleep last night. I think you should be able to guess who this is.

It's about time I got around to doing something like this. Maybe more to come?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Life

He didn't know what triggered it, but all of a sudden the wheels of the old rusted engine started to turn ever so minutely and the old train let out a loud blast of steam and slowly started rolling once again. Time would tell if this was a revival for the tattered old engine or merely it blowing steam.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Silver Docs

So apparently I forgot about one film festival, that being Silver Docs. Deadline for submission is tomorrow so I sent out the screeners for it today (I found out that submissions were open/coming to a close yesterday,) so more info on that once they reject my film in May. Sorry, I guess you'll have to wait until then to see it posted online.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Late Train Pt. 1

He sat on the train platform waiting for the next train to come. It was 1:00 in the morning and his badder was quite full. Unfortunately he had made the decision to take the earlier train to the transfer point earlier in case the later train was late; this was the last train home for the night and he didn't want to run the risk or missing the train he had to transfer to. This was a sound idea, in theory, except for the fact that the three glasses of wine, four glasses of water and the one can of green tea were now done working their way through his system and now looking for an exit. The platform didn't have a good place to let the liquids escape as they pleased, so there was nothing to do but hold it and wait for an hour, hoping there would be a lavatory on the train once it arrived. At this point he cursed the station for closing everything and he cursed himself for not staying at the station that he would have been more comfortable and able to relieve himself. Once again, he had to play a waiting game; he hated waiting games.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

And the 3rd

March 6, 2010

Matthew Chao
Ham, directed by Matthew Chao

Dear Matthew,

Thank you for allowing us to consider your film for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. We were grateful to receive so many outstanding shorts and features and enjoyed the chance to see your film.

We regret to inform you that we are unable to include Ham in this year’s program. We hope though that you keep us in mind for your next project.

Please continue to check our website,, for news about this year’s event as well as for new information relating to the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

Again, thank you for your interest. We wish you continued success with your film and in all your future endeavors.

Best wishes,

Programming Department
Tribeca Film Festival

April 21 - May 2, 2010

So that's it for festivals for me for this project I guess. I'll be posting it online at some point in time in the near future though, so if anyone's interested in it they can see it once I put it up.