Day God only knows what

Ummm well so much for daily posts…let me explain. After writing Day One and Two I discovered that the posts weren’t being published ..a glitch somewhere I’m sure, I did explain I was technically challenged, our IT guru Harold was away at a conference in San Francisco… and well, we were so busy with other matters this got put on the back-burner. So now its time to catch up, this is all from memory so the time frame may be a bit out.

On the search for talent I stumbled across Mike Ashby who I contacted through FB . Mike responded immediately and I’ve just finished talking with him on the phone , Mike does a lot of editing for movie trailers. What a great bloke! He’d become a fan of our FB page read about the project and even bothered to find this blog. From our first conversation he was enthusiastic and very helpful, I get the pleasure of meeting him Saturday night.

What is certain is that the process of getting us up and running is going to take longer than expected, there has been no loss of enthusiasm – if anything its building, its simply a longer process than Im used to with theatre productions and involves a lot more people.

Makayla Lee (our production manager) and I attended another meetup that featured talks by local film makers two nights ago. One of the film makers was Dan Gildark who directed Cthulhu . We spoke with him briefly after the meeting exchanged business cards and we are going to meet with him in the near future, his newest project is also in producing/directing for the web market so Im sure he’ll have some great information for us, he was very approachable and helpful too. Is the whole industry like this? Somehow I doubt it, but while we are having nothing but positive experiences, we’re taking it.

As Bj and I are writing we are becoming much more adventurous both in terms of style and scope. This is presenting us with new challenges. What started as a one location shoot is developing into a many location shoot and I’m sure we’re giving Makayla a headache; if not a heart attack. In terms of style – I was writing 15-20 minute webisodes, and it has been pointed out to me, in no uncertain terms, that this is a little long for the web market so we are scaling them back to 10 minutes each , thankfully due to the format of the production re-writes shouldn’t be too difficult – so that’s cool.

More friends are posting to the FB page with some great web-found material – thanks to Shannon Buchester and Blokie Bloke especially.

Thanks also goes to Crystal Komenda and Barbara Brkich who independently really boosted our fan numbers through their networking efforts . Thanks ladies.

My apologies to all for my appalling English grammar and sentence construction, but I guess so long as you can make sense out of it you’ll find it in your hearts to forgive me. I sure hope so otherwise I’m stuffed.

Bj and I have discussed producing promotional t-shirts. I love our ideas so watch out for some super cool and funny t-shirts we will have on sale through both the website and the FB page .

I promised this blog would be uncensored on my behalf ..and so it will, but I might have some juicy goss from someone else for your voracious appetites in tomorrows post. But as I am a gentleman I will need to ask permission to divulge all… no promises now! But between you and me I’m hopeful.

So til tomorrow I guess I’ll call it a night …have a good one!

About Simon

Simon Houghton creator of The Bloke Show started life as a baby, going on to become a boy and then a man, at which time he became an actor. As time passed he went on to be a director, later still he became a sales guy, then a business owner. Most recently he regressed and became a writer. Then a driver, then an actor again. Decisiveness is not one of his strong suits.
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