“LUCKIEST” ONLINE!

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Walter Forsythe‘s short film, THE LUCKIEST MOST UNLUCKY MAN IN THE WORLD (produced through Bravo!FACT), which played the Atlantic Film Festival in September, is now available for [you, yes you] you’re viewing!

I grew up worshipping MR. BEANACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE and other slapstick comedies, so this was my first chance to do the whole “physical humour” thing (insert SEX & VIOLENCE joke here) and I really loved it. For whatever reason, it’s not too often that I get to do family-friendly stuff, so please, grab yo’ kids and let the whole family laugh at this idiot bumping into things…

Script co-written by John Davies (HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN), and co-starring Amy Kerr and the forever-lovely, Vanessa Walton-Bone (whom you may have seen being awesome in my short film, ROOM SERVICE).

Thanks for watching!

Bravo!FACT link: http://www.bravofact.com/2014/01/14/the-luckiest-most-unlucky-man-in-the-world-2012/

STREETS UPDATE + CONTEST


Believe…

After five years sitting on the shelf, Jason Eisener‘s first feature film, STREETS OF DOMINATION, is inching leaping closer to completion!

The film has sat on the shelf for so long because STREETS’ writer John Davies and its director, Jason Eisener had to go make that HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN film. Spare time quickly became, and remains to be, a rarity for these two gents, which pushed STREETS to the back-burner.

Enter Glen (in hero stance).

I have taken on the task of editing a first-pass, rough-assembly of the film, which I will then hand off to Eisener for him to finish. This process is also known as movie magic.

So please, be excited. Lord knows I am.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I’ll be giving away 5 HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN comic books to readers of this blog! Simply head on over to the Contact page and drop me a line (be sure to include your email address)! Contest closes Monday, November 26th at 11:59pm EST and is open to residents of Canada and the USA.

Fun, right?

Check back on Tuesday, the 27th to see if you’ve won yourself a copy!

In the mean time, check out the STREETS OF DOMINATION teaser to whet your appetites:

Update – Nov. 27, 2012: WINNERS OF THE HOBO COMIC CONTESTStephen Piercey, Colin MacDonald, Tarra Hughes, Erin McGuire, Jessica Golding. Congrats, folks!

For all of you unfortunate losers the comic is currently available at all three Stange Adventures locations, The Last Game Store, Obsolete Records, Quantum Frontier and more for a mere $2.99!

“LUCKIEST” WRAPPED


Shooting has wrapped on Walter Forsyth‘s short film THE LUCKIEST MOST UNLUCKY MAN IN THE WORLD wherein I play Mr. Horace Cloverdale (above).

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m really excited for you guys to see this one.

It wasn’t until we were finished the first day of shooting that I realized that this was exactly the type of role I’ve wanted to play since I agreed to partake in this absurd profession. Growing up, I was a huge fan of MR. BEAN and Jackie Chan, and without giving much (or anything) away, this film allowed me to flex my prat-fall-muscle.

This shoot reminded me of what it was like to make movies with my friends in my teens: run & gun loosely controlled chaos.

The film was written by John Davies (HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN) and features the supreme on-screen talents of Amy Kerr and Vanessa Walton Bone (who played the lead in my short film, ROOM SERVICE). Intrigued?

Stay tuned for info!

Photos by Patrick Campbell.

LUCKY GUY


Next month, I’ll be making the journey back to Nova Scotia to act in, and co-Produce Walter Forsythe‘s THE LUCKIEST MOST UNLUCKY GUY IN THE WORLD.

The short film, which is written by HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN scribe, John Davies, is going to be made possible by Bravo!FACT funding (bravofact.com), which has been responsible for some of my all-time favourite Canadian short films (I’m looking at you, THE LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM). Needless to say, I’m happy to be on board.

Director Walter Forsyth previously Produced Andrea Dorfman‘s HOW TO BE ALONE through Bravo!FACT funding, and aside from winning plenty of awards (as well as praise from Roger Ebert), the film also happens to be awesome. See below for awesome-proof:

Also, according to my count, this will mark my seventh time working with Director of Photography, Jeff Wheaton… It must be love.

We’ll be shooting in late July, stay tuned for more.

Side-note: You like the new website design? Don’t lie to me, dammit!

“FLAG ON THE PLAY”


300th BLOG POST: Regardless of whether or not this is the only weekly produced internet-show in Halifax/Dartmouth, FLAG ON THE PLAY is my favourite weekly produced internet-show in Halifax/Dartmouth, hands down. Hosted by Hugh Stewart and Paul Doucette, the two discuss the week in NFL, and how the Illuminati and other corporate domineers control the world and professional football.

I was more than honoured to don my conspiracy-fact hat, and take over the co-host position this week (Week #14) for FLAG ON THE PLAY, regardless of my extreme apathy towards the sport of American Football.

My only regret? Well, they stuck me in a racist, racist Redskins sweater.

Thanks to the gents for having me in!

Seriously, if you haven’t watched their show before, head on over to the FLAG ON THE PLAY YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/flagontheplay911) and catch up on their fantastic show. Really: an interest in football is not essential. Catch up.

PS. This is the 300th blog post that I’ve conjured up, I sincerely hope you’re enjoying the ride.

“HOBO” ONE OF CANADA’S BEST


Jason Eisener‘s HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN has been named one of Cananda’s Top Ten Feature Films of 2011 by the Toronto Internation Film Festival!

I was fairly certain that a very successful DVD & BluRay release would have been the cherry on top of this whole HOBO-experience, but yesterday’s announcement really took the cake (on which the cherry rests). I think the “HOBO-experience” can officially be upgraded to “HOBO-phenomena”.

I would like to congratulate my friends Jason Eisener, John Davies, Rob Cotterill, as well as everyone else who worked on the film for the outstanding success that this film has seen. Also, major kudos to TIFF for having the cojones to stand behind a film like HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, that could so easily ignored, and pushed aside as “just another grindhouse flick”.

Oh my, who is that amazing young actor in the yellow mask going toe to toe with Rutger Hauer?

It was me. That was me.

Congrats to all the other filmmakers, as well as the folks at Grassfire Films, Ashley McKenzie and Nelson MacDonald, as their amazing short film, RHONDA’S PARTY (also shot here in Nova Scotia) was named one of Canada’s Top Ten Short Films! For the full list of films, head on over to the TIFF website: http://tiff.net/topten

FYI: Two of Canada’s Top Ten Feature Films can be rented now on YouTube for only $5! HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (YouTube link) as well as Ken Scott‘s STARBUCK (YouTube link). Support Canadian film!

PS. Blog note: I’ve finally sat down and updated the Photos section of the website, so head on over and take a gander: http://glenjm.wordpress.com/photos/!

HOBO ON DVD/BLURAY THIS TUESDAY!

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN is approaching the final stop on the publicity-rails as it’s DVD/BluRay release is this Tuesday, July the 5th! Rejoice!

Check out that badass pop-up cover (above) found in the HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN BluRay. I challenge anyone to find another actor with 2 minutes of screen time more prominently featured in such an extensive advertising campaign. That’s talent.

The DVD/BluRay will be released all across the great expanse of North America, so save up your nickels and dimes and run out this Tuesday to pick up this ridiculously packed package.

Magnet Releasing (obviously along with Eisener, Cotterill & Davies) really must be commended for putting together such a solid disc featuring…

  • MORE BLOOD, MORE HEART, the fantastic, in-depth making-of featurette, which I had the pleasure of viewing a rough cut of. You really need to see it. So well done.
  • An interview with Jason, Rutger and Fangoria’s Mike Gingold (35-40 mins).
  • Two commentary tracks (which I can’t wait to hear): (1) Jason Eisener & Rutger Hauer, & (2) Jason Eisener, John Davies, Rob Cotterill, and the original Hobo, the immortal Dave Brunt!
  • Deleted scenes, an alternate ending, & video blogs.
  • The fake-trailer contest winner, the exquisite VAN GORE from Keith Hodder, Jerrad Pulham & Peter Strauss.
  • Shotgun-Mode (which I believe is exclusive to the BluRay) where even more behind-the-scenes footage is revealed as you’re watching the film.
J. Hurtado over at my personal favourite film-news website, TwitchFilm wrote a review for the HOBO BluRay wherein he says…
This is a massive and mighty package for an explosive film that deserves all the attention it can get.  Jason Eisener is a major emerging talent, and he really deserves a lot of credit, along with his crew, for making an outstanding film that captures the spirit of a bygone era of film making without becoming cloying or nudging the audience too hard to acknowledge the joke.  This is no joke.  Magnet Releasing’s Blu-ray release of Hobo with a Shotgun is HIGHLY REOMMENDED.
Pick it up this Tuesday!
PS. Happy Canada Day!