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August 15, 2018

Episode 39: A Chip Off the Old Block!

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Episode 39: A Chip Off the Old Block!

Our TV Show ‘The Art of 8 Limbs’ Final Edits Have Been Delivered, with the show to released soon and our Short Film has not had any success with festival entries yet! Here are the Ups and Downs of the film journey!
Jason’s son Connor Green, a natural teen entertainer, becomes the shows’ youngest Special Guest! The lads talk about Connor’s history, his dream of going to film school, retiring early, and making movies with his buddies! That’s the life! Hang on till the end if you are ready to hear Jay get a little morose!
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August 1, 2018

Episode 38: The AGM! Filmmaking is Serious Business

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Episode 38: The AGM! Filmmaking is Serious Business

A continuation from last time, the lads switch from beer to scotch and get down to the nitty gritty. It’s time to start trying to lay out a 5 year plan, a time line of what is to come. Listen to the various issues that filmmakers can have when the ideas overfloweth.

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July 18, 2018

Episode 37: Old Man Inverted

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Episode 37: Old Man Inverted

Adrian’s good friend Chris Watson travels from UK to visit the team before going on a HUGE North American adventure! Find out how they met, who Old Man Inverted really is, world traveler, financial genius, art patron and all around amazing dude!

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July 4, 2018

Episode 36: Muay Thai’s TKO Fighting Artist

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Episode 36: Muay Thai’s TKO Fighting Artist

Jay and Adrian get the chance to sit down with Kru Chris Greig from TKO fighting arts who was instrumental in ensuring ‘The Art of 8 Limbs’ fight night was a success. We hear all about how the night nearly fell apart 37 different ways and get to hear what a man in the know thought about the rough cut of episode #1!

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June 20, 2018

Episode 35: Who is that Adrian fella? Part 1

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Episode 35: Who is that Adrian fella? Part 1

The guys give a quick film (Shifted) and documentary (The Art of 8 Limbs) update and then discuss the origins of Adrian.

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June 6, 2018

Episode 34: To Netflix or Not To Netflix Is Not Even A Question!

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Episode 34: To Netflix or Not To Netflix Is Not Even A Question!

The guys give a quick film and documentary update, talk streaming services and suck at trivia… as usual.

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May 23, 2018

Episode 33: Malko and his Mobile Movie Making Machine

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Episode 33: Malko and his Mobile Movie Making Machine

Special Guest Star – ‘Shifted’ DOP Michael Malko talks about his start in this crazy business and we talk about Mike’s short film BLJZ 340 where Adrian and J first worked together.

Mentioned in the Show

Here it is ladies and gentlemen! The short film where Jason, Adrian and many others first worked together!

Malko’s Notes:

Back in 2014 I ventured to create my first short film, to say it was bad would be understatement; it’s a pile of steaming crap and I can’t stand watching it let alone the idea of it makes me upset. The problem was, it embodied ideas and thoughts of who I was back in 2014 and none of that reflected who I would become.

Upon the encouragement of some of my close friends, (who all met for the first time on this project) I’m releasing it online instead of letting it die slowly in my mind.

The whole project cost me about $5,000 CAD I paid all the actors, because I wanted to experience that movie feeling and again it was a reflection of the ideologies I had projected at the time.

This is my student film and the project that would shape my direction for years to come, when I first completed it. I loved it, I thought it was amazing and I wished for everyone to see it. Funny how time can make you dislike your own work. Enjoy!

And without further adieu, BLJZ 340.

~ Curiosity Kills

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May 9, 2018

Episode 32: Derek on ‘Shifted’!

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Episode 32: Derek on ‘Shifted’!

Let’s keep the 30 minute episode train rolling! The guys have special co-host Derek Lackenbauer to come on the show to hear his experience as an actor on the set of ‘Shifted’ and we get a few extra updates in. Are we inadvertently racist when we try to make Asian sounding language when we don’t speak it? I think so.

Mentioned in the Show

  • The lighting system Adrian was talking about. Aputure 300d

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April 25, 2018

Episode 31: Fight Night is Imminent!

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Episode 31: Fight Night is Imminent!

What? Another 30 minute episode?? The guys have special co-host Derek Lackenbauer and have a quick catch-up! Find out what is happening inside The Fable Forest!

  • Our Muay Thai fight documentary series #TheArtOf8Limbs gets it’s big fight night Sat Apr 28th!
  • Jason buys a bottle of whiskey with an air of scarcity and the guys discuss the creation of our films exclusive and rare USB Boxes.
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April 11, 2018

Episode #30in30!

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Episode #30in30!

The guys bust out a 30min catch-up episode! Find out what is happening inside The Fable Forest!

  • Our Muay Thai fight documentary series #TheArtOf8Limbs
  • Our Indie Horror film #Shifted
  • J starts working a new film concept while he is with his Dad who went in for Surgery!
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March 29, 2018

Episode 29: Producer/Director commentary for Stephen King’s ‘The Mist’!

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Episode 29: Producer/Director commentary for Stephen King’s ‘The Mist’!

Producer/Director commentary?? OK Fine! Maybe it’s not the actual Producer and Director of the actual film! Adrian and Jay sit down to drink beers and chat while they watch The Mist! Yes that’s right! You can watch them… watching a movie!

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March 14, 2018

Episode 28: The title for our new film ‘Winter Wonderland’ has Shifted!

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Episode 28: The title for our new film ‘Winter Wonderland’ has Shifted!

The guys have just finished one of the hardest and most rewarding shooting weeks of their lives. They look back and reflect on some of the wins and some of the roadblocks they faced!  (The title of the film has even changed since they recorded last night and is now… ‘Shifted’)

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February 28, 2018

Episode 27: Oscar Picks!

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Episode 27: Oscar Picks!

Special Oscars Episode! Production for Winter Wonderland is about to start, the guys are in a panic, but there is no reason not to toss out a few of their picks! They can’t wait for the Academy Awards!

Discussed on this show:
Oscar Picks!
– Best Animated Film: Jason (Loving Vincent), Adrian (Coco)
– Best Original Screenplay: Jason (Get Out!), Adrian (Shape of Water)
– Best Supporting Actor: Jason (Chris Plummer), Adrian (Sam Rockwell)
– Best Supporting Actress: Jason (Allison Janney), Adrian (Mary J. Blige)
– Best Actor: Jason (Gary Oldman), Adrian (Timothee Chalamet)
– Best Actress: Jason & Adrian (Frances Mcdormand)
– Best Picture:  Jason & Adrian (Shape of Water)

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February 14, 2018

Episode 26: Big News about new Muay Thai DocuSeries and FY18 Goals

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Episode 26: Big News about new Muay Thai DocuSeries and FY18 Goals

The guys start off quickly talking about a snag designing film credits, they reveal big news about their partnership with Bell on a new Muay Thai docu-series, then get into the Goals episode for the year! Was a lot of fun to recap the last year!

Discussed on this show:
– Schlitz and the story of the magical place Milwaukee, WI
– Problems with scrolling credits
– Winter Wonderland cast meet up, panic and Production Prep!
– HUGE News for the Team! We are partnering with Bell to put on a Muay Thai DocuSeries in the Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge/Guelph Region!
– Recap of last years goals and plan for this coming year!
– Quentin Tarantino is in the News… And not just for his dream to Direct the next Star Trek flick!

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January 31, 2018

Episode 25: Live at the Apollo!

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Episode 25: Live at the Apollo!

After a private screening of their new short film My Huntsville Muse and an encore presentation of Bickerman’s Grove, the lads sit down and podcast in front of their largest audience yet!

 

The Desert Island Movies from tonight’s show!

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January 17, 2018

Episode 24: DMAN is back and is Never Gonna To Give You Up!

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Episode 24: DMAN is back and is Never Gonna To Give You Up!

Derek Lackenbauer returns to the show and the team continues to walk through the story and character development of the upcoming horror feature film Winter Wonderland!

Discussed in this episode:
– The guys have posted for character auditions for upcoming feature Winter Wonderland!
– Mac iOS upgrade forced Final Draft Upgrade to v10… 100 Bones! Adrian talks about the beat board and give a little software tour!

Awesome Songs from Movies we talked about!

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January 3, 2018

Episode 23: Rolling in the New Year – Post Production Workflow! My Huntsville Muse!

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Episode 23: Rolling in the New Year – Post Production Workflow! My Huntsville Muse!

Adrian and Jason kick off the year with the shortest show ever!  Adrian showcases his post production editing techniques.

Discussed in this episode:
– Upcoming screening of Bickerman’s Grove and My Huntsville Muse as well as a live taping of First Frames First!
-Adrian talks about a Film Editing Course he’d love to get in on someday!

We’re checking out a couple books right now!

We also talked about a few flicks in the episode!

 

Jason couldn’t remember the lyric from a song his son Lex loves… It was “Death Inspires Me Like a Dog Inspires a Rabbit.”  Here’s the video. Genius lyrics! Let’s get a move on!

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December 20, 2017

Episode 22: Fable Forest Holiday Spectacular with Actor Zach Parsons!

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Episode 22: Fable Forest Holiday Spectacular with Actor Zach Parsons!

Adrian and Jason sit down with actor extraordinaire Zach Parsons to reminisce about I Was a Greenhouse, Bickerman’s Grove, and Postmen! We find out what Zach has been up to these days and then get in to discussing The Fable Forest’s Top 10 Christmas Movies!

Kicking of the Episode we get into Zach’s history and what he is up to these days! Follow Zach on Twitter or Instagram!  Check out his acting chops in the films we discuss:
I Was A Greenhouse
Bickerman’s Grove

Zach and Derek were the perfect action duo in our Postmen film concept!  It’s time to find all the videos and tell the story of our time with the Cinecoup Film Challenge for sure! We all have such amazing memories of the creative process!
Then we dive into our #Top10 Christmas Movies from 10 to 1 & bring up little tidbits from each!


 

What Awesome Christmas Movie didn’t make the list? Jay and Adrian agreed on Christmas Vacation!

 

Not a Christmas Movie but we had a little fun during trivia!

Zach’s Desert Island Movies!

 

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December 6, 2017

Episode 21: Building a World with the Mountain Man Winter himself!

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Episode 21: Building a World with the Mountain Man Winter himself!

The lads sit down with their good buddy Mike Wurtz, who will play the Mountain Man in ‘Winter Wonderland’, to continue building out the story, world, monster.  All of this development work is so important to the process!

  • Mike had the idea to have monster rules which was genius! Even though we may argue a bit, it really gets us thinking about how they work.

 

Mike’s Desert Island Movies!

During the show Mike got talking about this gent, Paul Stamets… He’s a pretty Fun Guy… I mean Fungi… I mean…

J questions if the best thing Cindy Crawford ever did was the the cute Pepsi commercial…

 

A few of the films discussed on the show:

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November 22, 2017

Episode 20: Creating the Monster for Winter Wonderland – Working with a Concept Artist!

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Episode 20: Creating the Monster for Winter Wonderland – Working with a Concept Artist!

The lads sit down with epic artist Juozas Zenkevicius the 6th! We walk Joe, as we were given permission to address him, through the concept for our new Horror / Murder Mystery. We discuss the nature of our monster and ask for his help visualizing the look!  Don’t worry! We also do trivia and get into discussing our desert island movies!  This show was a lot of fun!

Please make sure to check Joe out on his website, follow him on Facebook and/or Instagram!

Some of Joe’s Art!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe’s Desert Island Movies!

I told you all I would find this clip!

 

A few of the films and games discussed on the show:

 

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November 8, 2017

Episode 19: Talking Indie Film with the RCMP!

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** Special Note ** On this show we break down and SPOIL the movie ‘Cube’, by Canadian director Vincenzo Natali.  Before diving into the show, or if you really enjoyed listening to us blabber on, and want to help us out, consider picking up this Canadian Classic!!


 

Episode 19: Talking Indie Film with the RCMP!

As indie filmmakers we know how to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! For episode 19 we slap our intro onto the podcast we were invited on to by the amazing guys at the Royal Canadian Movie Podcast! We talk about the great Canadian Horror flick Cube!

I mean… we may as well use the blurb that the amazing Becky Shrimpton and Cam Maitland from RCMPodcast wrote about the show:

“This week, we’re joined by the one-two punch of the filmmakers and podcasters behind Fable Forest Films and the First Frames First Podcast, Jason Green and Adrian Konstant. For the final installment of 2017’s Shocktober we cover the 1997 sci-fi puzzle classic Cube. We talk creating the perfect ticking clock device for your film, working around budget limitations, and which of us would survive the Cube. We also discuss tips and tricks for avoiding dehydration and debate the ethics of autonomous cars – Jason and Adrian are so delightful and chatty we end up all over the place – but find we were where we needed t be all along! Start sucking your button listeners, and join us for this math-nerd horror classic.”

We hope you guys enjoy this episode, we can’t wait to invite the RCMPodcast team back onto our show as they have experience with Film Review and Voice Acting! Please go and check out Becky and Cam’s show!! We really enjoyed the ‘American Mary’ episode with our good buddy JSn Armstrong!

 

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October 25, 2017

Episode 18: Winter Wonderland

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Episode 18: Winter Wonderland

A quick update on the short film My Huntsville Muse, Round 2 of Trivia and Actor Derek Lackenbauer is back at the brainstorming table to help the guys talk through a new improv flick concept Winter Wonderland! Can the guys make a monster movie?

Discussed in the Show:

 

 

 

 

Discussed on Show

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October 11, 2017

Episode 17: Kings to You

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Episode 17: Kings to You

The lads discuss their golfing prowess, talk about the My Huntsville Muse short film shoot day, engage in their first film trivia session and talk about an upcoming Winter Wonderland semi improv project.

Kings to You! A Great Scene from “The Count of Monte Cristo”

 

Behind the scenes stills from our upcoming short film “My Huntsville Muse”. (Click the tiny FB icon top right, to be magically whisked away to the photo gallery!)

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September 27, 2017

Episode 16: Mother! We hated you and then changed our minds

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Episode 16: Mother! We hated you and then changed our minds

In this episode we had a rough start, but the show must have went on… and on… and on…  😀

Discussed in the show:

  • #MyHuntsvilleMuse our new short film
  • David Mamet’s Book “On Directing”
  • Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Mother!’

 

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September 13, 2017

Episode 15: My Huntsville Muse!

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Episode 15: My Huntsville Muse

After wrapping up a production meeting with great actor and our Co-Producer, the guys walk through the logistics of a short film The Fable Forest is planning to shoot in October.

Discussed in the show:

  • Netflix
  • Shakespeare in the Park
  • Stephen King’s Dollar Babies!
  • A new improv film concept we’re working on!

Adrian’s favorite film podcasts right now??

 

 

 

 

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August 30, 2017

Episode 14: Puddles Pity Party has an appointment on our Social Calendar!

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Episode 14: Puddles Pity Party has an appointment on our Social Calendar!

In this episode Adrian and J talk about designing a Social Calendar, the importance of sharing, quickly discuss the great screenplay breakdown artist Blake Snyder, give quick updates on scripts and dive a bit into “The Couple” for their segment Son of a Pitch!

Lastly the guys talk about potentially creating a Writer’s Room to improve and share.  Might be a LOT OF FUN!!

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August 16, 2017

Episode 13: I believe I can A.I., I believe I can touch the sky!

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Episode 13: I believe I can A.I., I believe I can touch the sky!

In this episode the guys give an update on their scripts in development, they talk about AI at length, the scariness and the dream, and then they pitch a few more ideas at each other before they talk about screenwriting software!! Enjoy!

 

Referenced in the Show:

Microsoft deletes ‘teen girl’ AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours

A day after Microsoft introduced an innocent Artificial Intelligence chat robot to Twitter it has had to delete it after it transformed into an evil Hitler-loving, incestual sex-promoting, ‘Bush did 9/11’-proclaiming robot.

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/24/microsofts-teen-girl-ai-turns-into-a-hitler-loving-sex-robot-wit/


Facebook engineers panic, pull plug on AI after bots develop their own language

As the world’s most powerful computer systems begin to embrace artificial intelligence in earnest, using smart algorithms to increase efficiency and and speed, the potential damage that a …

Source: bgr.com/2017/07/31/facebook-ai-shutdown-language/

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August 9, 2017

Episode 12: Comrade Masurkevitch in the Groin Panther Lounge

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Episode 12: Comrade Masurkevitch in the Groin Panther Lounge


A special episode! The guys break from their usual every other week schedule to talk to Michael Masurkevitch, a local Kitchener actor/filmmaker who is launched the KW Film Network and is starting a monthly indie film showcase! Hang on tight, things get a little weird!

 

Discussed on this show! 

This Month’s Local Filmmaker:
Danute Dorion’s SteamWorld! Check out her stuff and click the photo below for event details!

 

Robin Williams – Memorial (by Tyler Boyco)

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August 2, 2017

Episode 11: The case of the stolen Canon!

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Episode 11: The case of the stolen Canon!

Have you ever had a piece of your indie film equipment stolen??  Well we did!  Enjoy the retelling of how everything went down and the frustrations dealing with the police. SPOILER ALERT – We never got the camera back!

 

Discussed on this show!

  • Crime runs rampant!
  • Application to the NSI Totally Television Program
  • Short Film and Script Updates
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July 19, 2017

Episode 10: Postmen Power Trio Reunion Tour

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Episode 10: Postmen Power Trio Reunion Tour

The Fable Forest celebrates their 10th episode of First Frames First by taking a bit of a break from talking about film progress… and from drinking beers!  Our special guest host Mike, comes on board for a 2 hour drive through the country, drinking coffee, recording every bump in the road and discussing all manner of dirty, dirty topics!!

This one goes off the rails, but is a lot of fun! We get into the Mike and Jason film beginnings, talk Postmen, movies, TV, short film ideas… and you know…other things!!

 

Don’t be offended when the guys discuss:

  • Talking to hookers!
  • Life with a friend who works in a porno store
  • and more…
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July 12, 2017

Son of a Pitch – Recap 3

Son of a Pitch – Recap 3

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Jason and Adrian firing their original concepts at each other and after choosing two are going to walk through the process from first word written to executed and distributed film. Follow us on this long road.

The chosen concept of The Couple continues taking shape!

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July 5, 2017

Episode 9: Heather And The Moth

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Episode 9: Heather And The Moth

Discussed on this show!

  • We talk about a short film strategy for getting out into the world and continuing to build the brand. Oh god we can’t wait to shoot!
  • Adrian’s wife calls in a panic! This may be the greatest moment of our show to this point!
  • Continued work on our Son of A Pitch segment: “The Couple”.
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June 28, 2017

Filmmaker Flashcards – Director – Bryan Singer

Filmmaker Flashcards – Director – Bryan Singer

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Welcome to Filmmaker Flashcards from Fable Forest Films

With this ongoing web series you will get to know the incredible people and roles that make up the film industry! Directors, Producers, Writers, and Actors alike! We will bring you the legends of the industry, the “up and comers”, and from time to time we may even throw in an explanation of how a piece of the film industry works for good measure!

This weeks Filmmaker Flashcard: Bryan Singer
– Public Access
– The Usual Suspects
– Apt Pupil
– X-Men
– X-Men 2
– Superman Returns
– Valkyrie
– Jack The Giant Slayer
– X-Men: Days Of Future Past
– X-Men: Apocalypse

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June 28, 2017

Son of a Pitch – Recap 2

Son of a Pitch – Recap 2

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Jason and Adrian firing their original concepts at each other and after choosing two are going to walk through the process from first word written to executed and distributed film. Follow us on this long road.

In this recap the lads make a decision on which project they will move along with, tentatively entitled “The Couple”

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June 21, 2017

Episode 8: Emergency Pod!

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Episode 8: Emergency Pod!

After a memory card crash and the loss of a great show, the lads swoop into the office to record an Emergency Session!

 


Discussed on this show!

  • Losing our amazing Podcast that we recorded at Derek’s trailer in front of a campfire!  Look how much fun we had!

 

  • Checked in on our 2017 goals
  • Reverse Engineered where we want to be after a few completed movies and checked in on script status.
  • Got into Son of a Pitch, Jason should have read the treatment for “Couples” BEFORE having a couple beers! We came up with character names and Jason makes a HUGE Announcement for this show segment!
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June 14, 2017

Son of a Pitch – Recap 1

Son of a Pitch – Recap 1

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Jason and Adrian firing their original concepts at each other and after choosing two are going to walk through the process from first word written to executed and distributed film. Follow us on this long road.

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June 7, 2017

Episode 7: Actor Derek Lackenbauer is DMan!

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Episode 7: Actor Derek Lackenbauer is DMan!

 

Special show with guest star, amazing actor, our friend Derek Lackenbauer! We discuss his film experience as an actor working with us on “I Was A Greenhouse“, “Bickerman’s Grove” and “Postmen“! We also get into his experiences before we were even in the picture!

 

 

 

 

Watch Derek act his ass off in our Trailers!


 

Since Derek is our Special Guest we decided we’d spend a 1/2 hour at the end of the show and recap our SON OF A PITCH project!  We recorded the video as well and will post to YouTube next week!

 

Son of a Pitch is a segment where Fable Forest Films will work a project all the way from concept, through brainstorming, script writing, Pre, Prod, Post, distribution, etc.

 

The Rules So Far?
1) It must be a movie they can make for $5-10K
2) Attempt should be made to keep the locations to a minimum
3) Should be something we are excited to shoot
4) More rules allowed…

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May 24, 2017

Episode 6: Artificial Script Coverage

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Episode 6: Artificial Script Coverage

 

During the special 6th episode Adrian and Jason sit down for a super Script Coverage and Discussion Session for over Skype with author Tina Konstant all the way from Aberdeen Scotland, to go over Adrian’s newest screenplay in development “Artificial”!  Yes First Frames First has gone international!

 

To get a leg up on the show you can get started now by reading the draft of the screenplay “Artificial”!!  This entire episode is devoted to hacking this script apart in the hopes of a better next draft and more complete film!!

 

CLICK HERE TO OPEN AND READ “ARTIFICIAL”, PLUCKED FROM THE BRANCHES OF The Fable Forest

 

 

 

 

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May 10, 2017

Episode 5: Talking, Walking Supply!

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Episode 5: Talking, Walking Supply!

 

The lads talk about launching a new YouTube series “Filmmaker Flashcards”, start discussing their TV Show concept “5 Alarm”, have their first phone interview with the incredible “James McDougall” from “Love at First Stab”, and “Walking Supply”. The show wraps up by getting back into the new film journey segment “Son of a Pitch!”.

 

Starting at some point in the next week or two, we are excited to have a new YouTube Series in conjunction with the podcast so that when you Subscribe to our YouTube Channel or follow along on Facebook and Twitter, you can always count on new content from the Fable Forest on Wednesdays!!  “Filmmaker Flashcards”!

 

Referenced in the Show:

  • The lads meet their Twitter growth goals for the year!
  • 5 Alarm television show concept, locations breakdown.
    • If you want to download the script for our pilot episode of “5 Alarm” our firehall comedy show and read about the show and characters in general. CLICK HERE!
  • The YouTube channel the lads garnered some inspiration for Filmmaker Flashcards!  “Interesting Shit”

  • The BlackList – In 2005 Franklin Leonard surveyed almost 100 film industry development executives about their favorite scripts from that year that had not been made as feature films. Since then the voter pool has grown to 500 film executives!
    • Over 300 Black List screenplays have been made as feature films. Those films have earned over $26 billion in worldwide box office, have been nominated for 264 Academy Awards, and have won 48, including Best Pictures SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, THE KING’S SPEECH, ARGO and SPOTLIGHT, and ten of the last twenty screenwriting Oscars.

 

The Shows YouTube Mentions

 

  • When talking to James McDougall about his latest short film “Walking Supply”, the guys reminisce about their Cinecoup days! (More to come on this someday!) and we NEED to show you the Love At First Stab videos we were in love with!

 

The Film’s Concept Trailer

The hilarious entry when they had to tell more of the story without speaking!Oh those dance moves!

 

NEW SHOW SEGMENT – SON OF A PITCH!

 

The guys continue on discussing their new segment where they work a project all the way from concept, through brainstorming, script writing, Pre, Prod, Post, distribution, etc.  In this episode… they pitch a few more ideas!

 

The Rules So Far?
1) It must be a movie they can make for $5-10K
2) Attempt should be made to keep the locations to a minimum
3) Should be something we are excited to shoot
4) More rules allowed…

 

What are the new pitches for this week? Adrian’s = “Couples” or “ILLegal Guardians” (Ha! J’s title for Adrian’s flick that Adrian hates!)  Jason’s =  “Jimmy’s Rug”.  Listen in to hear all about them!

Previous Episodes Pitch Ideas: from Episode 4 – Street Magic, Vigilante Genre Flick, Behind the Scenes Playhouse Episodic Comedy

 

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April 26, 2017

Episode 4: Son of a Pitch!

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Episode 4: Son of a Pitch!


In this long winded show the lads talk about Marvel and TV shows, discuss some marketing plans, and get into their newest segment where they plan to bring the listeners on the full journey start to finish on a project!

 

New rule for the show starting from this pint on!  New booze each episode!

Adrian: We’re going to run out of beers…
Jason: Will we??
Adrian: Of course…how many beers are there??
Jason: Who knows… Isn’t this exciting?

 

 

Referenced in the Show:

  • After talking about Marvel Movies and other TV shows for a bit, J talks about his concept for a TV show called “Kings”
  • The lads discuss Sales Funnels and Social Media Tie-Ins
  • Adrian “geeks out” when J gets an email from famous script consultant Pilar Alessandra (OnThePage.tv)
  • We get updates on both scripts being worked by the team. (Quorum and Artificial)

 

  • J’s most anticipated popcorn movie of the summer!!! BABY DRIVER

 

NEW SHOW SEGMENT – SON OF A PITCH!

 

The guys discuss working a project all the way from concept, through brainstorming, script writing, Pre, Prod, Post, distribution, etc.  In this episode… They start pitching at each other.

 

The Rules?
1) It must be a movie they can make for $5-10K
2) Attempt should be made to keep the locations to a minimum
3) Should be something we are excited to shoot
4) More rules allowed…

 

Street Magic, Vigilante Genre Flick, Behind the Scenes Playhouse Episodic Comedy…who knows what future episodes will bring!

 

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April 12, 2017

Episode 3: Hey, It’s Good to have a Goal!

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Episode 3: Hey, It’s Good to have a Goal!


What are we going to do this year? The Fable Forest guys talk about the importance of having something to drive towards… this one went a little long!

 

Now look… For the record… this show… takes some… rough turns…when these old filmmakers talk about health issues… you may want to… Oh God who knows… I guess go ahead and listen… 🙁

 

Be warned… we do compare J’s piss to Tom Hanks in a League of their own and Adi wonders what the ISO was on the 4K Camera used in his Colonoscopy?

 

In 2016, The Fable Forest had a big year!  We completed our Website, completed post production on “Bickerman’s Grove” which made it into 2 Film Festivals, and then both “Bickerman’s Grove” and “I Was A Greenhouse” into the Video On Demand market.

 

Back in MidMarch the lads sit down to talk goals for 2017!

 

Referenced in the Show:

 

Have you checked out our YouTube Channel? More and More Videos are Coming! Here is the one of Adrian we were talking about on the show!

  • The guys discuss each of their Social Platforms & how they use them.

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Tom Hanks Pees

The Uptown Funk Movie Mashup! J wants to film a musical number!

J’s Experience with Cabin Rules!!

 

 

 

 

We tease what will become a new future section of the show, where The Fable Forest runs through the entire film-making process from conception to bringing to market and beyond.

 

Products discussed on the show!

Did we mention we LOVE Jean Claude Van Damme!

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March 29, 2017

Episode 2: Snagging Inspiration – An interview with SKGFilms director Jason Armstrong

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Episode 2: Snagging Inspiration – An interview with SKGFilms director Jason Armstrong


For a kick-ass second episode the lads hijack director Jason Armstrong from what was supposed to be a quick meeting of the minds! So much Ontarian talent in one room!

 

Jason Armstrong:
Advice from his stunt coordinator: “If you shoot this tonight you’re going to hate it, but tomorrow you’re going to be so glad you don’t have to shoot it!”
JSn’s Advice: “Surround yourself with people who legitimately know what they are doing.  Learn from peoples mistakes Make art!”
And don’t forget kids: “Even when making movies is hard, you are still making movies!”

Referenced in the show:

  • BetaMax vs. VHS Players – Celebrity Death Match
  • Jamie Kennedy’s new Podcast HATE TO BREAK IT TO YA
  • A crazy night at the Blood In The Snow festival!
    • The hectic moments @ Cineplex, how they made it right, and the details behind Jason’s film Inspiration!
    • Peter Campbell’s short “Taking Possession” got the raw deal, we can not WAIT to get the opportunity to see it again with proper audio! It has just the right amount of Spooky and Peter is looking forward to being on our show and sharing!

        


Watch the entire The Hollywood Reporter – Uncensored TV Execs Interview.  *JG* Watched and LOVED the entire clip! Super Juicy!

 

You can find Jason at his site SKGFilms.com and on Twitter @SKGFilms.

His ring of keys unlock stories!

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March 15, 2017

Episode 1: Let the New Beginnings Begin!

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Episode 1: Let the New Beginnings Begin!

The Fable Forest production house decides to launch their very own film podcast to talk about their journey and methods!  Director Adrian Konstant says “We’re trying to crack the code! If we put 5K into a film, how do we make that money back?”

 

In their first show the lads, quickly introduce themselves and really try to discuss the future format of the show, sprinkling in a number of stories and oddities for you all to enjoy.

 

Referenced in the Show:
– A great column by @TerryRossio on not being afraid to get your work out into the world! “Steal This Column”
– Is there a rift brewing for the Affleck boys?


– The West Wing and J’s trip to Washington! “Aaron Sorkin – YOU BISCUIT!”
– Much, Much…Maybe too much more!

 

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