Sure, we been lax about posting stuff. But we’ve been busy. Busy making four short films! And we also shot/acted in/edited the opening scene for the “Slacker” re-imagining, “Slacker 2011.” And we just shot a super 8 music video for Ex Amigos. Give us a break already.
But about those short films, more info can be gathered here: http://www.unitedstatesartists.org/project/the_four_shortfilms_of_the_apocalypse
and then there’s this:
and check out this promotional video for our fund-raising efforts:
now go here and watch it again and give us money:
Here’s an update on the shorts:
We shot half of “Sacked” already and will be shooting the other half soon. The film features the amazing acting talents of Michael Dalmon and Heather Kafka as well as puppets created by Beth Been. I’m editing together the stuff already shot and it looks great! And yes, we did start many fires, spilled lots of blood and blasted off live ammo. That’s how we do it.
We also shot “Road Kill” and sent the super 8 film off to the lab. Unfortunately, the lab messed up the transfer and I had to send it back for a re-do.
The live-action component of the short documentary “Kicked in the Teeth” is complete. I still need to do a lot of screen-shots and graphics work as well as edit the thing together, but it’s moving along nicely.
The fourth film in the bundle, the animated “Puppies vs. Kittens,” is in the animatic stage (meaning the voices and sound effects are recorded and the storyboards are edited together). We still need to animate that one.
As you can see, I’m not waiting until this campaign (see above) is finished to start working on these films. I have hope and faith that this fund-raising effort will succeed and we can finish these flicks properly. And I didn’t want to delay the films. I also owe some folks money who have worked on these film. In part, that’s what we’ll use the funds that we raise here for (see above). That, and for covering the cost of finishing the flicks.
We’ve got one week remaining on the fund-raising. Thanks for your support to date. If you know any rich people or even folks who can spare a dime or two for the sake of art, please send them our way (see above). I have the easy-to-remember URL www.bobrayfilms.com and it automatically redirects to the USA Projects page for the Four ShortFilms of the Apocalypse. So feel free to toss that around liberally. Once again, thanks for your support and encouragement. Cheers,