Last night was the final night of filming on my movie “No Clue”. It was an amazing and surreal experience. Very surreal actually. I remember, plain as day, being a fat little kid sitting in the movie theatre back in my hometown, cramming popcorn into my fat little face and thinking “I want to make a movie some day.” So here I am – a mere three (maybe four) decades later – having wrapped production of my very own movie, starring my very own fat little face! Ok… not so little… but, my face! And now that shooting is complete, I want to take a moment to thank all the other faces in the movie.
Firstly, Amy Smart came on board to play Kyra, the beautiful and mysterious damsel in distress. Working with her was about as enjoyable an experience as I’ve ever had – fun, funny, razor sharp, and incredibly talented. The HILARIOUS David Koechner stepped up to play my buddy Ernie, and he is (as always) equal parts loveable and hysterical. David Cubitt came in to play the morally questionable businessman, Mr.Horn. I have been a fan of his for many years, and when he agreed to do this, I was so thrilled. Dan Payne brought his immense talent (and size) to the role of Church – a dark and dangerous individual. Dustin Milligan and Kirsten Prout rounded out the main cast, respectively playing a shifty computer game programmer and a spoiled little rich girl who is unaccustomed to not getting her way. All their performances are flat-out fantastic! There are also a number of other very talented and terrific actors who came on to do day roles (including a very hilarious cameo) and I am very grateful to them for lending their skills to this project. Honestly, there isn’t a weak link in the bunch. Although,… they say if you can’t see the patsy, you’re probably the patsy. So there’s always the possibility the weak link is me… and I can live with that.
I also want to thank the incredible crew, led by the visionary director Carl Bessai. The stuff they were able to pull off with limited resources is truly staggering. The dailies look incredible. You know what it looks like?…It looks like a damn good movie, that’s what it looks like! Carl, you are one talented S.O.B.
I also want to thank everyone at Alliance and Myriad for their expertise, their support, and their faith.
Now the process of post-production begins: editing, colour correcting, marketing etc., all of which is also fun and enjoyable. It will be at least a year until this thing hits the festivals and theatres (likely even a bit longer than that) but when it does, it’s my hope that I can appeal to all of you to help with getting word out about this film. We won’t have the kind of advertising budget that the big Hollywood machines will have, so word of mouth is going to be hugely important. When we have a trailer cut together, I’ll post a link to it on Twitter. Please watch the trailer, and if you think the movie looks good, please tell folks about it, and pass the link on to as many people as possible. If you think the movie looks horrible, then just pass the link on to people you hate.
Thanks for everything everybody.