Making Movies with Wuz Good

So still playing catch up. At the end of the “I Am That Man” project, I was getting ready to fly back to the east coast from Director Wesley “Wuz Good” Armstrong asking if I wanted to AD a short. I was like “when is it because I fly out on Thursday”. Wes was like cool, “we shoot on Wednesday.

So a little bit of history between Wuz Good and I. We went to Full Sail together and between the photo shoots, music videos and commercials, we worked on at least 50 projects together. After that run of projects, I set my eyes on feature films and Good turned his eye on the internet. While Wuz Good was killing the game on Vine and Instagram he always said the goal was to make movies and the opportunity presented itself to do a short and here is what we did.

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The short is called “Ding Dong Ditch” Staring Sunny Mabrey, Brandi Marie King, Joey Diggs Jr.  & Wes “Wuz Good” Armstrong produced by Off The Dock. The digital studio of Lakeshore Entertainment.

Shout out to the cast and crew of this project. We knocked this out in 1 day  and it turned out amazing!!

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Until next time! #MakeMovies

~Big Body

 

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That’s a wrap on “The Executioners”

So to wrap up a pretty exciting 2016 why not fly down to Florida and film a crazy movie called “The Executioners”. Let me rewind a little bit. So I was in St. Louis and I received a phone call from my friend Allan. Allan is a producer who will help produce my very first short film called “No Charge.” We’ve always kept in contact ever since that first project and he always said if he has a project I’m gonna be the first one to call, so he called me. He told me he had this awesome script that he was trying to shoot it and he needed an AD and the rest was history.

img_7932Any way so I fly down to sunny Florida leaving freezing North Carolina and get picked up in a convertible to welcome me back to Florida. The production for this project was pretty interesting to say the least. I originally suggested that we shoot this project and 20 days. The final schedule ended being 14 days but we finished in 16 days. This project wasn’t the easiest to get through but I excepted the challenge and we got to the end of the project and finished the movie. This movie will probably be one of the best movies that I’ve ever been 1st Assistant Director for. It pushes the limits it makes you very uncomfortable but I think in making controversial films like this one will stand out and be really good at the end of the day.

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“Tonight She Comes” Teaser

Hey guys!! Exciting news!! The team over at bloody-disgusting.com just released a teaser to an exciting project that I worked on last year!! “Tonight She Comes” the new indie slasher written, directed, and edited by Matt Stuertz
is here!! Check it out!!

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#MakeMovies!

~Douglas

“Grandpa’s Psycho” is out in Redbox!!!

Hey everyone! “Grandpa’s Psycho” is out and you can see it via Redbox! Go out and see it! Shout out to the director Danny LeGare for bringing me up to Connecticut to work on the movie with him. It was a pleasure to work with the cast and crew of this movie. I can’t wait to do it again!!

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#MakeMovies!

~Douglas (1st Assistant Director)

That’s a wrap on “Tonight She Comes”

So I just finished up my 3rd feature film in St. Louis, MO this year and I have to say I finished with a bang and a lot of blood. The film is starring Cameisha Cotton, Nathan Eswine, Adam Hartley Breiman, Jenna McDonald, Dal Pelate, Frankie Ray, Brock Russell & Larissa White and directed by Matt Stuertz.

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This wasn’t Matt’s first feature film but this was his first feature film where he didn’t do everything by hisself. And I was very impressed with him as a director. He had a learning curve of not having to do everything and use me and the production team so he can just focus on the creative but he said he liked this process a lot better at the end of the day. He has a bright future in this film industry. Once you see this film you will see where I’m coming from.

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This was a really fun and crazy project. First we scheduled this movie in 2 parts. On each side of Thanksgiving which was kind of interesting and gave me a break to recover and get back into the madness, then on top of that our actors schedules were all over the place but we found a way to finish this project. It was a lot of hard work but I’m sure it will pay off in the end. One of the good things about having a break in the middle of production is that our Director/Editor Matt, edited everything we shot on the first half of the project and the footage looks incredible.

IMG_6264The team behind this project is starting to become my extended family. I meet Chris, Jay, and the rest of the Lamplight Films crew when I was hired on to the “Grandmother’s Murder Club” project and 3 films later we have already made some plans to possible do more work together in 2016 already. Meeting these guys and girls in St. Louis is what I’ve been looking for since I stopped working with the Asylum crew that I started out with. They are a bunch of like-minded crazy creative individuals that love to make movies. I am really thankful for the chance to meet them and work with them.

Oh and let me give a special shout out to my production team who did a great job. It was Jenn’s first time as a Production Manager and she did a fantastic job. Katie was my 2nd AD for the project and she did great! As well as my PA Nation for the project. Alex, Mellissa and Ryan killed it. They all stepped up big and their hard work was and is appreciated.

Until next time, enjoy pictures and links below.  Don’t forget to smile and #MakeMovies!!!

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~Douglas

Grandpa’s Psycho Movie Premier!!

Exciting news everyone! So a film I First AD’d the end of last year recently had a premier in Connecticut. I really wish I could have went up there for the premier to see the film and see the cast and crew but I’m working in another state and just didn’t have enough time. But the show must go on and it did.

A little bit about the film. “Grandpa’s Psycho” is a dark and gritty psychological thriller that explores one small town man’s need to purify the world of sin, one sinner at a time. His medieval and brutal cleansing process directly contradicts the devotion he has for his granddaughter. Tension builds as we discover secrets surrounding the psychotic behavior of this quaint god fearing little town. – Written by Blackhole Films

But let’s rewind back to the beginning. I just realized I haven’t dedicated a full blog about this project yet. I usually don’t post blogs until the movie comes out and since I’ve switched to independent films and not currently working on studio projects, I kind of forget to blog about them when I am allowed too because it’s literally like 2 or 3 years before you see some of my projects I work on.

So anyway, I meet the director Danny LeGare April 2013 on a film now called “Suicide for Beginners” and we’ve kept in contact ever since then and he sent a text and asked if I was busy in two weeks. I happened to be free and two weeks later I was in Connecticut making a movie! And besides it being near freezing temperatures the whole time I was there and my big toe almost falling off because it was so cold, I really had a great time making this movie. Everyone who was attached to this film was fantastic. From the Producer, Director to the PA’s. Everyone one rocked!

It was a wonderful experience and I am proud to announce that the theatrical release of our new feature film starting on June 26th at the Parkade Cinemas in Manchester, CT.  The film will run for 2 weeks. If you are around the area go see and support this film.

Press video from the movie premier.

Check out some pictures I took from set, personal photography and the premier of the film.

From the set of “Grandpa’s Psycho”

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Premier Party

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Premiere Photos provided by: Kvonphotography.com

Addition photos can be seen on Grandpa Psycho’s FaceBook Page!

Until the next update Cheers and Make Movies!

~Douglas