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Straight Edge

So. Its finally finished and entered! Straight has proved to be proudest project yet. I honestly feel we have made something that could really touch other peoples lives. The problem is with someone who works predominately in comedy is that your work can often get over looked by others (and yourself) as just another comedy. Straight has proven to me that I couldn’t be anymore wrong and that. Fills me with joy.

Whats just as awesome is all the positive feedback we have been getting! Our Facebook page has just hit 100 Likes (A personal record of mine) and you only have to have a quick browse to see all the positivity! Of course that doesn’t mean its not without its problems. The pacing is a bit off at times and audio mix still needs to be tightened but… All in all a good job well done by everyone!

Now all theres left to do is enter it into some film festivals and see what the big wigs think! Of course its already been entered into the CMF Elfenworks competition. Aside from that I have my eye on a few LGBT themed festivals. Unfortunately, theres a bit of a wait on that one seeing as most of them have been and gone at this point. Next year however we will be ready! Until then… On to the next project!

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Time To Straighten Up!

Once again me and Conor have came up with another bizarre idea but this time we have a goal in mind…. CMF are hosting an event in association with Elfenworks all about Social Justice and after our success last time we thought ‘What the hell!’. The issue however, was thinking of something that fitted with the theme…

The idea came about when we were recording an episode of ‘PAL Gamers’. Conor jokingly said to me ‘Oh you are SO straight’ and that was it! The film almost wrote itself after that. The concept of taking the stereotype of LGBT community being the minority and flipping it around fitted the bill easily. However, that wasn’t good enough in my eyes. I wanted to make a comedy about something serious. Mainly because, I have seen plenty of films that try and deal with serious issues like prejudice but I always felt they took themselves TOO seriously. Heck I know, it can be tough. The last thing you want to do is offend someone! Then again, as these other films became SO dramatic the characters to me became really unrelatable. I mean, I understand life is hard for minorities but by stripping any kind of comedy out of your film (whether the message is serious or not) often makes your characters completely unlikeable. I’m hoping with our take on the subject matter the characters themselves will be a lot more accessible to the audience!

Anyways, we are just about to start auditioning roles in the next couple of days. So I’ll probably report back once the films in the bag and let you know how its gone! Until then… Enjoy this lil image Ed put together! (Oh and like the Facebook page!).

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