The Second Blog Post / by Richard Something

Welcome to the second edition of Hell: The Blog Post, an informative and mildly entertaining blog series that I started last week. You remember that, yeah? If you don’t remember, it’s because you overlooked reading it, so don’t worry, you’re not slowly losing your memories or anything. Unless you did read it last week and still don’t remember, in which case you're becoming really forgetful and should consider seeing a doctor.

What do you have for us in today's post, Richard? 

Hey, thanks for asking! There are two topics that follow this sentence. 

Watch Kaseem Bentley and Scott Vermeire on Flophouse

Once, not so long ago, there was a cable channel called History Channel 2. If you were tired of watching new shows about WWII and Bigfoot on the History Channel, well then you could go on over to History Channel 2 and watch reruns of old ones. This turned out to not be financially viable, so HC2 went away and was replaced by Viceland, a channel created by the producers of Vice in what little spare time they have when they're not busy testing the theory that any inanimate object can be turned into a bong. 

One of the launch shows for this new TV channel is a great show called Flophouse, and two of the stars of Hell, Kaseem Bentley and Scott Vermeire, appear on this very show doing comedy. You should watch! Viceland is channel 276 on Comcast in SF, and the episode they're in, How Come at the Convent, can be streamed online for free via the internet right here:

Movie Progress: Pre-Production

Last week I mentioned we're in the pre-production phase of shooting Hell. What exactly does this mean? 

It means the script, which we've been writing for two years, is pretty much finished. It means that the cast is pretty much in place. It means that we're now focusing on the prep work we need to do to actually shoot this thing. 

What does this entail?  A lot of stuff that I'll be rambling about, uh, wait, no, I mean that I'll be writing succinct, interesting posts about in the coming weeks. Stuff like: 

  • Costuming 
  • Storyboarding
  • Scheduling
  • Rehearsing
  • Puppet Building
  • Rehearsing Some More 
  • Scouting Locations
  • Production Design

I am not an auteur (it'd be ridiculous for me to claim to be one). Neither is George. Neither is anyone else who had a part in writing the script. The characters in this movie did not spring from our heads fully formed and perfect in every way. Spending months of preparation before we start shooting is the best and only way to ensure we're fully ready to go come June. 

That's all for this week!