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ACEntertainment
02-03-2012, 09:23 AM
An autobiopic.

Sounds lame, but for many outdoor/adventure/survival/prepper folks (my market) this mini-series provides the street cred for future videos.

was born out of my need to make films. I was a Soldier whose career was winding down. I was in the field, on my own. Why not film it?

"Survivalist" channels on YouTube are a dime a dozen. What I try to do it create atmosphere, a mood. The experience is quite different from other channels dealing with outdoor/preparedness subjects.

Case in point: "March to Painted Rocks." Please read the making of blog here (http://acentertainment2011.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/the-march-to-painted-rocks-a-filmmakers-journey-part-i/). It begins like a normal outdoor adventure vid, but takes you somewhere wholly unexpected.

Please check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCarSTP1d1k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4G6jmw4YJ8

I'm making these shows in my bedroom. Imagine if I had a crew. What I'd like to do is have a more Ray Mears slant to the show. I want to go to remote places and talk about historical events, to recreate the pioneer experience, and see how it was really done without power tools or light bulbs.

But this is just a hobby. My passion is story telling. I want to do narrative features, so do I want Sabot Fighter to be my brand? Not really.

Last year I optioned my first screenplay, OP Winchester, a war drama about a deadbeat Soldier who gets separated from his unit in Afghanistan with a hard-nosed sergeant. He learns that sometimes to survive you have to become a hero. You can read the background here (http://acentertainment2011.wordpress.com/screenplays/op-winchester/).

I'm now peddling The Change, an action-horror script with three intertwined stories culminating in a teenage werewolf in 1985, the descendant of a Romanian Gypsy whose parents sold his soul to the devil. It's a no B.S., in your face, adult, actioner reminiscent of The Relic in it's seriousness. You can read about it here (http://acentertainment2011.wordpress.com/screenplays/the-change/).

I write, direct, produce, and edit. I'm based near L.A. I'm looking for my Brian Grazer to let me do what I do, and hopefully make everybody a lot of money.

Thanks for checking me out.

Film Making Blog (http://acentertainment2011.wordpress.com/)
Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/AC-Entertainment/160001184060475)

Nick Soares
02-03-2012, 11:55 AM
ACEntertainment! Welcome, cant wait to check these out. Just to let you know our system pulls some links if a new user posts more the 2 links on his first post, so just in case you lost some Ive approved you to add them

Nick Soares
02-03-2012, 11:57 AM
just watched the first 2 minutes, PLEASE tell me the whole video is "Surviver Man" style! Im so excited and absolutly love that style of filming!!!!

ACEntertainment
02-03-2012, 01:10 PM
The style of the web series is like that. Can't be helped as I'm a one-man-band.

I tried a crew, a few friends from a meetup group. They weren't into it. Didn't take direction well. Didn't like hauling gear on the trail. And I felt self-conscious because the shoot felt very narcissistic. I was directing, I was in front of the camera... It seemed all about me, which I didn't like.

Back to the one-man-band show.

Nick Soares
02-03-2012, 01:33 PM
The style of the web series is like that. Can't be helped as I'm a one-man-band.

I tried a crew, a few friends from a meetup group. They weren't into it. Didn't take direction well. Didn't like hauling gear on the trail. And I felt self-conscious because the shoot felt very narcissistic. I was directing, I was in front of the camera... It seemed all about me, which I didn't like.

Back to the one-man-band show.

Best choice you ever made

ACEntertainment
02-03-2012, 04:14 PM
I sure would dig the sweeping port-a-jib shots from atop the mountains, though.

Nick Soares
02-03-2012, 05:06 PM
Just finished, loved it. Thanks for serving our country.

Nick Soares
02-03-2012, 05:25 PM
Let me know if you ever make a feature, I would be interested in helping you out in certain areas

ACEntertainment
02-03-2012, 07:42 PM
Thanks, Nick. Sent you a PM.

estherdanielle
02-03-2012, 09:19 PM
I second that! Thank-you for serving! Much Love! :) and amazing vid. :) I have lived in Arizona all my life and have never heard of the Painted Rocks. Looking forward to reading your blog! --Es

ACEntertainment
02-03-2012, 09:35 PM
Thank you!!!

For the record, Painted Rocks is in California, just outside Fort Irwin, an Army base in the Mojave Desert. Probably why you haven't heard of it in AZ.

Cheers!

estherdanielle
02-03-2012, 10:05 PM
:) You're welcome. I read the blog; fascinating. :) And thank-you, I need geography lessons (true confession)! I looked it up, and here in Arizona we have the Painted Rock 'Mountains' :) Thank-you for clearing that up for me. Haha.
Cheers! :)

--Esther D. Taylor

ACEntertainment
02-03-2012, 10:26 PM
Thank you for your attention, Esther. You know, I have almost 100 subscribers to The Sabot Fighter (http://www.youtube.com/TheSabotFighter) series, which by comparison, is just a drop in the bucket. But when you imagine those hundred people standing before you with their hands raised, indicating they want to be first in line to see your next short--

Well, it's rather humbling, considering the long journey I took (and am still on, btw) to get here.

So, thank you again, and to everyone else who's taken the time to see what I'm capable of. Hopefully someone will see the potential and want to invest in my capabilities to tell their dramatic narrative.