Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Download or Torrent, it's your choice
Can't Go For That - Hall and Oates
Flat Beat - Mr. Oizo
Pop Muzik - M
Hydrogen - M|O|O|N
Sexyback - Justin Timberlake
This Feeling - AB/DC
The Bomb - Bucketheads
I'm Corrupt - DCUP
Let the Beat Control Your Body - Brodinski
ADD SUV - Uffie (Feat. Pharrel Williams)
Cameo Lover - Kimbra
Far from Home - TIGA
Going Nowhere - Cut Copy
ABC News - Pendulum
Get Shaky - Ian Carey Project
Animal Rights - Deadmau5
Swimming Pools - Kendrick Lamar
Sun - Caribou
Booty Work - T-Pain
Crave You (Adventure Club remix) - Flight Facilities
Imagine the Fire - Hans Zimmer
Goooo - TNGHT
Music Sounds Better with You - Stardust
Cali Scoundrel - Ricco Suave
You Wanted a Hit (Soulwax Mix) - LCD Soundsystem
Wannabe - Spice Girls
Saturday, 26 January 2013
It's Australia Day, Happy Australia Day. It's Australia...Day...Australia
There's something called the Meisner Effect that a friend taught me about a year or so ago. In it's confused layman's form (See: How I explain things), it's the psychological disassociation from words after repeating them several times to the point that they become absurd. For an example, you can see Christoph Waltz almost break apart as human being and become with the acting cosmos by simply saying Dill Pickle in that clip.
|Waltz is a big Rugrats fan|
I mention this effect as I have experienced it recently when it came to the world Australia and the word following it, content. Having talked at length with friends at parties and people in different industries, from gaming to film to internet neurosurgery (It's gonna be big in 2013), the idea of Australian Content has almost turned itself into a paradoxical idea, where most of the Australian Content we love has been influenced in some way from overseas revenue or influence. Whether that's actors, money or writers from the US, people are often fine with it, as long as it's being made here and then people just shrug it off. The whole issue is about the possibility of creating and exporting said content, as opposed to importing a lot of it.
What I believe is honestly that the average person doesn't care about Australian content. People will ask "Did you see this Australian show" or that "Australian show" and they will say "nup" and the punchline will be, well, "it was Australian." And then they laugh themselves silly and take a nose dive into grinded up Breaking Bad DVD's. It's not longer a joke. People who want to actually become apart of the entertainment industry must either strive and spin the wheel in America or become a new bride to Kyle Sandilands. Both are not financially viable issues and both will leave you broken-hearted and have people questioning your actions for the rest of your life.
|Kyle Sandilands: Not even once.|
|We haven't had a comedy category in five years, ya kangaroo's anus|
But, you might say, finger poised in the air like a 1950's douchebag, what about writing for a current comedy show. Most shows are very insular with their writing and often only have one or two writers. Looking at some of the biggest productions from the past 3 years, they usually contain only singular writers who are over the age of thirty who have been working in the industry for over a decade. The Chaser's cast are all now in their mid to late 30's, having started in 1999 with their newspaper and then went into TV in 2001 with "The Election Chaser." They started in their twenties, continued on TV and stage and kicked some serious arse.
Actually The Chaser is probably one of the rare examples of being insular as they hired Zoe Norton Lodge and the cinematically-talented Lee Zachariah from the infinite-hiatus Bazura Project. But let's look at other people like, Dan Ilic, who's been working his arse off as well for over a decade and is now 32. John Safran appeared on Race Around the World when he was 25 and has made some of the most interesting and personal documentary series this side of "Go Back to Where you Came From," now he's 40. The comedy landscape is not dissimilar to our aging population and we see it rampant everywhere. Oddly enough it seems like a weird version of Logan's Run where everyone gets out of being funny by thirty-five, simply because it's time to be serious and having children and being a good husband is somehow important.
Now, you might think I'm being childish and mean pointing out these guys ages and being jealous of their fame and creativity and you know what, I am. Fuck you and everything you are, you talented funny fucksticks. But in a serious note, these guys are actually inspirations who I continue to watch over and over again, laugh time after time, use as examples to Breaking Bad doped friends, recite storylines for friends, find on iView or find illegally reproduced online, like so many digital dumpster babies.
|I'm sorry for that imagery.|
Okay, back to the original issue. After an exhausting morning, I awoke around two in the afternoon to the sound of my father snoring on the couch with the TV blaring. It was the show Get Smart. If you've never seen, Get Smart, it's a fantastic sitcom made by two of the funniest American writers in the history of film, television and theatre, Buck Henry and Mel Brooks. I turned it down and I stared at it for a few seconds, clearly feeling the effects of the afternoon nap wearing off and it dawned on me. This didn't have to be Get Smart.
|Not completely inaccurate Artists Rendering|
|My proof reader and researcher made need some time while I figure things out better.|
Those shows and films can then be exported to other countries or find distribution at film festivals, Australia could be on the world stage again and you don't need to spend millions on an American campaign for a week each year. Lest we forget, an Australian did say, that content is king and that is what you guys would be creating to a great sandy compound.
|You would just have to commit Regicide on this guy first.|
|The Internet is a bit like an autoimmuno-deficiency disease on television.|
But look at the work of talented individuals from Jungle Boys TV, Lost Dog TV, the Bondi Hipsters, A Rational Fear and thousands of other amazing content producers, such as Martin Nixon, Ben Pobjie and even Mr. Doodleburger, could be salvaged and placed on Aussie TV's like forgotten beer cans. We don't have to have it all be coming from the ABC. WIN have had multiple Australian comedies falter in front of their face and crash and burn without the name of Hamish and Andy in front of it. Seven believes comedy has to do with inane white people problems and modern aesop tragedies that end with someone dying from texting on the phone.
|You smug couch loving bastards.|
Please leave any things I'm missing out in the comments section, email me or violently tweet at me @HarrisonTheFan
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Yep, we're still putting up the HQ eps here and eventually will have the other eps on iTunes starting February 1st, 2013.
But without further ado, here we have the latest episode of Backroom Pitching and we're on Facebook!
and Podbean! Which means we'll be on iTunes soon. And if you have title suggestions or constructive criticisms, email us!
But first, you can download it here and even torrent it.
So this week we talk about Breastfeeding and exclamation points
Deus Ex Human Revolution still sucks
Ben watched How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
We're kinda fans of Michael Moore...but not really.
Harrison worked for the SES
We need to see Escape from Tomorrow
The Sweatbox....I call it the Steambox in the podcast to make a gag that I realise doesn't work now.
AND FINALLY SOME BACKDOOR PITCHING!
yes, we're calling the segment backdoor pitching
and Viola Davis
ESCAPING THE SON
CHASING THE SON
"escaping the bounds of humanity"
CHILD and HORRIFIC FATHER RELATIONSHIPp
ESCAPING THE ABUSIVE WORLD
running away to join the circus
NICK CAGE - DAD
TOBEY MCGUIRE - SON
OLD STYLE HOUSE
Edd - DAD
Will - SON
Eddy Pastafino - Joe Pesci
Elizabeth Schultz - Jessica Chastain
Bearded Woman - Chris O'Dowd
Ringmaster Steve - Clancy Brown
Magician - David Lynch
Catherine Schultz - Viola Davis
FADE TO BLACK
See you on the otherside when you...escape the son
Friday, 18 January 2013
I was sick this week, but we powered through to bring you this week's episode!
THE NEW GAMERS DICTIONARY
WE FINALLY HAVE A TITLE FOR OUR PODCAST
BUT WE LOOK UP BABY NAMES?!
And then finally...
Script by Ben Semenchuk and Harrison Engstrom
modern western drama
COLIN FERRELL as DUSTY MCTAVISH - Irish Heritage
foggy streets of new york
dusty mctavish on the streets - smoking a cigarette - low brow - trenchcoat
cant see his face
light orange glow
MORE SPURS - IRREGULAR PATTERNS
There ain't space big
Cowboys in New York
guns on them - big coats
figures walk out of the shadows
not much -
Ben can't do an Irish accent
IRISH vs. EVERYONE
FASHION TAKEN OVER IN WILD WEST FASHIONS
CORSETS AND BODICES -
Littered subway with all these people
SELMA HAYEK as love interest, Alexis Martinez
Punk outfit, but still blending in
GLMI'S - Want - takeover the corrupt side - racists - like the Irish Mafia
CHILOULA EXPRESS = CHEX
CRACKER BARRELL = CRABS
SOUTHSIDE BOYS - SOUTHIES
MCTAVISH IS SECOND IN CHARGE
FIRST IN CHARGE - LIAM NEESON, SOOTY MCTAVISH - FATHER
RIVAL - ZACK SNYDER - THE MOTHERFUCKING GREEN
FIGHTING AND BRAWLING
SECRET IRISH PUB
GRENADES THROWN INTO THE BUILDING DURING A MEETING
STEALTHY ASSASSINS IN MASKS DOING STUFF - WHO ARE THESE GUYS?
GREEN AND MCTAVISHES FIGHTING IN THE SUBWAY
SOOTY GETS SHOT AND THEN FIGHTS BACK
NO ONE KNOWS WHO
THEY'RE IN ENEMY TERRITORY
LIAM NEESON - ARMED
southsides + cracker barrels vs. GLMI's
DAVE CHAPPELLE = new gang leader
BEAUTIFUL SILHOUETTED DEATH SCENE
CHEX hoping to team up with GLMI's
TONY MARTINEZ = ANTONIO BANDERES
ACT ENDS WITH COMING TO AGREEMENT
RIFTS STILL GOING
BULLET'S FLYING EVERYWHERE
GREENE'S DEAD - PLANNING DOUBLE CROSS - BUGGED THROUGH THE WHOLE
GOING TO WAR
RELATIONSHIP WITH ALEXIS IS REVEALED IN A HEATED MOMENT
ORIGINAL T IS DEAD
THIRD ACT FIGHT SCENE - WESTERN STYLE FIGHTING - STAND OFFS IN THE
DELETED TORTURE SCENE - BONDING...WHAT?
SOYLENT GREENE PLAYED BY DAVE CHAPPELLE - HALF BROTHER WITH MOTHERFUCKING GREENE
SOYLENT GREENE'S TALENT AMAZING SHOT
"YOU'RE MY EQUAL"
SHOOTS HIM IN THE DAMN FACE
POSTER - FOUR HANDED HANDSHAKE OF ALL DIFFERENT RACES
You can download the podcast or torrent it.
Friday, 11 January 2013
We made it to episode 6...but we need a new title! Remember to email suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also we got the podcast down to less than two hours. As per usual we make a movie but before we get to our movie we talk a lot about gaming for some reason
Rich people don't need criticism
The Steam Box (which one version is currently codenamed Piston)
Why are people buying the Wii U
Just a reminder we don't have a name still
Why doesn't Harrison have a professional email account?
The Bottom 100 on IMDB
and then...we make up a movie....
THE VALENTINE'S LIAISON...
A romantic comedy that will blow your heart away...
Story by Ben Semenchuk
Written by Ben Semenchuk and Harrison Engstrom
Remember you can download it right here or just torrent it.
Also here are the notes I took while we were making this up...
The Valentine's Liaison
2013 Modern day
Black dressed lady, crosses street, sitting in cafe
American Anne Hathaway in Paris
touching her back
white shirt, cufflinks
"I know you've been waiting, doll..."
Same meeting place, same time
ANNE HATHAWAY AWAKES - Sunshine bungalow window
BUTLER looking at the sunrise
Anne Hathaway "I have no idea what you're talking about"
jump cuts between former torture and an accident
Mental psychosis - every sixth months - changes
Head trauma - married before
50 First Dates meets Mr. & Mrs. Smith
The new evil
KIM JUNG IL - ROBOTS - Developed by NK
JOHN GOODMAN - LT. KERNAL - SOUTHERN ACCENT
spat on a plane
pilot is ridiculous
ADAM SANDLER - As an old female
dies - anne hathaway cares
continue along to NK
long trek and montage and talking more flashbacks and realise what happened to her. There was an accident on their honeymoon in the Middle East
They start to kill North Korean cannibals
killing passive aggressively
Anne Hathaway naked and then fighting and sexing
"see you on the other side"
KOREAN TOWER - KIM JONG UN
Battle one last nuclear
Explosives and love and high five and cut to black
Alt ending 1: Kim Jung Un wins and sets up the sequel for The Avengers which turns into Avengers 2
Alt ending 2: She gets amnesia again...