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By David Poland poland@moviecitynews.com

Interesting Short Film Concept

6 Responses to “Interesting Short Film Concept”

  1. Iggy Romero says:

    Supercool. David Poland, you are a gentleman and a scholar.

    So Now Then:

    This isn’t a “fake trailer” so much as a short film hijacking that format (hence the extended length) for pacing and musical purposes. Using and abusing all the familiar beats of a theatrical preview to tell its story.

    The concept was also meant to be a commentary on how trailers more often than not give away the whole movie…

    Enjoy! (I hope!)

    ~ Iggy

  2. LexG says:

    That guy has my physique and he’s with a skinny chick.

    How do you get an acting agent?

  3. Iggy, I gotta say, I was very impressed by this. Made me laugh out loud several times, which is more than I can say for most “comedy” trailers. Love the Peter Andrews/Roderick Jaynes bit in the credits. Shoot me an email – jeff@thewrap.com – would love to introduce myself.

    Thanks for posting this, DP.

  4. DappaDave says:

    Iggs, love it. I love this guy Will too, I think he’s perfect. MORE!

  5. Bob Burns says:

    miss your writing….the main reason I come to this site.

  6. Iggy Romero says:

    @Lex – This didn’t occur to you while you were watching “Knocked Up”?

    @Jeff – Done and done, my good man.

    @DappaDave – Consider yourself cast in my feature film debut, once I find an agent who will acknowledge my existence.

    @Bob BuzzKill – …..

    ~ Iggy

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