View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Monday, August 11, 2008

"You outta be in pictures"

With all that's going on with dad, a lighter note.

The disreputable fellow below is me.

It's a still from the short movie Enter the Dagon.

Yes, I was in a movie. It was a locally produced horror/comedy/parody. Think H. P. Lovecraft martial arts film!

I play Zadok (a drunken sailor), Sir Andrew Stryzik (a British actor), and an audience member in a pizza scene. The Zadok scene was scripted. The Sir Andrew scene was all ad-libbed.

In the trailer, I appear about 37 seconds in - the drunken sailor with the whiskey bottle being waved in his face. (Caution, after me, a "writer" comes on who says some things some people might find offensive. And despite what he says, there is no nudity in the actual film.)

It's silly (this comes from a guy who played a regular character on a local television show called Clown Town), but it actually won a couple of offbeat awards!

First Place - Short Film Competition, HorrorFind Weekend 2004.

Best Fan Film - NecroComicon 2004.

I own a print of the DVD. I occasionally show it to relatives and friends.

They smile politely.

ETD did not make the Vatican list of quality films.


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