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PhillyB

I made a movie called Point Man and it finally released today

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@PhillyB congrats on making a dream a reality! I’ll be streaming it on Amazon and leaving a review for you. Well done. 

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y'all are fuging awesome. 

@rodeo thank you for the kind words and for spending that walmart card

@OneBadCat all success deserved my friend - you stood out in your audition and much like ewald, you didn't fit the original role but we had to find a way to get you on set in some capacity. congratulations on now forever getting typecast as an asshole!

@SZ James (banned) amazon would be the best, simply because it's where most people are watching it. this helps with our algorithms as we try to get it trending. watching it all the way through and leaving a written review of any length are the most important things.

thanks to everyone else who's watching this! it's a dream come true for me and hopefully y'all get a fun movie night out of it to boot. and remember - like it or hate it - LEAVE THAT REVIEW.

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11 minutes ago, PhillyB said:

y'all are fuging awesome. 

@rodeo thank you for the kind words and for spending that walmart card

@OneBadCat all success deserved my friend - you stood out in your audition and much like ewald, you didn't fit the original role but we had to find a way to get you on set in some capacity. congratulations on now forever getting typecast as an asshole!

@SZ James (banned) amazon would be the best, simply because it's where most people are watching it. this helps with our algorithms as we try to get it trending. watching it all the way through and leaving a written review of any length are the most important things.

thanks to everyone else who's watching this! it's a dream come true for me and hopefully y'all get a fun movie night out of it to boot. and remember - like it or hate it - LEAVE THAT REVIEW.

i'll buy it on amazon too then lol

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Honestly couldn’t be more excited for you, my dude. fuging hell of an accomplishment. I’m excited as hell to watch it Thursday. 

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4 hours ago, JARROD said:

Sounds like a page out of the Black Sheep Squadron or Oceans 11 to get it all done.

brother, you're telling me.

aside from the usual long list of suspects that hamper low-budget independent productions, i tried to run international production dates on my first-ever film and it almost sank us. i chose cambodia as a production location because of its sweeping topographical value (the film's landscape is unmistakably southeast asian) and because its attempts to launch onto the international production stage have its commissions literally advertising that you should film your movie in cambodia because you can blow poo up there without insurance.

unfortunately the downside is the infrastructure isn't quite there. i filed all my paperwork with the cambodia film commission well ahead of time and waltzed into their office on new year's day 2017 with my permit in hand ready to pick up the thousands of dollars worth of film props i'd mailed over - M60 machine gun, M16s, bayonets, dummy grenades, .762 bandoliers, the works. commission rep turned a unique shade of gray when i handed him the paperwork, excused himself for an hour, and came back gleefully announcing that while the film commission failed to file my paperwork with the ministry of the interior, he'd just taken care of it for me and my props would be available in a month!

my flight home was in a month. we were shooting in a week.

this was my ninth time in southeast asia - i was no stranger to greasing palms to get poo done. i started handing hundred dollar bills and cigars off to everyone i thought would possibly take a bribe. turns out cambodia had just entered a fuging anti-corruption campaign and NO FUGING BODY was taking them. seven days dwindled to five, then three. actors were in san francisco hopping on flights. two days, one.

out of pure desperation i pulled out all the stops and had my line producer run me out to a military base 60km west of phnom penh. There we met with a cambodian army general who owned some gun ranges that rent out soviet era weapons for backpackers to empty magazines into sand banks (or chickens for a few extra bucks) and bribed him $3000 and the remaining box of cigars to shoot on his military base and rent his weapons for a couple weeks. he took me through a warehouse in the jungle, popping open crates of grenades and ak-47s and stocked my outfit.

so we shot for the next couple of weeks in pristine wilderness, unfettered by traffic, cambodian sergeants standing guard outside the sets to make sure nobody messed with our stuff, and we got unparalleled production value on top of actually having the fuging weapons we needed.

they even built and detonated an explosion for us for fifty bucks.

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point man was a success only by the skin of my fuging ass.

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a few screenshots sony selected for marketing to tease the production value of the film:

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i'll leave it at that - y'all go see the rest for yourselves. thanks again to everyone for the support, and feel free to leave any feedback whatsoever in this thread as well! i am beyond excited to hear reactions, good and bad.

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Congrats homie!  I was skeptical at first because I know so many people who started and never finished but you did it homie!  Proud of you and can’t wait to watch on amazon!

Edit:  Just made a purchase!

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I'll def stream it off Amazon this week.

Question: why did you choose to keep the uniforms so clean? In the shots I've seen there is no dirt, rips, blood, etc. Did you do research and it showed messed up uniforms are "Hollywood" and you wanted to keep true? It's always intrigued me.

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