Monday, August 12, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Liberation was created for the 168 Project, a Christian speed film making competition that saw 172 teams create films with only 10 days to write a script and plan everything and 7 days to shoot and edit them! Naturally, with such limited time, we decided to make what is by far our most ambitious film to date. Naturally. I assure you, we really are saving the best for the completed film! This trailer hardly shows anything, because we don't want to give away any of the big twists that are in store. If we win this competition - and while competition is stiff, I think we stand a reasonable chance - the grand prize is a feature film development deal worth up to ONE MILLION dollars. So we're pretty excited about it! We'll find out on June 17th if we've been selected for the festival, which I'm confident we will be! The winner will be announced at the festival, which will take place from August 8th to August 10th.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the competition, we can't actually release the film until after the festival. But don't worry, because we actually have ANOTHER film that is completed and will have a trailer debuting soon! We shot Occam's Razor in February and have been working on it ever since, but we put off doing anything more with it for the last month and a half while we worked towards our more time-sensitive 168 Project entry. But, now that that's out of the way, Occam's Razor WILL be released this summer, most likely in early July. Stay tuned!
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Enemies was shot impromptu on our way home from Paul Fest at the end of last summer. All we had was a camera, the clothes on our back, and whatever props we could scrounge up in the car or along the way. And of course guns. Because we always have guns. Seriously. Always.
Enemies was directed by myself, David Kirk West, and stars me and the Wolf Brothers, Lucas and Travis. The film also features the voice acting talents of Morgan Bader and a phenomenal soundtrack by Bryce Miller, both of whom should now become Buck The System and Wolf Brothers Entertainment regulars!
If you enjoy this film, be sure to check out our others, and order a DVD from the side-bar at the right of this screen if you really want to help support us! Our next film will be shooting over President's day weekend. Our new regular collaborator Morgan Bader, a gifted young actor from Seattle, will be flying down to star in it. Every DVD we sell will help make productions like this possible!
Stay tuned for more information in the next few weeks on our next short film, Occam's Razor... Because sometimes, the truth is simple.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Dreamed up and shot on a whim on the long drive back from Tampa, FL to Medford, OR after Paul Fest 2012, ENEMIES utilizes only the extremely limited resources we had available to them us on our trip. In addition to the me, Travis, and Lucas, the film also features the voice acting talent of Morgan Bader and a beautiful original score by Bryce Miller, both new and hopefully regular additions to the Buck The System team! The film also features songs by Portland Alt-Rock band "Jet Force Gemini" (Their song Gun Stars is featured in this trailer!) and Medford Folk-a-Billy band "Ol' Mount'n due."
Monday, November 26, 2012
The One Man's Terrorist DVDs feature:
- The full 40 minute cut of One Man's Terrorist.
- A full-length commentary with me; the film's writer and director.
- The One Man's Terrorist trailer.
- Promotional materials for The Smoking Gun and other liberty-oriented films.
- And more!
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Anyway... I'd planned on doing this as a video update but I have a few things I'm still trying to get finalized before Paul Fest and I didn't want to wait any longer to finish the video (the piggy-pigs having my tripod hasn't helped, either), so I'm just going to write it. I want to give a big shout out to all of the awesome people who helped us in our fundraiser, but unfortunately we didn't raise nearly as much as we'd hoped to, so we've had to change our plans a little bit.
We'd wanted to finish the trailer and premiere it at Paul Fest, but we realized not long after we'd started the fundraiser that we probably weren't going to raise the kind of money we'd need to do that. That's why we shot the teaser trailer; so we'd at least have SOMETHING to show people about "The Smoking Gun." To stretch our funds as far as possible, we are using the money we raised from the fundraiser to go to Paul Fest, and in addition I'm investing over $1200 out of my own wallet into a booth at Paul Fest and 500 copies of One Man's terrorist on DVD, which we will then sell at Paul Fest. I should only need to sell about 100 DVDs to break even on the initial investment and everything we sell beyond that will be profit. Hopefully, we'll be able to sell enough to come back from the trip with an extra couple thousand dollars we can use to finance the production of the more extensive trailer for The Smoking Gun, because if not it's going to be paid for completely out of our rather shallow pockets.
Once we get back from Paul Fest, though, the plan is to get right back to work on the trailer and a few other film making projects I've been developing. The beauty of this plan is that, now that we aren't working under a deadline, we can spend more time working on the trailer, and as you know, time is money. Where before we would have had to spend good money to quickly build a jail cell set, now we can afford to shop around and acquire all the components needed for it for a more reasonable price. Essentially, having more time to work on the trailer will allow us to create it even more cheaply.
To get ready for Paul Fest, I've been working on adding some more special features like a directors commentary to the One Man's Terrorist DVD. The plan is to sell the DVDs for $15 a pop and $20 for autographed copies, but we're going to be supporting a good cause while we're at it.
I'm also donating 25 DVDs to his campaign as perks so even if you can't make it to Paul Fest but you'd like to help Glenn and get an autographed copy of One Man's Terrorist, check out his campaign and donate $25.
So I think that pretty much covers everything... Thanks again for all of your support in our IndieGoGo campaign and if any of you are going to be at Paul Fest or the RNC let me know because I'd love to meet up while I'm out there! Before I leave I want to tell you that, if you haven't already, you absolutely must check out the concept teaser trailer for Gray State, a police-state action-thriller in development by fellow libertarian filmmaker David Crowley. If you like what I've done, you'll LOVE Gray State. I've embedded their trailer below and linked to their IndieGoGo campaign below it if you'd like to donate. Check it out, and keep up the fight, guys! Keep your eyes open for another video update further discussing our plans for Paul Fest before we hit the road in a week!