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#1 Eugene Lehnert

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 01:20 PM

Hello everyone. Below is a link to the intro of our film "Armageddon for Andy." It tells the tale of high school love during times of war. It's been 5 years in the making. We definately took on a project bigger than any of us imagined. But we learned a lot along the way. We are screening the full film this weekend at the Anthology Film Archives and hope to submit to festivals soon.




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#2 Jason Debus

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 02:03 PM

It's been 5 years in the making.

What took so long? I'm sorry but I don't see 5 years of work in the video. The atom bomb sequence was OK but everything else seemed to drop below the line in one way or another. And what was that bit with the rose, was that suppose to be from Andy?
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#3 Eugene Lehnert

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 02:37 PM

It took 5 years because we honestly just didn't know what we were doing. It took a lot of mistakes and time but I think we finished something that feels like a full watchable film. That and we didn't have any money. We probably spent about $10k on the whole thing. A lot of donated time and effort by many.

Yes, that rose is supposed to be from Andy.
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#4 dr_gonzo

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 08:29 PM

It took 5 years because we honestly just didn't know what we were doing. It took a lot of mistakes and time but I think we finished something that feels like a full watchable film. That and we didn't have any money. We probably spent about $10k on the whole thing. A lot of donated time and effort by many.

Yes, that rose is supposed to be from Andy.



Its really not a bad short, but seriously five years??? Theres maybe ten different shots in the film total! Where did the 10k go!?
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#5 Zamir Merali

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 09:03 PM

I liked the title sequence with the notebook. Looked very professional.
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#6 Eugene Lehnert

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 07:56 PM

Sorry to confuse everyone but this is just the 5 minute intro to our feature length movie "Armageddon for Andy." The movie is 80 minutes long.

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#7 Robert G Andrews

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 03:36 PM

Eugene... time, money, titles, music, web sites... but where's the story that's supposed to make us feel your pain, your joy and your 'fight'?
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Posted 26 September 2006 - 02:58 PM

The first five minutes looks good. I like the title sequence. You might have something there. Good luck.
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Posted 28 September 2006 - 12:50 PM

The title sequence is amazing, very professional job. Good luck
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#10 Eugene Lehnert

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 08:21 PM

Thanks. It's not perfect but it was my first big project. Here is a pretty detailed review of the movie...

http://brokenfrontie...ails.php?id=542
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#11 seth christian

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 03:46 PM

I just dont think that full-length movies should be done
with video. its a waste of energy to me.
Only do your 10minute short of the movie idea to pitch
to investors in order to get a proper budget to make it
right.....with film.

I didn't think much of it to be honest, its hard to watch
a "movie" in video. I hate video for that context. Save
video for where it fits.

PS- this wasnt meant to bash your feature....its just my
opinion on the indie film approach to success and the
quality and tactics behind doing it.

I've seen SOOOO much worse than this, so good job,
and good luck on your next endeavor!
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#12 Eugene Lehnert

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 08:42 PM

I agree for the most part. But if you don't know what you are doing, video is great. Storytelling is the most important aspect of a film. Why waste all that money learning storytelling when film can be so expensive and so damn complicated. Now with all these low-end video cameras that look very film-like in SD why go film unless you actually have something worth showing the world?

I wonder how many people out there thought that they could all be Kevin Smith? Imagine spending $30k and having to pay that back for the rest of your life because your film went nowhere? But yeah, shooting with film just gives your film some respectability.

I would say our movie "Armageddon for Andy" would not exist without video. I would also not know as much as I do now. But if I knew then what know now I would assuredly have shot on film.

I would love to re-shoot this movie though. Any takers?

Edited by Eugene Lehnert, 25 October 2006 - 08:42 PM.

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#13 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 02:05 AM

I just dont think that full-length movies should be done
with video. its a waste of energy to me.


I'll mention that to the guys who did Tadpole and 28 days later, I'm sure they'll agree with you :rolleyes:
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#14 Daniel Maestas

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:50 PM

I think it looked great. i really want to see it.
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#15 Eugene Lehnert

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 10:33 PM

Thanks Daniel!

A new interview popped up today at Newsarama!

http://forum.newsara...ead.php?t=90281
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#16 Eugene Lehnert

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 01:51 PM

Hello everyone! Saturday, February 24th our first feature length film "Armageddon for Andy" will be playing at the Two Boots Pioneer theater in Manhattan at 6:30pm. It's the same weekend of the big New York Comic Con. Tickets are available online at the link below.

http://pioneertheate...asp?Event=80188

http://www.twoboots.com/pioneer/

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From the first day of kindergarten, Andy knew he was going to take Bethany Hopkins to the senior prom. The only problem is: he never bothered to tell Bethany. In fact, Andy's never even spoken to her. But with the prom only twenty-four hours away, he's not going to let a little thing like that get him down. He's got bigger problems. Mainly the fact that America is on the brink of a nuclear war that not only threatens to destroy the free world... but his prom night as well.

"Sometimes, the unexplainable inexplicably happens ? the movie was amazing. Shot on video for an obviously non-existent budget (don?t go in looking for Clerks 3), the movie does make a strong case for being the next Clerks 1."
Dave Baxter, Brokenfrontier.com

"Following in the footsteps of guys like Kevin Smith (Clerks, etc), Bob Lipski (Uptown Girl) and others, Bohemia Films? Eugene Lenhert and Marc Dworkin have brought their creation, Andy, to life in a full-length feature film, Armageddon for Andy."
Benjamin Ong Pang Kean, Newsarama.com

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Check out the first five-minutes on Youtube!




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Some articles about the movie and comic book!

http://forum.newsara...ead.php?t=90281

http://brokenfrontie...ails.php?id=542

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Edited by Eugene Lehnert, 11 December 2006 - 01:52 PM.

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#17 Greg Kowal

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 12:46 AM

5 years?!!! i`ll be honest I hated a lot of the framing, subjects positiones out of the frame!!!!!! it just annoyed my eyes... sorry but i`m just being honest... some issues with sound... sorry but i think you guys should have just made a 10 - 15 min short and then move on to something else... spending 5 years on this was a bit too much... but it great that you have finished it....
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#18 Eugene Lehnert

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 02:06 AM

It's cool. Please be honest.

I think we should have made a 10-15 minute short too but we didn't know any better. I don't want to make anything this big again. I think for a while it seemed like we wouldn't finish it but we invested sooo much time into it I couldn't not finish it. I didn't want to turn 40 one day and say "remember that movie we started but never finished?"

I learned a hell of a lot from making that thing. And over time I think we somehow made it better than it would have ever been originally. The funny thing was it started out as a 20 minute musical. Then it turned into a 120 page feature with no musical numbers. We after filming we had a 110 minute boring film and we cut it down to a quick 80 minute feature that has "spirit."

We've been showing it around and we've gotten a pretty damn good response. The best response is from people at comic book conventions. I think they can look past the lousy production value and see it for what we meant it to be. Just a strange teen-comedy about love and the end of the world. And in the end that's all that really matters. We may never see big distribution but we will have our small little audience. Even if it's only a few hundred people.

But yeah, I don't know what we were thinking. I always tell new filmmakers to make shorts. Don't invest a lot of money and just learn the basics of storytelling. The KISS rule.
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 07:51 AM

That actually looked pretty good. Not just saying that, it really did.

Out of interest, what did you use to make the splash sequence? That also looked very impressive.
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#20 Eugene Lehnert

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 10:19 AM

I just used After Effects.
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