My first film (if being general) was a multi-volume documentary. It was just me shooting.
The first fictional film I shot was a feature length horror film (yep, went all out right away like a fool). I lovingly refer to it as a "camera test". hahahahahaha I'd just slammed down $4K (never again) for the DVX100B when it was hot. I thought I could do anything and wrote this crazy script about a nut job of a woman who hosted a live internet cooking show where she would kill, cook and eat her roommates. She would keep getting new roommates by putting "room for rent" ads in the paper. So she gets two new roommates. One is a woman completely obsessed with guns. I'd gotten a good deal on some airsoft guns and which of course demanded that I use every single one of them in the film. That character walked around the whole time without about 4-5 guns on and had a full on shootout with the other new roommate in the basement (he was using an assault rifle of course). The other new roommate was a guy on probation for exposing himself in public and he ends up falling in love with the cooking show woman and agreed to kill the other roommate all in the name of love. Once he kills the other roommate, he learns it's so his "boo" could cook and eat her for the show. Oh in the meantime, the cooking show woman also killed a nosy kid and the best friend of the gun-loving roommate. And naturally there came a time when she wanted to cook and eat her new man and a fight broke out which ended in both of their deaths.
...yep. That sounded like a damn good idea at the time.
It was called "Sociopathica" and even though it was nothing short of awful, I enjoy that I made it. When I need a good laugh, I watch it. It even had the nerve to be 2 DVDs. hahahahaha
I did all the crew work myself and the most of the cast were my friends and co-workers with a few being some bored individuals who saw my ad on Craigslist.
Now I have to watch it again.
Oh I guess the first thing I really attempted to shoot was a "comedy" re-write I did of the first X-Files movie. I don't think we got one shot done but we sure did try. We started with a corn maze... in the dark... with a VHS camcorder... yep.
Edited by T Sanders, 17 April 2014 - 09:45 AM.