Monday, February 26, 2007
The Lost Posts, Final Entry
We ARE Marshall. In case you forgot.
(Original Intended Date: 12-22-06)
WE ARE MARSHALL PREMIERE
Though the premiere of WE ARE MARSHALL was actually held in Huntington, WV last week (yes, I'm serious), the film makes its national premiere in theatres across the country today.
I will never forget my experience working on this movie. From the close proximity to director McG to chatting it up with Brian Geraghty, the whole adventure was surreal. And it wasn't a "starstruck" kind of thing from a stand-in's persepctive (actually, just like my experience on MAMA FLORA'S FAMILY, I was more excited for myself than I was to see any celebrity)... no, this was far more profound. It was the visceral experience of seeing the mystical Tinseltown in front of my face and watching them work, realizing how very similar the filmmaking process was to my own independent film ventures, albeit on a larger scale. Suddenly Hollywood seemed a hell of a lot more realistic... and completely attainable.
This reaffirmation of my own drive - my goal of moving to LA - THIS is what I took away from the set of WE ARE MARSHALL. The plan that I set forth last May is in full swing and, although the timeline has shifted, I am no less focused on the future. Viva life!
Posted by Brice Richard Kennedy at 12:58 AM
Sunday, February 25, 2007
The Lost Posts, Entry #6
Brice becomes a nephew... or something.
(Original Intended Date: 11-8-06)
PRESENTING... SETH JAMES GILMORE KENNEDY!
I'm an uncle! Tonight, my sister Angela gave birth to a seven pound baby boy, Seth James Gilmore Kennedy! Named after my maternal grandfather, James Gilmore, Seth will carry on the Gilmore family name, albeit in middle name form. Seth James Gilmore Kennedy. Sounds like a president or an actor. Such distinction can only be achieved with four names.
To cap off the day, Donald Rumsfeld resigned! Couple this news with the fact that the Democrats are poised to take both the House AND Senate... aaah, the balance of power is shifting.
On all levels, new days are dawning...
Posted by Brice Richard Kennedy at 10:51 PM
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
The Lost Posts, Entry #5
I always wanted to be a member of The Four Horsemen.
(Original Intended Date: 10-31-06)
BLACK DEAD CURSE OF DA VINCI'S
SHOCK KNIGHT... HELL... MASS
Happy Halloween! THE DA VINCI CURSE, the movie formerly known as HELLSHOCK, then BLACK MASS, is undergoing yet another title change. It will now be known in the states as DEAD KNIGHT. It could still be released overseas under another name (one of the aforementioned perhaps) but domestically, DEAD KNIGHT is the name... at least for now. Given the number of name changes this little baby's been through, I shan't say this with any certainty, after all. I've gotta say that I don't really think this name hits home. It sounds pretty generic if you ask me. BLACK MASS is way better, in my opinion... BUT the new trailer is up at Cine Excel's site and it looks pretty cool.
Another link of interest to anyone who likes to wax philosophical about low budget cinema would be found here. Apparently, a filmmaker named Don Jolly (god, that's great) from Austin, TX posted an entire dissertation on the "philosophy" of BLOOD RED PLANET, the first movie in which I ever had a speaking role. Ha!
Posted by Brice Richard Kennedy at 11:27 PM
Saturday, February 17, 2007
The Lost Posts, Entry #4
My first, last and only attempt at collage in the Shop of Photos.
(Original Intended Date: 9-24-06)
MY FIRST LOVE SCENE!
So I just got back from the SPLATTER BEACH shoot and I'm happy to say that after nearly ten years of professional acting, I finally had my first love scene.
As unsettling as it is for me to type (and for you to read) "lust" and "Brice" in the same sentence, indeed it was a lust scene. Haha... in this bedroom scene, Erika Smith and I start making out when she shoves me down on the bed, leaps on top of me and pulls down her dress revealing two reasons for me as an actor to "stay motivated". So, cheesy comments aside, I then roll on top of her and continue making out until John yells "cut". Tough life for an actor.
Oh yeah, there were other scenes, too... mostly on the beach. Although I shot some exteriors last month in Ocean City, most of the actual beach scenes were knocked out this weekend at Preque Isle State Park, a peninsula that juts out into Lake Erie and is often referred to as Pennsylvania's only "seashore". Another highlight of this movie was my character. Rodney Spinner is a shallow, smart-ass white boy-turned-rapper, Eminem-poser type of guy who I absolutely loved playing. I don't know which was more ridiculous... my wegro accent or over-sized basketball player wannabe outfit (representin' WVU yo!).
It was cool working with Dave Fife again (wacky as always, that one) as well as Mark and John, Erin Brown, DP Brett Piper, Erika and everyone. The only person I missed working with this go 'round was Ken Van Sant, as his scenes were shot after I left. I was wrapped in about 24 hours which easily made this the shortest shoot I've ever been on but, all told, it was a pretty kick-ass time.
SPLATTER BEACH's entry in the IMDb
Posted by Brice Richard Kennedy at 5:00 PM