Here Comes Your Man
Here Comes Your Man
Last night, I went to the screening of my latest movie, "Jane White Is Sick And Twisted". It was very, very cool. The screening was a benefit to raise money for the American Cancer Society to benefit breast cancer research, and I hear that we raised close to 10,000 dollars. Cool!
I am always nervous before a screening...I never know what the audience is going to think, I don't know if the movie is going to suck...it's never a fun, relaxed thing for me. So I was very, very happy to see that the movie is indeed funny, and I think I'm really good in it. I always worry that what I prepared in my head and what I did on the set won't make it into the final cut, which happens more often than you'd think...just read any of William Goldman's books, to get an idea of how an asshole director can ruin a movie.
A big challenge for me right now is to convince The Industry that I can be funny...I once made some flyers for a comedy show I was in, and wrote on the back:
“Wil Wheaton is the best improviser I’ve ever seen.”
“Above all the great talent associated with this film, Wil has been amazing. If you like any part of what he's done, it's all him. If you hate it, it's all me. Wil was funny, endearing, thoughtful, romantic, sympathetic and down-right charming...and that's off camera. On camera he was inspirational. I can't wait to work with him again !”
-David Michael Latt
Writer/Director of “Jane White Is Sick And Twisted”
“Sources say this past Thursday's show with Wil Wheaton was our best show yet! Look for Wil to guest again with us this summer. Thanks Wil!”
-The Liquid Radio Players Website
Improvised 1940’s-style radio show.
“Why doesn’t anyone know how funny you are?”
“Wil Wheaton is not funny.”
-Every Casting Director in Hollywood
So I was extremely happy and excited when the audience laughed at the stuff I did. One of the biggest laughs of the night came during a tirade that I improvised while we were filming...so that was some clever voyving, indeed.
I don't know what will happen with "Jane". It's funny enough to find an audience, so it may even get a theatrical release. But it's more likely that it will go directly to video. When I know, I'll update it here.
Speaking of Updates, I have no idea why the update page isn't, well, updating...but I'm working on it. I've been making WAY too many "I'm lame and need help" calls to the guys who host me...so I'm only making the calls now if it's something urgent, like when greymatter ate all my entries a few days ago. Since I'm going this one alone, it will be a few days. I know that soapbox is dead. Working on that, too.
Last night, I had a very strange and disturbing dream.
I was in a large, empty space, where I could see things in my peripheral vision, but when I looked directly at them, there was nothing but blackness...a woman walked up to me, drew a pistol, and shot me in the stomach. Goddamn, it hurt. I can remember the feeling while I write this (I am a VERY lucid dreamer). [Note to self: avoid getting shot. It would suck.] I looked at her, and asked her why she'd done that, and she looked down at me, said something which I can't remember, and opened the chamber thing (It was one of those old Western 6 shooters). She slowly turned the cylinder with one finger, and put in a single bullet. Then, she put the gun to my head, and shot me. I died.
Aren't you supposed to not die in your dreams?
I woke up, and had that "*whew* it was just a dream" moment, and went back to sleep.
Ferris jumped up on my bed this morning. Bad dog.
I'm off like T'Pol's Spacesuit. I have an audition this afternoon, and I have to pick up a script for another, very huge audition on Saturday.
Be nice to someone today.