Nice write-up about the side-scrolling video game inspired movie that I’ve been working on design for.
Zero Charisma (2013)
I was lucky enough to catch a screening of this at the Newport Beach Film Festival a few months ago. Its an accurate homage to the over-zealous D&D player. Funny, charming and very, very disturbing. It looks like Tribeca, in association with Nerdist, will be distributing the film via VOD and a theatrical release in October. I can’t wait for the rest of my friends to see this movie. Its great.
I was recently asked to do concept artwork for villains in an upcoming action film. Its inspired by Streets of Rage, The Warriors, and side-scrolling video games.
I’m looking for some visual inspiration. Movies like The Lost Boys, Mad Maxx and Michael Jackson’s Bad are helpful.
Photo reply with an awesome ’80s villain image if you can think of one! Thanks!
Real geeks don’t talk about being one. The term itself is a shell of a stereotype. We’re all different people with different interests. The jock, the goth, the raver and the nerd can all be gamers or comic book collectors. That doesn’t give them any pass for bragging rights or exclusivity to a secret society of quirky-spectacle-clad-awkwardly-cute-people.
Its like pedantic pseudo-intellectuals that seek some kind of validation for reading a book or an article. True intellectuals have better things to do with their free time than attempt to convince others of their intelligence.
Talk less, walk more. No one cares about how loudly geeky you are.
Last night I downloaded Ellen’s game app, Heads Up, for my iPhone. My friend Danielle was in town and we sat around playing it with some friends at an outdoor food court. Its really fun and makes for some good laughs.
After our other friends had left for the night, I was walking Danielle back to her car and we saw another group of people playing the game. There was a younger looking kid in glasses with the word “cougar” held to his head. I immediately yelled out, “An old lady that’s trying to fuck you at the bar!" The entire table of what we’d assumed was a bible study group turned to me in complete shock and disgust. I personally thought it was a really good clue to the word. The kid ran out of time and never guessed the word.