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Hi Everyone,

I've posted at the non-film score part of the discussion board, but for those of you who don't know, I have co-written and co-produced a feature film, "Lucky Bastard."

This film features mature subject matter and is not for everyone—it's NSFW but you can view the TRAILER here.

Please check out the new poster at our home page, www.luckybastardmovie.com.

Please help us go viral, or at the very least, bacterial.

Thanks!

Lukas Kendall

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Reposting this here (also posted on Non-Film Discussion Message Board)

I posted similar comments on the FB page but wanted to share it here as well.

Getting any film made is an big accomplishment, but particularly an indie film with no "name" actors and one that combines elements of other genres but doesn't fit specifically in a typical "market" genre. Believe me, I spent 10 years in low budget/indie movies. Nothing about making them is easy.

I've seen countless indie films over the years. This is easliy one of the better ones of the bunch, especially considering it's Lukas' first produced film.

It had a great balance of humor and tension and took full advantage of the budget limitations through the "found footage" conceit without feeling like another cop out cliche.

What's more, each character was very distinctive, which not only helps the actors shine, but also helps the story rise above the so-called generic "exploitation" movie. A fine job by all. Congrats!

P.S. Lukas, I only had time to briefly say congrats on what a fine job you did. Sorry I didn't get a chance to stay and tell you in more detail how impressed I was.

I was especially taken by how different this is from the previous script you posted (which I also liked, but thought LUCKY BASTARD showed a great improvement in writing craft and skill). You should be proud of this film.

What's next for Lukas Kendall, movie producer?

Would you accept script submissions from loyal FSMers?


Hi Gang, wanted to get the word that we are opening April 5-11 on one screen in Los Angeles (Los Feliz Village 3 Theatre). Please see the details at our website, www.luckybastardmovie.com, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/luckybastardmovie.

Here is a promo reel that the director and I shot *****(NSFW!!!)****:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlHtYZV716k[/youtube]

Here are a few early reviews:

Yes, Andy Dursin and I are friends but I asked him to review it because I respect his integrity as a critic: http://www.andyfilm.com/3-1-13.html

Scorekeeper at Ain't It Cool News: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/60601

And someone I don't know at imdb:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2417854/reviews?ref_=tt_ov_rt

The titles for the movie and our poster are by Joe Sikoryak, by the way. And our sound mixing is by Private Island Trax, where we did at least a hundred of our 250 CDs, I am sure.

Friends...I have a feeling people are somewhat dubious about this venture...a few folks basically said as much earlier. Which is fine, and I respect everyone's opinion. I would like to ask, however, that the community here give me the benefit of the doubt—that the movie is good, that despite its subject matter it is not exploitative, and that my collaborators and I are pursuing something with purpose and passion.

Thanks for your kind indulgence.

Lukas

I respect the new venture, Lukas and crew; I just cannot get into this concept. It just feels incredibly amateurish on the story-side of things, and that's me bearing in mind that it's a first attempt. Of course, I'd have to see the entire film to make an absolute judgment, but as of now, I want to be much more excited than I am. Sorry; I still wish you success with it, though.

Break a third leg, Lukas.


Anthony, you are of course entitled to your opinion of our movie, which you have not seen, but this is now the second time you have crapped all over it. You have also been repeatedly critical of the delay in the release of FSM #250, to which you are also entitled. Meanwhile, I am sure you are having fun on this free message board which I am managing to fund as an ongoing gift to the community (how, I am still not sure)—and I am amused that your avatar is our CD cover to "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" which was by no means an easy or cheap project, but one that I recall sold all of 700 copies. So I hope you like this free message board and please pass on my best wishes to the wolves that raised you.

Lukas

Lukas, don't let the haters diss your efforts. It's long past time the scoring cognoscenti got their hand into film production. This is a necessary first leap. You will be our guide. Blaze that trail, as you did for us music lovers. Never forget, they laughed at Hitchcock and Herrmann and Welles. We will not forget your efforts.

Anthony, you are of course entitled to your opinion of our movie, which you have not seen, but this is now the second time you have crapped all over it. You have also been repeatedly critical of the delay in the release of FSM #250, to which you are also entitled. Meanwhile, I am sure you are having fun on this free message board which I am managing to fund as an ongoing gift to the community (how, I am still not sure)—and I am amused that your avatar is our CD cover to "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" which was by no means an easy or cheap project, but one that I recall sold all of 700 copies. So I hope you like this free message board and please pass on my best wishes to the wolves that raised you.

Lukas


So, I express my opinion, rather constructively, about the previews and promotional material for your new film (of which you asked us to do) and since it doesn't align with what you'd prefer me to say, you feel it necessary to remind me that I expressed myself on your funded message board; that I ordered two copies of one of your worst sellers, and that I've been eager about your final release? And to top it all off, you insist on bringing my parents in on the matter? Boy--talk about screaming "meanie!" to those that disagree with you. Personally, I don't see how any have to do with one another. And to think; I even wished you luck with the success of your venture on separate occasions.

Edit: Did I add that I'm a happy subscriber to your magazine? Oh, wait. It's not really necessary of me to remind you of every little thing I've done for you. I'm just an insect, I guess. Nonetheless, good luck with the film. I really do hope it's a major success for you. But get some thicker skin, Lukas. Some critics may make you cry someday.

Oh, wait. It's not really necessary of me to remind you of every little thing I've done for you.

Wow.

Oh, wait. It's not really necessary of me to remind you of every little thing I've done for you.

Wow.



Let the familiar camaraderie crusade against me; I don't care. I was simply honest about what I saw and chose to be straight with Lukas. Punish me; I don't give a shit.

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