After this weekend I return to you with my creative coffers filled and even over flowing. My first “sans MVP” project, “Take That” has been realized. I guess more correctly, it’s been shot. There’s still the matter of editing and scoring and assorted promotional efforts, but it’s a reality now, barring any hard drive explosion.

I set out to make something original and fun and to pull together a project that could be a great time for all involved. While the final version is yet to be created, based on feedback, I think I’ve succeeded on the “fun” part. There really was a fantastic sense of comradery and …well, just people having fun on the sets. There were lots of smiling faces. Every challenge, and there were a few, was met with a “Let’s get it done” attitude.

I’d like to make a point at this juncture to single out the people involved. Robert W. Filion (a film making legend in his own mind and my mind as well) probably had the toughest task of all as 99% of all the shots were made using the glide cam, a.k.a. “The Torture Device.” I know you had some back pain after all of that and I don’t for one second think that I could have made this film as good as it is without! You da man. Thanks Robert.

Julian Safrit & Alan Silsby, you guys did everything that was asked of you and maintained a positive attitude during the down times. I sincerely thank you guys and look forward to working with you on future projects.

Jeremy Mullis, you’re such a go getter and I wasn’t the only one to take notice. Thank you my friend for all that you do, not just on my films, but in support of my music as well. I foresee you going places as a film maker and musician. You’re a good friend and a great asset to any film crew.

To my excellent cast, Morgan Monig, Steven Tucker & Michael Ruff, you guys were just a joy to direct. Thank you so much. I recommend you all in the highest terms possible. Morgan thanks for tolerating the makeup, dentures and contacts and for suffering through that casting process.

To my makeup bitch boy master of makeup illusions Todd A. Britt. Once again you managed to improve on your previous makeup feats and delivered on the screen. I think that the terminator-esque effect was a starring piece and people will be wowed by it. It’s always a pleasure to get through one of these projects with you. Good things are coming your way.

After this film is editing and ready to submit it’s going to be back to music and a sleeper Mutantville project that’s long been shot for Johnny Brento. Over the process of this project and 2 more I’ll be working on in some capacity this year, I’ll be producing a podcast called, “Brento’s Budget Film Making,” leading up to and through active production of each of these. I’ve recorded 9 episodes to date and the show will eventually be available on iTunes. I’ll update you all when the first episodes go up.