Friday, April 29, 2011
No, we don't see dead people...or do we?
Today's installment of Haywire is Episode 6, "Grace Under Pressure", and it is one freaky episode. Here we see more paths crossing, more story lines colliding and more weird shit unfolding.
But people seem to enjoy weird shit - I found out today that Haywire got over 10,000 views yesterday on Koldcast TV! That is frigging huge and it is at least partly due to you, Daddy's amazing family of readers. Thank you for your support - I hope it's ongoing and I hope you tell everyone you've ever met about the show (and you could tell them about Daddy on the Edge as well - I mean, it wouldn't kill ya to do that too, right? You were already talking to them about Haywire - it's not like I asked you to call them back or anything) AND....
I hope you're going to watch tomorrow night, at the stroke of midnight (okay, you can watch it anytime after that as well, but it sounds cooler to say "at the stroke of midnight"), when Haywire, Episode 7 - The Usual Suspects premiers featuring Daddy hisself (and a whole bunch of wicked-talented people). And since you've been such wonderful readers this week, I feel I can share with you a secret about this episode - something that everyone else will have to wait until tomorrow midnight to find out, but I'm gonna tell you now...
I play an asshole. A big, pompous asshole.
I know; it's a total stretch, right? So, you've got that to look forward to. But in the meantime, check out all the freakiness of Haywire, Episode 6 - Grace Under Pressure...
Thursday, April 28, 2011
While my statistical measuring applications don't tell me everything, they do tell me that you're coming back to this site, and that you're watching the show - I don't know exactly who you all are, but I want to personally thank you for taking the time to check out Haywire. I hope that you're finding it as entertaining as Daddy does, and that you'll continue to watch, even after I've stopped talking about it as much as I have been ('cause you know I have to go back to yelling about Republicans sooner or later - that's just my thang, after all).
Anyway, you're gonna love today's episode - paths are starting to cross in Monroe and favorite characters of mine (Nikki and Willie, played by Rebecca Nyahay and Michael Edan respectively) get up close and personal. So, enough of my blabbering for today - please enjoy Haywire, Episode Five - Duct Tape and Demons...
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The title of today's installment has nothing to do with Haywire - that was just a little somthin' somthin' for my buddy John Lenihan, the guy who got me involved with Haywire in the first place (big Star Wars junkie is Mr. Lenihan). Back when we were in college together, we talked nearly every day about making movies - and now, here we are. Not only is John acting in this episode, but he wrote, directed and edited it as well. I'm just waiting to see how long it will take before his Haywire character, Trick Moran, is sporting an Indiana Jones fedora (another inside joke), but in the meantime, here he is in Haywire, Episode Four - The Situation...
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Welcome Back. :)
Okay, so I was going to go into a little gabfest about independent film, videos that I made for people's birthdays using the lowest of tech, and my love and admiration for Robert Rodriguez for all that he endured in making the film, "El Mariachi".
I was going to do that...but I am just too damned tired. And besides, you're really here to see Episode Three of Haywire, right?
Okay, let me get that ready for you. In the meantime, two quick points - if I've sparked your interest in the making of "El Mariachi" and you'd like to learn more, the book "Rebel Without a Crew", by Robert Rodriguez chronicles the whole thing and is a great read. Second point - Steve Hoveke, who plays Dan in this episode, really took that fall! Even offered to do it! Wondering what I'm talking about? Check out Haywire, Episode Three - "Return to Sender" and see for yourself!
Monday, April 25, 2011
the premium channels were playing. Among my favorites - "Backdraft", "The First Wives Club", "Bad Boys 2" and "Stargate". Pretty funny that they charge us all that extra money to watch movies that are twenty years old, huh? Especially when there is a wealth of brand new, cutting edge entertainment available to us without the premium channel price tag. What do I mean? I mean KoldCast TV.
Here's the quick press on my new obsession:
KoldCast TV delivers only the best episodic programming from today’s brightest creative talents producing independent television in this new era of entertainment. New Shows premiere weekly and new episodes are released daily.
KoldCast programming centers around the following genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, SciFi, Horror, Travel, Culture, Lifestyle, Fantasy, Mystery, Science, Technology News, Animation.
Audiences from all walks of life watch KoldCast – from teens, 18 years and older, to cutting-edge seniors – both guys and girls discover Shows they enjoy, and our audience is international, with 209 countries/territories now watching.Let me tell you, this place gets the Daddy on the Edge seal of approval. Not only are they a central hub for all of the very best web series out there, but they had the good sense to add "Haywire" to their roster. Now, I could be wrong, but I think it was Episode Two, "The Beaten Path" that really caught KoldCast's attention. This episode is one of Daddy's favorites, and I hope it becomes one of yours. I give you Haywire - Episode Two: The Beaten Path...
Saturday, April 23, 2011
In my life, I have had the privilege of meeting and working with some extraordinarily creative minds on some wonderful and diverse projects. Over the years, I have been able to hitch a ride with them on their various enterprises, and I can say without doubt that they have, on more than one occasion, salvaged my soul. Life can be gloomy. It can be harsh. Read the rest of this blog; oft times, life can be a bitch that you just wanna bury in a shallow grave off the interstate. But there are bright spots; points of light in the sackcloth landscape that make you feel good about getting up in the morning...rays of sun that penetrate the ink black night and warm the soul. So, every once in a while, I'm going to dedicate my little blogosporium to these people and their efforts. Like right now.
Holy Crap, right? Now watch this -
This is "Haywire", a relatively new web series created by a relatively new friend of mine, Scott Klein. Working closely with Scott on this endeavor is John Lenihan, a much older friend of mine and the one that has brought Daddy hisself into the Haywire cast. But I'm getting ahead of myself - here's the show's synopsis -
Monroe, NY. A burst of light. Area-wide power outages and the complete failure of all electronic devices. All within line-of-sight of the burst are affected. Their minds short-circuit. Their thought processes scramble and become a never-ending loop. Accomplish what you were doing when you saw the light. Then do it again. And again. And again. And if something gets in your way…
Yeah, well - from what I've seen, you don't want to get in their way. But don't just take my word for it - check out Episode One and let "The Gardener" tell you first hand.