My short film is now available. How can you see it? Okay, well click the Filmography tab up top, click Time has a Funny Way of Selling Itself Short and there you go. However, the version listed on my website is the censored version. If you want to see the film in its uncensored glory, there is a link at the bottom of the page.
In other news, both A Final Hit and Through the Devil's Eyes are available through Amazon Prime. Surprisingly, at least to me, Through the Devil's Eyes is doing great in the UK. So thank you to all of my fans living in the UK,
What's funny is I always figured I'd make it big overseas first. Why? Because Americans know dick about film. So yeah, thanks for proving me right, UK fans. Seriously, you guys are awesome!
In other, news, I need to stop goofing around with this website. I post a lot of silly stuff on here because I figure nobody reads it. However, people have begun paying attention to this website and if they stumble across this blog, they will realize that I am actually a crazy person.
Not really, ha ha. All seriousness though, as you may have already seen with A Final Hit, I will not be as open about problems on set. Not because I don't love you guys, but because I get so busy with other things.
I have been reading some of the old entries and they make me laugh because I seemed to be running around like a chicken with its head cut off. A lot of it had to do with pressure from not only myself, but also my parents, my siblings, my best friend, and my actors. Film became a life for me and I didn't think I could be happy unless I was making something.
This is still true, however, I have decided to create through other faucets than film. I've begun playing guitar again and writing. I'm really happy with some of the scripts I've written and they're good enough to become my next film.
I'm not pressuring myself anymore because I have made a plan. I'm not done with film but I am done with it controlling my life.
Ha ha, remind me I said that when I start on my next film.
I'm happy right now where things are. I'm happy that my films are getting exposure across the pond. I'm happy that I can just play music as opposed to destroying myself with work. I'm happy with my job, even though it doesn't give me much money.
I think another thing that was weighing on me was the job I had. At the beginning of June, I quit the appraisal company I was working for because, well they were total ass holes. The pressure of getting out of there was such a burden that I needed to make something else so I was constantly trying to force projects out of my ass.
Like I said, right now, I'm happy. I'm doing my best to get Decades Apart to be the best company it can be and I think I'm doing a better job than I had.
Anyway, like I said, my films are on Amazon Prime. Go check them out and give ten cents to a poor filmmaker, ha ha.
You took my only friend.
And although it's all my fault
The blaming myself had to come to an end
If you don't know anything about me, you're probably confused. If you know me well enough you've already Googled the song and know that I'm referencing Alkaline Trio's Fuck You Aurora. Funny thing is Alkaline Trio is singing about Aurora, Illinois while I'm discussing Aurora, Colorado. I just feel that Fuck You Aurora is a better title than Fuck You Colorado, even though the latter is more accurate to what I'm feeling.
I know what you're thinking "But RJ Colorado has been so good to you." Kinda, but not really. It's given me some of the biggest heart aches I've experienced. However, some things have changed so I'm just venting the fact that I may no longer be in this over populated hell hole that doesn't believe in filmmakers.
Do you know how annoying that is? I live in a place that has a freaking film school and they don't even believe in giving tax breaks to filmmakers.
Sorry, as you can tell, I'm still very sour over Colorado and its asinine tactics to get people to live here.
I guess now they have their freaking legalized weed operation, Hickenlooper and his cronies decided "Fuck that film nonsense, weed is where it's at!"
I need to stop getting upset, Colorado actors can be rather generic (seriously, watch any low budget movie made here other than mine and it's like one person acting in them) but I manage to find ones that stand out. In Wisconsin, I'm sure I'll find even more talented people. Things will also be cheaper there so I can make even more insane films than I am right now.
Oh and my time travel short is taking forever, I know. I've been waiting on music and nothing else. The music thing has been such a pain that I've thought about making a trailer just to hold people over.
Anyway, Through the Devil's Eyes is now on Amazon Prime. So if you have that service, go check it out. A Final Hit will be up in the next few weeks.