Friday, August 12, 2011

GREETINGS FROM THE YEAR 2011

As you know by now, I don't update this site on a regular basis. Once a year or so -- just to make sure that this page remains "alive" so that we can preserve all the old stlfilmwire.com history.

So what have I been up to? I've contributed to a couple of children's programs, produced all sorts of product for a local association, and have remained quite busy. My co-writer and I are forever working on different projects -- whenever we can schedule the time to do so.

I am once again open to working as a writer-for-hire. Have a film or video project that you need creative assistance with? Need to hire a writer? I'm your guy.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

GREETING FROM THE YEAR 2010

As you may or may not know, the domain www.stlfilmwire.com was discontinued quite some time ago. However, that does not mean that St. Louis filmmaking has went away. No way. There are several terrific filmmakers out there, and I'm very excited about what is on the horizon.

Want to get in touch with me? Try looking me up on Facebook: www.facebook.com/adamhackbarth or visit www.fulltimeninjas.com.

Also, be sure to tune in to Nicktoons next year for Voltron Force. Yes, Voltron is a local boy. Dare I question why there is no Voltron star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

CASTING FOR FEATURE FILM

Casting Directors: Marcus Smith, Alaina Boyett, Landon Horstman
Audition Dates: 2/21/2009

Shoot/Start Date: April 6th, 2009
Pay Rate: Non- Union, Non-Paying
Location: Columbia, MO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CASTING CALL FOR FEATURE FILM, “ VENGANZA AZTECA”
Columbia, MO – Feb.12, 2009

On Feb. 21st, 2009, a casting call will be held for a new feature film,
directed by Aaron Crozier and starring Mil Mascaras, the famed Luchadore
wrestler, entitled, “Venganza Azteca.” A sequel to the hugely popular film,
“Mil Mascaras Vs. The Aztec Mummy,” Venganza Azteca follows the
continuing adventures of Mil Mascaras as he faces his biggest threat yet.
After a break-in at his campus storage facility, a college professor
calls upon his old friend and world hero, Mil Mascaras, to come investigate.
Meanwhile, a group of visiting luchadore wrestlers begins to disappear,
one luchadore at a time. After several encounters with police, ninjas, Aztec
warriors, and possessed sorority girls, Mil starts to realize these crimes are
interwoven and that he faces an ancient evil more dangerous than anything
he's faced before!

Casting call will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21st, 2009 from 9:00 a.m -
3:00 p.m at the Corner Playhouse located at the northeast corner of Hitt &
University in Columbia, MO. All actors must bring a current headshot and
acting resume for the auditions. All talent auditioning will perform a cold
reading of selected sides from the script against other talent. All
auditioners must be 18 years or older to be considered.
No appointment necessary; First come, first served basis. We will be
recording the auditions for in-house use only. Casting breakdown is listed
below:

Dr. Ruth Stennis
Upper 30's to mid 50's
Female, any ethnicity, long hair that looks good worn up, slender build, average
height, may need to provide own wardrobe and apply own makeup
A sexy, smart, monocle-wearing, scientist who has eyes for Mil Mascaras. As
the investigation continues, the Professor becomes more and more caught up
with his own self-doubts and Dr. Stennis steps in to provide assistance in
catching the perpetrators. She is confident, focused, and independent.
As of 2-11-09, she is needed for the following dates:
4/6, 4/7, 4/8, 4/9, 4/13, 4/14, 4/17, 4/20, 4/25, 4/27, 4/30 - SUBJECT TO
CHANGE

Chief Sanders
Mid 40's to mid 60's
Male, any ethnicity, short hair, clean shaven or nice stubble
The chief of the city police - he is tough and feels insulted when asked to
cooperate with campus police. Mil Mascaras is a personal hero of his but that
won't stop Chief Sanders from performing his duties.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/11, 4/13, 4/17, 4/20, 4/25 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Chief Reynolds
Mid 30's to mid 40's
Male, any ethnicity, short hair, clean shaven or nice stubble, athletic build
The campus counterpart to Chief Sanders - very dutiful, very respectful of Mil
Mascaras. Less seasoned, but also does not appreciate the city police butting in
on his jurisdiction.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/8, 4/9, 4/11, 4/13, 4/17, 4/25 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Skyler
Upper teen's to mid 20's
Male, any ethnicity, short hair, clean shaven, slender build, average height, may
need to provide own wardrobe
Average looking frat boy - works as Professor's assistant but he's most interested
in seeming cool to his peers - also a bit of a "mama's boy" and this has made him
a bit reluctant to break rules that his peers think less of breaking - but Skyler is
really seeking acceptance.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/6, 4/8, 4/9, 4/15, 4/23, 4/25, 4/27, 4/28, 5/1 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Morris
Upper teen's to mid 20's
Male, any ethnicity, short hair, clean shaven, skinny build, above average height,
may need to provide own wardrobe
The smartest of the frat boys - takes things a bit more seriously than the rest.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/9, 4/15, 4/23, 4/24, 4/25, 4/27, 4/28, 5/1 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Tad
Upper teen's to mid 20's
Male, any ethnicity, short hair, clean shaven, athletic build, below average height,
may need to provide own wardrobe
Wild looking frat boy - a total follower but very overly enthusiastc about
everything the group agrees to.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/9, 4/15, 4/21, 4/25, 4/27, 4/28, 5/1 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Skip
Upper teen's to mid 20's
Male, any ethnicity, short hair, clean shaven, athletic build, average or above
average height, may need to provide own wardrobe
The jock of the gang, he's long on muscle, short on brains.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/9, 4/15, 4/23, 4/25, 4/27, 4/28, 4/30, 5/1 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Dakota
Upper teen's to mid 20's
Male, any ethnicity, short or shoulder-length hair, stubble or small
mustache/beard/goatee, above average height, may need to provide own
wardrobe
A little more willing to stand out than the rest of the gang, more daring.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/27, 4/28, 5/1, 5/2 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Cindy
Upper teen's to mid 20's
Female, any ethnicity, shoulder-length or longer hair, slender build, may need to
provide own wardrobe and apply own makeup
Cindy starts as an innocent but vain sorority girl and ends up becoming
possessed, becoming a seductive enemy for Mil- good range required.
As of 2-11-09, she is needed for the following dates:
4/15, 4/25 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Sarah
Upper teen's to mid 20's
Female, any ethnicity, shoulder-length or longer hair, may need to provide own
wardrobe and apply own makeup
Sarah begins as a flirtatious sorority girl and, after being possessed, becomes
very sinister - good range required.
As of 2-11-09, she is needed for the following dates:
4/15, 4/25 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Team Leader
Lower 20's to lower 30's
Male, caucasian, short hair, full mustache preferred, knowledge of martial arts
and/or tumbling a plus
Team Leader is the leader of a dojo on campus - views all students as punk kids
unless he personally has had the chance to whip them into shape - becomes
possessed later but personality changes very little - he becomes more docile
towards the Aztec Chief and frat boys.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/16, 4/22, 4/23, 4/27, 4/30 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Football Player
Mid 20's to upper 30's
Male, any ethnicity, short hair, clean shaven, athletic build, average or above
average height, ability to provide own wardrobe a plus, knowledge of martial arts
and/or tumbling a plus
Football Player is a former football star that was asked to participate in the
homecoming parade - he was kidnapped by the frat kids and we first see him in
their makeshift prison - he's a man of action and is ready to punish his captors
once he is released.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/11, 4/23, 4/24 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Luchadores
Mid 20's to mid 40's
Male, any ethnicity, clean shaven, athletic build, ability to provide own wardrobe
a plus, knowledge of martial arts and/or tumbling a plus
Multiple luchadores will play in this film, several have featured appearances and
some lines - on-screen combat will play a big part in these roles.
As of 2-11-09, they are needed for the following dates:
VARIETY OF DATES - 4/10, 4/11, 4/21, 4/22, 4/23, 4/24 are important dates -
SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Officer Patrick
Mid 20's to mid 40's
Male, any ethnicity, clean shaven, average build, average height
Officer Patrick is a city patrolman who gets a slightly inflated ego for bringing Mil
in - this deflates quickly when Patrick realizes everyone loves Mil.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/10, 4/20 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Officer McNally
Mid 20's to early 30's
Any gender, any ethnicity, clean shaven, average build, average height
Officer McNally is a campus police officer.
As of 2-11-09, s/he is needed for the following dates:
4/9 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Officer Velazquez
Upper 20's to upper 30's
Female, dark complexion preferred, ability to cry on camera preferred, may need
to apply own makeup
Officer Velazquez is a city officer who tears up while booking Mil at the station.
As of 2-11-09, she is needed for the following dates:
4/20 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Worker
Mid 30's to mid 60's
Male, grizzled look
Worker at the power plant.
As of 2-11-09, he is needed for the following dates:
4/17 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Speaker
Upper teen's to mid 20's
Any gender, any ethnicity, pure all-American look
Student speaker at a homecoming rally - needs to be able to project his/her
voice.
As of 2-11-09, s/he is needed for the following dates:
4/6 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Woman Passerby
Mid 20's or older
Female, any ethnicity, ability to scream bloody murder required
Woman who happens to witness battle between luchadores and ninjas.
As of 2-11-09, she is needed for the following dates:
4/22 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Thursday, February 05, 2009

LOCAL WEB SHOWS CASTING

I just received this e-mail:

We are looking for volunteer actors between the ages of 20-40 for various roles (please see below). This is an independent project we will provide a copy of the show on DVD as well as food and drink on shooting days. There will be no pay associated with this job. All Actors are welcome regardless of experience but more consideration will be given to actors with experience working in television and film.

Auditions will be held at Lindenwood University
Thursday February 12, 2009 from 6:30pm until 8:00pm
Saturday February 14, 2009 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm

Young Studio Auditorium
209 South Kingshighway Saint Charles, MO 63301


Casting Actors for:
Show 1- “The Cobalt Canary”: Living in a city where crime has been declared illegal, two supper heroes try to find their place in the world.

Cobalt Canary: is a 20 something out of work super hero that is starting to loose it. He has been forced to work as a forklift operator now that he can not fight crime and is struggling to cope with the loss of action in his life.

Day Man: is a 20 something out of work super hero. He works as a dish washer in a diner and tries to stop Cobalt’s plan to get back into crime fighting.

Kim: Cobalt’s 20 something girlfriend and support group.

Liquor Store Dude: a store clerk who likes that there isn’t any crime and is annoyed by Cobalt’s angst.

News Anchor 1 & News Anchor 2: presenters of a news broadcast involving a segment on a ice skating chimp and a farewell including Happy No Crime Day.

Nerd 1 & Nerd 2: Two Emo kids that Cobalt mistakes as drug dealing criminals

Show 2- “Day One”: Challenged to choose between alcohol and his girlfriend, Charlie is forced to battle his demons and search for the meaning in life.

Charlie: is a twenty-five year old alcoholic. He works for an ad agency, making a good living for a guy his age. He’s fairly introverted, enjoying the company of his girlfriend, but perfectly content being by himself.

Veronika: is Charlie’s twenty-three year old girlfriend. She’s the opposite of Charlie – she goes to college, has many friends, is very outgoing and assertive. She has an insatiable lust for life and strives to experience everything it has to offer. Veronika loves Charlie, but tells him she’s leaving him if he doesn’t ease up with the alcohol.

Jack: is Charlie’s best friend. They’ve known each other practically their entire lives. Jack supports Charlie but is a little annoyed with his relationship with Veronika – he feels like a third wheel. Like Veronika, Jack is a student at college.

Charlie’s Dad: is a recovering alcoholic. As Charlie puts it, though, he was always a “fun drunk.” The dad is a character of knowledge and wisdom. He speaks from experience.

Charlie’s Mom: is passionate. She’s been through a lot with this family. Along with Dad, she’s very supportive.


For more information or directions please contact Elise Burnette at elisecoulter@yahoo.com

**We are also looking for volunteers to work as production assistants and hair and make-up personnel. If interested please contact Elise Burnette at elisecoulter@yahoo.com with a list of qualifications.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

LATEST EXTRA CASTING INFO FOR REITMAN FLICK

Want to earn a little money, be within somewhat close proximity of George Clooney, and have a chance to end up in the background of a feature-length film? Here's the latest info: CLICK HERE.

ST. LOUIS NATIVE JOINS CAST OF 24

Annie Wersching is kicking butt with Kiefer Sutherland on this season of 24, on FOX. CLICK HERE for more info about the STL native and her new gig.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

UP IN THE AIR CREW AND EXTRA INFO

Official information for the St. Louis film "Up in the Air"

Please send all crew resumes to: upintheairresumes@gmail.com

Joni Tackette is the St. Louis Casting Director for the feature film, "Up In The Air." Production begins in St. Louis in early March and will finish at the end of April.

Registration for people interested in working as paid extras while the movie films in St. Louis will begin around mid-January 2009.

Approximately 2,100 extras will be needed during the eight weeks of St. Louis filming. All types of men and women will be needed.

Please visit this Web site again on Jan. 16, 2009 to find out how you can sign up for extra work on the film. All details will be announced on that date.

Thanks!

(This information was released by the MO Film Commission.)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

GEORGE CLOONEY, JASON REITMAN FILM IN STL

It looks like Hollywood is taking advantage of the perfect available airport. Hats off to everyone that helped this happen. I know it has been in the works for a while. [CLICK HERE]

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

BARNSTORMING DOUBLE FEATURE AT HI-POINTE

Miss double features? Love indie film? Want to check some cinema out at the good ole Hi-Pointe? Yes, yes, and yes: [CLICK HERE]

Go check out that link to see trailers to the movies "Box Elder" and "On the Road With Judas." You may remember Judas to be that feature by J.J. Lask that played at Sundance in 2007. "Box Elder" is the brainchild of director Todd Sklar of Columbia, MO. Show your support. Check them out!

To show a little Columbia, MO love, also be sure to check out www.boxeldermovie.com.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

LOCAL BLOOD GETS GOLDEN NOD

Jon Hamm, of St. Louis origin, has received a 2008 Golden Globe nomination for his work on the hit series Mad Men. For the entire list of nominees, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: An Upside In Downturn

(St. Louis, MO: December 1st, 2008) Following several years of in-depth planning, St. Louis Cinematheque is poised to give a significant economic boost to the St. Louis regional arts community. The result of this two-year civic project will be a St. Louis region that competes head-on for jobs in the digital content market and offers more related jobs in the arts than ever before.

With the Regional Arts Commission as its Fiscal Sponsor, St. Louis Cinematheque has an ambitious yet conservative mission based on a fundamental premise: film (the only lasting medium able to contain all art forms), in the right context is a viable financial enterprise capable of delivering a sustainable economic surge.
The mission of St. Louis Cinematheque is to make St. Louis a go-to city for digital media production and related creative arts by employing the high calibre of creative professionals from here or currently practicing their craft here as visual, musical, digital, literary and performing artists. These creators along with our world class cultural institutions and host of businesses that support both non-profit and commercial creative services will, for the first time as a whole,
collaborate on a single project.

According to a World Association of Newspapers report, 50 percent of media consumption was digital in 2007. By 2010, that number will rise to 66 percent and to 80 percent by 2020. That 60 percent increase in digital-based media over a 10- year period along with the demand for original programming and the depth of St. Louis talent is a sound reason for St. Louis to invest time, talent and money in this growth-industry.

Made up of short films ranging from 15 seconds to three minutes long (156 minutes in total), St. Louis Cinematheque will result in an attention-getting digital film collection. Locally, beginning in 2010, three minutes of new film will appear each week on St. Louis Cinema’s 12 screens at The Moolah, Chase and Galleria theaters. By the end of 2010, St. Louis Cinematheque films will have reached more than one million in general audience attendance alone. The film collection will go on to help the St. Louis region advance its standings when compared with all the cities that compete to be on the short-list for original digital-media content and related
creative work.

Ultimately, proceeds from the project (DVD sales, merchandising, licensing etc.) will establish a fiscal sponsorship office for St. Louis—a funding mechanism that exists in every city St. Louis competes with as suppliers of creative services, talent and technology.

Look at any tough-times civic success story: it is not a matter of a person or a party magically triumphing over economic adversity. Rather, it is a matter of recognizing opportunity in adversity and coming together to seize that moment.
To find out more about how St. Louis Cinematheque wants to seize the moment for our creative professionals in the literary, performing and visual arts, filmmaking, music, digital-media, marketing and the industries that support them in the St. Louis region please visit: www.STLCinematheque.com

Monday, November 10, 2008

ST. LOUIS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL: THE LOCALS

Brian Jun, Darren Grodsky, Danny Jacobs and Jeremy Lasky are just some of the talented local natives who have work at this year's St. Louis International Film Festival. For more info on these SLIFF participants, check out this STLTODAY.com article: [CLICK HERE]

Thursday, October 02, 2008

SLIFF IS READY TO RUMBLE NOV. 13 - NOV. 23rd

Darren Aronofsky’s THE WRESTLER, Danny Boyle's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, Laurent Cantet’s THE CLASS, Paul Schrader’s ADAM RESURRECTED -- pretty damn exciting, eh?

For more info, head on over to Joe's Movie Lounge: [CLICK HERE]

For more information on Cinema St. Louis and the St. Louis International Film Festival, [CLICK HERE]

I am honored to serve on this year's Short Film Jury... to say the least.

Great work, Cinema St. Louis. Now let the madness begin.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

ST. LOUIS ALL OVER NEW TIM ROBBINS MOVIE

The Lucky Ones hits theatres this Friday. St. Louis plays a big role. How? [READ THE STLTODAY.com ARTICLE]

Friday, September 05, 2008

CINEMASPOKE/COFFMAN: TAKE TWO

Here's some news from Cinemaspoke:

Congratulations to the winner of our CinemaSpoke screenwriting competition Aaron Coffman, as well as all of the finalists in this year's competition.

The reading of Aaron's script, in its entirety, will be held on September 15th, 7pm, at the Cinema St. Louis offices.