Post 52: A Year of Jack Uzi

Hooray.  I made it this far, and this surprises me.  Why?  Well, I’m a rather absent-minded guy with a tendency to be distracted from focus by little things like hunger or mail notifications or just little things going “blip” in the corner of my screen.  This can pull me away from a task for hours.  This task has been part of a self-improvement kickstart that I have needed for at least ten years.  It has started with little things like decluttering my house, (despite also recluttering my house), building my confidence, and, of course, doing this blog.  Over the past few weeks, I’ve added a diet to the mix, and I’ve already lost a good 5-10 pounds, The goal here is to build confidence with discipline, and in doing so, prepare myself for a future where I do more of what I want to do and to do it better.

Meanwhile, the calendar proof is in my hands now, and the final version of the 2014 calendar   The reserved holidays have been added, as have been some national, international, and cultural holidays.  Also included are some parody holidays.  You may not be able to tell the difference.

Michael Marcus helps Mark Lempert with the infamous Bee Suit for the filming of JACK UZI.

A little something from behind the scenes Jack Uzi: the first test of the Bee Suit.

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Final Draft

The final draft of the Jack Uzi Calendar is at the printer, getting a proof done, so there’s just one week left to preorder or reserve your special date.  I’ve received some incredible new images from The Mighty One (our fearless director) and used some of those instead of some of the originals (don’t worry, all your favorite cast members are still there, plus one more!).  I’ve also added some cool international, cultural, and UN holidays, plus a few parodies.  Anyone who can make a correct list of all the fake holidays gets dinner with me at the restaurant of your choice.  I realize this may dissuade some of you from buying a calendar, but hey, nobody says you have to make the list!

Marty Andaluz on the set of THE ADVENTURES OF JACK UZI!

We had a bunch of great pics for the calendar, but only fourteen pictures could make it!

Don’t be like this guy! Order now!

Post #50

Part of me is proud to have made it this far, adding the weekly discipline of writing something here every week, generally at least tangentially related to our project or our cast’s or crew’s projects. The effort helps fight “writer’s block” and also helps energize that part of me that enjoys the actual writing process, which doesn’t often get enough use through work or play, currently. Certainly, with the current job, I’ve had to miss a few shoots, but the project continues onward.

The Jack Uzi Parking Lot

The Jack Uzi Parking Lot

This past week’s shooting was in Pontiac.  No casualties were reported.

We’re still taking suggestions on promotions and marketing JACK UZI to the general public.  If you like to eat, the prizes are all restaurant gift cards or gift certificates to your favorite place.  I’d love to have more suggestions and advice to choose from.

 

Well, that’s three responses…

… and that’s a start–I like the idea of seeing people who read this blog get active and be part of what makes this feed fun.  If it means giving away a few gift cards to get it to happen, so be it.   Just so you know, I’m going to ask you what restaurants you like before I get them.  I’m not going to get those stupid cards for large conglomerates of mediocre franchises.  After all, I want you all to post comments, not to feel ripped off.  I want people to read this as I talk about how Jack Uzi is the Harry Potter of All James Bond Movies, so that when it comes out, people will want Bee Suit Action Figures and play Lea$e for Life.  I want people to guess at… no, wait, I can’t talk about that yet.

Meanwhile, bring you friends here.  The more people who see this, the more I’m encouraged to show more of what’s coming.

Kim Sinical as Zeena with a man who shall be left mysterious for the moment (although he's played by Matt Dunaj). Wait until you see the scene!

… a man who shall be left mysterious for the moment (although he’s played by Matt Dunaj). Wait until you see the scene!

… and the more you all “get in the game,” the more fun we all have.