A Very Special Gift

Come to the channel to enjoy Segment 3 of the pilot. Please help spread word around and get more views because that will help us get a better venue and put on a more awesome live show of the full pilot after the segment-by-segment YouTube-structured test run. This one gets a little weird, but then, you want that.

Next week is the last week I can guarantee a calendar getting where it needs to in time without special shipping.

Courtney Steward as Lora Pine


It’s Here! It’s Finally Here!

…and I’m not talking about the pizza I ordered three years ago! I’m talking about the first installment Pilot Episode of The Adventures of Jack Uzi! Spend your time watching that–the rest of this is essentially about YouTubery and Facebookery, so enjoy the episode unless you want to help us make this a success, which I’m hoping you want to do because you’re reading this now.

Of course, you can find us on Facebook and you can find the segments here, and of course, you can always add your individual “likes” in both places, but what we need you to do is help us build an audience. To do this, we need you to share these pages with your friends, relatives, enemies, and pets through the various “share” tools, on your blogs, via e-mail, and so on. As a small production team we need your help because you know more people in total than any of us ever will.

Now, because this is essentially the first, tiniest piece of the pilot, the piece has direct comments disabled. You can, however, send us comments directly.

Jon Martin as Marriott Elway

Featuring Jon Martin as Marriott Elway

Bringing… the Beginning!

Episode Zero of “The Adventures of Jack Uzi” has been gestating like an overdue pregnancy for a while now, and to continue the metaphor, I think the project’s water broke. We’re seeing some effort with the first contractions, and MP Media is proud to present the first four minutes of Episode Zero, complete with credits:

Ends, Efforts, and Editing!

Twelve-thirty-two-thousand-twelve: With the End of the World safely past (again), we at least find ourselves proceeding toward the End of the Year! With much of the pick-up work done, we’re looking at the end of work on the pilot, too! With that, we have been making some effort to getting our schedules together for filming the rest of the Season One story… and in fact, we’ve been filling in some of the holes in the upcoming scripts while waiting on people we need for the pilot.
We’ve also been getting some of the editing done (although we’re saving the best parts–the special effects–the actual series… although it’s not going to look like what you think!). Here’s a scene we’ve been working on from… well, the episode number is secret, but if you can tell me who you can see in this film, prizes await! If anyone can guess who is wrangling each of the vehicles in the scene, mention those, too, and even bigger prizes await!

Still Seeking… and Cynicalman!

It’s a week out from our cellphone ringtone contest, and we’ve had some entrants, but nothing has piqued our Director’s imagination yet, so check the rules and enter as many times as you like!

Meanwhile, in another part of the infosphere, Matt Feazell’s “THE AMAZING CYNICALMAN” has been released to baffled and amazed audiences, featuring some great work by members of the Jack Uzi cast!

SEE Temps versus ZOMBIES!
SEE A Lady in Red with a BAD ATTITUDE!
SEE The origins of a HERO… and a VILLAIN!

It’s a LIVE-ACTION CARTOON set in Hamtramck, Michigan with MAD MUSIC and the Cynicalman Seal of Grudging Approval! Only $5 + Shipping!

Since, we can’t sell directly on this blog, click here and buy a copy!

Last Week’s Winner… and This Week’s Challenge

Hey, everybody. It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time to announce last week’s contest winners. As you recall, we threw you another easy one: we played a clip in which three characters’ names were mentioned, and all you had to do was name them. The answers were (in order):

  1. Daphne (although this was somewhat hard to hear–“Stephanie” and other near-sound-alikes would have been accepted)
  2. Tyler, and
  3. Mrs. Eberhardt (again, since the name was hard to spell, anything in the neighborhood of that spelling would have been accepted)

Congratulations to Riley Grossman-Lempert for getting all three names right!  For getting all three names right, Riley receives one of the very-collectible Halloween issues of IF-X.

This week’s contest should be fun for everyone because of how it lets you GET CREATIVE.  Our Hero, Jack Fitch (played by Jeff Berndt), has a cellphone,  but we want it to have a really distinctive ring-tone.  It can be the beginning of a song, somebody saying a famous quote, a set of tones you composed yourself–just about anything would qualify.  All you have to do is send in your entry, and it will be passed along to our director, who will make a decision on which clip to use.  Now, I don’t know how long it might take for him to find “the right one,” but I’m guessing you have at least a week to get in your entry.  You can enter more than once, so if you have two or three ideas, great!  As I mentioned last week, though, the more entries from different people that I get, the bigger the prize will be:

  • 1-5 entrants:  a copy of an issue of  IF-X
  • 6-10 entrants:  a copy of Gamer’s Dozen
  • 11-20 entrants:   an HIM Prize Pack stuffed with comics and games and other surprises
  • 21-40 entrants:  a $30 restaurant gift certificate to a local restaurant
  • 41+ entrants:  a $100 Visa Gift Card

So don’t just enter yourself–get your friends to subscribe to this blog and enter the contest as well.  Here’s a scene featuring Jack finding out about his job  (you may recognize some of this from the trailer).

Let the contest begin!

Trivia Contest Answers… and a Winner!

This week, we start by presenting the answers to last week’s trivia questions:

1)  The song in the background was entitled “Anything Goes!”
2)  The author of the song was Cole Porter.
3)  The Monty Python version of “Anything Goes!” has the following lyrics:

“AnyTHING goes in. AnyTHING goes out.
Fish, bananas, old pajamas, mutton, beef, and trout.” 

Very Silly Indeed.

Congratulations to Mark Lempert for answering one of the trivia questions correctly!  For his amazing feat, he has won… a fortune-telling fish!

And now, another easy contest. All it takes is paying attention to the following clip:

Name ANY three characters in the clip–not the actors, the characters. As usual, just click here to send in your answers to me, your friendly neighborhood prizemaster, along with your postal address, and if your answers are correct, I’ll send out your prizes!

Next week, make sure that you and all your friends get here and participate. We have a really special sort of contest, and the more people who participate, the bigger the prizes get!