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I worked 2 days on a low budget pilot last week so I thought I'd share some pics. The plot basically consists of a guy who inherits 2 million dollars from his grandmother. The only stipulation for getting the money is that he needs to become completely eco-friendly. The conflict is that he's a beer drinkin, monster truck drivin', non recyclin', lazy American man! I play his best friend. It's a lead role for me, and even if the show never gets picked up, it'll be a nice credit for my resume and great footage for my reel. I work 2 more days next week so I'll continue the pix after that. Here's what we shot last week:

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Sound tech, Hanna and Director of Photography, Roman doing some official setting up. I was drinking coffee and yelling at extras like the arrogant actor I am. :angry:

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The first of the Kraft services snacks arrives. A good sign. Low budget can be anywhere in the range from: A guy with a camcorder to several hundred thousand dollars. You just never know sometimes. Although I knew the director has lots of large credits so that was promissing.

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Lighting dude/grip guy checking out his thingymibobber stuff.

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Paul came over last night so we had some cleaning up to do before shooting. :lol: This scene was shot in a house in Venice, CA. Prop guys setting up the beer pyrimid or beer-a-mid as I refer to it.

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MattyB

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In the opening scene, my friends girfriend, destroys my beer-a-mid with a swift karate chop! The prop dude had to set this thing up approximately 20 times. :mrlooney:

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Director Henning Winkelmann checking out his shot as the beer-a-mid gets rebuilt once again. We're shooting on high quality digital cameras. Maybe HD, I'm not sure exactly.

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Actor Tanya, who plays China my girlfriend, jumping in for a quick pic. Her hands move fast. :bemused:

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More setting up. The camera man is just lounging.

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MattyB

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I'm not sure exactly what this guy's job was. He was funny though.

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Henning & Roman deciding how to set up the camera.

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Rory who's the star.

Elizabeth who's his girlfriend.

Tanya who's my girlfriend.

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Rory hard at work

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MattyB

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Junk food jumbalaya. We did have lunch served, that was nice. If you like pizza!!!!

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And here I am being the redneck that Jeff Searle taught me to be.

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I always wondered how you spell "monstor". :blink:

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End of shoot day 1. This is David Westberg, my manager. He's a super great guy and is letting me crash at his house while were shooting in LA. I'm very greatful of people like David and all the palm talk people who've opened their homes or have offered to let me stay with them while I work on stuff in LA. It's the only way I can do this thing and still live in San Diego.

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MattyB

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David's dog Scout!

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She's a pigmy Labrador Retriever and super cute!

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Awwwwww!

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Next day. Lunch at In N Out Burger. Ya'll on the east coast are missing out! The chick in the foreground isn't with us but I harassed her anyways.

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MattyB

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We shot this day in La Habra very close to Dave's house on Lambert at a monstor truck dealership! This was my dream sequence where I fantasize about having 2 million dollars, and buying a bunch of trucks.

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Look familiar Dave?

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Here you go Kris, I thought you'd like this one! :drool:

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MattyB

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They had some sand rails too. Basically beefed up dune buggies with huge V8 engines in them.

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Me getting mic'd up. Looks naughty so don't tell Jen.

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MattyB

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Hey bebe wanna wrastle?

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Assistant Director

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John Godley played the dealership owner and the hot chick, forgot her name because I was looking at her rubber pants when we were introduced, played my butler. She carried an umbrella and a tray of burgers around while I jumped around buying cars and asking for crazy modificatons like built in beer taps.

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MattyB

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Seriously, you needed a 4 foot ladder to get in.

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Peter, the wardrobe dude for scale.

OK that's it for now. I'll post some more pics after next weeks 2 shoot days. Chow! or whatever they say.

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Gbarce

That suped up dune buggy is pretty cool---only in America :lol:

Good luck with the pilot. Your current president is going to focus on environmental issues and alternative sources of energy-- so the show has added relevance.

What other redneck tips did Jeff Searle give you?? :lol::mrlooney::blink:

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Jeff Searle

Matty,

WOW, I didn't think I was such an influence on ya. :lol: I hope you do well with your part and a step closer to stardom.

Now, can you send me some acting advice over my way? I recently sent off my 5th, 3 minute audio tape and application a few weeks ago and just went to a casting call to give a 2 minute tape to be on Survivor. The odds are tremendously against me! :rage: Can you throw me a tip or two? Any connections with the director? :)

On a serious note, good luck.

Jeff

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_Keith

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Me getting mic'd up. Looks naughty so don't tell Jen.

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DoomsDave
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Me getting mic'd up. Looks naughty so don't tell Jen.

Well, I have to say, she doesn't exactly have a look of thrill on her face. LOL. It is more like how much do I get paid to do this stuff.

Bet she'd make a great matron at the womens' prison . . . .

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_Keith
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Me getting mic'd up. Looks naughty so don't tell Jen.

Well, I have to say, she doesn't exactly have a look of thrill on her face. LOL. It is more like how much do I get paid to do this stuff.

Bet she'd make a great matron at the womens' prison . . . .

Oh Dave, now I am truly ROFLMAO.

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DoomsDave

Yeah, Matty that does look familiar (not the chick feeling you up, or the one in the rubber pants) but the place is so La Habra . . . . .

Hmm. West of Harbor.

Ride my bike past there on many a wild night . . . .

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_Keith
Yeah, Matty that does look familiar (not the chick feeling you up, or the one in the rubber pants) but the place is so La Habra . . . . .

Hmm. West of Harbor.

Ride my bike past there on many a wild night . . . .

Oh Dave, you need to come to the south. Live a little, why don't cha.

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Walter John

Another pilot Matty ? let's hope this one stays afloat, it has the right theme to be of interest.

now about your girlfriend in the show, look, just pm me for advice there, I think I can help. :evil:

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Now, can you send me some acting advice over my way? I recently sent off my 5th, 3 minute audio tape and application a few weeks ago and just went to a casting call to give a 2 minute tape to be on Survivor. The odds are tremendously against me! :rage: Can you throw me a tip or two? Any connections with the director? :)

Jeff - Good luck on getting on "Survivor" . I know that that show is pretty close to your heart. I would be fun to watch someone from the board on the show.

With all your palm hunting exploits you should have pretty good credentials for the show.

Any chance the next location will be Madagascar???

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BS Man about Palms
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Matty- How'd you sneak the artsy fartsy pic of mic girl and you in?

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Kim

Good luck with the show, Matt. We're all waiting patiently for you to become an overnight success. B)

"Oh, yeah, Matt Bradford, I knew him when he created Menambe Levaka and grew palms. Yeah, I bought some palms from him, but that was before he became famous." :)

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MattyB

Thanks for the support guys and gals. Dave, it was just a couple of blocks east of Harbor, in between the Home Depot and IN N OUT.

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palmmermaid

Matty,

Break a leg as they say in the biz! Hope it works out and we can all I knew you when.

Jeff,

Good luck with your Survivor try-out. Had no idea you were so interested to be on the show. If I ever was picked I would make sure I got voted off early so I could spend some quality time at the nice hotel in some exotic location!

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FRITO

cool Matty. looks like a fun job. only in LA...

loved the beer-ay-mid, lol at the dude building it like 20 times.

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DoomsDave
Thanks for the support guys and gals. Dave, it was just a couple of blocks east of Harbor, in between the Home Depot and IN N OUT.

Well, dang, my poor ole brain must be getting fried! (Like an In - & Out burger!)

I remember that blue car, it's hard to forget.

Keep us posted! We're all rooting for ya!

SERIOIUSLY! :)

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Yeah, Matty that does look familiar (not the chick feeling you up, or the one in the rubber pants) but the place is so La Habra . . . . .

Hmm. West of Harbor.

Ride my bike past there on many a wild night . . . .

Oh Dave, you need to come to the south. Live a little, why don't cha.

OH, YEAH, WHEN THE CHANCE ARISES . . . .

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Hollywood Palms

Good luck Matty!

David

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MattyB

Thanks David. I wish I could stop by and visit you. I'm staying just down the hill from you on Vista St., just near Fuller and Hollywood. But I'll be too busy to get a chance to. I'll hit you up sometime though. Maybe in the spring when everything is poppin'!

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paulgila

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Me getting mic'd up. Looks naughty so don't tell Jen.

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Paul came over last night so we had some cleaning up to do before shooting. :lol: This scene was shot in a house in Venice, CA. Prop guys setting up the beer pyrimid or beer-a-mid as I refer to it.

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Day 3

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Shoot day three starts out at Rainbow Acres health food store in Venice, CA.

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Actor's Rory (L) and Chris (R, dat a big boy), chill out while the shots are set up. Rory and I stop in asking for directions to a hippie commune where he's supposed to meet the executor of his grandma's will.

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Deli service counter

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We did some fun bits with the dried food items. I eat some and do some spit takes....hilarity ensues.

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Mmmmmmm, Colon Kleen, my favorite.

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On the road to the next location. Driving up the PCH Highway 1 towards Topanga Canyon. I did some drive-by shots here. Santa Monica beach.

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Houses clinging to the cliffs.

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Support Travis Searle.

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And up Topanga Canyon Blvd. we go. Topanga Canyon runs up the coastal mountains above Malibu.

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The canyon walls are very steep. This spot must get super cold from all the cold air drainage.

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Rory arrives and wonders, "where the hell are we?"

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We were on a ridge line that had a view of the valley north and a view of the ocean south. Amazing!!!!!!

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Little cabin at the hippie commune.

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Looking north over the cliff.

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They are required to clear brush 200 feet down this cliff every spring. Per LAFD.

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They had a wind generator.

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Some cool rock formations

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view south, over Santa Monica bay looking towards Palos Verde peninsula. Hi Ashton!!!

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Hippie lady making tie dye.

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Eh heh heh heh, a witches brew!!!!!

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And then the fun started. They were setting up an outdoor shower for the next shot. Rory and I are supposed to walk up on a hippie chick taking a shower. Oh yeah.

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I felt so sorry for this girl. Here she is in between takes trying to warm up. At least they had warm water for her. She wore pasties and the set was cleared for her comfort. The nudity will be implied in the show, you won't actually see anything.

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The drizzle cleared up a bit so I got a few shots before we left. Looking down towards Santa Monica pier.

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Looking north towards the Valley, Thousand Oaks, Calabassas, etc..

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You can see Century City and Downtown LA here.

That's all for now. To be continued next week.....rain pending.....

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DoomsDave

Great pictures of the Big M . . . .

Yow, that is some hippie commune! How long have they been there? What are their, er, practices? :blink:

Hmm. An open-air shower? Okay, suspending disbelief . . . . It would seem that the hippies even get an enclosure. No nudity? Darn-darn-darn-darn, etc.

Don Tollefson's got a place up in that general vicinity, splendid isolation, though no city view.

And, remember, a clean colon is a happy colon! And, trust me, boys, girls and hermaphrodites, you want a happy colon . . . . .

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sur4z
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David's dog Scout!

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She's a pigmy Labrador Retriever and super cute!

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Awwwwww!

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Next day. Lunch at In N Out Burger. Ya'll on the east coast are missing out! The chick in the foreground isn't with us but I harassed her anyways.

joe's best burger in queens, ny is a knock off! so this coast knows.

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BS Man about Palms

I was told I'm going to be in a commercial for my company, I wonder if I should take pictures too? :huh:

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