Upset because his fellow office workers didn’t pay attention to his fire safety talk, Dwight sets the office on fire to present a much more exciting fire drill demonstration.
FUNNYFIXX NOTE: This scene is a clip from Season Five’s “Stress Relief” episode and is one of the reasons I’m a big fan of The Office. The comedy is all character-driven and springs from the organic fears and delusions of each character. Once Dwight, who is the safety officer, makes the decision to set a fire as a fire safety demonstration, moment by moment, things get worse as chaos reigns and its every psycho for himself. (Sorry about the commercial.)
April 4, 2009 was the Opening Day of the Riverside Arts Market in Jacksonville, FL. The market attracted over 100 artists, farmers and food booths and thousands of happy people. This video is Part 2 documenting the historic event.
The Riverside Arts Market will be open every Saturday through December 2009 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located in Jacksonville, FL under the Fuller Warren Bridge (I-95) on Riverside Avenue. The market is the brilliant idea of Riverside Avondale Preservation’s founder, Dr. Wayne Wood, and was inspired by the Portland Saturday Market.
Video shot and produced by Sharon Y. Cobb. A Production of FunnyFixx.com. Music composed and performed by Shawn K. Clement.
Not all of them can actually sing. But they can all dream.
CLICK THE “HQ” BOX JUST UNDER THE VIDEO to watch in High Quality.
FUNNYFIXX NOTE: A tribute to the thousands who got up off the sofa and waited in lines through sleet, snow and heatwaves for their chance at the golden ticket to Hollywood. (I posted this originally in December 2008, but thought it should have a new life since tonight the newest American Idol will be announced! I shot the tape during the American Idol auditions in Jacksonville, FL June 2008.)
This sweet little film was another of my Doorpost Film Project finds. It’s a joy, really. A story about a man who is sentimentally challenged and desperate for romance. He falls in love, she knows his dance, but it lasts the length of a sigh. The film is set to Fats Waller’s lovely song “Sigh.”
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is a magical place where all Hollywood connections begin.
Credits: Directed & Choreographed by Jennifer Li Jackson, Written by Deanna Raphael, Music & Sound Design by Marc Jackson, Director of Photography Ben Pluimer, Edited by Jennifer Li Jackson, Cast: Deanna Raphael, Matt McConkey, Michael J. Nice, Drew Pokorny, Ralph Cole, Jr., Paul David, Raychel Espiritu, Jamison Hebert, Angela Kang, Joshua McBride, Antonia Romeo, Daniele Watts. “Coffee Bean Everyday” Lyrics Deanna Raphael, Music by Marc Jackson & Drew Pokorny, Performed by Eric Haskell, Michael J. Nice, Drew Pokorny, Deanna Raphael.
FUNNYFIXX NOTE: When I worked in LA, the Coffee Bean on Beverly Drive was my daily afternoon outting. There was always at least a dozen writers with laptops buzzing at their usual tables, writing their next $5 million spec scripts. Coffee Bean and Starbucks were the official rent-free offices of every writer in town.
Free-range screenwriters living on Ramen noodles and lattes looking for a break. You could write a little and chat with strangers you hoped would turn out to work for Jerry Bruckheimer or Ron Howard or be a William Morris Agent. You could take meetings with indie producers, who also used the ubiquitous coffee havens as headquarters, and lie to each other about making movies together. So when I found this musicial this morning, I had to share it with you. This is really what it’s like to live in Hollywood. Everyday you dream until one day you become famous. Or not.
The Doorpost Film Project is an international online short film competition and filmmakers’ community. I was lucky enough to be included on their judges’ panel this year.
Yesterday Doorpost announced the TOP TEN films in their 2009 competition. I’m pleased to say that one of the short films FunnyFixx featured this week was included in the elite list of finalists: JOHN GRAY. We posted John Gray on May 13 and Dan Baker, one of the film’s directors, left comments for you to read. If you haven’t seen John Gray, it’s an extraordinary film. Here’s the link: http://funnyfixx.com/blog/2009/05/13/john-gray/
And here is the complete list of the 2009 TOP TEN finalist short films:
Liv, Escape, The Messenger, John Gray, La Pluma, The Embalmer, Bountiful Bounty,
Timing, Biggest Weakness and Mojave Philosophy. Congratulations to everyone that worked on these great films!
And for your viewing pleasure, above we’re featuring another of the Top Ten films. It’s called TIMING. It’s a story about how it takes forgiveness for a husband and wife clown duo to perfect their act. It was directed by John DesRoches.
The Magistical, a magical animated film will be showing as part of the Jacksonville Film Festival tonight at 6 p.m. at the Five Points Theatre on Park Street. Our friend, Megan Blake, a professional actress in Hollywood, performs the voice of one of the main characters in the movie. Come see a family-friendly, magical movie and maybe meet one of the stars!! Tickets available at the box office until they’re sold out.
Jimmy Kimmel gives us a sneak peek of Zac Effron’s replacement in the new Footloose movie.
FUNNYFIXX NOTE: FunnyFixx’s original web show, Dance Thurapy, was inspired by Footloose and webisodes have now been seen worldwide. Guess everyone loves watching other folks dance no matter where they live. See webisodes of Dance Thurapy: http://funnyfixx.com/blog/category/dance-thurapy/
Some Like It Hot was released in 1959 and it’s still funny 50 years later. It was a more innocent time in the movies when men were men and sometimes women.
The movie is about a couple of buddies who flee from the mob after being in the wrong place at the wrong time: the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. They dress as women to get jobs in an all-girl band. In this scene titled Fuzzy End Of The Lollipop, Daphne (Jack Lemmon) and Josephine (Tony Curtis) meet Sugar Cane (Marilyn Monroe, of course), the lead singer who can’t stay away from the booze.
Credits: Billy Wilder, Director/Writer (screenplay); R. Thoeren, Writer (story); M. Logan, Writer (story); I.A.L. Diamond, Writer (screenplay).
FUNNYFIXX NOTE: I love vintage comedy and have been searching the internet for clips. Finally…I’ve found a treasure trove of old film clips and will be posting them in the future. Hurray for vintage Hollywood.