A New Teaser for HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN
Just as you were getting ready to walk out of the house tonight to catch MACHETE another one of the ‘fake; movie trailers from GRINDHOUSE became a feature film. Some enterprising filmmakers from Nova Scotia, Canada (where I grew up) entered the faux trailer contest for GH back in 2005 and won.
Five years later Rob Cotterill and Jason Eisener finally secured a budget AND Rutger Hauer and made the film. Release date is set for sometime in 2011.
Nothing happens overnight but they held on and made it happen. I’m stoked for them.
A vigilante homeless man pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city’s crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops, abused prostitutes and even a pedophile Santa, the Hobo goes about bringing justice to the city the best way he knows how – with a 20-gauge shotgun. Mayhem ensues when he tries to make things better for the future generation. Street justice will indeed prevail.
During filming in Dartmouth, NS the boys kept a production blog.
And here was that original trailer that they won the GRINDHOUSE contest with. I believe it’ll be included on the new upcoming GH Blu-Ray release.
Meet Freddie Wong
And speaking of DIY filmmakers we come to Freddie Wong , a budding Robert Rodriguez who writes, directs, stars in and edits his own shorts (with the help of his talented crew of course) at a rate of one a week. They’re usually quick, full of action and SFX and a good sense of humour.
On his second YouTube channel he shows you all of the behind the scene work that goes into each of his shorts. They work on meagre budgets and make up for it with a great work ethic and high imagination.
I’m going to write a longer piece on Freddie but for now I leave you with ‘The Rocket Jump”.