How it all began…con’t.

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Assuming we are all working chronological today, Adam and I were playing GoldenEye or some shit back in his house on Winona in 2000. We were talking about integrating film and making our show (at this point, winding down at the Heartland Studio) more multimedia. Adam had a projector from his old job and we had a bedsheet. So we started talking about some ideas. Phudie Mart was a simple premise. What if you had a film that was like Good Fellas/Casino but it was all about a grocery store? Funny, that’s the same pitch we gave our agency for the screenplay. So we set out to do a guerilla style short film that would use some existing characters and new characters to connect sketches in a live show. We put together a script, shot list and scouted locations. I remember the first idea was to go legit so somebody called Dominicks and they flat out said NO. They also said if you step foot in the store, we’ll kill you. So we had one other choice: Jewel. The stories that came out of shooting this short still stick us today and have manifested themselves into other sketches and plots throughout our history. I’m sure Adam will blog about the Jewels (plural, not street) and the elaborate set-up to get the movie done on time for some cancer benefit.

goldeneye.jpg

Assuming we are all working chronological today, Adam and I were playing GoldenEye or some shit back in his house on Winona in 2000. We were talking about integrating film and making our show (at this point, winding down at the Heartland Studio) more multimedia. Adam had a projector from his old job and we had a bedsheet. So we started talking about some ideas. Phudie Mart was a simple premise. What if you had a film that was like Good Fellas/Casino but it was all about a grocery store? Funny, that’s the same pitch we gave our agency for the screenplay. So we set out to do a guerilla style short film that would use some existing characters and new characters to connect sketches in a live show. We put together a script, shot list and scouted locations. I remember the first idea was to go legit so somebody called Dominicks and they flat out said NO. They also said if you step foot in the store, we’ll kill you. So we had one other choice: Jewel. The stories that came out of shooting this short still stick us today and have manifested themselves into other sketches and plots throughout our history. I’m sure Adam will blog about the Jewels (plural, not street) and the elaborate set-up to get the movie done on time for some cancer benefit.

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