Sunday, December 25, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
So if it's the hard drive that went down that's a huge problem because everything is on that drive. I have a few back up files but not all. backup drives cost money and that is in real short supply. so I stand to lose 25 years of scripts programs and productions files. All my email contacts, some of which are very important in the industry.
So if it comes down to a data recovery there are many company s that can help me out but at a large cost. I'm looking at $500 to $1,500. I won't know the real cost until I hirer someone to to retrieve it.
I have to figure out how to round the money up. Oh well. Merry Christmas to everyone.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Or it could be we were just trying to figure out what we were filming that day. No it's a script meeting.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
If you donate $50 you get a Autographed DVD and a special thanks credit in the ending credits which also qualify's you for a credit a page on imdb.com (it's up to imdb.com to post or not post your name but we will submit it) Donations larger are very welcome and we can work out some additional perks for you if you do.
So please help me help Sam get his acting career kicked into high gear. I will post the donations PayPal button on my website http://sterlingproductions.ca/sam.html
Friday, December 2, 2011
Have you ever noticed that Directors have crazy hair? I'm no different I guess. The stress level was outrageous on this shoot with so many actors not showing up to film there scenes. But any ways the actors that did show were very dedicated to getting the project finished.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
This script is going to be for Sam Kilpatricks first film.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
So I need to make the money to buy them before they are gone. Please ask around and see if you can talk anyone into donating some money so I can purchase the tile.
Donations can be made to via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
So I have finally got around to finishing the edit of Death by Design. We filmed this way way back in 2007 but never got around to the final edit. I have a car exploitation in the film and i could never get it to look right. cathyDirector is going to try and fix the problem with after effects. If all goes well the film will be available for sale on DVD in a month or so.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
I was hoping to go to the taping of the final episode but I don't have the cash for a ticket and it would have been really hard to tape a QHR Report while they are going out live. So many rules you know. Yep so sorry Qhr Report covering the event.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
So I think I'm one step closer to posting Echo Beach The Movie on YouTube as a rental / pay per view. I now have monetization but not a YouTube Partner Deal on SterlingCanada2. I'm not sure how that works but maybe in time things will work out.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
So I watched Parker's video and I'm wondering what you think of it? I feel that the director made a huge mistake in only recording his lip sink in high speed and didn't do any takes in real time. Also I feel the director fell short of shots of great skateboarding action. He really failed Parker.
Please watch the video and comment on how it could have been made better. Personally I think the Next Star producers should re-shoot the video with a new director.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
I need to edit a film trailer for Echo Beach one of these days. I never got around to making one. I just have that teaser we made before we shot the film.
Friday, July 29, 2011
The film is a really cool idea and once I have the script finished and copyrighted I will let everyone know the story line. It's a good youth action adventure comedy. It's a bit of a throw back to the Little Rascals bit based in summer 2012 when the internet crashes. Oh no I gave too much away already. Oh well the only people that read my blog are trusted friends so i don't mind.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I'm hoping to restart YCDTOY in the new year with an all new cast and studio. I have been looking around and haven;t found anything yet that would work for a studio in my price range. Then it would be back to fund raising to make it all happen.
Well here is to hoping. : ) Stranger things have happened. Maybe Brad pit will donate a large some of money to help kids find their voice through acting.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Parents pay $500 to $5,000 a year just so their kid can play hockey well why not spend some money on your child's acting career?
Just drop me an email to set up your child's audition for the film.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
So onto productions stuff. Some how, in some way I am going to make a film in July this year Starring Parker Kary and Kyle Claeys. I'm now thinking that I will try for another Scout troop film with a possible 30 actors. I have a few ideas for a story line but I'm not sure which I like yet. I guess it really depends on how hard it is to write the story. It will be action adventure film. May be a canoe trip gone wrong. For that I would have to make sure that all the actors are strong swimmers. Another idea would be they save a plain crash victim or it could be just a straight up story of friendship building.
So I will narrow it down and write some kind of outline then post a casting call to see if I can find the 30 plus actors for the film.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Anyway they way its looking a film to be shot in Niagara Falls Canada in July 2011 Starring
kyle Cleays (I have a tentative yes from his parents)
Parker Kary I haven't asked him yet but I will on Tuesday) and .
MadeByJef pending airline tickets and parents approval.
Budget is going to come in around $8,000 to $10,000 for flights for Jef and a parent, hotel or campground fees, gas for production vehicles, DVCAM Tape and food. There will most likely be some props but I'm not sure what yet because I haven't written the script yet.
Now the pole I have going seems to be leaning in the same direction so that could be a good thing. Hopefully we can have pre-orders, I mean have donations from 500 to 1,000 people that would really like to help Kyle, Parker and Jef get their film acting careers going. Again the pole looks like we may have 74 interested people.
I will post a Donation button for the project and each 25 dollar donation will get an autographed DVD copy of the film when its finish in early October. The DVD will have Dutch and German subtitles.
Now you know how I roll. Any thoughts, anyone? Comment below or feel free to email me. email@example.com
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
On the week of the screening, around Dec 2010, I was raced to the hospital in extreme pain and had emergency surgery to remove an internal infection. There was a puss pocket 6" in diameter and 1/2 thick were my leg, meets my torso. I was told they would put me under for the surgery, which the surgeon decide that local freezing and some kind of pain killer in a drip iv "3 to 5 mins drip" was the only thing needed.
Well the very second the iv drip was hooked and to the protest of the nurse who was working the painkiller drip, the surgeon cut into me. What an unbelievable amount of pain! I'll spare you all the details but basically he cut into the area, removed what ever caused the infection, push all the puss out, packed a cotton string of some kind inside to act like a wick so the wound would weep out any and all remaining infection.
So after the surgery was done and the pain relievers just kicked in, I was given a prescription for an inflammatory, pain relief and anty biotic, then pushed out the door in a wheel chair and sent home.
So I was to come back in two or three days and he would remove the wick. So on the day of the screening I was back in the hospital, the surgeon removed the bandage, tool a look and said it looks good. He then took a pair of surgical pliers and in one swift motion he pulled all 48" of wick out. I had no idea that the wick that was packed in there was about 48" long.
Anyways, I was lying in bed, still in pain, upset that there was no way for me to help the parents with the screening of my film, while the parents of the actors I spent so much time and money helping, were giving the extra money raised from the screening to the local food bank.
So the next day I find out that they gave to money to the food bank and not me to repay the bank. I mean what the F***!. You got to be kidding me! This is so unreal! What gives them the right to give the banks money to the frig in food bank! What evil! What a breach of trust! What ever processed them?
So I sent an email stating my disbelief, I got a reply of, well it wasn't much money, it's not like it was thousands of dollars, it was only $289. Not replying because I had a few choice words for that.
Later on I sent a second email to another parent and got, well some of the parents decided that the money should go to the food bank and I didn't want to start an argument, well it wasn't much money, it's not like it was thousands of dollars, it was only $289. I didn't think it was that much money so I pitched in a few to make it an even $300.
So right now I'm paying 300% interest ( min credit card payment $300 of a $400 payment is interest) on the money that was borrowed for the film. So that $300 could have saved me $900 in interest.
So what do I do? Do I try and have them charged with theft? Do I sue them for breach of trust? What?
One thing I can do is terminating all contact and future work with the parties involved. So those actors are no longer welcome at Sterling Productions because their parents screwed them.
One parent did make a $210. Donation because she felt it was the right thing to do so I'm still working with them. But the others, no way! I mean common man! What a stab in the back.
I could realy use some help form out there. Sales, subscribers, veiws, comments here and on YouTube. I don't under stand why I can't not be sucessful at anything. With all the work I have put in over 25 years, How is that possible?
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Matthew and the twins were ball 15 ears old here and the base player was 16 i believe.
Recording Copyright Sterling Johnston 2008 Music compose and proformed by Matthew Rappolt and band
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Parker Kary C/O
Box 96, Alma, Ontario
Canada N0B 1A0
He can only attend events in Ontario at this piont so please no out of province requests.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Kyle Claey's is winning our actor pole on the left there. That's good because we are making a film with him this summer. We have a few story ideas so once I get the script finished and his parents approval we will start work on it. We maybe announcing a fund raiser for that project soon. We have to pre-sell the DVDs to make the money to make the film this time around. I have no credit anymore so I can't barrow the money like I use to do.
Also I'm still hoping to talk a popular YouTuber into working with us this summer.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
So I'm looking forward to making something this summer. I'm going to start asking people to buy the new film even before it's made. For every donation of $25 there get a free DVD, with Free shipping anywhere in the world and it will be autographed by the cast. Now that's a cool deal if I have ever heard one. My PayPal is firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone is intrested in such a deal. Cast to be announced. Film will be 47 mins or longer.
Oh and if anyone knows where I can get a job in the KW area, please let me know. I need to make some cash.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Many many thanks to a great person Cathy Danneberg for making this title page for the website. She is a great person to work with and does a great job. If you would like her to do some work for you, just contact her on http://www.youtube.com/cathydirector