Interview with the Director Pt. II... 
Saturday, June 10, 2006, 11:21 PM
G'day, gang! It's been a while since I posted, but have just completed my second interview with the guys at Payne Reactor, so thought I'd post an excerpt of it on the blog...

Patrick: How is the film progressing?
Fergle: We're progressing at a pretty steady rate at the moment, awaiting confirmation from our DP on the location. Once that's done, we'll be able to arrange shooting dates with everyone involved, which we expect to be during the summer, this year.

Patrick: Has any footage from the film already been shot?
Fergle: Well, I could lie, but I won't. So no. No footage from the film has been shot.

Patrick: Has any of the film's score already been recorded?
Fergle: Justin R. Durban and I have been in constant communication, discussing various ideas for the score, and he has come up with some samples, but understandably can't score the film until he has seen the finished product.

Patrick: Why have things been so quiet recently?
Fergle: I think I'll let Sir Executive Producer answer this one...

Luke: The main rate limiting step thus far has been finding an appropriate location. It has taken us since December last year to come up with just one viable suggestion, which, as mentioned before, our DP has yet to confirm. Everything else is ready to go, and I've been keeping everyone updated on the blog.

Patrick: How do you deal with certain issues, such as being unable to set up meetings because of busy schedules, etc?
Fergle: A porch, rocking chair, loaded shotgun, and a large bottle of whiskey in a paper bag... then I wait for the unsuspecting tourists to walk by.

Luke: That has probably been the most difficult thing so far, and this is probably because no one is being paid to work on the shoot. However, everyone involved has bent over backwards to find the time in their busy schedules to meet with us, although what with my constant nagging phone calls, I don't think they like me all that much anymore.

Patrick: Are you going to make the planned release date, or will it most likely be pushed back?
Luke: So far, we're still on target, but reserve the right to change the date if circumstances must.

Patrick: Can you tell us a little about the story at all?
Fergle: We're keeping the story under lock and key until the film is released.

You can read the rest of the interview here.

Stay sharp, people.

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E-mail problems... 
Friday, May 26, 2006, 07:12 PM
Due to a few problems with the server this week, if you tried e-mailing anyone at Payne and Redemption dot com and got your e-mail bounced back to you, that'll be why... Either that or you don't know how to send an e-mail!

Everything has now been resolved, so please re-send any e-mails you might have sent us before, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.


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And The Winner Is... 
Sunday, May 21, 2006, 09:49 PM

Only kidding - actually I'm not - but with reference to my competition, I am not.

Now who should I give the 10 pounds prize to? 'Fern' guy - you get it. I know where you live...

So what's been happening these past few days? Well, I've been cooking. That's right, me and a large saucepan. A large saucepan, or stew pot, if you will, in which I tried to add two actors, one makeup artist, one hair stylist and a photographer. All that and a sprinkling of frustration - that sums up what has been happening these past few days - you nosy sod. Indeed more frustration than a hamster in one of those drag-car ball things that can only go forwards and back (if you don't know what I'm talking about, then you haven't lived). So needless to say, the photos may be slightly delayed...

Buoyed by the response to my last competition, I think I'm going to up the ante a little and throw in some real prizes - an official film T-shirt for the 2nd & 3rd best entries and a day on set for the best. So if that's something you fancy competing for, slip on your creative/wit shoes and reply away...

What would Max Payne's favourite joke be?

Ok, I will announce the winners in a week or so (but remember that I am the real winner - of everything).

Personas gordas gobiernan el mundo,
Luke Morgan-Rowe.
FBI's Most Wanted Executive Producer.

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No more tick-tock... 
Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 11:02 AM
That's right, no more tick-tock my shiny happy friends - by the end of the month...

Luke "Jeff Garlin" Morgan-Rowe.
Daily Mail-burning Executive Producer.

P.S. No, I'm not talking about the film - if you haven't the foggiest what I'm on about, which I highly suspect to be the case, you will have to explore the whole site.

P.P.S. Disappointed at the lack of response to my last competition, I shall propose you another:

If Max Payne were to have a pet, what would it be? 10 pounds for the best answer.

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There once was a man from Niagra, whose life was enlightened by... 
Sunday, May 7, 2006, 01:45 AM

Sorry, I've always wanted to start a blog with that, you know, raising the issue, but couldn't find a good enough reason... until now.

Anywho, I noticed that once again my undoubted bias has led me to neglect the wonderful crew involved in this shambles (sorry, production - I'm gonna get a punch from Mr Director for that). I mean, who cares about the cast? They're just a bunch of overpaid, make-up wearing prissies - apart from Nigel Billing, Kylie Cushman & John Mangan, of course.

"Have you got the the point of what you're going to say yet?" I was just asked - me? waffle? Imagine Charlie Sheen saying 'waffle'...

OK, so here is a brief run down of the 8 or so people who really run the show:

(1), (2), (3)...(7) & (8) - Luke Morgan-Rowe

Only kidding!

(1) Piers "Midnight" Leigh - our director of photography. Piers is a very experienced and highly sought-after cinematographer. From our first meeting with him, his image for the film correlated with Mr Writer/Director's perfectly, and he will be a pleasure to work with I'm sure.

(2) Michael "The Hef" Johns - our sound recordist & Consigliere. A very experienced member of the British film industry, Michael offers us sage (yup, I said it again!) advice as well as flawless sound recording! He even has his own IMDB page... oooo, la-di-da.

(3) Marc "Marb" Knapton - our VFX guy. Well, I hope so...

(4) Justin "R" Durbin - our music composer. Yea, I don't know what's with the "R" either, but Mr Director insists on it, so there you go. Anywho, he currently works for X-Ray Dog, a well respected trailer music composing company thing - but he mainly does excellent scores for games & films.

(5) Dewi "Riggs" Morgan - our senior production consultant. I came up with that title - and am so proud! Dewi has been a good friend / enemy for some time now, and despite what people say, he's actually rather clever - without him, well we'd still make it, but it'd take a lot longer!

(6) Yin "Chick Pea" Lee - our key straight makeup artist. Yin has a fantastic portfolio, and will offer unique and intriguing straight makeup.

(7) Aaron "Bruv" Pritchard - our key hair stylist. Despite the title, Aaron is not gay ("not that there's anything wrong with that..." - Seinfeld). Aaron has been doing my hair for over 4 years now, so anyone who has seen me knows enough to be very, very concerned.

(8) Laura Odette Phipps - our key special effects makeup artist. The newest member of our small and utterly creepy family, Laura is taking on one of the more pressurised roles, as Mr Director is himself an SFX makeup artist - so that's like going to work for a cat as a gatto. Laura is very enthusiastic & we are very impressed with the work she has done so far.

So there you have it and now you know. Your day is complete and your night, like a beckoning virgin, awaits the thrusting advance of your felicitatious instincts.

10 pounds for whoever spots the made up word in my post.

With riotous and engaging concern for your well-being, surrender now or face my wrath,

Luke "Jeff Garlin" Morgan-Rowe.
Executive Producer what doesn't get a middle initial.

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