So some of you may have heard that recently while rehearsing the choreography for Carver, Kyle, my trainer and the choreographer accidentally landed a round house kick that I...caught with my face, in turn breaking my nose. Well, it turns out we have the whole thing on video.
Before I get to that though, let's chat a bit.
Ron and I have been working on bringing this short to life for over a year now, on a shoestring budget. Its a larger budget than either of us has worked with on a short, and its definitely more than most here in Boise. Kyle has been involved since November, training me just to get me to a point that I can handle the physical requirements of the choreography. That's on top of our amazing crew, that we worked with for the first scene that was shot back in October. For something that will only amount to about 15 minutes of screen time, we're putting a great deal of time and energy into this. Carver has been a labor of love for us.
We're all hoping that when this thing is wrapped, that we'll have something to show for it, and we're hoping that people will respond to the world that we've been building. The plan is to have Carver done by June. Totally wrapped, ready to go. In the mean time, we hope to get people involved with the production, to give you an idea of the completely bat shit, shoot for the moon move we're playing here. We're literally laying it all on the line with this. That being said, it may be a glorious failure, however, the only failure is not trying.
So we're not crowd funding this thing, we're not asking for money. We just want to bring you into the fold and start giving you glimpses of the world and hopefully get some feedback on what you're seeing. Which brings us to "The Nose".
We recently launched the Official Carver Facebook page. Over the course of the next few months, we'll weekly be releasing behind the scenes vlogs, interviewing cast and crew, to give you an idea of what to expect from the final film. We would love to be able to share this with as many people as we can because honestly, its been lonely and a bit scary at times. We think we're telling an interesting and fun story, but who knows? So in an effort to build a community online, that we can engage and talk to about "Carver", we're throwing out a challenge to our friends.
Bottom line, if we can get 300 Likes on The Official Carver Page, we'll release the video of me (Chris Hunt) getting round house kicked in the face. I'm not gonna lie, its actually pretty funny. It also sucked at the time, but in hindsight it was worth it. Why? Because broken noses are cool. That's besides the point. The real point is, if you all want to see us (me) taking it in the face (a roundhouse specifically) for our dreams, and you're willing to take a minute or two to repost this on your personal Facebook, if by midnight this Sunday we have 300 likes, that ego bruising, ridiculous video will be online Monday evening for your viewing pleasure. Hell, even if you don't give a damn about "Carver" ultimately, I know there's plenty of people out there that would love to see me take a kick to the head, so let's just say its a win win for everyone.
So that's that I suppose. Let the game's begin. Remember, 300 Likes. Midnight. Sunday. Let's go out there and win one for the gipper.