Man, college was weird; being away from home, left to your own devices, school! What was most strange was when I found myself becoming something I never thought I would be: an actor. Ok, so actor is a strong word for what I did. In one student film I was running, in another I was yelling and in one I played a character named "Dylan" who hated everyone around him. It was a real stretch.
One of the more interesting films I was involved in was made by Jakob Cohen. Jakob was a friend of a friend, who later became a friend. He wrote a short film called The Motion Picture Martyr and it was nuts. It had blood, violence, mentally challenged hero/villains and a scene where the main character jerks off while rubbing a gun. You know, family stuff. Jakob asked me to be in the film as said jerking-off-while-rubbing-a-gun guy. We filmed most of my parts in one cold weekend on Long Island. Late nights and early mornings. It kind of beat the shit out of me. If you ever see it please note in one scene that my voice was completely gone after hours of "acting". The film was cool, I was awful.
A couple months ago I saw that Jakob started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for his first full-length film. I was psyched. I always loved Jakob's short films and the thought of him doing a feature length actually made me giddy. To my surprise it was a remake of the film I had starred in only a couple years prior. Americans and their remakes. Needless to say, this one looks a lot better than the one I ruined all those years ago.
The first teaser trailer is now online and I can't wait to go to the premiere in a couple months. This has to happen now.