I basically use FB as a promotional tool, but I suspect that due to its ease of use and never-ending scroll of white noise, the number of likes you get has no direct correlation to sales or eyeballs. I may announce that my latest Lifetime Network movie is playing and it could get a few hundred likes, but does that mean anyone actually tuned in? I'm not convinced. If a Facebook post falls over in the woods and then gets 60 comments, does it make any real sound?
Plus, social media is sort of a time-suck.
But I know (or at least I hope) that there are a handful of people out there who do give a shit about what I'm up to. I felt like total internet blackout wasn't the way to go ...
... But full-on retro-style blogging - not even "Tumblr'ing" - seemed like the right thing for me. I can write more than 140 characters and I can choose to put photos in or not. And what I do know is that if you're reading this, you made a conscious decision to type trenthaaga.com into your nav bar ... I'm not just a random posting coming across your feed while you sit on the toilet. You actually sought me out. For that, you get a real inside view of my stupid life. Congrats.
This morning, I went and did my ADR session for the upcoming Full Moon Feature KILLJOY'S PSYCHO CIRCUS. This is the fifth (!) film in the series and the fourth (!) time I've played the titular clown. It's always crazy to get a look at these movies for the first time. We shoot them so quickly and so on the fly that I sort of forget what they're like. And I'm always pleasantly surprised at how they turn out, considering the factors that are against us. I gotta give credit to John Lechago, who wrote and directed parts 3,4, and 5. The man is a miracle worker.
What's particularly cool about this installment in the series is the fact that it's going to debut on Robert Rodriguez's EL REY network, where they'll be running a full KILLJOY marathon before the premiere of PSYCHO CIRCUS. Look, Mom, I'm gonna be a TV star! More on that when I find out what's up. I hear it's happening in October.
We've been test-screening a little feature film that I wrote and directed called 68 KILL. We're getting close to finishing the edit and are about to get into sound design and musical score. I've been working on this project for a while. I read the excellent book by Bryan Smith and I said to myself, That's it. I'm going to adapt this book into a movie. It only took me a few years, but I'm pretty happy why how it's coming together.
Details about the movie have been pretty tight. We haven't talked about it much to anybody and there's no Facebook page or footage out there and no official photos or anything. But since you're one of the two people who came out here, you deserve something special. Here's a pic of our editor's TV screen. On it, our leading man, Matthew Gray Gubler (from CRIMINAL MINDS) gets a little tortured by the amazing Sheila Vand (The Girl Who Walks Home Alone at Night herself). Don't tell my Producer you saw this here. I'll deny it and no one will believe that you were reading a blog in the first place ... Because what is this? 2005?
Seriously, though, if you're reading this, take a moment to leave a comment so I don't feel like I'm some kind of H.P. Lovecraft character talking to himself in a room ... Thanks!