||[Jul. 23rd, 2008|01:02 am]
Everything that Makes a Geek Laugh
I make ridiculously bad films. I also make decent ones, but right now I have a mandate from FITV, the campus tv network at Florida Tech, to create more original programming. In the spirit of our last project, Armageddon, we're remaking the Matrix. An amazing idea was thrown out that we should include trailers for fake movies along with this, followed by a vote on campus to select the best concept, which we will then develop into a full film.
We've come up with a number of great ideas, but I thought that this interesting collection of individuals could be a great asset in this endeavor to come up with some absolutely ludicrous spoofs and/or original concept.
Current ideas we are developing include:
-Guitar Hero: The Movie
-"Scott and Mike Go to the Vending Machine", a spoof of Harold & Kumar, and most college comedies in general, wherein the heroes are thrust into a battle for the fate of humanity in the course of walking across the dorm quad to get a midnight snack.
-A "Lord of the Flies"-esque tale of a campus that descends into anarchy when the professors leave for a scientific conference in Maui, which leads to an eventual war between different factions of graduate students battling for funding and lab space.
-An anti-super-hero movie, wherein a group of students acquire "super powers" in a physics experiment gone wrong during freshman lab. However, their powers are a bit crap, including the ability to type with one's brain, the ability to fly...one foot off the ground, and the ability to run really fast...backwards.
They're pretty bad, but that's sort of the point.
If anyone has any more ideas that you'd like to see manifested in this project, leave a comment. I will of course credit you with the original story idea if it's selected.
For anyone who has not seen our version of Armageddon (which won a film contest, actually), you can find it here:
And the accompanying blooper reel here:
Thanks for the help!