Friday, September 30, 2005

My Sole Contribution to NCSA's Thesis Films of 1999: This Movie Poster

Just to spare you and everyone else the pain of looking at Tom DeLay's ugly mug all weekend, I thought I'd quickly post up another image. I decided on this. This is a poster I did for Danny McBride's 4th year movie called Eddie Noble and the Heroes. If any of us were any good at Photoshop Version (whatever version was then-current in 1999), then we probably would have kept the image black-and-white and just colored it in using the program. But since no one was (for evidence please view the "pennies" flying out from the the red-eyed white man above, played by Tyler Baum), we just colored the actual drawing with markers. The original is gone, I believe, and this copy, the poster taped to the door at our LA Screenings, is the only copy I'm aware of. I really liked this thing until I colored it in. The markers had a way of loosening the ink and blurring the lines which didn't ruin it, but marred it a bit. But I think the faces of the characters look like the actors I was drawing, which doesn't usually happen when I'm trying to draw real people, so Danny lucked out. Doug Balcer on the left, Eric Metzgar on top (I believe that's his name), Lucius Dillon on the right, and the hot blonde drama chick in the purple cape; I can't remember her name. And last, but not least, Matt Gray in the bottom left. His yellow-lined circle of happy optimism is my favorite part of the poster and not just because it's a smilin' Matt Gray in the middle, but because I like the way the orange and yellow contrast with the blue sky; it lightens up the whole thing nicely. Anyway. That's really it for the week. Have a good weekend everybody.

8 comments:

Shannon said...

Um...the dude on the left looks like Dan Ackroyd...retarded. But it's the best drawing I've ever seen, ever.
And I love the self portrait of you wearing an Asian hat or something, I love it.

noahkey said...

Her name is Sam Shelton. She was just in Bob Hardison and Rich Robinson's first feature, MARCUS, and she's quite a good actress. I believe she also still bartends at "The Dime".

If you haven't seen it, you can go to meet-marcus.com to see the trailer of Bob and Rich's movie. The trailer does it no justice. I saw it with no music and about 80% done (I was giving them a fresh set of eyes) and it was f'ing fantastic. Everyone will get work out of it. Especially Sam and the other girl. They are great performances B and R pulled out of those ladies.

Fried Pepperoni said...

If I'm not mistaken, Sam was also in a Carl's Jr. commercial back in the '99-'00 era. There was a group of cool people waiting in line for something cool and she was the featured cool person. Uhh, and there was a burger in there at some point. Wasn't she also in White Oleander? Or am I the only that stumbled across that on Oxygen one evening? At any rate, you're famous by a small degree of separation, Crane.

And it's a great poster, too.

blankfist said...

Sam Shelton, yes. She was a kickboxer, too. A little known fact. I know I saw her in that Carl's Jr spot, but I don't think she was in White Oleander, was she?

Let me check IMDB. One moment.

There was a Sam Shelton that worked on Donnie Darko... don't think that's the same Sam, though... hmmm... Oh, wait... found a Samantha Shelton... Yes, that's here. Said she studied acting at NCSA, so...

Looking at her credits, she was in fact in White Oleander. She's got a decent enough resume. In fact, if you look at my IMDB page -- oh wait, I don't have one. That's right. I've done nothing.

Ho-hum.

Great post though, Crane.

blankfist said...

Didn't Matt Gray AND Keir Randall both date her?

Fried Pepperoni said...

No, you're thinking of Sam Shephard.

blankfist said...

That was a terrible, terrible joke, Shawn. That's beneath you. Try and try again, please.

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