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Man of Action on Youtube

Man of Action is now officially on YouTube for public viewing! We’re hoping this well increase the exposure of the website, so please, if you’re a fan of what we do, go out and view it on youtube! Spread it to your friends! GET IT VIRAL!

We need to get our stuff out there!

For the original post, check out

More updates to come within the week!

So much to talk about and so little time. But here’s the gist of it:

We’ve been doing a LOT of hard work. Quite a few projects underway, including the previously mentioned Jasper Conroy: Salisbury Bounty Hunter, the recently completely Gullman: Defender of Salisbury (yes, there is a theme here), and the running of our amazingly soon-to-be-mega-successful FILM FESTIVAL!

We currently have about 3 feature length and 15 short entries, totaling at over FIVE HOURS of footage. Here’s a brief idea of what we’ve got:

Starting at 3 PM we’ll be showing:
7even Days by Jay Szech (75 Minutes)
Panel with Jay (10- 15 minutes)
Short Break (5 minutes)

Robert Cogdell’s Films (10 minutes total)
Short Panel with Rob Cogdell (5 minutes)
Hudson Harrison by David M. Demerest (7 minutes)
Conflict Now by Dylan Hintz (8 minutes)
War: A Documentary by Thomas England (20 Minutes)
Short Break (5 minutes)
Scott’s Worst Day by Scott Dotterwich (6 minutes)
Playing Games in Purgatory by Ryan Henry (45 minutes)
Short Discussion (5 minutes)
The L Files by David M. Demerest (8 Minutes)
Piano Man: A Documentary by Marc Gast (20 minutes)

WAC Zombies (6 minutes)
Mean Boy and Bum by Ed Lauler (5 minutes)
I Don’t Live Today by Ed Lauler (15 minutes)
Man of Action by The Future Film Makers Club (3 minutes)
Gull Man by The Future Film Makers Club (4 minutes)
Hit and Run by Alexis Morrel and Lauren Depaul (60 minutes)

Post show Previews:
Jasper Conroy by the Future Film Makers Club
An Old Hope and Option Ingredients by Dan Gvozden
Line of Sight and Clarity by Dylan Hintz

This event will be ending around 10 or 11 PM

Other than that, good news: THE GALLERIES ARE BACK UP! Check out the new pictures here

New videos will becoming up soon, with Gull Man and Jasper Conroy, plus footage from the set of An Old Hope trip that I took last month.

I’m incredibly busy with this festival, as you can see, but hopefully it’ll all pay off! We’ve got a lot of entries and we’re making a big name not just for the club, but for film making in general through this amazing festival!

Film Festival 08


The Film Festival will be soon! May 3rd, most likely at 3:00 PM to whenever! Email me to enter!

Taxi Driver Scene

Check it out here on the FILMS page and comment!

This short scene from Taxi Driver was made for my Directing Actor’s for Film Class at Salisbury. In the original film and screenplay, directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader, Travis Bickle is a marine honorably discharged from the service who lives in New York City. Over his time living there he develops an obsession with Betsy, a young office worker for the Charles Palantine Presidential Campaign. This obsession leads him to ask her out on a date. It sounds simple enough, but I chose this scene because of Travis’s underlying motives and Betsy’s ignorance– a by product of Travis’s off-beat charisma and her desires for things of the spectacular variety. The portayal of such was carried through beautifully by both actors, Roland L. and Emily J. Thomas from the future film makers club makes a guest appearance as an improvised Tom.

Written by Paul Schrader, Music by Bernard Herrman
Directed by Dylan Hintz
Starring Roland L and Emily J. Guest appearance by Thomas England.


Set Report: An Old Hope

I’m checking in from the Tisch School of Art at NYU in NYC and boy am I having a good time!

Dan Gvozden’s film, An Old Hope is coming along magically. I’ve been here three days now and have learned an exponential amount about film making since. Being on set is the only REAL way to learn film making! Almost all of the crew has been made up of a crack team of elite professionals, battled hardened from years of set work! Luckily, I’ve gotten plenty of footage behind the scenes of set design, lighting, actors, and of course Dan’s direction.

I’ve met a lot of people and seen a lot of things. This city is amazing, and the people here are all very vibrant and alive. They aren’t kidding when they say the city never sleeps- people are always on the move, and I’ve been up at all times of day and night. The college campus where we are filming is incredibly beautiful and the office we’re using has provided an amazing set for some of Dan’s best scenes, with the fantastical art design adding to the larger-than-life feel of the small-budget movie.

Filming is coming along hilariously! Brimming with a quirky sense of humor, the root of which are the magnetic performances by Hugh Scully (Lucas Ford) and Steven Gleason (Jerry Bond, Jr.), An Old Hope is really starting to show its potential as a film-festival contender. With all the elements coming together, the fanboy fueld spirit of Dan Gvozden is starting to really translate well into a sophisticated short of deft camera movements and Classic Hollywood-styled vibrance.

I’m really glad I dragged myself out here, because this shoot is probably going to have a big impact on my life, career, and the future of Strike a Pose!!! Films. I’ll be bringing a lot of video footage back home to get the Behind the Scenes film made exclusively for this website and the DvD that’ll be coming out hopefully next year.

I’ll be back in Maryland later tonight, but for now, I’m gonna log off and get back to enjoying NYC!