Posts Tagged ‘Max Dix’

Max Dix, zero to six: the Car Trip Scene

Friday, November 12th, 2010

This is the next to last Max Dix play excerpt that I’m posting. I wrote/directed this a couple of years ago; it won some awards. I’ve just signed a contract with an agency (NODA) to have Max Dix represented throughout the UK.

This scene is about a mom with her two sons driving and driving, leaving behind the bad memories and home after the father has left them. The kid Max has a nice monologue.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO OF THE CAR TRIP SCENE

Here are some photos from the scene:












Here are the previous videos I have put online, with massive gaps, in the order that they appeared in the play:

Beginning of Play

The Soap Opera Scene

War in the Living Room

The Garden Scene

Monkey Brains Scene

Video – “The Garden Scene” from Max Dix, Zero to Six, excerpt from the staged play

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Another short excerpt from “Max Dix, Zero to Six”. The second half of this scene will be up next week.

Click HERE TO SEE THE GARDEN SCENE.

Here’s some stills from this video excerpt:

Max talks to the flowers

Talking to plants

Max and the Grandma-type neighbor laugh about Learning Things:
Max and Grandmother type laughing

The Grandma-Type tells Max about some of The Things of Life:
Grandma type with Max Dix in the garden

Grandma type in thoughtful mode:
Hiliary Barry as Grandmother type considering matters

Max is laughing at a joke the flower’s telling him, which the Grandma type did not hear…
Max laughs

Video – The beginning of Max Dix, Zero to Six, excerpt from the staged play

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Another short segment from my play, “Max Dix, Zero to Six”. It can only give a taste of the feel for the production. It is the very beginning of the play….

Click HERE TO SEE BEGINNING

Some stills from this excerpt:

All actors of Max Dix on stage at beginning

Pregnancy problems

parents adore their newly born infant

Max Dix proclaims he is alive & happy to be

Parents try to bribe their child with nonsense

Child get penis circumsized

Child gets baptized a Catholic

Links to web pages & what I’ve been up to sort of round-up

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Here’s a round-up of links to things, me and the others, that I like. Videos (of matches, Max Dix, and me with why I never got published in the UK) to follow in the next weeks.

During March 2010, here’s my most popular Blog, “The movie I was in is out – “Tombé sur la Tete”.

Second popular, my –Story – RED BALL.

Third popular, my SPEED DATING Story.

Fourth popular, my first MAX DIX Video Clip.

Fifth: “The author as a live cartoon character.

Links I posted via my FACEBOOK PAGE or TWITTER PAGE were:

The ecstasy of the filmmaker Herzog.

“I’m Not Going To Think About Her” .

Plastic Bag By Ramin Bahrani.

And, finally, of course, DAVID LYNCH’s INTERVIEW PROJECT.

Lastly, anyone want to join my HIDDEN PEOPLE FACEBOOK FAN PAGE is welcome….

MY FOOT, ongoing video and stills installation project

People like my on-going stills & video installation project, MY FOOT. Here was a recent favorite….

car

SLICES, a theater play, its plans, the overload.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

munch-scream

I was going to begin rehearsing a brand-new newly-written play of mine this week called, “Slices”. It was to be about a group of executives of different nationalities waiting to get down-sized at a multinational based in Europe. The fear, desperation, politics, hysteria, comedy, surrealism of this situation. Auditions done, ideas began bubbling, most of the writing still had to get done within four weeks. This was the same procedure I had performed with my previous play, “Max Dix, Zero to Six”, writing the script when the actors had been cast.

Before committing to doing this, I had meet-ups with members of the board of the producing group, explaining my need for a backstage team and/or production team, or at least a list of interested contacts. I got affirming nods but nothing happened and I started writing and auditions happened and I wrote some more and sent out a “help-me-with-this” email and nothing came back but at a social event I was given three people’s names to contact as possible producers, without contact details. One of these people I had had a falling out with years ago. Another was already engaged with another production. The third was going through a divorce.

Significantly I also possessed a lifelong personal dread in cold-calling/contacting people to ask for help. With the holidays about to begin, I was trying to write and cast this play, come up with directing ideas without anyone on the technical or production side who could give me an idea whether something I was thinking of would be possible. Suddenly I only had three weeks to complete the writing of the full-length play, knowing I might have to rewrite the thing when much of what I was thinking of might not be possible, or who, and what quality of who, would be involved beyond cast members. And this play would have to go up in March.

With all this hanging over my head, the writing stuttered to a stop as worry rose. I had never put a production team together. All my contacts in this area were casual and fitful. I was called upon to be practical, creative, multi-tasking, dig and call around, administrate and organize, run my publishing company and my communications business and enjoy some Christmas. Unable to do half of this, I withdrew myself and the play rather than face possible mediocrity for the actors and the play.

There was no one to point to and say, Bad Person. This Is The Way It Is. I had been spoiled with my last two plays, with the essential part of the production team already set-up, which allowed me to concentrate solely on the creative. I had foolishly forgotten how one is expected to be part administrator/part director/part hustler to put on a play, and these combined skills set were not something I possess. This Is Not The Way I Am.

Still, I have SLICES the novel, which I’m moving forward with.

Pity is, I do this play writing and theater directing stuff pretty good.