Michael Gibson and Calvin McCarthy are producing and creating a movie in Portland right now called “Vampire Mutants from the Planet Neptune” you can help produce!
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
What makes a movie good? This was a conversation that I recently had and it really blew my mind. The argument was “if a movie is ‘good’ and I can’t keep my eyes open during it, is it good to me?” I had to pause, and completely agree. The movies that I enjoy most are the ones where I am engaged, fully, and feel connected to because they were so entertaining. I hate to admit, but there are a lot of “good” movies that do not appeal to me in any way.
You know who would totally agree with that? Michael Gibson and Calvin McCarthy. Why? Because they are producing and creating a movie in Portland right now called “Vampire Mutants from the Planet Neptune” which sounds more like a random word-generator than the title of a movie. But, after talking to these two, I have no doubt that it is going to be a really good movie, at least for me!
We talk about putting a movie together, the creative process, being in movies, watching movies… we talk a lot of movies. Calvin has been an actor and director in the Portland area since he was little, and Michael is a producer and focuses on sound, which is near and dear to my heart. And yes, we do talk about hanging dong in a movie.
Michael & Calvin developed the production company Video Is The Future and their first production is going to be the aforementioned “Vampire Mutants from the Planet Neptune” where you can join me at the premiere and help support this film! Go to http://bit.ly/SCPSmutantvampire
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Michael Gibson is a local production sound mixer for indie films and is also opening up a small indie film studio in Portland Oregon!
Calvin Morié McCarthy was born April 28th 1992 and raised in Vancouver WA. He began his career as an actor at age 16 playing Romeo in his high school theater production of "Romeo and Juliet". He has appeared in such films as "the Adults in the room", "Lake Noir" and "A House A Home". Calvin has gone on to direct two feature films, "3 flies in a widow's web" and "Bedtimescarries.com
". Calvin also directed and produced the documentary "Manos: a conversation with Jackie Neyman".
[00:00:00] spk_0: in this episode, Michael Gibson and Calvin McCarthy from the production company Video Is the Future came up with a few sketch ideas. NBA team coming out the music, playing chair song or whatever it is and then the players coming out and going, what's going on, looking around the room on a pitch meeting and just throwing things together. Okay, that's great. That's, that's a great one. What if you had a martin Scorsese who was doing a low budget film?
[00:00:29] spk_1: It's deliverance meets predator.
[00:00:30] spk_0: Which one did we pick? You'll find out on this episode of it's a sketch comedy podcast show. Welcome back to sketch comedy podcast show. The one of a kind show where I Stewart rice invite interesting people to have intriguing conversations and then improvise a comedy sketch based on what we talked about. If you liked this episode, I highly suggest going to sketch comedy podcast show dot com where you can go to Youtube and you can get other episodes and all sorts of really great stuff. Speaking of good, what makes a movie good? This was a conversation that I recently had and it really blew my mind. The argument was if a movie is good and I can't keep my eyes open during it. Is it good to me? I had to pause and completely agree. The movies that I enjoy most are the ones where I am engaged fully and feel connected because they are so entertaining. I hate to admit it. But there are a lot of good movies that do not appeal to me in any way. You know, who would totally agree with that? Michael Gibson and Calvin McCarthy from the production company Video Is the Future here in Portland Oregon. Why? Because they're producing and creating a movie in Portland right now called vampire mutants from the planet Neptune, which sounds more like a random word generator than the title of a movie. But after talking to these two, I have no doubt that it is going to be a really good movie. Well, at least for me, we talk about putting a movie together the creative process, being in movies, watching movies. We talk a lot about movies. Calvin has been an actor and director in the Portland area since he was a wee little one and Michael is a producer and focuses on sound which is near and dear to my heart. And yes, we do talk about hanging dong in a movie, Michael and Calvin developed the production company, Video is the Future and their first production is going to be this aforementioned vampire mutants from the planet Neptune where you can join me at the premiere and help support this film. The link is in the show notes and if you come, I'll even share my popcorn with you. And now my conversation with Michael Gibson and Calvin McCarthy, the movie making duo that sometimes hang Dong Michael Calvin, thank you so much for coming on the show. Thank you for having. Thank you for having us. So, I've got a question for both of you. It's what makes you interesting.
[00:03:18] spk_1: Oh, so such a big question. Uh, my immediate impression is what makes you interesting. Everyone's interesting and it's our life experiences that make us interesting. What makes me interesting? I don't know. Uh, I'm but it's like in the moment or universally, I don't know. Uh, studio in Portland Oregon. What I'd eat faker. That's what makes me interesting. All right. Uh, yeah, I'll give more of a real answer to that. Um, okay, here, here's what makes me interesting, just like off the bat. What I think people go, that is really weird and interesting is my two biggest loves in life. Um Couldn't be more opposite number one. I'm like just a big movie nerd. Like horror movie nerds, sci fi movies, Godzilla movies, monster movies from the fifties. I'm like an encyclopedia of knowledge. But then my other biggest love is NBA basketball. I know every player on every team, I know every starter on every team bleacher report is my biggest thing. So that's usually one that I get people going. That is really interesting that both of those are like your two biggest loves.
[00:04:37] spk_0: Yeah this is like uh gosh what would I say? Like nerd stratification there, like you can be an NBA nerd but those NBA nerds don't usually the Venn diagram doesn't circle
[00:04:50] spk_1: up with and then I throw like a loop another wrench in there where it's like, oh yeah my my two favorite artists, like musical artists are like Billy Idol and the Psychedelic furs. So none of those go together. Like none of my front, none of my basketball friends give a shit about the movies or the music that I like.
[00:05:11] spk_0: That makes it really difficult when you're trying to figure out like uh themes for bringing the teams onto the court, right? Like, you know, like a psychedelic first song? That would be good for bringing an NBA team onto the court. And it's like I can't all of my love, you can't do that. It doesn't work. So yeah.
[00:05:32] spk_1: Yeah. I get I get like Godzilla Blue rays and Trailblazers Jersey for christmas.
[00:05:39] spk_0: That's beautiful. I love it. I love it. Well, excellent. Well, I can think of something else that makes both of you pretty interesting. You've got a little bit of a project going on. Tell us all about your project.
[00:05:52] spk_1: Glad you asked. Well, we have a very exciting movie coming out. It's called Mutant Vampires from the Planet Neptune and it's gonna be a feature film. It's gonna be a horror comedy movie in the style of kind of 80 slasher movies. Uh, similar to Don Dolar films who kind of invented this genre of slasher meets sci fi. So it's not like Michael Myers or Freddy Krueger. It's more like a space alien trying to kill the protagonist in the film. Uh, we're gonna film it. Super low budget. We have an Indiegogo going on right now. And it's incredible that within like seven days we've reached 90 of our goal.
[00:06:30] spk_0: Yeah, that's awesome. I've actually donated. Oh, did you? My money where my mouth
[00:06:36] spk_1: sat. Well, thank you so much for donating. What, what, what did you get?
[00:06:40] spk_0: I don't know. I don't remember. I just look for the amount of money I was comfortable spending. Yeah. With that. So I think it was $25.
[00:06:47] spk_1: Okay. This is good insight to see how people want want to engage with it.
[00:06:51] spk_0: Yeah. Well, I was just, I was looking to support. Yeah. But I think I get, Oh no, I know exactly what it is and that's exactly two tickets to the premiere.
[00:06:59] spk_1: Everyone wants that. We didn't think it was going to go very far.
[00:07:01] spk_0: Yeah. No, I mean that's a, I want to be eventually out with people and enjoying something as a group, Right?
[00:07:08] spk_1: Yeah. That's what I figured. It's funny too, because I've been a part of a lot of projects, like as an actor that have had crowdfunding campaigns. But as a filmmaker, I've never, I've never even really thought very deeply about doing a crowdfunding campaign for a movie. So this is really like my first, my first time. I know this is also Michael's first time and it's just like trying to figure out, you know, what, what did we think people were gonna buy versus what are people actually buying? Um, and uh, it's really hard with how successful this one's been so far to even figure out like, what, what did we do wrong? Like, you know, what, what, what are we getting from this that's not going to apply to other movies that don't have such a catchy title or ridiculous concept, right?
[00:08:01] spk_0: Yeah. I think I think that's really important is to have that that record stretch moment for people, right? That just grabs their attention and
[00:08:12] spk_1: they have to be scrolling and then they have to wait. What was
[00:08:15] spk_0: that? Yeah, I don't know what that even is
[00:08:18] spk_1: packing a girl in a bikini.
[00:08:20] spk_0: Exactly. Got you to stop right with that. That's
[00:08:26] spk_1: what I got that image that I just described. That you to stop and donate.
[00:08:29] spk_0: Right? It totally did. That was exactly what it was and in fact I was only gonna do $10 but then I was hoping she was gonna be hearing no not going to be at the premiere.
[00:08:40] spk_1: Yeah. Who's gonna be at the premiere? Everyone's going to premiere. Monster's gonna be at the premiere. Yeah it's gonna be at the premiere. We're going to be at the premiere.
[00:08:48] spk_0: Yeah that's the most important thing you guys are gonna be at the premiere. Yeah. So what what is the inspiration behind this movie? It's got mutants. It's got vampires. It's got mutant vampires.
[00:09:02] spk_1: Well uh
[00:09:03] spk_0: like a Neptune
[00:09:04] spk_1: oh yeah that's another question we always get. So uh at the top of the show you asked, you know, what, what do we like, what makes us interesting and like I said, fifties b order movies and sci fi movies are like are just my jam. They've always been since I was a little kid. And uh Michael mentioned Don Dolar who's a pretty big inspiration of mine because he's an independent filmmaker From the late 70s into the early 80's. Uh he's from Baltimore Maryland, and he made movies in his backyard that ended up like on TV and ended up gaining like this really big cult following. And I've just always been a really big fan of those movies. So first of all, I knew that when Michael opened up the studio space, we needed to do our our first big project needed to be fun. It needed to be maybe not overly serious. Um and that that kind of like fifties, monster movie genre, it's just perfect for that. Like, like we were also saying it it's one of those types of movies that if it's on like a walmart shelf is a DVD for five bucks, you kind of stop and go, what the fuck is that? You do not pick it up. Yeah. Yeah. You're so curious why Neptune Neptune is the coolest planet in the solar system. It's the furthest from the sun. It's one of the gas giants. It has, you know, the big I uh storm that's constantly there, I mean, and also, you know what? Everyone's everyone's been to uranus, you know, and everyone gives love to all the other planets. So
[00:10:44] spk_0: uh you you mentioned something there that I was trying to keep on the down low, but thank you for exposing me in more ways than one. Yeah, So you're funding this through Indiegogo and you're having some success which is awesome. Um I actually have had a guest on my show before. Who does he does movies as well, steve wallet. I don't know if you know who he is, but he does, he is prolific. He's done like I would say 250 movies. Uh He goes on Indiegogo and he gets like $30,000 in like a week. It's crazy. But I I think it's such a great, great way to get funding because um it's the people that are actually interested in what you're doing going and doing that. Um What has been, I mean I obviously asked a couple questions would have been some questions you've been asked uh from either people from Indie go Go or just people, you know, what are the questions that you've been asked that you're just um kind of surprised by how many people have asked to be in your movie?
[00:11:50] spk_1: A few. Quite a few. Yeah, I think the one that was really interesting to me, uh, there's a pretty popular Youtuber named Shawn C phillips and he's, he, he was like one of the first really big like Youtube people in like the movie community. He just has this huge collection. And he just, you know, he would just, oh, these are my top 10 favorite movies from the eighties, you know, and now he's like, you know, over 100,000 subscribers and his, his day job is doing that. But since he has like this little pocket of, of uh fame, uh, he's able to just get on all of these projects. And originally I, I reached out to him, so I also have a Youtube horror movie review channel and I kind of know him. I've talked to him a little bit before and I said, hey, would you mind like sharing this because it's kind of up your alley and your fans really like it? And he looked at it and said, oh, can I have a cameo in the movie? So that one was really surprising. What's also great is, I think that just kind of speaks to the ethos of making this film is that we're super adaptable. It's like if you wanted to be in the movie, Yeah. And you want to promote it and you're just good for the project that will put you in and then yeah, it doesn't, it doesn't matter to me. You know, I can, you know, the great thing about a movie like this is, you know, it can, it can go through little changes. You can add things, you know, there's nothing wrong with nothing holy or sacred about. Yeah. You know,
[00:13:22] spk_0: you're not working from a source text that is robert, you know, there's no,
[00:13:28] spk_1: this was really funny. I I was explaining this like, uh, oh yeah, have you heard about mutant vampires to a friend? I wanted to get involved? And he said, uh, no, I haven't heard about that. And he thought it was a serious thing, like after the audience and after the coronavirus, there were actually mutant vampires going around and they had to take a second wait, that can't possibly exist. But it did seem like the next chain in the progression of of a society. Yeah. Um, I also did get an interesting question where a couple of people said why mutant vampires aren't vampires from Neptune already weird enough,
[00:14:06] spk_0: You want that subset of the subset you're targeting your audience here. Right,
[00:14:13] spk_1: Right. Um, which I don't really have a good answer for that one. Yeah. Is he like, is he like a mutant on Neptune other he's an outcast. Yeah. You have to say that the sequel we have to have a lot. Right. What are
[00:14:27] spk_0: the questions you answer in the movie? You don't want to just yeah, go out and blow the whole thing, blow
[00:14:34] spk_1: the history. A lot of twists and turns. It has a lot of interest is to it.
[00:14:39] spk_0: So you guys wrote the script?
[00:14:41] spk_1: Yeah. We, you know, like I said, we Michael opened up the studio space. We knew that I've had some, some, you know, success with getting distribution for my last feature films. They've all been horror films. Um, so when we started the space, we already kind of came in with this knowledge of like how, how to do that, How to like go to a company, get your movie sold, get it on DVD, get it on amazon to be maybe even something like hulu. So we already knew how to do that. So we said, well we got, we have to do that for our first big project coming out of here. It's got to be a horror film because they're easy to sell. It should probably be something stupid and fun that everyone can get excited about. And
[00:15:32] spk_0: it went through a couple
[00:15:33] spk_1: of different changes, you know, Michael and I throw the ball around. We had a big white board and uh, we just, we were like, this idea makes this idea and then it came down to like, what do we just have in the studio? Yeah, it looks like it's high production value. And then oddly enough, those items came together, we can make this movie. We have a very, very nice latex vampire monster mask that's like form fitting that the actor can emote. And um, Michael also had like this cosmonaut style suit and it was like, okay, there's gotta go together.
[00:16:08] spk_0: Yeah, vampires in space
[00:16:12] spk_1: and it just works it immediately. It was like we said, it's like we knew. Yeah. And the funny thing is when we, I would tell that story or when I was in the process of writing the script, that's how I would, I would say it's like Michael and I were coming up with something, we realized we have a space suit and we have this vampire thing. And the first reaction that you get from people was please say that those two aren't going together. No, they're absolutely going together.
[00:16:42] spk_0: It's like chocolate and peanut butters to my years. But I hear, Yeah, that's awesome. Um, So I can't, when you've been in movies, other movies, you've
[00:16:54] spk_1: made other movies. Yes, Yes. I I believe I've directed five other other feature films that have had some form of distribution. Uh One of which is the DVD is uh you can preorder the DVD on amazon right now. That's another order of comedy called jesus. I was evil. Um but I've been acting for about 11, 12 years um in the community around here. Um had an agent the entire time. It's mostly just been like a lot a lot of Indie feature films that are shot around here. It's either that or commercials.
[00:17:39] spk_0: Yeah. Yeah, that sounds about right. Yeah. And then Michael, you've been your producer, right? You produce.
[00:17:46] spk_1: Yeah, I'm getting more into producing. I got into doing film stuff in Portland because I was looking to do a career change. I didn't want to work in an office anymore. And I started working in public access and I started to notice that everyone has a camera and they want to shoot their passion project, but they don't have good sound. So then I moved on to doing sound production sound for independent films. And I realized that I really wanted to help friends and other people in town uh make their movies and my sound is a great thing for that because it really helps people uh get getting better sound in addition to having good visuals, makes their feature films or there any projects just a little bit better. So right now I'm kind of shifting from doing just production sound also doing producing, which this studio space that I'm opening up, which I want to give you a tour soon uh is About 800 square feet of like production space. And we're gonna open an office next door. So it's gonna be a space where we can just shoot projects in here. It'll be like a little mini soundstage. And the hope is that like different movies, different feature films, different independent projects. We're going to come through the space and the team that's being established here will give a huge leg up to everyone's project and we'll be able to produce some amazing content out of here.
[00:19:04] spk_0: That's awesome. That's awesome. Michael, when you go to the movies, do you, when you listen to a movie is their movies that you listen to that drive you nuts.
[00:19:14] spk_1: Uh Once in a while. Um uh usually usually uh bigger budget features don't have those issues. They can usually fix it in post a lot of the local stuff. I'm also guilty of this too. It's never perfect and you never have time to do all the work. Uh Yeah, there's some stuff that it's like really noticeable, it's kind of hard to know like if every, if it kills the movie for everyone else, as long as it's just a little blip here and there, it's usually fine.
[00:19:41] spk_0: There's uh there's certain movies, like feature films that get a lot of get panned on the sound a lot.
[00:19:47] spk_1: Sam
[00:19:47] spk_0: design is huge. Yeah. What is an Interstellar is one that gets panned pretty hard and it's just like, it's interesting because it can make or break a movie for people because if you go into a movie and you can't understand the dialogue or you can't, so it really does have an effect on people. I just think it's like one of those like Unsung Unsung Hero is the sound engineer behind the scenes. Um Not to say that the actor is not
[00:20:15] spk_1: important. Yeah, yeah, we're in front of the camera.
[00:20:20] spk_0: Right, right. Um, so, and so I know that you've got the space in Portland, but tell me about Portland, like, so you're not the only filmmakers in Portland. Portland is actually a pretty big filmmaker, you know, Michael, you and I both have a friend that is in the final throes of getting a feature film published. So, um, what do you, what is different about Portland than anywhere else as far as film?
[00:20:50] spk_1: Oh, that's tough. Okay, that's tough. From the perspective of, you know, I grew up in Los Angeles, but I didn't have a connection to the film community in L. A. So I can only speak, so I can kind of only speak to the community here and there's a lot of support, there's a lot of pockets, there's a lot of, there's a lot of talent out there. There's a lot of good people with good ideas. I like, others, different styles, different people are doing different things. Like I know Calvin's a big horror movie nerd, but there are people out there who only do action movies or do romance films or do you know, like more personal artistic projects. So there's a good diversity to the community. Um I think that uh collaboration is key. I wish that people would be connecting a lot more. Um and I think that's one of the unique perspectives that I had doing sound is I got to be on a lot of different teams. Uh and that that showed me different ways of doing things and you kind of take the best things from each pocket, like, oh, that group, that crew has this great ability to do this. Why don't we incorporate that over here and this group does this? Why don't we incorporate that back on our team? Yeah,
[00:21:54] spk_0: yeah. There's some, some terrible habits that you're like, I'm not going to do those. Have you seen things that crews have done where you're like,
[00:22:03] spk_1: you got the big, big ones are like scheduling, you gotta show up on time. Uh, you got to treat people with respect, uh, you have to be realistic about what you can accomplish in a day. I think that's a big thing. Uh, you can't go into it thinking that you're going to have, uh, you know, you can't cram, you can't force your way through a lot of filmmaking problems. You have to have like a time for it to look good. And you also got to come into projects being a little bit humble and not having like a huge ego or you know, expect you have to really work with a team. Yeah, I you know, I would definitely echo that. I think the biggest thing that I've noticed um is that there's maybe there's maybe a fair amount of people who kind of approach the film thinking like I I just I got this because this is like my passion project, where it's it's, you know, this community has a big emphasis on kind of like this like very artistic aspect to it, and especially coming from being like an actor first, and originally not not really ever thinking, I would be able to make my own movies. I obsess over it. Um and I worry about it and I map everything out and I make, you know, shot list months in advance, because I know that when I get into editing like I'm gonna I want uh you know, the most amount of content possible. And I agree with what Michael said. I think one thing that I might differ a little bit on, and it might be why, maybe why Michael doesn't love all of my past movies. But uh it's the fact that for me, uh like as an artist or as an editor, I would 10 times out of 10 rather have 100 Okay shots for a scene rather than like the one that everyone took forever to set up perfectly. Because, you know, I saw this in a Stanley Kubrick movie and I needed to be I need the light glinting on the on the fabric, just right. Because that's what, you know, that's what kubrick would do for me. It's like it's clay, it's like I can cut around, I can make this energetic. I would rather have like diversity in shots to build a c into like, like I, I kind of just call it like the covering your own ass style where it's like, just get a bunch of stuff here.
[00:24:38] spk_0: So the quantity over quality, because you know, you can cut it together properly and getting
[00:24:43] spk_1: a little bit. I think that there is a little, there is something to say about, especially if you find yourself in a time crunch, um having an ability to like muscle your way through a scene and go, I'll just, I'll make sure that I cover my ass somewhere else with the shot. So maybe if the, if the light reflecting off the fabric isn't as beautiful as everyone else wants, I could cut away from that. You can't be precious about those things. It's about what you need to tell the story. I also make corner movies, which, you know, if you're making, you know, if you're making your passion project about, you know, uh kittens learning how to read or whatever. Okay, maybe you need that. Maybe you need your beautiful glorious shots. But uh yeah, I know, but for for mutant vampire smith, you know, make it colorful, make it make it fun and action packed. Put a lot of blood in it.
[00:25:40] spk_0: We're good. People are gonna, let's face it like some of those like, like those those trailing shots or the one shot, you know on a, on a on what do they call him? The tram or whatever. They're Yeah, those things are beautiful. Also ridiculously expensive. Yeah, I get asked all the time. Like why isn't this more of like why don't you make cartoons for your sketches? And I'm like, you don't have any idea the budget. Yeah. What I've looked into it, it's like the budget goes up dramatically when you start adding those things and sometimes it's just good to get the story out there right and and tell it in the best possible way you can. Um That's awesome. What are some of the movies that you guys obviously a lot of horror movies for you Calvin but what are some movies that like those are the movies you aspire to? Is it kubrick?
[00:26:33] spk_1: Uh I will like Stanley, kubrick from David lynch. I also really love charlie Kaufman, I love connected in new york adaptation, Eternal Sunshine being john Malkovich but also like a lot of trash b movies. I love samurai cop, I love hard ticket to hawaii, I love Birdemic, I love the room, I Love Troll two. Um Yeah, so if we can aspire to, anywhere in between that spectrum would be great. Uh You know I and I do love good movies. You know, I do have an entire movie room in my house that's full of Dvds and blue rays and yes, most of them are our horror movies or what people would call B movies. But I mean like, you know, one of my favorite movies is uh Francis, ford, Coppola's rumble fish. I think that's like one of the best, most underrated movies ever made. Most underrated, like art films ever made. You know, I would love to be able to make something like that. There's maybe we did a short recently in the studio space that I don't know. I, I kind of hope maybe has some of that like rumble fish feel to it. Um you know, but yeah, I mean, I would be lying if I said that. Uh you know, I would, I would watch uh, A 70s Godzilla movie over a uh David Lynch film any day. Give me give me Godzilla versus the smog monster any day.
[00:27:59] spk_0: Right? Yeah. You know the fight at the action sequences might be better. Right? For sure. They are. Yeah, Calvin I asked this of all actors or actresses that have been on, on my show uh nudity and film, have you ever done any
[00:28:17] spk_1: Oh yeah, yeah. Oh yeah. From mutant vampires. I have a very small part. I'm
[00:28:24] spk_0: not no, you should not say that when you're talking about nudity.
[00:28:26] spk_1: Yeah. I'm starting to put it in my uh like it's got to be in my contract now. It's like I got to at least have a butt shot.
[00:28:36] spk_0: Yeah. I always be the same way I do that for this show to like I make myself write my own contract so that I have to have some full frontal nudity
[00:28:45] spk_1: in. Yeah. Buts are funny. Yeah, of course. I I, you know, uh, one of the first feature films that I was in when I was really young. There's no nudity, but it's it's definitely uh, suggested I was in a film called Adults in the Room. Uh, and so, so right off the bat as an actor, I was told I was already doing like music or maybe a little bit risque. Um, but yeah, I mean I did I did uh art horror film, I guess, uh, called uh Dead Man Island. And you know, there any full frontal in that there's a lot of nudity in that movie. I just, you know, I don't I don't really have a problem with it. Also don't have anything to like prove also you're not gonna, nobody is gonna embarrass me. Very little shame.
[00:29:35] spk_0: I'm very,
[00:29:36] spk_1: I really don't. I like Jim is one
[00:29:39] spk_0: of those things that just it hinders art.
[00:29:42] spk_1: Yeah, I I agree. And I think that it's really unfair. Um like on a serious note when like Male actors or male filmmakers or just like guys in general, um you know what, what did we all do as like young teens? It's like of course you want to watch the horror movie that's got nudity on the back of the box, you know, that was like average 12 year old boy. So it's just like really unfair then that you have a lot of male actors who are very like you mean a lot of them you don't want to take their shirt off. It's like, come on, you know, you can't double standard, like you really do have to be willing to do anything. You ever ask an actress to do it? Really? It's just it's fair, like on a serious note,
[00:30:28] spk_0: yeah, Calvin. I lied. I've never actually ask that question of anybody, but yeah, I'm in the same boat. Michael. Any full frontal sound design in a movie.
[00:30:44] spk_1: Trying to think what full frontal sound design with you. Uh Yeah, it's uh you hear a lot of like internal stuff. You're a lot of throat gurgling. You hear a lot of stomach issues depending on what people had for lunch. Yeah, You get real deep inside and personal.
[00:31:00] spk_0: Yeah. Okay. All right. That was the dirtiest thing ever said on this podcast. Thank you.
[00:31:05] spk_1: Good. Okay.
[00:31:08] spk_0: Um All right. Uh, so, we're at that point where we're gonna uh we now have to record a sketch after you're done. Googling all the different places where you can see Calvin's Ding dong. Honestly, if you need the list, just send an email to sketch comedy podcast show at gmail dot com, I'll send it to you. No worries. Then you might actually want to find out some other interesting things that both Michael and Calvin are working on mutant vampires from the planet Neptune. Actually, Michael Calvin, Where's the best place to find that?
[00:31:47] spk_1: Yes, uh mutant vampires from the planet Neptune. We are getting into uh production in March, our big day is going to be in april and we have an Indiegogo campaign that is running up into the mid april. We're already doing really well with it and and we just, we need you guys to support, even if you can't contribute money, just shares and likes is huge for it. Just getting eyeballs on the project is just as important. Honestly, we can't wait to be filming it and giving people updates and we really hope that you can donate or share and we can't wait for you to watch the film. Some extra proof that that we're not just, you know, goofy filmmakers and this is just going to end up on youtube somewhere. Uh not my last film but but two films ago, jesus, I was evil. You can already pre order it on amazon, you can preorder the DVD right now. I think it's like a whole whopping $12.
[00:32:50] spk_0: I'd almost be willing to host a watch party if you guys would be interested in that. I have already pre ordered the movie and now our sketch Oscar worthy movie pitch with Michael Gibson and Calvin McCarthy in three two Mr Spielberg. Your next appointment is here. Yeah. Okay. Send these guys in.
[00:33:20] spk_1: We've got the next
[00:33:21] spk_0: blockbuster movie for you. You're saying you've got the next blockbuster movie for me. Do you know who I am?
[00:33:26] spk_1: We've watched every movie that you've ever produced. Mr Spielberg, you're a fantastic artist. But let me tell you something. You are missing out on male. Full frontal nudity. Nobody wants to see tits and ass any more. Give the people what they want. It's all about gongs these days. Mr Spielberg.
[00:33:42] spk_0: Well it's Spielberg. I just want to make sure I'm clarifying. I don't want to get confused with that hack. People want dong
[00:33:50] spk_1: dogs plural. Movies need to hang Dong is these days Mr Spielberg?
[00:33:55] spk_0: Alright, I'm
[00:33:56] spk_1: listening. So what we want to do is we want to make a space opera centered around Romeo and Juliet in space
[00:34:03] spk_0: sort of like zombies and pride and prejudice, bullshit, that type of thing.
[00:34:07] spk_1: And everyone's gonna want to go see this movie. But what they realize is it's not gonna be full of nude women. It's gonna be full of nude men will
[00:34:15] spk_0: be the talk of the town. Now, you realize that I am a Oscar nominated director of film.
[00:34:22] spk_1: Absolutely. You've made fantastic film.
[00:34:24] spk_0: My last movie made $150 billion.
[00:34:28] spk_1: This movie is gonna be so big. They're going to have to open a new category at the Oscars. Just for you Nominated three times for this one movie. You're going to be the first x rated dong hanging film to win an Oscar Mr Spielberg.
[00:34:44] spk_0: All right. I like where you're going, what what do you got as far as plot
[00:34:48] spk_1: to space stations that our on opposing planets that don't like each other. You know, we're going to break a lot of new ground. Well, think puppets, puppets are going to be key to this whole
[00:34:59] spk_0: of these puppets. Do they also have dogs that are
[00:35:02] spk_1: hanging? That's the beauty of puppets. So you can have as many dogs as you want.
[00:35:05] spk_0: Tell me some of the action scenes, because that's what I'm known for. My movies are the dramatic action scenes. Like so tell me some of these dramatic action scenes I can
[00:35:13] spk_1: expect to be
[00:35:14] spk_0: filming in this movie. There's
[00:35:16] spk_1: gonna be tons of laser shootouts to me, tons of gore and decapitations. You know, nobody's going to care about. They're going to go to see puppet Daum's. Have you ever seen puppet gongs in a feature film before?
[00:35:28] spk_0: Your intriguing me quite a bit. What kind of a talent are you thinking for this film?
[00:35:33] spk_1: I will be voicing one of the puppets. Probably the puppet that hangs the most dong. You'll have the gravitas, I have the gravitas for it. I have, I
[00:35:43] spk_0: have, I can hear it in your
[00:35:44] spk_1: voice. You've got a good
[00:35:45] spk_0: hanging dong voice.
[00:35:46] spk_1: Have the voice of someone who hangs dong. But I also think Woody Harrelson, Woody Harrelson loves doing his friend Bill Hill Murray will come along. Have you ever heard you ever heard of Bill Murray? You know,
[00:35:59] spk_0: I ran into Bill Murray at a cocktail party. He was interested in a movie where quite honestly, he was asking why he doesn't get a lot of offered hanging down.
[00:36:09] spk_1: Uh, has never been in a movie with the puppet, but we know that and he's never done nudity. And that's the one thing that Bill Murray goes to his grave and never hangs dong in a film
[00:36:20] spk_0: on his gravestone. It'll say
[00:36:22] spk_1: never hung did everything except for hanging dawn.
[00:36:25] spk_0: I'm loving this project so much. I don't know what the story is. I don't really understand why we would be making it, but I'm in all right. What do you need from me?
[00:36:34] spk_1: A couple 100 million to get the puppets made. We will also need to space stations as we will be filming on location.
[00:36:41] spk_0: Okay, so it looks like I got to get in touch with Elon musk to get some space stations up in space
[00:36:48] spk_1: and if Elon musk can hang dong to, we're just gonna double the revenue that we would have gotten
[00:36:53] spk_0: already, he'll be interested, but he's definitely going to be asking for one thing in particular. What's that? How good is the CGI budget and can they make things bigger? Thank you again for joining us on sketch comedy podcast show. We hope you enjoyed listening as much as we had fun making it sketch comedy podcast show is protected under a creative commons attribution no derivatives 4.0 international license. If you would like to use any portion of this show, please just contact the show at sketch comedy podcast show at gmail dot com and request permission. I would also love to hear from you. If you've got an idea for a sketch shooting my way, maybe we'll record it together.