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Re: “Evolution

OMG, this POS was accepted and actually won?!?! WTF!!!??? I saw this and was totally embarrassed for the filmmaker. I hope we are not accepting this as a representative of the Memphis film community. Wake up people! This sucks and you know it!

Posted by Jon Smith on 10/19/2008 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Fair Deal

Bunch of F'ing crooks!

Posted by Jon Smith on 10/02/2008 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Memphis Plays Itself

PLEASE, keep showin' your ass, Mr. Davis! I will be here a waitin' my friend!

Posted by Jon Smith on 08/20/2008 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Memphis Plays Itself

and you prove my point! ;-)

Posted by Jon Smith on 08/20/2008 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Memphis Plays Itself

Yea, JB I'm still here and I hear you knockin' I ain't goin' nowhere. I am going to show these whipper snappers a couple of things about makin' movies! It amazes me the ignorance and nativity of these "new" people. What dumb asses!

Posted by Jon Smith on 08/20/2008 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Memphis Plays Itself

I am old enough to know that I do not need to tell you who I am or what I have done to prove my point. I also know that when someone starts using insults and negative connotations in a debate, they know they are on a losing side. Once again you insult Memphis filmmakers by down grading their films to "student films". I have traveled all over the country and attended a lot of major film festivals and I always come to the conclusion that Memphis has some of the nations best filmmakers (and no this does not include Brewer, Fox or McCarthy). I also notice how Memphis seems to have your low self esteem view; if you are from Memphis, you can't be any good. I do not see this attitude in other areas about their local filmmakers. People in Memphis only support the sure thing. Mind numb sheep! I believe we are in a STAX like era for filmmakers in Memphis. People will look back to this time and realize something magical was going on. Memphis was the place to be for musicians, now it is the place to be for filmmakers. Too bad no one can see past Brewer, Fox, McCarthy to witness what else is going on in the Memphis film world. I HAVE worked with MTV on several projects. You show your lack of experience by not knowing the amount of money this company waste on a daily bases. Most people can't fathom the amount of cash these people can blow. Spend enough time in this business and you will be awed and dismayed by what companies like this spend/waste and on what. I would not be surprised if one of the executives pulled 300k out of his wallet and handed it to Brewer to make the webisodes. Let me use your hero to prove my point about your "student films" comment: Brewer did not go to film school, so he never made a "student film". He did take a Sony Handicam and make a feature film, P&H, that he entered in the the Hollywood Film Fest in the "digital film" category. This was the first year that HFF had a "digital" category, so there were very few entries (less than 4?). Brewer won. Right place, right time. He went on to make a short film, Resolutions of the Complacent Man, that won runner up (?) at the Nashville Film Festival. His next project was the major motion picture, Hustle & Flow which he received 1.X? million to make. I know of 17 local filmmakers with more experience than Brewer had before he did Hustle and Flow. So, you are telling me MTV wouldn't risk 300k on a Memphis filmmaker? This is the negative attitude about the Memphis film community I hate to see.

Posted by Jon Smith on 08/20/2008 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Memphis Plays Itself

Mr. Davis. What an insult to all Memphis filmmakers! You are telling me that MTV wouldn't risk a measly 300k on a Memphis filmmaker? 300k to MTV is chump change in this business. I am sure their executives tally up that much daily on "business lunches". I am not sure who you are or who you think you are, but I have been in different aspects of this business for almost 30 years and I know what sells and what is good. Why are you so adamant about Brewer? Does he pay you to quelsh any negative press about him? Thankfully for Brewer someone risk over a million on him to make Hustle and Flow. At the time he had only made a feature and a short. Pretty unproven?

Posted by Jon Smith on 08/19/2008 at 6:06 PM

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