Here at ChopShop, we put our money where our mouth is. So instead of just bitching about movies, we actually put our best foot forward trying to make them.
Which, in my opinion, is a must for any person seriously trying to write about movies. I’m not a fan of the “don’t say anything if you can’t do better” argument of film criticism. Even if you can’t make a kickass movie, you can recognize one when it comes along and you can also tell when a filmmaker doesn’t bring the goods.
Still, it’s a good idea to know the difficulties and tribulations that come with putting something on celluloid (or HD, these days).
So it’s with great enthusiasm that I announce that MovieChopShop.com will not only be reviewing films and providing commentary for films, we will also be showcasing and co-producing short films from talented young filmmakers. And from us, too.
In light of this news, I thought it would be appropriate to put up a short film that’s been sitting on the shelf for a number of years. It’s my directorial debut–one that played at a couple of festivals and then disappeared into the ether of “not interested.” Love it. Hate it. That’s your prerogative. Feel free to share below.
So stay tuned to MovieChopShop as we branch out and try our hand at creating some original content. Are you a filmmaker looking for a place to premiere your video? Send us your YouTube link and we’ll take a look. Maybe we’ll even work something out for posting on the site.
Without further ado, here’s “Living the Fairytale.”