CRAZY NEW THING

We had the western genre make intercourse with a crack rock that knows kung fu & called it THE MAN FROM DEATH.

I was hired to develop the I.P. + feature outline of THE MAN FROM DEATH + direct / write / edit / produce / build over-sized matches on my kitchen table for this insane proof-of-concept short to help drive it into your hearts and faces. And hey, it's getting love out there in the world.

Vimeo Staff Pick

ShortOfTheWeek picked it and says "Blending psychedelic visual effects, with playful video-game inspired touches, it is a stunningly original visual experience — we liken it to Freddie Wong crossed with Quentin Tarantino." 

TwitchFilm Founder and producer of THE RAID movies Todd Brown writes "This is super fun stuff from a perpetually restless creative talent."

Thee Nerd Writer makes me feel warm and fuzzy by posting: This batty, hysterical short film by Stephen Reedy makes me very excited about the future of movies"

RefinedGeekery goes: It is pure creativity on screen. I have watched this short a few times now, and each time I process something different. For example, aside from all of its zany action, there are actual moments of pathos where the film slows down to reflect on the nature of being right before someone gets their head split in two.

FilmCombatSyndicate is like "It's a love story in more ways than several and chock-filled with blistering sequences of action and fantasy that transcends many planes and dimensions that just leave you wondering "Exactly what the fuck kind of good shit is Reedy smoking? And when is he going to share???"

French culture magazine BLENDED states it is "THE MOST WTF IN THE WORLD!"

Kiai-Kick be all like "Director Stephen Reedy just launches this short film right at you, and it’s a lot of fun, playing like the steroid-fueled brother of Scott Pilgrim, The Good The Bad and The Weird and Millionaires Express. The fights are awesome, but I’ll say it right now, it’s NSFW, so proceed carefully! Check out the video below!"

It'll also be featured at the TULSA OVERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL this month and was just picked as Film Shortage's #DailyShortPicks. Alright!

 

 

A schizophrentic 3 months

It's been crazy, can't wait to share it all. 

Fashion. Satan. Organic food. Parrots. Inflatable elephants. Martial arts westerns. Coming soon.

 

The past 3 months of shooting have been quite weird.

The past 3 months of shooting have been quite weird.

Parrots hate oranges. #TheMoreYouKnow

Parrots hate oranges. #TheMoreYouKnow

Blood + Dry Ice = ruined shoes.

Blood + Dry Ice = ruined shoes.

Building THE BIG BANG practically, by painting fake spider webs and other magical magic. 

Building THE BIG BANG practically, by painting fake spider webs and other magical magic. 

I'll have to write about how we literally trained a living leaf to act on command (P.S. the shot is in my demo reel). Also notice the PRACTICAL BIG BANG action!

I'll have to write about how we literally trained a living leaf to act on command (P.S. the shot is in my demo reel). Also notice the PRACTICAL BIG BANG action!

How do you make a typical jungle more interesting? Layers of depth. Weird lenses. Pretty girl. SHIMMER THINGS. 

How do you make a typical jungle more interesting? Layers of depth. Weird lenses. Pretty girl. SHIMMER THINGS. 

Rented a fake western town, filled it with martial artist masters and cowboy extras for our Spaghetti, er, Chow Mein Western.

Rented a fake western town, filled it with martial artist masters and cowboy extras for our Spaghetti, er, Chow Mein Western.

THE FORGE getting press love + National Suicide Prevention Week information

THE FORGE and more properly, the anti-suicide / alchemical message it's based on is getting more love and attention than we can even post in a blog here, but some great noteworthy, er, UPWORTHY pieces are here:

UPWORTHY article

A very detailed MASHABLE article

The Daily Dot

JoBlo

AintItCool New

Martial Arts Movie Junkie

For National Suicide Prevention Week, I did a Google sponsored hangout on the topic of "suicide in the media" while Actor Rainn Wilson gave the cause an extra push via the video below...

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