THE BIG NEWS!!
I wanted to make a video of this but I slept weird and have a massive kink in my neck so I can barely move. haha It’s awful! Anyways…
I have been doing Youtube since 2005. It’s always been a slow burn through organic growth and hard work.
And I have made a lot of decisions in that time that no doubt slowed my progress. I have often been called stupid for not taking the majority of offers that land my way and often times I felt I could be missing out on opportunites that could of lead to something else.
Everyday I get offers to join this or to get paid to sponsor this or to get this for free if I promote this. I have turned down every offer that didn’t feel right to me. Which so far has been 99.99% of them.
By now all of you know I want to be a director and create stories that’s been my goal since I was 15. I don’t want to become a director at the cost of losing my self in the process. I would rather never become a director and still be me. I’ve worked hard after olde school days to keep myself grounded and to never lose focus on what’s important.
Now there is no right or wrong way path it’s up to each individual to decide what is right for them. My path is more like a overgrown tiny bike trail that has little chance of succeeding.
After years of delivering a two letter slam down of”NO” I found one that I could say “YES” to.
I knew out there some where in this vast Universe there had to be one just one opportunity would come a long and support my ideals and not try to change me. They would want me to be me.
And opportunity did come along.
Know this though this in NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM affects my Youtube channel at all! I will still be making everything I freaking want to make and more on there. This opportunity will actually take the place if my day job of doing freelance video. So really nothing has changed but more videos for the viewing eyes.
I have officially landed a web show with Fandango! And if you don’t know what Fandango is they are owned by NBC. They deal with a lot with movies & entertainment and you can get your movie tickets online through them.
The pilots I pitched got pick up and I’ll be directing, acting and writing in my own web show for them.
My co-writer & co-star is Thomas Gore! An old buddy of mine.
I’ve always love his writing and I knew he would be a perfect fit for the type of show I wanted to make.
Now what does this mean?
First off like I said a few more videos to watch if your interested. I think we’re doing two episodes a month. The videos will eventually appear on Fandango.com after the site gets overhauled but for now they will appear on their Youtube channel.
One of the reason why I took this opportunity is the chance for growth.
I truly believe this has the chance to take Me, Thomas and everyone who has been a positive force in my life to the next step whatever that might be.
When I was in high school I worked at the movie theatre really because I wanted to surround my self by the people I looked up to. Even if they were on movie posters and plus I got free movie tickets. This feels almost exactly like working at the movies.
The people at Fandango have probably been the most open and
freeing people I’ve ever seen.
I mean for them to say “Do want you want” and to give us so much creative freedom with a show…I have never seen anything like it.
This whole thing is a huge blessing.
I’m also not being forced to do stuff I don’t want to do. So basically I dont have to fake enjoying Smurfs 2 or even mention or be involved with anything I don’t like. I don’t have to watch any movie I don’t want to see. I don’t have to say a word about anything I’m not interested in. So in sort English they don’t want me to sell out who I am.
And when there is stuff I’m interested in…I just never in my wildest dreams would I ever think something like this would happen to me.
They ask if I would be interested in doing press junkets. I said it sounds like fun I’ve never done it before. So I off the cuff said “if there is anything involving The Hobbit I’m in 100% no questions asked” I grew up reading that book. I love the Tolkien’s books and Jackson’s Middle Earth Movies. I don’t care if it being trap in a room listening to Peter Jackson pass large amounts of farts I’m in.
So just found out. I’m going to be trapped in a fart chamber with haha I’m kidding.
But seriously I’m freaking getting to covering the press screening for THE HOBBIT!!! I get the chance to watch it before it comes out and I’ll be interviewing the cast. Like meeting the people I have watched for years and getting the opportunity to ask the questions about film. That is like the best film school you can go to.
I’ve read the book, watched the cartoon movie every day in the summer as a kid. I made a Hobbit board game in 6th grade. I’ve watched the first movie over 47 times and the Lord of Rings so much it’s embarrassing to even mention. I love anything involving the The Hobbit because it makes me feel like a kid again.
My orbs of calmness are just thrashed beyond recovery.
I wanted to tell you guys and gals first. I think a lot of times when something big happens people tend to forget the people that help get them there. I won’t forget about you guys and gals.
That’s another reason why I took this oppuntunity was the chance to share this opportunity with my guys and gals.
Fandango has a already expressed interest in being apart of the next Eat A Slice With Me tour. It’s crazy to see a company want to invest their time and energy in you.
I will have the chance to give away free movie tickets to my guys and gals. And the bonus! The freaking bonus! You don’t have to share, like, favorite and dang thing!! Just be a human being! I’ll like of a fun game we can do to give them away.
I have the opportunity to do some freaking fun things with you guys.
I have this idea that I’m going to try and pitch about a tour around the US where we cram into a theatre and watch an old movie like “Indiana Jones” I think that sounds so fun! This way I won’t need a movie barrier seat. Because it would just be us. I don’t know if it could happen but Indiana Jones is owned by Universal and they are apart of NBC.
So now you know the big news! And you guys and gals are coming with! :)
As a gesture of my unconditional love for thee and because Fandango is flipping cool.
The are letting me show you guys and gals our pilot episodes. You will have the exclusive! :) They will be posting that hopefully tomorrow. Now it’s just the pilot so this isn’t the actual first episode. Where we’re going to take this show is going to be blast and I think you all will really dig it!
Thank you guys so much for all the support! And it seems fitting to say “To infinity and beyond”
I am SO DANG STOKED for Olan and his crew!!! SERIOUSLY I cannot wit to see where his career goes!!!Source: olanrogers