They say that eating curry is like a feast for all the senses. I’m not sure about all the senses but I did enjoy making curry with my good friend D.Y. Sao. I’ve had D.Y. over for dinner many times before but this was a rare occasion where he helped me prepare the meal. In my fam bam we eat curry one or twice a week but this was my first time making the dish and lucky for me D.Y. had made curry before. I don’t know why I was surprised because he’s a gluttonous consumer of food. I enjoyed spending quality time with him talking about life in gen...Read more
Long time no hear… things have been pretty interesting since The Road to Rooks 3 – for those new to my blog please read RTR 1-3 before continuing. (Tick tock, tick tock) Wow! That was quick… Ok, so now that you’re up to speed on the never boring journey of D. Miles we pick up with the countless emails send out to sales agents and producers. After what seemed to be an eternity I started to get calls from producers but all of them with the exception of a few, who will remain nameless, gave me the run-a-round. If it wasn’t a double or triple...Read more
A couple of weeks ago I took the fam bam to the San Diego Comic Convention, the largest Art Cultural event in North America! I’m an undercover comic book junkie and I’ve been going for the past 13 years back when it was just nothing but old guys with tables full of comics talking about the great Jack Kirby. Now the con has grown into a jump off spot for all the A-list movies, television and cable shows to promote their new stuff. This is the one time of the year you get to preview things from around the world… and for a very select few, own a sig...Read more
Ninja: someone who is trained in a variety of unorthodox arts of war and combat. A couple of week ago I had the privilege of helping D.Y Sao and the EMC monkeys with their annual “Ninja Camp.” A ton of young boys and girls came out to test their skills in the way of the ninja. The Ninja Challenge contest was the highlight of the day for me as I watched young contestants blaze through an obstacle course that would challenge even the best of the EMC monkeys. I was fortunate to have a picture taken with D.Y. Sao and Xin Sarith Wuku and my son was o...Read more
I haven’t been online for a while due to the infamous BSOD… the Blue Screen of Death! My main workhorse computer crashed with all my work and programs on it and it has been a nightmare trying to operate on my crippled laptop. I saw the signs of BSOD early and ignored them because I was too lazy to dismantle my computer and replace parts. You would think Microsoft would’ve solved this problem by now but no! I don’t think they want to fix it because it makes them more money with support software or new hardware. I’m starting to use my Mac computer more an...Read more
Ok, for those of you who are new to this blog go back and read Road to Rooks 1 and 2 then come back… Thanks! Now where was I? Oh, we finished the first draft and registered the scrīpt with WGA. I was now armed with a decent scrīpt and a rising star (DY Sao). I decided to approach the financers who were in involved with the “Everlast” project to see if they would fund the project. It was a very hard sell because we both had a bad taste in our mouths from the previous project, which is yet to be done! I put my game face on and basically tal...Read more
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Ok, we’re back with The Road to Rooks part deuce. For the recap please read the original road to rooks blog. So D.Y. and I ended up at either Denny’s or Pho prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /America, I’m still not clear on that part. We were tossing ideas back and forth when D.Y. came up with the premise to a story. We continued to play around with the story and ate till our bellies were nice and round (mine more than his). Later that night I had an epiphany and went nuts on my computer. Four hours...Read more
Today is my 100 th day on AnD… I’ve met so many interesting people from prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /Beijing to Brooklyn and I’m just getting started. First off, I would like to thank D.Y. Sao for referring me to site. I had no idea it was going to be this much fun networking with people from all over the globe. I look forward to networking with many, many more and hopefully working with a few. I won’t say bye… only that I’ll see ya later!
In the coming days and weeks I will be updating my AnD blog with my production journal called “The road to Rooks.” I will take you through the various stages of trying to make a film the D. Miles way! Caution: I like to do things the unconventional way and fight the system. You will see first hand the ups and downs of trying to do everything in order to keep creative control of a dream.
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First off, Rooks wasn’t the dream I was referring to earlier. My d...Read more
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