WHY "BLUEBOTTLE"? Named
by an obsessive fan of both cinema and the actor Peter Sellers, the founder
(Gregg Taylor) based the name upon Sellers' most famous radio
character named "Bluebottle," an acne-speckled teen who is
"killed" at the end of each episode of the historic British radio program,
THE GOON SHOW...
I realize that
there exists a new "crop" of filmmakers who shoot everything WITHOUT a
tripod, crane, or stable base. When I was younger--and was lucky
enough to SEE the "classics" on the BIG SCREEN, there was never a shot
filmed without a steady "base"...which is why it took me 17 weeks to
complete the filming of my first movie---each shot was carefully lit,
dressed, and planned---I've always compared a frame of film to a
"canvas"---where the actors are the PAINTS that create the picture...the
canvas should never MOVE to follow the strokes.
I USED PSEUDONYMS
through the credits of
"HOUSE OF WHITE SPIDERS," simply due to the fact that (1) I wanted to
present a nice, sleek opening title sequence...and (2) it would seem silly
to have my name on every single title overlay. And, going back to
Peter Sellers, each name is actually a film character that he's played.
MY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
began at the wee age at of 16, and
was gained from working for a video production house here in New Jersey.
I was assigned the task of creating documentaries and training films for a
variety of customers ranging from AT&T...to Bob's Sporting Goods.
My assigned duties included everything from casting, writing, shooting, and
the subsequent editing of these video gems.
consisted of my "screenwriting" at the age of 12. I'd have my friends
attend (not only) rehearsals... but DRESS REHEARSALS, when most wanted to be
playing softball, visiting the shore, or ANYTHING that didn't require
"acting" in a film. All of my movies then were shot on my father's 8mm
Kodak camera...the longest film was an epic--running nearly 27 minutes!