Although it was more than two months after our one-evening shoot for my new short comedy Party Pooper, I finally found an editor, my talented filmmaker friend Shelli Ryan, and we got a final cut of the film a week ago. I sat on it (chuckle) for a few days in order to submit the film to a couple of film festivals, and while it will take weeks to hear back from them, I decided in the meantime to post the film online at Funny Or Die. Please be so kind as to watch Party Pooper. I think it turned out really well, and I hope you find it funny too. If so, please click the FUNNY button beneath the film, and spread the word to whatever friends, coworkers, classmates or family members who you think might get a kick out of it. Please read my September 19 update below for the cast list. I will put the film on this site in a few months, but for now I want to drive traffic to its page on Funny Or Die in hopes that it will get some word of mouth.
Meanwhile I'm writing some Blu-ray content for Warner Bros.' upcoming dark superhero drama Watchmen, even though the movie itself won't appear in theaters until March and who knows when the Blu-ray will come out? But it's fun work, and I'm learning a lot about the complex graphic novel on which it's based, even though I'd avoided it for two decades. Oh, and for those keeping track, Disney/Pixar's A Bug's Life Blu-ray should be released during the first quarter of 2009, and the disc includes a wonderful short film which I wrote the adaptation for. (Comic Dave Foley, who provided the lead voice in A Bug's Life, narrates Pixar's original pitch for the film as a sort of bedtime story. I adapted that original pitch into a script; Dave Foley basically performed my script.) Until then, I wish you all a Cool Yule and a Frantic First.