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January 28 at 10:00am

I Am Not Your Grandma — But She Might Be

By Ted Hope

I REALLY like this video. It was a great way to start my morning. Brian Newman had tipped me to it, but it had sat in my ToWatch box too long. Glad it escaped.


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  1. F U / Jan 28 at 10:00am

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  2. ZEK LIGHTNING / Jan 28 at 10:00am

    MY REVIEW OF OK.GOOD. BY DAN MARTINICO;
     
    There aren't a lot of words, but there's a great monologue written by Oliver Stone at the end of the film.
     
    That is to say they stole an entire monologue from “Conan the barbarian” and used it without Oliver Stone's permission in the guise of being pop-culturally ironic.
     
    The problem with that is that its 2012 and pulp fiction was a hell of a long time ago.
     
    They're still getting away with the use of a great monologue they can't really take any credit for.
     
    These people threatened to have my neck broken and everyone in my family killed.
     
    I live in a country where I have no rights and major news networks run ads for the well known cults.
     
    I'm defending my life by making it public that Hugo Armstrong threatened to have my neck broken and everyone in my family killed.
     
    (It's not easy getting through to the mainstream media,let me tell you.)
     
    I challenge any, cult-member, Hugo Armstrong, Dan Martinico, or anyone involved to come and make their case against me in the court of public opinion.
     
    I don't need the mainstream media.
     
    These people made a film.
     
    I've known Hugo Armstrong since 1995.
     
    I'm an actor myself.
     
    I did a great job even though I was being put through a (well known cult) drill disguised as a film shoot.
     
    Martinico and Armstrong construct one mostly wordless chunk of waste after another because neither of them can write their way out of a wet paper bag.
     
    The concept for this film was stolen from me in 2 ways.
     
    firstly:
     
    Before inviting me to work on a short film called “bike thief”, Armstrong and Martinco told me that they were interested in making a film that I was currently writing called “entrance to Elsinore.” about a Tom Cruise inspired character named Paul Roam.
     
    The story revolved around his public meltdown, the spectacular revelation of what his cult really is, and just how powerful and insane they are.
     
    It was a far more ambitious and beautiful film than this very small wordless bike thief re-make we have here.
     
    Zek Lightning was Hugo Armstrong's roommate at the California institute of the arts and the two had been close friends ever since.
     
    The truly diabolical irony of okay.good, Is that Armstrong and Martinico are both involved with cult activity themselves.
     
    -and bike thief wasn't actually a film.
     
    It was a drill,exactly like the “cultish movement workshop” this character also named “Paul” experiences.
     
    On the set of bike thief, Armstrong threatened to have my neck broken and everyone in my family killed because I'd been trying to blow the whistle on at least one of the mafia like cults that both Armstrong and Martinico are members of.
     
    Okay good is part rip off of:
     
    “entrance to Elsinore”
     
    -in which a mega-star is turned into an unknown actor who's cult induced freak-out is far less grand and spectacular than the vision Zek Lightning (Me.) had to tell a real story.
     
    Secondly,
     
    The rest of Okay.Good. is their attempt to explain away what they did to me on the set of bike thief and to imply that I went crazy during their “cultish movement workshop”,which was actually the filming of “bike thief.”
     
    Cults operate covertly.
     
    They can't ask a non-member to participate in a drill, so they invite him to work on a film shoot that actually is a drill.
     
    Hugo Armstrong attempted to cover his tracks by sending a thank you gift for participating in a “survival camp” set to film.
     
    The point of the film was to subject me to a (well known cult) drill, and threaten my life in an environment where any attempt to contact the authorities would've led to me being arrested or diagnosed with a non-existent mental illness.
     
    There was a police officer named Luke who came to see what was going on during the bike thief filming.
     
    We were in mount Washington park near the home of then Mmyor, Antonio Villaragosa.
     
    There are times when all you have is a right to free speech and all 26 letters of the alphabet.
     
    Dan Martinico and Hugo Armstrong threatened to have my neck broken and everyone in my family killed on the set of a short film called bike thief.
     
    They just released a feature half based on this (well known cult) drill disguised as a film shoot,and a concept entirely stolen from me about a character based on Tom Cruise.
     
    They began to harass me not too long after I wrote the first scene.
     
    Hugo Armstrong and Dan Martinico invited me to begin bike thief shortly before my first trip to the emergency room in 2005.
     
    I once witnessed a man in a night robe trying to escape from the (well known cult) celebrity center on tamarind and franklin in Hollywood.
     
    I Am Zek Lightning
     
    TO DAN MARTINICO:
     
    YOU'RE TRYING DESPERATELY TO COVER UP THE EVIDENCE OF YOU AND HUGO, BASICALLY ADMITTING THAT I AM BETTER THAN YOU,..WHILE GETTING CAUGHT TRYING TO SUCK MY DICK WHILE I'M ASLEEP. OK.GOOD. ..my ass. THESE 2 ARE COWARDS AND THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING

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