Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"Gabe the Babe" and Reid Ewing team up for a comedy short film in Salt Lake; In Heaven (or Zion), everything is indeed fine. (Bonus: DuoSkin)

Gabe the Babe TV: Exposed” may be part of a web series, but by itself it functions well as an 11-munute mockumentary short film.  Gabe (and I guess a little brother) visit the home of Reid Ewing in Salt Lake City.  Even Reid’s dad (a well known college professor, as I understand) appears.

It appears that the home may be in the wooded northeast side of the city, toward the mountains and Park City, above 6000 feet.  Much of the city is around 4500 and looks like desert as it approaches the Great Salt Lake (with all those Mormon suburbs like Jordan Valley and Taylorsville).  If in the higher section, it would give Reid a good shot of training to pitch for the Colorado Rockies (in Denver, right at 5280 feet0.  In Coors Field, nobody can get anybody out anyway, as breaking pitches don’t work.  Actually, Coors Field would be a good site for another mockumentary, Modern style.  (I saw a game in the old stadium in 1994 one week before the baseball strike.)

Reid shows off his dogs, and says that the future of mankind isn’t just in having kids, it’s with animals, or learning to communicate with them.  I didn't see the cat ("Mikan") show up in the film.  He could have been outside hunting.  I once had a cat who adopted me at night and hunted outdoors all day and would return every night.

So how about a short film about the orca – the most intelligent animal on Earth, with a brain hardwired for distributed consciousness (or cosmic consciousness).  Orca’s can switch between individual mode and group mode, and their brains have a biological Internet connection (through Sonar) that enables them to feel one another’s pain directly.  Maybe the new innovation “Duoskin” will do that for humans.   Anyway, the Orca has a language like ours, and you would think Mark Zuckerberg would have learned it by now.

Or do a short film about the immortal jellyfish (not the extraterrestrial box jellyfish) that doesn’t have to reproduce, but achieves immortality in “Benjamin Button” style by retrogressing back to infancy and starting over.  Peter Thiel will notice.  (And neither the orca or jellyfish qualify as true “Free Fish”).

Anyway, this short film is done very well technically (they took pains to make this comedy skit look sharp) and would play well on its own in short film collections, in film festivals, especially LGBTQ.
I found the film on Reid’s Twitter feed, right next to a post about “Beauty and the Beast” (1946) which I retweeted with a post about the Lady in the Radiator in David Lynch’s “Eraserhead” (1977).
In Heaven, everything is indeed fine.

Pictures: Not exactly Danganronpa or Pokemon, but settings for the screenplay for my own "Do Ask, Do Tell: Epiphany".  If only I could raise $40 million to make it.

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