THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – June 9, 2016 – Under the Dome, Neebs Gaming, and SIX

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Mornin’ peeps! Giving you a few tidbits before I head out on vacay, so let’s do this!

Netflix recently conducted a study to find which shows are binge-watched the most and which shows are binge-watched the least.  Looks like Under the Dome is still a hot show to watch!

The most binge-watched shows are … Ascension, Between, Heroes, Orphan Black, Sense8, The 100, The 4400, Under the Dome, American Horror Story, Hemlock Grove, Penny Dreadful, Scream, The Walking Dead, Z Nation, Bates Motel, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Sons of Anarchy, The Fall, The Following and The Killing.

The least binge-watched shows are … Arrested Development, BoJack Horseman, Club de Cuervos, F is for Family, Love, Summer Heights High, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Wet Hot American Summer, Homeland, House of Cards, Occupied, The Good Wife, The West Wing, Mad Men, Narcos, Peaky Blinders, and The Americans.

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Our local production company Hank and Jed who run the YouTube Channels HankandJed and Neebs Gaming have become quite the You Tube stars. Recently, EA Games brought them to London and now they have been invited to EA Play to have some fun at their con. They will be doing a  livestream of Battlefield 1. Check it out on June 12 at 5pm EST. They will be going up against other youtubers and celebrities like Wiz Khalifa and Zedd. Haha! Awesome! Here’s one of their crazy trailers for it!

Plus, EA was kind enough to write an article about our local guys! READ NOW! 

Brent Triplett, Jon Etheridge, Tony Schnur, Bryan Mahoney and Nate Panning make up the lead team of Hank and Jed.

Neebs Gaming, their gaming channel, is on par to reach ONE MILLION subscribers by the end of this year.

 

SIX is flying through production and I know the cast is so pumped about our History Channel show airing on Monday July 18 10/9c! Have you seen the latest trailer?

There are also two previews for you to check out! GO THERE NOW!

So what has our SIX team been up to?  Let’s check in!

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/13/2015 Box office results, new releases, indie projects from NC filmmakers

Under the Dome continues filming episode 3 at the sound stages today and tomorrow. Nothing to see here!

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Our Wilmywood shot flick, The Longest Ride, hit theaters this weekend, and here are the box office numbers.
1. “Furious 7,” $60.6 million ($195 million international).
2. “Home,” $19 million
3. “The Longest Ride,” $13.5 million
4. “Get Hard,” $8.6 million
5. “Cinderella,” $7.2 million
6. “The Divergent Series: Insurgent,” $6.9 million
7. “Woman in Gold,” $5.9 million.
8. “It Follows,” $2 million.
9. “Danny Collins,” $1.6 million.
10. “While We’re Young,” $1.4 million.

Toonstone_wildmessTomorrow is the big day for our local production company, Hank and Jed Movie Pictures. Their first animated feature film, Toonstone, will be released via iTunes, Xbox, Amazon, Google Play, and Video on Demand. In case you didn’t know, Hank and Jed have become You Tube stars thanks to their hugely popular series, Battlefield Friends.

WECT reports UNCW got the green light to start a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking degree during a meeting of the UNC Board of Governors Friday. It’s a 3 year program and you can sign your name on the dotted line for that in the fall of 2016. READ MORE NOW

Two Indiegogo campaigns worth donating to by North Carolina Filmmakers. Show some love for NC Film and give a few clams!

REPLAN IT

Peanut_fullbellyA New Documentary Series Building Sustainability through Open Source Innovation. This groundbreaking documentary series features a group of rogue, low-tech engineers called the Full Belly Project, crossing the globe developing simple, sustainable solutions that change lives.  Led by CNN Hero and Purpose Prize-winner Jock Brandis (one of the world’s leading authorities in the field of sustainable technology), RePlan It and the Full Belly Project will inspire audiences as they improve the lives of people around the world.
Seriously, we have people right here in Wilmington that are literally changing the world and improving lives globally! How cool is that? There’s 15 days left to donate to Replan it! DONATE NOW

GHOST TREK: CONFEDERATE GHOULS

GhostTrek3It’s a supernatural-horror-comedy project  If you love paranormal reality shows (or hate them), 80’s horror, ghoulish evil zombies back from the grave, metal, mixed-martial-arts, political satire, gore, dope and bro-humor… AND the occasional naked hotty running for her life, the film Ghost Trek: Confederate Ghouls is tailor-made for you!  If this flick gets its proper funding, they will be shooting it here in North Carolina! DONATE NOW

 

Toonstone gets a release date, pre-order available now!

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Toonstone, the first animated feature film from the Wilmington, NC-based production company Hank and Jed Movie Pictures (creators of the massively popular web series Battlefield Friends), will launch Tuesday, April 14, 2015. It will be available via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, Vudu and nationwide On Demand via The Orchard.

Toonstone is a western comedy about a country musician named Dalton, who becomes the sheriff of Toonstone after killing several outlaws…by accident. With the help of his smooth talking horse and metro-sexual Indian sidekick, Dalton faces down the worst threats imaginable as he chases outlaws, aliens and his ultimate dream…his music.

Not only do you get the deliciousness of the Hank and Jed boys: Brent Triplett, Tony Schnur, Nate Panning, Bryan Mahoney, and Jon Etheridge, but you will also hear some familiar local voices such as Cullen Moss, Aerli Austen, Matt Warzel, Shaun O’Rourke, John Marchioni. Hell, I’m even in it! Ha!

It’s a great movie and I can’t wait for you to see it!  Support our local filmmakers!

PRE-ORDER now!

http://radi.al/GetToonstone

 

Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Toonstone

Director: Brent Triplett
Writer: Brent Triplett, Tony Schnur, Nate Panning, Bryan Mahoney, Jon Etheridge
Cast: Brent Triplett, Tony Schnur, Nate Panning, Bryan Mahoney, Jon Etheridge
Original score: Alex Beard
Distributor: The Orchard
Run time: 1 hour 21 minutes

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/10/2014 – Hank and Jed head to Boston, The Heart, Rick Catlin, Wilmywood B-days, Biggest Loser Winners.

by Sheila Brothers and April Vickery

Happy Thursday my loves!  Boy, what another great week.  Today our Domies will be back in New Hanover County. You will spot them on Kenwood Ave. as well as Castle St.  We had some local boys that got some good roles this week on Under the Dome.  Don’t know if I’m allowed to talk about it yet, so I will just say congrats!  You know who you are!!

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Yesterday, the big news came out about The Heart. They are coming to Wilmywood! And it looks like they will be in pre-production beginning in May.

Kristen WiigIndian Paintbrush Productions is making this comedy and it will star Kristen Wiig, Sam Rockwell as well as Allison Janney (who was just here for Tammy).   Kristen will star as a cash-strapped woman who agrees to transport black market organs with a man she just met, to be played by Sam.  The writer/director Nat Faxon is no stranger to Wilmington as he has family here.

VIEW THE 2014 WILMYWOOD PRODUCTION SLATE NOW

ncfilmCan we please give a standing ovation to Betsy Jordan who is running AGAINST Rep. Rick Catlin (R-District 20) who is not our film friend.  Betsy had much to say after she reviewed his review for the impact study that was released last week.  I got 3 words for Betsy: YOU GO GIRL!    READ NOW

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(L to R)Tony Schnur, Nate Panning, Jon Etheridge, Brent Triplett, Bryan Mahoney

Our local boys Hank and Jed Movie Pictures are on their way to Boston for PAXEast, one of the largest gaming conventions on the East coast.  The convention sold out in four hours!  They were invited by Plantronics Gaming to be the stars of their booth for the weekend.  Their animated comedy series, Battlefield Friends, which derived from the characters in the game Battlefield 3, is the top show on Machinima’s sub-channel, Happy Hour. The Hank and Jed team announced that the premiere of Season 4 of Battlefield Friends will be on April 41st.  Go figure! I will be following them around all weekend, so I will keep an eye out for the fun on the Battlefield Friends FB page, which has already cleared 121,000 fans!

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 WATCH BATTLEFIELD FRIENDS NOW

Today let’s celebrate some Wilmington film crew members for their entrepreneurship and some cast members’ birthdays!

dukeBBQLet’s talk about something very important here in the south. BBQ! You like BBQ? Well, Wilmywood has the place for you! Duke’s Old South BBQ in Leland on Village Rd.! Duke’s secret recipes that have been in the south for generations. If you get a chance to stop in at Duke’s please have the pit cooked pulled pork and be sure to say hello to husband-and-wife team David and Bo McCall.  David is lending his architectural skills to the set design team of the upcoming FX pilot How and Why .

wonderSpeaking of local and delicious! It’s Wilmington Film Crew Member, Andy Krish!  Haha! And let’s not forget about his amazing rub, 8th Wonder Spice Blend! 8th Wonder combines 17 natural ingredients, including cocoa and coffee to create a unique, full-bodied seasoning that compliments all foods. All natural! 8th Wonder Spice originated in Wilmington, NC and is sold in grocery and specialty stores throughout southeastern, NC!

WUIW_longThe Biggest Loser Season 16 auditions are this Saturday in Charlotte and the show graciously gave us five front of the line passes to give away!  We had A LOT of entries, so after a random drawing here are the winners who get to skip the wait!

Erin Kidwell
Tarron “Bamm Bamm” Coalson
Nikki Muncy
Krystal Wilson
Sheila Alston

He was once known simply as the “wild eyed guy” on MADtv and the 7-Up “Up Yours” guy but these days, Orlando Jones is a household name. A name I’m sure many people will be tagging Twitter posts today to say “Happy Birthday” to Sleepy Hollow‘s own “Captain Frank Irving.”  Did you know that not only has Orlando been in over 30 films in his career, that he is also credited s_rg_fsborlando0910_with some video game voiceover action as well? He is a father, a husband and a producer, writer and director. Don’t wait until Sleepy Hollow returns to Wilmywood in May,  follow Orlando on Twitter  and tell him today! Happy birthday from the Sleepyhead HQ!!  P.S. FREE FRANK!

dean-norris-64th-annual-primetime-emmy-awards-02Big shout out to Wilmywood domie, Dean Norris who turns 51 today! We all know Mr. Norris as “Big Jim” the power loving local crazy man of Chester’s Mill and if you follow him on Twitter, you can see that he’s quite the larger than life man outside of the dome too!

This SAG award winner and Harvard grad with the charismatic smile has been in over 30 films and too many TV shows to count! (I don’t have enough fingers and toes!) Wilmywood has gotten to know Mr. Norris over the course of the UTD series and couldn’t be happier to know that he’s here to celebrate his birthday with us. I’m SURE the Twitter feed on this birthday celebration will be something we won’t want to miss.  “Hey, Dean!  F*** You, Buddy!  Happy Birthday!”

shannonRippyStill no sign of film industry friend Shannon Rippy. They searched all day again yesterday, knocking on doors and posting flyers.  If you can help, please visit this FB page Search Team for Shannon Rippy (Van Newkirk)

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LOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab you one while they last at 25 N. Kerr Ave. (near the intersection of Market and Kerr across from the new Walgreens). Offices are open 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.

FIlmWilm2WE GOT MORE!  Last time, they flew out of here in 24 hours!  Thanks to Jed and the gang over at Image Monster, you can now pick up these fab stickers at the Sunrise Broadcasting Studios too!

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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning we do “What’s Up in Wilmywood” at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

 

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/08/2014 TV Guide Cover, Bad Grandpa Deleted Scenes, Hank and Jed, PCAs and Much More!

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Howdy! Another freezing morning, but we got lots to chat about that will make us all warm and fuzzy, much like my brain before coffee.  Let’s start off with our adorable dynamic duo Ichabod and Abbie of Sleepy Hollow!  Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison look fabulous on the cover of TV Guide, don’t you think?  And let me just add how much I LOVE the opening to this TV Guide article by Aubry D’Arminio.

“The end is nigh for Sleepy Hollow‘s first season. And it looks extremely…busy. It’s a stinging-cold December morning at Wilmington, North Carolina’s EUE/Screen Gems Studios. In the nearby woods, a stuntwoman wearing a low-cut, corseted frock is being pulled through the air on a thick cord and dropped nose-first onto a safety mat. “Can she be yanked even harder?” director Ken Olin (thirtysomething) asks the crew member at the other end of the rope. Yes, she certainly can.”

Wilmington.  North Carolina.  EUE/Screen Gems.  Crew – So many of my favorite buzz words in the opening paragraph!

READ TV GUIDE’S “Inside Sleepy Hollow’s Shocking Season Finale”

“Sleepy Hollow collects the most tweets per minute of any current Fox show and is the second most popular new series on social media after The Originals, with nearly 1 million fans across Facebook and Twitter alone.”

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under-the-dome-cbsNew characters are coming to Chester’s Mill.  from TVLine.com reports not one, not two, but three.   He says Season 2 will introduce three new characters, including:

Sam: a gruff kinda guy who lives in the woods.  The locals call him a “crazy drunk” which to me translates he will have answers to some dilemmas this season.  He is a relative or was once someone close to one of the characters we know well, but they aren’t saying who.

Rebecca: a 30 something teacher.  Big Jim wants her to get a Dome school going, but of course his motivation isn’t higher education.

A “new girl” in town: A very vague and ageless description, but we know that she is “in to” Joe and Norrie, so we can assume she’s a teen.

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MTV is so kind.  Now that the North Carolina shot Bad Grandpa is officially available for digital download, they gave us a bonus!  Here’s an exclusive look at one of the film’s many deleted scenes.  A gem, MTV says,  that’s as good as the pranks that made the final cut.  “Bad Grandpa” will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on January 28.

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TONIGHT: The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards air live on CBS  at 9 p.m. EST.  Take a look at the list of 2014 People’s Choice Awards nominees.

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Here’s the categories and our NC shot productions which might just take it home! To see who they are up against, GO HERE:

  • Favorite Movie – Iron Man 3
  • Favorite Movie Actor – Robert Downey Jr.
  • Favorite Movie Actress – Jennifer Aniston
  • Favorite Movie Duo – Jennifer Aniston & Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers)  AND  Robert Downey Jr. & Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man 3)
  • Favorite Action Movie – Iron Man 3
  • Favorite Action Movie Star – Robert Downey Jr.
  • Favorite Comedic Movie – We’re the Millers
  • Favorite Comedic Movie Actress –  Jennifer Aniston
  • Favorite Horror Movie – The Conjuring
  • Favorite Premium Cable TV Show – Homeland
  • Favorite Cable TV Actress – Claire Danes
  • Favorite New TV Drama – Sleepy Hollow

Congratulations to our local production company, Hank and Jed Movie Pictures!  Their Battlefield Friends Facebook page surpassed 100,000 likes at 7:17pm last night.  Yeah, I watched it, I’m a geek like that; refreshing the page every 3 seconds!  Why?  Cuz damn!   That’s a lot of fans!

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regular folksIf A-Listers never went to Hollywood: Finally, this got me laughing out loud, so I thought I would share.  If the hottest celebs were regular folks and they did without their personal trainers, stylists and nutritionists, they might look something like this.  Thanks to the power of Photoshop and Danny Evans, who has got mad skills, we get to see what some famous celebrities would look like if “they didn’t take the Hollywood career path.” Some of these photoshop jobs are flawless.  This guy is REAL good!  You gotta see the others as well.  Hilarious shots of  Rihanna, Britney Spears, Johnny Depp, and more.  SEE PHOTOS NOW

OTHER REMINDERS:

  • JAN 9 – Thursday: Variety’s upcoming Breakthrough of the Year Awards, at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  Dean Norris will be on hand to accept the award for Under the Dome.
  • JAN 10 – Friday: Banshee Season Two premieres on Cinemax
  • JAN 11 – McDuffy: The Urban Eagle will screen at the fabulous Post 1200. Tix are $5, buy them now before they sell out!
  • JAN 13 – Monday: Sleepy Hollow Episode 11 “Vessel” –  9pm EST on FOX
  • JAN 15 – Voting ends for Encore’s Best of 2014 VOTE NOW.
  • JAN 20 – The epic two hour season finale of Sleepy Hollow at 8pm EST on FOX.
  • JAN 29 – America’s Got Talent Auditions Greensboro Marriott Downtown.

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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks). Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

Hank and Jed Movie Pictures Featured in Battlefield 4

EADICEThe day before the launch of the highly anticipated Battlefield 4, EA Games released the Multiplayer Trailer for the video game created by DICE.  Right around the one minute mark, a guy sounding awfully like the Noob (Brent Triplett), a character in the popular animated web series, Battlefield Friends, drives an ATV off a skyscraper, screaming, “LEVOLUTION” as he crashes into a helicopter.  If you look at the more than 7,500 comments, the fans instantly recognized the voice. After all, that high-pitched energy is unmistakable.  Haven’t seen it yet? Check it out!

Not even a day after the launch of BF4, youtube videos began popping up. People would swear up and down they heard the voices of the Medic (Nate Panning) and the Engineer (Jon Etheridge) from Battlefield Friends in the game.  Like this video for example.

After 1,000s of comments and multiple videos like these, the secret is out. Wilmington, NC’s own Hank and Jed Movie Pictures has FINALLY admitted it. “Yes, we’re in Battlefield 4.”  Okay, it might not be a secret as so many have posted about it, but at least it is official now.

Tony Schnur (Sniper)

Tony Schnur (Sniper)

So, how did this come about? I caught up with DICE’s Voice Over Designer, Viktor Israelsson, all the way in Stockholm, Sweden.  There’s actually no crazy story to attach.  He simply emailed the guys and asked them.

“Being a big BFF (Battlefield Friends) fan myself and also being a fan of underground animation culture (such as Newgrounds.com and similar), I simply thought it would be cool to have the BFF crew in the game,” said Isreaelsson. “Working with Voice Over, it was largely up to me and my colleague, Ludvig Kullberg, to find and pick characters for the multi-player and some small part single-player characters.”

Brent Triplett (The Noob)

Brent Triplett (The Noob)

Brent Triplett, Jon Etheridge, Tony Schnur and Nate Panning recorded at Post 1200, a post-production facility in Wilmington, NC. They all agreed on what an amazing experience it was to work with Viktor.

Jon Etheridge (Engineer)

Jon Etheridge (Engineer)

“When we first started making BFFs we thought it would be great if the developers would someday be aware of our show,” the Hank and Jed team stated. “Now years later being invited to be a voice in the game was an honor for all of us. Working with Viktor was great, he doesn’t know it yet, but we are all moving in with him next summer.”

Nate Panning (Medic)

Nate Panning (Medic)

Israelsson concurs. “Working with the BFFs was an awesome experience. All of them are really talented voice actors in the first place, and not just the humorous parts. They are all very professional, and in between they’re as fun as you’d expect them to be. The BFF recording sessions were a blast!”

Now if you are wondering about any other surprises the DICE team has in store for you, well you will just have to play the game.  If you ask the Noob about any BF4 secrets, you know exactly what he will say. See below.

CHECK OUT the first 3 seasons of Battlefield Friends on Machinima’s Happy Hour Channel.

Photo Credits 2013 Anthony Pagliaro

Hank and Jed Links:

Battlefield Friends on Facebook

Hank and Jed on YouTube

Hank and Jed on Twitter

Hank and Jed’s Web Site

Comments, excitement, long-winded banter?  Post it below!