In celebration of MOBY DICK‘s recent broadcast debut, as well as it’s release on DVD and BluRay (you can purchase it now on Amazon.com), I’d like to share with you a few of my scenes from the 3 hour mini-series…
I picked up my DVD + Blu-Ray Combo Pack earlier this week, and it has been safely protected by Woody ever since…
A newer feature that I’m incorporating into the blog here on out is the addition of past blog entries for specific projects; so if you like, you can now travel back in time (magic) and read up on the project from way back when I first began blogging about it.
So for instance, you can go back and read about when I first found out that I was cast in MOBY DICK (read: INSERT DICK JOKE below). Internet magic!
PAST "MOBY DICK" BLOG-ENTRIES:
As of today, Mike Barker‘s 3-hour mini-series, based on the classic novel MOBY DICK, is now available to purchase on BluRay and DVD on Amazon.com. BluRay link & DVD link.
Despite my insisting, each copy of the film will not be accompanied by a limited edition Glen-Matthews-bowler-hat. Sorry guys, I tried.
I finally got a chance to sit down and watch the entire thing, and I can easily put my stamp of approval on this one. Pick it up!
Mike Barker‘s 3-hour mini-series MOBY DICK had it’s premiere last week (Part 1 aired on the 8th, Part 2 the 15th) on Australian Television to rave reviews. If you’re in Australia, you can watch both parts on ABC1’s iView website @ http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/761180. If you’re not in Australia, you can’t. Believe me, I tried.
I am happy to also report that my friend Maggie from down unda’ was able to snag a couple screenshots of me in action with the extreme talents of (1) Charlie Cox, and (2) Eddie Marsan…
For the time being, I suppose you’ll have to take my word that that’s Marsan.
Although no date has been set for a stateside release, RHI Entertainment is handling the distribution (http://rhitv.com/movies/moby-dick-2010), so hopefully word will come from them regarding the North American premiere for our eyes to feast on.
Stay tuned, seafarers!
If you’ve found yourself unable to sleep (see above), then it’s likely because you’ve been waiting for more information on Mike Barker‘s upcoming mini-series based on Herman Melville‘s classic novel MOBY DICK that I have a part in. Wait no longer! Have a gander at the official trailer for the mini-series below…
Funny story time: I recently attended a screening of one of my favourite Canadian films, PONTYPOOL. In attendance was the star, Stephen McHattie who happens to also be one of my favourite actors. I was lucky enough to go out for a drink with him and some friends afterwards, and it was nice and all, but I couldn’t muster anything to say except for “You’re terrific” every chance I could. I’m fairly positive that I came off as a (well-meaning) tit.
It wasn’t until two weeks after the fact that I remembered that I was told that McHattie played my Father in MOBY DICK, and although we didn’t have any scenes together, it would have been a better conversation starter to say “You’re my Dad!” then “You’re terrific.” as I gazed (too long) into his eyes.
Moral of this story: remember if you’re in the same movie as someone awesome, as it will give you ammunition to not sound like a (well-meaning) tit.
Check out the video embedded below (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-yGhVTU2pA) for your first peak at the upcoming 4-hour mini-series, MOBY DICK, based on the literary classic
My character Tom (not featured in the clip) was not in the original novel by Herman Melville, and thus, will be considered blasphemy by MOBY DICK purists and internet trolls alike. Bring it.
Enjoy, and share…
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Still no word on a release date for the mini-series. Will keep you posted.
PS. My co-star from THE CORRIDOR, Jim Gilbert has a large, large role in the mini-series, and also a large, large beard in the mini-series.
Today’s Chronicle Herald has a great article about James Gilbert’s experiences working on MOBY DICK (Rough seas fuel actor). Along with the article, comes the first official still from production featuring James Gilbert, Halifax’s Glen Matthews, Eddie Marsan (from Sherlock Holmes), and Matthew Lemche.
Still no word on a release date or a broadcaster picking it up, but with filming just wrapped, I have a feeling it could be a while before you get to see me run around in a bowler hat.
UPDATE (Oct. 15/09): I was informed that it was probably in my best interest to take down the set photos from the Moby Dick shoot. However, if you’re still hoping to check them out, go to Shelburne County Now‘s Website.
Yesterday was my final day working on Mike Barker‘s MOBY DICK. I had a grand total of three days (one in Lunenburg, two in Shelburne) on the set, and I can easily say that this was one of the most enjoyable projects I have ever worked on. The caliber of the cast is humbling. And when I say humbling, I mean you’re too scared to say anything that makes you look like an idiot, and then all of the awesome actors will just remember you as “that idiot”. Jeesh.
I managed to snag a small bit of memorabillia for this adventure, the sign from my very first trailer…
…my character’s name was actually Tom, but my computer mirrored the image, and rather than flipping it back, I thought it was amusing to envision my character’s name as Mot, and then starting a family business with Tomatoe juice.
Photographer Timothy Gillespie was on set for the day, and took a few shots.
There’s plenty more available for paroosing over at Shelburne County Today‘s website. Either at http://www.shelburnecountytoday.com/mobydick/ or over at http://www.shelburnecountytoday.com/mobydick/photos_extras.htm .
I should have a few more up on here within a few days. Stay tuned.
I would like to send out a big thank you to of those who helped make my experience on the set a wonderful one. I hope I am not considered “that idiot”.