STREETS UPDATE + CONTEST


Believe…

After five years sitting on the shelf, Jason Eisener‘s first feature film, STREETS OF DOMINATION, is inching leaping closer to completion!

The film has sat on the shelf for so long because STREETS’ writer John Davies and its director, Jason Eisener had to go make that HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN film. Spare time quickly became, and remains to be, a rarity for these two gents, which pushed STREETS to the back-burner.

Enter Glen (in hero stance).

I have taken on the task of editing a first-pass, rough-assembly of the film, which I will then hand off to Eisener for him to finish. This process is also known as movie magic.

So please, be excited. Lord knows I am.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I’ll be giving away 5 HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN comic books to readers of this blog! Simply head on over to the Contact page and drop me a line (be sure to include your email address)! Contest closes Monday, November 26th at 11:59pm EST and is open to residents of Canada and the USA.

Fun, right?

Check back on Tuesday, the 27th to see if you’ve won yourself a copy!

In the mean time, check out the STREETS OF DOMINATION teaser to whet your appetites:

Update – Nov. 27, 2012: WINNERS OF THE HOBO COMIC CONTESTStephen Piercey, Colin MacDonald, Tarra Hughes, Erin McGuire, Jessica Golding. Congrats, folks!

For all of you unfortunate losers the comic is currently available at all three Stange Adventures locations, The Last Game Store, Obsolete Records, Quantum Frontier and more for a mere $2.99!

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Hobo on CBC

Good morning all! I hope you all appreciate this blog post, because I skipped watching Regis this morning so I could get it done! Capiche?

Last week, as some of you know, I had a day on Jason Eisener‘s feature-length HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, reprising my role from the original trailer as the Masked Machete Mugger (or Gang Leader, if you please). This time, my foe would be Rutger Hauer. CBC decided to visit the set on the day of the shoot, so check that out below!

I’m the man in the yellow balaclava. Yellow is the mostest badass…

Vodpod videos no longer available.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhA1VRXnYeM

Hobo is shaping up to be just as insane as everything else Eisener has put his creepy vision towards. Bring yer kids!

Various News

Ten days since my last post?! Absurd!

To remedy this awful blog-maintenance, I hope to please you with a variety of project news…

-Operation Beefcake (quick recap) is my attempt to gain roughly 40 pounds of fat and/or muscle for an upcoming film. As of last Sunday (my last visit to a house with a scale), I am weighing in at 160 pounds, that’s 15 pounds worth of gross that I’ve added since beginning Operation Beefcake just over a month ago!

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Special thanks goes to…

incrediblebulk

Banana shakes fo’ life!

-Thrillema (quick recap) is a group of awesome people who bring 35mm film prints to Dartmouth for the masses to enjoy in an film-viewing experience that can only be matched by pro-wrestling and monster trucks! For those of you who were lucky enough to snag tickets to Jurassic Park at the Thrillema, you saw my ass get eaten by a dinosaur (played by Andy the Handy Alligator)!

April 30th, Thrillema is showing Conan the Barbarian as their last screening in Dartmouth (before moving over to Halifax).

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Cory Bowles‘ short film Righteous is set to start shooting the first week of June!

-IMDb has updated my page by adding Phone Whores (2007), the short film I did that was directed by Daniel Gaynor. I’m in the process of re-submitting my proposal to get an IMDb credit for Grindhouse, because Hobo With a Shotgun was attached to the film (in Canada). So if you have an account with IMDb, I ask you do me a solid and submit a credit application for Grindhouse for me. But why? Because it looks good on a resume.

It’s a beautiful day outside, so I’m gonna stop typing now. Have a good one and keep doing it for the lulz.

PS. This is the 100th blog post! Celebrate?

Operation: Beefcake

Given the tabloids infatuation with actors’ physical transformations, I am pleased to announce that I have embarked on my own epic (and heroic) journey to physical transformation for an upcoming role. I am also pleased to announce that I now will be rich and famous within 5 to 8 months from now.

Watch out Twist Magazine!

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Ever since I got involved in acting, the thought of transforming my body into that of my character’s has always intrigued me. I’m not a method actor for the most part, but I respect that level of sacrifice from an actor.

Let’s face it, acting can be simple. Some people can stroll onto a set, read their lines once, turn around and produce a heart-wrenching scene with little-to-no effort. Others, like myself, have to slave over a notebook to remember a series of 3 sentences, and work on a character for weeks before they can shoot. At the end of the day, all that matters is what ends up on the screen. And that’s the way it should be. Who cares how you got there, as long as you did.

When an actor transforms their body, they get to wear their art.

That being said, I am initiating Operation: Beefcake.

For the past couple years, my body weight has wavered between 140 and 150 pounds depending on the time of year and the corresponding holiday. The character I’m doing this for is a complete fucking force of nature to be reckoned with so I hope my journey will carry me to 180 pounds with a combination of fat and muscle…

Example: 1990’s pro-wrestler Buff Bagwell, and 1990’s gay man on his porch.

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Okay, maybe not so gay.

I am also initiating Initiative: Clouseau/Cato, in which if you see me on the street, you must attack me, for I have to be at peak physical health. An example of which is shown below.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyBeIC25yeE

Slow-mo not included.

Alright, I have to go buy more peanuts, seeds, and avocados as they are a healthy source of fat. Thanks Dr. Clain!

PS. If you’re lazy like me and you hate all of the people at the gym, check out this link on how to become as strong as Bruce Lee in the comfort of your own home: http://zenhabits.net/2009/03/how-to-get-bruce-lee-like-strength-without-ever-going-to-a-gym/ Badass.

Streets of Domination Teaser!

FINALLY, Jason Eisener has uploaded the Streets of Domination Teaser online! The release of the film is still likely years away, but here’s the teaser to one of the most ambitious independent films ever made filmed!…

Vodpod videos no longer available.
http://www.vimeo.com/3202843 or http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=51402453710

A quote from Eisener’s Facebook…

Here’s an old trailer John Davies and I created quickly before a screening of Fist of Death a couple years ago. We shot this film before Hobo with a Shotgun and Treevenge. But we haven’t been able to find the time to invest in editing this beast. I’m posting this to help keep the spirit alive, hopefully she’ll get finished soon.

This baby was our film school.

This film for me was an incredible experience; my first endeavor into acting for film, and probably the single greatest influence on which direction my life has taken. I hope you all have as much fun watching the teaser as I did acting in it. I gave a lot of myself to Streets of Domination, and it feels absolutely magnificent to have people seeing a minute and a half’s worth of it.

Don’t get too excited though, Eisener has a little thing called Hobo With a Shotgun to deal with before he can even think of Streets again.

GlenJM Presents: The Sundance Variety Blog! Vol. 0

The grumpy piss-ant known as Old Man Winter has finally regained his grasp on the east coast’s balls this week with temperatures dropping far below anything acceptable by my standards.

What does this mean? Vacation. Run away to the whitest beach, the darkest people, & the nearest continent as soon as possible. My destination: Salt Lake City, Utah…?

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My name is Glen Matthews and I am a local actor/filmmaker/designer/photographer and a film I was in called TREEVENGE was accepted into the 25th Annual Sundance Film Festival.

Starting tomorrow, for the next week (Jan.16th to the 24th) keep up to date on the goings-on with myself, Jason Eisener (writer/director), Adam T. Burke (sound design), Rob Cotterill (writer/producer), John Davies (writer of HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN), Jon Eisener (brother of the famous guy), Zan Rosborough (sound design), and Henry Townsend (special effects) as we travel to Salt Lake City, Utah to take on Hollywood.

What to expect:

  • Photos of our adventures in the Mormon state
  • Entertaining Stories
  • Celebrity testimonials
  • Street Fighter 2 battle descriptions from our hotel room
  • To be offended (especially if you’re Mormon)

Check back every day, foolz!