Thank you!

winking dog

Thank you to all my fellow bloggers who took the time out to read and review my script! You were all very gracious and helpful so today I’m doing something I don’t do. I’ve added a link to your pages on this page as a shout-out and testament to your awesomness!

Thanks again for reading Kingdom, Come!

If you aren’t one of these people go ahead and follow them they also have great blogs on their wordpress sites!

http://eclecticaudio.wordpress.com/

http://endsshadowcaste.wordpress.com/

http://sisimka.wordpress.com/

http://cindybruchman.wordpress.com/

Sincerely,

Brian Bell-Wiseguy Industries

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to the best dad in the world George Bell.

To counter-act all the negativity bitter people throw out on this day I present to you the greatest example of a father the world has ever seen.

Dad

That’s my dad circa 1974, didn’t have any other pictures online and the rest are in GA. My dad has been my coach for baseball and taught me basketball, football, got me into martial arts, philosophy, religion. Also according to some he gave me my sarcastic nature :).
My dad has supported me throughout all the struggles and crazy things I’ve done. I’ve always tried to be like my father even when we were arguing and angry with each other  I’ve always known that its because I sometimes get tired of him always being right. Who’s right ALL the time? (you’ve got in in an article so you can keep that forever dad that is my gift to you today.) Always there when I needed him whether it was to talk about sports or if I was upset about life after death and any of the myriad of different situations a young man growing up will have questions about.

I’m glad and thankful to have been raised in a home with a mother and father who love each other and love their children. My parents always told me that I could do whatever I wanted which I may have taken too literally at this point. Even so they both supported my dream of moving to New York. I couldn’t have done any of this without my father. My need to constantly figure things out and expand my knowledge comes from all the books he had and provided me with from Siddhartha to the Qu’ran, to meditation and yoga, he always showed me and never forced (well sometimes forced) me to do the right thing. With his knowledge of all these different subjects I think its why I like Batman so much because if my dad isn’t Batman… he probably trained him. I love you dad you’re the best thanks for everything!

My hair is longer now btw
Like father like son!

happy fathers day superhero

Love your eldest son,

Brian

Wiseguys At All Costs Youtube Channel Upgrade

This is a public service announcement for all that is great, fun, and awesome! Wiseguys Industries will be teaming up with At all Costs productions to bring you reviews, news, comedy sketches, and GASP! Two separate web series!!! So stay tuned for more information on that. We look forward to bringing you the best in quality media!

Thanks for reading and soon…watching!

Sincerely,

Brian Bell-Wiseguy Industries

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Kickstarter, losing it to hollywood?

In lieu of a picture tonight I decided to write about something I see going on that’s troubling.

kickstarter revolt

Kevin James just turned down Kickstarter.  “We nearly Kickstarted the budget back in November,” he said. “But now I’m feeling like that’s not fair to real indie filmmakers who need the help. Unlike back when I made Clerks in ’91, I’ve got access to money now — so I should use that money and not suck any loot out of the crowd-funding marketplace that might otherwise go to some first-timer who can really use it.”

When it first started, Kickstarter was for the independent artists who would never have gotten funded by the big corporations. But ever since veronica mars threw a project on there and made way more than what they were asking for, the celebrities have been drooling.

It’s a very simple idea, and I loved it. You have an idea, you have no money, no name, no way to get it off the ground. All you have is passion, drive, and determination. Well guess what here’s a site full of people like you who will help and receive help and it can be one big community of artists doing great things! Of course until celebrities get involved. See they have something, several things, that independent artists just don’t have. But the main thing is a name.

Bear with me a moment while I explain exactly why this is going to destroy Kickstarter for the people it was meant for.

Crowd-Sourcing, that’s what its called. You are attempting to get a bunch of people you don’t know to donate to something you are throwing your all into. The first trick is to get people to FIND your listing. This is hard enough without people searching for famous celebrities listings. If you don’t get picked as a staff favorite you pretty much have no chance. Even IF they find it AND like your video and your project getting them to believe you will finish it is yet ANOTHER obstacle. With celebrity comes a name that people feel they can hold accountable.

People like to donate to things other’s have donated to because they figure if they like it maybe its good. However the floodgates have now been opened for people to say “who is this guy? That’s not Zach Braff nope not donating.”

What’s worse is this could scare people away from posting things because they know they don’t have that name recognition that others have. The co-founder of Kickstarter Yancey Strickler spoke on this earlier.

“The thing is, if Michael Bay came along and wanted to do a Kickstarter we’d probably tell him, please don’t,” Strickler said at the time. “I would never want to scare the girl who wants to do a $500 lithography project, ’cause that’s why we started this thing. We think we have a moral obligation to her.”

Very well put, however I feel that Kickstarter will become commercialized and over run by celebs who could easily fund their projects themselves or with a studio’s green light but will whine about having to have their character drink Coke instead of Pepsi, or don’t want to put in the energy to argue down a studio on small issues like that. Pretty much it will begin to be dominated by people who don’t need our money but as shown previously in human history, we will continue to give it to them.

I had a Kickstarter that failed for several reasons one being advertisement and placement. I’ll be listing it again utilizing a different marketing strategy, I still remain hopeful for this site. It has amazing potential. I’d just hate to have to re-list my project next to George Clooney and Denzel Washington’s projects.

Thanks for reading

Sincerely,

Wiseguy Industries

Happy Mother’s Day Mom!

Since I’ve been writing so much I thought that I’d  write something for my mom in her favorite color! 

Thanks for everything mom, even though I know some of the times (most of the times) I’ve made things a little rough for you and Dad, I know I can always count on you two. 

You always support me when I make tough decisions and I love you! Thanks for always being there you are the best! I miss you! Can’t wait to see you again.

Unfortunately I haven’t gotten comfortable enough with my poetry to make one up but I found one I thought would fit, hope you like it!

A Mother’s Love
There are times when only a Mother’s love
Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappoints
And calm all of our fears.
There are times when only a Mother’s love
Can share the joy we feel
When something we’ve dreamed about
Quite suddenly is real.
There are times when only a Mother’s faith
Can help us on life’s way
And inspire in us the confidence
We need from day to day.
For a Mother’s heart and a Mother’s faith
And a Mother’s steadfast love
Were fashioned by the Angels
And sent from God above.
Author Unknown

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