November of 2007. Inspired by the guerrilla style film-making described in Robert Rodriguez's excellent book, "Rebel Without A Crew", Monty decides to shoot and edit his own short film entirely by himself. The result, "Malartu", was posted on the CBP Myspace page for all to marvel.
Unbeknown to Monty, Steve had also shot a one-man short while visiting his family during the Thanksgiving weekend. His opus was entitled, "Waking Up In Film". When both Monty and Steve realized what they had done with just a camera, an idea, and antsy boredom, they convinced (i.e. forced) Rob to create one of his own. Rob's film, "The Mad Cap", was screened alongside his comrade's films at "Look At Our Shorts: Take 3" in the Summer of 2008.
WHAT IS A "TROUBLEMAKER SHORT"?
Named after Rodriguez's studio, the Troublemaker Shorts are films created by the CBP members indivually. They can involve other cast members, but the majority of the work is produced by either Rob, Monty, or Steve. The shorts are a chance for the boys to work solo and stretch their personal filmmaking skills.
And so, presented here are the Troublemaker Shorts. A glimpse into the individual creative energies of Rob, Monty, and Steve. We hope you enjoy them.
Back in October of 2007, for my birthday, Rob gifted me "Rebel without a Crew" by Robert Rodriguez. I flew through the pages in no time, amazed by the story Mr. Rodriguez had. Inspired I set out to make a film of my own, with a cast and crew of just one- me. The Idea was to write, direct, shoot, star, and edit all by myself.
Let's see Austen & the Brontës do this!