Sunday, July 22, 2007

Citizen Prime Time! - Sunday, July 22, 2007 10:30 PM

www.blogtalkradio.comTonight was the first show for Citizen Prime Time! and additionally for WHO Speaks!. Chris also has a show called The Chris Guardian Show.

I'll say it right out - this is a great concept. The Blog Talk Radio idea allows us to get out to pepople who are interested. Its very much to idea sharing what podcasts are to music and media sharing. Its allowing people to hear what they want and I think that's great.

Tonight's Show:

Tonight we introduced the concept of Citizen Prime to listeners who might not know about me. Some of my old Real LIfe Super Hero allies called in and showed their support, which was phenomenal.

Chris Guardian called in and we discussed some of the great aspirations of Worldwide Heroes Organization (WHO) and hopefully tthat gave people some food for thought and a place to go to connect with people trying to do good tings.

We discussed some real heroes out there and gave some guidance as to where people can go to learn more about real world heroes, such as www.cnn.com/heroes.

We discussed a number of things regluar, everyday citizens can do to be more heroic in their daily lives, such as look for opportunities to help people in need.

All in all, the inagural show went well. I'm excited that people are interested in celebrating the heroic. We'll definitely celebrate it with them as long as they'd like. A toast ... to heroes the world over!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

My March Madness

I haven’t written an update in a while … and with good reason. I’ve been amazingly busy! Being done with the WWTBASH audition process is just …. so nice. I felt like I was holding my breath through the whole thing. Couldn’t do much. Didn’t want to spoil any chances. Now, I’m done with all that and I can finally get back to living the life I was meant to live. Its all part of the experience though. It was my path and I’m grateful for the things it taught me.

Now moving forward! I have been trying to get more organized on so many fronts. Talk to anyone and I think you’ll find a pretty tight consensus; charity work saves people and we are about saving people, so that is definitely part of the job. I have been in touch with two children’s hospitals, an elementary school, and a local March on Meth campaign. The hospital seems to be coming to fruition quickest. One of my oldest friends is a doctor in child psychology and she was invaluable in editing my script for the hospital. Who would have thought inspire was a big word for kids?? She suggested we publish and put it out there as a program. I told her I know a lot of folks that would love to do this as a national gig. More to come on that.

As for freindly Citizen support patrols. I have been seeking the best way to gain traction and I hit upon a connection. I am stepping up my Inspiration Campaign and being as public as possible. I visited a local dining/entertainment district in the Inspirational costume and handed out “Who Is Citizen Prime” literature and glad handed at least 50 folks. Everyone loved it. Not a single person said or did anything derogatory. Quite to the contrary. I got high fives, hand shakes, waves and two offers (to which I responded, “Sorry, I’m married” of course!) It was also the night Channel 12 caught up with me and followed me a round for my patrol.

Phoenix Channel 12 News

Oh yea, I’ll be on Channel 12 Phoenix New on April 30th, right after Heroes. Yea, they thought it would get good ratings. We’ll see. Channel 3 is curious, as well but I’m trying not to put to much stock in it, except that it can certainly help the movement and certainly help people feel comfortable with our presence. That’s my incentive. Hopefully, every little bit helps.

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Had an interesting incident last night. I was pulled over coming home. Yep, doing 34 in a 25 mph zone. I got chatting with the officer, told him what I did and about the Citizen Patrols. He asked if I have any weapons. I said Bear Mace (technically that was the only thing in the front). He laughed and said I should join the Volunteer Deputy’s instead of inviting drug dealers to pop a cap in me. They would train me in armed response, stick me in a uniform for the volunteer shifts, back me on calls and he said they give you a marked car to drive. I’m not sure I got all the details right because it sounded pretty awesome in a lot of ways. I have a call into them. Hey, I think I could do a lot of good work during those shifts. Its not really what this heroic inspiration thing is about, but I’m considering adding it to the gig. I’ll keep you posted. By the way, I didn't get a ticket. Whew!

And all that on the real life side.

Still working to get the Webisodes going and working a deal for the comic side as well. Savage Pictures is on board as soon as we get a window of time, we’ll shoot the first episode(s). The comic artist in negotiations is … nah … I won’t jinx it. Lets just say, if this works out, Moon Knight and I will have a similar likeness. That’s the only clue I dare give out at this juncture.

And the pièce de résistance is I am biting the bullet and having a website professionally built.

I t w i l l b e a w e s o m e !

And that’s been my March and April so far. So, trying to keep busy and trying to get things going. The news interview brought a great perspective. They had some hard questions. Questions we should all answer. But in the end, I’ll just say, its important to evolve. This is still a pioneering effort in my opinion. We have not perfected this gig, by any stretch of the imagination. And imagination is what its built on. Or I should say Inspiration. We should never forget that. After seeing so many people lit up simply by my walking down the street last night, I know I won’t forget it any time soon.

Stay safe and remember, inside all of you lives The Heart of a Hero. Exercise it well.

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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Citizen Prime Movie

I’d like to share with you a portion of my audition video for Who Wants To Be A Superhero. For those who have not heard about it, I am auditioning and encourage you to do the same. Inspiration is my main job and this venue is an awesome opportunity to inspire others.

Before you watch this portion of my audition film, some discussion might make a few of you more at ease. First and foremost, those of you who know me will notice a distinct difference between the real Citizen Prime persona and the inspirational Citizen Prime in the film.

The film highlights an inspirational concept for a super powered Citizen Prime and I’m completely over-the-top excited about sharing it with everyone. I look at it as a fantastic opportunity to give back to the inspirational genre that has clearly inspired me and so many of you. What this means is you will see a super powered Citizen Prime with powers that are hyperbole for my real life mission. In other words, while I cannot find and prime actual superheroes in this reality, I hope, through these works, to inspire others to live with The heart of a Hero and watch over their communities in a spirit of family, as we all are.

Enjoy the film.


video

Friday, February 23, 2007

Phoenix Magazine Real Life Superheroes!

Phoenix Magazine Real Life Superhero Article

I’m just going to let the article speak for itself. Check it out if you can.

Monday, February 5, 2007

The audition! Finally!!


Auditioned for the show this last weekend. It was a lot of fun. There were about 30 people there on Saturday (I didn’t go back Sunday). The pictures were fun. I had all kinds of kids coming up and taking pictures with me and another fellow named Altima X. Very nice guy. In fact, everyone there was fantastic. I think everyone took a positive cue from last year’s show and seems pre-disposed to work together and encourage one another. It was very nice to see.

Everyone shook hand and chatted like at a Comi-Con. Lots of fun.

The actual audition was pretty neat. They did it in conjunction with the WWE wrestling, presumable to split the production costs and as a conduit for traveling around to various cities. So half way through the wrestling mania stuff, they announced the superhero auditions. We had a captive audience – ha! – so one by one the contestants got up and did their spiel. I did okay, I think. Its hard to tell. So much was going on. I hit all my key components. I played the crowd. I played to the camera. I hope that and my application (double the original size, with Prime details) and the audition video gets their attention.

We’ll just have to wait and see, but at any rate, it was a lot of fun.

As a side note, getting lots of comments about the video. Everyone seems to be really excited about it. I’ll see if its okay to post it up on YouTube and the net, in general.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

We Did It!

Comic Cover

Mike and I had a mutual admiration contest on the phone tonight. We chatted about the film and how effortlessly (see, once again) everything came together. Tangent: This might be a little hindsight as we actually worked very hard putting it together, but things synergized together creating a greater whole than we provided parts. Maybe that is the life lesson here. Work as hard as you can as life gives you lead and there is no telling what you can accomplish.

The script and the editing fit together perfectly. My biggest fear is that the actual story of what he can do would be lost. I mean, I know it so well, is that blinding me to everyone else going, “What the hell?” Mike, my wife, and everyone who has seen it so far assures me this is not the case. Sidenote: Its very sad seeing my own narcissism in this way! I know its not actually perfect, but it looks that way to me. Kind of like a baby. You are just kind of adoring toward this new creation. You can watch it over and again while others grew bored with it long ago.

I’m going to auditions this weekend so I’m glad it all came together in time. It was kind of down to the wire, at that.

Mike and his partner Steve said this was the most exciting thing to come through Savage Pictures in a long time. Regardless of what happens with the show, they want to co produce webisodes of the character. Hey, I’m all for that. Of course, we have to see what happens with the show, but either way, I’m sure we can work out a plan. Very exciting stuff.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

I just saw the film ...

I just saw the film we made for WWTBASH. I knew we did a great job. I knew we hit everything. But … we killed it. We squashed it. Knocked it outta the park.

Is it bad to be so overwhelmed by your own creation? Well, I’ll indulge since Mike Fox was at least equal part creator of the audition film. He made it look so ridiculously awesome. I’ll freak out about it and point at him. He made it look so damn good. There, humility crisis averted.

I sent him an email. I’ll have to chat with him tomorrow about it. Damn. I am going to make an impression, even if I don’t get into the show. Now, if I can just get them to see it

Savage

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Shooting the film: Citizen Prime

Are you ready to be primed?

Everything seems to be moving at light speed. Just got back from a whirl wind weekend making the film Citizen Prime. Mike Fox is fantastic (Ed. He is the co-founder of Savage Pictures). I shot him over a script. We whittled it down and he shot me back a shooting script. 73 shots in one day. Didn’t think we’d make it through them but we were rolling, man. It was great.

Even now, I can’t believe everyone donated so much time and energy to this audition film. Right this second, I love about everyone I saw that day. It was incredible. We had sound, cameramen (two, even!), three thugs, an ingénue and make up , hair, Traci was there doing costume and continuity. It was almost like a real shoot. As close as you’ll ever come for free, that’s for damn sure.

And I think it’s going to be fantastic. Everyone was right on the money. Once again, life seems to be sweeping the project up and running with it. I can barely keep up. Can’t wait to see the finished product. Its going to be spectacular.