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First Frames First
First Frames First
The team at Fable Forest Films, a Canadian film and television production company, launches a Film-making show where they talk Movies, Writing, Gear, and discusses their own journey failing toward film success!
Jun 27, 2020
First Frames First 85: Local News is Best News
The guys sit down with special guest Robert Kubbinga a KW community television producer!! We chat about his origins, filming OHL Hockey, the state of the news these days, we take a look at one of his favourite produced pieces Portraits of Honour!
1 hr 4 min
Jun 18, 2020
First Frames First 84: #BlackLivesMatter
Normally the team is talking about their film journey. This week we're taking time to chat with a friend about the #BlackLivesMatter movement and to hear stories and feelings from a black, father, professional, martial artist living in Canada.
May 29, 2020
First Frames First 83: Have you seen my Force Lance?
We go Live with Director & VFX Artist 'Tom Tennisco'. A VFX artist on shows such as Andromeda, Eureka, The 4400, Star Trek: Discovery, we first ran into Tom Tennisco when we caught wind of his awesome / super fun VFX heavy short film 'Quick Suitors'!
1 hr 30 min
May 22, 2020
First Frames First 82: Live with Actor James McDougall
Our good friend actor James McDougall comes on the show to reminisce about when we were enemies (not really), catch us up about everything he's been up to since he played the lead in our short 'My Huntsville Muse' avail on our site, and oh ya to pimp his new awesome movie 'Becky' starring Kevin James and Joel McHale!!
1 hr 12 min
May 15, 2020
First Frames First 81: 3rd Time’s A Charm – With Cameraman Danny Bailey!
Jay and Adrian talk to their long time friend, the legendary Danny Bailey!
1 hr 59 min
Apr 20, 2020
First Frames First 80: Our Milkshake Brings the Boys to the StreamYard!
8 Limbs is complete and on it's way to Bell! Adrian and Jay promised a huge party, but COVID hit so what are you going to do? Mike, Derek, Jay and Adrian hang out on StreamYard and catch up, discussing COVID prep, getting stuck in Mexico, and all the conspiracies!
1 hr 43 min
Mar 4, 2020
First Frames First 79: Jay writes for a short story competition and other updates!
We're getting so close to handing in Art of 8 Limbs that we can feel it! Jay wrote a short SciFi Romance story and entered into a contest, the Postmen trailer is a Semi Finalist in a Film Festival and it's about to be Adrian's Birthday!! All good things!
Feb 19, 2020
First Frames First 78: A Coop Flew Through the Cuckoo’s Nest!
Jay and Adrian interviewed a human who may become a coop student, Adrian talks gear, quick updates for Website and 8 Limbs, and Movie Trivia makes a triumphant return!
Feb 5, 2020
First Frames First 77: Professor K takes Blake to editing school
First Things First! Where is Blake's Fable Forest Films crew shirt?? FAILURE! Since we're getting close with the editing of 8 Limbs and can hardly look up to breathe, we thought why not kill two birds and podcast while showing Blake a few things for his episode edit! We had to cut a ton out of this episode to keep it short, so we bounce around, but we hope you enjoy watching a bit of the editing experience that we live day in and out!
Jan 22, 2020
First Frames First 76: Oscar Picks 2020
Adrian and Jay give quick updates on 8 Limbs, New Podcast, and no-update update on the website, before getting into their picks for a few of the 2020 Academy Awards Oscar picks!
Jan 8, 2020
First Frames First 75: Arts Fund Grant Achievement Unlocked
New Intro Outro, New Year! Welcome to 2020! Jay and Adrian give quick updates on Art of 8 Limbs Season 2, Shifted, New Website, and then dive into the plan for the new big project of 2020! The creation of a new Audio Drama podcast thanks to the generous support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund
Dec 25, 2019
First Frames First 74: Merry Christmas from Santa and 3 Hos!
It feels good to laugh doesn't it? To wrap up 2019, we sit down together to eat, drink and be merry! No company updates, just fun, fun, and more fun! Do we love Christmas? What do we have in the trunks of our cars? Are all heavy metal listeners gay? How can we fix all the world's problems. This one is a little all over the place!
1 hr 47 min
Dec 11, 2019
First Frames First 73: Luke Barlow Reloaded
Yes yes our buddy Luke was in the Matrix! In this weeks episode we talk more about the film world and find out what Luke really dreams of doing!
Nov 27, 2019
First Frames First 72: Pull My Focus!
The Man, The Myth, The Mystery Luke Barlow joins the lads to drop names and knowledge on the lads! What is it like being in the Vancouver camera union working on huge shows and film sets!? Yup! It's awesome!
1 hr 5 min
Nov 13, 2019
First Frames First 71: Waiting for Luke!
Yes the guys do a micro show after being put on hold by who will be their special guest over the next couple episodes! Super camera operator in the BC film community, Mr Luke Barlow!
Oct 30, 2019
First Frames First 70: The Mike Show Live with @themikeshowlive
After last episode where we talked Rugby, we continued discussion with our good friend Mike Lindsay! This awesome gent is an aspiring author & filmmaker. While he works towards his dreams he is the jack of all trades and super helper on other people's film sets! Such a pleasure to work with! Enjoy our chat with @themikeshowlive
Oct 17, 2019
First Frames First 69: The Sexy Rugby Show
Today is the sexy episode where we talk Rugby and grown men... hug each other in a ruck of some sort? Special Guest and good friend Mike Lindsay joins us! Next episode we spend a lot more time chatting with him but for now...Go Springboks!
Oct 2, 2019
First Frames First 68: Documentary Gear Setup
After a solid day on documentary interviews, the lads take some time for show and tell! Love Gear Setups? Want to see whats included in their Mobile Film Unit? Enjoy!
Sep 18, 2019
First Frames First 67: That’s a Wrap on Fight Night!
Quick Quick Update after Fight Night for 'Art of 8 Limbs'. Jason and Mike get accosted by a drunk, Adrian gets investigated by a dick for hire? It's time to get at the edit!
Sep 4, 2019
First Frames First 66: Running Around Like A Headless Chicken
Shortest episode ever? The guys are driving once again! Adrian forgot his own wedding anniversary... A HUGE NO NO! Welcome one and all... to Adrian's Hectic Freaking Day!
Aug 21, 2019
First Frames First 65: Highway 401 Blues
Did you know that we started a rumor that Robert Redford is Brad Pitt's dad? Back on the road after a long day of filming for #ArtOf8Limbs. We talk about struggles while filming a documentary, Adrian's corporate video work, and his camping trip with the family, finish off talking about Jay's son Lex and his filming adventures, plus father son podcast listening!
Aug 7, 2019
First Frames First 64: On The Road Again #ArtOf4Tires
Adrian and Jason finish a long day of filming at two Muay Thai gyms in Toronto for Fable Forest's sports docu-series 'Art of 8 Limbs: Season 2'. They are tired, but it's time for an episode update so onward and upward with a discussion about letting yourself go and not caring as much about story when budgets get super huge.
Jul 24, 2019
First Frames First 63: Try-A-Triathlon? I Think Not! We Shall Succeed A Triathlon!
Remember the guys talking about that time Jay almost drowned trying a Triathlon? Well the boys are back in town... umm... to try-a-tri again! Listen to Jay, Adrian, and Derek tell tales of trepidation, trials, and triumph!
Jul 10, 2019
First Frames First 62: Building websites and watching musicals!
Sorry die hard fans! This week is a super quick show we're posting while Jay is on vacation with his Dad Ken in NYC! We talk quickly about the plan for the sexy basic setup for the new site we're working on and we chat about going to see the Book of Mormon which was incredible! Trailer for 'Book of Mormon'
Jun 26, 2019
First Frames First 61: A Screenwriter with a Hobo with a Shotgun!
Special Guest - Nova Scotia native son, John Davies, joins us to talk about his experience creating Hobo with a Shotgun and winning a major Hollywood contest by Quentin Tarantino! Redband Trailer for 'Hobo With A Shotgun' < WATCH 'HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN' TODAY!
1 hr 5 min
Jun 12, 2019
First Frames First 60: Great! Now WE have to create a Film Festival too!
The lads have special guest Daniel McLeod, founder of the Kitchener Waterloo Film Festival (Follow them on FB, Twitter, Insta), on the show to talk about the recent success of the first year of the fest. This is the first time they meet Dan who rolls in many of the same circles, so they also get to hear a little bit about his day to day and film history! Trailer for Force Fury Dan's Early Work!
May 29, 2019
First Frames First 59: Jay’s bobble-head is a must have for any film fan this holiday season!
Jay turned 40 and he's been feeling a bit down, but he did get the greatest birthday gift of all time and Adrian is insanely jealous. The guys talk about getting out of a funk then discuss quick updates for Shifted, 8 Limbs, Glade, Website. All good things!
May 15, 2019
First Frames First 58: 8L2 Contract Signing Ceremony!
Updates updates all around! Kids are shooting a short film, Website Redesign, Glade writing, Shifted Editing, & the lads put pen to paper on the Art of 8 Limbs Season 2 contract!
May 1, 2019
First Frames First 57: Writer’s Retreat Recap
Jason and Adrian got away from it all for a few days to focus on writing a new horror script. Sit in on the car ride home, where the guys talk about the experience. Links to the scripts we discussed: A Quiet Place - by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck (Just so you can see the Other Version once Krasinski got attached) It Follows - by David Robert Mitchell
Apr 18, 2019
First Frames First 56: Visiting The Finnish Parliament
Adrian and Jay get the opportunity to join in on another podcasting experience. Talking about triathlons, movie making, pushing boundaries, all while alternating between super hot sauna and super freezing polar bear swims? Bring it on! ** You can check out 'The Finish Podcast' on iTunes link: https://apple.co/2Iuq2tP
1 hr 6 min
Apr 4, 2019
First Frames First 55: A tiny memorial to The Wolf a World War 2 Hero and Grandfather!
Adrian's grandfather has passed and he is travelling to visit his family. Jason gets to listen to Adrian tell stories of his granddad's life as a bomber pilot in world war 2, and as a farmer in Saskatchewan! The man was a legend!
1 hr 19 min
Mar 13, 2019
First Frames First 54: Picture Wrap on Shifted a recap!
After a long final weekend that went longer than expected, the guys talk about wrapping principal photography on Shifted, some of the struggles, the feels are real! Let's find out what's coming up next for the team! Discussed on the Show: Detective Pikachu - A look at the Reynolds method
Feb 27, 2019
First Frames First 53: Tony White says If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit!
The lads help an old friend out with an audition self tape and in return they force him to sit down to a podcast! Tony White is an ACTRA union actor trying to make his way in the world today! Enjoy! Discussed on the Show: This Will Sleigh You
1 hr 10 min
Feb 13, 2019
First Frames First 52: We’ve been doing this show for 2 YEARS!!
Super Fun special 52nd episode! The guys have been doing this little podcast, YouTube/Facebook show for 2 solid years, every 2nd Wednesday and it's still going strong! Tonight they celebrate after a HUGE film shoot day on the set of their new film 'Shifted' with a group of amazing Cast and Crew! Listen to stories from the day, hear some of the stories from other film sets! This one was a lot of fun!
1 hr 27 min
Jan 30, 2019
First Frames First 51: Gearing up to finish shooting our new horror film Shifted!
Special Guest Derek Lackenbauer is on the show to tell us about our new beer sponsor, the fact that he is getting into awesome shape, and oh ya... he got engaged!! The team is gearing up to finish up the final 4 days shooting Shifted and the hectic excitement is in the air! Adrian talks about story-boarding and the new script bible plan!
Jan 16, 2019
First Frames First 50: Fable Forest Films, proud parents of a bouncing baby Zak!
In this weeks episode we get to hear all about how our Special Guest star Zak Whitford owes us a large percentage of his future wages for making him the man he is today!
Jan 2, 2019
First Frames First 49: Hey Google! We have Zak Whitford on our Happy New Years show!
Adrian and Jay have special guest Zak Whitford on the show today! We wish everyone a Happy New Year, talk quickly about goals for the year, camera gear, xmas movies, all the goodies! Oh and the Google Home Mini becomes our 3rd host! Enjoy. Mini Cooper Car Commercial Jay Enjoyed!
Dec 19, 2018
First Frames First 48: Understand ‘Why’ you want to start! Business coaching with Shalini Nagrani!
Special Guest Shalini Nagrani is back with a new way to think about kicking off your business venture, then kicks off coaching the lads a bit towards S.M.A.R.T. goals and the road to success!
Dec 5, 2018
First Frames First 47: Reaching the 7th level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs with Shalini Nagrani
Meditation, Business, Filmmaking, Agreeing that Adrian brushing his teeth in the shower is a big No-No, this episode is a lot of fun! Special Guest: Shalini Nagrani
1 hr 1 min
Nov 21, 2018
First Frames First 46: There’s probably an apple falling near a tree reference in here somewhere.
The guys finally have Jason's dad on the show and things get a little silly. Ken is an amazing supporter of Fable Forest Films and has helped the team in so many ways. It's always a pleasure when we get to hang out and hear his stories about our adorable little producer Jay.
1 hr 34 min
Nov 7, 2018
First Frames First 45: King of the Road
Special guest Chris Watson is back with tales of driving across america, before discussing business lessons and how they can apply to filmmaking and life!
1 hr 12 min
Oct 24, 2018
First Frames First 44: Dream Fatigue For The Artistic Few
Adrian sits down with Derek to discuss what artists can do when they start suffering from 'dream chasing' fatigue. Its a long road, how do you keep on trucking?
Oct 10, 2018
First Frames First 43: KeetahhKat On A Hot Tin Roof
Jason and Adrian sit down for chat with Adrian's niece, the 19 year old Keetah Konstant, an aspiring actress. They talk some dos and don'ts when trying to break into film acting.
1 hr 26 min
Sep 27, 2018
First Frames First 42: Grow, Cook, Love – Behind The Scenes – Screen Test
In episode 41 Adrian and Jay talked about some of the show concepts they were pitching to Bell Media and the need for a screen test. In this unusual episode we go behind the scenes of the filming of the scree test. You get to see the flubs, the first takes, some of the goofing around that goes on while we work the magic. It's time to Grow, Cook, Love!
Sep 12, 2018
First Frames First 41: The Great Wall of VHS Tapes is Visible from Space!
Jay is a hoarder, the guys talk about Kickstarter and IndieGoGo campaigns, they discuss progress on Shifted and talk about the shows they have pitched to Bell Media!
Aug 29, 2018
First Frames First 40: Art of 8 Limbs Available on Bell Fibe TV1!
Jason and Adrian sit down for a quick update. The Art of 8 Limbs Muay Thai Documentary is now available to be viewed on Bell Fibe TV1 Network, the team has a plan to try and focus more on one project at a time, J & A are prepping for a Try a Triathlon, and Jason talks about how he can't recommend Netflix's The Titan, although he loves the actors, the premise and Netflix in general! What are we to do about rough movies??
Aug 15, 2018
First Frames First 39: A Chip Off the Old Block!
Our TV Show 'The Art of 8 Limbs' Final Edits Have Been Delivered, with the show to released soon and our Short Film has not had any success with festival entries yet! Here are the Ups and Downs of the film journey! Jason's son Connor Green, a natural teen entertainer, becomes the shows' youngest Special Guest! The lads talk about Connor's history, his dream of going to film school, retiring early, and making movies with his buddies! That's the life! Hang on till the end if you are ready to hear Jay get a little morose!
1 hr 17 min
Aug 1, 2018
First Frames First 38: Filmmaking is Serious Business!
A continuation from last time, the lads switch from beer to scotch and get down to the nitty gritty. It's time to start trying to lay out a 5 year plan, a time line of what is to come. Listen to the various issues that filmmakers can have when the ideas overfloweth.
1 hr 7 min
Jul 18, 2018
First Frames First 37: Old Man Inverted
Adrian's good friend Chris Watson travels from UK to visit the team before going on a HUGE North American adventure! Find out how they met, who Old Man Inverted really is, world traveler, financial genius, art patron and all around amazing dude!
Jul 4, 2018
First Frames First 36: Muay Thai’s TKO Fighting Artist
Jay and Adrian get the chance to sit down with Kru Chris Greig from TKO fighting arts who was instrumental in ensuring 'The Art of 8 Limbs' fight night was a success. We hear all about how the night nearly fell apart 37 different ways and get to hear what a man in the know thought about the rough cut of episode #1!
1 hr 25 min
Jun 20, 2018
First Frames First 35: Who is that Adrian fella? Part 1
The guys give a quick film (Shifted) and documentary (The Art of 8 Limbs) update and then discuss the origins of Adrian.
Jun 7, 2018
First Frames First 34: To Netflix or Not To Netflix Is Not Even A Question!
The guys give a quick film and documentary update, talk streaming services and suck at trivia... as usual.
May 23, 2018
First Frames First 33: Malko and his Mobile Movie Making Machine
Special Guest Star - 'Shifted' DOP Michael Malko talks about his start in this crazy business and we talk about Mike's short film BLJZ 340 where Adrian and J first worked together. Mentioned in the Show Here it is ladies and gentlemen! The short film where Jason, Adrian and many others first worked together! Malko's Notes: Back in 2014 I ventured to create my first short film, to say it was bad would be understatement; it's a pile of steaming crap and I can't stand watching it let alone the idea of it makes me upset. The problem was, it embodied ideas and thoughts of who I was back in 2014 and none of that reflected who I would become. Upon the encouragement of some of my close friends, (who all met for the first time on this project) I'm releasing it online instead of letting it die slowly in my mind. The whole project cost me about $5,000 CAD I paid all the actors, because I wanted to experience that movie feeling and again it was a reflection of the ideologies I had projected at th…
1 hr 14 min
May 9, 2018
First Frames First 32: Derek on #Shifted!
Let's keep the 30 minute episode train rolling! The guys have special co-host Derek Lackenbauer to come on the show to hear his experience as an actor on the set of 'Shifted' and we get a few extra updates in. Are we inadvertently racist when we try to make Asian sounding language when we don't speak it? I think so. Mentioned in the Show The lighting system Adrian was talking about. Aputure 300d
Apr 25, 2018
First Frames First 31: Fight Night is Imminent!
What? Another 30 minute episode?? The guys have special co-host Derek Lackenbauer and have a quick catch-up! Find out what is happening inside The Fable Forest! Our Muay Thai fight documentary series #TheArtOf8Limbs gets it's big fight night Sat Apr 28th! Jason buys a bottle of whiskey with an air of scarcity and the guys discuss the creation of our films exclusive and rare USB Boxes.
Apr 11, 2018
First Frames First: 30in30
The guys bust out a 30min catch-up episode! Find out what is happening inside The Fable Forest! Our Muay Thai fight documentary series #TheArtOf8Limbs Our Indie Horror film #Shifted J starts working a new film concept while he is with his Dad who went in for Surgery!
Mar 29, 2018
First Frames First 29: Producer/Director commentary for Stephen King’s ‘The Mist’!
Producer/Director commentary?? OK Fine! Maybe it's not the actual Producer and Director of the actual film! Adrian and Jay sit down to drink beers and chat while they watch The Mist! Yes that's right! You can watch them... watching a movie!
2 hr 25 min
Mar 14, 2018
First Frames First 28: The title for our new film ‘Winter Wonderland’ has Shifted!
The guys have just finished one of the hardest and most rewarding shooting weeks of their lives. They look back and reflect on some of the wins and some of the roadblocks they faced! (The title of the film has even changed since they recorded last night and is now... 'Shifted')
Feb 28, 2018
First Frames First 27: Oscar Picks!
Special Oscars Episode! Production for Winter Wonderland is about to start, the guys are in a panic, but there is no reason not to toss out a few of their picks! They can't wait for the Academy Awards! Discussed on this show: Oscar Picks! - Best Animated Film: Jason (Loving Vincent), Adrian (Coco) - Best Original Screenplay: Jason (Get Out!), Adrian (Shape of Water) - Best Supporting Actor: Jason (Chris Plummer), Adrian (Sam Rockwell) - Best Supporting Actress: Jason (Allison Janney), Adrian (Mary J. Blige) - Best Actor: Jason (Gary Oldman), Adrian (Timothee Chalamet) - Best Actress: Jason & Adrian (Frances Mcdormand) - Best Picture: Jason & Adrian (Shape of Water)
1 hr 3 min
Feb 14, 2018
First Frames First 26: Big News about new Muay Thai DocuSeries and FY18 Goals
The guys start off quickly talking about a snag designing film credits, they reveal big news about their partnership with Bell on a new Muay Thai docu-series, then get into the Goals episode for the year! Was a lot of fun to recap the last year! Discussed on this show: - Schlitz and the story of the magical place Milwaukee, WI - Problems with scrolling credits - Winter Wonderland cast meet up, panic and Production Prep! - HUGE News for the Team! We are partnering with Bell to put on a Muay Thai DocuSeries in the Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge/Guelph Region! - Recap of last years goals and plan for this coming year! - Quentin Tarantino is in the News... And not just for his dream to Direct the next Star Trek flick!
1 hr 34 min
Jan 31, 2018
First Frames First 25: Live at the Apollo!
After a private screening of their new short film My Huntsville Muse and an encore presentation of Bickerman's Grove, the lads sit down and podcast in front of their largest audience yet!
Jan 17, 2018
First Frames First 24: DMAN is back and is Never Gonna To Give You Up!
Derek Lackenbauer returns to the show and the team continues to walk through the story and character development of the upcoming horror feature film Winter Wonderland! Discussed in this episode: - The guys have posted for character auditions for upcoming feature Winter Wonderland! - Mac iOS upgrade forced Final Draft Upgrade to v10... 100 Bones! Adrian talks about the beat board and give a little software tour! Awesome Songs from Movies we talked about!
1 hr 57 min
Jan 3, 2018
First Frames First 23: Rolling in the New Year – Post Production Workflow! My Huntsville Muse!
Adrian and Jason kick off the year with the shortest show ever! Adrian showcases his post production editing techniques. Discussed in this episode: - Upcoming screening of Bickerman's Grove and My Huntsville Muse as well as a live taping of First Frames First! -Adrian talks about a Film Editing Course he'd love to get in on someday! Jason couldn't remember the lyric from a song his son Lex loves... It was "Death Inspires Me Like a Dog Inspires a Rabbit." Here's the video. Genius lyrics! Let's get a move on!
Dec 20, 2017
First Frames First 22: Fable Forest Holiday Spectacular with Actor Zach Parsons!
Adrian and Jason sit down with actor extraordinaire Zach Parsons to reminisce about I Was a Greenhouse, Bickerman's Grove, and Postmen! We find out what Zach has been up to these days and then get in to discussing The Fable Forest's Top 10 Christmas Movies! Kicking of the Episode we get into Zach's history and what he is up to these days! Follow Zach on Twitter or Instagram! Check out his acting chops in the films we discuss: - I Was A Greenhouse - Bickerman's Grove Zach and Derek were the perfect action duo in our Postmen film concept! It's time to find all the videos and tell the story of our time with the Cinecoup Film Challenge for sure! We all have such amazing memories of the creative process! Then we dive into our #Top10 Christmas Movies from 10 to 1 & bring up little tidbits from each! What Awesome Christmas Movie didn't make the list? Jay and Adrian agreed on Christmas Vacation! Not a Christmas Movie but we had a little fun during trivia!
1 hr 42 min
Dec 6, 2017
First Frames First 21: Building a World with the Mountain Man Winter himself!
The lads sit down with their good buddy Mike Wurtz, who will play the Mountain Man in 'Winter Wonderland', to continue building out the story, world, monster. All of this development work is so important to the process! Mike had the idea to have monster rules which was genius! Even though we may argue a bit, it really gets us thinking about how they work. During the show Mike got talking about this gent, Paul Stamets... He's a pretty Fun Guy... I mean Fungi... I mean... J questions if the best thing Cindy Crawford ever did was the the cute Pepsi commercial...
1 hr 43 min
Nov 22, 2017
First Frames First 20: Creating the Monster for Winter Wonderland – Working with a Concept Artist!
The lads sit down with epic artist Juozas Zenkevicius the 6th! We walk Joe, as we were given permission to address him, through the concept for our new Horror / Murder Mystery. We discuss the nature of our monster and ask for his help visualizing the look! Don't worry! We also do trivia and get into discussing our desert island movies! This show was a lot of fun! Please make sure to check Joe out on his website, follow him on Facebook and/or Instagram! Some of Joe's Art! I told you all I would find this clip!
Nov 8, 2017
First Frames First 19: Talking Indie Film with the RCMP!
** Special Note ** On this show we break down and SPOIL the movie 'Cube', by Canadian director Vincenzo Natali. Before diving into the show, or if you really enjoyed listening to us blabber on, and want to help us out, consider picking up this Canadian Classic!! As indie filmmakers we know how to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! For episode 19 we slap our intro onto the podcast we were invited on to by the amazing guys at the Royal Canadian Movie Podcast! We talk about the great Canadian Horror flick Cube! I mean... we may as well use the blurb that the amazing Becky Shrimpton and Cam Maitland from RCMPodcast wrote about the show: "This week, we're joined by the one-two punch of the filmmakers and podcasters behind Fable Forest Films and the First Frames First Podcast, Jason Green and Adrian Konstant. For the final installment of 2017's Shocktober we cover the 1997 sci-fi puzzle classic Cube. We talk creating the perfect ticking clock device for your film, working around budget limitatio…
Oct 25, 2017
First Frames First 18: Winter Wonderland
A quick update on the short film My Huntsville Muse, Round 2 of Trivia and Actor Derek Lackenbauer is back at the brainstorming table to help the guys talk through a new improv flick concept Winter Wonderland! Can the guys make a monster movie? Masterclass.com - Someone get these guys a Christmas Present! Discussed on Show Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters Spider Jerusalem in Transmetropolitan Who owns the option rights we wonder?
1 hr 32 min
Oct 11, 2017
First Frames First 17: Kings to You
The lads discuss their golfing prowess, talk about the My Huntsville Muse short film shoot day, engage in their first film trivia session and talk about an upcoming Winter Wonderland semi improv project. Kings to You! A Great Scene from "The Count of Monte Cristo" Behind the scenes stills from our upcoming short film "My Huntsville Muse". (Click the tiny FB icon top right, to be magically whisked away to the photo gallery!)
2 hr 42 min
Sep 27, 2017
First Frames First 16: Mother! We hated you and then changed our minds
In this episode we had a rough start, but the show must have went on... and on... and on... :D Discussed in the show: #MyHuntsvilleMuse our new short film David Mamet's Book "On Directing" Darren Aronofsky's 'Mother!'
1 hr 12 min
Sep 13, 2017
First Frames First 15: My Huntsville Muse
After wrapping up a production meeting with great actor and our Co-Producer, the guys walk through the logistics of a short film The Fable Forest is planning to shoot in October. Discussed in the show: Netflix Shakespeare in the Park Stephen King's Dollar Babies! A new improv film concept we're working on! Adrian's favorite film podcasts right now??
1 hr 13 min
Aug 30, 2017
First Frames First 14: Puddles Pity Party has an appointment on our Social Calendar!
In this episode Adrian and J talk about designing a Social Calendar, the importance of sharing, quickly discuss the great screenplay breakdown artist Blake Snyder, give quick updates on scripts and dive a bit into "The Couple" for their segment Son of a Pitch! Lastly the guys talk about potentially creating a Writer's Room to improve and share. Might be a LOT OF FUN!!
1 hr 59 min
Aug 16, 2017
First Frames First 13: I believe I can A.I., I believe I can touch the sky!
In this episode the guys give an update on their scripts in development, they talk about AI at length, the scariness and the dream, and then they pitch a few more ideas at each other before they talk about screenwriting software!! Enjoy! Referenced in the Show: Microsoft deletes 'teen girl' AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours A day after Microsoft introduced an innocent Artificial Intelligence chat robot to Twitter it has had to delete it after it transformed into an evil Hitler-loving, incestual sex-promoting, 'Bush did 9/11'-proclaiming robot. Source: www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/24/microsofts-teen-girl-ai-turns-into-a-hitler-loving-sex-robot-wit/ Facebook engineers panic, pull plug on AI after bots develop their own language As the world’s most powerful computer systems begin to embrace artificial intelligence in earnest, using smart algorithms to increase efficiency and and speed, the potential damage that a… Source: bgr.com/2017/07/31/fa…
1 hr 42 min
Aug 9, 2017
First Frames First 12: Comrade Masurkevitch in the Groin Panther Lounge
A special episode! The guys break from their usual every other week schedule to talk to Michael Masurkevitch, a local Kitchener actor/filmmaker who is launched the KW Film Network and is starting a monthly indie film showcase! Hang on tight, things get a little weird! Discussed on this show! This Month's Local Filmmaker: Danute Dorion's SteamWorld! Check out her stuff and click the photo below for event details! Robin Williams - Memorial (by Tyler Boyco)
1 hr 6 min
Aug 2, 2017
First Frames First 11: The case of the stolen Canon!
Have you ever had a piece of your indie film equipment stolen?? Well we did! Enjoy the retelling of how everything went down and the frustrations dealing with the police. SPOILER ALERT – We never got the camera back! Discussed on this show! Crime runs rampant! Application to the NSI Totally Television Program Short Film and Script Updates
1 hr 11 min
Jul 19, 2017
First Frames First 10: Postmen Power Trio Reunion Tour
The Fable Forest celebrates their 10th episode of First Frames First by taking a bit of a break from talking about film progress... and from drinking beers! Our special guest host Mike, comes on board for a 2 hour drive through the country, drinking coffee, recording every bump in the road and discussing all manner of dirty, dirty topics!! This one goes off the rails, but is a lot of fun! We get into the Mike and Jason film beginnings, talk Postmen, movies, TV, short film ideas... and you know...other things!! Don't be offended when the guys discuss: Talking to hookers! Life with a friend who works in a porno store and more...
1 hr 52 min
Jul 5, 2017
First Frames First 9: Heather And The Moth
Discussed on this show! We talk about a short film strategy for getting out into the world and continuing to build the brand. Oh god we can't wait to shoot! Adrian's wife calls in a panic! This may be the greatest moment of our show to this point! Continued work on our Son of A Pitch segment: "The Couple".
1 hr 40 min
Jun 21, 2017
First Frames First 8: Emergency Pod!
After a memory card crash and the loss of a great show, the lads swoop into the office to record an Emergency Session! Discussed on this show! Losing our amazing Podcast that we recorded at Derek's trailer in front of a campfire! Look how much fun we had! Checked in on our 2017 goals Reverse Engineered where we want to be after a few completed movies and checked in on script status. Got into Son of a Pitch, Jason should have read the treatment for "Couples" BEFORE having a couple beers! We came up with character names and Jason makes a HUGE Announcement for this show segment!
2 hr 12 min
Jun 7, 2017
First Frames First 7: Actor Derek Lackenbauer is DMan!
Special show with guest star, amazing actor, our friend Derek Lackenbauer! We discuss his film experience as an actor working with us on "I Was A Greenhouse", "Bickerman's Grove" and "Postmen"! We also get into his experiences before we were even in the picture! Watch Derek act his ass off in our Trailers! Since Derek is our Special Guest we decided we'd spend a 1/2 hour at the end of the show and recap our SON OF A PITCH project! We recorded the video as well and will post to YouTube next week! Son of a Pitch is a segment where Fable Forest Films will work a project all the way from concept, through brainstorming, script writing, Pre, Prod, Post, distribution, etc. The Rules So Far? 1) It must be a movie they can make for $5-10K 2) Attempt should be made to keep the locations to a minimum 3) Should be something we are excited to shoot 4) More rules allowed...
2 hr 46 min
May 24, 2017
First Frames First 6: Artificial Script Coverage
During the special 6th episode Adrian and Jason sit down for a super Script Coverage and Discussion Session for over Skype with author Tina Konstant all the way from Aberdeen Scotland, to go over Adrian's newest screenplay in development "Artificial"! Yes First Frames First has gone international! To get a leg up on the show you can get started now by reading the draft of the screenplay "Artificial"!! This entire episode is devoted to hacking this script apart in the hopes of a better next draft and more complete film!! CLICK HERE TO OPEN AND READ "ARTIFICIAL", PLUCKED FROM THE BRANCHES OF The Fable Forest
2 hr 6 min
May 10, 2017
First Frames First 5: Talking, Walking Supply!
The lads talk about launching a new YouTube series "Filmmaker Flashcards", start discussing their TV Show concept "5 Alarm", have their first phone interview with the incredible "James McDougall" from "Love at First Stab", and "Walking Supply". The show wraps up by getting back into the new film journey segment "Son of a Pitch!". Starting at some point in the next week or two, we are excited to have a new YouTube Series in conjunction with the podcast so that when you Subscribe to our YouTube Channel or follow along on Facebook and Twitter, you can always count on new content from the Fable Forest on Wednesdays!! "Filmmaker Flashcards"! Referenced in the Show: The lads meet their Twitter growth goals for the year! 5 Alarm television show concept, locations breakdown. If you want to download the script for our pilot episode of "5 Alarm" our firehall comedy show and read about the show and characters in general. CLICK HERE! The YouTube channel the lads garnered some inspi…
1 hr 43 min
Apr 26, 2017
First Frames First 4: Son of a Pitch!
In this long winded show the lads talk about Marvel and TV shows, discuss some marketing plans, and get into their newest segment where they plan to bring the listeners on the full journey start to finish on a project! New rule for the show starting from this pint on! New booze each episode! Adrian: We're going to run out of beers... Jason: Will we?? Adrian: Of course...how many beers are there?? Jason: Who knows... Isn't this exciting? Referenced in the Show: After talking about Marvel Movies and other TV shows for a bit, J talks about his concept for a TV show called "Kings" The lads discuss Sales Funnels and Social Media Tie-Ins Adrian "geeks out" when J gets an email from famous script consultant Pilar Alessandra (OnThePage.tv) We get updates on both scripts being worked by the team. (Quorum and Artificial) J's most anticipated popcorn movie of the summer!!! BABY DRIVER NEW SHOW SEGMENT - SON OF A PITCH! The guys discuss working a project all the way from concep…
2 hr 11 min
Apr 12, 2017
First Frames First 3: Hey, It’s Good to have a Goal!
What are we going to do this year? The Fable Forest guys talk about the importance of having something to drive towards... this one went a little long! Now look... For the record... this show... takes some... rough turns...when these old filmmakers talk about health issues... you may want to... Oh God who knows... I guess go ahead and listen... :( Be warned... we do compare J's piss to Tom Hanks in a League of their own and Adi wonders what the ISO was on the 4K Camera used in his Colonoscopy? In 2016, The Fable Forest had a big year! We completed our Website, completed post production on "Bickerman's Grove" which made it into 2 Film Festivals, and then both "Bickerman's Grove" and "I Was A Greenhouse" into the Video On Demand market. Back in MidMarch the lads sit down to talk goals for 2017! Referenced in the Show: J starts to discuss what he is trying to do with a potential new version of a script they are working on and mentions the book he is reading. Coffeebreak Screenwr…
2 hr 41 min
Mar 29, 2017
First Frames First 2: Snagging Inspiration with director Jason Armstrong
For a kick-ass second episode the lads hijack director Jason Armstrong from what was supposed to be a quick meeting of the minds! So much Ontarian talent in one room! Jason Armstrong: Advice from his stunt coordinator: "If you shoot this tonight you're going to hate it, but tomorrow you're going to be so glad you don't have to shoot it!" JSn's Advice: "Surround yourself with people who legitimately know what they are doing. Learn from peoples mistakes Make art!" And don't forget kids: "Even when making movies is hard, you are still making movies!" Referenced in the show: BetaMax vs. VHS Players - Celebrity Death Match Jamie Kennedy's new Podcast HATE TO BREAK IT TO YA A crazy night at the Blood In The Snow festival! The hectic moments @ Cineplex, how they made it right, and the details behind Jason's film Inspiration! Peter Campbell's short "Taking Possession" got the raw deal, we can not WAIT to get the opportunity to see it again with proper audio! It has just the r…
1 hr 17 min
Mar 15, 2017
First Frames First 1: Let the New Beginnings Begin!
Episode 1: Let the New Beginnings Begin!The Fable Forest production house decides to launch their very own film podcast to talk about their journey and methods! Director Adrian Konstant says "We're trying to crack the code! If we put 5K into a film, how do we make that money back?" In their first show the lads, quickly introduce themselves and really try to discuss the future format of the show, sprinkling in a number of stories and oddities for you all to enjoy. Referenced in the Show:- A great column by @TerryRossio on not being afraid to get your work out into the world! "Steal This Column"- Is there a rift brewing for the Affleck boys?- The West Wing and J's trip to Washington! "Aaron Sorkin - YOU BISCUIT!"- Much, Much...Maybe too much more!
1 hr 16 min