This weekend, in a span of 48 hours, I wrote, cast and directed  my first movie – MY INSANE ROOMMATE.  I worked with a great team and we finished!!  Here it is:

Now, lady and ghouls (I’ve always wanted to say…. uh, type that), it has been entered into the Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 Funniest Roommate Stories Contest, and I NEED YOUR VOTES.  So please click the link and vote for my movie.  You just need a google/youtube account.

You can click HERE for the Voting Page.

MAKE MY HARD WORK AND HILARIOUSNESS WORTH IT.  I’d very much appreciate it… also the video is pretty funny.

THANKS TO THE CAST AND CREW.  You were all amazing!

Starring Erica Eynon

Written and Directed by – Liz Buda
Produced by – Nick Buda
Director of Photography – Tuong Tran
Edited by – Nick Buda and Tuong Tran

Farmville the Movie: Sign Number #2049 that the apocalypse is upon us

Confession: I once played Farmville.   I think my attention for the game lasted one, maybe two days.  I had convinced myself over the years that a game that requires NO skill, NO strategy and (to someone with any semblance of a life) NO allure couldn’t possibly exist.  But stupidity reared its ugly head and formed Zynga’s massively popular Farmville.  I can’t really explain its gameplay because it doesn’t really seem to have any.

ooooh chickens!

So rant aside, here is the news:  talks have been in the work to create a Farmville Movie. Although not officially confirmed, the script would be written by Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen who co-wrote Toy Story (but also Cheaper by the Dozen and Garfield).  Come on Hollywood, are you really this out of ideas?

Um... Maybe they are

Word on the street is that Mafia Wars is being transformed into a film as well, which has brought a debate of which (facebook!) game would have a better transition onto the silver screen.  Let me throw my two cents in… it’s gonna be crap either way.  Or I have an idea, merge the two concepts and save the world 90 minutes… MafiaVille – FarmWars (hmmm, that’s my idea Hollywood!)


P.S. Insightful Vanity Fair profile on Zynga games HERE – worth the read





The morbidly eccentric Werner Herzog cast as villain in upcoming action movie

Herzog is a miserable, hateful, malevolent, avaricious, money-hungry, nasty, sadistic, treacherous, cowardly creep…he should be thrown alive to the crocodiles! An anaconda should strangle him slowly! A poisonous spider should sting him and paralyze his lungs! The most venomous serpent should bite him and make his brain explode! No — panther claws should rip open his throat — that would be much too good for him! Huge red ants should piss into his lying eyes and gobble up his balls and his guts! He should catch the plague! Syphilis! Yellow fever! Leprosy! It’s no use; the more I wish him the most gruesome deaths, the more he haunts me

                          -Klaus Kinski in Kinski Uncut : The Autobiography of Klaus Kinski (1997)

Before I begin to talk about the more recent news regarding director Werner Herzog, I think it’s important for me to tell you why this German filmmaker should be on your radar. Besides directing films such as Grizzly Man, Fitzcaralldo, Aguire: Wrath of God, he is absolutely fascinating to listen to and

1.  He was shot mid-interview and continued with the interview anyway.  You can find the video proof HERE.

2.  He lost a bet against documentary fillmaker Errol Morris and ate his shoe when he lost the bet.

3.  He and I share a mutual dislike for chickens, describing them as “frightening for me because their stupidity is so flat. You look into the eyes of a chicken and  you lose yourself in a completely flat, frightening stupidity. They are like a great metaphor for me… I kind of love chicken, but they frighten me more than any other animal.”

There is so much more about him (like him reading Where’s Waldo), that I URGE you to look up more information about him.  I guarantee he will become your new favorite person.

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