Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Modern Man

So I just got Twitter. I have no clue what to do with it, nor am I really sure what it's for. For that matter, I really don't know what to do with this blog. I haven't used it in a while. I don't think anybody even reads it.

Hey you! Yeah, you! I guarantee you are the only person on my blog at this exact moment. In fact, you are probably the first visitor to read this entry, as well as the last before I write another one. God knows how long that will be.

So if my 1 fan is interested in hearing about what I've been up to, here's a list.

-I got back from Spain.
-I've written a television pilot. No feedback.
-I've written a feature. No feedback.
-I'm writing another feature.
-I left my job.
-I'm preparing to move to Charlotte NC to start another job.
-I got a puppy. A black lab named Starbuck ( the viper pilot, not the coffee place)

And that about sums it up for me.

And now: A follow up on my last entry.

Pentagon shooter. The perfect example of even more retaliation against the federal Government. My opinions (see previous entry). Let's see what other acts of needless violence we can spot. Better yet, let's see if we can stop them before they happen.

Last but not least:

An old friend of mine from High School recently gave birth to a daughter, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. For those of you interested in donating, here is the email her father sent out.

"My Friends and Family:

As you may or may not know our Grandaughter (Caylee Grace Pafford) was born on February 5th, 2010, and was diagnosed with CF (Cystic Fibrosis) and she had a small bowel obstruction and was operated on February 9th to repair the bowel which was a result of CF, she has started the CF regiment of treatment with enzymes, vitamins, nebulizer treatments on a daily basis, This is a life threathing disease, 1 out of 6,000 babies born today have CF, The CFF (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) reports that the average lifespan for someone with CF is 37 years. This is a small portion of the overall population and therefore our government does not fund any research for CF, so its solely up to the CFF to raise the money for research. It truly breaks my heart that she has this life threating disease, so I have dedicated myself to help see that she lives longer that 37, and the only way I can do that is walk, I'm walking everyday to get ready for the "Big" walk. Each year the CFF has a walk to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis to help find a cure for "Caylee' and all the kids and adults that suffer from this disease, My hope is that this story has touched you heart enough to help me raise at least $500.00. So if you can help me by donating whatever you can, it would deeply be appreciated. Not to long ago I was raising money for the North Buncombe Band program to help band kids, now I'm helping to raise money to extend my granddaughters life.

GREAT STRIDES is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest and most successful national fundraising event. This year, I'm walking in the GREAT STRIDES walk at Carrier Park on Amboy Road on Sunday May 2nd, 2010. Please help me meet my fundraising goal of $500.00 by sponsoring me. Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively, as nearly 90 cents of every dollar of revenue raised is available for investment in vital CF programs to support research, care and education.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a devastating genetic disease that affects tens of thousands of children and young adults in the United States. Research and care supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is making a huge difference in extending the quality of life for those with CF. However, we continue to lose precious lives to CF every day. That's why your help is needed now more than ever to ensure that a cure is found sooner - rather than later. To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit www.cff.org.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those with CF! Thank you for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation and GREAT STRIDES!

Go To:


to donate.

Thank You for helping me support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in finding a cure for CF.

Your Friend

Randy Reynolds

To my 1 fan out there...

...until we meet again.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A smart terrorist with a website

Hi Guys.
It's been a while, but I've had the urge to talk about something. I normally don't like discussing politics openly on public networking sites like this, but there's a first time for everything.

I'm sure by now you've all heard about the incident in Austin TX. Joseph Stack ran an airplane into an IRS office out of severe frustration with the US Government. If you haven't, read the story here:


He is responsible for a lot of damage, but that is nothing compared to the damage he could potentially cause. Before his violent act, Mr Stack left a suicide note on his website. If you haven't read it, I suggest you do:


This country has had its fair share of disgruntled citizens taking violent action to achieve a goal, however, their motives have always been covered up quite quickly by mental health, public opinion, or a lack of exposure to the motive. Once someone acts violently they are immediately an outcast in the public's eye. They are an enemy of the state, a terrorist. Mr. Stack did one thing that has already prevented this kind of labeling. He wrote a letter. Not just any letter, an extremely concise letter, and this is what is truly terrifying.

Mr. Stack was not part of some radical activist group, or some underground movement hell-bent on debasing the Government. He was a private tax-paying citizen, a part of this country's majority. For all intents and purposes, a cog in the machine who jumped out of line and tried to gum up the rest of the gears. It is quite obvious already that he is not being considered a terrorist in the public's eye. Don't think so? Listen to Sen. Scott Brown's opinion.


Normally, the Republican party is the first to label someone as a terrorist.

In the current economic hardships this country is facing, there are most certainly many more people who are in the same or worse condition as Mr. Stack, and that evocative and concise letter he wrote may appeal to many of them. I don't condone his violent actions, but I certainly found myself agreeing with many of the points he makes in this letter. It is clear that he was angry when writing it, but (and this is the more terrifying part) the anger wasn't clouding his judgment.

What's more dangerous than a terrorist? A smart terrorist with a website.

Right now, the majority of this country is disgruntled, and Mr. Stack's very compelling letter may seem an extremely attractive notion to many. I'm not saying that every disgruntled person is going to jump into a plane and fly it into a building, however, he has set an example. He has crossed a line that no private citizen has crossed in a good long while, nor has been willing to cross.

The motive was placed, the idea was planted.

He may have potentially started a very dangerous and scary revolution. The only question now is, will disgruntled people act on his example? Lets hope not.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I'm home......

Monday, October 12, 2009

All I wanna do is eat your brains.

I've been doing a ton of movie watching. I met up with Richard Gale, the Director of "The Horribly slow murder with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon", as well as Jake West, the Director of "Doghouse", a very funny horror comedy feature from the UK. We went to dinner at a restaurant along the street where the Zombie walk was happening. There's nothing like eating carbonara while being serenaded by rotting flesh and chainsaw exhaust.

After dinner we rushed back to the Melia for the premier of Zombieland. We sat down in the filmmakers section. The speaker went to the stage and invited the filmmakers up. Suddenly, four people in front of me stood up. In the row in front of me was Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, and the Director Ruben Fliescher. See the video below.

Zombieland was absolutely hilarious. Without giving anything away, it answers the question everybody wonders when they're watching a zombie movie. What celebrities have turned into zombies?

I also saw "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus", which was Heath Ledger's last film. It's fantastic, and it's very, very Gilliam.

After the last screening, everyone got onto a bus and drove a few miles outside Sitges to the closing party. There I talked to Tim League, the director of Fantastic Fest in Austin Texas, about sending him a copy of my movie.

I have one last day of movie watching. I leave Spain at 10 AM Wed morning.

Until we meet again.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Blood, Guts, and Xato

Well, I'm halfway through my trip, and nowhere near ready to leave. I've met tons of filmmakers, Producers, and agents. Here's a quick list.

-Juan Antonio Bayona, Director of "The Orphanage".
-Christian Alvert, Director of "Pandorum"
-Dave Parker, Director of "The Hills Run Red"
-Rob Burnett, Producer of "The Hills Run Red" and Director of "Free Enterprise".
-Linus De Paoli, Director of "The Boy Who Wouldn't Kill".
-Jeffrey Coghlan, A Producer.
-Calum Wadell, of Fangoria magazine.
-Al Matthews, Sgt. Apone from "Aliens"
-Richard Gale, Director of "The Horribly Slow Murder with an Extremely Inefficient Weapon".
-Davy Sihali, Director of "Cam 2 Cam".

The second screening went well. Dave and Rob said some really great things about our movies.

That day we went into Barcelona and spent the afternoon there. If you take the train there, make sure you know where you're going, otherwise you'll get very lost.

We went swimming in the ocean today. The water is extremely clear.

Since the screening is over, I've been kicking back and enjoying the rest of the festival.

Until we meet again.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

keep your camera loaded for crazy.

I have had a very eventful last two days. Saturday morning I was wandering aimlessly around the city when I bumped into Erin Boyes, the actress and producer of Nomansland, the film that is screening with mine. She had come with her brother Brendan, and had only been in the city for a few hours. We hit it off well and traveled around together. We saw many good films that day. Later that evening we wound up at a party being hosted by the festival. We met Dave Parker and Rob Burnette, the Director and the Producer of "The Hills Run Red", a slasher flick released by Warner Brothers. We talked for quite a few hours, and all traveled to another club when that party ended. We convinced them to come to our screening the next day, and they did. They liked both shorts so much, that they convinced the festival Directors to screen them both a second time before their showing. So now I'm preparing for my second, unscheduled, showing taking place monday night. I also met Angel Sala, the festival Director, and Mike Hostench, the deputy festival director, who both had great things to say about my film. Mike came out on stage and introduced my film personally to the audience. The showing went very well. Tomorrow Erin, Brendan and i are going to Barcelona for the day, and will be back that evening to appear at our screening.

I got to see "Pandorum" as well. I sat right behind the Director, Christian Alvert. I met him at the party later that night, and we talked for a good long while about his film. A very nice, down to earth guy.

If you haven't seen "The Orphan" go see it as soon as possible. It's one of the best suspense films I've seen in a long time. I also got to hear the director, Jaume Collet- Serra, speak. With him was Isabelle Fuhrmun, the little girl who played the titular character.

After our screening this evening, we went to the bar in the Hotel Melia and socialized for quite a while. Once that bar closed, Rob dragged us all to the last open bar in the city, where we all talked some more. We left around 6 AM.

If I said things were going well, that would be an understatement.

Until we meet again.

Friday, October 2, 2009

What a day.

I quit the jet lag cold turkey. I'm now running on Spain time. I saw some fantastic films today, most notably, a Korean vampire film called "Thirst". The Director Chan-wook Park, who is held in high honor in Sitges, was there to receive an honorary award. Unfortunately I'm not sure what he said when he gave his speech, because he spoke Korean and the only interpretation was in Spanish. The film is a dark comedy about a priest who accidentally becomes a vampire, and the elaborate, and sometimes hilarious measures he goes through to get blood without killing anyone. A spectacular film. I watched films at the Auditori today. The theater is massive. Every line I stood in was three people wide, and stretched around half of the entire Hotel Melia, which is a very large building. I had a meeting with Salvador today in preparation for my films showing. Judging by the size of the crowd that came to see the films tonight, I can expect a good turnout. I'll see if I can't snag a picture or two when it happens. I'm going to bed now.

Until we meet again.