What About Black Angels?

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What’s my Screenplay About :

Black Angels of Sirus 5 takes place over 100,000 years before mankind ever had a foothold on earth. It’s about an intelligent civilization desperate to find a suitable planet before their Sun Star, Sirius C becomes a “Red Giant” destroying home planet Sirus 5.

A highly trained elite military force of six women along with six men and two androids. The story focuses on the accomplishments and relationships of the women with their political male counterparts.

It brings to light the relationships between the women, such as Corporal Karen Jefferson and Science Officer Gill Christopher. How their secret past intertwines, complicating the overall mission on the new found planet,” Blue Earth”.

The women are the backbone with revealing twists throughout the thrilling horrifying plot of Black Angels of Sirus 5.

The men think they’re in charge, but it’s really the women who control the outcome of the storyline.

What the team doesn’t know turns into a horrifying experience, sure to change the fate of mankind forever!

My screenplay is based on past theoretical stories, where it has been said, man was visited by an intelligent species. At a time when mankind hadn’t yet evolved from “Ape-man”, but suddenly took a giant leap into the development of our evolution. It’s believed mankind was genetically crossed with the “Gods of the Heavens” known as the Sirian race.

Check out my Synopsis for more info

If you enjoy science-fiction movies and behind the scenes, join me on twitter @JRobbMontana

By Bari Demers
My photo above was taken by me in Mexico during sunset.

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Screenplay – Blood, Sweat & Tears

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You just finished your screenplay. Congratulations!

Now what?

You have a couple of choices, SUBMIT or MAKE FILM.

First, you can spend years submitting and re-submitting to agents, producers and what-not within the film industry. Constantly receiving rejection after rejection,realizing your FILM IDEA isn’t everyone’s passion. To everyone else, it’s just another screenplay amongst thousands of others submitted each month.

And to make matters worse, are those who will gladly take your screenplay without question! But, and this is a big BUTT, only after you PAY them first.

Oh wait!

Did you just say,”You must pay them to pass along or read your screenplay?”

Unfortunately, THEY are what we like to call,” Bottom-feeders” or in my mind “Trolls” who feed off on your desperation. Unknown to you, you submit your screenplay and hard earn cash, expecting results.

In reality, they quickly pocket the cash and shred it, not really caring of the years of blood,sweat and tears it took you to write your master piece. The worst scenario ? They actually read it, finding your screenplay ingeniously executed. Quickly change the name and author, sending it to known connections as their own. A year or two later, you hear or see a short-movie or part of your script on TV.

Your first reaction? You’re crushed! What happen? How could they possibly steal my idea?

This seems to possibly have happened to me.

Have you heard of AGENT SKY before? I wrote a short script, of an Agent called Sky. Somehow or is it by mere coincidence, I noticed the same name on a popular TV Series. A couple of years before I had submitted AGENT SKY to Hollywood.

You get the picture.

BEFORE you submit your screenplay to anyone, be very sure you REGISTRY it with one or both, the WGC (Writers Guide of Canada) and or the WGA West (Writers Guide of America).

Secondly, if you have to PAY big bucks for them to see your work, something is wrong.

It’s a RED-FLAG.

I understand there may be registration fees, when submitting a short film to Sundance Films, but as far as screenplays are concerned, the cost (if anything) shouldn’t be more than $65 at best, or ideally, FREE. For example, as a UK citizen, a couple times a year BBC will allow you to submit your script for a TV Series or film for FREE.

In North America, everyone wants administration fees in order to process your script. To me, it’s just another “Cash Cow” opportunity feeding off your desperation. But, it’s becoming the “norm” practice, with everyone getting on the bandwagon. Do your research and ask well known established institutions, such as WGA or WGC; even Sundance Institute may help you in the right direction.

Preparation for submitting your screenplay will undoubtably cost you a grand total of $150 with registrations fees to both WGA and WGC, including whoever you decide to submit to.

But it’s worth every penny and considerate it as the lesser evil of what can happen if you don’t.

Always keep records and copies of your screenplay throughout your creation. This way, if you ever have to sue someone for illegally using your script, you have written proof of the timeline and the creative process.

The second option sounds more inviting, but takes a lot of work and commitment. Not saying your screenplay wasn’t work.

FILM MAKING

“I envision a story and bring it to life” James Montana Films.

These are my words, passionate about the film industry. If you want something done, you’re just going to have to do it yourself.

First and foremost, I would like to point out, I’m NOT a professional Film Maker. Just another screenwriter amongst hundreds of thousands of other hopeful souls who would like to see their screenplay storyline as the next blockbuster film.

In fact, Black Angels could easily be made into a trilogy from past to present; my imagination is wildly inventive.

James Montana Films is in the infancy of working with established professional film companies in Canada and Unites States to produce short films or introductory start-up films for group funding, such as KickStarter.
My first project is Black Angels of Sirus 5.

James Montana Films is about screenwriting to filming using a professional film crew who are already established. I will also use professional FX (Visual effects) professional companies, such as, GFZ Studios located in Vancouver, B.C.

This is only the preliminary stages of James Montana Films who is part of Canadian Northwest Studios.

After producing my film presentation for crowd funding, such as KickStarter, my next step would be to produce a Short Film – Scifi for Sundance Institute in Colorado.

Ideally, a corporate film executive will see your work on screen at Sundance, YouTube or maybe Vimeo, taking the necessary steps to execute your story and bring it to life after years of blood, sweat and tears.

Is this option too costly for you ?

If you can’t afford it, begin by taking film classes and or joining up with your local film society ,like Fava (Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta).

The resources to making a film is not easy, but at least you will have the satisfaction that a portion or all of your script will be seen by an audience, either on YouTube or favourably at Sundance.

If you already have a firm idea and screenplay in-hand, along with a budget, you can directly hire a film crew, like Fat Monster Films in Los Angeles California or Sepia Films in Vancouver, B.C.

Whatever you decide…

It takes time, patients and passion along with blood, sweat and tears.

By Bari Demers – Screenwriter

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Black Angels of Sirus 5 – Trailer

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Working on a budget, making a film trailer is challenging to say the least. With limited resources the first and foremost conclusion is, you can only do what you can can do.

Without CGI (Computer-generated Imaginary) and deep pockets, your abilities are “stunted” sort of speak. My skills of turning images into action along with a cost effective program called iMovie, I can turn something from nothing into magic. Well, at least that’s how I feel about it. My sci-fi horror flick (1:03 minute film) took over 10 hours to execute the finished product.

The screenplay, Black Angels of Sirus 5 started in its infancy back in 2007. After years of re-write after re-write, I can say my 133 page script is done. But, in the hands of a director, it may take another path along its way to become a successful blockbuster movie in a theatre near you. Maybe it will become as popular as Star Trek or Star Wars ?

That’s my vision, anyway.

But first, baby steps are required, in order to attract the attention of mega film producers. Trust me, Steven Spielberg isn’t going to be pounding on my door anytime soon.

To me, that would be like winning a lottery!

So, in meantime, it’s my mission to attract the attention of folks, like you. Pass along my vision and just maybe, all this hard work will become viral on YouTube.

Wait. Did I say work ? No, Not at all.

Making my science-fiction film is a lot of fun!

In conclusion, have a look at my video and let Steve Spielberg know; will you please ?

Check out my video here

Both photos are by my friend Romeo, please check out more on visual-aerials
By Bari Demers

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Rummy Bear

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Here’s a humor- filled version to all those annoying medical commercials we have all heard on TV. This is for Whitney Cummings who I believe, would find this hilarious.

By Bari Demers ( Canadian Eh?)

Rummy Bear

If You are living with Chronic Aches & Pains and your Life revolves around your Symptoms,

We can Help!

Ask Your Neurological Physician about “Rummy Bear”.

“Rummy Bear” is a new and improved medication for adults to relieve the annoying occurrence of Chronic Aches & Pains.

One Shot of “Rummy Bear” and You will immediately be relieved of all pain!

“Rummy Bear” has been proven to work for Adults who have tried other medications, such as alcohol or medical marihuana.

But, still they experience the symptoms of moderate to serve Chronic Aches & Pains, even after that painful hang-over or drug induced marihuana that makes you dress up like, A.K.A. , slutty Mary Jane.

In Clinical Studies the majority of patients on “Rummy Bear” have had significant symptoms relief, after only 6 weeks of using “Rummy Bear”!

Studies have shown a 38 % relief and many achieved a 27% remission.

“Rummy Bear” can lower your ability to fight Infections and some patients say its a “Cure for All Diseases”, such as Cancer,Tuberculosis or that nasty rash Infection you caught with your last date.

“Rummy Bear” is a soft gummy chewy little “Candy Bear” filled with a secret patent “Rummy” concoction of deadly juices.

Side Effects may occur.

Sometimes (meaning only sometimes and NOT all the time – we like to think this anyway) can cause “Severe Bubbling Eczema” to some patients, causing an extremely rare case of Brain Cancer, making your brain turn into “Jello Brain”,(which scientists say, it tastes exactly like grape Jello).

Blood Liver problems have occurred in some unlikely patients, but fortunately for the pharmaceutical companies, They Are Dead, unable to complain or sue our asses.

So scientists have not come to any scientific conclusion, that it really does exist!

Our blood-sucking Lawyers tells us, it’s all ” Hear Say” and according to Judge Judy, “Not Admissible” (meaning it does not exist).

And if Judge Judy says so, It’s the Law and that’s it!

Also, there has been radical reports of “Serious Nerve Infection” causing a strange twitching formation.

Scientists have referred this as the “John Travolta Fever Dance” where patients sometimes get the notion to enter into the International Dance Championships at the Metro Toronto Convention during Canada’s long winter months and copy John Travolta’s dance techniques.

It may also occur to patients who have one or more children, especially middle-age women!

Serious Heart Failure Problems have happened.

But not to worry, according to scientists of the “Happy Heart Foundation”, where it’s believed that anyone with a Happy Heart Membership* (read fine print below) is sure to avoid this serious problem.

Before taking “Rummy Bear” talk to your doctor.

Have him check for any evidence of T.B. or strange occurrences of jumping up and down in one spot for at least 5 minutes at a time.

Ask your doctor if You are acceptable to or been to any regions in the world where Fungal Infections are common,(By all means, your doctor should know where you are at all times).

Tell your doctor immediately, if after using “Rummy Bear”, you feel dizzy, fatigue, strange coughs or have developed any painful purple sores throughout your body, known as “jelly belly buttons” that, for strange reasons unknown, closely resemble belly buttons.

Tell your doctor if you have had Measles or any kind of “Pain in the Ass” Symptoms from fellow employees.

You should not start “Rummy Bear” if you have had any infections or recently been in a nasty divorce.

“Rummy Bear” is meant to make You Happy All the Time – If You Like It or NOT!

It May cause “Sudden Death” to those who can not swallow!

Ask your Neurological Physician about “Rummy Bear” today!

Get “Rummy Bear” today and Be Happy Every Day – Always!

Remission of Chronic Aches & Pains are now possible through the constant use of “Rummy Bear”.

Buy “Rummy Bear” for only $80 per shot.

This commercial is paid for by the “Lonnie Toonie Foundation” of the Loonie Toonies, subsidized by the Maple Leaf of Canada and it’s residence.

By local resident Loonie Toonie Bari Demers – who’s tired of hearing those annoying medical commercials.

*HAPPY HEART FOUNDATION :
Membership for a Happy Heart only costs $10,000 per year – which is very little to pay for a Happy Heart, considering the outcome of a sad heart.
Pay now and receive 2 Memberships for the price of 1 – that’s right!
For a limited time offer, 2-1 for $10,000 if you act in the next 5 minutes!

But that’s not all!

If you Act in the next 3 minutes, You will receive a stuffed “Happy Heart” Toy, which has been told by our scientists, to be a great Stress Reliever!

All You have to do is squeeze “Stuffy Happy Heart” twice a day and all your Heart Problems will Go AWAY! And make us extremely rich ­čÖé

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Artists – Lend Me Your Ears!

Artists – Lend Me Your Ears!

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Artist, Writers, Photographers and Screenwriters – Lend me your ears!

All artists fall into this Category, “Starving Artist” sometime in their lives. It’s the same old “catch-22” predicament facing mutual conditions in order to express ourselves, either on canvas, paper or a medium of choice.

Expression is a natural transition since birth. We didn’t choose it; It choose us.

Creativity is a part of who we are.

Every since I can remember doodling, painting, photography and writing, I envisioned my stories to life. Some kids are born prodigies while most of us struggle to become better artists. Others are immediately recognized when most of us hide in the shadows hoping one day we too will get our 15 minutes of fame.

Meanwhile, we keep plugging on taking courses to improve our craft, knowing all to well, our artistic expression is more of a curse than a blessing. We already know we’re grouped with hundreds of thousands of individuals working on the same goal.

The “gifted” ones race to the front-of-the-line before us, just like winning a lottery ticket. Their immediate success sparks the interest of the general public, giving them the golden seal of approval. Today’s social platforms increase visibility through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube like an energizing bunny.

What is an artist to do?

So, here we are. Artists of the World, lend me your ears!

Come forth and shout out your name. Showcase your craft in the comments below. The more comments, the more google will track our presence, and the more we’ll become visible. Post this article on Facebook and Twitter.

Spread the word !

By Bari Demers
About me:
Bari is a screenwriter for “Black Angels of Sirus 5” – a sci-fi horror film 100,000 years before mankind ever had a foothold on earth.

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All photos are copyrights of Bari Demers

The Magical Spudnut

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When I was ten, we moved from Kamloops to Vernon,B.C.

Moving to the Okanagan Valley was a dream come true, even for an adult. It’s Canada’s version of “Fun in the Sun”, an oasis of sandy beaches with pristine lakes.

To my mom, it meant owning her first business in the small lazy town of Vernon. Putting down all her savings into this quaint little place called, “The Spudnut Shop”. Puzzled by the name of this little coffee shop on main street, my mom quickly convinced me it was all good, when she said,” Think of it as a Donut Shop, but made with potato flour. After all it’s magical!”

Magical? Oh, now I was interested. My mom was a proud owner of a magical bakery!

My first steps into the long narrow restaurant, showcased a large glass window so customers can observe how Spudnuts were made. I can still remember the smell of the fresh pastry coming off the assembling line, drizzled with sweet icing. Plunking down on the stool, swirling around a few times, my mom captivated my attention with the “Magical Spudnut” placed before me.
The old timers sitting down the row, looked on, knowing this was a big event.

This was it!

Taking my first bite, the sweetness of the pastry melted, sparking the buttery flavours. My taste buds released a fireworks of “oh-so-good” knowing instantly I was hooked for life!

Everyone clapped with cheer. One of the old timers beside me said,” Welcome to the Spudnut Club!”

Grinning from ear to ear, I now understood the magic of the Spudnut. Not only did your first Spudnut experience bring on cheering spectators, but after your first bite, it was impossible to stop at just one.

By Bari Demers

Meeting New Friends while on Vacation

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You just never know when you’ll meet new friends while on vacation.

Every year my wife and I plan our weekly trip to Vegas. People from around the world come to the “heart” of Sin City, including Prince Harry. Vegas is notoriously known worldwide as the adult play ground with the famous title,”What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”. Too bad no one told Prince Harry, that just wasn’t the case.

Las Vegas features pool parties, rock’n club dancing, gambling, famous entertainers, such as Shania Twain, gourmet food experiences and sightseeing tours of your choice.

And then there’s us, middle aged Canadians taking in the Vegas scene since 1989. Our routine is simply; a little gambling here and there, sightseeing, taking in the latest show at the Caesars Palace Coliseum and perfecting our gourmet palate with an elegant four star restaurant, such as, SW Steakhouse overlooking the Lake of Dreams located at The Wynn.

This past year we stayed at The Venetian, pampered by the elegance throughout its pristine properties. Every morning we would soak up the sun poolside, checking out the younger crowd soothing their hangovers, siping on Bloody Mary’s to begin the day.

It’s here where we meet interesting people, all walks of life around the world. Today wasn’t any different from previous years, rubbing shoulder to shoulder cooling off in the elaborate poolside congregation.

The conversations start up the same, “Where you from? What brings you to Vegas?”

Expecting the norm answers, I was pleasantly surprised to hear of the couple who came all the away from the UK for only four days. Of course I repeated what I had just heard,” Did you just say, you’ve come from England for only four days?”

Nonchalantly, the older gentleman in his late fifties, said with the most notable English accent,” Yes. You heard right.”

Explaining the previous year he and his wife attended a planned wedding at Mandalay Bay. Coming from the UK they were oblivious to the likes of Las Vegas until that very day. Captivated by the Vegas lifestyle, they knew it was just a matter of time before coming back. On a whim, it wasn’t hard to convince his wife to make a quick unforgettable trip to Sin City.

Listening to his story I couldn’t help but think,”What does he do for a living?” Without prying into his personal business, I imagined he was most likely a Judge, a wealthy tycoon or just maybe a secret serviceman like James Bond!

Then came the question back to me,” Where you from?”

Well, I knew right then and there, my answer just wasn’t going to be as exciting.

“Well,” I said,”Canada…” Knowingly my answer sounded, kind of dry.

I mean, after all, this guy spent the last ten hours to see Vegas.

“Oh yes, Canada. I’ve never been, but have heard good things about it.”

Right away, I had to mentioned, if he were to visit Canada, be sure to visit Banff or maybe check out Vancouver Island’s capital city, Victoria.”

The “Proud Canadian” poured out of my veins, like a little kid. I quickly regrouped, composing my eagerness,” But I sure love Vegas!” Grinning from ear to ear.

He smiled,” Who doesn’t love Vegas.”

I nod in agreement.

Our conversation continued, asking me which resorts were considered the best. Of course, I mention how the very resort he was in, is a good choice, but also introduced The Wynn & Encore, Cosmopolitan, City Centre featuring Aria, Caesars Palace, Bellagio and most possibly the M Resort on the far southern tip. He said his impression of Mandalay Bay was exquisite down to the last detail.

After our short visit, the Englishman, not use to the hot desert sun, his fair skin began to burn. He shook my hand and excused himself from the pool.

I ended the conversation,” Enjoy your stay!”

And that was the end of it; another pleasant day in Vegas. You just never know who you will meet up with while on vacation.

Do you have a similar interesting story while on vacation?

By Bari Demers

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