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Indeed that was me! And even if I agree that one film in 6 years is not very prolific, I'd argue that directing two feature films at the same time is a huge work load, so much that I'm worried how it would impact on the quality of the final product. Carter seems to have an on/off button, it was very on during the period when XF/Millennium/XF movie were made at the same time, and then it was completely off during 2002-2007. I'm glad he's found his strength again (it seems) but I still find all this secret shooting deal suspicious.

Hi Oro,

Surely he isn't 'directing' two films concurrently merely working on both ventures with different demands placed upon him? I always though it wasn't uncommon for someone to work on numerous productions, albeit in a lesser or greater role, in the same time-frame. J.J. Abrams worked on Lost, Cloverfield, Star Trek, Lost-Missing Pieces, Batman vs. Superman, The Dark Tower series and the various Lost related ARGs within a similar timeline. I regularly see examples of those within film and TV having numerous concurrent projects to oversee, in different stages of development, and have never thought this a reason to assume them to be different from the norm but simply part of what it is to be involved in such a craft.

Best wishes,

Eth

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Oops double posting....

One of the peeps over at IMDB has reported that the following casting agency is casting extras for the venture. I think it might be our very own Blackoil who posted this but kudos to whoever brought it to attention.

Best wishes,

Eth

Fencewalker Casting

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This was posted on XFilesUltimate.com message boards:

whois fencewalkermovie.com

registrant-firstname: Chris

registrant-lastname: Carter

registrant-organization: Ten Thirteen Productions

registrant-street1: P.O. Box 3210

registrant-pcode: 90408

registrant-state: CA

registrant-city: Santa Monica

registrant-ccode: US

registrant-phone: +1.3106561013

registrant-email: tenthirteenproductions@gmail.com

Mmm... notice the last six digits of the phone number? :smokin:

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We get alot of blue sky depending on the weather here...lately we have had marine layers in the morning with heavy clouds and fog then they burn off my noon making it alot nicer...we do get smog though. I try not to think about what is in the air here. My whole family grew up in this area...back in the good ol days(for them) it was really nice here...it was basically a midwestern town you could leave the doors unlocked you actually knew the neighbors ect. We even got a ton of ufo sittings back then too. Alot of what you see in the pictures is on Bellflower Blvd they have done alot of work in the past year making it look really fantastic once more. It still has some of that old charm left to it depending on the area. However the the city is far from what it use to be...this whole area the citys of bellflower,cerritos,lakewood used to be a wonderful place, but quite a bit has changed sadly. More crime takes place now. Most of the areas surrounding the areas have been getting pretty "sad/scary" looking. Just seams as if its getting worse by the years then better.Personally most of the time I feel like Im living in another country rather then the small town of bellflower these days.

Sadly, that seems the kind of situation that's being repeated all over the western world these days, especially the crime statistics. Here in the UK we seem to be at the beginning of an epidemic of violence and drink-related problems associated with younger and younger people, both as perpetrators and victims. There's a growing number of gang-related incidents, usually involving knives. I personally think a lot of that has to do with the relaxation in drinking laws - with more time to drink, some people are going to drink more. And the education system is getting close to melt-down, because of too much focus on targets, so many youngsters feel that they're just being processed through the system rather than being regarded as individuals.

It's good, though, that the authorities are making an effort to make some of the area look better - that often does have a knock-on effect of increasing people's satisfaction in where they live. I had a look at Bellflower on Google Earth a while ago and it does have the look of many towns both in the US and UK and elsewhere of a significant amount of industry as well as housing, and downturns in whatever industry is involved often has a similar negative affect on the general neighbourhood. One town not far from me was a "railway" town - where for generations people living there had worked on building railway carriages and engines. When that got reduced, starting back in the 60s, to very little now other than maintenance and cleaning, the effect on the town was considerable. It's taken a long time to turn things around but it does look a lot better now than it once did.

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Mmm... notice the last six digits of the phone number? :smokin:

Haha I didn't even notice! I guess Carter pulled a few strings to have his personalized phone number!

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One of the peeps over at IMDB has reported that the following casting agency is casting extras for the venture. I think it might be our very own Blackoil who posted this but kudos to whoever brought it to attention.

Yup, that was me. :hiya:

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I always though it wasn't uncommon for someone to work on numerous productions, albeit in a lesser or greater role, in the same time-frame. J.J. Abrams worked on Lost, Cloverfield, Star Trek, Lost-Missing Pieces, Batman vs. Superman, The Dark Tower series and the various Lost related ARGs within a similar timeline. I regularly see examples of those within film and TV having numerous concurrent projects to oversee, in different stages of development, and have never thought this a reason to assume them to be different from the norm but simply part of what it is to be involved in such a craft.

Well, Eth, you're right about doing many projects at the same time -- and Abrams is a good example of someone who juggles with lots but you can't say he was really involved extensively with many of them (namely Lost, for the others I don't know). Here we're talking about Carter, a man who directs a much-anticipated film that is currently in post-production and editing, being every day on the set of a different movie he directs. I'd understand if he were producing it or if it was only in pre-production, but being there every day? Maybe they have XF2 wrapped up already, because they only know how to work on a TV schedule (that means really really fast)...? Just some thoughts.

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In the interview for Italian fanclub Frank said that by the end of May they finished editing the movie. So Chris reaaly has some time to direct another movie. ;)

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Well, Eth, you're right about doing many projects at the same time -- and Abrams is a good example of someone who juggles with lots but you can't say he was really involved extensively with many of them (namely Lost, for the others I don't know). Here we're talking about Carter, a man who directs a much-anticipated film that is currently in post-production and editing, being every day on the set of a different movie he directs. I'd understand if he were producing it or if it was only in pre-production, but being there every day? Maybe they have XF2 wrapped up already, because they only know how to work on a TV schedule (that means really really fast)...? Just some thoughts.

Hi Oro :)

Some very valid points they are too. Your mention of the 'TV schedule' sparked a return to a thought I had been playing around with for a few days. I remember the announcement in 1996 of the Fox/BBC "Doctor Who Movie" and given the use of Movie few of us realised that it was to have a television debut and was not destined for the theatres at all. As Fencewalker is said, by rumour of course, to have a low budget and to consist of a relatively unknown cast one of whom we know is a television actress as of yet I wondered if such a thing would be true for this venture aslo. What is exciting is that the DW Movie was treated as a backdoor pilot and would have lead to a continuing series had the ratings been positive. In the book I have that charts the making of the Movie, Philip Segal states how writers sometimes prefer the backdoor-pilot-movie format than a pilot as such because if interest is not there the movie still stands as an individual project without having the stigma attached to a failed pilot.

I know this is all pie in the sky but some things that have been mentioned with regards to Fencewalkers reminds me very much of the discussions Whovians had back in 1996.

A Carter series? Now there's something I would like to see...

Best wishes,

Eth

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Let's not forget Xzibit seems to also be on board. Although, if "Pimp my ride" is to come to an end (which I know nothing about), he might be up for a tv series. I guess we'll have to wait and see... this will turn out as quite a surprise anyway.

edit: according to his schedule (from his official website blog) Xzibit is promoting different projects during a good part of the month. Maybe he only had a small part in Fence Walker. Remember Lance and Gillian in the Harsh Realm pilot?

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