It ain't easy bein' Eze

01/01/17

A long message from the Thompson Brothers...

 

From Wayne:
So the end of 2016 and for the most part Good Riddance. In the early part of 2016 when my health was bad, my  mood was low and was tired of running into brick walls and helping people who simply would not help back. However despite feeling like quitting I soldiered on and as the year got on I decided to say screw the obstacles, screw my health I am going to beat this.


I am going to put things into place for 2017.  We ended up working with some wonderful people in the end and have done exactly what I aimed for. I now feel that 2017 could just work out for us after a lot of hard work leading up.


I know my health will never be great again but my life can be what I make it. I am Eze as Pi and Eze as Pi is going to move forward. We will meet more great people and continue to entertain our fans and the world. Watch this space.

 


From Jim:
This year has been a peculiar one in the sense that I personally feel that not much has done bit in reality we have achieved more than ever in terms of equipment, projects, networking, publicity and even skills pertaining to the film industry.


Last year saw a lot of hurdles in our way to which we have overcome however the new hurdles though showing a clear sign of progression looms that feeling that we are still in the same boat. Which may be so but that boat has traveled far further and is gazing at new horizons we've never seen before and it is only within the reflection of this past year doing now realize it. With a short film now deep in post-production and a feature film ever closer to our grasp it has been a long and arduous road that I wouldn't have any other way.


There have been live shows and events, radio interviews, viral videos as well as personally getting back to my roots as an actor being involved in a variety of indie short films and an extra in some major television series. In retrospect it cannot be denied that Ezeaspi is constantly evolving as a group and as individuals and if the last year is to be any indication then we will only continue to gain momentum in the coming year. So here's to 2017. Happy New Year!

 


From Hank:
Every year we try to move forward and not stay stagnant. Last year despite best efforts it ended feeling like all the waves of opportunity we’d surfed crashed before reaching the beach. We did things this year we’d never done before. We met some wonderful, good, honest people who actively want to help us change our lives. And we’ve met millionaires who have more interest in making fun of us little guys than helping.


We sell dreams and not everyone has the propensity to see the value in them. That’s fine, that’s life. But some people have and do. And it keeps us pushing forward, that’s what keeps me double shifts at work while doubling down editing or writing duties and going days without sleep or spending time with my girl.


The biggest improvement going into this year is our tech. We have new cameras, new equipment, new computers, new editing suites, new everything. We’ve built this up over the last 8 months through working our asses off on non-fiction paid work and sweating bullets through the 9 to 5s. “It is a worker  who blames his tools” Or however that expression goes. I’d agree with that in the sense that all the work I’ve done the last few months has taken several times longer than it should have due to old equipment, a computer that takes days instead of hours to render final copy or even FIRST COPY!


All that will be changing in January and we can expect to see a rise in speed.
From the bottom of my heart, with deepest truth I must say that I’ve been humbled many times this year by finding some people who actually respect us, actually like us, actually want us to succeed, people who look forward to what we do. For a long time it felt like people were either false “oh yeah its good… I guess” condescending “what a fun hobby you have” or disinterested “if its not porno I’m not interested.”


To have a select few we can call FANS is amazing and I am thankful for the support of everyone of you. You are the ones powering us into the new year and we’re working as hard as we can to never let any of  you down.
Here is to a new year.

 

    2017 - Here we go!

 

 

31/12/16

 

The first section of our BUMBLEFOOT LIVE videos is released! CHECK IT OUT!

 

 

25/12/16

 

Happy Holidays from everyone at Eze as Pi, our families, our pets, and everything else possible!

31/11/16

 

The word is out! Help us make history as we try to get Bumblefoot to work with buckethead. Henry makes his passion pitch while including never before seen conversation with Bumblefoot. MAKEITHAPPEN@EZEASPI.COM Help us!

 

25/11/16

 

Nice to see some traction! Nice work Madden! Your interview is popular!

 

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ex-guns-n-roses-guitarist-bumblefoot-i-just-keep-doing-what-i-feel-im-supposed-to-be-doing/

 

http://teamrock.com/news/2016-11-25/guns-n-roses-bumblefoot-message-buckethead-collaboration

 

http://metalkemperprofiles.xyz/ex-guns-n-roses-guitarist-bumblefoot-i-just-keep-doing-what-i-feel-im-supposed-to-be-doing/

 

http://www.purerock.us/home/ex-guns-n-roses-guitarist-bumblefoot-i-just-keep-doing-what-i-feel-im-supposed-to-be-doing/

 

http://teamrock.com/news/2016-11-25/guns-n-roses-bumblefoot-message-buckethead-collaboration

 

 

20/11/16

 

Our man Wayne Madden interviews Ron Thal - Bumblefoot himself. Check it out! Some awesome insights into his art.

 

 

 

14/11/16

 

Our man Wayne Madden interviews surprise cameo Gavin Felvus of Guns2Roses at the Bumblefoot show. Check it out!

 

 

 

06/11/16

 

What an amazing event. Check out some of the awesome photos we took while capturing the show!

 

 

03/11/16

 

Sure, we make movies. We write and direct stuff, but we also branch out. We film live events, music videos, etc. And tonight we're filming our new friend Bumblefoot LIVE at Trillians Rock Bar Newcastle! Check it out if you wanna see a great show!

 

31/10/16

 

Happy Halloween everyone! What a purfectly horrible time to drop the teaser for our film BIRTHDAY GIRL!

 

 

 

16/10/16

 

Everything is coming along nicely. Might finally be able to show off a little bit of our newest short film - which will also be adapated into a pilot for a new show!

15/09/16

 

Birthday girl is almost to the editing booth. Just need to pay some bills, so off we go to do a few STREET LEVEL gigs. More on that later...

 

25/08/16

 

That is a wrap on the BIRTHDAY GIRL shoot! We'd like to thank our amazing cast and crew!

Chris Iddon - Stevie Ward - Abbey Stobbs - Katie Ellis - Bryn Jones - Philip Moon - Johnny Sample - Robert Adams - Georgia Knox - Andrew Yates - many more and all the families who came to be extras during the party scenes. Thank you everyone!

Check out our photo gallery on facebook!

22/08/16

 

REDACTED - THIS NEWS HAS BEEN REMOVED. Won't go into why, but it makes for a funny story one day. Audio commentary here we come!

 

05/08/16

 

We will be filming August 22nd for three days. Exciting times!

 

01/08/16

 

So we pushed the date back to make sure to get great actors and we think we have found them. Watch this space for info on when we start filming BIRTHDAY GIRL.

 

19/07/16

 

Second day of auditons now set for the 30 July 2016. Get in touch to get involved! Birthdaygirl@ezeaspi.com

 

10/07/16

 

Some fantastic auditions today! Everyone did an amazing job and we'll be getting back to you all as soon as we can.

20/06/16

 

Officially announcing our new film, going into production next month - Birthday girl - based on the short story by author Malcolm Holt.

 

We will be holding auditions JULY 10 2016. Location and time to be decided soon.

 

More information coming soon. Keep checking back to be updated!

10/06/16

 

A lot of behind the scenes things have been developing which we're very pleased about. New equipment, new avanues, new adventures all coming soon. Keep watching this space.

29/05/16

 

It's been quiet on the news front for our film TOO YOUNG TO DIE for some time on here. We've had our reasons. It's a sad state of a affairs but all bad things must come to an end and we are working on making the story change direction.

 

Check our writer Henry's blog to read what happened.
https://thehankinititive.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/where-did-too-young-to-die-go/

28/04/16

 

Some new stuff coming soon. Keep your skirts on. Can't function. Civil War is out.

01/04/16

 

WTF?

20/03/16

 

Most of our time lately has been spent sending out copies of TOO YOUNG TO DIE and doing post production on a few short films we've had kicking around for a while. They should be incrementally released over the year. So keep watching this space.

 

BUT While we toil away in front of computer screens we are also working on a few FAN FILMS and one of these is NIGHTWING which we took to Comic Con to show off (Subseqently decided to modify the costume.) But it was good fun all the same!

 

 

26/02/16

 

We are still at it with full force and some good leads for the near future. But aside from our priority of aquiring funding for our more lucritive projects, this year we will also be producing both short and feature films. In doing so we will also be strengthening our relationships with other UK North East filmakers throughout collaborations, and Wayne and James Thompson continuing to lend thier acting expertise to other productions of which we will be posting more information here in the near future. Stayed tuned cuz 2016 is going to be exciting!

 

26/02/16

 

We are still at it with full force and some good leads for the near future. But aside from our priority of aquiring funding for our more lucritive projects, this year we will also be producing both short and feature films. In doing so we will also be strengthening our relationships with other UK North East filmakers throughout collaborations, and Wayne and James Thompson continuing to lend thier acting expertise to other productions of which we will be posting more information here in the near future. Stayed tuned cuz 2016 is going to be exciting!

15/03/16

 

Yeah that just happened.

14/03/16

 

Happy PI day guys!

01/01/16

 

For us, last year was peaks and valleys. We met and worked with a lot of great people. Had a lot of interest in our flicks, especially Too Young to Die, even some investment interest (these things don’t happen overnight). We had meetings in fancy hotels, bars and multi-million pound office buildings.

 

They didn’t all come to much, but some have threads we’re taking into the new year.

We've been featured on websites, print, TV, radio. Slowly gathering fans as we go.


We’ve learned from our mistakes and are encouraged by our successes. This year we are more deliberate. We promote tons of ideas at once to see which one people want the most – this year we’ve culled that to a few and are keeping them as priorities while the rest can sit and collect dust or be sold off.


We are full of renewed vigor. And have a lot of things to show you this year. Please, keep an eye out.

 

 

 

... Last Year in detail.  

 

"Everyday is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be." - Marsha Petrie Sue.