Ben’s Top 5 Unanswered Questions from Back to the Future (in no particular order)

24 Facts About 'Back To The Future' That Might Surprise You | NME

If there is anything that we have learned since the creation of Social Media and the Big Bang of Nerd Culture, it is that nothing happens by chance. There is no minutae too minute to not have massive meaning. There is a reason for everything and everything has an involved back story that makes sense regardless of how much it doesn’t make sense. Continue reading

Short Story: Dissolve To Old Age

( I wrote this in 1988. My memory of writing it is how smugly proud I was of the depth and ripeness of meaning the finished story had. Having re-read it after all of these years and re-typed it to post here, I am struck by how obvious and shallow it actually is, and how unbalanced the narrative . Still, I like it and what I was trying to say with it, regardless of how poorly I actually said it.)

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#DreamDoubleFeature – 10 Twitter Suggestions

For the longest time I have wanted to program a monthly film series. I got kinda close with Channel 801, the short film showcase I did with Jamie Maxfield and Andrew Jensen at Brewvies in SLC, Utah, until the venue became too difficult to work with.

What I think would be very cool to do, is a monthly Dream Double Feature – program two movies back to back that are related in theme, or plot, or location, etc. Here are my first 10 suggestions for something like that, which were originally posted on my Twitter feed. Continue reading

Salt Lake City Weekly Interview With Me About Channel 801

In the interest of self promotion here is a link to an interview with me about the monthly local short film showcase that I co-produce here in Salt Lake City at Brewvies, an awesome brew pub/theater, called Channel 801. To be fair, I am super gabby and talk about a whole lot more than just Channel 801.

“It’s been a while since we’ve chatted about a monthly film festival, but to be fair, many of them have been here — or there — as far as planning and official events. That’s why it was a treat to find a brand-new festival in the format at Brewvies under the title Channel 801. Following in the footsteps of its California-based original, the film series has fans in the audience vote on the films submitted to stick around to the next week with a brand-new episode, or be shot down and forced to submit something entirely new.

Today, I chat with one of the founders, Ben Fuller, about his career in film, starting up Channel 801 and the first few shows, thoughts on the film community and a few other topics. (All pictures courtesy of Fuller and Channel 801.)”

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My Personal Invite to The Gangrene Film Festival: Apollo 13 on Sept 14 2012

Hello my dear friends with connections to Utah.

It is time once again for me to do a quick personal plug for our annual Comedy Short Film Festival (www.gangreneproductions.com & www.facebook.com/gangrenefilmfestival). It is less than a week away (at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater in Layton, Utah on Friday, September 14th) and I would like to encourage you to attend for a multitude of reasons (several of which I have bullet-pointed the last couple of years on Blogmaster2000.com and on Facebook and will now copy and paste and update where necessary):

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The Current Top Five Nerdiest Things In My Life

(Originally posted on Blogmaster2000.com on 1-24-12)

I no longer consider myself a full-fledged nerd /or a full on geek. At a certain point life just kind of takes over and those things that dominated our perception of ourselves lose some of their traction, as our very own Craig so aptly explained previously.  Right now, I tend to refer to myself as a Reformed Geek. Life has staged an intervention for me and forced me into its own 12 step program that has curtailed my dogged determination to be fully immersed in nerdology.

All of that does not mean that I no longer have any Geek tendencies, though. My former massive nerdishness still resonates strongly with my more nostalgic side and I keep my gauntleted hand in the water just to stay connected to that past part of me. That is why I thought it might be interesting to put together the following list of the current Top Five Nerdiest things in my life.

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