Hi guys, it’s me, Sam. I’m trying to make a movie, and with your help, I might succeed.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sammarine/man-underground-a-feature-film-by-sam-and-mike
The film follows Willem Koda, a lonely, misunderstood man in a small town who has devoted his life to convincing people of The Truth: that for decades, the US government has been harboring aliens in underground facilities for technological advancement, a fact Willem knows from a violent firsthand encounter as a former geologist. Nobody believes him, until he makes two friends - Flossie, a waitress at the local diner, who secretly dreams of becoming an actress, and Todd, a slacker videographer who lives off his uncle’s inheritance after he died of a sudden, mysterious brain tumor. Together they decide to make a movie about Willem’s experiences to help promote his message, and to kill time in their otherwise unfulfilling lives.
MAN UNDERGROUND was co-written and will be co-directed by myself and Michael Borowiec. Filming will begin in August 2014 in the town of Durham, NY in the heart of the Catskills mountains. Our talented Director of Photography is Maximilian Lewin, and we’ll be shooting on the RED Scarlet X, with additional footage on VHS for authenticity, and possibly 16mm film for the movie-within-the-movie depending on the outcome of our crowd-funding efforts. Please help us make our goal by donating to the Kickstarter or helping promote it! We’re getting there little by little but still a long way off…
Love,Sam

Hi guys, it’s me, Sam. I’m trying to make a movie, and with your help, I might succeed.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sammarine/man-underground-a-feature-film-by-sam-and-mike

The film follows Willem Koda, a lonely, misunderstood man in a small town who has devoted his life to convincing people of The Truth: that for decades, the US government has been harboring aliens in underground facilities for technological advancement, a fact Willem knows from a violent firsthand encounter as a former geologist. Nobody believes him, until he makes two friends - Flossie, a waitress at the local diner, who secretly dreams of becoming an actress, and Todd, a slacker videographer who lives off his uncle’s inheritance after he died of a sudden, mysterious brain tumor. Together they decide to make a movie about Willem’s experiences to help promote his message, and to kill time in their otherwise unfulfilling lives.

MAN UNDERGROUND was co-written and will be co-directed by myself and Michael Borowiec. Filming will begin in August 2014 in the town of Durham, NY in the heart of the Catskills mountains. Our talented Director of Photography is Maximilian Lewin, and we’ll be shooting on the RED Scarlet X, with additional footage on VHS for authenticity, and possibly 16mm film for the movie-within-the-movie depending on the outcome of our crowd-funding efforts. Please help us make our goal by donating to the Kickstarter or helping promote it! We’re getting there little by little but still a long way off…

Love,
Sam

pound puppiez

last night i had a dream “i know what you did last summer”-style, in which i found myself trapped with 10 of my friends in an older man’s house, each forced to wear different colored shirts, as we played a game called pound puppiez.

the rules of the game were thus: 2 people would pair off and the man would ask them a trivia question. the first person to answer correctly would live; the other person would be taken outside and shot like a dog. this would continue until there was one person left.

if anyone at any moment disappeared from the group (ie tried to sneak off and find an escape), everyone would be killed.

i had a feeling that my fate was going to be sealed sooner than later, as our captor seemed to be getting along particularly well with a few of my friends. then i overheard him say, “i mean if you went to the pound, and had the choice between a black or brown puppy, and a boring gray one, what would you choose?” i looked down and saw that i was wearing the gray shirt.

to demonstrate the game in action, he paired himself off with a young man and asked him a trivia question. the kid was unable to answer, so it was announced he would be taken out and shot - just as soon as the man fetched his gun from the other room.

the second out he was out of the room, i grabbed the kid and ran as fast as i could out of the house.

immediately, everyone left inside began desperately screaming “NO!” as i was, in some ways, putting their lives in jeopardy. the kid and i had trouble knowing where the hell to go because we were in unfamiliar territory. i said repeatedly, “as long as we get to a neighbor’s house we’ll be fine,” and soon enough we made it to the neighbor’s yard. we began climbing up a trellis, hoping to get to the other side and be hidden from view.

the man appeared and pointed his gun right at us. at that moment, the neighbors emerged from the house. the kid and i screamed, “he’s trying to kill us!” and instantly they tried to get back inside, but the man opened fire on them before they had a chance, and then turned his gun on us again…

…but the trellis suddenly collapsed, and we disappeared from sight.

(Source: mvgl, via heytherejanet)

some big things are happening over at my twitter you guys

some big things are happening over at my twitter you guys

Here’s the second music video I’ve co-directed & co-edited with my boi Michael C. Borowiec. The song is “Golden Hour” by Charlie Phillips and I’m very proud with how it turned out.

THE EXPERIENCE:
-late, late nights
-early, early mornings (plus sunrise location scouts)
-long drives out to farms
-test-riding dirt bikes
-excavating thrift stores all over Schenectady for cheap-as-shit furniture
-testing out air mattresses on water (they float well, turns out)
-busted-ass fog machines
-genuine fire department on hand
-gaffing for the first time since film school after having to send the crew home
-shooting in a creek in the middle of the woods without a permit at 4am, blasting generators and lights, during which a PA runs down to tell us “They’re here. The police are here,” scrambling to pack up without shitting ourselves, only to find out that the visitors were actually just teens getting high, and thankfully getting to finish the shoot
-and best of all, a lot of lovely drives in the fall through upstate NY with some of my best friends.

Enjoy!

If you haven’t seen it by now, please check out my music video directorial debut, BREAKERS by Ace & The Mighty Gan. It might be cold outside but baby this shit is h-o-t.

And here we have something else I worked on that’s finally ready for the world to glimpse. I associate produced this feature film entitled PAST PRESENT FUTURE a few summers ago. It’s a heartfelt movie made by and starring plenty of SUNY Purchase alum, including Rachel Browne of the band Field Mouse, Steve Levine of the comedy group Captain Hippo, and Bob Gosse, original founder of The Shooting Gallery. The film was written and directed by Andrew Gitomer, who is currently trying to get another project off the ground, PRETTY GIRLS, which you can see more about here.

Ollie is a short film I co-produced last winter with Andy Archer, written and directed by Josh + Vince (formerly of CollegeHumor). We shot it in two days in Brooklyn with some of the funniest people I know; the titular character is portrayed by Henry Zebrowski, whose pretty face you can see up close and personal humping prostitutes in The Wolf of Wall Street. I urge you to see both films, but watch this one first - it’s significantly shorter.

Awkward, strange, uncomfortable - these are some of the words to describe the experience you’ll have watching Henry sit naked on a toilet, staring dead into the camera - but you’ll be glad you did, for Ollie is a mixed-up soul not unlike each and every one of us, his needs and desires forever in contradiction, but his heart somewhere near the right place. What’s it all add up to? To answer that, I quote Ollie himself: “I don’t know what it means, but I know that it means something.”

Marbles Dreams of Fishes. Acrylic (& cut-outs from New York Magazine) on canvas. Sam Marine (c) 2013.

Marbles Dreams of Fishes. Acrylic (& cut-outs from New York Magazine) on canvas. Sam Marine (c) 2013.

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Wood transfers for my relatives for Christmas 2013. I painted the borders and mounted the backs for easy hanging. Transfer process here.

Wood transfers for my relatives for Christmas 2013. I painted the borders and mounted the backs for easy hanging. Transfer process here.