ByBryant Goodman, writer at Creators.co
Bryant Goodman


Dave Penn vs. Himself is an unofficial spin-off of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, also an adaption from the comic books, Scott Pilgrim. It has action, comedy, and romance. My brother is the director and writer of this short film, he loved the Scott Pilgrim film and comic books so much that he wanted to create something in the same universe. I am the producer and special effect supervisor for this project. We are trying to get the word spread out of this film, and hopefully Edgar Wright (the director of Scott Pilgrim) will see our film. Also my brother is currently writing a sequel to this film. Please follow our pages, our links are at the very bottom of the page, please get the word spread out of this film, Thank You.


Synopsis of the film:

Dave Penn has recently visited Toronto, Canada. At his stay he found it very odd, the people there and the things they did, when he comes back to America he thought he was done with those people from that odd place in Canada but he was wrong. Now he has to deal with his problems, with his friends, and his enemies.


Pre-Production:

Day 1 of Pre-Production
Day 1 of Pre-Production

Day 1 of pre-production (06-15-14). A picture of most of our gear, that we are going to use for our first day of filming that will be 06-16-14.

Day 2 of Pre-Production
Day 2 of Pre-Production

Day 2 of pre-production (06-17-14). A picture of our new mic that we will be using for the film that we bought on Amazon. Now we will have much better sound for the outside scenes.

Day 3 of Pre-Production
Day 3 of Pre-Production

Day 3 of pre-production (06-18-14). (Location Scouting) A picture of the director scouting out the scene for our finale of our film, that will be filmed on 06-20-14.


Production (Filming):

Day 1 of Filming
Day 1 of Filming

Day 1 of filming (06-16-14), at a High School. Here is a picture with our director leaning on the camera that we are using for the film. With our lead role, Dave Penn, rehearsing his scene in front of the director.

Day 1 of Filming
Day 1 of Filming

Day 1 of filming (06-16-14), at a High School. Here is a picture of our lead role, Dave Penn, sitting at a desk acting. With our director handling the camera, filming the scene. With another of our character, Mac, behind our director waiting for her part.

Day 2 of Filming
Day 2 of Filming

Day 2 of filming (06-19-14), at a diner. A picture of the director operating the camera filming a scene of Mac. With our lead role, Dave, awaiting the next scene with him in it.

Day 2 of Filming
Day 2 of Filming

Day 2 of filming (06-19-14), at a diner. A picture of our director talking to our main antagonist in the film, Simon Lee, about the shoot for the next day.

Day 2 of Filming
Day 2 of Filming

Day 2 of filming (06-19-14), at a diner. A picture of our director talking to our actors about the scene that will be filmed soon. Our characters at the table are Celeste, Joe, Mac, and Dave.

Day 3 of Filming
Day 3 of Filming

Day 3 of filming (06-20-14), at a winery. The final battle of our film.A picture with the director handling the camera, filming the fight between Dave and Simon.

Day 3 of Filming
Day 3 of Filming

Day 3 of filming (06-20-14), at a winery. The final battle of our film. A picture with the director handling the camera, filming the fight between Dave and Simon. With another of our characters, Joe, standing on his phone. Also extras, main characters, crew in the back ground.

Day 3 of Filming
Day 3 of Filming

Day 3 of filming (06-20-14), at a winery. The final battle of our film. A picture with the director handling the camera, directing the extras and the main characters and the crew on the left side. With are two characters, Dave and Simon, awaiting their next scenes.

Day 3 of Filming
Day 3 of Filming

Day 3 of filming (06-20-14), at a winery. The finale battle of our film. A picture with the director (2nd to the right) and the main cast around him. (From the left to the right) Joe, Dave, Celeste, Simon Lee, The Director, Mac. Main characters who wrapped up today were, Joe, Simon Lee, and Mac.

Day 4 of Filming
Day 4 of Filming

Day 4 of filming (06-23-14), at a park. Its a wrap, we are done filming. We only had to film one scene today that was between Celeste and Dave, right before the big finale. Now we are starting out on our post production. We have to make some posters, finish editing, do sound effects, do special effects, make a score, order T-shirts for the people who contributed to our film.


Day 5 of Filming
Day 5 of Filming
Day 5 of Filming
Day 5 of Filming
Day 5 of Filming
Day 5 of Filming
Day 5 of Filming
Day 5 of Filming

Day 5 of filming (09-01-14), we shot scenes that we felt needed fill in the gaps when we were in the editing room. We filmed the intro to our film, it gives a little funny twist to the film. We also filmed a scene that would be placed in the middle of our film that would help it. We are still not done filming even though our release is coming up but hopefully we can get some more in this week.


Day 6 of Filming
Day 6 of Filming
Day 6 of Filming
Day 6 of Filming
Day 6 of Filming
Day 6 of Filming

Day 6 of filming (09-07-14), it's a wrap for filming we say goodbye to Dave Penn and Joe today. This is another scene that we added after editing the film. Hopefully the film flows just the way we want it to. Hopefully we can start filming again next summer if we do a sequel to the film.

Post-Production

Day 1 of post-production (06-22-14), the director has edited the rough cut of our film that does not include the scene that will be filmed on 06-23-14.

Day 2 of post-production (06-23-14), the director's friend has created a score for our film. The score is very awesome that has 8-bit, Scott Pilgrim, and video game themes to it.


Day 3 of Post-Production
Day 3 of Post-Production

Day 3 of post-production (06-27-14), A picture of the director on the computer editing the narration that has just been done, also the narrator is in front of the camera. The narration in the film has been finished.

Day 4 of post-production (08-04-14), the director is planning on filming more scenes that would help fill the gaps in the film.


Day 5 of Post-Production
Day 5 of Post-Production

Day 5 of post production (08-10-14), our visual effects department has been making some head way. This picture is from the final fight between Simon Lee and Dave Penn. Also the director has edited the film again which includes the new visual effects.

Day 5 of Post-Production
Day 5 of Post-Production

Also, the director has scheduled a release date for this film, September 12th, 2014. Also releasing a new banner for the film.

Day 6 of post-production (08-11-14), we are in talks with the Drama teacher at our school to screen our film in the Performing Arts Center after school. We just need the go head by our principal at our school.

THIS IS ALSO NOT WHAT THE FILM'S ACTUAL STYLE WILL BE LIKE WE JUST USED IT FOR THE TRAILER FOR FUN.

A photo from the Dave Penn trailer
A photo from the Dave Penn trailer
A photo from the Dave Penn trailer
A photo from the Dave Penn trailer

Day 7 of post production (08-24-14), our first trailer has been released on youtube.

Day 8 of post production (09-07-14), our special effects supervisor accidentally deleted a major final to our fight and cannot work it out by our premiere. Hopefully someone can help us finish the last sequence. So please contact me below if you want to help we will pay if needed. Our premiere is going to be September 12th at the PACK from 4:30-4:50.

RELEASE (09-12-14)

Release
Release

This is the place where we showed our first screening of the film. Not everyone is there just yet in this picture.

Release
Release

This is the amount of people that came to our screening there were probably a little more people that were coming late but this was the most of them.

Release
Release

This is the director introducing the film.

Release
Release

This is the film.

Release
Release

This is a picture of the director and the main characters doing a Q&A. Many people asked questions, we finally had to stop it because there was still going to be more.

THE FILM

We were able to release our film at our school's Performing Arts Center and over 70 people came to see it. I hope you enjoy our film and get a good laugh out of it.

BLOOPER REEL (09-14-14)

This was made after some of the people at the screening started to chant "BLOOPER REEL!," but we were not able to show it because there wasn't one. So the director put this all together for fun.

Rate Our Film

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dave_penn_vs_himself/?search=dave%20penn%20vs

This link can take you to the Rotten Tomatoes website and at the page you can rate our film and it would be awesome if you did.

T-Shirt

This is our T-Shirt design that we will be giving away to our contributors. This picture does not contain the back side that has all the cast and crews names on it. We have just got our first shipment of T-Shirts for the people that ordered (07-8-14), we will still probably keep the orders open so more people can get T-Shirts when we do another batch.

Follow us!!!

Our link to our Facebook page (below)

https://www.facebook.com/davepennvshimself

Our Instagram page (below)

@davepennvshimself


I will keep updating on our films progression through our production.


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