Thanks everyone for continuing to watch, promote, tweeter and re-post Therefore’s Pacman trailer! Early this morning we surpassed a quarter million views! Yay! The unfortunate downside to the success is that I woke up this morning with what Buckner and Garcia would call…a Pacman fever. I’m not kidding. At 8am, I looked into my mirror and both of my eyes had become the shape of Pacman’s body, while my own body’s skin tone was beginning to resemble the color of the sun. I’ve been craving fruit, pretzels, pills and ghosts all morning and I think I’m about to lose it. Seriously, all I want to do right now is hunt down a ghost, grill it up with some pretzels, garnish it with some oxycontin and eat it’s face! I can’t control this feeling! Even as I type the rest of thiiii…Blagh! Erg! No! Gah! Wah! Wak! A!…waka…waka…waka…
p.s. We are fully aware how unsettling and disgusting the photoshop job came out. So if you puked up some power pellets upon viewing, we sincerely apologize.
First up: Current Pacman Views!
We’re at about 230K: dangerously close to the quarter-million mark! We’re stunned and very grateful to everyone who watched and shared. THANK YOU!
On to business. When we’re not busy working on our video projects, I have a little contest running on the side with Andrew. You see, we both have google voice, and its transcript feature can be really useful at times. We’ve also noticed, however, that it can stray pretty far off the mark as well:
Simply put, our contest is to cultivate the effect shown above. We leave messages in voices designed to confuse the transcriber, without resorting to slurring, garbling, or using outlandish accents. Here’s a sample:
Even with a law degree, Batman often finds himself stymied by the rid blur
That was him asking what time our birthday parties were starting. Yes, he also name-dropped a few Batman characters. More after the jump…
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Enjoy these promotional posters for Pacman: The Movie. You may have memories of seeing these on billboards and bench ads while watching the Red Sox win the World Series or listening to Snoop Dog’s “Drop it Like it’s Hot.”
ATTENTION READERS: If you have an idea for a Pacman: The Movie poster, we’d love to see it! We’ll post the best ones next week. Create your own poster and send to email@example.com.
At 140,000 views on Vimeo and counting, Pacman is a success beyond our hopes. If you enjoyed watching it, then you may also enjoy seeing how we enjoyed making it. How enjoyable! We have more behind-the-scenes photos than you could possibly ask for after the break. There’s also a bonus video of us trying to get the orange to come out the tube correctly. It’s harder than it looks.
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UPDATE 2: Pacman has broken 100,000 views on Vimeo!!!
UPDATE: New links and Vimeo numbers coming in
As of writing this post, Pacman on Vimeo has about
39,000 44,300 52,400, 56,000 65,000 77,800 101,000 views. Yesterday was by far the busiest day ever for ThereforeYou. We’re seeing our Pacman: The Movie trailer posted and reposted all over the place. And right now, Pacman has a really high rating on Funny or Die!
So we wanted to share what people have been saying about Pacman and give a big ‘Thanks’ to everyone who watched, embedded, shared, and posted our video yesterday.
It all started with a post at Geekologie, so a big thanks to them for giving us our break. Geekologie has long been one of our favorite sites, and this gives them at least +150 Awesome and +5 Charisma. Here’s what they had to say about Pacman:
And I, for one, am not ashamed to admit I screamed like a little girl warrior battling a battalion of orcs single-handedly. Literally, the other was on my crotch THE WHOLE TIME [...]
I thought it was definitely worth a watch.
Ever since then, other sites have been picking up the video from Geekologie, our Vimeo page, and even here at ThereforeYou. Keep reading to see what they’ve been saying about our newest video.
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PACMAN: THE MOVIE TRAILER from Therefore Productions on Vimeo.
Pharmaceutical CEO Michael Pacman is forced to take his own dangerous medications in order to survive a maze designed by a sadistic patient out for revenge.
This 2-minute trailer satirizes and skewers Hollywood’s love for taking video games with barely any plot (e.g. Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, etc.) and turning them into abominably bad feature films. In this trailer, Pacman is given the “Saw” treatment — enter a dark and disturbing world filled with pellets, ghosts, and yes, Pacman.
Frank Todaro as Michael Pacman
Gerald Keyzer as Pacman’s Nemesis
Stephanie Danielson as Sue
Directed by Patrick Brady and Allyson Schettino
Producers: Rebecca Heinemann and Victor Reyes
Production Managers: Bill Bodkin and Andrew Hymas
Director of Photography: Bliss Holloway
Editor: Patrick Brady
Co-Editor: Victor Reyes
After Effects: Patrick Brady
Sound Mix: Patrick Brady
Post Production Director/Producer: Victor Reyes
Production Designer: Camiren Romero
Art Director: Edward J. Chang
Steady Cam Operator: Steve Sterling
Gaffer: David McLean
Written by: Patrick Brady and Allyson Schettino
Produced by: Therefore Productions
Trailer Music Composed by: Erik Ekholm&Kerry Muzzey
Pacman: The Movie Trailer is a satirical work produced for our own enjoyment. It is not for profit.
Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
Welcome, dear readers, to another edition of my specially-crafted tales, designed with the young audience in mind. Of course, they’re great for kids of ALL ages!
The Bottomless Pit:
In my neighborhood there was a big hole on an empty lot and we all called it “The Bottomless Pit.” Tommy Ducey, who was the bravest kid in town, told us he was going to find out once and for all if it really was bottomless. It was.
Once I found a scrap of paper in a parking lot that said “Lucky Numbers: 32, 16, 25, 7, 1, 3.” I brought it home and the next week my family won the lottery. The money was cursed, though. As soon as we got it, my friends all stopped liking me. In hindsight, it may have been because I would walk around with a big wad of money and slap their faces with it.
The Springboard Clown:
In the woods near my house there was a tree that we used to play under. It had an old springboard stuck up in its branches with a wooden clown’s head on the front. We called it the Springboard Clown, and when the wind blew it would bounce up and down, all jolly, so we decided that it was laughing and we would laugh along with it. One day, the Springboard Clown spoke to us, and said that it would grant us each one wish to thank us for keeping it company in the lonely woods. Jonathan wished that he could be popular at school, I wished that Marissa would like me, and Marissa wished for a new heart for her father, who was very sick. The Springboard Clown bounced up and down, and laughed at us for believing that a wooden clown could grant wishes.
The Cake Bandit:
One year, everyone’s birthday was ruined by the Cake Bandit. That was until the Bandit stole my chocolate peanut butter chunk surprise cake. He didn’t notice the peanut butter until it was too late, and we found him in the parking lot writhing in agony with his throat swollen completely shut. Happily, there was still enough cake left for everyone to have a piece.
Dear Therefore World,
Don’t forget to check back on Thursday, April 1st! We’ve got something exciting to share with you…………….it’s a puppy!….. no, I mean, it’s a suprise!… You won’t be disappointed.
Today’s Paranoid Corner with Frilly Things features couture to calm your nerves and decorate your head. If you’re tired of CIA satellites controlling your mind, try the Reynold’s Wrap Protective Fashion Collection:
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With the big day looming, the British are hot on our trail, trying to figure out what new video Therefore Productions will release on April 1st. You can almost hear them saying, “What the devil are those Therefore yanks up to?”
Can YOU help the London Police gather the clues? Look carefully. Or come back to see what it is on April 1st. In fact, you should definitely come back on April 1st.