By Arin Crumley & Susan Buice
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There's always another film festival, there's never enough money, everyone believes in them, no one will distribute them, their relationship is a work in progress and their film is always a rough cut. Watch these weekly installments about Susan Buice and Arin Crumley on the film festival Circuit with their feature film debut, Four Eyed Monsters as they slam their faces into Slamdance.
|1||ExplicitVideoToo Many Plantain Chips (NEXUS ONE)||This new years eve crystallized some big concepts for me. I wasn't planning to create new years resolutions but as I let my self sleep in recovering from the catastrophes of the day before the ways in which I'd like to improve came flying into m||1/6/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||ExplicitVideoFullerton by Woodpecker - Directed by Susan Buice||More of Woodpeckers Music here: http://woodpeckermusic.com Synopsis: Haunted by the memories of everyone else you've been with doing the same things in that same bedroom running into the same problems you realize that there is only one constant. Your||10/27/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||ExplicitVideoEpisode 13 - Depression, Guilt, Acceptance & Hope||TO WATCH OUR FEATURE FILM GO HERE: http://foureyedmonsters.com Music in this episode by: Parenthetical Girls http://www.myspace.com/parentheticalgirls http://www.slendermeanssociety.com/parenthetical/ Ben and Bruno http://www.myspace.com/benandbrunomusic||5/4/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||ExplicitVideoFour Eyed Monsters - Episode 12 - Bargaining||WATCH NEXT EPISODE: http://foureyedmonsters.com/13 ARIN'S BLOG ABOUT THIS EPISODE: Why throw the baby out with the bath water? Maybe there are some aspects to a failing relationship that can be salvaged? I'm so persistant that I'll just kee||5/4/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||ExplicitVideoFour Eyed Monsters - Episode 11 - Anger||WATCH NEXT EPISODE: http://foureyedmonsters.com/12 SUSAN'S BLOG ABOUT EPISODE 11: I am sort of attracted to darkness. I think I'm 90% pretty normal and 'good' but I do have this 10% that's very deviant. Being a stripper and enjoyi||4/30/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||ExplicitVideoFour Eyed Monsters - Episode 10 - Denial||WATCH NEXT EPISODE: http://foureyedmonsters.com/11 SUSAN'S BLOG ABOUT EPISODE 10: Things had been tense and strained for Arin and I for a long time. I chalked it up to stress from working on the film 24/7, constantly being in each others' presen||4/30/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||ExplicitVideoFour Eyed Monsters - Episode 9 - Shock||Watch Episode 10 here: http://foureyedmonsters.com/10 Is love an illusion? Is it something we see happening and feel so magical about but then in reality never happened at all? I don't know. The fact that relationships just begin to deteriorate over||4/27/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||ExplicitVideoEpisode 8 The Family Meeting - Four Eyed Monsters||Watch Episode 9 here: http://foureyedmonsters.com/9 Are emotions fact? I feel there for it is? Well in some ways yes. It is a fact you feel the way you do. But also other people may feel differently or may not have intended for you to feel that way. So le||4/26/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||ExplicitVideoEpisode 7 - If you give a mouse a cookie||Watch Episode 8 at: http://foureyedmonsters.com/8 I know this because I'm this way. Give me an inch and I can't help, I'll slowly start to see if it's possible to have a mile. Especially if what I really needed was a mile but I was jus||4/24/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||ExplicitVideoFour Eyed Monsters - Episode 6 - Inside The Acting Studio||Watch Episode 7 at: http://foureyedmonsters.com/7 In life it's good to say yes to everything but in your own way. If something seems like it deserves a no the question is what spin can you put on it to make it a yes. When a new relationship starts I||4/24/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||ExplicitVideoFour Eyed Monsters - Episode 5 - Losers||This episode is about the beauty and glory of being a loser. It's kind of cool in a way to be a f**k up because it emphasizes that what ever your passion is matters way more then being cool. The only problem is when being a loser creates disasters of||4/24/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||ExplicitVideoFour Eyed Monsters Episode 4 - Waiting for Crumley||Watch Episode 5: http://foureyedmonsters.com/5 Episode 4 is about sabotaging yourself and your relationships. Why do we do this to ourselves? To have so many abilities but still fall short at the last moment when it really counts is such a tragedy. The so||4/22/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||ExplicitVideoFour Eyed Monsters - Episode 3 - Pretend||Watch Next Episode: http://foureyedmonsters.com/4 This episode shows the mistake of an all or nothing attitude and shows us deciding whether to put energy into our relationship or focus more on our work together. Music in this episode by Stone Jack Jones||4/22/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||ExplicitVideoFour Eyed Monsters - Episode 2 - The Investment||Next episode: http://foureyedmonsters.com/e3 This episode was about the fear of what Susan's parents expected of me if I accepted their help. They were giving our relationship their blessing in a way that I wasn't sure I was ready for. The episo||4/22/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||ExplicitVideoFour Eyed Monsters - Episode 1||Next Episode: http://foureyedmonsters.com/e2 This episode was about transforming from strangers with problems into a couple that canceled out each others problems. After that we almost became the same person because we shared the same goals. This episode||4/22/09||Free||View In iTunes|
Reviewing ourselves... Self absorbed??? Obviously...
First of all, we love this new feature in iTunes, interaction is what we are all about... but we just wanted to clear up a few things that a reviewer here had wrong. Susan's parents did not pay for the film, we made the film using money we saved up from freelance video jobs in NYC as well as several personal credit cards that we maxed out. Thats why when we got into the Slamdance Film Festival we took an investment. We couldn't turn down the opportunity to go but we had no financially ability to do so. Also just for the record, the footage in the video podcast is real except shots that are obviously set up like the dancing and what not. Our video podcast is not a work of fiction but it is an expression so we try to represent our own internal perspectives when we create the episodes. As far as giving ourselves 5 stars, well 4 1/2 would be better but that isn't an option. We really are trying to push this new medium as hard as we can and are really happy about how they've come out. As for the delays between episodes, we'll this stuff takes time and it's just the two of us working on this. We have almost 200 hours of footage and are constantly shooting more footage for future episodes, so stay subscribed and spread the word, they will come... Arin & Susan
In a nutshell
Watch two of the most self-absorbed people on the face of the earth discuss the challenges of promoting a film that was funded by their parents while giving the audience an inside look at their melodramtic lovelife done in the classic staged documentary montage style.
Excellent and Interesting
Arin and Susan break new ground in the podcasting world with this fresh and cutting edge drama/comedy. Their story line is interesting in that it revolves around their relationship amidst the backdrop of their Indie film. Their editing is sharp, storylines facinating and I eagerly await the next episode. The shooting is professional and interesting and I like the way they incorporate orginal scores into the episodes. I have to say this is one of the most original and one of the most interesting ideas I have seen of the genre. Arin's committment phobia is so understandable, its a guy thing, Susan's idealism is just one element that makes her adorable. I cant wait to see their feature film. I know what Im talking about...! (1995 Emmy award winner)
- Category: TV & Film
- Language: English
- © Four Eyed Monsters LLC (2006) - However, feel free to file share these episodes or screen them for the public. For example, we'd love some art house movie theaters to show these before feature films play, just an idea...