Just want to apologize for the unbelievably obnoxious spam in all the comments. The whole website will be overhauled as we get closer to completion. Patents are currently being processed on the souls of those responsible for the spam. If they go through, they will be made into puddings and cakes and sold on this site. We promise these won’t taste like spam. Thank you for your patience.
All of the shooting for the Agency scenes in A Bureaucratic Prologue is now complete. Still hard to imagine that this could be true… It IS true, right? I believe it to be true. As firmly as I believe in the fragility of the human spirit. Did I say spirit? I meant genitalia.
Kevin Lee of Vancouver’s Sunday Service improv troupe plays Agent McGillicutty, a file clerk who is reluctantly plunged into the middle of a gathering storm. Expect these scenes to be full of strangeness, foreboding and yuk-yuks, a staple flavor for our dear Chronicles.
I’ll be posting a filmic vista of this eerie land soon, to whet some appetite.
I’ve put up something of a hasty trailer for the current episode. A lot of familiar footage, some new stuff.
We’re gearing up for a small shoot at the end of the month. Such joys await! Such wonderments!
What are The Library Chronicles?
In short, they are an ongoing, online series of short films. For anyone who has ever enjoyed the movies Brazil, Eraserhead, and/or Plan 9 From Outer Space, this show is going to fit your demented tastes like a brain-cozy.
In the gloomiest of futures, in a land called The Future, all art and knowledge will be outlawed. Our story takes place amid The Future’s dark, industrial environs. Beneath the deep alleys of Sector Eighty-Twelve, an underground Library is operated by a most unusual individual and his “Unspeakable”, a sinister something lurking in the Library’s deepest bowels. The agents of a vast, controlling bureaucracy are following the cold trails through the melancholy city in search of such libraries – and so is Scooter, a chipper young chimneysweep who happens upon The Library on one foreboding evening. Scooter is right at home in the ashen streets, always introducing himself to the ghostly shadows that haunt the decrepit alleys and shadowy buildings.
With the agents in his tracks and faced with the unimaginable prospect of reading a real book, Scooter crosses the threshold into the Library – an event with farther-reaching repurcussions than anyone realizes – thus sealing a fate for the world most disturbing indeed.
If you haven’t, see our current episodes in the Chapters section. The above synopsis mostly refers to the upcoming episode, you don’t really need to know anything before watching from Chapter 1 (it’s a figure-out-as-you-go affair). If you like what you see, there’s reason to be excited about the forthcoming installment, Bureaucratic Prologue, as it’s a severely larger production than the current episodes, with a longer runtime by about 5-fold, and much higher production values.
A new chapter has been posted in the ongoing detail of our Chronicles’ unfortunate history: Reunion of the Damned. This one tells of the creation of Chapter 2, has photographic accompaniments, and is overall the most perfect historical record that man has yet created. All facts are absolutely 100% correct, nothing is exaggerated, and in no way is the vile utensil of hyperbole invoked.
This one goes out to a personal friend of mine, Barack Obama, in recognition of his victory on the battlefields of Babylon: Part 2 in our harrowing behind-the-scenes saga: Shame, Defeat, and Cheese Cubes is now up (I hear he’s been anticipating it). Learn of the great catastrophe which befell our kind at Lions Gate some two years ago and wonder at both our shame and our ability to ingest shame like some foul-bullion’d broth.
For the three that may be interested: The screeching of an unusually loud crow led me to my balcony, where a scrap of parchment fell ominously from above. Written on it was an account – a chronicle, if you will – of the first Library Chronicle. Head over to the new Library section to read the first installment in what will surely be a riveting on-going tale of bewilderment and woe.
Some of you visiting this site may be arriving from a strange thing called “A Cultural Study in the Modern Evolution of Social Standards”. If so: Bless you.
Truth is, it was a ruse! All to get you to the real meat and gravy of this operation: The Chronicles themselves. The animation was created by me, based on an old comic strip my friend Collin and I did back in High School. I threw the link to Chronicles at the end so some good may be done from this unimaginable creation, because my current major goal as a filmmaker is to finish the next installment of this grandiose grotesquery of a series. Although that doesn’t rule out the possibility of more of these animations in the future – our pile of old comics is long indeed.
If you enjoyed Social Standards, it means you’re a twisted individual. Congratulations, you have the prerequisite to enjoy The Library Chronicles. Make yourself at home.
For those of you who haven’t seen Social Standards, you’ve been warned.
Well well. I see you’re here. Why don’t you watch these? Well? They’re new. Improved. Watch them.
An exciting time (for you): A preview scene of The Library Chronicles has been cut. A reminder that we are, indeed, hard at work and that, truly, a great treat is in store. Other updates that should be coming soon: Better quality videos of Episodes 1 and 2, and more production photos. My gracious. What wonders.