(2008) 5 minutes. Written and Directed by J Wilder Konschak. Starring Barb Beaser. Shot by J Wilder Konschak and Alli Hartley. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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This post might be a bit of a spoiler, but I'm going to go ahead because I think it'd be wrong if I didn't explain the deeply personal, monumentally important nature of this month's video update.
It doesn't have the usual Misplaced Planet polish, but that's because it was created entirely outside of our production schedule. It got hammered together, for love alone, despite an overwhelming schedule of producing episodes of our upcoming web-series, HELL FROZE OVER.
I could argue that we did it for the fun of filming from the hip, since it was produced at home, with a crew of two, and a cast of two, and a crossover between those two groups of one. It could be argued that it was done for the pleasure of working with two of my favorite people. I could be argued that it was intended to test the camera-rig I'd designed and constructed for no conceivable reason. But none of those reasons capture the passion I've always felt for this project.
The truth is, this movie happened for one simple reason. I love vibrators. I think they represent a rare example of our world with its heart in the right place. The inventive design and manufacture of a vibrator. The calculated and yet instinctive selection and purchase of a vibrator. The use and diligent maintenance of a vibrator. The cherished place is takes in a loving relationship, and the comfort it offers when all else seems lost. It is an object that admits the hard realities of human existence, but also transcends them through our power to create.
Yes, this short film was born of the same kind of warm, good-natured affection that must have motivated the writing of The Brave Little Toaster. And now that I've written that sentence, I really wish it were more like The Brave Little Toaster. Perhaps with a vibrator named Nine Inch Neil singing "Turn On Your Heartlight."
Ah well. This version, staring a sexy woman and an increasingly fat-faced dude, is gonna have to suffice until, at least until I can get the budget together on that one.
So... Enjoy! And click right here, watch it, rate it, and send it to your friends.