My First Feature Film

I’m reviewing the contract today on a new feature film that I’ll be writing and directing!   On that note, here’s a video clip (below) from the first feature film I ever worked on.

Mitch Teemley

Under the Gipper.  I was doing an internship on one of the top floors of the building they blew up in Diehard (only Ronald Reagan’s office was above us).  Anxious to find a movie project, but with no money, I started reading old classics (i.e. stealable stories) at the Beverly Hills Library.

Rip van Offable. One day I stumbled across Rip Van Winkle, which had never been made into a live action film, probably because it was only a 15 page wisp of a story.  So I expanded it, imagining all 51EMH9VJXWLthat had happened to Rip’s wife and kids during his twenty year absence, and what he’d have to do to fix things when he returned.  I pitched it to a friend at Columbia Pictures, and he said, “Well, Showtime’s looking for modern fairly tales…”  And I said, “Funny, cuz this just happens to be a modern fairly tale!”…

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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5 Responses to My First Feature Film

  1. Erika Kind says:

    Do I understand that right? You made that movie? That’s awesome!


  2. mitchteemley says:

    I’m just an ordinary schmo, Erika. It’s Who you know that matters (and I’m not talking about Hollywood ;>).


  3. Occraz says:

    “I need a manicure.” — excellent!


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