The Making of SPORE – Part One: Pre-Production – Behind the…

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The Making of SPORE – Part One: Pre-Production – Behind the Scenes Vlog

This was my favorite part of the video. Not so much because of what she’s saying; she’s talking about how she’s back at The Americana looking for costume options for Spore, and how the shooting schedule has been pushed back. And she’s very much caught up in the details.

But she’s walking past that big poster for the last Hobbit movie. And it’s such a cool moment. Because more than a decade ago, growing up in Fayetteville, it was seeing Fellowship for the first time that started her on this journey. And now the Rings franchise is ending, and for a fan it’s sad, but look: There’s a new beginning. The road goes ever on.

Because she’s doing it. Not just acting, but creating. Bringing together people like Taylor, Whitney, Miles, Zack, and Ashley, inspiring them, getting lost in the details, the thousand decisions, pushing past setbacks and doubt and exhaustion, all to take this completely insubstantial thing, this tiny little idea, this dream, and turn it into something real.

And it’s badass. But if you look past the badassery you can still see the little girl from Fayetteville, and the determination that carried her from that moment to this. And I don’t know. I just thought it was cool.

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I loved this behind-the-scenes video about the making of Spore;…

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

I loved this behind-the-scenes video about the making of Spore; maybe even more than the actual film. That probably says something about me and my thing about meta. Or whatever it is that makes reality programming in general as compelling as it is.

Anyway, so cool seeing MK & friends making this come together.

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marykatewiles:SPORE is here! Perry Spore’s first mission to…

Friday, March 27th, 2015


SPORE is here! 

Perry Spore’s first mission to Earth goes horribly wrong. 

Mary Kate Wiles as Perry 
Ashley Clements as Cal 
Tim Hautekiet as Charlie 

Directed by Miles Cozart
Written by Taylor Brogan 
Produced by Whitney Milam 

Executive Producers:
Taylor Brogan
Mary Kate Wiles

Cinematography – Zack Wallnau
Editor – Joseph Hatton 

Perry –
Cal –

A very special thank you to my Patreon supporters for making the project possible, and to the YouTube Space LA. 

Please reblog and share! This was a labor of love and we’d like to share it with as many people as possible. Thank you for watching. 

I liked this. I’ve been a fan of sci fi since I was young, so it’s fun to see people I’m a fan of and haven’t previously associated with it doing it.

Things I especially liked:

  • the look of it
  • MK getting to do some serious actor-y stuff (I believe that’s the technical term)
  • Ashley laying on the Shakespearean-trained creepiness
  • just seeing the two of them together again in something so not-LBD

There have been some really good sci fi films lately (along with plenty of not-so-good). I really liked Edge of Tomorrow and Interstellar, for example. In terms of lower-budget/fewer-effects films, I’m a fan of Shane Carruth’s Primer and Upstream Color, and Duncan Jones’ Moon and Source Code. Spore reminded me a little of those. I realize it’s a much smaller thing, but I like how it worked around its limitations to make something that was cool and spooky and hinted at a larger world.

Thanks to everyone who made it happen.

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