Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Full Circle, feature film will bore audiences into sleep

Don't waste your time
The only reason Pinned did this project was because they were too cheap to pay the SCORE licensing rights. They got into the 40th Baja 1000 on the cheap, on the name of Smith and Roberts.

The editing is cheap, the shots are cheap and the storyline, boring. Off-road has never been so disserved. From the press release: "The feature film "Full Circle — Malcolm Smith and JN Roberts — The Legend Lives On," has been formally accepted to participate in the 14th annual Temecula Valley Film ande Music Festival. The festival, to be held at the Tower Plaza Cinema Complex Sept. 17-21, in Temecula, Calif., is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, drawing filmmakers and musicians from around the world every September since 1995. Attendance has grown from 600 in 1995 to 14,000 in 2007. Members of The Racing For Life Offroad Team and Pinned TV filmmakers Fred Helm, director, and Mike Badami producer, will host the special showing on the big screen for the general public at 5 p.m. Sept. 20.
Malcolm Smith and JN Roberts entered the first Baja 1000 in 1967, and against impossible odds rode a nearly stock Husqvarna to victory. Forty years later, Smith and Roberts team up again, leading the Racing For Life Offroad Team in the 2007 Baja 1000 aboard a Husqvarna TC510…and things rarely go as planned in the Baja 1000. In the film, Smith and Roberts tell stories of that first Baja 1000 (then called the Mexican 1000), and viewers get a vicarious ride with the Racing For Life Offroad Team as they attempt the most grueling off-road race in the world.
The film goes to Las Vegas to show the original Husky and the Julia Lynn II, the Husqvarna TC510 ridden by Smith and Roberts auctioned off at the world's premiere vintage motorcycle auction. It also offers a peek at the new Malcolm Smith Motorsports facility, Roberts' private ranch, and a visit to The El Oasis Orphanage in Baja as well as interviews with off-road legends like Johnny Campbell, Sal Fish, John Barnes and Dick Hansen."
The self-described, active anti-terror master San Diego Police detective Fred Helm, the director, got hassled in Baja while filming his feature. Thats what happens to hacks trying to do a pros job in a hostile environment. Word is they didn't get a required permit for their shooting in Mexico.
Producer Badami still hasn't used all of his award-winning brothers contacts, sponsors and lead-ins. It's obvious, for a showing at the Temecula show, he is scraping the bottom of the barrel to show this loser film.
PINNED Television mono soundtrack and endlessly mono visuals have been translated onto film for a complete waste of time for the director and producer. Don't go out of your way for this one, you'll regret it.