Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Support for Tilt

Please support our friends from Tilt. They are incredibly close to reaching their goal. If you ever downloaded Self Helpless for free then show some love by kicking a dollar or two towards some great people who are working their asses off to make their first feature film.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Peek Behind The Genius

Yes, this is an actual pre-production note. I found it today amongst a stack of shot lists, script drafts, and storyboards drawn on post it notes.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Success!! I want to thank everyone who has helped with the bittorrent/widget release of Self Helpless. Thanks to your support our little movie has been viewed and downloaded OVER 60,000 TIMES IN ONLY ONE MONTH!!!! We have been receiving emails from people around the world who have become fans of the movie. Check out this awesome message from a fan in the UK:

"As for my support, thanks for making something worth supporting. I totally love finding free services/media/etc. out there, and i probably spend more of my money on them than the pricey mainstream stuff (and proudly so). Don't get me wrong, there's a lot of bullshit out there, but you guys made an incredibly well thought up, funny movie, and put it together perfectly. Especially wanted to credit the production quality for an indie film. Top stuff. "


Our hope with Self Helpless was to get the movie seen by as many people as possible, and you have made this a reality. Thank you.

We need your help to continue to move Self Helpless forward. If you have streamed or downloaded Self Helpless, please consider picking up a DVD, t-shirt, mug, or ashtray from our store. If you are short on cash we have a digital download of the ad-free director's cut available for under $10. All of our merchandise was designed in house, and made in the USA. To thank our fans for their support, we have created a thank you page where you can pick up a discounted DVD or digital download. Anything you can afford makes a huge difference.

Instead of paying off our mountainous credit card bills, we are going to reinvest any money we make from merchandise sales into advertising the film. This is our best chance to bring Self Helples to a wider audience. Fuck the credit card companies anyway.

Thank you all for your support. You are the reason we are still fighting to find the Don Rodrigo!!

Discounted merchandise here:

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Self Helpless on East Village Radio

The East Coast tour continues. Cassidy will be making an appearance on the Baller's Eve show on East Village Radio this evening. Baller's Eve has been representing Southern hip hop in NYC for the last 7 years. They have become a staple of NYC hip hop radio. Be sure to check the show out online for FREE.

More news from the Devin The Dude tour to come soon.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Self Helpless and Devin The Dude: NYC and Boston Shindigs

We are hitting the road with Devin The Dude for two of his East Coast tour stops. We are throwing Self Helpless after parties for Devin's NYC and Boston shows. DJ John Candy will be on the turntables, and we will be projecting your favorite scenes from Self Helpless. Great music, a great movie, and Devin The Dude. Should be a blast.

Devin puts on a GREAT show, and he will have his entire Coughee Brothaz crew with him. A ticket to the show gets you into the after party for FREE and gets you $5 off a Self Helpless DVD.

Come out and party with us. Indie music and indie film unite like Voltron.

Thursday, 5/20, The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn

Friday, 5/21, The Paradise, Comm Ave, Boston

Monday, May 3, 2010

Download Self Helpless For FREE - the widget campaign begins

After 2 years of busting our asses and sequestered like hermits, I am proud to announce the official release of Self Helpless. BLAOW!!!!

I am also happy to announce that we are giving Self Helpless to you for FREE. All we ask is that you take a hit, and then pass it on. Isn't that how we all find out about the best stuff anyway? Just click on the joint below and you'll be able to get the movie without paying a dime. Our only request is that you share the movie with your friends.

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Bittorrent / Widget Campaign - what the fuck?

That thingy with the joint and the video is a widget. Widgets are basically little posters that you can put on your Facebook wall or post in your blog, except they can do cool stuff like play videos or give you a free movie. They are kind of like a joint: Little, easy to share and pass around, and the best ones ones have some good shit in them.

We are basing our distribution around a bittorrent release (see here) combined with a widget campaign. If you aren't familiar with widget posting (I know, it sounds severiously nerdy), don't worry. It couldn't be easier. Just follow the instructions and you will have the option to share the widget on Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, or anything else that you use to communicate with people. Hopefully your friends will see the widget on your page, they will check out Self Helpless, and the cycle will continue.

We created a discount program to thank people for passing Self Helpless on. Anyone who posts our widget can pick up the Extended Director's Cut DVD for only $12, or the Director's Cut Digital Download for only $4.20. All you have to do is email a link to where you posted our widget to We will send you a link to the page where you can get your discounts.

Why give our movie away for free?

Take a look at your DVD collection. How many of those movies did you buy because you saw the movie and you liked it? Why would anyone buy something that they haven't had a chance to check out first? Big studios spend a lot of money trying to convince people to buy their movies. Our revolutionary idea is: make a really good, original movie, and then let people decide if they like it. We aren't exactly shaking the pillars of capitalism here, but it works for us.

Open a bottle of cheap tequila, roll a couple doobies, invite a few friends over, and enjoy some independent comedy on us.


Widget Notes:

Blogger - If you just want to blast the widget off in one article, then copy the html code and drop it in to the html tab of one of your posts. If you want to install our widget as a feature in your sidebar, then just click the B tab.

Twitter - The twitter option is weakter. You might as well just tweet a link to

Wordpress - Wordpress doesn't get down with our widget service at the moment. Bummer. If you want to post about Self Helpless you can post the image below. It will link to this page where people can get the movie for free:

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Self Helpless on VEEHD.COM

I want to send a big shout out to the folks at VEEHD.COM. They posted Self Helpless front and center on their site. VEEHD is tight. They have over 100,000 dedicated members. They are very professional, and they love to support good independent producers. I am surprised that there isn't more talk about sites like VEEHD and NinjaVideo in the indie film circles. Streaming sites like these have dedicated audiences of folks who really like movies. We have gotten a ton of emails from people who saw Self Helpless on VEEHD and loved it. Check out some of the cool stuff they have on their site, and feel free to pass it on.

Thanks VEEHD!