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bloemmarc
07-10-2006, 12:42 AM
This is supposed to be a PA book that is now a movie, but when I do a search of it under yahoo movies or anywherelese, I find absolutely nothing referring to this novel as a movie.
Woould anyonelse have any information regarding this tale?

Alan Yee
07-10-2006, 12:47 AM
I think it was sold to a small-time film-maker, but I've heard doubts on NEPAT that they might not actually film it at all.

bloemmarc
07-10-2006, 12:51 AM
I think it was sold to a small-time film-maker, but I've heard doubts on NEPAT that they might not actually film it at all.


Interesting, because PA is still touting it as being filmed.

Alan Yee
07-10-2006, 12:55 AM
It very well could be that's it's being filmed, but there's nothing that suggests it will actually be in theaters everywhere.

I tend to not take anything they say as truth. We know they've lied before and continue to do so.

bloemmarc
07-10-2006, 12:57 AM
Ok, so it could actually just be a film that foes right to VHS, or DVD, one of the ones you never hear about?
How is it though that if they are lying about this, they could gte away with it legally?



quote=Alan Yee]It very well could be that's it's being filmed, but there's nothing that suggests it will actually be in theaters everywhere.

I tend to not take anything they say as truth. We know they've lied before and continue to do so.[/quote]

Alan Yee
07-10-2006, 01:09 AM
PA DOES lie. Or they just kind of stretch the truth with weasel-wording. I'm betting it goes right to VHS or DVD, one of those you never hear about.

They often get away with their weasel-wording and half-truths legally, although they have lost at least two cases on their part.

bloemmarc
07-10-2006, 01:12 AM
I see, and believe you. Do you know the name of the small fild company, because they don't tell it?
They make it sound like the release of the Lord of the Rings oe something,

Alan Yee
07-10-2006, 01:21 AM
I can't remember the name of the company off the top of my head. It might have been posted on NEPAT, but I'll have to check on that.

bloemmarc
07-10-2006, 01:25 AM
Ok, thank you.

James D. Macdonald
07-10-2006, 01:46 AM
It's an indie film. Production company is W2 Entertainment, director is Timothy D. Walker. Starring no one you've ever heard of. Filming was originally supposed to commence in autumn 2005, delayed to summer, 2006.

If this film is ever made, and if it's ever released, I expect it will go direct to video.

bloemmarc
07-10-2006, 01:59 AM
Thank you Jim.

janet weikel
07-10-2006, 05:58 AM
The only think I can remember about Shelly's Diary is going to the actress' website and she talked about it. I just can't remember what she said.

I'm lots of help, right? LOL

bloemmarc
07-10-2006, 06:24 AM
Ok, I was just interested in what kind of movie would be produced based on a book published by PA.

James D. Macdonald
07-11-2006, 05:58 AM
Neither Stella Parton's nor Traci Dinwiddie's official or fan sites mention this movie.

Here's who's going to be in this movie:

Elizabeth D'Onofrio says, in August 2005 (http://www.donofrioe.com/2005_08_01_elizabethdonofrio_archive.html), that she is going to play the role of Dr. Arrington in the film. She also says that Bonnie Johnson will have a role.

Later, in December (http://www.donofrioe.com/2005_12_01_elizabethdonofrio_archive.html), she gives an update, saying that filming has been postponed to June, '06.

That is the last mention of this film in Ms. D'Onofrio's blog. June has come and gone with no talk about the filming.

Bonnie Johnson (http://poll.imdb.com/name/nm0176922/) does not mention Shelly's Diary anywhere.

Cindy Marie Pain (http://cindypain.com/index-1.html) tells us that the filming of Shelly's Diary has been bumped back to July/August '06. She'll have a supporting role.

Aleks West (http://www.aleksandra.50megs.com/whats_new.html) tells us that she's been cast as Jesse, Shelly's best friend.

A Nashville-area model known merely as "Michelle (http://www.onemodelplace.com/member.cfm?ID=215846)" says she will be playing a lead in the film.

Someone named Amanda (http://community.livejournal.com/act_of_living/) thought she was going to be in the film, at least as of last October.

Actor Dennis Poirier's website (http://www.redleafproductions.com/dennis/films.htm) has a Shelly's Diary link, but it takes you to a blank page.

And that's it.

As to director Timothy D. Walker, he's identified as having directed a film called "Marigolds Bloom," about which there's very little information on the 'net. Brad Davis (http://www.billybobthornton.net/music%20other%20jams.html) is supposed to have had a song on the soundtrack. "Shelly's Diary" is supposedly Walker's third film (after "Marigolds Bloom" and perhaps "The Healer"), but ... here we are coming up on nearly a year late in starting photography.

Medievalist
07-11-2006, 06:36 AM
There's no entry in the DGA Guide for Timothy D. Walker.

James D. Macdonald
07-11-2006, 07:17 AM
There's no entry in the DGA Guide for Timothy D. Walker.

In one place Shelly's Diary is listed as "SAG-indie. (http://www.onemodelplace.com/member.cfm?ID=215846)" In another place it's listed as "Non-union, paid. (http://www.sepdb.com/cinemATL/detail_title.php?titleID=27)"

Deborah L. Reeves
07-11-2006, 08:02 AM
I still have the email PA sent their authors bragging that Sheey's Diary was being made into a movie. They called it a 'blockbuster' and we'd see it in the 'theaters' soon.


Deb*U*

James D. Macdonald
07-11-2006, 04:01 PM
Here's from the letter PA wrote to their authors on 29NOV05, trying to induce their authors to buy their own books:


Today we are congratulating your fellow author Benjamin Frazier, who is well on his way to becoming a Hollywood celebrity! His PublishAmerica book "Shelly's Diary" is currently being filmed on location in North Carolina, starring Stella Parton (Dolly's sister) and Traci Dinwiddie (Dawson's Creek, The Notebook). The big-screen release is certain to create a buzz, and you may expect the film to show in a theatre near you! Seeing your book turned into a movie is every author's dream, so here's to Ben Frazier, with pride!



From 02JAN06:


Also, exciting things continue to be happening for PublishAmerica authors in and around Hollywood. After we announced the upcoming big-screen success of our author Benjamin Frazier a few weeks ago, we can now also inform you that author Lisa Croll Di Dio has seen her book "Sherwood Forest" optioned by a Los Angeles production company, represented by the Beverly Hills-based Michael Eisner law firm. Another PublishAmerica book, "Absolution: The Ted Roth Story" by author Edmund Hulton, has been made into a screenplay by award winning New York screen writer Doug Klozzner and is currently being shopped around in Hollywood.

Here's from 07APR06:


Among them are celebrity authors such as actor Jamie Farr, Agathe Von
Trapp of the singing family who were made famous by the movie The
Sound Of Music, Hedda Nussbaum, or Pulitzer Prize winner William
Coughlin. Others are making celebrity names for themselves, such as
author Benjamin Frazier whose book "Shelly's Diary" is being turned
into a Hollywood movie, or authors Victoria Grossack and Alice
Underwood whose book "Iokaste" is being translated into Greek by a
major publisher in Athens, Greece. Imagine having two versions of
your book on your coffee table: English and Greek! Or Korean, as has
happened to about a dozen of our titles. For more success stories see
http://www.publishamerica.com/upinlights.htm (http://www.publishamerica.com/upinlights.htm).

From PublishAmerica's "Up In Lights" section:


Congratulations to author Benjamin Frazier! His PublishAmerica book, Shelly’s Diary –a fictional account of isolation, southern charm, and murder in Appalachia- is now a feature-length film that stars Stella Parton (Dolly’s sister) and Traci Dinwiddie (of Dawson’s Creek and The Notebook). Expect to see Shelly’s Diary in a theatre near you.

Here's how it looks today:

http://www.sff.net/people/yog/up_in_lights.jpg

Oh, and congratulations to PublishAmerica on fixing the typo in the title of Frazier's book at Amazon -- people will be able to find it! Now, how about fixing the typo in your Up In Lights section in author Jillann Olvera's name?

bloemmarc
07-12-2006, 06:40 AM
It's interesting because most big production movies it does not take long at all to locate details on, such as yahoo movies where I look for new up-coming attractions. They have an extensive database, but everyone of the movies and screen plays PA is describing are very very hard to find details about.



Here's from the letter PA wrote to their authors on 29NOV05, trying to induce their authors to buy their own books:





From 02JAN06:



Here's from 07APR06:



From PublishAmerica's "Up In Lights" section:



Here's how it looks today:

http://www.sff.net/people/yog/up_in_lights.jpg

Oh, and congratulations to PublishAmerica on fixing the typo in the title of Frazier's book at Amazon -- people will be able to find it! Now, how about fixing the typo in your Up In Lights section in author Jillann Olvera's name?

Aconite
07-12-2006, 03:57 PM
Folks, please quote only the relevant part of post you're replying to, not the whole thing.

James D. Macdonald
07-12-2006, 05:53 PM
Also of interest is "award winning New York screen writer Doug Klozzner." It's amusing to check on exactly which awards Mr. Klozzner has won.

James D. Macdonald
08-07-2006, 02:18 AM
Relevant to this thread: http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=704841&postcount=3937

The Up In Lights entry for A Monster's Mind, a movie based on a PA book, available for rent at a local video store in Ohio.

triceretops
08-07-2006, 02:49 AM
This still begs the question: is Shelly's Diary in production or has it wrapped? What if they haven't even started filming?

Of course PA throws out their cute little nugget that it IS a feature film. That implies that it's a wrap and waiting for distribution to major theaters.

Just one more little white lie on the mound to dredge up false hopes in the PA stable that they too can go directly from book to film.

Is is any wonder why their second largest thread on the PAMB has to do with PA books to movies, with some 240 posts? Well why not? Being a published PA author is an up or out position. Movies are next.

The staff of PA will throw anything in their writer's faces to foster the belief that insane, wild dreams are coming true every day, and that you too are likely to become the next Hollywood celebrity!

And by golly, just so you don't run out books for those celebrity events, readings, and book signings, make sure you take advantage of our latest discount offer on your own titles. We have a full staff standing by to take your order!

the largest and most efficient department PA has is the book ordering department. Those calculators are humming and I'll bet there are no, none, zippo errors in those letters or numbers!

Tri

Celia Cyanide
08-09-2006, 08:02 PM
If this film is ever made, and if it's ever released, I expect it will go direct to video.

If it even gets distribution at all. If they already had a distribution deal, it would be on the imdb, and it's not there. For a movie I starred in, we had to get an out of state screening before we could get it on there, because we had to prove that it was not just "local interest." It's been in several festivals, it's on the imdb, and we STILL don't have a distribution deal for it.

Anyone can make a feature film. That doesn't mean anyone will ever see it, even on video.

Becky Writes
09-21-2006, 05:57 AM
I'm late to this, but this is what www.ncfilm.org has about it.
http://www.ncfilm.com/news_productions.asp



Shelly's Diary

Filming Area(s): Central North Carolina (Moore County), Southwestern Virginia
Start Date: August 2006
Production Office Fax: n/a
Production Office Tel: n/a
Email: w2-Entertainment@rtmc.net (w2-Entertainment@rtmc.net)
Production Office Address: P.O. Box 448; Seagrove, NC 27341
Additional Information: Feature from W2 Entertainment. Director: Timothy D. Walker; Writer: Benjamin J. Frazier of North Carolina. Story of the hidden world of Appalachia, cut off from the world, frozen in time. When two young women embark on an enthralling adventure, they find a mountain community turns on them when a neighbor is found murdered. Currently filming in Southwestern Virginia. Moore County, North Carolina, filming: September-October.

Becky Writes
09-21-2006, 05:59 AM
And this:

http://www.thepilot.com/stories/20060907/news/local/20060907pilotlight.html



FILM -- The North Carolina Film Office says filming of "Shelly's Diary" will take place September through October in Moore County and southwestern Virginia.
The producers secured permission last year from the Board of Commissioners to use the former courtroom in the historic courthouse in Carthage to film a few scenes for the movie, but production dates were changed because of injuries sustained by director Timothy D. Walker.
Interim County Manager David Cotton said he has received no updated information about the filming process and does not know the dates when the old courtroom will be used.
W2 Entertainment, based in Seagrove, conducted auditions several weeks ago to cast local people as extras for the courtroom scenes to be filmed in Moore County.
"Shelly's Diary" is one of more than 30 movies either in production at this time or in the post-production stage in North Carolina, according to the latest schedule released by the N.C. Film Office.

and..
http://www.galaxgazette.com/articles/2005/10/08/news/news06.txt

But of course, it doesn't mean it will even see the inside of Blockbuster.

James D. Macdonald
09-21-2006, 06:11 AM
Thanks, Becky. Looks like he obtained financing. BTW, the Galax Gazette piece appears to be an archived story from around a year ago.

Aubrey
09-21-2006, 06:33 AM
You know, something about the word "Diary" tells me it won't get a very wide audience. It just has such a folksy conotation. It doesn't help matters that the font on the cover gives it away as being from a cheap publisher. Still for the author's sake (and certainly not PA's!) I hope it does end up getting made and seen by at least a few people around the state. It's always nice when an author has a happy ending with something printed by PA.

Becky Writes
09-21-2006, 06:46 AM
Thanks, Becky. Looks like he obtained financing. BTW, the Galax Gazette piece appears to be an archived story from around a year ago.

Oh, yep...seems so.

Gravity
09-21-2006, 06:57 AM
Okay. But riddle me this. What if this thing takes off? What does PA do then, when thrust into the limelight by the book's author? Stranger things have happened; indie films sometimes find a larger audience than had been supposed. Just my own opinion, but I imagine the alacrity with which PA would distance itself from that author would set a land-speed record. Because the very last thing Willy and the Poor Boys want is national attention.

Christine N.
09-21-2006, 02:27 PM
Yep. Much like Nancy's Kroger's deal, PA will drop Mr. Frazier like a hot potato should the filme ever see a theater and demand for the book increase.

James D. Macdonald
09-21-2006, 04:17 PM
I'll bet a box of donuts that the author made this deal directly with the director.

PA didn't even apparently know that this film was being made until they read about it here on the NEPAT (the "Up In Lights" announcement came after we started discussing it here, months after the movie was supposedly already filming).

Eric Summers
09-21-2006, 05:27 PM
Update On Shelly's Diary (http://www.donofrioe.com/2006/08/update-on-shellys-diary.html)

Looks like Elizabeth will be filming her parts at the end of this month. Her last blog entry was on the 18th, so maybe she is on set right now.

On one hand I hope everything goes well so that the author will have success. On the other hand I fear for thousands of other authors who will keep plodding along with PA thinking that they are next.

allenparker
09-21-2006, 05:27 PM
I'll bet a box of donuts that the author made this deal directly with the director.

PA didn't even apparently know that this film was being made until they read about it here on the NEPAT (the "Up In Lights" announcement came after we started discussing it here, months after the movie was supposedly already filming).

If they had beeen in from the start, they would try everything they could to queer the deal. They would make demands for credit for things like cover art in the picture, ad placement and such. It ain't pretty.

bloemmarc
10-02-2006, 03:56 AM
If this fild is actually made, and makes some profit, does PA have the right to claim some of the royalties?

TwentyFour
10-02-2006, 04:13 AM
I would say it would since it is still under contract.

bloemmarc
10-02-2006, 04:40 AM
That's not right, since I'm positive PA did absolutely nothing for the story itself, like Random House would have done for one of their books turned into a movie.



I would say it would since it is still under contract.

James D. Macdonald
10-02-2006, 06:27 AM
I'm sure that one of our screen-writer friends will stop by to correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that in the case of books-turned-to-movies the common thing was for the production company to pay whoever held the motion picture rights to the book a flat fee for those rights.

In the case of this particular movie, I don't imagine that fee was very large.

Cool Kid
10-26-2006, 12:45 AM
I was an extra in the movie "Shelly's Diary!" I figured people might want to know that the girl Aleks West is no longer in the film. The new Jesse looks nothing like her but I'm not sure of her name. It's definitely not Aleks though. I think her name starts with an R. I have tried to find her on google but I guess she hasn't put up any website about playing Jesse. She was very nice to me and has curly red hair. Thats all I know.

James D. Macdonald
10-26-2006, 01:14 AM
Welcome, Cool Kid!

Can you tell us what the filming dates were, and anything you might know about the release of the film?

TwentyFour
10-26-2006, 04:03 AM
Cool Kid is in my state, I guess if I rem. correctly SD is being filmed in N.C.?

TwentyFour
10-26-2006, 04:04 AM
What about the Dawson Creek chick? She still in it?

Cool Kid
10-26-2006, 06:27 AM
It most likely was the 24th of September when I was used as an extra. As far as the other dates are concerned, I wouldn't know. Bit unsure if the Dawson's Creek girl is still in it because I was only there one day. She might show up on another day though. They are filming in both Virginia and North Carolina. "Jesse" (wish I remembered her name, its not average) is the only one that I met. Shelly wasn't there that day. They have people interested in the film but I don't know if it will be on the big screen or television.

James D. Macdonald
12-27-2006, 09:11 PM
Here's the latest on Shelly's Diary (http://www.ncfilm.com/news_productions.asp):


Filming Area(s): Central North Carolina (Moore County), Southwestern Virginia
Start Date: DELAYED -- Filming will resume January 2007

James D. Macdonald
02-12-2007, 06:17 AM
New update on Shelly's Diary, from ThePilot.com, dated 30 January 2007 (http://www.thepilot.com/stories/20070130/opinion/columns/20070130gilkeson.html):


At the time, I thought it was a neat news story. A film company was making plans to use Moore County's historic courthouse as the setting for a few scenes from a new production.

The report in The Pilot attracted far more attention than expected. In fact, I was astonished at the response to a relatively short (for me) account of the film "Shelly's Diary" as presented to the Moore County Board of Commissioners.

The production company, Seagrove-based w2-Entertainment, had asked for and received permission to use the former courtroom.

Director Timothy D. Walker liked the elegant old room, now used mostly as a meeting place for the commissioners, and thought it would provide just the right atmosphere for his film.

Readers bombarded me with questions about when and where the casting call would be held. It seems that many folks still dream of being a movie star, or more modestly, maybe just appearing ever so briefly as an extra in a film.

Well, it's been more than 15 months since the commissioners granted their permission, and the film crew has yet to show up.

We just hope it's not too late. In the past year the county has made a number of audio-visual changes in the old courtroom. Monitors have been erected at two sides, and acoustical paneling has been installed on walls and ceiling. Somehow the barny room seems a little less historic with those changes.

In fact, it's been so long that when I asked about the filming schedule several weeks ago, a couple of key county personnel expressed the assumption that plans had been discontinued. I checked with the w2-Entertainment people, who said there had been further delays but they were still planning to film scenes here this winter.

brianm
02-12-2007, 07:01 AM
Here's an update on the author, Benjamin J. Frazier. His second book was published by Helm Publishing and released in March 2006.

James D. Macdonald
02-12-2007, 07:06 AM
He's definitely moving up in the world.

brianm
02-12-2007, 07:23 AM
Maybe he thought paying for his next one to be published would be worth it... since the first one would make him famous. I don't know. I don't get it.

Unless I'm wrong about Helm Publishing. My understanding is that they are a vanity press with an upfront fee of $1,500.00.

James D. Macdonald
02-12-2007, 07:37 AM
Here's what P&E says (http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/pebh.htm):


Helm Publishing (http://www.publishersdrive.com/): Charges fee. Not recommended. "a small independent publisher specializing in new and emerging authors for both fiction and nonfiction genres." 1/8/04: this publisher has terminated its business with Bookman Marketing.

James D. Macdonald
02-19-2007, 05:43 PM
Maybe he thought paying for his next one to be published would be worth it... since the first one would make him famous.

Rather, PA is so bad that a pay-to-play vanity looks good by comparison.

But this thread isn't about Mr. Frazier (who I am certain is a fine person), or about his book (which may be good). It's about the truth and accuracy of PA's "Up in Lights" advertisement, with its implied promise of Hollywood respectability.

Ken Schneider
02-19-2007, 08:37 PM
Now they have a new one up in lights as becoming a movie.

The book Vortex of Revelation by A.B. Keller, which is stocked in a whopping 42 bookstores spanning 21 states, has entered production for a movie! Filming for Vortex of Revelation will begin in June 2007, and the movie will be shot on-location in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.
http://www.publishamerica.com/index.asp

brianm
02-19-2007, 08:52 PM
This was covered already in another thread, but I can't remember where it is. The online video preview is... words fail me. But, it is worth looking at for a good laugh.

Nevertheless, it continues to demonstrate how PA twists and turns to try and make a speck of dirt into a full grown mountain.

(Just found the link: http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49795&highlight=Vortex+of+Revelation)

James D. Macdonald
02-19-2007, 09:52 PM
The Vortex of Revelation (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49795) thread is here.

It's a vanity movie to go along with the vanity book.

At least whatever's going on with Shelly's Diary it doesn't appear to be a vanity film. Very small, yes. Direct to video if it's ever completed, probably. But it doesn't seem to be the author making a home movie.

James D. Macdonald
03-16-2007, 05:34 PM
Right now, PA says on their front page:


Congratulations are also in order for author Benjamin Frazier! His PublishAmerica book, Shelly’s Diary –a fictional account of isolation, southern charm, and murder in Appalachia- is now a feature-length film that stars Stella Parton (Dolly’s sister) and Traci Dinwiddie (of Dawson’s Creek and The Notebook). Expect to see Shelly’s Diary in a theatre near you.

Stella Parton and Traci Dinwiddie seem to be unaware that they're in this movie, and as far as "is now a feature-length film," well, not so much. "Might someday be a feature length film if it's ever shot" would be more accurate. Don't expect to see Shelly's Diary in a theatre ever.

PA is overstating the truth (well, heck, lying) again.

icerose
03-17-2007, 01:26 AM
On the fee for the movie rights, no PA author hands over the rights to their movies. PA doesn't get a dime.

James D. Macdonald
04-20-2007, 06:02 PM
So what's new with Shelly's Diary, I can hear you asking?

Well, I can report that some filming did take place (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=72929045&blogID=174419668&MyToken=2a608ca8-d98c-4d78-b311-e4fa296fdbb1) in October of last year.

I can report that the two young ladies in the lead roles are Aleks West (http://www.aleksandra.50megs.com/) and Michelle (http://www.onemodelplace.com/member.cfm?ID=215846), (neither of whom appeared in Dawson's Creek or are related to Dolly Parton). We've since heard that Aleks is off the project but she hasn't updated her webpage.

And that's pretty much it.

abemorgantis
04-20-2007, 06:20 PM
No Dolly Parton relatives in this flick? Bummer!

James D. Macdonald
04-20-2007, 07:50 PM
Michelle is very happy to have been in Playboy's "Girls of Golf" pictorial. She got invited to the Mansion!

BenPanced
04-20-2007, 08:53 PM
*snff snff snff
"Direct to DVD" all over it.

spike
04-20-2007, 08:55 PM
So what's new with Shelly's Diary, I can hear you asking?

Well, I can report that some filming did take place (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=72929045&blogID=174419668&MyToken=2a608ca8-d98c-4d78-b311-e4fa296fdbb1) in October of last year.

I can report that the two young ladies in the lead roles are Aleks West (http://www.aleksandra.50megs.com/) and Michelle (http://www.onemodelplace.com/member.cfm?ID=215846), (neither of whom appeared in Dawson's Creek or are related to Dolly Parton). We've since heard that Aleks is off the project but she hasn't updated her webpage.

And that's pretty much it.

I couldn't look at Michelle's web page. I'm at work and our internet filtering program has that marked as porn.

jamiehall
05-04-2007, 04:07 AM
I couldn't look at Michelle's web page. I'm at work and our internet filtering program has that marked as porn.

I've just looked and I can't see why. All the photos I saw have clothing, of at least a bikini if not more.

actorscotty
05-06-2007, 09:11 PM
Sorry for coming in so late,but I just discovered this forum. My experience wiith Shelly's diary:
auditioned, called back, was congratulated on being cast( i have been a s.a.g. actor since 1990)
Supposed to film that fall,
Notified that filming weas delayed till following summer,
notified that film still on hold and i would get a new schedule and contract when details were finalized...
time marched on, My nest emails went un answered,
Reading this thread i assume the project never really was....
Oh well, I have 26 film and six series credits, so guess this one doesnt matter..... John Henry Scott

spike
05-06-2007, 09:17 PM
Sorry for coming in so late,but I just discovered this forum. My experience wiith Shelly's diary:
auditioned, called back, was congratulated on being cast( i have been a s.a.g. actor since 1990)
Supposed to film that fall,
Notified that filming weas delayed till following summer,
notified that film still on hold and i would get a new schedule and contract when details were finalized...
time marched on, My nest emails went un answered,
Reading this thread i assume the project never really was....
Oh well, I have 26 film and six series credits, so guess this one doesnt matter..... John Henry Scott

Welcome to Aw!

You are probably better off not being involved in this project.

James D. Macdonald
04-20-2008, 08:47 PM
One year later, what's new with Shelly's Diary?

Nothing.

No news of filming. No news of release. No news at all.

Timothy Walker has apparently gone on to other projects.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
05-11-2008, 05:05 AM
Actor Dennis Poirier's website (http://www.redleafproductions.com/dennis/films.htm) has a Shelly's Diary link, but it takes you to a blank page.

The Shelly's Diary link page isn't blank anymore. :roll:

CaoPaux
05-11-2008, 05:40 AM
The Shelly's Diary link page isn't blank anymore. :roll:Good gracious gravy, WTF?!

No, on second thought, I don't wanna know. Egads.

Marian Perera
05-11-2008, 05:41 AM
What in the world is that? Shelly's X-Rated Diary?

Alexandra Little
05-11-2008, 06:31 AM
The Shelly's Diary link page isn't blank anymore. :roll:

I...
I just...
...
...
...there are no words.

Tsu Dho Nimh
05-12-2008, 03:24 AM
OMGWTFBBQ!!!!!

Action Figure Pr0n!

James D. Macdonald
05-12-2008, 05:39 PM
I guess it's safe to say he isn't appearing in the film....

Khazarkhum
05-13-2008, 01:54 AM
Yeah. Let's face it--if you've got to photoshop your head onto an action figure, you probably don't have that Hollywood Physique.

Either that, or it's a not-so-subtle way of announcing his sex-change operation.

Gravity
05-13-2008, 02:41 AM
Bow-chicka-bow-WOWwwwww...

nancy sv
05-14-2008, 06:51 AM
Oh my. Nothing more need be said.

kullervo
05-14-2008, 07:14 AM
Well, there's one I didn't learn in film school...

IceCreamEmpress
05-14-2008, 08:04 AM
Somebody thinks they're Todd Haynes! Without being, you know, Todd Haynes and all.

Khazarkhum
05-14-2008, 10:53 AM
Maybe it's a more elaborate form of storyboarding, so they can get all the FX & stuff right. You know, like Lucas & Spielburg.

James D. Macdonald
07-24-2008, 03:43 PM
As of this morning, PublishAmerica still says, on their front page:


Congratulations are also in order for author Benjamin Frazier! His PublishAmerica book, Shelly’s Diary –a fictional account of isolation, southern charm, and murder in Appalachia- is now a feature-length film that stars Stella Parton (Dolly’s sister) and Traci Dinwiddie (of Dawson’s Creek and The Notebook). Expect to see Shelly’s Diary in a theatre near you.

Gravity
07-24-2008, 10:02 PM
I can expect it in a "theatre near me" about the same time my cat begins whistling Nocturne. In other words...umm, yeah.

Old Hack
07-24-2008, 10:19 PM
Depends if someone leaves a copy of the DVD under the seats. It might not get swept up with the popcorn, you never know....

James D. Macdonald
07-24-2008, 10:36 PM
At this point I don't think that there's even going to be a DVD. I think that this project ... just didn't come together.

BenPanced
07-25-2008, 08:29 AM
Film Crew Moves In Slow Motion (http://www.thepilot.com/stories/20070130/opinion/columns/20070130gilkeson.html)

From the Jan. 30, 2007, edition of the Southern Pines Pilot.

allenparker
07-25-2008, 08:22 PM
I received confirmation from Alecks West,who was cast for the film, that the film has been canceled. Her words were "... it's not going to happen."

I think we can close the door on this one.

Gravity
07-25-2008, 09:15 PM
And somewhere Freddie Mercury is reminding us, "another one bites the dust."

James D. Macdonald
11-18-2008, 06:44 PM
I received confirmation from Alecks West,who was cast for the film, that the film has been canceled. Her words were "... it's not going to happen."

I think we can close the door on this one.


Perhaps we can close the door, but PA can't quite bring themselves to do so. As of this morning, PA's front page still has this note:


Congratulations are also in order for author Benjamin Frazier! His PublishAmerica book, Shelly’s Diary –a fictional account of isolation, southern charm, and murder in Appalachia- is now a feature-length film that stars Stella Parton (Dolly’s sister) and Traci Dinwiddie (of Dawson’s Creek and The Notebook). Expect to see Shelly’s Diary in a theatre near you.


False advertising or fraud? You be the judge!

allenparker
11-18-2008, 07:48 PM
My guess in keeping expenses low. The tech guy is probably spending much of his day deleting and adding PAMB accounts and supporting the web store to actively keep up with the changes involved in Up In Lights.

It is cheaper to let it remain than to hire more help.


Besides, as a real estate agent, I leave the "Sold" signs up as long as possible. Sometimes I am a couple of weeks getting the signs down.

James D. Macdonald
11-18-2008, 08:06 PM
Thing is, when you leave the "SOLD" sign up, at least the property sold. In this case, Shelly's Diary never was a feature-length film, and it's never going to be one, either.

BenPanced
11-18-2008, 08:12 PM
Last one out turn off the globe...

Alphabeter
11-19-2008, 11:03 AM
Or should that be: "PA, turn off the [Up in] Lights".