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100 Degrees Below Zero (2013)

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My husband starred in this movie with Jeff Fahey and Jonathan Rhys-Davies... It's not very good, but brings a good laugh.

Thankfully, my husband is a good sport about it and acknowledges its bad-ness. But he had fun shooting it and doesn't regret the experience.

Last I checked, it was free to watch with Prime.

Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI57XftLAm8&feature=share

 

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Is this an Asylum movie? The podcast doesn't cover those. However, I would be interested to hear from your husband how one gets cast in an Asylum movie, what the filming process is like. Does anyone making it try to do their best to make it quality, or is it just shoot these scenes on schedule and budget and lets go home? Hearing from him would presumably be a lot more entertaining than watching the movie itself!

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On 11/2/2020 at 6:40 AM, CNU2007 said:

Is this an Asylum movie? The podcast doesn't cover those. However, I would be interested to hear from your husband how one gets cast in an Asylum movie, what the filming process is like. Does anyone making it try to do their best to make it quality, or is it just shoot these scenes on schedule and budget and lets go home? Hearing from him would presumably be a lot more entertaining than watching the movie itself!

Here is his reply:

 

"It IS an Asylum movie, and thank god they don’t cover those, because I would be truly embarrassed if they did. 

I got cast through an audition on actors access. I went in, read one time, thought I’d never get it, and I got a call 3 weeks later telling me I booked it and my plane left for Hungary in a week. 

As far as people trying their best to make a quality product vs shooting for schedule and budget... it’s a combination of both. I know I was trying to do the best I could with what I had, but I still sucked. Jeff Fahey kept changing his lines, which I would have loved to have had those kind of balls. The director and I still talk, and I know he was doing the best he could with what he had, but you have to understand there is hardly a budget with those things. So you’d get maybe 3 takes if you were lucky, zero rehearsals, and a local crew in Hungary that doesn’t understand English. I actually think I may have gotten shunned from Asylum because I saw the line producer at a party about a year after we filmed, and I told him I couldn’t believe there was a market for these films because they’re so terrible. He seemed shocked, like I’d just told him The Godfather sucked. Needless to say he turned his attention away from me, and the sequel never got made."

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On 11/6/2020 at 8:44 PM, magpie719 said:

Here is his reply:

 

"It IS an Asylum movie, and thank god they don’t cover those, because I would be truly embarrassed if they did. 

I got cast through an audition on actors access. I went in, read one time, thought I’d never get it, and I got a call 3 weeks later telling me I booked it and my plane left for Hungary in a week. 

As far as people trying their best to make a quality product vs shooting for schedule and budget... it’s a combination of both. I know I was trying to do the best I could with what I had, but I still sucked. Jeff Fahey kept changing his lines, which I would have loved to have had those kind of balls. The director and I still talk, and I know he was doing the best he could with what he had, but you have to understand there is hardly a budget with those things. So you’d get maybe 3 takes if you were lucky, zero rehearsals, and a local crew in Hungary that doesn’t understand English. I actually think I may have gotten shunned from Asylum because I saw the line producer at a party about a year after we filmed, and I told him I couldn’t believe there was a market for these films because they’re so terrible. He seemed shocked, like I’d just told him The Godfather sucked. Needless to say he turned his attention away from me, and the sequel never got made."

Thanks for the reply, I too am surprised there is a market for Asylum movies, but I read somewhere they are all profitable before shooting as long as they stay on their shoestring budget. Good for them for making a business model that works, Appreciate the insight.

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