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The Most Original Hardest Working Film Studio

by Mike Fallek 2 years ago in humanity
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And we still need help

Is it easy being original? That is the question all artists are presented with. The answer does not preclude you from pursuing a career in art, but your feeling about that answer does. If you feel it is hard to be original but you don't care and you can push on and be an artist anyway, then the life of art maybe for you. If you feel it is easy being original and impossible to fake who you are and you must pursue art, then you too may be destined for art. But what then about the current state of art, where trends and the popular techniques and topics are rewarded over originality? What become of those of us who still want to make our original art? Will we fade into nothing.

This Vocal and Vimeo team up is perfect for Big Weasel Lil Weasel LLC. A production company set on "Making Art That is Original."

I not only will be creating many entrants that are parodies of company teasers/explainers/commercials but I created this through vimeo create to talk about why a company like mine needs help. I'd like to mention this is also funny:

Our resume is wide and varied, but the unique trait is creating things that are totally original.

But being original isn't enough anymore. For this contest we will be entering many times with parody videos about fake companies to show what genuinely originality and filmmaking talent can do and proof positive that it should be helped by a contest like this.

The originality of our work is self evident. Take a look at the descriptions of some of our films:

Spiders Will Eat Your Face- a documentary done in stop motion aimed at tweens to educate them on pet history.

Description: How have Tarantulas become a pet in the U.S.A.? How is something like that allowed, legal, or safe? This original American practice of keeping Tarantulas has its roots in the Wild West, a U.S. government waging war on Mexico, racial relations, and even the great Louis Pasteur. Told in stop motion, Mike Fallek meets experts, dealers, and collectors who show you how the world of Spiders works.

Hamsters The History- also pet history. This film is frequently reviewed as mind blowing, not only because of its charm and artistic style but because it changes how you will see the world.

Description: You've probably seen a Hamster but how many of these questions can you answer: Are there wild Hamsters? Are Hamsters from America? When did Hamsters become pets? Why is the Hamster a popular pet? Why are Hamsters so easy to buy? Are Hamsters Domesticated? How do Hamsters show their emotions? What do Hamsters do? Do Hamsters live in groups? What is the biggest Hamster? Filmmaker Mike Fallek could not answer any of these questions when he started this movie. This lack of knowledge on one of the most common pets in the world inspired Mike to get all the answers and then some in this award winning film. Join Mike in a world of stop motion to explain the true History of one of the most important and weirdest pet in the world.

Big Weasel Lil Weasel LLC Resume

13+ years in the world of art, comedy, and entertainment, starting in stand-up at the age of 16. I transitioned these interests into a degree from NYU Film School Tisch-Kanbar School of Film and Television with a specialization in Children’s animation (specialty in comedy and stop motion). I was the Executive Editor of the Children’s Television Program for one year and was nominated for a student academy award as co-lead animator and fabricator on the student film ‘Girl in the Chair.’

I formed my company Big Weasel Lil Weasel LLC where I create, produce, and take on client projects in an array of categories.

Professional Highlights:

-My self-produced podcast ‘Hackthought’ has been on the What’s Hot list, New and Noteworthy lists, as well as the top 200 ranking on Apple Podcasts.

-My stop-motion children’s documentaries about the history of pets ‘Hamsters: A History’ and ‘Spiders Will Eat Your Face’ were reviewed by the School Library Journal and are available in libraries as educational resources.

-I have made commercials for:

Daymond John (of FUBU/Shark Tank fame)

Carmex (lip balm)

Peatix (event tickets website)

…among others

-Named an Emerging Artist by the Cambridge Art Association

-Featured in Esquire UK article ‘An Aural History of the Podcast’ (2019) along with my documentary about small podcasts.



About the author

Mike Fallek

Documentarian, Voice Actor, Podcaster, Sculptor, Animator, Pet Historian, Journalist, Bostonian. Hackthought Podcast

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