See the real "Bender" in my short film.

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See the real "Bender" in my short film.

Post by tobyw » Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:32 am

Hey folks. I wasn't sure where to post this... or even IF, but here goes.

A couple of year ago I made a comedy short film starring my friend John Di Maggio (the voice of Bender etc.) I just managed to upload it to a YouTube for all the world to watch it, for free and I thought the Futurama fans (myself included in that crowd) might get a kick out of seeing Bender in the flesh, and I humbly offer that the short ain't too bad either:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipKx7YcJmvE

I hope you enjoy it. But either way, let me know what you think.
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Post by Archonix » Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:43 am

John DiMagio. Your friend. This I gotta see...

[a few minutes later]

Cool!
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Post by the stranger » Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:29 pm

Sounds interesting, I'll have to take a look at it on my home PC because work has all these blockers up.
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Post by Tigersrock144 » Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:56 pm

That is so cool :)
Done very well too :)
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Post by Sheana_Molloy » Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:15 am

What, really?  You lucky jerk!  (I mean that endearingly.)  I'm so going to check this out when I have a moment. :)
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Post by Casper » Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:39 am

??

I found the video 'How to lose 20lb in a month' using the link... which wasnt particularly exiting, and didnt have the slightest bit of Bender in it.
... errrrr... just forget all that I said. Pretend it was good! Very good!
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Post by Meteorite » Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:51 am

Impressive!

That was a funny and well-done short film. :)



EDIT: Just noticed your other topic in the Simpsons/Futurama forum and merged it with this one.
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Post by Sheana_Molloy » Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:38 pm

[finally watches]  Ha!  That was entertaining.  Fun guy.

Oh, those weirdy beardy redheads...
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Re: See the real "Bender" in my short film.

Post by tobyw » Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:06 pm

Casper wrote: I found the video 'How to lose 20lb in a month' using the link... which wasnt particularly exiting, and didnt have the slightest bit of Bender in it.

Prolly the wrong vid, can you help us out on that one?
It's the right film.  Thanks for taking the time to watch it.  The film is wall to wall John Di Maggio, he's the star of the film, and he's the VOICE of our beloved Bender. John does a lot of voice work of course, but hasn't appeared on film very often, this is one of those rare chances you get to see the man behind the voice.

I hope this clears things up for you.

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Post by tobyw » Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:11 pm

Molloy the Catburglar wrote: [finally watches]  Ha!  That was entertaining.  Fun guy.

Oh, those weirdy beardy redheads...
Thanks Catburglar, and all of you for taking this time to watch the film.  John was a dream to work with, definitely a fun guy... and he's the main reason the short works so well.  When he stepped into the sound booth to record the phone message that makes up the entire film - the character of Bob really came to life and he added SO MUCH humor to the lines - it would certainly not have been the same without his talent.

Thanks again to all - and John "Bender" Di Maggio.
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Post by Archonix » Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:17 pm

For some reason I'd always imagined he would be older. And thinner.
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Re: See the real "Bender" in my short film.

Post by Casper » Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:25 am

ok... I understand everything now. And, now its cool.
The bit that threw me was, why would it be 'in my short film'. Anyway, I'll leave it.
Nice to actualy see the man behind the voice.
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Post by Sheana_Molloy » Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:28 am

Now that I think about it, between his voice and appearance, he really does seem (seem) the sort to lay waste to the countryside while howling from the back of a Harley 'cycle and so on. Heh.  And with the beatboxing he could provide his own soundtrack!
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Post by Kif White » Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:46 am

tobyw wrote: John does a lot of voice work of course, but hasn't appeared on film very often, this is one of those rare chances you get to see the man behind the voice.
He's good in "The Pirates of Silicon Valley," one of his rare live-action projects. :)
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Re: See the real "Bender" in my short film.

Post by tobyw » Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:05 am

Shockwave wrote: He's good in "The Pirates of Silicon Valley," one of his rare live-action projects. :)
Indeed. He was excellent in that. He actually stood out as one of the more believable performances.

I'm sure John will get the chance to perform on screen more in the future. I hope you'll agree that he brought as much humor to my short film with his physical comedy as he brought to it with just his voice. He just gets it you know? He finds the comedy and plays it perfectly.

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