The Final Something Old Sunday (The Degg Fin Trilogy Part 3, 1999)…

As stated in previous posts the original 3rd part of this trilogy of short films was called One Too Many Smiley Faces that I wrote in a college script writing class. Our florist/detective in that film was investigating an LGBT related murder/murderer at a hotel. Because Bitchin’ was only partially filmed and butchered I believe I just decided to give up until 1999. I decided to take a different route and made a short film that was an improvised character study of the nerd I played in the first film, Life is a false reality, named Ronald Backenbaum. Same character I might add I used when I auditioned for John Water’s Hairspray in 1987. I devised a general plot outline and wrote backstories for all the characters. I then had each actor randomly choose a character and come up with how they planned to act within a half hours time. My Mom played the reporter, she was the only person in the film with a script to follow. My Dad makes an appearance as well as the guy who was on a spaceship. The only time both my parents acted in a film for me together. Degg Fin appears at the end as the owner of a comic shop. Sorry again for the sound quality, and for some reason it’s slightly out of synch as well.

This film played to a receptive crowd at the 2000 version of Allentown’s Mayfair Festival of the Arts.

Remembering Ronald (1999)

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Matt Snyder has been making a dent in the creative community in North Eastern Pennsylvania since 1988. He’s been involved in showcasing his art in Exhibits in area Galleries & Spaces as well as online. Mr. Snyder is a real renaissance man. He doesn’t just dabble in the fine arts but has been known to grace the following kinds of things with his presence: Live Sound Mixing, Radio Production, Television Production, Short Films(Acting/Editing/Writing/Directing), Animations, Costume Character Performance, Dance, Music, Djembe Drumming, Theater (Writing/Acting/Directing/Props Management/Stage Management), Self Published Comics & Zines, Written & Slammed Performance Poetry, Sculpting Animal Figurines, Designing Tee Shirts, Photography Film & Digital, Painting (Acrylics), Drawing (Pen & Ink, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Sharpies, Crayons), Mixed Media, Collage, Paper Art, The Brooklyn Art Library & The Sketchbook Project, Blue Turtle ComiX, Just an Average Day Comic, Toxic Shock & Other Abnormalities of the Inner Being Zine as well as the culinary arts. His passion is the arts, his life is as a married humanitarian bisexual politically unaffiliated pacifist working as a Digital Preservation Archivist since 1999. Matt currently resides in an apartment with his equally creative wife of 7 years ,Jess and their cat Nigel.

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