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FRONTIER POP ISSUE 10, VOLUME 1: UNSTOPPABLE. WEEK OF 09/21/10 TO 09/27/10

UNSTOPPABLE

Change is inevitable, especially if your opponent is superior, and determined.

UNSTOPPABLE: Current Issue, Issue 10, Volume 1, for Tuesday, September 21, 2010. New Issue published every Tuesday, and updated throughout the week. Next issue due online September 28, 2010.

Thoughts:

092110-0805 - Passinault: Working on issue 10 now. It's not up, as I have a lot to do, but I'll take my time, and write what needs to be said. This issue will have information which will open eyes to the meaning of the satire present in each and every issue of Frontier Pop. Frontier Pop was created, in part, as a backlash against, and an alternative to, the crap out there now, mainly a sell-out, pompous Tampa pop culture site run my a gang of fanboy nerds who hate and discriminate against everyone.

092410-0930 - Passinault: Issue 10 is finally completely online! This issue is sure to be controversial, as we help my other interests and investment fight for change. The opposition will either be put out of business, or, if they are worthy, assimilated into the new order. Resistance is futile, clueless primitives!

092410-1640 - Passinault: Watching the Oprah episode dealing with the reaction to an earlier episode about the state of education in this country, and the documentary "Waiting for Superman" (I like documentaries... If you have a point to make, it's a great platform to do so with. Documentaries can change minds, and lives. I will be making documentaries, as well as traditional genres of films, and one documentary that I will be doing, once the story is further along, is THE documentary about Tampa indie film, Tampa filmmakers, the Tampa indie film clique, and the shady politics that were defeated by someone (me) who refused to surrender to the crimes being committed against me and go away; this will be our story, and it will need to be told, especially since we will be innovators, and leaders, in the independent film industry worldwide, eventually.
Regarding Oprah, I am watching it because I wanted to see Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg interviewed, although education is another issue which I feel strongly about. Well..... Man, money does not make the person. I think that this person is a boring nerd. Throwing 100 million into a leaky, broken system is more of a band-aid than a fix. I’m sorry, but Mark’s robotic, broken delivery about how the public school system “made who is he today” is total B.S. The public school system is ineffective, and the most that it teaches kids how to do is to conform, conform, conform. The system turns out sheep, and not leaders. Not that Zuckerburg is a leader, however; my opinion is that he is an opportunist. It does not take talent to do some boring, flawed social networking site where herds of idiots post pointless babble. This is more than I can write about here.... I have much more to opine about. Expect more about Zuckerburg and education in a future issue of Frontier Pop!

092410-1810 - Passinault: Just watched Tez’s video blog. Not bad... really. I didn’t care for the F-bombs, the right and wrong judgements against the individual tastes of others (what you might like, I might not, and that’s fine. I do agree, however, with the statement that people who like something because others tell them to have no taste), and the comments about “hot girls” (Get laid much, Tez? Judging from your comments, I’d say not!) and lusting after “hot rods” (Tez, you either do, or you don’t. You have to know what you are doing in order to be involved in the hot rod culture. If you tried to buy your way in by buying a hot rod, you’d be labeled a noob and rejected by the others. You can’t fake it.) It was educational, however, and he did a good job. Although, personally, I don’t like Tez and his antisocial attitude, and I think that he is a poor filmmaker, he does make some good points. You have to respect some of what he does, as everything that he is into does not suck. At least my competition is somewhat of a challenge at times (although your defeat is inevitable).

092710-0314 - Passinault: Placed our social media accounts on standby. Although we reserve the right to resume updates in the future, it is not a cost-effective use of our time at the present. All of our online time will be spent on our web sites themselves. We're not sure at this time if the interlinked social media buttons will be removed from the site, or replaced with something else altogether. As for myself, I will be writing a feature article in the future about why this is happening, and how to properly utilize those sites.

092810-2148 - Passinault: Will have the new issue of Frontier Pop, along with some site adjustments, up by 0800 tomorrow morning. After that, it's three days of working on my photography and design marketing sites. This work will also benefit Independent Modeling, which will be using thumbnails from the thumbnail arrays on the new Venus 3 Venus Class marketing sites for my photography (The Espy Model Testing Program will be in gear in about another week; I'm just finishing up tools and contracts now). Starting next week, four days a week will be spent on photography marketing sites and talent resource sites, and one on Frontier Pop. Will be updating the talent resource sites, finishing Florida Modeling Career, overhauling Independent Modeling, rebooting Independent Acting, and working on a new Independent Talent brand / resource site. Independent Acting, Tampa Bay Acting, and Tampa Bay Talent will become very important next year as I do a lot of auditions, and casting, for my indie films.


INITIALIZING

ISSUE INTRODUCTION BY EDITOR AND PUBLISHER C. A. PASSINAULT

Welcome to the 10th issue of Frontier Pop, Unstoppable!
This issue is about the overall agenda of Frontier Pop, Tampa Bay Film, Independent Modeling, and all of the other Passinault properties currently engaged in the three front war described in the last issue.
This is about a war for change on several distinct, but overlapping, industries (one has a bearing on another, and is often relevant, meaning that, in concert, each agenda enhances the Frontier Pop Issue 10: Unstoppable!others). This particular issue is about the resources that are going into these wars, and a look at those resource will indicate that we are not only determined, but are in this for the long haul. These conflicts are long term, and we are not only superior to our competition in every way, but are determined. We also know exactly what we are doing.
Is it any wonder that our competition is insecure, overly concerned about what we are doing, and are as vindictive as they are?
Take Tampa Bay Film, for example, as the conflict in Tampa indie film is not only an ongoing affair, but it’s been one of the most controversial, and visible, conflicts of the tree.
In 2001, C. A. Passinault was working on his first feature independent film, Reverence, as he had spent the better part of the 1990's working in television projects, being a popular underground DJ, acting in television commercials, worked on film projects on indie film sets, doing work as an event planner, and working a wide range of production projects. In 2001, Passinault and his team not only had internal conflicts with production partners which eventually led to the cancellation of his film project, but had come into conflict with some of the first Tampa indie film production companies that they crossed paths with.
2001 was also the time that Passinault’s first talent resource web sites came into existence, which began with Independent Modeling. By 2002, Independent Acting was launched, too, joining the already controversial Independent Modeling web site, then known as Tampa Bay Independent Model.
In 2003, Passinault’s Reverence feature film project was finally cancelled. A rival film company began toTampa modeling portfolios, model testing, and modeling portfolio photography.
run a series of film festivals in the Tampa Bay area. Passinault, concerned about their overall agenda, began to criticize what they were doing on Independent Acting, as well as beginning development of a film festival of his own, then known as the Iris Film Festival. This conflict, however brief, was the first Tampa indie film war of 2003. Of course, there were no clear winners in that conflict, and by 2004 the film festival series came to an end. That film festival series, however, inspired, and led, to a monthly film festival series which began life as the Coffeehouse Film Review, or CFR, in Ybor city. A crude effort for a film festival series, the CFR became a regular hangout for a clique of friends in the Tampa indie film scene.
In 2005, Passinault, still wary about the film scene because of the earlier conflict, attended the final CFR, just before it changed venues and names, and introduced himself. At first, everything seemed fine. At first.
The CFR was covered by an online pop culture review web site operated by an aging man who portrayed himself as the ultimate fanboy, a sort of poor version of Harry Knowles from Aint It Cool News. This man knew exactly who Passinault was, as did everyone who spent time on the Internet in the past decade, due to Passinault's growing number of popular web sites. It is thought that Nolan, the wannabe Harry with the Tampa pop culture web site, was intimidated by Passinault, as Nolan probably figured that Passinault would bring more competition in web sites than he could handle. Passinault, you see, was a better designer, writer, and web master, and also had roots and experience deep in the entertainment industry.
Passinault, though, did not have any designs on competing with anyone at the time. He merely wanted to see where the Tampa indie film scene was. Passinault, as an event planner, was not impressed with the poorly organized, crude CFR. He was also not impressed with a lot of local indie films being shown at the CFR. Passinault briefly thought about film festivals, again, and about a web site to cover everything. It didn’t matter at the time, he concluded. Local Tampa films were not that great, and the CFR and the Tampa pop culture site combination was all that was needed. He was content to just get involved, and let the others do their thing.
In 2006, CFR organizers Paul Guzzo and Pete Guzzo changed venues of their monthly film festival in Ybor City, changing its name to The Tampa Film Review, or TFR. With a larger venue, the audience exploded in size. The problems that the CFR had, however, continued on with the TFR. Passinault went with what was going on, getting involved with the newly formed Tampa Film Network, and even reviewing indie films for Nolan at The Tampa Film Review film festivals; the reviews published on Nolan’s pop culture web site. On the subject of Tampa film festivals, Passinault began to attend every film festival that he could get to, and was determined to become an expert on Tampa indie film in order to pave the way to making his films. At the time, Passinault was more known for photography, web sites, and writing than anything else, but what few realized is that Passinault already had extensive experience in indie film, far longer than most of the current filmmakers. Much of Passinault’s professional training, and experience, was in independent film.
In 2006, the tide began to turn. Passinault planned on dusting off his plans for the his 2003 IrisTampa headshots for talent, actors, and business Film Festival, which had originally been designed to go head to head with the film festival of the rival film company, and introduce it as the standard annual film festival for Tampa filmmakers. During a fateful Tampa Film Network meeting in the summer of 2006, Passinault announced plans for his annual film festival, which was ignored when Paul Guzzo and the Tampa film commissioner, Krista, announced plans for their own film festival. This film festival would become the Gasparilla Film Festival, which would eventually be rebranded as the Gasparilla International Film Festival.
Passinault was curious about why Paul Guzzo, who was running The Tampa Film Review, and who was one of the more visible Tampa indie filmmakers, would team up with the Tampa film commission and work on a large film festival. The Tampa film commission, Passinault realized, was a part of the Tampa convention and visitors bureau, and their entire purpose was to bring money from large productions into the local Tampa Bay economy. Tampa filmmakers, on the other hand, didn’t have any money, nor were they known for making good films. Why would the film commission be interested in Tampa filmmakers? Could it be (in our opinion) that they were not being honest about their intentions, and, if the purpose of the Gasparilla Film Festival was to market the Tampa Bay area as a location for large movie productions from out of state, why would Paul Guzzo, who publicly stated that he and his brother supported indie filmmaking in the Tampa Bay area, mainly Tampa indie filmmakers themselves, be so eager to jump on board with something that was really not in the best interests of Tampa indie film? Passinault knew that they stated that they would support Tampa indie films, and that they said that large productions using Tampa Bay as a location would benefit local indie filmmakers, but he knew better. He had already seen the results of such claims, firsthand.
In 2003, a movie by the name of The Punisher was made in the Tampa Bay area. During this time, it was demonstrated that the production company trucked all of their crews and actors in from outside of the area. What money was spent in the Tampa Bay market were for non-filmmaking support resources, such as food and lodging, as well as the resources that local filmmakers needed to make their films. As a result, the production for The Punisher COMPETED with Tampa filmmakers. Even the actors couldn’t get a break. Sure, the production was casting locally, but the most that Tampa actors could hope for was for a job as an extra, which paid very little (the production for Oceans 11 was the same exact game). Worse, still, was the circus which resulted from con artists marketing principle roles, which were not being cast here, in those movies, con artists who had nothing to do with the productions, but used them as bait in order to sell them services such as acting classes. As a result, the modeling and talent scams benefited from high profile film projects, film projects which used up resources and media coverage.
How many Tampa filmmakers worked on those productions? How many Tampa filmmakers had a much tougher time making their films when these productions were in town? Who got all of the attention, and the press?
Tampa Film Blog game over for blog girl.Additionally, in 2006, a local production company, which was in business doing television commercials, and with which Pete Guzzo was involved, pushed a plan of converting an old National Guard armory in South Tampa into a production studio. Although they claimed that such a studio would be a benefit for Tampa indie filmmakers, the bottom line was that the production company would have had controlling interest in the new studio, and it would have been a business. How would that have helped local filmmakers, other than making equipment available for rent at industry-standard rates, which few filmmakers could afford? In our opinion, The Armory, had it gone forward, would have merely served to give that single Tampa production company an advantage, and dominance, in the Tampa Bay television commercial and production market. Of course, Paul Guzzo had a hissy fit when the local government voted the Armory production studio down; Paul claiming that the city of Tampa did not support indie filmmakers here. It’s speculated that he might have actually believed that, but taking all of the other angles into consideration, what does that say about his professional judgment, especially with his involvement with the Gasparilla Film Festival?
Passinault continued to assist local filmmakers and involve himself in the Tampa indie film scene. In late 2006, the Tampa Film Network decided to get a group of Tampa filmmakers together and make a collaborative short indie film. This film, which was called The Quiet Place, was the most controversial Tampa film ever made.
Tampa indie film war aftermath.The Quiet Place was a project from the main players in the Tampa indie film scene. Passinault, who was friends with the writer and editor of the film, Tampa filmmaker Chris Woods, lent his services as the photographer for the film. Woods needed a lead actress for the film, and Passinault was friends with some of the best actors in Florida. Passinault referred his friend, actress Harmony Oswald, to the film. Harmony and Chris had been friends since 2005, when Harmony had contracted Passinault’s photography company to work on her headshots. After that, Harmony and Passinault became good friends. It was well-known among the filmmakers that Passinault had extensive talent connections, as well as a lot of experience casting projects, although they kept it to themselves, and few of the cast and crew of the film production were aware of who Passinault was. After all, it wasn’t like he was going around dropping his last name among them (and Passinault did this intentionally).
Passinault was only there as a photographer, and he stressed to those who knew him that he didn’t want the full scope of what he did divulged on the set. He wanted to work on the film as just a photographer, and see these people for who they were. This, of course, made his job more difficult, because Passinault was not treated well while working on the film, as he was seen as just a photographer, and few of them actually knew him.
Tampa indie film revolution is coming!Passinault really did get to see exactly how everyone was. Damian, the director, did not communicate well with much of the crew, or the cast, and he did not cooperate with the efforts of Passinault to do his job taking production stills. It was as if the director did not understand the importance of production stills. Harmony took Passinault aside at one point, while on break, and told him that he needed to be more assertive with the director. Passinault replied that he was just there to help out and do a good job, and it wasn’t his place to criticize what was going on, or to step on any toes. He didn’t want to make any waves.
At another point during the production, someone on the crew, who was a photographer, had the nerve to approach Passinault, who was on break outside of the building with some other cast and crew, and ask to borrow his camera. “No” Passinault replied, “I’m the photographer on this set. If you need any particular pictures taken, simply tell me, and I’ll be more than happy to take them”. The photographer left, and actor Jack Amos, who was next to Passinault, told him “I was wondering what you were going to say.....”
Of course, that photographer was caught, two years later, stealing one of Passinault’s online ads. The production of The Quiet Place was certainly the best place to meet and network with other professionals (sarcasm intended).
Tampa Bay Film declares war on the Tampa indie film clique!Soon after production wrapped on The Quiet Place, Chris Woods relayed to Passinault that, during an outing with some filmmakers, that a filmmaker was badmouthing Passinault for no apparent reason. “I don’t like that guy.” the filmmaker said of Passinault. Passinault inquired as to why someone was saying that, as he had not done anything to warrant that kind of outspoken opinion. Woods did not know, but a loose thread in the tapestry of the illusion of a Tampa film community was showing.
So, on Nolan’s pop culture web site, in late 2006, Passinault asked Paul Guzzo about his involvement with The Gasparilla Film Festival. Paul Guzzo proved to be evasive, and did not answer the question. In another message board topic thread, some filmmakers were arguing, and Passinault posted that he was observing what was going on. Annoyed, Guzzo threw a slanderous rumor about Passinault in his face, which Passinault had been completely unaware of. The rumor had been about his conduct on the set of The Quiet Place, and that Passinault had supposedly been thrown off set because of it. This was news to Passinault.
Could have it had been that one of the reasons, in 2006, that Passinault was not receiving much cooperation was that people in the film scene were spreading malicious rumors about him behind his back?
Passinault quickly uncovered the extent of the slander, as well as the motivation. It seemed that some Tampa filmmakers had looked at Passinault’s web site, and deemed him serious competition. The rumors were a campaign of character assassination, meant to destroy the credibility of an innocent who had done nothing wrong. Passinault also discovered that this was a tactic of some of the filmmakers. If the filmmakers saw a newcomer who they were afraid of competing with, they would slander them, make it more difficult for them to work by undermining their credibility, and, eventually, drive them away.
With this revelation, Passinault decided that he was going to stop being so politically correct, and that he was going to tell it how he saw it. He was about to allow his outspoken, activist nature to become active. He was about to become very assertive.
Passinault was the last person that they should have made up things about, and the slander tactics employed by the small clique of filmmakers was about to backfire.
During the production of The Quiet Place, Passinault was telling Chris Woods about the idea for an online film festival. Passinault, who was unaware that someone had been listening to him other than Woods, began to work on the online film festival, which relied upon embedded videos from online video sources.
Work on Tampa Bay Film began.
The guide for the Tampa Film Review.In January of 2007, Tampa Bay Film and its online film festival launched. Around the same time, Paul and Pete Guzzo announced an online film festival of their own, which would tie into their Tampa Film Review film festival. Some people in the film scene accused Passinault of stealing the idea for an online film festival from the Guzzo Brothers, which was completely untrue. Passinault himself wondered if the opposite, in fact, was true. He had already noticed some of his web site design ideas showing up on the web sites of certain Tampa filmmakers. Web site logs proved, too, that he was being studied by those filmmakers, as a lot of them were often on his web sites.
A blogger friend of Nolan's did a review of the new Tampa Bay Film site, disparaging just about everything about it. She also claimed that, because the online film festival did not directly host the films, that it was not a “real” film festival. The blogger also went out of the way to promote what the Guzzo Brothers were doing, working hard to sell them.
Tampa Film Review 2006-2007 review.By the spring of 2007, the Guzzo Brothers online film festival was dead in the water, soundly defeated by the Tampa Bay Film Online Film Festival. Throughout 2007, Tampa Bay Film exploded in growth, and popularity. Within a year, Tampa Bay Film would become a superpower resource site for Tampa filmmakers, becoming the voice of Tampa indie film.
Also throughout 2007, Passinault had been debating with several people in the Tampa indie film scene on the pop culture web site message board. To his dismay, Passinault noticed that, on several occasions, that after he had defeated his opponents in debates, that Nolan, if he was friends with the opponent, would censor Passinault. Nolan had edited Passinault’s posts, making it look as if Passinault could not make a good point or argument, and would then support the opponent. This censorship pissed off Passinault, and rightfully so. Around this time, an anonymous poster calling themselves “the_truth”, who would not reveal who they were, started posting on the boards stirring up trouble, and inciting fights. Passinault surmised that the very name “the_truth” was an insult to the posters on the message board, as the anonymous poster was basically implying that everyone else was full of B.S. Not surprisingly, no one else, not even Nolan, figured that out.
Tampa Film Review 2008 review.Passinault began working on his own monthly film festival, the Tampa Film Showcase monthly film festival and professional networking event series. The development of this film festival, which is still underway, was a long one, and other film festival properties soon joined the que. Passinault stated that he would not rush out any film festivals, and that his film festivals would debut when he was good and ready. Besides, with the online film festival now giving Tampa film festival events a run for their money, there was no need to do anything, yet.
In late 2007, everything came to a head. A huge fight erupted on the message board between Passinault and a rival writer named Christian over Tampa Bay Film. Everyone began fighting, and it’s then that more revelations appeared. Joe Davison, one of the original founders of the Tampa Film Network, which was failing around that time, came to the defense of his friend, Christian, and denounced Passinault, posting a lot of libelous statements about him. Passinault had always known Davison as a friend, and this public betrayal surprised him, even though Davison had already threatened Passinault in a profanity-filled email.
Passinault ascertained the situation, and sized it up. The success of Tampa Bay Film was The Tampa indie film clique hates Passinault!pissing off some of the people in the Tampa film scene who wanted to control things. The Guzzo Brothers, two of the key people in film scene, were saying one thing, and then doing another. Passinault did have a long history fighting modeling scams and bringing order to the modeling and photography industries, and this was brought up by the_truth, and acknowledged, with the_truth stating that Passinault had a history of conducting smear campaigns on the Internet under pseudonyms. This statement led Passinault to suspect that the_truth was, in fact, a “casting director” who had been scamming talent by baiting talent with auditions, and then turning around and selling them workshops and acting classes. Passinault and his Independent Modeling site were instrumental in putting the Clearwater casting scam out of business in 2003. Could the_truth be that guy, out for revenge, or was the_truth somehow connected with Joe Davison and his friends? Passinault also countered the statement made by the_truth, and pointed out that this anonymous person was the one posting under a pseudonym, and not necessarily himself.
A painful realization of another truth hit Passinault. He despised scams and unethical people in the entertainment industry, and everyone knew that. Passinault was one of the good guys, and he worked hard to bring integrity into the entertainment industry. Everyone knew that, too.
Passinault looked at the people who were claiming to be the “Tampa film community”, and looked at their pattern of undermining competition, and progress, through slander, threats, and politics. A scam, basically, is a use of dishonest means to obtain a goal. If this film community was actually a clique which discouraged competitors by discrediting them through slander and intimidation, this made them something other than what they claimed. This made them a scam.
These people picked the wrong person to fight when they started with Passinault. Passinault would not roll over and go away like their other victims did.
Passinault mobilized Tampa Bay Film for war. It was time to fight for change, and for integrity, in the Tampa indie film scene. In December, 2007, Passinault and Tampa Bay Film declared war on the Tampa indie film clique.
Tampa Film Review 2009 ReviewIn January 2008, a film festival review of The Tampa Film Review film festival series was published on Tampa Bay Film. This was the first review of The Tampa Film Review which told it how it was, and it was the first bad press which the Tampa indie film clique had received. It was bad press that was long-overdue, and well-deserved, too, as the review was full of facts, and excellent points concerning the shortcomings of The Tampa Film Review were made.
Paul Guzzo responded by sending Passinault a profanity-filled email, slandering Passinault, and calling him a psycho and a liar. Guzzo then went on the pop culture web site message board and stated that Passinault was an “insane man”, which was outright libel which was not backed up by any professional evaluation. Indeed, to disagree with, or to criticize, anyone in the Tampa indie film scene was a crime, in their eyes, and you had to be crazy to do that.
Passinault wondered that, if he looked at a start twinkling in the night sky for too long, if the star, too, would accuse him of a crime for just looking at it. Indeed, taking a professional interest in the integrity of the Tampa indie film scene, and telling it how it was, was the right thing to do. The Tampa indie film clique could not take criticism, and the only crime that was being committed was against Passinault, as they slandered him.
The war in that first year was intense. The Tampa Film Review was fairly hammered with badTampa Bay Film Online Film Festival 2009 press from Tampa Bay Film, and soon other joined in the criticism of the film festival. Tampa Bay Film spun off three more web sites, bringing the total to four in 2008, and one of those sites was the Tampa Film Blog. Nolan’s blogger friend, who had disparaged Tampa Bay Film when it first launched, posted that she’d be “tickled” if the Tampa Bay Film blog ever launched, if it would ever launch. She was indeed tickled silly, because the Tampa Film Blog did launch, and it was everything that it claimed to be, and more. Within a few months, it took away most of the readers of the film blogger’s highly biased, kiss-ass blog site, and the Tampa Film Blog became the official blog of the Tampa indie film scene. Paul Guzzo was a regular reader, too, and he sent a profanity-filled email to Passinault every time that there was a post.
In late 2008, each of the four Tampa Bay Film sites moved under their own individual domain names, Tampa Bay Film included. The massively successful Tampa Bay Film Online Film Festival was moved under its own domain name, too, and completely rebuilt. As a result, Tampa Bay Film began to climb search engine results for anything indie film related (see the image below for evidence of that progress).
The Tampa Film Review began to have problems. It couldn’t hold on to a venue. Indie film submissions to it fell off. In early December, 2008, Paul Guzzo was all gung-ho about the fifth anniversary of the TFR coming in January 2009, posting about how they were going to make it a huge celebration, and that the mayor of Tampa was going to sign a proclamation of some sort for Tampa filmmakers. He declared victory, and that The Tampa Film Review had a long future ahead of it.
Oh, now such public declarations can be misleading. A week later, the end of the TFR was announced. We can only speculate about what happened in that last week, but speculation from sources indicate that Guzzo was frustrated with the lack of public support for the TFR, the declining submissions, the bad press, and the competition from the Tampa Bay Film Online Film Festival. In our opinion, instead of fixing what was wrong, and what was pointed out, about The Tampa Film Review, he simply gave up.
One last shot for The Tampa Film Review!The crash of the economy in late 2008 might have also had something to do with what happened, but we may never entirely know, although the economic downturn dramatically reduced Tampa indie films being made, as well as Tampa film festivals.
In January, 2009, the final Tampa Film Review was held in Ybor. It was publicly spun as the “successful end of a five year run on the TFR”, but everyone knew better. To most, the TFR ended as a failure, and the question remained: Why wasn’t it fixed after the problems were pointed out?
On January 10, 2009, Passinault attempted to end the war with the indie film clique on his Tampa Film Blog. The next day, Paul Guzzo emailed him a picture of a naked man with Passinault’s head photoshopped onto it. The picture, which did not come directly from Guzzo, was originally sent from a Passinault hate group affiliated with the Tampa indie film clique.
It was obvious that, although the Tampa indie film clique no longer had a monthly hangout, and had lost their significance, that the war was far from over.
In 2009, Tampa Bay Film spun off four more web sites. In late 2009, all eight Tampa Bay Film sites were upgraded to new web sites, and interconnected, forming one huge meta site. At this point, the resources poured into the fight to bring integrity and professionalism to the Tampa indie film scene surpassed any other investment into any other Passinault interests. Search engine performance continued to increase (See the image of a search engine result for “Tampa indie film” on Yahoo made on 09/23/10 for an indication of the progress being made in search engine results for the Tampa Bay Film sites. Tampa Bay Film is getting there; most of the search engine results on the first page are for Tampa Bay Film sites. Google should follow once the current content had been organized, and new content added). The Tampa Film Blog itself was king of content, and had over 200 pages of posts. Tampa Bay Film became the dominant presence in the Tampa indie film scene.
For the past year, during 2010, the Tampa Bay Film site network has been updated regularly, although all seems quiet in the Tampa indie film scene. The war, however, continues, as does progress.
Yahoo search results for "Tampa indie film" on September 23, 2010, shows that 7 out of then results on the first page are for the sites which make up Tampa Bay Film. Another search result, making eight, is for Passinault's affiliated production company.In mid 2010, Passinault decided to take on the one thing that was left. He decided to create, and publish, his own pop culture web site and online magazine, making Nolan’s nightmare come true. In the summer of 2010, it finally happened. Frontier Pop launched, and it was better than Nolan’s pop culture web site in every way (please keep the history recounted here in mind when you read our readers reactions section below, which has posts by parodies of real people. It’s much more interesting now, isn’t it? Consider this to be added commentary, as well as superb entertainment for our readers!).
Early reports indicate that Nolan's pop culture web site was defeated by Frontier Pop in the first week, and it was well-deserved, and Nolan’s hate site was put in its proper place: LAST (As of press time, Frontier Pop easily defeats Nolan's pop culture site on Google for the search term "Tampa pop culture"). It’s too early to tell if Passinault’s latest project will cause the closure of the old pop culture site, much like what supposedly happened to the TFR after a year.
In 2011, a lot of major developments will be made in Tampa indie film, and the investment into resources such as Tampa Bay Film will make all of that possible.
Change is inevitable, and what is coming is quite unstoppable.
With the support infrastructure and resources now in place, Passinault will begin by making a series of short indie films, demonstrating that good independent films can be made using minimal equipment and at low cost. With the short films being added to his portfolio, he will then start producing a series of interconnected film festivals and indie film events. The plan is to inspire creative people and writers to make their own films, and to eventually establish the first Tampa indie film community with a new generation of filmmakers. Most of the current filmmakers will be outnumbered, and the few worth saving will be assimilated into the new order.
With a new Tampa film community, supporting film festivals and events, and a wide range of good films being produced in Tampa Bay my local indie filmmakers, Tampa indie film will finally get on the map, and will finally earn the respect of others. Hopefully, within five years, the change into becoming a worldwide leader in independent film will be well underway, and it will be because Passinault decided to fight back and make a difference.

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Tez Nutjob Tez - Posted 09/21/10: 0815

Jesus, Nolan! You were right! Passinault is being a dick with this web site. It's better than ours, too. We had better get together and plan a strategy. I don't want to have to surrender to Frontier Pop. Our Insane Pop Culture Fanboy site MUST do battle with this threat to our egos! Remember when you said that all of our readers were gone? Yeah, they left us and came here! What are we going to do, Nolan, what are we going to do? Our web site is going the way of my hairline! We are all doomed! Cuddles........

Crazed Blog Grrl Crazed Blog Grrl - Posted 09/21/10: 0823

First, he kicks our butts with web sites and blogs, and now he takes on our pop culture web site with this Frontier Pop! Nolan, what ARE we going to do? We can't compete with this maniac! We should have never made up all of that stuff about him and ganged up on him. We have awakened a sleeping giant, and there is no stopping him! NO STOPPING HIM! He's like the Borg in this issue, which I think he is using as a witty metaphor. Passinault is evil, and he destroys his competition and the industries that they operate in. Something needs to be done! He has already taken away all of the readers of my crazed film blog with his Tampa Film Blog, and you, Nolan, must find a way to counter his nefarious plans! I HATE his film blog, I hate it! It's better than mine. Passinault does not have to kiss butt to get readers, either, like I do. Curses!

Evil Nolan Evil Nolan - Posted 09/21/10: 0852

Don't worry about it, my boys. Passinault's weakness is that he spreads himself too thin. He doesn't even have the content for this issue up right now. At least I get things done when I say they will get done. Yes, Frontier Pop is the greatest threat to our crazed pop culture web site in our illustrious history, but he can't focus on it. I don't have a life, I can focus all of my time on our site, and Passinault will never be able to put us out of contention! We will keep the faith, and we will defeat the dark lord through hard work and perseverance. YES!

Changeling Changeling - Posted 09/21/10: 1019

You solids... I will never understand your chaotic, petty ways. Nolan, I have scanned your crazed pop culture web site. Unfortunately, Frontier Pop has you beat in every way. First off, the design of your web site is poor, and although it does have a lot of content, it is not organized well. Frontier Pop is very well designed, and the content organization is superior (it looks as if this Passinault genius updated the advanced organization format from the Frontier Society web site and adapted it for Frontier Pop. I am very impressed by the way that he has organized this!). Frontier Pop, although it has been scaled back, also is updating every week, at least, so I'd say that the days of your web site are numbered. If only you had the clarity that I have, Nolan. You would not be so lonely and stressed out.

Crazed Blog Grrl Crazed Blog Grrl - Posted 09/21/10: 2200

Who is that changeling person?!?!?! Oh my God! He's so creepy! Be gone, creepy changeling weirdo, or my friends and I will tell everyone that you are a stalker, and we will destroy your credibility! Oh, my! I am so freaked out by the weirdo's on here! This web site is a web site for stalkers, criminals, and other miscreants! It must be stopped! Nolan we need to do something!

Changeling Changeling - Posted 09/21/10: 1319

What? Passinault was right! You people DO discriminate against people who are different, and who you don't try to understand. You DO try to assassinate their character with slander and spreading unprofessional rumors! I feel sorry for you solids. You are so ignorant and petty. Ultimately, you sell yourself short, undermine your own credibility, and make enemies who are in the position to put you in your place. I would not be surprised if you people are not in business in the near future! You will be your own undoing!

Michael Michael - Posted 09/22/10: 0722

Who are you calling weird, fat lady? I'm the only singer on here, so it's not over, yet!

 

the_truththe_truth - Posted 09/22/10: 1310

Do not worry, Crazed Blog Grrl. I will keep my eyes on them! No one knows who I am, so I do not have to fear stalkers.

 

Evil Nolan Evil Nolan - Posted 09/22/10: 2140

Hey, truth, buddy, good to see you again! Can you believe that the content for this issue of Frontier Pop is STILL not up? Whatever could Passinault be doing instead? At least I publish my pop culture web site on time every week! Ha ha!

C. A. PassinaultC. A. Passinault - Posted 09/22/10: 2200

Great... Stalkers watching alleged stalkers. That's all that we need on here. FYI, guys, I'm working on it. The issue should be up later today, and by tomorrow morning at the latest. The letters section and editorial took a lot of time. Oh, and Nolan, why don't you write more for your site? My letters section alone is larger than what you have up, now. Jeez...... Everyone is a critic!

Tez Nutjob Tez - Posted 09/23/10: 0419

I've been up all night, not getting much sleep, guys. Someone told me that Passinault is reviewing my film on this issue. I can't find it here, or on his Tampa Bay Film sites. Where is the review? TELL ME! I just know that he is going to trash it! Wht am I going to do?!?! Passinault just pisses me off. He thinks that he is a better filmmaker than we are, and he is all talk and no action. Has anyone seen a film that he has done? Of course not! He just makes all of these web sites to trash us! Passinault just wants to be like us, and like you, Nolan, for making this stupid site. I hate him, and I hate Frontier Pop! Do you hear me?!?!?!? I bet Passinault is a crappy DJ, too! Have you read that stupid DJ Blog of his? Nolan, call me. I need to talk to you. Cuddles.

C. A. PassinaultC. A. Passinault - Posted 09/23/10: 0802

Tez, if only you knew. I was a popular underground DJ as DJ Wiz Kid, and as DJ Frontier, in the 1990's. With technology now caught up to many of my concepts, and my pogramming formats refined through years of testing and feeback, you haven't seen anything yet! DJ Frontier will rise again! Oh, and regarding my filmmaking, don't worry about it. They'll come out when I am am good and ready. Additionally, you do not have to be a filmmaker to be a critic. Remember that. It just so happens that I am a filmmaker, too, and I've been working on film projects since 1993. Weren't you in diapers back then, or is that still the case? I have a feeling that my films will be as revolutionary as I intend for them to be, and you idiots will have no choice but to admit it (not to mention this will give you all a lot more to worry about. When my indie films make feature films produced in Tampa Bay look far less cost-effective, and wasteful, many filmmakers are going to be forced to redefine their concept of filmmaking. This will go the same way with the array of film festivals that I'm working on. Both the indie films and the film festivals will soon set standards in the Tampa indie film scene.). Regarding reviews, I will say that you're not a good filmmaker, and that most children with a video camera and their parents computer could probably put together a better film than you can. You know it, too. Oh, and your review is the first one that I'm writing. Promise. I should have it up by tomorrow on the Tampa Film Review Tmpa Bay Film site, and will be referenced from this issue of Frontier Pop as a part of the issue.

Tez Nutjob Tez - Posted 09/23/10: 0825

Screw you, Passinault! You're a pyscho! You are a fake, a phoney,and a fraud! We will expose you for the liar that you are! Cuddles.

 

C. A. PassinaultC. A. Passinault - Posted 09/23/10: 0835

Resorting to slander again, Tez? Why don't you people debate the issues at hand instead of getting all defensives and resorting to unprofessional attempts at character assassination with slander as the tool of choice? I'm not a fake, phony and a fraud (which are all the same thing, by the way, you moron). If I were, wouldn't I try to make myself look as good as possible to everyone? By being real, and telling it how it is, that alone undermines your slander. I'm not popular with certain people, and I wouldn't have it any other way. You're just mad because Frontier Pop is a superior site to that tired, poorly-organized pop culture site that you and Nolan have. You're also angry because you are a no-talent failure who is bitter at the world, are jealous of me for some reason, and because you and Nolan cannot censor me on here. You're pathetic!

 

Carrie Carrie Fishhead - Posted 09/23/10: 0900

Tez, I have seen your film on an online film festival from my mansion here on the lot! I liked it! You're a talented filmmaker!

 

C. A. PassinaultC. A. Passinault - Posted 09/23/10: 0912

Good God.... Carrie, give it a rest! You say that to everyone! Do you even know what you are saying? Take your medication and go back to bed!

 


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