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Issue, Issue 40, Volume 2, for April, 2012. New
Issue published every month, and updated throughout the month. Next
issue due online May 2012.
041412-0800 - Passinault:
Finishing up this issue of Frontier Pop, which is about an indie
film revolution in Tampa Bay. I had intended to devote the next
three issues of Frontier Pop to independent film and filmmaking,
but I think that we can settle for two- April and May 2012. This
issue will tie into my new Tampa Film Revolution site, which is
a sister site of Frontier Pop. The next issue, which will be due
on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, will have a lot of indie film reviews,
which will be published, and referenced on, the Tampa Film Review
Tampa Bay Film site. The May issue will use the extended publishing
format, where content published on affiliated sites is used as a
part of the actual issue, and that content is linked back for issue
continuity. Frontier Pop is formatted to support extended content
publishing, but I have not had the chance to use that feature mode
until now. Also, I am finishing up Game
last month's issue. Speaking of past issues, I have at least 8 past
issues which either need to be written or need to be finished, so
expect about two to three issues to be worked on each month. Enjoy!
050112-1236 - Passinault:
Publishing the April 2012 issue in May, which makes this very
late. This was due to the development and the launch of Tampa
Film Revolution, which launched on April 4, 2012, and
is now completely online; Tampa Film Revolution was needed online
to tie into the April and the May issues of Frontier Pop. I will
be keeping the April issue of Frontier Pop up on the front page
for the first week or so of May, until the search engines index
it, and then will be moving it into the archives, at which time
the May issue will go live. The May issue is going to be very indie
film review-centric, with Tampa Bay independent film reviews published
on the Tampa Film Review Tampa Bay Film site, and with content also
referenced on Tampa Film Revolution. With these issues being so
late (AND with some past issues still needing some work), I am toying
with the idea of making the June issue about Tampa indie film, production,
and DJ'ing. With that, I have some writing to do right now.
070712-0900 - Passinault:
Finishing this issue of Frontier Pop, so I can jump ahead and
publish the July issue, which is the first issue of Volume 3; The
May and June 2012 issues are M.I.A. due to circumstances beyond
my control (which I will go into in the July issue). Although the
issue numbering system is screwed up chronologically, with missing
issues which may remain missing, the issue numbers are locked to
the publishing schedule, which in this case is monthly. For continuity
purposes, this issue count needs to be current, even if it is a
virtual number and not literal. It really will no matter, though,
because as I get into a regular monthly schedule of writing new
issues of Frontier Pop, and do not miss any issues, no one will
remember that there are some missing issues. I WILL, however, finish
up the incomplete past issues, and may one day get around to publishing
the missing issues, if too much time has not passed by (do not hold
your breath, though). I just want to get this site back on track,
and this is what I am doing.
122812-0800 - Passinault:
After an 8 month hiatus, which was caused addressing things
beyond my control, I am looking forward to getting Frontier Pop
back on track with monthly issues in 2013. In a nut shell, and I
will address this more in detail in the next issue, I had major
problems with a search engine in May of 2012 (this is the April
issue, and May comes next, so you can guess that, at the time that
I published this issue, that I full intended to write and publish
issues, on time, for May, June, July, etc.), and it led to a workload
which made working on any issues of Frontier Pop impossible. A lot
of my sites suffered, because I was spending all of my time working
on others. I had to dump domain names, buy new ones, and overhaul
many, many web sites, and this took months. Many months.
Because of the issues that led to all of this, this “special
crossover issue” has been scaled back, dramatically. There
will no longer be any back and forth linking between my sites, because
people are using that as leverage to get a search engine to penalize
me for it (I am convinced that some people from the modeling and
photography industries whom hate me, and whom despised my dominance
of the search engines, Pearl-Harbored me. Well, all of this work
that I had to do to repair the damage will not be in vain, because
I will not be making any mistakes from now on). This, my friends,
was the problem, and overhauling 50+ web sites in such a short period
of time was nothing short of a miracle. Hell, even Tampa Bay Film
was reformatted, and its meta site strategy taken apart as I re
branded some projects, took down web sites, and dumped domain names.
It was a lot of work.
Things got interesting around September, too, as this work was interrupted
by my acquisition of top regional talent resource sites Florida
Models and Florida Actors. This was not easy, nor was it fast, and
it was a lot of additional work.
So, now, 8 months later, I’m finally getting around to resuming
publication of Frontier Pop, as well as the still-new sister site
of Frontier Pop, Tampa Film Revolution. The third sister site, Advanced
Model, is slated to launch in Q1 of 2013.
The 8+ issues of Frontier Pop which were missed out on may not be
done (I will make a decision once the dust settles and I get all
of the other things done), and those issues will remain lost for
now; the ideas behind those issues will be used in future issues,
if not used in the resurrection of the missing ones. I will be spending
my time working on new issues, and keeping up a regular, monthly
publishing schedule. I will also be spending time tidying up the
site organization, adding new features, and finishing unfinished
issues that have been started. Tampa Film Revolution has some really
interesting features that will also be added to Frontier Pop, such
as 3DS Mii and QR code support (this will NOT, however, replace
or overhaul the existing site features such as the Reader Reaction
section, which is awesome, and will continue. I have been adding
more to that in the past few months as I had the chance). I will
also be applying Frontier Pop technology and the site class to the
Frontier Society web site, as the Frontier Society web site will
serve as a back-end for Frontier Pop, and Frontier Pop will continue
to serve as a lead-in to Frontier Society.
Although there will be issue gaps of missing issues (with 2012 being
a large one), with the volume and issue numbers synched to the calendar,
Frontier Pop is, literally, my most important web site (by taking
fast action back in May, I also saved its search engine placement,
too). Once the issues resume regular publication, and a lot of them
have been published, everyone will forget that there was even a
gap (although they will notice if they go back and read previous
issues, which they will, because all issues remain in-play, and
are referenced by subject, too; no issue is ever obsolete, archived,
or retired as a result). The issues are all subject orientated,
too, as well as by date. Expect video games to become a major part
of Frontier Pop, too, as I am planning on adding a massive video
game section which is unrelated to the issue format.
As old issues are worked on, they will be referenced from current
ones, so that new content additions will not be missed by anyone.
Frontier Pop, despite the forced break, remains Tampa Bay’s
top pop culture, entertainment, and subculture web site. Frontier
Pop: Know Things. Going forward, this site will tie into all of
my events, projects, and work. This site is what you, the readers,
INTRODUCTION BY EDITOR AND PUBLISHER C. A. PASSINAULT
issue contains opinions, unless otherwise specified, as our opinions
are expressed about named individuals in the Tampa Bay independent
film scene, and the subject matter of this issue is very controversial.
Read at your own risk.
to a very special crossover issue of Frontier Pop, which ties in with
the very new, and very special, Tampa Film Revolution! Tampa Film
Revolution, which launched on-schedule on April 4, 2012 (delaying
work on Frontier Pop in the process), is the new sister site of Frontier
Pop, and it will be soon joined in our trio of sister sites with Advanced
Model. Tampa Film Revolution is a publication of Tampa Bay Film, which
is the voice of Tampa Bay indie film, just like Frontier Pop is a
publication of the Frontier Society, and Advanced Model is a publication
of Independent Modeling.
Frontier Pop is geared toward pop culture, art, entertainment, and
enthusiast subjects. Still, just like a rival pop culture and entertainment
site that we slammed into the ground, indie film and independent filmmaking
in Tampa Bay is a very important subject for us, and Frontier Pop,
just like our new sister site Tampa Film Revolution, will be addressing
indie film in Tampa Bay. There will be overlap in our coverage.
Regarding a revolution in Tampa indie film, it is needed. Although
there has been a war raging in Tampa Bay independent film between
Tampa Bay Film and certain elements in the Tampa Bay independent film
scene since early 2008, with Tampa Bay Film winning on all fronts
and completely defeating most of the opposition, it is our opinion
that, even without “interference” from Tampa Bay Film,
that most of the players in Tampa Bay indie film have FAILED to put
Tampa indie film on the map. With poor film festivals, poor independent
films, and so-called Tampa Bay independent filmmakers who freely sell
out their filmmaker brothers while professing support for them in
the public eye, the past decade of Tampa indie film has been a disgrace.
Indeed, one of the reasons that we are waiting to produce our film
festivals and indie film events in the Tampa Bay area is because we
can; it is highly unlikely, especially with the documented track record
of flawed films and other failures from the current players in the
Tampa Bay independent film scene, that if we were to give up and do
nothing, that nothing would ever be accomplished from those people.
It’s not like we are under any threat of any of them actually
succeeding in putting Tampa Bay indie film on the map, so we can take
as much time as we need to. And we will.
The following, and the rest, of this issue consists of our opinions,
and should not be taken as fact unless otherwise specified, well,
Let’s take a look at what we have observed in Tampa independent
film over the years.
- Primitive independent films shot on video cameras are done. C. A.
Passinault begins planning and hosting parties, as his Friday Night
Party Animals (FNPA) organization is founded. From the very first
party, Passinault screens movies, making the parties small film festivals.
Passinault writes a variety of short stories, most of which are well-received.
Most of the current “players” in the Tampa Bay independent
film scene, at this point in history, are either little crying babies
soiling their diapers (and some stayed in this state in their arrested
emotional and social development. Some would continue to wear diapers
until adulthood, it is speculated, because they smell like they are),
or have not been born yet. To those who had not been born, if we knew
what a waste that these people would turn out to be, we would have
suggested that their parents use birth control- forever; The Tampa
Bay area would have benefitted from their absence. Other filmmakers
are adults at this point, even older than Passinault, and it is speculated
that this is the last time that they had sex; those hypothetical intimate
encounters with the opposite sex or the same species being highly
debatable. One filmmaker started to wear the same shirt with his registered
trade mark on it, never washing it from this point on, and began to
absorb fatty junk food, mich like a bipedal Amoeba, at crappy convenience
stores, in which he made his home eventually. His health problems,
persistent obesity, and stench became a part of him from this point
on, in our opinion.
- Passinault continues throwing parties, with the final year of the
Friday Night Party Animals being the most intense. Passinault begins
experiments in production work, with early work in DJ programming.
- The Alpha Beta Delta fraternity and the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority
are founded by Passinault and friends at Tampa College in Sable Park.
Passinault begins DJ’ing events, with the fraternity and the
sorority having a series of awesome parties. Passinault begins official
DJ production work as DJ Wiz Kid on October 6, 1990. His third release,
an audio tape program, Horizons, released on November 2, 1990, is
his first hit.
Passinault is first published as a writer.
- The second year of the Alpha Beta Delta fraternity and the Alpha
Omega Delta sorority. Passinault, as DJ Wiz Kid, is on his second
generation (GEN 2) of Cassette Program Releases (CPR), by the summer
of 1991, starting with his 12th release, Waveform. With the GEN 2
programs having covers made for the programs, Passinault begins his
The fraternity and sorority begin work on new types of events, theme
events which would eventually become interactive theme events seven
The fraternity and the sorority, more organized, take action against
the college after a student loan aid scandal is exposed. The result
is that the college loses millions of dollars. The fraternity and
sorority are disbanded after being declared illegal by the college.
Passinault, after finding out that the college is not accredited by
the University system, later leaves (the student loans come back to
haunt Passinault 16 years later, however, in 2007, and are resolved
On November 2, 1991, “Sex On The Beach”, a beach party
in Apollo Beach by Passinault, ends in a riot when a gang invades.
Passinault makes his last program as DJ Wiz Kid, Waveform 2, on December
7, 1991, which feebly addresses the riot. It is one of his weakest
- The final GEN 2 Cassette Program Release is made. Passinault and
roommate get into a fight, the result of which is his DJ gear being
destroyed. Unable to make more GEN 2 releases, Passinault vows to
rebuild and continue.
Passinault loses everything, however, and does not get re-established
in Tampa until mid 1992. With the worst year of his life being 1992,
Passinault decides to get serious about his career.
- Passinault re-enters college, this time without taking out student
loans, and taking courses from a junior college which is accredited
in the University system. Passinault takes theater, music, and writing
Passinault writes his first two stage plays. Actor friends teach him
about auditions, and how to cast, and one play comes close to being
produced at a local church. Passinault begins his first auditions
as a casting director. A conflict with the church results, however,
and Passinault pulls the plug on the production, pulling his people
Passinault takes television production courses, and is certified as
a producer. Passinault begins planning his first television series.
Passinault begins to build a new production studio for audio releases
at his home in Tampa. He changes his name from DJ Wiz Kid to DJ Frontier.
His underground cyber subculture, the Frontier Society, is founded.
Passinault begins working on independent film projects with filmakers.
- Passinault resumes DJ’ing, this time as DJ Frontier, in June
1994. The first GEN 3 release, and the 22nd release, Futura, is released.
Futura, which is the first sidekick program, ties into his upcoming
television series of the same name.
Passinault, as DJ Frontier, releases his 23rd Cassette Program Release,
Party Zone 2, in July, 1994.
Aurora PhotoArts, Passinault’s photography and design company,
is founded on June 10, 1994, as a support company for Passinault’s
With controversy at the television studio and production rules changed,
Passinault’s television series, Futura, is cancelled.
Passinault begins a career as a banker.
- Production of GEN 3 DJ releases as DJ Frontier continues, with revolutionary
programs being produced, such as Horizons RMX (a remake/ remix of
the original Horizons release), Waveform 3, Futura 2, and Generation.
Party Zone 3, the most popular Party Zone program, is released.
Passinault moves his production studio to a luxury apartment in Temple
Planning on relaunching the Alpha Beta Delta fraternity and the Alpha
Gamma Delta sorority at the University of South Florida, Passinault
spends months studying parliamentary law, writing new bylaws, and
negotiating with officials at the university. The result of this research
caused the name of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority to be changed, officially,
to the Alpha Omega Delta.
Passinault continues indie film work with Tampa filmmakers, and is
on the crew of a local major sci fi channel production.
Passinault begins acting in television commercials.
Passinault finalized Interactive Theme Event (ITE) technology and
- GEN 3 production work as DJ Frontier continues. Passinault finishes
the bylaws of the Alpha Beta Delta and the Alpha Omega Delta sorority,
as well as branding and marketing material for the organizations.
Due to lack of funding and resources, however, the organizations cannot
be launched at USF. The fraternity and the sorority are finally retired,
as Passinault decides to focus on business, instead. Passinault plans
on bringing back both organizations in the future, when the resources
needed are available.
Passinault moves his studio, Geomedia 2, back to Riverview, where
it all began in 1990. He begins working on a dedicated production
facility, Geomedia 3.
- Production of Gen 3 Cassette Program Releases as DJ Frontier continue.
Passinault finishes the script for a new type of DJ program, a radio
parody named Rush Hour, and casts actors for voice acting sessions.
The recording sessions are completed.
Passinault begins DJ’ing events, weddings, and corporate events.
Passinault resumes DJ’ing his own events and parties, with video
gaming being integrated into events for the first time.
Passinault finishes five Interactive Theme Event (ITE) scripts, and
plans for future independent film work.
- Passinault unveils first Interactive Theme Event, Silvertree, on
January 31, 1998. The prototype theme event was a success.
Passinault, building Geomedia 3 facility, invests in computers, and
begins learning digital production tools. Passinault learns web design.
With photographs needed for web site and production work, Aurora PhotoArts
increases photography work for the first time in its 4 years.
Passinault’s first web site, Colony Alpha, launches. Colony
Alpha, which eventually would go through several incarnations and
would ultimately become Frontier Pop, is Tampa Bay’s first pop
culture and entertainment site, predating a rival pop culture site
by two years.
With digital production paving the way to the future, but with some
costs still too high, GEN 3 production work is at its end. Passinault,
as DJ Frontier, finishes his final analog GEN 3 releases, with plans
to resume production and to create digitally produced GEN 4 CD releases
by 2000. Rush Hour, which has been in preproduction for almost a year,
but was stalled in the editing phase due to the limitations of GEN
3 production technology, is put on ice for a later release as a digitally
1999 - Passinault continues photography work with shootout events
with models and other photographers. Passinault builds his first photography
Geomedia 3 production facility commissioned in Spring 1999.
- Passinault continues photography work. He becomes a professional
photographer in late 2000, with Aurora PhotoArts photography and design
work displacing his event and DJ work.
GEN 5 DJ production work, to have been digitally produced and done
on CD’s, is stalled due to slow computers and limited CD format
(old programs were 90 minutes long, and CD’s were limited to
70 minutes). State of computer production technology prevents new
CD releases from being made, although some cover mock-ups with photographs
and graphics were made.
Although there was an independent film scene in Tampa Bay before 2000
(we know, as C. A. Passinault worked on Tampa indie films as far back
as 1993, well before 99% of most of the players in Tampa indie film
were around, or even before they knew what independent filmmaking
was. Indie filmmaking in the 1990's and 1980's mainly consisted of
shooting on analog video or doing work at Public Access on local cable,
with next to nothing shot on 8MM or conventional film stock), we really
consider 2000 to be the dawn of independent filmmaking in Tampa Bay,
as digital video (DV) camcorders and computer-based editing solutions
were becoming more affordable. Still, with computers powerful enough
to edit films still pricy, as well as storage (10 Terrabytes ran about
$19,000.00), filmmaking was still expensive, and cost-prohibitive
for most who wanted to become filmmakers. As a result, there were
only a few filmmakers in the market at that time. Passinault began
working on his Bloody Mary feature independent film, which was derived
from a short film script that he had written in 1994. Bloody Mary
later became Reverence.
- Passinault, with a professional photography portfolio already established,
invests in digital production equipment and new computers. Despite
the new computers, GEN 4 production work was still in limbo, due to
the limitations of the production technology, hard drive storage,
file quality, and the CD format. The GEN 4 CD releases were continually
postponed, and then delayed until the technology improved and costs
came down. As a result, GEN 4 CD releases were eventually leapfrogged
to new GEN 5 production standards, which would not be possible for
many years. Passinault decided to wait.
With GEN 4 DJ productions delayed, and then cancelled, Passinault
turned his creative efforts to indie filmmaking.
At least three feature independent films were in various stages of
production at this time. C. A. Passinault’s “Reverence”,
by his Dream Nine Studios production company, “Web Of Darkness”
by Renegade Films, and “Unearthed” by Phereomone Studios.
Passinault was dependent upon subcontractors for equipment and support
resources, however, so he concentrated on casting and writing the
script. The other two film projects were further along. Reverence,
Web Of Darkness, and Unearthed were known as the big three. Reverence,
too, was originally known as “Bloody Mary”, derived from
a short film project to have been shot on video back in 1994 and based
upon the urban legend, but the premise, story, and the title were
changed when Renegade Films did a short film called “Bloody
Passinault increases his web site work, building and deploying more
- Auditions for Reverence (a film about a sorority initiation gone
horribly wrong in a haunted graveyard) were in full swing. Unearthed
(a film about archeology and aliens) and Web Of Darkness (a film about
vampires who had an online community and who met up at night clubs)
were in production. A misunderstanding between Dream Nine Studios
(DNS) and Renegade Films led to a brief indie film conflict after
two DNS actresses turned up in the Renegade Films short film, The
Pledge. The Pledge is completed, and is innocuous, with many of the
future players in Tampa indie film involved in the production. Passinault
was not involved, however, as Dream Nine Studios and Renegade Films
remained in conflict after one of the DNS actresses started talking.
Independent Acting, then known as Tampa Bay Independent Actor, launches,
and begins slamming Tampa filmmaking as the first indie film war between
Dream Nine Studios and Renegade continues.
Passinault’s Aurora PhotoArts photography business takes the
lead, as Passinault’s DJ’ing and event work takes a back
seat, and then declines into stagnation.
- Reverence is cancelled after two production teams flake out, which
ends Passinault’s attempt at independent filmmaking the “Hollywood
way”. With indie filmmaking still expensive, Passinault decides
to wait until technology brings down costs before attempting another
independent film. Despite this, Reverence was cast with a group of
some of the best actors in Florida, and the script was done; before
it was cancelled, the first rehearsals for Reverence had been scheduled.
Principle photography for Web Of Darkness competed, and Unearthed
production continues. The conflict between Dream Nine Studios and
Renegade continues, which is a shame because Renegade Films begins
a series of one of the best independent film festivals ever done in
the Tampa Bay area, Saints and Sinners. Passinault begins work on
a film festival property of his own which would have become a Saints
and Sinners killer.
Passinault, after a bad event on December 7, 2002, spends a lot of
time auditing other mobile DJ companies. Passinault decides to hold
off DJ’ing events until he can sort out his feelings about mobile
DJ’ing, the DJ’ing that he had been doing, and how to
make it work for him.
- After four successful film festivals, Saints and Sinners is no more,
and ends. Paul Guzzo and Pete Guzzo, inspired by Saints and Sinners,
start a monthly film festival in Ybor City, The Coffeehouse Film Review.
Passinault observes from the Internet, but is reluctant to get involved
because of the previous conflict with Renegade Films.
Remnants of Renegade Films begin producing small film festivals, the
Halloween Horror Picture Show.
- Nolan Canova attempts a pop culture and entertainment convention,
NolanCon, which fails.
Passinault introduces himself to the local indie film scene, and makes
peace with the former filmmakers of Renegade Films. He attends the
last Coffeehouse Film Review, just before it becomes The Tampa Film
Review. He also attends the third Halloween Horror Picture Show film
festival at the University of South Florida.
All is at peace.
- Passinault collaborates with filmmakers, referring them actors for
independent films. The Tampa Film Network is founded by actor Joe
Davison and filmmaker Chris Woods. Passinault helps with the production
of a short indie film, The Quiet Place, which was produced by the
Tampa Film Network. Passinault begins working on a web site for Tampa
independent filmmaking, Tampa Bay Film, and starts experimenting with
embedded video files from video hosting sites.
Passinault and Chris Woods discuss Passinault’s idea for a local
online film festival while working on the set of The Quiet Place.
Someone listens in nearby, eavesdropping.
A Tampa filmmaker sells out other filmmakers by assisting local officials
with creating a film festival which does not have the best interests
of indie filmmaking in Tampa Bay in mind. Announced at a controversial
Tampa Film Network meeting, several indie filmmakers begin to fight
over different aspects of the Tampa indie film scene. The more visible
parts of this fighting are on the message board of a Tampa pop culture
- Passinault launches Tampa Bay Film, which has a built-in online
film festival. The first Tampa Bay Film site was launched under the
Tampa Hub domain, a mistake, as a Raptor Class site. He becomes aware
of slanderous rumors about him by so-called Tampa filmmakers, which
were both unexpected and undeserved. A rival online film festival
is launched by some filmmakers, but it is defeated by Tampa Bay Film’s
online film festival. It is speculated that the filmmakers overheard
Passinault telling Chris Woods about online film festival on the set
of a short film, and that they used the idea for themselves. They
The Gasparilla Film Festival debuts. It sparks controversy among local
Tampa Bay indie filmmakers because of its perceived lack of support
for local filmmaking.
Some filmmakers begin stating that “Passinault was right”
about his observations of the Tampa Bay indie film scene.
Passinault, upon hearing of lies being spread about him, decides that
he has been quiet for too long, and begins to debate with filmmakers
on the message board. He also begins to voice his opinions. The filmmakers,
who were in a gang-like indie film clique, react by attempting to
assassinate his character with more lies and rumors. The fighting
between Passinault and filmmakers becomes vicious.
Passinault begins to be stalked by an anonymous message board poster.
On December 17, 2007, the Tampa Bay Film was upgraded to a Raptor
3 Raptor Class site, which was much improved.
In December 2007, Tampa Bay Film declared war on the Tampa indie film
clique, and the site is mobilized to fight that war.
- Tampa Bay Film begins the Tampa indie film war in January 2008,
criticizing the Tampa Bay indie film scene and the actions/ motivation
of the Tampa indie film clique. The Tampa Film Review, the monthly
film festival by Paul and Pete Guzzo, receives a bad review which
enrages Paul Guzzo. Paul Guzzo sends Passinault a profanity-filled
The pop culture site with the hate-filled message board continues
to attack Passinault and Tampa Bay film. Passinault threatens to compete
with the pop culture site, and the owner laughs. Passinault declares
a boycott on the pop culture site, and takes action against it, which
begins to whittle away at their readers and writers; the pop culture
site loses readers as a result of Passinault's boycott.
On March 23, 2008, Tampa Bay Film moved its site under its own domain
name, TampaBayFilm.Com. It still used a Raptor 3 Raptor Class site,
the same kind of site that Tampa Bay Modeling used. The Tampa Hub
site was decommissioned.
Tampa Bay Film splits off into a network of integrated web sites,
with much of the content for the other web sites cannibalized from
Tampa Bay Film. The online film festival is overhauled and relaunched
under its own domain name, becoming the most effective, and most watched,
film festival in Tampa Bay.
The Tampa indie film clique begins fighting among themselves due to
the stress of the Tampa indie film war. Unable to correct the flaws
pointed out with The Tampa Film Review, Paul Guzzo struggles to keep
the film festival stable and relevant.
The Tampa Bay Film online film festival begins effectively competing
with film festival events in the Tampa Bay area.
The Tampa Film Blog launches, with some very controversial, eye-opening
posts. The site suffers, though, from way too much unorganized content,
which sinks the blog in search engine results.
The great recession is in full swing, stalling most of the projects
in the Tampa Bay indie film scene.
In December 2008, Paul Guzzo announced that he and Pete were ending
The Tampa Film Review.
- The last Tampa Film Review film festival is held in January. The
failure is spun as a “success”, and the Guzzos and their
supporters all claim that it is “mission accomplished”,
as they take credit for other film festivals in the area being inspired
to start. Most people know better, however; they know the_truth. The
end of The Tampa Film Review spells the end of the Tampa indie film
clique, too. With nowhere to meet and plot every month, and infighting
between them escalating, it all begins to fall apart. The indie film
war in Tampa Bay, as well as the boycott against the pop culture web
site, begin to take its toll on the pop culture site, too, which will
soon have competition which it is not prepared to handle. The Tampa
indie film war continues, with Tampa Bay Film and its sites dominating,
although not doing nearly as well in search engine performance.
The Tampa indie film clique collapses. They failed.
The Tampa Bay Film online film festival continues to be a more effective,
and visited, film festival than all of the Tampa Bay film festival
- The Tampa pop culture site is losing readers and writers faster
than ever, mostly due to the boycott and the infighting. Posts on
its message board decline, and one of its writers, before flipping
out and fighting with the owner and his friends by posting criimal
threats on the message board, suggests putting the message board out
of its misery. Competition is in the wings, however, as development
of Frontier Pop begins in April 2010. The owner of the pop culture
site makes a video about his enemies trying to slam his site, and
this inspires a lot of rage from both his friends and his opponents.
Frontier Pop launches on July 20, 2010, and it proves to be too much
for the pop culture site to handle, as the readers of the pop culture
site flock to Frontier Pop. Frontier Pop, which was designed to be
able to easily defeat the pop culture site even when it was at its
prime, makes short work of the severely weakened site. Frontier Pop
becomes the top pop culture and entertainment web site in Tampa Bay,
which enrages the pop culture web site owner and his few remaining
On October 7, 2009, Tampa Bay Film split into 8 interconnected web
sites, each with its own operating and marketing domain name. A new
kind of Raptor Class site, the Super Raptor, was used for the upgraded
sites, and the Super Raptor has an additional menu on the right side
of the screen for intersite navigation. Had most of the content for
the additional site not been cannibalized from Tampa Bay Film, it
might have worked, but it did not work, especially with few updates
to most of the sites. Still, Tampa Bay Film, now a composite site
made up of 8 web sites, had a serious psychological impact on the
Tampa Bay indie film scene. The online film festival, which was the
most watched film festival in Florida, and the Tampa Film Blog, received
the most updates.
- Passinault, sure of leaks with rumors about him, stops talking to
the one remaining filmmaker friend that he has who is affiliated with
what used to be the Tampa indie film clique.
The boycott against the Tampa pop culture site, coupled with competition
from the dominant Frontier Pop web site, begins taking a severe toll
on the pop culture site. They disable their reader comments section
at the bottom of their front page in an attempt to steer the readers
to the message board, which is now a ghost town. Since there are few
readers left, and they have to log in in order to post comments, it
fails. The state of the message board, with few people posting, are
a glaring, and an obvious, reminder that the site has finally failed.
The pop culture site owner announces that he quitting the web site,
which really was no surprise, and that he will turn ownership over
to his assistant, who ironically was one of the worst, most crass
troublemakers on the site. Many wonder if it was a plan of the assistant
to discourage the owner so that he could take over the site. The owner
maintained that the decline of his web site was because of increased
“competition” with social media (which had nothing to
do with it, as it is like comparing Apples and Oranges. Social media
might be more active, but it cannot compete with a site which has
actual compelling, good content on it. In our opinion, because his
site had a lot of poor content, and it was had an undeserved elitist
attitude which was hostile to readers, as well as other issues of
things such as censorship of readers comments and message board post,
that it what led to its decline!), and not because of his growing
list of vocal detractors and critics.
On May 14, 2011, the Tampa Film Blog finally completed organizing
its over 500 pages of content. Although it would have worked had it
been done from the start in 2008, the search engines do not index
the newly organized content like they should have, and it is too little,
too late. Despite this, however, from word of mouth and because it
was connected to the hugely successful and popular online film festival,
the blog has a lot of readers, and it is the most read indie film
blog in Tampa Bay. It ends up virtually shutting down a rival indie
film blog run by a blogger who blindly supported everyone, and who
was overly friendly just to be accepted by fanboys, in our opinion.
Passinault runs into the pop culture web site owner at a Tampa Comic
Con. The owner has a civil conversation with Passinault, and asks
him what he will do with Frontier Pop if his pop culture site goes
dark after he hands over the site to his assistant editor. Passinault
stresses that Frontier Pop is not published specifically to counter
the pop culture site, although he admits that the pop culture site
did a better job at covering fringe things like Comic Con because
Passinault was not into those things. Although the owner of the site
and Passinault had a pleasant conversation, his friends treated Passinault
rudely, which was expected.
Paul Guzzo begins running a coffee shop in the Tampa Bay area, and
attempts to resurrect the Coffeehouse Film Review. Passinault finds
out, and buys the domain name so that he can cover the film festivals
properly. Passinault is shocked that the Guzzo brothers made the mistake
of not buying the domain name themselves when they decided to re launch
the film festival.
Passinault assesses the Tampa Bay Film sites, which are failing to
dominate search engine results because of a series of mistakes that
Passinault made at the beginning. Although the online film festival
is the most successful of the sites, and it does extremely well in
search results, and the Tampa Film Blog has a lot of readers, primarily
because the online film festival is connected to it, there are a lot
of problems with the sites, which include a lack of updates and new
content. Passinault begins researching what went wrong, and planning
on how to fix it. At this point, the Tampa indie film war slows, and
Passinault ponders on if he should end the war, as his opponents had
long been defeated.
At the end of the year, the owner of the pop culture site ends his
career as the editor, and hands over ownership to his assistant.
At the end of 2011, the Tampa Film Commission shut down. Indie filmmakers,
remembering the years of questionable politics, other filmmakers who
sold them out to the film commission, and the unfulfilled promises
of support, cheered. It was another victory for independent filmmaking
in Tampa Bay, and Tampa Bay Film and its allies were winning the ongoing
Tampa indie film war.
The new owner of the pop culture site makes the previous owner his
sidekick, and they begin a series of podcasts and video series. The
podcasts, although they address obscure, fringe subjects such as UFO’s
and conspiracies, are actually quite good. Passinault wonders if they
got the idea for the podcast from his early announcement on Frontier
Pop that Frontier Pop would eventually have a podcast program. His
fears turn out to be largely unfounded, as the podcasts served entirely
Paul Guzzo finds out about Passinault owning CoffeehouseFilmReview.Com
and TheCoffeeHouseFilmReview.Com, especially since the Coffeehouse
Film Review site is tops on search engine results after a few short
months online. Guzzo changes the name to “Coffeehouse Films”,
failing to realize that the name was already taken as a domain name,
and that is was being used by a production company outside of the
Tampa Bay area. Passinault saw this, and did not want Guzzo to lose
his brand; he offered Guzzo, through a mutual filmmaker friend, ownership
of both domain names and web sites, free of charge, with no strings
attached or obligations. Guzzo declined, and Passinault decided to
keep the domain names.
The Coffeehouse Film Review/ Coffeehouse Films film festival events
continue to sputter, plagued by the same problems that the original
Coffeehouse Film Review and The Tampa Film Review had. This time,
however, it had even worse problems, such as much poorer promotion,
issues communicating with their target audience and marketing the
film festival, and showing even worse films. The premature reliance
upon social media also hurt them, as their announcements were lost
in the sea of social media noise, especially without a real web site
to effectively market and support the film festivals. At the time
of the this writing, it is unknown if the film festival will survive
the year, and we do not think that it deserves to last, especially
since it is our opinion that Paul Guzzo is now trying to cash in on
the film festival, and people see right through him.
In April 2012, Tampa Film Revolution, an online publication of Tampa
Bay Film, launched. It was a new sister site of Frontier Pop, and
used an upgraded version of the Pioneer Class web site. It was one
of the most advanced web sites ever built by Passinault.
In May 2012, Passinault encountered severe problems with his web sites
and a top search engine. All of his sites linked to each other. His
most high profile sites, which have consistently dominated the search
results for years, were penalized because they linked to each other.
Passinault spent weeks disconnecting all of his sites from each other,
as well as doing a lot of research into what was going on. Most of
his sites, including Frontier Pop, were spared being penalized, as
he fixed everything in time. Realizing that the interconnected site
strategy would no longer work, and that, with well-organized content
and regular updates, that such tactics were not needed, Passinault
began dumping domain names and web sites. This was a headache, but
saved him money, and enabled him to focus on his remaining web sites.
Passinault also invested in new web sites to reclaim what was lost,
this time with the strategy of using a number of stand-alone web sites
addressing specific markets. Passinault completely overhauled his
web site strategy, and in some cases, changed tactics by reversing
Tampa Bay Film, which was spared by default because it was not a high
profile site in the search results, was targeted by Passinault for
an overhaul. Still, Passinault disabled the intersite link array between
the Tampa Bay Film sites. He brought some of the sites offline. He
began work to re absorb the Tampa Bay Film sites, which were spun-off
back in 2008, back into the a new Tampa Bay Film site, including his
two most popular sites, the online film festival and the Tampa Film
Blog. The plan was to decommission the Tampa Bay Film Super Raptor
Raptor Class site, and to replaced it with a late 3rd generation Revolution
Class site. The new Tampa Bay Film site would be entirely new from
the ground up, with new code, new directories, and new content; fixing
all of the early mistakes that later incarnations of the original
site had to burdened with. The new Tampa Bay Film would also have
an updated, enhanced online film festival and a Tampa Bay Film Blog,
which would replace the existing online film festival and the Tampa
Film Blog, despite their successes. It was also decided to keep the
original online film festival online until the new one had more films
online, and to keep the Tampa Film Blog online indefinitely as an
archive, possibly to be downgraded to a Raptor 3 Raptor Class site.
The new Tampa Bay Film site is scheduled to launch in late September,
2012, and because the old site will be completely erased in the process,
links to existing sections of the site will go dark (bookmark the
main index, which the the first pge at TampaBayFilm.Com). It was the
end of an era, and the beginning of a new one, even though the official
launch date of 2007 for Tampa Bay Film remains.
Passinault also decided to expand upon the Tampa Bay indie film war,
even though his opponents were in defeat, because the war was now
against what was still going on in the Tampa Bay indie film scene.
Passinault also realized that, with his work increasing in photography,
modeling, and events, that it would be some time before his first
short indie films could be made, and before he would debut his film
festival and events. He had time. With the Reverence Film Festival
now due around the fall of 2014, his monthly film festival series
now due around January 2015, and his annual Frontier Film Festival,
and the first film conference indie film event now due in 2016, he
had time. 2012 and 2013 were time for a renewed, expanded offensive
in the indie film war, to soften up the market for what was to come,
and the new Tampa Bay Film site, with all of the mistakes fixed, would
take point and do it quite effectively. Of course, support sites such
as Tampa Film Revolution, Tampa Film Review, and Coffeehouse Film
Review would also assist; the Tampa Film Review and the Coffeehouse
Film Review sites would be converted into resource, review, and opinion
sites optimized to specifically address those film festivals and what
went wrong, as Passinault would not allow people to forget. Even more
in-depth reviews and features about those film festivals were also
planned for the new Tampa Bay Film site, which would cause those film
festivals to be addressed on two separate fronts.
The future of Tampa Bay indie film finally looks brighter.
future of Tampa Bay independent film
The following is our opinion, and time lines are tentative. At
the time of this writing, this is what we predict will happen.
The pop culture site never regains its former popularity, and continues
on in relative obscurity, with Frontier Pop dominating all. There
is a 50% chance that it will soon fail. Since the pop culture site
no longer covers independent film in Tampa Bay, it no longer has any
bearing in Tampa Bay independent film, despite its owners attempting
to make indie films. Their contribution to indie film will be so insignificant,
that they no longer warrant being mentioned in these predictions.
Underground film festivals by Tampa Bay Film will run, and will be
covered on the Tampa Bay Film site.
Passinault makes first short indie films with basic equipment and
on tiny budgets, proving that a portfolio of diverse, innovative independent
films with good stories and good acting can be done inexpensively.
The stories will be original and unique, too, often taking on topics
that Hollywood does not. Tampa Film Revolution will publish tutorial
articles covering the making of Passinault films, and Tampa Bay Film
will have the resources to support indie filmmaking efforts in Tampa
Bay. A new generation of independent filmmakers will be inspired by
this innovative work and the coverage that they can easily reference
Passinault begins filming his online television series.
Tampa Bay Film and Tampa Film Revolution dominate search results relevant
to indie film in Tampa Bay, their only competition here being the
word of mouth driving people to the sites, which is a win-win.
The Tampa Bay indie film war goes on, in its most intense levels ever.
Many filmmakers are driven from the market in defeat, displaced by
a new generation of indie filmmakers who actually have talent, and
who quickly overtake them in experience and skill.
The new Tampa Bay Film online film festival, better than the previous
incarnations, becomes a huge marketing platform for the promotion
of indie films. The first Passinault films are debuted on the online
film festival, and the older filmmakers will be humiliated by the
results of that work. Some of the older filmmakers will try to adapt
and make better films, but their lack of talent, and their ego’s,
will prevent them from succeeding.
A new generation of indie filmmakers are making some good films in
the Tampa Bay area. The Tampa Bay Film Online Film Festival continues
to be the top platform for marketing indie films, and it is easily
more effective than all of the film festival events in Florida, combined.
Passinualt completes his Reverence short film.
Passinault and his Frontier Stage Productions company debuts the Reverence
Film Festival in fall of 2014. It is easily the best, and most creative,
film festival event ever done in the Tampa Bay area, with new ideas
and features that have never been done before. Passinault’s
Reverence short film debuts at this film festival, and it is available
for viewing, free of charge, on the Tampa Bay Film Online Film Festival
the following day. Like all of Passinault’s film festivals and
events, Tampa Bay Film, Tampa Film Revolution, and Frontier Pop are
heavily promoted, as are sites such as Tampa Film Review and Coffeehouse
Film Review, for those who want to know the history of Tampa Bay indie
film, and work to avoid repeating the mistakes of those who tried
and failed in the past.
Passinault’s upcoming monthly film festival and networking event
series, months away, is promoted.
In January, the Tampa Bay Film monthly film festival and networking
event series debuts. It runs every month, and becomes the best event
venue for indie filmmakers to show their work.
During this year, we expect the new generation of indie filmmakers
to make the earlier filmmakers from 2000-2012 look pathetic, and most
of them will be driven from the market in defeat. The Tampa Bay indie
film war will finally wind down, as Tampa Bay Film and our growing
army of allies win.
The old players in the Tampa Bay indie film scene who worked against
progress, such as the ones affiliated with the Tampa indie film clique,
and who attempt to remain relevant, will attempt to become involved
with the new indie film scene, and they will be denied; forever in
the wastelands on the outskirts of the new Tampa Bay indie film scene.
The Guzzo Brothers will give up trying to do film festivals and indie
films. Their mindless, but talented, supporters will bow before the
new generation of indie filmmakers, and they will be assimilated into
the first Tampa film community. All involved will benefit.
The second Reverence Film Festival will debut in the fall of 2015.
Passinault, now with a large portfolio of short indie films, gets
investors to invest in ambitious feature independent films. Other
innovative filmmakers do the same. With investors and money, they
all invest in the best equipment available, and begin making independent
films which are able to compete with the best in the world.
Victory will be complete. Well, almost.
The Tampa Bay Film monthly film festivals and networking events will
continue to run. They will make the large film festivals look overblown,
over hyped, and like a poor investment, and sponsors will cease sponsoring
those large film festivals.
The Frontier Film Festival, a large annual film festival from Tampa
Bay Film and Frontier Stage Productions, and which ties into the monthly
film festival and networking event series, will debut. Rival film
festivals will not be able to compete, and most will be forced to
change their format and to adapt to new conditions in the market.
We expect the Gasparilla International Film Festival to fail soon
after, within 3 years, if it still exists at this point (and we will
throw a celebration when the GIFF fails, as it is our opinion that
this film festival is set up to promote the Tampa Bay area as a movie
making location for Hollywood, which does not support indie filmmaking
in Tampa Bay). Specialty niche film festivals, such as the alternative
lifestyle film festivals, will probably survive. We expect the Sunscreen
Film Festival to adapt and survive.
Film schools in the Bay area will fail, as filmmakers will finally
realize that the schools are useless, and that better information
and experience is available for free. Film festivals will give up
on marketing overpriced workshops, as better, more relevant ones take
the market from them.
The remaining film festivals will be forced to respect, and support,
Tampa Bay indie filmmakers and their films. There will be a transition
from promoting the Tampa Bay area as a location for Hollywood, to
promoting independent films made my indie filmmakers here in Tampa
The indie film conference event from Tampa Bay Film will debut in
the Spring of 2016, and will be a conference for indie filmmakers
in Tampa Bay every year.
The third Reverence Film Festival will debut in the Fall of 2016.
The revolution in Tampa Bay indie film will be fully underway, and
there will be no denying it. Tampa Film Revolution becomes a popular,
highly-referenced online publication of indie filmmaking throughout
Tampa Bay Film festivals and conferences continue to run.
The last generation of indie filmmakers, failed, are no longer relevant
in the market. Joe Davison flees the Tampa Bay market to try to make
his career work somewhere else. No one misses him or his poorly made
films. Davison makes a film about how much he hates Passinault and
Tampa Bay Film, and spends the entire time that he spends on screen
crying, which ironically is the best “acting” that he
has ever done because he is not acting, but is finally being sincere.
No one watches it, though, as they have long given up on his films.
Some of the best, and most innovative films, ever made will be made
here in the Tampa Bay area by Tampa filmmakers.
Tampa Bay independent filmmaking, and the films, will be on the map.
Joe Davison, from his new hideout and home base in Alaska, where he
tries to make money teaching people to write screenplays and make
films, will try to take the credit. His “students” will
read about him online, and see his films, where his poor writing cripples
the films, and he plays himself in each one with a different name,
and they will go “WTF?”. Joe will fail as a teacher, too.
He will become a server at a restaurant in an Eskimo village, and
will continue to self-publish badly-written books on Amazon which
no one reads or buys, but which allow him to continue to claim that
he has been published. At night, as he says his prayers, he will weep,
and will cry out “But I founded the Tampa Film Network!”,
deluding himself from realizing that he failed at that, too, and it
took the hard work of Dan Brienza to finally make that work, and a
Joe Davison’s film Experiment 7, however, now known as “Excrement
7", becomes popular as a film that is so bad that it is unintentionally
funny. Many college students use it for drinking games, and to make
fun of Joe trying to be a tough action star. Of course, due to bad
decisions made, Joe doesn’t see a dime from its popularity,
and is remembered as a joke.
Wynkoop will become an “A” list celebrity. Rod Grant will
become a famous filmmaker, finally recognized for his talent and his
writing, as well as his acting.
Tampa Bay indie filmmakers and indie film in the area will become
leaders in independent film worldwide. Our films will be among the
best, and most creative, in the industry. Hollywood will start to
look to the Tampa Bay area as a source of films to buy and distribute,
instead of a region in which to make movies.
The cities of the Tampa Bay area will apologize for not supporting
indie filmmaking in the area.
Tampa Bay independent film will expand its leadership and influence
in the indie film industry. Tampa Bay indie filmmakers will make this
a Hollywood east on their own, and create an industry which will rival
the one in Hollywood.
New, advanced types of films will be done in the Tampa Bay area by
the world’s best filmmakers. Films will begin merging with other
types of media, including interactive media.
Some of the best entertainment and creative projects in the world
will be produced in the Tampa Bay area, including new types of indie
films. Our leadership and influence on the industry will continue
will pave the way with conflict, but we will conquer with peace.”
- C. A. Passinault
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Joeba The Butt - Posted
How dare you! You have crossed the line even more, now! You are a
piece of S..T, you M.F.er! Next time I see you, I’m going to
hit you in the face! Well, I don’t care what you write on this
hate site! No one really reads it! You havent been able to destroy
me before, and you wont be able to do it, ever! At least I make films
and have been published! You only write about films and publish web
sites that no one reads! You only slam the real filmmakers in Tampa
Bay, and you are a joke and a sore on the indie film community!
Evil Nolan - Posted
is pure fantasy and far-out, make-believe speculation. Passinault
rewrites the facts about history to make himself look good. That “pop
culture site” that he keeps referring to was first in Tampa
Bay, and Frontier Pop, for whatever good that it does, did not exist
until 2010, and even then it was not published or updated regularly
(At least I finished my issues!). Nice to see that he thinks that
he is a time traveler now, and now states that Frontier Pop was around
in 1998. Passinault is not longer satisfied in thinking that he is
better than all of us. He is now telling people that he was first,
too. Film festivals at parties in 1988? Making independent films with
Tampa filmmakers in 1993? I’ve never heard about any of this
until now! Also, glad to see that you finally figure out how to make
a paragraph on your web site. I guess that it is so that you can edit
your fantasy-filled history better! Passinault SHOULD be a writer,
though, because he has one hell of an imagination, even if it has
no basis in reality. Ha ha!
I should also add that Passinault tries to do too much, and tries
too hard to be an expert in everything. He has so many stupid web
sites that he can’t publish anything regularly on them, or do
a good job when he does!
Tez - Posted
beat the podcast, Nolan, so now he says that it is good! Whatever....
Nice way to admit to defeat. I would like to see Passinault make a
podcast, if he can. I’ll listen to it just to laugh. It’s
also funny that, despite announcing his so-called “podcast”,
that he hasn’t done it yet. Like every one of his other projects
in his long list of projects, it will always be “next year”.
Ha ha! That’s brilliant.... He can announce things and take
credit for doing them without actually doing them! Too bad he will
not actually get anywhere going on like that, and no one will take
him seriously! How long has he been working on his film festivals?
10 years? When will we ever see one? Oh, no, we will just keep reading
about them! At least reading about what he is going to do (next year)
is entertaining, and it gives us ideas!
Crazed Blog Grrl - Posted
NOT put me out of business! I am still blogging! I just have not had
the time lately because I have been dealing with personal issues.
What kind of MAN beats up on a woman online constantly? Passinault
is a bully! I am being persecuted!
I also agree that Passinault only talks about things. He is all talk
and no action. How can he compete with us if he does not ever do anything?
I guess that is one way to claim that you won’t fail. His projects
take way too long, and all that I see are endless web sites with long-winded
Monica Stevens - Posted
meet kettle. We see right through you people and your defensive bitching
on here. The history on here is accurate, and not revisionist. You
people are just sore losers. Passinault has already stated, numerous
times, that Frontier Pop had its roots in Colony Alpha, which launched
in 1998, as well as his other web sites. Just because you people are
arrogant enough to assume that, just because you haven’t heard
of it, that it did not happen does not change the fact that it did
happen. You are all in denial, and are accusing Passinault, once again,
of what you are all guilty of. Everyone knows that Passinault did
not start this feud, and that he did not do anything wrong when you
all began discriminating against him and slandering him behind his
back, in an attempt to discredit him because you were afraid of competing
with him. That is so pathetic and unprofessional! When Passinault
stuck up for himself and fought back, you guys would not admit that
you were beat, and instead tried to say that he was crazy. Passinault
is right, and he still hasn’t done anything wrong, unlike the
rest of you neurotic, unethical, insecure, idiotic fools! No one respects
you people. Everyone knows the_truth!
Oh, and Tez, you might want to check your comments. I recall Nolan
saying the same thing about Passinault competing with his site, and
when Passinault finally did, with Frontier Pop, it made Nolan regret
those statements. Passinault easily defeated Nolan, and he will easily
defeat, you, too, emo-boy! If you knew what you were talking about,
you would know that Passinault has a hell of a lot more experience
than you do doing podcast-like programs, as he was doing podcasts,
while breaking music, many years before podcasts even existed. From
1990 to 1998, he did a lot of releases as an underground DJ, and even
though that was a long time ago, they all blew away your current “podcasts”!
If you people have been reading the Tampa DJ Blog, which I believe
that you have, you would know that Passinault knows what he is doing,
and that he is better at these things than you people will ever be.
He will eventually get his podcast program going, and I’d bet
everything that it will make your podcasts look pathetic, just like
Frontier Pop made the pop culture site look pathetic. He beat you.
He will continue to beat you. You people can’t accept that,
and are angry little people who hate someone because they are real
and talented. Everyone knows! Your insecurities are obvious, not to
mention pathetic! Oh, and Joeba, your ego writes checks that your
talent and skill cannot cash; you rely upon others to do your films,
and your insistence on writing the scripts and casting yourself in
the lead cripples your films, IMO.
Posted 07/20/10: 0803
Frontier Pop is a HATE site against Nolan and Tez! Passinault needs
to concentrate on writing good content on this site instead of constantly
SLAMMING the good, talented people of the Tampa Bay arts and pop culture
community. He is a no-talent, angry looser who spends all of his time
criticizing what is wrong instead of doing something to fix it. Stop
stating the obvious, and attacking innocent people, and do something
to make things better! What a looser! Nolan and Tez should sue Passinault
Lumbergh - Posted
Right. What’s happening? I have been reading this site, and
the ones who are in the wrong, IMO, are the fanboys who are sore losers
and keep complaining about Passinault. Passinault is right. Yeah.........
General Zod - Posted
fanboys are not worthy of kneeling before me, your lord Zod! You fanboys
are idiots and the real losers. Passinault is the only one who can
stand before me, as he is truly powerful. Now, everyone else can kneel
before me and pledge their allegiance to me!
Beetle - Posted 11/23/10:
is spending too much time sucking off his gay lovers. Speaking on
behalf of the fanboy and pop culture community in Tampa Bay, he is
a pretentious hate monger who attacks the real talent and the enthusiasts
in the Tampa Bay area.
Michael - Posted
calling gay, you fat beetle? I would know a gay person, and Passinault
is not gay! Sounds to me like it is wishful thinking on your part,
and that you are wishing that Passinault were gay for your own self-serving
needs. Come out of the closet, fanboys! Woooooooo!
Changeling - Posted
like the fanboys cannot debate with Passinault, and have to resort
to slander, accusing him of things that they cannot prove. Makes sense.
The fanboys, which include Nolan and his friends, cannot compete with
Passinault and are afraid of competing with him, so they try to assassinate
his character with lies. I guess that slander is the new way of discriminating
against someone and getting away with it. Except that Passinault did
not allow you all to get away with the unethical tactics that you
have used against people before, tactics of slander which you continue
to use. He fought back, called you out for what you do, and made you
accountable. Now, you are all sore losers, and someone with the integrity
and the courage to fight back against you makes you all mad. All of
your B.S. only proves that Passinault won, and continues to win.
Monica Stevens - Posted
Right? These fanboys are losers... Fat, balding losers. Now, I am
not superficial, like some models are, and I do not judge people based
upon their appearance. I give them a chance. It’s just that
I am really happy when these fat, balding losers lend credibility
to the stereotypes that their appearance inspires; they are exactly
as they are perceived when you first lay eyes upon them. Nolan smells
badly, too, in my opinion, and I laughed out loud when I read in the
history on Tampa Bay indie film that he has been wearing the same
shirt, without washing it, for years. Disgusting! Fanboy stench will
keep all of you from dating and getting a girl, or guy, I gather from
the thinly-veiled closet mentalities that you all have. I can’t
help but imagine the fanboys becoming the human centipede as they
all train each other in smelly passion, their heads bobbing in unison
for the few moments that they last. How fitting, literally!
God, that is so sick. It’s funny, too, at their expense!
No wonder these insane fanboys are so fanatical about whatever it
is that they are into. No one loves them, and they need something
to give their pathetic lives a purpose!
I bet that Passinault regrets ever meeting these losers and trying
to help them out with their indie film projects, especially as dishonorable
as they behaved when they backstabbed him.
Oh, and to Nolan and Tez’s remarks about Passinault not getting
anything done, and just writing. Well, he HAS accomplished a lot.
You people only see what you want to see.
Lumbergh - Posted
Non - Posted
Kendrix - Posted
has been a great help and an inspiration for the real artists and
professionals in the Tampa Bay area. He has our support. The so-called
“fanboys” are idiots, in my opinion, as well as fools
who need help and reject it when it comes along. They cannot succeed.
If you look at all of the dedication and hard work that Passinault
has done, he will succeed, and no one will be able to stop him. The
fanboys need to know that using slander to attack someone’s
credibility backfires, and it is a stupid tactic!
Joeba The Butt - Posted
not fat! I am not! I’m going to put you in your place, Monica,
do you hear me?!?! Your writhing skinny-ass model body will be in
my clutches, soon, and I will make you pay for your silly words!
Monica Stevens - Posted
fat boy. Maybe you should try putting yourself in your place, if you
can find it. You’re pathetic, you sleazy clown. Why does it
seem that you are someone who tries to take things from people? Get
laid from something who will consent to being with you, if you can
find such a thing. Maybe then you will stop being so insecure and
Everyone knows that all of the readers on this site are fake characters
which Passinault makes up! I want a fake readers profile, too! If
Passinault had real readers, he would not have to hide behind these
made-up characters. Passinault is lonely and pathetic. Paul said that
Passinault has no friends or supporters. Ha!
Monica Stevens - Posted
we do not post real pictures does not mean that we are fake, muse
boy. Hey, weren’t you the one who failed with their web site?
Aren’t you the hyper, neurotic fanboy who claims one thing and
then does another? Anyway, I’m sure that Passinault is such
a good writer, and has such a powerful imagination, that all of his
friends are made-up. All of the models and talent that he hangs out
with, and is seen in public with, must be imaginary! All of the models
and talent in his photographs must be make-believe, too! Also, the
actresses that he referred to your indie film projects back in the
day, before he found out that you all were slandering him behind his
back, must be imaginary, too! Harmony and Sarah must be make-believe
characters that Passinault just made-up! For imaginary characters,
you all seemed to be eager to try to get them to help you with other
projects, and then were made when they refused to help you because
they found out that you fanboys were a bunch of fakes, and you slandered
Passinault. I wonder what you guys will do now that you have been
cut off from good actresses and models. Oh, that’s right, the
latest Chris Woods films already answered that. Those actresses are
disgusting, and they can’t act, either!
Just because you idiots convince yourselves that your lies are the
truth does not make it reality. You know what is going on. You’re
just mad because Passinault and his actress friends refuse to help
A. Passinault - Posted 11/23/10:
not going to dignify the slander with a response. I’m sure that
all of the players on here, especially the angry fanboys, most of
whom are pissed off because I put their pop culture site out of business
with Frontier Pop, know the reality of the situation.
I know who I am, and so do my friends. The fanboys really lost when
they proved to me that they could not be trusted, and I stopped helping
them. Now, they are in the position where they are forced to compete
with me, and I am sure that it is frustrating for them when they discover
that they cannot compete with me.
They screwed up. They are certainly reaping what they have sowed this
time. They also regret starting with me, as I have put them in their
place, and will continue to do so.
I will address the “always next year” criticism that is
always leveled at me. First of all, the history that I write about
is real and has happened. Nothing can undo that. I know it happened,
and that is all that is important, and that’s good enough for
me. Others, however, including my friends, also know what happened.
Just because some idiots go around saying that none of this happened
does not make it true, and they cannot take my accomplishments away
with their lies.
It is true that some of my plans are taking longer to do than I want.
That happens to everyone, and in most cases, the only mistake that
I made would be announcing those projects well before I was in position
to do them. Anticipating future market conditions, and what the market
will need, however, is one of the things that I do well, and I will
continue to do that. I plan years ahead, and have long-term plans.
It’s jut amusing that none of my critics will admit to what
I HAVE done, even when they themselves witnessed it. I actually have
a better track record than most, especially them, and often it is
not a question of “if”, but rather “when”.
With the indie films and the film festivals, etc, the economy has
had a lot to do with what I have been able to do. Another ongoing
issue is that I do have a lot going on, and it slows down progress
on some projects, especially when those projects may be dependent
upon other projects to be in place, first, before they can proceed.
Sometimes, you just have to do what you can do, and continue to work
toward what you want to do. There isn’t anything wrong with
that. Although everyone fails every now and then, and no one can claim
a perfect success rate, my success rate has always been far better
than what others can claim. In the case of these projects which are
interconnected, it may delay them and make it tougher to make them
happen, but I need to take the time to do them right, and will not
compromise their integrity by taking short cuts like others do, especially
since cutting corners and rushing out half-baked events and other
projects increase the likelihood that they WILL fail. Also, market
conditions have to be right for some projects. I will do these things
when they are ready. I do not answer to the fanboy critics, either.
After all, I know what I am doing, and cannot be blamed for things
such as NolanCon, which was aptly named, in my opinion. Wait and see.
Soon, all of these complaints will be rendered pointless. Eventually,
many of my events and projects will happen, and I am confident that
they will also succeed. At any rate, who’s up for next year’s
NolanCon convention, where we can all learn to believe about UFO’s
and old B movies that no one, except for a handful of obsesive fanboys
with bad taste, cares about? I thought so!
All of the indie filmmakers in the Tampa Bay area are so talented!
I love all of the films that you do!
A. Passinault - Posted 11/23/10:
If you say so, Carrie. Read my reviews on Tampa Bay Film, and your
eyes will be opened. Right now, indie film in Tampa Bay sucks, IMO,
and that is why no one respects, or likes, films which are made here.
That is also why, IMO, indie film in Tampa Bay is not on the map,
and unless some talented, professional people do something about it,
it never will be. It is my opinion that current filmmakers are not
good enough, or even that talented, and we need a new generation of
indie filmmakers to make the Tampa Bay indie film scene happen.
Who is this Monica? Is it Passinault again? Pretending to be actresses
is just sad, Passinault! My actresses in my latest films are awesome,
and they are real! At least I am still making films, which Passinault
has yet to do! Idiots!
A. Passinault - Posted 11/23/10:
Passinault again? What is that supposed to imply? Again? I wasn’t
aware that there was a first time, that you can prove. Also, both
Harmony and Sarah are both quite real, unless you are now claiming
that you are so mentally weak that I convinced you that these actresses
were real (and it would not explain how they were captured on film,
either). You know that my friends, actresses, and models are real.
You also know that I have delivered on all of my promises, such as
referring you great, talented actresses. You are jut mad, now, that
you’ve been cut off from my actresses, and now you just want
to claiming that they were never real to begin with. Delusional much?
From your latest casting efforts, it is my opinion, as a casting director,
that you are now getting your talent from the bottom of the barrel,
and it is hurting your films. Your actors are hard on the eyes, and
they cannot act! Their lack of skill acting destroys the integrity
of your films? What, you cannot even get attractive women to act in
your films without me helping you? If you must cast actresses who
cannot act, at least get attractive ones. My actresses are all attractive,
and more importantly, they can all act! I think that you are just
made because the actress friends of mine whom you are aware of don’t
want to work with you (and they won’t if I don’t refer
them, although this should not be an issue, and you should not be
upset, if they are truly make-believe), and you will never work with
the ones whom you are not aware of. Those talented actresses will
be too busy working in my films, anyway, which will be worth working
on. Are your films worth working on, well, anymore? They used to be!
Not so much anymore, and that’s sad, because of all of the current
independent filmmakers in Tampa Bay, you actually have talent. It’s
too bad that your most recent films are sloppy and poor efforts.
Also, although my indie filmmaking projects have been delayed, they
will eventually happen, and when that happens, I will endeavor to
make some of the best independent films ever made in the Tampa Bay
market. While I cannot guarantee that they will be the best films
ever made, many of them will be completely original works of art,
and it will not be for lack of effort on my part, or on the part of
my team. There is a good chance, however, that my films, even my low-budget
short films, will be better than the other films, however, especially
when the bar is currently quite low. Part of my agenda, however, is
to inspire a new generation of indie filmmakers in Tampa Bay, and
I would love to see new filmmakers make better films than mine. One
thing that the old filmmakers never realized is that competition is
good for the market, and should not be feared. They only fear it because
they are insecure, and are afraid of competition. Competition, however,
inspires innovation, and THAT will be what puts Tampa Bay independent
film on the map of indie film worldwide.
I am watching you, Passinault. Don’t you wish that you knew
who I was? You could run into me at one of our film festivals, and
you would never know that it was me. Mmmmmmmmmm........
I think that the reason that many of the filmmakers in Tampa Bay are
paranoid, and they make up things alleging people that they do not
like is that they are obsessed with making horror films where people
are getting killed. Garbage in, garbage out; if you live, eat, and
breath that stuff, you will think it. You will also act like it. That
Truth character, for example, is, in my opinion, a coward who hides
behind a false identity, just to follow and harass people. He is the
sock puppet of some sad filmmaker who has to hide so that they can
A. Passinault - Posted 11/23/10:
And now you know why one of the reasons that I am delaying my events
is because I need to take security precautions. I’m certainly
not paranoid, but with some of these people acting like psychos toward
me, and some cyberstalker calling himself the-truth “watching”
me, I need to be careful. I’m sure that the_truth is a pissed
off filmmaker who was angry that I called him out, and is trying to
intimidate me with some alter-ego which cannot be verified (I have
verified who this person was, of course, because they made the mistake
of going onto one of my web sites. I obtained their I.P. from the
logs, traced it back, and I know who they are. If they show at one
of my events, I will certainly have them removed, and trespassed,
if they persist. I could also get them for cyber stalking, I am sure).
At any rate, when Frontier Pop took out the pop culture site, which
includes its screwed-up message board, and put them out of business,
the_truth no longer had a place to haunt. I think that they are a
coward for not revealing their identity. Also, the other filmmakers
from the message board were too stupid to realize that the name “the_truth”
was an insult to them, as it implied that they were full of crap.
I think that this entire Truth crap is pathetic, and an ongoing obsessive
attempt from a filmmaker to attack a critic while insulting other
filmmakers. Could it be that the filmmaker who is responsible for
The_Truth is the one who vocally had the most problem with them? Talk
about trying to get attention and sympathy by generating your own
“drama” and your own worst critic. Right, Joeba?
People like the_truth only persist if people react to them, and play
their game, too. This is Frontier Pop, and it is not that lame message
board. I can prevent them from posting here, and ignore them. The_truth
will no longer be able to post here. I’m done entertaining them.
It’s over. Of course, if they plan on taking it to the next
level, well, they will have legal problems. Is it worth it? I didn’t
I wasn’t referring to you, Passinault, when I was talking about
filmmakers (and, no, I am not posting this to add fuel to the fire
of his critics that claim that Passinault is not a filmmaker, and
has not made any films. It is obvious that my friend, C. A. Passinault,
knows that he is doing, and he is passionate about independent film.
I think that he may very well be the indie film savior that Tampa
Bay needs!). I was referring to those other filmmakers who are insecure
and lack talent. I think that you need to make a horror film, Passinault,
just to walk on their domain, and show them how it needs to be done!
My children, I say unto you that the indie film savior that you seek
may very well be the efforts of all talented filmmakers. Behold, it
cannot be the work of any one person in the Tampa Bay indie film community.
While you do need a leader to make your work come to pass, it will
require a community of talented professionals to put independent film
on the map for Tampa Bay, and especially to become a leader in indie
film, worldwide. Behold, this shall come to pass. Amen. My children,
it is up to all of you to make it happen, though I say unto you that
the filmmakers who have done bad works in the past, and in the present,
are as to false profits, and there will still be a great time of trials
and tribulation in the Tampa indie film scene. The Tampa indie film
satans must be revealed for what they are, and cast out of the market,
I say unto thee! The fork-tongued deceivers, and the liars, who have
sold out their filmmaker brothers must be held accountable for their
I had nothing to do with the truth! Nothing! I am a REAL filmmaker,
Passinault, unlike you. Oh, and indie film savior (Passinault), you
are the indie film antichrist! You are! YOU are the liar and the deceiver,
and YOU are the one who sells out the filmmaking scene in Tampa Bay
instead of supporting it! YOU are the satan of Tampa indie film, and
you tear down the good work of real filmmakers while working against
us! You cannot destroy us! You cannot destroy me, you sorry-ass P.O.S.!!!!!!
I would like to see Passinault go out and make a film! If he ever
did, I am sure that we will have plenty of terrible things to say
about his work, too!
You know it, Joeba! Passinault is always tearing down the work of
real filmmakers! Filmakers need to watch out, because if Passinault
decides that he does not like you, he will trash your hard work on
sites like his Tampa Bay Film site! Passinault will review you, and
you will regret it!
Passinault killed my pop culture site. It was all that I had to live
for! He will kill indie film in Tampa Bay, too! I am sure of it!
Tez, little buddy, I am lonely. Could you come over tonight? I need
a friend. I need...... you.
Heads bobbing in unison. Sick, twisted, and totally funny at your
expense. You can’t have none of this, either!
If I were a fly on THAT wall, I’d probably fall of dead due
to the stench of sweat. That is just speculation on my part, though,
and it is my opinion. You fanboys deserve each other, and you are
pathetic excuses for human beings!
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