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Where it All Began is a short film that features the first film ever created by Daniel and Andrew Bermudez. The film that it features is widely regarded as the starting point for Mustache Maniacs Film Co.
Film Details Edit
- Release Date: December 21, 2014
- Running Time: 3 min.
- MPAA Rating: n/a
- Director: Daniel Bermudez
- Writer: n/a
- Producer: Teresa Bermudez
Plot Summary Edit
WARNING: This section contains spoilers. If you do not want to find out what happens, skip to the next section.
The film opens with Christmas morning 2003, where Daniel Bermudez films the opening of various presents, including a Sea Wolf submarine play set, a Constructionary board game, and a "whole slew of books!". Later that day, Lawrence chases a toy car, Andrew sings Jingle Bell Rock on his new karaoke machine, and everyone gathers for Christmas dinner. As the scene fades out, a montage plays in rapid succession of nearly every prior Mustache Maniacs Film Co. movie as Papa Dodo sings "Happy Crazy Birthday."
Production History Edit
Back in early 2014, as development geared up for projects for the last half of 2014, something was needed as a capstone for Ten Years of Going Crazy!, but there was trouble deciding what that would be. However, as plans to release Christmas 2003 had been floating around for some time and this film was going to be released in December, all of the plans lined up.
The film was announced in the fall of 2014 as a "surprise Christmas present" for the Mustache Maniacs Film Co. community. In development, one of the hardest challenges was bringing the old footage into the digital age, with enhanced picture and sound. Unlike the From the Vaults re-releases, this film was planned to be in HD. Using Adobe Premiere Pro and its various image correction tools, care was taken to make sure that the film would look as good as possible in HD.
Also challenging was the task of taking thirty minutes of footage and condensing it down to three. Most of the gift unwrapping was cut out, as were scenes of setting up the new gifts.
When all was said and done, the film was released ahead of schedule on December 21, 2014.
Audience Reception Edit
While it was viewed as a nice way to end Ten Years of Going Crazy!, it did not do well, garnering only a few hundred views.
- Andrew Bermudez - Performer; Editor; Composer
- Daniel Bermudez - Director; Performer
- Teresa Bermudez - Performer; Advisor
- Al Bermudez - Performer
- Lawrence "Gato" Bermudez - Performer
- This is widely regarded as the beginning of Mustache Maniacs Film Co.
- Plans to release this footage date as far back as 2009's Five Year Celebration.