You know that fear that wells up inside when your parents dig up embarrassing old photos and videos of you and shows them to your friends? I have found a way to combat that fear.
I show them to the Internet before they can.
In 1991, my friend Dave DeRosa and I got decided that Martin County High School was sorely lacking a “Motion Picture Club.” I mean, they had clubs for everything else – so why not one for nerds who like to MAKE movies. (Back then, it wasn’t as commonplace as it is now.) Thus, we got off our respective asses, found a teacher to sponsor the club, and started shooting movies with my old VHS camcorder. A number of short films were created in my back yard and various other locales in the sleepy beach town of Stuart, Florida. Most of these gems from my childhood have been lost forever in various moves and changes in formats.
Our most ambitious film project we plotted for our newly formed high school club was to create a full length motion picture: Dave & Tom’s Excellent Adventure. As you may have guessed, Dave and I enjoyed a fascination with two popular film dudes and based our parody on their exploits. My Keanu voice impression wasn’t half bad back then.
In retrospect, this video makes a clever time capsule of our shared home town town from twenty years ago.
(Sweet Jesus, we’re fucking old.)
I’m sure I’ll sit through all forty eight minutes again one night a draw out of more detailed list of “look for this!” sort of stuff, but for now – keep an eye our for a cameo from an actual DeLorean AND footage of the old Martin Square Mall movie theater (that no longer exists.)