Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Greetings All!

We've had such a huge response to "The Dog's Breakfast" clip that I just had to make sure that I took the time to thank all of you so much for watching and caring and commenting..."Thank you all so much!"

Okay, that's off the to-do list.

On the "Breakfast" front, Jane & I are putting our evil brains together to make one big brain and to create a marketing plan...I love all the research and the business side of making a movies…who knew!? Every stage of getting the film from concept to completion is just about the coolest thing on earth. I kept dreading the next phase and every time I ended up loving every minute of it and even sadness when it was over...I think I know what I want to be when I grow up. I can't wait to get this film (A Dog’s Breakfast) up on some local screens and get a giggle or two out of the lot of you in the process. We're thinking about doing some kind of "Book Tour" approach to the theatrical release (with or without distributors attached). We thought maybe, select a few cities where we can screen the film, do some Q&A's sign a few DVD's maybe, shake a few hands, have a few drinks (fizzy water right now…more on that later!) and say a few hellos. The film has started going out to distributors so hopefully we'll have a better idea of what's available to us in the near future...excited!

Meanwhile back in space...McKay is as talkative as ever...if not more so (hard to believe I know)! That said, it's too much fun and we've had some great guest stars to play with. I really think that you are going to get a kick out of what we've been up to up here in Atlantis...although I have to tell you all...there have been some pretty shocking developments on the story front...and some huge changes on the horizon...I can say no more...but be warned! Also it looks like I'm hopping over to do another SG1 and have yet more fun with poor Samantha Carter in another alternate if Rodney wasn't causing enough chaos on our side of the he gets to do it in some fancy threads...Hello Giorgio Armani McKay!

Peace, Love, Laughter and Snarcasm!



At 12:01 AM, Blogger Aquaura said...

Thank you so much David for all the good news and for taking the time to write to us. We love you !
Take care.

At 12:08 AM, Blogger Anise said...

Thanks for the update - glad to hear things are going well! And fizzy water? Whaaaaat??? Shame on you, man! ;-)

At 12:17 AM, Blogger claudiasharon said...

Good to know you're having fun! :)

At 12:26 AM, Blogger Kath said...

Sounds like you're having a fun time! I'm looking forward to seeing ADB. The Serenity fan screenings were hugely popular and I'm sure yours would be too. Just be sure to come to Baltimore!

Best Wishes!

At 12:31 AM, Blogger Erynn said...

Why does this sound like Ace Rimmer? OHGOD!

How's Mars doing with the Cone of Shame? And thanks for putting up a blog, David. I've been following the DB blog since I found it, and am very tickled you're sharing your time with us like this, given how busy you are.

That picture, btw? Terrifying. Just terrifying.

At 12:31 AM, Blogger M said...

Bahahaha - I love your "mug shot"!

Ooh, more things coming in relation to the movie - cool! I'm definitely looking forward to hearing about it and possibly seeing it (?). Not sure about the latter as I live in Aust and I remember you saying something about it when you were here for a con last year.

With regards to the adventures of Rodney, I was thinking of Ace Rimmer or Ace Rodney (Red Dwarf reference) when I saw some of those promo pics (I think we're referring to the same ep?). Either that or Rodney stole John's hair gel. :)

Cool of you to have your own blog and hopefully we'll catch more of you around at a con or Rodney on screen.

BTW, I've really been enjoying the new season of SGA.

At 12:40 AM, Blogger Linz said...

Good luck with the distributors!!! The "Book Tour" approach sounds like an amazing way to interact with fans and get the film out there :D It's great to hear that you are having a blast with the whole process though. But what's the fizzy water all about?

Can't wait to see the SG-1 episode and Giorgio Armani McKay!

At 1:07 AM, Blogger Frances said...

Hi there! We're really looking forward to your film down here in New Zealand. Are you planning to release it here, even if only on DVD?

At any rate, may I suggest our annual film festival?

At 1:25 AM, Blogger BorgTeddy said...

Hi David :)

I love the picture (maybe a bit too much cafeine though? ;) )
Anyway, thanks for taking the time to write this blog. (where hopefully you will tell us more about the fizzy water)

I loved the clip of ADB and hope there will be more for me to look at (and show to all my friends)
and I can't wait for the movie to come to the big screen. (preferably in The Netherlands)

Have a great weekend :)

At 1:29 AM, Blogger Skein42 said...

Hi there,

it's great to find out you're having so much fun :-) Love your "mug shot".

You think you and Jane could bring the movie to Germany? There's so many of us here looking forward to it, you have so many fans here, and despite our reputation, us Germans do know how to have fun. Even without yodeling.

Looks like I'm not above begging. :-)

All the best to you and Jane

At 2:06 AM, Blogger watcher652 said...

Ha! So now it's confirmed that David Hewlett = H0rrid.

Thanks for keeping us all up to date with ADB. You're certainly going to get more than a giggle or two out of me. I laughed more than that with just the little clip I saw.

I love your photo. Looks like you're trying to simulate Sheppard's hair style! And I can't wait to see a Rodney with fashion sense.

Thanks for writing!

At 2:30 AM, Blogger Vicky said...

Thank you David for taking the time out of your busy schedule to post on here! we are certainly looking forward to hearing more about the screenings of ADB :D

*hopes for a UK showing*

glad to hear you are keeping busy :)

take care


At 2:41 AM, Blogger claire2281 said...

'Shocking developments'? 'Huge changes'? Now I'm curious, damnit!

And I'm seconding (thirding, fourthing?) what people have said about Ace Rimmer!Rodney. That's the first thing I thought as well. If he says 'Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast' I will just die. :)

Just a heads up - my friend sent you something in the post that'll likely arrive there eventually (this is the UK postal service we're talking about.). She was extremely nervous about the whole thing bless her but it is a terrific piece of writing. All I'll say is that a conversation led to me saying wouldn't it be fabulous if the next Dr Who was McKay-esque and she ran with the idea ;)

Take care.

At 2:45 AM, Blogger Chez said...

Wow Mr Hewlett, you're one of the few people who actually care about interacting with thier fans.. even though I'm sure promoting A dog's breakfast has nothing to do with it ;).

I love crazy mug shots, and you've definately got one of the best out there.. and following up alex's comment with Rodney stealing John's hair gel... "So THAT'S how you get your hair to go like that!!!"

Hopefully non-US residents will be able to see ADB without resorting to "obtaining" it otherwise.

Hopefully you can come down to Australia to promote it or at least give McKay a bigger ego than he already has :D

Thanks for keeping us updated :D

At 3:18 AM, Blogger BethyNYC said...

Thank you for the update! The "book tour" idea is a great one, and definitely a good way of getting ADB more publicity.

Looking forward to seeing it!

At 3:27 AM, Blogger worth_it said...

That is great! Any chance you can bring A Dog's Breakfast to Australia? :) Can't wait to see the new Atlantis!

At 4:06 AM, Blogger Red Phoniex said...

Thank you so much for keeping us up to date with ADB. We're all really excited and can't wait. Another thank you is in order. Thank you for signing up to do Wolf P2 in London. We don't get many stars over here and i hope the latest air travel problems haven't put you off coming. Loving S3 of Atlantis, one question 'what was on your underwear in Sadeta?'. Us lot in the McKay/Hewlett thread on gateworld spent ages trying to work it out :) Hope to see ADB in the UK, if not i'll hopefull still see you in Feb. Good Luck.
Red Phoniex

At 4:49 AM, Blogger Klenotka said...

Hi David,
thank you so much for this. It´s great that you found time to inform us.
Good luck with the distributors and with your movie. We are everyone looking forward to it.

At 4:50 AM, Blogger IAmRightHere said...

The "book tour" idea sounds pretty creative. Good thing you're an outgoing person. Someone shy would spend the entire tour rocking in a corner.

I loved the ADB clip! Hope the film makes it to a theater in or near Washington, DC, but if it doesn't my friends and I will find another way to see it. Road trip, perhaps.

Your allusion to "shocking developments" and "big changes" intrigues me. You are referring to McKay wearing leather much more often?

Now that we know what you and Mars look like, how about posting a pic of Jane? I mean, might as well get the whole family out there. Unless Jane's shy. In that case, I never asked.

Keep blogging, My Golden Stranger!

At 4:52 AM, Blogger lauren said...

It's a tad creepy that I'm sitting here patting (stroking?) my cat and cackling VERY LOUDLY, but that's because you have possibly the most awesome "mug shot" ever.

In any case, I hope you decide to bring the film down under! We're fun, we have film festivals, we'd be happy to have you!!!

At 5:05 AM, Blogger PX7555 said...

Cool blog. The 'book tour' sounds great, although I think I'm in the wrong country to see the film - come down to the States! :)

Heh, your photo reminds me of DMV efforts on driver's licenses ;)

At 5:06 AM, Blogger Jen said...

I see the 'mug shot' captured your best side *giggle*

Hope the ADB crew make it to Scotland (I'm sure 'The Filmhouse' or 'The Cameo' in Edinburgh would be glad to show ADB. They're the more 'arty' cinemas) and I'll be happy to buy you a glass or two of...ahem...'fizzy water'

At 5:06 AM, Blogger slodwick said...

All I can say is please, please come to Chicago, if at all possible. I promise you a packed house. :)

At 5:21 AM, Blogger Arlessiar said...

Woah, you're blogging! Is that great or what?

Thanks so much for doing this and keeping us fans up-to-date with the latest news about ADB - I'm crazy about this film since I heard about it for the first time. The pic and the trailer already had me in stitches - I'll surely more than just giggle when I see the whole film! :)
I can only second what skein42 (*waves*) said and asked: Any chance your German fans will be able to see your film? DVD, theatrical release? We also have great film festivals here, btw. :)

I'd do everything to see this film! Although, when I think about it, coming to America to attend one of the "ADB events" you plan might not be possible (Selling the, out of the question... Bank robbery? No, better not, might not get the new SGA eps in prison...). Ok, so maybe I'd just do a lot to see this film. ;)

But seriously, I hope all your wishes and dreams about your film will come true, enjoy every phase as much as you can and have fun!Greetings to Jane, you two are great!

Bye, A.

P.S. Thanks for coming to P2 in February! It'll be my first con, and I'm already pretty nervous, but I'm looking forward to meet so many fellow fans - and you.

At 5:25 AM, Blogger Willow Rosenburg said...

Thanks for posting an update David. I am glad everything is going so well. I am having an odd thought about this fizzy drinks thing... I shall keep it to myself.

This SGA ep sounds interesting. I like many have a Red Dwarf/Ace image in my head I don't seem to be able to get rid off. Ace McKay! :)

Sadly seems like us Aussies will never get to see this film *pouts and begs* but I hope your plans all work out and I love that you took time out to post this.


At 5:34 AM, Blogger Neth Dugan said...

Just heard about this over on the Live Journals and came running over. Instant love of the photo. If anyone had any doubt you could play a mad scientist before, it's promptly been disolved, Doc Brown.

The book tour? Love the idea, and I know my friends in the US will take full advantage. Hoping you're going to come to little old England at some point (Bristol!), you have many fans over here and, also, just dieing to watch ADB.

Also, before I go to prevent myself from babbling until the Big Crunch, I'll just say that the news that you're attending Pegasus Two has made my month. Stuff's being going on, bad stuff, but it's a lil' brighter now. I'd say look out for the insane guests, but that'd be the lot of us.

So, yeah. Brilliant that you're doing this, can't wait for Peg2 and I hope hope (would sending you my sonic screwdriver help?) that the book tour comes to England.


At 5:36 AM, Blogger ames said...

yay for Hewlett!Blog, hurrah! And here's hoping there will never be a Hewlett!MySpace, because that would be like worlds colliding.

I am definitely looking forward to ADB, and loving this season of Atlantis. I think Sateda and Uninvited were two of the best episodes yet. Thank you for giving us McKay, because he is fantastic.

At 5:42 AM, Blogger crownglass39 said...

In considering locations for the movie, please consider Michigan. No one ever comes to Michigan. It's usually cold as hell here, but we have pasties...the edible kind not the...nevermind.

As an aside, one of the producers mentioned at the ComicCon something about the ratings being low and the danger of SGA not being renewed. Can you do me a favor and find this guy and give him an atomic wedgie for me cause people are shitting a brick..erm... getting a little concerned over at some communities, especially in LJ.

Seriously, we've not had enough of McKay and tell them not to even joke about that stuff.

I'm looking forward to seeing ADB, thanks for posting the update! Also, the cowboy hat=good...

At 5:44 AM, Blogger Karei said...

Thanks for the news and taking the time to let us all know what's up. I hope all the plans come to be, especially the tour idea... that'd be sweet.

Yeah and uh... you so win the internet with that picture.

At 5:45 AM, Blogger Anita said...

Good luck, David, with all your projects!

At 5:52 AM, Blogger Rebeccasaurus said...

Totally cool news! I'm guessing a fly by trip to Australia for a screening is out of the question :) Instead I send many virtual hoorahs :D

At 6:25 AM, Blogger K said...

Thanks for taking the time to let us know how things are going!

A "Book Tour" sounds awesome... I'm assuming that it would be coming to Toronto? =D

And please think about attending more cons! I know a lot of us would love to meet you and thank you ourselves for all the great work you've done.

Good luck!

At 6:27 AM, Blogger lavvyan said...

Oh my God, what happened to your hair? ;p

I so hope your film will be distributed to Europe. Preferrably Germany, but I'm willing to travel - it looked hilarious.

And I'm all for you touring and signing and shaking hands. *nods frantically* Brilliant idea. ;)

Take care,

At 6:39 AM, Blogger stormysworld said...

Thanks for doing this. My family and I hope to get the film here in Germany. We love funny films.
My daughter is waiting for a new Sam and McKay view more than any other, so we like to read it here.
Best wishes!

At 6:40 AM, Blogger tart said...

Best of luck with the movie. I'm looking forward to seeing it, which I am determined to do, no matter where I have to travel. It sounds like you have some exciting things planned - just tell me when and where!

At 6:45 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Shocking developments? Changes?
*bites nails*
I hope that it's all for the good of McKay! Just a little tired of McKay being everyone's whipping boy.

I can't wait to see ADB! I feel a roadtrip coming on!

Thanks for sharing!

At 6:46 AM, Blogger Tipsywitch said...

Thanks for the update. I hope you and Jane are having fun with all of this in the midst of all the "working".

UK! (hint) UK! (hint) UK! (hint)

How's Mars doing with the Cone of shame?

Anyway, back to the important stuff, what's with the hair!!!!!!

At 7:07 AM, Blogger Tammy Mc said...

Thank you David for taking a break from your busy schedule to spend a little time with us. I truely enjoy reading anything that you post and look forward to it. How sad is it for that to be the highlight of my day...

I know that I, like many others, am anxiously awaiting any news on your movie.
The picture - scary, just plain scary, but in a good way :)

Keep up the wonderful work. I hope that Mars is doing better.
Sending much love to you as always.

At 7:14 AM, Blogger Emily said...

Can't wait to see the movie! I saw your moving Nothing. I loved it! It was fun telling people about it because of the title.

Thank you!

At 7:15 AM, Blogger Image Child (Hope) said...

Ohhh David David I'm so excited!! As mentioned, the Serenity screenings were VERY popular, and if your fanbase has anything to do with it (and Lord knows we will) the Breakfast screenings will be even MORE popular. Here's hoping it comes to Dallas! It's so fantastic you're finding other parts of this whole gig to enjoy besides the acting bit! Kudos on the knowing what to be when you grow up, I'm still working on that. *grin* keep having fun!

At 7:28 AM, Blogger strivaria said...

Between the cold meds and the lack of caffeine, about the only coherent thing I can muster up this morning is:


At 7:35 AM, Blogger sueKay said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to tell us what's happening with the film!! Hope you get to do a screening in Scotland sometime...can't wait!!!

At 7:40 AM, Blogger Nightsister said...

I guess somebody was able to tie David down and force him to post on his blog, eh? :)

But I wholeheartedly give thanks to David for doing this (go Team Hewlett!), and I'm wondering/hoping that the producers are planning -- if they haven't already -- on submitting "Breakfast" to Tribeca or TIFF?

Also, I TOTALLY knew David would love the business end of making movies because, dude, you're a self-professed geek. We geeks love doing stuff like that, duh!

At 7:45 AM, Blogger dutch_eowyn said...

I started a Blogger account just to be able to say hi here. How very stalkerish of me 0_o


And keep on enjoying everything that comes with making a movie.

At 7:46 AM, Blogger Auliya said...

David! Good to hear that you are having so much fun with ADB. We're (the fans that is, not that I have multiple personalities) all excited about seeing it. Any chance of heading close to North Carolina in the US?
You may not remember but I'm the computer illiterate fan who had no idea about the "notebook". However, you'd be proud to know that I got the DOS joke from Atlantis.*pats myself on the back*
So excited about alt-McKay and the changes you speak of.
Give Jane a big hug!

At 7:48 AM, Blogger Muffin said...

Hey David!

Thanks for letting us know the latest news on the movie! Can't wait to see where those screenings are going to be. But fizzy water... you cant celebrate with fizzy water lol


At 7:55 AM, Blogger wordplay said...

I join the rest of the fanbase in a rousing chorus of "wow, um, nice hair!".

I hope the fantasy film tour will make it out to the East Coast - there's a significant fanbase stretching between Boston and DC and we travel and we bring friends.

(Obligatory plug for the hometown events - the Filmfest DC submission deadline is 12 Jan and DCIFF's is 15 Dec. Just, you know, randomly. Tra la.)

At 7:59 AM, Blogger Wiccanslyr said...

Hmmm, leave it to you to draw me away from my safe little LJ world...That "mug shot" is...something.

Anyway, it's beyond awesome that you took the time to set this up and let us all know more about the film! I think I'll consider it a slightly early Birthday gift (yes, it's very nice in my world).

I'm more than sure that it shatter expectations and I KNOW it'll be funny enough to make me snort! I know this because the clip already has.

As for the SGA stuff I just hope it's not anything that will make my head explode...::wibble::...I don’t wanna explode.

I think I'll stop rambling now and end by saying that you are QUICKLY reaching Josslove status and THAT is an accomplishment my friend.

Can’t wait to read more!
Good luck with everything!

At 8:00 AM, Blogger logovo said...

Looking forward to the movie and reading a schedule of screenings or something like it. Thanks for taking the time post this.

At 8:04 AM, Blogger Minder said...

Grats David!

Its good to know that you love what you do, and it must be fantastic to get to work with your sister!

Just a reminder, Dont forget the fans up here in Canada! Ottawa wants to see you too if you do a tour!

At 8:07 AM, Blogger Minder said...

Grats David!

Its good to know that you love what you do, and it must be fantastic to get to work with your sister!

Just a reminder, Dont forget the fans up here in Canada! Ottawa wants to see you too if you do a tour!

At 8:12 AM, Blogger Mercury973 said...

Um, that is just the damn sexiest picture I have seen since the Nick Nolte mugshot.

Any chance of running the film at the Seattle Film Festival in June?

Hows about a internet marketing ala SOAP?

Thanks for the update.

At 8:18 AM, Blogger Elandria Lore said...

Thanks so much for keeping us up to date! I absolutely adored the clip I saw of ADB and I can't wait to see the rest. I'm with everyone else in hoping that your Movie Tour works out because it sounds like a blast.

Here's hoping that you can stop by Colorado, but for this, I'd be willing to travel as evidenced by the fact that I am all sorts of thrilled for the chance to see you at Peg2. Thanks for doing that as well:)

As always, I can't wait to see what's happening on Atlantis, shocking developments and all, especially when it gets me McKay in leather.

At 8:39 AM, Blogger Mahlia Belonn said...

Thank you David for keeping us so well informed about the progress of A Dog's Breakfast. I am looking forward to seeing the final product with barely checked impatience! On your possible tour could you possibly think about us poor folk over here in Oz who can't afford to travel overseas at the moment. I know a lot of people who would be exceptionally grateful (me included) for the chance to see you and the film. You would also be able to view my homage to Stargate (and McKay) tattoo in the flesh (so to speak) instead of just the design and the photos I sent!
All the best for the future with the film!

At 8:41 AM, Blogger TCMJ said...

Great news about the film. Well done!

Fizzy water? I can think of only one reason why I'd be forced to drink fizzy water! Is there something else to celebrate? ;)

And stay away from electrical sockets please. They're not for playing with...

At 8:55 AM, Blogger RoaringMice said...

Hey, nothing wrong with fizzy water. Add some OJ, or cran and a lime and it's actually quite nice. Makes you feel as if you're drinking something without actually...drinking something.

At 8:59 AM, Blogger groovekittie said...

Yays! Can you bring it to the Broadway theatre in Saskatoon?! I've been a huge fan of both McKay and you since forever. I would most certainly be in attendance if you got the movie shown here in Saskatchewan. :D

At 9:03 AM, Blogger LJC said...

I second the Chicago plea!

(except that I will be at Worldcon in Lost Angles hanging out with Doctor Who people while the SGA con is going on here next week-end)

Blogs are cool, Mr. Man. Good job. Can't wait to see ADB.

At 9:07 AM, Blogger Vive les Unas said...

Wow, your picture is just so much like Doctor Emmett Brown...yeah, the "doc" in "back to the future"...I'm insane.
I was completly frightened to read that Atlantis will know a big upheaval, I hope it doesn't involve some character death...
I have a question : will you export A Dog's Breakfast in France ? There's a lot of french fan, very impatient to watch it, and after the Sneak Peek in YouTube, some -such as me- are quite hystericals.
Thanks for all the happyness and crazyness that you bring in our live, have fun in your marketing adventure !!

Hallowed are the Hewletts !

At 9:17 AM, Blogger beeej said...

Thanks for keeping us updated!

It would be so fantastic if you'd bring ADB to the Washington DC area! =D

At 9:19 AM, Blogger kittenz2006 said...

Thanks and damn you, now I have to explain why there was hysterical laughter coming from my cubical at work. Strangely, it will probably go over as well as when I wore my "David Hewlett- Obession at it's finest" t-shirt to the staff picnic(but I digress).
Have contacted TPTB at the North of Superior Film Association (NOSFA) and they seem interested. AS a lure, it's very, very pretty here (but don't come in the winter) and I promise to spring for all the Tim Hortons and persians (local specialty- cinnamon buns with whipped pink buttercream icing)you people can handle. Heck, if Alan Rickman went to Wawa for the buttertarts to do "Snowcake" ,it's worth a try.
Big changes on a program don't usually bode well, so I'm biting my nails about that one. Hopefully, it's not a reactionary thing to Scifi's current ratings woes.
Anyway, best wishes and congrats on the "fizzy water"(soda with lime cordial is lovely).L

At 9:44 AM, Blogger San5000 said...

Fizzy water?? Just the thought of it has me wanting a stiff drink - mine's a vodka :-D

Wonderful to hear that you are trying to get the film out so we can all see it - and having fun in the process. I bet we are all as excited as you, especially after the great teaser...just try not to forget us over here in the UK...please!

At 10:07 AM, Blogger FG said...

Love the idea of a book tour for the movie. Any chance you could come to northwest Ohio?

And a huge SCORE!!! for you doing another SG-1 episode. Loved you (and the whole cast, of course) in "The Pegasus Project".

Thanks for taking the time to write us!

At 10:07 AM, Blogger pavaneofstars said...

Hi David!

It is so cool of you to take time out of your busy schedule to keep us updated about your movie and Atlantis! Thanks bunches! :D I'm really excited about seeing A Dog's Breakfast and hope it comes to a theater near me. All the best to you and Jane and Mars. :)

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At 10:09 AM, Blogger korax said...

OMG Hi David! *grins*

Do you think there is any chance of you showing 'A Dog's Breakfest' in one of the Berkeley cinemas? Please?!

If this is a hit, do you think you will be doing any more movies down the line?

Also, I can't wait for the new Atlantis episodes! :D I've really been enjoying the episodes so far!

At 10:11 AM, Blogger remey said...

you 'mug shot' is a tad scary..

and "Hello Giorgio Armani McKay!"
i can see that plastered on t-shirts....

At 10:24 AM, Blogger RunTotoRun said...

Your enthusiasm is contagious! Good luck with the distribution, and I hope your 'book tour' makes it to the New England area. I also would like to see a "making of" documentary for your film since you make the whole thing sound like such a blast!

At 10:33 AM, Blogger Sylvia said...

Great to see that the distribution plans for the film are proceeding apace, and looking forward to seeing it at a theatre near us soon. Not sure if you signed up for the Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax (deadline was early June, so you may not have been ready then), but hopefully we'll see it - and your talented team - in NS sometime in the future. I'm good for a fizzy water if you make it down East (I owe you at least one for a kindness you did for one of my students), though if you're a bubble tea fan you'll have a hell of a time finding one on this coast. :) Wishing you much success with the film and with SGA.

At 10:38 AM, Blogger Suki Blue said...


Hey, this blog thingy is a great idea! I almost feel like I'm actually talking to you... Well, except for the fact that I'm actually talking to myself right now. Don't worry, I'm not mad - just British.

Anyway, this was my first chance to catch a clip of 'Breakfast and I gotta say, it looks fabtastic. Can't wait to see the whole thing. It'll be coming to the UK, right? Don't make me give you the Puppy Dog Eyes of Doom!

And lastly, because otherwise I'll ramble on all day, SGA rocks.

Give Mars a belly tickle and a kiss for me because, man, he's a cutie.


At 10:38 AM, Blogger Gem Simpson said...

I can't wait to see A Dogs Breakfast, if I had the money I would travel to Canada just to watch it, but I am only a poor poor (literally) student.

May have to wait for it to come out on DVD and buy a multi-region DVD player, but YAY! Glad to know it's all going well :)

And as for McKay becoming all cool and stuff...I like him how he is...McKay like...

Anywho...good luck with everything :)

At 10:45 AM, Blogger V---'-@ said...

Goddess, I hate marketing and I wish someone would do mine for me. I am proficient at art and science but marketing? Nope. Of course if I learned to enjoy it maybe I'd have an income. In any case, it's refreshing to see an excellent performing artist who has talents offstage as well as on. Besides myself that is (retired ballerina here).

H! I enjoy your performances greatly though I've not seen all that many. Your work in GUP was of such exquisite intensity and I was reminded of the intensity of Jackie Cooper's break down scene in the original version of the film "The Champ." It is both profound and natural. I have never seen anything like that scene but your work comes closest.

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At 11:06 AM, Blogger maryavatar said...

ADB looks like a real hoot, I hope it makes it to the UK. And talking of making it to the UK... I'm really looking forward to Pegasus 2. :)

At 11:25 AM, Blogger tikiberry said...

Er... love the new hair. Heh.

You should definitely do screenings and come to London! We'll give you one hell of a welcome. Yes...

At 11:28 AM, Blogger Maat/Phoenix said...

i hope you pick a place somewhere near Oklahoma City! i live in Norman. BTW, good luck with everything.

At 11:51 AM, Blogger mira said...

Gah! Holy...I really haven't had enough coffee for that mug shot.

Good luck with "Breakfast". Hope it shows up somewhere near Alabama in the not-so-distant future. (Yeah, not exactly holding my breath. This is Alabama, after all.)

Oh, growing up is over-rated. I tried it for a few years, then gave up and reverted. It's more fun this way.

At 12:15 PM, Blogger Gencie said...

Good luck getting the film out there! I'm really looking forward to seeing it. And whoo! If you do a limited showing or something in Vancouver first, I'll be up there for film school in January anyway! Yay!

Can't wait to see more of Atlantis. I'm loving this season. And your sister is so cute! I can't wait to see her episode! Give Mars a cookie for me. He's such a hardworking actor.

And, you know, so are you, I suppose. Cookie for you too. :-P

At 12:20 PM, Blogger Wabit said...

Thanks for the update on ABD and Atlantis. Mmmmmm big changes ahead, now this really got me thinking. Hope Mars in on the mend, (been there done it with the light bulb cone) LOL. I've now got a 8 week old black lab and he's as daft as a brush. I did want to call him McKay!! But for some strange reason my family said NO!!!! :-) So we called him Geordie. Anyway loving season 3 of Atlantis and see you at P2 in Feb. YAY.

At 12:28 PM, Blogger Wabit said...

Shame on me, in my haste to post I did not notice my little error until it was too late. Here's to a UK screening of ADB at Wolf SG11 (Paul will be there, so he can bring it) or P2. And the Giorgio Armani leather look McKay is so cool.

At 12:57 PM, Blogger Maria said...

Another vote for screening it in London! Come on, there's at least three of us ;)

Hope the film does great, I have no doubt that it will.

Peace, Love, Laughter and Snarcasm right back at ya.

At 1:04 PM, Blogger smiley_jen said...

Thank you so much for keeping everyone up to date on the progress. I'm really looking forward to seeing A Dog's looks great! I hope if you do the whole book tour idea for the movie that you remember us little guys in the middle of the U.S. I live in please try to get it to Chicago at the very least...Hey...I'm willing to drive the 3 hours to get there to see it if I have to!!! Hee,hee. I just wanted to say my husband and I are big fans, we think you rock, and Rodney is our absolute favorite character on Atlantis!!! Keep up the good work!!!

:) JEN :)

At 1:12 PM, Blogger Azicrow said...

Thanks so much for the update *grins*

I do hope you mange to show it over here in England, I know you'll probably be swamped at the Peg2 con if you do manage to come:)

Also I hope you and Paul McGillion get to do more onscreen work because Duet was fantastic as was Sateda and ADB seems really funny. So you two you're a great comedy pair. I just hope we get to see more of that.

*grins* Take Care and hope to see you in Peg2. (I'll probably be the only muslim girl there in a scarf *sighs* I'm gonna stick out like a sore thumb LOL. Ah well it'll be fun for my first con. )

Anyway thanks for the update and I'll keep reading *grins*

At 1:15 PM, Blogger Jan said...

I hope everyone at Kibble is having as much fun on the "Dog's Breakfast" project as you are: your enthusiasm just oozes from every pore.

Now that I step back and read that, it's a far less appealing visual than I was aiming at... cursed be my poor use of metaphor!

Welcome to the blogosphere!

I for one am personally willing to offer bribes to Mars if he can convince you and Jane to do a showing in Toronto... name your price, Mars. Name your price.

At 1:20 PM, Blogger bex said...

Hi David
It's so cool that you're blogging - not many people would do that for the lowly fans and it just makes us love you all the more.
Looks like you'll have to take your 'book tour' worldwide - hope this is something you'll be able to do as so many of us want to get the chance to support the film. Here's hoping you can at least make it to the UK... and Oz and NZ and Germany and any other place the guys here can come up with.
Looking forward to your next blog and (fingers x) a new mug shot!
Take care and keep up the good work
x x x

At 1:29 PM, Blogger perfectblue said...

shocking developments on SGA? ok, now you've scared the crud out of me!

At 1:30 PM, Blogger perfectblue said...

shocking developments on SGA? ok, now you've scared the crud out of me!

At 1:36 PM, Blogger valderys said...

Just want to add that it'll be lovely to see you over here in the UK at P2. Bring Jane! We want to say hi! And bring ADB - or is that being greedy? I hope not :) I would say bring Mars, but I don't think our quarantine laws are sufficiently relaxed for that yet, although you can get doggy passports, I believe.

*So* looking forward to meeting 'Rod' - in Armani or not! :)

At 1:36 PM, Blogger aurore said...

Well, Hi!

You just knew you would get some reactions with that mug shot, didn't you? ;-)

That's a bit strange because even if I don't know you, I'm glad that you're having a great time with the business part of "A Dog's Breakfast". As we say here, what a joie de vivre you have!
I'm going to join some of the Pegasus 2 future attendees and suggest that a screening of ADB there would be a fantastic idea. I've watched the short excerpt and it looked like the kind of crazy movie with a Brit humor I enjoy.

Well, if you see a blushing silly looking French at P2, that'll be me (or one of your other fans from France!)
Take care and warm wishes,


At 2:06 PM, Blogger kamelion said...

'Bout time you started a blog. *grin* Can't wait to see the movie! Sounds like quite an adventure for you, sure you want to go through this again? ;)

At 2:09 PM, Blogger Carolyn Marie said...

The "book tour" distribution process for the movie sounds fun, exciting, and intimate (my brain isn't functioning at the highest levels right now so I can't think of a better word right now). In Wichita, KS, we have lots of smaller theaters that show "smaller" movies, and some of them are designed for the interaction. I'm sure people in any given area could help network to find these places. Wichita also has a local film organization, dedicated largely to independant film. Touring through these would probably fun as well. I'm sure there's something interesting to do in all these places so I'd hope it wouldn't just be a whistle-stop tour for you folks because that might make it less fun and more exhausting! I know of a couple of small movies that do a tour-type distribution of the film, but I haven't kept track of them to know more. "Invisible Children" has an email address on their website for people who want a screening in their area (but I don't know how they're working that). I know "Serenity" did sort of a movie-blitz prior to its opening to show there was interest in a wide-release.

And those are my random musings. Hope you enjoy distributing the film!

At 2:30 PM, Blogger Erynn said...

I've been passing the word around about the ADB blog and this one. The minute I hear about a Vancouver or Seattle showing for the flick, I'll be on top of it. Maybe even both ;)

At 2:44 PM, Blogger Jwall said...

Yes! What slodwick said up there *waves vaugely* Come to Chicago! You on a book tour would just be made of awesome.

If you don't I might be forced to blog about my big emo sadness, and God knows that's the last thing LiveJournal need more of.

At 2:45 PM, Blogger Liloow-Vena said...

Hi David!

well how to say you all of that in english? I don't know if my sentence is english. Not a problem, I have a good excuse: I'm french!!! Yeah!

Do you know if "A dog's breakfast" will exist in France? I hope yes but in my town it will be :no.
I'm so sad.

Where was I? oh yes... you helped me to improve my English. Infact i watch the DVDs of Stargate in English and I become better... and I learn different accent: the canadian (even if sometimes I don't undestand what you say, you speak so quick)(I didn't know but i think you say the Z like the frenchs but it's not sure) and the scottish ^^ Even if Paul's accent is not really true.

By speaking of Paul do you know that some people are fanatic of the couple that Rodney and carson make?? I'm one of them.*proud*
Do you also know that in France, a lot of people like you very much? Some made even a forum and a federation: the FFFDH (in french: federation francaise de fanatiques de David Hewlett)(his is here ==> we considere you almost as a god. Oh my... we're crazy and young... I think you are a great actor, and you showed it in Stargate Atlantis, I'm thiking about the episode: Duet and Grace Under Pressure, you're remarquable in it.
I can't compare with your other films because I've only seen "Cube" i find it strange. Oh and I saw you in Without a Trace too.

i'm crazy!! I want you to know that the french are with you!!(even if youre not really knew by here)
will you come one day in a convention in France?? it would be great!!

so goodbye mister Hewlett, and have a nice day. (I don't know what time it is in Canada maybe huh...4 or 5 pm no? here it's almost midnight! and i've to go to bed!!! well have a nice end of afternoon and night ^^

i wish you undestood what I wrote ....

At 2:55 PM, Blogger Annie said...

Congratulations and best wishes from downunder in Australia. Stargate Atlantis is hugely popular here and I'm really hoping you might make it to my hometown, Adelaide in South Australia one day.


At 3:36 PM, Blogger Dea said...

I'm going to throw my vote in for a Boston showing. I can't wait to see your movie!

At 3:38 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

there is always the foreign festival circuit...

not that I'm lazy, and this would keep me within a half hour of the sofa, or anything.

At 3:58 PM, Blogger Laitaine said...

Thanks for the update, David. A Dog's Breakfast looks amazing and I look forward to seeing it. Another vote for a UK showing right here - London, or maybe Cambridge (you know you want to!). Come and drink tea with us Brits.

I'm really enjoying the new season of Atlantis (and I loved the latest guest appearance in SG-1). I can't wait to watch the Atlantis developments you mentioned, or for Armani McKay.

Good luck with all your projects!

At 3:59 PM, Blogger windshieldbug said...

Love reading your news! Always a riot when I'm at work and start reading.

I'm ready for the movie to hit northwest Florida!! Thanks for updating us.

At 4:59 PM, Blogger Drake214 said...

Thanks, David, for taking the time to tell us all this. I can't wait to see A Dog's Breakfast!

As for Mcaky, how can he possibly be more talkitive? Just kidding, I can't wait to see the rest of SGA season 3! It's been great so far. ^-^

At 5:19 PM, Blogger Jean said...

Thanks for the happy news re: Dogs Breakfast and the tidbits on future SGA! I can't wait to see either.

Love the picture by the way :)

Good luck, take care and hope your "book tour" will hit Toronto!

At 5:30 PM, Blogger Vesica said...

Delighted to read you are having a grand time splashing around in the movie making process, though I would caution - never grow up; it's not worth the effort. How much better to go through life constantly discovering new things you'd love to do forever? My current list of careers I wouldn't mind trying is at 30 something...most totally unrelated to everything else on the list!

Thanks for the update. I would add my vote/location to where I think the "book tour" should come...but no one ever comes to Florida. Rather, I will start buttering up the friends in Chicago, DC, and New York now so they will save the couch for me!

Best wishes on a speedy and triumphant plan to get your film to the masses and in the meantime I suppose we will all just have to stayed glued to our TVs and the ever-entertaining adventures of Rodney McKay. ~Ves

At 5:44 PM, Blogger Crystal said...

I have to say i saw the clip and I find it hillarious it was a close on the floor with the rolling and all. It is turning out great and I can't wait to see the finished product.

THough it was kinda scary (knowing Paul Mcgillian so well as Dr. Beckett) To see him in that sci fi soap as something other then a scotish docter lol.

Well thanks for Witting and letting us all know how things are going

With Much Love,

At 6:12 PM, Blogger Cazilie said...

Yeehaw for more McKay! Can't wait till October! It's such a pain being in England where we don't see Atlantis for *months*! That leather jacket looks so good! Did Rodney steal it from Sheppard?

A Dog's Breakfast sounds great, I hope it airs outside of the U.S. Thank you for blogging and allowing we non-convention people to see how things are going :)

Have fun!

At 6:14 PM, Blogger kHo said...

Here's how much I love you, Hewlett. I took a *whole five seconds* out of my life to sign up for an account *just to post a reply*.

(If I knew how, those words between asteriks would be italicized)

Anyway, how cute are you? I love you David. You rock like a very rockin' thing.

And I could be like 90% of the people on here and ask you to have your film come to me, but 1) I live an hour away from New Orleans, wh ich is like Indie City so it'll probably come there anyway, and 2) it really doesn't matter... I'll get my hands on it somehow if I have to beg and prostitute myself. All for you, sweetcheeks.

And man. McKay in Armani? *swoon*

At 6:45 PM, Blogger Lady Moon said...

Armani McKay! WOOO! Now there's an image!

At 6:51 PM, Blogger helena said...

hi david!
I love the picture, very scary.
Just wanted to say I hope we get to see your movie in The Netherlands, it sounds like so much fun! Maybe the Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival is a good place to show it?( Or the International Film Festival Rotterdam (
Anyway, I love SGA, I hope there's going to be more Rodney episodes! :)

At 7:06 PM, Blogger Holly said...

I am looking forward to seeing A Dog's Breakfast. Good luck with distribution!

At 7:14 PM, Blogger Sarah Mae said...

Hey! This might sound kinda strange... but the yahoo group I'm a part of has been arguing over what exactly the design on your boxers were during the episode 'Sateda'. (The suggestions ranged from Kiwis to lemons to smiley faces...) It would be nice to be able to end the debate with a definitive answer. Thanks! ;)
~*~Sarah Mae

At 7:55 PM, Blogger Bek said...

Hey! You're blogging! Excellent.

Thanks so much for sharing all this with us. Looking forward to seeing ADB some day... has anyone mentioned AUSTRALIA yet...?

Also, thanks so much for being such an amazing McKay! What a wonderful time you must have being the snarky genius we love so much. You and your fellow cast members bring so much laughter to our living rooms. I hope it keeps coming for years to come.

Cheers and take care.

At 7:56 PM, Blogger Cyn said...

David! With a blog! What a brave man ;) Thanks for the update and for taking the time to let people know what is going on.

Looking forward to A Dog's Breakfast. I think a tour of small venues would work well and fan promotion is a very powerful tool -- just as Joss Whedon.

All the best.

At 8:27 PM, Blogger dana said...

Loyal livejournal user of 5 years signing up for blog (the pain, the angst of using the competition...OK, over it).

Your photo frightens and amuses me. That is all.

At 8:35 PM, Blogger Piglet said...

Hi David,
Love your photo!

I'd love to see "A Dog's Breakfast" as well! Don't forget about Winnipeg!! (Everyone seems to ignore us) We have a great film festival every year - the Winnipeg International Film Festival - check it out!!

Love, a fellow Canuck

At 8:40 PM, Blogger Lilas said...

Oooh! A blog! I hope you realise this means you've left yourself open for futher fan-stalking. And what's with the Einstein coffe!crazed look? Almost looks like a Zelenka hairdo.

Glad to hear ADB is coming along smoothly. I can't wait to see it! I hope you'll come to NY for a tour of it (and that I'll be around if you do).

And you evil being! You can't taunt us with glimpses of possible SGA plot weirdness and not elaborate! That's cruel and unusual punishment!
Thumbs WAY up on SGA S3! Loving it!

At 8:47 PM, Blogger tamrinm said...

I'm so excited that you've started a blog! I always knew that anything you would say would be exciting and hillarious.

I hope Mars is doing ok with his cone of shame. Btw, I wouldn't be able to resist a dog that sat on my foot either. It would be like he was choosing me!

I love the idea of the "book tour". I hope you come to Dallas/Fort Worth because we are so sad and lonely when all the cool stuff pass us by many miles away.

At 8:47 PM, Blogger Jessie said...

*waves hello*

Okay, just so you know, that was a truly "Eek!" moment with the picture. *nods* Took me a minute to realize who it was. Hey, never said I was the brightest crayon.

Also, I can't wait to see the movie. And not just from a fan type. Just cause it looks nifty, and shiny things beckon.

SGA news is love. What? Rodney snark, it feels me with me glee. Again, shiny.

*grins* Also? Love the penname. Just saying.

P.S. Hope Mars is doing okay. Poor guy.

At 8:51 PM, Blogger celeste said...

Yay! I'm looking forward to seeing ADB very, very much; if you could maybe do a screening in San Diego or Dallas, that would be nifty... ;)
Also, lovely picture!

At 9:02 PM, Blogger Sorcha said...

That picture, like you, is made of awesome. I would love to see Rodney looking like that after an all-bender on some new planet.

At 9:09 PM, Blogger Trouble said...

'Armani'...Does this mean McKay is going to be shot on the steps of the Gateroom?

At 9:23 PM, Blogger the dancer of spaz said...

Congrats on the film's cultish following. There are so many of us who are looking forward to seeing it! Hope you head over to the West Coast with that little tour. ;)

When can we start calling you Tarantino? :p

At 9:34 PM, Blogger lux said...

Sweet David H.:

Looking forward to A Dog's Breakfast. I think it's great that you are working in all the aspects of the movie!!!
best wishes

Oh and McKay in Armani? *swoon*(too many toughts)

At 9:51 PM, Blogger PG15 said...

Oh, I love fizzy water! And I'm not saying that just because I'm an ass-kisser.

A big THANK YOU for starting both this and the Breakfast blog David! I love it when the cast and crew of one of my favorite shows reaches down and connects with us little guys. ;)

-PG15 (of Gateworld)

At 9:58 PM, Blogger Patrick & Angela said...

We are looking forward to hopefully seeing your film. I am not sure if you will be showing it in Sacramento but maybe San Francisco...

Anyways, glad to hear that things are going so well and I hope for the happiness to continue!!!!

Take Care :)

**The Langford Family**
(Sacramento, CA)

At 10:11 PM, Blogger Zottty said...

Excellent picture by the way!! Thanks for the update and hope many follow. Good luck with your possible ventures and keep McKay yapping; if he isn’t yapping, SOMETHING IS WRONG!! I had to really laugh at the “cone of shame”…. I think poor Mars might need to see a doggie therapist after that picture!!

Thanks again…

At 10:52 PM, Blogger Sal's Gal said...

David! Should have guessed that a true geek would blog for his fans eventually. =) Thanks so much for taking the time to type for us.

So, you're bring ADB to Sacramento, right? Right?

S3 of SGA just keeps getting better and better. Progeny was The John and Rodney Show all the way through, absolutely hilarious. Very much looking forward to seeing Kate on the show in a few weeks.

Again, thanks so much for touching base with us here. It means a hell of a lot to us, your fans.

Peace and DHTML,
Barb =)

At 11:19 PM, Blogger chandelier said...

cant wait until its all finish. i met david last november in sydney and he talked about this project, and it sound even great back then

At 11:31 PM, Blogger Misfit said...

Yay David you have a blog!

Another Aussie here btw.

Nice hair doo by the way, I'm guessing your trying to outdo David Nykl on wildest hairstyles....although his character Zelenka has it pretty down :P
Other than that nice work on the new season of SGA and can't wait to see Giorgio Armani McKay.

At 11:44 PM, Blogger pixiesmith said...

A blog! I can't believe this, it's like a dream come true. Thanks for taking the time to write!

At 11:50 PM, Blogger flubber said...

Thanks David. Great blog! Scary picture though!!! ;-)
As I live in the UK I still have to see the new season! Can't wait!!
Can't wait to see the new threads either!!
Take care, have fun and enjoy life!

At 11:50 PM, Blogger flubber said...

Thanks David. Great blog! Scary picture though!!! ;-)
As I live in the UK I still have to see the new season! Can't wait!!
Can't wait to see the new threads either!!
Take care, have fun and enjoy life!

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At 12:34 AM, Blogger ZoniDuck said...

Hello, David! Add me to the list of folks looking forward to seeing A Dog's Breakfast. I hope you'll consider submitting it to The Phoenix Film Festival, because then I could see it right here in sunny Arizona. The festival is in April, which is a great time of year to visit here, and if I'm not mistaken, falls within your hiatus for SGA. The festival is one of the smaller ones, but it's extremely well-run, and very well-attended.

Also, since you mentioned doing a kind of book tour with the film, you might find useful. What it does is show you how much of a demand there is for something in a given location. It might be a good tool for you to gauge how much interest there is for ADB in different cities. Then you could maximize your promotional dollars by taking the film to cities with the largest number of people who are demanding to see it. Wil Wheaton used it recently to book several speaking engagements/book signings, and it worked out pretty well for him.

And thank you so much for Rodney. I can't even tell you how much I enjoy watching the show every week, and your portrayal of Dr. McKay is a huge part of that. Oh, and I'd like to second the request for a definitive answer on what those were on Rodney's boxers. I say lemons, because what could be happier than shorts covered in deadly fruit?

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At 12:44 AM, Blogger Candice said...

Ohmiword, I can't believe how fast the comments are coming in! Thanks David for creating your 2 blogs. I love the choice of photo on this blog ~ he, he. McKay is my favourite character! I'm in South Africa so that might be a long way to come show A Dog's Breakfast! However, feel free to come visit ~ I'm a great tour guide. I'm actually going to the Vancouver Stargate con in March next year. I'm really excited. Will you be there? What are the chances of screening A Dog's Breakfast there?
Oh yeah, an Armani clad McKay makes me think of Detective Ray Vecchio from Due South ~ caustically sarcastic but wearing Armani!

At 2:31 AM, Blogger jak said...

You know, David, while you're semi (only semi, mind) fascinating, what I'd really love is to be given the opportunity to read Rodney McKay's blog!!!

I'm hoping I'll get a chance to watch the film. Congratulations on everything you deserve to be congratulated on, which is practically everything, isn't it?

Redundant question: Do you know how much we love you?

At 3:12 AM, Blogger dd said...

Hi david ! (= My God ^^)

I'm a french fans, we are a lots in france to love U ! You have even a forum (fffdh:

Hallowed is david hewlett !!

so I like too your character in SGA ! he's the best for me, your so arrogant and sarcastic that i'm totally love about mckay.

mcbeckett *sigh* you are a lot of fans we are ! you know ?? so since Duet... *sigh*

I saw you in many films and tv shows: the best 'Cube' I think !! but i like too the tv show 'traders' with the beard *love* *love*. in Without a trace, century hotel (OMG !!)...

The picture of your blog is so crazy and funny like you. Coffee addict lol ^^

Have a chance to watch A Dog's Breakfast in France one day ?

thanks to stargate I'm improve in english, a lot !! thnk ;)
my favourite quote: "shut up and concentrate !!

and a quote by carson: "you have a day rodney ! with a woman! mdr xx

I stop "" and Thank you for all of you work !

Hallowed is david hewlett !! dd.

At 3:31 AM, Blogger KaOs said...


thanks for blogging, both here and with ADB! It's very cool of you, and very brave considering how rab- um, enthusiastic and loyal scifi fans are.

I'd also like to thank both you and Jane for being so generous with sharing info on ADB, it actually inspired me to attempt to produce a feature film I've been writing. I'm probably nuts, and I've probably started down the road to complete financial ruin, but avoiding the scary Hollywood machine might just be worth it. So far it's just me and a concept artist, but I hope it grows from there. Actually, *ahem* there's a significant supporting role that would be perfect for you, if you are at all interested (something approximating a pitch is located here, starting the third paragraph down - gosh I'm getting all outgoing *crawls back into protective shell momentarily to tremble in shame*).

Alrighty then, if you've read through all the posts down to here, I'm going to second zoniduck and suggest the Phoenix Film Festival. I worked at it in 2005 and it really is a great festival; it's small but it's growing fast. The guy who founded it and pretty much runs everything has a bit of a short fuse (and it's a ridiculous amount of work, so who can blame him), so treat him with kid gloves and he'll be happy back. The festival has had few celebrities show up in the past, so they are really grateful to filmmakers that do deign to make an appearance (plus the catering is fantastic). Also, if you are at all into nature, Arizona is must-see and dog friendly (compared to BC, rather insect-free).

Also, I suggest a stop at, it has listings for film festivals world-wide.

The film/book tour approach is interesting. Actor Crispin Glover has been touring intermittantly with his film "What Is It?" since last year. The film is apparently so strange that it's the only way he can get it shown in a theatre, but it's good because no one is going to randomly wander in and get offended by the content. He books theatres whenever and wherever there is enough fan interest. The screening is combined with a Q&A, a slideshow, and a book signing. Frankly I think ADB has broad general appeal but it does seem like a fantastic way to connect with fans.

Barring all other distribution methods, you could always go uber-geeky and stream it online and charge people through paypal to view it :-) It'd make the Aussie, Brit, Kiwi, German, and French fans happy!

take care,

At 3:47 AM, Blogger Paula said...

I'll make this short, since you're inundated with comments, but three things:
1. With that picture? I can see why you are limited to fizzy drinks, right now. :)
2. PLEASE add Atlanta to the list!
3. Please get distribution of the DVD into the US. I suspect I'll want to see this many, many times.

At 4:00 AM, Blogger findo said...

Hi David,

The guys who did "Shaun of the Dead" had a competition and the winners got to go to a cinema in London where the cast did a "live DVD commentary" over the film. It was lots of fun - maybe you could do something similar?

And I want to add the obligatory "my town" plea - you have lots of fans in the UK, so please bring the "book tour" here!

Hope it goes well for you :-)

At 6:39 AM, Blogger makelornespansky said...

Nice head shot! That'll get you heaps of work. Best wishes for ADB and the blog.

If you've got a moment, please surf on over to the Make Lorne Spansky petition (shameless plug :-D - We're putting together a really crazy campaign to get Major Lorne named Spansky and could use all of the help we can get.

Cheers, chevron7

At 7:01 AM, Blogger Siabh said...

Good to see you in cyberspace. I'm so excited for A Dog's Breakfast! I'm all packed and ready to drive out as soon as the first playing is announced.

Best of luck to you on the movie, and the rest of the season!

P.S. Where can I download more of Starcrossed?? ;D

At 7:13 AM, Blogger Randomite said...

That pic looks kind of creepy no matter how cute you are... I think I'm gonna have nightmares.

At 7:16 AM, Blogger T0V said...


Keep up the humor and the good work!

Entertainment Industry Chaplain

At 8:51 AM, Blogger Sal's Gal said...

Okay, yeah, second comment, which probably breaks some netiquette rule, but...

I have to second jak's comment that Rodney's blog would be a blast to read.

Geek on,
Barb =)

At 9:41 AM, Blogger Mrs Korber said...


I enjoyed the clip released; it looks charming. As for the book tour premise, yeah, that could work well. Bruce Campbell showed Bubba Ho-Tep around a bit when he was doing his first actual book tour, and it generated enough interest that it ended up being released.

Alas, he did not do that when he was in Vancouver at the Ridge, but if you do show something locally, I'll line up to see it.

I'm glad you're having fun

At 11:25 AM, Blogger Teknikal said...

Thanks for taking the time to post!!! Cannot wait to see the film!! Giorgio Armani McKay....i can see that in milan!!!wht a fashion show that'll be!!
you are a legend!!!!!


At 11:35 AM, Blogger Lordsyla said...

God, the picture! O_o
Terrible! lol
Thanks to find the time to write something to us. But every body may say that. Ga!
Thanks for the informations and all you say about the adventure of the production of your film!
Gosh... I'm so bad in english but I won't annoyed you more. Ga!
All my wishes and as we say (like in english lol...) bonne chance et bonne route! :p
Kenavo (I come from Brittany in France :p)

At 12:04 PM, Blogger Cygnet said...

Well, judging by the picture, i see the treatment is working. ;)

David, thank you so much for starting this blog. I've really enjoyed reading about all the adventures that Mars is having over at the ADB blog and its fantastic that we will get to see some of your thoughts too! You've given me so much pleasure over the years with all of the roles you've done and i want to thank you for that. Lifelong fan here! Take care and we'll see ya around. Swansmooches!

At 12:19 PM, Blogger forcryinoutloud said...

The movie looks wonderful! I do hope you find a good distributor here in Canada so those of us in the middle of nowhere *cough*eastcoast*cough* will eventually get to see it. *grins*

Hello Giorgio Armani McKay!

We really do love those writers. ;)

At 12:31 PM, Blogger ShepsAngel said...

Hi. Absolutely can't wait to see ADB. Here's hoping it gets released in the UK. Loving the new season of Atlantis, can't wait to see more.
Oh, and not to scare you or anything, but I'll be seeing you in February, when you come over here for Pegasus 2, on my 21st bday, no less. Really don't think I could have asked for a better present.
Oh, and excuse the user name, McKay is my favourite, really! :)

At 4:31 PM, Blogger Jan said...

And because I cannot seem to shut up:

Just wanted to float an idea past you beside film festival route, which you're likely already considering: Various university film programs would provide a venue, and siphon in an interested audience...

Specifically, I'm thinking of Cornell Cinema, because it's the program I'm immediately familiar with , but I would imagine it has evil twins all over the place. To lift a description straight from their web page, "Each monthly calendar includes an array of classic Hollywood and foreign films, independent titles, documentaries, experimental work, recent international cinema, silent films with live musical accompaniment, cult classics and recent Hollywood and arthouse hits, in addition to guest appearances by visiting film and videomakers."

While I was on campus they hosted a range of filmmakers from John Cleese (who talked about Life of Brian and Quest for the Holy Grail) to Mark Borchardt, the wide-eyed director who was featured in Chris Smith's 1999 documentary American Movie.

If Cornell Cinema doesn't suit you and Cornell University holds nothing that appeals to you (cue single perfect tear), the town of Ithaca can at least boast of a most amazing dog park for Mars.


At 4:46 PM, Blogger Danielle the Paranoid Android said...

I hate to point out the obvious, as humans are apt to do, but... You made a blog!

My friend and I have been eagerly awaiting the release of this movie! I sincerely hope you come to orange county/Los angeles for your tour, if you decide to do one.


I see we have the same skill for self-photography.

And I'm done.

At 5:39 PM, Blogger TT said...

Now you've got my if you didn't have it already.

At 3:51 AM, Blogger Michael said...

Hi David,

If this is the David I am thinking of, I enjoy your acting. Stay safe.



At 11:26 AM, Blogger NayNay aka Nicki said...

I can't wait to see ADB but my guess is you won't be coming anywhere near Omaha well because no one ever does.

I personally so excited to see McKay and Mrs. Miller and what's this about you in a suit? Thunk!

At 3:24 PM, Blogger Amy said...

Yes, thank you for taking the time to post here. And I second the idea of please choose the Baltimore/Washington DC area for a screening. I'll brave the traffic ten time over to come. Forever a fan of yours!

At 4:22 PM, Blogger b said...

have you seen pictures of the stargate that gary kirk built in his yard? it looks very neat. i dont know how to do links here, but here are the addresses. one picture here and the other is here

i like your crazy picture. but now the rodney mckay munchkin song is going thru my head from all the people who mentioned ace rimmer:

When there's disaster, he will save the day
He's loud and he's tactless, come what may
But without him Atlantis would go astray
He's Rodney, Rodney, Rodney McKay

Far smarter than you are ev'ry day
His brash manner keeps some folks at bay
And he thinks that's really okay
He's Rodney, Rodney, Rodney McKay

Full of technobabble and geeky display
But he'll never be mistaken for Captain K-(Hey!)
Want to know if it's cold? look his way!

With technical brilliance and proficiency
His command of wormhole physics is uncanny
How come he's such a genius? Don't ask me
Ask Rodney, Rodney, Rodney McKay

There isn't anything else to say
And if you play your cards right, then he just might come round to stay

He's Rodney, Rodney, Rodney McKay
There're too many rhymes with which to play
Better stop now before this goes astray
Here's the end with no delay

At 8:13 AM, Blogger brassholio said...

Hey David, thanks for being nice enough to interact with your fans.

Just wanna say what a number of other people have said and that is, I hope ADB comes down to Australia. Because if not then we WILL be forced to obtain it through another means...through no fault of our own. Just like atlantis which is being shown AT LEAST A YEAR BEHIND. (o and don't worry I buy the dvd's and watch on tv too)

What a cute dog you have too, and I really really hate dogs so thats sayin something.

Take it easy mate and keep kickin (br)ass. Troms rock! peace

At 4:14 PM, Blogger JJMcKay-Beckett said...

David, please be sure to stop by Nebraska if you tour. I love the Snarcasm spoonerism. Luv Ya Much, JJ.

At 9:09 PM, Blogger Patricia said...

In case you haven't found it, is a good place to find and enter film festivals. AND you can get a whole $5 discount if you use it to enter the Ashland Independent Film Festival (, which has an early entry deadline a handy two months away. While in Oregon, you can enjoy terrific Shakespeare, tasty microbrews and a lovely collection of trees, all of which you lack in British Columbia. Who can resist visiting a state where one of the most popular university's logo is a big, golden O?! That O stands for your golden opportunity, buddy. Trust me on this.

Thanks for the updates. A "book tour" is an awesome idea, wherever you end up. I'm looking forward to seeing "A Dog's Breakfast." I'm sure you'll get distribution (if you can't get it, then I fear for the rest of us). When you do, I hope you'll also consider making the script available.

At 9:33 PM, Blogger Rachael said...

I'm so happy to hear you're having fun with all the phases of making and releasing A Dog's Breakfast. I can't wait to see it!! I hope that the film (and you!!!) can come to the Chicago area or somewhere around or near Illinois. The tour idea would be amazing. We'd all love to see you!!!

Thank you so much for sharing all of this with us.

Have a great week!

At 3:16 AM, Blogger Aurore said...

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At 3:23 AM, Blogger Aurore said...

hello, i speak french so excuse me for my engels. It was juste to say you that you have a fan in belgium. Here I must wait a long moment before to seen the 3the season of atlantis. life is unfaire. But I hope seen a dog's breakfast soon .


At 12:23 PM, Blogger Orlane said...

Hello I'm Orlane... I'm french... and very stupid *I know i now... be orlane it's stupid* I don't know how i come here and my english isn't good but i have to say to you something David... I LOVE YOU!!
Ok now i can go out... -_-'

At 12:24 PM, Blogger Orlane said...

Hello I'm Orlane... I'm french... and very stupid *I know i now... be orlane it's stupid* I don't know how i come here and my english isn't good but i have to say to you something David... I LOVE YOU!!
Ok now i can go out... -_-'

At 6:40 PM, Blogger Scarym said...

Awesome IDEA about doing a tour with your film!!!!! You have to come to Nova Scotia if you do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 9:34 PM, Blogger krysalys said...

Soooo... fizzy water, eh? If that's a hint that you and Jane are looking forward to little Hewlegans running amok, then I'm gonna have to fall off my computer chair in happiness for you!

Damn, now I'm gonna have to stalk your blog to see where you decide to screen ADB; that way I can continue my freaky fannishness if one of the places is the DC/Baltimore area.
(Crap, why can I hear you scratching those cities off your list from all the way down here?!)

It's not as if you have hundreds of other freaky fans out there either, you know? Truly odd people in this world. Really.

By the way, I should mention that my husband's seriously considering having my iMac slain. That should be considered a capital punishment, IMHO. Or maybe... I should just spend less time on the frickin computer. Hm. Must cogitate upon that...

Anyway, I digress. I think I sprained something laughing at your various pictures, and my husband has suggested you post one of you picking your dog's nose. Then again, the poor dear might take offense at that, hm? ;)
Take care, and like the thousands of your other fans, I live for Fridays (I'm a poor lame American... pity us!) when I can catch the next Atlantis episode.
Kris Eshleman

PS - you so suck for making me open an account here. I have way too many identities to keep track of as it is. :p

At 4:08 PM, Blogger Audrey said...

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At 4:14 PM, Blogger Audrey said...

Hey David I love the blog.

I cant wait for season three of Stargate Altantis I miss McKay he was the highlight of my wendesday night:)

Congrads on your movie A Dogs breakfast it look like a great movie.I loved the clip on youtube its really funny.

I got a copy of the movie nothing by the way it was fantastic. I couldnt stop laughing.

Keep up the good work

Audrey Ireland

At 11:09 AM, Blogger Princesse Nutella said...

Hi David! You have so much comments in your blog... I wonder why?
I looOoove your blog, and like aquaura, I thank you for taking time to write to your fans...

At 9:13 PM, Blogger Buyn said...

However you go about with this movie, just don't get attacked by rabid fangirls. You never know how they'll react to 'Giorgio Armani McKay'. Rabies shots are painful I hear.

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At 3:30 AM, Blogger nagasaki_z said...

I was TOTALLY thinking Ace Rimmer, too! I kept expecting them to say "What a guy!" when Rod left for his home dimension.

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At 6:50 PM, Blogger Andreita said...

hi david! love the pic :) u look good when ur crazy jeje(i should know) glad that ur having fun!
take care

At 4:17 PM, Blogger scubacat said...

I would just like to say that I have followed all of your productions and parts. I am a big fan of the SciFi series SG Atlantis. It is the only show that I am truly dedicated to other than the norm of watching shows when I can. I have to say good job in ADB. I laughed so hard! I was wondering, do you feel better in the SGA role as "Rodney" or do you feel more comfortable in your other roles? Also have people been coming up to you and asking for your autograph? I have to admit that I would.:D One last thing and then I will not try to bother you. Are the Colorado scenes real? I have lived in Colorado and I have been down to Colorado springs before. Haven't seen any of the places that take place in either SGA or SG1. Thanks for your hard work and time!

At 4:20 PM, Blogger scubacat said...

I would just like to say that I have followed all of your productions and parts. I am a big fan of the SciFi series SG Atlantis. It is the only show that I am truly dedicated to other than the norm of watching shows when I can. I have to say good job in ADB. I laughed so hard! I was wondering, do you feel better in the SGA role as "Rodney" or do you feel more comfortable in your other roles? Also have people been coming up to you and asking for your autograph? I have to admit that I would.:D One last thing and then I will not try to bother you. Are the Colorado scenes real? I have lived in Colorado and I have been down to Colorado springs before. Haven't seen any of the places that take place in either SGA or SG1. Thanks for your hard work and time!

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