History

2008
The history behind this film is a pretty sad tale which also marks a footnote in history where I TheWraith517  officially dissolved "Wraith & Jones Productions"   and created  "Wraith and Friends Productions"  at which point this movie was copyrighted and was all ( I ) thewraith517 wanted from the partnership after the split.  (this page contains Spoilers) as i lay this out cold...

The film was copyrighted and entered into the internet movie database (as a short)
 TheWraith517 owns all rights to the movie and i have yet to release a "Final Cut" of the film, simply because of the atmosphere that arises whenever i tried and try to work on it.   Target Assassin  was not a happy production & the co-director was fired on the 3rd day.. and chose to ignore that fact & go out filming on his own so that he could re-release the extended cut of the movie him self... It was that moment i decided i would no longer work with jones on anything new again.

I had given Jones 3 full length highlander fan films (which ended up distorted and trashed, to this day that story is still yet to really be told)  & i decided that after 6 years giving jones my Saturday & Sunday afternoons.. week in week out, i wanted my own movie to work on... Jones was fine with that..  until the filming of target assassin began....

It began on day 2,  tbh most of the saturday afternoon went "fairly" well, the real blood boiler (and corruption of the story's continuity and believability ) arose on day 2 (the sunday)  at the flat location. I wanted to shoot some of the flat scene before two of the co stars arrived to go filming, so begins the scene where the hit-man Deacon (jones)  knocks on the flat door and asks for tony williams. (open the door, but you can't see my face)  The whole scene goes great and we get the balcony shot to.  But now Deacon/Jones (my co-director is plotting)  and the two co stars arrive. Ste lays down in the doorway to play tonys dead scene so deacon can exit past a body (i couldn't shoot it earlier, as we needed the dead legs, the assassin and a moving camera, so it took atleast 3 to film it)  It's at this point jones decides in his head he wants an extra scene (I the director stands confused and wondering why)  this is where the director finds out the co-director also wants to do his own edit.  It is at this moment a key fk up is entered into the movie "by the co-director"  As Deacon walks out the living room into the hallway.. he is fkn with his hands free ear piece...  as he steps over tony williams legs (who is dead in the doorway) hes still faffing with the ear piece, then he starts talking (hes been paid to kill 4 people and retrieve data, hes ringing up a guy to say hes killed one and one got away, no idea where the other two are)  think that's stupid?
He's also ringing the guy from the murder scene..

Considering this is my movie,  im now stuck with him in the hallway messing with it, outside the door messing with it.. and walking from the door to the lift holding it & talking...  I am now stuck with 3 clips (that not only now sounds disgusting, but their useless continuity and character fk ups) .
But the main thing is... i am now fkd... because i have NO scenes of him leaving the flat... unless I too also include a fkn phone call....

Next up (in the movie context) deacon missed  bob who escaped over the balcony and deacon watches bob drive off,  in reality ste drives off and bobs filming that from the balcony overlooking the car park. Bobs now filming Deacon as he heads down the hallway doing his phone thing.. kills the mojo and the movie  and runs out to his car to follow Bob...

So deacon is tailing bob, in the hopes i will lead him to the others (jones liked that idea of mine)  but of course he did, it makes sense  : /   So ste pulls up at the woods in his car and then i cut, i hand jones the cam and make it look like i was driving and i get out the car and run off towards the shooting range cabin where the guns are stored... then i take the camera.. and now im filming...

Deacon/Jones (my so called co-director) pulls up just past my abandoned car and gets out, opening the boot of his car he takes out another gun.. But... guess what he does all the way through this.. well?..  yeah.. he fks with the ear piece,  hes gona ring this guy again to tell him hes found them and he even says to the guy  "Im ere now.. what do you want me to do?"  at this stage the movie is just fkd, the character is clearly a nobhead.. as is the actor playing him and trying to take over my movie has completely killed any persona this bad guy had.. and any credibility the film had as a Film.

Jones said to me  "the way you did the phone calls in your edit made me look stupid, an assassin wouldn't be spoken to like that"  Im thinking its my movie who fkn cares, im also thinking you left me no choice.. forced to use 5 clips now (that i have NO alternate take for)  simply because when asking i was told... "theirs nothing wrong with that clip IT'LL DO" 

So with all this in mind.. I have agreed to let him do his own version..
and now what i need for my version is irrelevant.. and hes lost the plot.. what a thick selfish c*nt... 
after giving him 6 years of my life on his movies.. movies that without me.. would of NEVER been actual stories!!  hes now killing my mojo, my movie and our friendship.. over sheer fkn vanity.. and such a control freak attitude, yet just simple minded bloody stupidity...

So yeah.. i thought FK U,  if i have to use them clips.. i WILL make them as realistic as possible... And i did right?   I mean you'd shoot that assassin when he came bk.. because hes a fkn idiot...

After many bullying moments, bad attitude and leading the story line into the realms of of sh*t's'vil, (one of our two co-stars "dan" bites the dust) and getting that scene was HORRIFIC.
I tell him to say  "its nothing personal kid"  and FIRE.. Pause.. then step off and say its just buisness..
This took 14 takes only one of which did he say what i wanted, he did nothing but argue before and after each take, insisting they will do.. guess what take he used in his edit?  (the one i had to fkn argue through 14 takes for)  Now he moans and intimidates dan (his own flesh n blood) to get this fkn headshot.   So dans now dead.. deacon finds the pen-drive with data in his pocket.. So go on.. guess what this expert assassin doesnext...  yeah you fkn guessed it.. He rings the guy up "AGAIN"  (while standing over another dead body) and says "I got the accountant, i got the data... what do you want me to do with the other two"  and he wonders WHY the next line i used in my draft edit was  "witnesses soft sh*te"

Jones often said it's just a bit of fun, your to serious  (no its not fun when your co-director is constantly tryna be the center of attention like a fkn spoilt child not getting their own way.. and becoming a bully to get your own way..
I mean who's movie was this again?

This plant pot has taken the movie (with no clue what its about besides kill 4 people and get the accounts back) and all hes done is approach a location without making sure all 4 are home, hes let one escape, hes telling this guy who's hired him all this (not in so many words no.. but enough to think WTF)

My mojo was truly fkn smashed and the movie sat as a short.  I did make a professional DVD with Menu, easter eggs, trailer, music video, slide show, alternate audio channels (just music) (Just Dialog and SFX) (Complete audio) and even a directors commentary and subtitles.

The co-director released 3 different edits of the initial 2 days filming as (The Hunted)  name stolen from a christopher lambert movie (and on purpose) simply because he liked the name...


2009
But it gets fkn much worse.. a year later (while still helping him with the 3rd highlander) his brothers back in Liverpool so i suggest shooting more scenes to extend Target Assassin.. yeah that's the movies real name
....
Guess how many scenes it took before jones took over & killed the day?
NONE.. that's right.. The first scene he starts moaning about "that's not where you ran in from"    But it was (in my fkn edit)  in fact it was in the initial filming stages.. but because HE never used that specific clip in his edit  (he saw no reason for ME.. the director.. to have any right to re-film it, he didn't need it so neither do i)

thing is..
He never used it because it looked fuzzy.. that's NOT even why I wanted to re-film it....  OR WHY I SHOULD OF HAD TO EXPLAIN MY SELF..     Besides the fact it was for a Binocular PSD in 2008 as it was in 2009  (that he couldn't even begin to imagine while he was editing his cut)  This meant the fuzziness from the zoom distance on the original clip was irrelevant,  (it also showed how much he watched my version, after torturing me for 6 years with fkn alternate highlander edits)

 I just wanted the GREEN GROUND to match the rest  "of the re-shoot moment" where I run in..
And tbh as the director i had every right to get that clip & as a friend who's had more than his fair share outa my time 1 stupid clip should of NOT caused so much grief...  NO Excuses.. the words where  "but you never ran in from their"  BUT I DID... even had to draw him a fkn picture..

At the end of that day we were done.. that was it, no more filming.. im now in limbo..
Yet jones takes his brother out the next day and shoots a load of stuff with plans to release my movie.

Some stage down the line jones gets in touch, ends up passing me these extra clips hes shot with his brother.. jones is now editing the movie, and its no longer "The Hunted"  its now "Stranglehold"  unusual i thought.. but what ever.  So he gives me these two folders (2 SD cards worth of footage) that was shot without me....
Folder one is called JOHN WOO 1,
Folder two is called  JOHN WOO 2.
Right off the bat im thinking wtf...

Funny enough.. 3 weeks later hes done that whole "had a sleep since then"  he shows me a trailer on youtube (apparently theirs this epic game come out & its been directed by... yeah you guessed it.. john woo)  So im watching this trailer.. seeing all the fkn moments from the game.. remembering each of these clips hes handed me.. and at the end of the trailer.. guess what the games fkn called...  yeah.. Stranglehold.

So after 6 years hes still playing toy guns in the woods & ripping sh*t off with no thought for his future or any of our team.. Meanwhile im tryna build a company that gives us "Credibility" within the community, to work with others.. You know... when all the doors are closed.. you make your own.. right?

And in the end it became VERY Transparent he just wanted pathetic mini action movies to impress girls.. wtf...    Using me & 4 of his own brothers to make him look awesome in pointless videos.. so he can get fkn laid?

Am i bitter?  Yes...
Does an  "Im Sorry"  cover it?   NO not really...
Can you forgive?  MAYBE
Can you forget?  NO
Why?  well an apoligy is fkn meaningless when your still a sly shift c*nt...
An offer of.. what can i do to help you finish the film would of been WAY BETTER!!!

for 6 Years of sh*t... i got a reward of 4 afternoons of more sh*t...
and seeing MY movie go down another COPYRIGHTED road now involving a Game & A Movie Director....  Hence why I took control final and I Copyrighted the movie...

In laymens terms  Just GOOGLE
Wraith & Jones Productions

Then....  Google  Wraith and Friends Productions..

Hell just google  TheWraith517..

who put the BRAIN in....  ME
who put the time in... ME
who put actual effort in.. ME
who got us not only up and running with Software & how to use it.. ME
what was i given in return?  fk all

NO RESPECT
NO TRUST
NO FAITH
NO TRUTH
LOADS OF LIES
BULLSH*T
ABUSE
STRESS
ANGER
BULLIED

I.. WAS... FKN... USED!!!

And to this day it still pains me to work on this movie...

Feel free to watch the 38 min Short (then check out the storyboard page)
Ive not totally walked away from this project,  i can finish "filming it"
in 2 maybe 3 days with the RIGHT PEOPLE and the Right Locations
whats needed is essentially possible with completely never before seen people from the original, because the additional backdrop characters  (the irish guy) (the guy who rang the irish guy to find a hitman)  and of clourse (tony williams who's also never been seen)  Having access to Dan would be an advantage and a better way to work with tony's character (the theft and stuff)

To be blunt.. i could even replace Deacon/Jones...  Only me, ste and dan are ever seen in the same clips
Deacon is NEVER shown in a scene with an Identifiable Character (besides when hes buried)  and THAT SCENE has NEVER officially been used by the Director....  Nor is it probably even still online...

My co-director has never realized to this day that he is optional within this movie, i know loads of people who are more than willing to play that roll  (my only issue is more people & locations to use for the final film, making his replacement a mood point at this time)
but his character is p*ss easy to replace..

No doubt as he has access to his brothers.. as to am i...
but then i legally own the film & the footage now.. And after the 6 years its the fkn least i deserved...

Sad thing is that after 6 years, Target Assassin 2008 is the ONLY thing that will remain in history.. all the other videos tread deep waters and can and will be banned when music rights and stuff changes hands.. The 38 min feature will not only be on youtube for ever (the version minus the score)  but its also available to watch on IMDB its self...

I put us in the history books.. but he does NOT deserve to be their with us....
I make time for my mates.. i help my mates with their projects..
Their projects DON'T become mine... nor do their hobbies...
I have my OWN IMAGINATION.. and it works Pretty Dam Epically To!!!!!!....

Ive never met anyone so unimaginative or self serving....
Or bloody twisted tbh...


IMPORTANT NOTE:
I sent this page link to the "Former"  co-director to share my feelings....
and he actually said he'd  read it and said he was sorry...

But if any of you do insist on sending this page link or even asking "did ya see that stuff bob said about you"   just so you can jerry springer & jeremy kyle your Zero life into  "Lets Start A Fight Between Bob & Mark TO See The Fun"    remember to UN FRIEND ME on facebook afterwards....... you worthless piece of sh*t...

and to mark (if your re-visiting after a sleep since you last read it)  I don't really fkn care if 3 years ago you didn't like reading (so you skimmed it)   but now you do read and are unhappy with this page.... 
That again... is just another fkn lazy ass lie..    You said read this.. You Apologized... move on... grow some morals..  right the wrongs..

BECAUSE EVERY WORD ON THIS PAGE IS TRUE...
EVEN ARGUING ABOUT IT... WOULD BE PATHETIC.....
READ THE NAME OF THE BLOG..
AND ITS SUBJECT LINE...

I wasn't as harsh on that directors commentary as i could of been....
And this film is you fkn destroyed and poorly manipulated and forced the way you wanted it
ended up a mere    5%   of what it fkn could of been... Because Of You....  :'(






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