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New Low Movie at Sundance!
Wednesday, December 31st - Tags: news

A movie I starred in got into Sundance!  Here's the trailer:

 

 

 

So far, it's gotten good reviews from Variety, Slug Magazine, IndependentFilmQuarterly, and others (here's the Variety Review, and here's the Slug Review).

Our movie got paired with one of Derek Waters' "Drunk History" shorts, which means... if anyone wants to see the short, they have to see the feautre.  And the short stars Will Ferrell and Don Cheadle.  

Adam wrote/directed/edited/starred in the movie, and I play his best friend who enjoys drinking, partying, and Heelys.  Our friends Jayme Ratzer and Valerie Jones also star in it.

Here's how it all happened.  A couple years ago, I acted in an indie movie my friend Adam Bowers made called "New Low" in Gainesville Florida.  He wanted to make a feature before we moved out to LA... so we shot one on my camera (a DVX 100B).  Adam spent the next year or so editing and mixing the film from our apt in LA... while I made a bunch of YouTube videos.

Then one day, Adam called me and said, "Our movie got into Sundance."

The drive to Park City was nuts.  It was my first time seeing snow, and I happened to be driving in it.  And it was 2AM.  Tanya wanted to stop and get a hotel, but I was all, "Noo no, I got this."  Then we got a flat tire. 

Luckily, we stopped in Cedar City at the most helpful Shell station in existence - they fixed our tire and gave us free coffee (thanks Ty and everyone else for helping)!

Anyway - Park City.  None of the cast have ever seen snow, and Park City is a snow globe.  We're surrounded by mountains, and there are 3 feet of snow atop every car, yard, and house.  Also, there's an impenetrable glass dome surrounding the city.

It was fun walking around with a lead actor badge, getting free swag from Timberland (here are some pics of us wearing their apparel), Affliction (in case I ever want to wield some skulls and sequins), T-Mobile, uh... Aveeno.  And more.  Awesome. 

Also we had some photoshoots and interviews, and we were on the morning news over there too.  Here's a pic Tanya took of me being on it.

Adam submitted it as an afterthought - literally hours before the deadline, after one of his friends convinced him to submit (Thanks, one of his friends!).  And then we're sitting in a huge condo within walking distance of everything at Sundance.  It was surreal.  By the way - thanksto Adam's dad for letting us all stay in this awesome condo!

Plus, I owe Wayne Federman $36.  He said he'd prefer it if I gave him an Amazon Gift Certificate, so it'd feel like he was getting a present.  Speaking of which... I should probably go take care of that.

 

Amen,

Toby

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That was funny.
May 18th, 2011 7:07 pm - Reply to Author
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Brilliant! I like it.
May 15th, 2011 12:58 pm - Reply to Author

Kissing scene is awesome ;)
May 14th, 2011 10:18 am - Reply to Author
Ajay says
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Awesome! I love comedy.
May 12th, 2011 7:53 am - Reply to Author

Nice one. We will put try to add Sundance on our portal.
May 12th, 2011 7:51 am - Reply to Author

I have got to check Sundance out.
April 18th, 2011 7:58 pm - Reply to Author
P90X says
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March 21st, 2011 10:04 pm - Reply to Author
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March 21st, 2011 10:03 pm - Reply to Author
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I've been demanding, come in the summer k? Also, I must see this movie, can we get a petition together like paranormal activity did.. U have enough groupies that we could get somewhere for sure!! It's just the beginning for u, u are destined for greatness. Well u r already greatness, u r destined to be greatness that is viewed by all!!
March 21st, 2011 10:03 pm - Reply to Author

Great job with your movie. But you win a prize or something at Sundance?
March 10th, 2011 10:26 am - Reply to Author

Nice article...I agree
January 15th, 2011 8:58 am - Reply to Author
zoltancorleone says
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Great job here guys. Keep the great posts coming. I follow your blog and I follow you on Twitter.
November 19th, 2010 7:45 am - Reply to Author
05skinny says
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when does this movie come out? some1 hit me up on utube and tell me at 05skinny
October 13th, 2010 3:34 pm - Reply to Author

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September 03rd, 2010 2:30 am - Reply to Author

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August 17th, 2010 1:06 pm - Reply to Author
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Great job here guys. Keep the great posts coming. I follow your blog and I follow you on Twitter.
August 10th, 2010 9:34 am - Reply to Author
Couzen says
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Is there somewhere I can watch the movie online? :)
August 03rd, 2010 6:22 pm - Reply to Author

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September 03rd, 2010 2:41 am

Awesome. I went to Sundance last year and I loved it.
July 16th, 2010 12:48 pm - Reply to Author
Plumper says
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Too Funny
July 01st, 2010 3:23 pm - Reply to Author
Rob says
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That's Awesome!!
July 01st, 2010 3:12 pm - Reply to Author
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Please keep em coming, this was great
July 01st, 2010 3:21 pm
Rob says
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This was great. Keep it up
July 01st, 2010 3:10 pm - Reply to Author
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July 01st, 2010 3:53 am - Reply to Author
ando1135 says
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you're the best Toby. Quickly became a fan of yours because you're just awesome. keep up the great work!
May 31st, 2010 12:05 pm - Reply to Author
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I watched the video and it was fun to watch it. It seems that even you was having fun in sundance. It would be more fun if you carry on with such more youtube videos. Even the article was beautifully return.
May 28th, 2010 10:53 pm - Reply to Author

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May 28th, 2010 1:50 am - Reply to Author
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.. they are really interesting.. I would like to read more from you.
April 30th, 2010 1:49 am - Reply to Author
Kate says
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Toby rocks! waiting for more videos!
April 13th, 2010 7:55 am - Reply to Author
alex phillips says
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April 11th, 2010 8:43 pm - Reply to Author
Extenze says
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I read your post. It was amazing. Your thought process is wonderful. The way you tell about things is awesome. I always wait for your posts. They are inspiring and helpful. Thanks for sharing your information .
March 06th, 2010 2:54 am - Reply to Author
Vesna says
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Good looking guy + awesome videoes on You YouTube = 0% boredom. Thank you very much! Croatia loves you!
February 08th, 2010 3:34 am - Reply to Author
s_crabtree says
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Toby you are unbelievable!!!Congrats for good reviews!!! Good luck with everything...make more youtube movies!!! :D Toby you rock!!! ;)
February 07th, 2010 4:17 am - Reply to Author
Vivi Lee says
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You sound like you had lotsa fun attending Sundance! Plus the movie got positive reviews from magazines - it must've been pretty exciting for you and Adam. Congratulations, as a fan I'm truly happy for you Toby!
February 06th, 2010 7:19 pm - Reply to Author
Beth Grixti says
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So u got to see snow huh? Are u traumatized? So of u ever come to Canada like I've been demanding, come in the summer k? Also, I must see this movie, can we get a petition together like paranormal activity did.. U have enough groupies that we could get somewhere for sure!! It's just the beginning for u, u are destined for greatness. Well u r already greatness, u r destined to be greatness that is viewed by all!!
February 06th, 2010 7:12 pm - Reply to Author
Vicki says
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That's awesome! I'm so excited for you and your friends. Your videos are hysterical and I love watching them. Good luck to you and your friends and God Bless! ~Vicki
February 06th, 2010 4:29 pm - Reply to Author
Rosetta Rubino says
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Sounds amazing to be able to attend Sundance! I'll have to add that one to the bucket list. I live in the Chicagoland area, so snow is nothing new for me but it is beautiful when there's a blanket of snow over everything, with no footprints or tire tracks in it. Shoveling's a bitch, though. "Also, there's an impenetrable glass dome surrounding the city." That made me think of Stephen King's new novel Under the Dome, but that takes place in Maine...I thought you were refering to the book until I reread the snowglobe part... D: random tidbit there. Peace off, Rosetta. P.S. OOH! BURN! I TOOK YOUR SIGN-OFF LINE. :P Don't worry, I'll never use it again.
February 06th, 2010 4:02 pm - Reply to Author
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