Below is a timeline of events from the start to finish of TransformNate.com. I tried to keep as current and accurate of a record of what happened not only for people following the project, but also for me. Again, I was unsuccessful in my attempt for a role in the movie, but along the way I met a tremendous amount of people that helped me in more ways than one.

The links below are still active, and the images are still available for your review. Please feel free to read on, and explore the other areas of the site such as the ‘Media’ tab for more interactive sections. While there was some controversy over this site following the release of the Hollywood Reporter ad, you’ll see below that my intentions we never mischievous or ill willed. I hope you enjoy my journey as much as I did.

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Thank You Sir, May I Have Another:
Thank you all for your emails. Your comments and kind words are fuel for my fire to continue on this quest. FYI: I ran out of bumper stickers, so only a few days ago I placed an order for a second batch that should be getting in tomorrow. As soon as they come in, I’ll send them out to those of you who requested some.

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Time For The Festivals:
Last night was a huge success. There was an amazing turn out of people for the premiere screening of ‘Only One’. Myself, along with the rest of the cast and crew all sat back and watched in amazement of the final cut of the short film. I spoke with the writer/director (David Michor) about getting a copy of the film to put up on this site, but unfortunately because the film will be submitted to film festivals, the full version can not be publicly broadcast online yet.

The trailer for Suicide Games was very well taken by the crowd. Pabla-Hazelett Productions supplied the trailer and brought along the writer for me to meet which was a nice surprise. We’re talking now for further involvement of TransformNate.com with their production very soon in the future, so stay tuned.

I can’t thank The Happy Ending Bar enough AGAIN for their participation and help with yet another successful event at their venue. I’m continuously amazed by them. With such a turn-out and successful evening, I’ve been offered to come back for more events in the future… so keep an eye out, and we’ll see you at the next screening!!
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Not So Suicidal Games:
I’m happy to announce that TransformNate.com, David Michor and the production of 'Only One', and the Happy Ending Bar will collaborate with Pabla-Hazelett Productions to screen the sneak trailer of ‘Suicide Games’ before the screening of ‘Only One’ this coming week. Read more about the feature film project online at (www.suicide-games.com) or visit them on MySpace!!
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Everyone for Only One:
I’d like to announce that we’ve set a date, time and place for the public premiere of ‘Only One’, a short film written and directed by David Michor. Many of you have followed the site long enough to know about the TransformNate.com party at The Happy Ending bar in Hollywood, and some of the issues that followed the ad in The Hollywood Reporter. Well, Happy Ending is opening its doors to us yet again, and will be hosting the premiere for the movie….. hopefully with less legal repercussions this time around. The date will be Sunday, August 10th with a one time screening at 8:30pm. We will be showing the film in the upstairs area where we will have the bar open to us to help avoid the crowd downstairs. I recommend arriving early as the space is likely to fill up quickly. So come one, come all - everyone is invited!

See you there.


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The Method :
Today, I was one of several thousand people who ventured to San Diego for the Comic-Con convention. I had never been before. I thought it would be a great opportunity to spread the word of TransformNate.com, and share my enthusiasm with so many others about the new Transformers movie. Shortly after arriving, a friend of mine introduced me to none other than Method Man. Method Man was at Comic-Con participating in a panel promoting his new graphic novel - I also met with Sanford Greene and David Atchison who teamed up with Method Man on the project.

As it turns out, Method Man is somewhat of a Transformers fan. He and I had quite the discussion about the first movie, our expectations of the second one, and everything in between. He is very supportive of my goals and of TransformNate.com, which I am truly grateful for. I passed on a few stickers, and Method was kind enough to snap a picture with me holding one up for the site. A ‘V for Vendetta’ mask later, and Method Man was off to the Transformers booth, but not before personally giving me a copy of his novel.

Needless to say, my day was more than made. Thank you again, Method Man for your kind words and support.


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You've Been Touched:
With the recent release of the iPhone 3G, I thought it would be fun to extend my media and offer a little something to spice up your screens. I’ve designed a TransformNate theme that can be used for both the iPhone and iPod Touch.

There may be a need to ‘Jailbreak’ your device in order to utilize the theme I’ve created. (Google: ‘Jailbreak iPhone/iPod”) For those who already have an unlocked iPhone or iPod the installation of the theme will be easy. Because there are so many third party applications available, I have not designed all of the icons for the interface. If you download the theme and would like to request a matching icon that I have not done yet simply email me, I will create it, and send it to you.

Below are two screen shots of what the TransformNate.com iPod/iPhone theme looks like. Click on the image to see an enlarged view of the iPod screen. Please email me if you would like a complete .ZIP file with all the components for the theme.

ENJOY!!

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Tonight's Entertainment:
I am very proud to announce that the short film ‘Only One’ by writer and director David Michor is complete! I will be attending a private screening this evening along side other members of the cast and crew of the film. The projected public release date will be on Sunday, April 3rd. We have a location in mind, so once it is secured I will post it here and invite all to come. After the public screening I will upload the video and put it up here, so stay tuned!

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Dear Michael:
The only thing I would like to request at this time is that you venture back to the home page to read the letter addressing Michael Bay if you haven’t done so already.

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Need A Friend?:
Happy 4th of July!

I am pleased to say that TransformNate.com continues to grow, and is now officially part of MySpace:

www.myspace.com/transformnate

I encourage you to visit the profile and if you are a member add me to your list of friends!

I hope you all have a great 4th of July weekend. Be safe.

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Hell..... Boy :
I was fortunate enough to attend the closing night of the Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) over the weekend with my publicist, Nancy Jundi. Part of the night was the Premiere of Hell Boy II: The Golden Army. I had the honor of meeting Guillermo del Toro along with some of the cast of the movie. I was wearing a TransformNate.com shirt, and had an interesting conversation with Guillermo about the site and the ad in The Hollywood Reporter. I also had the privilege to meet Chris Gore from G4TV who also was excited about the site and my goals for the next Transformers movie.

Things are moving along nicely. I appreciate the enthusiasm from everyone who continues to contact me after the events of last week. Thank you.

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Good Times :
The CANCELED party last night was a success. Just as I said, I was at The Happy Ending last night from about 8pm until close. I made a handful of TransformNate.com shirts that myself and a group of my friends wore, and by the end of the night we had just about everyone in the bar wearing a TransformNate.com sticker somewhere on their bodies. Needless to say I was extremely happy with the turnout, all though I know if things would have gone as planned and the raffle and other events could have taken place, there would have been more in attendance. An overwhelming number of calls from people and press were coming into the bar inquiring about the event, but unfortunately we had to say the event was canceled which turned a large crowd away. Even though, I did have the pleasure of meeting several people who came out simply because they saw the ad in The Hollywood Reporter and wanted to say hi. That’s all I wanted, so as far as I see it the night was a success.

I have been getting all of your emails and while it may not be right away, I will respond to every single one of them. I promise.

Thank you. Thank you all who came out last night and made the CANCELED event exceed my expectations. I would not be this far without your support. You may have seen the camera going around the bar last night. I hope you got your hands on it and were able to say a little something. I’m going to put together a video of the night, so keep an eye out for it here and on YouTube. If by chance you have any pictures you’d like to see in the video send them my way and I’ll see what I can do.

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Cancel My Order Please:
Well, it would be an understatement on my behalf to say that things have gotten very interesting since the release of The Hollywood Reporter ad. It would be hard to give a play-by-play of everything that has happened since yesterday morning and in all honesty, I don’t know if I’m allowed to say. I will however share with you a few things…

As I stated on the home page of TransformNate.com, all of the organized events of tomorrow night have been cancelled. This is due to the request of certain persons who feel that I may have misrepresented the individuals I invited and would have welcomed to the party. I stress once again, the ad I placed was an attempt to raise awareness of this site, my goals, and to send an invitation to everyone able to attend as well as those I mentioned in the ad. It goes no further than that. Furthermore, an accusation was made that I intended to see a financial gain from this event, which offends me as I have been very clear that the proceeds were to benefit The Spondylitis Association of America and NOT go into my pocket.

Now, just because the events I had lined up will no longer be happening, this does not mean you are no longer invited. As mentioned, I will still be there. I intend to personally thank every one of you that chose to show your support and come out in honor of TransformNate.com tomorrow evening!

I know that the past couple nights have been stressful not only for me, but also those involved in with this whole process. This was not my intention. I never wanted your long days to be longer because of me, especially over the alluded misuse of a single word.

With all this in my lap, I stand by the goal that not only inspired me to make this site, but also prompted me to place the ad in The Hollywood Reporter. Nothing has changed from the first day this site was launched - I want to be in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.


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TransformNate.com in The Hollywood Reporter:
In today’s issue of The Hollywood Reporter TransformNate.com placed an ad in The Hollywood Reporter which hopefully you have already seen by now. The intention of the ad is not only to spread the word about TransformNate.com and the goal at hand, but to also to invite all those involved with the making of the next Transformers movie to attend.

The invitation is open to everyone so please come by and watch some films made by local independent film makers, listen to live music by Bare Knuckle Bronson, and enjoy food and drink specials provided by the establishment.

Come show your support and help TransformNate.com continue to grow!


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THR Here We Come:
Today the final artwork for The Hollywood Reporter ad was submitted. We had a final count of 7 sponsors that were able to contribute in time to appear in the ad! That being said, we are still actively seeing more sponsors that would like to partake in the event, so feel free to contact myself or my publicist with any questions or inquiries. We’ve also added to the evening a live performance by the up and coming band ‘Bare Knuckle Bronson’. Make sure you catch their performance in the downstairs lounge area the evening of the event.

I must say, I’m a little jealous as one of my close friends who live in Philadelphia is on the set of Transformers today working as an extra!!! I’ve heard bits here and there, but needless to say I’m VERY anxious to talk to her and see how her day of shooting went.

With all the developments regarding the upcoming event and the time consuming process of designing the ad for The Hollywood Reporter, I have been slacking on my updates to the right for Transformers. I do intend to catch up as quickly as I can, but please remember, you can always visit the Transformers Live Action Movie Blog for detailed news and up-to-date photos and videos of the production.
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Release the Press:
Good news. We’ve added three more sponsors to our event. I have meetings set for later today with several other establishments with hopes they will come on and support TransformNate.com. For now, please welcome:

Valerie Miller Acting Coach
Lightning Media
Soignee-LA Personal Shopping

Below Ive added a link to the press release my publicist Nancy Jundi and I wrote up when we were looking for sponsors for TransformNate.com. Id like to think that this press release, along with our efforts played a significant role in the development of the site, and goal we were striving for.

 

 

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More Onboard :
We are making progress in recruiting sponsors and finding donations for the upcoming event. Added to the sponsor list so far are:

The Camera House
High Maintenance Pretty Boy Fashion
Showbiz Software

The design work for the ad to be placed in The Hollywood Reporter is being worked on by myself, and will no doubt be completed by the June 19 deadline. Also, the press release for the event will be completed by this evening and will start being sent out as soon as tomorrow.
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Happy Beginnings :
There have been some developments in the past few days that could push me in the right direction. I have been working with publicist Nancy Jundi who is actively helping me expand and bring TransformNate.com into the public eye. We have collaborated with a local venue ‘Happy Ending’ who has agreed to host a fund raiser event. The date of the event will be Thursday June 26, 2008 at 9:00pm.

There will be a separate entrance that leads to the upper level where this will take place. Some of the events of the evening includes a silent auction and/or a raffle of items donated by various sponsors, so far which consist of: The Camera House and High Maintenance Clothing. We are expecting media coverage of this event, including an on-location public radio broadcast from within the venue.

Please remember this is a fund raiser, so donations are welcome and suggested. If you are not able to attend the event but would still like to contribute, I have set up a donation link below through PayPal for you to use.

Things are still in the early development stages and more sponsors are soon to sign on, so please check back for any updates. Remember, I can always be reached at contact@transformnate.com. Thank you again for your support in this.
To TransformNate.com via PayPal

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Mobile TransformNate :
I had an addition installed onto my van today that will hopefully raise awareness of this site and promote this goal I am working towards. The amazing team at Arete Digital Imaging used the logo from one of my bumper stickers and created 3 window wraps for the back section of the vehicle. The results exceeded my expectations by far – many, many thanks. Soon I will have an image posted in my ‘MEDIA’ section of the van for you all to see.

I would like to thank Joe Escalante and the Barely Legal Radio show at Indie 103.1 FM for taking my questions on air and giving me legal advice in regards to my site.
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Manage This :
My search for a personal manager weaned off for a little, but getting back into it, I’ve started blind submitting to management agencies once again.

No news back from the local radio stations I contacted about this project, but my hopes are still high.
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Billboards, Radios and Books... Oh MY!:
With the help from a new found friend and a fellow Transformers fan, a full size billboard of the TransformNate.com logo (measuring 12 x 30 feet) has been put up in Michigan. I will find out the exact location as well as get pictures of the billboard to post on the site in due time. Shadow2879 (as know on shootfortheedit.com) who arranged the billboard was recently in a car accident, but is at home now recovering. I pray for his speedy recovery.

I have contacted select radio stations here in the Los Angeles area informing them of this site and my goal to get a part in Transformers 2, as well as a publishing house in New York, NY. Plans are also in the works for an ad to be placed in local entertainment publications.

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Say Cheese:
I’ve just received my photos back from a shoot earlier in the week. I’ve posted them in the ‘ABOUT ME’ section. Among the shots is a ‘military pose’ specifically shot with the intention to submit for Transformers 2 military roles. Photographs were taken by Robert Kazandijan.
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Keep It Coming:
Back from a few days out of town, and things are moving along… I’m happy to say my agent shares my enthusiasm for Transformers 2, and is keeping her eyes and ears out on my behalf. My search for a manager begins today.

If all goes well, I should be getting new pictures taken within the next couple of weeks which I will post in the ‘MEDIA’ section when I get them.

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Be My Guest:
The guestbook is up and running in the ‘CONTACT’ section so please take advantage of it and let us all know you stopped by.

I've had requests for some stickers which is great, along with news of a potentially 'large' display to help spread the TransformNate.com word. I've also begun research into large format window decals for vehicle use - more to come later.

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Call Me Dedicated:
As of this afternoon, I am newly represented both Commercially and Theatrically by a local SAG franchised agency here in Los Angeles. Steps will be taken on both our behalves to develop my resume and continue my studies. The agency is aware of my pursuit concerning Transformers 2 and this site, and has agreed to assist with submissions on my behalf to the film as they come.
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A Fic and Then Some:
I’ve recently dropped my agent who was unwilling to help me with what I am trying to accomplish. I have however met with and had an offer from another agency willing to represent me Theatrically, and I have a meeting this evening with 2 other agencies with whom I will discuss my progression in my career. I am also in search of personal management with hopes that adding one to my roster will be beneficial.

Take a look at the media section for a fan-fic written by members of Michael Bays Shoot For The Edit forum. A lot of time and effort was put into the project, so sit back, relax and enjoy a good read!

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Moving Forward :
Progress has slowed a little as reliable sources are few and far between. However, this hasn’t discouraged me as I have just recently mailed in my information for a second submission on the film. Although there have been casting calls that have hit the industry over the past two and half weeks, they may be fake.

On another note, the bumper stickers are in and ready for mailing.

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Gettin Sticky :
With some help, I’m making steps in the right direction….. things might not happen today, tomorrow, or even next week, but in a month or two when this comes back up, it won’t be the first time TransformNate.com has been brought to attention. Something so simple to you, means the world to me, so thank you.

I've just put in for some bumper stickers. I do not have them in my possession just yet, but feel free to request them now, and when they arrive I will send them out ASAP. If you'd like to see what they look like just visit the 'MEDIA' page where you can see an image of them. Again, I am not charging for the stickers

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And There Were 6:
All 6 of the pages are now complete. I’m sure there will be some minor changes throughout the site....... but as Kenny said: “Dishes are done, man!”
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Let There Be News:
Well, I guess the only news worth reporting about TransformNate is that progress is being made. Once the 'NEWS' section is completed, 4 of the 6 pages will be in final form. Please remember to check back often, and don't forget to spread the word about TransformNate.com!
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The Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen site on IMDb (Internet Movie Database). Here you'll find recent information from the production companies.

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******NOTICE*******
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has come and gone. Below is some information that I gathered when the movie began filming. I drew most of my information from Michael Bays ‘Shoot For the Edit’ online forums, and the ‘Transformers Live Action Movie Blog’. I link to both of these sites in several locations, and try to give credit where credit is due. I encourage you to explore these sites and read more about the development of the film, as the information is very in depth and impressive.
 
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UPENN, Matthew and Aaron:
- According to The Daily Pennsylvania, Transformers will begin shooting on UPENN’s campus starting June 12. The robot count is rumored to be at 20: 10 Autobots and 10 Decepticons.

- Matthew Marsden (Rambo, Resident Evil: Extinction) has signed onto the cast list to play along side Josh Duhamel as a British Special Forces agent.

- It is reported that Aaron Hill (Greek) will be traveling to PA to appear in the film for an undisclosed role, but more than likely for the part of Shia LeBoeuf’s college roommate which was previously offered to Jonah Hill.

- Check soon in the ‘MEDIA’ section for pictures taken on the set of Transformers 2 the first day of filming.
 
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Ready, Set....:
- Today marks the first official day of filming for Transformers 2 in Bethlehem, PA. I wish Michael Bay and the entire cast and crew nothing but the best. Also, congratulations to the first Transformers movie for wining the Mtv Movie of the Year award last night!
 
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Mr. Rainn:
- Rainn Wilson (The Office, Juno) has been cast as a college professor at Shia LaBoeuf’s college. Other cast members returning from the first film include Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro.
 
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Welcome Back Starscream:
- There was a supposed leak of a treatment for Transformers 2 dated back to the end of 2007. The storyline was about the return of Starscream, but after the issue was brought up on Michael Bay’s Shoot For the Edit forum, he himself said: “That’s laughable!”.

- Glenn Moreshower (who played a Sergeant in the first film) is set to return for Transformers 2 presumably as the same character.
 
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2 Up:
- According to screen writer Roberto Orci, Decepticon Soundwave and more than likely Ravage will be 2 of the new robots to be seen in Transformers 2! Due to the success of the first film, a larger budget will be in store for the sequel which will allow for a larger array of robots.
 
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One After Another:
- Negotiations with Jonah Hill have stopped, and he will no longer be considered for Transformers 2.

- Although Teresa Palmer has been rumored to star in the sequel (even as it appears on IMDb) this is not true per Michael Bay himself.

- Rachael Taylor (character of Maggie Madsen in Transformers) will not be returning for the second installment.
 
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Jonah Hill:
- According to Entertainment Weekly, Jonah Hill is in early negotiations to costar in Transformers 2 as Sam Witwickys (Shia LaBeouf) college roommate.
 
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Pants on Fire:
- By the words of Michael Bay himself, all information about Transformers 2 that has ‘leaked’ or been made public is false except that Bethlehem, PA has been chosen as a shoot location.
 
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Drafted:
- Apparently the script for Transformers 2 has been completed and is its first draft. It will probably be some time before the script is in final form, but either way the casting goes on, as there has been a second casting call for characters in the film.
 
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  Sweet Home Pennsylvania:
- After a bit of location scouting on behalf of Michael Bay, Bethlehem PA will be one of several new locations to shoot for the new film. The June 2 start date for filming is still in effect.
 
 
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  What I've Got So Far:
- Despite the writers strike, Michael Bay is sticking to his release date of June 26, 2009; a mere 8 days shy of exactly 2 years from the release of the first film.

- They have been in pre-production for some time now, and the scheduled start date for shooting is June 2, 2008.

- Shia LeBeouf has signed on for Transformers 2, and they have started casting for other supporting roles as of April 8, 2008.
 
 
     


"You have got to think fast in this business, you've got to keep reinventing yourself to stay on top." ~ Michael Bay