Hey everyone! Thanks for checking out my new blog post!!! This post is going to be pretty short, but only because the next one is most likely going to be super long!!! I have been crazy busy lately and directing a ton, but just cant talk about some of it for a few more weeks…
Here is whats up. So as some of you know I have been working on Twin Peaks for the last I cant even remember how many months. It seems like forever!!! I am a 1st unit lighting technician and the 2nd unit gaffer.
Check it out on IMDB at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4093826/?ref_=nm_flmg_cam_1 oh and you can also check out my IMDB here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3111245/ (You should “like” it) It’s been a lot of fun, and I have really enjoyed watching David Lynch direct (and learned a lot), and I actually get to work very closely with someone I admire greatly, Peter Deming. Peter Deming, for those of you who don’t know, not only is the cinematographer for a lot of David Lynch’s movies, but also a lot Sam Raimi’s movies. Sam Raimi is one of my all time favorite directors and some of the camera work that Peter did is part of the reason why, so It was super awesome!!! I also on the weekends was the best boy electric for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows additional photography, and had a great time doing that for weeks and weeks.
Now both of those are a wrap, so I finally have some free time and I am spending it directing, and hanging out with my family!!!
Last month while we were filming Twin Peaks, a zombie video came out and went viral. Its a video that shows 2 brothers trick their sister who just had her wisdom teeth removed into believing it was the zombie apocalypse. Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hVWEefD5ag It was funny but it got me thinking what would have happened if she would have hurt someone because she was drugged up and actually thought it was happening. So I made a spoof video that night and released it the next day showing what could have happened. Check out my video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvGm6gXefsQ Thanks to all my friends who helped me out on that one with literally only hours of prep time and 1 night of post to turn the video around. You guys are all awesome!!! I really have the best friends, fans, and family. So supportive and helpful all the time!!!
This is all I can really talk about right now, but coming up—- I have been directing lots of stuff that will be released hopefully next month in time for my next blog post.
Warner Drive music video???
CryptTV horror shorts????
Maybe info on a few different movies I am in various points of development, pre production, production, post, working out distribution deals etc…. Lots of stuff happening now, just cant talk quite yet about a lot of it haha.
As always you are the best fans, friends, and family I can ask for! Thank you for stopping by to read this, and for always being supportive of me! With your help I am following my dream and making it a reality!!! Thank you all for reading!!! Please sign up for my email mailing list. You can do so by filling out the info to the right—-> at the top of the blog. I promise I wont spam you, but you can keep up with all the new info and stuff going on with me. It’s awesome!!!! Also thank you all for checking out my web page www.wesleyalley.com and all my social media outlets!!! You are all incredible for sharing the journey with me, and thank you so so much for being a Friend/Family/Fan! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think, or if there is anything you would like to see! Thanks again!!!
The Haunted House Premier was amazing! I went to Boise, Idaho Oct 15 through the 18th for the Idaho Horror Film Festival. It was a great time. A note to all the film makers out there… Try submitting to The Idaho Horror Film Festival in 2016. Out of all the film festivals I’ve attended, TIHFF is in the top 5 just because how well I was treated and taken care of as a filmmaker. Molly and her team are incredible. I’ll definitely be submitting again. What an amazing experience.
The first day of the festival, I checked in and received a super cool filmmakers goodie bag with a handwritten personalized thank you note (Which was a very nice touch). Then I was able to attend the screening of a director buddy of mine, Russell Friedenberg’s newest movie “Wind Walkers”, which just happens to have my buddy J. LaRose in it… It is one of After dark’s “8 films to die for”. It’s pretty cool and I definitely suggest checking it out. Russell was even in attendance and did a brief Q and A after the film. It was a great way to start off the festival.
The Haunted House played Sat morning and opened up the family friendly film block for Disney’s “Hocus Pocus”, which is awesome!
Hocus Pocus is a Halloween staple for me, a movie I watch every year, and to share a theatre with it and play right before it was a pretty cool personal victory. My movie was very well accepted and with out a doubt played for the largest audience of the festival. It was a great experience, one I am so very glad that I was able to spend with all my family and friends in Idaho. One thing that was very important to both My wife/Producer and I about the premier was since this film was a family friendly film that we were able to have family and friends make it to the premier. Idaho is where we are both from and it was perfect. It was truly amazing to be able to have so many family and friends come out to a premier. I am so glad that we were able to premier at The Idaho Horror Film Festival. Check out some pics.
Next up, Studio City International Film Festival.
The Haunted House will play in part of block 7 on Friday November 13th at 9PM at The Complete Actors Place Theatre on Ventura BLVD!!!
Please come support us!!!!!!!
Lets start yet another blog post by saying I am sorry. It’s the 1st one on this new blog, but not the 1st one ever… I told you all that I would write every month and it’s been 3 or 4 months since I updated… If your thinking it’s because not a lot is going on, you are wrong. Quite the opposite, so much is going on, I just can’t talk about any of it yet…
I can tell you I have been super busy… And… If you subscribe to my email list (On the home page at the top of the bright green “News section on the right), you will get updates very soon. I can also tell you about some new commercials I just directed and produced.
Check out Salem’s Lott Scary Hot Sauces.
We did two fun and scary hot sauce commercials.
Witch commercial is first you ask? (See what I did there? I purposely spelled “Witch” like a green broom riding hag) One commercial is to play on the company name of “Salem’s Lott”. The commercial is about a witch (Now you under stand the Witch commercial is first line). It is fun, scary, and very halloween themed. Check it out at:
The second commercial is a fun retelling of a mad scientist and his henchman working on an experiment. It is reminiscent of the old Dr. Frankenstein movies, but also fun, scary and very halloween themed. Check it out at:
What a fun shoot and thank you everyone who was involved, you guys/gals are all awesome!!! Also…The hot sauce is really good. Order some!!! I like it a lot.
Hello family, friends, and fans!
I am Wesley Alley. I am a director, writer, producer, Goonie, father, husband, Transformers enthusiast, cowboy, punk rocker, etc. basically I am just another pretty face. Up until now, you could have followed me on my last blog
But now that I have this really cool new web page, you will now have to follow and read this blog instead… So in advance; “Thank you all so much for reading and following my blog! you guys are super super awesome!!!
I would like to do 2 things in this first blog post.
1. I want to again thank everyone, all my fans, family, and friends. I could have never made it this far in my career without everyone’s help, love and support. I am nothing without you all so thank you so much, and please keep up with all the support.
Wesley Alley grew up in a small ranch town in Idaho that no one has ever heard of. Growing up in the country Wesley’s love for the Outdoors, adventure, and excitement was matched only by his love for movies. His father Wesley Alley Sr. had a definitive love for movies and coincidently it was how father and son bonded. Wesley Sr’s spare time was often spent renting movies or at the movie theater with with his son Wesley and
￼￼￼daughter Melissa. Wesley distinctly remembers the day when he knew he was going to grow up to make movies. He was sitting on his dad’s lap watching The Goonies. Wesley’s parents had recently divorced, and like any young child he didn’t understand why he couldn’t see his dad everyday and was having a hard time dealing with that. But, at the moment he was sitting on his father’s lap, watching that movie, he knew everything was fine. Not only was he watching a film about a bunch of kids taking their futures into their own hands, but the escape from reality is what he needed. At that moment him and his father were lost in the adventure on screen. Wesley knew he wanted to make movies like that, movies that affected and changed people’s lives. He wanted to entertain people and give them a temporary escape from life’s problems and demands. Wesley started his career in the entertainment industry very young. He acted in school plays and participated in the community theater. He looked for any opportunity that could get him involved. He was the president of the drama club in high school and after graduating he attended Boise State University for “Performance and Direction”. After Boise State, Wesley ventured to the other side of the country to go to Full Sail University and get his bachelors degree in “Film and Television Production” and onto a master’s degree in Entertainment Business.
Wesley is a Director, Writer, and Producer. He has experience in Movies, short films, Music Videos, Commercials and more. After college, college, and more college, Wesley ventured out into the industry working in the lighting and grip department. He became a union lighting technician in FL and then moved to L.A. and continued his career in Lighting. He then became a member of IATSE local 728, one of the best and most well trained Set Lighting Unions in the world. Wesley worked on big summer block buster movies, huge TV shows, smaller art movies, indy films, little TV shows, pilots, music videos, web series, commercials, etc. These various projects allowed him to gain experience and learn how productions on every level are made. Currently, Wesley is taking the knowledge he has gotten from school, directing his projects, and watching and working on various sets over the years to fuel and push his career as a director.
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