dGeek 2.0! PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 12 June 2010 23:30
dGeek 2.0 dGeek.com 2.0 is here!

Welcome to dGeek.com a home, built by geeks, for geeks of every shape and guise.

Due to the huge popularity of the forum section of the creaky old dGeek, we've constructed a groovy new series of forums where all our geeks can plot, scheme or lurk to their hearts content. We're hoping that this new site will address a lot of the stability issues we've had in the past and become the hub of a vibrant geek community.

Please come in and enjoy the new new dGeek.com!

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 June 2010 23:46
The Next Great dGeek Internet Adventures PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 August 2009 16:25

Hello dGeeks!

The time has come to say farewell to dGeek.com in its present form and welcome to dGeek!

The good news is that dGeek is more popular than ever. The bad is that my existing hosting, configuration and administration skills can't handle all this flattering new attention (twitter-y is perhaps a better word for it)! I feel that I have tried your patience enough!

From here on in existing dGeek content will continue to be available in archived form. New postings will be done atdGeek.typepad.com!

I'm afraid that I see no other choice than to shutter the dGeek forum and the dChat for the time being. The plan is to archive, organize and streamline the existing posts...I'm sorry to say that there will be no further posting on the forum until I feel we've have a new, bullet-proof system to offer you.

All of the many comments, posts and emails agree on one thing. The most important change for the future of dGeek is more content. But fret not little squirrels, your suggestions and moderating mobs from the New dGeek postings have not been ignored and will not be forgotten! Instead they will be forged into the blueprint for dGeek 2.0!

Without the time-consuming technical challenges of overseeing the site, I'm hoping to give you all the dGeek you can handle... all this and in a stable and less error-prone environment too?! Yes, more blogs, more articles and less errors and frantic reconfiguring...what more could any dGeek want! ...at least until the new Hewlett empire is complete! ;-)

Thank you for joining me on this, my next great web adventure!

All the best,

David Hewlett

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 August 2009 19:11
A Dog's Breakfast PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 01 August 2009 07:36
A Dog's Breakfast


"David Hewlett makes a promising feature directorial debut with A Dog's Breakfast" -Variety Magazine

If you've never been good at anything in your life, why would murder be any different?

Patrick has always had a somewhat combative relationship with his little sister Marilyn. But when she brings home her new sci-fi-soap star fiancé Ryan, it's all out war. When Patrick fails to drive a wedge between the happy couple, he reaches for sharper instruments. Every family has a few skeletons in the closet; A Dog’s Breakfast is the nightmarishly funny mess Patrick makes when he tries to add another to his.

A Dog's Breakfast is a head smacking, bone breaking, fiancé bashing romp, with a family that just loves themselves to pieces.





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Rodney MckayWelcome to dGeek.com...or davidhewlett.com... or adogsbreakfastmovie.com or whatever it is we’re calling this wonderful, strange online world this week!

In a nutshell:

I was working on a show...a show called Stargate Atlantis (I’d previously done a couple of episodes as the same character...Doctor Rodney Mckay...on Stargate SG-1).

I wanted to make a movie...a funny little movie called A Dog's Breakfast. I wanted it to be reminiscent of films I love, like A Fish Called Wanda or old fashioned comedy classics like Arsenic and Old Lace and The original Pink Panther Films .

A Dog's Breakfast DVD coverI funded the film myself...along with a few kind souls decided to pitch in as well...not to mention the cast and crew who worked for nothing (actually it was for deferred fees and I'll get to that in a second!) and all the local Vancouver companies that donated their valuable resources and equipment Still, we hardly had enough money to finish the movie, let alone pay a publicist! So I created adogsbreakfastmovie.com (this site) to promote it. The site has become a thriving online community...one that we’re hoping you’ll be able to enjoy for many years to come!

But a funny thing happened when I started telling people about what we were up to. People started to help...lots of people...people we didn’t even know! They designed banners for us, they helped organize screenings and started posting comments, reviews and raves on websites all over the world about A Dog's Breakfast. But they didn’t just stop there! They designed t-shirts and posters that they wore and posted in the real world in order help get the film some attention. I dubbed the movement “Squirrel Marketing” because it was small, nimble and nuts!

Thanks in large part to the amazing online response, A Dog's Breakfast was picked up by MGM. But that turned out to be just the beginning! The job now is to make enough money that the film goes into profit. Once that happens we start getting sent checks. Checks that we can slice up and send of to all those wonderful souls that made the film possible. This is really important to us, everyone deferred their wages and I want them to see something for their efforts (other than just a great movie that is!) MGM has huge overhead...it's hard going trying to get out of the red on this film. But, please, if you enjoy this site, please think about picking up a few copies of the DVD for friends and family!

baby geekWhile this is a good place to be if you’re looking for information about me, David Hewlett, my dream is for the community to grow into something more than just an online resume...quite what that will be remains to be seen! I'm hoping that my 25 odd years (no, odd is a good word for it!) as an actor, and my work now as a writer and director may be of some interest to people. I would like to welcome any kindred spirits out there... filmmakers, actors, screenwriters with projects of their own to develop, promote or just get some feedback on. I would like this to be a destination where people can share their work and start building an audience. And most importantly I would like it to be a community that helps organizations like Doctors Without Borders.

We’re in the middle of considerable change around here, but please don’t let that stop you from enjoying this amazing online community. In fact... you’ve arrived at the perfect time to shape the future of dGeek.com!


David Hewlett

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2009 22:44