Hey, I’m Dahveed! I’m the producer/director of the documentary “Transform Me!” and a HUGE Transformers fan myself. This film delves into the popular Transformers robot toy line with some revealing personal and provocative stories of the franchise’s biggest fans.
The project is close to complete but we can’t do this project without your support. Visit our IndieGogo campaign, promote it and back us! We want to get this project finished and distributed but can’t do it without your support.
So I recently appeared on a show called “Collection Intervention” on SyFy. You can see the show for yourself and see what you think- what parts are real if any and what is “structured reality,” as its called. Let me know your thoughts!
Although I can’t talk about what went on behind the scenes, I will say that what you saw is just a very, very small part of the story. I’m telling my own version of my story as a collector and as a fan in “Transform Me!” I hope the show will bring about some publicity for the film even though I had to use myself as a bit of a sacrificial lamb to do it.
Ok, I wanted to prove how far I will go to get this project made!! Although I am a diehard Transformers collector- I WILL SELL MY COLLECTION TO FUND THIS PROJECT!
So I’m starting with one of my most valued possessions- my Generation 2 Stunticon Breakdown has very personal value to me because it was my first Transformers convention. It is also very rare- one of only 300 produced. Anybody want to give Breakdown a good home?
Anyone wanting to come out and meet the film crew is encouraged to come to the “Transform Me Party” LIVE MUSIC – FREE FOOD & DRINK – May 19th at Wahoo’s Fashion Valley, Newport Beach CA – 6pm-9pm Special Guests: Singer/Songwriter Stacy Clark!! And of course myself, Dahveed, our editor Justin & many of the other Transformers stars will be there!
Free food and your first drink is on me! Help spread the word so we can meet our goal on IndieGogo.
The point of this event goes beyond drinks and tacos…as amazing as Wahoo’s tacos are. Our goal is to raise awareness for our film ‘Transform Me!’ It has been an incredible 6-year journey traveling the world and interviewing a multitude of Transformers fans. I have found out how the toy line has inspired fans of all ages and backgrounds…and their stories are amazing and need to be told! But for this project to be brought to the screen, we need your help. Goto the indiegogo campaign, watch the trailer, spread the word. We need your support, even a dollar will be a huge help!
WhooHoo! The “Transform Me!” Transformers documentary campaign is now LIVE!! For the next few days (thru Sunday, April 29th) I will be in Dallas Texas promoting the project at the BotCon. Please stop by my booth at the show if you’re around. http://www.indiegogo.com/transformme?a=438384
Sorry for the lack of recent posts. The documentary “Transform Me!” is moving full steam ahead! I am heading to BotCon 2012 in Dallas Texas to promote the project and raise finishing funds by selling off my own personal Transformers collection. Hate to do it but there are many costs involved that need to be paid. I’ll see you guys at BotCon!
Hurl at the epic tale now online for your viewing desire! Adventurer and Epic
Pedestrian Dahveed & Zygeist Steve Sievers transport a valuable and demanding
Transformers Revenge of the Fallen One-of-a-kind Cloth
Banner!! From Hollywood, CA !!
For the month prior to the release of Transformers Revenge
of the Fallen, a gigantic banner held dominion over the intersection
of Santa Monica Blvd and Highland in Hollywood, CA. The banner measured
several city blocks and several stories high! After the June release the banner
was removed. Most of it was returned to the studio but one section was marked
for disposal- that section is none other than the great Optimus Prime! This
mighty titan watched over the city of Hollywood! In a great heroic effort two
men rose to the challenge to save this cloth from disposal!! And now their struggle
and sacrifice can be to your benefit! Own the HOLY GRAIL of banners today!
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE
OF THE BANNER GO TO THE PRODUCTION OF THE DOCUMENTARY ‘TRANSFORM ME.’
As usual Paramount created a mega event for the Hollywood red-carpet premiere of “Transformers Revenge of the Fallen.” The red carpet that looped between the Village and Vista theaters in Westwood village in Los Angeles was jam packed with all the film’s stars from Megan Fox to Peter Cullen. An elaborate after party was set up that included a Linkin Park concert and an elaborate spread. All of this was set up to be part of the LA Film Festival, which is amusing because LA Film Fest generally supports “independent films” and Transformers is anything but.
Fellow Transformers fanatic, Steve, and I arrived around 4:30pm which I thought was far too early for a movie that started at 8pm but we didn’t want to take any chances. After several failed attempts we finally found a ledge we could stand on to get a good view of the spectacle. The press and fans were out in full force and unlike the 2007 Transformers premiere, there actually seemed to be a lot of Transformers fans! There was even a fan decked out in a very nice Transformers movie Bumblebee costume. The stands around the red carpet were filled by some extremely lucky contest winners, many of which seemed to be fans as well. These lucky bastards got exclusive Transformers badges, popcorn buckets, cups, glossy photo tickets for the premiere, lithographs for the celebs to autograph, seats just in front of all the celebs in the theater and apparently access to the after party. Yes, I was insanely jealous. Transformers stars Megan Fox and Tyrece Gibson went out of their way to say hi to the fans and sign autographs.
Although I was not invited to shoot interviews on the red carpet, I did get some decent B-roll and did talk to a couple Transformers fans at the event. When it came time to get seats for the premiere, I realized that our super expensive $36 tickets were not going to get us the best seats in the house. We actually had to leave Westwood village and travel to the AMC Avco across from Wilshire where the movie was shown in a much smaller theater without proper air conditioning and a print of the film that was constantly out of focus. Unlike at the other theater where popcorn and drinks were on the house, we weren’t provided any refreshment…some premiere!?! And no, nobody came to introduce the film. A total rip! I will say that the manager of the Avco, Emma, was very gracious afterwards and provided complimentary tickets as an apology. So no bad words against AMC from me. The LA Film Fest, run by Film Independent is an organization I have been a part of for over five years and I generally support. Although their events are usually outstanding, I do have to say that on this one occasion they definitely dropped the ball.
So getting past the technical difficulties, the film itself, it was amazing! So densely packed with action, characters and details that it could have been expanded into two films. It was also non-stop action, more big robot butt-kicking battles.