a look back
In late June 1998, HARASSED was released onto this site. It was by far our longest movie, both in movie duration and time taken to complete, and also our personal favorite. It being a mixture of parody and mystery, interacting characters from other movies with our own, the final product being a spoof comedy adventure, which has earned a place in 3dmm history as a "comedy classic". Generating enthusiastic feedback upon it's release continuing still months later, and scooping a number of awards in various esteemed 3dmm voting contests. It ultimately established the Old Bloke, Andrew Neilson and SLAM as popular 3dmm "celebrity like" figureheads.
The movie told the tale of SLAM, a young nutcase whose sole mission in life was too help kids to do their homework, whether they liked it or not. Oh, and of course squeezing in time for his unhealthy obsession with biscuits... and pants. Yet, frustrating SLAM at every try was the mysterious Mr. Skelly Pants, an evil costumed freak assassin supposedly in cahoots with Action Joe...
The story was played out onto a parody of two popular 3dmm classics, HARASSMENT (by Brad Connell) and ACTION JOE 2 (by Jason Ruiz). Where we got the inspiration to do this, where still not entirely sure, it just... happened. The original idea was to make another film with the bizarre character SLAM, after his debut in the quickly made yet popular, SLAM the raving nutta which proved to be such an unexpected hit. While in the process of looking for ideas and inspiration from other various 3dmm movies, we were watching HARASSMENT and found the idea of some weird voiced freak harassing children with bizarre and stupid riddles intriguing. How about if the even bigger freak, SLAM was phoning these kids...? The results had us in tears... SLAM's desperate ramblings to do homework being met with Michael's impatience and deadpan reactions worked a treat, so we took it from there and the rest as they say is history.
During the months after HARASSED's release we've received a lot of positive feedback from members of the 3dmm community. Our first aim when making a movie is that we ourselves enjoy it, first and foremost, if it's well received by other people then that is an added bonus. HARASSED is rather eccentric and crazy, the humour stemming from bizarre circumstances, situations and personalities, it is not your traditional type comedy which doesn't appeal to everyone. HARASSED is a movie which seems to divide it's viewers into two camps, those who really love it, and those who really hate it, there is no in-between it seems. Though so far, we've been delighted with the good feedback, especially when hearing of tales from people who've watched the movie and cryed their eyes out with laughter, and those who enjoyed repeating famous lines such as "LOOK AT MY FACE" and quoting other lines in school and such... GREAT STUFF!!
He said about your movie "Hehe, that was excellent" and it was too! I liked, it when Slam called that boy (like the beginning of Harassment)! And a funny thing was the beginning of Action Joe, but Slam in the car instead of a girl! Great!"
Here are some links to a couple of HARASSED reviews written by 3dmm critics...
And here's a review
from the other side of the coin as it were...
HARASSED has scooped three awards in various 3dmm award ceremonies. To those of you who voted for HARASSED in the relevant categories it was successful in, we thank you. Such recognition in the community and all the positive feedback we have received is very inspirational, and has proved to be a motivational factor in continuing the HARASSED story in Episode I. Thanks.
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