June 23rd, 2009

Couldn’t help but throw these up. The amazing Sam Bragg made these for our film festival movie.



June 23rd, 2009

You alive blog? Sorry I neglected you so long. Wish I could say I would continue to update, lets just see how it goes :)

I entered the 72 hour film festival once again this year, and loved every bit of it. The team we gathered together is really great and was nice to finally force myself to make a film. It always makes me so happy, yet sad that a year goes by and I do so little of it. Well things are changing!

First off, we won Best Film in the festival! This was shocking to say the least, because of some of the other amazing applicants. But I won’t complain :) Check out the video below…

Calming Heads from michael bartley on Vimeo.

And yes, that is Ken Poore in there(show off).

More info to come about upcoming projects…

Video Update

August 31st, 2008

Sorry I have been gone for awhile, thought I would give a short update!

As some of you may know, I am doing video work at my job now! It has been a lot of fun and a lot of work. Its finally starting to really get off the ground and are starting to actually get paid to do more and more!

The bummer part is that many of them I won’t ever be able to show as they are internal Microsoft videos. But trust me they are looking good :)

In the midst of all the serious videos, the spark of creativity has come back up and I have begun writing again. Several scripts are looking good, and I am hoping to begin taping them in the none to distant future.

Talk to you soon!

Vegas baby!

July 21st, 2008

Hillary and I went on an amazing vacation! Want to hear more? Why don’t you cruise on over to Hillary’s amazing blog and find out!

20 minutes BABY!

June 4th, 2008

Oh btw…

20 minute version of our film festival movie!

Good times

June 2nd, 2008

Well it has begun!

I am now officially creating films as part of my job! Jeff and I will be creating short corporate films for a certain software giant beginning TOMORROW!

We are going to try and rock these out, so we can hopefully get a ton of follow on work and do more and more of these.

Almost all of these films will not be able to be openly shown, but if you stop by I’m sure I could make an exception :)

Either way its exciting! Not too mention summer time, which marks the end of school(finally), and Hillary back from New Zealand!

Summer ’08 here I come!

Commercial Goodness!

May 29th, 2008

So I admit it…I’m not the biggest Apple fan. Listen I know its hard for you internetz people to grasp, with your ipods, and your nanos and your blasted iLife!!!

I can already feel my friend Jeff, clutching his Apple TV, a single tear crawling down his face…

So back to the point, I am in love with a commercial. Not just any commercial, and Apple commercial. Isn’t it unhealthy to enjoy corporate advertising, or is it iAdvertising?

Yeah I am weird, but is this a big surprise to anyone? I guess me liking this commercial really stems from the fact that I love coldplay and want their new album badly. But also the shots and design are just really nice.

Well either way, I am a sucker for it! Check it out in it’s Vimeo glory.

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Film Festival Results!

May 10th, 2008

Well the film festival was a ton of fun and there were some really good films that were made. Although, to my surprise, several not so good ones as well. Here is the info once again:

This was made during the Grand Cinema’s fourth 72 hour Film Competition in Tacoma, Washington.

A film by Jeff Alldridge

Ken Kreps
Michael Bartley
Nick McCord
David Kennedy

Portrait of a YouTube Star: Behind the Scenes of “The Forgotten Heist” (20 Minute Extended Director’s Cut Version)

Heres the short film we created for the Tacoma 72 Hour Film Festival. We had 72 hours to come up with a film. We decided to do a documentary about the creation of another film called, “The Forgotten Heist” (which was also an entry in the festival) and located here:…

Festival Requirements:
-Must be 5 minutes in length
-Must include the line, “I feel like I’ve been here before”
-Must have at least one scene shot at a museum
-Must have a fortune cookie in a scene
-One scene must incorporate bubbles in some way

Directed by: David Kennedy and Michael Bartley
Edited by: David Kennedy and Michael bartley

-Nick McCord as Alfonso Guiterrez Bernard Smith Benson Xing
-Michael Bartley as Michael Bartley
-David Kennedy as Solomon Kennedth
-Jeff Alldridge as Jeff Alldridge
-Ken Kreps as Ken Kreps
-Layne Bukey as Girl in Club
-Patrick Bartley as crew member #1
-Keith Bartley as crew member #2

Film shot in 36 hours (May 2nd, May 3rd) on location in Tacoma, Washington.

And of course if you would like to see it in HD Glory check out this link instead:


April 30th, 2008

I just wanted to do some hood rat stuff with my friends…

This is nuts! I heard about this story and thought it was odd, but the video is priceless!

Man that poor grandma is already stuck with this kid, and now she has to pay for all of that damage!

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

April 27th, 2008


Well I went and checked this movie out tonight and overall really enjoyed it. It was another in the vein of Superbad, Knocked Up, etc. These types are always surefire to crack me up.

One thing I really liked about this one specifically was how honest it was. And that goes in many ways, honest that the jokes were over the top most of the time, but seemed to really embrace that not seem to forced.

Yet at the same time, I really loved the honesty of some of the characters(mainly the leading guy), and how tangeible he seemed around the wonky humor and situations.

One crazy thing though was the amount of male privates in the film. And I even scoff a bit as I write this, but in the first scene alone, you get like 3-4 shots. By the end of the film, I was seriously wondering what the heck was going on with the filmmakers, as it was pretty unnecessary and not blatently made as a joke. I mean don’t get me wrong, it was on some level a joke, but not really played clearly as one, if that makes sense.

What makes you wonder even more is when you see that the main character wrote the film.


The guy that is running around naked….wrote the film? lol

I mean, he wasn’t just signed up for this, or pressured into it. I mean HE wrote himself into the situation! Who knows…

Well it was fun and made me crack up a ton, you should check it out!