Brandon Hillock

Flashback: Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter #35

A long time ago, we used to… get Kickstarter updates! Some were public posts and some were for backers only, but either way, we thought it would be fun to remember that time WE MADE A MOVIE!


Update #35 For backers only.

Jun 13 2013

The Good, The Bad & The Stoned.

Dear Backers,

It’s been a long day, and it will inevitably be an even longer tomorrow. With your permission, I’ll keep this update short and sweet.

The confirmed cast continues to grow, and this evening, I’m pleased to announce not one, not two, but three more characters who will be joining us as we return to Neptune:

   - Brandon Hillock, as the long-suffering Deputy Sacks,
   - Kevin Sheridan, as chronic ne’er-do-well Sean Friedrich,
and
   - Jonathan Chesner, as aspiring horticulturist Corny.

As different as their characters are, all three of these gentleman have one thing in common: they’re an absolute pleasure to work with, and to write for. I’m delighted to have them back for the movie. I’m equally delighted to report that they each passed along a message for me to share with you.

A Message From Brandon:

Greetings, Mars fans!

I could NOT be more excited to return to Veronica Mars. I have to thank Rob for personally casting me in the show, and giving me my first big break ever. And now, again, for bringing me back! So thank you Rob, and Kristen, and most of all, the fans! I would not be here if it wasn’t for all of you.

As for Deputy Sacks: the last time we saw him, he had just made his first kill trying to save his partner and boss, Sheriff Lamb. Alas, he didn’t make it in time. I think that does something to a man. Will we see a different Sacks in this film? I can’t tell you that. But I can tell you one thing that won’t be different: the ‘stache. Sacks rocked a mustache before it was cool, and he sure as hell ain’t about to give it up now.

Thanks for giving me another round as Sacks. I can’t wait.

Brandon

A Message From Kevin:

UNREAL!!! I feel so incredibly GRATEFUL to all the fans of VM and backers on Kickstarter. Rob, Kristen, Diane & Dan – my respect and admiration for you all is endless. What you all have accomplished so far is mind boggling. Truly a testament to your talents and character. If any of you ever need an organ donated or a bullet to be taken, preferably, in a non vital area – Kevin Sheridan is your man.

Before working on Veronica Mars I was like a wounded, motherless doe. Gangly legged, wide eyed, and full of fear. Then Rob Thomas et all took me in and thus began my maturation process. The nights were slow and painful – “Who am I?” I would ask. “Why is this world so scary?” Rob and Kristen sat and listened, not because they particularly cared, but because it was the only way they could get me to shut up.

Then, under their tutelage and guidance, I blossomed. With their help I discovered my one and only talent – thievery. Stealing anything and everything. It’s a pretty good life I must say and I owe it all to VERONICA MARS.

But seriously… I am so thrilled to be working again with such wonderful people. Working on Veronica Mars was one of the highlights of my life. I am chomping at the bit to see everyone again and do whatever I can to make this film a success.

Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!

Kevin

A Message From Jonathan:   

I can’t tell you how excited I am to be able to come back and play Veronica Mars’ most striking, mysterious, and handsome male…CORNY! When I heard about this Kickstarter campaign, I was so excited. For years I’ve missed delivering pizzas, getting zapped, and being Neptune’s most loveable stoner.

Funny story: when I first went to audition for Veronica Mars, I accidentally downloaded the wrong script. So, I showed up ready to blow away the competition… for the role of Wallace Fennel. Apart from not being black and having no idea what the heck was going on – it was the scene where he gets duct taped to a flag pole – I figured I’d be perfect.

Unfortunately, my audition got off to a bad start. Before I even arrived, I spilled Chinese food all over myself, soiling my garments. But maybe that was supposed to happen, because things worked out pretty well, and now here we are.

I’m not sure what Corny has been doing since graduating from Neptune, but I’ve been busy. Among other exploits, I surfed a bunch, wrote the award-winning ADHD in HD: Brains Gone Wild! (seriously, it just won a Ben Franklin book award!), and came up with a cool invention for wheelchairs. Random, right?

I can’t wait to see some old faces and bring a new chapter to Veronica Mars history. Rob Thomas, you are l-e-g-i-t! Can’t wait to film.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go find my tuxedo t-shirt for the premiere.

Hi-fives!

Jonathan

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Please welcome these gentlemen back into the fold, either in the comments on or Twitter, where you can find them posting as @FanBoyBrandon, @sheridankevin and @jonathanchesner.

I’ll end tonight’s message, dear backers, by sharing two exciting numbers: 14, which is the number of actors we’ve announced in our official cast, and 84, which is the approximate number of hours left until we start shooting.

And yes, we still have more casting announcements to share tomorrow.

Until then,

Rob

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People might think of Neptune as glamorous, home to movie stars and captains of industry, but when the class war comes, Neptune will be ground zero.
It’s a Springsteen song, get out while you’re young.
I got out when I was nineteen, leaving a trail of destruction in my wake.

Neo-noir in Veronica Mars / The Movie

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The confirmed cast continues to grow, and this evening, I’m pleased to announce not one, not two, but three more characters who will be joining us as we return to Neptune:

  • Brandon Hillock, as the long-suffering Deputy Sacks,
  • Kevin Sheridan, as chronic ne’er-do-well Sean Friedrich, and
  • Jonathan Chesner, as aspiring horticulturist Corny.

A Message From Brandon

Greetings, Mars fans!

I could NOT be more excited to return to Veronica Mars. I have to thank Rob for personally casting me in the show, and giving me my first big break ever. And now, again, for bringing me back! So thank you Rob, and Kristen, and most of all, the fans! I would not be here if it wasn’t for all of you.

As for Deputy Sacks: the last time we saw him, he had just made his first kill trying to save his partner and boss, Sheriff Lamb. Alas, he didn’t make it in time. I think that does something to a man. Will we see a different Sacks in this film? I can’t tell you that. But I can tell you one thing that won’t be different: the ‘stache. Sacks rocked a mustache before it was cool, and he sure as hell ain’t about to give it up now.

Thanks for giving me another round as Sacks. I can’t wait.

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“Thanks to my flag football teams for doing the honors! Hopefully our participation and donation will make a difference! @slaverat, Francis Capra, Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, Ryan Devlin, Daran Norris, Brandon Hillock, Martin Starr, Max Greenfield, Sam Huntington, Jonathan Chesner, and FNL’s Mark Broersma. ..you’ve been challenged!”

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