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Thursday, April 7, 2016

2016.04.05 Ken "Whit" Whitman Tries to Rub his Acting Gig in his "Enemies" Faces

2016.04.05 Ken "Whit" Whitman Tries to Rub his Acting Gig in his "Enemies" Faces
You know....maybe this is just me, but if you scam a couple of fan-based communities to the tune of $200K+, maybe, and again this might just be me....maybe you shouldn't trying to brag about paid work that isn't on your failed Kickstarter projects.

Does Ken "Whit" Whitman not understand that these various fandoms have a lot of overlap? I'd be willing to bet that a lot of the people he's ripped off, if not the majority, are HUGE The Walking Dead fans.

Here is Ken "Whit" Whitman's FB brag.....but first I'd like to point out that a "heavy" pick-axe (or mattock) head comes in at about 5 pounds and the handle is usually about 2 1/2 pounds. Holding one is, at best, akin to having to hold a gallon jug of water (which comes in at about 8 pounds).....oh, and it is spelled "Finale"...

Yeah...so this was posted on Facebook
"WHAT WAS IT LIKE BEING A SAVIOR ON THE WALKING DEAD SEASON FINALLY!
Being on the Walking dead was awesome to say the least. I worked one day and two long 15 hr COLD nights. 32 Degrees! No matter what, you cant take away this experience. ‪#‎PickAxeSavior‬
I was the only person with a real weapon. That damn Pick Axe weight 35lb. and I carried it for 20 hours or so.
I got the honer of running the team out of the woods, and stood behind Sasha Williams, Andrew Lincoln, Chandler Riggs, Michael Cudlitz & Ross Marquand. I was like 5 feet away. But as a good background actor did not talk to them unless they talked to me. I was 5 feet from Sasha Williams, so naturally she came and talked to the 6'4" guy with an axe, because I looked damn scary and she wanted to know I was not really a psyco killer. LOL!
She let me hold her gun, and it weighed as much as she did. She also sprayed my face with spritzer (Fake sweat).
I think I chased them out of the woods some 12 times. I don't know, I lost count.
Interesting points...
Was fun watching the actors get ready for a shot. They would pump themselves up.
There was more curing then you say on the TV show, expect the DVD to drop some F-BOMBS!
Chandler Riggs was quit, but could be because it was 3AM! He also has a female body double who walks just like him, it took me 6 hrs on night number 2 to figure that out!
Jeffrey Dean Morgan was amazing! Every time he gave his speech, I was like... Damn, thats was mesmerizing. He, of corse, cursed a lot, which got edited.
All the extras during the shooting made the set creepy! Damn we were creepy!
I am 2 inches taller than Michael Cudlitz, and 50 lbs heavier!
I stood next to a heater and Jeffrey Dean Morgan was next to me, then I figured out I was in the wrong tent. I never said a word to him and snuck out!
In one scene they had 5 cameras going, each point in a director between the other cameras. Damn that was cool and impressive!
The Lot we filmed the SAVIOR SCENE at the end was where the Church in Season 5 was built!
They had a square light, on a crane in the air. It must have been 20'x20' And 8 stories up. It lit most of the area!
There is a guy who walks down the roads and tosses out leaves! Where do they get them in the spring?
There is a guy who walks around with a smoke machine. Making the place eerie!
There were so many SAVIORS that they ran out of weapons, so some people got Meat Tenderizers, a plastic knife, a fake metal pipe, I thought they were gonna tell a few... go find a stick. I took the Pick Axe no one wanted it cause it was 35lb. Lucky me!
I am 6'4" and 280lb. I was average size! There was two dudes there that were like 7'2". I however was the only bald white dude.
I meet at least 4 guys on set I text or talk to daily!
We were all told they would keep us on a list for CALL BACKS when the show starts back up in May! Here is hoping! I love you WD Family, Friend, Crew, Writers, AMC!!!
We had no clue to who was gonna die, and still don't! Jeffrey Dean Morgan would end the "stink" on a different character each time!
The CREW was awesome to us.
Andrew Lincoln listen to an iPod between scenes, it helped him get ready!
When the actors came out of the van, they asked some of us to really be rough with them!!! So they were! And that's why it looked real.
Steven Yeun is an intense actor!!!
To my fans, friends, and family... SHARE THIS EVERYWHERE!
To my enemies... ha ha, I was on the walking dead!
‪#‎TheWalkingDead‬ ‪#‎AMC‬ ‪#‎TWD‬ ‪#‎Negan‬ ‪#‎TheSaviors‬ ‪#‎WhitWhitman‬ ‪#‎HunterCallofAll‬ ‪#‎CallofAll‬ ‪#‎COA‬ ‪#‎WarandIllusion‬ ‪#‎TheWalkingDeadPictures‬ ‪#‎WalkingDead‬ ‪#‎TWDpics‬ ‪#‎Zombies‬ ‪#‎WalkerStalker‬ ‪#‎AMCTheWalkingDead‬ ‪#‎RickGrimes‬ ‪#‎DarylDixon‬ ‪#‎AndrewLincoln‬ ‪#‎NormanReedus‬ ‪#‎Glenn‬ ‪#‎Maggie‬ ‪#‎TheWalkingDeadVideos‬ ‪#‎Season6‬ ‪#‎Episode16‬ ‪#‎SeasonFinale‬ ‪#‎TheTalkingDead‬ ‪#‎FearTheWalkingDead‬ ‪#‎FTWD‬"

I have to especially love the ending touch of "To my enemies... ha ha, I was on the walking dead!" Seriously? Odds are Ken "Whit" Whitman has scammed somebody that is friends or family of somebody having to do with the production of The Walking Dead.

Good luck with the callbacks Kenny!

4 comments :

  1. Only in Ken's world does playing a non-speaking background extra equate to Winning!!!

    He's so proud of his accomplishment. Shame he didn't take any pride in is six kickstarters and at least attempt to come through for backers. What a snub. Just got an email from a guy who invested $600 in pencil dice and Ken blocked him from his Facebook account after the guy made a polite inquiry. This after Ken failed to answer a dozen emails or pick up the phone (you now the phone number he boats is 'out there' and anyone can contact him at any time?).

    Sorry to rant. Everytime I put this guy behind me and resolve to move on I get a letter from a backer like this and realize he can't be let off the hook so easily. Nice if we could all just avoid our responsibilites by not answer the phone/email and pretending things are fine.

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  2. I think it is very sad (and telling) the Ken refers to his one-time avid supporters as "enemies" and those he has yet to swindle as "friends and family." I've never even heard of this show. Good that he got accepted(in the open selection of extras), but this FB post was just unnecessary. If I don't get my Traveller DVD (or even a download of an MP4 video), I think I will create my own fan-film and post it on youtube. No money required just a genuine love of the game and the spirit it produces in good gaming people.

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  3. So I guess he has gotten inited to con and wants to get a foam pick axe and charge money for photos.

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  4. You don't get invited as an extra. You solicit yourself and someone is desperate or foolish enough to have you as a guest.

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