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Monday, April 1, 2019

FREAKSHOW by Adam Cerny

FREAKSHOW by Adam Cerny

Remember how fun it used to be to find “easter eggs” hidden within your favorite films? We’ve become a bit desensitized to that excitement, I feel. Now, we expect the little surprises. I like stories which retain a spirit of magic. It’s rare to find that very individual + personal honesty in storytelling nowadays. This unification of “method” under certain umbrellas (schools of thought) indoctrinate us into a pattern of imitating + resembling.

Storytelling can be a very personal, spiritual process. It’s a transcendental exercise of focused energy + intent. The act of telling a story is a process of movement in itself. It’s as much an “experience” for the actors + crew as it is for the audience…just, flipped.

A lot of audiences don’t know that their energy is read like a hawk from those on stage. This is why I believe storytelling + acting are deeply personal and sometimes private, processes. The “easter eggs” in my short films are hidden in plain sight. Once the egg is cracked open there is sweetness to find.

I’m a person like anyone else in the sense that I’m amazingly flawed + human. I have this “sordid past” of sorts… that only makes sense, right? Because we all do. We all have a freakshow within us where all of the rare oddities come out to play. This is where the conundrum starts: do I blend or stand out?

My Vedic Sagittarius moon wants to tell you to let your freak flag fly, proudly. My Tropical Capricorn moon wants me to tell you to reel it in. My Tropical Scorpio ascendant is going to show you everything you’re scared of, in yourself, through me. I serve as a mirror for your subconscious. I’m also going to tell you that it’s okay to show your flaws.

Because - who gets to decide “said attribute” is a flaw? Who decided flaws are inherently "bad"? Who? You? Me? Or is it just open season, for anyone? The answer is going to be different for everyone. While I preach a message of unity + oneness in this Universe, conversely I want to marry that with the self-awareness of being a separate being. Of expressing yourself through your body. We are all fragments of each other, searching for our way back to unity.

Take it easy on yourself. You won’t have all the answers + you’ll never get it all “right”. Sometimes you will, sometimes you won’t, and sometimes you’ll straddle the line between the two. And - you know what? That’s okay. Why? Because I said so. That’s why.

Enjoy the show!

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APRIL 2019

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

SHOVANIST: A Chauvinist Story by Adam Cerny (based on the book "Men are Better than Women" by Dick Masterson)

SHOVANIST: A Chauvinist Story by Adam Cerny (based on the book "Men are Better than Women" by Dick Masterson)

πŸ›‘❌CAUTION: Rated R for LANGUAGE. If subjects surrounding Gay Marriage or Gender Equality are a TRIGGER for you, please, pass on viewing this film❌πŸ›‘

(Note: This is an acting piece based on the book “Men are Better Than Women” by Dick Masterson. To purchase his book on Amazon, click HERE πŸ‘‰πŸ»https://amzn.to/2Q188OCπŸ‘ˆπŸ»)

I want to teach a little lesson on the topic of HATE. If you feel triggered, don’t read further. If you’re open, let’s go.
This movie is going to test you. I mean, REALLY test you.
I want you to challenge yourself.
I want to see how long you can listen to the character in this film talk before you explode with anger, or shut off with disgust.
For every time you reach a “crisis moment”, or a moment where you think I’ve gone “too far”…

1.) Stop the video and write down on paper the specific words that offended you.
2.) Identify with your fear (after all, pushing anything away from you is always operating from a place of fear, **WINK**) How do you do this? By feeling the emotion you experience, capturing it, and then put its essence to paper, again. Adjectives.
3.) I want you to look at the emotion you’ve written down on paper. Feel it. Now - think back - way back - to the VERY first time you remember feeling that specific emotion. Go back as early as you can.
4.) What was going on then? What caused you to assign the meaning (emotion) you did, to the particular event?
5.) Do you enjoy feeling this emotion? If yes, proceed no further. If no, let’s go.
6.) Think about what’s good about feeling this emotion. Think, search, find everything that is “good” about your emotion, and write it down.
7.) You’ve just brought a shadow aspect of yourself into the light. Congratulations. πŸ™πŸ»❤️ This means the reaction you had to the film…(this will blow your mind lol)…had NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FILM. Whoa! Did I blow your mind, there? It’s a conditioned response to an event in your early childhood where you assigned an emotion to it. It worked at the time, yes. It’s outdated, though. Look at this self-awareness you have now! Imagine how many times you’ve looked at events in your life through this ORIGINAL lens you created. You just identified it.

I go after Feminism and Gay Rights in this film because they are hot topics, buzzwords + are all still a conglomeration of issues that are not yet solved. Even today. Gloria Steinem only opened the door to the Playboy Mansion, right? We need more people to step through it if there’s going to be an effective change.

Change”. Another awesome buzzword. So often used, so rarely seen. Much like how we treat the fact that the behavior shown in this film is a reality, today.

I’m going to be really real. Our society has an embarrassingly Kindergarten-approach to emotions + emotional intimacy + equality. The character in this film is the perfect representation of everything that makes us cringe. He’s purposely tapping into an emotional space that we leave unexplored.

Why do these jokes exist, to begin with? Have we asked that question? How do we find humor in dire situations? Why do we find humor? Is there a purpose to it?

Another question we could consider asking ourselves is: where do I feel comfortable “drawing the line”? What’s your threshold? This film will most definitely challenge your ability to withstand a satirist view of an unbelievably ignorant truth.

Yes - people like this really do exist.
How does that make you feel?
Let’s talk about it.

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PEACE + LOVE ☮️❤️

-ADAM xoxo

JANUARY 2019

Sunday, August 19, 2018

VLOG #1: CHICAGO ROAD TRIP by Adam Cerny + Samuel Schelly

VLOG #1: CHICAGO ROAD TRIP by Adam Cerny + Samuel Schelly


Welcome to the first part of my new VLOG SERIES! I must thank the talented Samuel Schelly for conceiving the concept that fuels this first installment. I was wracking my brain for weeks asking myself, “What kind of film do I want to do next? What do I want to SAY? DO I have anything more to say?” This happened ad nauseam. One day, Samuel simply suggested, “Why don’t you do a Vlog?”

“A Vlog? REALLY?! I just don’t know if I’m that interesting. Would people even want to watch the REAL ME? People are only interested in me when I’m a character, or if I’m playing somebody who ISN’T ME.” - myself.

“DO A VLOG.” - Samuel.

Off we were. My new epoch was beginning. The content I’ve shared with my social media audience has undergone several renewals, face-lifts, alternations, and transmutations. What do I want to broadcast to the world? I’ll tell you.

I’m enough. Self-love is the trump card. Yet, while that concept is shoved down our throats in the present, we were (at least, indirectly) taught that self-love is parsimonious, self-indulgent. I’ll clear that up for you.

Answer: WRONG. Self-love is to, 100%, offer absolutely no resistance to yourself. That’s what self-love is. Even I am still figuring this all out, and to be honest, I’m not so sure I’m that great at it. And - that is okay. Because the truth of who I really am is not what I know will make me look attractive to other people.

I’m honest about my weaknesses, and the things I have a strong grasp on. It’s in THIS honesty that I can find some sort of STABLE platform of humility. Since love is my birthright, I decided that I’m interesting enough on my own. Vlog-time.

Road trip! Watch as Samuel + I navigate our way to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, getting continually lost, thinking about this really talented + pretty girl named Haley Teel, and fanning all over the toe-tapping Nik LaMaack. Then, we move onto some hilariously inappropriate + amazing moments with Samuel and I. Stay tuned for VLOG #2: COMING SOON!

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AUGUST 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

EDGE OF SEVENTEEN (Stevie Nicks cover) sung by Adam Cerny + Katrina

EDGE OF SEVENTEEN (Stevie Nicks cover) sung by Adam Cerny + Katrina


"'Well, I hear you, in the morning...
And I hear you, at nightfall/
But sometimes, to be near you...
Is to be unable...to hear you....'
Goodbye to you both, I said...
There was nothing else left to say
.'
~Stevie Nicks, Timespace Liner Notes, 1991"

This song is about finding peace amongst violent death. The transition from physical to nonphysical. The calm and polarizing storm that ensues from the loss of a loved one.

Edge of Seventeen is one of my favorite songs of all-time. I want to thank my AMAZINGLY talented friend, Katrina, for joining me on this Smule Sing Karaoke duet!

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JUNE 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

WICKED GAME (Chris Isaak Cover) sung by ADAM CERNY + GABRIEL SANTUCCI

WICKED GAME (Chris Isaak Cover) sung by Adam Cerny + Gabriel Santucci

πŸ’”Unrequited love. That brooding sorrowfully conflicted feeling in the gut of your soul. Punched.πŸ’”

There is really no shortcut to forgetting someone you love; you just have to endure missing them every day, until you don’t anymore. You always end up hurting the ones you love the most. It’s strange what desire will make foolish people do.

We’re the “foolish” people. We are programmed to go after that which we cannot have. We’ve made people into objects. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, because there’s no such thing as “right” or “wrong”; not really. It’s all subjective. The part that destroys one’s soul is the feeling of being betrayed by the party involved who doesn’t reciprocate the “love”.

90% of the time, I’d say, the situation just IS. However, there are emotional terrorists out there who will pounce on the hearts of those they target. They don’t betray you because they are done with you, lovers. They betray you because they were taught early on to betray themselves. Nothing they do or say to you is personal… it’s a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves. People who purposely “break hearts” are deeply wounded individuals who haven’t properly dealt with the abuse + trauma they’ve faced in their lives. They play power games because they felt powerless to their own abuser. They betray you because they had to betray themselves in order to satisfy their abuser, whom they were very dependent on.

They haven’t developed into a mature adult yet. They haven’t learned mature character traits like integrity, honesty, faithfulness, and fairness. They have matured enough to realize that there is a connection between their actions + your feelings because they are completely cut off from their emotional self. These people aren’t really surviving… they’re dying. They’re miserable. They’re unhappy.

So, no. It’s not because they are done with you. It’s NOT because you aren’t worthy of being loved, because, you ARE worthy. It’s because THEY haven’t put in the effort to learn another way of being.

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-ADAM xoxo

MAY 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

HAPPY 420 + EARTH DAY by Adam Cerny

HAPPY 🌱420 + 🌎EARTH DAY by Adam Cerny

**DISCLAIMER**
πŸ‘‰πŸ»I do not support the use of chemically addictive drugs. HOWEVER - that being said, please feel free to have a fun smoke session with your favorite Earth-grown plant prior to watching this video. THAT. IS. THE. POINT.πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

April 20th + Earth Day makes me feel as connected to Mother Nature as I'll ever be. There is a pulse, a rhythm, to this beautifully symbiotic relationship. Us + Earth + Nature.

I'm a Sun-Earth sign, Taurus. I've felt a deep connection to our physical world from before the age of two. My earliest memories are of playing in the rain. I was obsessed with baths, swimming pools, thunder + rainstorms. This could have a lot to do with my Scorpio Ascendant sign. Water + Earth.

I've always viewed Marijuana as a gift given to us by the Earth, Source, God, Spirit, Mother Nature... whatever esoteric belief system you subscribe to, insert "name". While I understand why some people are adamantly against Marijuana (because I have empathy), I certainly do not agree. I've seen Marijuana provide pain + healing relief to people whose lives have changed for the better because of it. And, let's be honest, it's just an herb. It's time to stop demonizing the gift of Marijuana and start relishing in the natural medicinal benefits it was always meant to provide to us.

I've separated this visual + auditory art piece into two segments: IRRESISTIBLE + DADDY ISSUES (because Lord knows I have them! So do most of you, if not, Mommy Issues).

0:00 IRRESISTIBLE

2:05 DADDY ISSUES

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APRIL 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

ADAM'S GUMBROS & GUMHOES by Adam Cerny

ADAM'S GUMBROS & GUMHOES by Adam Cerny


You know - I could write something quite profound about this video. I could. However, I don't want to muddy up all of the amazing fun I had while working on the musical, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. I am now, officially, a Gumbro!

**Footage taken from dance rehearsal videos**
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APRIL 2018