Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Edenwood Premiere!

A few days ago, on Saturday the 26th, we finally had our big gala premiere screening of EDENWOOD, DARKIVES (ep.01) and THE MOST DIFFICULT THING at EMU's Student Center auditorium. With around 180 people in attendance, including many of the casts and crews, a great time was had by all. It was extremely fun to get to show our stuff to an actual crowd and to hear a lot of mirth being generated (thank goodness all three movies are comedies!).

In a little while, we'll be announcing our next round of projects-- so stay tuned. Also, now that I have some free time again, you can expect a bit more blogging action, as I bravely scour the internets for interesting filmic wampum to share...

See you soon, and thanks to everyone who was part of making the premiere a night for the books!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Charlatans and Cowboys: T-Minus TWO Days!

With our big premiere only two days away, we are all finishing our final preparatory doodads-- polishing epaulets, sanding elbows, shaving necks, etc.-- so that it will be a glamour-filled evening of cinematic richness. We do hope ever so much that you will be there to share the fun with us...

Along those lines, Focus EMU Online just published a cool interview with Jen about EDENWOOD, which can be read here.

On the bill with EDENWOOD is the first episode of DARKIVES, our projected comedy/horror series about really, really bad supernatural investigators, starring Dave Rahbari as Thackeray Hovelpox and Tom Szymanski as the mysterious Barnabus. It marks the first project we worked on with Joe Sacksteader, producer/writer extraordinaire. It is also the first time we used a green screen for "special" effects work. Man, it took a ton of work to make the effects look as amateurish as they are-- the first attempts were just too smooth and pro-looking. Like a Transformers movie or something.

Thackeray Hovelpox has his own blog, The Darkivist, where he goes into more depth on his adventures, philosophy, recipes, etc. Check it out and see why the International Guild of Supernatural Investigatory Individuals calls it "utter rubbish from the mind of an insensate buffoon". Guess old Thack is a little ahead of his time...

In any case, here is a trailer for the Darkives pilot, "The Wee Pigtails of Death", to get you in the mood for some supernatural chicanery. Enjois!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

T-Minus 11 Days and Counting!

Hey virtual world travelers! Wassup? Really? That's awesome...

What have I been up to? Well, mostly I've been toiling away with my other Lionbelly posse members, working to put the finishing touches on EDENWOOD, before the big premiere on the 26th. This entails lots of spit and polish. Our new favorite hero-collaborator-designer GENIUS is Ryan Molloy, who is kicking so much booty on the final motion graphics for this thing that we caint hardly bleeve it! Seriously. Go check out his stuff here and here, and you'll see what I mean.

Dudes! I seriously don't have time chat too much more on this, but rest assured that our first feature is turning out WAY better than we ever imagined, and we can't wait to unleash it upon the world on the 26th. A more fun evening would be really hard to put together, if I do say so myself-- especially for the price, which is ZILCH.

There will be a "real" post soonishly, I promise...