Hello, I’m unsure if I should apologize for the lack of updates. Lots of things have been happening on my end of the spectrum. To start, my previous film “IN THE HOUSE OF FLIES” is slowly making its way in the festival circuit. Right now it’s hitting up two festivals in Spain. It will be playing at the FANT Fantasy International Film Festival in Bilbao and the Nocturna Madrid International Film Festival. Go Spain! Hopefully I will have time to catch a few waves there.
Some other interesting news, I’ve decided to slow down the throttle on Bullethead and team up with writer, actor and fellow producer Ryan Barrett. He wrote a marvelous sequel to our film IF A TREE FALLS which had its world premiere at Fantasia in 2010. The sequel will be called, “IF A TREE FALLS 2: EXIST TO EXIT”. We did a massive overhaul and you can check out some new images over at the facebook group. Please join the page, every like counts. I promise you, the sequel is relentless. It’s insane and fierce. Actress Breanne teBoekhorst is reprising her role as Vanessa and Martin Buzora (Neverlost) will be the cinematographer. We even have some classic Nylon Heads returning to the roles, but in bigger and deeper character traits. There is an awesome scene in the film involving a drive in movie theatre. When I read the script, I was floored. Pre-production has already been going on and we’ll be going to lens this August!
A new production house called LATEFOX PICTURES will be assisting the production of the sequel as well, and also fronted the film “IN THE HOUSE OF FLIES”.
Anyways, gotta run. Thanks for reading this!
We recently had the world premiere of IN THE HOUSE OF FLIES and wish to thank everyone for showing up. It was a full house! Once the holidays are over, we will be announcing new screening dates, festival news and info. Have a happy holidays!
The world premiere of “IN THE HOUSE OF FLIES” will be on December 1st at the Projection Booth Cinema in Toronto, part of the Blood in the Snow Film Festival. The film will start at 6:30pm and is spear headed by some great short films including Karen Lam’s “STOLEN” and Jovanka Vuckovic’s “SELF PROTRAIT”.
I am super grateful for the film to be playing at such a great film festival, showcasing some great contemporary horror filmmakers and their films. Myself and much of the crew and cast of the film will be there.
In addition, I also designed the festival poster which you can spot below. There will be prints of the poster available at the festival. For more information on pre-ordering tickets, times, please check out the event page on facebook here, or buy your tickets directly here.
In the next two days, I’ll be meeting up with Henry Rollins after one of his shows to talk about, In the House of Flies, and give him a screener. We are waiting to hear back from some festivals, and I’m hoping I can break some good news when I see him. The film is locked and we’re just beginning some final 5.1 audio mixing.
Tonight also marks an evening with Prometheus. I’ve tried to deflect any visual aids that have been bombarded at me via the social networks. I will be unprepared and un-hyped for whatever Mr. Ridley delivers. Since many of my filmmaker friends all live and breathe different lifestyles (with me being mostly a night owl), it’s hard for everyone to get together in one joyous, “film-geek out session”. I think tonight will be one of those sessions, and one for the history books. Tonight also marks a pre-birthday celebration for Christian Burgess, my Bullethead Executive Producer.
Pre-production is underway on a trailer we are shooting entitled, Blood and Fangs. The trailer is being directed by Dave McLeod, a long time member of Bleeding Apple. The Director of Photography is Martin Buzora, who is exceptional and did the cinematography for Chad Archibald’s film NEVERlost.
This week, I also worked closely with Fangoria’s Kelly Stewart in organizing a very memorable event to Toronto as part of his Fright Night series. It’ll be a special night in marking the “end of an era” for two of our early films. It will also be a charity event for Henry Rollins’ DROP IN THE BUCKET (www.dropinthebucket.org), where we’ll be donating proceeds to this worthy cause. More details about this event coming soon…
This weather on a Tuesday makes it a New England clam chowder day and one thing I “LOVE” about being a filmmaker, is festival submission season. Our team mailed out about 20 packages this past month. The patience, the waiting, the nausea and dizziness are spinning in our heads…I have grown grey hairs, my receding hair line is so extreme now that I’ve decided to begin working out extensively, so I can at least have a frame like Jason Statham (in my mind). I have been watching “DRIVE” and the “ALIEN ANTHOLOGY” obsessively for the past 2 weeks and have finally found the enjoyment in cold black coffee. Ryan Gosling, I am a fan. Justin Bieber, not to much….I wonder how quickly Justin Bieber would run if he was being chased by a “warrior alien”. Yes, it’s that time of the year again….the fine lines of vanity, sanity and complete insanity. I am going to go on ebay now and look at stuff I don’t need while listening to the Fight Club soundtrack in the background. HERE WE GO.
BULLETHEAD, a concept I’ve been working on for almost 5 years is now finished it’s 2nd draft. I guess that’s a good thing. More coming soon. Now we can really dive deep into this world.
Thanks to Twitch Film for posting a clip from In the House of Flies, this is super rad and they’ve been supporting our films since our last film If a Tree Falls had it’s world premiere at Fantasia 2010. I recommend the link below, you’ll get some other goodies, such as some stills and information regarding the score/music of the film. We are currently hoping for a world premiere this summer! So stay tuned!
Click HERE to see what TWITCH FILM posted!
For a tease, some stills below.