Friday, October 3, 2014

Bunny Man into sound post

The Bunny Man is finishing up in sound post-production, at Disher Music and Sound.
Thanks to the amazing power of EvilTone XL Pro 3.0, they are infusing the story with both menace and comedy. I'll never go to back to old EvilTone XL Pro!

Read more!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Weird Film Fest a success

Weird Wine 'n' Film Fest went well - good turnout, enthusiastic crowd, and looks like we'll be doing this again.

Ten films, mostly by women, plus "The Embalming", written by Frank Tuttle, author of the Markhat fantasy noir stories, and one of the funniest people around.

I found some of these films at the 2014 Etheria night - an event for horror and other 'genre' films by women, at the Egyptian Theater in LA. Some creepy, some funny, some with pathos. 

Read more!

Color grading can be fun

... when you're working with Jesse Spencer. The Bunny Man is one step closer to finished.
Read more!

Friday, July 25, 2014

weird film set experiences

Recalling experiences - on my own sets and crewing on other peoples' films - it's been challenging to pick the weirdest experience, (that I can mention without getting in trouble) - but I think in the end it would have to be: picking out a rat in a reptile store to use on a film set, and waiting for the director to decide if he would settle for a brown rat because they were out of gray ones.

Read more!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Weird Film Fest at Urbano Winery

It's time for Weird Films with Wine, at Urbano Winery in Berkeley!
I've assembled a suite of horror films, mostly with women at the helm, for your viewing pleasure, projected upon a large surface by means of light waves!

Come on down to Urbano, August 20 (and a second night tba).
Here's the line-up!

Get your tickets - the last film night filled up quickly.

Read more!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Etheria Film Night 2014 in Hollywood

In Los Angeles for the annual Etheria Film Night - a night of films by women filmmakers in horror, fantasy and science fiction.

It's a lot of fun - a lot of the filmmakers show up (there's a well-organized red carpet event) and it's well-attended. The format includes a feature film and a slate of shorts. I learned about Etheria in 2013 when my film "Shelter" was accepted to their tour, for which the theater event is the kick-off.

This year's feature film was Axelle Carolyn's "Soulmate", an uncommonly good supernatural thriller about a depressed woman trying to recover in a country retreat that turns out to be haunted.  I'm glad I saw it on a large screen, it's visually gorgeous. It's a high-quality film in every respect, and I think it would do well in theatrical distribution.

Read more!

Monday, July 14, 2014

"Shelter" screening at Calgary Horror Con

"Shelter" will be screening at Calgary Horror Con in August.

Canada and horror - two words that don't normally go together in my mind, but I am grateful!

This year, Horror Con welcomes Lloyd Kaufman, creator of such films as Toxic Avenger and Nuke 'Em High.
Read more!