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In mail bag
23Dec 09

I honestly can not remember the last time I did an email bag.  I could look back in the blog archives but I’m feeling lazy right about now so I will just answer some of the questions I have received over the past months.  As always they are unfiltered and copy and pasted from the actual emails I receive.  Before I do that however I just want to say thank you to all you who have already bought tickets for the February 4th premiere of Sorrow Hill.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Now on to the questions:

Question 1 from Barbara C. in Salem NJ.

Ron,

How come I have to register on the blog to post a comment?  If I register will you turn around an sell my email address to a mailing list.  Good luck with editing.

I have received this question quite a bit.

Well, Barbara I am sorry to inform you that you indeed have to register in order to leave a comment.  I did this to cut down on the number of spammers.  Adding the extra step of registering has helped eliminate the spamming.  And I would never sell anyone’s e-mail address.  I am humbled by how many people read my blog and would not betray them by selling an email list.

Question #2 from Cynthia in Philadelphia.

When is the DVD coming out?  I pre-ordered the movie and since I seen you were finished editing is the DVD soon to be released?

Ah…another question I have received a lot.  I honestly do not know when the DVD will be released.  I am fortunate to have several distributors interested in Sorrow Hill so I am at their mercy.  Once a distribution deal is in place a release date will be forthcoming.  Now, with that being said I want everyone who pre-ordered to know that you will be taken care of for your patience.  I am putting together an impressive package to accompany your DVD once they are released.    Even though this wasn’t part of the question I feel it’s necessary to explain why I did a pre-sale of Sorrow Hill.  I am a newbie when it comes to the distribution side of films.  I always thought I would have to self-distribute the movie.  Which is still an option if distribution falls through but that’s neither here nor there.  So I did the pre-sale to gauge to how many copies I would initially need for a first pressing.  When I was contacted by a distributor I was told to cease the pre-sale or it would affect any agreement that would be reached.  I was told I could honor the pre-orders but couldn’t take anymore.  I have said this several times before but if any one who pre-ordered wants a refund I will refund their money.  I understand it’s been a while since the pre-sale and I understand any and all frustration but I promise you the package I put together for you will be worth the wait.

Question 3 from Jessica in Atlantic City.

How can I be in your movies?  I love horror movies and have always wanted to be in one.  Do you need expereince or do you hire anyone?

Well Jessica experience always helps but it isn’t necessary.  I found my entire cast of Sorrow Hill from an open casting call.  And while most of them were theater students in college most had never done a movie.  I will hire anyone who has the energy and drive to do what is necessary to make a movie.   It isn’t an easy thing to accomplish so you must have individuals who are dedicated and not there to just pass the time.  I will continue to have open casting calls when necessary but if you’d like to be added to my audition mailing list all you need to do is contact me at

auditions@grindhouse-pictures.com

One thing I will reccommend is to have a headshot and bio ready because I do request those when contacted.

Yes I know these were some softball questions for the first email bag in a while .  I wanted to ease myself back into it and besides you can only answer, “Why do you suck?”  So many times.


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