I can not wait for tomorrow. Me and 6 of my closest friends are loading up the van and headed to Buffalo for the festival premiere of For Love of Zombies. We are honored to be a part of the Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival and we are looking forward to meeting a lot of new people and making some contacts. Of course there is a snowstorm that we are going to have to drive through but that’s OK…we are going regardless of the forecast. I need this getaway after the last couple of months. The only thing that sucks is that my daughter Emily is not making this trip with me. I love to share everything with her because after all she is my biggest fan. However, there will be other festivals she can attend going forward.
I am very excited to see FLoZ on the big screen with a couple hundred of my peers…I can only hope they receive the film as warmly as the PA/NJ Horror Club. Making movies is my passion and I want it to be my career and this short is the first step towards making that dream a reality. We have 2 other zombie shorts in pre-production and I have assembled a kick ass team all of whom are working hard to make these movies come to life. The first one will be shot in mid November in South Jersey and at the Capes and Cowls Comic Book Store in Bensalem, PA. Duke, the owner of the store, has been so good to us in the past and continues to support our company by allowing us to film in his store. I can not wait to get back behind the camera. If you are interested in being a part of the production either in front of the camera or behind the scenes contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This past weekend we had the opportunity to screen For Love of Zombies for the PA/NJ Horror Club. It was the first time we were showing the film to a group of people who were not directly involved with the film. Needless to say I was a little nervous. Here was a perfect focus group for us to screen our film, horror fans. Not just any horror fans, I am talking about hard core horror fans with a discerning eye towards the genre. After Rob Dimension, the individual who runs the group, put the DVD on I stood in the back and observed. I watched the group, hoping to get the reactions I tried to solicit with each scene. It started of a little slow with only a few chuckles here and there and I couldn’t help but worry. Then about 5 minutes into the film the laughs began to roll in. It was an amazing feeling as a film maker to sit back and watch a crowd react how you had hoped. After the movie was over there was a nice ovation and some great questions in the Q & A afterwards. The best part was getting the chance to talk to a lot of the people individually. They were all so gracious and complimentary. I am very grateful for the opportunity provided to me to show the film…it was beyond rewarding.
Now it’s off to Buffalo where For Love of Zombies will screen at the Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival. FLoZ will be shown on Sunday in one of the final blocks of the festival. This will be my first festival experience and I am extremely excited. Big crowds are expected and this will be the first time FLoZ will be shown on a big screen so needless to say I am anxious. The people who have seen FLoZ up to this point have all really enjoyed it but this is a huge test to see what a large section of the horror community think of FLoZ. As a film maker you live for the response of your audience and there isn’t anything more gratifying than a positive response. I can not wait to blog about my first film festival experience.
We are moving forward on two new zombie shorts we plan on shooting over the next several months. We are doing these shorts to add to our reel to show potential investors who may be interested in Tribe of the Dead. These two shorts are going to be utilized to highlight how we have grown as a company and how I have grown as a film maker. We want to show investors what we are capable of and most importantly that we are a viable investment. I can not wait to get behind the camera again and I have assembled an amazing production team that is going to help make Tribe of the Dead a reality.
I will be launching a new web site in the coming week chronicling all the pre-production of the next two zombie shorts and Tribe of the Dead. Stay tuned…
It has been a while since my last blog. As most of you know my mother was very ill and on Saturday October 15th she lost her battle with cancer. I appreciate all the kind words and emails I have received. It has been a blessing to have so many wonderful people reach out to me. I know we usually have fun on the blog and on the podcast but I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all of you for the overwhelming support you have shown me during this sad time.
I will be posting another blog later today or tomorrow talking about what is going on with Little Red Wagon Films and about what happened this past weekend.
Teddy and I had the pleasure of once again interviewing author Jonathan Maberry. Listen to us get geeky with Jonathan and also get a sneak peek at Jonathan’s next novel Dead of Night a Zombie Novel. We also announce the winner of our contest and discuss everything from current movies to television shows. We also find out what film festival will be premiering For Love of Zombies and we learn what Sarah is watching. All this a whole lot more…so click the player and enjoy!
Teddy and I just had an amazing time with the star of Sleepaway Camp Felissa Rose! She was a lot of fun and this podcast is one for the ages…you have to listen to believe it. I must warn you some of the language is NSFW so listen at your own risk. Click the player below I promise you won’t be disappointed.