hey, i heard last week that we're playing opening night at the 5th Annual NYC Downtown Short Film Festival!! Yay! Finally a screening in our neck of the woods!
From the acceptance email, this festival sounds great as, "audience members, along with our Film Festival committee, are given comment cards and asked to rate each film. The NYCDSFF tallies the results and the highest rated films from each screening will then be invited to participate in the next NYC Downtown Short Film Festival, taking place in May, 2008..."
Just got word that Deployment Strategy won "Best Special Effects" at the Indie Fest USA festival in Anahiem, California this past weekend! This follows an earlier win (that i forgot to post) at The ShockerFest for "Best Science Fiction".
So, the Deployment Strategy trailer has just won Best Trailer of the Month in OurStage.com's Trailer Channel. If you haven't heard of OurStage.com, you should definitely check it out ESPECIALLY if you're a filmmaker or musician.
Hey all, the time for an update is far overdue!! So here goes! In this week's update:
Â· 2 more festival announcements
Â· Coming soon: A new website
Â· Coming soon: DVDs go on sale!
Â· Film review blitz
let's jump right in!
TOTALLY BUMMED I COULDN'T GO!!!! Looks like it was an amazing time if the photos i saw on flickr are any representation of the awesomeness at Dragon*Con!! Deployment Strategy screened last night, friday August 31st at 11pm-ish in Atlanta, GA. I couldn't make it for work reasons, but it's an honor to be in such sweeet company as this photos from the fest show...."Go, Robo!" ---MC
just got the letter yesterday (yes they sent a paper notification!) We're an official selection! More soon :D
Fangoria Magazine calls it, "the Sundance of the Weird". I just got the phone call from the director of the festival. We're nominate against one other film he told me. Oct 6 and 7th in Modesto, CA. I'll get more info in the email but he said that they'll be doing some local late night cable advertising on the Sci-Fi Channel between midnight and 6am! LOL. I'm going cut a 30 sec commercial for my film advertising online sales (soon!) and the screening at the ShockerFest!!! Stay Tuned!! mc
Well, i guess it's never good news when the film doesn't get into a festival, but if you have to get ding'd then this was a pretty cool way to have it done- I got a call from the director of a short film festival (who will not be named). He left me a 5 minute voicemail, and I called him back and spoke to him in person for a while. In summary, he said that he normally has dedicated people screening the applicants, but that he usually tries to take a stack home with him to watch at night. Deployment Strategy was one of them.
I don't have much details yet on this one except that Dragon*Con is in Atlanta, GA the last weekend in August. It usually gets 30,000 attendees and this year some of the cool genre celebs that will be there are some cast members from Serenity, Star Treak, Battlestar, and the Harry Potter movies!! Cool!!! Not sure if I can attend this one- RATS!!! - but we'll see...Will post more soon!!
Title says it all! If you're in the area, come watch! We'll be playing at 10:45pm on Saturday in Theater 6. see their website for details! http://www.aoffest.com/
7/27 Update: bye all, i'm off to LA tomorrow morning on the red eye! My first film festival ever!! wish me luck!! (bringing the video camera! will share some footage when I get back!!!)