Sunday, December 31, 2006

Yesterday evening was a great night on all fronts. First we (and by "we" I mean the Ottawa Senators) beat the evil Toronto Maple Leafs 3 - 2, then I found a Pez dispenser (still in the package), and then the Killer63 premiere went incredibly well.

I took it upon myself be the ticket seller in the box office, and it was a roller-coaster heart-stopping ride of constantly almost running out of change. The Mayfair folks were quite impressed with the large crowd who came out not only to see a bunch of indie shorts, but who did so very late at night on a Saturday during the Holidays. I hope that this might mean that the theatre is open to the idea of more late night and indie screenings there.

I'm not sure what's immediately next for us in the K63. I've already gotten requests for DVD's and for another screening. So keep and eye out and check the K63 blog every so often and we'll do our best to keep you all posted of related news and upcoming events. We'll definitely be back next year for another round, only maybe a bit earlier, like around October 31st or so. Great job to all the filmmakers, and a big thank you go out to everyone who came to check out the movies. Especially the ones who coughed up six bucks to get in, not like those free-loading filmmakers. Happy New Year everyone.

Friday, December 29, 2006

The big Killer63 premiere finally happens tomorrow night. Eight brand new short horror movies for one low six dollar price.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Was interviewed today for a segment on Friday Special Blend on CKCU. It'll show up sometime during the shows broadcast tomorrow, which is in between 7AM-9:30AM. If you're not in Ottawa, you can even listen to it from the stations website.

Yesterday I also did an interview for CTV news. That ones going to show up on the 6PM and 11PM shows on Thursday, and I believe the noon one on Friday. Both interview segments were done in regards to this Saturday's Killer63 premiere (Saturday the 30th at 11:30PM...come one come all).

Sunday, December 24, 2006

My friend Hellboy and I just wanted to check in and wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Or a happy fill in the blank towards whatever you do or do not choose to celebrate on or around this about time during the calender year. Hope everyone gets to gorge themselves on endless amounts of good food, that lots of swell presents are opened, and that most importantly of all, I receive the Shaun of the Dead and / or Bubba Ho-Tep action figures from Santa.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Alas no...there isn't really a movie called 'Evil Dead: Dead in the Water' screening at the Mayfair Theatre here in Ottawa. Why not? Well...because unfortunately that's an imaginary movie title that we made up and slapped on the marquee of the theatre while shooting a project called 'Mythic Hero' some years back. We actually got the hopes up of a few passers by who thought that there actually was a real 'Evil Dead IV' screening there that night. Good times.

What IS set to soon premiere at the Mayfair though is the inaugural batch of Killer63 short horror movies. You can find the listing on the new schedule that runs from (December 10th - January 13th). We're on Saturday December 30th at 11:30PM. Tell your friends.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Some folks know about this development already, but I didn't want to 100% spread the word until everything was official and organized. After much paperwork (oh how I do hate the boring, necessary evil of paperwork) and e-mailing back and forth, things are finally in line to have some Batturtle stuff shown on CHUM's Drive-In Classics channel. The bad vampire / good vampire set-up to the feature length movie version starring the characters, 'Gwen' and 'Mercy', along with the horrifically bad night at the office story 'Thursday' will all start to be shown on the channel sometime in the near future.

There's a link on their website that says: 'Seen it on DIC? Ask us to play it again!'. So if anyone does subscribe to the channel, and does happen to catch one of the shorts while watching, please do feel free to drop them a quick e-mail (only if you have nice things to say...bad things to say, please disregard).

Monday, December 04, 2006

This exciting behind the scene picture was taken on location during production of my latest short a couple weekends ago. As I go over the scene with actress Tara MacKenzie, actor Mark Courneyea mugs it up for the camera (which evidently is a sickness on his part, as he does so in every single bit of still photography that he's ever been caught in ever).

The short ('Checklist') will be premiered along with a batch of other horror shorts on Saturday December 30th at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa. On one hand, the screening is happening during the busy holiday season, so that might keep things too hectic for a lot of folks to tear themselves away from winter-y plans to check out the movies. At the same time though, it's on a Saturday night, post Christmas and pre New Years Eve. Plus, I just really wanted to make a lil' dream come true and have a screening at the Mayfair.

So it's actually not all that exciting of a shot, and much delayed in being posted. But I wanted to put an update on here and this is the only new-ish picture that I have handy. My blogging time has been all taken up over on the Killer63 blog, which has had many more updates and exciting pictures of late.