Thursday, December 31, 2009

'Goonies' is 25 years old in 2010!? Man, I'm old. Well, at least that gives a good excuse to try and get 'Goonies' in for a screening at the Mayfair. But I digress... just wanted to post a quick 'Happy New Years' wish to all. 2010: the year we make contact, the year of Lisa Simpson's wedding, and the year that the '90's 'Knight Rider' TV movie took place in. Good times.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Aw yeah Christmas!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Alex Contreras in the title role of 'Alex Vampire Slayer'

Killer63 year IV is tonight! If you don't go you'll regret it for the rest of your life! Like that time Homer didn't go and see Mr. T at the mall. That's how you'll feel. Complete regret.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


16 Projects from 11 filmmakers! Ranging from under 60 seconds in length to a whopping 22 minutes! Featuring local Ottawa talent, and shorts from the far off lands of Calgary and Montreal! Vampires, Zombies, Aliens, Torture, Elvis, Puppets, Cartoons!!

(listed alphabetically by director...)

Massacrator – Pierre Ayotte

You & Your Friends - Jeff Campbell

Fallacy of Man, Saturday Morning Cartoons - Chris Chitaroni

Hostile Entities, Revival, Hel-Away - Matt Fincer / Creepy Puppet Projects

Snare Off (music video by The Love Machine) - Luca Fiore

Ronald, One Percent - Michael Anthony Horrigan

Legend of the Bonesetter – Brett Kelly

Alex Vampire Slayer - Al Kratina

The Morning After of the Living Dead - Josh Stafford

Ghost Town, Bleed On(music video by Liminal State) – Kyle Thomas

Dead Pussy - Steve Villeneuve

(PS - will find the exact same posting on Facebook and on the Mayfair site and maybe a couple other places. Usually I try to keep things original, but in this case, it's so much easier to cut and paste and try to spread the word of the screening through the magic of the inter-webs)

Friday, December 04, 2009

A batch of behind the scenes shots taken during last Saturday's shoot for my contribution to this year's Killer63. Stare in wonder at our high tech clapper board!'s not a clapper board. We forgot our clapper board, so we made use of the memo board off the fridge. Indie film-making ingenuity at it's best. The title on it is 'The Morning After'. Not sure if that's actually our final title. Both 'cause since then I was reminded that that's already a movie with Jeff Bridges and Jane Fonda in it, and because I think some other folks might have come up with better titles then my idea.

The classy looking black and white shot features our acting duo of Sarah Lavrisa and Mark Singleton. Both are deep in thought...and / or pretending to listen to my direction. The short was shot by Amber Peters (in the red sweater checking out the scene through the camera), who also shot my Killer63 movie in '08 (which also featured Mark's acting, though he died pretty quickly in that one).

And finally, our pale-faced red-eyed Zombie Girl was played by Jennilee Murray (those contacts were such a great lil' touch). Seen here getting some blood make-up touch-up's from super crew member Anne-Marie Kelly.

The tapes are in the hands of my editor as I write this. My schedule is a bit insane, so not sure when I'll actually get to look at what she puts together. That's the good loop-hole about organizing a festival screening, you can miss the deadline and be the last one to get the project done.