Hey everyone! We have a bit of news tonight.
First up, there will be another festival screening of ANOTHER DAY COLDER in Kansas City this upcoming January. We have plans to attend and there will be more information in the future.
Next, there have been two new podcasts on recent films over the last couple weeks. One for KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE and tonight's episode, BLADE RUNNER 2049. The next episode will be our Halloween Special and it will serve as the season finale. Following that will be a break through the month of November. After which, we will have a couple episodes in the month of December. Things will just keep getting better come 2018. I'm excited for the future of the show.
An additional note: the event we sponsored, HORRORFEST 2017, has gone nationwide thanks to Regal Cinemas. It is currently in progress. Go check out the various films being played HERE.
That's all for now. More updates at a later time.
Good news! Our new short film, ANOTHER DAY COLDER, has a release date!
The film will make it's initial premiere at the LID OFF Film Festival in Lucas, KS on Friday, October 6th. It will be a part of a collection of shorts screening the first night. You can find more information about the festival on their website.
As for it's online premiere, we will be making it public on October 25th. It will be available for free. However, we will have a package with bonus content available on VHX for $1 (or more). All funds from that will go toward our future projects.
We're hoping to maybe get a few more screenings in as well. But that's all up in the air right now. Regardless, we're excited for everything coming up in the next month.
What's up everyone!? It's been a while since our last post. So I wanted to check in really quick.
First, a couple weeks ago, we released a new podcast episode, "Torture Podcast III". Once again, David Wayne Young guest hosted with us. I'd say it was a successful episode. Our next one won't be until, at least, the 29th. I believe we only have three more before until the end of this season. Following those, we'll take a month break from the show as we usually do.
Next up, the wait continues for the release of our new short film, ANOTHER DAY COLDER. Sorry there hasn't been any news as of late. I've unfortunately been taking my sweet time trying to see if we can do anything special for it at all. Regardless, I'm starting to believe that everyone will be seeing it some time in October. We'll get a specific date out there soon.
Lastly, I just wanted to lay mention for any Wichita locals out there, we have joined in sponsoring Horror Fest 2017. An annual event put on by the awesome people of Wichita Big Screen at the Old Town Warren through the month of October. For anyone unaware, this group stays up to date on all the special screenings happening in the various Wichita cinemas. I owe many of my best theater-going experiences over the last couple years to these guys. So for details on this, go visit their Facebook page HERE for any information regarding screenings.
There's a lot going on behind the scenes here. Can't wait to give more updates in the future.
How've ya been? Good? That's great. We have been making a lot of progress on our end. In fact, that's what I'm here to talk about. I'll try to break all of this down, because there will be quite a bit of information...
WE ARE AN LLC:
So for the last few years, we've been working towards having most of us in the same place and officially becoming an LLC. This year, we accomplished both of those things. Personally, I'm so happy to have reached this point. We have been working very hard to get here and we can finally start moving even further along. I have to give major thanks to David Young. Without him, we would still be sitting around wondering where to start.
WEBSITE 4.0 UPDATE:
Since you are here, you've probably noticed the update. This is definitely the biggest one so far. I've been holding back on going with the more modern website design because for a long time, they just looked ugly to me. But I'm actually really pleased with how this tuned out. I feel like everything is a bit more streamlined.
You may have noticed that we have new photos as well. Special thanks to Scott Reacher for helping us take the group photos on Friday.
We have also added a few new things in the "Our Work" section. Specifically, ANOTHER DAY COLDER and a section for Comics with a promo for A SCRIPT CALLED MISERY. Neither of these things are actually out yet, but will be coming fairly soon. I wanted to include them as part of the portfolio. I will talk more about the comic later.
In the "About Us" section, we have updated the personal profiles of each of the members and added a new introduction video. We figured it was time to replace "WHAT IS ILLUMINATION CINEMA!?". It was a little out of date. I'm very happy with the new video and hope you enjoy it.
Additionally, we will be launching a new page soon. The page will be called "Services". It will be full of different jobs you can hire us for both locally and online. I still need a bit of time to get the page ready, so it will probably be up some time next month.
We've been posting quite a bit on social media about all the aforementioned topics as well as some work on our current projects. There is still quite a bit we aren't prepared to talk about. But we have been extremely busy balancing a lot of stuff. Pretty much everyone in the company has something that they are working on right now. In general, we've been recording several voice over performances, storyboarding for our current feature, punching up scripts and working on getting ANOTHER DAY COLDER set up with a release date.
As promised, I want to briefly talk about the comic. It is based on a screenplay I wrote a couple years ago and it's being illustrated by Beth. I just finished looking over the sketches for the first issue and it is turning out really great. I'm not sure when it will be rolling out, but I'm very excited for it to happen. I'll tell you more when I'm able to.
As for everything else, I can't say much. But I'm equally excited about those things too.
While David Young was in town, he, Chris and I recorded two podcasts. One being "Directed to Dumpster Vol. 2". It was released a few days ago and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. There will be another episode going up (hopefully) on September 1st. After that, I believe the episode releases will be a bit slower.
Anyway, that's all I've got for you today. I hope you'll stay tuned for everything coming down the pipeline. The future is looking pretty bright right now.
Few things, really quick!
Beth and I have recorded a few podcasts in the last couple weeks. Including: "Guy Ritchie", "Bomb Movies" and "Satoshi Kon". These last several podcasts have been really fun to record and we've talked about some great movies.
On another note, I'm working on a big update for the site and it might make a few things turn a little wonky. Sorry if that happens. In a week or two, the update will be launched and everything will be perfect again.
More updates coming soon!
-Tyler W. Moore
So we just released a new podcast episode on Don Bluth. This one was just hosted by Beth and I. The next few episodes will be that way. Unfortunately, Chris recently met his end by eating 57 microwave pizzas. He was trying to break the world record. Then he was hit by a train. :(
But don't worry, he'll be back to host some time in August. In the meantime, he has taken over editing the episodes. Apologies if this one is a little choppy. He's still getting the hang of it.
Anyway, next week is Guy Ritchie. But for now, enjoy the Don Bluth episode!
Well guys, after a month of watching cartoons and then reviewing them on camera, we have released all the episodes of our six-day event, "Cartoon Network Week"! I'll provide links to all the episodes...
So we haven't exactly been subtle about this seeing as we've posted several behind the scenes images on Instagram and Twitter. But for the last few months we have slowly been putting together a new short film. This one is written and directed by one of our newcomers, Beth Christine. The short is called ANOTHER DAY COLDER. There are a few stills from it below.
The truth is, the short is completely finished and we're pretty happy with it. Right now we're just reviewing several options for how we're going to release it. We'll let you know if anything special is going to happen. But you will more than likely be seeing this near the end of the year.
So what else are we doing? That's a great question. This year might be looking a little bare in terms of content, but there is a lot going on behind the scenes. The biggest thing we are working towards this year is getting the company officially set up. If you didn't see the news before, Chris, Beth and I are all in one place now. Lots of things have been and will be changing very soon. We recently added David Cantu (who you might recognize from LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT or as the voice of God from BRIMSTONE TERRACE). Unfortunately, I also have to announce that, technically, we can no longer have our best Aussie pal, Jamie Zin, as a part of the group. It was probably inevitable. We've been working for a long time to make this a more local operation. But fret not! Jamie will still come on the podcast, do voices and write with us. It'll basically be the same as always. Also, he will always be the foundation for our podcast rating system, so his spirit will live on forever.
In terms of creative projects, we have said before that we are currently working on our second feature. This year we are in early production and will be getting much deeper in next year. So basically, this project is mostly my problem for now.
The other one is something a little bit different. Back in 2015, I wrote a script for a feature (or mini-series) and over the past few years, a couple people have taken a crack at producing it and have fallen short of actually doing so. So I've decided that we will producing it as a graphic novel, illustrated by Beth. She has been working on character designs and everything looks really great so far. I would have been disappointed if this script never saw the light of day, so I'm glad we are doing something with it.
We also have a couple other things that we want to try to do soon. Some of which you may see sooner than others. It all depends on how things play out.
Lastly, we come to the podcast. This month we have posted episodes on Martin Scorsese and Disney Films. Both of which turned out pretty decent. The latter features David Wayne Young. We have some other cool episodes coming up soon. Some with very cool guests! So stick around for those.
I do believe that's all I have for you today. Check back in a couple weeks for another podcast episode!
I've been neglecting the blog and the everything else a bit recently. My bad. While I enjoy all of the tasks I'm given, they build up every now and again and it makes things a little hard to keep track of. That being said, we've been very busy as of recent.
The main thing that I'll touch on briefly here is that Chris, Beth and I are now all in one place. That of course means we had to spend some time moving and getting settled in. But that was all happening while we are still in the height of production on a short film. More about all of that later.
We've also released a few podcast episodes since the last update. Including, "Kong: Skull Island", "Your Name" and "Cowboy Bebop". For the last two, we've had Beth on as a special guest. We've also been recording with a different method than usual, using one microphone for all of us. We tried it out for those two episodes and it's something we're only going to use if there are more than two people being recorded locally. Otherwise, we're using the classic two mic method. The audio quality is different (both in good and bad ways), so I hope that's not too distracting. Not sure when exactly we are doing the next episode, but it will be some time soon-ish.
I'll try to convince the others to do a video update or something so we can go more in-depth on everything and officially talk about the short. We'll see.
We've been recording several podcasts and it's time to let you know they're here.
Since our last post we've uploaded three podcasts. "Voltron: Legendary Defender", "Direct to Dumpster Vol. 1" and most importantly, "The Golden Jamie Awards 2016".
All three of them can be found on this page.
The Voltron podcast goes without saying, we just talk about the new Netflix show.
Direct to Dumpster Vol. 1 is a new concept we're trying out where we pick three direct to video movies and talk about them. This first go at it wasn't as great as we were hoping, but still fairly entertaining. We're going to give it another chance sometime this year.