It's been a little over a month so it's about time I write an update! Lots of things have happened, so hopefully I remember everything.
A SCRIPT CALLED MISERY:
We released the first issue of our comic book series, A SCRIPT CALLED MISERY. It's been doing pretty well so far. We launched it at Air Capital Comic Con earlier this month and nearly sold out. It was a great time for sure! We are making plans for further hard copy releases, but currently the issue is available digitally through Amazon and VHX. You can find the links and a few preview pages HERE.
The series is meant to be a quarterly release so there will be a few month in between each issue. The full script is written, so Beth works on pages during down time from LEFT HOOK. Can't wait for you guys to see the rest of this thing, we're all very proud of it.
So this month has been our yearly hiatus, meaning no new episodes for now. However, we will be returning next month with Season 5. We have some cool things planned for this season and something I'm excited to say is that we have a new announcer for the intro and outro; fellow Wichita filmmaker, Lief Jonker. This dude is a local legend and we're so happy to have him on board.
More than likely, we will be returning next week with Creed II. Hope you'll tune in!
Lastly, until January 1st, we have a special deal happening on VHX. We have created a bundle with LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT, BRIMSTONE TERRACE, ANOTHER DAY COLDER, HOW MUCH and FALLING OUT (plus all of their bonus features) for $5. That's 8 hours of content. Along with scripts and an art book. If you ask me, it's a pretty great deal and it's also a great way to support us. All funds from this and our comic go towards funding LEFT HOOK. So check out the deal HERE.
That's all I've got for now. See ya next time!
Also, to play a bit of catch up here, we have released three new podcast episodes since our last update. Those being: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (featuring David Cantu), "Christmas Special of the Thrill" and "Don Hertzfeldt" (both featuring Beth Christine). The next one will be later this month on the films of Mamoru Hosada. None of us have seen any of them yet, so we're excited to check them out!
Something else that has happened recently is that our feature, LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT, was put on both Amazon Prime and Vimeo On Demand. There will be links to all of the options on the film's page, HERE. The content you get on Vimeo is pretty much the same as VHX, minus a pdf booklet. The version on Amazon is free to watch for Prime members, but it is only the film by itself, no bonus material. Maybe give that a watch. It is a New Years movie after all.
Hope you are having a good 2017 so far. While the latter part of 2016 might have felt a little bare, I'm pretty happy with the our milestones. I finally got to check making a feature off of my list of accomplishments. Next up is making one I'll actually be happy with. I'm also glad we made Time Less and put together what is definitely the best year the podcast has had so far.
Looking forward, this year is going to be a very busy one. As far as I know, it will be lacking in any big releases. But there will be a thing or two worth noting later on. This year is all about raising the bar behind the scenes.
Hope you enjoyed Living After Midnight over the holidays. Streaming ends tonight and it will be going right back into the Disney Vault until the end of time. But seriously, it will be available on VHX for $5 from here on out. We may do something like this again next year (maybe) but that's up to me to decide 12 months from now.
As for the podcast we'll be coming back on the 20th (ideally) for "The Founder". We have a pretty neat schedule planned out for this year and I'm excited to do several of these episodes.
Anyway, that's enough pointless rambling from me. Have a good year, everyone!
We still have great news rolling in. The major thing being that LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT is streaming on our website for free. From now to January 1st, you'll be able to see the film right here. But if you want to check out the bonus features as well, or even give us a little support, the full package on VHX is now starting at $1.
For anyone who has been curious about the film, now is your chance to see it. I wanted to think of something special we could give to you guys. Not sure if this really constitutes as such, but it's close enough.
But we still have a few surprises in store for you. So stay tuned for more updates!
The movie is up on VHX. It's 3$ to rent, 5$ to own and 8$ to have the movie and the bonus features. I definitely think it's at least worth renting if you've liked our past content. But if you're interested in the process of how we made a feature for $4000 in the middle of nowhere in Kansas, then the bonus material is totally worth it. I'm pretty happy with our 30-minute behind the scenes documentary. There is also a commentary with Chris and I, an outtake reel and some other little gems hidden in the digital booklet we made.
But yeah, guys! It's finally out. This is the first of many features that we will be producing. Obviously we won't go into specifics yet. But it will be Chris's turn next. Not only that, but I'm already a third of the way into writing my next one as well. We intend to only make things bigger and better from here and any support for LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT will help tremendously.
It honestly feels really great to finally be at a point where we have gotten past the milestone. Now that we've made a feature film, it's just something that we do. I'm so thankful for everyone who was a part of making this one happen. My dedicated producers and the insanely talented cast made it a pretty good first experience for me. Can't wait to do more in the future. But this time, with much more knowledge.
So that covers that, I think.
We also just released a new podcast episode titled, "Francis Ford Coppola: The Rise and Fall of a Master". I know it's a little late, but I was juggling that with releasing the movie and finishing animation on Time Less.
Anyway, that's pretty much all I've got for you now, guys. More updates when something new comes up.
Hey! Just wanted to throw all of this out there before Living After Midnight comes out on Friday.
We recorded a podcast on Easter. We talk about a lot of different movies and even touch on Batman v Superman. It came out super late after because our podcast host had an uploading glitch. But who cares. It's up now!
We said we were doing Francis Ford Coppola next and we are. It's been super hard for me to find time to sit down and watch these movies with all the work I'm trying to balance. That and the fact that they are like, 3 hours long. Not sure when it will be recorded. I'm going to try to watch the movies here in the next week. Definitely won't come out this week though. What with the movie coming out and all.
Also, I'm nearly done animating Time Less. There will still be more work to be done after that. But I figured I'd give an update on that thing you know nearly nothing about. I'm going to ask Jamie to write his own post about that. Make that slacker do some work for once. He probably won't do it though since he's stranded in the outback eating tim tams or what ever the fuck they have in that third-world toilet. I'm really glad he never reads this stuff. :)
Stay tuned for Friday, guys!
There are a few things to cover here today. The biggest thing is that we've released a few more promotional materials for Living After Midnight on the film's official website (which can be seen here). The most interesting one is a sneak peek clip. It's a scene from fairly early on in the film. I think it gives a pretty good insight as to who each of the characters are and how the interact with one another.
Hope you enjoy all of it. Also, if you like the music by the other artists, you should totally buy their albums. They're all pretty great. Again, all of that stuff can be found on the film's official website, right HERE!
In other news, we've released a few podcasts. In case you've missed them we released Deadpool, David Fincher (Part 1), David Fincher (Part 2) and House of Cards: Season 4. All HERE, of course. Next week is Paul Thomas Anderson. So that'll be great.
-Tyler W. Moore
On Twitter we announced we would be launching the trailer for "LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT" on the 19th. But since we won't be recording our podcast on Deadpool until next week, we had a spot open to post something and decided to release this early. We're very excited to finally make this available.
This might of course bring up the question of, "When and where is this coming out?". The answer is still that we don't know. This is the annoying stage of making a movie. You have to worry about how people are going to see it. Not just the pre-established audience, but new people as well. Another concern is trying to make our money back. Obviously, no different than any other project, I did this because I wanted to. Not for monetary gain. But the possibility of making back our investment would be great. These are all factors that play into it, along with many others.
We're still waiting to see how a few things pan out. I think that next month we will be able to start moving forward with a more concrete plan. The goal being to get it out in one way or another by late spring or early summer. It all depends what method we choose to pursue.
We've also launched a website for the film: http://www.livingaftermidnightmovie.com/
For fans of the podcast, we released a few new episodes this month. One over director, Brad Bird's filmography and the other about the new Coen Brothers' movie "Hail, Caesar!". Like I said before, we will be doing Deadpool next week. I've already seen it. I'm just waiting on the other(s). Wait! How did I just word that!?
Anyway, lots of great stuff coming up soon. Stay turned!
-Tyler W. Moore