Well, I’ve got some crappy news, folks.
Although we haven’t given an official date yet, we did promise LEFT HOOK to be out this fall. Well, we thought we were going to fulfill that promise up until about a month ago. The story goes like this. Back in February we were searching for a venue to premiere in, a little later, around March or so, we got into contact with one specific venue (which will go unnamed) and set a date with them. They were going to pretty much give us everything we wanted. We were all set for November, the only thing we really had to do was give them a check, which wasn’t an issue, we just needed them to take it from us.
A couple months go by, until around August we get back in contact with them to say, “Hey! Please take our money!”. After finally getting in touch with the venue’s event manager, she begins talking about trying to get us an even better deal. Okay...but we still want to secure the spot anyway, can we just pay you? So about a week goes by and then we start calling them over and over again, trying to just get the damn place secured. No response. This goes on until mid-September when we finally get an answer. The venue isn’t allowed to do ticketed events. This is completely different from what we were told before.
So now we’re really up a creek. We have about a month to book a new venue to preserve our date that we have built everything around. We try a few places to no avail. Anything past this point is cutting things way too close. The premiere got screwed, a big chance to make back a portion of our budget is gone and we have to rely almost completely on festivals for screenings.
We’ve done pretty much everything that can be done at this point. I’m massively disappointed in the venue, but more disappointed in myself for not being able to deliver the film as promised. As we are still in the final stages of working on it, it’s put a tremendous amount of pressure on us trying to figure out all of these last minute problems on top of finishing the movie.
LEFT HOOK will still come out, but it will probably be early next year. I apologize for the disappointment and I hope to bring good news here in a few months.
Sorry we’ve gone so long without an update. A lot has happened and we haven’t really had time to talk about it.
First of the two biggest pieces of news, the trailer for LEFT HOOK is now available online. It came out last month, but this is the first chance I’ve had to post about it on the website. A lot of work went into producing this thing and we are very proud of it. Check this thing out. More information soon to come.
WISH YOU WERE HERE
As some of you may be aware (not good at keeping secrets here), we’ve been working on a new project. For those familiar with our previous history with that title, it is in fact a feature-length remake of our short film WISH YOU WERE HERE. It is very different from the original while still holding similar themes.
The new film is directed by David Wayne Young and was co-written by he and I. It stars a variety of local talent, as well as a few familiar faces.
Principal photography wrapped earlier this month, but there is still a long road ahead of us. We’ll be taking our time with post-production and more than likely, the film will be released next year. I’m very proud of our cast and crew and can’t wait to see this thing assembled.
At the start of July, we did a tiny bit of filming for this live action and animation hybrid short. We haven’t planned to do a whole lot of shooting for this project in particular until LEFT HOOK is out of the way, but we did a handful of special effects shots while the timing was right. There is some really stellar footage from that shoot.
Really quick, as a general notes. We have made some updates to the website. We added pages for both aforementioned projects WISH YOU WERE HERE and NIGHTMARE DRIVE, as well as teaser posters for both films (seen below). There is also a new blog-style page for our IGTV show, IC TRIES.
As for new podcast episodes, we’ve got three Godzilla themed episodes with Showa (Part 5), Heisei (Part 1) and Heisei (Part 2). Then, David Wayne Young joined me in seeing Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
We will be playing HOW MUCH at the No Coast Film Festival in Emporia on August 31st. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to attend. However, if you are in the area, check it out! We are in the second block of films.
That’s all I’ve got for now. Until next time!
We unfortunately won't have a new issue of A SCRIPT CALLED MISERY to release there, but there will be copies of the first issue available. Issue #2 was nearly ready, but we had to postpone the coloring process to focus on LEFT HOOK. Next year, we plan to get lots of work done on the project and have a couple issues out. We're used to multi-tasking, but a few other things had to take priority. We're totally committed to finishing it though. Won't leave you hangin'!
Well folks, that's where I'll leave you. There are plenty of cool things brewing behind the scenes here and we can't wait to share them with you as always! With that, feel free to play spot the Tyler in the photo below! Catch ya next time!
A few things have happened in the last month and some of them haven't been touched on for every platform, so I'll try to go over them as quickly as possible here.
Still working away on this. Just finished my first bout of work on the final fight scene of the film, so I'm getting close to the end of this phase. Everyone else is working on some other aspect. We're in very busy, but exciting times. Also, it's a pretty old video, but we just made an Animation Update that was given to the backers in December available to the public. See that HERE.
We have done a few podcasts since the last update. Including: "James Bond", "Godzilla: Showa (Part 4)" and "Ralph Bakshi". All pretty good ones. Check 'em out! More coming soon.
We've done a few of these recently which can all be found on our Instagram. But the one I'm going to leave you with has been a long time coming. I sent our very own David Wayne Young his own bag of Carolina Reaper jerky (he sent us one a few months back). After much peer pressure, he finally did it. Check it out below...
I can't think of anything major happening this month. But we'll be sure to keep you updated when something comes along.
Stay gold, folks!
So I totally skipped an update for March. Ouch. I've got some catching up to do...
First up, there were some festivals that happened. THE BROKEN KEY played at First City Film Fest in Leavenworth, KS. Unfortunately, we were busy with a different commitment so we were unable to attend. The next week, it screened at a horror convention / festival in New Jersey. We assume that went pretty well.
The same weekend, ANOTHER DAY COLDER screened at Planet Comicon in Kansas City. We were able to attend the convention itself but missed the screening as we had to head back to Wichita. I hear that we won an award but I honestly don't know what for just yet. I'll have to check on that. With that, we are putting ANOTHER DAY COLDER's festival run to bed. We may screen it again in the future. But it won't submitted anywhere else. We're very happy with the run we had and are extremely grateful to all the fests that made it happen for us.
Looking onward though, we just received word from Doc Sunback confirming that not only will THE BROKEN KEY be screening, FALLING OUT will be there as well! Which actually makes it the first festival screening for FALLING OUT. Unfortunately, we haven't submitted that one to as many places as we focused more on HOW MUCH. Hopefully, there will be a few more screenings for each in the future.
Progress continues to happen with our big movie. We've made a few more behind the scenes videos public over on the film's website. You can see those HERE. We're basically in crunch time now for animation and we're kicking some serious ass with it. Things are looking good for now. Lets home they stay that way.
We've had two new episodes come out since our last update. Including SPACE JAM and GODZILLA: SHOWA ERA (PART 3)! Look forward to our next one. It should be a good topic with a cool new guest.
That's it for now! See ya next time!
So we've had a few things come out this month that I want to throw out there...
We've had a few podcasts drop this month including a two part Golden Jamies special. Part 1 is us listing off every movie we saw in 2018 and Part 2 is our top 5 films. We also just had GODZILLA: Showa (Part 2) come out today. This year has been looking good so far when it comes to the podcast and we hope to continue this streak.
A bit of smaller content, we also have a few new posts on IGTV including videos of us trying Diet Rite and other stuff.
Our screening of HOW MUCH at Apex in Tucson was fairly well received, it seems. In March we have THE BROKEN KEY playing in Leavenworth, KS at the First City Film Festival. Not sure if we're going yet, but exciting none-the-less.
Not a lot of news this time, but it's a short month, what do you want from me!? Hope you guys had a good February and we'll see ya next time!
We've had a bit of a slow start to a big year. We're making lots of progress on LEFT HOOK right now, chugging through our current responsibilities and planning the next phases. Today we have lots of good news, but a small bit of poopy news as well. Let's jump right in.
Some great news we got recently is that HOW MUCH will be screening at Apex Film Fest in Tucson, AZ on February 23rd. David should be in attendance and it should be a great time. More info on Apex can be found here!
We also received word that Fritz Robinson's film, THE BROKEN KEY, which we worked on, is screening at Doc Sunback's Kansas Day on January 29th! Info for that one can be found here! Also, the film will show at First City Film Fest in Leavenworth, KS. That one is in March. We may try to make it to that one, but I'm not quite sure yet. More info about First City Film Fest can be found here!
Man, so I probably should've thought twice before making an announcement last time. My bad. Essentially, we've been looking at where we are on LEFT HOOK and it is becoming obvious that we need to cut back on some of our side projects to keep a good pace. The podcast is sticking around because it take virtually no effort to produce most of the time. However, we'll be slowing down production on our comic, A SCRIPT CALLED MISERY and our new short film, NIGHTMARE DRIVE. With the comic, we are nearly done with Issue 2, so at least one release should still be expected this year. But the following issues may take a while to come out due to the hiatus. With NIGHTMARE DRIVE, we will be limiting the amount of work we can do on it until LEFT HOOK is completely finished. At that point, we will be working to wrap both of these projects up. Sorry about that!
We have a new episode of the podcast on DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY featuring myself and Cantu. It turned out to be a pretty good episode. There were plenty of laughs shared. So I hope a few of them can transfer to you. We'll have another new episode coming out pretty soon, starting a little mini-series on the Godzilla films. Should be fun!
But I have to say, that's about all I got for you! I'll be back fairly soon with a new update. So just sit tight. Until then, keep enjoying the new year!
Season 5 of the podcast is here and that is cause to get excited! In the past couple weeks, we have released two new episodes. "Creed II"; featuring Chris, Tyler and Beth. As well as, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"; featuring Tyler, Beth and Scott. Our next episode will be the newest Christmas special with a fun twist. We listed several Christmas films (good and bad) and randomly selected them out of a hat to do a "Christmas Roulette". Should be a good time....for you.
Like I've said before about this and every season previous, we will be constantly trying new things with this year's line up. One long form mini-series within the show that I'm particularly excited for. So stay tuned.
There are several small concepts for side projects that we would like to explore. Such as more live streaming and more content for Instagram. We have already been taking advantage of streaming and IGTV for our "IC Tries" videos. In which we try interesting or potentially gross items. Usually snacks and drinks. We've also played a few card games on livestreams this and we may do it again in the future. We may also do some other things on streams. We aren't sure yet. Lots of possibilities.
We do plan on releasing a few more issues of the comic next year as well as at least one short film. You may have seen the title, NIGHTMARE DRIVE, floating around and that would be the film's title. We're not entirely ready to say too much about it, but we have recorded with several actors and plan to begin working on it as work on LEFT HOOK slows down (similar to how HOW MUCH was made). The project will be spearheaded by our newcomer, Scott Reacher. He and I co-wrote it from his own concept and David Young and I will serve as producers. We're very excited to make it happen. The idea is to take as little time away from our priority projects as possible, but we do want to create some free content for you next year and short films are the best source. There will be more updates as time goes by.
Speaking of which, that's all I've got today. See ya next time!
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!