Sorry for the sparse updates. As you can imagine, we've been very busy. The goal of this post is to get everyone up to speed on everything we've done recently and what is to come with all of our projects.
I'm not sure where all I have said this. The backers have known for a little while now. But, the movie is finished. We have made a few submissions and we will hopefully know when screenings will be happening in the next few months. We're very excited for people to start seeing this thing. As you know, we've put a lot of time into it. We have a plan for over-all release of the movie, however, things could always change so I will keep my lips zipped. There will be plenty of updates on this project on the future. No need to worry about that.
WISH YOU WERE HERE
In November, we re-shot a few scenes and got some additional footage. Consider this project in post-production now. We're not currently in a rush to edit it, but will probably do so this spring. We've been attacking this one a little bit at a time. For those brief moments, it is going by pretty fast. I don't want to make any assumptions for this one because it could go any which way, but I'm confident in our ability to knock this one out pretty fast once we get around to it.
Right after our re-shoots, David Young put together another little project. This one is a short film made specifically for IGTV. We shot it on an iPhone with the intention for it to be watched on a phone. It was a fun experiment. This is the first chance I've had to talk about it here. You can find out more HERE!
A SCRIPT CALLED MISERY
It has been a while since we've been able to budge on this one. In late 2018, not long after the release of the first issue, Beth had a majority of Issue #2 illustrated. The entire thing has been roughed out and most of the pages had finished line-work. Work on the book had to come to a stop so that Beth could focus fully on her responsibilities for LEFT HOOK. The project has sat there ever since.
We are currently getting back on track with it. Issue #2 should actually be done very soon. I don't know when we plan to release it as we want to take advantage of the break in order to get a little bit ahead. But the long and short of it is, the comic is Beth's priority this year. We plan to get as much done as possible.
With LEFT HOOK in the bag, the other person who can focus their efforts on their own project is Scott Reacher. A few of the live action elements of this hybrid short film have been done, but a majority of the work is still to come. We do have a plan to execute this one and we will see how the results turn out. It'll be nice to finish this one. Most of it rests on Scott. There will be more updates on this one soon.
I honestly don't even know where I left off on this one. Our last update was in early October. Since then, we've ended Season 5 and launched Season 6. A lot of episodes have come out. The main thing that wrapped up was our mini-series following the Godzilla films. FINALLY! It was a chore to say the least to get through all of those. Especially when time was tight while working on LEFT HOOK. But we managed to finish it. Unfortunately, we had to cut some episodes last season to keep things moving. I tried to have episodes made without me, but nothing much came of that.
This year, the schedule is a little more loose. I haven't planned very much, so we can add to it or stick to the plan. Expect an episode a month. Give or take. Plenty of fun should be had.
That should be all for now. 2020 is shaping up to be pretty exciting. A lot of projects led by a lot of people should be making their way out and we couldn't be more excited. Last year was a little poopy considering we spent all that time working on these projects and didn't get to release any of them. The future is looking pretty good.
We'll see you in it!
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!
I hope everyone, all one of our fans, enjoyed the last episode of Brimstone released last week. Which if you haven't seen it…well…go see it. Stop not seeing it. Stop that. Does your mother know you haven't seen it? I'm telling! Also this week we have a special video called "Wish You Were Here", a film created in 48 hours back in August. It's a little…late coming out. But that's nothing unusual for us if you have seen our release schedule for Brimstone. It's directed and co-written by me, Christopher Strong, with the other co-writer being Tyler W. Moore. This is the second short film created by me that has been released on our Illumination Cinema channel. Hope you all enjoy, leave your comments, question, death threats(for Tyler) in the comment section! Thanks everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday, but if you didn't celebrate the holidays because you're a heathen and nobody loves you, then I'll just say that I love you anyway.
We came, we saw, we kicked it's ass! The sixth and final episode of Brimstone Terrace is now online!
I can feel the weight sprouting wings and flying off of my shoulders. It's been a long 7 months working on that last episode and an even longer 2 years working on the series as a whole. I think I can say that I'm proud of it as a whole, but some time away from it will definitely improve my feelings about it. It has truly been an exhausting but educational experience for me. I already can't wait to get the ball rolling on my next project and apply everything I've learned to it.
Regardless of the extreme delays, I sincerely hope you enjoy it. You can see the episode HERE!
So what do we have on our plate now? Well, the next thing we have coming up (very soon I might add) is the online release of our short film we made for the 48 Hour Film Project back in July. We finally got around to digging it out and touching it up for a proper release and I think it is complete. So next Friday, expect to see "Wish You Were Here".
Surely we have more than that, right? Well, yeah. But I feel like it's best if we get back to you about that some other time. We have a feeling this is going to be a great year. We hope it's good for you as well.
-Tyler W. Moore
So most of you probably already know this. But last Friday, I made a quick update video regarding upcoming releases. It included a clip from Episode 6. If you've been following the blog, the only thing new in it is the clip. So here it is.
More updates soon!
-Tyler W. Moore
This past weekend I had the privilege of participating in a 48 Hour Film competition. For those of whom don't know what that is, it's basically where you have to make a short film in the span of only 48 hours. It's quite a challenge and took a lot out of me. I'm still feeling some of the effects of all that work, although that's mostly because I'm always tired.
I started on friday, got up to the starting area, and drew the genre: drama! I was very ecstatic. As soon as I could, I let Tyler know what I got, and we started planning. I wrote out a first draft and he wrote out the second, punching up a couple of spots for me. After that I had to storyboard, stayed up until about 4 or so doing all of that. When it came time to film, that was one of the easiest parts! Both of my actors were very professional and so there weren't really any bumps getting the filming done.
After that, editing! Easily another one of my favorite things to do, thankfully I was able to take a nap before I began, unlike the last couple of years. What I came out with was a 7 minute short film called, "Wish You Were Here".
Since the competition only allowed for 7 minutes, I actually had about 2 1/2 minutes or so of footage that needed to be cut out, so around 9 1/2 minutes in full length. With that, I'm announcing an extended cut for this project to come out very soon. We're going to try and remaster the audio and some of the visual aspects to give you, the audience, a better look at what we created. It's technically our first foray into live action as a group, so it's all very exciting stuff. I hope you will all enjoy the production when it comes out!
SPEAKING of remasters, I'm currently working on a remaster of the first 5 episodes of Brimstone Terrace, our animated series. Tyler has given me some new shots and what not to make your viewing experience of Brimstone as high of quality as possible. We're not quite sure when this will all come out, but I can assure you that you won't have to wait too long. You should be seeing a trailer for the re-release show up on our YouTube channel within the next couple weeks. Now that I'm pretty much done with the 48 hour project, I can focus all of my attention on making Brimstone better than ever!
We're also hard at work with episode 6, we have a few surprises in store for you that we hope you love. It's been quite a journey doing this series, from my point of view starting in about September-ish, I've seen the project from about beginning to end. I'm pretty excited to see the response to this episode, especially now that we have an excellent partner of whom we can release Brimstone through!