Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Official Skullface Astronaut Facebook Page

I finally got around to setting up an official Skullface Astronaut Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/skullfaceastronaut

Check it out, like and follow to keep up with all the cool stuff going on!



Saturday, November 19, 2016

BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR screening, f/Stop Fitzgerald's, Salem, Oregon

Had a really fun screening of BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR last night at Salem, Oregon's f/Stop Fitzgerald's!

BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR Theatrical Premiere, Portland Oregon

The world theatrical premiere of BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR was held on October 22, 2016 at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland, Oregon. A great crowd showed up, we got great reactions, gave out some prizes and had a fun Q&A. Afterwards a bunch of us went to My Father's Place for drinks and food. Great times!

Friday, October 14, 2016

New Heather Storm Interview



Way back when, Heather Storm was one of the actresses in my "nerd noir" flick UNDERBELLY, and now she is co-host of Velocity's GARAGE SQUAD tv show.

Here is a great new interview with Heather Storm from Hydrogen magazine: http://hydrogen-mag.com/archives/33039

You can pick up UNDERBELLY on DVD from  THE SKULLFACE ASTRONAUT STORE.





In this twist-filled thriller, a college student in search of a professor's missing niece becomes entangled with the small town's criminal underbelly including sexy prostitutes, vile gangsters and thuggish hitmen. Hot women appear at every turn, just not the one he's looking for. Even with the help of a sexy hooker, will he live long enough to find out what really going on?

DVD includes unrated feature, behind-the-scenes and bloopers, photo shoot, director interview, and commentary by writer/director Joe Sherlock, actors John Bowker and Michael Hegg and special guest Jeff Dylan Graham.

Cast includes Heather Storm (Velocity Network Garage Squad, National Lampoon's Dorm Days 2, Epic Movie), Tamra Redmond (The Seekers, Werewolf Tales), and Shannon (Bloodsucking Redneck Vampires, Abomination: Evilmaker 2) with Tom Shaffer, Robert J. Olin (NBC’s Grimm, C.O.G.). Also features Jenny Wallace (Planet of the Erotic Ape, Hookers in a Haunted House).

Heather Storm was a spokeswoman for Mercury Auto Insurance and has starred in over 30 national commercials and has been a guest–mixologist on the Playboy Morning Show on Playboy Radio.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Beyond The Wall of Fear Now Available on DVD!

The BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR preorders have been mailed, so if you missed out, the DVD is now available in three flavors: the snazzy DVD; the DVD plus a Soundtrack CD; or the DVD, Soundtrack CD and a Mr. Birch Postcard! Details at http://www.skullfaceastronaut.com/store



If you are in the Pacific Northwest, you can catch the Theatrical Premiere at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. - details at https://www.facebook.com/events/290237944691340/

Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBIODszjxJ0

Also, for any locals, I'll be showing a new horror short, "Housewarming" plus my horror feature "Drifter" FOR FREE this coming Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. at the f/Stop Fitzgerald's pub, 335 Grove St NE in Salem, Oregon.

I also just added an item to the store - the glow-in-the-dark embroidered Skullface Astronaut baseball cap! http://www.skullfaceastronaut.com/store


Post-production on MANOS RETURNS is going very well. I'm not editing, but have been consulting along with director Tonjia Atomic. Keep up with news at http://www.facebook.com/manosreturns

Here's to the Halloween horror season!!!

Monday, August 08, 2016

BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR, KISS, MANOS RETURNS AND MORE!

Wow. It has been a long time since I posted here but as you will see, I have been crazy busy!!!

At the end of May, I went to Crypticon Seattle 2016 and had a great time. I have been so busy I have not had time to put together my usual trip diary, but I'll get to it one of these days.

The world premiere of BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR was fantastic! The room was packed - amazing for a midnight show - and everyone seemed to have a good time with it!

I picked up the DVD of Joe Begos' ALMOST HUMAN, a great indie horror flick I really loved on Netflix. Now I can see all the special features!

I saw Deanna from Living Dead Magazine.

I was a part of the MANOS RETURNS panel and it was a blast!

I finished up a short called HOUSEWARMING that I contributed to a new horror anthology called FRAMES OF FEAR. One of the actors in it runs a weekly free movie night at the local indie theater and offered to show the short after the regular show. It was a blast!

After showing BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR at Crypticon Seattle, I felt the running time was just a bit short, so I shot another segment for it, a fun and bloody homage to Scanners!

In early July, I saw a great show by my favorite band, KISS! It was in a basketball arena, so the smallest place I'd seen them in, but they still had all the pyro, fire, lights, flying rigs, etc. that they always do. This was my 10th time seeing them!

I jumped in at the last moment to vend at a horror-themed indoor garage sale thing at a bar in Portland. Didn't make a ton, but had fun, sold a few things and got a chance to catch up with some old friends. Passed the time by doodling these little sketch cards. Someone liked them so much that they later bought them. Hmm…maybe I'll make some more…


The BIG thing that happened at the end of July/beginning of August, was that I was the director of photography and co-producer for MANOS RETURNS, a sequel to the cult classic and MST3K favorite, Manos: The Hands of Fate.

I've known director Tonjia Atomic for about 4 years but never worked with her in person. Making this film was an AMAZING experience. I learned a lot, got into an uncanny sync with Tonjia (so much so the crew called us the Wonder Twins) and we all creating something very special.

I love this shot of Nuria in front of the painting of THE MASTER!

Setting up a shot of the Valley Lodge sign.

Look at all these people!! We're making a movie!!

One day Tonjia wore a her Skullface Astronaut shirt and I wore my Tonjia Atomic shirt - unplanned! That was yet another sign that this team was going to work well together.

Bowl of blood. Of course.

Lighting, make-up, acting, art direction, etc. were all stupendous on this thing!

The son of the original actor who played the Sheriff in MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE came in to play the sheriff in our sequel. The deputy was played by one of the kickstarter backers.

Dale poses next to the sheriff rig we put together.

Everyone working together to create magic!
Like I said making MANOS RETURNS was an amazing experience and I can't wait to see the final product put together!


Coming up next is the Oregon premiere of BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR at the Northwest Comicfest on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. Watch for pics in a future post!!

That's all for now, but other things are brewing...more news soon!





Sunday, April 17, 2016

LAST CHANCE to get in on the pre-order packages for BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR and get your name in the credits!

LAST CHANCE to get in on the pre-order packages for BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR and get your name in the credits!

I am barrelling down towards the end of this production as the end-of-May World Premiere Screening looms, so SATURDAY, MAY 21 will be the cut-off for the pre-order campaign.

Check out the brand-new SNEAK PEEK VIDEO #2 right here:


And I just posted a whole slew of additional screenshots and behind-the-scenes pics here: http://skullfaceastronaut.com/beyond/beyond2.html

You can check out all the packages, a sneak peek video and pics here:
http://skullfaceastronaut.com/beyond

Monday, April 04, 2016

Beyond The Wall of Fear shooting continues; Prepping for Manos Returns!

Shooting on my horror anthology BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR continues! Here are a bunch of shots!







I am THRILLED to announce that actor GEORGE STOVER has a cameo in BEYOND THE WALL OF FEAR! George has not only been featured in four of John Waters' movies, but also my favorite Don Dohler flicks THE ALIEN FACTOR, NIGHTBEAST and FIEND!






My buddy Dale and I joined star Jackey Neyman Jones and direction Tonjia Atomic (not pictured...cause she took the picture!) in some location scouting for this summer's shoot for MANOS RETURNS and boy did we find some fantastic locations! Stay tuned to the blog as more develops!




Even though it is a couple of months away, I am excited about heading to CRYPTICON SEATTLE at the end of May. Always a fun time! Check out some of my past Con Adventures here: http://skullfaceastronaut.com/conventions.html
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