Monday, January 28, 2008

Bloodsucking Redneck Vampires Screening with Special Guest Lloyd Kaufman!

It's on! BLOODSUCKING REDNECK VAMPIRES shows on the big screen at the Northern Lights Theater Pub this Friday, Feb. 1 around 9 p.m.

BRV shows, followed by COONS (a b-movie about rednecks and killer racoons) followed by special guest Lloyd Kaufman, the man behind Troma films and such classics as The Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke'em High. Lloyd plans to demonstrate no-budget fx like the head smash and the arm rip!

Did I mention the theater is a bar, too?!

Two crazy movies plus Lloyd Kaufman for $5. Such a deal. Let's pack the place and get rowdy!

Northern Lights Theater Pub, 3893 Commercial St. SE in Salem, Oregon. Directions, menu and beer & wine list at

Sunday, January 27, 2008


Well, I have 10:24 of TreeSpirit edited together so far. It continues to be rough as Tom deviated many times from the script and a few sections I don't feel work at all so I'm doing my best with what is left.

Busy week ahead so not sure how much editing I will get in, but plugging away...

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Looking at February to meet up with Mike about getting the DEADLY PREMONITIONS pieces put together for DVD.

Started importing the footage Tom Shaffer shot of my short script TREESPIRIT. After some consideration, I'm going to deconstruct the NIGEL PUDDING'S MONSTER FILES project. The UNDERBUG segment has always been rather tame, esp. since it was written around my young son (8 or so when I shot it), and doesn't quite fit with the themes of the other segments shot so far. I'm going to put UNDERBUG as an extra on the EATER dvd when I put that together later this year. Meanwhile, I'm going to edit TREESPIRIT and the GHOST NURSE short that Laura G. shot for me. I've got two other segments I am lining people up to shoot. Just need to do some finish work on the monster masks and if everything else lines up I can get those productions off and running. Making plans for a new narrator, but no news to report as of yet.

And so it goes...

Monday, January 21, 2008


Finished photoshop work on the DEADLY PREMONITIONS photo gallery - imported the pics into iMovie, reordered them and dropped them into a timeline. Added a title and a montage of music from the movie and exported it out to tape. Have been e-mailing with Mike Hegg about the final post/dvd work.

Also exported the PLATOON OF THE DEAD cast interviews and behind the scenes imovie files to tape.

Worked a bit on a couple of horror scripts I have underway and came up with some new ideas for one of the TWISTED FATES stories - just ways to add a little visual interest to one of the scenes in the "VideoDrone" segment.

Have been e-mailing with Robert J. Olin about shooting the "Welcome Sister" segment of TWISTED FATES. His February is full so we are zeroing in on a weekend in March.

Found out that an actress I'd worked with before is pregnant. I'd written a werewolf short designed for her to star in, but it looks now like it will have to wait a while or I may need to recast it.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

5 Left

Last night I went through the 100 photos that Tom Stedham took of the DEADLY PREMONITIONS shoot, picked out the ones I wanted to include in the DP photo gallery dvd extra, cropped/resized/photoshopped all but 5. Definitely on track to have it finished by the weekend.

Monday, January 14, 2008


And the crowd goes wild!

The screening last Friday of TRAILER PARK DOUBLE WIDE TRILOGY OF TERROR at the Northern Lights Theater Pub in Salem, Oregon was awesome! The crowd really seemed to get into it and hooted and hollored and laughed and seemed to have a swell time. Lots of questions in the Q&A, too! Right after it turned Midnight, it was my buddy John Bowker's birthday, so I got the audience to all sing to him. It was great. I gave him a ZOMBIE COP dvd! All kinds of cast and friends came for the showing and I thank them all for being a part of my own movie madness!

Holly played "Bob" the cleaner and Micah played a skull-faced fiend!

Joe, Darla Doom, Michelle and Brent seemed to have a swell time.

Darla thought Amanda was scared of the zombies....

David C. Duncan starred in the "Zombies At The Door" segment.

A big thanks to Ross from the Mid-Valley Video Festival who arranged the screening!

All of the segments of DEADLY PREMONITIONS have been edited and mastered out to tape, as well as a bloopers segment. Dubbed the segments in order to VHS yesterday and need to sit down with a notepad and make note of any fine-tuning that needs to be done. I know sound levels vary a bit. Hoping to hook up with Mike Hegg towards the end of January to work on assembling the pieces.

Have all of the photos resized and polished for the DEADLY PREMONITIONS photo gallery that Tom Stedham didn't take. Going to tackle his cd of 100 pics over the rest of the week.

Finished the behind-the-scenes segement for PLATOON OF THE DEAD - lots of funny stuff.

Monday, January 07, 2008


Mastered the finale segment and bloopers reel for DEADLY PREMONTIONS to tape over the weekend. Still some sound work left for the Frankie and Cherry segment and the photo gallery to do. Going to be meeting with Mike Hegg this weekend to chat about him helping me with post-production/DVD authoring work.

Imported about 80 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from PLATOON OF THE DEAD and cut together a cast interviews segment. Currently working on cutting together the behind-the-scenes segment. Lots of laughs on set.

Also finished a first draft of a script I was asked to write. Going to take a break from it for a few weeks then come back fresh to work on expanding it a bit more.

Need to get ready for the Friday night screening of TRAILER PARK DOUBLE WIDE TRILOGY OF TERROR at a theater pub an hour or so north of me.

Busy busy busy.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Maxwell Smart

"Missed it by...that much."

OK, so I didn't get DEADLY PREMONITIONS totally done before the end of 2007, but I'm still going to call it good because I am so dang close. Did some fine tuning on the "Frankie and Cherry" sequence early this morning and just finished up a new piece of music for it.

What's left? A few more music cues for the Frankie and Cherry section and sound effects for the big finale segment. Then double-checking sound levels and exporting to tape.

I'm also about 2/3 of the way through the bloopers segment, leaving just a photo slide show to put together. I'd say I'll have all the "pieces" done by the end of the week.
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