Bloodwood 4/20 screening in San Francisco

Tuesday, April 20th at the Brava Theater in San Francisco. An exclusive screening of the horror movie “Bloodwood” with shorts by guest filmmakers Nara Denning and L. Jeffrey Moore.

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Bloodwood premiere March 28th

Don’t miss the world premiere of “BLOODWOOD”, the exciting horror movie made in Butte County by local filmmakers and actors!
Sunday, March 28th at 1pm at the El Rey Theatre, 230 W 2nd St, Chico, CA 95928
Doors open at 12:30pm

• $5 Tickets
• Meet the Cast & Crew
• Win DVDs and Posters
• Party after the movie at Lost on Main (must be 21 or older)

Bloodwood postcard

Bloodwood postcard

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Bloodwood – The Hunters are the Prey

Here’s another scene from the horror movie “Bloodwood”. This one features supporting actors Michael and Conan Duch as two hunters who are attacked by the cannibals of Bloodwood forest. This one features foul language and gore, so make sure the kiddies are out of the room!

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KHSL reporter Cindy Nixon mauled by Snaggletooth!

Here’s another fun video we did to promote Bloodwood. Former KHSL reporter Cindy Nixon (now in Washington D.C.) played fictional reporter “Trina Dixon” in the movie, and was kind enough to also do this video for the web. Special thanks to Braidon Thorn, returning as the evil feral Snaggletooth, and Steve Everson, playing a cameraman named Steve. Actress Katie Uhlmann also provided the voice-over screams.

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viral marketing for Bloodwood

Last year actress Angie Griffin was cast as Jenna Amos, Lindsey’s sister who is referred to several times in “Bloodwood” but never seen on camera. Instead, Angie recorded a few videos for the “Hunting the Unknown” website and put an attractive female face behind the HtU website’s updates (actually done by unattractive, male me). Here’s the final video she did.

To see more of Angie Griffin, check out some of her hilarious videos at Film Badgers.

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Exclusive scene from Bloodwood

We filmed this scene in my back yard, partly out of convenience but mostly because it was the only place we could safely build a campfire. We didn’t want to be known as the movie that burned down a forest.

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A Bloodwood teaser

Yeah, I’ve been lax in updating the blog… mainly because I’ve spent every waking hour promoting Bloodwood. Anyhow, here’s the fourth and final episode of “Hunting the Unknown” that sets up the movie. Enjoy!

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San Francisco high rise

I dreamt that I was in San Francisco visiting Steve, Chris, & Cori. They lived in a tall building that was made entirely of thin metal bars. Even though their apartment was fully furnished, I had to walk carefully to avoid falling through the floor.

Steve proudly showed me a large white wall and suggested that I show a movie on it. I told him I didn’t have any DVDs on me, so I left to find one. I dropped through a gap in the floor and began swinging like a monkey through the metal bars of the building. Soon I came to a part of the building which was tangled with wires and cables. I could sense the electronic signals coursing through the wires and realized that somebody was streaming Bloodwood to a large satellite dish. I didn’t want to interrupt the signal, but I hacked into it and added a message suggesting that anyone who enjoyed the movie should consider paying something for it.

Looks like I’ve got some subconscious fears about my movie being pirated.

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2010 Resolutions

#1 – Sell Bloodwood. First I have to finish the movie, but that’s almost in the now proverbial can.  The DVDs should be ready in February and available to the public in March. I guestimate that I’ll break even at around 4,000 DVDs, so I’m aiming for 10,000 plus distribution deals to ensure that the cast and crew get paid.

#2 – Find an audience and Producer for Dream Raiders. While promoting Bloodwood, I’ll connect with Sci-Fi fans and industry professionals who want to get involved with the web series / feature. I have to start watching more web series to see what works and what doesn’t.  If necessary, I can shoot a pilot episode on a shoestring budget.

#3 – Get more involved with local productions. I’ve been so focused on finishing Bloodwood that I’ve become somewhat of a hermit. Time to get out there and work on more indie shorts and theater.  Helping with Chico Cabaret’s production of “Evil Dead – The Musical” will be fun and I look forward to more acting roles.

#4 – Eat better, excercise more. I’m in good shape but I need to eat less sugary processed foods and more vegetables. I should also add more cardio to my exercise regimen. Damn… now I want a cookie.

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writing season

Winter is always the best time for writing. On cold, wet days there’s nothing to do but sit and get out the stories that have been buzzing around in my head for the past few months.

The treatment for Dream Raiders  is finished and like most of my scripts, it’s very ambitious.  It’s meant to be “scalable” in terms of budget even though it’s very FX heavy. A lot more needs to be developed before I show it to anyone, but it feels like I’m off to a good start.

I’ve also been tweaking the Fallen Sky screenplay.  Scenes or dialogue that didn’t add to the story are gone, making it much leaner while keeping the spirit and “holy shit” ending. It’s still probably too “big budget” to be my next movie, but SOMEDAY…

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