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Pretty Good Year

When I am old, I will remember 2010 as one of those years that defined who I am. Years of hard work finally paid off with the release of my first feature film. The March premiere of Bloodwood was one of the best days of my life, and the movie’s wide distribution as “Bloodwood Cannibals” meant that I was no longer an aspiring filmmaker. I am a filmmaker.

The friendships that developed while making Bloodwood thrived. I made new friends and reconnected with childhood pals while promoting the movie online and at film festivals. A friendship turned to romance, then returned to friendship. I learned a lot about myself in the process.

I learned that father and son are more alike than I thought, in ego and temper. I’ve behaved poorly because of it, but I’ve learned to accept my failings and start on the path to correcting my mistakes. These are but small setbacks in life. My momentum continues forward.

2010 also saw the resurrection of “A Midsummer Nightmare”, a Shakespeare inspired horror script that I wrote in 2005. Midsummer was optioned but never produced, and the rights reverted to me while I was making Bloodwood. My friends and fellow filmmakers Steve Everson and L. Jeffrey Moore offered to produce Midsummer as the next feature. I jumped on the opportunity, and we started planning for a 2011 production.

I’ve continued working at the Butte College Foundation and consider myself blessed to have steady employment in such a difficult economy. I’ve also been blessed with good health. No major illnesses or injuries this year, and I’ve gained almost 20 pounds of muscle in the past 12 months thanks to a more methodical workout/recovery system and lots of whey protein.

Mom wasn’t so lucky, suffering a broken arm after a fall in the garden. Luckily she’s tough as stone and recovered quickly. Padme and Darth are both in good health, but more spoiled than ever. I’m thankful that my 1999 Honda has survived another year with only a few more dents and dings.

All in all, it’s been a pretty good year. I have much to be thankful for and a lot to look forward to in 2011. Thank you, friends, for being a part of it all!

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An update from Arcadian Entertainment

Ok, so I’ve been very lax in updating this blog. A lot has been going on but I’ll try to cover everything that’s been brewing since the last update.

Bloodwood Cannibals (formerly titled “Bloodwood”) is selling online at Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, and other fine retailers. Haven’t got your DVD yet? They’re on sale for only TEN BUCKS EACH* (plus shipping) through the Arcadian.tv website, and I’ll be happy to sign them!
*$10 sale ends Nov. 1, 2010

Bloodwood Cannibals will also be the opening film for the Chico Independent Film Festival on Oct. 21st, 2010. Members of the cast and I will be on a panel before the screening and we’ll also have a signing after the movie. Check it out if you’re in Northern California!

A Midsummer Nightmare teaser poster

A Midsummer Nightmare teaser poster

Dream Raiders is currently on a back-burner now that we’ve officially started pre-production on my next feature film, the Shakespeare inspired horror A Midsummer Nightmare. My good friends Steve Everson and L. Jeffrey Moore are producing this one and I can’t wait to get rolling! Here’s a teaser poster, and you can follow the movie’s progress at MidsummerFilm.com

Horror “scream queen” Deneen Melody is set to play one of the lead roles, and we’re currently holding an art contest to help design the fantasy creatures of the film. Got art skills? Want your name in the credits? You can become part of the Midsummer team and win cool prizes in A Midsummer Nightmare Horror Movie Design Contest.

And one last item, not an Arcadian Entertainment production but something really cool that I helped with. The sci-fi Barrier will debut online Oct. 20. Be sure to check it out at Barrier.tv

If you want to keep up with me and my various activities, please friend me on Facebook and follow @arcadiantv on Twitter. Thanks!

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“Bloodwood Cannibals” coming to DVD

This fall, my horror movie “Bloodwood” will be widely distributed by Eagle One Media as “Bloodwood Cannibals”. The new title should help horror fans find the movie and know what it’s about just by looking at the cover. Check out the new artwork and look for the new DVD soon. Special features will include audio commentary and the complete “Hunting the Unknown” web series.

Bloodwood Cannibals horror movie poster

Bloodwood Cannibals horror movie poster

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San Francisco Bloodwood screening

This past Tuesday’s screening at the Brava Theater in San Francisco was a great time. The audience gathered in the beautiful lobby, where concessions and DVDs were also on sale. L. Jeffrey Moore started the show by introducing the shorts, then asked me to join him on stage.

I almost took a spill on the top step but recovered and gave a quick intro to Bloodwood before running back to the projector to start the movies. We watched trailers to upcoming projects from Red Cape Cinema and a very cool, surreal short by director Nara Denning. The final short was episode 1 of “The Experiment” by L. Jeffrey Moore.

After a retro “feature presentation” clip, Bloodwood played, and we got screams and laughs in all the right places. After the movie, I answered a few questions then went back to the lobby to sell a few DVDS and meet some cool people.

The Bloodwood cast and crew then set out in search of a bar in which to celebrate. The rest is kind of hazy, but I do know that Kate Corey, Steve Everson, Cori Jenab, Chris Madrigal, Nathan Carter, Ramiro Puente, and several others were there.

Thank you to everyone who was a part of this great event!

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Bloodwood in the news

Two northern California TV stations reported on the Bloodwood movie premiere in Chico. Thank you KRCR and KHSL!

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photos from the Bloodwood premiere

The March 28th premiere of Bloodwood was a huge success! A line of eager horror fans was wrapped around the block, but everyone made it in and had a great time (including the bat who swooped around for a while before clinging to the top of the screen). Thank you to everyone who made the day so special: the Bloodwood cast & crew, our audience & guests, and Tomahawk Productions for putting on a crazy after-party at Lost on Main. Enjoy the photos!

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Bloodwood – Hiding from the Ferals

Lindsey and TJ hide from the cannibals Snaggletooth and “Big Bad Mama”. A scene from the horror movie “Bloodwood” featuring actors Kate Corey, Cori Jenab, Braidon Thorn, and Carolyn Davidson.

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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.

RSVP or learn more at our Facebook Event Page

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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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