Friday, April 17, 2009


Because there's no such thing as bad publicity...

My behind the scenes pics from THE ONLY GOOD INDIAN;

'Up To Date' with Steve Kraske on KCUR interviews Kevin Willmott about TOGI, and has info about KC Filmfest; and an additional interview with Kevin on 'KC Currents' from late March of this year. It's about 12 minutes - it starts at 10'18" in and ends at about 22'14";

My behind the scenes pics from RHUBARB PIE;

and an article about the short appears in the current Urban Times paper - pg. 4 in the .pdf file.

I had thought that there would be no more SOTD news, since the producers started selling DVD's & soundtrack CD's directly & through -- but, surprise of surprises, this showed up today:

Song of the Dead Gets Distribution Deal and “We Got Distribution” Celebration

Chip Gubera and Bob Swope, the producers of the zombie-musical Song of the Dead, just signed a distribution deal with Monogram Releasing ( US Theatrical rights) and Echelon Studios (World theatrical, DVD, and VOD rights). Monogram will release Song of the Dead to several screens in the Midwest this summer through digital cinema technologies. Echelon will release the DVD to the US later this fall. No dates currently set for worldwide releases.

The “We Got Distribution” celebration in honor of the deals will be at Eastside Tavern in Columbia, Mo, May 1st 2009. Gubera’s band The Unfashionables, who performed the score for Song of the Dead, will be playing. Several of the original cast members will be performing songs that they sing in the film with the band. The celebration is free and open to the public.


LAST BREATH Logrolling

In light of its premiere at KC FILMFEST next Saturday, here's a ton of stuff related to the film. For a synopsis and info about the film, check out the website, which has a trailer.

Here's a behind the scenes featurette:

and for more wacky behind-the-scenes action, check out 'The Joys of Lo-Budget Filmmaking' series.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8

Here's my collection of pics from the set of LAST BREATH.

Watch 'em, enjoy 'em, and come stoked for the premiere!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

KC Filmfest 2009

It used to be known as the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee... apparently they have combined forces with another local festival. The emphasis is on local work, or work that has local ties.

For the past few years, it's usually been that I've been unable to make the festival due to working on some production scheduled at the same time. This year, there's incentive to attend, like the productions that I worked on:

So, this is a big event for me... usually there's only one project that gets screened, but it's a rare occurrence to see several all at once. In some instances, festival screenings may be the only exhibition that the work gets -- it's happened on a few films that I've been on. As I've stated before; you go onto a film hoping to get paid, but in indie film, even if you get paid, it's not a lot... I like to be able to see the finished product, and if you're lucky, it turns out to be good or better than you expect.

So, hit the KC FILMFEST if you have the chance. It kicks off next Wednesday - I'll of course have plenty to say about the films after I see them... maybe I won't piss off too many people.