Okay, here we go!
Our first official TUGG event is up and running! But to make it a success, we need you to buy tickets! Go tell your friends, family, strangers, baristas, or whoever about it so we can have a great screening.
Thanks to the team at TUGG, we’ve secured a venue at the AMC Town Center 6 in Burbank (That’s the outdoor one behind the Barnes and Noble) for Thursday October 16. Even better, it’ll show at a reasonable hour! Come see the movie after work at 8:30! So you can come see the movie and still get home for your 11 o’clock bed time. What more could you want?!
But it’s not going to happen without your help, so here’s what you need to do:
Step 1 – Click on this link
Step 2- Purchase a ticket
Step 3 – Tell your friends and everyone you know to buy tickets too.
Step 4 – Come see the movie October 16! (assuming we sell enough tickets)
As an added bonus, us guys will be there for a short QnA after the screening. And we’ll probably be available for drinks after that if you twist our arms.
We’re very much looking forward to having a great screening, I hope that we can work together to make it a reality!
How would you like to see Love in the Time of Monsters on the big screen in your home town? Awesome, right? Well, now you have the chance.
Starting today, we are officially launching a TUGG campaign for Love in the Time of Monsters so we can bring it (and potentially us) to you and show it on the big screen.
How exciting is that!?!
So, let me explain how this works.
TUGG is a wonderful web service that allows movies like ours (low budget indie affairs) to get the theatrical distribution that we’ve dreamt of without the harsh realities of back end costs and terrible box office returns (see any indie movie with a wide release). The way they do this is a through crowd sourcing. I tend to explain it as kickstarter for theatrical programing.
I can see you scratching your head, just stick with me, I promise it’ll make sense.
Okay, so say you’re in… Tampa Bay, Florida and you’re a huge fan of the movie but haven’t been able to make it to any of our west coast screenings. All you have to do is hop onto TUGG, find our movie (or just follow this link, you know, whatever) and request a screening in your area.
When you request a screening, you’ll be presented with some options: Dates, times, venues. Pick what works best for you, write a brief description of the event (like: Come see this awesome bigfoot movie! It rocks!), and hit submit. After a couple of days of processing, a page for the event should pop up and then it’s time to start getting butts in the seats.
Here’s where the ‘kickstarter’ part comes in. Now that a screening has been requested, it’s up to you (the host) to get the word out and make sure the screening hits a certain threshold of tickets sold. Essentially this number is derived from the cost of renting the screen for a couple of hours and the processing stuff on TUGG’s end to actually make the movie available.
If the threshold is met before the timer runs out, you got ourself a screening and Love in the Time of Monsters will show up to your town for your enjoyment. It’s kinda like VideoOnDemand, but slower and you have to leave your house.
Fun times, right?
Now, because we want our movie to screen in your home town as much as you do, we’re here to help you with the process as much as we can. Let us know if you’re planning on a screening and we’ll do what we can to pimp and promote it through all of our avenues.
Also, if you let us know before you plan a screening, we can try to make it to the screening for a QnA (assuming we’re invited). I can’t promise that we can make them all (Flights, bank accounts, and life events make things difficult), but we’ll certainly put forth the effort. There’s nothing we like more than watching the movie with a crowd.
It’s a lot to take in, I know. But hey, any questions feel free to shoot ‘em at us via the Facebook, the Twitter, or just leave a comment here so everyone can benefit. Regardless, I feel like there’s going to be a lot of questions about all this and we’ll probably eventually write up a FAQ for it.
In the meantime, watch this space for news and what-not about future screenings. I’m currently in the process of setting one up here in LA, but, well, it’s a processing. As soon as those details firm up, you can bet your sweet bippy you’ll hear about it.
Until then, go check out our page on TUGG and let us know what you think. (and while you’re there, check to see if there are any other TUGG events in your hood. You don’t have to just support us.)
We are so super super stoked about all this and are so unbelievably happy to finally have a chance to bring it to you.
We’ll see you at the movies!
We’re very excited to announce our upcoming Northwest Premiere at the Bend Film Festival in, you guessed it, Bend Oregon! BendFilm has been named in the top 50 Film Festivals in the country by Moviemaker Magazine and has a great tradition of supporting independent film.
They have generously given us two screening times:
October 10th, 10:30pm @ Volcanic Theatre (and pub!)
October 11th, 10:30pm @ Tin Pan Theater
We couldn’t be more excited to spend some time up in this awesome city. Hope you can all join us! Make sure to let us know you are coming, and make sure you stay tuned to updates here on the blog, Facebook and twitter. I can say with certainty that a HUGE update is coming later this week; don’t miss it!
So awesome in fact, that we decided we should share some of the good times with you. Like, moreso than we already have. Anyway, we shot some cool footage and strung it together so we could share the madness with you.
Special thanks to the always amazing Jeff Turner for not only putting on the suit to run around the hot-as-balls convention floor, but also shooting and editing this bit of vlogging for us.
That’s all for now, but trust me, this next week is going to have some fun announcements and some big news. Until then make sure you’re liking the facebook, following the twitter, and/or the youtube to stay up-to-date on all the latest stuff!
As Matt mentioned last week, we headed down I-5 to San Diego and spent our weekend at Comic Con. It was a pretty wild and amazing experience! We had some actors from the film stop by, and our good friend Jeff Turner wandered the convention floor dressed in a PyschoMonkey outfit. Trust me, you haven’t lived until you’ve seen a man dressed like bigfoot get mobbed by fans.
On Saturday, Doug Jones took time out of his busy schedule to sign and meet with fans. The line was long, but he is a true professional and made time for everyone. Also, check out Doug on local TV talking about the movie here!
We had a lot of people stop by our booth and inquire about the movie, and grab some free giveaways. We gave away thousands of exclusive buttons and postcards. Now we just have to make sure all those people buy a ticket/DVD when the movie comes out! Special thanks to Paula Rhodes for stopping by as well, she owned Sunday!
We also raffled off a signed poster. Hundreds of people entered, and we were thrilled for our winner, Robert Rodriguez (Not THAT Robert Rodriguez).
In the end it was a fantastic experience, one that we not soon forget! So many people, so many costumes… We’ve posted a bunch more pictures on the Facebook page, so go check them out (and don’t forget to LIKE us while you’re there.) Also, check us out on twitter, youtube for a bunch of updates coming in the next few weeks-including opportunities on getting Love In The Time Of Monsters into a theater near you!
Here’s to next year!
It’s going to be a big week for us.
In case you haven’t heard, Andy and I (With the illustrious Jeff Turner in Tow) are headed to San Diego this weekend for the annual geek love fest that is the San Diego Comic Con and holy man am I excited!
As a giant geek, I’ve been going to SDCC for nearly two decades. And as a giant packrat, I’ve been holding onto those badges ever since.
And while I may have slowed down when it comes to the big trek, not a year goes by that I don’t think about how much I love it down there. Like film festivals are great for meeting like minded people, but brother, it’s got nothing on being in the sea of nerddom that is SDCC. Anytime I get to flex my deep Marvel Comics knowledge and not be treated like a crazy person is a great time in my book.
So to go this year – as a professional no less! – to pimp out my own feature film is my childhood dream come true! (Well, technically speaking, when I was 14 I wanted to write comics, so this is like dream come true adjacent, but whatever) I am so stoked!
Big thanks to the fine folks over at our distribution company, Indican Pictures, for giving us a nice cozy spot in their booth for the weekend. And not to mention the prime times to garner a crowd! So let’s do it right and start getting the buzz going!
We’ll be rocking the convention floor Saturday and Sunday at booth 4136 with some sweet giveaways and good times. Also, we’ll have a few special guests stop by to give you extra reasons to come stop by.
On Saturday, Doug Jones will take some time out of his crazy busy schedule to sign and be awesome between 11 and 12.
Later, on Sunday, Paula Rhodes will be stopping by to do the same around the same time between 12 and 1.
They are two of the most fantastic people on the planet and you should most definitely make it a point to come say hi to ‘em.
As if that wasn’t enough, we’ll also have, on both days, some friends running around, causing a ruckus donned in outfits that would make our defacto mascot Uncle Slavko proud. It will be a glorious thing to behold.
And of course, Andy and myself will be hanging at the booth for the weekend if you want to come up and say hi. I promise I won’t bite, but I can’t make the same promise for Andy.
It’s going to be something special and we can’t wait to get out there to spread the gospel of Love in the Time of Monsters.
Or, you know, just come stop by the booth and ask us what’s happening. Andy and I can probably fumble through an answer or two for you in person.
Hope to see you at the show!
We’ve been hinting around at it for a month now, but the cat is finally out of the bag. Love In The Time Of Monsters has domestic distribution! What does that mean exactly? It means you will be seeing the film at a screen near you! We’re so proud to be partnering with Indican Pictures to unleash the film on the world. Indican has released cult classics like Boondock Saints to massive success, so lets hope some of that magic rubs off on us!
You can read the official announcement over at Dread Central.
It’s been an amazing journey getting to this point, and we never could have done it without the help and support of so many folks. At a certain point this movie felt as elusive as Bigfoot himself, so thanks for believing in us all these years!