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!
Last night a few of us from Love In The Time Of Monsters were lucky enough to see an indie film called Coherence. It stars our very own Hugo Armstrong (Chester) as well as Emily Foxler, Maury Sterling, and Nicolas Brendon. It’s a wonderful combination of sci-fi and relationship drama. Sound interesting? It is!
Here’s the official description and trailer:
On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. Part cerebral sci-fi and part relationship drama, COHERENCE is a tightly focused, intimately shot film whose tension intensely ratchets up as its numerous complex mysteries unfold.
The film kept you my glued to the screen and guessing until the end. Hugo was fantastic (not a surprise) and good work was done all around by the cast and writer/director James Ward Byrkit. It opens tonight in theaters around the country, check out this list to find it near you. You won’t regret it! Don’t believe me? Critics love it too!
Over the weekend, as you might have heard, we had our big Los Angeles premiere at Dances with Films. It was great! We had a big crowd – way bigger than the festival had anticipated! – and everyone seemed to have a great time during and after the flick.
I’ll tell you, it was really something watching it up on that big screen in the cultural center of Hollywood. While we are still VERY small fish in a gigantic ocean out here, it still felt like quite the accomplishment. And very gratifying to see the turnout. Honestly, a big heartfelt and sincere thank you to everyone who came out – and stayed up for – the screening. Seeing Love in the Time of Monsters play for an audience reminds me why I got into this racket in the first place.
If you head on over the Facebook page, you can see some pictures that Andy put up of the cast and crew hanging around and enjoying the green carpet.
Also, after the movie we did a QnA with the audience and we caught on tape (or whatever the digital equivalent to that is). So I tossed it into the ol’Editbox and then threw it up on the youtube for everyone to get a taste of what it’s like to see TBC and company in action after a screening. So if you want to hear the true horror stories from the set and have 11 minutes or so, you should give it a watch!
Finally, I just want to give a special thanks to Dances with Films for giving us the opportunity to have a hometown screening. It was a great time and a fantastic festival. Here’s hoping we’ll be back with another one!
Or something like that.
Our big week keeps getting bigger, even on a Friday afternoon. I very recently did an interview with the fantastic gents over at The Podbay Podcast in preparation for our big screening coming up this weekend. Come listen to me ramble about our humble beginnings and continue on to the nears heights we’ve already reached. You can hear my part of the Podcast starting at 20:08, but I strongly recommend you listen to the whole thing. It’s fun, informative, and packed with other cool interviews.
Check out the Podcast here.
Also in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, AND you’re in the Los Angeles Area, we’re having our big Los Angeles Premiere at the always terrific Dances with Films this Saturday June 7th at 1145pm at the glorious TCL Chinese Theater. We’ll all be there with a bit of the cast and a chunk of the crew enjoying things and taking pictures. Please please come by and say hi if you’re around.
Also, we’re gonna meet up across the street before hand at the historic Roosevelt Hotel for drinks starting around 9pm. I think I just planned your next great date night…
Stay tuned because if you thought this week was big, just wait until next week…
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Wow, how awesome! If you weren’t excited before to see Love In The Time Of Monsters on the big screen, now you should be! Join us this Saturday at the Chinese Theatre complex in Hollywood, 11:45pm! You can also check out our official Facebook invite for more details.