Well, here it is – my directorial debut – one of the films that screened last night at the 2013 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival-LA. It is a tale of dice and monsters… Enjoy!
This weekend is the forth annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival-LA (Sept 27-29) taking place at the historic (and beautifully Art Deco) Warner Grand Theatre in downtown San Pedro, CA. I am very excited that Macabre Fantasy Radio Theater has been asked back to the festival. This Friday night we will be performing another classic weird tale in the style of “Old Time Radio”, and one of my favorite of Lovecraft’s works, The Temple. Set during WWI our story follows the tragic adventures of the doomed crew of a German submarine as they face madness and death below the sea.
Then, Saturday afternoon, is the World Premiere of a short film that I directed (my first) called Total Party Kill. It tells the tale of a group of friends playing a table-top RPG as the world of the game crosses into the reality of the players. Watch the trailer!
If you are able and so inclined please Buy Tickets and join us this weekend! Also, if you can’t attend in person you can purchase a “There In Spirit” pass that will give you access to the LiveStream (watch our “radio” show!) as well as the Short Films!
I recently completed a stagecraft class wherein we had to design a set from a play of our own choosing and then build a model of it in 1/4″ scale for an in-class presentation. I chose to work from Christopher Marlowe’s The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus and designed a set for the doctor’s study. I also chose to reset the location of the conjuring to his study – hence the pentagram and so forth…and the Necronomicon was just for my own entertainment…
Wow, it’s been over a year since the last post… A lot has happened since then.
I’ve been working on various projects that I will update on as they’re ready. But I wanted to share a new project that I’ve been working on. For the last year or so I’ve been working on setting up an audio drama in the style of “old time radio”. I am now happy to inform you that my little show, Macabre Fantasy Radio Theater, is launching this month with a LIVE PERFORMANCE at the upcoming H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival (Sept. 28-30, Warner Grand in San Pedro, CA). We will be performing an original adaptation of Lovecraft‘s “The Statement of Randolph Carter” as though it had been produced for radio in the 1930’s.
If you are so inclined please join us at the festival – FRIDAY NIGHT – for our performance! And then come back the next day for even more eldritch horrors!!
And follow Macabre Fantasy online through the following links:
I recently finished work on the poster art for this year’s HPLFF that will be held in San Pedro at the historic Warner Grand theater. My friend, Aaron Vanek (writer, filmmaker, and resident professional booze-hound), who ran last year’s Los Angeles HPLFF is back at the helm with what is shaping up to be another fantastic run of Mythos inspired cinema.
For the poster Aaron wanted two things: 1) a 1930’s movie poster style & 2) Cthulhu attacking a Los Angeles landmark.
With those two points of direction (1930’s, big scary monster) the first thing I thought of was the classic King Kong poster.
And knowing that the festival would be held at the Warner Grand I figured why not have Cthulhu attacking the theater.
I did a quick thumbnail to give Aaron an idea of what I had in mind…
and with his apporval began work on the final drawing.
First, I did a quick sculpt of what I wanted Cthulhu to look like so I would have something to work from.
This was the first draft of the poster. Much more pulpy and violent than what we ended up with…
After a few more tweaks and edits and a little over a week of not much sleep I took the final painted image and got it professionally scanned.
The original art is sitting on a shelf in my living room right now. I have yet to come up with a suitable bit of text for the sign that poor sandwich-board guy is wearing but I plan to fill that in with something cool…
And the final, with festival text and such…
Tickets to the festival are available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/169287
Hope to see you at the festival!