Monday, September 28, 2009

Atlantic Film Festival...It's been a year already??

lots has happened since the first post.
Some great news all around.

The Scavengers - still making it's way around the world . Some great screenings at Fantasia in Montreal, the Hollywood Black Film Festival and On the way overseas again. Hopefully soon, it will be available by a simple click of the mouse if all goes through.

Congrats to the crew from YER DEAD, who are plugging away on the Hobo With A Shotgun script. This feature will change genre film crossovers in this country, no doubt.

The Atlantic Film Festival was great this year, with in incredible showing of emerging and young filmmakers in the region. It was impressive, with over 8 shorts programs dedicated to just this region!
times are a changing.

The Transfiction camp came out with some pretty unexpected awards:

The Joy Post award was awarded for the next Transfiction production - Righteous.
a very different film from the Scavengers, but one that we are excited about
more on that soon.
Thank you so much to the Jury and Joy society for backing it, we promise we won't disappoint.

I met Justin Simms again. He's just really cool all around, and I admire his work so much.

the inspired script award was award to TWO emerging writers. Two! how cool is that?

there's so much happening this way that it's almost to good to be true.

The awarded scripts were Atmospheric Disturbance - a xenophobic horror film. Based on the events of Welles' famous War of the World hoax, by Jeremy Hull.
Jeremy is a new and fierce writer here, and people had to take notice of him. He crashed the festival with everything he had, and left with a full city sized telephone book - that was gladly signed by everyone.

the other script was my own "Cracker Factory" - a racial satire.

we plan to follow through with these and we are making sure these projects get made.


That's it for now.
there's too much typing going on.
until the next breather,


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A review in Boston

we got some nice words for our film by Mike Everleth from Badlit.

The Scavengers, dir. Cory Bowles. A trio of young boys find a dead body in a remote wooded area. Sounds like Stand By Me, right? Wrong, especially since the body here is that of a mermaid and the boys spend an afternoon poking, prodding and desecrating the body the way only young, curious lads can. Still it’s an oddly touching story about peer pressure and growing up. The trio is split among the typical dividing lines: The aggressive kid who tricks the weakest into the most difficult situations while the passive middle kid just casually observes without getting involved. Plus, the corpse/mermaid make-up effect is disturbingly convincing.

the other films reviewed are that cool
here's the link
if you can find them..check them out!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Since you've been Gone...Boston Underground Film Festival, San Diego Black Film Festival , Reel 2 Real Festival For Youth, and The Dam Short FIlm

wow. Long time since the last check in but lots has gone on and still kicking. THE SCAVENGERS has played at many more screenings and the response has been great.
We got to attend The Boston Underground Film Festival where 4 count em, 4 films from Halifax played. That would be alongside TREEVENGE, LOST AND FOUND and the wonderfully offensive BLOODSHED. The hospitality was great and we were fortunate enough to screen our short before DEAD GIRL, a film we were stoked to show with. the movie is amazing.

Before that we got To show in Vancouver for the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival, Nevada for The Dam Short Film Festival, and San diego Black Film Festival.

we want to thank everyone that checked the screenings out and thank as well for the comments
the film has been getting great response and we're working on another dish.

next up
The Halifax International Viewfinder's Festival of Youth this April.