The International Children’s Media Center (ICMC), based in the Chicago area, is helping to produce a family feature film to be shot in the Peruvian Andes. The film, Eduin and the Golden Scepter of the Incas, is a family feature set in Nor Yauyos-Cochas. The area is one of the most beautiful and fascinating ecosystems on the planet.
The film will be filled with Andean myths and folk stories and, as you might expect given the location, the film has a strong environmental message.
The Peruvian government provided a grant for the film and Animal FX (special effects house) are also a production partner. YOU can also help fund the project as there is a kickstarter campaign for the film. Find out details HERE
When a film (Paranormal Activity 3) takes the time to come up with creative ways to market their offering, ages before it comes out it can mean one of two things; a) they are really gung-ho and creative and just had too many ideas (and "get" the multi-media world we live in
) or b) they are substituting marketing for making a good movie.In this case I am inclined to believe the former over the latter.Check HERE for what I am talking about.I think it is clever. When it was sent to me, I watched the first video and, even considering it was forwarded by someone I KNEW was working on the movie, it took me a little bit for it to register. I suggest forwarding the link around to your horror fan friends and see who gets it!
I liked both of the Paranormal Activity movies. Sure the second one was derivative but they kept what made the first one scary; they let tension build. They let things happen that you catch out of the corner of your eye. In real life that is what makes you JUMP.But I am curious, and suspicious, if they can maintain the spookiness in a third movie. The trailer is, however, promising. Check it out HERE.
Filmmaker Kenneth Hughes
has several projects “in the can” (that is film person talk for “done). One of them is the vampire musical, The Bloody Indulgent
. I have not seen it. But I keep thinking I really should. I have no information on when it will be in a festival or theater near you but should I find such information I shall endeavor to pass it on.
Kenneth Hughes is an actor, director, producer and dancer. He is also a desert topping and a floor wax (I am trying to communicate using only old Saturday Night Live quotes) He has worked with; Eric Stolz, Michael Bay, Christopher Columbus, the Coen brothers, Matthew Ralston, Tracy Ullman, Martin Landau
and ISO Dance. His films have been featured at Canne, Sundance and he has been a teacher at CalArts.
For more info on Hughes head to www.kennethhughes.com
The Lords of Salem, Rob Zombie’s next film, will be made in conjunction with Haunted Movies. The film will be the story of a young boy on a Midwestern down dealing with the foibles of growing up. Either that or it is set in modern day Salem and involves the “demonic return of a 300-year old coven of witches." Haunted Movies Partner Jason Blum announced the plans. The film is the third in a series of horror films made between Haunted Movies and Alliance Films. The first two films from this cooperative effort was Insidious directed by James Wan and Leigh Whannel (of Saw fame). Insidious comes out later this year. The second film, The Bay, directed by Barry Levinson, is shooting now in South Carolina.
Haunted Movies, by the way, is a partnership between Blum, Steven Schneider, and
Oren Peli. These are the same guys behind Paranormal Activity and Paranormal Activity 2 coming out in October.
The Lords of Salem will be produced by the guys from Haunted Movies, Zombie and Zombie’s producing partner, Andy Gould. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik is to be the executive producer. I dunno. I think they need some more producers..