Monday, July 27, 2009

San Diego Comic Con 2009

Upon completion of "2:22", Tim and I left literally hours after we finished getting the discs ready to get on a plane to the largest entertainment convention in the world, the San Diego Comic Con. 5 days of insanity. I was given a week badge for helping out our friends at Students of the Unusual with a new photo comic they were looking to create. Luckily with Tim's press credentials we were able to get behind the majority of red tape and get into all of the major parties and press panels.

The list of celebrities we ran into: Megan Fox, Tim Burton, James Cameron, Anna Faris, Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde, Megan Fox, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Fred Dekkar, Audrina Patridge, Kevin Eastman, Robert Downey Jr, Rachel McAdams, Cameron Diaz, Diablo Cody, Jason Reitman, the Guys from Penny Arcade, Megan Fox, Danny Trejo, James Marsden, Richard Kelly, Seth Green, Brian Cox, Daughtry, Kevin Sorbo, Kane Hodder, Robert England, Zack Snyder, Danielle Harris, Doug Jones, Corin Nemic, David Faustino, Ted Raimi, Robert Hall, Brandon Routh, Toby Wilkins, Megan Fox, Darren Lynn Bousman, Woody Harrelson, Jimmy Fallon, Jorge Garcia, Zachary Levi, Josh Holloway, Doug Bradley, Leonard Nimoy, John Landis, Chan-wook Park, Tyrese Gibson, John Heder, Tim Seely, Jhonen Vazquez, Danny Devito, Rachel Miner, Gerard Way, Adam Green, Mick Garris, Joe Lynch, Rob Zombie, Gene Simmons, Masi Oka, Lloyd Kaufman, Stan Lee, Carrottop, Reggie Bannister, GWAR, the entire cast of True Blood, and Megan Fox.

The convention went smashingly. I felt like we were there for a month. Many highs and a few lows, but an overall most excellent experience.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Unfortunately I decided to start on this Blog after we made our latest short film project "2:22". It definitely would have been very blog worthy. My college friend Eric Saavedra had come up with this great concept about a girl who has a night out, with horrible repercussions. Over the past 7 years I had always had this story bubbling in my head, patiently waiting until the right time to unleash it at it's highest possible potential. We decided this year that the time was right. We had found our leading lady, and had all of the pieces together to create a most powerful short film. One that would help be a good director's reel and showcase our current abilities as filmmakers. This film would also be used as part of an investment package for a larger feature film.

We shot the short in 3 days, not too grueling. Production went very well, with only a few casting hiccups. We decided that we wanted the movie to be finished for when Producer Tim Anderson and I left for a trip to the San Diego Comic Con. We gave ourselves a 3 week turnaround for post (a very non-smooth move). After pretty much killing ourselves and staying up for days on end, we left with 30 DVDs, fully edited, colored, scored and mixed.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Greetings and Salutations

Welcome to the official Blog of Steven Shea and all things Abyssmal. I am a horror film director, photographer, and Level 1 Yo-Yo contender. Hopefully all of you friends, family and quasi-voyeuristic internet scourers out there will enjoy our zany adventures through the amazing and tumultuous realm of the entertainment industry. Hopefully, you remain entertained. Enjoy!