Tuesday, October 27, 2009

2:22 @ Screamfest LA

on October 17th, 2:22 screened in Los Angeles during the Screamfest Horror Film Festival. We were most honored to be a part of the fest. Showing your film in Grauman's Chinese Theater is many a filmmaker's dream. It was a zany weekend in Hollywood, and bringing my amazing wife Melanie along was the most fun. She has never been to the west coast, and I think it actually grew on her a bit! It was great to be at the festival screening with Cast and Crew members, and Friends. Lots of meetings in L.A. to get back to... Unfortunately the trip was cut very short due to a most horrible event...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A mighty hero has fallen...

On October 24th, 2009, my Father, Steven Patrick Shea Sr, passed away from a 7 year battle with Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney Cancer). He went painlessly, with family by his side, in the hospital. In what can only be transcribed as the best and worst week in my life, it was made more comforting by the overwhelming support from family and friends. I seriously appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

2:22 World Premieres!

On October 2nd, 2:22 had it's world premiere at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain. Unfortunately we were not able to make the trip over, but got word from Paul Solet (Director of "Grace" the feature film that 2:22 played with) that we had a 1500 person sold out crowd, to witness the unveiling of our latest short film. It's amazing and very humbling to have a crowd of that magnitude experience your creation. I can only kick myself now for not traveling out.

Yesterday, we had an Orlando screening of the short, to another standing room only crowd (around 220 people) at the Freak Show Horror Film Festival. This has been a rough week for me, (came down with the swine flu and have been battling for the past few days) But I dragged my (somewhat) contagious self off of my couch fort I had built and made it down to the convention. This was our first experience watching the film with an audience, and was very exciting. We got some great feedback, and look forward to some new reviews. The festival had an amazing cake creator build a monstrous 4 foot cake, with frosting characters on top. The highlight of my day will be chowing down on that beast! Tonight is the awards for the film festival, so cross your fingers, and hope we can get a physical recognition! (or at least a second piece of cake)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Zellwood continues...

We are on Day 12 of shooting Zellwood, and production has been going pretty smoothly. As we only have a couple more days of shooting, we had Press Night last night, with local media from the Orlando Sentinel and online horror media site Bloody-Disgusting.com come out for set visits.

Here are the couple of articles Roger Moore from the Sentinel put up about the film.

Overall Set Visit

Interview with Sara Jean Underwood (Lead)