Thursday, August 27, 2009

Scotchworthy Calendar

Scotchworthy Girls Calendar

The talented and demented gang over at Scotchworthy Productions did the practical effects on our film DISMAL. Not content to slave over hot guts all day, they have created a 2010 Scotchworthy Girls calendar for your buying pleasure. Pick up their calendar and tell them what nice guys we are for sending you over.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Savage Cast Attending Premiere

There will be quite a few folks on hand for the premiere of Savage at the Horrorfind Weekend in September and we just got word that Martin Kove, Lisa Wilcox and Tony Becker will be coming all the way out from LA to join us that weekend. They will be sitting at our booth helping promote the film and joining us on stage for a little Q&A after the screening. We're thrilled to get to hang out with these fine folks one more time, and we're sure the thousands of horror fans that will be in attendance will appreciate them too.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Local News on Set with Lance

(LtoR Joe Stauffer (camera op) Chad Oliver (AC) Shane Callahan (as Det. Robeson) and Nate Panning(as Lance Steel) in a scene for the movie Lance Steel:Monster Hunter teaser. Courtesy Mike Spencer / Star News)
The Star News in Wilmington, NC printed a story about indie filmmaking with the Red One camera and peeked their heads on our set of the Lance Steel teaser. It's a nice little piece with many quotes from Fearmaker Justin Soponis and fellow colleagues like DP Shawn Lewallen (Dismal, Savage) and talks about the uses of the Red in comparison to Hollywood made features and indies from years ago.

When Fearmakers began, the idea of shooting on film was pretty much a dream. While several indie producers had found short cuts to shooting movies on film, it wasn't practical. When we set out to do our first feature, Death4Told, we chose to shoot standard definition digital. High def wasn't even common language at that time. By today's standards, everyone with a few grand can pick up a digital camera that shoots HD and Death4Told looks as antiquated as a B-movie sci-fi feature of the 50s. But as many filmmakers and critics say, a good, entertaining story will outlive the medium on which it was told. As the Red One becomes the norm and indie filmmakers become the first to shoot IMAX features on over-the-counter cameras, it's the story and entertainment of the movie that will set itself apart.

That said, we will try to shoot the latest technology whenever possible because it's just so freakin' cool!!!! You can read the Star News articles here.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Goodbye John Hughes

John Hughes died on August 6, 2009 of a heart attack. If you don't recognize the name, you'll certainly recognize his work as a writer, producer, and director. Here are a just a few of his credits:

  • Uncle Buck (director, producer, writer)
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles (director, producer, writer)
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off (director, producer, writer)
  • Weird Science (director, writer)
  • The Breakfast Club (director, producer, writer)
  • Sixteen Candles (director,writer)
  • Home Alone (producer, writer)
  • Christmas Vacation (producer, writer)
  • National Lampoon's Vacation (writer)
  • Pretty in Pink (exec producer, writer)

Talk about a slew of classics! John Hughes was too young to go at 59. He will be missed.