Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Studio backing for your low-budget film...from Paramount?

The LA Times is reporting that Paramount is starting a new division for micro-budget films.

From the Times article:
Fresh off its stunning "Paranormal Activity" success -- a $15,000 thriller that has grossed more than $107 million in its domestic release with little paid advertising -- Paramount Pictures is set to launch a new production business for movies budgeted at less than $100,000.

The as-yet-unnamed division plans to finance as many as 20 "micro-budget" movies annually starting in 2010, according to people familiar with the studio's plans who spoke on condition of anonymity because the formal announcement has not been made. A current Paramount executive will run the business, but the selection has not yet been revealed  publicly. Funds for the movies -- no more than $2 million total annually -- will be part of Paramount's existing production budget. The division does not plan to acquire completed movies at film festivals and markets.

Even if you get a chance to make your film and it serves as a "calling card", or warrant a larger budget to be re-made, this could be a good thing. We'll have to keep an eye out.

Read the entire article here.

I originally found the reference at FreshDV, a cool site for filmmakers.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sealed Fates Teaser Now Online



At last the teaser is finished and posted on YouTube. Sealed Fates: A Trilogy of Claustrophobic Terror is Timewarp's latest feature. The film is currently in post production and should be in the can this summer.

Stay tuned for a post on the making of the trailer. I got to use a lot of fun tools on this one.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Count Gore Put Me "On the Rack"

The venerable horror host Count Gore De Vol has posted an interview with me conducted by veteran Timewarp actress Leanna Chamish. It was conducted at Horrorfind this summer.

Take a look at the video, then go over to Count Gore's unique Web site,

Meet Effects Artist Mitch Klein from Gore De Vol on Vimeo.
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