Last week, Delivery: The Beast Within was sent out into the world.
Tuesday it dropped on Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, as well as on cable. Oh, as well as on, like, every pirating site, of course. Really that showed up before the US release, and apparently it was the US copy, not from the UK or Australia as I would have thought.
Then on Friday, it screened at 5 theaters across the country. LA, NY, Chicago, Indianapolis, and San Diego. It was a midnight movie, so I didn’t hold my breath for a full house, but it was very fun to celebrate before hand with friends and to see it with them in a theater, like a regular ol’ movie.
Friday was also when iTunes released it. We thought they were going to delay it for home video release later this year, but maybe they were just waiting to do it the same day as the theaters.
Ain’t It Cool News
Negative (in the interest of fairness):
We also did some more interviews. Adam and Brian talked with a bunch of folks. I did 2 phone interviews. Actually one I did in October, but it’s up now. they edited out the part where I talk about seeing it at Feartastic, which was coming up at the time.
Slack Jaw Punks (#77: Star Of Delivery: The Beast Within, Laurel Vail)
Now that the film is released, I intend to go back and make my blog posts about the production public. I don’t want there to be spoilers for people who haven’t seen it yet and Google it. I haven’t looked at them since the shoot. It will be fun to remember everything.
It turns out we are playing at the Laemmle both Friday and Saturday nights! Both are basically midnight movies.
Yesterday Delivery (they kept the title the same) came out on DVD and VOD in the UK. Seems like people are into it so far!
“The main performances throughout Delivery are surprisingly great. [...] Without such strong leads Delivery may have been a less memorable affair, but Danny Barclay and Laurel Vail manage to excel as the two-person centerpiece of the film.”
“It really helps that Laurel Vail and Danny Barclay, who play expectant parents Rachel and Kyle, are actors who know how to play natural without it looking like they are performing to a script.”
“Kyle (Danny Barclay) and Rachel (Laurel Vail) are judged just right. They are cute without being unbearably saccharine or schmaltzy. [...] To have made DELIVERY about any other couple would have sacrificed the authenticity of the sequence of events. Without Kyle and Rachel being followed about with cameras, the narrative would have felt more accidental, coincidental and scattergun.”
“Rest assured though, DELIVERY is no DEVIL’S DUE, and as far as found footage horrors go, this one knocks it out of the park.”
“Delivery does indeed deliver a nice, short sharp horror film and knows not to over stay it’s welcome with an ending that would put anyone off a first time mother having a home birth.”
“This film stayed with me a little longer that I thought it would and that has to be commended.”
” The actors all hit the spot [...] The tension definitely escalates, palpably, as events progress.”
Last week I auditioned for a USC graduate production through their interactive research department. They want to create a short film to demonstrate new technologies they are developing. It will basically serve as a proof of concept as they move forward with development of the tech. I’m pretty excited to see how they are shooting it, since it will require a lot of CG. Unless they are further along in development than I think.
I’m also exited because they gave me a bigger role than I originally went in for. I went for the older character, since I’m never sure if I pass for under 25, and as in the case here, they could just have me read for the other role anyway. I don’t think they were too concerned with the character’s listed age from the breakdown.
Thankfully, my jobby job is still slow enough that I can easily take a few days off. This summer will be interesting because we are going to be slammed. And the longer we wait for designs, the more busy we will be in June-August. Yikes! I’m only mildly concerned as far as acting gigs. Summer is when a lot of TV shows go on hiatus anyway.
Shock Till You Drop has our first clip to show people. They have been so great in promoting the movie.
This first of 2 sketches I did a few weeks ago is up on youtube:
Our U.K. release is May 12th for home video through Metrodome Entertainment. They are keeping the name, but did a whole different design for the DVD cover.
If you are in the UK, you can pre-order it already!
The Australian version is also available to pre-order on Blu-ray or dvd. That will be released first, on Wednesday! I need to get my friend in Australia to send me a copy, just so I have one from a different territory.
Last week (I’m kind of behind on blogging) it was announced that Delivery would be in theaters in LA, NY, Chicago, San Diego, and Indianapolis on May 30th!
We are also going to VOD on May 27th, so everyone in the US can see it!
The distributor is The Collective. They decided to add a subtitle to make it easier to search for as well as indicate it’s a genre film. I don’t mind. I dig the new poster. It’s creepy and effective.
They also released a new trailer to include some of the great quotes from reviews.
I will definitely be at the LA premiere on the 30th. I don’t know what theater it will be at yet. Then I may be in LA again or go to San Diego for Saturday. Not sure. I’m pretty excited it’s going to Indy, since I have family nearby and they’ll be able to see it at the theater.
I’ve known it was sold since last summer, so I’ve been waiting almost a year for this announcement. YAAAAY! It’s such a relief. There was talk of maybe pushing to August or September, but thankfully they didn’t wait. I really needed something to promote. It’s been slow and I think having a theatrical premiere is something that might get people’s attention in the casting world. Hopefully. ;)