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Little Rock follow up

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Two things- #1 I forgot to mention that Delivery won “Best Scare.” Woo!

And then here is the interview I did after the screening:

Delivery festival run summary!

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

As of right now, we don’t have any film festivals scheduled because it’s going to the American Film Market this week.  I think it’s in a great position going to market.

We’ve had more great feedback this month:

“Speaking of the wife, Laurel Vail has the heavy lifting here. Not to speak ill of the rest of the cast ( not a bad apple in the bunch. All around solid acting) but Vail’s performance is the backbone of the film. During the first twenty minutes I almost forgot that she was an actress and just another reality show participate. Then shit gets paranormal and we slowly watch her unravel. Watching Rachel be tormented by these dark forces is a bittersweet pill to swallow.”
“Trust me when I say that this one movie you don’t want to miss.”  -Bub from Slack Jaw Punks (Detroit)

 “Both actors here really shine, Laurel Vail has to be good because so much is happening to her and so much of the story rests on her performance that if her performance  isn’t great the film would sink with her. Thankfully she rocks” – Ryan from Reel Nerds  (Denver)
4 out of 5 stars

Delivery was the best horror film of TCFF. ” – Patrick from City Pages (Minneapolis)

“It’s superior to most of its contemporaries” – Eric from The Movie Waffler (Dublin) 6 out of 10 stars

“It really worked! … Best Audience reaction of the weekend. …The subtleties make it for me.” – Weekly Geek Speak (South Yorkshire) 1 hour into podcast  7.5 out of 10 stars

” It IS slow burning but the ending is shocking, old fashioned and well worth it.” – Richard from Fanboy Confidential (UK)

“This sole complexity lends a final depth to the film” – Christina from The Betamax Revolt (Nottingham)

“There are comparisons to Rosemary’s Baby but Delivery is no lazy re-rendering and is an almost perfectly executed film. Don’t be put off by the ‘found footage’ tag, this film is head and shoulders above its genre peers.” – Alison from Left Lion (Nottingham)

 Some more recent interviews with Adam and Brian:

Reel Nerds Podcast (Telluride Horror Show)

Film Pulse (Screamfest)

Fearnet (Twin Cities Film Fest)

(Red Carpet from Twin Cities Film Fest)

And here are some great tweets from people all over:

Another kick ass review, from Reel Nerds Podcast

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The podcasters from Denver, Reel Nerds, attended Telluride Horror Show and had some great things to say about Delivery.  There are very mild spoilers I guess, in case you don’t want to know anything before seeing it.

“Both actors here really shine, Laurel Vail has to be good because so much is happening to her and so much of the story rests on her performance that if her performance  isn’t great the film would sink with her. Thankfully she rocks and Danny Barclay is also very good as Kyle.”  – 4 out of 5 stars!

Thanks so much, Ryan!

Slack Jaw Punks interview Adam and Brian about Delivery, their Movie of the Week

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Detroit pop culture reviewers/podcasters Slack Jaw Punks did a fantastic interview with Adam and Brian and give a review after the interview.  Spoiler Alert:  They loved it.  Thanks Bub and Jake!

They talk about a few specific moments, so if you don’t want any spoilers at all, then come back and listen later!


Crave interviews the filmmakers of Delivery

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Fred Topel from Crave Online interviewed Adam and Brian about the process of making the film and thoughts on comparisons to Rosemary’s Baby.  I actually learned something I didn’t know about an editing choice they made.  It’s not really a spoiler since it’s in the early title cards of the film.

Ain’t It Cool News liked it too!

Friday, June 28th, 2013

What an awesome week.  We got another review today from AICN and they were super into it!  Our review is toward the bottom of the page.

“The final moments of this film literally knocked the wind out of me. Again, the concept is one that evokes a protective feeling and Laurel Vail makes it all easy since she is extremely likable as Rachel. The set up, that the couple has experienced miscarriages before, makes it almost impossible not to root for them and the filmmakers take full advantage of that notion and use that investment to scare the shit out of the viewer time and time again.”


My brain’s kind of exploding.

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

So, two more today brings my total count to 9 liked it and only 3 haven’t.  Today’s additions are Twitch and Indiewire!  Both are spoiler free.

“It would be cruel to discuss more of the plot beyond the premise, but bolstered by outstanding performances by its two leads who are completely convincing in their reality show naivete, and as the two bewildered subjects of this project (Vail, especially, is astonishing, though Barclay more than steps up to her level)”

“It seems apparent that the subject matter will draw comparisons to Roman Polanski’s 1968 film Rosemary’s Baby. Most any other type of remake — and it should be said that neither the filmmakers nor the marketing department have referred to Delivery as such — would pale in comparison. Delivery, on the contrary, is able to transcend this comparison because it makes such great use of modern day conventions and sentiments and uses those tools to take the story in different and unexpected directions. The film maintains a high level of tension and just the right amount of all out scares without going overboard. It’s engrossing and unsettling in all the right ways, and it proves that in skilled hands, the “found footage” style need not be reduced to a gimmick.”

This is awesome.  I hope all these good reviews don’t give way to a backlash at our next festival.  One in the fall is rumored, though they haven’t announced anything yet.


*walking on sunshine….*

Some more reviews without spoilers…

Monday, June 24th, 2013

I found some more!  We’re at 7 liked it, 3 didn’t as much.  That’s pretty awesome considering a lot are from Horror sites who are pretty well versed in the genre.

“Primarly a staple in the horror genre the found footage film has met with mostly disastrous results.  […] Now comes Brian Netto, who makes his directorial debut, and his refreshing and mostly effective found footage thriller, Delivery.”
“The actors delivered. Thanks to them you really care about the people involved in this nightmare and find yourself concerned for their well being. Laura [sic] Vail and Danny Barclay are quite good as the Masseys. You get the sense that they are a couple. This bond is strengthened in one scene [… spoiler-ish …]. The moment felt very real, very sad as a reality show should and it works. Netto has you invested, you’re hooked. Vail and Barclay do a fine of job of conveying the horror and confusion that unfolds as the film progresses.”  7 out of 10

” I will admit, Delivery shocked me. Nice job, guys. You got me.”  6 out of 10

Reviews so far (without spoilers)

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

I’ve found 7 reviews so far- 5 liked it, 2 didn’t.  Actually I found a 3rd, but it wasn’t really a review so much as a paragraph that they didn’t like it.  The nice thing about the 2 that that weren’t into it is that they still had some nice things to say and really liked Danny and I, so it’s still pretty good.  It’s one of those movies that some people just aren’t into, and that’s ok.  I’m still feeling like more liked it that didn’t though.

Here are some links to ones that won’t spoil it.  I’m not going to link to ones that have spoilers, but you can probably find them in google like I did.  (hint: “delivery brian netto” works well.)

“The ‘found footage’ genre of horror films can be a tricky film style to work with.  Unfortunately, a lot of filmmakers tend to use the style as a crutch to make a cheap and easy horror film.  However, a few have actually utilized it in a way that is meaningful to the overall narrative of the film.  ”Delivery” is one of those movies. ”  – 4 out of 5 stars

“The genre needs a refreshing splash of creativity. In some ways, Brian Netto’s Delivery is that splash.”
“Now, like most small, found-footage horror productions, Delivery’s focus is not on myriad special effects to build tension and fear and to hold the audience’s attention, but on the cast members’ respective performances, the atmosphere, and the use of light and sound. And these aspects are all very strong in Delivery. The cast is excellent all-around, and the characters feel authentically human and relatable. Vail and Barclay are notable stand-outs, though… Delivery is their film, and their subtle, honest performances are what tether this movie to the realm of the believable. Rachel and Kyle are good people in love, they have palpable chemistry, and we empathize with them effortlessly, making the horrors that befall them all the more frightening.” 3 1/2 out of 5 Chainsaws

“Danny Barclay, Laurel Vail, and Rob Cobuzio (who plays the producer of the show that recites the dark events as he remembers them) commit so heavily to their roles that you truly feel as though you’re watching an actual late-night special relaying the story behind this chronicled tragedy.”
“…kudos to Netto for never resorting to cheap gimmicks as a means of inciting fear. Delivery’s narrative progresses disturbingly downward at a shockingly strong pace…” 3 out of 4 stars


PREMIERE TOMORROW! – Is it still narcissism if you just Google a movie you are in?

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Delivery premieres tomorrow! You can order tickets until tomorrow, then they will be at the door only.

Here are some more sites that dig the teaser:

Dread Central
Shock Till You Drop
Bloody Disgusting
Horror Asylum
Arrow In The Head
Destroy the Brain
Horror Punks
Vile Reviews
Horror Cult Films (UK)
Cine Maldito (En Español!) Which is funny translated by Google.
Cine Blog (in Italian!) Also an amusing translation. And instead of listing Danny Barclay, they put his character’s name, Kyle Massy.