Archive for May, 2014

Tickets on sale, plus a Saturday screening!

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

It turns out we are playing at the Laemmle both Friday and Saturday nights! Both are basically midnight movies.

And tickets are on sale!

Delivery is out in the UK, and reviews are good so far

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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.”
” Delivery is one seriously creepy viewing experience that manages to bring a spark of originality to the found footage format.”
Terror Vault 7/10

 “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.”
“It’s definitely worth a look for those not yet done with the found footage sub-genre.”
Cine Outsider

“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.”
Screen Relish 4/5 stars

“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.”
“Both Vail and Barclay bring chemistry and natural charm to their roles, as well as effectively evolving into different characters completely, with the bright and bubbly Rachel becoming a nervous wreck, and the calm and loving Kyle becoming impatient and aggravated.”
“One of the best of its kind.”
The Hollywood News 4/5 stars

“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.”
Cinetalk

“This film stayed with me a little longer that I thought it would and that has to be commended.”
Flickering Myth 3/5 stars

” The actors all hit the spot […] The tension definitely escalates, palpably, as events progress.”
“DELIVERY is a quietly compelling film, benefitting from solid performances and a taut style that helps the action race along unflaggingly.”
Sex Gore Mutants **SOME EARLY SPOILERS**

Booked a high tech short

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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.

Captain Bill’s Fun, Fun, Funship clips online

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Just got word that some clips from that 1960’s era kids show I did some extra work for are posted.  Here is one that cuts to our section at the end.

Clip from Delivery: The Beast Within is online

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Shock Till You Drop has our first clip to show people. They have been so great in promoting the movie.