Friday, March 23, 2012

Mark Your Calendars!

April 19th. Thursday. Night.

I cannot officially announce details just yet, but you will want to be there. Seating is limited. An amazing time will be had. Stay tuned for more information.

In the mean time, today I had a fantastically productive 2 hour meeting with Dave Wilson, aka the Special Effects Supervisor on Eggs. We're in the process of designing some pretty gnarly effects shots for a number of kills, as well as a sequence involving a pretty nasty custom prop fabrication. Let's just say the topic quickly turned to Thousand Year Old Eggs. Ew, gross.

Also present was the wonderful and amazing Cathie Horlick. Much brainstorming occurred regarding promotion of the above-mentioned April 19th secret mystery event that you have all now marked on your calendars.

More on that soon. But seriously... put a big red circle on that date!

As always, thanks for reading!


Monday, March 19, 2012

Meet the Crew!

I have been very sick the last 3 weeks or so, and as a result I've slacked on a lot of my responsibilities to this project. We still have a lot of work to do before production, such as raising the budget and finding a Grocery Store location. (I've scouted up and down the valley and have narrowed it down to 3 locations, so with any luck I'll be able to lock this down soon.) One thing that is almost totally in place, however, is the crew. At least the major positions are all mostly filled.

I'm especially excited to announce the involvement of our amazing DP, David Hardberger, who did the miniature photography on the Lord of the Rings trilogy and whose imdb page reads like a list of some of your favorite movies of the last 30 years!

Anyway, this crew list is incomplete... notably lacking still is a Production designer/Set Dresser, Sound Department, Craft Services and Caterer, various Production Assistants, etc. The bulk of the crew is in place, however, and I'd prefer to express my pride and thanks to these wonderful people now rather than wait for the few remaining positions to be filled. I can always post the updated list later when it's ready.

Without further delay, meet the Eggs crew!

Ryan Stockstad - Director, Producer
Richard Castillo - Producer
Jon Rosenberg - Screenwriter
Garon Cockrell - Story Writer
David Hardberger - Director of Photography
Theoderic Ripper - First Assistant Director
Andy Sandoval - Second Assistant Director
Gui Pereira - Second Unit Director
Lara Horton - Script Supervisor
David Wilson - Special Effects Supervisor (pending meeting this week)
Tiffiny Alden - Makeup Artist, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Haleh Risdana - Costume Designer, Wardrobe
Chris Bradley - Stunt Coordinator (pending meeting this week)
Ryan Orvis - Composer
Damon Packard - Editor, Sound Effects Editor
Miguel Rodriguez - Property Master
Maetrix Fitten - Technical Advisor
Steve Bovi - Grip, Production Assistant
Tina Molina - Still Photographer

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Meet The Cast!

With the recent addition of Stephen Geoffreys, the Eggs cast is now complete. Check out the full cast list below, and be sure to click on the links to see everyone's credits. I couldn't be happier about this fantastic cast!

Mildred: Lynn Lowry (Shivers, The Crazies, Cat People)
Reginald: Stephen Geoffreys (Fright Night, 976-EVIL, Sick Girl)
Nick: Marc Fajardo ('You, Me & the Circus', Party Foul)
Debbie: Julia Lehman (Cheerleader Massacre 2, Bring It On: Fight to the Finish)
Steven: Aaron Lee Harvey (Party Foul, A Tale of Two Zombies)
Tanya: Tina Molina (Panman, A Tale of Two Zombies)
Hank: Carl Soloman (The Video Dead, Panman)
Jackie: Tiffiny Alden (A Tale of Two Zombies)
Sheriff Keating: G. Larry Butler (Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood Cove, Panman, The Janitor)
Officer Burke: Maetrix Fitten (Hancock)
Cop: Michael Doherty (Grandmother Winsome's Variety Minute, A Tale of Two Zombies)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Meet Reginald!

Reginald is the largest supporting character in the story. Essentially, he manages a grocery store in the small town where our story takes place. The script describes him simply:

"REGINALD (40), the store manager, a tall, plump man with illfitting pants and an infectious smile..."

In a larger sense, Reginald represents that segment of society that is perhaps least caring about his fellow man. He's not a jerk, exactly... he simply has a cynical view on life and a tough-love approach to other people. He's worked hard to get his small piece of the American pie and he certainly didn't get there by giving money to the homeless or reading to the elderly. He's smart enough to see the warning signs that something is very wrong in his community, but he figures it's someone else's problem, not his. He's about to be proven very wrong!

I knew I wanted someone great to play this part, so Jon and I brainstormed and came up with a list of about fifteen dream cast choices. I narrowed that down further and reached out to one actor over the weekend.

Today I'm happy to announce that Reginald will be played by the wonderfully talented Stephen Geoffreys! (Fright Night, 976-Evil, Sick Girl, New Terminal Hotel, etc.)

I can't tell you how thrilled this makes me.

With this final part now filled, the cast for Eggs is officially locked and in place. I'll post an introduction to the rest of the cast later this week. Thanks for reading!