Friday, April 20, 2012

The EGGS Kickstarter campaign is live!

Last night we celebrated Lynn Lowry at the New Beverly Cinema with screenings of The Crazies (1973) and Cat People (1982), plus J.T. Seaton's amazing short film Divination (2011). When I have a moment I'll put up another post with a recap.

In the mean time, I'm thrilled to officially announce that the Kickstarter campaign for Eggs (2012) is LIVE and taking donations! It launched Thursday afternoon at about 3:30 PST. I will be making tweaks to the campaign in the following days, most notably adding a video just as soon as possible.

If you're planning to support the project, PLEASE consider pledging your donation right away. You will not be charged until May 25th when the campaign officially ends, but it sends a message to the Kickstarter community that this project has the support of people who want to see the project made!

We've assembled some cool rewards and would really appreciate your support. In fact, for just $25 you get a DVD of the finished movie, plus a bunch of downloads (music, set photos, etc.). If you're feeling really generous, we have a 3k reward tier that includes an extremely rare, limited edition production book that will be VERY personalized by the cast and crew. Think of it as like a year book with Lynn Lowry and Stephen Geoffreys and lots of blood.

If money is tight, you can still get in on the action with a simple $5 donation and receive a personal 'thank you' in the end-of-funding shout-out vid. I LOVE $5 donations because if everyone I knew were to pledge just one five dollar bill, I'd have about a third of the funding in place!

This is a big project and I really feel an important film, so I'm counting on friends and fans alike for support!

Please help us out:) Thanks!

~Ryan Stockstad
Director of Eggs (2012)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Top 5 80s Movies!

Last night I joined the people behind Pop Culture Beast for their 18th podcast episode of Pop Culture Beast Presents SHOW. We talked about our favorite 80s movies, Eggs and of course this Thursday night's screening of The Crazies (1973) w/ Cat People (1982).

Check it out HERE!

Also, Andrew Kadikian posted a new Vlogasm post with me REALLY out of my element at a sports game. (If you know me, that's tantamount to me going into a church... which is to say it almost NEVER happens.)

You can watch that HERE.

It seems I can't resist embarrassing myself publicly when someone sticks a microphone or a camera in my face and hits record.


~Ryan Stockstad

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Songs About Madness!

If you missed Eggs on the radio Sunday you can listen to the archive HERE.

Ben Eisen and Ryan Blake (hosts of All Time Top Ten With Ryan and Ben) were kind enough to invite me to be a guest on their show. They asked me to choose a theme so I picked Top Ten Songs About MADNESS! The date was set and then Ryan Blake had to miss out due to Easter festivities. Ben and I soldiered on, however, and the resulting lists are pretty solid.

Eggs writer Jon Rosenberg even played the movie game on my track #9 and called in and won tickets to An Evening with Lynn Lowry!

I'm happy to report that Zombie Jesus stayed out of the radio station, but I did have momentary flashes to that fantastic Chop Top scene in Texas Chainsaw Massacre II.

If you want to know my top ten songs you'll have to listen to the show, but click on the links below to hear my alternate picks:

#11.) Off the Wall by Michael Jackson
"Let the madness in the music get to you!"

#12.) I Kill Children by Dead Kennedys
"I kill children!
I love to see them die.
I kill children!
And make their mamas cry."

#13.) They're Coming to Take Me Away, as covered by Lard
"Remember when you ran away and I got on my knees and begged you not to leave because I'd go berserk?!"

#14.) My Dad's Gone Crazy by Eminem
"Somebody, please help him!
I think my dad's gone crazy!"

#15.) Look at Your Game Girl by Charles Manson
"What a mad delusion
Living in that confusion
Frustration and doubt
Can you ever live without the game?"

#16.) No Vacation by The Apples in Stereo
"I tell myself I’m doing fine
There’s no vacation in my mind"

Thanks for reading/listening!
~Ryan Stockstad
Director of Eggs and substitute radio DJ

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Eggs!

It's Easter and Eggs is celebrating by going on the radio!

Check out today at 2:30 PST as I countdown my top ten songs about MADNESS! This is part of an awesome radio program called All Time Top Ten w/ Ryan and Ben. Be sure to listen live because I'm giving away 2 tickets to An Evening with Lynn Lowry at the New Beverly Theater and a copy of The Crazies (1973) on DVD.

Just open THIS link at 2:30 and listen in!

This past Friday I had a meeting with Richard (Producer) and Derrick (A.D.) at Sonic in Duarte. (From here on, I think all production meetings should include tator tots and cherry lime aid.)

While we were discussing the script breakdown and working out a schedule, some guy showed up across the street at the trailer park carrying a cross on his back! Of course I pulled out my camera and started taking pictures.

After a few steps, the journey proved too difficult for the guy and he had to take a break beneath the shade of a tree, resting his christ-y load on the grass.

Then a woman showed up and the two began heatedly arguing, with lots of exaggerated body language. They were too far away for us to hear what they were saying, but I imagine it was fraught with biblical fervor. Of course I can't be sure... It may simply have been:

Woman: "Hey guy in the grass... I really like your gigantic wooden cross!"
Guy with Jesus complex: "Why thank you, kind and wonderful lady! I like the way you wag your finger in my face as you scream friendly words at me!"

I suspect not, though.

It all came to an end when the guy's buddy pulled up, took the cross and put it on the back of his pickup. Then the two guys drove off on the next leg of their holy cross-bearing trek, presumably making new friends all the way.

If only Jesus had access to a buddy with a pickup, perhaps the stations of the cross would've ended much differently.

Happy Easter!

And be sure to listen to the radio today!

Director of Eggs (2012)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

An Evening w/ Lynn Lowry - April 19th, 2012

I'm finally able to announce the specifics of the event that I teased about in my last post:

Thursday, April 19th at the New Beverly Theater: The Crazies (1973) and Cat People (1982), with Lynn Lowry in person! A portion of the ticket sales go toward Eggs, so PLEASE come to the show and support!

For only $8 you get TWO badass movies on the big screen, with an audience, the way they were meant to be seen, and Lynn Lowry in person. Plus I'm giving away raffle prizes before each movie, and I've got other surprises planned. For 8 bucks, you can't beat that price!

You can read all the details HERE:

And purchase tickets HERE:

It might be a good idea to buy tickets in advance as this is a one night only event and a rare chance to see these movies on the big screen!

See you there!

~Ryan Stockstad