Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Its-a Me...Mario!

So yes this is another posting of someone else's writing. But it's worth it, believe me. Mr. James McKenney just forwarded me the congratulatory email he received as the winner of the No Budget Film Festival in Rome. It is awesome. Please read in a Mario Brothers accent....



Thanks to everyone for your participation! It’s been a great event, with an outstanding audience liking and a lot of attention by the national press! We’ re proud of what we got from this festival, even if it was a poor one. We hope we’ll make a second edition, soon or later! Keep in touch.
We’ll publish on-line videos and photos of the festival soon!
For those who want to have their movie copies destroyed, please remember me and I’ll provide personally.
Thank you again!

25th-30th SEPTEMBER 2008 ROME

CINECLUB DETOUR
logo su bianco.jpg
SUBURBIA! NoBudgetFilmFestival
WINNERS
Section SUBURBIA! Feature GODZILLA AWARD
AUTOMATONS

(U.S.A., 2007, 83’) by James Felix McKenney Shooted in 8mm and inspired by the science-fiction of the 50s and 60s, this film shows one of the possible futures, in which the earth has turned into a war-wasted land. The atmosphere is toxic and only a few humans have survived. The main character. a girl without name, lives in a bunker with some robots that she constructs and repairs for the final battle against the machine's army.
http://www.suburbiafestival.com/images/stories/30%20sett%20d.jpg
THE JURY:
"Poor, odd, different , rather unique, “Automatons” confirms that there is still the possibility to produce a film in total freedom."
Section SUBURBIA! Short GAMERA AWARD
LA PREZIOSA ANIMA DI FAUSTO

(Italy 2007, 13') by Filippo Fraternali and Antonio Zucconi
Fausto decides to sell his soul to the devil but he doesn't know what to ask in exchange for it.
http://www.suburbiafestival.com/images/stories/la%20preziosa%20anima%20di%20fausto.png
THE JURY:
"Trash, grotesque mood, nobudget, easy and crazy, La preziosa anima di Fausto "rocks" even with its home-made production"

Also in my Inbox, the latest from Monsterpants Productions, including release dates for "Satan Hates You."

Howdy folks,

Here are the latest updates on the goings-on here at MonsterPants
World Headquarters:

HYPOTHERMIA - Last week Dark Sky Films sent out a press release
announcing that company's new partnership with Glass Eye Pix to
produce a series of horror films. One of those movies is HYPOTHERMIA,
an ice-cold creature feature written and directed by James Felix
McKenney. The shoot is scheduled for this winter. More details coming
soon.
http://www.glasseyepix.com/html/pressrelease.html#darksky2008

FANGORIA RADIO ON SIRIUS 102 - This Friday night, September 26, Larry
Fessenden and James Felix McKenney will be joining host Debbie Rochon
on Fangoria Radio to talk about the upcoming SATAN HATES YOU, I SELL
THE DEAD, HYPOTHERMIA and other Glass Eye Pix projects. The show
starts at 10:00pm Eastern on Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 102.
http://www.fangoriaradio.com

SATAN HATES YOU - The MonsterPants Christian horror epic, SATAN HATES
YOU, wrapped principal photography on July 2nd. Post production is now
in progress for this film starring Don Wood (TV's COLONIAL HOUSE, IN A
FIX), Christine Spencer (AUTOMATONS), Angus Scrimm (PHANTASM, TV's
ALIAS), Reggie Bannister (PHANTASM, BUBBA HO-TEP), Michael Berryman
(ONE FLEW OVER THE CUKOO'S NEST, THE HILLS HAVE EYES), Debbie Rochon
(TROMEO AND JULIET, TERROR FIRMER) and producer Larry Fessenden
(HABIT, THE BRAVE ONE) with appearances by Pauley Perrette (TV's NCIS,
ALMOST FAMOUS), John Levene (TV's DOCTOR WHO) and author Max Brooks
(WORLD WAR Z, THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE). Look for SATAN HATES YOU in
festivals mid-2009.
http://www.satanhatesyou.com

AUTOMATONS VS. THE WORLD -
ROME, ITALY: Our little robot movie will be the closing film of the
SUBURBIA! NoBudgetFilmFestival in Rome, Italy this coming Tuesday,
September 30 at 8:00 pm at Cineclub Detour.
http://www.suburbiafestival.com

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: AUTOMATONS will also be playing at the 9th
annual Melbourne Underground Film Festival at The George in Melbourne,
Austrailia on Wednesday, October 15 at 7:00 pm.
http://www.muff.com.au

NORTH AMERICA - AUTOMATONS is now available on DVD in the US and Canada!
http://www.deathtotheautomatons.com

SILVERHIDE - The six-page origin story of SilverHide, James Felix
McKenney's sword-and-circuitry comic book hero is scheduled to appear
this October in SATYR #8 from Main Enterprises. SILVERHIDE is the tale
of a simple service robot trapped in a strange world of barbarians,
monsters and evil sorcerers told in a style reminiscent of the classic
Warren and Skywald comics magazines of the 1960's and 70's. Script by
James Felix McKenney. Art by Al and Rick Limacher.
http://www.mainenterprises.ecrater.com

HALLOWEEN SHOPPING TIME - It's that time of year! Don't forget to pick
up your Halloween Countdown Calendar from Glass Eye Pix or
MonsterPants skull T-shirts and cards at Ghastly Greetings!
http://www.ghastlygreetings.com

That's it for now. For more updates and news, stop by these web sites:

http://www.monsterpants.net
http://www.monsterpantsupdates.com
http://www.deathtotheautomatons.com
http://www.satanhatesyou.com
http://www.ghastlygreetings.com

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2 comments:

  1. The title of this one nearly made me spit my tea on the screen- one of those lines that you actually hear in your head when you see it written down.

    Good news about the movie. I enjoyed it, but I usually do enjoy movies that are about something other than what they are about.

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  2. My boys want to be Super Mario for Halloween. For real. What the hell ever happened to ghosts and hobos?

    That letter is priceless, that's a prize in itself.

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