I feel like it's been a while since I actually discussed indie horror. Well, I guess both my previous posts this week were on horror. I guess my brain is somewhere else, but it's with good reason. You see, you may or may not know, but Team Dead Harvey is split between L.A. and Vancouver. The Vancouver contingent being myself... the L.A. contingent being everyone else. Now, there's a pretty big event going on up here right now and it's got this whole city buzzing (in fact, they halted almost all the film and TV productions that are going on) and I'm going to be taking it all in... I'm sure you've heard of it, it's a little thing called the Winter Olympics. I actually had the opportunity to go to the final dress rehearsal for the opening ceremonies a couple days ago. The $50Million production will be broadcast to something like 2Billion people tonight, 6PM PST, if you're interested. While I sat there, in awe of the magnitude of the production, I was thinking about how video and multi-media has become so integrated into every form of entertainment. This show is really a spectacle, you should watch it tonight. It's all interconnected, really. Film has moved from simple moving pictures to three dimensional digital video with THX sound. Live performances have evolved from being actors projecting from a stage to actors interacting with digital video, three dimensional effects and Lord knows what... and regardless of the platform, they all try to do the same thing - entertain the audience. It's insane to see how all the media worlds converge now. In any case, I'll be thinking of that when I go to all these pavilions and houses, too. Apparently, I'll be privy to interactive, immersed digital technology at the Korea House, Imax footage of Russian sports at the Russia House, in-window augmented reality displays from Yahoo and the list goes on... I can't wait to check it all out. Anyhow, that's where I'm at right now. However, I did want to mention a couple things that I found in my inbox. You know, to keep with the actual theme of the site.
You want to see what I think the future of indie film will be like? Look no further than Babelgum's Shooting People. It's the largest network of indie filmmakers, boasting over 30,000, and they've just launched a curated channel featured on their online, iPhone and Android mobile application platforms. They also run an online film competition, showcase various films and help crew up indie shoots. Check out the Shooting People site by clicking HERE.
The other thing that I wanted to mention was Bill Zebub's new documentary, "Death Metal: Are We Watching You Die?". Bill Zebub is a legend in indie horror and it's no secret that he flips his time between indie horror and films on metal. God bless Bill Zebub. Anyhow, the street date for the doc is February 23, but some places are allowing for a pre-order. In this 2-Hour doc, you'll get to see legendary death metal bands such as Marduk, Mayhem and Cradle of Filth. Click HERE to see a clip on Youtube.
Have a great weekend and make sure you check out the Opening Ceremonies tonight!