Friday, October 29, 2010
as an early form of bribery during pre-production of the scarlet ending videos posted below, we promised donators we'd create an exclusive, limited-run of dvds containing the videos as a thank you. only 200 of these are being created and we have done our best to include some extra things we thought you'd enjoy:
the dvd will include high quality versions of both "phoenix" and "exactly what you want" as well as an additional 3 camera/single-take of "sinner" performed acoustically and completely unplugged & electricity-free. another feature allows you to "direct your own video" choosing live between angles as you watch the previously unreleased full version of "epiphany."
frequent multi-purpose saviour jeffrey zablotny has also created a succinct, drifty sequence of videowurk called "smoke out" that follows along the band and filmmakers throughout the weekend. jeff has created a couple of these now for various productions of ours and they always are met with warm reception and open arms. an alternate, non-kickstarter specific edit of "smoke out" will be released online october 31st.
thank you to the over 5,000 eyes that found us in the first day or so. we all appreciate the continued viral support endlessly.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Advanced look at moments from The Scarlet Ending video for "Exactly What You Want" shot at The Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
As previously mentioned, we shot two videos with the scarlet ending over the weekend and post-production is about halfway completed. the dvd for the kickstarter donations is shaping up to be a pretty great package so far and we have done our best to make them as "worth it" as possible.
the video release dates and what-can-be-announced-when about the videos & special edition dvd will be plotted over the weekend and shared shortly thereafter. special additional weekend thanks to mr & mrs zablotny [for the surprise craft service], mr. veenendaal [for the surprise drums & bass], mr & mrs wallis [for tanks of gas and etc.] and the six members of the scarlet ending [for having the balls to come all this way
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Interesting Fact?: David played "Ben" the not-quite-who-he-seems security guard in Scott Smith's multi-award winning debut feature film "Rollercoaster," which I worked on from early script stages until the final theatrical screening almost 3 years later.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The Scarlet Ending, with just under 100 donations (!), over-achieved their goal by nearly $600 by raising just over $3,000 and are currently en route to Vancouver to shoot our aforementioned music videos. With funding secured only a few days ago, pre-production has been fast and terrifying with everything coming together in the final moments.
The "first video" as it's being called will feature some familiar Vancouver talent in the cast. Filmmaker and actress Katrin Bowen - who is currently enjoying the glow of a rapidly exploding new semi-autobiographical film called Amazon Falls). Dead Hooker alumni member and the finest film pyro man around Mr. David Barkes who most recently set a man on fire repeatedly to co-earn the world record for longest full body burn which earned himself an appearance on Inside Edition.
The "second video" is the complete opposite of the first but, because the songs are staying under the radar by request, there isn't much more to elaborate on at the moment. Which makes this section of the post semi-redundant and a bit obnoxious. :/
Limited edition DVDs of the videos filled to the business with exclusive extras that we think should be genuinely interesting will be produced and shipped complete with original artwork and design by us! Stills and sneak peeks will find their way up various places after this weekend.
Editors note: Thank you to Jen, Marius & Sylvia Soska and Dale Wallis for their last second heroics and also to Jerome Berthier for all the reasons I said before...