Saturday, August 28, 2010

Q: What's that pop song in the AHWTD trailer?

A: I don't know! Oh wait, yes I do. It's "Ships With Lights" by Healamonster & Tarsier. Here's a music video they made for it, so you can listen to the entire song:

Ships With Lights from Healamonster & Tarsier on Vimeo.

I also very strongly suggest that you check out their website at, where you can stream all of their music, including "Ships With Lights." Download links are also provided there.


Friday, August 27, 2010

some more A Horrible Way to Die set photographs

Photographer Corey Hale was on set for a couple of hours during one of the less fun days of shooting A Horrible Way to Die. He just sent me some production stills. We were filming outside of one of my best friend's childhood homes; his mother let us come in to use the bathroom. It was cold and rainy and we had several pages of driving scenes to get through. Good times.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Horrible Way to Die festival trailer launches online!

Yeah, I know, I just posted on our poster art and stills hitting the internet, but really that happened yesterday. Sorry. The big news today is that the festival trailer for A Horrible Way to Die, featuring a whopping two minutes of footage from the film, is now online for your viewing pleasure! And a pleasure it will be. Adam cut this promo together in my living room with some cool music Travis found and arranged for, and I think it's pretty excellent.

Right now the trailer is being exclusively hosted by The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog. Link to the post with our trailer is here. Check it out, please.


(Photo of Adam Wingard, Amy Seimetz and Chris Hilleke on set by Taylor Glascock.)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Horrible Way to Die festival poster art!

So, Travis and designer Yen Tan put together some poster art for our festival run, using one of our still photographs by Taylor Glascock to create the lettering for our title. It's pretty cool. Actual, physical posters should be arriving any day now, whereupon we will be promptly arrested for pasting them over traffic signs in Toronto to promote our premiere.

We offered this poster art to various websites as exclusives, along with some stills from the movie, so instead of posting the art here, I'm just going to link to some sites where you can see it. Hope that's not too annoying, but they're supporting us, so the least we can do is support them.

And of course, our own associate producer Brad Miska's Bloody-Disgusting, complete with a delightful disclosure notice, as well as our Toronto showtimes. Journalist integrity 4ever!

You can check out all those and more, as various websites start to cover our delightful little film. Travis, now working with our sales company Celluloid Nightmares, coordinated all this with our publicists at Prodigy PR, and we are hugely grateful to all of the websites and media who are reporting news on our film and its premiere. Hopefully the interest will only build from here.

I'm very excited.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Horrible Way to Die to premiere at 2010 Toronto International Film Festival

Details on the Toronto International Film Festival website here.

Obviously this is a huge deal for us, and we're thrilled about it. I had a film at Toronto all the way back in 2004 with DEAD BIRDS and it was a fantastic experience. I should also note that DEAD BIRDS was a $1.5 million studio-bankrolled project, and even then we considered ourselves very lucky to get in. For a small, independent American film like A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE to premiere at a major international festival like Toronto is a tremendous honor, and hopefully bodes well for our film in the future.

I'm so happy about this I don't even have anything sarcastic to say.

The section of TIFF that we have been programmed in is Vanguard, a section traditionally reserved for edgier fare. Last year, I saw ENTER THE VOID in this section, and as you can see from the TIFF press release, we'll be playing alongside films by Romain Gavras (who directed one of my favorite music videos ever, Justice's "Stress"), Sion Sono, Gregg Araki and Tetsuya Nakashima. This feels entirely appropriate to me.

We've also got some future screenings in the works, which I'll post on as details solidify.