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Blood on the Highway news and links

Didn't get to see the "Airplane! of horror movies" Blood on the Highway? Bordello of Horror presents a Blood on the Highway screening! Catch the show Saturday night (Sunday morning) from 1 - 3am on Madison, WI analog 95, digital 991 or streaming online at wyou.org. [I have no idea what this means, the digital/analog bidness, I'm just reporting what was on the Facebook page, which you should go friend. *g*]

Other news, another movie I was in (briefly, which made me SO sad, but it was all about the lead actress insisting on working with another and thus her friend got my part) was selected to be in SXSW this year. EARTHLING is the movie, and you should also go check that out. (That makes two SXSW festivals in a row for my movies! Ditto on AFI.)

This Saturday I introduce my son to the world of film making, as in, he is going to sit in front of a plate of butter for a few hours so they can get a 10 second shot of a skinny kid looking sad at a fattening plate of food. So glamorous... And then in two weeks, I'll be filmed in yet another compromising position insuring that my son will not be able to see the entire movie he's in. LOL.

THIS is a great article that reinforces decisions made about my manuscript. (Thanks again, Lynne.) I've not been able to focus on writing for days, now, but since it's cold and rainy and I'm not going anywhere, I think this is a great time to turn off the distractions and get cracking. This article on getting back on the horse (writing horse, the laziest horse there is, don't even THINK about Preakness) was another great motivator.

And thanks to Chuck, I now know about Axe Cop. And now you do. 5 year old writes the story. His 29 year old brother then draws them into a comic. Axe and Flute cop killing bad dinosaurs? Check. Flute cop becoming - SPOILER ALERT - a dinosaur soldier? Check. A whole lot of awesome? DOUBLE CHECK.

I kind of want to go to this writing workshop. Could be good networking, if nothing else..

Okay, enough dawdling, rewrite time!


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Feb. 4th, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
Let's go share a room at the workshop! ;-) (Of course, we'd be having too much fun carousing to get anything done...)
Feb. 4th, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, wouldn't it be fun??
Feb. 4th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
Yay for starting the re-write. I'm doing a creative writing certificate (mostly for external deadlines) and am embarking on the 'final project' - a mentored look at my YA novel.

Yay the one with gapping plot holes and no ending. Hopefully that will 'motivate' me to have a finished manuscript in three months.
Feb. 4th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Go, you! Sounds like you have a lot on your plate, but in the best way possible! (Nothing's worse than wanting a deadline, but having no words written. Eesh.)

Chuck's website is a lot of fun - some pro writers with their tips comment, too.
Feb. 4th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Axe Cop is brilliant, thanks for the link!
Feb. 4th, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
Isn't that awesome!?
Feb. 4th, 2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
I love Axe Cop, but I can't get myself to read more than one chapter at a time - too much awesome to take in a day.

Also, I've been searching for "Blood on the Highway" in the London rental shops, but no luck so far. I'll have to enquire in one of the bigger chains whether they ship stuff from outside, like libraries do.
Feb. 4th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, no doubt - the awesome must be savored like a bottle of fine YooHoo, vintage '09, Bottling Company NJ.

it's not available in London yet, but if you speak French, they have it on blu-ray. Which makes sense if you squint...
Feb. 4th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, AXE COP! What a brilliant concept. We should all dust off those long rambling stories we wrote as kids and turn them into comics. My brother had a super hero SUPER DEAD MAN. I'll have to find out what his superpower was, 'cause it has to be as cool or cooler than throwing avocados.

Did you get any screen time in Earthling?
Feb. 4th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
Isn't that hilarious? AHAHAHAA, Super Dead Man sounds like the best comic ever, I'd totally read it!

I did, but I play what's called a "featured extra." I'm a teacher at the school the lead works at, so I'm in the back ground, in the break room, nodding at her when we pass. VERY DIFFICULT ACTING INVOLVED.
Feb. 4th, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)
So now your son is also a famous actor! Man, I feel honored to know you guys.
Feb. 5th, 2010 11:05 am (UTC)
I gotta say, I really dig that trailer for Earthling.

-- c.
Feb. 5th, 2010 01:15 pm (UTC)
I don't know if David Lowery or Barak Epstein did the final edits there - and I don't know if you got to meet them at Sundance, so look at me being an asshole with name dropping! Lol.

Earthling is going to be a really trippy movie. Clay is an amazing cinematographer, so I'm looking forward to seeing how he visually puts this all together.
Feb. 5th, 2010 01:16 pm (UTC)
I sadly met none of the people I wanted to meet at Sundance.

Oddly, I met a lot of people I did not expect to meet, though, often quite randomly.

-- c.
Feb. 5th, 2010 02:05 pm (UTC)
That's how festivals go for me, too. There's just so much shiny, and so little time. Although, it sounds like you had just the experience you should have had - good people, great labs.
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