For those who didn’t see the announcement a few weeks ago, our fourth feature is now in pre-production.
It’s called Whoops! and is a black comedy about… well, we’ll announce that along the way. In the meantime, check out the fantastic poster by Jack Casling, and have a read of the One & Other article.
We start filming in August. More news soon…
…is now online, and we can’t believe it’s been 2 years since we filmed the bulk of it.
This was the first time Hannah came back to the UK since moving to South Korea in 2009, and we hadn’t seen her for a year/since we killed her character off.
But we made up for that by shoving a katana in her hand (ooo-err) and ordering her to get her ninja on as her own twin sister. She performed admirably, hacking her way through York’s zombie population with grumpy aplomb. And Charlotte was ace as the mental little sister with the possibly fatal wound that drove the story… and crashed the car.
Two years on, we’re proud of the Z3 feature as it represents an attempt to go a bit more ‘epic’ and ‘darker’ as sequels are wont to do, but we think it’s a fun extension of the Zomblog concept; an adventure rather than an episodic sitcom.
We were glad to bring things back to the original concept in Zomblog Zero last year though:
As for the future of Zomblog, we are making every effort to get the movie into production in 2013 and several providential things seem to be happening to pave the way.
In the meantime, enjoy what’s online, because it all serves as the prologue to what’s to come…
You can see more photos from the making of Z3 over at our Facebook page…
The film we chose to make between CrimeFighters and the next big one was this little number. It’s a kind of B-side to CFs: full colour, anarchic and scriptless.
You can read about the making of the film here. It was one of the best experiences I had making anything thanks to the brilliant cast and crew.
Next step is to send it to film festivals and other folk to see if anyone wants it. Rest assured that whatever happens, we shall pour it into your eyes this year.
After nearly 2 years, our second feature CrimeFighters is now online for the world to enjoy forever, for free.
It’s a film that we’re very proud of for carrying off a fun idea that we were passionate about, and breaking out of the cycle of screening films to our mates at the local cinema. CrimeFighters is the little film that did big things.
Yes, it’s hard for me to watch now without noticing all its shortcomings because that’s what every Director has to face, but I can’t really complain. CrimeFighters has led to friendships, fellowships, festivals, more films and funding, not to mention reviews from some great film and pop culture folk including Empire/Sight & Sound’s legendary Kim Newman, and something of a cult following.
We’ve learned a few things about making films since CrimeFighters but we feel it marked a significant step up from the work that preceded it, just as it made us sit up and realise how much work we needed to do in all areas to become better filmmakers.
So there it is for all to see. We hope you enjoy watching it in fullscreen HD, and if you like it, that you please tell people about it. Oh and buy the awesome soundtrack!
Viva the vigilantes.
We decided recently that if we have any ideas for silly, quick films, we’ll leap on the opportunity and just make them for fun.
So here are two we made recently. One in response to that awful Phantom Menace 3D trailer for kids, and the other a dark, twisted idea I had. More to come in the year. Enjoy!
‘This means something. This is important…’ – Close Encounters of the Third Kind
40 of York’s filmmakers gathered earlier this week for a talk about the York filmmaking scene, as documented in this One & Other article.
The general consensus is that there is a phenomenal amount of talent in the city; a force of independent creatives capable of making award-winning festival features, cult web series, short films, music videos and stylish promos, without being mired in the bureaucracy, elitism and egotism that can occur in the film business.
Not only that, but the combined skills, business sense and ambition of the 100+ members of the York Filmmakers Coalition makes York a strong centre of independent filmmaking.
Viva la Revolución!
Right, we’ve made a decision.
Expect them all up soon for your enjoyment.
The future’s online innit! We’d still like it if you turned up to the cinema for our future films, but what’s past is prologue…
Here are two action shorts we made last year.
The first, Leaf, was devised by CrimeFighters stunt co-ordinator Chris Smith as a thundering extended fight sequence, and got a great crew together for the first time since making that vigilante epic to create something cool and violent with a wry sense of fun.
The second, Journey’s End, was made as part of Tony’s MA in Film Post Production and combines his love of anime, fighting and post apocalyptic wastelands.
We hope you enjoy them both. Please share them around with everyone you think would enjoy them.
It’s been a long and tough and great and frustrating and amazing year, and like so many people, we’re taking stock of it all.
We learned a few lessons, made another feature film, an ambitiously handsome short film, relaunched our web series, played with CGI and green screen, were hired to make another feature and made significant steps in developing the indie filmmaking scene in York for the future.
Which means 2012 is going to be even more amazing.
Here’s 2011 in twelve glorious pictures, followed by a retrospective of the stuff we put out there this year.
And here’s the stuff we put online this year:
5 more demented episodes at ZOMBLOGALYPSE.COM
The Sorry Kisses have been busy too: DESERT MINE MUSIC
Amber will be coming early in the New Year, as will our fight films Leaf and Journey’s End, our ‘anti-romantic comedy’ Gallery and Tony’s short proof of concept film A Simple Investigation.
If this doesn’t happen first:
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS AND ALL WHO’VE WORKED WITH US.