Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Night Shift: Horror biz buzz

The Night Shift is the production diary of Fighting Owl Film's new independent supernatural-adventure-comedy of the same name currently in "post" in Mobile, AL. Over the course of the next several weeks and months, you'll get an insider's peek at what it's like for filmmakers to craft a new entry of paranormal pop culture from Erin Lilley, a producer and actress on the film.

Horror biz buzz

The trailer is up and running!  Huzzah!

Even better, the folks who have watched it (we're up to 429 views on Dailymotion, as of this writing) really seem to have enjoyed it, and are actually looking forward to its cough eventual cough cough release. 

Best of all, these people are not in my immediate family! These are anonymous Internet forum posters!  I repeat, Huzzah!

In the four days since the press release went out, we've been mentioned in the local paper and local culture blog, Mod Mobilian, and also Horror Bid, Bloody Good Horror, JoBlo's Arrow In the Head, Horror-Movies, Fatally Yours, Buy Zombie, Igor's Lab, I Like Horror Movies and The Point.  I think that's everybody, as of writing.  The comments have ranged from "I love it!" to (and I love this person, whomever they may be) " looks like one of the most enjoyable horror films in a long time."

The good people at The Point actually posted the trailer not so much as movie news, but as a way for their readers to fill the void since The Walking Dead went on hiatus. If there's one show we definitely don't mind being compared to, it's that one. Thomas and I (and I think I can speak for the rest of the cast and crew on this) are so grateful for all the well-wishes and kind comments. You really have no idea how much we appreciate them.

Tonight, we get to approve some special effects shots. We're now on our sixth effects artist. I'll have to share that story with you at a later date. For now, let's just call the whole situation up until now "nightmarish" and be done with it. Thankfully, we have someone who is extremely talented and very professional working on things now. We have an afternoon of ADR (Additional Dialogue Recording) this weekend, and our composer is hard at work on the score. I'm hopeful that this film will be completed very soon.  

Next week, I hope to have some pictures for you from our very first publicity outing. I'm hoping for a nice turn-out.  I'm also noticing a pattern here: Hope.

That's pretty much all I can do at this moment. Almost everything is out of my hands presently, so all I can do is hope that everyone does their best, and hope that all the parts gel when they come together. It's nerve wracking, but it is what it is. So, here's hoping.

We're still plugging away at this thing. In the meantime, you can follow The Night Shift at You can check out the poster, trailer, cast and crew, and some fun downloads. Heck, if you like, you can even be our friend on Facebook and Twitter (@NightShiftMovie), where you can follow more of the progress of the movie.