Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Night Shift: Interview to a Kill

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.

Interview to a Kill

Well, folks, the publicity mill is up and running! This past weekend, Thomas and I were guests on Zombie Popcorn Radio (in 3-D!!!), and had a great time talking about The Night Shift, indie filmmaking and just how crazy you have to be to get into this business. If you missed the show, the podcast is available for download on iTunes, and should make for a fun little diversion. The interview itself was a ton of fun to do. The Zombie Popcorn guys are really cool, and they actually got what we were going for with the film: a campy, witty nod to the adventure films of the eighties; something anyone from four to a 104 can watch and enjoy. The experience was not only entertaining for Thomas and me, but also educational and a little bit dangerous. We learned the hard way how to use Skype (poorly), and also discovered that if you leave a laptop charger plugged in for too long it can melt and nearly burn the house down. 

Also, replacement chargers are insanely overpriced.
The second trailer is making the horror blog rounds, as well. As of this morning, we've received some really nice write-ups from Killer FilmBuy Zombie,The Hell Street Journal (I love that name), Bloody Disgusting, Mod MobilianDread Central, and Shock Till You Drop. I think my heart grew three sizes reading them, and they should go a long way toward impressing prospective distributors. Thanks, guys!
This weekend, the trailer will be on the big screen at the local art festival, Arts Alive! We're also talking with a local indie house about possibly screening the movie in a few months. That's purely speculative now, but it'd be nice for the interested locals to get to see the film without having to drive to whatever festival might be closest, assuming we're even accepted to anything. I've learned to assume nothing at this point.
That's really about it, for now. The final audio has been approved, and the (hopefully) final color correction should be arriving shortly. Heck, it might be waiting on me when I get home. Our ETA on a finished product is about two weeks. Now, where did I put that distributor mailing list?

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.