Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Night Shift: Gourd-geous October

Night Shift is the diary of Fighting Owl Film's new independent supernatural-adventure-comedy of the same name currently in distribution 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.

Gord-geous October

I adore October. Changing leaves, cooling temperatures, Halloween, and, of course, the all-important Pumpkin Spice latte have long been a few of my favorite things; but this October has been absolutely unbelievable. For starters, we had the ad in Rue Morgue, which was both very exciting and extraordinarily difficult to find, and eventually caused Thomas and me to drive bookstore staffs crazy in three different states, but we got one! Then, last week, the entire movie aired on Macabre Theatre with the lovely Ivonna Cadaver, and had the first of two screenings at the Shockerfest International Film Festival, where we're nominated for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy (and if you want to vote, go here). Our next festival is later this month, too: Horror Quest Film Fest. Lastly, we'll cap off the month with the long-awaited DVD release. Guess what everyone is getting for Christmas!

I kid, I kid! Although, I can tell you that Walmart limits you to six copies at a time. Just don't ask how I know.

At this point, sad as it is to say, The Night Shift is done. With the exception of some Facebook and Twitter publicity (oh, how I long to see #thenightshiftmovie trending!) and the occasional interview, our baby is out of our hands. That's okay, though. We have a few other projects going that are easing the sting of empty nest syndrome. You could also read that as, "stressing us out to the point of delirium," and you wouldn't be wrong. We've started looking for financers/producers for our Jersey Devil film (anyone interested? Bueller? Bueller?), but we need to have something to show them. Thomas has worked up a screenplay for a promo video that has the potential to be really creepy and cool, but besides that, we need a visual that will knock off some socks.

Thomas and I started working on poster ideas, and a few weeks in realized that no matter what poster we came up with, it was going to need a logo. There was absolutely no getting around it. So, we're now working with an artist on a logo design that can then be incorporated into not only the poster, but into t-shirts, merchandise, and even props for the actual film. I'm not one to post spoilers, but what I can tell you is that this logo, whatever it may be, is going to be prominent in the film.

So, anyone got a few thousand dollars lying around? I know a great cause.

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.