Archive for September, 2009

Teaser for Award-Winning Screenplay “The Sleeping Deep” Debuts Online

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2009 by runningfornow

Here is the Press Release for October 1st, 2009.

PRLog TSD Press Release LINK HERE

You are free and encouraged to copy, paste, disseminate, proliferate, Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, and shout it from rooftop and rafters high!

Huzzah!!

YouTube link here

Teaser for Award-Winning Screenplay The Sleeping Deep Debuts Online

“The timing is perfect,” claims Jeffrey Blake Palmer, on the official debut of the promotional teaser for The Sleeping Deep. “October is all about monsters, mystery and horror movies.”

Palmer, a California-based screenwriter and director, joined creative forces with San Jose cinematographer John Tulin (Mind’s Eye, standard) and formed Red Brick Films with the aim of showcasing their capabilities as a production team and to capture the suspense of Palmer’s award-winning screenplay The Sleeping Deep, a horror/fantasy/thriller with “Lovecraftian undertones” which is set in New England.

“The script is a nod to Hitchcock, Stephen King and, yes, H.P. Lovecraft,” says Palmer, a New Hampshire native now living near Hollywood. “At the same time, it’s an entirely different beast with its own brand of chills and thrills.”

Monica Partridge, a Hollywood screenplay competition reader and story editor, was won over during a recent contest. “The Sleeping Deep is an effects-driven dual reality horror, evocative of The Cell. This was one of my most favorite scripts from this year’s competition season.”

But excitement for the story isn’t exclusive to Tinseltown. The enthusiasm is now bi-coastal. Michelle Souliere, editor of the Strange Maine blog, explains her take on the script.

“If this film is awarded the high level of production it deserves, then we are in for a treat the likes of which is seldom seen in the horror film industry,” writes Souliere.

The pre-visual footage took two days to shoot, but was several months in the making. Then came the dizzying process of editing. The finished product, a promotional kit complete with DVD, will be used to solicit investors, producers and production companies.

Palmer elaborates on the teaser’s structure. “We open with a scene in its entirety which helps lay the groundwork for one of the main story lines. This is followed by a faster paced sequence where Kevin descends into madness. Then, for good measure, we top it off with some creature FX.”

John Emurai supplied the creature FX, Shawn P. Russell composed the music, Michael Mulcahy provided journal sketches and set design, and Mike Nash created concept art. Some of the crew members are located across the U.S. and as far away as England.

The talent in front of the camera were drawn to the captivating story and complex characters. Ron Elwell plays Kevin Tiggs and Esther Mulligan is Janice Harrington, Kevin’s psychiatric nurse.

Palmer, who got his start in film with the 2001 feature On the Fringe, speaks to the process of fund-raising and the next phase of pre-production.

“The goal of this [teaser] was to show what could be achieved on limited resources, and I think we successfully produced results. But in order to respect the screenplay and do The Sleeping Deep justice… we’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

The teaser will screen at this year’s H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon where it won Best Screenplay in 2008. It will also play at Fuel the Fear Horror Festival in Hermosa Beach, California. Both events take place the first weekend of October.

For information, visit TheSleepingDeep.com, RedBrickFilms.com or flickerpix on YouTube

PDF of Press Release HERE

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Festival poster for The Sleeping Deep. Mazimus art by Mike Nash.

funny bones

Posted in Uncategorized on September 28, 2009 by runningfornow

Here’s an old 1-panel bit of humor I drew a long time ago, updated with some color.

BloodPinata_panel

I think it still holds up. And you?

Big Week

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on September 28, 2009 by runningfornow

Some noteworthy things happening this week:

  • October 1st brings the web release of The Sleeping Deep promotional teaser
  • the TSD Teaser screens at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and “Fuel the Fear” Horror Festival the weekend of Oct. 2-4. Red Brick Film’s John Tulin is en route.
  • the TSD Promo Kit is loaded, locked and ready to rock
  • our buddy Chip Street’s horror screenplay Faeries (co-written with Sean Meehan) is a finalist at ShriekFest ’09. Good luck guys!
  • a production company is considering my screenwriting samples for some write-for-hire work
  • a film producer in Canada requested a TSD Promo Kit
  • ScreamFest and The Golden Brad Awards announce screenplay winners

Mark your calendars, folks. Red Brick Films will need all hands on deck to help get the word out when the teaser goes LIVE on Wednesday!!

Thanks,

Jeff

What’s inside the box?

Posted in Uncategorized on September 24, 2009 by runningfornow

TSDPKbox

People are dying to find out.

Make us laugh. Make us scream. Don’t do both at the same time.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 21, 2009 by runningfornow

That is, unless you’re Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell of course!

Read why Jennifer’s Body took a “bloodbath” on it’s opening weekend and how it *might* have been avoided. Article here.

1. Leave comedy to the bears.
2. Stick with a PG-13 rating if you want lines at the ticket booth and butts in the seats.

Let it be known, I love Tremors and I do think there is room for some laughs in a horror film. Maybe not Funny Ha Ha laughs, but certainly some chuckles “splattered” here and there. But with the market conditions as they are and people spending less and less on “frivolous” entertainment, your script-to-film package better be carefully crafted to nail the right demographic on opening weekend. And preferably the demographic with deep pockets and lots of friends. Like, OMG! Go C J’sB NOW!

Promo Kits

Posted in Uncategorized on September 21, 2009 by runningfornow

Hey folks! I would love to send those out asap. Once I get my feet on solid ground with finances (October!?) I will do my best to follow through and pop these PKs in the mail. Until then… keep dreamin’ and your dreams will come true. I promise :)

I did send one to Cinema Suicide for a possible review to get the word out. I’ll post any feedback if that happens. Every little bit helps!

~ Jeff

I *will* read your fucking script.

Posted in Uncategorized on September 21, 2009 by runningfornow

Please include a $100 check* on page 10. That’s where I’ll stop reading.

Thank you.

* made payable to: Jeffrey B. Palmer