16 Apr 2008: APRIL NEWSLETTER

Motion Media/John Lane Films/Emptyhouse Film

April Newsletter

Greetings, friends and welcome to our April Newsletter. There have been quite a few great newsworthy items that have been happening in the past few weeks! Thanks again for all of your support!


WBLM/WCYY- Motion Media/Emptyhouse Film have been named “Official Film Crew” of these great radio stations. We’ve been working together to come up with plenty of great ideas for video programming for them. This month, we’ll be launching a weekly series called “PARANORMAL FILES”, a show that will teach you how to hunt ghosts, track Sasquatches and look for UFO evidence. The first episode can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk-pLwVxkN4 . We have also been partnering up with these stations on marketing our films and merchandise. Stay posted for more exciting details! In February, we shot the grand opening of the new WCYY studio and got to film PUDDLE OF MUDD performing. That video can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VAwEwHcB9g .

RIOFAN: Our zombie film “2” has been chosen as an “Official Selection” for this great horror genre Film Festival that takes place from April 29th to May 10th in Rio De Janerio, Brazil. We’re up for the “Audience Award for Best Feature Film.” More info can be found at: http://www.riofan.com.br/ . Wish us luck!

THE ADVENTURES OF TEENIE: We have been working like “dogs” on this new film about a girl and her dog. The film was written by Olin Smith and Al Lamanda, and Andy Davis will be directing. The cast has been chosen and will be announced very soon! We have also been working with a few gifted musicians for the soundtrack to the film. Teenie will shoot in May/June. A press release will be coming out soon with plenty of exciting details!

PARTNERSHIPS/BUSINESS PLAN: We’re very excited to announce that Motion Media has partnered with The Winston Group. The Winston Group was founded by Brooks Parsons Sr., who spent many years running the promotions department for the Paul Mitchell Company. Brooks will be working with us as our VP of Sales.

Our Business Plan is coming along and the past few months have been “meeting heavy” trying to put everything into place for the next four films and to create a package for potential investors to look at what we have done, what we want to do and what they can do to help. We’ve added some great people to our team, and once we have the business plan finalized, we’ll be making some big announcements.

DUNSTAN FALLS: Our screenwriter for the past two films, Al Lamanda has just received a great review on his latest novel “Dunstan Falls” from Publishers Weekly. We are all very excited for Al.

“2”: We’ve finally cut the new “2” trailer! With all of the recent “2” activity, we figured it was time to do it right. You can check it out by clicking here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85geBli3JeM

We also got another great review for “2” by the folks at Revenant Magazine, (the premiere zombie magazine) You can check it out by clicking here: http://www.revenantmagazine.com/2Review.htm .

In addition, “2” was chosen as the first entry to be shown at the 2008 Zombie Film Fest in Seattle Washington. The festival will run in October and when we get more details, we’ll share them.

NEW OFFICE: We’re pleased to announce that we have a Portland presence again! We moved into The ED:IT Shop and will be using this office as a meeting place and for all of our Post-Production projects. We still have our Freeport office as well, and will be using that for Production and rehearsals. The new Portland office is located at 48 Free Street, 2nd floor.

IN THE WORKS: We been working on many great projects lately. Below, we’ll highlite a few.

1. “IRAQ” MUSIC VIDEO. This is a song by Dan Bernard, spoofing Amy Winehouse’s hit song Rehab. Olin shot the music video for it, and Roger at the ED:IT Shop is currently doing the editing on it. This will be up on youtube very soon!
2. DVD 4 PACK. We have been busy designing graphics for a DVD 4 pack that includes our last 4 films all in one DVD box for potential investors, distributors and reviewers to check out.
3. PARANORMAL FILES. If you enjoy the first episode, be sure to check every week for the latest episode in this fun, scary series. In future episodes, we visit one of Maine’s most haunted places and go on a real “Ghosthunt”.
4. TEENIE PROMOTIONS. There will be some exciting Teenie promotions coming up, including the chance for you and your dog to be in the film as well as some radio interviews about the film.
5. RADIO DOCUMENTARY. For the past few months, we’ve been working with a student at the SALT Institute, who will be producing a radio documentary about us, our films, and what we’ve been through to make them.
6. MOTION MEDIA WEBSITE. We are currently working on a new “web home” for our company that will house all of the films we have worked on and are currently working on. Our friend Shane Trusty at sabatos.net is doing all of the new design work.



Lastly, we’d like to thank our amazing crew of talented people for sticking by our side for the last few years. We hope to continue working with you all for many years to come.

Here are a few links to check out:
www.emptyhousefilm.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/emptyhousefilmbyandy
www.coveredinbees.net
www.strangemaine.blogspot.com
www.cryptomundo.com
www.wblm.com
www.wcyy.com
www.timsample.com
www.livelob.com
www.myspace.com/livestudioaudiencemusic
www.fangoria.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk-pLwVxkN4 (PARANORMAL FILES)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VAwEwHcB9g (PUDDLE OF MUDD)
http://www.riofan.com.br/ (RIOFAN FESTIVAL)
http://www.revenantmagazine.com/2Review.htm (2 REVIEW)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85geBli3JeM (New 2 Trailer)
http://www.theeditshop.com/ (The ED:IT SHOP)
www.sabatos.net (Shane Trusty Web Design)


andy

09 Apr 2008: "2" at Brazilian Film Festival RIOFAN

Our zombie film "2" has been chosen as an official selection of the Brazilian film festival RIOFEST. We are up for the audience award for best feature. Keep your fingers crossed for us! The event runs from April 29th to May 11th in Rio De Janerio, Brazil. This years honerary Director is the amazing "Coffin Joe". Congrats to everyone involved in helping us make "2", especially our actors Jim and Molly who were really our stars, as well as co-filmmakers for "2".


Riofan has a website set up at: http://www. riofan. com. br/
They have not yet added any info on us but will be soon.

andy

06 Jan 2008: ZOMBIE MARCH ON PORTLAND

For Immediate Release 01/06/2008

“JOIN THE ZOMBIE MARCH ON PORTLAND!”

Hey all you zombie brothers and sisters! We are now at the one year anniversary of the Zombie casting call that we held for “2”. We thought it would be an awesome time to have a Zombie March on Portland!

Friday night, January 11th meet us at Monument Square in Portland at 7:30 pm for a walk you’ll never forget! Dress up as your favorite zombie and join the crowd!
We’ll be taping this for the special features on the “2” DVD and we are scheduled to be on WCYY at the same time, we also hope to get some TV cameras out there so you can get on the news!

Please email our good friend and “Zombie Wrangler” Shawn French at themoviehippy@gmail.com and let him know you’ll be coming to join us.
The more the merrier, so bring all your undead friends, relatives and co-workers. Let’s make this an event to be talked about!

Also, don’t forget that we will be showing MONSTER IN THE WOODS and “2” at the Merrill Auditorium on the 12th. Covered In Bees and Live Studio Audience will each perform a set and there will be special guests like Tim Sample. Call Porttix at 207-842-0800 to score your tickets.

Special Thanks to Mordicai Sulk for the artwork on the attached flier! His work can be seen at www.needmorebrains.com

www.wblm.com has updated their homepage with lots of movie goodness too; if you have a chance, check them out!

We look forward to seeing you on the 11th and 12th! Please repost this as many places as you can, MYSPACE, boards, etc!

Thanks!

Andy Olin and John


andy

06 Jan 2008: ZOMBIE MARCH ON PORTLAND

For Immediate Release 01/06/2008

“JOIN THE ZOMBIE MARCH ON PORTLAND!”

Hey all you zombie brothers and sisters! We are now at the one year anniversary of the Zombie casting call that we held for “2”. We thought it would be an awesome time to have a Zombie March on Portland!

Friday night, January 11th meet us at Monument Square in Portland at 7:30 pm for a walk you’ll never forget! Dress up as your favorite zombie and join the crowd!
We’ll be taping this for the special features on the “2” DVD and we are scheduled to be on WCYY at the same time, we also hope to get some TV cameras out there so you can get on the news!

Please email our good friend and “Zombie Wrangler” Shawn French at themoviehippy@gmail.com and let him know you’ll be coming to join us.
The more the merrier, so bring all your undead friends, relatives and co-workers. Let’s make this an event to be talked about!

Also, don’t forget that we will be showing MONSTER IN THE WOODS and “2” at the Merrill Auditorium on the 12th. Covered In Bees and Live Studio Audience will each perform a set and there will be special guests like Tim Sample. Call Porttix at 207-842-0800 to score your tickets.

Special Thanks to Mordicai Sulk for the artwork on the attached flier! His work can be seen at www.needmorebrains.com

www.wblm.com has updated their homepage with lots of movie goodness too; if you have a chance, check them out!

We look forward to seeing you on the 11th and 12th! Please repost this as many places as you can, MYSPACE, boards, etc!

Thanks!

Andy Olin and John


andy

06 Jan 2008: ZOMBIE MARCH ON PORTLAND

For Immediate Release 01/06/2008

“JOIN THE ZOMBIE MARCH ON PORTLAND!”

Hey all you zombie brothers and sisters! We are now at the one year anniversary of the Zombie casting call that we held for “2”. We thought it would be an awesome time to have a Zombie March on Portland!

Friday night, January 11th meet us at Monument Square in Portland at 7:30 pm for a walk you’ll never forget! Dress up as your favorite zombie and join the crowd!
We’ll be taping this for the special features on the “2” DVD and we are scheduled to be on WCYY at the same time, we also hope to get some TV cameras out there so you can get on the news!

Please email our good friend and “Zombie Wrangler” Shawn French at themoviehippy@gmail.com and let him know you’ll be coming to join us.
The more the merrier, so bring all your undead friends, relatives and co-workers. Let’s make this an event to be talked about!

Also, don’t forget that we will be showing MONSTER IN THE WOODS and “2” at the Merrill Auditorium on the 12th. Covered In Bees and Live Studio Audience will each perform a set and there will be special guests like Tim Sample. Call Porttix at 207-842-0800 to score your tickets.

Special Thanks to Mordicai Sulk for the artwork on the attached flier! His work can be seen at www.needmorebrains.com

www.wblm.com has updated their homepage with lots of movie goodness too; if you have a chance, check them out!

We look forward to seeing you on the 11th and 12th! Please repost this as many places as you can, MYSPACE, boards, etc!

Thanks!

Andy Olin and John


andy





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