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06 Nov 2008: dvd release party!

On Saturday, November 8th we will be celebrating the release of our DVD 4 PACK- TWISTED TALES FROM MAINE. It will include our first four films, MUD, I'M SORRY, TWO AND MONSTER IN THE WOODS. It will also include a full color 16 page booklet autographed by Executive Producer John Lane, Producer Olin Smith, Screenwriter Al Lamanda and Writer/Director Andy Davis. These are serial numbered to 250 copies.
The release party:
WHERE: GENOS ROCK CLUB- 625 CONGRESS ST PORTLAND MAINE
WHEN: SAT, NOV 8TH DOORS OPEN AT 9PM
WHAT: DVD RELEASE PARTY WITH 3 BANDS, COVERED IN BEES, HAND ME DOWNS, THE PUBCRAWLERS ALL CELEBRATING KNAUGHTY SARAHS BIRTHDAY! THE BEES WILL ALSO BE RELEASING THE LONG AWAITED AND VERY KICK ASS 24 HOUR ALBUM
COST: $6 AT THE DOOR

andy

06 Oct 2008: DVD 4 PACK RELEASED!

Now, for the first time, you can own our first four films on DVD! We've created a special run of 250 copies, each containing individual releases of MUD, I'M SORRY, 2 and MONSTER IN THE WOODS. Each film is on it's own DVD. The box is serial numbered 1-250 out of 250 and comes with a 16 page booklet autographed by the filmmakers. To order, please send a check or money order in the amount of $55.95 to
motion media entertainment
po box 21
freeport maine 04032
We will be adding a paypal option in the coming days as well. Also, we'll be releasing details on a dvd release party with some very special guests very soon!

andy

21 Aug 2008: AUGUST NEWSLETTER 08

4-PACK RELEASE DATE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH

Greetings, friends and welcome to our August 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!

RELEASING OF THE FILMS: The day is finally upon us to release the films. On Tuesday, September 30th, we will be releasing 250 special editions of our “Movie Four Pack” Each DVD set will come Serial numbered, signed and will contain a nice booklet insert. The films included in the set will be MUD, I’M SORRY, 2, and MONSTER IN THE WOODS. The sets will retail for $49.95 + shipping and will be sold on a first come-first serve basis. In the future we may release more copies of the films, but never in this way again. This is a one-time deal and we wanted to make it special. If you’d like to order, send an email to emptyhousefilm@gmail.com

THE ADVENTURES OF TEENI: We are now starting the Post Production process of The Adventures of Teeni. So far we have only put together a few scenes, but they are looking very good. Everyone did a great job and we can’t wait for you to see the progress. Expect a “Teaser Trailer” very soon.


WBLM/WCYY- This past month we worked with WBLM and WCYY in a variety of ways. First we filmed the rooftop performance of Dropkick Murphys performing live for the first time the song “The Chosen Few”. The video can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svvhq8SWi_0
Next we filmed STAIND performing an acoustic set at the WCYY “Ice Cream Social” A video we shot for the song “Believe” can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ8NiyR-OOY
Both bands put up links to the videos on their official websites. Then at the Big Easy we got to see the WBLM band perform once again. A video of this great event will be coming very soon!

PARANORMAL FILES: We’ve edited our Ghost Hunting series down to four episodes that will air each week in October. This series follows around professional “Ghost Hunters” and teaches the viewer about what tools you’ll need to start hunting your own ghosts. It also explores some of Maine’s “Haunted History” and finishes up the month by following the Ghost Hunters into one of Maine’s most haunted places for an official “Ghost Hunt”. Each new episode will be uploaded to youtube every Monday morning starting in October.

MOTION MEDIA WEBSITE: Our new website www.motionmediaentertainment.com is up and running. Please take a moment to visit and send us your feedback. It is still a work in progress, but eventually will be the umbrella website for all of our projects. Special thanks to Shane Trusty, our Webmaster who we highly recommend if you are in the market for a website.

FILM SCREENINGS: We’re currently looking to partner up with some of New England’s Movie Houses to show our films. If you own, or know of anyone who owns a theatre and might be interested, please email Andy at emptyhousefilm@gmail.com. We are also looking for someone who would like the opportunity to become our Booking Coordinator for these types of events.

INDEPENDENT FILM BOOTCAMP: Many of you have asked for it, and we figured out a very cool way to offer up some interesting film classes. The classes will consist of 15 people and run from November 1st to the 8th, each day 8-10 hours long. Each class would be a sort of “Boot camp” for Independent Filmmaking. We’ll take you from creating a story idea, to filming it, then editing it. At the end of the course, we’ll have created various “Viral Videos” that the world can see as well as a short film that can be entered into festivals, etc. and each participant will go home with a DVD of the completed work. This will be a class for all types of people who want to enter the world of filmmaking from actors to directors. Classes will be filled up on a first-come first served basis and will be $600 per person for the entire 7-day course. Email emptyhousefilm@gmail.com to sign up today as spaces are filling fast.

THE WRONG HOUSE: This September Motion Media Entertainment and Emptyhouse Film will be partnering up with Wisdumb Productions to shoot our sixth feature length film, titled “THE WRONG HOUSE”. It was written by Shawn French of Wisdumb Productions, will be co directed by Andy Davis and Shawn French, Executive Produced by Olin Smith and shot by Andy Davis. The film tells the brutal tale of a group of friends who decide to rob the “Wrong House” and the fates that befall them. A website for the film will be up soon at www.emptyhousefilm.com

STACEY’S COUNTRY JAMBOREE: This past month we completed work on the Stacey’s Country Jamboree Retrospective DVD. The DVD comes packaged with a bonus CD and is available to order at: www.staceyscountryjamboree.com
The Legend from the North is back for all of you who remember this popular series from the Bangor/Brewer area. The DVD/CD package showcases many of the highlights of this long-running series that featured amateur performers singing country and western songs. Long before American Idol and years before Star Search, this program ran longer than Gunsmoke and for those of you who remember, you just may see someone you know in it!

NEW TEAM MEMBER: Winston Brooks Parsons Sr., an investor of ours from our first feature length film MUD has joined Motion Media Entertainment as a member of management committee of Motion Media Entertainment. In the past, Brooks held the position of Senior Vice-President, Director of Dream Fulfillment at John Paul Mitchell Systems 1990-2006 and was in charge of all local radio, television and entertainment-celebrity events, charity events, sports marketing, special events, worldwide productions. Brooks currently also serves as President of The Winston Group,Ltd. a company that specializes in the placement of people and properties associated with the entertainment industry.

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.motionmediaentertainment.com
www.emptyhousefilm.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/emptyhousefilmbyandy
www.coveredinbees.net
www.strangemaine.blogspot.com
www.staceyscountryjamboree.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)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svvhq8SWi_0 (Dropkick Murphys)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ8NiyR-OOY (STAIND)




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

29 Dec 2007: "A Night of Maine Film and Music"



Watch the Commercial for the event here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz6Zhl_uFO8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/29/2007
“MONSTER IN THE WOODS PREMIERES AT NIGHT OF MAINE FILM AND MUSIC”

UPDATED 12/29/07

“2 FILMS, 2 BANDS, AND A FILM FAIR AT THE MERRILL AUDITORIUM”

On Saturday January 12th 2008, Motion Media, a Maine Entertainment Company, in association with John Lane Films and Emptyhouse Film, presents “A Night of Maine Film and Music” at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland Maine.

The events of the night include a film fair featuring various vendors from the Maine film and music community. The Film Fair will be followed by a performance by local musicians LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE, then, the world premiere of the horror/comedy MONSTER IN THE WOODS. The film will be followed with a performance by COVERED IN BEES and capping off the night, a screening of the zombie film “2”. Special Guests like Maine Comedian TIM SAMPLE will be on hand as well.

“Monster in the Woods” tells the story of two Cryptozoologists sent to the remote backwoods of Maine to try and track down the elusive Bigfoot. All hell breaks loose when a high stakes reward is offered for the capture of the creature- dead or alive, and the Cryptozoologists race against time to try and maintain the beasts’ safety.

The zombie film “2” tells the tale of two survivors of a bio-terrorist attack that has turned everyone around them into zombies. Both films are feature length and contain adult content.

Further details will be announced soon for “A Night of Maine Film and Music” including surprise guests, giveaways and much more. Listen to WBLM for chances to spot BIGFOOT in your area to win tickets to the event. Go to www.wblm.com for details.

Tickets are $19/ADULTS $17.50/STUDENTS & SENIORS and are available through PortTix in person or by mail at 20 Myrtle Street, Portland, Maine 04101. To charge by phone, call PortTix at 207-842-0800
Internet sales at www.PortTix.com

LINKS:

COMMERCIAL FOR THE EVENT:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz6Zhl_uFO8

MONSTER IN THE WOODS TRAILER:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9enpvh0krnw

“2” TRAILER:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOJNVVD7ZJ0

LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE:
www.myspace.com/livestudioaudiencemusic

COVERED IN BEES:
www.coveredinbees.net

TIM SAMPLE
www.timsample.com

RELATED NEWS:
www.emptyhousefilm.com

FUN STUFF:
www.wblm.com

TICKET SALES:
www.porttix.com

MERRILL AUDITORIUM:
www.portlandevents.com/Merrill.htm

CONTACT:
emptyhousefilm@gmail.com

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
4:30-6:00 PM- FILM FAIR
6:00-6:30 PM- LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE PERFORM
6:45-7:00 PM- FILMMAKERS SPEAK
7:00-8:30 PM- WORLD PREMIERE OF “MONSTER IN THE WOODS”
8:30-9:00 PM- INTERMISSION
9:00-9:30 PM- COVERED IN BEES PERFORM
9:30-9:45 PM- FILMMAKERS SPEAK
9:45-11:00 PM- SCREENING OF THE ZOMBIE FILM “2”



andy

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