Friday, October 8, 2010

Hitting screenings tomorrow. New Jackie Chah. Woo Hoo. Forrest Whitiker Gala and Dinner w/ uber commercial producer Mark Schimmel.
Picked up photo passes for Julie and myself. Trying to get a screener to Del Toro at his special event here at the festival. Would be great if he saw it. :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Going to CIFF Premiere tonight. Defiled and I are all over the press promo. So cool.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Subway Station @ Home

Here's another poster. On my local train line. Love it. A friend (who shall not be named) has volunteered to liberate one for me. The poster, that is - not the purple punk girl Ha Ha.
Brian Shaw texts me that he's happy with the press. Wait 'til he sees what's coming next. :)

Reel Chicago Showcase

This just in. Local webzine Reel Chicago promotes the "Illinoise" Filmmakers and we are there front and center. Thanks, Ruth. Really appreciate it.

Go to for all the details.
Sent out screener to Santa Cruz Film Festival for consideration thanks to CIFF. What a great way to promote The Defiled
Just set up mobile blogging. The festival starts tomorrow!!!(y)

Defiled added to Hallowscreen, Florida

This just in! We've been slotted into the Halloween Schedule in Sarasota, Florida for the inaugural film festival HALLOWSCREEN.

It's great to support horror themed festivals and I'm making it a real priority in 2011 to play as many film festivals as possible with our film. Contact me here if you want to play THE DEFILED at your horror themed event.

For more info on HALLOWSCREEN, please visit

Bigger, better - Cooler!

We're everywhere!! From banners hanging on poles to large bus posters in the downtown Loop and beyond, the CIFF posters can be seen throughout Chicago. Am so happy to be on this artwork as it just keeps us out in front!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

As seen on the CTA

Finally I catch up with the elusive CIFF poster my students and friends have all seen. That's Brian Shaw and Kathleen Lawlor in the film to the right of the logo of the Chicago Int. Film Festival. Thanks Mimi and all the lovely folks at CIFF. I've never been treated so professionally and kindly. Comp tickets for cast and crew, full passes for the stars - this is a film festival done right. Could not recommend more.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

New Promotional Picture - Julian Grant

New promo pix for THE DEFILED. My first time in greasepaint. I did the makeup application myself and had a grand old time doing it. Love the tone and texture of this stuff. It really is like painting on a canvas.