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July 19, 2019
Another convention and come and gone. The latest one that Elijah graced was the Montreal ComicCon a couple of weeks ago. You can find some images from the event here, as well as a video of the Q&A.
:: Come to Daddy is growing more and more high praises. It recently screened at Fantasia Fest in Montreal and has received additional great reviews from Collider, Screen Anarchy, The Spool, and from the Bucheon International Film Festival in South Korea, is another thumbs-up from Diabolique Magazine.
:: Here's an interview with Ant Timpson about his experience making Come to Daddy and the festivals afterwards.
:: Elijah's second appearance on Comedy Central's Drunk History just recently aired. With a completely different story this time around, the actors performed do-good citizens of the 1970s. Screencaps from the episode have been added to the existing one here, and you can view the program on Comedy Central and various other platforms. And way to go Drunk History on your three Emmy nominations! One for directing, Are You Afraid of the Drunk?.
:: Still without a video from Supanova, there is a bit of a recap of the Q&A Elijah gave.
:: SpectreVision's film, Daniel Isn't Real has picked up an award for Best Director, which also screened at the Bucheon International Film Festival. The film will hit theaters in limited release and on VOD on December 6th.
:: Finally, I can't let this update go without expressing a big congratulations to Elijah and Mette-Marie! May your new blessings be tenfold! Love ya!
July 5, 2019
Elijah spent two weeks in Australia attending the Supanova Comic Con. (Yes, I know I've called it the wrong name for weeks) But Supa or Super, it was a good time with fans down under. Take a look at the photos from the convention.
:: Elijah gave Q&A's in Sydney and Perth, but I haven't been able to find footage from them. However, there are a couple others. First, a quick video of an attendee presenting Elijah with gifts, and the piano virtuoso playing a famous movie theme song. No, not that one.
:: Keeping track of Elijah's docket, today begins the Montreal ComicCon. He'll be there on Saturday and then comes the New Mexico Comic Expo August 16th-18th.
:: The film festivals keep chugging along. Come to Daddy will have its premiere at the New Zealand International Film Festival later this month, and it will be the opening night film at the Arrow FrightFest happening in August in London.
:: Elijah took part in a rather ghastly event, and it was fun to listen to. He lent his voice to the horror fiction, NoSleep Podcast. It was the first one of their 13th season and Elijah's tale of the macabre begins at 21:42.
:: At the last update, Visitations, had aired five amazing episodes. The last four are complete and this podcast never disappoints. Here are images of Elijah and Daniel with their guests, Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty), Flying Lotus (Tiny Tortures), Richard Stanley (The Island of Dr. Moreau), Kate and Laura Mulleavy (Fashion Designers-Black Swan) and Panos Cosmatos (Mandy).
That's all... for now.
June 16, 2019
After all the news from the last few updates, it's kind of nice to settle down a bit. But there's still things to talk about, like Elijah's appearance at the Supernova Comic Con that happens this weekend and next in Australia. He'll be there for photo-ops and signings.
:: Come to Daddy is screening at the Sydney Film Festival this weekend with the first showing being sold out. Director Ant Timpson expressed on Twitter that there will not be a trailer for this well received movie. He's relying on the wonderful reviews and posters to bring in the audiences.
:: Elijah and Ant gave an interview about the movie with Letterboxd. Here, you will also see more festivals the film will be at.
:: While scouring the internet, I came across production notes for Come to Daddy that really dives into the making of the movie.
:: If you have not yet listened to the Visitations podcast, do yourself a favor and do so. It's one of the best I've heard and the discussions are quite revealing. Elijah and Daniel chatting with creative people on their home turf reveals more than expected. You can read why this podcast stands out from others and here are some photos with their guests, Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House) and Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night).
:: Over the Garden Wall will become another graphic novel, this one named, The Benevolent Sisters of Charity that sounds amazing. While the series was great, and the novels a treat, they really need to make a full-length animated feature, don't you think?
That's all... for now.
June 3, 2019
Since Elijah reached his 30th anniversary, there has been two events to cover, so basically it's business as usual. First up was Phoenix Fan Fusion, and there are plenty of photos from the two day convention.
:: Elijah treated the crowd to a Q&A at the convention. Sadly, I haven't tracked down the hour long conversation, but there is a 9-1/2 minute video. Because we can't get to hear what Elijah discussed in its entirely yet, there's an enjoyable article written about it.
:: Here's one young lady's entertaining personal account of the convention that involves a very special signature.
:: Next up was The Overlook Film Festival this past weekend. Not too many photos have come about, but there are a few. Check them out. There's also some short videos. [Come to Daddy 1] [Come to Daddy 2] [The Faculty 1] [The Faculty 2]
:: The Overlook was not only to screen Come to Daddy, Daniel Isn't Real and The Faculty, Elijah and Daniel Noah were there to speak about their new podcast Visitations.
:: The podcast premiered this past Friday with their first guest, Taika Waititi, and it was a pleasure to listen to. Just a group of people shooting the breeze. Very casual, very entertaining. Have a listen for yourself on either IndieWire or Apple Podcasts.
:: Backtracking to a previous convention, there's a video from Conque's Q&A that's not entirely overdubbed so you can hear Elijah's responses. And check out this video from his visit to Bernal.
:: No sooner than Elijah finishes, more appearances are on the horizon. Later this month, he'll be heading to Australia for the Supernova Comic Con in Sydney on June 21-23 and Perth, June 29-30. Then it's off to visit Montreal Comic Con on July 6th.
:: No word yet if Elijah will be in attendance, but Come to Daddy has more festival screenings at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, July 11th-August 1st, and the Melborne Film Festival, August 1st-18th. Looks like it's going to be a very busy summer!
:: Lastly, could there be a Dirk Gently animated series? Before you get too excited, it's still in the very early stages. Arvind Ethan David, executive producer of the TV series stated on Twitter, "Most of the real life cast has expressed something between intrigue and excitement about the prospect of being animated." He even has the character development in the works. Clap your hands if you believe!
That's all... for now.
May 20, 2019
It's a very special day. Giving my best educated guess, today marks Elijah's 30th anniversary in the industry! I'll get more into that shortly.
:: Elijah was in Mexico earlier this month to attend the Conque Comic Convention. Not only were there duties to the convention crowds, he had the opportunity to tour the small village of Bernal. You can see photos from his visit here.
:: There are some videos from Mexico as well. Elijah's arrival, Main Conference (with Spanish overdub), and a Breakfast Conference. Our friend Romina was there too and shared her video with us.
:: Items from the Tribeca Film Festival are still trickling in, especially the outstanding reviews for Come To Daddy from Film Threat, Roger Ebert site, Pop Horror, Slash Film, and ET Online names Elijah as one of the favorite performances from Tribeca.
:: There are more videos from Tribeca from Now This, Den of Geek, Den of Geek 2, Vulture, the video portion is finally up for Sway's Universe and a nearly hour long podcast from Happy Sad Confused.
:: All this Daddy goodness has led the film to acquire U.S. distribution with Saban Films and internationally with WTFilms, thus, hopefully coming to a theater near you.
:: Up next for Elijah is the Phoenix Fan Fusion this coming weekend.
:: Next stop for Come to Daddy is in New Orleans at the Overlook Film Festival on May 31st. There will be a Q&A following the centerpiece film and Daniel Noah will join Elijah to talk about their new podcast Visitations. SpectreVision's film, Daniel Isn't Real will also show at the festival. Both movies will then head down under for the Sydney Film Festival next month.
:: It's been a minute, but Wooden Wisdom is back! They had a gig in Atlantic City this past Friday, so check them out.
:: It was 30 years ago today.... well, sort of. I may not be exact on the date, but the year is spot on. This was the date that Forever Your Girl hit number 1 on the charts and the video was the first time people got their first glimpse of Elijah. Since then, his career has been time-tested. Elijah has been in a slew of films, both blockbusters and indies, music videos, short films, television series, animated features, documentaries and whatever else he feels like doing. He's made his path in drama, comedy and lately, his passion, the genre fair. Not one to find satisfaction just in front of the lens, but to produce films as well.
To commemorate this milestone, Always and Forever has a new skin/layout, named Anniversary.
This skin will be on the site for about a year as the default, but the other skins are still available by clicking them on the left side under the Quick Info section. Again, our friend Romina made a wonderful collage of images from Elijah's films and I whipped up an artwork myself. Taking a lot longer, I also created a couple of videos that retrospect Elijah's career. There is an extended version and an encapsulated version which is embedded on the site. Big thanks to our tech, Jochen, for his expertise with installing the new look.
That's all... for now, and Happy Anniversary Elijah! Wishing you many more years of ingenuity ahead.