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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.
April 30, 2019
That storm I spoke of last time has hit with gale force. There was more whipping around over the past weekend than the past month. Come to Daddy premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and there are several pages of photos from it. Click on the image below to check them out.|
:: Here's a new on set photo and a teaser clip from the movie.
:: Already 92% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, the reviews for Come to Daddy are encouraging from the likes of Nightmare on Film Street, The Playlist, Bloody Disgusting, IndieWire, Pajiba, Rue Morgue, Pop Axiom and Film School Rejects. These are just a few of the reviews that laud the film as exceptional. Some have even called it their favorite of the festival.
:: Here come the interviews!
The Fan Club
Sway in the Morning Start 2:12:42 (SPOILERS)
Kyle Anderson Start 52:50
:: Okay, enough about Tribeca. Elijah and SpectreVision partner, Daniel Noah, are scheduled to attend another festival in late May. The Overlook Film Festival in New Orleans is where they will introduce their new 10 part podcast, now slated to begin in the summer. Also, there will be a screening of their production, Daniel Isn't Real and Elijah's beloved teen horror classic, The Faculty. You can read more about this event here.
:: How about one more? It was just announced that Elijah will be in attendance at the New Mexico Comic Expo in Albuquerque this August. Keep an eye out on this page as I'm sure he'll be added soon, but his ticket sessions have been included.
:: Finally, you probably know about the new Amazon production of Lord of the Rings. Elijah gave his view on the series and what surprises him about it.
That's all... for now.
April 20, 2019
Could this be the quiet before the storm? Whatever this is, it's been a double edge sword. Though yearning for something new from Elijah, there's been time to work on a big personal project. However, one brand new thing dropped last night. An international poster for his upcoming film, L.A. Rush.
:: Last Saturday was National Record Store Day to celebrate independently owned record stores and you know that's where Elijah was.  
:: Keeping track of things yet to come:
April 24th-May 5th: Tribeca Film Festival premiering Come to Daddy on April 25th.
May 3rd-5th: Conque Mexican Comic Convention giving autographs and photo-ops.
May 23rd-26th: Phoenix Fan Fusion for more autographs and photos.
Late Spring: Visitations with Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah 10 part podcast from Shudder.
:: There's 10 days left to submit your work if you want to congratulate Elijah on his 30th year in show business. Check out the previous update for the info.
That's all... for now.