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May 21, 2015

:: We finally have our first taste of Cooties! Keep that pun in mind as you check out the new trailer. Looks to be some gory fun coming in September!

:: There's a couple of new stills from Cooties here.

:: Here's a couple of left over interviews from the Stanley Film Festival. One video interview and an online interview from the SpectreVision partners.

:: SpectreVision is really taking off with six films already. As mentioned in the above interview, production has started on their latest production, Greasy Strangler.

:: Tome of the Unknown which is the animated short film that lead to the TV mini series Over the Garden Wall is now online to watch. Not only that, it's been announced that Over the Garden Wall will be produced into a comic book.

:: The honors keep coming in for Made in Japan. The film picked up the audience award for Best Documentary at the NorthwestFest in Canada.

:: Set Fire to the Stars is now in theaters in the U.S. in limited release but let's hope it will spread out to other cities soon! It has to as it made a list of must see films for the summer.

:: Lastly, let's not forget the gathering of 3 hobbits and an elf last week. How wonderful to know these guys still hang with each other.

That's all... for now.


May 10, 2015

:: The Stanely Film Festival took place last weekend and there are some pics from the event. Here they presented a new image from Cooties as well as another poster. And read about this fairly creepy event Elijah and his SpectreVision partner was a part of.

:: There were lots of interviews conducted during the festival. Read them from Twitch Film, Dread Central, Bloody Disgusting, and again Twitch Film. A bit more Elijah-centric, and SpectreVision-centric interviews from IndieWire.

::There's also a lengthy sit down video interview, with Elijah, Alison Pill and Leigh Whannell and with directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion. There's one from the folks at the Stanley Festival and this one just because.

:: What would a festival be without reviews, and like the first ones from Sundance, Cooties is still knocking them dead. Dread Central, Bloody Disgusting and Collider. The Boy which also screened, picked up another great review from Movie Pilot.

:: Now that we have some images from Cooties, I've added it to the movie stills section.

:: Set Fire to the Stars will next screen at the Seattle International Film Festival later this week. More screens coming.

:: The inset photo is new to me. It's from Elijah's spread in Neo2 Magazine from 2008.

:: Thank you Ambree!

That's all... for now.


April 30, 2015

:: The Stanley Film Festival starts tomorrow with Cooties not only opening the four day event, it's top of the list of must-see films. SpectreVision's The Boy will also screen. Photos and hopefully some videos will be added as they come in.

:: Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment has rolled out the first trailer for The Last Witch Hunter as well as a kick-ass poster!

:: Wooden Wisdom played in Los Angeles last weekend for the crowd at Cinespia before they watched a screening of one of my favorites, The Godfather. [1] [2] [3]

:: As the documentary Made in Japan makes its way around the festival circuit, it's picking up some honors. It won Best Import at the Nashville International Film Festival. Congratulations!

:: Over the Garden Wall will be among several show that will be coming to Hulu. Read more about it.

:: The full version of Broken Age is now available on PlayStation. And here's a behind the scenes video that shows the excitement when Elijah was on board to voice the character Shay. Pertinent stuff starts at 37:40.

:: Here's a video I came across in my line of work. Remember the inset photo from Sundance last year? Photographer Victoria Will shows the process of her work. Elijah is not in the video but other actors are and it's worth the look.

:: Lastly, I'm closing with the sad news of the sudden loss of cinematographer Andrew Lesnie this week. His vision into the world of Middle Earth took the tales from imaginative to realism. Elijah tweeted: "Andrew Lesnie, you were taken too soon. My heart goes out to your family and our shared extended family. Thank you for your humor and love." More heartfelt sympathies came from Peter Jackson. Andrew's talent and intuition will be greatly missed.

That's all... for now.


April 17, 2015

:: As reported in the last update, Elijah went to England to help promote Over The Garden Wall. Go here to check out images as well as some from his visit to This Morning Show.

:: Speaking of This Morning, check out the UK access video here. For the rest of us, there's just a snippet of the interview.

:: Over The Garden Wall is loved and well received in the states, so what does England think of it? A great show is a great show! Check out the reviews from ToonZone, Radio Times and this video blog from Doug and Rob.

:: There are some print interviews Elijah conducted while in the UK. This one says he wants to scare kids (in a good way of course). One from The Radio Times, The Press and Journal, a fun one from The Guardian and a very interesting one about old-fashioned storytelling.

:: Take a listen to this BBC Radio 4 interview from last year while promoting Set Fire to the Stars.

:: After leaving England, Elijah headed to the Chattanooga Film Festival to quickly introduce A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night.

:: Chattanooga, home of the moon pie, held an eating contest of the confectionery cookie and not only did Elijah participate, he won! Check out the footage from different angles. [Video 1] [Video 2] [Video 3]

:: We have some photos of Elijah hanging out at the festival.

:: The Stanley Film Festival will be revving up at the end of the month and SpectreVision's film, Cooties will open the festivities with Elijah in attendance. Also showing at the festival will be The Boy.

:: New on DVD is the last season of Wilfred in the US and on VOD, Open Windows in the UK.

:: Along with the inset picture, I've been meaning to show some images from Elijah's photo shoot in 2013.

:: Lastly, with SpectreVision success and growth in productions, they have a new chief operating officer involved with film and music management. Congratulations!

:: Thanks again Jaramajo and Misty!

That's all... for now.


March 30, 2015

:: SXSW is done and over but there are two pages of photos from the festival.

:: To go along with all the photos, there are video interviews as well. We hear from the actors, writer, director/editor and producers of The Boy. [Video 1] [Video 2]

:: Plenty of reviews have come in for The Boy. Ain't it Cool News, Shock Til You Drop, Cinapse, Badass Digest and a video review.

:: The documentary Made in Japan was also in presence at SXSW and became one of the breakout films of the festival. Here's some reviews of the movie. Forces of Geek, Film Pulse, Shuffle Online and a video interview.

:: Doubling as producer and DJ, Elijah along with Zack Cowie (AKA Wooden Wisdom) entertained the crowds at SXSW. Here's an interview given by the duo from the event.

:: Not long after the festival's close, Elijah was on his way to England to introduce Over The Garden Wall which premieres on Cartoon Network UK April 6th. His first stop was to revisit Alan Carr on Chatty Man. I also have screencaps from the show.

:: Then it was on to The One Show, in between, posing with some fans [1] [2] and a great report from the screening.

:: Some new releases to report on. Season 4 of Wilfred will start on Netflix April 7th, the video game Broken Age will be on PlayStation April 28th and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is now available on iTunes.

:: The latter SpectreVision production will be shown at the Chattanooga Film Festival which begins later this week and Elijah will on hand to present the film to moviegoers.

:: It took a bit of time mainly because of the nature of the movie, but I finally have screencaps from the thriller Open Windows.

:: There are also a few new screencaps from Set Fire to the Stars.

:: I'll conclude with these lovely portrait shots of Elijah that weren't used in this interview last year. [1] [2] Nice!

:: Thanks to Hag, Con and Bex at Twitter!

That's all... for now.


March 15, 2015

:: The South by Southwest festival is underway and the pictures are starting to come in.

:: The two films Elijah produced that are showing at SXSW are getting some buzz. Made In Japan and The Boy which has an awesome poster.

:: Here's a video interview of Elijah talking about The Boy and the festival itself.

:: Check out this interview Elijah gave discussing working on Set Fire To The Stars.

:: The film gained another great review from the Miami International Film Festival.

:: Elijah will be in Tennessee to help bring A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night to the Chattanooga Film Festival next month.

:: A few more pics in Vegas just after filming The Trust. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

:: Which is the best trilogy franchise? It started with 32 films and it's down to the final two.

:: Lastly, a slightly different podcast. These are people discussing their favorite (and not so favorite) films that Elijah has done. The pertinent stuff begins about 32 minutes in.

:: Thank you Ambree, Misty and Sweetestheart!

That's all... for now.


February 28, 2015

:: It's been a fairly quiet month but there are some announcements and photos to share.

:: Elijah has been hard at work on set of The Trust which is wrapping up in Las Vegas. Their team was joined by Hollywood legend, Jerry Lewis!

:: Here are a few pics from on set of the film. [1] [2] [3]

:: Elijah managed to find time to get out and enjoy Sin City when not working. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

:: Set Fire To The Stars will be released on DVD March 2nd in the UK and it's just one week away from the premiere in the states at the Miami International Film Festival.

:: Also hitting the festival scene in March is The Boy and Made In Japan both having their world premieres at South by Southwest.

:: The cable network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has been running a month long look at Oscar winning films and this Monday, March 2nd they will air the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy.

:: Lastly, a big CONGRATULATIONS to Elijah for winning at the National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers NAVGTR Awards for Best Performance Lead in a Comedy as Shay in Broken Age Act 1! The game also won for Original Game Adventure.

:: Thanks again Jaramajo for your finds!

That's all... for now.


February 15, 2015

:: Just after wrapping the last update, Elijah was quickly on his way to Las Vegas to start filming a new movie, The Trust with Nicolas Cage. The proof comes by the way of the only set photo as of yet.

:: It's been announced that SpectreVision's The Boy will have its premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin next month. The film also made CinemaBlend's top 10 standouts we will likely hear about.

:: The Boy isn't Elijah's only produced film showing at SXSW. After nearly 7 years in the works, the documentary Made in Japan will also have its premiere where Elijah additionally serves as narrator.

:: Good luck to A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night as it's up for three honors at next weekend's Independent Spirit Awards. You can catch the ceremony on IFC.

:: Not long after it was reported that Set Fire To The Stars would show at the Miami International Film Festival, word came that the movie will start showing on North American soil beginning late spring. YES!

:: Thanks for the photo Jaramajo!

That's all... for now.


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