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March 16, 2018

South by Southwest Festival is winding down in Austin and Elijah has been there to spin some tunes, do a little hosting and just enjoying himself. You can find some images from SXSW here.

:: There are some short videos from attendees who got to witness the dynamic duo of Wooden Wisdom. [Video 1] [Video 2] [Video 3] [Video 4]

:: Going through the images from SXSW, you'll catch Elijah in a cowboy hat and an ominous "wanted" poster. This was from the SXSWestworld attraction hosted by HBO and held during the festival. It looks like a pretty awesome experience and you can read a spectator's account of what went down between Elijah and the sheriff of Sweetwater.

:: Next month, Tribeca Film Festival will screen Company X's latest film.... hold on now... 7 Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss by Passing Through the Gateway Chosen by the Holy Storsh, as part of the midnight screenings. And we thought I Don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore was a mouthful.

:: Switching over to SpectreVision, their film, Mandy, has been picked up and slated for a summer release in the U.S.

:: Elijah will perform a DJ set in Hollywood next month and has been slated to make an appearance at MegaCon in Orlando in May.

:: I'll end this update with the discouraging news that despite fans gallant efforts and attempts producers made, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency will not see another season. The announcement came just on the heels of the petition surpassing 100,000 signatures and a postcard campaign that was in full swing to harvest one more season. Obviously, us die hard fans are upset but somewhat understanding that we won't get to experience the next mystery with Dirk, Todd, Amanda, Farah, Bart, Ken, The Rowdy 3 and what other manic characters comes their way. Where else could receptive people watch a perfect combination of a mystifying comedy, heartfelt characters and clever storytelling? Dirk Gently was consistently showered with great reviews, so it's tough to see such an extraordinary delightful and highly engaging program cut short without giving viewers closure and Dirk Gently a proper farewell. It has been one of the most diverse and loyal fan bases for a television show I've been a part of. However, executive producer Arvind David left a little hope that Dirk could be resurrected at some point. You can read his statement here and a lovely wrap up from writer Max Landis here. There may not have been as many trees in Dirk's forest as they wanted, but the trees that are there are tall and strong and that forest could use more seeds from the farmers. All that being said, I don't feel Dirktectives will give up.

That's all... for now.


February 28, 2018

All is quiet here on the front, but Elijah and part of team SpectreVision were in Montreal recently, most likely to check progress on their upcoming VR venture with Ubisoft, Transference, which is slated to drop in June. Here are a few sightings from the visit. [1] [2] [3]

:: Over the Garden Wall is still beating strong. A new tale of Greg and Wirt is being produced as a graphic novel coming out in November. You can read more about it at The Beat.

:: Fans' effort to Save Dirk Gently is moving onward with over 93,000 signatures on the petition. Another rouse to get voices heard has been launched to send postcards to Netflix. Here is one of my cards to them.

:: Though neither Elijah nor Samuel advanced to the final actor round in this fun television poll, Dirk Gently has gone on to other finals in several categories as well as best episode and Sci-fi program.

:: Oscar weekend is coming and since new images are a bit limited, the inset photo is from the 2004 ceremony.

:: Adding a new portion to A&F, we are sharing an artist's journey. Nino is attempting to paint one image of Elijah a week for the year and we will feature her paintings in the fan art section. Good luck Nino!

That's all... for now.


February 14, 2018

Seems like Elijah has gone a bit incognito again. Hopefully it means he's held up reading scripts and looking for his next challenging project. For the time being, there are a few things.

:: Elijah quietly made an appearance for a program at the Egyptian Theater for American Cinematheque's tribute to the Beastie Boys. As you recall, Elijah portrayed Ad-Rock in their popular 2011 short film/music video, Fight for Your Right Revisited. Currently, there isn't footage from the event, but there are a few photos. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

:: Filmmaker Magazine posted a discussion during the Sundance Film Festival about the workings of a production company. The team at SpectreVision took part in this and you can read about it here.

:: If you're up for a little friendly competition, there's a poll taking place where you can vote on the best TV shows from 2017. Dirk Gently is in several categories if you want to join in the next round beginning sometime this week. And don't forget to sign the petition to Save Dirk Gently with nearly 82,000 others so fans can continue to experience things connecting.

:: Closing out this short update with the sad news of the untimely passing of composer Johann Johannsson. His brilliant career yielded stirring music for films such as The Theory of Everything, where he won a Golden Globe, Sicario and Arrival. One of his last works was for Mandy, SpectreVision's newest film. They tweeted, "Johann Johannsson was our dear friend, our treasured colleague and our beloved collaborator. We are devastated by his passing, but blessed by the breathtaking beauty that he leaves behind. Elijah also tweeted, "So distraught and saddened to hear of Johannís passing. He was such an extraordinary composer and artist."

:: That's all... for now.


January 28, 2018

Today is a very special day. Today is Elijah's 37th birthday, but we'll get to that shortly. Today is also the final day of The Sundance Film Festival and we have some photos from the festivities.

:: There were plenty of interviews with the star of Mandy, but here is a video interview with producers, SpectreVision, Nicolas Cage, director, Panos Cosmatos and Vince Neil.

:: Mandy came to Sundance and hit it hard. SpectreVision's revenge film is one of the best reviewed from the festival this year. Here are just a few from Nerdist, Variety, Rooster Teeth, Village Voice, Birth, Movies, Death and Roger Ebert.com. What we need now is the trailer so the rest of us can check it out.

:: A quick video of Elijah deejaying/dancing during Mandy's opening night party.

:: You can listen to one of the songs from the film, called "Amulet Of The Weeping Maze."

:: Backtracking to another festival, I came across this video interview of Elijah during the Napa Valley Film Festival speaking about the genius that is the shower scene in Psycho.

:: Also, from two different angles, the full panel with Elijah and Sean during the Rhode Island Comic Con [Video 1] [Video 2]

:: Do you want to own a piece of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency which is currently trending on Netflix around the world? You can get an exclusively signed graphic novel and other perks just by clicking here.

:: Obviously we can't end this update without wishing Elijah a very Happy Birthday. With each year that passes by, Elijah continues to shine in many ways. Check out The Age of Aquarius section for greetings, art and video submission from fans celebrating Elijah's 37th birthday!.

That's all... for now, and keep shining Elijah!


January 15, 2018

I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday. As usual, after the rush of the season, things calm down and Elijah is no exception. He had a little R&R time in Europe before the next big thing.

:: That would be the Sundance Film Festival starting January 18th and The Nerdist has listed SpectreVision's Mandy among the 13 most anticipated films this year.

:: In case you're wondering, the inset photo is from Sundance in 2009.

:: Dirk Gently is now streaming on Netflix all over the globe... except in the US, but the response is as expected. Folks love the second season and the petition to renew it for at least one more season is still growing. At the time of this update, over 45,000 signatures have been obtained. Keep up the great work because fans can't loose this show. Remember, a permanent link to the petition is in our Dirk Gently section.

:: Another cool thing coming out of the fandom of Dirk Gently is this cool whodunit game from the artistry of Allen Helbig. Here are some places where can purchase the game.

:: In less than two weeks, someone's having a birthday! If you wish to send greetings to Elijah for his 37th birthday on January 28th, you can email me your poems, artworks, videos or whatever you like. Please read the guidelines if you want to participate.

That's all... for now.


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