En Passan't been selected for next month's Lighthouse International Film Festival. If you just happen to be in New Jersey on 8th June, go check it out! Plus, it's being shown in none other than a Fire Department - what more could you want?
The Jerry Goldsmiths are given annually as part of the activities of the festival. This is the eighth edition of the awards which acknowledge the work of composers who are getting started in the audiovisual field (film, television, advertising, or other media) or who, despite having a professional career, have not received mainstream recognition.
The film's amazing soundtrack is the one thing I can get away with bragging about, because I didn't make it! Big congrats to composer Leeran Raphaely for all his hard work.
We're looking to release the film in a little while. In the meantime, I've been working on a redesign for the creaking ICEBOX site. Should be a little less painful to read ;)
En Passant will be having its US premiere in none other than Hollywood! It'll be screened as part of the LA Indie Film Festival together with a bunch of others at 7pm on 20th March, at the Let Live Theatre, Los Angeles.
The "World premiere" took place here in London in January, when it was screened at the Roxy Bar & Screen, for friends, family, and local film-lovers. It was also the time I first met my collaborator on the film, Leeran Raphaely, so it was a great night all round.
In other news, I've been doing a load of other freelancing. I'll have to see about adding a Portfolio section to the website, in another shameless act of self-promotion. But, it's been giving me a chance to think about the next big thing, and I think I've got something good in mind..
So! Little late with this one, but anyway: pic above is a teaser of my next movie, En Passant. It's an animated musical I'm co-writing with songwriter Leeran Raphaely, and it's been in production since.. oh, 2010.
It's a massive project - 15 minutes long, 30 characters and many locations. I didn't want to start talking about it until we were in the home stretch, but now that we're in the lighting and rendering stage, it's safe to say this thing's well on it's way. I'm hoping that by October it'll be ready for festivals, and online next year.
I'll publish a full credits list soon (a lot of people are helping!), and I'm hoping a trailer as well.
In other news, Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass has been out for six months, and it's still appearing on gaming sites. DIYGamer recently listed it as one of their top-rated indie games of 2012!
It also just occurred to me that I never posted up some of the reviews it got. Marketing's not my strong point:
● "The game looks, sounds, and plays like a lost classic from the golden age of adventure games"
● "I honestly had trouble putting the game down... it was so damned funny."
● "Da New Guys is the most pure fun I’ve had with an adventure game in quite some time."
● "You’ll definitely have a good time."