Red Brick Films

What’s on the menu?
March 30, 2013, 1:39 am
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I’m gearing up to burn baby, burn some DVDs for festival submissions this weekend. Yeah!

We’re nearly there…




Cast & Crew
March 26, 2013, 4:39 pm
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We’re almost there!

Does it make sense to say I can see the light at the end of the tunnel? Or should I see the darkness dawning? Either way, our little short film is nearly complete!

I ADD’ed names of cast and crew to the Withoutabox project home and also linked to those IMDb pages that were available. In no particular order…


Shawn cranked out the music (it’s great!) just as Greg and I were about to go all Ides of March on his voodoo doll. You can breathe easy now, Shawn! 😉

Next push will be mixing and massaging as best we can to make the Lovecraft deadline. Wish us luck!

Stay tuned…



March 1, 2013, 7:38 pm
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New poster with credit block with key players.


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The Festival Circus
February 14, 2013, 12:58 am
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Here’s a cursory list of “horror film festivals” that I started putting together. The submission fees coincide with the deadline that is most practical.

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The top two, Screamfest and Shriekfest, are definite. The four with ** are good possibilities. The FREE festivals are a given.

Eerie and Terror would be great and I’m confident we’d have a solid chance of getting in, but $40 is still steep.

Assuming we have a final exported version by March 20th, H.P. Lovecraft is within grasp. Yes!

In many ways, festivals are a blessing and a curse. Yes, it is a great way to get your amazing short in front of an audience (ok, mostly other filmmakers) and have some fun if you can attend, but there are so many materials that they require should your amazing film get accepted and all of those materials can add up in cost.

Still, I am hopeful our modest film will get into a few fests and offer a few scares along the way.

Stay tuned…

February 12, 2013, 4:43 pm
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A Dawning Darkness has officially moved to the next phase of post-production. Hail Satan! The “Picture Lock” files have been sent to our composer Shawn P. Russell and sound designer Greg Malcangi. Here’s a pic of our main character’s ear drums taking a beating at the Darkside sound stage.

The pain! Oh, the pain of quality sound design! It hurts so good!

The pain! Oh, the pain of quality sound design! It hurts so good!

Running time is exactly 8:00 minutes which should put us in good graces with film festivals.

It feels exhilarating to have reached this milestone. Pinch me! Now I move into some uncharted yet very exciting territory of working with a composer AND sound designer simultaneously to craft the best film as humanly (and demonically) possible.

I’ll be sure to post more about the process once we’re in the thick of it.

Thanks for checking in! Stay tuned…

Another brick…
February 2, 2013, 11:51 pm
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Evan’s visual FX have been added to the sequence. It all fit wonderfully. Another brick has been added to the Dawning Darkness!

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Doing some prep for the San Jose trip. It’s going to be be great fun.

I’m really digging all the collaboration via emails and Skype!



RT ~ 8:15
February 1, 2013, 6:58 am
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Barring any extensive edits or big changes to the sequence, it’s looking like the final running time is going to be 8:15 minutes.

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I’ve been downloading and inserting all the visual FX clips as they become available. Just a few more to go and that phase will be complete. Ya!

Next up is prepping for the trip up to JohnnyLand, San Jose, as it’s been aptly named. We’ll shoot some pick-ups, record Sheilah’s ADR, squeeze in a movie or two, and have some laughs. I’m really looking forward to it!