Catan poster

Catan poster

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Digital Hollywood Content Summit + BALLS!

I'm going to be on a panel at the Digital Hollywood Content Summit talking about crowdfunding your movie.  It always amuses me when people think I know what I'm doing.  Likelihood I will be wearing a dinosaur shirt: 9-1.

Recently, my cats got their balls chopped off.  So naturally, I convinced my wife to bring home their emancipated testicles in jars.  Then Pawel, my cinematographer from The Lord of Catan, came over and we turned my wife's jewelry studio into a photo studio and took photos of them.  I feel this is a far more noble end for their testicles than ending up in some vet's trash.  Enjoy.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

5 Days Left!

The Lord of Catan Kickstarter is entering its final five days, and the show of support has been amazing.  If you haven't yet become a backer, head over to Kickstarter to see what over 1,100 people have already discovered.

Help spread the word!  None of this would have been possible without the help of people like you getting the news out.  Please tweet, Facebook and otherwise share the below link to help us finish strong!

If you're still not convinced, here are some interviews to sway you:

Sci-Fi Pulse:

Giant Fire-Breathing Robot:

Word of the Nerd:

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

300 Backers!!!

An enormous thanks to everyone who has backed The Lord of Catan on Kickstarter.  For those of you who have not seen it, here is the official teaser trailer.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Much Ado about the Lord of Catan

Last night, I saw Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing at the Aero.  If you have seen it, you know it to be a charming romp of delight.  If you haven't seen it, you should check it out immediately as a great example of how commercial frustration can create great art.  It is the kind of movie that deserves to be supported.

As it happens, two of the main stars of Much Ado, Fran Kranz and Amy Acker, are also in The Lord of Catan, a short film I shot in early May.  If you're already a fan of Kracker, you don't need to be told that they are awesome.   It's tough to come upon sublime experiences in life and filmmaking, but I experienced one last night.  It's pretty cool to watch two actors unleash thespian homicide on screen in a Joss Whedon movie, knowing that the next time they do so will be in your own film.

We are just over a week away from the release of The Lord of Catan's official teaser trailer and the start of our Kickstarter campaign.  So watch this blog or @HamsterValhalla on Twitter for updates as the date nears.  In the meantime, these behind-the-scenes photos of Amy and Fran rocking out most righteously are dedicated to Amelia, whose taste in shirts is most impeccable.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Chambara style

Toei-style logo
Pencils: Jules Abrera
Colors: Martin Hernandez Tena
Logo: Rachel Mitnik