Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Son Of Monsterpalooza A Chip Off The Old Block!

BEAST WISHES was screened this past weekend at Eliot Brodsky's first SON OF MONSTERPALOOZA convention, held at the Burbank Airport Marriott. A slightly scaled-down version of the April show, this Palooza was still a grand time, filled with monsters, art, celebrities and parties!

The BEAST WISHES screening was once again a tremendous success, with the audience cheering and laughing throughout the film. Bob and Kathy Burns, looking healthy and happy, attended on both Saturday and Sunday. Other cast members who showed up during the three-day festival were Rick Baker, Tom Woodruff, Jr., Dana Gould, Pat McClung, John Goodwin, Steve Wang, David J. Schow, William Stout, Frank Ippolito and William Malone. Among the many celebrities in attendance were Lance Henrickson, Lisa Marie, FRIGHT NIGHT director Tom Holland, Doug Bradley and Joyce Meadows.

We enjoyed handing out with Frank Woodward, director of the upcoming documentary MEN IN SUITS, which also features Bob Burns, Tom Woodruff and Joe Dante.

There were so many amazing artists there, displaying their work and sharing their experiences with both peers and fans. Once again, Mike Hill proved he is the king of life-size reproductions of classic horror characters. This year it was Elsa Lanchester, Boris Karloff and Colin Clive from THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN.

One of the highlights came early on Friday evening, as Trish got to meet the incredible Dick Van Dyke. It was a very special moment for her, and we gave him a copy of our film. Dick a is monster movie fan since childhood.

Later on, this scared Trish so bad she ran and hid.

A great weekend. Thanks Eliot!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Carmel Art & Film Festival!

One of the first sights upon our arrival in Carmel

We just returned from an amazing adventure in beautiful Carmel-By-The-Sea, California, as we screened BEAST WISHES at the Carmel Art & Film Festival.  It was four days of films, panels and parties in one of the most charming towns on the west coast. As usual, our film was very well received, and we really enjoyed meeting other filmmakers and sharing our experiences. The highlight of the weekend had to be the Filmmakers Beach Party on Saturday night, where we dined on barbeque, drank wine by the light of many bonfires, and marveled at the stunning array of stars above us. We made new friends who we may end up working with on future projects. We left Carmel with renewed enthusiasm and passion for the craft of filmmaking.

Big thanks to organizers Erin Clark and Tom Burns and their terrific staff of volunteers, for making this one of the most memorable chapters in our BEAST WISHES journey.

Trish and Frank on the Red Carpet

The Filmmaker's Beach Party
Can you find Trish?

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Usual Beast Wishes Suspects

How's this for a lineup? Taken at a recent screening panel for one of the studios. From Left to right: Frank Dietz, Trish Geiger, Bob Burns, Kathy Burns, Rick Baker, Joe Dante, Tom Woodruff, Jr., Pat McClung and John Goodwin. And on the table in the front: King Kong, Mighty Joe Young and Bernie the Gorilla!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Beast Wishes Meets Clint Eastwood!

The BEAST WISHES directors are headed up to beautiful Carmel By The Sea, California this week to screen the film at the Carmel Art & Film Festival. We're thrilled and honored to be an official selection at this prestigious event. Clint Eastwood and Cloris Leachman are among the special guests we are looking forward to meeting. If you're in the Monterey area, please join us for our screening on Friday, October 12 at 12 noon at the Youth Center Upper Theater (at Fourth Avenue and Torrence).