Saturday, June 4, 2011

Production Update: 6/4/2011

After a brief vacation, I thought I'd update everyone on what's happening with Late Nite Creature Feature!

Right now, the crew is looking for a location to shoot.  We've been in contact with a particular theater in Shelbyville, IN.  Ultimately, it would be ideal to be able to film inside an actual theater since that's really the setting for our haunted, and haunting, hosts.  However, using a real theater comes with a few negatives along with all the positives.  While the theater is very excited about working with us, not to mention what kind of exposure we offer them, our production would be rather low on the pecking order.  My hopes of having access for a few hours every other week during weekends isn't all that likely.  They would need to have staff there with us, there are bills to pay, and so on.  Nothing too terrible, but it puts some things into perspective a little better.

So, our crew is assembled, our costumes are pretty well set, the characters are coming into clear view, and we know a lot about what we are wanting to do and accomplish, but there are still some challenges we still need to conquer, aside from doing this on as little money as possible.  Once that last piece falls into place, we're ready to set sail!

I can give you a bit of a heads up about what is coming down the pike.  We're looking to have a pilot online by the end of July.  I'd like it to be out there as early as possible, so we can build interest, and give everyone out there a taste of what to expect, but, of course it still comes down to having a location.  Come early to mid October, we will kick the series off in its regular schedule.  We're still weighing the possibility of whether this can be a weekly series out of the box, or if we need to go to a bi-weekly schedule for a bit until a catalog of episodes has been built.  So, we're definitely on our way!

What are we looking at for the movies that we're launching the series with?  Our pilot will be The Killer Shrews.  When the series starts in earnest, we'll premiere with the 1973 classic Werewolf of Washington.  What will come after the series premiere?  You'll know soon enough!

Lastly, I have to say we've got some great ideas for our skits woven into the movies.  We've got so many great people working on this.  Our production meeting this evening was full of so much laughter and camp and puns that the excitement for this to all get going is even larger than it ever had been.  I'll look to continue give updates as the production crew nears the premieres of the pilot and the first, "true" episode of the series.

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