For Immediate Release
Glass Eye Pix Press Releases
ETHAN EMBRY, ERIN CUMMINGS, TOM NOONAN JOIN CAST OF "LAST PHASES"
TRIBECA FILM ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO THE COMEDY
TRIBECA FILM ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO THE COMEDY
Borley Rectory - The Most Haunted House in England British Horror outfit Carrion Films set to take the next step in the resurrection of British Horror
THE COMEDY gets Roughed Up: Rough House Pictures to Present Rick Alverson’s THE COMEDY
GLASS EYE PIX RELEASES “TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE” COMPLETE SEASON ONE BOX SET ON OCTOBER 11, 2011 — JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN!!
TLA Releasing’s Horror Imprint, Danger After Dark, Acquires US & UK Rights
THESE DAYS, EVERYONE LOVES TO READ FOOD AND RESTAURANT REVIEWS—
GLASS EYE PIX Launches Genre Audio Program “TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE”
|GLASS EYE PIX announces launch of genre audio program “TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE”|
|MICHAEL ROOKER TO HEADLINE HYPOTHERMIA FROM MPI's DARK SKY FILMS|
|MPI MEDIA GROUP INKS DEAL FOR TI WEST’S “The Inn Keepers”|
|I CAN SEE YOU and THE VIEWER Available on DVD October 27, 2009.|
|Glass Eye Pix's I SELL THE DEAD comic is now available through the Comics App by comiXology.|
|Kelly McGillis joins cast of STAKE LAND|
|Glass Eye Pix reveals three new on-line Scareflix teaser posters!!|
|New SATAN HATES YOU trailer and poster!|
|AUTOMATONS GOES PUBLIC!|
|KINO JOINS FORCES WITH LARRY FESSENDEN'S GLASS EYE PIX TO RELEASE THE HORROR FILM
I CAN SEE YOU (2009) - ALONG WITH THE 3-D SHORT THE VIEWER - ON DVD.
|SUBMARINE SELLS WORLDWIDE RIGHTS TO “I SELL THE DEAD”|
|I CAN SEE YOU opens in NYC - On DVD May 26|
|Dark Sky Films Announces Production Partnership with Glass Eye Pix|
|Oscilloscope Pictures to release Kelly Reichardt's Cannes hit, WENDY AND LUCY|
|RON PERLMAN Exclusive Interview -- THE LAST WINTER on DVD July 22|
|PRODUCTION WRAPS ON JAMES FELIX MCKENNEY'S SATAN HATES YOU|
|The Horror of Global Warming Comes to DVD|
|PRODUCTION WRAPS ON WRITER/DIRECTOR TI WEST'S THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL|
|DARK SKY FILMS announces THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL from writer/director TI WEST|
|Post production on Glenn McQuaid's I SELL THE DEAD commences in New York City; Fall Premier targeted|
|Halloween Treats from Glass Eye Pix “Scareflix” Label|
|THE LAST WINTER Opens on Wednesday, September 19 at the IFC Center|
|AUTOMATONS invade Comic-Con 2007|
|POSTER BOY FOR L.A. FILM FESTIVAL has projects in all phases.|
|PERLMAN AND MONAGHAN grapple with the Undead|
|FESSENDEN'S SCAREFLIX complete and ready for distribution.|
|HABIT Press Release|
THESE DAYS, EVERYONE LOVES TO READ FOOD AND RESTAURANT REVIEWS— EXCEPT ONE CRAZED CHEF WHO’S JUST BEEN PANNED
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Annie Jeeves Annie@fifteenminutes.com 323-556-9700
GLASS EYE PIX Launches Genre Audio Program “TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE”
Tuesday, 26 October 2010 — From Glass Eye Pix, the maverick production company responsible for recent independent genre movies THE LAST WINTER, I SELL THE DEAD, and THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, as well as the forthcoming STAKE LAND and THE INNKEEPERS comes a new venture in the macabre.
10 JUNE 2010 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / CONTACT email@example.com
Douglas Buck (CUTTING MOMENTS, SISTERS)
The accompanying website will feature an original poster for each story by Gary Pullin, the celebrated designer responsible for the look of Rue Morgue Magazine. Visitors to the site will enjoy an intro by the stop-motion animator Voltaire and will find information on all of the show’s collaborators. TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE will be made available through the website and will be downloadable via i-tunes and Amazon individually or as a series to be enjoyed however and whenever the listener wants: Radio plays for the digital age. Scripts are rolling in; production begins in August, and the first episodes should be available by Halloween. For all the latest news, please visit www.talesfrombeyondthepale.com.
BEYOND THE PALE: Unacceptable; outside agreed standards of decency. This pale is the noun meaning 'a stake or pointed piece of wood'. It is virtually obsolete now except in this phrase, but is still in use in the associated words paling (as in paling fence) and impale (as in Dracula movies). The paling fence is significant, as the term pale
MICHAEL ROOKER TO HEADLINE HYPOTHERMIA FROM MPI's DARK SKY FILMS
Chicago, IL - Dark Sky Films is pleased to announce this week marks the first week of principal photography and production on James Felix McKenney’s feature HYPOTHERMIA.
MPI MEDIA GROUP INKS DEAL FOR TI WEST’S “The Inn Keepers”
PARK CITY, Utah – MPI Media Group today announced it has negotiated a production deal for the The Inn Keepers from Writer/Director Ti West. MPI’s Dark Sky Films is producing in association with Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix. Shooting will begin in Connecticut this spring.
I CAN SEE YOU and THE VIEWER Available on DVD October 27, 2009.
Glass Eye Pix is thrilled and chilled to announce the arrival of Graham Reznick's debut feature film on DVD this October 27, 2009 from Kino International!
When the three-man staff of a boutique ad firm trades their Brooklyn home base for a rural backwater campsite, a classic “city slickers in peril” scare-film set-up is reborn. But in I Can See You, Graham Reznick’s “surprising horror debut” (Village Voice), nothing is what it seems for even the blink of an eye.
Lead designer Ben Richards (Ben Dickinson) pairs off with free-spirited hippie girl Summer Day (Heather Robb), as Kimble (Christopher D. Ford) and his girlfriend Sonia (Olivia Villanti) take off into the deep woods, at unctuous Doug’s (Duncan Skiles) urging. Meanwhile, the vintage spokesman (exec producer and horror meister Larry Fessenden — Habit, Wendigo) for the trio’s client reappears like the ghost of marketing past. What begins as a low-pressure brainstorming session becomes a high voltage brain-frying night-mare where the borders between reality and imagination, sanity and madness, are re-drawn and erased completely. As Variety raved, “everyday normality goes grotesque.”
“One of the most intriguing horror films in recent memory” (Fangoria) that “heralds a splendid new filmmaker” (The New York Times), I Can See You is a relentlessly menacing psychedelic kaleidoscope of sound and vision brimming with enigmatic, hallucinatory dread and uncompromising violence. Also included is Reznick's short film The Viewer, a chilling inward odyssey that uses 3D (glasses included) to burrow into the mind of an accused murdererundergoing telepathic interrogation.
Chatty Kathies ain't your bag? Then how about an original rockin' 1950's style rock and roll number, featured in the film "I CAN SEE YOU" - a high quality mp3 FREE DOWNLOAD!*
You can order the DVD and find all these goodies over at the official I CAN SEE YOU website, www.icanseeyoumovie.com
The I CAN SEE YOU score will be released on CD, along with the music of Ti West’s HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, from moviescoremedia. Available on iTunes day and date with the DVD or through moviescoremedia.com. Also in stores and from Amazon.com Nov 10.
But wait! There's still more!
Listen to Graham Reznick on Fangoria Radio with hosts Debbie Rochon and Dee Snider on October 30 with many special Glass Eye Pix guests. Fangoria Radio airs live on Sirius XM Stars satellite radio, Sirius channel 108/XM channel 139, from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. EST, with a repeat immediately thereafter.
There you have it! And all just in time for a mind-bending Halloween celebration from Glass Eye Pix!
Attention iPhone and iPod touch users!
Glass Eye Pix's I SELL THE DEAD comic is now available through the Comics App by comiXology.
This glorious 41 page full color comic, illustrated by Glass Eye Pix regular Brahm Revel (WENDIGO, THE LAST WINTER, WHAT ARE YOU VOTING FOR?), is based on Glenn McQuaid's award-winning motion picture starring Dominic Monaghan, Larry Fessenden, Angus Scrimm and Ron Perlman.
I SELL THE DEAD follows the misadventures of two infamous 19th century grave robbers, Grimes and Blake, as they bumble their way through a serious of raucous encounters with vampires, zombies and murderous rivals. Condemned for his crimes, Arthur Blake confesses his sins to the peculiar clergyman Father Duffy and explains why you can never - ever - trust a corpse.
The Comics by comiXology App is a digital comic store, library and reader for iPhone and iPod touch with over 250 titles available from twenty popular comic publishers and many independent comic writers. Customized for each individual title, the application scans across the page allowing the reader to experience the comic panels in a customized flow. Wired.com said of the app: "solves the problem of reading comics on the small screen."
Says Larry Fessenden of Glass Eye Pix: "We are so happy to be able to explore McQuaid's charming story in these other mediums: The film itself was very influenced by Brahm's illustrations, and now to see the comic come to life in this groovy application is a great treat. We hope all you techno-nerds will enjoy this digital presentation of I SELL THE DEAD and that you'll also pick up a copy of the printed comic next month—- just in time for Halloween!"
The printed version of the I SELL THE DEAD comic book will be brought to you by Image comics and includes photos from the film, concept drawings and poster art. Image is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by seven of Marvel Comics' best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become the third largest comics publisher in the United States.
Download I SELL THE DEAD today!
Also available from comixology is Brahm Revel's outstanding black and
white comic series GUERILLAS:
The printed I SELL THE DEAD comic book hits stores on October 7. Don't miss it!
And if you haven't yet seen the movie, it's still available on Cable V.O.D. and in select theaters around the country.
Kelly McGillis joins cast of STAKE LAND
Dark Sky Films and Glass Eye Pix announced today that Kelly McGillis (Top Gun, Witness, The Accused) has joined the cast of the epic vampire road film Stake Land, currently filming in New York and Pennsylvania.
The film, written by Jim Mickle and Nick Damici and directed by Jim Mickle (Mulberry Street), takes place following a global spread of vampirism. McGillis plays a nun who joins a small team of survivors (including Damici, Danielle Harris of Halloween and Halloween 2 and Conor Paolo of Gossip Girl) as they make a treacherous journey north to safety through the war-torn U.S. McGillis’ character, “Sister,” faces a crisis of faith during the vampire bloodshed, ultimately taking up arms to do battle with her newly formed family unit.
Says Dark Sky’s EVP Greg Newman, “Jim and Nick have written a uniquely intense part for “Sister”, and we are thrilled to see Kelly McGillis in the role. This is a very ambitious project, with a genuinely epic sweep, and we cannot wait to bring it to audiences next year.”
The film is produced by Dark Sky Films and Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix with producers Derek Curl, Peter Phok, Brent Kunkle, Adam Folk, and Fessenden, who also appears in the film. Says Fessenden, “I have been wanting to work with Jim Mickle since I saw his short films years ago. My enthusiasm for his approach to genre was peaked with Mulberry Street, so when we were putting together the Dark Sky Slate, Mickle was on my short list of directors. I think this one will add legions of fans.”
Glass Eye Pix and MPI recently teamed up to produce Ti West’s House of the Devil, which is slated for a fall release from Magnolia pictures and Bitter Feast, which recently wrapped principal photography.
Glass Eye Pix reveals three new on-line Scareflix teaser posters!!
Exiting offerings for fans at the Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors!
Cast announced for BITTER FEAST!
The Glass Eye Pix panel will take place on Saturday at 1:30 pm when producer Larry Fessenden will unveil three new teaser trailers for the upcoming slate of ScareFlix to be co-produced with MPI Media Group.
Fessenden has already produced 6 films under the Scareflix banner, including Ti West's THE ROOST, James Felix McKenney's AUTOMATONS, and Glenn McQuaid's I SELL THE DEAD. This new collaboration with MPI allows for a continuation of the Scareflix agenda. Says Fessenden:
"My producing partners Peter Phok and Brent Kunkle and all of us at Glass Eye Pix are very excited that through this collaboration with MPI we can continue our mission of making auteur-driven genre movies."
First up and lensing this June is writer/director Joe Maggio's BITTER FEAST. States Fessenden: "Joe Maggio is a well-respected indie filmmaker known for nuanced story-telling and intense performances. I was so excited to invite Joe to get in touch with his dark side and make a horror film. Turns out he has plenty of demons to draw from."
Maggio's affinity with actors has attracted an exciting cast headed by James Le Gros (PHANTASM II, NEAR DARK, THE LAST WINTER, ZODIAC) and Joshua Leonard (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, PROM NIGHT, HATCHET, HUMP DAY).
BITTER FEAST tells the tale of an over-zealous television chef who kidnaps a powerful and notoriously snarky food critic after a particularly nasty review delivers the final blow to Grey's already plummeting career. An exploration of the creative impulse gone awry, BITTER FEAST is a horror film for the latent foodie in all of us.
Pre-Production is already in full swing on the second film in the slate: Jim Mickle's STAKE LAND, co-written with his MULLBERRY STREET partner Nick Damici, it is an epic post-apocalyptic vampire tale that will be told across platforms in the coming months: look for a web presence and a graphic novel.
Third in the slate, James Felix McKenney's (AUTOMATONS, SATAN HATES YOU) icy creature movie, HYPOTHERMIA will lens in January. Cast is pending, but the monster is being created right now in an undisclosed location.
Also unspooling at the spectacular Glass Eye Pix Fangoria presentation this Saturday will be trailers for upcoming releases, Glenn McQuaid's I SELL THE DEAD, Ti West's THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (also produced with MPI Media Group), Graham Reznick's I CAN SEE YOU, and the world premiere of the trailer to James Felix McKenney's long anticipated SATAN HATES YOU.
And Check out Graham Reznick's 3D short "THE VIEWER" at 6PM.
It's all going on this weekend at the Javitz Center in Manhattan!!
New SATAN HATES YOU trailer and poster!
Released today is the new official poster for SATAN HATES YOU! The
image can also be found now at satanhatesyou.com.
The Glass Eye Pix panel is to take place 1:30 pm on Saturday, June 6 in Hall 1-D at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan.
Also included among the various treats in store for audiences is the debut of the teaser trailer for our upcoming monster flick, HYPOTHERMIA.
Inspired by films from the golden age of religious cinema, SATAN HATES YOU is a graphic horror movie that tells the stories of two individuals and their personal struggles with Lucifer himself. In the film we follow Marc (Don Wood), a homicidal maniac driven by demons buried deep within his soul and Wendy (Christine Spencer), who lives life fast and hard without any thought to the consequences. Their separate paths will eventually cross, but will it be on the road to salvation or the highway to hell?
AUTOMATONS goes Public!
WATCH AUTOMATONS FOR FREE AT REEL13.ORG.
Starting today, visitors to New York Public Television station WNET's Reel 13 website can view Glass Eye Pix's award-winning film, AUTOMATONS, in its entirety. The film is available to watch streaming for free along with additional AUTOMATONS content, including an exclusive Reel 13 interview with writer-director James Felix McKenney:
Also available is the option to download a high-quality digital copy of the film for anyone who makes a donation to Channel 13.
The Village Voice exclaimed "Robot radness achieved!" and the New York Times said that "the buzzing static and fizzy backlighting recall the glistening surrealism of the filmmaker Guy Maddin... enormously endearing" when AUTOMATONS was first released in theaters in 2007. The film was directed by DYI auteur James Felix McKenney who also directed CANNIBALLISTIC!, THE OFF SEASON and the forth-coming SATAN HATES YOU and HYPOTHERMIA.
Says McKenney, "I'm incredibly excited to have our film be part of Reel 13. I have been a huge fan of Public Television my whole life. In fact, AUTOMATONS is almost entirely inspired by my a large part of childhood spent staring through the snow at a tiny B&W television with a coat hanger for an antenna to watch DOCTOR WHO, THE PRISONER, MATINEE AT THE BIJOU, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and the classic films of Hitchcock as well as Universal horror movies on my local PBS stations in Maine and New Hampshire. I think we've found the perfect online home for our little film."
AUTOMATONS is the third film in Glass Eye Pix's ScareFlix series and is currently available on DVD from Facets Video. This black & white, retro-science fiction experiment tells the story of a civilization's lone survivor who continues to fight the robot war that destroyed her people. The film stars Christine Spencer (SATAN HATES YOU), Brenda Cooney (I SELL THE DEAD), Angus Scrimm (PHANTASM), Don Wood (PBS' COLONIAL HOUSE), producer Larry Fessenden (HABIT) and John Levene (DOCTOR WHO).
KINO JOINS FORCES WITH LARRY FESSENDEN’S GLASS EYE PIX TO RELEASE THE HORROR FILM
Continuing its relationship with Larry Fessenden's Glass Eye Pix, Kino International is proud to announce the acquisition of Graham Reznick's debut feature I Can See You (along with his unreleased 3D short film The Viewer) for release on DVD and VOD. The deal was negotiated by Kino prexy Donald Krim, producer/filmmaker Larry Fessenden (from Glass Eye Pix) and Ray Privett (from Cinema Purgatorio).
Following the 2008 release of Ilya Chaiken's Liberty Kid and Ti West's Trigger Man, also produced by Glass Eye Pix, Kino International is now pleased to distribute the fifth in Larry Fessenden's low-budget horror ScareFlix anthology.
I Can See You has received outstanding reviews upon its May 09' theatrical premiere in New York City (handled by Cinema Purgatorio) and introduces a major cinematic talent to North American audiences. Director Graham Reznick has been compared to David Lynch and David Cronenberg, but it is his unique blend of avant-garde and genre cinema, combined with his low-budget aesthetic bravado, that is sure to put him on many directors-to-watch lists at the end of the year.
The New York Times critic Nathan Lee wrote that “I Can See You heralds a splendid new filmmaker with one eye on genre mechanics, one eye on avant-garde conceits and a third eye for transcendental weirdness." And horror Magazine Fangoria called Reznick’s debut film "one of the most intriguing and well crafted low budget horror films in recent memory."
Focusing on three young and ambitious ad-men who go on a weekend- wilderness trip to brainstorm for their first major assignment, I Can See You progressively descends into a nightmare of madness and sensory overload.
Assigned with the task of overhauling the image of a once popular cleaning product named Claractix, these three up-and-coming New Yorkers find themselves at odds with each other when a woman called Summer Day (played by Heather Robb, the lead singer of The Spring Standards) disrupts their creative explorations. Moreover, a bored girlfriend who had reluctantly joined them inexplicably disappears and a specter from Claractix past campaigns begins to haunt them in the woods – adding a touch of surrealism to this unique horror-in-the-wilderness film.
The film’s ad-men are played by real-life members of Waverly Films (Ben Dickinson, Duncan Skiles and Chris Ford), a Brooklyn based production company specializing in commercials and music videos. Long-lost Claractix pitchman Mickey Hauser is played by producer Larry Fessenden.
This Kino International DVD release will also bring these companies’ first foray into the world of 3D cinema: The Viewer (2009) a brand new short film also written and directed by Graham Reznick, will be available as a special feature on the DVD for I Can See You – 3D glasses will be included with all DVDs.
Refereed to as “a telepathic interrogation experienced from the perspective of a suspected murderer,” The Viewer was shot using a special two-camera HD rig designed by cinematographer Gordon Arkenberg (I Can See You, The Meaning of Tea). Featuring a multi- dimensional soundscape by Graham Reznick, this unparalleled low- budget 3D film is a psychedelic feast for both the eyes and ears.
As special features, Kino’s I Can See You DVD comes with a behind-the- scenes featurette compiled by Larry Fessenden (titled I Can See you: A Closer Look), a director/actors commentary, a technical commentary for The Viewer, several deleted scenes and outtakes, as well as the film’s trailer and hidden “Easter eggs.”
Reznick is a Glass Eye Pix regular, having sound designed a number of past and current Scareflix releases including The Roost, Trigger Man, Automatons and I Sell The Dead, as well as JT. Petty's Blood Red Earth and Ti West's The House of The Devil. I Can See You was produced by fellow ScareFlix veteran Peter Phok.
Cinema Purgatorio, which is hoping to screen Reznick’s debut feature in traditional movie theaters, art centers, and horror movie conventions, will continue to handle the film’s theatrical release. I Can See You should play in five to ten additional theatrical markets before Kino releases its DVD in the Fall of 2009.
May 11th, 2009
IFC Films acquires U.S. rights with a theatrical and on-demand release set for August 2009; Blockbuster secures home entertainment rental exclusive
Anchor Bay Films acquires Canadian, U.K., Australian and New Zealand rights; Screen Media acquires all other international rights
New York (NY) (May 11, 2009) – Submarine has closed deals worldwide for I Sell the Dead, the 2009 Slamdance award-winning horror film directed by Glenn McQuaid. The film co-stars horror-master Larry Fessenden (Wendigo, The Last Winter, Habit) who also produced with Peter Phok (The House of the Devil, Trigger Man, FearNet’s Blood Red Earth) under Fessenden’s New York production outfit Glass Eye Pix.
IFC Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to I Sell the Dead and will release the film theatrically and on-demand in August 2009; Anchor Bay Films has acquired rights in Canada, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand; and Screen Media has acquired worldwide international rights in all other territories.
I Sell the Dead had its U.S. premiere as the opening night film of the 2009 Slamdance Film Festival, winning multiple awards including Best Cinematography and a Special Jury Mention for Fessenden. The film is having its Los Angeles premiere in June at the Los Angeles Film Festival in the Dark Wave section. In addition to Larry Fessenden, the acclaimed cast of I Sell the Dead includes Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings, Lost), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, The City of Lost Children), and Angus Scrimm (Phantasm, Alias).
The deals for I Sell the Dead were negotiated by Josh Braun from Submarine Entertainment with Arianna Bocco for IFC Films, Susan Carron and Rob Herholtz for Anchor Bay and Rob Lynch and Michael Dwyer for Screen Media.
In I Sell the Dead, 18th century justice has finally caught up with two of the craftiest grave robbers in town. With only a few hours to go before his date with the guillotine, body-snatcher Arthur Blake (Dominic Monaghan) tells his life story to the peculiar Father Francis Duffy (Ron Perlman). Before long, Arthur spills the beans on how he got started in the grim corpse peddling business with seasoned ghoul Willie Grimes (Larry Fessenden). As the whisky flows Arthur's tales get stranger and stranger. From their graveyard discoveries of vampires and zombies to tales of vicious gang rivalries with the infamous House of Murphy, Arthur's confessions are the stuff of legend! Whether pillaging in fog drenched grave yards or plotting on blood soaked coast lines, Grimes and Blake leave no graves unturned. Their colorful and peculiar history is one filled with adventure, horror, and mayhem that threaten to drag all involved down into the very graves they’re trying to pilfer.
Said director Glenn McQuaid, “After literally traveling the world
on the I Sell the Dead film festival tour, I'm over the moon that we've
found a home for the movie with IFC Films, Anchor Bay and Screen Media.
I'm honored to be teaming up with these pros and very excited that the
movie will be getting out there to find new audiences and to live a
life all of its own.”
Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Entertainment said, “I Sell the Dead is highly imaginative and a morbidly fun film! We’re thrilled to be working with Larry again, following our successful collaboration on The Last Winter. I Sell the Dead is also a terrific addition to our upcoming slate of Midnight films. Some of the most groundbreaking cinema in the world today is being done in the context of genre filmmaking and IFC Films is firmly committed to bringing American audiences a range of these films.”
I Sell the Dead will also go through IFC Entertainment’s exclusive rental deal with Blockbuster. The agreement enables IFC Films to reach a broader audience for its titles through Blockbuster’s stores, by mail subscription services and digital downloading services at Blockbuster.com.
Keith Leopard, Director of Content for Blockbuster, said, “We are looking forward to bringing ‘I Sell The Dead’ to Blockbuster customers. We had a great success with Larry Fessenden, Ron Perelman and IFC Films with The Last Winter, and I'm confident their latest collaboration with director Glenn McQuaid will be just as popular.”
Anchor Bay will release I Sell the Dead in Canada day and date with the U.S. release. Theatrical release dates in other territories are expected to be announced soon.
After seeing the impact of I Sell the Dead on the audience at the Toronto
After Dark Film Festival last October, Anchor Bay Marketing Director
Susan Curran championed the cause and brought the film to the attention
of the sales and acquisitions team.
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April 23rd, 2009
Glass Eye Pix is proud to announce the NYC theatrical run of I CAN SEE YOU and THE VIEWER; a date is set for the DVD release.
I CAN SEE YOU and THE VIEWER to run at NYC'S Kraine Theater April 29th through May 5th, with an additional screening on May 10. DVD to be released on May 26th.
I CAN SEE YOU: A Psychedelic Campfire Tale
I CAN SEE YOU, the fifth in Larry Fessenden's celebrated low budget horror ScareFlix anthology, is writer/director Graham Reznick's debut feature film. Graham is a Glass Eye Pix regular, having sound designed many past and current Scareflix releases (The Roost, Trigger Man, Automatons and I Sell The Dead, as well as JT. Petty's Blood Red Earth and Ti West's The House of The Devil). I CAN SEE YOU was produced by fellow ScareFlix veteran Peter Phok.
SUMMARY: Three aspiring ad-men take a weekend in the wilderness, brainstorming for their first assignment: to overhaul the image of a once popular cleaning product, Claractix. While in the woods, a girlfriend’s mysterious disappearance sparks a harrowing descent into unreality. Personalities contort into extremes and visits are made by a specter from Claractix campaigns of the past as the film careens towards it’s startling climax.
The film’s ad-men are played by real-life members of Waverly Films (Ben Dickinson, Duncan Skiles and Chris Ford), a Brooklyn based production company specializing in commercials, music videos, and who have an immense cult following with their comedic YouTube shorts. Summer Day, the free spirited temptress destined to drive them apart, is played by Heather Robb (Trigger Man, The House of The Devil, I Sell the Dead), lead singer of popular folk-rock group The Spring Standards. Long-lost ClarActix pitchman Mickey Hauser is played by producer Larry Fessenden, who describes the movie as "1960’s psychedelia by way of David Lynch with dashes of Philip K. Dick and Cronenberg."
Reznick says: “I CAN SEE YOU is about the experience of being young and ambitious in New York City, but blind to any sense of responsibility or stakes. When the naïve lead ad designer in I CAN SEE YOU takes his ill-fated trip into the woods and is faced with an impossible situation, his mind malfunctions. He doesn’t know how to cope with something outside of his safe, easy existence, and we experience his world shattering breakdown along with him. I love watching films that show the world through the tinted perspective of another person – and in I CAN SEE YOU we watch the world through the eyes of someone who is quickly losing his grasp on reality."THE VIEWER: A Telepathic Interrogation in Three Dimensions
In addition to the feature, Glass Eye Pix enters the world of Stereoscopic 3D cinema with "The Viewer," a brand new short film also written and directed by Graham Reznick.
SUMMARY: "The Viewer" is a telepathic interrogation experienced from the perspective of a suspected murderer. Telepathic Viewing doesn't come without a price, however; as the suspect resists the mind-reader's tactics, the "viewing" intensity is increased... dissolving the fragile boundaries between memory, identity and reality.
"The Viewer" was shot using a specialized two camera HD rig designed by cinematographer Gordon Arkenberg (I Can See You, The Meaning of Tea). Featuring a multi-dimensional 5.1 soundscape designed by Graham Reznick, "The Viewer" is a psychedelic feast for both the eyes and ears. Starring Mick Lauer as "The Viewer" and Lindsay Burdge as "The Victim." Written and directed by Graham Reznick.THE VENUE
I CAN SEE YOU and THE VIEWER screen at the Kraine Theatre, within a custom, high-definition, full-surround, 3D system, maintained by distribution and exhibition company Cinema Purgatorio. Founded by former Pioneer Theater chief Ray Privett, Cinema Purgatorio installed the system at the Kraine for the four-month-long release of CHRISTMAS ON MARS, a science fiction film made by rock band the Flaming Lips. Together, Glass Eye and Cinema Purgatorio are adding the 3D capabilities for the screenings of I CAN SEE YOU and THE VIEWER.
Says Ray Privett: "I founded Cinema Purgatorio to work on extraordinarily creative film projects that deserve and reward extra special attention. I CAN SEE YOU is a great match. I've been lucky to work with Glass Eye and Scareflix many times elsewhere in the past, and I'm honored to work with them again."
-I CAN SEE YOU will be preceeded by THE VIEWER during it's theatrical run, from April 29th to May 5th at the Kraine Theater in NYC. Tickets are available through CinemaPurgatorio.com.
-The DVD of I CAN SEE YOU will contain THE VIEWER (along with special Glass Eye Pix 3D glasses) as a special feature. The special limited edition DVD set will also include a behind-the-scenes featurette, actor/director commentary, trailer, and promotional materials. The DVD will be available on May 26th through CinemaPurgatorio.com and Amazon.com.
- Hi-res press stills can be found at www.icanseeyoumovie.com/press_stills and hi-res posters can be found at www.icanseeyoumovie.com/poster/
September 15th, 2008
Dark Sky Films announced today that a partnership has been struck with
the fiercely independent NYC-based production company, Glass Eye Pix.
Headed by art-horror auteur Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter,
Wendigo, Habit, NBC's Fear Itself), Glass Eye Pix has produced critically
acclaimed films like Wendy and Lucy (Kelly reichardt), Liberty Kid (Ilya
Chaiken) and the forthcoming House of the Devil by Ti West.
Oscilloscope Pictures to release Kelly Reichardt’s Cannes hit, WENDY AND LUCY
Michelle Williams starrer will open in theaters in December 2008
New York, NY (July 22nd, 2008) – Oscilloscope Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Kelly Reichardt’s poetic road drama WENDY AND LUCY. The film, which stars Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, premiered to great acclaim in Un Certain Regard at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. It will be released at the Film Forum in New York City on Dec. 10, followed by a national expansion in early 2009.
In the film, Wendy Carroll (Williams) is driving to Ketchikan, Alaska, in hopes of a summer of lucrative work at the Northwestern Fish cannery, and the start of a new life with her dog, Lucy. When her car breaks down in Oregon, however, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she confronts a series of increasingly dire economic decisions, with far-ranging repercussions for herself and her dog.
WENDY AND LUCY addresses issues of sympathy and generosity at the edges of American life, revealing the limits and depths of people’s duty to each other in tough times. Williams has already garnered critics’ attention for her haunting performance, as she conveys “an inexorable sense of longing for something more than life has given her” (Scott Foundas, Variety).
Reichardt — “one of the few masters now working in American independent film” (Larry Gross, Film Comment) — previously directed OLD JOY (2006) and RIVER OF GRASS (1994), which each premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, with OLD JOY earning the VPRO Tiger Award for Best Film at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Now, with WENDY AND LUCY, Reichardt has made “palpably, tragically real what it means to be struggling at the very edge of the economic abyss…with uninflected realism, an attentive camera and no weeping strings” (Manohla Dargis, New York Times).
Based on Jonathan Raymond’s short story Train Choir, WENDY AND LUCY also features Walter Dalton, Will Oldham, Larry Fessenden, John Robinson and Will Patton.
David Fenkel of Oscilloscope Pictures negotiated the acquisition of the film with Tanja Meissner of Memento Films International, Neil Kopp and filmscience’s Anish Savjani, who represented the filmmakers.
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RON PERLMAN Exclusive Interview -- THE LAST WINTER on DVD July 22
Glass Eye Pix celebrates the July 22 release of Larry Fessenden's THE LAST WINTER on DVD with an exclusive video interview of HELLBOY star Ron Perlman speaking about becoming an actor.
The video is now available at
This charming visit with Perlman is an excerpt from a series of recorded discussions with cast and crew during the shooting of the THE LAST WINTER in 2005.
Many of these interviews appear on THE LAST WINTER DVD in a feature-length "making of" which tracks Fessenden's film from conception through postproduction in a candid, informative and often surreal account of making a low budget horror film in the desolate landscape of Iceland. The DVD also includes an interview with Fessenden and a full-length director's commentary.
Says Fessenden, "I'm glad the film is finally available. It's been a long road from inception to DVD distribution, and I'm sad to say the issues in the film are more relevant than ever. But I don't make Propaganda movies. I know I'm not going to change minds. I make movies to express the things I find frightening. The end of the world as we know it qualifies."
HELLBOY II and PAN'S LABYRINTH director Guillermo Del Toro says: "Fessenden is one of the most original voices to emerge in the horror field and THE LAST WINTER is his most accomplished work to date."
Also available is THE LAST WINTER soundtrack and the graphic novel for Image Comics available at amazon.com. Posters can be bought for $10 (includes postage) at firstname.lastname@example.org
PRODUCTION WRAPS ON JAMES FELIX MCKENNEY'S SATAN HATES YOU
FILM STARS DON WOOD, CHRISTINE SPENCER, ANGUS SCRIMM, REGGIE BANNISTER, MICHAEL BERRYMAN,
BROOKLYN, NY, July 3, 2008 - Glass Eye Pix and MonsterPants Movies are proud to announce that principal photography was completed in New York City on Tuesday for SATAN HATES YOU, written and directed by James Felix McKenney.
The film's cast is led by Don Wood (TV's COLONIAL HOUSE, IN A FIX) and Christine Spencer (AUTOMATONS) and also includes Angus Scrimm (PHANTASM, TV's ALIAS), Reggie Bannister (PHANTASM, BUBBA HO-TEP), Michael Berryman (ONE FLEW OVER THE CUKOO'S NEST, THE HILLS HAVE EYES), Debbie Rochon (TROMEO AND JULIET, TERROR FIRMER) and Producer Larry Fessenden (HABIT, THE BRAVE ONE) with appearances by Pauley Perrette (TV's NCIS, ALMOST FAMOUS), John Levene (TV's DOCTOR WHO) and author Max Brooks (WORLD WAR Z, THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE).
The film is inspired by Christian "scare" cinema of the 1950's - 70's and tells the story of two troubled individuals (Wood and Spencer) who find themselves on the fast track to losing their immortal souls.
"This film is significantly larger than anything we've done before," says McKenney. "With a huge cast and multiple locations around New York, Los Angeles and even Hell itself, I went into this shoot fearing I bit off more than I could chew. But our incredible cast and amazing crew made getting this ambitions project in the can a breeze. It was almost too easy."
SATAN HATES YOU is McKenney's fourth feature film, following the critically acclaimed AUTOMATONS. The film is produced by Larry Fessenden's company Glass Eye Pix, along with director McKenney's MonsterPants movies, Lisa Wisely and Jeremiah Kipp. Eric Branco is the Director of Photography.
Says Fessenden, "It is always very special to team up with the Monsterpants gang. They make films the way I like it: seat of the pants resourceful, lotta heart, lotta love on set. That's what Glass Eye has always been about and collaborating with McKenney keeps us honest. As for Satan Hates You, I think the title says it all."
Look for SATAN HATES YOU in early 2009.
The Horror of Global Warming Comes to DVD
July 22, 2008 from Genius Products Starring Ron Perlman
“The SCARIEST MOVIE of the YEAR…” - Bob Strauss, L.A. Daily News
“…Socially relevant and genuinely suspenseful...” - Aaron Hillis, Premiere Magazine
SANTA MONICA, CA – Discover the horrifying evil frozen beneath the arctic tundra as Genius Products presents the psychological thriller/ environmental message movie The Last Winter on DVD July 22. Starring Ron Perlman (Hellboy), James LeGros (Vantage Point), Connie Britton (NBC’s “Friday Night Lights”), Zach Gilford (NBC’s “Friday Night Lights”) and Kevin Corrigan (Definitely, Maybe), and directed by Larry Fessenden (The Brave One), The Last Winter will be available to own for $19.95 SRP.
Nominated for a 2007 Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast, The Last Winter blends real-life environmental concerns over global warming with the a suspenseful supernatural storyline. Named one of last year’s top movies by many critics including Greg Lamberson of FearZone.com, Bob Brodmerkel of HorrorReview.com and Scott Perry of Colonelscrypt.com, the Environmental Defense Fund called The Last Winter “a stunning wake up call, a bold exploration of the horror of unchecked global warming that is sure to move new audiences to action.”
THE LAST WINTER includes the following special features:
- Making of The Last Winter – a feature-length documentary including deleted scenes and interview with Director Larry Fessenden
SYNOPSIS: In the Arctic region of Northern Alaska , an oil company's advanced team struggles to establish a drilling base that will forever alter the pristine land. After one team member is found naked and dead in the snow, an environmentalist suspects sour gases may have accidentally been released in the area, provoking hallucinations, disorientation and insanity in the group. After a shocking second fatal incident, he convinces their boss to travel with the team to a hospital for examination. However, mysterious events begin taking place, effectively trapping the group in the base as they succumb to an unknown fear.
For more information on the film, including a trailer, photos, and press notes, please visit www.thelastwinter.net.
J E R E M Y W A L K E R + A S S O C I A T E S, I N C.
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PRODUCTION WRAPS ON WRITER/DIRECTOR TI WEST’S
FILM STARS JOCELIN DONAHUE, GRETA GERWIG, TOM NOONAN, MARY WARONOV,
LIME ROCK, CT, April 17, 2008 – Principal photography was completed here yesterday on THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, writer-director Ti West’s new horror-thriller starring Jocelin Donahue (JT Petty’s forthcoming THE BURROWERS), “mumblecore” ingénue Greta Gerwig (BAGHEAD, opening in July), Tom Noonan (SNOW ANGELS, MANHUNTER), Mary Waronov (EATING RAOUL) AJ Bowen (THE SIGNAL) and Dee Wallace (E.T., Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN).
Donahue plays Sam, an attractive but broke college sophomore who answers an ad seeking a baby-sitter and ends up trapped in a big scary house and fighting for her life. Noonan and Waronov play Mr. and Mrs. Ulman, the Satanist couple that lures Sam into the house just in time for a lunar eclipse; Gerwig plays Sam’s best friend while Bowen plays the Ulman’s murderous son. Wallace makes a cameo as Sam’s landlady.
THE HOUSE is West's fourth feature film following such cult hits as THE ROOST and TRIGGER MAN and the forthcoming Lionsgate release CABIN FEVER 2: SPRING FEVER.
Early plans call for THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL to be completed by late summer.
DARK SKY FILMS announces THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL from writer/director TI WEST
Dark Sky Films has partnered with A History of Violence producers Roger Kass and Josh Braun and horror impresario Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix to produce the original horror-thriller The House of the Devil, written and set to be directed by Ti West. Braun, Kass and Fessenden are producing along with Peter Phok as it was announced today by the MPI Media Group, Dark Sky’s parent company.
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Halloween Treats from Glass Eye Pix “Scareflix”
Glass Eye Pix is also pleased to announce along with Monsterpants Movies
the upcoming release of AUTOMATONS, James Felix McKenney’s extraordinary
S8mm b&w apocalyptic robot movie that the New York Times called
“enormously endearing” and Wired magazine awarded the “Best
shoestring sci-fi of 2006.” AUTOMATONS will be available from
Facets Multi Media January 29, 2008. The DVD will include a blow-by-blow
account of the making of the film by the resourceful and scrappy Monsterpants
crew and will also contain interviews with its star Angus Scrimm (PHANTASM).
The deal was handled by Robert Seigel for Glass Eye Pix and Marvin Mason
THE LAST WINTER Opens on Wednesday, September 19 at the IFC Center
July 12 2007
AUTOMATONS invade Comic-Con 2007
Glass Eye Pix and MonsterPants Movies' retro ScareFlick AUTOMATONS
will be the closing film of the Science Fiction / Fantasy program at
the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con International Film Festival! Director James
Felix McKenney and Producer Lisa Wisely will be on hand to talk about
the film and hand out some very limited quantities of Comic-Con Exclusive
Automatons Trading Cards and other goodies. An announcement regarding
the DVD release of AUTOMATONS will also be made at the Comic-Con screening.
AUTOMATONS is a black & white, low-tech effects film about the horrors
of war and robots starring newcomer Christine Spencer, Brenda Cooney
(I SELL THE DEAD, THE OFF SEASON) and Angus Scrimm (the PHANTASM films,
"Alias"). Also featured are Don Wood ("Colonial House",
CANNIBALLISTIC!), Larry Fessenden (HABIT, SESSION 9) and John Levene
("Doctor Who", PSYCHOMANIA).The film has enjoyed theatrical
runs in New York City and Chicago and has gained some impressive reviews
from The New York Times, Village Voice, Wired, New York Post, New York
Sun, Film Threat, Shock Cinema and more.Be sure to make time in your
busy Comic-Con schedule to check out this uniquely unusual film that
Joe Horror called a "Must See!"
June 23 2007
PERLMAN AND MONAGHAN GRAPPLE WITH THE UNDEAD
In a recent interview with teentelevision.com, Dominic Monaghan, star of "Lost" and Peter Jackson’s LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, leaked the news that he will be starring in the upcoming Glass Eye Pix production, I SELL THE DEAD, alongside Ron Perlman (HELLBOY, BLADE II) and Larry Fessenden (HABIT, SESSION 9).
Glenn McQuaid directs this latest installment in the Glass Eye ScareFlix Series of low budget auteur-driven genre fare, which includes Ti West’s THE ROOST and James McKenney’s AUTOMATONS as well as the forthcoming TRIGGER MAN, also by West.
I SELL THE DEAD is an extension of McQuaid’s period short film, The RESURRECTION APPRENTICE, in which a pair of graverobbers (here to be played by Monaghan and Fessenden) find themselves digging up the dead… and the not so dead. Perlman appears in the role of the imposing Father Duffy.
Shooting of this supernatural epic begins in May, with a considerably larger budget, cast and overall scope than previous entries in producer Fessenden's ScareFlix series. Says Fessenden: “we haven’t abandoned our no-budget model, but each scareflick requires a unique approach, and to get the period details right we’ll need a few extra hands on deck. Glenn’s script and the world he’s created will be worth the extra effort, and of course we’re thrilled with the cast”
Fessenden & McQuaid previously worked with Perlman on Fessenden's THE LAST WINTER, on which McQuaid was Visual Effects Supervisor. McQuaid is also responsible for the bat effects in THE ROOST. Perlman is joined by ScareFlix alumnae Brenda Cooney (AUTOMATONS, THE OFF SEASON), John Speredakos (WENDIGO, THE ROOST), and Daniel Manche (HEADSPACE, THE GIRL NEXT DOOR) as well as another genre veteran or two, to be announced…
Stay tuned to www.glasseyepix.com for updates, and visit the official site www.Isellthedead.com. Going on line today!
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Habit Press Release
Late in 1996, after 50 distributors told Fessenden that they could not see a way to market his independently produced film, he and his production company, Glass Eye Pix, partnered with his long-time associate, Michael Ellenbogen of Passport Cinemas, for the purpose of distribution. "In our first distribution effort together, we were able to tap six markets, schedule six more, and get six others to agree to an unspecified date in the near future," says Ellenbogen. Before distributing HABIT, Ellenbogen had been producing and programming two annual film festivals, the Albany International Short Film Festival and New York's Capital Film Slam, and a monthly series of short films, 'Off-hollywood'.
HABIT has been a critical success in each of its outings. The metaphorical nature of the vampire story combined with Fessenden's naturalistic acting and directing style has encouraged critics to be insightful. Michael Wilmington (The Chicago Tribune) called HABIT a "paralyzingly real ƒ Sharp ƒ Chillingly smart ƒ " movie that "evokes true horror: the fear that you can trust nothing around you." Amy Taubin of the Village Voice called it "a Dostoyevskian East Village romance," and "as evocative of New York-style paranoia as Rosemary's Baby, Bad Lieutenant, or Taxi Driver." Other praise for the film included: "Remarkable." (Michael Freidson, Time Out New York) "Haunting." (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times). HABIT was passed over by major film festivals like Sundance and Toronto, but its appearance in the Chicago Film Festival in 1995 caused a stir of interest-most notably in the minds of three of Chicago's top critics including Ebert, John Petrakis (Chicago Tribune), and Joshua Katzman (The Reader) and Charles Coleman, programmer of Facets Cinematheque, Chicago's true haven for independent cinÚphiles. Its follow-up appearance at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival in 1996, programmed by Robert Faust, garnered enough interest in Fessenden to set in motion events which led up to his winning the 'Someone to Watch Award' in March, 1997 ($20,000 cash sponsored by SWATCH Inc. and awarded by the Independent Feature Project West at the Independent Spirit Awards (ISA)).
"The important thing to realize," says Ellenbogen, "is how much these small events can mean to an independent distributor." When Coleman requested to play the film in his small Chicago art house in March, 1997, the offer was accepted. "Early in 1997, we had been trying to get booking dates in New York at the Angelika, Film Forum, Paris Fine Arts and Cinema Village, and in L.A. at Landmark Theatres, but several things were working against us: no major festivals, no major awards, no names, and no distribution track record," says Ellenbogen. "As the months went by, we were concerned that the movie would be out of place in summer engagements when most attention would be on the blockbusters and the decision was made to hold the two major cities until the fall. Facets gave HABIT the opportunity to play for two weeks. It was a combination of our in-house publicity efforts and those of Coleman that generated the intelligent and positive reviews by Ebert and Wilmington."
The Chicago reviews and the 'Someone to Watch Award' gave us the ammunition we needed to open the doors to Laemmle's Music Hall theatre in Los Angeles and Ed Arentz's Cinema Village in New York in October and November last year. Glass Eye Pix and Passport Cinemas had beat the odds and now had an opportunity to do business in two high profile art houses. With this goal in mind, they began developing an extensive publicity and promotional campaign, treating HABIT as any indie distributor would treat their trophy picture. Color one-sheets were released on the streets of both cities, postcards were distributed by hand and by Go-Card-one of the several postcard-advertising distribution companies-20,000 sets of eight different collector's cards (most of them stuffed into their platic casings by the director himself), and thousands of handbills were distributed. A late night wild-posting adventure in downtown New York to promote the film resulted in the arrest of Ellenbogen and Fessenden, who were charged with 'graffiti-ing'.
Critically speaking, Fessenden's persona and directing style have been the subject of great speculation. New York's Newsday called him a "virtual one man show" for writing, acting, and directing the film, while his looks have been compared to everyone from "a runty Jack Nicholson" to "a skinny Tim Robbins" and "Keith Carradine after extensive-and unsuccessful-electroshock." His directing, on the other hand, has recalled the style and films of such greats as Roman Polanski, Abel Ferrara, Francis Ford Coppola, and Martin Scorcese in the minds of many critics. Publicity efforts launched in July were successful in gaining positive reviews from many national publications, including Interview, Bomb, Paper, Playboy, Fangoria, Shock Cinema, and Cups magazines. The movie also landed on the 'Best of 1997' lists of critics Taubin and Steve Puchalski (Shock Cinema). These were good enough to allow Jack Foley, director of marketing at City Cinemas/Angelika, to convince his programming committee to book the film into a midnight slot in New York in December. Foley then chose HABIT to be one of eight initial films to run at the newly built Angelika Film Center in Houston (TX), which opened to the public on Christmas Day, 1997. While HABIT has not broken into a box office run that would make a platform release possible, it has achieved what its distributors call a "progressive" release, moving from city to city. "This allows us to keep the costs of distribution down and pay more attention to promoting the film in each market, says Fessenden. "It also allows us flexibility with the timing of each release. In Austin, TX, we were scheduled to open on Friday the 13th but moved up to the 27th to avoid competing with Robert Duvall's THE APOSTLE". "The key," says Ellenbogen, "is working with the exhibitor to find a window of opportunity that works for them and for the picture." This pattern will hold until the release of the video in the Fall of 1998.
The year-long efforts have also paid off with two distribution deals. One is with New York-based Fox Lorber which covers all international rights to HABIT including theatrical, cable, and video and domestic video releases. The other is with Wendy Lidell of New York-based International Film Circuit for domestic theatrical and semi-theatrical bookings.
Currently, Fessenden is developing two features at Glass Eye Pix. He has one completed script, "Hector Dodges," which veers from his focus on genre bending horror films to something lighter and more romantic while maintaining an auteur's sensibility for unique, offbeat situations. His other project is a haunting and mystical monster movie based on an old folk tale and set in the snowy regions of the north country. Having made an impression while starring in Kelly Reichert's film RIVER OF GRASS and in HABIT, Fessenden has been receiving offers for other feature roles for some time, none of which he has accepted as of yet. Television, however, caught his fancy briefly, and on March 24th you can see him play a gun dealer on the soap opera 'As The World Turns'.
While continuing to manage HABIT's distribution, Ellenbogen is now producing feature films under the roof of his new production company, Passport Pictures. The first project in development is an updated adaptation of Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. "Karamazov," written by Michael Brophy, the film is a modern sexual noir set in the Hamptons. While Ellenbogen has several original projects that he plans to write and direct, he is currently focusing on acquiring screenplays to produce. "I am drawn to stories that mix intrigue and suspense," he says of the scripts he reads. "I need intelligent people moving fast toward some kind of transcendence. I like to be surprised and seduced because to me, cinema is about escape."
Both companies maintain an office together in New York City's Soho neighborhood.