Sunday, March 05, 2006

Good news about an impending law suit!

Movie update, the good news is there won't be a law suit.

I looked into what rights you have to get to parody something... like, oh I don't know... hockey night in canada.. just as a random example. And it looks like you don't need to get the rights. I guess there's been a few big law suits overturned in the past. One about Naked Gun 33 1/3's promo poster. One about a 2 Live Crew song, then I sort of slipped into a coma - law websites are a bit dry.

But basically the copyright laws are there to prevent profiteering off of others work, not mimicing them for comedy or social commentary. Which is good news - that's about 30 less phone calls that I have to make.

But while I'm in a copyright frame of mind I'm going to do some calling and emailing around to see what kind of music or maybe even musak I can secure for the movie. I've got a wishlist of some songs that would work really well, and kick a little ass. Hopefully I can get an okay for a few of them.

Craig - Director / co-writer of Zombie Night in Canada

Monday, February 06, 2006

Schedule for Zombie Night in Canada.

Hello all,

We worked out a timeline for the movie. The important dates being July 1st - Aug 6th that's when we're going to be shooting it! So if you want to help on the movie, try to make time around then, or at the very least keep your weekends free. June 1 -3rd we'll be working out who is going to work on the movie and I'll be schooling everyone who wants to help but doesn't yet know how to do a certain job. and May 7 to 27 we'll be casting.

Here's an extensive schedule, incase you want to help out with any of the preproduction of the movie.

Feb 18 - Work out a Budget
Feb 28 - Official Website Deadline & T-Shirts available for sale!
Mar 11 - Deadline for Funding Applications
Mar 31 - Props Deadline (I'll post a list of what we need also)
Apr 2 - Makeup and FX breakdown & try to get ahold of Val (who's a great makeup artist)
Apr. 30 - Makeup Deadline (have everything we need and done some testing to make it look good)
May 6 - Storyboard Deadline
May 7 - 27 - CASTING - everyone is welcome, bring your funny
May 28-31 - Call backs
June 1-3 - Crewing up
June 4-10 - Camera and Makeup Test
June 11 - Shooting Schedule Deadline
June 11-30 - Rehearsal
June 30 - Final Makeup, Wardrobe and Props Deadline
July 1-Aug 6 - Shooting
Aug 10-19 - Pickups (if needed)

Then of course I'll have to get a job right away to pay down some of the debt. I just aquired and I'll be spending all my free time editing the movie.

Yay, zombie movie. it's gonna be some good times.

Craig (co-director, co-writer)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

A Blog Journal To Supplement a Webpage

Hello zombie/homour fans,

I give myself about 5 posts here. The idea is to give a slapdash journal of making a shit your pants funny independent zombie movie in London On.

So as of now, we have a script. It's done, but it's going through it final polishing that will make it not only better, but easier to make.

It's been 4 years (Jesus!!) since I graduated film school. So I cracked open all my school work and books from their boxes in the garage of my parents house to bone up a bit. It's all coming back to me. I mean I can watch a movie like a pro... so how hard should it be to make one?

We also have a locations breakdown (only 15 locations - and we could get lucky and get like 8 of those locations all near each other) - right now I'm concerned about getting into a nice church to shoot a zombie wedding... not sure what the churches stance on sacrilage is these days?

We also finished our wardrobe breakdown... the conclusion is that suspenders are funny... and those old school suspenders for socks are really funny!!

Oh ya, we refers to my brother Bryan. Basically we're co-writing and co-directing the movie. He's doing special fx makeup and I'm doing cinematography for the movie.

I figure that we'll need about 10 000$ to make the movie (gas isn't cheap these days). and right now we have a grand total of.... 0. So we are putting a lot of effort into making money. My bro has a job pimping out cars, and I'm editing wedding videos right now - but I might have to get a job to make some money. I'll be applying for grants and telefilm money and all that within the next week or so - that would fucking rock to get some of that cash. We also came up with a bunch of cool ideas for t-shirts, and Bryan is going to air brush or silk screen them or something and sell them to friends and over the webpage... if you buy 5 or more we'll give you an executive producer credit!!

and my next task is to story board the movie, and Bryan is doing concept art for what the zombies will look like, and hopefully he'll start doing some makeup tests.

the next post will be the next time when I need a break from all this work

Craig Rice
Writer/Director of Zombie Night in Canada