Tuesday, April 1, 2014

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. LEAVING IRON MAN?

Iron Man without Robert Downey Jr.? RDJ is Tony Stark...  but we may have to face facts - he's not going to do it forever.  A time will come when someone else plays the billionaire hero.  When that sad day comes, the question isn't who will replace him...  The question is, will you, the audience, accept the change?

In this era of remakes, re-boots, sequels, and adaptations, scarcely little new original content is created - instead, massive amounts of money are poured into remakes that cater to a pre-existing fan base. No movie franchise is complete without a Hollywood A-lister, commanding enormous salaries, driving budgets even higher. But is the "movie star" a necessary component for success in the market place? Or do audience just want a great story?

Back in the golden age of cinema, Hollywood studios sought out, discovered and curated movie "stars". And audiences loved them. But today the general sentiment seems to be that "Hollywood has run out of original ideas." And we keep seeing the same people over and over. Re-make after re-make. Sequel after sequel.  Certainly there is no lack of new talent to help these stories come to life. The independent film scene is flush with outstanding up and comers. But what the indy scene lacks is an audience. 

Independents lack an audience partly due to limited marketing budgets, limited distribution infrastructure, and limited press opportunities. Press opportunities are limited because bloggers know that a story about Iron Man will generate more hits that a story about an unknown indie. More hits = more ad revenue.

Ultimately, the trend of remakes and sequels will continue as long as audiences support those types of films. The bigger the budget, the more the studio will attempt to minimize risk... but typically the greatest creative achievements result from taking the biggest risks.  Will you, the audience support the risk takers? Next time you're out Redboxing or Netflixing, check out something with people you've never seen or heard of before. Then come back here and say what you liked or didn't like about it. Would Iron Man live on with a no name actor? Can content be king? Or will the star system, always, reign supreme?

Chad Thackston is an actor/producer living in Houston and can be seen in the upcoming Pickaxe Murders III, Dawn of the Crescent Moon and Killing Mr. Right.

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

BLAIR WITCH Director Edward Sanchez's BIGFOOT feature EXISTS, Starring SPIRIT CAMP's Denise Williamson, Picked Up by LIONSGATE at SXSW

One of the first sales to come out of SXSW is Eduard Sanchez's Bigfoot feature EXISTS, starring our very own Denise Williamson of SPIRIT CAMP! Lionsgate has acquired the North American rights to the new horror film that focuses on five friends struggling to survive this terrifying predator.

Director Sanchez says he's excited "to reboot Bigfoot for a new generation."

source: Deadline
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

ENTERTAINMENT MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION: DIGITAL MEDIA PIPELINE

Kerosene Films will be attending the Entertainment Merchant Association's Digital Media Pipeline Sept. 24 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Please contact us at sales [at] kerosenefilms.com to setup a meeting during the conference, and see how we can better serve your genre content needs.

What We Do:

-We build audiences for great genre content. Action, Sci-Fi, Horror. Our most recent title is a submarine action/thriller starring Eric Roberts.

-We support all of our titles with limited theatrical releases.

-We aggressively market via social media and online campaigns typically generating over 7 million online impressions.

-Our strategic partnership with SplatterFest (One of MovieMaker's top coolest horror festivals), provides content, community engagement, and national media coverage.

-We provide more personalized attention to both films and fans; constantly building community.

-We can deliver high quality mezzanine files encoded to EMA specs for digital distribution.

Who We Are:

-A company that loves to produce and distribute high concept genre content - Passionate about engaging  fans, building long term relationships and maximizing the convergence of entertainment and technology.

What We Want:

-To continually expand our digital output platforms, giving audiences the content they want, the way that they want it. 






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Friday, October 11, 2013

DEEP TERROR

What if a weapon the size of a clock radio could take out an entire continent? What if that weapon was lost?

Deep Terror is a submarine action/thriller revolving around a crew of marine biologists battling a terrorist plot to recover the ultimate weapon of mass destruction - forced to choose between saving the ones they love, or saving mankind.

Currently filming!

IMDB

Official Site





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Thursday, October 10, 2013

CODE OF EVIL

The fate of mankind rests in the hands of a few escaped convicts trapped on a hostile alien planet in this sci-fi extravaganza!

Currently in pre-production, filming begins 2013

IMDB

Geek Tyrant

Fangoria

Official Site




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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

SPIRIT CAMP


Love cheerleaders? Hate cheerleaders? Spirit Camp is for you! A tongue and cheek horror/comedy paying homage to the 80's slasher! It's "Friday the 13th" meets "Bring it On!"

Fresh out of juvi, alternative goth girl Nikki (Roxy Vandiver) is forced to attend cheer camp, where she clashes with the bitch ringleader Rachel (Julin Jean) and catches the eye of a psycho killer lurking in the woods.  Also starring Kerry Beyer (Jacob, Walker TX Ranger), Brandon Smith (Jeepers Creepers, No Country For Old Men), and Amy Morris (Big Momma's House 2, Deep Terror).

BUY NOW at AMAZON!

UPC #8-84501-23641-6
Horror/Comedy
DVD - Unrated
96 min - 16x9
5.1 Dolby Digital

For International Sales contact sales [at] kerosenefilms.com







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