I do not have time to rebuild all of the lost WeHo entries that were pre-loaded and ready to roll out, so once again I pluck from one of the inboxes to save me. Due to the never-ending hell that is my schedule away from BGF Central, there is a good chance this entry will have to hold for the rest of the week.
For background on this post I'm tossing you over to an entry I made here back in Feb. 2006, which, if you click it, contains a link to further background from a post in Oct. 2005. Oh! And in this post from June 2006, there is a link that will take you here to a site with an interview with director Jeff Brookshire that is illustrated with a picture that includes Me in the background in zombie mode! (I'm the one with the purse and the striped socks.)
Wow. Until now I never fully appreciated one of the advantages to a blog is easy tracking past activities... Also, I see I never actually got around to doing a full write-up on what it was like being a zombie for a day on this indy production. Too bad, because it was fun! Unfortunately, I'm too far away to remember the details well enough to put one together now. I do remember watching them put together the cool City of God shot, doing zombie horde stuff (we all made zombie noises without being asked to...I have no idea why we did this...we never talked about it, we all just did it), being jealous of the stunt people and talking to the professional actors in the extras pool who had been on shows such as Deadwood. I should have written that post back then, but I was probably too busy to do so...DAMMIT.
In case you're wondering, I carried a purse when I was a zombie because I needed someplace to put my glasses and the paperback I was reading during the down time. As we are all aware, real zombies have no need for purses.
Anywho, press release below. Personally, I can't wait to buy my copy since when they held the screening somewhere in town back last year I couldn't go. Now I have another opportunity to traumatize Del with the camera, and I can get the dvd and finally see the movie.
Due to what's going on with EsoWon I'm feeling highly protective of all of my fave local indy brick & mortar stores right now. So, though the dvd will be available at various chains, if you have an interest in this movie please consider purchasing it directly from Dark Delicacies. They will mail it to you promptly. In fact I have sat on my ass here at the edge of
South Central South Los Angeles and made a phone call over the hill to order stuff from Dark Del. What comes to mind immediately was my replacement copy of Move Under Ground, which got 'lost' during one of the times it was out on loan. I called Dark Delicacies, it showed up fast and perfectly packaged. I was happy.
Okay, this time for sure...press release below.
We are pleased to announce that AWAKEN THE DEAD will be released on DVD on Nov. 6, 2007. It will be available at select Best Buy, Circuit City, Sun Coast video and F.Y.E. stores. It will also be available online at www.braindamagefilms.com, Amazon.com, Target.com, www.darkdel.com and most online retailers.
There will be a DVD Signing with the director and lead actors on Nov. 10th at Dark Delicacies in Burbank between 2:00 - 4:00 PM. If you are interested in a complete DVD with menu, extra features, official artwork and signed by the director and cast, it will be available while supplies last for $15.00 or you can pre-order for your copy. Bring all your friends and family to the event.
You can pre-order or buy it directly at:
4213 W. Burbank Ave.
Burbank Ca 91505
Tel. # - 818-556-6660