So apart from the literal face-melting weather this weekend my family had a few great events. Apart from my son Axel’s monumental age change from 5 to 6 (and the LEGO building, Castle painting, and Mimi’s eating therein) we visited some art. We live in Anaheim and there’s always some little festival, swap meet, or some Downtown experience to visit. I’m pretty sure the Downtown guys are trying to CPR the mostly vacant downtown little district’s mostly empty shops and eateries. Although I sometimes loath the thought at dragging myself outside to walk\stand in the sun for a few hours at some trinket table, this one was actually fun. It was the Anaheim Art Crawl. Contrary to popular belief I do enjoy art I just have very specific tastes. There were lots of chalk drawings along the street and messages written for the reader. There was a Swing Band and pro dancers. There was that awesome Healthy Junk eatery that Liz and I enjoy so much. But there was one booth I was particularly interested in.
There was an artist named Jake Perez who had a setup where he was painting while we watched. Looking at his work I was blown away or face-melted without temperature. He had all these painting of Zombies with bloody mouths or glowing eyes or just a bunch of really bad ass horror paintings. I quickly grabbed a card and watched as the Artist painted colors onto some grisly zombie face. My daughter caught up with me and asked “Is this the Walking Dead?” I quickly reminded her of Romero’s work. Lizzy is very artistic and draws a lot of pictures in her little notepads and such. I’ll come to my desk sometimes and find a few pages of illustrations. Sometimes It’s a little comic starring our family as ninjas. Other times it’s Pyramid Head from Silent Hill. Then every now and then she draws Alien vs Predator (of course she calls the Predator daddy.) We walked the rest of the show and came back to sit in front of the booth (in our opinion was the best view of the place) and ogled the awesomeness a bit more.
Lizzy and Axel found some chalk and set to creating their own masterpieces on the asphalt. Axel turned out a Vampire, a mummy, and a werewolf (which he called daddy). and Lizzy drew a Zombie. Not just any zombie however, the zombie we were staring at about 15 feet across the street. And she did pretty good. It actually looked like the painting. We told her she should show it to the artist and let him know how much she liked his work. She ran across the street and conversed for a few moments and came back with a signed print!! A few moments later the artist himself, a Mr. Jake Perez came and snapped a shot of her homage. We thanked him he thanked us and we went home and framed his print. The next day I was blown away to see he had put Lizzy’s chalk drawing on his blog.
Thanks Jake. You inspired my little girl and I can’t thank you enough for that.
That’s right folks today you can make that journey through the Wasteland. Buy or rent your copy and let me know what you think. This is some of the music I’m most happy with. With this project I was really able to move freely and create something very desolate and sparse. I love the story and I love the look of the movie. Every shot is just beautiful. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. If you haven’t got your copy they’re going for as low as $13 on Walmart.com so go look for one!! Don’t forget to tell me your favorite part of the movie!!!
So by now you should be aware that a movie I scored is being released on Oct 11th. What you may not be aware of however is that the folks at the Wasteland page are giving away some cool stuff to celebrate the DVD release! Check out the details here at the Wasteland DVD release event and pre order your copy if you haven’t already yet. To win stuff all you have to do is LIKE the Wasteland page. That’s it!! The first prize is a poster signed by the Writer and Director when the page reaches 300 likes!! The more likes the page gets the more Wasteland swag will be given away!! So get out there and LIKE the page, share with your friends, and buy the DVD!! Don’t forget to check out all the exclusive content on the page and show some love, likes, and comments!!
I’ve been working on quite a few things lately and the time has come to check them out. We need you and all of your friends support to spread the word. Because all of these films are independent features we don’t get the big studio money promotional campaigns so that leaves the promoting to us. That’s why I humbly ask all of you who are interested in my work to like our facebooks, add some comments, share with your friends, drop us a line, and just plain check us out! The best thing about these pages is that they are run by actual artists involved in the production!! This is the best place to get all the LATEST news and talk to the creators themselves!!
My humblest thanks!!
WASTELAND has an official facebook that is getting updated with exclusive pics, articles, interviews, and anything post Black Sunday that is news!!
Looking to catch all the desolate violence, scavenging cannibals, mutant sacrifices, lurking creatures, Lee Sister beat downs, vengeance seeking, religious zealots, knife stabbing, journey across the post-apocalyptic WASTELAND and want to catch it on the release date? Well hit up the Amazon.com preorder page and get this action packed DVD shipped straight to your home!
Set in the not too distant future, “WASTELAND” is a non-stop sci-fi adventure about a man who has lost everything.
“Black Sunday” has arrived. The chemicals we’ve pumped into our environment has cause our ecosystem to fail and collapse. The land is now barren, livestock brought to near extinction and the population has fallen to a hundred million.
A group of Religious zealots, led by the enigmatic Caine (Derrel Maury) invade the home of Keo Tanaka ( Garret T. Sato) destroying his peaceful life. Tanaka endures seventeen years of cannibal infested towns, teeming with mutants, scavengers and other horrors that lie beneath the sandy Wasteland. Now the time has come to exact revenge.
Wasteland’s director KANTZ just posted the latest news on the DVD release!!!!
“Just completed post production duties on WASTELAND. Turned in the film, behind the scenes, deleted scenes, commentary, PSD files, hundreds of hi-res photos to the distributor.”
Looks like everything is moving along!! Check out the official Wasteland Facebook page for TONS of exclusive photos, updates, and more. Don’t forget to share with your friends and help us get the word out. Get ready to pick up your copy on Oct. 11th!!