Hey everyone! It's been a while since we posted here. Hope everyone's been doing great and enjoying 2013 so far.
We're happy to announce that the film has recently been released on DVD & Digital in both Australia and the UK! Lots of great reviews have been popping up, which has really been terrific. Here are links to a few, if you'd like to check them out.
Sex Gore Mutants
Strange Things are Happening
We're also happy to say that the film should be coming out in Germany and South Korea sometime soon. We haven't been told any specific release date yet, but we'll let you know as soon as we have. As for the rest of the world, we unfortunately don't have any information yet. Our foreign sales company is working hard to get the film picked up by distributors in every country, but it's tough for small movies like ours. If you know of a distributor in your country that you'd like to see release the film, send them an email and let them know. Nothing would make us happier than for the film to be released in every country on the planet!
To celebrate the release of the film, we created a comic book (with the help of Dynamite Entertainment), and gave it away for free at Comic-Con. Didn't get to pick one up? No problem. It's now available in digital form, from Comixology. You just need to setup an account, and then click here. It's a free download, and you can read it right inside your web browser. If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android device, or Kindle Fire, you can download the Comixology app and read it that way. Enjoy!
To celebrate the DVD release, we're going to be doing two contests; one on Facebook, and the other on Twitter. The winners will each receive a free copy of the DVD!
Facebook: make our Facebook Cover Photo YOUR Cover Photo, and then make a posting on your wall where you “tag” the Midnight Son fan page. (You’ll need to keep the Cover Photo up until Sunday, July 21.) For everyone who does this, we’ll throw your name in a hat, and on Sunday night we’ll draw three names at random. We’ll contact the winners via private message to get your mailing address.
Twitter: post a tweet saying how excited you are that Midnight Son has been released, include a link to our trailer (http://bit.ly/N42325), and end the tweet with the hashtag: #MidnightSon. We’ll put your name in a hat, and draw three winners on Sunday. Be sure to follow us on Twitter so we can send you a direct message if you win.
Good luck to all!
(Note: this contest is only open to those who live in the U.S. & Canada.)
IFC.com wrote an article regarding Producer Matt Compton's outreach to those on The Pirate Bay who are downloading Midnight Son without paying for it. Click here to read it.
To anyone out there who downloaded the film but didn't pay for it: We'd like to ask that you please consider donating a little money to us via PayPal. You can do that via this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if it's a very small amount, anything would be appreciated. You can also consider purchasing a copy on DVD or as a digital download. iTunes has the film available for pre-order, and Vudu will carry it starting July 17.
The film was made by people who love making films, and was financed by ourselves, family and friends. It was made on a very small budget, and our main goal is simply to make back the money we spent on it. It would be great to make a little bit of profit, but that's secondary to just breaking even. Unfortunately, it's become very difficult for independent filmmakers to make their money back these days.
To those of you who have donated already and/or pre-ordered the film, a huge THANK YOU goes out to you!
Hi everyone! It's been a while since we've posted anything here, so it's definitely time for an update.
We're really happy to be able to tell you that the film will be released on DVD & Digital in the US & Canada on July 17! It's already available for pre-order via several websites, including Amazon.com and Walmart. On the digital side, you can pre-order via iTunes. On July 17, it should be available in Walmart stores, as well as many other digital providers like Vudu and CinemaNow.
As the date nears, we'll be doing contests on both our Facebook and Twitter pages, giving away free copies of the DVD. Keep watching those pages for details.
Thanks for your continued support!
We have some big news to share with you today! Those of you in the United States will soon have the chance to see the film. FEARnet will be premiering the film in January 2012. More details to follow, but for now we wanted to let you know the terrific news! For more information, head on over to the article on FEARnet's site by clicking here.
More good news! The film will be screening at five different film festivals this month. (Well, technically it's four festivals and one screening series, if you really want to split hairs.)
Here's a list, and links to find out more information & get tickets. If you're in (or near) any of these cities, we hope you'll be able to see the film!
Sitges Film Festival
Thursday, October 6 @ 1:00 AM
Friday, October 7 @ 1:00 AM
Click here for more information.
To find out how to buy tickets, click here.
Mile High Horror Film Festival
Friday, October 7 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 9 @ 4:20 PM
To buy tickets, click here.
Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival
Washington, DC area
Saturday, October 15 @ 7:00 PM
NOTE: In attendance will be Actor Zak Kilberg and Executive Producer Eduardo Sanchez.
To buy tickets, click here.
To visit the festival website, click here.
Toronto After Dark
Sunday, October 23 @ 9:45 PM
NOTE: In attendance will be Writer/Director Scott Leberecht, Actor Zak Kilberg, and Producer Matt Compton.
To visit the festival website, click here.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center (as part of the "Scary Movies" series)
New York, NY
Sunday, October 30 @ 7:00 PM
NOTE: In attendance will be Writer/Director Scott Leberecht, Actors Zak Kilberg, Maya Parish & Jo D. Jonz, Producer Matt Compton, and Executive Producer Eduardo Sanchez.
For more information, click here.
If you're able to attend any of these screenings, please let us know what you think of the film. You can leave a comment on our Facebook page or send us a tweet on Twitter!
The film will be screening at the Spooky Movie Horror Film Festival in Washington D.C. on October 15. If you're in the area, we hope you'll come check it out. Click here to get tickets.
To all of you in or near the Seattle area, you'll have a chance to see the film. It will screen at the Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival on September 16. Click here to visit their website, to find out how to buy tickets. If you see the film there, please drop us a line and let us know what you think!
We've got some excellent news! The film will be screening at some of the biggest genre festivals around the world in the coming months! (Click the festival name to visit our page on their site.)
Fantaspoa (Porto Alegre, Brazil) - July 10 & 11.
Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (Bucheon, South Korea) - July 17, 19 & 21.
Fantasia (Montreal, Canada) - July 19 & 21.
Film4 FrightFest (London, England) - August 26 & 28.
If you're able to see the film at any of these festivals, please drop us a line on Facebook or Twitter and let us know what you thought of it. We always love hearing from people... especially if you liked it. :)
We'll have other festivals to announce soon, so stay tuned!
For those of you in the San Francisco area, get ready for your chance to see the film! We'll be playing at a genre festival called Another Hole in the Head, on June 11th and 15th. Writer/Director Scott Leberecht will be on hand to do a Q&A with the audience after each screening. Click here to get tickets.
CPH PIX, a film festival in Copenhagen, Denmark, will be screening the film three times. The dates are April 23, 25 & 28. Click here to see showtimes, and to buy tickets. (The website is in Danish.)
For those of you in Belgium, we have some good news! The film will screen at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival on April 14. We're thrilled to be included in such a well regarded European festival. For those of you in the area, we hope you can make it! For more information, click here.
Our trailer surpassed 20,000 views yesterday, which is fantastic! However, we're not satisfied. We want more! We need even more people to find out about the film. If you'd like to help us, please post the trailer on your Facebook page, post a link to it on Twitter, embed it in your blog, email it to your friends, etc. Anything you can do to help us spread the word would be so appreciated!
To go directly to the YouTube page, click here.
For those of you in Australia, you're going to get your chance to see the film! Midnight Son will be making it's International Premiere at A Night of Horror International Film Festival in Sydney, Australia. The screening will be on Thursday, April 7 @ 7:00 PM. Click here to purchase tickets.
We're very excited to be a part of such a cool festival!
If you live in the Orlando, FL area, you're in luck! The film will be screening twice at the Florida Film Festival; April 15 @ Midnight, and April 16 @ 9:30 PM. Writer/Director Scott Leberecht, Producer Matt Compton, and Composer Kays Alatrakchi all hope to be in attendance. Executive Producer Eduardo Sanchez (co-director of "The Blair Witch Project") may also attend. To buy tickets, click here.
For those of you in the Phoenix area, good news! You'll have a chance to see the film in a few weeks! We just found out that the film will screen twice at the Phoenix Film Festival: Saturday, April 2 @ 10:20 PM, and Monday, April 4 @ 9:00 PM.
The screenings will be at the Harkins Scottsdale 101. To purchase tickets, click here.
We want to thank the Cinequest Film Festival for making the cast and crew feel so welcome. We had a wonderful World Premiere on Friday, March 4, and our second screening on March 6 was also terrific. We'll have one more, on Friday, March 11 @ 12:30 PM, so if you're in the San Jose area, you have one more chance to see the film.
We also want to thank the Omaha Film Festival for screening the film! We're extremely happy to say we won an award there -- the Best OFF the EDGE film! We're sorry none of us were able to be there in person.
Last, but certainly not least, thanks to all of you who went to see the film!! We really appreciate the support!
We do have more festivals coming up, and we'll be announcing them in the coming days. Stay tuned!
Interested in being one of the first to see the new poster art for the film? If so, sign up for our mailing list. Members will be sent a link to download it on Monday, February 21 -- two days before we share it with anyone else. To sign up, just go the bottom of any page on our website.
Cinequest Central, a blog all about the Cinequest Film Festival, just published an interview with writer/director Scott Leberecht. If you'd like to learn more about how the film came to be, click here to check it out.
We're very happy to announce that the film will be playing in another film festival! The Omaha Film Festival will screen the film on Saturday, March 5 @ 8:30 PM. Tickets are not available just yet, but keep watching their website, as they should be on sale any day now. Click here to visit their site.
We're got some terrific news to share! Midnight Son is about to make it's World Premiere! We're very pleased to announce that in March, the film will screen at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California. The World Premiere will take place on Friday, March 4 at 9:30 PM. We'll also have two additional screenings at the festival: March 6 at 6:45 PM, and March 11 at 12:30 PM. If you'll be in the area and would like to attend, you can order tickets by clicking here.
Cinequest is a wonderful celebration of independent cinema, and we're so thrilled to be a part of it. We hope you'll be able to join us for it!
Good news, everyone! The trailer now has over 5,000 views on YouTube! Thanks to everyone who has already watched it! If you haven't yet, just click on "Trailer" above. We hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to leave a comment on the YouTube page. To go directly there, click here.