Next Friday, Mar 31, is the Connecticut College premiere of A Peculiar Thud from 6:00-7:00 in Olin 014. We’ll be doing a Q&A after the film with cast and crew from the film.
Free and open to the public.
We're looking forward to sharing the work with our local backers and donors here in Connecticut; see you there!
Congratulations to Ross Morin on being granted tenure and promotion at Connecticut College! Ross began working at the college in 2011 where he has since taught the entire film production curriculum. I've had the pleasure of working with Ross for the past five years and he deserves this more than anyone I know.
A Peculiar Thud is an official selection of the Short to the Point International Short Film Festival in Romania. Congrats to the team and thanks to Short to the Point!
Last night, A Wheel out of Kilter won the highest honor at the Macabre Faire Film Festival -- the Best Feature Film award.
The entire festival was awesome. We got to meet some amazing filmmakers, writers, and producers, do some interviews with New York press, and see some great scary films.
The star of the festival is the director herself, Elsie. Elsie has been running this festival despite going through chemotherapy for stage 4 breast cancer. She is a vibrant, beautiful personality, full of compassion, humor, and vulgarity. She's as shocking as she is inspiring and everyone fell in love with her immediately. Elsie (and your team), we are so thankful to you for accepting our film, nominating it for no less than seven awards, and eventually awarding it with your top prize.
Here are a few pictures from the evening--
Above - Elsie congratulates Ross on the award for Best Feature.
Below - Ross is interviewed on the red carpet.
Finally, below, you can watch some excerpts from the award ceremony where they announce Best Feature Film. Apologies to my fellow nominees, whose names and films I've removed from this edit for the sake of time.
On behalf of Kiltered Productions, I’d like to heartily congratulate Matthew Herbertz on his new position of Assistant Professor at Florida Southern College where he will be teach film and filmmaking to future generations of artists, storytellers, and thinkers. Congratulations, Professor Herbertz! May we continue making meaningful work on your path to tenure and beyond.
Yours in film, Ross
A Peculiar Thud has been accepted to its first film festival - the 18th annual DC Independent Film Festival - where it will be screening next month!
The festival is very selective and it is an honor to have been accepted. It's the first festival I've heard back from too - perhaps this is indicative of a successful future for our newest film...?
Some of the team will be attending... more details soon.
Read more about it here: https://dciff-indie.org/2017/01/09/announcing-the-dciff-2017-shorts/
This coming weekend in Ronkonkoma, A Wheel out of Kilter is up for SEVEN awards!
Check out the webpage for this awesome festival http://www.macabrefairefilmfest.com/nominees-2017.html
We are up for:
Best Cinematography in a Feature (Matthew Herbertz & Ross Morin)
Best Editing in a Feature (Brian Newell & Ross Morin)
Best Sound in a Feature (Ross Morin)
Best Screenplay in a Feature (Ross Morin)
Best Actor in a Feature (Ross Morin)
Best Director in a Feature (Ross Morin)
Ross will be there at the gala to celebrate the nomination. Thank you, Macabre Faire!!
DePauw University has just published a great article about Matthew Herbertz teaching filmmaking - check it out here!
A Wheel out of Kilter was nominated for the Freaky Feature Award at the Broken Knuckle Film Festival. Freaking great news! Thanks, Broken Knuckle!
Congrats to Ross Morin - his first peer-reviewed journal came out today. His paper, "Trauma and Dissociation in All This Can Happen" was published in the International Journal of Screendance.
It's a free and open-source journal so you can read the article here.
Thanks to Claudia Kappenberg for putting this issue together and thanks, of course, to my friend David Hinton, co-creator of the film, All This Can Happen.
The premiere of A PECULIAR THUD at Damnationland 2016 was an incredible success. Our film kickstarted the lineup, getting the audience screaming within minutes of the start of the program. What an absolute blast! Thanks so much to Charlotte, Michelle, Eddy, Remy, RJ and Allen at Damnationland for all their hard work - what an incredible evening! More pictures to come.
It's finally here!
Tonight is the premiere of Ross Morin's A Peculiar Thud at the State Theater in Portland, Maine! I'm excited to see friends and family and share this new terrifying film as part of Damnationland 2016!
Cast and crew will be there including: Malcolm Mills (lead actor), Stuart Vyse (Assistant Director), Kyle Clark (Gaffer), Lindsay Sirois (Sound), Ryän J. Wilsön II (Grip/Damnationland Producer).
We'll on be together for the after party at Geno's Rock Club right next door. A night of terror is forthcoming!
Here it is, folks: the official trailer for Ross Morin's A PECULIAR THUD!
A note from Ross: I had a dream in which I saw this trailer as its own stand-alone tone poem. When I woke up, I had the words in my head. It's an unusual trailer, to be sure, and I think it captures the essence of what terrifies me about the story.
Greg is still out there, lost in the woods, performing Hamlet soliloquies to a hatchet murderer. A Wheel out of Kilter is an official selection of New York's Broken Knuckle Film Festival! Aside from being a very cool festival that screens films on television, it is one of the only festivals that uses a middle finger as its official laurel.
Tickets for the Damnationland premiere of A Peculiar Thud are on sale here: http://www.statetheatreportland.com/event/1318283-damnationland-2016-portland/
Damnationland has conducted an unconventional and fascinating interview with Ross about A Peculiar Thud. Check out the link below to hear some of his thoughts on the film and see some behind the scenes footage!