MARY DOE BLOG
- Journal of the Dead
Posted on April 30, 2010 in Journal
Ryk has been sculpting and texturing for almost a week. The bodies are looking fantastic – beautiful works of art. He is so passionate about his work and wants to do the best job possible – nothing is too difficult. The new Star Wars tattoo on his arm continues to fester and provide hours of conversation.
April 3rd – Paul, Ryk, Katherine, Tony and myself spend Saturday watching Blu-Rays upstairs at work. It’s a fun night as we all take a break from work – but that break is short lived as I notice someone has left a message on our answering machine. I decide to play it back when we take a break in between movies and it’s a Sales Agent from the States interested in discussing World Wide Sales Rights for Mary Doe. Everyone gathers around as I play the message again and we all have a laugh. Just from the Fangoria article that went online a few weeks back, we have had so many calls from people enquiring about our project. It’s unbelievable the exposure we’ve had from it and we haven’t even tried to capitalize on it yet. It just goes to show – get your project out there and people will start to hear about it and start contacting you! I’ll follow up on the Sale Agent message after we watch Star Trek on Blu-Ray… Geeks…
April 10th – Ryk leaves for Hong Kong to get married. It’s great when you have the groom doing a 2-week stop over to help you on your movie before he goes off to get married. He’ll be back in May to help us some more and his wife Erin will be joining him. She’s a great artist and mould-maker as well.
April 13th – Deidre drops in to give us some advice and stories about her exploits trying to get her last 2 feature films off the ground.
April 15th – Incorporation details are sent to our Entertainment Lawyer. He is going to draft up all the contracts and bring Creative Nerve Entertainment together.
April 19th – Daniel is in all week working on the websites. He finds it more creative and inspiring being in at MEG while he develops the sites. It’s great for me as we are able to consolidate on all the designs and structure of the various sites with a lot more efficiency. It’s amazing seeing the final stages of the sites come together – so very cool.
I see the Zombie Computer Game that Alex has been developing for our site and it blows me away. I did not expect anything of this level and quality. I call him that night to thank him and we discuss other aspects of the game to help focus the ‘Game World’ a little closer to the Mary Doe world. Now we have to think of a name for the game…
April 24th – Nigel is flying in from Perth to discuss the Production Design job for Mary Doe. Nigel is a great guy and we got on really well when we worked together on Needle. He was interested back then to look at our project so I offered him the chance to drop over to Sydney. He read the script and really liked the story. He did an initial art department breakdown for me and I am very happy that he is flying over to discuss things in more detail.
April 25th – The meeting with Nigel went amazingly well. He was very impressed with our visual preparation for the film, going over production art and storyboards to discuss our strategy to bring this all together.
Posted on April 25, 2010 in Journal
Kerry Prior, director of the very cool zomb-ish film THE REVENANT, dropped around to the studio to say hi. We caught up with his film at this years, A NIGHT OF HORROR International Film Festival www.anightofhorror.com. It’s a clever and funny take on the zombie genre and a film everyone should see www.therevenantmovie.com.
Kerry loved what we were doing with Mary Doe and seemed pretty impressed with all the make-up effects and models we had built – himself coming from a solid model-making background. He was a really nice guy with some very funny stories about his ‘prior’ run in with the mob and other shady characters – all in the name of getting his independent films off the ground. If you ever catch up with Kerry make sure he tells you his war stories in the film industry and his not so trust worthy associate – PAN AM JOE… Go see his movie.