Happy New Year to all!
Here’s a look forward and a look back at all the fun we had and are sure to have around here at the CrashCam Films / CrashToons Global HQ in fabulous Austin, Texas.
Some early info about what’s in store for 2K9:
Playboy teams up with CrashToons!!!
Starting January 20th, you’ll be able to catch episodes of APESH!T and Platypus Rex on the Playboy website. Word is, there’s gonna be a big ol’ re-launching of the Playboy site, and lil’ ol CrashToons is gonna be a part of it. Cool, huh? www.Playboy.com
So, yeah, we’ll be making more CrashToons pretty darn soon. www.CrashToons.com
New feature script complete!
I just finished up a script for a kick ass dark comedy caper flick that freakin’ rules!
We’re working on a secret documentary project. It’s gonna be funny. It’s gonna be weird. And as far as I know, it’s gonna be a documentary.
Hell on Wheels screenings.
Hell yeah, we’re screening this gem of a flick in ’09. Next up is: Boston on Feb 20! Sponsored by the Boston Derby Dames (www.bostonderbydames.com/), the screening will be in Arlington at the Regent Theater (www.regenttheatre.com/)
Night of the Kung Fu Zombie Bastards from Hell! (redux) will be screening in the 11th Mecal International Short Film Festival, which will take place from the 27th of March to the 5th of April 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.
And hell, the year’s just getting started. Who knows what other kinda trouble we’ll get into around here. It should be fun!
Here’s a look back at what we managed to accomplish in 2008.
Hell on Wheels:
We screened in loads more places and fests in 2008. We had a sold out screening at NYC’s BAM Cinematheque, a screening at the world famous Egyptian Theater’s American Cinematheque in Los Angeles. We had fest screenings like mad and we screened the little film that could all over the US, Canada, and even Australia, England, Brazil and New Zealand. And then we screened at RollerCon in Vegas! What a blast! And in September, we released the flick on an awesome two-disk DVD set from IndiePix!
Did you see Hell on Wheels in the New York Times? An article in the December 18th issue of the NTY featured Hell on Wheels! Pretty cool.
CrashToons (Platypus Rex, APESH!T, CrashToons Presents, etc.)
We launched CrashToons:
APESH!T (two new episodes)
Platypus Rex (seven new episodes)
CrashToons Presents (Chupacabra’s Spanish, Puppies vs Kittens, etc.)
APESH!T screened at the South by Southwest film fest and at the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles. The Platypus Rex episode “Hymenoplasty” screened at the Austin Film Festival and Platypus Rex & Bob Ray won the Third Annual 2nd Funniest Filmmaker in Austin Contest. On top of that, several CrashToons cartoons screened before features at the ’08 incarnation of Fantastic Fest!
Other CrashCam Films / Bob Ray news:
Bob Ray is the Best of Austin! The Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin Issue proclaimed Bob Ray 2008’s Best Emergent Filmmaker. Pretty sweet.
Night of the Kung Fu Zombie Bastards from Hell! (redux) played on the Slamdance website and screened in the International Panorama section of Anilogue International Animation Festival in Budapest
In March, Bob Ray was a music video judge for South by Southwest film festival.
Blogs, blogs, blogs. We launched blogs for all out projects:
CrashCam Films: https://crashcamfilms.wordpress.com/
Hell on Wheels: http://hellonwheelsmovie.wordpress.com/
How’s Your News
I also worked on a few cool projects, including the Austin and New Orleans shoot of the upcoming MTV show How’s Your News. The show is based on the awesome documentary of the same name and is produced by South Park’s Matt Stone. The premiere is on Sunday, Feb 8th at 10:30pm on MTV. Check out www.HowsYourNews.com for more info.
So, adios 2K8. Hello 2K9.