Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Couple shots from the From Inside screening at the St Louis International Film Festival, Nov 23. Thanks to everyone who came, thanks to the fest for programming us.

Next screening is scheduled in January (Future Film in Italy)... details to follow.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Had a great time at the Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema. Inspired programming, rabid animation fans and Grave of the Fireflies on a big screen. What more could you ask for? Snow? They had that, too. Thanks to everyone from the fest for making my visit awesome.

Seeing Grave of the Fireflies on a big screen was like seeing it for the first time -- lots of detail I've completely missed all these years (Setsuko is playing rock/paper/scissors with her reflection... not teasing fish!). Panel discussion afterwards was great -- learned lots about one of my favorite films (never knew it was based on a book by Akiyuki Nosaka).


Evangelion is the giant robot movie and I'm a dope for not knowing this already.


Go here to explode your head. I did. It was nice.

UPDATE 11/19
Couple of links to coverage of the festival:
Midnight Madness Screenings (FPS Magazine)
Grave of the Fireflies (FPS Magazine)
First Animated Feature (FPS Magazine)
Prince Achmed (FPS Magazine)
Cinema Verdict
Cord Weekly

Thursday, November 13, 2008


One more imminent screening to note:

From Inside will be screening at the St. Louis International Film Festival.

The festival runs from Nov 13-23. From Inside will be screening Sunday, Nov. 23, 3:30pm at the Tivoli Theatre 3. Details here.

I will not be at the screening, but my totally 100% capable stand-in, Dustin Blegstad, will be there. Dusty, as you know -- if you are no stranger to this blog -- puts the "From" in From Inside. I don't know what I meant by that, but I will say he is responsible for every sound you hear in From Inside... and that photo above is all I could find when I googled "Dusty." Sorry.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


From Inside will be screening at LEEDS this weekend.

Showing 1: 14 Nov 18:45, The Carriageworks: Studio, £4.50/£3.50
Showing 2: 15 Nov 13:00, The Carriageworks: Studio, £4.50/£3.50

Full details here.

Also screening this weekend at the Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema... and I'll be there.

23:30, Saturday November 15, 2008. Details here.

Monday, November 3, 2008


From Inside has won the Grand Prix of the Utopiales 2008.

Thank you very much to the festival and Jury!

Great films were programmed for the Utopiales International Competition -- Before the Fall, The Signal, Senki, Bruise 52, Three Minutes. I am very happy to have been a part of it.

Read more about the fest, the jury, and Nantes.