ABCs of Death Part 2 Auditions

In my last blog I said how I’m planning on entering the online short film competition for the ABCs of Death part 2. Not only have I wrote my short film but my girlfriend has written one too! She’ll also be directing it. And it’s already almost cast. But I still have my cast call below. The ABCs of Death is a 26 part horror anthology that consists of horror directors from around the world and if we win our film gets to be apart of it. It will be on the DVD and get national distribution. The first ABCs of Death is available at large retailers like Best Buy and is currently on Netflix instant. This is a competition so I don’t want to reveal the plot so the character listing will be vague. Once it’s cast you’ll receive the full script. Info on the competition at the official website: http://26th.abcsofdeathpart2.com/

Here’s a description from the website:

“So, how do you participate? First, you”ll choose your own ABCs OF DEATH word starting with the letter “M.” For example, M is For Murder… or ideally something way more creative than that.

Then, you set out to create a short film inspired by the word you’ve chosen. How you interpret the word is entirely up to each competitor. You can shoot live-action, animation, stop-motion, use actors, cut-outs, puppets or animals. The choice is yours – there are no restrictions on content or creativity, provided of course you don’t break any international laws… or bore us.”

Casting Call for ABCs of Death part 2 short film:

My short film deals with the occult and religion, though it’s not satanic and no other religion is referenced by name. I felt I should point that out. In the story, it’s a religion made up of mostly women, but I can put in a few male extras in there too. The film is only 3 minutes so all the parts are important and will get plenty of screen time.

Will be shot in September in the Central Valley. No pay.

Priestess: *Part has been cast*

The Vessel: female, 18-29, used as a messenger

Acolyte: female, 18-35, holds ceremonial blade

Crucifer: female, 18-30, holds their crucifix

Cult Members (extras): female and male, 18-40,

Fundamentalist Leader: male, 25+, leader of hateful group

Fundamentalists (2-3): male, 18+, part of hateful group

email: Matt alwayswrongfilm@gmail.com

Trap, Neuter, Kill Production Update and Up-coming Projects

We shot two days for the new faux horror trailer “Trap, Neuter, Kill!” Production has been going pretty well, other than one of the special effects not working properly, but I’m re-shooting it this Saturday. Once this film is wrapped, I’m moving onto the next one. There’s a lot of other projects I want to do this year and I don’t want to waste time in between them. I want to keep pushing forward, no breaks.

More photos on Facebook and Flickr

I’m also working on a new music video, currently I’m writing it. I’ll share the name of the band and song once I’ve got it written out. What I can say is that the video will be shot in the style of a giallo film, which is an Italian style of slasher films from the 70s and 80s, but they were more entrenched in crime and mystery. It’s going to be really fun to shoot in that style. Again I’ll share more info as I write it.

Recently I came up with a brand new concept for a possible feature length film. I’m really early in the process with this one, it doesn’t even have a title! But what I can say is that the main cast will be very small, right now it’s only 3 characters. And I’m hoping I don’t add too many more. It’s also a film with mostly talking, which is great for no-budget guys like me. There’s no special effects needed at this time. I’ll just need strong actors.

Another project I’m thinking of doing extremely soon is a 3 minute horror film to enter into the ABCs of Death part 2 competition. It was just announced today and if I can come up with an original concept I think it’s worth the shot. http://26th.abcsofdeathpart2.com/