Sinister Creature Con 2016

Wow, it’s been exactly one year since I wrote a blog post. I did not plan to take a hiatus nor return a year later. The reason I haven’t posted, sadly, is because nothing has progressed with any of my projects, yet. Hopefully that will change soon. Also if you want to see what I’m up to or what I’m watching I’m always posting on my instagram or facebook.

But I had to come back in order to share a couple of things:

First, I contributed to my girlfriend’s zine: “The Stay at Home Girlfriend #23” special Halloween edition. I wrote a piece called “VHS Dreams” and I briefly recount my memories of renting VHS tapes in the 90s. Buy it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/472433538/the-stay-at-home-girlfriend-23-happy?ref=shop_home_active_1

Just this past weekend was my first time attending a horror convention and my first time meeting cult horror actors and my first time paying for an autograph/photograph. I attended Sinister Creature Con in Sacramento, CA on 10/15/16. It was really fun! I spent way too much on autographs, plushies and art prints. Next time I’m saving waaay more money haha.

I got to meet Felissa Rose from Sleepaway Camp (1983) and she was absolutely amazing. She was so nice and gracious. She spent time to talk to us; we talked about the movie of course, but also we landed on the subject of equality; lol. We were so caught up talking that I forgot to pay her and none of us notice, lol. I ran back and made sureI paid her. I’ve seen interviews with her before and she’s just as nice as she was on camera and what’s even better is you can tell that she genuinely enjoys meeting her fans.

Felissa Rose was so incredibly nice and gracious. She spent time to talk to us. It's great how much she appreciates her fans. ❤ @felissarose123 #sinistercreaturecon #felissarose #sleepawaycamp

I also met Patty Mullen from Frankenhooker (1990) and she was so nice and playful and talkative to her fans. She was the first person I took a photo with and she made me feel comfortable. She’s great!

Meet Patty Mullen from Frankenhooker! She was really nice. @pattymullen13 #frankenhooker #pattymullen #sinistercreaturecon #Sacramento #horrocon #cultfilm

I want to highlight a local Sacramento film maker: Jason Rudy of Desperate Visions. He makes mondo/pyschotronic/nudie cutie films.

Desperate Visions booth at @sinistercreaturecon. Jason Rudy is a Sacramento film maker specializing in mondo/horror/nudie cutie films. Not a lot of people doing what he does. Thanks for being a kind dude. Glad to have bought three of his films. #desperate

Picked up this fucking rad Hellraiser print by Half-Human at the Gore Noir table.

Bought this fucking rad print from @gorenoirmag at @sinistercreaturecon. Need to find a frame soon! #gorenoir #hellraiser #cenobites #cenobite #pinhead #butterball #thefemale #chatterer #femalecenobite #bodyhorror #clivebarker #sinistercreaturecon

I only snapped a few pics of the cosplayers:

Bride of Chucky

@owen_miyabi Bride of Chucky #sinistercreaturecon

Frankenhooker

Frankenhooker cosplay @sinistercreaturecon yesterday. #sinistercreaturecon #frankenhooker #frankenhookercosplay #horror #culthorror #horrorcosplay #cultfilm #horrorchick #Sacramento

Ellie from The Last of US

@ryo_hellsing Met Ellie! #sinistercreaturecon #ellie #thelastofus #elliecosplay #Sacramento #ps3 #thelastofuscosplay

America Mary

@bunnetron as American Mary!  #sinistercreaturecon #americanmary #horrorcosplay #sacramento #twistedtwins #americanmarycosplay #horrorcon

Hopefully more posts coming soon 🙂

 

Festival Screening for Little Red and Updates

Great news! My music video for Blue Jungle, “Little Red Riding Hood” is being screened on Nov. 13th (Friday the 13th!) at the ITSA Film Festival in Sonora, CA. It is being screened as part of their “Reel Scary” program. This year the 3 day long festival is FREE! You can enjoy the beautiful scenery and enjoy/support indie film. This is my 4 project to be screened at this festival. They’ve been very supportive of my films. I almost forgot to enter their festival this year, I entered at the last minute. I mostly forgot because film has taken an unwanted break and I haven’t been in the festival/film making mood. So I missed other festivals because of that. Music videos are a little harder to get noticed/screened at festivals so I don’t submit as aggressively. But if there’s a chance to support a festival like ITSA then I make an exception.

Full festival schedule: http://itsafilmfestival.com/2015-official-selections/

Updates: My brother is almost done with principal photography on his 80s inspired revenge film Streets of Vengeance. He just released the trailer. I’m working hard on my feature length film, I’ve written about 40 pages, and I will have very exciting updates in the coming months. Meanwhile keep in touch with me on Facebook and check out my brother’s trailer below. Thanks.

“Streets of Vengeance” IndieGoGo Campaign

My brother and his girlfriend, A and P Productions, just launched their fundraising campaign for their next feature length film: “Streets of Vengeance!” It’s an 80s inspired female revenge film inspired by movies from the 70s and 80s like “Savage Streets,” “Ms. 45” and many others. One of the best perks is a limited run VHS copy of the movie; released by Vultra Video! The film includes retrowave/synth music by Vestron Vulture. Check out the pitch video below and the full campaign at indiegogo.

The pitch (taken from indiegogo):

A new cult is emerging on the streets of San Francisco targeting “immoral” women and punishing them for corrupting men’s minds. They videotape themselves torturing, humiliating and murdering these women for the entertainment of other angry creeps across the internet. The group has set its sights on the adult film industry and its hottest young star, Mila. After being tortured and left for dead, Mila crawls back from the threshold of death and seeks her revenge. She puts a group of badass babes together to help rid the streets of the murderous group for good. Sexism. Rape culture. Misogyny. Pornography. Sexual Violence. These are a few of the taboo subjects that make up our 80’s, VHS styled, female revenge movie!

Official music from the film:

 

 

Cinco De Mayo out now on home video!

My brother and his girlfriend’s horror feature film, “Cinco De Mayo” is out now on DVD!

Paul and Angie are the boyfriend/girlfriend film making duo of A & P Productions.

It is distributed by an new indie distro Slasher // Video

Website: www.slashervideo.com

Available on Amazon

There’s a lot of cool special features including audio commentary with cast and crew, Q and A with cast and crew and an early short film by A and P Productions “The Mexican Connection.”

Trailer:

 

Alt Cover

 

Alt back cover

 

 

Two Can-Cannibals Bay Area Screenings in Oct!

Great news! The Can-Cannibals Grindhouse Trailers will be screened twice in October!

First it will be shown at the East Bay Indie Scream Festival on Thursday Oct. 17 in Oakland, CA at The New Parish. 579 18th Street (at San Pablo), Oakland, CA

Hosted by Jamie DeWolf (Tourette’s without Regrets) & Sidney Sin (Kiss Kill Consume). There’s a costume contest and there will also be burlesque performances recreating classic scenes from your favorite horror flicks! Variety Show includes Lola Martinet, Lady Satan, Meeks Baker, Ophelia Coeur de Noir, Patricia Misery, Balla Fiya, Hunny Bunnah, Szandora LaVey & Prisoners of Love!

Judges: Victor Miller Screenwriter of Friday the 13th, Wednesday Mourning of Oddities San Francisco, Kelly Vance East Bay Express Movie Reviewer, Jim “Kingfish” Sweeny Executive Producer of the Hubba Hubba Review, Kahlil Karn & Kate Freyer of the Oakland Underground Film festival.

Scream Fest is brought to you by the East Bay Express, in collaboration with the Oakland Underground Film Festival, Tourettes Without Regrets & Loakal.

Whole event is only $10!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/411000399005002/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=calendar

Second screening is the 7th Annual BCM Horror Film Festival in Berkeley, CA on Saturday, Oct 26 at Berkeley Community Media 2239 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA.

This festival also has a costume contest. It also has raffle prizes which are donated from local businesses, theaters and restaurants encouraging localism and helping to spotlight the richness of culture in Berkeley! Admission is only $10 bucks!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/600428750007774/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar

I’m really grateful for all the festivals that have screened The Can-Cannibals, I’m amazed how we shot it over a year ago and ever since it’s been screened all over California. I absolutely love the East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley, etc) and I’m really happy how much play it’s gotten in there. I hope to attend both festivals, really excited about both of them.

A Nightmare To Remember – Film Festival Screening

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This Saturday The Can-Cannibals Double Feature (Grindhouse Trailers) will be screen at the 2013 A Nightmare To Remember International Horror Film Festival in San Francisco, CA. It’s an independent film festival ran by Miss Misery a local horror tv host. I hope to attend the event to support my film and the festival. If I do I’ll post pictures.

Date: June 15 at 7:00pm
Location: The Opera Plaza 601 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94102

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/190941684388089/

Official website: http://www.anightmaretoremember.com

Also on June 22nd is the auditions for my next horror project, “Trap, Neuter, Kill!”
Check out the auditions here: http://www.alwayswrongfilm.com/2013/05/27/trap-neuter-kill-auditions/

2012 ITSA Film Festival and Fright Bites Film Festival Screenings

More great news! The Can-Cannibals (Grindhouse Trailers) was accepted to ITSA Film Festival (in Sonora, CA) and Fright Bites Film Festival (in Elgin, Illinois). Fright Bites is part of Monster Mash Up and presented by Horror Society.

First up is the Fright Bites Film Festival: The Can-Cannibals will screen on Friday, October 26th at 7:40pm at 166 Symphony Way, Elgin, Illinois 60120.

Festival schedule: http://www.elginmonstermashup.com/movies/fright-bites/selections/

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/336924056394388/

Then The Can-Cannibals will screen at ITSA Film Festival as part of their REEL SCARY Segment on Saturday, November 3. It will actually kick off the segment when it screens first at 8:30pm at the Sonora Opera Hall 250 S. Washington St., Sonora, California 95370.

Festival schedule: http://itsafilmfestival.com/2012-schedule-of-events/

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/427849377241191/

I’ll be in attendance (with my girlfriend) at the ITSA Film Festival on Saturday. It was fun last year and I’m sure with the added horror segment it will be a lot of fun this year.

Oakland Underground Film Fest & October Update

I just wanted to make a quick blog post sharing my experience at 2012 The Oakland Underground Film Festival and what’s coming up in October.

The film festival was really fun, it was cool to see and meet local film makers. The directors/people involved with their projects who were in attendance were asked to briefly speak about our projects. It was the first time I ever did that, so that was fun, though I was nervous. Sadly we were only asked one question from the audience, lol, and it was fairly basic, which was what encouraging words do we have to share. The question had two parts but no one understand what the person was trying to ask; something about removing ourselves from film. Not sure what that meant, and I can’t remember exactly what she said/asked mostly because I couldn’t hear her. But none of use want to remove ourselves from film, lol.

from the Oakland Underground Film Festival Facebook page

from the Oakland Underground Film Festival Facebook page

I stole from Kevin Smith when I responded to the question, but I didn’t say it as well or clearly as Kevin Smith. It was about not listening/surrounding yourself around people who ask “why?” vs. people who ask “why not?” when it comes to the art world.

And the project was received very well. People laughed and had fun. I wish I could have stayed longer and I hope to come back next year.

Now for what’s coming up in October. First I was sick two weeks ago and it set me back with my music video “Rmar.” I need to storyboard the video and then I can finally contact the actors and work on the shooting schedule. I’m hoping to start shooting in October, but we’ll see.

And of course on Oct. 13th I’m hosting a film screening including my project, my brother’s project and a couple of other local film makers: Craig Jacobson and Cassandra Sechler.
All the info: http://www.alwayswrongfilm.com/2012/09/17/east-bay-films/
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/206969392767162/

Then there’s the Shockerfest television screening of The Can-Cannibals on Oct. 4th and 18th. Info: http://www.alwayswrongfilm.com/2012/09/10/shockerfest-2012-the-can-cannibals-double-feature-grindhouse-trailers-screening/

And since it’s October, I want to finally upload my latest project online!
Coming soon: The Can-Cannibals!

East Bay Films – Film Screening and Collective

Always Wrong Film has teamed up with The Pallet Space to create a brand new film screening venue and collective located in Oakland/Emeryville, CA called East Bay Films!

The collective is not specific to any genre, it will be open to every type of film: art house, indie, drama, horror, etc. And to every type of person: filmmakers and fans of film. But this event will focus mainly on horror themed projects.

We are about being inclusive and not being exclusive in any way. We want to foster D.I.Y., no budget, underground film making.

With this event we hope it will grow into more meetings, feature length indie film screenings, a film festival, etc.

Our first night is Saturday Oct. 13th. We will be screening local independent films.

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/206969392767162/

FREE admission!

Time: 6:00pm

Location:
1061 Yerba Buena Ave
Emeryville, CA

The films:

Cinco De Mayo by Paul Ragsdale
(Mexican slasher film) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlZ_K4Jqfo8

The Can-Cannibals by Matthew Ragsdale
(Splatter punk/grindhouse)

Alligator Bitch by Craig Jacobson
(abstract/existential)

Wireboy (Trailer) by Cassandra Sechler
(experimental, surreal sci-fi/fantasy)

and more!

If you have a short film message me and I will see if I can add it to the program. For most meetings I would love to have the filmmakers themselves show up for the screenings.
alwayswrongfilm@gmail.com

Upcoming Public Screenings of The Can-Cannibals Double Feature (Grindhouse Trailers)

There’s two public screenings of The Can-Cannibals Double Feature (Grindhouse Trailers) in June!

The first show is on Friday June 22 in Oakland/EmeryVille, CA at The Pallet Space, 1061 Yerba Buena Ave Emeryville, CA. Starts at 8:00pm, $10. For all info including all the performers/bands go to the facebook event page

The second show is on Saturday June 23 in Modesto, CA at the Fat Cat Music House and Lounge 930 11th, Modesto, CA. Starts at 10:00pm, $10. For all info including all the performers/bands go to the facebook event page

Both screenings are organized and are a part of a birthday show for cast member/performer Vaudie Va-Boom. Both events are also filled with burlesque performances (including a performance by the Can-Cannibals), sideshow acts and live music.

I’m not sure when the trailer will be shown, but guessing by the event listing I’m assuming somewhere at the start of the show. I’ll be there with my girlfriend who will be vending her hair bows (http://www.facebook.com/MissMuffcake) at both shows! I’m also going to try to get some supplies to vend too! These shows are going to be really fun. I can’t wait to see how the crowd reacts to the trailer. I hope to see some cast members there too.