GADZOOK FILMS Producing independent film in Seattle, Los Angeles and beyond.


State of the Company

Never fear, I have a bunch of inflammatory posts I'm working on - my feelings on crowdfunding, hiring (or begging) for crew, Seattle vs. LA, and much more! - but right now I wanted to talk about where we are as a company and what 2012 should bring.

To be honest there's not that much to report. It's just me over here for the most part. I don't have an army of people updating the site, posting to twitter, making our Facebook page the social hub it's meant to be and so on. Not to mention folks to help me make movies. So I've been working on a couple things, some you know about and some you don't (if you're anywhere near a regular reader of this blog).

The big thing is still House of Yhargoth, the Lovecraftian webseries I've been working on with Faye Hoerauf for a little over a year. The wonderful script by Faye is done, our pitch package is complete. We're now setting up meetings around town with some potential networks. It's very exciting. No, it's more than that. As much as I've prepared myself I know that this is something I've wanted to do for a long time. I love the story, I get goosebumps every time I read it, and I know it's going to be awesome. I also know it's going to cost a lot of money to produce. If these pitches don't pan out I'm not sure how we can move forward with it. So it's a very daunting possibility. I'm determined to produce this one way or another. Thanks for all continued support you've thrown my way.

I've been so wrapped up in developing HoY that I've been neglecting any actual filmmaking! I hope to rectify that over the next few months. Will we do our annual 48-Hour Film Project? That remains to be seen. I love doing them... once they're over. 🙂

I'm also in the early early stages of a few other webseries properties. Developing those which should be fun. I have a pub trivia series that I think will be really cool if I can work out some of the kinks. If you've ever witnessed a trivia night with me you know the shenanigans that go on.

Movies are still hovering. I'd still love to shoot Plight of the Living Dead, the horror-comedy Faye and Jessica Baxter co-wrote that was supposed to be our follow-up to Snow Day, Bloody Snow Day. It's a great script but zombies are hard to sell these days. That will be a passion project for sure.

If this sounds fairly whimsical, it kind of is. I realized recently that I've been making videos (films, movies, flicks, what-have-you) for nearly 12 years now. Reflecting on my career over those years I still see huge room for growth but man... the things I've learned. I love it! I love teaching, too and I hope to continue learning and passing that knowledge on to other filmmakers.

So there you go. 2012 is shaping up to be a year of growth for GadZook Films. We'll be making more stuff and, as always, telling you how we did it.

Posted by Dom

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