James Warbington recently launched a Cafe Press store for The Black Earth, a ten minute zombie comedy film that I have mentioned numerous times on DynamicSubspace.net . You can find t-shirts, hoodies, trucker hats, and more on The Black Earth’s Cafe Press store here.
Stay tuned for an interview with James about making The Black Earth–it goes live on Monday.
And, if you haven’t see The Black Earth yet, I have embedded the video below.
My buddy James Warbington has completed shooting and moved on to editing his latest short film, The Black Earth. James and I go way back to my days in the big ATL. Besides trying to stay out of trouble, we collaborated on two 48-Hour Film Projects–once with James serving as Director/Producer and once with me serving as Director/Producer.
From what I understand about the film, The Black Earth packs a real punch! It has rednecks (the Ellis cousins–see a family resemblance to me?), beer, zombies, and music. What more could you want?
Here’s the official site’s blurb about the film and its soundtrack:
The Black Earth -Short Film (2011)
AS THE ELLIS BROTHERS HAVE DEFENDED THE BLACK EARTH, WE CAN OFFICIALLY SAY THE FILMING IS OVER AND WE ARE HEADED INTO THE EDITING PROCESS. I HAVE LEARNED THAT IF YOU DRINK ENOUGH MOUNTAIN CREEK OR MOUNTAIN CREST THAT YOU HALLUCINATE………
The Short Film will Feature “Ft. Wayne Zoo” by Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band from their latest studio release “The Wages” from sideonedummy records. Also “Don’t Need This: from Atlanta Old School Punk Rockers The Tone Deaf Pig-Dogs. Also the official beer of the Ellis Cousin’s will be Wisconsin’s Own “Mountain Creek” from Minhas Craft Brewery.
We would like to thank Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Sideonedummy Records, The Tone Deaf Pig-Dogs, Black Earth, Wisconsin & Minhas Craft Brewery for Supporting independent cinema!
I will report back when I know when and where the film will get its debut. Find out more about the film and James’ other projects on the official website here.
Originally spied on the outstanding blog SFSignal here, I cannot recommend the above short science fiction film enough! Called “Ollie Klublershturf vs. The Nazis” and written by Damon Lindelof of LOST and Star Trek fame, it is about a young prodigy who uses his recently invented time machine to thwart the evil plans of post-WWII Nazis. It is irreverent, but it equally demonstrates what you can do with the short film format to tell a fun story.
My friend, James Warbington, is working on a short film with Kevin Wayne and Black Scorpion Films in Alabama called The Lullaby. It is described as:
A short thriller that finds innocence the key to cruelty.
A detective interrogates a physically scarred and mentally unstable woman who unravels the mysteries of how and why she has brutalized and killed so many.
They have some incredible talent in front and behind the camera lined up for this project, so I expect this to create ripples in the entertainment-space-time continuum. I recommend visting their website here for the trailer, cast and updates.
And, James–you know you can call me if you need a Fake Shemp in the film!