Writing amid destruction

Jinx Media only has an official office during shoots. For writing, pre-production and so on, I use an office in my home. That’s where I’m sitting at the moment, listening to the dulcet tones of my bathroom being torn to pieces by a cheerful team of guys who turned up bright and early this morning. They are going to rebuild it. By early next week, hopefully. Just wish I’d had the foresight to actually grab a shower before they showed up this morning. I’m sitting here, feeling somewhat grubby, failing to progress very far on the KillerKiller screenplay amid the sounds of destruction.

Next week is the Tokyo Film Festival, where TrashHouse is being represented and hopefully sold. Rather fancy heading out there myself, but that simply ain’t gonna happen.

Prices for shooting in that asylum I mentioned were somewhat higher than I’d hoped, but perhaps we’ll be able to work something out. Either way, we certainly won’t be able to base the majority of the KillerKiller shoot there, which is what I’d originally planned. Maybe we’ll grab some crucial shots there and intercut them; that seems the most practical plan at the moment.

Update

Mailed out an update to my beloved TrashHouse cast and crew. Here it is with the business sensitive bits removed, (but otherwise intact);

* The UK DVD release date has been set for January 23rd. This may still move, but if so it’ll only be by a week or so. At the moment, it looks like the disc is going to have;

TrashHouse Final Cut (As shown at TromaFling… Some changes from the BFI premiere version)
TrashHouse BTS (Mike Borland’s Behind The Scenes documentary. There’s a chance that the UK version might be shorter than the full version on the US disc. There’s a very boring explanation for this that involves the BBFC)
Deleted Scenes with fucking awful introductions (Although this may not be the ‘on box’ description, it is accurate)
Director’s Commentary
Oddments TBC

* The USA DVD has no release date as yet.

* The ******** deal is an utter nightmare. Don’t hold your breath, appears to be the situation.

* TrashHouse is being represented at the Tokyo Film Festival at the end of this month.

* The TrashHouse game is now available as a download from the website, if you missed it last time!

* I had a very successful visit to a disused asylum near Brentwood earlier in the week, (not a sentence I ever expected to type), whilst scouting locations for KillerKiller. Providing we manage to work out a decent deal on money, that’s looking like a likely location. Still haven’t set any cast or crew in stone for either of the new flicks, but have some ideas in mind.

* Domains (with teaser artwork) are up at http://www.killerkiller.co.uk and http://www.hellbride.co.uk

* I’m in discussion for getting the novel formerly known as Blood & Popcorn out to coincide with the DVD. For those that don’t know, B&P was a fictional novel set in the world of low-budget filmmaking. The main characters were making a movie called TrashHouse. I wrote the novel in 2003, then had the bright idea of actually making the movie to publicise the novel. Somewhere along the line, I forgot about the novel altogether. It has now been unearthed, but may well have a title change. Or fall through altogether. Time will tell.

DVD Release / HellBride Art

After speaking at length to the fine folks at Screen Entertainment, it’s looking rather like TrashHouse will be hitting the DVD shelves in early January 2006. We’re working out which extras and bits and bobs we’ll be able to cram onto the disc, but hopefully you’ll all enjoy the package.

I’ve recently been in touch with a fantastic artist called Marc Crane, who has a website at http://www.marcsbrain.com with plenty of superb examples of his work. He’s kindly agreed to produce some artwork for the upcoming flicks, and I’m pleased to give you a sneak glimpse of the first of these to be produced. It’s concept art from HellBride, and it can be found here;

http://www.jinxmedia.co.uk/images/Hell.jpg

Personally, I think it’s absolutely beautiful. In a dark, messed up kind of way, naturally…