Monday, March 21, 2011

Screening in North Charleston, South Carolina!

Hey folks, just wanted to drop you a line about an upcoming screening...

SATURDAY, APRIL 2nd, 7:00pm
via Park Circle Films
$5, at The Olde North Charleston Picture House, North Charleston, SC. Directions and info here.

Thanks to Nicholai for putting this together!

peace,
MPH

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Trucking Forward

So, we've had the film online for free for just over a week and a half now. We've received great feedback! Here's some of our favs:

Geekadelphia
Bad Lit
City Paper
Film Threat

We've gotten over 1,000 views on our Vimeo page, along with downloads in the hundreds from the website/torrents.

That's good, but I think we can do much better.

But I'm not sure how.

I'm not a PR guy. I know there is an audience out there for this film. But how do I find them?

Any suggestions?

peace,
MPH

Sunday, February 13, 2011

...and here it is.

Dearest readers -

Almost five years ago I wrote the first post on The Pumpkin Moon. Production had just started. I was embarrassingly energetic, and certainly annoying. I was about to make my first feature film.

And here we are.

And here it is:



The film is available on the website, www.theromanticmovie.com, in a variety of different formats.

We'll have the uncompressed file up by the end of the week.

Enjoy!

much love,
MPH

Thursday, January 27, 2011

World Freemiere February 14th, Valentines Day!

It is time.



After spending the past few months hunkered down, working on other projects and slowly tweaking The Romantic, it's finally time to release out on the internet for FREE.

So get ready.

It will be available in a variety of formats in a variety of file sizes. It's already up on Vimeo, but don't look for it - it's only available for those with the link and password. That will, of course, change on Valentines Day.

Spread the word. February 14th will be a day of romance!

peace,
MPH

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Freemiere Post-pwned, First Glance breakdown, looking forward to Reading FF

Hey folks -

So, major my bad time. Originally I had hoped to "freemiere" The Romantic tonight, putting it out on the internet to stream & download. Some of you might be coming here right now to watch the film, and I'm sorry to disappoint you. The film will be released for free, I promise. Here's why it is not being released for free tonight:

1.) This past month we've had an onslaught of distributor interest in the film. While this won't prevent us from releasing it for free (we won't let it), some of the distributors have offered us a chance to stream it on websites (like hulu) for free, though the viewer will have to watch a brief commercial beforehand. The contracts are non exclusive, meaning I can put it anywhere else I'd like, and I can earn some cash from add revenue.

I'm chewing over some of these offers right now, and am waiting to hear back from a few more people. The biggest thing I need to 'get over' to make this hulu-esque thing real in some shape or form is that I loathe commercials and think there is enough corporate brainwashing going on everywhere else I look. I don't really need to pervert something I made rather innocently and ideally with bad magic that, at it's most benign, is counting on you to have a slippery enough grasp on reality that you'll fork over your resources for some dumb consumer brick a brak that won't patch that weird hole inside of you and could possibly put you in debt when meanwhile, in a better kingdom, you could be redistributing your resources amongst your neighbors and friends and families and citizens of the world in order to, perhaps, even out the totally fucked up playing field that our economy has found itself dependent upon to survive.

Ahem.

Anyway, I'm weighing and measuring that decision currently.

2.) I haven't had enough time to properly get the word out for the freemiere, nor have I had time to prep the website. I really don't want to half ass this, so I decided to wait a little bit. Most of my spare time has been working on this short film:

...of Reynard & Emmeline from Michael P. Heneghan on Vimeo.



I wrote a blog about the making of it at my other film's website, which you can check out here: http://burpschristmas.blogspot.com/

It will be out by Thanksgiving. I promise!

So, two weeks ago the film was screened at the Franklin Institute as part of the First Glance Film Festival, Philadelphia. It showed before a pretty modest audience, most of whom were my gracious friends and family who came out to support me. Much love to Dan @ Geekadelphia, however, who wrote this about the film, and thanks to Film Threat, who wrote an overall positive review of the film, which you can read here.

Next weekend I'll be at The Greater Reading Film Festival . The Romantic is screening Saturday, Nov. 6th at 3pm and Tuesday, Nov. 9th at 5pm. I'll be there on Saturday. Check out their website for more info.


So that's it for now. Any questions? Email me at michael@michaelpheneghan.com

peace my friends,
MPH

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tickets on sale for 10/15/10 Screening!

Hey folks! It's almost October and there's some great stuff coming in The Romantic world. Tickets have gone on sale for our screening at the Franklin Theater at the Franklin Institute on October 15th at 7:30pm.

Buy them here!



It should be a great time! We're set to screen with three other short films, so you'll get a lot of bang for your buck. If you're looking for something unique, scary and fun to do this Halloween season, this is a great pick! I'll be there, say hi if you see me.

Will update next week with more information on the World Freemiere.

peace,
MPH

Thursday, August 12, 2010

First Glance

Hey folks - two pieces of news.

First of all, a link to an interview I did with Galen Howard over at the Movies on the Big Screen blog.

Second of all, I'm proud to announce that The Romantic will be screening this year as part of the First Glance Film Festival: Philadelphia!



Details TBA - though I know that the film will screen between October 14-17 at the Franklin Theater at the Franklin Institute! I'm excited - October is always an appropriate month to watch The Romantic. If you're in the area, be sure to come on out!

Made some significant steps this week towards getting the film released online for you all to download (for free!). Looks like our world freemiere will be happening by Halloween!

Also, been working on the next film. Check out my process here!

that's all for now,
peace,
MPH