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SIX GUNS FOR HIRE: Casting Announcement

I could not be more delighted to announce the wicked cast as we go to lens on my newest film — and as it turns out, the same goes for Variety!

Look, we made the trades: https://variety.com/2021/film/global/umbrella-academys-colm-feore-to-star-in-post-apocalyptic-western-six-guns-for-hire-exclusive-1234929020/

Have a gander at the new faces of the west, and keep you eyes here, and on @6Guns4Hire on Twitter & Instagram & Facebook for updates and a look behind the scenes as we make some movie magic!

I can hardly wait to share this one with you!!

~M@

The cast of Six Guns for Hire

SIX GUNS FOR HIRE: Goes into Pre-Production

Casting and location scouting has begun on my latest Western film, “Six Guns for Hire”, and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

With a wild script featuring an exciting who-dunnit mystery at its core, this western is the most ambitious feature I’ve ever undertaken, and if you’ve enjoyed the cast of my previous films, you’re going to be damn happy with the ensemble cast that’s coming your way in “Six Guns for Hire”! Keep your eyes here for updates…

~M@

SIX DAYS TO DIE: Enters Production

I’m thrilled to be in production on my new post-apocalyptic western feature, SIX DAYS TO DIE. It’s got a magnetic cast of actors I’ve worked with in the past, and some folks I’ve wanted to work with for years!

I’ll be combining my love of the western genre with my experience as  in VFX and green screen to build the frontier wasteland of my wildest imagining, while also shooting a film one actor at a time to keep it safe in a pandemic. It may sound a bit nuts, but I think you’ll agree it’s got a helluva look so far!

~M@

From Six Days to Die, the Gambler plies his trade

TACTICAL GIRLS WINS!

It’s been an incredible 2017 already for Tactical Girls, and as if the film festival wins and HUGE viewership on Amazon Prime wasn’t enough, Melissa D’Agostino has won a 2017 Best Actress Canadian Screen Award for her incredible performance as Dougy!

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And, as you can expect from Melissa any time she gets her hands on a microphone, her acceptance speech brought the house down:

Canada has really been heaping the accolades onto Tactical Girls; just last month the Canada Film Fest awarded our show as the Best TV/Web Series!

The exciting Tactical Girls journey continues, with plenty more screenings coming up, including the Brazil International Film Festival, so keep it Tactical!

~M@

ROOTS OF A MAN: NOW ON HIGHBALL & AMAZON PRIME!

“Who so ever asks me of my birth… I will tell them I am born of Irish Princes who ruled in Donegal a thousand years ago; that I am descended from the High Kings of Ireland, and my name is from the Clann ÓDochartaigh!”

The O’Doherty Documentary, “Roots of a Man” is at last available for your online viewing ease and enjoyment on Highball.TV: https://www.highballtv.com/roots-of-a-man

And on Amazon Prime: http://www.amazon.com/Roots-Man-Jeff-Campagna/dp/B01N0RUEDV/

And, of course,  if you would like a physical DVD complete with special features, you can click here to order them, and get as many as you’d like shipped to you right away!

Ár nDúthchas,

~M@

WHAT THE F#@K IS “TACTICAL GIRLS”?

*2018 UPDATE: You can now watch Tactical Girls on HighballTV: https://www.highballtv.com/tactical-girls

*2017 UPDATE: You can now watch Tactical Girls on Amazon Prime: http://www.amazon.com/Hello-Kitty/dp/B01M3PBTTF/

My new comedy mini-series, “Tactical Girls” just wrapped secondary photography, and we’re closing in on our post-production goals. It’s wacky, it’s mad-cap, it’s hilariously crass and violent. If the three stooges were women who couldn’t stop swearing or breaking things, you’d have the Tactical Girls:

Wanna know more? Check out the Facebook fan page to keep up to date with news: http://www.facebook.com/TacticalGirlsTV

~M@

WRITING, DIRECTING & PRODUCING FOR SYFY IN CALGARY

*2014 UPDATE: Fallout Asylum has been retitled to “Mutant World”; that sounds more like a movie on the SyFy channel, right?

We go to lens on Fallout Asylum on Thursday, and I’ve spent the past week on location in Calgary with Nomadic Pictures, hard at work getting to a shooting script for the SyFy network.

With the reality setting in of which actor is playing which role, when they’re available and what locations we’ll have, it’s been a great process of collaborating with all the departments to be sure we’re making just the right movie for just the right tone and excitement on-screen at just the right price.

On this project so far I’ve had the chance to work along side folks from the props department on “Chronicles of Riddick”, as well as a bunch of folks who worked on Nolan’s new film, “Interstellar”, and at least two people who have worked on Power Rangers movies. Say what you will about Judi Dench acting in a Vin Diesel movie, this crew is pretty top-notch.

Keep your eyes here; there’s more to come about Fallout Asylum!

~M@

SIX DAY ROAD

*2017 UPDATE: Six Day Road has a new life as a feature film, and it will be making some exciting moves very soon… so stay, tuned, and enjoy this sneak peek at this post-apocalyptic western drama.

“When two sworn enemies awaken in the snowy wreckage of an avalanche, their only hope for survival lies in reconciling their differences.”

This is a single episode of a 9-part Post-Apoclayptic Western series that plays in the same univierse as Six Reasons Why. I made it with some very talented folks: Melissa D’Agostino, Caden Douglas and Marco Timpano.

I hope you dig it!

~M@

MAN OF STEEL SONG WINS AT DRAGON CON!

WINNER Silver Dragon at 2013’s DragonCon Film Festival and Official Selection at LabCab Fest 2013!

“With Marvel showing up DC at the box office, Man of Steel better make lots of money if the other members of the Justice League stand a chance of having their shot on the big screen – and the entire JLA has come out to lament the dismal future of their careers.”

A fun music video I directed that has screened and won at some exciting festivals around the world, we poke fun at Warner Brothers for dropping the ball on some of the most iconic characters in comics, all to the tune of the Crash Test Dummies’ “Superman’s Song”.

I hope you dig it!

~M@

WOLVERINE VS. GLADIATOR IN LES MISERABLES

“Hugh Jackman is Wolverine is Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe is Gladiator is Javert in the action-movie version of “The Confrontation” from the musical “Les Miserables”!”

When I heard the casting for the Les Mis film, I couldn’t help but imagine these two in a battle… and so this happened when Melissa D’Agostino and Adam Lazarus helped me bring it into the real world for everyone to see!

How’d we do it? Here’s a peek:

~M@