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TACTICAL GIRLS WINS!

It’s been an incredible 2017 already for Tactical Girls, and as if the film festival wins and amazing 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 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 Amazon Prime: http://www.amazon.com/Roots-Man-Jeff-Campagna/dp/B01N0RUEDV/

And, of course,  if you would like a limited run collector’s edition DVD, you can always drop me a line or leave a comment here, and I’ll make sure we send one your way!

Ár nDúthchas,

~M@

WHAT THE F#@K IS “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@

DNE: DO NOT ERASE WINS AT DRAGON CON!

**2016 UPDATE: You can now watch D.N.E.: Do Not Erase on Amazon Prime:  http://www.amazon.com/Do-Not-Erase-Richard-Hatch/dp/B06W53GNNW/

WINNER Best Sci-Fi Dragon Con Film Fest 2012, Official Selection After Dark Film Fest 2012!

“When Brian’s graduate thesis on Time Travel costs him the love of his life, he forces himself to choose the best way to live out the rest of his days.”

Trailer:

We had some stiff competition at DragonCon, but DNE came out on top in the SciFi category! Congrats go to my awesome team including Rudy Jahchan and Nar Williams, Michele White and Richard Hatch, with Bear McCreary doing the music and Kevin Grazier producing!

Here’s a spot of coverage we got while I was down in Atlanta for the con:

I hope you dig it!

~M@

CA$HI: 7 GRAINS… LYING TO YOU

Sometimes I get political. In the spring of 2012, investigations revealed that Kellogg was using GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) in some of the ‘natural’ products they sell under the brand name of Kashi.*

To be clear, I have nothing against G.M.O.’s themselves; I DO have something against trashy ethics in advertising.

And since the FDA does not regulate the word ‘natural’ in the way it does the word ‘organic’, Kellogg’s claim of Kashi being ‘natural’ is not illegal.

And a “Yes” vote on Prop 37 would make this more than unethical, it would make it illegal.

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I hope you dig it,

~M@

*USA Today, April 29, 2012

SIX REASONS WHY SELLS TO SOUTH AMERICA

*2016 UPDATE: You can also watch Six Reasons Why on Amazon Primehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N468HZ4/

My first western feature, Six Reasons Why, is now available in Argentina! Complete with a sexy new poster and a cool new translation!

And if you feel like scoping out some behind-the-scenes featurettes on Six Reasons Why, you can see some here.

~M@