Category Archives: feature film

SIX DAYS TO DIE on Entertainment Tonight!

Want a sneak peek of SIX DAYS TO DIE, and a behind the scenes look at how we shot a post-apocalyptic western at the start of a global pandemic? So did Entertainment Tonight! Colm Feore gives us a look in this snazzy reel at how we made some of the movie magic that went into SIX DAYS TO DIE!

~M@

The First Look at SIX DAYS TO DIE!

There’s a first time for everything, and this is the first time I’ve had a “first look” at one of my films become headline news in Deadline Hollywood!

So without further ado, here’s a glimpse at the post-apocalyptic world I’ve been conjuring up over the last year, featuring Colm Feore himself:

The Man in Black witnesses the destruction of a Frontier Boomtown
The Man in Black witnesses the destruction of a Frontier Boomtown

On top of releasing this first look image, Deadline nabbed the exclusive on the portraits for some of the key characters in the film like Colm’s Man in Black, but also The Purveyor played by Ari Millen, The Marshal played by Melissa D’Agostino, and The Gambler played by Darryl Hinds!

Here’s a look at them on twitter:

https://twitter.com/6days2die/status/1477701273247956993

You can have a look at the whole article on Deadline.com right here:

https://deadline.com/2021/11/six-days-to-die-first-look-bungalow-gravitas-acquisitions-film-briefs-1234876773/

As for when and where you can watch SIX DAYS TO DIE, we’re in the midst of talking with some film festivals to find just the rights spot to premiere this post-apocalyptic adventure, so stay tuned!

~M@

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

HighballTV: My New Film Festival Streaming Site

Now, here’s something I’ve been working on for A LONG TIME. In some ways, for a year. And in other ways, for two decades.

HighballTV: a streaming service that brings the film festival experience to you! It’s a hub to watch those undiscovered gems from film festivals that you’d otherwise never be able to find available after the initial festival run.

It’s something that I’ve been dreaming of for so very long, and we’re proud to be kicking it off in style by bringing the film festival favourite “The Drawer Boy” to theatres across Canada, and to audiences anywhere, on any screen on Highball.TV!

It’s a beautiful film based on Michael Healey’s seminal play by the same name, which is one of the most produced plays in North America. And of course, you can now rent, or by The Drawer Boy on Highball, or you can subscribe to Highball and watch The Drawer Boy along with dozens of other titles from the Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, and more!

Naturally, it’s also a solid destination for all your “Directed by Matt Campagna” needs; Six Reasons Why, Roots of a Man and Tactical Girls are all there for your viewing pleasure!

So get yourself some popcorn, and hop on to Highball.TV to get that festival season feeling anytime you like!

~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@

MUTANT WORLD (FALLOUT ASYLUM) SYFY PREMIERE: NOV 8 @9PM

Fallout Asylum by its new, more SyFy Channel name, “Mutant World” airs on Saturday November 8th at 9pm on the SyFy channel! Be sure to check it out, and hit up the Mutant World Facebook page, give it a LIKE and you’ll be kept up with international air dates, behind-the-scenes goodies and news on how the sequels and series are going… because you KNOW I always write a story that leads to another story.

I hope you dig it!

~M@

FALLOUT ASYLUM: NIGHT SHOOTING

I’m no stranger to a long, cold night shoot. But, working with Nomadic Pictures, this is the first time I’ve had my characters lit by massive maxi-lights on two 80-foot condor cranes for key and kick light. And I’ve got to say it’s awesome.

Now, you don’t need this kind of light for every sort of night shoot –in Six Reasons Why, we sometimes worked with just firelight and a single kick light– but when you have an entire western town to illuminate, it sure does help move things along at a rapid pace while keeping every frame looking gorgeous.

Our warlock of a cinematographer, Neil Cervin, has conjured up some of the most stunning, beautiful, and terrifying images for Fallout Asylum, and I can’t wait for you to see just what I’m talking about when the first trailers and TV spots start to roll out in the fall!

In other news, my good friends in the Canadian band “Four Letter World”, will be providing the song for the ending credits of the film; I’ve heard it and it rocks all kinds.

Plenty more exciting news to come as we film with Ashanti this week, so keep an eye out for more goodies right here!

~M@