Archive for April, 2011

Atlanta Film Festival Screening

Its official! Last week we at Zombie Cat Productions found out that our short film, Frowning, won the ATL Short Cuts Film Contest and is being screened at the Atlanta Film Festival in May!! In case you don’t understand the importance of this to filmmakers and art directors such as ourselves, it’s HUGE! The amount of publicity we’ll be getting out of this is tremendous!

The AFF has already written a little about us and linked to the Zombie Cat website and Orgazimation– the stop-motion webseries that Zombie Cat Productions made and produced from 2009 to 2010- and that is a huge deal! We have an official page on the Atlanta Film Festival site now. It’s very cool.

It’s being screened at the AFF twice next week- on Tuesday, May 3rd and on Friday, May 6th. You can buy tickets right there on the website and it’ll only cost you ten dollars to go see one of our showings along with the AFF films in that block of time! We’ll be there Friday and I hope to see some of you there!

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We Make Art in Atlanta:

As a continuation of the article I wrote, “Why I love Atlanta and Making Art Here,” Zombie Cat Productions has been interviewing local Atlanta artists almost nonstop in a continuing series called “I Make Art in Atlanta.” Here are the artists so far that have been so awesome and taken time to talk with us:

Chis Hamer– mixed media artist whose comment on the original Burnaway article spawned this series of Atlanta Art Community spotlights

Jinx Strange– painter, mixed media sculptor, writer, and web comic creator

Rick Lovell– designer and illustrator, educator at Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta campus

Angelyn Pass– mixed media artist who works with film negatives in Celluloidic Artistry

Yu-Kai Lin– contemporary artist, owner/director of Kai Lin Art, a midtown Atlanta art gallery

Michi Meko– installation artist who works with found objects, mixed media

Adam Wellborn– mixed media artist specializing in the use of resin

Evereman– “street artist” or “tag artist” who gives to the community through the Evereman Project

You have to go check out every one of the above links and read a little bit about each artist and find out how they feel about Atlanta and fellow local Atlanta artists. It’s a real eye-opener.

I’m proud to be an artist here in Atlanta. I have yet to get my work out there like many of the guys in these articles, but I’m definitely working on it. Slowly but surely. For now, I’m just honored and proud to feel like I even fit in the same category as them.

This topic of local artists that Zombie Cat has been focusing on recently has touched home and is something that I really feel strongly about. Please, go read. You’ll love it as much as I do.

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Ich liebe Deutschland!

So last week I mailed off my item to Germany (see post below) to be featured on the German website, http://creative-shops-finden.jimdo.com/, a website that reviews various handmade as well as commercially made products that they find interesting. There’s a lot of jewelry on there as well as candy, food, home decor, and clothes, and a large number of the items are found on http://en.dawanda.com/, the European equivalent of Etsy.

Here’s the item that I sent to be tested and reviewed on the website:

It’s lined with velveteen ribbon and is meant to be used as a jewelry or keepsake box. I hope I get good reviews! International media, here I come!

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Darling but Dead, Creepy and Cute

This week’s Arts, Crafts, and the Macabre article features Jill Von Doom’s Etsy shop, Von Doom Designs. Jill’s shop holds a special place in my heart because not only did I buy my very first Etsy item from there, it was for my wedding last year in Las Vegas! I can’t believe I can’t find a good picture of me wearing the blood-splattered, duct tape rose I bought from her, but here-

This is such a fabulous picture of me and Anna, I just couldn’t NOT post it. You can sorta see the rose in my hair… Here’s a photo of it from Jill’s shop:

It’s AWESOME!!!!

Anyways, go read my article and participate in the free shipping offer she has going for Zombie Cat readers… You’ll LOVE her stuff, I promise :)

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And the winner is…

FROWNING!

Holy cow, we totally won!! Not the viewer’s choice award, not second place or runner up, but we won THE WHOLE SHEBANG!

You can read about it on Creative Loafing’s website, but here’s basically what they’re sayin:

Zombie Cat Productions is the coolest, most awesome group of film-makers the Atlanta area has ever seen or ever will see. We had no choice but to give them first place in the Atlanta ShortCuts Film Contest. It was a no-brainer.

Okay, so that was what they were thinking. For realz, yo.

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Midget Zombies, need I say more?

Okay, kids- the other day I reviewed one of the most awesome zombie movies ever conceived! Well, I reviewed the trailers for it because it hasn’t actually been released yet, but I’m totally chompin’ at the lil bit, waitin’ for it to be released! (groan… I’m pretty sure the pun in the last sentence there is one of the worse ones I’ve written so far… I do apologize.)

The movie is Night of the Little Dead, and here’s a peek at my article for Zombie Cat:

“How many different sub-genres of zombie movies can there be, one may ask? Handicapped zombies? Check. Naked zombies? Yep. Stoned zombies? Totally. But midget zombies? Hell, yeah. That’s all you have to say, and I’m all over “Night of the Little Dead.” … Oh, and it has one of the best taglines ever: “It’s the little things that getcha.” AWESOME.”

For real, go read my article!

And let me leave you with my absolute favorite image from the teaser trailer-An ad for the local bait shop. Best. Bait. Shop. EVAR.

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Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

Oh my goodness, how cool is this? Someone from GERMANY contacted me on Etsy and wants to write up a review about one of my items in my Etsy shop!!

Apparently, she has a website over on the German interwebz where she tests out and reviews items from different shops, websites, companies, and online stores. I’ve totally checked out her website and it looks nifty and all legit and stuff. There is one thing I’m curious about, though- not any of the 3 dozen or so items that she has tested and reviewed come from anything other than a German website or company. She links to everything and shows lots of good pictures and writes about everything very nicely, but nothing is American or English (unless you click “yes, Google, I would very much like you to translate this page for me, thanks”). I just wonder why she chose *me*… I’m SO not German. Well, at least not for a few generations back, that is.

I had to figure this out so I did a little research. I will apparently be one of the first Etsy items on her site. A good number of the items she has reviewed come from shops on the German version of Etsy called Dawanda. I had never heard of it until now. So there ya go. Huh. Call me flattered.

Sooooo… International media attention. WOOHOO, am i right? :D

Anyway, go look at her site, it’s Creative-Shops-Finden, and I do have to say the front page is super-cute. All strawberried up and stuff.

I’m totally about to be Big In Germany <3

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