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The Awesome Train Just Keeps on Rollin’!

I should have written up this little blog post back at the beginning of June when it actually happened… So, here I am again trying to play catch-up with my website. It never ends.

So our stop-motion animated short film “Frowning” was entered in and accepted into the ASIFA Atlanta’s 9th Annual Roll Yer Own independent animation screening! While we may not have won, we totally got a lot of promotion and attention from the independent animation kind of crowd here in the ATL and got to enjoy some VERY awesome locally brewed coffee and cappuccinos.

For those of you who don’t know (like me, who had no clue what it was until I found out Frowning had been accepted), ASIFA is the Association Internationale du Film d’Animation. Here in the U.S. there’s the ASIFA-Atlanta, the ASIFA-Hollywood, the ASIFA-East (New York and the East Coast), the ASIFA-Colorado, and many many more.

I can’t remember exactly how many short films were accepted into the screening, but we watched approximately an hour and a half of animated shorts by filmmakers and artists from all around the Atlanta area (While drinking some of the best coffee I’ve ever had in my life! Seriously, they even had traditional macchiatos there, none of that Starbucks junk…).

So who wants to know what the most recent screening is that Frowning got accepted into? Just found out today– Dragon*Con!!! Are we totally, completely awesome or what?

I don’t really have any other info about being accepted to Dragon*Con other than it’s sometime this coming September, and last year was my first year there, basking in all the geeky fanboy and fangirl total AWESOMENESS.

I’ll keep everyone updated as soon as I find out more. YAY!

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FROWNING at the Atlanta Film Festival!

Last night was the first of two screenings of our short film, “Frowning,” at the Atlanta Film Festival. It’s okay if you didn’t make it… I didn’t either. It was a school night and I have a kidlet! She and I will both be at the second screening this Friday afternoon, so it’s cool. However, I let Chuck out of the house to go play with his friends for once and here are some of the pictures from their various cameras:

Dustin, Molly C, and Chuck taking Q&A after the screening

Photo opp on the red carpet!

I’m really excited about going on Friday. I bought a new shirt and everything! Gotta be red carpet ready, ya know? I’m such a goober…

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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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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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VOTE FOR FROWNING!

Yay!!!! It’s up on the Creative Loafing website and we need your votes! If you go to the Atlanta Short Cuts Film Festival page, all of the videos that are competing in the contest are posted. All you need to do to vote for our film, Frowning, is register using your email address and then cast your vote!!

The videos are all posted on the same page and are kinda small, but if you’ll click on the “YouTube” link, you can watch it there, full screen. In fact, you know what? I’ll just post the link to it on YouTube here. But remember, you have to go to Creative Loafing’s page to be able to vote for it.

Please, please support us here at Zombie Cat Productions! VOTE!!

Scene from "Frowning"

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Whew! We did it!

And it’s gonna be screened tonight by the Atlanta Short Cuts Film Festival!

We totally finished filming our stop-motion movie about two weeks ago, but I’m so bad at keeping my blog updated… I even have a picture that I took on our next to last day of filming that I was supposed to post as another sneak peek.

Intriguing, eh? What in the heck does a balloon animal, a magic wand, a clay gun, two clay lollipops, and a single silk flower have to do with each other? Well… I can’t tell you yet.

All of the films that made it into the Short Cuts Film Festival are being screened tonight and tomorrow night. As soon as we know how we did and whether or not we’ll also be shown at the Atlanta Film Festival, I’ll be able to post a link to the film itself in all of its YouTube glory. Minus a nuance or two…

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Almost Done!

The Zombie Cat Productions film team, which currently consists of Molly C., Chuck, and me, have been working on a stop-motion short film for the past few weeks. It’s called “Frowning,” based on a short story written by The Dust, and we’re doing it for the Atlanta Shortcuts Film Festival, sponsored by Creative Loafing. Our schedules are ridiculously crazy, what with jobs and kids and real-life junk like that, so we’ve been able to work on it two days a week, about five hours a day. Give or take. Molly is Producer and Editor,  Chuck is Lead Animator (or maybe I should say the *Only* Animator, heehee) and I got the awesome title of Art Director. I’ve been making pretty much all the sets and props and whatnots. Impressive, no? We’ve worked well together so far. I’ve had a lot of fun and learned a lot about the !!!Magic of Cinema!!! I’ve put together a little gallery here of some behind-the-scene pictures I’ve taken while we’ve been in production. Also, go see all the fun pics Molly C.’s been taking over the past few weeks during shooting too:  (her camera’s MUCH better than mine).

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