Thursday, May 18, 2006


(Rough of the movie poster Juha Lindroos is putting together)

We're beginning to ramp up on the release of the Shriek movie, and the first thing I'd like to announce is that the Clinton St. Theater in Portland will show the movie on August 19th, along with the Rough Guide to Ambergris short humorous "documentary" and some other cool stuff. Watch this space for updates.

Mega thanks to the awesome Edward Morris Jr. for helping make this happen Seth Sonstein at the theater, and the always dapper Jay Lake, who will be co-hosting the festivities with Edward. Additional thanks to Twenty-Third Avenue Books, who will be providing copies of Shriek for the event. And to the intrepid Leslie Henkley (PR) and Liz Gorinsky (Tor editorial) who are helping with subsidiary support. Tor will be providing Shriek beer coasters and there will be Ambergris beer raffled off at these events, among other things.

Currently, we're finalizing house parties (some closed, some open), bookstore events, and theater events featuring the Shriek movie, coinciding with the release of Shriek: An Afterword in the U.S. I'll have more news in the next month. Thanks to everyone who is volunteering their time--you guys are great. (And if anyone still wants to sign up, let me know ASAP. I can send details of the packet we'll send you, support, freebies, etc., and you can decide if it's something you want to do.)

The movie will be shown at Finncon and at the British Fantasy Convention, with more convention, conference, and film festival events to be announced soon. (Also, tentatively, Forbidden Planet in the UK will host the film on their website.)

Work on the film is going very well. Initial shooting will finish up by June 20th and the movie should be done by around July 15th. The Church has provided three hours of music to choose from for the original soundtrack, recorded over the space of a day and night, and Steve Kilbey and Tim Powles have provided the voice-over for the initial sequence prior to the titles. David Larsen has finished his work on an Ambergris gun prop (which will be re-used for the limited edition version of Shriek the novel). A Shriek website to house various videos, audio, and other special features will go up in June-July.

Coming soon: an interview with Neil Williamson, an announcement about pirates, and much more.

Over and out.



At 11:00 PM, Blogger Tessa said...

Pirates! Yes, what was that drive-by-pirating you left on my blog?

(Ninjas own pirates. Mwahaha.)

At 12:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure wish I could see this film. It sounds great. Any chance you'll submit it to the Toronto International Film festival? They have a shorts section.

At 12:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's really amazingly cool. I'll be there for sure.

PS I used to work with Ed

At 6:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


You'll have to wait like everybody else. ;)

Ninjas do not own pirates! Pirates are FREE.

Well, there will be a streaming internet video version of it after the initial premieres.

I'd love to submit it to any number of film festivals, but am just getting up to speed on what that all entails, and rather need to have the finished movie to show them. Please feel free to email me with any advice--thanks!


At 7:30 AM, Blogger Gigi said...

Are you and Ann going to be there Jeff? Maybe I'm confused, but I thought you'd be traipsing thru Europe that week...

At 8:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alas, no. We won't be at any of the video parties. Although each one will be prefaces with an individualized message from me via videotape. I will indeed be in Europe, with Ann.


At 8:08 AM, Anonymous kellys said...

I love the poster – too bad that's not the cover on one of the versions of the book.

At 4:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh! I want to help! Ill talk to the ever dapper Jay Lake about it.

Sarah B, Portland

At 6:47 PM, Blogger captainmission said...

wow with the church providing a soundtrack, this is going to be an incredible movie.


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