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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Maryland Film Festival Recap, reviews

Stomp! Shout! Scream! screened at the Charles Theater as part of the Maryland Film Festival on Mother's Day to an appreciative crowd. A few DVDs were sold, I met some super-nice film makers and got to see some great films.
This was my 6th visit to Baltimore (The Monster Trilogy short films screened at Microcinefest and my documentary short was shown at the MFF, plus I’ve been a judge at Microcinefest). I say this every time I talk about these experiences-- I love Baltimore. No other festival that I’ve been to treats visiting film makers as well as these two festivals—nice accommodations, good crowds, great movies, great events (duck pin bowling, side trips to Orioles games and the Visionary Art Museum). For independent film makers who do this for the love of creating something and often little or no financial reward, going to Baltimore is truly motivational and a highlight of every year for me.

That's SSS Marketing Associate Ashley Zeltzer with LOL actress Tipper Newton.

Stomp! Shout! Scream! has gotten some swell on-line reviews:

“A sweet can of camp, a ridiculously delightful cinematic experience.”
Film Threat

“Stomp! Shout! Scream! was a total hoot. It's a note-perfect homage to '60s beach flicks and monster movies."
The Albuquerque Tribune

“Stomp! Shout! Scream! plays like a cross between Twin Peaks, Repo Man and Stranger Than Paradise with a little Beach Blanket Bingo thrown in to keep things interesting.”
Bradenton Herald

“The lighting was fabulous throughout - vibrant, evocative, sculptural. I loved it. The cast was great - just the right mix of real person and B-movie cliché, so that the whole movie came off like an episode of Mystery Science Theatre 3000, but with the 'bots' quips wrapped up into the movie itself.”

Reminder: The DVD RELEASE PARTY will be Friday, May 26 at the Atlanta Brewing Company. Attendees will receive a Stomp! Shout! Scream! souvenir pint glass, see a screening of the film WITH the Dames Aflame Burlesque performing, dance to Catfight! live, AND drink all the delicious local brew they care to consume. Come celebrate the DVD release in Atlanta on Memorial Day weekend.

I hate to be such a salesman, but getting the movie seen is as important as getting it made. If you’ve seen the film and like it, tell your friends or write an on-line review on the IMDB or at Amazon. Those things go a LONG way toward generating interest. Thanks to everyone who has supported the film.