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Meet the Cast of ARV–3

Dan Baker —  June 27, 2014

I once asked a film school professor what should be done if you can’t find the right cast for you film. His response shocked me…

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Timid Monster is going post-apocalyptic.

Timid Monster is proud to announce a post apocalyptic project. After visiting John Gray’s Victorian house and Avarice’s treacherous world of fantasy, we’re ready for a little dirt and grime in a crumbling society.

It’s perfect timing to team up with best selling paranormal/fantasy author, Cameo Renae, to bring you a short film based on her most recent book, ARV-3.

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Festival Announcements

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Avarice will be screening at White Sands International Film Festival on September 6 in White Sands, New Mexico and at Knoxville Film Festival on September 20 in Knoxville, TN. If you’re in the area, come out and support Avarice!

For more information about the festivals, screening times, and tickets, check out the websites for the festivals.

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As Timid Monster’s social media… um… person, manager, whatever, it has been left to me to figure out how to best get our name out there and our films seen and I haven’t the first idea of how to do that. Here’s what I’ve managed to figure out. Basically there are rules to having a successful and effective online presence but there are no rules on how to do that. Does that make sense to you? Me neither.

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Rising Fyre’s J Lazarus Hawk, Jamie Hall, and Marcus Kent Hamson took a few minutes (ok, a few hours) to talk with the Timid Monster team about our projects, past, present, and future, on their web-show IN FRAME.

In this episode, we share how we got started, what inspires us, what it’s like to be filmmakers in Memphis, where we’re going with Timid Monster, and many other things.

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Avarice has successfully hit the comic conventions, and now it’s playing at its first film festival. Avarice will be part of On Location: Memphis International Film Festival, and it will be showing at 11:30 am Saturday, April 27, 2013 along with several other shorts selected for the festival.

For more information about the festival, the location, and tickets, click here.

It’s the first time Avarice will be shown in a theater, and it will be a personal first for me as well. If you haven’t seen the film yet, it’s a great opportunity to come check it out along with some other shorts in the festival. Plus, you will be able to see the director geeking out about finally seeing this film on a big screen. You can make fun of me. It’s a win-win.

Hope to see you all there!

The first thing I did when I moved to Orlando was go to MegaCon. Literally. I moved. And the next morning I was hoofing it Downtown for the biggest comic-con in Orlando with my new film production team. It was awesome.

Every year, MegaCon brings in the celebrities, the artists, the merchants, and puts together panels and events that make geeks drool. They promote film as well by hosting an indie film festival, seven years running. This year, Avarice will be a part of that line-up.

Be sure to come out and catch the Festival! And stick around for all the fun stuff they’ve got planned… a Zombie Walk, Voice Actors Gone Wild! (with Futurama’s John DiMaggio and Billy West), and a panel with the artists behind the X-Teams among much, much more. Oh! And Star Trek: Next Gen EXTRAVAGANZA.



What the Heck is Timid Monster?

Dan Baker —  February 3, 2013

Ah, yes, I anticipated your question. See? I’ve written a whole blog post about it.

Allow me to start at the beginning.

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That was Jess’ response when I told her the John Gray feature film script was a quarter finalist at BlueCat. That places us in the top 10% of 3391 international submissions. Fer’ real, check it out!

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Nick didn’t know what he was getting himself into when he married Jess back in November 2012.

Jess had been hanging out with the unruly bunch at Macedonia Films since playing the Robin to Dan’s Batman on the John Gray short in 2009 and producing a little known short named Sleepwalking, where she met an indomitable young woman named Rachel. Following a different path from her cohorts, Jess moved to Orlando to work with The JESUS Film Project but kept an eye on the Memphis Wild Bunch.

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