Just got back from our screening at the Atlanta Film Festival! The city where all streets start with Peachtree. Like Peachtree Road which is not to be confused with Peachtree St.., Peachtree Creek or the more historically violent Peachtree Battle, and, of course, Peachtree Peachtree.
I had a terrific time in Atlanta meeting the nerdcore fans and begging them to buy t-shirts. Thank you for not punching me in the face for my repeated t-shirt pimpage. You are a tolerant and Fruit-of-the-Loom loving people.
But guess who was in the audience? This is cool: The editor and associate editor of the show AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE!! Isnt that cool? I told you it was cool! One of them (Lear Bunda) had an animated short in the festival called Hitlers Brain. Lear was way rad and is as animated/ridiculous as his job and name suggest. Fun fact about Lear: hes been a vegetarian his whole life. Hmm interesting.
His boss at Aqua Teen, a dude named Jay Wade Edwards, made a feature film called Stomp! Shout! Scream! which he affectionately refers to as a beach town horror flick. Does that pique your interest? It piqued mine! The good news is that you can buy a DVD of the movie here. Fun fact about Jay: He thinks breezy beach towns are good filming locations for horrible scary creatures!
Because Lear had to run a really mundane and totally boring errand involving a fax machine, a dot-matrix printer, and an abacus, I got to see the Adult Swim offices. Evidence of my alibi is duly provided with the photograph below. The dot-matrix printer is not available for questioning.
Guess whats next? THE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON! Tickets are on sale and show times are below. BUT, theres an interesting twist: MC Frontalot and Prince Paul are recreating the magic in a post-show party Sunday night. How were you able to make this happen, Negin? I hear you ask. We got a sponsor! ITA is making it happen. By day, ITA designs software, by night, they support films like Nerdcore Rising. And bless them for it!
The Front & Prince show sorta coincides with the festivals closing night party (Sunday April 27) so there are some hurdles to getting in. HOWEVER, I have access to 50, count em FIFTY tickets that will get you in to the party FOR FREE. Those free tickets entitle you to: 1) hang out with me all right, not enticing, I understand, but what about 2) watch MC Frontalot rap his face off getting warmer right? and what about 3) dance to Prince Paul has he does his remarkable thing in the DJ booth of course that will hook you in but it doesnt stop there because 4) you can eat and drink stuff. Awesome right?
How do you get such a free ticket?
1) Email me by April 22 with your name
2) Ill put your name on a slip of paper PLUS ONE, throw the paper in a hat-like object, the first fifty to be drawn from the hat-like object, will get in to the party.
3) Ill email you back letting you know that youre getting a ticket to the party.
4) BUT you can only pick up your ticket at one of the screenings. Which means, well, you might as well see the film while youre at it.
It seems like a convoluted four-part process but I promise it will work. Hopefully.
Im leaving massive details below along with pictures and a link to a review we got in Nerdlanta.
With Bubbling Informativeness,
negin et al @ Nerdcore Rising
IFF Boston Screening Details:
Friday, April 25, Midnight @ Somerville Theatre (55 Davis Square)
Sunday, April 27, 5pm @ Brattle Theatre (40 Brattle St., Harvard Square)
Get Tix Here: http://www.iffboston.org
Party is Sunday night, April 27
Ticket obtainment process discussed above
Pictures of Jay & Lear posing for what they thought was a sitcom casting photo as well as various pics from the Adult Swim offices.