STREETS UPDATE + CONTEST


Believe…

After five years sitting on the shelf, Jason Eisener‘s first feature film, STREETS OF DOMINATION, is inching leaping closer to completion!

The film has sat on the shelf for so long because STREETS’ writer John Davies and its director, Jason Eisener had to go make that HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN film. Spare time quickly became, and remains to be, a rarity for these two gents, which pushed STREETS to the back-burner.

Enter Glen (in hero stance).

I have taken on the task of editing a first-pass, rough-assembly of the film, which I will then hand off to Eisener for him to finish. This process is also known as movie magic.

So please, be excited. Lord knows I am.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I’ll be giving away 5 HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN comic books to readers of this blog! Simply head on over to the Contact page and drop me a line (be sure to include your email address)! Contest closes Monday, November 26th at 11:59pm EST and is open to residents of Canada and the USA.

Fun, right?

Check back on Tuesday, the 27th to see if you’ve won yourself a copy!

In the mean time, check out the STREETS OF DOMINATION teaser to whet your appetites:

Update – Nov. 27, 2012: WINNERS OF THE HOBO COMIC CONTESTStephen Piercey, Colin MacDonald, Tarra Hughes, Erin McGuire, Jessica Golding. Congrats, folks!

For all of you unfortunate losers the comic is currently available at all three Stange Adventures locations, The Last Game Store, Obsolete Records, Quantum Frontier and more for a mere $2.99!

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HOBO THE VIDEO GAME


File this one under “Pretty neat”. In the run-up to HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN‘s screening down in Austin, Texas for SXSW, The Alamo Drafthouse along with Mondo, Powerhouse Animation, and Perfect Dork Studios have teamed up to create a 16-bit side-scrolling, beat-em-up video game for the iPhone!

Prettay, prettayy, prettayyy neat.

Wired picked up the story: Retro Hobo With a Shotgun Game Blasts Onto iOS

The game is available right now in the iTunes Store for the dirt-low price of $2.99! Wash yer thumbs and preserve your ammo! http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/hobo-with-a-shotgun/id425315735?mt=8

SUNDANCE ’11 – UPDATE #7

CANADA BOUND
Author: Glen Matthews
January 25th, 2011 – 8:52am

Fare thee well, Park City! We’re all packing up our things and headed back to our respective homes up north within the hour. My travels are estimated to take me on the road (and in the air) for 29 hours. Again, this is what you get when you combine all of the most-affordable options. Cheap bastard.

Although we’re leaving town, we still have a few blog updates to post (notably: our encounter with the Westboro Baptist Church at the premiere of RED STATE), so there will be some goodness coming up in the next few days.

Celebrity encounter update: Adrian Grenier, Michael Rapaport & James Cromwell. Solid.

That’s all for now, we have a plane to catch, so please enjoy this amazing story from the New York Times…

Tommy Lee is dying to see a certain movie at Sundance — only problem is, he can’t remember its name. The Motley Crue drummer, perhaps more famous for his sex tape with Pamela Anderson and what it revealed about his physique, told us at the House of Hype lounge: “I heard about some crazy movie I want to see about some clown with a gun. Some crazy clown just goes berserk on everything with a shotgun.” Although he couldn’t recall the title, “It sounds like something I need to see.” We think he meant “Hobo With a Shotgun,” about a homeless man who becomes a violent vigilante.

http://m.nypost.com/p/pagesix/memory_lapse_upUezDcE0Ksz38brC5aBTL

Hey Canada, where’s our damn parade!

SUNDANCE ’11 – Update #1

INTO THE MOUTH OF MADNESS
Author: Glen Matthews
January 20th, 2011 – 5:53am

I’ve learned that when a United States border guard asks you what you do for a living—at no point, should the words “I’m an actor” come from your mouth.

Close. Call.

Currently, I’m sitting in the Buffalo Airport where I slept overnight—this is what happens when you combine cheapest flight, with cheapest bus-ride (to said flight). It’s been 6 hours since the Sundance Film Festival has officially begun, and I’m pretty damned excited to be a couple of plane flights away from being in the depths of it’s madness…

“The [2011] Sundance Film Festival is like looking into our film futures. While many of the films are unknown now, playing at Sundance sets off a snowball effect that continues throughout the year and eventually, these movies become an integral part of popular culture.”

-Germain Lussier, Slashfilm.com

The last time that I was on screen in Utah, I declared “It’s Christmas, I just want to fuck!”, and now it’s “Give me the money or I’ll slice this bitch’s throat!” Please don’t let my Grandparents know what we’re doing down here.

As with any film festival, you approach it with a handful of films that you’d like to check out—but also with any film festival, plans tend to shift and the Gods of Film Festival laugh in your face, punch you in the gut, and deprive you of sleep. With that in mind, check out my top 5 films that I’d like to check out at the fest this year…

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN—Let’s get this pick out of the way and avoid any indication that I’m trying to be clever by selecting the movie that I’m in. I’m including this because tickets to the HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN screenings have been selling like mother-loving hotcakes (going for $150 on EBay—greasy bastards); I was fortunate enough to snag myself a ticket
to the screening in Salt Lake City on the 22nd (through a lottery ticket-purchase system), but other members of the Hobo cast/crew who are travelling down to Utah have yet to secure a ticket. Pray for their souls.

WIN WIN—This is the third film from Tom McCarthy. His two previous films happen to be two of my favourite films of all-time: THE STATION AGENT and THE VISITOR (Richard Jenkins for the win). McCarthy seems to have a knack for bringing the absolute-best performances out of his cast, and in this film, a story about a man who moonlights as an amateur wrestling coach, he’s directing Paul Giamatti, thus, the results in my brain are pure gold. I don’t have a ticket to this yet, so please, pray for my soul.

SHORTS PROGRAM 1—Comedy duo Tim & Eric (from the ever-effed TIM & ERIC AWESOME SHOW GREAT JOB) are bringing their short film THE TERRYS to Sundance as part of Shorts Program 1. Also in the lineup is Adam Yauch’s (from the Beastie Boys) FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT, a pseudo-mockumentary/documentary with the Beastie Boys being played by Elijah Wood, Danny McBride & Seth Rogen. So incredibly stoked to be checking this out tomorrow morning!

TAKE SHELTERMichael Shannon is a god amongst men (or at least actors). One of America’s finest character actors; his portrayal of a federal agent in HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE is one of my favourite performances of the year. In TAKE SHELTER he plays a Father who is having recurring nightmares of death and destruction which cause him to manically build a bomb-shelter in preparation for the impending doom that he believes is coming for he and his family. I’m on board.

PROJECT NIM—From the director of the Oscar-winning documentary MAN ON WIRE (see it), comes another documentary; this one apparently is about a group of scientists who attempt to raise a chimpanzee as a human. Simple enough, but with James Marsh at the helm, you have to believe it’s going to deliver. I can 90% guarantee I’ll be a weepy-baby by the end of this one.

Honorable mentions: RED STATE (from Kevin Smith), there is no way I’m going to get into this screening without waiting in line for a long, long time. I’m talking new-video-game-console-launch waiting times. TROLL HUNTER, the trailer for this looks terrific, but after looking at the schedule, none of the screenings are at a convenient time for me. And basically EVERY OTHER FILM, it’s Sundance, if it’s playing there, it’s very likely worth checking out.

Check back all week long for updates from other members of the HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN cast and crew!

Here we go!

Update as of 3:51pm MST: Made it to Salt Lake City just fine! Headed into town to pick up tickets!

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN TEASER

Hey folks, check out the teaser for Jason Eisener’s HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN! The teaser includes roughly 25% of my performance from the entire film, and 100% of your suggested daily machismo intake. I’m the gentleman in the “goddamn, fucking” yellow ski-mask…

In case you haven’t figured this out, the teaser for HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN is NSFW…

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nbl78cj5vM

Dartmouth has never looked so durty.

This will be the last time I mention Treevenge…

Pinky swear.

We are three effing days away from Christmas! What better way to spread holiday cheer than by gift-wrapping 16 minutes of bloody Christmas trees wreaking havoc on us humans… By “gift-wrapping” I meant copy & pasting the URL to a friend.

Lots of people still haven’t seen it, so think of who in your life might enjoy this: your creepy Uncle? Your creepy neighbor? Your creepy Mother? Whoever enjoys it, they’re probably pretty creepy.

http://twitchfilm.net/news/2009/09/beware-the-furious-foliage-its-jason-eiseners-treevenge.php

Memorable Memorabilia

With the assistance of it’s creator (Lindsay Thorne), I have managed to attain my finished head from TREEVENGE.

head

…It’s Home Alone meets Silence of the Lambs!

Two years ago, I did me some blogging during the creation of the head, which can be read here: https://glenjm.wordpress.com/2007/12/04/attention-span-tv-treevenge-pre-production/

And the final product can be viewed as part of Jason Eisener‘s Sundance Selection & Honorable Mention (it feels good to say that) Treevenge. This is where you say “Glen, we knowwwww.”

…this is what I do with my Wednesdays off.