LET’S MAKE A…

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“If you can relate to this movie then you’re either insane or a filmmaker.” Film Bizarro

It has been a long road to finish Let’s Make a… Horror Movie. Eight long years. Making a film is like a lifetime all on it’s own.

You live, you die, you are reborn…

You cry, you sweat, you bleed…

You lose friends, family and loved ones. Times change. Reality continues to rumble along. Yet you remain in this timeless world within the film until it is complete.

When you finally come up for air and the film is done, it is as if you were locked in a cryogenic chamber. You then wake into a world you’ve been fumbling through, but not entirely living in. As part of you was lost in this alternate world you were creating.

This past year it took fracturing my foot to kick back and take in my adult life to that point. For fifteen years I had lived the starving artist lifestyle. Not necessarily in that I was starving… but that my mind, body and soul were starved of the nutrition and proper care it craved. I once was in good shape before I shipped off to art school. Within the first quarter I dropped from 185 pounds down to 120… I didn’t see the skeleton looking back at me in the mirror. I only saw the creations that I yearned to create. The dreams I climbed towards…

Whatever I needed to do to survive as an artist, filmmaker, musician… I did it. I was last on the list to look after as long as the art was surviving and being created.

Somewhere I had lost the connection with just how much my art would benefit if I were in solid health and shape. It took falling into the darkest days of my life to see the change that was needed. So I could get on with magGot Films, finishing Horror Movie… and moving onward.
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A good friend of mine (Andrew Hummel) had passed on his dvd’s of P90X. An intense workout program. In 90 days you will be in the best shape of your life… it was time to push play and build a stronger foundation…get back to basics.

It’s now a year later and I feel better then I did when I was 18 at 35. I could see clearly what needed to be done to properly complete this long term work of passion, Let’s Make a… Horror Movie. The benefits of good health and being in shape benefit everything you do. I didn’t realize how foggy my focus had become, or wretched my memory had gotten… Everything benefits when you are a well oiled machine. Not to mention living in general is at it’s richest and fullest.

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For the first time I stepped out of the war zone that is filmmaking. Building to the proper mindset to see the film through, rather then just going through the motions. I’d lost my passion and nothing was enjoyable anymore. It’s nice to be in my old skin and the magic of cinema is as magical as it was as a child once again. If only more artists as a whole could balance their health, physicality and art… I swear we could concur the world.

I’m sharing a piece of my journey in the hopes of inspiring others as friends had also inspired me. It’s never too late…

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I’m now at the end of the road and couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome… Today, pre-sales for the film are now officially in the magGot Store. These will be a limited collectors edition with lots of neat extras, hand numbered and the lower numbers will come with extremely rare goodies. (Such as the original sketches that artist Nick Mears did when we were conceptualizing the cover art)…

In the coming days keep an eye out for more news as the release comes to fruition…there are some fun surprises coming up to give a peak into this much labored production…

This film is my love letter to cinema.

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“It’s a visceral view of the production of an underground film that careens through dream sequences and bizarre set pieces to portray the trials, tribulations, fears and insecurities Schneider experienced making his movie.” – Rue Morgue