Friday, February 22, 2013

Couples Changes Name, Releases Poster and Begins Festival Tour

Maine Studios (Biddeford, ME) 2/22/2013-
The feature film Couples has been renamed Tangled 8. "We had always intended to change the name but wanted to wait until we had seen the final product before the announcement", Director John E Seymore stated. The new title is based on the title of the original short screenplay written by Bryant Mason. The film is in the final stages of Post Production and is expected to be completed early in March.
The festival season will kick off with the World Premiere of the film at the LAFF (Lewiston-Auburn Film Festival) on April 4-7, 2013. "This is the second year in a row that we have been able to have a world premiere at LAFF, following last year's premiere of You Can't Kill Stephen King (which also took home the Audience Award for Best Feature) and it is great to back there again this year", Seymore added.
Tangled 8 is eight adaptions of the same script. The film explores the how people of different social background, race and age manage grief through its different phases.
Tangled 8 is also a film about film. It also gives homage to the cinema that has shaped all of our lives; playing tribute to John Ford, Woody Allen, Mike Figgis, Peter Greenaway and many others, that have helped to create our modern cinema.
Tangled 8 was originally written as a short film, that is until director John E Seymore created the concept for the anthology. The idea was based on the classical music idea of variations on a similar theme. The idea of doing the same script, but told differently through action, visualization, situation and sound.
More news on the film will be announced including festival dates and times.

Book of Habbalah, Volume 1 finalizes slate of films.

Maine Studios (Biddeford, ME) 2/21/2013-
Seymore Films announced that it has made final decisions on the short films for The Book of Habbalah, Chapter 1. In addition to the already chosen 2 Tents, penned my Habbalah creator John E Seymore, we will see the shorts, Classic Rock and Some Direction. "Though we might adjust the titles, these are the stories that we are going to film for BOH, Volume 1", Seymore announced. After over a year of working with horror writer/directors around the country, we have finally brought the project to the next stage. We are very happy with the stories we have and feel this is going to be a great project moving forward. The two new stories are both based on original ideas by John E Seymore and Alexander Merrill, who wrote the award winning short, She Feast together. "We really wanted to work with other horror director and writers, but in the end we decided that we wanted to move this project forward", Seymore added. Merrill has penned the script for Some Direction and the short story for Classic Rock, the script for Classic Rock might be penned by former Scriptsation Best Script writer Chris Sorensen, but that is not a definite. "We just know it will be ready to film in the next couple of months", Seymore noted.
More about the plot of the stories will be released along with information about casting and shoot dates coming weeks.
Book of Habbalah, Volume 2 and 3 are also moving along with the beginning to lock down scripts. BOH, Volume 1 is expected to wrap filming by the end of 2013.