Guess what movie is ranked 2,522 on IMDB MOVIEmeter?
That’s pretty amazing, considering last week, Sparks was ranked 14,653.
Something good must be going on in Cannes. MOVIEmeter rankings provide a snapshot of what movies are hot based on the searches of millions of IMDb users. Updated weekly, these rankings also graph the popularity of movies over time and determine which events affect public awareness.
So what does all this mean you ask? Obviously, a fleet of limos with hungry studio executives will be at my doorsteps in the morning.
I hate the begging and constant sucking-up with phrases like “Christopher Nolan who?” and “Folino is the new Fellini”
It grows tiresome and besides, I pay my three children to speak to me to like that daily.
Now, should I pitch the Spark’s trilogy for theatrical or should I develop it into a TV series that explores what happens to the Rochester 13? Or maybe, just maybe, its time for me to pull out my amazing Live Action, Post Apocalyptic, Little Orphan Annie film script. “Gee whiskers” and “Leapin’ lizards!” with guns a blazing!
I alone explain why she has no eyes. You’re welcome Harold Gray.
In reality, the only plans I have for tomorrow is to spend some time with the Bluth family.
Sparks will be at the Cannes Film Market starting tomorrow!
We have been working to finalize the deal for foreign distribution and reworking new assets.
We will make an official announcement and share all the details mid week. And thank you for continued support of the film. It’s difficult to keep folks interested in an indie movie and we greatly appreciate your time.
Foreign distribution is almost wrapped up. Domestic we have some fine offers from some big time studios for Blu ray and VOD.
And lastly we are having active conversations for a limited theatrical release for Sparks.
So what can you do to help see Sparks sooner or see more comic book theme movies? Both blockbusters and indie?
Go see Iron Man 3, go pre-order tickets for Man of Steel. Go order the indie films “All Superheroes must die” and “Alter Egos.”
If you want more options as an audience member you must support all super hero movies, it doesn’t matter if you like them or not. You don’t have too. Because at the end of the day, distributors base sales mostly on what consumers want.
Low budget horror films are a dime a dozen, Superhero themed films in five years will be joining those ranks.
As technology becomes more accessible and advanced, filmmakers will be able to challenge blockbusters in story and have decent graphics. And this will also push the Blockbuster superhero films to take more risks and be less lazy with the story development.
SPARKS BEHIND THE SCENE This picture was from the first day of shooting the film. I remember showing up on set and looking around and seeing how huge the crew was, Marina and Ashley arrived ready to go and the classic cars started arriving.
I just remember thinking to myself “This will come out really good, if you don’t screw it up.”
So what kind of magic does the Katt, known as William bring to a signing?
Watch this highlight video from our launch party at Illusive Comics in No-Cal.
So every man, woman and child in Chi-Town is invited to meet William Katt and Jake Busey this FRIDAY, APRIL 12th from 5pm - 7pm!
All three of us will be signing copies of the SPARKS Graphic Novel at
Graham Crackers Comics, 77 East Madison, Chicago IL 60602 Store Phone: 312 629-1810
And then join us on Saturday, April 13th, at 7PM for the Chicago World Premiere of Sparks only at the Chicago Film Critics Festival which is being held at The Muvico Theater in Rosemont. Catch a second screening of Sparks April 14th at 2:30PM also at Muvico.