Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Sci-Fi on the Rock International Film Festival

Hey there folks.

Once again, after yet another lengthy and inexcusable absence from the website-making world, I have returned to update the public's perception of my life (which I'm SO glad I did...I was looking insanely boring. I AM boring, but less boring than I looked like!).

I've uploaded some samples of video work I've done in the past, new photos, etc... but that's not actually the reason why I'm writing. I'm writing because of the Sci-Fi on the Rock International Film Festival, 2014. Amazing updates about this thing, need to be shared.

First off, this year was CRAZY popular for submissions--we received films from all over the world; once again, we received submissions from local filmmakers, Spain, the United Kingdom, New York, Ontario, Alberta and so on--and joining us for the first time were submissions from Winnepeg, France, Germany, Serbia and--get this--HOLLYWOOD! Typically, we've received less than 20 films each of the last three years, and almost all of them were screened... this year, we had FIFTY THREE submissions!! Due to time limitations, we can only screen 13 of the submissions, so it was a fierce competition to become Official Selections this year...and as the referee for this particular battle, I think I had the hardest time--choosing the official selections was no easy task because each year the films just get better and better and better!

Eventually, a final Official Selections list was forged. Here it is:


Punishment – Kevin Boylan – Bristol, United Kingdom
The devoted supervisor of an archaic machine fears the worst when a new administration takes over the punishment complex. This is confirmed when a foreign reporter arrives to write a story about the machine

Game Companion – Brian Morelan – Vancouver, British Columbia
Bob lives downstairs in his mom's house, his greatest accomplishment is making it to master in a video game, permitting him a game companion: Kimiko. She is impressed but when Kimiko starts to discover Bob is not very important Kimiko's enthusiasm fades.

Psychic Sue – Dave Lojek – Berlin, Germany (filmed in Ireland)
Sue works as a psychic to prey on believers in the afterlife. Her show has some flaws, but when she discovers that ghosts can indeed appear to the living—time to consult a REAL medium!

Can’t Sleep – Jamie Skidmore – Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
For when you can’t sleep.

‘Aemorraghe – Patrick Devaney – New York, New York
In a world where emotions are all but erased, one woman desires to bring the color of the previous world back into her life. But how long can she keep hopeful while she struggles with this alone? And what fateful decision will she make by the end of our tale? Based on the comic by French artist CAZA originally published in the December 1982 issue of Heavy Metal Magazine

Momentum (music video for Uneeda) – Wayne Perry – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Every year a secret society holds a masquerade party at a secluded location set in the elaborate Victorian era. With their power and money they abduct people as slaves. These slaves are featured as entertainment for this decadent high class masquerade party. Our video takes place present day & this horrid tradition continues. Passed on through wealthy generations, but on this night UNEEDA has a surprise for them.

For Clearer Skies – Alfredo Salvatore Arcilesi –Toronto, Ontario
A man struggles to decide whether or not to pursue survival as his race nears extinction.

Mona – Alexis Barbosa – France
Gary, a robotics engineer, has developed a domestic android named Mona. He brings the humanoid robot home to carry out some tests. How will Gary 's wife Marie react?

Your Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse – Molly Brown – Croyden, United Kingdom
An animated highlight reel of the most important things for you to know to survive against the undead.

Fist of Jesus – David Muñoz – Barcelona, Spain
Jesus is always willing to lend a hand to those in need, but there are others ... that will taste his fist.

Snails! (Cargols!) – Geoffrey Cowper – Barcelona, Spain
Joey is with his friends at a party in a park when he sees his ex-girlfriend there. He decides to go talk to her and tell her he still loves her but a giant snail interrupts them! Joey will have to do whatever it takes to get the girl of his life back. (Language may offend)

Cover – Toddske – Fort Mcmurray, Alberta
A quiet night at the library turns deadly when a librarian accidentally unleashes demonic forces from a strange book. Ashley is in a relationship with Todd, an abusive masochist. Her personal demons become literal when she summons LEGION. Trapped in a library, Ashley must now team up with love sick Scott to put what’s been summoned behind its COVER. (Language may offend)

The Goblin Market – Tyler Burry – Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador
A young woman's journey to the under belly, to confront those who claimed her sister's innocence, risks her own seduction.

Trust me when I say this--ALL of these films are phenomenal. They're all going to be screened at the Film Festival at the Holiday Inn on May 23rd. It's a Friday evening, starts at 5:00pm and only costs $5.00 to get in.

If you want more info on the film festival, check out this site: http://scifiontherock.com/events/festival.php

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Christmas 2013--Warm wishes and a couple of rants :p

I think I've finally figured out how to blog on a website properly: DON'T build a blog directly onto your website so that every time you want to post your blog, you have to reu-pload your revised site!

...I should have figured that out before...

ANYWAY--it's Tibb's Eve 2013, and I'm looking forward to some Christmas festivities. For those of you who don't know me (assuming anyone is actually reading my blog :p) I'm a very old fashioned man when it comes to my behavior and style. Because nothing says Christmas quite the same way as Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol', I took it upon myself to dress up in a long black wool coat, a fancy scarf, and a top hat for any journey I make during the season. So far, people have enjoyed it--well, those who have noticed, at least. I'm enjoying myself, though, and the old-fashioned look is really adding to my Christmas spirit, so why not, hey?

Also, it makes me feel like The Doctor from Doctor Who. I'm a proud geek, so there!

I've finally redesigned my site so it doesn't look like a site that I pulled of a Macbook Pro (*whistles*), but instead has a bit more of a personalized feel. The downside: I'm finding myself having some coding issues with some of the things I'm trying to add into my site. For example: my Contact page. On my old site, I just put up my phone number, e-mail address and address for people anywhere and everywhere to read and contact me that way.

...That was STUPID.

I've had people calling me trying to sell me stuff, and I've got more Spam than a Monty Python show. SO I decided to go the intelligent route and to put in a form that people could fill out and I'd get the message in my e-mail and it would be regulated and anonymous.

...Of course it wouldn't WORK!

So for the time being, I'm back to the old and stupid method. I've put warnings about spamming me or trying to sell me stuff on the page. I doubt it'll work but hey--I'm a creative guy. People want to call and annoy me, I can annoy them right back, and perhaps even better. I'm the king of annoying--just ask my girlfriend.

...or read enough of my blogs. IF I write any :p

I'm going to try and pull up some of the old blogs I wrote and see if I can "retro-date" them so they appear in the right order. I doubt it will work because I want it to, but let's give it a shot. Also, if any of you folks are computer coding wizards and know anything about ExpressionWeb 4, please hit me up and maybe you can teach me something.

I'm going to try and be better at writing in this, but since it's a busy time of year I might not be here before the time comes so: Merry Christmas, everyone. Thanks for being incredible.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

First blog

Greetings and salutations!

First and foremost, I want to say thank you for coming to my website and blog. Also, in case you didn't notice it--COMPLETE redesign! It's been a bit taxing, what with my work schedule and all, but all in all, it's been good. Cathartic, if you will.

So, website's up and running but there are still tweaks that need to happen, so please bear with me while it does. Also, I've got news coming up on the horizon--some short movies coming up, and it's going to be really exciting.

Take care, and talk to you all soon.