That same day Paris In Plantsville will open a new exhibition to celebrate the Ten Years of Elmwood Productions! The gallery will be filled with puppets from our films, behind the scenes photography, character designs, and more. "The Complete Steve The Vampire" follows the adventures of Steve who was turned into a vampire as a teenager and although now in his mid-twenties, he just can't catch a break trying to prove himself in the vampire community. Between his overbearing and in denial mother, his indifferent girlfriend, and his unlikely friendship with Dracula, he still manages to keep his head on straight and do his best to avoid being staked by the local vampire slayer. And all he wants to do is hang out, watch some Star Trek, and enjoy a good glass a blood... The screening is also part of Paris In Plantsville's monthly film series showcasing independent films made in and connected to the local film community. And on March 31st we will also be screening our feature film "Josh and Todd: The Story of a Man and is Puppet" to close out the exhibition. For both screening the doors open at 7:00 PM, and the films start at 8:00PM. As with all our screenings it is a free event, but donations to the gallery are appreciated. The donations keep events like this happening! We'd like to thank our friends at The Official Beer of Elmwood Productions - Pabst Blue Ribbon - for all their support! "Steve the Vampire" is rated PG "Josh and Todd: The Story of a Man and His Puppet" is rated R
So last Wednesday we shot the last bits for the "Steve the Vampire" series... The picture above is from that night (thanks Mike!) and we laughed like Hell...
It felt good. No, it felt great. Beautiful in fact. I love the crew we have.
And last nite Jim, Steph, and I went to Russ' to do the last bits of voice-over dubbing. We had some things to fix and so on... And we finished that. I got home around 4 AM and was jazzed, but still did pass out within an hour. So now it's noon the next day and I'm thinking about the past six years of Steve the Vampire... The past six years of my life...
And this is the happiest I have been in YEARS... I love my life. I love what I do. I love the Elmwood Crew. I love everyone!!!! Hahahaha!!!
HERE I AM, AND AS FAR AS I CAN SEE THINGS AIN’T RIGHT BETWEEN YOU AND ME IT’S BEEN A WHILE SINCE YOU’VE SAID YOU LOVE ME. THE LIES GO ON WHY MUST YOU ALWAYS DECEIVE ME? WHAT WENT WRONG WITH US SUGAR? AND WHY’D YOU MAKE ME TAKE THE BUS?
SO COME TELL ME BABY, PLEASE TELL ME BABY, CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT WENT WRONG? WAS IT ALL MY FUSSIN’, OR MY SLAP-HAPPY CUSSIN’? PLEASE TELL ME WHAT WENT WRONG.
TAKE A STEP FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU’VE DONE CRAZY. DREAM A DREAM, IF IT IS GOOD, NAKED WE’LL BE! TIME. WHAT TIME? IF WE MAKE LOVE WE LOSE ALL TIME. YOU SAY I’M CRAZY BUT I DON’T MIND. AS LONG AS WE’RE HAPPY IT’LL BE ALRIGHT ALRIGHT!
SO COME TELL ME BABY, PLEASE TELL ME BABY, CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT WENT WRONG? WAS IT ALL YOU EXPECTED FROM THE THINGS THAT YOU WANTED? PLEASE TELL ME WHAT WENT WRONG?
I CAN’T DO IT NO MORE! I CAN’T TAKE IT NO MORE! I CAN’T DIG IT NO MORE!
IT’S DRIVING ME CRAZY!
I GOT A TWO BIT SUCKA-BITCH, APPLE JACK RAM-O-BIT, AND I LOVE YOU LIKE A CHAKA-MU-BERRY!
AND I LOVE YOU LIKE A CHAKA-MU-BERRY! I SAID I LOVE YOU! (LOVE YOU!) I SAID I LOVE YOU LIKE A CHAKA-MU-BERRY!
Scott's my leather vested homeboy who lives downstairs... He's 12 and one day late last year said "Jon can I make a puppet?" And I replied "I don't know, can you?" He didn't find that funny.... Anyway he came up to the studio and I walked him through making a puppet.... It's a self portrait. He did a great job for his first one!