My son and co-producer, Chris Olen Ray, just pointed out to me that on this day, exactly one year ago, we wrapped photography on SPIDORA... what a journey it has... Read more
The Big Screen... Again
SPIDORA will play at the Valley Film Festival on December 13, 2014 at 10pm at the NoHo Laemmle Theatre on Lankersheim Blvd in North Hollywood. Come see her on the... Read more
Some Pleasant News
SPIDORA wins the "Award of Merit" and "Best Original Score" in its first Festival appearance at the Los Angeles Cinema Festival. Big congrats out to Matt Janszen for his... Read more
Put It There!
Finally got it all together today and hand delivered SPIDORA to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences... we're now Officially Qualified for next years Oscar consideration! Nothing may... Read more
Jerry has signed the photos and the film has played its mandatory theatrical run, so we are going forward now with sending out the perks... It didn't seem to make... Read more
THE CURTAIN RISES!
SPIDORA completed its Los Angeles theatrical run at The Los Feliz Theater today and is now headed for the Academy's qualifying list. It looked great on the big screen! The... Read more
Editing DONE! Picture LOCKED! Headed for Post Sound and Music! Color Correction this week if there's an opening in Filmlook's schedule. This train won't stop rolling now!
I'm delighted with... Read more
Day One --
Everything was so incredible yesterday... including the California heat! But we managed and it was a very productive day. Jerry was amazing as were all our performers... Read more
Time To Crawl!
All right! Finally just about ready to jump in the car and head off to the set to start filming SPIDORA. This day had to come eventually. So much hard... Read more
So here's an update to let everyone know that I will NOT be pestering everybody as frequently in the future! We will continue to keep all of our backers up... Read more
One Hour Left!
One more hour and we can all take a collective deep breath.
What a trip... and so many of you sharing posts, reposting and tirelessly hyping the project as we... Read more
Just wanted to send out a quick blast from the One-Eyed Director to let everybody know WE DID IT!
I'm so thankful for all of you and please understand that... Read more
Last Chance For Romnace
Finally the hours of the last day are flying by and we're so close!
It's been such a journey in 30 short days that I am totally bummed to find... Read more
As the hours count down so many things come to mind...
I'm thrilled that we were chosen as one of the "Staff Picks" almost immediately upon going live... and that... Read more
71 Hours Left!
So, we're now down to counting the hours... how nail-biting can this get? :-)
I want to thank each and every one of of you who have supported this project.... Read more
Only 3 Days Left!
Well, we're on our last 3 days... put up or shut up time.
It's sure gone by fast, and was fun, if somewhat, all enveloping.
I can't say how the... Read more
Last 5 Days!
Well, the finish line is right up ahead of us...
We're only $5,500 from our goal, but only have 5 days left to work with. Let's keep the word out... Read more
Day 6 and Counting
6 Days left and the clock is ticking! Hoping to make it to our goal in time! Very excited about all of this!
Thank you to all of new backers!
Well, we're finally in our last week of crowd funding. What a ride it's been... currently we are just $6,489.00 away from our goal... but, I'm confident we'll pick up... Read more
Start the Presses!
This just in...
And while we're at it... here's some fun... wish we could buy this illusion for $75 now!
Great news! We picked up 5 new backers today... thanks to all of you!
I always enjoyed the time I spent working at the carnival... it was a welcome break... Read more
10 Days Left
Only 10 Days left on our campaign! Here's hoping we have an exciting final stretch... still $7000 away from getting this film off the ground... spread the word!
Thanks to... Read more
Of Love and Lobsters
Only 11 days left to go and things have slowed down considerably.
Chris Ray had a cool idea of how to further promote the project and we went with it... Read more
One of the major inspirations for SPIDORA is Curtis Harrington's 1963 film, NIGHT TIDE... the movie features a very young Dennis Hopper and Luana Anders. The film itself owes a... Read more
A Filmmakers Life
Took 2 days to finish the color correction on HOLIDAY ROAD TRIP, our Christmas movie featuring our own Jerry Lacy... We had a fantastic cast that featured Patrick Muldoon, Ashley... Read more
New Reward Just Added
So, I finally figured it out... now, starting at $35 and up, each reward stage includes an autographed photo of JERRY LACY... and this is retroactively included in everyone's stuff... Read more
As of today we sit at $7645... better than half way there with 18 days left to succeed.
I'm hoping to make another casting announcement shortly. Also as suggested here,... Read more
Okay, so we didn't pick up a single backer yesterday for the first time since we started this journey... we have a backer standing by, but I have to help... Read more
Widening the Web...
www.dreadcentral.com one of the internet's premiere horror news sites just ran a piece on SPIDORA... Dreadcentral has a policy against promoting Kickstarter and Indiegogo projects but, have made an exception... Read more
21 Days Remaining...
So, we've got exactly three weeks left to get this insect funded, but things are slowing down a little bit as I always imagined they would.
If we can hit... Read more
Chainsaws and Alligators
I once received an odd request from my friend, Horror starlet, Linnea Quigley... could she come out and have some pix taken of her in front of our show for... Read more
The Full Moon Sideshow
Over the years I have worked with a number of film industry hot shots... Roger Corman, Mark Damon, Jack H. Harris and Eduardo Sarlui among them, but I only ever... Read more
Fred Hosts a Q&A On ASK ME ANYTHING
Still driving to reach our goal I have arranged to do a Q&A on the popular reddit AMA website on September 9th at 6pm west coast time... that's 9pm for... Read more
Life As A Carny
I never got to fully enjoy a stint on a 10-in-1 Sideshow (10 acts under one top), but occasionally we would push Kim into a skimpy black outfit and prop... Read more
What's Eight Dollars?
Eight dollars is the amount that stands between us and an even $3500 raised so far. If I hadn't been so overwhelmed with Shark Movie Mania today I would have... Read more
Okay, this has nothing to do with SPIDORA, but I'm just so tickled I couldn't resist... tomorrow Syfy Channel runs its all-day Shark Movie Marathon... and only one movie was... Read more
Finally! The first day of September... it will be Halloween before you know it! Today we sit at $3,250... as I write this... that's a long ways from $15K, but... Read more
Onward to September!
I've waited a good portion of this year to allocate the time and energy needed to bring SPIDORA to life... it's been a roller coaster ride of getting films up,... Read more
Best Day Since Yesterday!
One full day in play and we're almost at the 10% mark. Something we can all be happy about! There are great things ahead, but I can't reveal everything too... Read more
Day One -- Exciting News
I'm delighted to see that we made it onto the Kickstarter "Staff Picks" main page on our very first day out... now this is certainly not a guarantee of success... Read more