Not really…but insurance can be pretty scary. You have to sit and imagine all the things that can go wrong and then fill out forms and give a corporation money every month. Yikes! But here’s something you can’t plan for – the gibbering madness that awaits on the edge of reality. The third in our HPL comedy trilogy. Prepare to laugh WITH TERROR!
Black Goat production design is crawling along and we have several talented individuals working away including Anthony del Rizzo, Velocity Branding from Winnipeg, and THE Dave Carson. You’ve probably seen Dave’s Shub illustration making its way around the web – this is NOT the design for the creature in Black Goat; Dave did this before we invited him on board so expect to see something new. In the meantime we are slowly posting character design on our Facebook page HERE so drop by and check ’em out.
Despite all the hype around our planned period piece it won’t be the first feature from Bad Advice For Good Times. Pre-production has begun on Black Seas, a reference from H.P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu, and the feature is scheduled to shoot in March. The plot revolves around a man known only as J who wakes up in an escape shuttle with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. His only clues come from a virtual HR representative who helps J rebuild his fragile psyche. Things take a turn for the worse when an alien presence appears aboard the craft and begins to contradict everything J believes about himself and the situation.
Fans of Elder Sign and The Necronomicon will appreciate the darkly comical script, while HPL fans will love the cosmic horror, both felt and realized.
Much has happened in the world of the Goat since we last chatted – we’ve got a distributor interested, the script’s been covered, and pre-visualization has begun. As mentioned, Dave Carson will be working on new designs for both the Dark Young and Shub which will depart from the designs depicted in the short film. The main reason for this is we’ve already shown our cards in the short, so we need something different. But the creatures in the feature are sparser and more indistinguishable, and by virtue more Lovecraftian. We will also be visualizing them through practical effects, rigs, and large scale models. There was great debate over VFX and in the end it was decided that CGI characters are too literal. There will still be a ton of effects shots but you won’t see the wires, as they say.
The script has been out to readers and is receiving rave reviews. And while the content is dark, the locations grim and frostbitten, there is a fair amount of humour on the page. We simply can’t make a film about The Necronomicon with a straight face, you should know us by now. Jock is much more of a noob, the 17th century version of a trust fund brat, and less the RJ MacReady inspired coureur de bois of the short.
The teaser continues to delight and polarize viewers around the globe. Shit went crazy when Guillermo del Toro said he loved it, called the atmosphere “impeccable”, and compared it to Algernon Blackwood. Most recently it has popped up at io9 – view it HERE. We love the exposure, but who knew we were making the genre short equivalent of the Sex Pistols? Some of the comments are pretty funny and we find it amusing that people would take the time to seriously evaluate a switch axe.
We are pleased to announce that Lovecraft luminary Dave Carson will be helping us realize some Elder God nastiness for the upcoming feature Black Goat. If you are not familiar with Dave’s work, shame on you, then go check it out HERE!
Dave seems excited, we say, “Be careful what you ask for.”
This is your chance to go down in cinematic history and look swell doing it. Here be the Black Goat logo shirt designed by crew member and art director Alan Lukatela. The shirt features the roots logo, big and bold in white on black. But that is far from all . . . when you purchase the shirt from this first batch of 50 you will be thanked in the upcoming credits of Joseph Nanni’s feature film version of Black Goat. What? Just for buying and awesome shirt? Ya, that’s right.
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Oscar Wilde said, “The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.” The only thing worse than either of those two things is when people use YOUR name when they’re actually talking about someone else. Kinda like the people talking about Black Goat while actually watching another film called “Good Times Will Never Be The Same.” How somebody watches the trailer for Black Goat and then the other film, trading under our name and logo, and still thinks they have anything in common is completely beyond us. You have to be a special kind of moron to relate the two and even more special to go on IMDB and talk about it and rate it. Here’s something even more special, someone has actually gone to the trouble of mocking-up a DVD for our non-existent film. Ahh the douchery.
So if you come across a copy of a Black Goat feature film don’t bother watching it because a feature doesn’t exist. And if you download a copy of a film called Black Goat from any of the following sites then you’ve been had:
And if you watch the film and can’t figure out that it has nothing to do with the trailer that just pulled you in, and you hate it because it wasn’t anything like the trailer, and then you decide to rate it on IMDB because the sites listed above have a convenient link to OUR film, and you rate it like you hate it, well, thanks for nothing.