We’re currently in the process of revamping the Bad Advice for Good Times YouTube channel and prepping for another HPL short. In the meantime we’ve moved our web series Fanboy To Farmer to its own channel so please drop by and subscribe! Here’s the latest episode:
We’ve been in cave-like seclusion scheming and meme-ing for sometime now. In the past year we had our first feature length documentary about the real-life horror of Cancer air on the CBC, we finished principal photography on our web series Fanboy to Farmer, we shot some promos for good old broadcast television, and we’re putting some finishing touches on our next doc about Doctor Robert M Price called the Gospel According to Price. So we thought we’d close out the year with a bit of fun, a little cat video, Bad Advice for Good Times style, with some fun and a bit of WTF. Enjoy:
Time to bear witness, believers. You have not watched enough documentaries and that, my friends, is a sin. But we have good news for you, the good news of Price, Doctor Robert M Price. The good Doctor has had many lives but as of today he stands with two PHDs, a love of HP Lovecraft, an advocate of the modern myths of Marvel and DC, a avid reader of the bible, but, curiously, not a believer. What? How’s this? All shall be revealed in the new documentary from the folks who brought you Elder Sign and The Necronomicon. Coming next year, this doc on the doc will delight atheists and agnostics and terrify the holy at heart. So step forward… and justify!
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.
Hello Friends, Followers, and Likers,
The Black Goat team is gearing up for action and we want your help building our network and spreading word ’bout the Goat. All you have to do is introduce 10 of your friends to this page and have them “like” it, and you’ll get a free, awesome, Black Goat t-shirt. There are two designs to choose from.
Simply get your friends to like and post “__________ brought me” and we’ll keep track of your introductions.
We’ll post the winners at the end of the offer on November 20, 2011.
Here’s the link!