Bad Advice For Good Times

News and fodder behind the films of Joseph Nanni.

HAVE YOU HEARD THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL?

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!

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Black Goat Won’t Be First

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.

 

 

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Black Goat Update: No CGI, New Creatures, Much Darker, More Humour

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.

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DAVE CARSON JOINS BLACK GOAT

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.”

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Black Goat T-Shirts Have Arrived!

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.

Click HERE to visit our shop on Etsy!

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Be Cool, Black Goat is Coming

The hotly anticipated new chiller from Bad Advice for Good Times and Joseph Nanni was due out five days ago.  But after several viewings we decided it needed to be 10% awesomer.  The film we be available to our YouTube channel subscribers first and then begin a festival run in early September – it was shot in 2K, 2:35 so you will want to see this on the big screen.  In the meantime, please enjoy our other films or read a book – may we recommend The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen.


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See Black Goat Before The Herd

Subscribers to Joseph Nanni’s Youtube channel Bad Advice For Good Times will see the new short film Black Goat weeks before it is released to the public.  The film is currently in the final stages of post production and will be screened at a handful of festivals this fall.  But anyone who hits “subscribe” between now and June 30 will not only be among the first to see the short but will also have access to exclusive character designs and a limited edition comic based the expanded story.  Good times.

Click here for the channel!

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Who Likes Short Shorts?

Festivals, that’s who. Elder Sign, specifically. We are proud to announce the our film will appear in nine festivals this fall. We don’t have time slots for all fests but we will update as information becomes available. In the meantime, try and check out a festival and support you local genre films!

Fantastic Fest, Friday, September 25, at 11:59 PM, and Wednesday, September 30, at 9:30 PM. Both screenings are with Jake West’s “Doghouse”

ShockerFest International Film Festival, Saturday, September 26, at 12:30 PM

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and Cthulhu Con, October 2, 3, 4, 2009, Hollywood Theatre, Portland Oregon

The Eerie Horror Fest, October 8 to 11

The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival, October 15 to 18

The Terror Film Festival, Friday, October 23, at 1:30 PM

The Sacramento Horror Film Festival, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25TH, at 3 PM

The Spooky Movie 2009, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, CINEMA ARTS THEATRE (FAIRFAX), 12:30 PM

The Horror UK 28 Hours Later Halloween Film Festival, Saturday, October 31, at 6:20 PM


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Necronomicon Spells Trouble

Last week we finished shooting the third HPL inspired short in our unholy trinity.  A good time was has by all and the Necronomicon was refined and polished (the prop that is)  Let’s call it a dry run for its feature film debut.

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The short should be finished in a couple of weeks and then it’s off to the internets.  And that’s it for our short films.  But as the days get shorter the films get longer as we begin production on our first feature Drawing Baphomet.

Keep on Ftaghn,

Joseph Nanni

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Jim offers some friendly advice.

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The big bad book changes hands.

Dan holds 'the book' heavy with forbidden knowledge.

Dan holds 'the book' heavy with forbidden knowledge.

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Ride The Dragon*Con!

Throw your horns in the air, wave ’em around like you just don’t care.  Elder Sign has been offically selected to screen during Dragon*Con in the dirty ATLA between September 4 and 7.  If you’re down on a hardcore genre tip or like to trick out your moma’s wig for some cosplay then this con better be in yo’ PDA.

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