Bad Advice For Good Times

News and fodder behind the films of Joseph Nanni.

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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Black Goat Release Date Announced

Joseph Nanni and Bad Advice For Good Times’ new short film, Black Goat, will be released on July 15 but details on where are still unknown.  The film, being described as “haunting” and “visually stunning”, features visual effects by Rubber Pixel and Loki and stars genre veteran Adam Wilson (Manson, Suck, XIII).  Supporters of the film will see if first in a private on-line showing through special invitation.  The film is the first part in a series of shorts under the same title.  A Black Metal inspired one-sheet teaser was released earlier this month.

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Loki and Rubber Pixel Breathe Life Into The Black Goat

Bad Advice For Good Times is pleased to announce that two of the country’s top animation houses will be doing character design and effects for the short film/teaser Black Goat: Two Hunters. After an extensive search we were lucky to discover these two exceptional houses whose work speaks for itself. We are also lucky enough to be working with Stealing Time for editing, Alter Ego for compositing and colour transfer, and Silent Joe for sound and music. We are looking to have the project completed by early July and no word yet on where it will premiere . . . but we probably won’t wait for a festival and give fans the opportunity to see it first, here.

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After Months of Searching I Finally Found My Remake Project

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Strange Occurrences

Welcome to the world of tomorrow!

It’s 2010 – the year we make contact.  Let me say Happy New Year and tell you about some things that are going on in the coming months.

In the next few weeks this blog will be changing its address to Bad Advice For Good Times and I will be launching a proper site dedicated to all my nonsense.  Reason?  While Casting Call of Cthulhu is an appropriate title for all my HPL film hijinks it doesn’t account for all the other interrelated activities.

In other news I am currently in the snow-kissed land of Galgary shooting for two weeks with District 9 DOP Trent Opaloch.

This place has some incredible locations including one of the most massive production design warehouses on the planet:

Even the curling rinks are sexy:

When I return to Toronto work begins on finishing the Drawing Baphomet teaser trailer and production design for Black Goat.  It is unlikely that DB and BG will begin shooting before the end of February due to financing issues and actor availablity.  The fact is Black Goat has to be shot in four parts so even if we start in Feb it won’t finish until October 2010.

So that’s the plan.  Thanks for all your support over the last few months and keep in touch.

Be seeing you.

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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 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.


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


Jim offers some friendly advice.

Al Azif

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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The LNN Interview

NanniThe good people at the Lovecraft News Network interviewed me HERE! All I can say is of all the news networks out there, LNN is the most fair and balanced. What is the LNN, you ask? Well they are this:

What is the LNN?

  • Do you have a preternatural interest in cephalopods?
  • Do you ever lay awake at night dreaming of ways to introduce the word “cyclopean” into everyday speech?
  • Have you ever looked up 47° 9′ 0″ S, 126° 43′ 0″ W on Google Maps?
  • Do you know what the Cup of the Ptolemies was carven out of?
  • Do you know that the most merciful thing in the world is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you are probably just like us here at theLovecraft News Network. Forget earthly politics, celebrities, and hope. This is your source for news that really matters. Enjoy!

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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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We’re In Fantasia . . . The Film Festival!

Fantasia is the name of a lot of things.  It is also the name of North America’s premire genre festival – their website says so.  And we are very excited to announce that Elder Sign will be having its North American big screen premire at this year’s show.  The work that shows at Fantasia is the very kind of stuff that inspires us to make shorts like Elder Sign, and plus I was born in Montreal.  We’ll get back to you with the dates.

Joseph Nanni

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