Fanboy to Farmer: In Which We Explore The Dark Corners and Blinding Lights of Hard Labour and Hardcore Fandom

Y’all know me, still the same old G, but I’ve been low-key, so you’ll be happy to see, we…are back.  Yes, we’ve been shooting and producing, and post producing a couple of projects but we’re getting back to the mythos in a big way.  But here’s a small step, not a full plunge, into the world of HPL, HPL fandom specifically.  This is the first episode of our doc-series/social experiment which follows me as I attempt to lose the trappings of fandom for the tractors of labour.  Sound inexplicable?  It sure is, but what comes to light in subsequent episodes is that fandom has more practical implications than one would imagine.  During the series we’ll also travel behind the scenes of our upcoming production The Festival so stay tuned if you want a sneak peek of what’s coming next from Bad Advice for Good Times and Affari Di Famiglia.  You’ll see a lot of visual references to Lovecraftian accoutrements in episode one but we go fully into the mouth of madness by episode three so make sure to subscribe:

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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!

Awesomeness On The Way

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.

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!

Black Goat Besieged By Indonesian Pirates

When our new short film popped up a few weeks back its enigmatic content was the source of much speculation.  Some people thought it was a teaser for a feature, some thought it was a new Slipknot video (we weren’t at all opposed to this interpretation), and some thought it was a scene from an existing film.  We were getting hundreds of hits a day so we really didn’t care what people thought.  And then some bullshit happened.  Eager to dupe the public someone started sharing a work print of a feature length film under the name Black Goat.  Not only that, they used our poster for their film.  On top of that they used images of Adam Wilson as screen grabs from their film.  And the piste de résistance . . . they used our short as the trailer for their film, and our synopsis too.  We can’t imagine what people were thinking when they pressed play on the illegal download.  The “work” is in no way related to what we are doing.  The film that is out there trading under our banner is, well, let’s just say, not really our thing and now this completely random piece of work is dragging us down on IMDB and discussion boards.  We are not amused.  So if you have a second please  head over to our IMDB page HERE and give us a vote or help set things straight on the boards.  Thanks.

Guillermo Del Toro To Pass Judgement On Black Goat

As is if making insider films in a sub, sub genre of horror and science fiction, loosely based on the writings of a relatively unknown misanthropic pulp writer from the 20’s/30’s wasn’t hard enough, now we find out that a giant of the horror genre, and arguably one of the best filmmakers of the 21st century, will be judging said films.  Guillermo Del Toro will be judging the short films at this years’ HP Lovecraft Film Festival in Los Angeles, Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17, at the Warner Grand in San Pedro.  This will also be the world festival premiere of Black Goat, so you may want to see it here before all the nerds start asking, “why does a coureur de bois have a viking axe?”*

*  We’ll be happy to explain why when some gives us a bucket of money to make the feature.

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.