Ruby Tree Films

The Walking Dead webisodes nominated for New Media Writing Awards

Just read over at AMC TV’s blog that The Walking Dead webisodes directed by our favorite monster maestro Greg Nicotero have just been nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media in the first ever New Media Writing Awards by the Writer’s Guild of America.

Us here at Ruby Tree Films are a huge fan of The Walking Dead and we couldn’t be happier for Greg and the whole cast/crew!

If you want to see how the K.N.B team created a bunch of the zombie effects in The Walking Dead then check out our documentary Nightmare Factory which utilizes Greg’s own behind the scenes footage from the set of season one.

 

Unveiling Nightmare Factory’s poster! – January 9th, 2012

We are super pleased around here to finally have the chance to unveil the gorgeous movie poster for Nightmare Factory designed by Motion Graphic Artist/Graphic Designer Frank Forrestall.

Like everyone else at Ruby Tree, Frank put his all into designing our promotional material and we couldn’t be happier with what he came up with!

So we just wanted to show it off to the world!

If you want to see more of his fantastical creepy design work head over to www.frankforrestall.com to check it out!

 

 

Nightmare Factory is unleashed – October 27, 2011

Tonight is the night everyone!!

We are pleased to announce that after a year plus of hard and dedicated work, this monster of a documentary is finally being unleashed on the world!

So tune in tonight on The Movie Network at 9PMET/10PMAtlantic time and get an insiders look at the Hollywood world and the talented makeup men who populate it with the monsters that we all love and fear!

Also head on over to The Coast, who was kind enough to sneak something into this weeks issue:

End of a life changing experience

October 19th, 2010

Our trip has come to an end, I can’t believe it!! I’m not quite ready yet as I feel like there was so much more to experience! But hey it was an amazing dream come true and I only have Donna to thank for that.

We eat breakfast, check out of the hotel and load up the van and hit the road. We have a hectic drive back to the airport in L.A traffic, but Dan handles it like a pro. We arrive and check our bags and everything quite easily with no real hick ups and then we are waiting for the flight. We all grab a bite to eat and I pick up a couple small gifts from a shop and then we are on board.

I watched Shaun of the Dead and Hotel Rwanda and all of a sudden we are landing again in Toronto! We go through customs and everything fairly smoothly with the exception of a brief scare of Donna almost loosing her passport! A gentleman returns it to her and everything is good to go, we board again and then take off.

This flight I find longer than the first one, I am uncomfortable and tired but unable to sleep. My back aches and I can’t get situated but I deal with it. We land in Halifax at almost 2 o’clock, gather our bags get our cabs and then I am back home by 3am. Thus coming to an end one of the most amazing experiences of my life!!

The Biggest day yet!

October 16th, 2010

Big big day! We are off to Weekend of Horrors at the Marriott Burbank hotel, after some discussion with the people in charge we get a spot to drop our gear and we start setting up. Donna, Dan, Bob and Steve stay in the main room to film Greg on a Walking Dead panel while they get me to roam around to film the vendors and try to find interesting people to meet.

I got to see some cool vendors selling masks, and coffin guitar cases and even a company selling Zombie Beef Jerky. After capturing as much of the atmosphere as possible I start searching for people to talk to. I met Mick Garris who said he would be interested in speaking to us, sadly he disappeared before Donna and the Crew wrapped up in the main room.

Next I met Norman Reedus from Boondock Saints fame!! Who was amazingly nice and was super game to do an interview with us. We got set up in a corner of the hallway and we did an interview with Nate Yapp from classichorror.com and then we were ready for Norman; who we couldn’t find now!! I searched the venue and discovered he was in a photo op for a while. As soon as he was out I grabbed him and brought him over to our corner and got the interview underway.

As a funny personal note I decided to buy a Dawn of the Dead poster from Ken Foree, he autographed it for me and then said it was $20.00. The smallest bill I had was a fifty and gave it to him and either he didn’t realize or didn’t care and just pocketed it. After an awkward moment of me trying to decide how to ask for my change back I decided to forget it and went on chatting with him. The rest of the crew teased me that I didn’t have any money left for food, but to me it was well worth it.

We wrapped up quickly and got some food and jetted for Screamfest at the famous Mann Chinese Theater. We walk in and I am blown away by the beauty of this historic movie theater. We spoke to Rachel Belofsky who is the founder and festival director and got set up to shoot the black carpet and then the intro and Q&A that followed the short films.

I was situated in the back of the theater shooting the whole event and while the films screened I got to sit on the floor and watch the shorts! Once that was done we wrapped up our gear, thanked the Screamfest people and then followed Greg to an after party at the Roosevelt Hotel.

Donna chatted with Greg cause he was leaving the next day to head to set. He set up a couple interviews for us at KNB and then we decided we should head out. I took this opportunity to thank Greg and tell him I’m a huge fan of his work. He patted me on the shoulder as I walked away!!! I’m in my glory, can this never end?

“Remembering Past Lives”

An unworldly investigation into reincarnation…

 

The idea of life after death is an accepted belief in many Eastern cultures. With a growing number of people in the West now embracing reincarnation, we go in search of evidence. A Canadian singer believes she was Marilyn Monroe in her last life. Her psychiatrist is convinced she’s the real deal. A young Philadelphia boy experiences spontaneous memories of life as a Civil War soldier. The child’s knowledge of shockingly accurate details of the war amazes his family and historians. Are these stories the product of over active imaginations, or are they proof of life after death? Our investigator, Gesar Mukpo, believed to be the reincarnation of an important Tibetan teacher, puts two remarkable cases of reincarnation in the West under the spotlight. Using the most up to date research methods Mukpo explores one of life’s most beguiling questions: Is reincarnation possible?

*Produced by Sorcery Films Ltd.

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Zombiemania

Every monster has its day..this is the day of the zombie.

Zombiemania* chronicles the evolution of the zombie from its roots in Haitian Voodoo to its coveted role as the world’s most popular monster. From blundering cadaver to cannibalistic killer, the zombie’s come a long way in 70 years. Zombiemania looks at the rising tide of zombie culture and examines the reasons why something so dead has so much life in our nightmares and at the box office. Featuring a sensational array of film clips from zombie favourites, and interviews with everyone from Night of the Living Dead director George Romero, to Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z author Max Brooks. (1 x One Hour in HD)

*Produced by Sorcery Films Ltd.


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Pretty Bloody

From submissive monster bait…to conquering heroine.

Blood, guts, murder and mayhem…Women have generated and portrayed some of the most diabolical villains of our times. Pretty Bloody* looks at women’s contribution to the horror industry. It features provocative clips from groundbreaking films, and interviews with celebrated female authors, screenwriters, and directors. Featured femme fatales include directors Mary Lambert and Katt Shea, Ginger Snaps screenwriter Karen Walton, and scream queens Brinke Stevens and Debbie Rochon.(1 x One Hour in HD)

*Produced by Sorcery Films Ltd.

 

 

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FanGirlTastic: link

Fatally Yours: link

Horror: link

The Coast: link

The Graveyard Show: link

Fantaspoa: link (Brazil)

 

We’re going where? To do what?!

So I had only been part of the team here for about a month before my role evolved and I found myself preparing to join the production team for six days in Los Angeles!

Now it was not only exciting enough that I was going to LA for the first time ever, but we were also going to be heading to the shop of KNB Effects and meeting Greg Nicotero!

Now let me explain, anyone who is an avid horror film fan will know who I’m talking about. But for those who don’t know who he is, Greg is a special effects artist that every self-respecting horror fan admires and idolizes; and I was no exception. I have been watching KNB’s work since I was young enough to know what fake blood was!

So needless to say the days leading up to take off were filled with excitement, shock and even insomnia as I couldn’t stop thinking how I am only hours away from having the experience of a lifetime.

Please stick around as there will be a lot more stories and even some behind the scenes from my first production trip to L.A.