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#hbfilmfest Playing Possum

Me and my brother Jared Crates made this film for the Horror Block/Rue Morgue film festival. We would really appreciate it if you could vote for us (We are the only Australian entry!). We would really love to represent Tasmania among a mostly American lineup.

You don’t even have to watch it (but we’d love if you did) You can vote by liking the video on Youtube, to do this you can either move your mouse to the top of the video and press the “thumbs up”. If this doesn’t work then you can click the word Youtube which will take you to the video. You’ll then find the “thumbs up” at the bottom of the screen.

A bit of info on the movie. We made the whole thing in a couple of weeks when we had free time (we both work full time). The whole thing was filmed on a GoPro in the Mowbray area. There is a substantial amount of real wildlife in the film and it was a lot of headaches getting them to act how we needed them too. Only a few of these shots are actually in the film but we have literally hours of footage to get them. By the end we could attract wildlife and get it pretty relaxed with us but it took a lot of trial and error. There was also the obvious issues associated with filming in the bush in the dark of night. If you have any questions about how we did anything we would love to answer them for you.
Thanks, Brendan Crates

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My Halloween Party Invite…

Hey guys, I know it’s been quiet in these parts. I have been acting in a musical the last few months so free time has been few and far between. Last week we had a Halloween party and I thought the world might wanna take a look at the invite. Loads of pics currently in the Instagram category from Halloween too (I am the Devil).

Halloween from Brendan Crates on Vimeo.


Scare Dare 3

It’s finally here! Episode 3 of Scare Dares. Hope you enjoy it!

Scare Dare Episode 3 from Brendan Crates on Vimeo.

EPISODE 2 HERE!

EPISODE 1 HERE!


New Comic Videos on Youtube…

There has been some damn neat little comic videos popping up on Youtube lately, check them out. Also, here is a picture of me turning into Ironman.

I AM IRONMANNNNNNN….

DC Comics Robot Chicken

Great show, with many of its best sketches being comic ones. Now they are doing a special, and it looks pretty great.

Punisher: Dirty Laundry

Thomas Jane did a Punisher short, and it’s really cool. Possibly trying to win back the role now it has reverted to Marvel?

Carnahan’s Daredevil Sizzle Reel

Speaking of reverting to Marvel, it appears that’s what is happening with Daredevil. Which is kind of great, except now we’ll probably never see what could have potentially been an amazing film.

 

All Winners Squad

This is weird, an awesome and weird and I love it.

 

Enjoy em dudes, and let me know if you find any cool ones too.


Some cool stuff…

Don’t have a lot of time, but haven’t posted in a while so here are some great new videos you should check out online.

Up first Oren Peli’s (the guy who created the Paranormal Activity phenomenon) new movie.

Looks cool huh. Next, the trailer for the new “Ultimate Spider-Man” animated series.

Can’t wait! There are several other exciting superhero shows doing the rounds. Young Justice is one of the best and has just started airing again. I recommend checking it out. Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes is also mighty fine and returning very very soon.

Last bit of exciting news, Australian’s get Avengers on April 25th, 2 days earlier than the UK, and 9 (?!) days earlier than the USA. Sort of makes up for the Green Lantern delay (and that ended up being awful anyway). Apparently the new trailer is most watched online ever, lets help add to that.

Oh, and if you are playing Avengers on Facebook let me know, need some more allies.

That’s all folks, stay cool.


Deadliest Warriors: Superman VS Hulk

The very clever Youtuber Michael Habjan has created this great series. It’s not quite finished but what is there so far is incredible.

Just hoping his next one might bring in Spidey.


What I missed while I’ve been gone

You may have noticed an extreme lack of updates over the last month or so. There is a pretty good reason for this, we moved, and only just got our internet connected today. I’ll be trying to catch up with a few things over the next few weeks, but until then, here’s some great videos you no doubt already have seen, but I have only just got a chance to show.


They showed this new Avengers teaser during the Super Bowl (apparently something culturally significant in the USA). It has officially more Hulk.


It’s no secret I have a spider-obsession. This new trailer is just backing up what I keep saying, this is gonna be awesome.


Max Landis is shaping up to be just as awesome as his dad (make sure you go see Chronicle). This hilarious explanation of the Death of Superman saga is well worth a look.

Thanks for hanging around guys, will try to add more soon.


Death of Spider-Man Motioncomic

This is seriously great. Watch it, and make sure you leave these guys a comment telling them how awesome they are.


Bizarre Found Footage on Youtube…

Some friends I have made on online recently sent me a link to some very strange footage. They tell me they discovered a box of Super 8 footage in an estate sale. The footage is quite messed up, but they are cleaning it up and putting it online. The footage is strange and occasionally disturbing. Here is one example.

You can find there Youtube channel here. There is much more footage, but they still don’t know what is going on. Help try to solve the mystery behind this footage, and share your thoughts either here or on their site.


Brendan and Sally Wedding Video

Hey all, as some of you know I’ve been struggling to get our wedding video online. This is still not the best quality, but will do for now. Plan to try and add a better quality one soon.