We've had some great reviews for AUTUMN come in. Closest to our hearts are JohnnyHorror at Brutal As Hell who gave a review fit for a cult classic, http://www.brutalashell.com/2009/07/film-review-autumn/, and Rich Wolfe's concise review at ObscureHorror.com http://www.obscurehorror.com/autumn.
We also have some really good news that I just can't spill right now. But I can tell you that all of our hard work with this film is starting to pay off.
Thanks for sticking with us everybody! Please remember that AUTUMN has not been released yet and that any downloads you see on the internet or any DVDs you see in video stores are illegal copies. Not only that, they are unfinished versions of the film. We don't know how this happened, but we would appreciate if you spread the word about this. Thanks!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
So, a long overdue update:
We have sent out some screeners to a few reviewers and we will be sending a few more out over the next couple of weeks, the final sound mix still needs to be done, but it is basically the finished, authorized version of the film that the reviewers will be viewing. So those should be surfacing soon. We also hope to have news soon of future screenings and release dates for other countries!
Below is a video that Steven Rumbelow put together as a wave goodbye to David Carradine.
Monday, June 8, 2009
The phone has been ringing off the hook. People have been wanting Renegade's and Steven's reaction to the passing of David Carradine. Steven decided to write up the following response for everybody.
There is a huge gap left by David Carradine’s departure from the planet. In the 16 months since he finished working on "Autumn" we have been collaborating on a character for him in our next film “Over the Edge”. We developed an incredible part for him: Duncan. A character who turned out being an anarchic mix of Irish/American descent who is a compelling mixture of Shaman, concert pianist, poet and crime boss. He understood the Shakespeare, the Bukowski and the Beckett in the script. Same way he understood the Bergman in “Autumn”. How we find someone else with that kind of understanding, with that kind of range is daunting.
His performance of Philip in “Autumn” is a devastating 12 minutes in a style you have never seen him deliver before. It proved to me what I suspected, which was that he had an amazing range. As a result he was in the works for at least another four roles in Renegade productions: Duncan in “Over the Edge”, a vaudevillian performer, Laughing Leslie Pockets, in “Café X”, Father Mapple in “Moby Dick” and the senile Ivanovich in “Obsessions”. We also even put together a plan to finish Orson Welle's last film together. A man who has an understanding of those roles and the ability to fit them into my slightly surreal landscapes is almost irreplaceable. Replacing David for his acting capabilities is going to be very difficult but even more difficult is replacing David the kid. The kid that I and the other kids in my company get to kick around with on set and off. The kid that everyone loved.
I don’t know what his family and Annie must be going through, but these stories around his death sound so wrong and it must be horrible for them to hear. I dropped an email to Annie, his wife, and to Chuck, his manager, affirming my support for their beliefs regarding David’s untimely death. I don't think that it is respectful to give the auto erotic idea any energy...unless it is to laugh at the idea. The suicide idea is all wrong. It could not be. There is no way David took that way out. He was too alive. We were talking just two Saturdays ago… he was excited about the script and all the work he had coming up. He was in great shape enjoying his drive… loving the weather…. top down… coastal road…. late for an event, as usual. Smile. He was happy and full of life. There is no way he hung himself. He was way too much of a rebel to take that way out. He was way too much of a Buddhist to take that way out. It is going to be very hard to determine much forensic truth in an environment like Bangkok but I do hope they can figure out what happened. My suspicion is foul play.
I really hope people get to see his performance in “Autumn”… everyone talks about how good he was in it… including at the theatrical sneak preview last Saturday night. It was his last Canadian film and it showed what an incredible range he had when juxtaposed with his performances of stature: Bill, Woody and Caine.
We talked about making Orson Welles' last film in 2010. That would have been a creative riot. We were going to have so much fun. We were supposed to do Christmas together this year. I miss him. He was like another kid in the schoolyard. I’m really, really sad. We sorta recognized the rebel brat in each other the first time we met. There was definitely that recognition… he took one look, put his hands on his hips and said, “Uh-oh this is going to be good, Orson.” I miss him. It’s like a light just went off in the world.
at 3:25:00 PM
Thursday, June 4, 2009
This is truly a sad day. David Carradine has been found dead in his hotel room in Thailand where he was working on a film. We feel true loss today as David was not only an incredible actor, but an incredible man full of remarkable stories and unbelievable life. He was only on set a few days, but that was enough for the director Steven and David to click and they became fast friends. They were even collaborating on a film together and both were very excited to do it. It is truly a sad day today.
David, you will be missed by many and we would like to express our sincere condolences to your family. Your presence and talent will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Okay, we have kept it to ourselves because we were waiting for the Roxy Theatre to announce the date, and now they have! May 30, 2009 at the Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon, SK there is a special midnight showing of AUTUMN. This is the first screening in Canada so spread the word to EVERYBODY you know within driving distance! We'll keep you updated.
For those of you who aren't able to make it, don't worry this is just the start! More news very soon!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
It has been brought to my attention that it might look like we are favoring the UK and Canada in our previous post asking for input on where to distribute in those countries. That is not the case at all, it is just easier to make a sale in the US than it is Canada and the UK. Having a look at what the fans have to say has some sway with SOME of the broadcasters/theatres and helps us fine tune our strategy.
Keith, we hope to have some news for the US soon. I wish I could say when, but I can tell you that it will most definitely be sometime in the future. ;)
Cheers everybody, and keep the input coming!
at 6:07:00 PM
Monday, April 27, 2009
Thank you to those who tuned in to the interview last Sunday. If you missed it, you can catch the archive here. It is a pretty cool interview with Steven Rumbelow, the director and Dickon Tolson the actor who plays Carl. There was also a visit from David Moody halfway through.
Now, we have a few things to discuss today. AUTUMN has been a "fancentric" film from the beginning and it is our intention to carry this through in elements of distribution in the UK and Canada. So we have some questions to ask of you in Canada and the UK.
You can answer these questions either in the comments section or e-mail us at autumninfo (at) renegademotionpictures.com.
- Would you attend a Rainbow Theatres or Magic Lantern Theatre release of AUTUMN in your area of Canada?
- Would you subscribe to The Superchannel if they aired AUTUMN?
- Would you switch cable packages if need be to see AUTUMN?
- Would you be prepared to buy a DVD made specifically for the fans that included behind the scenes shout outs to the fans and every deleted scene?
- What British Television station would you see as best suited to air an indie zombie film like AUTUMN?
- Which British theatre chain do you feel to be most fun and socially relevant for a film like AUTUMN?
Thanks for your input!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!!! Steven Rumbelow, Director of AUTUMN will be live with Dickon Tolson the actor who plays Carl on NOCTURNAL FREQUENCY RADIO this Sunday, 04/19/2009 @ 5pm Eastern Standard Time. Steve Genier is graciously doing the show earlier so that Dickon can participate at a decent time, as he is in the UK. It is shaping up to be a great show. They will discuss everything AUTUMN, the amazing experience so far and the challenges we have faced. You can also call in from anywhere in the world to ask questions. Click here to listen and call in.
See you there!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
So, our web host company has decided to have some sort of maintenance outage for the last 24 hours without any notifications of it at all. Accordingly, we are switching web host companies. Hopefully we will be back up within a few hours.
at 5:51:00 AM
Friday, March 6, 2009
So right now it is really tough to get a copy of the AUTUMN novel as it waits for the new publisher to distribute it. Copies are being sold for over $200 right now on Amazon because of this. However, you lucky sods now have a chance to win the Infected Books Edition of AUTUMN, which shall most definitely become a collector's item, as it is on its way already. Our good friends at the Zed Word Blog are having a contest, which you can enter here, The Zed Word. Enter soon, you only have until the 10th of March!
Monday, February 9, 2009
The revamped Autumn site is now live. www.autumnthemovie.com. Let us know what you think. We will also be adding a fan page to Facebook and myspace in the next week.
Oh, and for those lonely zombies out there, they finally have a dating site for you, ZombieHarmony.
(thanks for the link Sean)
Monday, February 2, 2009
We are redoing the Autumn website this week and should have it up and running this weekend. It will be a lot more user friendly.
Now, we still don't know when exactly you are going to be able to see Autumn for yourselves, but know that we will tell you the minute we find out. It is still being shopped around and we aren't privy to any release info until all sales are final. We are not trying to be "cock teases" (we were called this by somebody on the IMDB boards...which, was brilliant), we really aren't. We are just an indie film company trying to put out a film that we are incredibly passionate about and unfortunately, there are a lot more hoops to jump through when you don't have a major studio behind you. All in good time though.
All in good time.
(photo by Steve Genier)