You may have noticed some huge changes here at Departure Productions!
This Friday, June 24th, at 9:30 pm, Ottawa’s Mayair Theatre is having a special screening of movie trailers for film that have never been made. Our Maggot Man 2 trailer will be among the trailers shown! Now, technically, this is supposed to be for movies that have never and will never be made, but you can bet your bottom dollar that we’re still working on actually making Maggot Man 2: Night of the Kevinator. Here are the event details:
- Friday June 24th, 2011
- Mayfair Theatre
- 1074 Bank Street, Ottawa
Here is a Facebook Event Page to help you spread the word to your friends!
Come on out and have some fun watching these local and international trailers! There are some gems among them, and we’re honoured to have been included!
Here is the description from the Mayfair Theatre website:
In the tradition of Rodriguez’s and Tarantino’s Grindhouse, we present a festival of real trailers for fake movies. This is the only chance you’ll have to see these original works by local and international filmmakers, because these flicks are never coming to a theatre near you.
UPDATE: In addition to the ~45 minutes of original, fake trailers submitted by local and international filmmakers, the evening will include ~30 minutes of obscure, rare and unbelievable-but-true trailers for films from the actual grindhouse era!
Cyko Kid is back in an all-new webcomic! Some of you may recall that we had a Cyko Kid webcomic several years ago, and it was taken down while we worked on other projects. Well, he’s back, and he’s crazier than ever! Many of your old favourites have been re-drawn, and there are many brand new episodes in there as well! Find all the new episodes at the official Cyko Kid website!
Follow us on twitter!
I have no idea what took us so long to join that bandwagon, but there we are!
Departure adds another short comedy to its repetoir with Breaking Up, a pair of sketches which offer a humorous look at two couples calling it quits.
(This video was hosted on superu.ca, which is no longer active. We will be posting it again online in the near future, and will embed it here.)
We’d just like to note that you can now navigate to our website at both http://www.departure-productions.com/ and http://www.departureproductions.com/ — whoever was sitting on the URL without the hyphen has dropped it after almost a decade, and we were able to snap it up.
We’d also like to note that there is a Departure Productions account on MySpace which is not us. They are a music promotion group from the states, and so far are small enough that there isn’t really much of a conflict with them using our name. Nonetheless, we’d like to point out that anything you see them produce is in no way connected to this Departure Productions, Victor Couwenbergh, or anyone directly connected with us.
Our short video “The Stakeout” featuring Chris Moor as Detective Cuff ‘Em Valentine aired on Super Channel Tuesday February 24 at 9:30 pm EST. There was an all-new 30 second introduction video with Cuff ‘Em and Victor Couwenbergh which played immediately before The Stakeout. Check out the full episode here:
It’s a Happy Halloween indeed at Departure Productions!
Departure Productions is pleased to announce that our short film The Stakeout has won a contest for the best Film Noir on SuperU.ca! Despite stiff competition, our short video featuring Chris Moor was the highest rated video in the Film Noir contest. We’d like to thank all our fans and all the SuperU.ca users that voted for us during the contest, as well as the staff of SuperU.ca for working hard to create a great online forum for Canadian independent filmmakers.
The hard work and dedication of our editors has paid off for 9/11 first responders in New York City. We cut together a piece entitled Respond, a short, 7 minute compilation which depicts the health effects of the toxic dust from the World Trade Center collapse on 9/11 first responders. These heroes volunteered their time after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, and are now paying the ultimate price.