Zemons, check out the brand new German trailer for “Dead before Dawn 3D” !
Shaftesbury has sold the comedy Good God to The Comedy Channel in Australia. The sitcom will debut down under on Mar. 27th after launching on The Movie Network and Movie Central in Canada in April 2012.
Shaftesbury holds all international sales and distribution rights outside of Canada, and will shop the series at MIPTV.
Ellen Dubin was one of the Media Guests at Megacon, Orlando (FL) from March 15th-17th and took some time to promote ‘Dead before Dawn 3D‘.
She did an interview for WeBeGeeks, you can listen to the interview HERE, she talks about “Dead before Dawn 3D” at 4:40 !
Check out all the lovely photos that our ‘Dead before Dawn 3D‘ fans sent us from the TIFF Next Wave Toronto Premiere last month !
April Mullen was spotted with the “Press Plus 1” team at the Canadian Screen Awards this week.
Her TV show “Good God” is nominated as “Best Comedy”.
If you couldn’t attend the Toronto Premiere at the TIFF Next Wave on Feb. 17th, you can catch up with the Questions & Answers with April and Tim after the screening !
Thanks to Glenn for the video.
Check out our exclusive pics from the Red Carpet event at TIFF Next Wave with April Mullen, Tim Doiron & Kyle Schmid !
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It was a huge success for the “Dead before Dawn 3D” North American Premiere, the TIFF Bell Lighbox 2 was fully packed yesteday evening !
Here are a some feedbacks from the first Canadian screening :
“Fantastic Flick ! So much fun !!!” (Bidango)
“Just left the Dead before Dawn 3D movie premiere what a great movie, so well done and Devon Bostick is hilarious is in it”. (salexandra89)
“Devon Bostick, you freaking rock man ! Saw Dead before Dawn 3D in Toronto tonight ! Excellent !” (Ellie Mac)
“Such a fun night at the TIFF Next Wave , saw some really incredibly awesome movies tonight : Dead before Dawn 3D” (Sammy Busch)
Chris Baker, who was starring in “Rock, Paper, Scissors” and “GravyTrain” was there to support April and Tim :
“Wow ! Wango Films, what a hilarious adventure ! Dead before Dawn 3D ! So proud, so impressed ! Amazing !” (Chris Baker)
And last but not least, one of the “Dead before Dawn 3D” cast member was attending the Premiere, Kyle Schmid himself !
“Brandon Jay McLaren, dude ! Fantastic job in Dead Before Dawn 3D. You’re timing is epic. You were missed. Congrats to the team of coordinators of The TIFF Next Wave Festival. Thanks for having us with Dead Before Dawn 3D“. (Kyle Schmid)
Kyle who plays Patrick Bishop in DBD 3D is currently in Toronto, shooting the second season of “Cooper” for BBC America.
The screening was followed by a Q & A with April Mullen and Tim Doiron. Check out all the pics from the Premiere HERE !
If you’re attending the TIFF Next Wave tonight, here is a suggestion : get dressed as a Zemon for the Canadian premiere of “Dead Before Dawn 3D” ! April and Tim will make you win a few prizes related to the movie….
Stay tuned for some new vlogs from the festival as well.
Katie Chats had a interview with April Mullen and Tim Doiron at the TIFF Bell Lightbox during the TIFF Next Wave in Toronto, on Feb.16th.
Check out all the photos from the interview HERE !
Here is the first interview of April Mullen & Tim Doiron promoting “Dead before Dawn 3D” at The TIFF Next Wave Festival. Don’t forget that the movie will have its American Premiere tomorrow evening !
Celebrating its North American premiere at the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival, Canadian horror-adventure-comedy Dead Before Dawn 3D was filmed in Niagara Falls and was directed by Ryerson University grad April Mullen from a screenplay by Tim Doiran. The film follows a bunch of college kids as they inadvertently unleash an evil curse that causes everyone they make eye contact with to kill themselves and turn into zombie-demons (aka “Zemons”).
Toronto Film Scene spoke with Mullen and Doiron about their decidedly unique take on the traditional zombie film.
Describe your film in 10 words or less:
A 3D adventure ! The Goonies meets Shaun of the Dead !
Where did the idea for the film come from?
We knew we wanted to shoot in 3D before we came up with the concept for the film, so the 3D aspect really informed the story. We also knew we wanted to do a genre picture and thought it was the perfect fit with 3D. From there we decided to put a fresh spin on Zombies and that was when Zemons were born. We wanted to frame the story in a way that would be appropriate for a younger demographic and would also allow comedy to factor into the piece. We come from a comedy background and we didn’t want the story to become too dark.
You can read the full article HERE.
April Mullen and Tim Doiron did a short interview about “Dead before Dawn 3D” for the show “Canadian Film Review” on Rogers TV on Jan. 29th. Here is the video !
Ellen Dubin from the “Dead before Dawn 3D” cast has recently a short chat with Zombie Zone News.
All right zombie fans, get ready for the North American release of a new zombie movie that shows a slightly lighter side of our beloved genre. Dead Before Dawn 3D is not your run-of-the-mill zombie flick – it’s a mix of the supernatural, an 80’s teen movie and a new world Apocalypse.
In Dead Before Dawn, Ellen Dubin – a strikingly leggy 5’10&1/2” native of Toronto – plays Beverly Galloway. Her character is the mother of Casper (Devon Bostick – Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and Christopher Lloyd, of Back to the Future fame, plays her father. Ellen has contacted this reporter to give us the skinny on her role in this new motion picture. You will probably recognize Ellen from her many roles as an actress, most notably from her role in Napoleon Dynamite. In that multi award-winning Sundance Film Festival favorite (and one of the most popular film comedies of all time), Ellen plays the Tupperware-loving mom of Napoleon’s potential prom date. Ellen also has shown her affinity for the unusual by entertaining us with her roles in The Dead Zone, Blood Ties, Mutant X, A Wrinkle In Time and Highlander: The Raven- where she is the only female to have a broad-to-broad to broadsword fight in that show’s history.
Daniel Potts/Zombie Zone News: Ellen it is a pleasure to speak with you this evening. I am an admirer of your work and have been following you on Facebook for a while.
Ellen Dubin: Hey Daniel. Thanks for liking the fan page.
ZZN: So what can I do for you?
Ellen: Daniel, with a name liked Zombie Zone news, I figured that it was zombiecentric, and therefore suggested we should do an article on this zombie comedy I have coming out called Dead Before Dawn 3D.
ZZN: I love to talk about anything and everything zombie, so you have come to the right place.
Ellen: Daniel, before we get too far into the movie, I just want to say that you have a great job!
ZZN: Thanks, I do enjoy talking to people that are working in the zombie genre. So, tell me about this new movie.
Ellen: Dead Before Dawn 3D is coming out in North America in March 2013. Christopher Lloyd stars in it – he plays my dad – and Devon Bostick is the male lead. There is a new type of zombie never seen before called a Zemon – part demon and part zombie. This movie is a real hidden gem. It just won a prestigious award for 3D in Belgium and is huge now in Russia and Tokyo.
ZZN: What role do you play in this movie?
Ellen: I play a sweet loving young mother of the male lead (Devon Bostick) who turns into an evil, vindictive Zemon. I loved playing this role because I was able to transform from this old-fashioned type of Leave it to Beaver mother to this crazy wild character – I established the Zemon walk and the Zemon sound. They didn’t even have to alter my voice for the film. The movie is the first 3D zombie movie made in Canada and was directed by April Mullen, who is one of the few female directors in Canada.
ZZN: Ellen thanks for taking the time to seek me out and bring this new tail of zombie goodness to my attention.
Ellen: Thanks you for letting me tell you about this great movie and have a great night.
“Dead before Dawn 3D” at the Tiff Next Wave Film Festival 2013
The Tiff Next Wave 2013 line up was announced and WANGO Films has the honour of being Closing Night Film with their latest feature “Dead Before Dawn 3D”.
The TIFF Next Wave Film Festival is presented by The Toronto International Film Festival, which is aimed exclusively for youth, aged 14 to 18. This exciting event includes twenty films made for a youth audience and is held February 15 through 17 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
“Dead Before Dawn 3D was made directly for a youth audience. We are thrilled to be a part of this prestigious festival for our North American Premiere and share it with the next generation of movie lovers and makers.” States director April Mullen.
April Mullen (director/actor/producer) and Tim Doiron (writer/actor/producer) are both flying in to attend the festival and will be involved in several events over the span of the weekend including a Q & A after the Dead Before Dawn 3D’s screening. The screening is February 17th at 9:30 pm.
Dead Before Dawn 3D has been traveling overseas and recently won the prestigious Perron Crystal Award for “Best Live Action 3D” in Liege, Belgium. The film follows a bunch of college kids who accidentally unleash a curse and have 24 hours to reverse it. The ensemble cast is lead by Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and includes Martha MacIsaac (Superbad/1600Penn), Brandon Jay McLaren (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, The Killing), Brittany Allen (All of my Children), Kevin McDonald (The Kids in the Hall), Kyle Schmid (A History of Violence), Rossif Sutherland (High Life), Ellen Dubin (Napoleon Dynamite), and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future).
Other members of the Cast and Crew will be in attendance and will be announced shortly.
Tickets and more information HERE !
April Mullen‘s latest comedy “Good God” (HBO TV series) has two nominations for the “Canadian Screen Awards 2013“. Congrats to the entire team !
Select Television Nominees :
The Bell Media Award for Best Comedy Program or Series
“Good God” (Shaftesbury) Christina Jennings, Ken Finkleman, Scott Garvie, Jan Peter Meyboom
Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series
Ken Finkleman for “Good God” – One Station Under God
What is Tim doing when he’s not writing or on screen ? He’s doing voice-over work.
This is a production technique where a voice is used in a radio, television production, filmmaking, theatre. It is pre-recorded and placed over the top of a film or video and commonly used in documentaries or news reports to explain information.
His latest work was for “Monster Math Squad“, the new CBC show for kids. He will be the “Long Tail Monster” in the 02×09 episode named “Delivery Mosnter doesn’t deliver”.
You can listen or download his demo reel from “Oscars Abrams Zimel & Associates” HERE !
And for this brand new year we have a couple of new gorgeous headshots of April Mullen.
Team Brewer wishes you a wangolicious year full of Zemons and hot dog mugs !
Happy new year 2013 !
“Dead before Dawn 3D” just made it into the Top 5000 movies on IMDb, congrats ! Don’t hesitate to visit the page to get them some more hits. Merry Xmas to all our Zemons out there !
Official press release – Liege, Belgium December 11, 2012 – Dead Before Dawn 3D does Canada a great honour by receiving the now famous 3D “Perron Crystal Award” at the Royal Wallonie Opera House as part of the 3D Stereo Media Summit and Film Festival.
For the fourth year, the 3D Film Festival was held in conjunction with the 3D Stereo MEDIA Summit. Over the span of 4 days world leading 3D professionals fly in from all around the globe to celebrate, discuss and discover new 3D achievements.
This year 3D mastermind Ben Stassen was the president of the jury alongside Fabien Remblier, Greg Passmore, Florian Maier, Kommer Kleijn, Buzz Hays, Sylvain Grain, and Joséphine Derobe. President Jim Chabin from the International 3D Society (Hollywood, California) and several members were also in attendance to celebrate the Perron Crystal Awards and the European 3D Creative Arts Awards.
Dead Before Dawn 3D was Awarded the 3D “Perron Crystal Award” in the category: Long Movie in Real Images. The Perron of Crystal is a piece of crystal artwork specially produced by crystal manufacture of the Van Saint-Lambert for the 3D Film Festival. April Mullen (director/producer) and Tim Doiron (producer/writer) from WANGO Films were in Belgium to accept the award.
“We were honoured to be a part of the festival and to be nominated for such a distinctive award, surrounded by the world’s top 3D specialists. Being at the awards ceremony in the breathtaking Royal Wallonie Opera House and winning the Perron Crystal Award for our extremely hard work in 3D was exhilarating. We share this award with our talented and passionate Stereographer, Jeff Packer, cast, crew, Red Lab Digital, DJ Woods, Billy White, Telefilm Canada and the OMDC. The 3D behind Dead Before Dawn 3D would not have been possible without the belief and magic that everyone involved brought to the project.” Mullen expresses.
“There are so few independent 3D filmmakers in the world and creating strong, innovative 3D is extremely difficult, so it was reinvigorating to be surrounded by the world’s top 3D experts and humbling to have be given such an important award. We shot Dead Before Dawn 3D in a record breaking 20 days with 2 years of pre-planning for the 3D. At the time we shot the film the 3D workflow did not even exist, but here we are on the other side now. The award is a symbol that anything is possible.” Doiron says.
Dead Before Dawn 3D was the first fully Canadian live action Stereoscopic Feature Film and marks April Mullen as the youngest and only female director of this kind. The film follows a bunch of college kids who accidentally unleash an evil curse that causes people to kill themselves and turn into Zombie Demons, aka ZEMONS! The film stars Devon Bostick, Christopher Lloyd, Martha MacIsaac, Brandon Jay McLaren, Kyle Schmid, Brittany Allen, Rossif Sutherland, Tim Doiron, April Mullen, Ellen Dubin and Kevin McDonald.
The North American Theatrical Release for Dead Before Dawn 3D is slated for early summer 2013.
Check out all the pics of the event HERE.
This year’s 3D Stereo MEDIA event also hosted the inaugural International 3D Society Europe Awards.
During a gala evening held on Dec, 6th at the Royal Opera House of Liège, awards were handed out for other strands of 3D Stereo MEDIA. These included the 3D Film Festival, with Canadian horror “Dead Before Dawn 3D” among the winners, and the AWEX Prize (awarded to a Belgian company particularly active in 3D outside Belgium) which went to Alterface.
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This year, the International 3D Society (I3DS) also chose 3D Stereo MEDIA to host its inaugural I3DS-Europe Awards, open to major 3D productions from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Christian Ditter’s Vicky and “the Treasure of the Gods” and Martin Clapp’s “Magic Piano” were among the main winners in the film categories, each scooping two awards.
… Congratulations to April and Tim !
Our Wango Team just arrived in Liège (Belgium) for the 3D Stereo Media Film Festival. “Dead before Dawn 3D” is part of the selected films, in the “long movie real images” category.
The festival is celebrating its 4th edition and focuses on stereoscopic-3D (S-3D) video and spatial-3D audio contents. It features competitions, evaluations by juries before and during the Festival, specific screenings for the attending professionals and the general public. The event is held from 4-6th December, 2012.