Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Happy Anniversary

Three years ago today I married Ashley Urbaniak, producer of Captain Blasto. Happy Anniversary!

Best Scripted Web Series

TVWeek.com is planning a story on the best scripted web series and wants to hear from you. If you think that Captain Blasto is a contender for the title please go HERE and let them know.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Write a Review on iTunes

Now's your chance to be a regular Roger Ebert! Help the Apple iTunes team take notice of Captain Blasto by writing a review. The more reviews, the better chance it has of being seen, and right now we only have THREE. Three stinking reviews? Well that just aint right.

Simply click the link below and submit YOUR review!

Click here to go to the Captain Blasto iTunes page.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Do you work in an office...with cubicles?

The production team here at Mercury Men Pictures is gearing up for a new feature project we'll be shooting in October. One of the locations needed is an OFFICE WITH CUBICLES. Oddly enough, it's been a difficult location to get secured, even through the Pittsburgh film office.

If you know of or work in a Pittsburgh area office which you think may work, please comment on this post or email me at chris @ mercurymenpictures.com.

If we get to use the location we'll give you a CREDIT in the film, tickets to the premiere, and a copy of the finished film on DVD to thank you for your contribution.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Blasto on iGoogle

Captain Blasto is currently featured on the front page of iGoogle. If you're not a regular iGoogle user, just go to Google.com and click on iGoogle on the top right corner.

Digg Captain Blasto

If you've got a second, and you probably do since you're here reading this blog, click below to digg Captain Blasto. It's a quick and easy way to help spread the word.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Episode Seven - The Movie Heist

GenCon Indy 2008

GenCon Indianapolis proved to be a fantastic trip. We had two great screenings of both Captain Blasto and Mercury Men, each followed with a half hour Q&A session where we passed out mini-posters. To all who attended, thanks for checking out the films!

Also screening this year was A Great Disturbance, a Star Wars mockumentary I was part of. Once again, two great screenings and Q&A sessions. What's great about the GenCon crowd is that they get jokes that many other audiences don't. It was really nice to hear the "Green Lantern" joke from Blasto Episode 5 get laugh.

Beyond the films, we got to see/play some great games. Kleiber picked up Last Night on Earth a zombie survival game. Geis went with Settlers of Catan, which is the world's most famous "underground" board game, and despite the horrible box art, is actually quite fun. I came home with the Savage Worlds core role playing guide. The hot game of the weekend was Monsterpocalypse, miniatures game of giant creaters, robots, and UFO's fighting amongst buildings ala Godzilla. Yes it's true, we don't just play dorks, we actually are.

Okay, back to getting Episode 7 uploaded.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Big Dude Review of Episode Two

That's a great post title. Anyways, here's another great review.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Blasto Review on Tilzy.TV

Captain Blasto received a great write up over at Tilzy.TV, an internet video guide. You can read the review HERE. Tilzy is a great site that directs people to interesting videos and web series scattered across the internet. Sort of the TV Guide of the internet.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Blasto in Chicago Tribune Red Eye

Captain Blasto was featured in Red Eye, a daily publication of the Chicago Tribune. You can read the article at HERE.

The article was written by E.R. Serrano who I previously did an interview for at the Comics Waiting Room.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Welcome New Subscribers

Captain Blasto is the #1 featured video on YouTube!

Just wanted to extend a sincere thank you and welcome to all the new YouTube subscribers. We're thrilled you're enjoying the series and hope you dig the upcoming episodes. (The next one is good!) If you've got a moment, please share an episode with a friend that hasn't seen it yet. It's incredibly appreciated!

You can follow Captain Blasto on twitter at http://twitter.com/captainblasto.

You can join the Blasto Facebook group here.

You can subscribe on iTunes here.

Thanks again and the enjoy the show!

--Chris Preksta

A Captain Blasto Fan Review

Thanks Eric for the fantastic review!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Action On Film Festival

The Mercury Men was just awarded Best Visual Effects at the Action On Film Festival in Pasadena, California. Congrats to the cast and crew!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Brainwash Drive-In Movie Festival

The Mercury Men short was awarded the Second Grand Prize (the highest award the festival offers) at the Brainwash Drive-in Movie Festival last week. Unfortunately the screening took place during Comic Con so we weren't able to be there. Would have been great to see the film at a drive-in. Regardless, congratulations to the cast and crew.

This is the film's first award so we're obviously thrilled!

TMM was also briefly featured in an article about the festival which you can read here.

Crew Notice

Mercury Men Pictures, LLC is currently accepting resumes and demo reels for all crew positions for a feature film shooting late September 2008. Please send resumes to kati@mercurymenpictures.com. Demo reels may be mailed to: Kati L. 6051 Wallace Road, 3rd floor Wexford, PA 15090.