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Thursday, May 07, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Daryl from Captain Blasto, also known as Aaron Kleiber, gets a break from the indie world of filmmaking to act on a REAL set...with catering! He's acting alongside Dancing with the Stars celebs Steve Guttenberg & Sabrina Bryan, and Spin City's Richard Kind. You can follow him on Twitter @aaronkleiber and see his pics from the set at http://twitpic.com/photos/aaronkleiber
One of the most frequent questions I get is, "Can I buy this series on DVD?" We can finally answer YES!
We've got a VERY small supply of DVD's of the ORIGINAL CUT of the series, including over ONE HOUR of extended and deleted scenes. We'll be posting them for sale soon, so don't be a stranger round these parts.
Friday, April 10, 2009
We're finally proud to release the Captain Blasto poster for sale! It's an 11 x 17" print of the high flying hero hurtling through space in dynamic color. And it's only $8.99.
UPDATE: We've added t-shirts, including a replica of Colin's Blasto costume (without cape unfortunately). See the shirts HERE.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
The Mercury Men trailer is finished, and only a few short days from release! Keep your eyes peeled.
Also, if you're a subscriber to Captain Blasto on YouTube, iTunes, Blip.TV, or simple RSS, you'll automatically receive the new trailer.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Blasto's recent Streamy Award nomination for Art Direction and Cinematography has inspired me to give a little behind-the-scenes look into the Captain Blasto production design, a subject that is always highly discussed at screening Q&A's.
Captain Blasto is the story of Colin Carter, a teenage boy so enamored with the adventures contained within the pages of super-hero comic book, he begins imitating the traits and story of its titular fictional character. Since Captain Blasto was created specifically for our film, his character design, along with several issues of his comic book series would need to be custom illustrated. This wasn't too much of a stretch since I had plenty of practice drawing Superman multiple times a day back in high school.
Captain Blasto w/ vintage coloring.
Custom made comic book prop (cover).
Custom made comic book prop (inside page).
To visually display Colin's love of the character, we canvased his bedroom with custom made memorabilia spanning decades, including posters, famous magazine covers, statues, and a 1950's Blasto actor autograph.
Notice the above LIFE magazine cover (first photo of set) is inspired by this classic photo of Kirk Alyn, the very first actor to play Superman in the old movie serials.
A few minutes of a fake cartoon were even produced in a 1970's animation style, inspired by the Super Friends.
Captain Blasto and the style of his comic book inform and influence nearly every aspect of the film's design, from Colin's costume to the comic book panel editing of various scenes throughout the film.