Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Circuit at the Video Underground

Tomorrow night, June 23rd, The Video Underground in Jamaica Plain, MA will be hosting a special screening of Circuit. The show starts at 8PM and there is a suggested donation of $5 for entry. For more information, visit The Video Underground's website by clicking here.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Circuit en espaƱol? Yes, that's right!

Over the summer, we've been busy translating the film into Spanish.

Does this mean Circuit is taking a trip? Wait and see. We just might be working on something ...

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

DVD cover and update

It has been quite a while since our last post here. Sorry about that. 2010 has been flying by.

Circuit has had several small, private screenings as of late. We've also relaunched the film's website, with a plan, in the upcoming months, to begin streaming portions of the film online. Our hope is to include not only sections of the finished film, but also storylines left on the cutting room floor. An expanded experience, if you will.

Oh, and we've finally designed our first DVD case:

Though we don't have the movie for sale quite yet on the site (we're still submitting to film festivals), look for it to become available soon.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The little details ...

There are a lot of little details that go into making a movie, things you wouldn't normally think of when you're an audience member, sitting in the theater. A prime example of this is the milk container used in the Christine/Taste segment. Seeing as the milk is supposed to be "bad" in every sense of the word, we decided to design our own label, create our own milk company, just for the film. Here's the final product, which you can see for about 1/2 a second in the movie.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Circuit featured in Imagine

Circuit's win at RIIHFF was covered in this month's edition of Imagine News. Read the full issue online (we're in the WWW section in the back) here, or click the image below to see the article. For the unclickable, here are some highlights:
CIRCUIT, the Boston-based feature film debut for writer/director Andrew Landauro, was awarded Best Picture Honors at the 2009 Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival. The award was announced October 29th.

"Our inclusion in the RIIHFF, along with the Best Picture win, is a true honor and something I will always appreciate," says Landauro ... "The movie making process is so grueling and so stressful that to receive such recognition makes the whole experience so very, very special."

Our thanks go to Imagine News!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Storyboard to Screen: Taste

Long before filming began on Circuit, Andrew drew up images of every shot in the movie. However, these were not your typical storyboards. Instead of turning the movie into a comic book (for lack of a better term) for the crew to use when filming, these images were more blueprints, and involved camera placement (often drawn right into the image), lighting breakdowns, and even specialized equipment needed to achieve the shot.

Here's a small snippet of Andrew's drawings, taken from the "taste" storyline. It revolves around the character Christine. Near the end of her story, she has an emotional breakdown in her bathroom before going to bed:

As you can see, the first panel stays fairly true to its movie counterparts. But the second panel is far different than the movie image that accompanies it, though it still follows the camera movements that Andrew originally drew.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 review of Circuit has posted a very nice review of Circuit on their site. Here are a few snippets:
I first watched it on the big screen as part of the Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival. It was nice that the picture closed out the weekend’s festivities, because it left time for me to think it over and try to piece the puzzle together in my mind ... I re-watched the film, this time with a few friends, and it was even better the second time around. Following our viewing, my friends and I formulated our theories on the film’s story and symbolism, gushing about the possibilities of dreams, aliens, drugs, and more. In the days following, I haven’t stopped thing about it.
Those who appreciate the nonlinear, science fiction-tinged works of visionary auteurs such as David Lynch, Richard Kelly, and David Cronenberg will love deconstructing the intellectual mindf**k that is Circuit and formulating their own interpretations of the events.
Read the full review over here. Many thanks to the folks at Horror-101!