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

Horror-101.com review of Circuit

Horror-101.com 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!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Circuit wins at RI International Film Festival

This just in ... Circuit was named co-Best Picture at the 10th annual Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival!

Read all about it here!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Film Festival goodness ...

Circuit played last weekend at the Fargo Fantastic Film Festival, which is part of a huge event called Valley Con. Though we weren't able to attend, the event seems like it was a lot of fun! Thanks to the folks at the FFFF for including our film!

Were you not in North Dakota last week? Well, are you in Rhode Island this weekend? If so, come see Circuit at the 10th annual Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival. We're closing out the festival and are honored to be included in such a diverse line-up of films!

The show starts at 4 PM at the Bell Street Chapel, 5 Bell Street. For more info, click here.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

More from Loring-Greenough, and a screening at Emerson

Here's another photo from the Loring-Greenough House screening, courtesy of our friend Adam. Circuit under the stars. We even set up a "pod tree" for people to interact with.

Want to see more? There are additional photos from the event on our Facebook fan page. You can visit it by clicking this link.

In other news ...

Andrew brought the movie to Emerson College last week for a student screening. All went well and those in attendance seemed to enjoy the movie quite a bit. A big thanks to everyone involved.

More screenings should be happening soon. Keep you eyes peeled ...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A photo from the Loring-Greenough House screening

Here's Andrew introducing the film at the Loring-Greenough House outdoor screening last night. Great weather, wonderful turnout! Thanks to everyone who came and relaxed under the clear Jamaica Plain skies.

More pictures can be seen at our Facebook page. Stop by and become a fan of Circuit!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Screening at the Loring-Greenough House announced!

Circuit has been selected to kick off a new series of film screenings at the Loring-Greenough House in Jamaica Plain, MA. Presented by the Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, the film will be shown on Tuesday (naturally), September 15th at 7:00PM. Tickets are $4 and will be available at the door.

Hope some of you can make it!

The Loring-Greenough House is located at 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA. Visit their Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jamaica-Plain-MA/Loring-Greenough-House/79890699311.

Monday, August 31, 2009

CIrcuit poster - Round One

Andrew created this rather cool poster for upcoming screening and promotional purposes. More screening will be posted here soon!

- Ben

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Circuit at the Somerville Theatre - Tomorrow night!

Circuit is screening at the beautiful Somerville Theatre (55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02114) tomorrow, July 24th! Tickets are $25 (to help support Circuit's festival entry expenses and DVD costs) and the show starts at 8PM.

For info on the theater and directions, visit the Somerville Theatre website here.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Circuit screening in Lowell, MA

While we continue to send Circuit across the country to various film festivals, we're happy to announce that we're doing another local Massachusetts screening of the film.

Here are the details:

Where: Lowell National Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, Lowell, MA

When: Tuesday, June 2nd @ 7PM

The screening is free, so come on by and see what everyone has been talking about! 

Monday, April 13, 2009

Andrew at Emerson & Celebration Photo

Andrew will be a guest today at Emerson College, talking to students about the process behind Circuit. He'll also be screening a portion of the film for discussion.

Also, here's a photo from the post-MassArt screening celebration. From left to right: Jason Hoagland (who appears briefly in the film and who also designed the fake comic book that appears in the Sight story), me (looking really awful), Andrew, Alex McDougall (who played Christine), and Jeremy Lassetter (who played Pete).
- Ben

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Successful screening

The MassArt screening went great. Thanks to everyone who packed the house. We're looking forward to having more showings around New England (and the world) over the next few months.

- Ben

Monday, April 06, 2009

Circuit screening at MassArt

Circuit will be screened at the Massachusetts College of Art this Wednesday, April 8th, as part of the school's ongoing Film Society series. The show starts at 8 p.m. and will be in Screening Room 1 of the film department.

For directions, visit: http://massart.edu/x474.xml

This is a great chance to see Circuit before it begins its long journey through the world of film festivals.

Hope some of you can make it!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Circuit on Facebook

Become a fan of Circuit over at Facebook. Just click here to show your support!