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Placement: Blackburn “Think positive, horror freaks”

A little local Vancouver love for Blackburn, the movie.

“The latest scary movie to be shot in these parts is Blackburn, which will be released by Raven Banner Entertainment. The film—which stars Calum Worthy (Disney’s Austin & Ally), Lochlyn Munro (Freddy vs. Jason), Sarah Lind (WolfCop) and Emily Ullerup (Sanctuary)—is about five college friends who, after a forest fire and rock slide, are trapped in a small Alaskan ghost town with a horrifying history.”From Blackburn, the movie.

“Director Lauro Chartrand went the extra scary mile by casting local horror champs the Soska Sisters (American Mary) and getting actors/stuntmen Ken Kirzinger (Jason Vorhees from Freddy vs. Jason) and Brad Loree (Michael Myers from Halloween: Resurrection) to play the hideously deformed villains Digits and 3eyes.”


Placement: Startup Spotlight shines on Snackdish

See what GeekWire has to say today about Snackdish and the cool work they are doing for TV and movie fans – just in time for the 2015 TV and movie season!


GeekWire Startup Spotlight shines on Snackdish – or click on above graphic

Social Media outreach for: Blackburn – The Movie (Teaser Trailer)

Blackburn – The Movie: A forest fire and rock-slide trap five bickering college friends in a small Alaskan ghost town with a horrifying history. When they seek refuge inside the torched ruins of Blackburn Asylum they must fight to survive as the angry inhabitants slaughter the friends one-by-one.

Look Book: “Blackburn” Horror Movie

“Look Book” for Blackburn, the movie. View the PDF here: The Blackburn Look Book.The image below is a 2 page sample from the dark and creepy brochure designed for press, distributors, and investors.

Blackburn Look Book

Blackburn Look Book

Trade Shows and Media Events: 100 Lanyrds and Counting

Show Badges

Partial list of events and conferences I’ve helped organize and attended: CES, E3, NAB, CEDIA, CeBIT (Germany), GDC (Game Developers Conference), Networld+interop, Streaming Media East/West, IDF (Intel Developer Forum), PCExpo, ISTE (The International Society for Technology in Education, previously NECC, National Educational Computing Conference).

Microsoft conferences and press events: Microsoft’s Management Summit, CEO Summit, Sneak Peak, Xtreme, EXchange, Build/MIX, TechEd (now part of Microsoft Ignite), Microsoft Global Exchange, Microsoft’s Marketing Conference (MGX), Worldwide Partner Conference, major product launches: Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP (launch and RTM), Windows Media Center, Xbox.

Sounds like I’ve done it all. Not quite! The three events I haven’t (yet) worked but hope to one day: Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sundance Film Festival, and SXSW in Austin.

With my PCs at Comdex (abbreviation for Computer Dealers’ Exhibition). Comdex was held in Las Vegas each November from 1979 until its demise in 2003. It used to be the biggest and baddest boy around. It’s all gone, supplanted by CES. Why? Because consumer electronics ARE computers now, and vice-versa.

Last Comdex

With my team at MGX (Microsoft Sales and Marketing Conference)

With my team at MGX

Placement: “Blackburn” Horror Movie

Calum Worthy on the set of his horror movie “Blackburn”Calum is a Canadian actor, writer and producer best known for his role as Dez on the Disney Channel show Austin & Ally and The Coppertop Flop Show.

Numerous similar placements during the filming of the movie in order to garner some early buzz.

Placement: Blackburn (3B client)

Placement: “Blackburn” Horror Movie

Ken Kirzinger, Brad Loree join Blackburn cast

The horror actors join an ensemble cast that also includes Lochlyn Munro and Emilie Ullerup for the 3B Entertainment production.
Photo via Newscom

Ken Kirzinger

Final casting details have been announced for Vancouver-based 3B Entertainment’s horror film Blackburn, with Ken Kirzinger and Brad Loree joining an ensemble cast which also includes Sarah Lind and Zack Peledeau.

Other actors set to appear in Blackburn are Lochlyn Munro, Emilie Ullerup (Arctic Air), Calum Worthy (Austin & Ally) and Alexander Calvert. The film will be directed by Lauro Chartrand, who also directed the Steven Seagal-starring action film Born to Raise Hell.

“This is one of those situations where Lauro has been able to put together a brilliant ensemble,” producer Corr Pearce told Playback Daily.

The film will start production on June 2 in the Squamish, B.C. area and will make use of the Britannia Mine Museum historic site. Blackburn will be shot over 14 days, on a budget of about $916,000.

Along with Pearce, producers on Blackburn are John Sereda and Natasha Baron. Baron also served as the writer on Blackburn. The film will be distributed by Raven Banner Entertainment.

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