Dennis Murren has more Academy Awards than any other living person (eight). And for good reason. He has supervised the special effects for the movies of Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, and George Lucas. In the 1960s, when Muren was a teenager, he and some friends he'd met through an ad in the pages of Famous Monsters of Filmland made an effects-laden horror movie called Equinox on a budget of $6500. It was released in 1970 and has since become a cult classic. In 2006 The Criterion Collection released an edition of Equinox.
The Immortal Augustus Gladstone, the new movie written and directed by Robyn Miller and presented by Boing Boing, uses footage from Equinox. I recently spoke to Dennis and Robyn about Equinox, and you can watch the interview here.
Note: There are a few free tickets still available to the Los Angeles screening of The Immortal Augustus Gladstone on Saturday night.
Here’s a clip from The Immortal Augustus Gladstone (a movie directed by Myst co-creator Robyn Miller and presented by Boing Boing), which shows people on the streets of Portland explaining what happens after we die. Also, The Immortal Augustus Gladstone is now available on iTunes!
Can you find Augustus Gladstone in this gigapixel photo of Portland? I was the 10th person to find him! AWOL in P-Town
Join The Immortal Augustus Gladstone director Robyn Miller and producer Mischa Jakupcak for a live chat at the online screening February 24, 2014 at 7pm PT. Tickets to the online show are available on a pay-what-you-will basis (including free!). From the creator of Myst comes a story of alienation and love in the digital age. […]
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