casual_friday { 'Pray For Daylight'

(made by Stone Soup Films)

(note this is similar, but not the same as the version of the film I watched last night)

Last night I had the honor of being invited to the big screen premiere of 'Pray For Daylight' a work of love made by my long time friend and old co-worker Avindair of Northern Misfit.

(sorry my cell phone camera sucks Avindair)

I remember when Avindair started making movies. I was immensely happy for him (and his wife, it was a family and friends affair) and supportive. He inspires me to perhaps someday make my own movie (which like writing a novel, is a secret ambition of mine). One of my favorite movies is 'The Thing That Happened'.

An absurdist black and white comedy, in french, spoofing the pretentious art hose movie. 'Pray For Daylight' started out as a 26 minute short. This was the movie I thought I was going to see last night, but Avindair and his cast and crew had redone the film into a feature length (72 minute) film. So when Nerdwife and I (and Allthingsspring) were invited to the new version, on the big screen at my favorite theater in the world, of course we were going to come, despite living over an hour away.

5 word review: I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.

Nerdwife and I found the movie to be great, and campy, and funny, and serious. All things it was meant to be. I thought the story was interesting and the cast, despite being amateurs (as in they don't do this for a living), breathed life into their characters and their dialog. It looked great on the big screen. As an aficionado of the genre (vampires, horror, B movies, etc.) I give this movie an A+ and thank Avindair and GeekGoddess for inviting us and making this film.

Good work guys!

It was a beautiful night with a full moon.

A perfect night for a vampire movie.


AllThingsSpring said...

I had a lot of fun. This was a great little local indie, very entertaining, and unusually philosophical for a vampire flick. The little twists of expectation kept it fresh. Congrats to Avandair and the whole cast and crew.

GeekGoddess said...

That's why we make movies - to entertain. Glad you enjoyed it! It was a real blast to see you all there. Special thanks for driving over an hour to get there. We really appreciated it.

Avindair said...

Thanks, guys! I'm glad you had a good time. Seriously. :)

I gotta say, though, that I'm going to be pulling the Google Video copy of the movie shortly.

1. It looks TERRIBLE.

2. It sounds terrible.

3. Did I mention that it looks terrible?

By contrast, I'm pretty happy with this trailer:


That worked out pretty well.

Now to solve the E&O insurance problems so I can make it available via CustomFlix.com...