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Posts Tagged ‘Nicholas Rombes’

Publisher Two Dollar Radio Raising Funds for Film Division

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The indie publisher Two Dollar Radio has launched its own micro-budget film division called Two Dollar Radio Moving Pictures.

They hope to raise $50,000 with a flexible funding campaign on Indiegogo for the film division. Here’s more about the campaign:

Our hope is to produce films with budgets in the $7,000 – $10,000 ballpark … We have already optioned 3 feature film scripts, which are presently in pre-production. We are exceptionally giddy about each of these, and their potential. We will be updating this page with information on each of them starting Tuesday, September 24.

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What Upstream Color & Walden Can Teach Us About Self-Publishing

Can you self-publish a movie?

Continuing his DIY release of Upstream Color, director and writer  Shane Carruth has added his film to Netflix streaming. The movie opened in theaters in 20 markets around the country, followed by a wide range of platforms from iTunes to YouTube to Netflix to DVD. Carruth explained his choice:

As a filmmaker you try to make a compelling case for an audience to stick around minute by minute with what is on the screen … By also crafting the marketing we’re still doing that, still storytelling, but we’re trying to make a case for an audience to show up. Hopefully for viewers, framing the film this way and staying true to the film’s intent makes it a bit more of an intimate relationship.

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19th Century Bestselling Author ‘Far Weirder’ Than Edgar Allan Poe?

Author Nicholas Rombes explored the life and writings of a forgotten bestselling author from the 19th Century in a recent essay at The Rumpus.

According to Rombes, journalist George Lippard wrote stories “far weirder and super-black India inky” than Edgar Allan Poe. Thanks to the magic of Project Gutenberg, you can decide for yourself with a free eBook copies of books by the two writers–follow the links below to download.

Here’s more from the essay: “Like other ‘reform’ literature of its time, the novel’s claim to be a fictionalized exposé of corruption and villainy allows it to trade in the most sensationalized depictions of debauchery … Although it’s Poe’s name and works that we are more familiar with, Lippard’s best novels churn up something far weirder and super-black India inky than even Poe could conjure.

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Snail Mail Novel Serialization

Turn+Back.JPGAs publishers build fancier eBook offerings and iPhone apps, one writer has decided to use good old fashioned snail mail to serialize his new novel.

Author Nicholas Rombes will publish “Nightmare Trails at Knifepoint” in a series of inventive mailings. The Rumpus has more details: “Rombes is publishing NTaK via the U.S. Postal Service. Not online. Not on his Facebook page. But stuffed into small manila envelopes, addressed by hand, with personal messages typed out on old hotel stationary and delivered right to your doorstep.”

The “haunted detective novel” features a character that may or may not exist from Rombes’ previous book, “A Cultural Dictionary of Punk 1974-1982.” He stopped by the Morning Media Menu earlier this year to discuss how he promoted that project.