Sunday, February 28, 2010

Short Film Contest

Hello Gentle Readers. Today, I am anting to go ahead and announce the first annual short film contest "Two-Minute Screamer; 2010", this event is sponsored by Crimson Star Entertainment.

Okay, so what is it, you ask? Well this weekend, I was watching two zombie movies, in an attempt to stimulate my creative mind, so that I could work on my novel. And it worked. Hopefully, this week, I will write another 10,000 to 15,000 words, god willing. But those movies were the mega-Hollywood Blockbuster, Dawn of the Dead and the low-budget Zombie Apocolypse.

However, this did get me thinking. How about I make a low budget film, as scary as I could, given items around the house? Well, I'vedecided to do just that. Only, I've decided to let you, the community be apart of this.

The contest officially starts tommorrow, March 1st, 2010. The deadline for entries is March 15th, 2010. This gives film-makers 15 days to come up with their short films.

What sort of guidelines are there? Well, its low-budget, and by low-budget, I mean $0.00, you must produce your work with only those things you find around your house, and using volunteers. The only exception to this is petrol money to reach a location for shooting, and money for Film, DV Cords, Batteries. Etc.

The film must be of the horror genre, and can only be two minutes long. Once you submit your work, you agree that we have first right to publish, which will last for 90 days after your submission.

Okay, so those are the rules. What does the winner get? He recieves a signed copy of our Four Rose Short Film, and a spot on our main site to publish his film. This spot will last, at a minimum, 90 days, and at most, a year, as decided by CSE. In addition, you also recieve up to three links to websites of your choice. Our website has PageRank of 3; and a very targetted audience of gamers and other unique parties.

So, if you are ready, email your questions, or your submission here. And remember, purchases of the Four Roses Short Film go to the formation of our Four Rose Charity Foundation. Thanks for your support!

Good Luck!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Four Rose Foundation

So, thats the name we've given the charity organization so far. We are up to $10; but we need $1200, and thats just to form the organization itself. But dont worry, I will be stepping back in to pay most of this in the coming months.

However, if you want to help, you can. And I know most of you are rolling your eyes, thinking I'm going to ask for a donation.

How about this?

Buy the DVD version of our movie here, the proceeds go towards our charity oganization, and will help keep us making movies and investigating these mysterious, historical places.

Thanks so much for helping!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Village Inn Bed and Breakfast

Hey Ghost Fans!

So I went ahead and did some initial photo-shoot of the Village Inn Bed & Breakfast, in Stone Mountain Georgia. The Village Inn is a historic building in Stone Mountain, dating back to 1830. This makes it one of the Oldest buildings in the Metro Area (Buildings on the east side tend to be older on average).

There are many stories of hauntings and creepy noises in the night. Im currently discussing with the owner to get some more information, so that I may begin shooting.

And here is a nearby church...

Friday, February 12, 2010


Also, I'm looking for new sponsors for this website. We get some steady Traffic. The movies feed good traffic to the site.

If your interested in sponsoring this website, hit me up by email:

New Happenings

Alright, so I know there hasn't been too much content up here in the past week or so. I'm making movement towards getting filming done on my next project. If you have been keeping up, you know that I'm planning to film at Hell's Church in Canton.

However, recent developements have spurred another movie. I've recently recieved permission from the Owner of Stone Mountain Bed & Breakfast, one of the oldest buildings in the Metro Area (1830), to conduct an investigation and have the building as the centerpiece to my next movie. Hopefully negotiations don't flop, and shooting will get started in about two weeks.

I also got news that the proof of the movie with blooper reel has arrived at CreateSpace. Another four weeks, and I should have a working product ready for distribution. It will be a great way for you guys to contribute to the Rufus Rose Fund, and get something in return.

If you dont know, I've started the Rose Fund to help save the rose house and alleviate some of the poverty here in Atlanta. Currently, our first goal is to raise enough money to incorporate our charity as a 501C(3) organization. A task, at this point, that will require about 1200 USD. We have currently raised about $20 USD.

So we definately need your help!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Oi, meant to post last night, but dealing with a bit of Google madness. They deactivated my account for invalid activity. So we have less ads, replaced by another company.

Anyhow, I've decided our next film project will be about Hell's Church in Canton, Georgia. Its doubtful that we will be able to get inside, but hopefully I will be able to pull up alot of information.

If your interested in seeing our previous film project, click here.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Rufus Rose Charity

Just a small update. Today I'm out to look for some more content, hopefully I will make another post before the day is done. But I want to keep you guys up to date with what is happening with the Charity.

My riginal estimation of required amount of money just to file my 501c3 organization was very much off. After research and shopping around, Ive decided to use legal zoom. However, even legal zoom requres $595; plus I have to set aside another $500 for filing fees and such.

So the total, I'm lookig to raise abot $1200 USD in order to get the charity organized. I will accept any and all help, from 50c to as much as you would like to give. I will be keeping track of all donations seperately, and I will include them as the first set of contributions to the charity, upon email request:

If you don't know our mission statemen, look back through the blog, and you'll find it.

We are currently at $12.95...if another 100 people gave as much, we would have all the money we needed. Even if you aren't sure, and think its a scam, I assure its not. Look through the content I've provided, and maybe give a small donation based on that!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Corpsewood Manor Documentary

Got some great new information about the manor, and have located on Google maps what I believe is the site. However, I will depend alot upon the directions of locals when we get up there and prepare for shooting. That is, after all, the goal.

Second movie looked like it was going to be about Hell's Church, but as of yet, I haven't found enough information about the Church to make it appealing to me. So I might just go ahead, go for the gusto, and do Corpsewood Manor.

I'm thinking, if I can ride up there myself and get some photos and footage, it might do well. Then I can do most of the filming down here in Atlanta.

Anyone have any opinions? And don't forget to donate to the Four Rose fund!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Thanks for helping!

Just a small update, the ball is starting to roll on the charity, we've already raised the first $12 towards incorporation of our 501c(3) organization. But thats still $188 left that we have to make up for!

We really need your help, if you have any capacity to donate, please do!

After we get enough contributions, we will incorporate, and use a seperate paypal account to organize contributions.

I think you in advance for your contributions!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Crimson Star Updated

Okay, so finally added The Roman's sculptures to the main blog. After getting a second NATT from a magazine publisher for the same story; I've decided to release it online. Its $2.99, and will be sent to you as a PDF file. Its a very good story, but was far too niche to be acceptable in a magazine. However, I think the second story I sent out, will probably be accepted. Its much more artistic and much more personal.

To see some of Ed's Art, click here.

To buy my short story, click here.

The story itself is high fantasy, about a criminal waging a one-man war against an empire. But his reasons for doing so are not clear, as the investigator who arrives is further confused by his actions. Its a great beginning for a new series!

The setting is Eavton, the same as my Knight Spectre Comic, an agrarian nation of halflings and men headed by an all-powerful Emperor who shares divine lineage. A proto-typical "Righteous" nation, their society is well-structured and organized, to the extent of having huge social controls on their people. However, now, a new threat is growing in the North.

Like the idea? Read the short story. Soon I will be starting a novel and a sourcebook for the setting!

Here are some previews of his sculptures, for you guys to look at online.

Interesting, right?

Email me here if your interested in buying.