UPDATE, 2008-04-24: The times it aired were, according to my email transcripts with friends and family Etc:
- 2008-04-25 @ 6:00 pm PST
- 2008-04-26 @ 1:30 am PST
- 2008-05-10 @ 11:00 am PST
Four Eyed Monsters, the feature film, will have its national cable TV debut tonight at 9pm Eastern time on IFC. The film has received tons of awards and critical acclaim since it first hit the film festival circuit. It was even nominated for two Independent Spirit awards, Best Cinematography and Best Feature made for under a half million dollars (or something like that).
The film has made a big splash in the realms of Social Media Marketing and Digital Distribution. So this is news on a few different levels. It was the first feature film to screen in Second Life; the first full-length film shown on YouTube; probably the first MiniDV film to get a “best cinematography” nomination from a major film award organization (pretty sure about that one); one of the first films to be advertised via additional content via podcasting (probably the first film to video podcast at all); and all this from a film initially thought to be un-marketable by Hollywood distributors. This film has clawed it’s way up the back of our mainstream culture using totally innovative methods and now, after proving itself online, having been watched around a million times on YouTube, Four Eyed Monsters has been acquired by IFC. Smart pick, IFC!
Tune in! (isn’t that what they used to say back in the TV days?)
For the sake of being fair, full disclosure and all that, I worked on the film and composed the score. It’s still good though, I promise.