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A new documentary release!

The movie theater, a communal experience of the darkened room and light on the screen and the act of watching cinema, have had a profound influence on Goblin. Today we are sharing The Last Reel (2018), a documentary made by Goblin’s director Chris Lange. A recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board’s media grant, the film documents the Plaza Maplewood Theater’s final days prior to handing its keys over to a megachurch. It’s at times a sad film, it’s Minnesotan, it’s an ode, it’s got some 35mm, an old projection booth, some animation, some religion, some Sam Raimi and Evil Dead — it’s about community. It feels like it could be any town with a small movie theater going through change.

Before editing, Chris sat on the footage for a few years (it was filmed in 2013), because he was freelancing on other projects, but the distance provided some perspective in regards to our current place of digital cinema, streaming, and the plethora of screens available.

Today is the first day that the film is available publicly. We hope you enjoy! And please remember our crowdfunding campaign; we need your support –> Visit the Goblin Kickstarter .

 

The Goblin Car

Here’s a little tidbit on the writing process for Goblin…

I like to walk around the city, often in the evening or night, for that special kind of nocturnal inspiration.  I like to see moments and glimpses of reality we might otherwise miss.  These fragments of aesthetic idleness help with ideas for stories.  The walks directly inform my art.  The photos below are of a green muscle car, first spotted in a nightly walk.  This car became Mike and my’s model for the car driven by the script’s protagonist.

These and other photos related to the production are also one of the many rewards we are giving away.  Please visit the Goblin Kickstarter to learn how you can support and be involved.  

-Chris


Kickstarter Update #2

We’re off to an awesome start and want to keep the good vibes going! We thought it was high time that everyone got to know Y-Dee Dee. She’s a little wacky, she’s in the film, and she’s vlogtastic! Played by Rachel Bownik, Y-Dee Dee acts as the story’s unofficial narrator. If you watched the Promotional Teaser for Goblin, you probably already saw her, but now you can check out one of her full vlogs below! More of her episodes are to come. Enjoy, and have a Goblin kind of weekend.

Check it out –> The Y-Dee Dee Show / Zone
And Please continue to support and share our Kickstarter Campaign for Goblin.

Kickstarter Update #1

We’re so grateful to our backers in these first two days!  It’s a solid start, so thank you for contributing and spreading the word about this campaign!   We could not do this without you.  You are helping us with our dream of making a feature film.

There are also the mysterious fragmented pathways of dream within the film, Goblin, the experiential phantoms that we’d love to share.  So let’s continue the journey!

Please tell your friends to visit our Kickstarter, HERE.

Hello world!

Hello world!  This is our first post here at goblinthefilm.com.  This webpage will track the developments for the production of Goblin, a feature-length dramatic horror film.  Check out our promotional teaser on the homepage; follow us on instagram, facebook, and twitter.  We hope that you join us in building this film, which is currently in the pre-production stage.  The film will be a unique one, filmed in the Twin Cities, Minnesota starting late summer, 2018.  Thanks for your support as we bring the various creative pieces together!