Release the TACTICAL GIRLS!

After an exciting year of post-production, film festivals, and making deals with distribution partners, the independent female-driven comedy series I’ve been working on with Diana Bentley and Melissa D’Agostino, TACTICAL GIRLS, has been released!

Deals with Dailymotion and Amazon Studios have allowed us to make the show available on virtually every platform and medium through either advertisement, subscription or individual transactions.

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Featuring Diana Bentley of “Frontier”, Nicole Stamp from “Carmilla”, Kristian Bruun of “Orphan Black” and Maria Vacratsis from both “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” films, we’ve got a staler cast that is going to crack you up from front to back.

So swing on over to your Amazon Prime account, or hit up Dailymotion.com and check out the first season of Tactical Girls to enjoy some funny ladies and para-military hilarity!

Here’s the first episode for your viewing pleasure: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3cm64t

Want more? Here you go: http://www.dailymotion.com/yourgeeknews

~M@

“UNDEAD REDEMPTION” a civil war zombie western

It’s finally happening! After nearly a decade, I’m officially making another western. And, of course, because it’s me, it’s not just any western — it’s a ZOMEBIE western. From a script that I co-wrote with one of my favourite writing partners, Rudy Jahchan, I’m thrilled to be going into pre-production on what is shaping up to the my biggest film ever.

Here’s the logline for “Undead Redemption”:

A covered wagon full of panicked survivors desperately races through the night, to the town of Redemption in search of safety, only to find that even this town is overrun with the Wild West’s newest danger: The Living Dead.

The characters in this one are some of the most exciting I’ve ever helped create, and you’re going to lose your mind when you see some of the amazing actors we’ll have bringing them to life. I promise it’ll be a wild ride (both watching the movie and watching us make it) so keep your eyes here, and on instagram & twitter under @MattCampagna and track #UndeadRedemption to keep up with all the action!

~M@

“TACTICAL GIRLS” An Absurd Combat/Comedy

Over the past two years, I’ve been writing one of the funniest, wackiest, most absurd scripts I’ve ever worked on, and I’ve been working on it with two incredible co-writers: Melissa D’Agostino & Diana Bentley.

And this summer, we’re finally putting this series on the screen.

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Starring My Big Fat Greek Wedding‘s incomparable Maria Vacratsis, Orphan Black‘s hilarious Kristian Bruun, the spectacularly funny Ted Dykstra, and Nicole Stamp, along with the multi-talented Melissa D’Agostino and Diana Bentley, “Tactical Girls” is the story of three women who can’t stand the horrendous boss of the trucking company they work at, and so to vent their frustrations they go on tactical missions together.

Keep your eyes here, follow me on twitter/instagram @MattCampagna, and keep tabs on the #TacticalGirls hashtag for hilarious nuggets and news as we get closer and closer to release!

~M@

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HUNTER’S MOON – Cast Announcement

Wow! That’s some serious news pick-up! We JUST announced our cast this week and Hunter’s Moon wound up in everything from IMDb news to ScreenDaily, Bloody Disgusting and the National Post.

 
IMDB – 08.08.2014 – “Production Begins On Canadian Thriller HUNTER’S MOON”
Screen Daily – 08.07.2014 – “Hunter’s Moon to begin Toronto shoot”
National Post – 08.07.2014 – “Popcorn Panel: Guardians of the Galaxy is as good as its Groot”
PlayBack – 08.11.2014 – “Hunter’s Moon Turns to New Tech”
JoBlo – Arrow in the Head – 08.08.2014 – “Production begins on murder mystery Hunter’s Moon starring Holly Deveaux”
Dread Central – 08.08.2014 – “Holly Deveaux Cast Under a Hunter’s Moon”
Bloody Disgusting – 08.08.2014 – ‘Hunter’s Moon’ Launch Party Becomes a Race For Survival”
Twitch – 08.08.2014 – “Production Begins On Canadian Thriller HUNTER’S MOON”
IMDB – 08.08.2014 – “Holly Deveaux Cast Under a Hunter’s Moon”
 
Haddonfield Horror – 08.08.201 4- “Principal Photography Begins on Hunter’s Moon”
Kill Panda Kill – 08.08.2014 – “Holly Deveaux Cast Under a Hunter’s Moon”

FALLOUT ASYLUM: Principal Photography

After nearly a week of principal photography on the new film I’ve written for the SyFy channel, I’m happy to report that we’re making something friggin’ awesome.

So far, we’ve shot with an incredible cast including Spun Out’s Holly Deveaux and Heartland’s Amber Marshall, plus Jason Cermak, Lara Zaluski, Roger LeBlanc, Graham Littlefield and Megan Tracz as our heroes, getting into all kinds of nasty trouble at the end of the world. And some of them even live through it.

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It’s been a pretty wild time, with weather giving us the gift of gorgeous snowfalls, and making us pay the price by having to shoot in -15 degrees. You can’t even pay for that kind of production value! Well, I guess James Cameron can…

Between doing some on-the-fly re-writes, running a camera, animating graphics, and supervising visual effects, I’ve actually had some time to do a bit of directing, if you believe it! And working with huge talents like the extraordinary DP Neil Cervin, and David Winning (he directed the Power Rangers sequel), it really is a dream team to have on board to bring this screenplay to life!

As of right now, IMDb is telling us that there’s a September 2014 release… so keep watching here, and keep your eyes peeled on Twitter for the #FalloutAsylum hashtag for updates from all of us!

~M@

Writing, Directing & Producing for SyFy in Calgary

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We go to lens on Fallout Asylum on Thursday, and I’ve spent the past week on location in Calgary with Nomadic Pictures, hard at work getting to a shooting script for the SyFy network.

With the reality setting in of which actor is playing which role, when they’re available and what locations we’ll have, it’s been a great process of collaborating with all the departments to be sure we’re making just the right movie for just the right tone and excitement on-screen at just the right price.

On this project so far I’ve had the chance to work along side folks from the props department on “Chronicles of Riddick”, as well as a bunch of folks who worked on Nolan’s new film, “Interstellar”, and at least two people who have worked on Power Rangers movies. Say what you will about Judi Dench acting in a Vin Diesel movie, this crew is pretty top-notch.

Keep your eyes here; there’s more to come about Fallout Asylum!

~M@

SIX DAY ROAD – Episode Zero

“When two sworn enemies awaken in the snowy wreckage of an avalanche, their only hope for survival lies in reconciling their differences.”

This is a single episode of a 9-part Post-Apoclayptic Western series that plays in the same univierse as Six Reasons Why. I made it with some very talented folks: Melissa D’Agostino, Caden Douglas and Marco Timpano.

I hope you dig it!

~M@