Category Archives: director

FESTIVALS & AWARD SEASON – A Very Tactical Time

It’s that time of year for the entertainment industry: AWARD SEASON! When a bunch of people tell a bunch of other people that they did some good work. Pretty much every industry has something like this, architects, salespeople, bankers… they all do it. It’s only the folks in entertainment who put it all over your TV since, well, they control your TV.

And it’s been a damned exciting season for Tactical Girls! With a film festival run well underway, our indie comedy series has already started racking up some accolades and taking home some hardware: Tactical Girls won “Best Tv/Web Series” at the prestigious Canada Independent Film Festival in Montreal!

On top of that, Tactical Girls won “Best Performance” Canadian Emmy Award at the Canadian Screen Awards for Melissa D’Agostino’s charming and alarming performance as Dougy!

And the very same week of the CSA award presentation, Tactical Girls also screened as official selection at the Seattle WebFest! What a month!!

You can watch the first season of Tactical Girls on Amazon Prime, and there’s lots of exciting news coming up, so keep your eyes here for updates!

~M@

D.N.E.: Do Not Erase – In Memory of Richard Hatch

It’s a sad day when we mark the passing of a dear friend.

And so, it is with a heavy heart that my colleagues on this project, Kevin Grazier, Rudy Jahchan, Nar Williams and Bear McCreary, send our favourite Battlestar Galactica Viper Pilot-turned-Politician, Richard Hatch, to the Lords of Kobol.

In memory of our friend, we have at long last posted his up-to-now unreleased film, “D.N.E.: Do Not Erase”, for all to finally see.

Watch Richard’s Award-Winning performance as The Caretaker in “D.N.E.: Do Not Erase” on Amazon Prime or on Dailymotion.

And to give you a small taste, here’s the trailer:

We hope you enjoy these beautiful moments that we captured of Richard, his indomitable exuberance, and his eternal optimism.

We’ll miss you Richard,

~M@

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@

DougyAndStamper

What the F#@K is “TACTICAL GIRLS”?

My new comedy mini-series, “Tactical Girls” just wrapped secondary photography, and we’re closing in on our post-production goals. It’s wacky, it’s mad-cap, it’s hilariously crass and violent.

Watch my co-creators, Diana Bentley and Melissa D’Agostino explain it:

Wanna know more? Check out the Facebook fan page to keep up to date with news: http://www.facebook.com/TacticalGirlsTV

~M@

DNE: Do Not Erase Wins at Dragon Con!

*UPDATE*
“D.N.E.: Do Not Erase” is now available to watch in full on Amazon Prime & Dailymotion.

WINNER Best Sci-Fi Dragon Con Film Fest 2012, Official Selection After Dark Film Fest 2012!

“When Brian’s graduate thesis on Time Travel costs him the love of his life, he forces himself to choose the best way to live out the rest of his days.”

We had some stiff competition at DragonCon, but DNE came out on top in the SciFi category! Congrats go to my awesome team including Rudy Jahchan and Nar Williams, Michele White and Richard Hatch, with Bear McCreary doing the music and Kevin Grazier producing!

Here’s a spot of coverage we got while I was down in Atlanta for the con:

~M@

“RENAISSANCE” A New Sci-Fi Thriller

I’m excited to announce that I’m directing a wild new scifi film starring incredible actors like Katie Boland (Reign, The Master), Lara Jean Chorostecki (Hannibal, XCompany) and Bobbie Phillips (X-Files, Showgirls) that will be finding its way into festivals later this year!

Written by Rogan Christopher and set in present day, “Renaissance” is a science fiction thriller that asks how far people will go bring back someone they love.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: “When an accidental death forces two researchers to create a clone of the deceased in a desperate effort to restore life to the way it was. As the clone assimilates the modern world, unforeseen effects propel it out of control.”

With some of the coolest set pieces I’ve ever worked with, the most magnificent lenses I’ve ever shot with, as well as a legendary, super-secret, genre-favourite cast member yet to be announced, “Renaissance” is the kind of project that genre directors like me dream about.

There will be a very sexy trailer coming shortly, so stay tuned!

~M@