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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@

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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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@

Mutant World Canadian TV Premiere

Mutant World enjoyed a packed festival premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival in the fall, and now that SyFy has aired the film, Superchannel is host to the Canadian premiere to bring Mutant World back home.

There was a great write-up in the Calgary Herald to celebrate the Superchannel premiere, and now if you want to catch it on TV, be sure to pop over to Superchannel before February 7th:

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I hope you get a kick out of the way my script for SyFy turned out!

~M@


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Mutant World (Fallout Asylum) SyFy Premiere: Nov 8 @9pm


Fallout Asylum by its new and improved name, “Mutant World” airs on Saturday November 8th at 9pm on the SyFy channel! Be sure to check it out, and hit up the Mutant World Facebook page, give it a LIKE and you’ll be kept up with international air dates, behind-the-scenes goodies and news on how the sequels and series are going… because you KNOW I always write a story that leads to another story.

I hope you dig it!

~M@

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”