Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kickstarting "Dog Eat Dog" - Go Woof And Donate!

Ugh. This is a potent mix.

Zachary Quinto + Dogs.

How can we resist?

A Kickstarter project for a short film entitled "Dog Eat Dog" was launched some hours back by LA-based director Sian Heder, in collaboration with good friend Zachary Quinto.

The short movie is a comedy about the heart-warming tale of pet (well, mostly dog) adoption. As you may already know, Zach met and saved furry-face Noah from a pound. So the short film will be based on his story .. or Sian's... or Noah's... Or all of the above.

Hmm.... I'm confused. Anyway...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

eBay Charity Auction - That ZQ Eye-Candy In August Magazine

So here it is. Finally.

After months of anticipation, and teasers from the interwebs, showing those gorgeous fashion photoshoot pages of Zachary Quinto, I have in my pervy hands a couple of copies of the Malaysia 3rd Anniversary issue of August Magazine. And it's up for grabs from an eBay charity auction!

The auction will have 50% of the proceeds go to the American Red Cross. It ends in 7 days from now.

If you are wondering why the shipping cost is so high, please do read the auction notes. The magazine is indeed gorgeous to look and to hold, but it's big and thick (about 3/4") and hence, will be safer having it shipped in a secure box. Unless, of course, you want the magazine to arrived badly crumpled or torn. Or even worse, not arrive at all.

After this auction ends, another copy will be put up on a similar-styled eBay auction.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Special and Mr Spooky Halloween Greeting!

Just in good time to bring out the noirish heebie-jeebies, the disgustingly talented and good-looking creative team behind the graphic novel, "Mr Murder Is Dead" (an Archaia/ Before the Door publication) has something twistedly-spooky for the fans and readers!

Writer Victor Quinaz and illustrator Brent Schoonover have cooked up this special Mr Spook comic strip for the Halloween season.

Friday, October 28, 2011

"Margin Call" - Review by a ZQC Member

As "Margin Call" gathers momentum, there has been some talk about Oscar nominations.

I haven't watched the movie yet, but from the rave reviews I've read from some heavy press and top critics, I hope it does head toward that direction.

For those in LA and NY, there are some events coming up with the director and producers of the movie this Saturday!

On 29 October, in LA, our favourite bb Zachary Quinto (hopefully wearing a beanie??) and Before The Door partner and one of the movie's producer Neal Dodson, will appear for a special post-show Q&A at the 7 pm screening at the Century City AMC. Do hurry and buy your tickets now before they sell out!

Over at the East Coast, in NY, writer/ director of  "Margin Call" J.C. Chandor will be stopping by the Angelika for a Q&A after the 5 pm show.

If anyone is attending these events, drop me a note! I'm sure many other fans would like to hear how these sessions went!

And to add on to @HardlyanAngel's thoughts of the movie, here's another "Margin Call" review from a ZQC member, @Sunfell!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Margin Call" - A SArmy Fan's Review

For an indie film, "Margin Call", the Before The Door-produced and J.C. Chandor-directed Wall Street thriller with an impressive ensemble cast, has been getting a lot of attention since it opened at theatres on just 56 screens in some key USA cities this week!

The movie was also available On Demand, thereby, increasing its reach to even more interested viewers across the country.

Several publications and websites have given the movie a big thumbs-up, with as many movie-goers and fans acknowledging that it is a rather involving and relevant film of the times.

My favourite movie ratings website, Rotten Tomatoes, has awarded it a commendable 87% rating.

Friday, October 21, 2011

At St Mark's Signing - Slayed By Zachary Quinto and His Biceps

Lovely surprises are very nice.

They are even nicer when they relate to Zachary Quinto.

Before heading to New York for NYCC, I dropped by Lala Land to spend some time with good friend Chelle. On the 1st morning I was there, we caught whiff of news that Zach seemed to be heading out of town, his lean biceps armed with a travel bag.

Little did I know that bb was heading to where I was also heading to! Kismet!

For on the next day, I saw a tweet from writer/ director Victor Quinaz announcing that there will be an off-NYCC signing for the graphic novel "Mr Murder Is Dead" at St Mark's comic shop on Saturday 15th October (8-10pm), together with artist Brent Schoonover and ..... get this - Zachary Quinto

My heart skipped a beat. Well, many beats actually.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

NYCC 2011 - Those Killer Biceps of Victor Quinaz and Brent Schoonover

Last weekend's New York Comic Con (NYCC) 2011 was a busy, messy, totally memorable adventure for me.

It was my first time visiting the crowded sprawl of New York City, as well as experiencing NYCC itself.

More importantly, it was also the first time I was flexing my journalistic arms with an official press pass at one of the bigger comic conventions in the USA.

I did not, however, require any form of press access to meet two sets of killer biceps owned by the artistic duo of the detective noir graphic novel, "Mr Murder Is Dead".  They were none other than the co-creators of the graphic novel, Victor Quinaz and Brent Schoonover - who were both comfortably stationed at Archaia's booth for an autograph session on Friday afternoon.

Friday, September 9, 2011

SDCC 2011 Interview: A Killer Year for Brea - Part 2

Brea as "Cassie Hack"
In this second part of the SDCC 2011 interview with the adorable Brea Grant with input from her brother Zane, we get to find out more about the various projects she has been busy with and what will be in store for Brea fans out there!

I for one, know that many hardcore "Dexter" fans are curious about Brea's involvement in this highly acclaimed TV series on Showtime.

My Twitter friend, Erik aka @ebrown2112 continues with the revealing Q&A:

Monday, September 5, 2011

SDCC 2011 Interview: Brea and Zane Get Suicidal - Part 1

It is really nice to have friends with a range of tastes and interests when it comes to their choice of pop-culture indulgences or celebrity faves. Especially when one cannot be at two places at the same time!

At NYCC 2010, I managed to get Erik (@ebrown2112) to help me secure some precious time with the brother and sister comics creating team of Brea Grant and Zane Grant. For "Heroes" fans, you should remember Brea as the cute little speedster Daphne.

The duo has been consistently busy with their creative chops since then and Erik and I worked to get an update interview with Brea and Zane at SDCC this year.

Here's Part 1 of the interview. Over to Erik!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Review of "Mr Murder Is Dead" - A Beautiful Homage to the Classical Comics

"Mr Murder Is Dead", the retro-noir fashioned detective graphic novel, has been receiving rave reviews since its launch at this year's SDCC.

And I just had to get one of our very own SArmy moderator and member, Claudia to give a review of the book written and drawn in a style that is not so common these days.

Here's Claudia's review:

"Mr Murder Is Dead", by Archaia Entertainment and Before the Door Pictures, is a graphic novel that should not be missed. As the first comic written and created by Victor Quinaz, "Mr Murder Is Dead" follows Detective Gould Kane, a.k.a. The Spook, in his retirement after the death of his arch nemesis, Mr. Murder. The story flashes back and forth between present day action and the events of the past in the 1930s and 1950s during The Spook’s heyday.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Zachary Quinto Gets Horror-ifying

Ted Levine
Let me just get one thing straight: I really do not like horror movies in general. I also find chick flicks very annoying.

And Zachary Quinto is being evil (in my tiny digital world at least) with his choice of movie work lately. 

Firstly, he goes looking so handsome in that romantic comedy phase (anyone remember "What's Your Number"? "Girl Walks Into A Bar"?) and now, he's going in the opposite direction with the horror stuff.

Only a Zachary Quinto biceps-flexed related effort in either of these genres will ever make me willingly plonk my butt down in front of a screen for 90 minutes or more. But from what I read in press releases, their next project seem to be more than just a horror film.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Victor Quinaz - The Mastermind for "Mr Murder Is Dead"

A long-time friend of the Before The Door team, film-maker/ screenwriter Victor Quinaz was hauled into the world of graphic novels with a murderous story which has been brewing in his mind for some time.

The result? 

A pulp-noir styled detective graphic novel entitled "Mr Murder Is Dead", published by Archaia. The book was launched at this year's SDCC and preliminary reviews so far have been very positive!

It seems that "Mr Murder Is Dead" is being released officially this Wednesday on August 17th. I am not sure if you can even get hold of a copy online now as the graphic novel is sold out on TFAW!

Zachary Quinto fans would already be familiar with Victor's comedy web series called "PERIODS.". If you go 'huh'?? and haven't seen any of "PERIODS." -- where have you been all this while???

Understandably, Victor is a busy man. And I was pleasantly and squeefully surprised that he found the time to reply my questions for this interview:

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Brent Schoonover - The Artistic Hitman For "Mr Murder Is Dead"

A couple of years back, Before The Door and Archaia officially announced their collaboration to publish two graphic novels.

One was "Lucid" (by Michael McMillian) and the other, which took some time to complete, was called "Mr Murder Is Dead".

"Mr Murder Is Dead", created and written by Before The Door's long-time friend Victor Quinaz, is a detective story within a story, styled in the pulp noir style reminiscent of Dick Tracy.

The specific style and period setting required an artist who could visually bring that era to life. And Minnesota-based illustrator/ comic artist Brent Schoonover was called to task.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Fan's Zachary Quinto Experience at Nerd HQ

It never fails to make me feel delighted whenever I hear of a fellow ZQ fan who had a wonderful experience meeting Mr Sexy Biceps himself.

As any hardcore Zachary Quinto fan would know, his production team Before The DoorArchaia took over Nerd HQ last Saturday for a panel about graphic novels "Lucid" and "Mr Murder Is Dead". (Still don't know what Nerd HQ is? Check out this blog post!)

The panel was streamed live from Nerd HQ which allowed many other fans who were unable to be at San Diego to partake in the ZQ/ BTD/ Archaia goodness. Comic creators Michael McMillian, Victor Quinaz and Brent Schoonover were also present to talk about their graphic novels.

Cassandra was right there at Nerd HQ and she happily shares her story and pictures with us!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Remember This Day - "Margin Call" Official Trailer Is Out!

It's a financial crisis!

Finally, after many months of waiting impatiently for an official trailer, the one for "Margin Call" was released yesterday on Yahoo! Movies.

"Margin Call", written and directed by J.C Chandor, chronicles the start of a financial crisis happening right in the heart of a Wall Street investment firm.

Unprimeval abnormalies show up. Things get ugly. Facts get covered up. Blame gets wonderfully distributed all around.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Suspended Geek-gasm - Zachary Quinto at NerdHQ

Blame it on the fact that the earth is round and I am 15 hours ahead of San Diego. And that I have to log in "normal working hours" the entire week.

I also have to admit that I do not possess any time-freezing or time-travel powers. (Sorry to disappoint some of you.)

I just simply couldn't stay up for the live webcast of the Archaia - "Lucid"/ "Mr Murder Is Dead" panel held at the NerdHQ. I do consider an attempt to re-generate my brain cells a very important process. Plus, I am getting old.

So, I do not have the details of what have been said or actually transpired at the panel. I will leave that job to my Twitter buddy @eserei27, and she will send me her report of the panel when she is able to.

If anyone else wants to send me a quick fan report with pics and/ or vids, do feel free to email me!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Zachary Quinto Goes NERD in SDCC

For the last few years, faithful "Heroes" and Zachary Quinto fans would wait in line many hours ahead to get into his panels at SDCC.

This year, Zach will be at SDCC again together with Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson, his cohorts from Before The Door, and publishing partner, Archaia. But this time, the gang will be doing something different!!

You see, Zach is friends with Zac. As in Zachary Levi. As in the lead actor from "Chuck". As in Zac, the huge self-professed geek who started The Nerd Machine.

To give others who do not have SDCC tickets a chance to join in all the geekery, The Nerd Machine has joined hands with BreakMedia (a leading digital publisher) to host a NerdHQ offsite at the Gaslamp District! The festivities will be held at Jolt’N Joe’s.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Jack Coleman Rocks Out In Hallmark TV Movie

As much as this blog is specially dedicated to Zachary Quinto's lovely biceps, it also aims to provide interesting news and information relating to Zach's working partners, fellow actors and crew members in his various dealings.

Especially when it comes to “Heroes” - the NBC-cancelled TV series that many fans still miss.

One of Zach's more popular co-stars in “Heroes” is Jack Coleman. Usually striding around on screen in a suit, Jack played Noah Bennett (better known as HRG), the loving papa of ClaireBear. Morally ambivalent HRG spent four seasons alternatively hunting down or protecting those with abilities.

Recently, Jack Coleman starred in the Hallmark show “Rock The House” and I asked long-time JC fan @dref22 to give us her mini review!

Here goes!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

What's All The Foz About? - Part 2

Now that you are more familiar with @TheMightyFoz, you can appreciate that he's one of the rare few who was with "Heroes" from the beginning right to the very end.

After spending 5 years in a special workplace like this, memories become all the more precious. Foz has begun writing a "Heroes" retrospective in his own Tumblr where he shares some colourful stories and details of his foray in the Hollywood entertainment business. Go check it out!

Post-"Heroes", Foz has been pretty busy in many aspects and he has also found a new gig at Stargate Studios. Stargate Studios is a high-tech company offering visual effects and production services for TV and film business. Their VFX work can be seen in shows like "Heroes", "Ugly Betty", "CSI NY", "Eli Stone" and "The Walking Dead".

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

So Milan! *MWAH*

Seems like our favourite bb Zachary Quinto *air-kiss MWAH * has progressed up the high-fashion profile ladder.

Zach was in Milan just yesterday attending Versace Men´s Collection 2012 fashion show.

There was in fact a live feed of the red carpet on Versace's FB page which I'd missed. But no matter, the pics that followed were just too ridiculously GQMF. I had difficulty sleeping afterwards. Simply because I felt ravenously hungry.

I mean, just look at the pic above! Handsome men in suits - Chace Crawford, Darren Criss, Ryan Kwanten and Zach - *TOGETHER*!


The four guys were later seen sitting at the front row of the fashion show with NBA stars Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony.

Some hours later, Zachary was apparently in Berlin, Germany. Perhaps he's doing another (romantic) summer jaunt around Europe?

I still think it's bloody time he visits Asia (other than Japan) though!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

What's All The Foz About? - Part 1

Foz and some "Heroes" folks!
You might know him as @theMightyFoz on Twitter. But do you know what makes @theMightyFoz, Foz?

During the days of "Heroes", Foz McDermott was one of the crew members. He was an assistant to the producers, was coordinating producer and was also producer for the "Heroes Unmasked" shorts. In addition, Foz produced the webisodes for "Slow Burn" which was released online during the series' final season.

Foz reveals that he is "a huge Kevin smith, Marty Scorsese, and lunchmeat enthusiast". And he is constantly harassed by his fat orange Tabby called Iggy. Apparently, his other two cats cross eyed Minka and "class-A, bitch" Roxie treat him a little better.

So what has Foz been up to ever since "Heroes" was cancelled last year?

Well, for one thing, he still has his beard (which actually disappeared for a brief scary moment). ;) But I managed to get some updates from the man.

Here's Part 1 of the interview:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sylar's Painting Is In Ohio!

Remember those "Heroes" auctions which were up on eBay??

Well, my Twitter friend @eserei27 is a die-hard "Heroes" fan and was a fervent bidder for the Sylar painting. Yep, the one of Kirby Plaza that our favourite dark villain drew at Isaac's apartment.

Here's a short blurb from the happy fan who now has that awesome "Heroes" prop in her living room!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Zachary Quinto At The 2011 Theatre World Awards

For several months between mid-2010 till early 2011, Zachary Quinto had been busy working his naked biceps (and other body parts) at the off-Broadway Signature Theatre in New York for the award-winning Tony Krushner play, "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes".

Zachary played the role of Louis Ironson with much acclaim from the theatre critics. So it's no surprise, that Zachary is on the list of winners for the 67th Theatre World Awards for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performances during the 2010-2011 theatrical season. Other winners include Ellen Barkin, Jim Parsons and John Larroquette.

The award ceremony was just held on Tuesday, 7 June at the August Wilson Theatre in New York.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

SArmy Meets Zachary Quinto at "Lucid" Book-signing!

As promised, here's a fan report from Sylar's Army (SArmy) moderator, @Selestina118 about her short meet and greet with Zachary Quinto!

After many attempts to meet our SArmy leader, @Selestina118 (with a friend) finally met Zach at the "Lucid" HC Book-signing at Midtown Comics, NYC on May 18th.

We were all so happy that she managed to have her special moment with him.

Here's her story!!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Zachary Quinto Goes Lucid And Blue

Before The Door's first graphic novel "Lucid" - a collaboration with indie publishing company Archaia - was popular enough to warrant its first Vol. 1 collector's edition hardcover version.

Written by "True Blood" actor Michael McMillian, drawn by Polish-based artist Anna Wieszczyk and skilfully lettered by Shawn DePasquale, "Lucid" the graphic novel introduced us to rakish Matthew Dee, a powerful mage-spy working for the government and trying to take down a conspiracy fueled by shady dark forces.

The hardcover version, set for release on May 25th, also features a special forward by Alan Ball ("True Blood", "Six Feet Under"). It also has a sigil guide that includes their names and meanings!

To celebrate the event, two release parties/ book signings were held on the same day (18th May) on both East and West Coast of the USA!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A French Fan's Meeting With Zachary Quinto

It is always a joy hearing or reading stories about fans from various countries who get to meet the gracious Zachary Quinto.

Whatever one thinks of Zach and his sometimes curt behaviour towards some press folks, he has, in most cases, been very patient with his fans.

In the 2009 Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas which I attended, Zach had one of the longest lines for his autograph-session and he took his time - whether that be a few seconds or half a minute or more - for each fan. He chatted with them and acknowledged each fan's thank you with the same. Count me impressed that day. For I have met many celebs, and I wasn't expecting too much from one as galactically popular as he.

He had also exceeded this time allocated for the very short autograph (paid!) session, but he made sure that he signed for as many fans as he could - to the chagrin of the organizers that Sunday afternoon.

So, I am absolutely pleased to publish this fan story from Isabelle, who flew all the way across the Atlantic from France to watch Zachary Quinto in Signature Theatre's "Angels In America" in NYC earlier this year.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fairy Tales and Romantic Comedies

... Two things that have been associated with Zachary Quinto recently.

Actually there's another -- unkempt beards. But I think I want to forget about that. :|

Personally, I am not totally adverse to beards. Some beards can look quite sexy, but the fashion in which Zach was spotting when some paps pics were taken, weren't exactly the kind that would throw me in a heated frenzy.

Although... on second thought, it kinda made me think of this:

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Archaia Teases About "Mr Murder Is Dead"

Sneak peaks get me all tingly.

And I tingled when some visual teasers were tweeted by Archaia's robust PR and Marketing Manager, Mel Caylo, earlier this week.

These teasers relate to the comic project called "Mr Murder Is Dead", which is jointly produced by Before The Door Productions and Archaia Comics.

Ever since the graphic novel was formally announced in 2009, fans have been waiting patiently for the graphic novel to be released. This will finally happen this year, with the book's launch supposedly taking place at SDCC 2011.

I can't wait for my SDCC-going friends to help me nab an autographed copy!!

So who is this Mr Murder, and why is he dead?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Any Heroes Fan Feeling Rich and Loaded?

If any "Heroes" fan feel that they have a sudden need to unload some cash, here's a place where you can spend it!

Oh, hold on. Wait..

First of all, feel free to consider sending me a LARGE donation for the blogs I maintain and write, or as monetary support for the rest of my bohemian life. ;) Then, head on to the Julien Auctions website for a few lots of very nice, collector-worthy "Heroes" set pieces, costumes and props.

For those who are unaware, Julien's Auctions is a reliable premiere auction house, specializing in entertainment auctions. They even deal in high-end celebrity estate.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Quinto Feet, Unfettered

Having Zachary Quinto back in LA made a lot of his fans very happy. For one thing, we get to see more pics of him.

Just this week, Zach caused quite a stir on the internet because he was caught scurrying to his car (a new Lexus!) in bare feet.

And that's how the world was re-introduced to the Quintoes - those cute adorable metatarsals that are found on the lanky lower limbs of our bb Zach. (More pics at!)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Syfy and Taylor Shields??

Odd combi for sure.

I wouldn't have put much interest in this except that our bb, Zachary Quinto is involved in this mash-up somehow.

Coz really.... what has TS gotta do with a supposedly scifi channel? Oh wait, I'm sorry. It could be his love for taking pics and vids of that drug-addled suicidal stormtrooper.

And as much as I don't have great artistic regard for the camera-wielding person in question ( - after all, I'm only a plebeian -), I do admit he does take nice pics of his friend, Zachary Quinto.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

eBay Auction for Japan

Just a quick one for today!

I want to highlight a 7-day eBay auction for a small set of "Heroes" clippings that I have.

100% of the proceeds will go to GlobalGiving for the Japan earthquake/ tsunami relief.

If this set doesn't auction off after 7 days, I will re-list it.
Would appreciate if you guys could help get the word out for me :)

Recently, I have been busy with some work projects and my job hunt (which is awfully unsuccessful, at best). Sigh.

When I've managed to free up some more time, I'll blog more new posts!I especially need to grab some time to watch "Girl Walks Into A Bar"!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Quinto Walks Into A Bar....

... as part of a multi-story comedy film that's specially made for internet distribution.

The film is called "Girl Walks Into A Bar", and will most probably be shown on Hulu and YouTube. The web-only movie premieres on March 11th, 2011.

The trailer has just been released, and it's filled with popular actors like Alexis Bledel, Josh Hartnett, Danny Devito, Carla Gugino, Rosario Dawson, Robert Forster, and of course, Mr Lovely Biceps himself, Zachary Quinto!

Monday, February 14, 2011

"Margin Call" At Berlin Film Festival

After an exciting official premiere at the Sundance Festival, Before The Door's first film, "Margin Call" made its way to Germany for the 61st Berlin Film Festival this week!

The movie celebrated its international premiere at the festival, and is one of the 16 movies competing for the "Golden Bear Award" for best picture.

Zachary Quinto, joined co-stars Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Paul Bettany and first-time director, J.C. Chandor at the film festival. Together with him were also fellow BTD-ers, Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

ZQC Meetup at NYC and with Zachary Quinto!

Zach and some ZQC-ers!
On 8th January 2011, a few of the ZQC-ers (Zachary Quinto Community members) met up in NYC to watch the "Angels in America" play at the Signature Theatre.

And they were lucky enough to get real close to the genuine Zachary Quinto biceps. ;)

Here's the report by Lindsay, one the fortunate ZQC-ers that weekend!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

"Margin Call" Premiere and After

After the press screening at this year's Sundance Festival, "Margin Call" had its official worldwide premiere at the Eccles Theatre on 25 January.

From the photo Executive Producer Cassian Elwes excitedly tweeted, the theatre looked totally filled! (Click here for pic.) This was probably due to the hype that had been surrounding the movie during the festival. Apparently, no one left the theatre when the cast and director, J.C. Chandor, appeared on stage for Q and A's. That's an indication of mega interest in this movie!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Margin Call -- SOLD!!!

This epic news is definitely worth a blog post by itself.

During last weekend, there were the initial rumours posted on various film-related websites about "Margin Call" 's sale of its USA distribution rights to Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate. Meanwhile, interested fans patiently waited for more news.

A few hours later, confirmation from Executive Producer Cassian Elwes arrived via Twitter.

Cassian tweeted: "The margin call distribution deal closed at 2 15am. And I couldn't sleep for a while afterwards. Just so excited for jc neal kevin rob mike."

The supportive Zachary Quinto/ Before The Door network broke out in jubilant cheers.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Margin Call Flexes Some Good Reviews

Together with its worldwide premiere at the Sundance Festival, there was a press screening on 21 January for "Margin Call". Many reviews for the indie movie then began to trickle through the interwebs.

The buzz has been picking up for the movie prior to the festival, with hoardes of distributors flocking to the screening, which was filled minutes after doors opened! There was definitely no shortage of offers from buyers for this star-studded indie film - the first one produced by our beloved bb, Zachary Quinto and his team at Before The Door.

Executive producer Cassian Elwes tweeted: "Variety loved margin call. Very good news. Multiple offers. Decisions to make."

Thursday, January 13, 2011

"Be Careful" -- More Margin Call Buzz

Hyping up the "Margin Call" buzz with its Sundance Festival premiere this month, is an exclusive poster for the occasion.

Collider had the exclusive and posted the article and poster a couple of days ago. Here's the link to the article.

I thought it was savvy that the poster didn't focus too much on the faces and names of the acting luminaries that seem to be crowding the cast list. I mean, after all, these names already speak for themselves. And with a simple poster like this, it goes to show how much the producers and marketing team are more eager to highlight *the story* of the movie.

This must reflect something about the script that seems to be creating some excitement amongst the industry folks.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Margin Call To Go Sundance-ing

As you all might already know (.. well, unless you have been living thousands of feet underground in caves with some grumpy dwarves.... ), "Margin Call", the first movie produced by production company Before The Door, and directed by newcomer J.C .Chandor, is one of the films showing at the Sundance Festival 2011.

This is super exciting news for those who have been stalking ... er.. following Zachary Quinto's endeavours post-"Heroes" and BTD's list of projects.