Monday, May 24, 2010

Not Dead Update - Travels

Yes I know it has been a while since I last posted. I am not dead or trapped under anything large and heavy, but my 9-5 job has kept me busy with travels and then of course family and kids is a not stop thing.

Let's see.. where to begin? Well Film News first:
Trenches is fully released now and you have hopefully seen all the Episodes.

I truly appreciate all the kind words and support. (still has not released for overseas viewing)

It seems like most of you enjoy Trenches and nothing makes me happier, then perhaps making some more film projects.
I have not heard any news or requests for a sequal or continuation, but Pilot Season just ended and things have been busy. Who knows.
Watch Trenches here:
YouTube and HuLu

In a few weeks I might be going to work on a studio TV Show to learn within their system. We shall see and I will keep you updated on that if it turns about.

WHAT'S BEEN UP:
So what have I been doing?? Traveling a lot for my 9-5 job, teaching video editing and multimedia. This time my travels once again took me to Okinawa, Japan (one of my favorite places) as well as Bangkok, Thailand.

As usual I ate to much food in Okinawa and had a great time with the students I teach. Japan is one of my favorite countries to visit as I love the culture, food and people. It's always fun for me.

Bangkok was hot, hot as usual, but I got some great shopping in and was able to get out of the country just as the Red Shirt protests started to escalate. The Red Shirts stormed parliament the night I was getting ready to leave. I was away in the east for three weeks.

I then came back home for a short bit only to head out this time to the Mediterranean on the island of Cyprus, Birth place of Aphrodite, playground of the Gods. Or so they say.

I ate way to much food.. I kid you not, as I came back to the states 10lbs heavier .. and for me that is a lot. So fat!

The interesting thing about Cyprus is that it is part Greek and part Turkish occupied. So you can speak Greek for a bit, then cross over and speak Turkish and it feels like you jumped from one country to another.

It was fun and I enjoyed a good coffee and Hookah or what they call a "Nagila" or shishain other countries. It's a waterpipe with flavored tabaco like Cherry, Pineapple, etc... the best is apple cinnamon. Since I quit smoking over a year ago, I still enjoy a good Cigar or Nagila from time to time :)

I don't get to see a whole lot when I travel usually as I mainly work all day then crash. The jetlag also catches up to you, but I saw a few sights and mainly enjoy the company of the students and people I met.
So I am not dead.. not yet, Just doing my thing like all of us and trying to play regular life for a bit. Summer Baseball games, cub scouts, paying bills, work 9-5, do household chores, life..

One thing. I plan to take the family on a vacation this summer to Florida and the HUGE STAR WARS party..
Star Wars Celebrations V

I might be a guest speaker there telling all and sharing my filmmaking knowledge as well as pieces of my past films, including Trenches. It is one hell of a great time and the largest Star Wars Event you have ever seen. I hope to see you there and be sure to say "HI!"
George Lucas himself will be there, as well as huge celebs like Carrie Fisher and more!.
Tell 'em, Shane sent ya :) .. Summer is heating up!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

TRENCHES - Not overseas

I am sorry guys, but I was wrong. I thought with the release of Trenches on YouTube and other sites that it would be available for our overseas viewers. I was wrong, but I am told Crackle is looking into foreign rights. Sorry, I guess you can do a PSP or something maybe.
- shane

Friday, March 12, 2010

Trenches on YouTube Released

OK .. I know a lot of you viewers are overseas and not in the US and Crackle only has release rights in the states. You have been asking when can I see Trenches? Well you can watch the episodes now on YouTube!

Yep, so go get your Trenches fix on and I hope you guys enjoy it!
Go share it and comment all over.

Here are all 10 Episodes which you can of course embed and share on your websites and solcial networks.



















Thursday, March 11, 2010

Trenches - Final excellent release.

Hey gang. It's been a busy few weeks which I will update with you at a piece as I can. For now, If you have been watching and keeping up, you would know we have aired all 10 episodes of Trenches at Crackle.com

Yep, it's all true! if you missed it be sure to check out all the episodes. We appreciate all the support and it seems from the responses that many of you are enjoying Trenches.

Keep it coming and share the links with everyone and post all over. The more we can get people to watch the better!

I know many of you overseas viewers would like to see Trenches as well. It's coming soon for you all as I am told.

Who is Shane Felux?
What to know more.. Crackle gives an interesting insight in my background and how Trenches got sold and made. Get a view behind the scenes of it all and know me better if you want. Read the episode One Crackle Blog Entry for Trenches interview.


I also had a chance to talk (ramble .. ramble) with my good friends at Slice of Scifi. Check them out and the interview with me about Trenches. Thanks to Mike, Summer and the crew for all the support!!

I have more to share with you guys here soon.
- shane


Another Treat:
Lead Star Mercy Malick does an interview with Cinefools. Take a good look and read. Her picture always spices up my blog and makes me look bad. Love ya Mercy! On her way to stardom.. hope she remembers us little guys. READ ARTICLE

Watch Trenches remaining Episodes:


From Crackle: 8: Snafu






From Crackle: 10: Charlie Foxtrot

Friday, February 26, 2010

Trenches Episode 7 Released

It starts to unwind as we get more and more of the Trenches Story. You still watching?? Are you a fan? Hopefully you are still out there, wanting more and enjoying Trenches as it unfolds online :)

Here is the latest: Episode 7 - The Suck

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Andrews wondered why the Kuzaan had evacuated and now he learns what secret they had been hiding. Can anyone make it off this rock?


From Crackle: 7: The Suck

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Trenches Episode 5-6 released & Podcast

Well the story of Trenches reveals more and more as Crackle.com puts out further episodes.
Check out the latest online.


From Crackle: 5: Shallow Grave





Also A huge thanks to Steve Riekeberg for the Podcast Interview at:
Geek Cred Episode #39 Check it out as I ramble :)

Exclusive In the Trenches - eGuiders. We Search. You Watch.

Exclusive In the Trenches - eGuiders. We Search. You Watch.

Friday, February 19, 2010

SciFi Dinner Interviews Director Shane Felux

Here is the latest update on Trenches with reviews, news and even interviews coming out such as what we get today from the SciFi Dinner Podcast.

Check it out and see what you guys think.
Listen to PodCast Interview now.

So if you want to get some background on myself, film making as I see it, as well as the coming about and the making of Trenches and so forth. Go check out SciFi Dinner.

Thanks so much to Scott and Miles for the kindness and support!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Are you Hooked yet? - Trenches Ep4 out

So how are you liking Trenches so far with the release of the first three episodes? We have been getting some very good positive feedback and truly appreciate everyone's kind reply's, support as well as posting. So if you are liking it and want more, here is Episode 4- Dead Reckoning

Trenches will release every Tuesday and Thursday of each week till all 10 episodes have played!
Once again, if you like what you see please share and send it to any and everyone.


From Crackle: 4: Dead Reckoning


WATCH THE BEGINNING OF TRENCHES EPISODES HERE

Here is also a current review of the TRENCHES series thus far from Lowbrowmedia.com.
CHECK OUT THE REVIEW NOW.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

TRENCHES RELEASE & NEWS

There has been a great release with Trenches and it seems a good response. Just you be the judge and tell me. In three days we have had some great replies and comments. Thank you all for all the support.. but stop slacking and let more people know :)

Here is a great one! My good good friend Marc Linn who was the co-editor of Trenches as well as doing pit-ups for me got some great coverage from all the networks in Rapid City. I LOVE this!

Marc Linn and Linn Productions Rocks!

GO WATCH TRENCHES NOW


FOX NEWS - Video

NBC NEWS - Video

Marc Linn makes internet history making Trenches the first ever made for web film for 5 mins. I love it all and Marc you rock!


Here is also a review from NewTeeVee. Now you tell me what you think. It seems like a good review. READ THE ARTICLE - Trenches Light on Details, But Delivers Hard Sci Fi Action
but go post you thoughts and comments if you like!

and of course watch TRENCHES :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

TRENCHES ONLINE

HERE IS WHAT WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. THE RELEASE OF TRENCHES IS OUT AND ONLINE.

please if you like our work and wish to help, please share and let everyone know of the release and link online at http://crackle.com/c/trenches

here is Episode One: FUBAR

From Crackle: 1: Fubar


Episode Two: BEHIND ENEMY LINES

From Crackle: 2: Behind Enemy Lines


Episode Three: FIELD PROMOTION

From Crackle: 3: Field Promotion

Friday, February 12, 2010

Trenche's 3 Year Quest Article - NewTeeVee

Here is an interesting article that came out today from NewTeeVee, that focuses more on the BTS of Trenches and the 3 year quest in terms of going from the idea to the long role of getting to the
Premiere February 16 at Crackle.com

Also for nostalgic sake reporter Liz Shannon Miller posted the interview she did with me way back in the day at ComicCon
(Ohh, I am still as much a dork today as I was then :)



So check it out and be sure to spread the news on the release. All the help is appreciated and the only way we can perhaps gain some interest. It's all up to the content and you :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Get a "Trenches" Big Screen Sneek

If you happen to be on the West Coast and want to see something pretty cool and nice, go get a big screen sneek peek this Friday February 12th at 7:30pm, American Cinematheque, historic Egyptian Theatre.

The event will feature and showcase Crackle.com’s latest original hit series, THE BANNEN WAY as well as a sneak preview of it’s highly-anticipated original sci-fi web series TRENCHES, from indie producer and director Shane Felux. (I am told they are going to show Trenches Episode one on the big screen ,, you guys have to tell me how it turns out and the buzz)

This special event will feature a Q&A with talent from THE BANNEN WAY, including Michael Ironside, Academy Award® Nominees Michael Lerner and Robert Forster, Jesse Warren and Mark Gantt.

I think you guys will really dig this show Bannen Way as the cast is stellar and I was really impressed with this series. Really well put together and top drawer.. I kid you not, as it really looks pro and I love the edit. I am sure it is even more fun and stunning on the big screen. Sounds like fun so go check it out and let me know!

Tickets are available for purchase in advance of the event at http://www.fandango.com or at the box office at American Cinematheque. Tickets are $11 for General Admission, $9 for Students and Seniors and $7 for American Cinematheque Members. For more information, please visit http://www.americancinematheque.com or call 323.466-3456. The event takes place at American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, which is located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.


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Friday, February 05, 2010

Getting Closer!

The month of love and grueling sweat, blood, tearing feral war, and monsters.. ahh ... l'amour!

Yes this is the month of Trenches releasing online at Crackle.com. February 16th. So just as you get your kissing and chocolate fix in Trenches hits you hard! Here is the Official Crackle Trenches page.

ALSO:

Join the Official Trenches FACEBOOK. Come and join all the cool sexy people in the Trenches and ... will you be our friend? :)


AND:
A huge thanks to Mercy Malick, Trenches is finally back up on IMDB, and slowly being populated with all the info.

So look for that soon. Thanks so MUCH Mercy!
Now post some more sexy yoga pose pictures :)



AND THERE T
HERE IS:
Trenches was accepted in the Virginia Film Festival!
Very very cool and honored to be a part of the festival!
So if you want a chance to see the series it will be showing at the beautiful

Byrd Theater in Richmond, VA: February 28th at 6pm:

The Byrd Theatre
2908 West Cary
Richmond,
VA

Join the Festival on Facebook

Here are more details of the Festival and the shows and times.

I plan to try and be there to see the shows and answer questions on Trenches if needed.

So as we get closer please share the word of the release on Trenches and the Crackle link in which you can see the series for free online.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Making the homepage of Starwars.com! WoW

This is just to damn cool for me and I can not help but be giddy.

You have to understand Star Wars and LucasFilm is like a kinship to me. They are amazing people and I am just stunned at their kind support! Check it out!!

I have now had one of my films on a star wars trading card, won the George Lucas Select Award, been to Skywalker Ranch, ILM, and now on the cover home page of Starwars.com. Wow.. heaven.

pinch me but that is just cool!

Trenches on StarWars.com Blog & More

As we get closer and closer to the release of Trenches on Crackle.com February 16th, further news, support and promo comes from various venues. Already we have seen news from the LA Times, Tubefilternews, World Screen News and many more you can find HERE in a Google news search.

That said, one of the coolest to share the news is Starwars.com.
Check out the Blog post here. Star Wars Fan Movie Winner directs Trenches

This makes me smile so big as LucasFilm and Star Wars itself is what inspired me to make my first film, even as an 8 year old child to set my dream in films.

And because I am on my blog I can post the unaltered pic of me on set with the LucasFilm cap (LA Times took out the logo) as I always shoot in a LucasFilm cap.

Also another great Star Wars plug comes from TheForce.net .. my old stomping grounds, and still old haunt of friends and fans. Always a fan still a fan. Check out the article here: New Trenches Online Series Coming Soon

The idea is to get the word and news out as much as you can about Trenches. I would appreciate any help you can do or offer. I would love to smoke Crackles server to the ground with traffic LOL

It's happened before and can only happen with your help and support. Unleash the hounds! How about a good slashdot effect

Thursday, January 21, 2010

TRENCHES - PREMIERES FEBRUARY 16, 2010

If you have seen a few of the Trades such as the LA Times, PR Newswire, Tubefilter news and so forth, you would know the release of Trenches is scheduled to release this February, Tuesday the 16th! EXCITING!

It will all happen on Sony's Crackle.com
Check out the blog post they wrote about the show here:
CRACKLE DIGS TRENCHES

We appreciate any support, so please let everyone know and spread the news as vast and far as you can. We hope audiences enjoy what we created and we appreciate the help.

MORE NEWS TO COME

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

LA Times Covers "Trenches" & More

As we near the release of Trenches online the official word has come out and the LA Times picked up on the story.
You can read the article HERE

With that said I can now release and tell you guys Trenches will release and air online at Sony's crackle.com. Trenches will be their big release for the month of February.. Ahh the month of love, and scifi action war.. oh yeah!

Get Ready for Trenches!


So mark your calendar and get your groups and the word out.
February 16th Trenches premieres at Crackle.com


While your at Crackle.com check out their original "Bannen Way" pretty impressive stuff with a great cast. Some nice work I think you guys willl enjoy.

MORE COVERAGE
Marc Hustvedt over at Tubefiler news had the following great article. READ THERE NOW

There is also a release of the news on the NEWSWIRE

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Happy New Year - another round?

To all friends and family let me say Happy New Year! Hopefully everyone had a happy and safe event. We are hoping for the very best of 2010 as '09 was a rough one.

(I thought Hello Kitty would make things better and give you a smile to start the year. )

Right, so on to important things

Starting off, I had hoped the New Year would reveal some good news from the Spec Doritos Super Bowl Commercial we completed in October, but it was not to be I am afraid. Sorry gang. In fact I was pretty surprised out of the 4000+ entries on what Frito Lay picked as the 6 finalists. Go check out the picked finalists yourself and congrats to those who made it!

I have to say I am very proud of what our cast and crew created and thank all of them for what we did with such a low budget. Thanks to all the friends and supporters. We gave it out best!

You can check out the commercial from here:




SOME GOOD NEWS

Trenches is scheduled to release this February so you will get to see it very soon online!! Fianlly, so that is some great news for 2010!

I also have to thank Steve and Rain for the great party New Year's Eve Party. it was a wonderful time.

Also thanks to everyone for the Birthday wishes it's great to hear from you all. Just another day older :)