A new original superhero movie...

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    victory man Well-Known Member

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    ATTENTION ALL SUPERHERO MOVIE FANS:

    There's a new, original, totally kick ass superhero movie shooting in Toronto, Canada, called "SIDEKICK". It's an indie production through and through, but it's got some pretty awesome name talent involved and a great freakin' twist to boot.

    Instead of being an origin of a superhero film, SIDEKICK is...get this...an origin of a supervillain film. Cool.

    Daniel Baldwin, the Baldwin brother from such hits as Homicide: Life on the Streets and John Carpenter's Vampires, recently joined the cast, relishing the chance to play a different type of character for him - not a cop or a killer but a sarcastic, nerdy comic book store owner.

    Also, Ken Lashley, the supertalented comic book artist behind some really excellent X-men and Spiderman comics and founder of Draxhall (www.draxhall.com), makes a cameo appearance as himself.

    Here's the synopsis for the film:

    Mild-mannered computer consultant Norman Neale has two great loves in this cruel world: Comic books and his office's effervescent main receptionist, Andrea Hicks. Norman spends his days dreaming of Andrea from the isolation of his cubicle and his nights dreaming of fighting crime from the solitude of his apartment.

    Then one fateful day, Norman discovers that a fellow co-worker, Victor Ventura, a swaggering, pretty-boy salesman, has slight telekinetic abilities beyond his understanding. After discussing his mind-blowing discovery with his only friend Chuck, a know-it-all comic book store owner, Norman comes to the outlandish conclusion that he should train Victor to become a real-life superhero by helping him refine and expand his extraordinary ability. Norman envisions an exciting new future for himself battling the city's criminal elements as Victor's faithful sidekick.

    But as Victor grows in power Norman is faced with the heartbreaking realization that not all people with extraordinary abilities are meant to be heroes.

    The film will finish shooting in a couple weeks. Look for it to be ready for screening in the early fall. If you get the chance, check out the website. It rocks.

    http://www.sidekickmovie.com
     
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    BIG SIDEKICK NEWS!!!

    For anybody who lives in San Francisco, or knows anybody who lives there, or lives close enough that they don't mind driving there, or is planning a trip there....

    SIDEKICK will be playing at the 2006 San Francisco Independent Film Festival in 2 weeks time. It will be the World Premiere screening of our new 35mm print.

    Here's the screening info:

    THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2006
    4:30 P.M.
    THE ROXIE CINEMA
    3117 16th Street (at Valencia)

    AND

    SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2006
    4:30 P.M.
    THE ROXIE CINEMA
    3117 16th Street (at Valencia)

    Please come out and support this awesome original superhero film!

    SIDEKICK is a superhero movie made by real fans for the real fans. It's dark, cook, funny and it's full of "awe" - which is in my opinion the single most important emotion a superhero movie should evoke in its viewers.

    Check out www.sidekickmovie.com for all the latest info.
     
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    I'm from the city by the bay, and I have relatives who live out there. I want to go back. I'll pass this on to my cousin, who draws and would be interested in this. I know that theatre, The Roxie Cinema. Damn, I want to go back to S.F.!! Still feel sad about the tearing down of the Coronet Theatre down on Geary St. I saw all of SW remastered digitally from A New Hope to Empire Strikes Back to the prequels: The Phantom Menace to Attack of the Clones in this theatre. Anyway, yeah, I'll pass this tip on to my cousin about this movie you recommend.:up:
     
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    nice how u guys got Danny Baldwin. wasn't he on Angel the series as Hamilton? or was that one of the other many many Baldwins? will this movie be released on dvd? cuz I'm interested in it but I'm no where near the bay.
     
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    Actually, that's Adam Baldwin on Angel and he's not related to other Baldwins - Billy, Stephen, Alec and Danny. I thought he was for years too. Adam was awesome on Angel. That last fight between him and Angel and Connor rocked. Adam was also great on Firefly (and Serenity, of course).

    And you never know if SIDEKICK will play in a city near you - we played in Boise, Idaho and Eureka Springs, Arkansas - so we're big in the middle of nowhere. What big-ish city do you live in? I'll look into nearby festivals.

    Oh, as for people who do live near the Bay I forgot to tell you, to order tickets in advance visit the SF Indie Fest's website as this address:

    http://www.sfindie.com/indiefest06/film/?film=Sidekick

    And, Sidekick's director is being interviewed by Tim Sika, host of the radio show on KSKS called "Celluloid Dreams" this coming Monday - Jan 30th at 5 pm. Check it out if you get the chance (you can listen online if you don't live with range). Tim saw the movie and loved it (his words).
     
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    sounds spiffy.
     
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    i really dont live near a big-ish city. i usually end up getting the movies that i know won't be anywhere near me when they come out on dvd. especially since i've started to really appreciate independent movies and everything. who knows that Adam Baldwin's not the 'unofficial' Baldwin brother no one mentions? lol. sorry i had to.
     
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    BIG SIDEKICK NEWS! SIDEKICK TO GET RELEASE IN CANADA!!

    This Saturday (April 1st), Canada's very own superhero movie, SIDEKICK, embarks on a month long journey across Canada, screening in theatres in 8 Canadian cities, literally from coast to coast.

    And what better way to kick off a cross country adventure than with a trophy...

    That's right, last weekend, SIDEKICK celebrated its Opening Night Gala Film status at the 2006 Canadian Filmmakers Festival by not only selling out its screening (and at the Varsity!), but by also walking away with the "People's Pick for Best Flick" Award. How cool is that?

    And not only that, but SIDEKICK was featured in articles/segments on Rogers' Reel to Reel, SPACE Channel, EYE Magazine and the National Post. And over the next few weeks you're going to see additional features in/on the Toronto Sun, Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, National Post (again), City TV, CTV, Global and the list goes on and on.

    If you're an aspiring filmmaker and/or you love superhero movies and you live in or near Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary or Vancouver, please come out and see/support SIDEKICK when it rolls through town in April. My director, lead actors and I will be at each screening to introduce the film and hold Q&As (if anyone has any questions).

    Here are the dates:

    April 5 - Halifax
    April 7, 8 & 9 - Montreal
    April 12 - Ottawa
    April 15 - Toronto
    April 19 - Winnipeg
    April 22 & 23 - Regina
    April 26 - Calgary
    May 1 - Vancouver

    Venues & times can be found at www.sidekickmovie.com.

    And just in case you aren't sold, here's what the critics have had to say:

    "A smart, fun Film" - National Post
    "Highly Recommeded" - San Francisco Examiner
    "A smart, twisted take on superhero flicks & comic book culture" - CBS 5
    "A gem of a movie" - Tim Sika "Celluloid Dreams"
     
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    so will it come to dvd?
     
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    it looks like it. not sure when yet, but i'll know in the summer. i'll keep you posted of any developments.
     
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    Beyond great news...

    SIDEKICK is coming to DVD!

    In Canada that is. I'm just finalizing a deal that should see the movie hit shelves (and online - which means you can order it) sometime mid-November. It'll be in widescreen with a Dolby 5.1 mix, deleted scenes, commentary and everything. Holy crap, huh? Never would have thought I'd see this happen in my wildest dreams. I'm so psyched people dig this movie.

    Some more great news for Toronto area peeps:

    SIDEKICK TO SCREEN AT
    CANADA'S LARGEST COMIC BOOK EVENT -
    THE 2006 COMIC BOOK EXPO!


    HERE'S THE SUPER-EXCITING DETAILS:

    SIDEKICK SCREENING
    FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2006
    8 PM IN THEATRE 2
    METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE
    222 BREMNER BLVD, SOUTH BUILDING

    ADMISSION IS FREE TO ANY AND ALL PASS HOLDERS

    CAST AND CREW WILL BE ON HAND FOR Q&A!


    AND BE SURE TO VISIT OUR TABLE ON
    THE EXPO FLOOR ALL WEEKEND LONG!!

    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: www.sidekickmovie.com
     
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    SUPER BIG NEWS!

    After over 2 years of updates, my kickass​
    original superhero movie has found a distributor!​

    Maple Pictures (the distribs of Crank, Saw, Crash) has acquired Canadian home video, television and new media rights to SIDEKICK! On November 14th SIDEKICK will be in stores across the nation including Blockbuster, Rogers, Movie Gallery, HMV and more.

    And best of all, Maple Pictures truly believes in our movie. They're impressed with the great reviews (100% on Rotten Tomatoes!), awesome word-of-mouth and the staggering amount of media attention the film has generated. I'm hoping to reward their faith in our film by making SIDEKICK one of their better/best sellers.

    Amazon.ca currently has SIDEKICK available for presale at 30% off the suggested retail price so feel free to buy a copy for yourself (and/or all your family and friends) today! Here's the link:


    And just to make sure you feel SIDEKICK is a movie worthy of being included in your collection, I've compiled over 45 minutes of extras, including: filmmaker commentary, bloopers, deleted scenes, cast and crew interviews and much, much more. Oh, and the movie is also available in 5.1 Dolby Digital to boot! And yes, Amazon.ca does deliver to the US (and beyond).

    And good news for all you Sydney, Australia-based Superhero Hype peeps, too. SIDEKICK will be screening in Sydney in early December! And I'll be there to present it, too! More info coming soon.

    Honestly, I still can't believe how far things have come since my first post here in May 2004 when SIDEKICK was still in production. What a dream come true.

    Check out www.sidekickmovie.com for more info.​
     
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    SIDEKICK is now in stores!

    Holy moly does it ever feel weird to go into a video store and see my movie on the shelf. And not just one copy either - I've been in Blockbusters where Sidekick has its own friggin' shelf. So nuts.

    Here's a quote from today's glowing Globe & Mail review...

    "It also helps that every element of the film -- acting, direction, photography and particularly Matt Judge's musical score -- sustains a mood of giddy apprehension."

    As for Sidekick's international premiere in Sydney, Australia, I finally have the details...

    "Sidekick" Screening:
    Saturday, December 2nd at 8:45 p.m.
    Chauvel Cinema
    (Corner of Oxford St & Oatley Rd in Paddington)
    Chauvel Cinema infoline: 02 9361 5398
     
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    SIDEKICK is on TV!!!!

    That's right, as of yesterday (Dec 29th), Sidekick is now available on Pay Per View (PPV) and Video on Demand (VOD) through both Rogers and Cogeco Digital Cable here in Canada. So now you can order Sidekick and enjoy it in the comfort of your own home. How friggin' crazy is that?!

    I know one day I'll get used to it, but I can't tell you how cool it was to dial in channel 100 on my Rogers' digital box and watch my trailer and film last night. I can't wait for the 1st TV Guide with Sidekick in it!

    Hey, if you're looking for a nice Boxing Week/New Year's gift for yourself, why not pick up a copy of Sidekick for yourself? It's still available in stores or online at Amazon.ca!

    www.sidekickmovie.com
     
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    BEYOND SUPER BIG NEWS!!!


    SIDEKICK IS COMING TO DVD IN THE U.S.A.!!!


    That's right, on June 10th, Warner Home Video will be releasing our dark, awesome, cool, original superhero movie in the good ole U.S. of A. I can't believe it. This is truly a dream come true. It's been 4 years of hard work (honestly, check out my posts!!!), but it was all worth it!

    It's already available on Amazon.com for pre-order: http://www.amazon.com/Sidekick-Std-D...dp/B00180OU5M/

    The DVD box art isn't up yet, but damn does it ever rock! I can't wait to show it to all of you.

    MORE BIG NEWS: SIDEKICK has also been picked up in a whole bunch of international territories including Israel, India, Russia and the Middle East.

    For more info, check out the official site:​
    [CENTER]www.sidekickmovie.com[/CENTER]
     
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