LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2010 – Ever since the advent of the Choose Your Own Adventure books, Interactive Cinema has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Hollywood has yet to discover what to do with it or how to even create it.
One of the most unique pictures of the year, The Weathered Underground did not come from a major studio, but instead a small team of guys working on a budget of $70,000 in the basements of Los Angeles and a half vacant stem cell research lab in Pasadena to create the most ambitious interactive feature film to date.
The live action film features literally hundreds of choices, dozens of endings and can be played for more than 4 & 1/2 hours without getting the same plotline. With its eye popping comic book aesthetic, the film stars Michael Ciriaco and Brea Grant (Daphne from NBC’s Heroes) and features a live performance by indie rock underground superstars, The Lashes.
In a time where it is a rarity for films made on budgets of less than one million dollars to ever see the light of day, The Weathered Underground’s interactive format, scathing sense of humor and aggressive voice was able to break through. The film is now available on DVD at Best Buy, Barnes and Noble, Netflix, Blockbuster, FYE, Hastings and will be available as an iphone / itouch app in May.
Included in the press kit is Mr. Donihue’s hilarious production journal. It chronicles the making of an interactive picture and demonstrates how a small group of underground filmmakers took a micro-budget project from concept to completion, finally earning themselves a nationwide commercial release.
Official website – www.theweatheredunderground.com/
Download press kit (includes photos and Donihue’s own production journal and behind the scenes story) here: www.theweatheredunderground.com/presskit/weatheredundergroundpresskit.zip
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Writer / Director David N. Donihue and actor Michael Ciriaco are available for interviews.
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