Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mr. Jones

A while back I mentioned that I worked on some props for an independent film.  Shocktillyoudrop.com just featured a bunch of photos and some details about the movie.  Directed by Karl Mueller, it's called Mr. Jones, and it stars Sarah Jones and Jon Foster.  It'll be showing at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York this April.

I'll do a blog entry about how it all went down, but I wanted to post the pics and the article.  Super SUPER excited here.  So thrilled to see it's finally ready to be shown and marketed.  And the pics look really cool.




Directed and written by Karl Mueller. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. Scott (Jon Foster) is a filmmaker in need of inspiration. He and his girlfriend Penny (Sarah Jones) move into a desolate house hoping to make a breakthrough. Then they discover their neighbor, the elusive Mr. Jones. Famous for his haunting sculptures, Mr. Jones has remained a mystery to the world. Scott and Penny, convinced that they have found the perfect film subject, sneak into his workshop and realize that their curiosity may have chilling consequences. Who is Mr. Jones?

Click here for the article.

34 comments:

girl6 said...

Ohhhhhh Mannnn....
that is DYN-O-MITE News Dude!!!!!... : D

i just got CHILLS looking at those pics!!!.. :)

hey, maybe, i'll hop up to NYC
with my boo to check it out in person!!!...
Omggggggg....that would be sooooo
BOSSSSS!!!!!!...

BIG Congrats Again rot...
You Guys are on FIRE!!!!.. : D

Willow Cove said...

Awesome! I can't wait to hear how long it took to build, preproduction, how they approached you (slowly), etc. I wonder if they would show it eventually on fearnet or something like that cause it would be cool to see your work on the big screen (in my living room).

NoahFentz said...

Rot is cool...

Rot said...

Thanks!
Crazy to finally see photos from the film. I saw some production shots a while back, but these are really cool.

Some of Bean's photos were used in the film as well. Sarah Jones' character is a photographer.

Goneferal inidaho said...

How cool! I've always thought your stuff was movie quality.

Sam Kadi said...

So excited for you Rot, its awesome that you are getting some recognition outside our little universe. Kudos

Rot said...

Thanks!

Jon said...

Beautiful.

Marrow said...

DUDE!
This is AWESOME!

Not only do the props look absolutely incredible (and is that Roots I see in there?!), but the film looks and sounds A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

They posted a synopsis on Bloody Disgusting, and seems like you were infact the inspiration for the entire film:
"Scott (Jon Foster) is a filmmaker in need of inspiration. He and his girlfriend Penny move into a desolate house hoping to make a breakthrough. Then they discover their neighbor, the elusive Mr. Jones. Famous for his haunting sculptures, Mr. Jones has remained a mystery to the world. Scott and Penny, convinced that they have found the perfect film subject, sneak into his workshop and realize that their curiosity may have chilling consequences. Who is Mr. Jones?”

I'm totally watching this.
:D

Rot said...

: D

Yeah, that's Roots in there.
That poor thing was rotting away in my parents' attic. So I figured film would be a great final resting place. He got a total makeover.

Wikkedmoon said...

2013 is turning out to be a very good year for you and Bean. And it's only March.

Jay's Shadow said...

So awesome for you and Mrs. Rot. Hope to see it sometime soon.

dan buczynski said...

I can't wait to see it! AWESOME!

Yellow Phantom said...

The teaser stills look amazing Rot. Can't wait to see the film. Any idea what the release plans are after the film fest in April?

Rot said...

I think it'll be doing the festivals until it's picked up by a distributor. Keep your fingers crossed. : )

Steve Ring said...

Wow! On your way. I hope it's a smash hit!

Rot said...

Thanks!

K.O. said...

*hyperventilating* OMG THAT'S INCREDIBLE NEWS! I can't wait to see the film!!!! O_O

Arcane said...

Looks wonderful. I badly want to see this film. I'm certain more of these amazing opportunities will come to you Rot and Bean.

Marrow said...

Cool that Roots is in there. Now I'm even MORE excited to see this.

P.S. I spy with my little eye - your halloween sunset shots on the wall.

Paul said...

That's great! Can't wait to see your creations on film.

MorbidMariah said...

SO awesome, Rot. Truly, just...absolutely kick ass.

Rot said...

Thanks!

I can't wait to see a trailer or a scene.

Sara said...

So, sooooo cool!! :) Congrats to you guys!! :) What a great year for the both of you!


However, I have to say that "Mr. Jones" is making me have that HORRIBLE song from the 90's stuck in my head now......uh-huh. You know the one....

Rot said...

: D

Amy said...

How are you sleeping with all this exciting news?! I want a trailer NOW.

jeff said...

Looking forward to it. Been wondering about this.

Johnny said...

Phenomenally cool!

JHMDF said...

So I totally know this famous movie prop maker. I own some of his work from before he was mega famous out in Hollywood. You might have heard of him ;)

This looks so cool buddy!

The Gill-Man said...

Man, that is just the coolest! MAJOR congrats to you, man! So glad that your work is starting to get recognition beyond our community. Just don't forget us little people when you're jetsetting off to Hollywood! ;-)

Chris Davis said...

Congratulations!!! So looking forward to seeing this. Awesome.

Cheers!

Grim said...

I'm just seeing this... Congratulations! Can't wait to check it out, everything looks great!

Carollynn @ www.designGumbo.net said...

Watched this last night, the imagery you created was beautiful, but as I watched, I couldn't help but feel you may have been the inspiration for this character...not to say you are a sociopath, but how you like to remain anonymous all the while creating these amazingly creepy and hauntingly gorgeous scarecrows.

Rot said...

You'd be surprised at the similarities ; )

Glad you liked my work in the film.
I really appreciate the comment.