Damnationland NEWS

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Damnationland is Nigh!

The Damnationland 2018 premiere is upon us! Are you ready? Doors open at 6:45 on Friday, October 12th at The State Theatre in Portland, Maine. We are also in the process of locking down our satellite screening schedule for the rest of the year– be sure to keep an eye on the Screenings page for all the blood-curdling details!


Mark Hensley Revealed as Final Filmmaker for Damnationland 2018 Lineup

Mark HensleyOur final filmmaker to announce for our 2018 line-up is no stranger to Damnationland. Behind the lens, Mark Hensley has been a long active member of Portland film community, and has helped bring countless stories to life during his tenure as a cinematographer. This year, he’ll be bringing his own brand of terror back to the screen.

When asked to shed some light on the darkness he’ll be concocting, Mark had this to say:

“This year’s Damnationland brings me back home to making movies, and it brings me back to my original crew as well. I’m making no promises as to what we will produce but I know that my team and I will have fun regardless, and at this point in my life that’s all one can hope for. Cheers!”.

Cryptic… we’ll take it! Come find out what it’s all about on October 12th at the State Theater.

Stay tuned for more peeks into the void in the coming weeks. We’ll see you soon…


E.C. Gregg Joins the Ranks of Damnationland’s Filmmakers for 2018

E.C. GreggOur next bringer-of-doom is none other than the incomparable E.C. Gregg.

Originally from downtown Chicago, E.C. Gregg moved to Los Angeles after graduating from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. On the west coast, she learned the ropes of production on multi-million dollar film sets and spent her weekends rock climbing the likes of Yosemite, Big Bear and the High Sierra. In Maine, she has continued her love of the outdoors and currently works full time as a freelance producer/AD/PA.

Her film, FIX IT IN POST!, explores every director’s worst nightmare and is a tribute to the friends and family of all independent filmmakers that give their blood, sweat and tears for the sake of art. (Did we mention blood? Especially blood!)

Mark your calendars– FIX IT IN POST premieres at Damnationland on October 12th at the State Theater!


Filmmakers Jeremy Kasten & Fred Greenhalgh Announced for Damnationland 2018

Jeremy Kasten and Fred GreenhalghDouble double, toil and trouble (or Fred and Jeremy, in our case). These two are joining (the dark) forces to bring us a tale of fear and influenza.

In the early 2000’s (a little bit after the 1918 flu epidemic) Fred Greenhalgh took what he learned in film school and used it to develop a pioneering new sound to online audio fiction. His early podcast days caught the attention of Audible, and he’s gone on to co-produce the “Locke & Key” (based on the popular graphic novel written by Joe Hill), and “X-Files: Cold Cases” (featuring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson). His original shows “THE CLEANSED” and “THE DARK TOME” have reached over 4 million global downloads, and have been featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Nerdist and The Guardian.

Jeremy Kasten is best known for his psychedelic approach to horror pictures, which range from psychological horror films such as “The Attic Expeditions” and “The Dead Ones”, to “Grand Guignol”, such as his re-imagining of Herschell Gordon Lewis’ classic splatter film “The Wizard of Gore” and his contribution to the horror anthology films “The Theatre Bizarre” and “The Profane Exhibit”. Other work includes the Mexican zombie film “All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos” and the drug-fueled vampire film “The Thirst”. To the surprise and shock of his family, he now resides in a 200 year old farmstead lovingly named “The Dear Old Farm”. Perhaps it’ll be a great place to hide out, should an epidemic come back for us all…


Samuel James Added to Damnationland 2018 Filmmaker Lineup

Samuel JamesOur next filmmaker is conjuring up some horror with a purpose. Samuel James is a world-touring musician and storyteller, award-winning songwriter, columnist for The Bollard, blogger for Blackgirlinmaine, as well as the writer, director and creator of the music/comedy web series “Kitty Critic”. Damnationland fans may remember his onscreen appearances in “Forgiveness”, “Last Flight of the Freya”, and “Neurophreak”. This year he will write, direct, produce, edit and score his own short.

When asked to give us a snippet of what we can expect on October 12, Sam had the following to say: “This is a psychological, sci-fi thriller in the vein of The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits… or, as we’ve been saying to ourselves, we’re gonna put the ‘Black’ in Black Mirror.”

We are so excited to have Sam on board, and you can learn more about his project (and support it!) by checking out his GoFundMe page below: