Step right up… to the bar, and help us raise money for Damnationland!
This year, our friends at Oxbow Brewing have generously offered to give us a portion of the proceeds from each beer they sell on October 12th. So, we want you to come and celebrate the beginning of the Damnationland weekend. From 7pm to 11pm at the Oxbow Tasting Room on Washington Ave, we will have filmmakers, music, classic horror films, and our own DJ (and Damnationland producer) Remy Brecht spinning some musical mayhem.
Admission is Free!
This is, of course, all in preparation for the following night at the State Theatre, where we will unveil the 2017 Damnationland film program showcasing the best in local dark indie cinema. Then, on October 14th, we will be screening the best indie films “from away” at Mechanics Hall!
So come by, have a drink, and help us get the weekend started right!
Dark cinema descends upon Maine once again in the form of the 8th annual Damnationland film showcase, returning to local theaters this October before traveling on to festivals and conventions around the globe. The event’s first stop is the State Theatre in Portland, where Damnationland will kick off this year’s festivities with the premiere scheduled on the auspicious date of Friday the 13th. An official afterparty will continue the fiendishly fun proceedings, where filmgoers will have a chance to meet the filmmakers, cast, and crew members from this year’s deliciously morbid works.
This year’s crop of Maine-based talent includes short features by Mackenzie Bartlett, Tadin Brown, Alexander Balzano & Ellis Ducharme, Alex Steed, and Charlotte Warren, with interstitial segments between each piece by Derek R. Brigham, Julia Haltof, Stacey Koloski, Shannon Meserve, Melissa Salmi, and Clark Shepard.
This year, we are adding an international film competition to our annual get-down. Damnationland will be featuring independent films from across the world for the first time. No longer contained to the borders of Maine, Damnationland is now opening up a few precious slots to filmmakers from around the world. Screenings will be held at the beautiful Mechanic’s Hall, in downtown Portland at 519 Congress Street. Come view films from around the world Starting at 10am on October 14th, and continue into the evening, with an after-party at 10pm sponsored by Oxbow Beer.
Now in its 8th year, Damnationland began as an invitational Maine-based short genre film fest. We work hard to feature the best filmmakers and films from Maine. Our premiere event draws over 800 excited film fans to the beautiful State Theater in Portland every year in early October. The program then tours to all over Maine before moving on to festivals and other screenings around the world. We have screened from Ohio to Singapore, with a couple stops between.
DVDs, CDs, and merchandise are available at all Bull Moose retail locations as well as online via Bandcamp. Retail items will also be on sale at the 2017 Damnationland premiere on Friday, October 13th at the State Theatre in Portland.
For more information, hi-res stills, and press images, visit the program’s website. To watch the films in advance, or to schedule an interview with one of the filmmakers, musicians, and/or producers, please contact Damnationland online.
Get the popcorn ready for an encore screening of Damnationland 2016 on Saturday, November 5th at 7pm! We have a truly delicious lineup of filmmakers for this year’s installment, lucky number seven, of DAMNATIONLAND: The Way Life Should Bleed. Tickets are only $6, and are available both at the door and in advance via Picatic!
Additional information is available over on the Screenings page and on the official Facebook event page. You can also check out this year’s trailer below:
Portland, Maine – October 13, 2016 – Local Scary Film Mainstay Issues New Volume in Ongoing Series of Dark Exclusive Local Music Offerings
Horror music returns to Maine this October in the form of the second official Damnationland soundtrack. Featuring music from this year’s films as well as exclusive spooky tracks from local bands, the compilation presents a dazzling array of Maine artists working within dark and disturbing themes in a plethora of genres and styles, from brooding 80’s synth, obsessive indie, apocalyptic twang, psychotic thrash, murderous jazz, experimental ambient, ghoulish glam, and beyond. A trailer and information about the soundtrack is available on the Damnationland website: http://damnationland.com
This year’s soundtrack, subtitled “Music For the Wicked Vol. II”, is produced by Portland residents RJ Wilson and Remy Brecht. It showcases unreleased music from local musicians that was either specifically composed for this year’s Damnationland films or recorded for the soundtrack itself, and includes artists such as Superorder, John Hughes Radio, The Tarantula Brothers, Eyeball, Colleen Clark & Micromassé, Fat Knuckle Freddy, Rob Mitchell and Leif Sherman Curtis, The Veil Drops, Johnny Cremains, Greg Jamie with Aleric Nez, Christine Louise Marshall and Adam Miele, and Anthony Lusk-Simone.
As with last year’s CD, most of the tracks were recorded and mixed by Todd Hutchisen at Acadia Recording Company and the entire album was mastered by Pat Keane, both based out of Portland.
Now in its 7th year, Damnationland is an invitational Maine-based short genre film fest. We work hard to feature the best filmmakers and films from Maine. Our premiere event draws over 800 excited film fans to the beautiful State Theater in Portland every year in early October. The program then tours to all over Maine before moving on to festivals and other screenings around the world. We have screened from Ohio to Singapore, with a couple stops between.
The soundtrack is available at all Bull Moose retail locations as well as online via Bandcamp at http://damnationland.bandcamp.com Copies of the CD will also be on sale at the 2016 Damnationland premiere on Friday, October 14th at the State Theatre in Portland.
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For more information, hi-res stills, and press images, visit the program’s website: http://damnationland.com. To watch the films in advance, or to schedule an interview with one of the filmmakers, musicians, and/or producers, please contact Damnationland at firstname.lastname@example.org.