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Slay The Date: Damnationland Announces 8th Annual Film Program

Damnationland 2017 posterDark 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.

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Encore Portland Screening Added for November 5th!

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:

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Damnationland: Music For The Wicked Vol. 2 CD Available Tonight!

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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 damnationland@gmail.com.

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2016 Damnationland Trailer Contest

Our trailer contest, in its second year, is an attempt to meet some new blood! We want to find bold new filmmakers who want to take part in the celebration of film in Maine that Damnationland has become. Do you have the creativity, skills and knowledge of the dark arts necessary to make a great short genre film here in Maine? Make a trailer for a film that you think would be a great fit for the Damnationland 2017 program. Keep it dark, and make it about Maine! Take a look at our archive to see what sort of films we feature. We will host submissions on our Damnationland website. There, we will invite the public to help us choose the next Damnationland filmmaker by popular vote.

Click here to enter, and good luck!

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#DLAND2015 WORLD PREMIERE @ STATE THEATRE

In one month, our suite of disturbing and bizarre films will scorch the screen at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine, for our 2015 world premiere.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 on the day, and $5 for students. To avoid the service charge you can buy tickets in person at the box office inside the Cumberland County Civic Center, or buy them online near show date with an extra fee on the State Theatre website.

RSVP on our Facebook event page and chat with other excited film folks while you’re there!

And after the screening,  join us at Geno’s Rock Club for the official Damnationland afterparty with a photobooth and live DJ.