Documentary distribution is now an inevitable reality! We recently licensed the documentary with First Run Features, which means I Like to Paint Monsters, the Chet Zar story, is one step closer to our viewing audience! I cannot divulge any specific release information, but what I can say is that early 2016 is looking possible. At this stage we are selecting Chet Zar imagery for movie posters and discussing promotional materials, such as trailers, as we prepare for the eventual release. There is much in the way of decision making between now and then – all of the gritty behind-the-scenes stuff that manifests in a downloadable viewing experience, as well as a disc to spin in your player!
I am so excited to be working with First Run Features, as I have followed their material for my entire adult life, and even mentioned to Chet (back in October 2012, upon completing the first Kickstarter) that I would be happy to have First Run Features carry our film. Now, three years later, that dream has become a reality! Therein lies the power of creative visualization and magickal manifestation, one of the core topics covered in the documentary. As noted by Bree Ogden (Bloody Disgusting), the documentary seeks to capture both Chet’s development as a person, and as a spirit, “It’s difficult to talk about this documentary because it’s so incredibly multifaceted. It’s a wonderful piece of film that takes the viewer through Chet’s life, to the impact he’s had on the art world (especially the world of Dark Art), to the way his art has impacted even himself.” (Bloody Disgusting, ILTPM Review)
In the meantime, while we finalize the stages necessary to bring about the release of the documentary, there are some upcoming screenings. If you are in the Pasadena area (CA) on Monday, October 26th, head over to Der Wolfskopf, grab some brew and catch a 7pm screening of I Like to Paint Monsters in the basement gallery! Chet Zar will be in attendance, so here is your chance to hang out with the Painter of Dark while watching the documentary about him. If you are in the Phoenix area (AZ) on Sunday, November 1st (perhaps you caught the Tool and Primus concert and will be staying another day), head over to The Grid in Mesa, AZ for an 8pm screening of I Like to Paint Monsters, followed by a With Our Arms to the Sun performance (they will have opened for Tool the previous night, Halloween) – “The Doc and Rock” duo! Finally, if you are in New York for the weekend of Saturday, November 14th, you can catch both director Mike Correll and Chet Zar at the Ithaca Film Festival. Chet will have an exhibit opening on Friday 13th (running through Sunday), and I Like to Paint Monsters will be screening at 2pm on Saturday.
We are honored and excited to move forward with the knowledge that the documentary will be in front of your eyes very soon! As always stay tuned to www.iliketopaintmonsters.com for all your ILTPM news needs, and give us a follow @ILk2PntMonsters on Periscope, with weekly updates and film outtakes!
Tags: bloody disgusting, bree odgen, chet zar, dark art, der wolfskopf, distribution, documentary, first run features, i like to paint monsters, ithaca film festival, nrg creations, nrg creations inc., primus, release, screenings, the grid, tool, with our arms to the sun
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