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Ratings Reviews Keep Coming

Ratings Reviews Keep ComingThe ratings reviews keep coming for ‘Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters’ on iTunes! There is still time, enter to win Chet Zar’s custom framed oil study, “Nostrum”. We are so pleased with the outpouring of support for the documentary thus far. The Zarmy has nearly tripled the ratings and reviews for the film on iTunes, in only three days! We are enthused to see so many 5 star ratings, with such heartfelt and well delivered reviews. On the first day of the contest one Zarmy member had this to say in their review, “Any visitor to my house that sees his work and gives a sneer or gets uncomfortable because of the subject matter, this has become required viewing.” As a creator and the director of the documentary, it fulfills me to know that the film is used in such a way. The goal was always to create something that was both entertaining, and a dialogue instigator – a film that would cause people to think and to engage in discussion. Another Zarmy member concisely stated in their review, “This is about as honest a dialogue with the master as you can get. This oozes originality and the delivery of the subject by the director is truly special!” 

Ratings Reviews Keep Coming

Aside from the obvious gratification of enjoying the words of the many Zarmy members affected by the documentary, these ratings and reviews drive our stats on iTunes. These stats dictate our position, and thus our exposure to those who do not already know about the film. Inevitably we want the documentary to spread as far as possible. Your help ensures that we “comfort the disturbed, and disturb the normal“! Sharing on social media is incredibly powerful. Email the link to a friend who you think might appreciate the documentary. You may have already rated and reviewed the film, but the power lies in your ability to find 5 others to do the same. We ask this of you, because we also believe in the power of our film, and feel that it can inspire many!

Contest Rules and Regulations: 

  1. Review and/or Rate ‘Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters’ on iTunes 
  2. Choose your favorite Chet Zar image and post on Instagram
  3. Tag the following: @chetzar @NRGcreations #iliketopaintmonsters #Zarmy
  4. Only one entry per Zarmy member 
  5. Contest ends 07/19/16 @ 5:55pm PST – Winners randomly drawn within 24hrs

Ratings Reviews Keep Coming

 

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Custom Framed Oil Study Contest

Custom Framed Oil Study ContestThe custom framed oil study contest is now live! Review and/or Rate ‘Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters’ on iTunes and enter to win. Five prizes will be drawn randomly for five lucky Zarmy members. First prize is a custom framed 5×7″ oil study, with four runner-up winners receiving signed 8×10″ Chet Zar prints. Winning prizes is great, but the purpose of this contest is to promote the success of the film. We believe there are many people in the world who have not seen ‘Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters‘. One of the most effective ways of ensuring that people outside the current Zarmy ranks see the film is through ratings and reviews. In this vein we are seeking 5 star ratings on iTunes, which enhances our placement on the page. This is no different than what the music industry refers to as “the charts”. The closer we get to the “top twenty”, the farther the documentary reach expands, exponentially. Each time a user reviews the documentary and/or rates it, our exposure grows. So we are looking to you for assistance! Without the Zarmy we would have had no funding, and therefore no documentary. Now we need the Zarmy to assist once again. It only requires a few minutes, but will make all the difference! 

  1. Review and/or Rate ‘Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters’ on iTunes 
  2. Choose your favorite Chet Zar image and post on Instagram
  3. Tag the following: @chetzar @NRGcreations #iliketopaintmonsters #Zarmy
  4. Only one entry per Zarmy member 
  5. Contest ends 07/19/16 @ 5:55pm PST – Winners randomly drawn within 24hrs
Custom Framed Oil Study Contest

Enter to WIN First Place Prize – A NEW Custom Framed 5×7″ Chet Zar Oil Study

There are many ways to help the documentary. You can buy a Signed DVD + Bonus Features. You can share your experience on social media, set up a screening night with friends, and comment on articles at www.ILikeToPaintMonsters.com. There are a variety of platforms in addition to iTunes where you can review and/or rate the documentary. While these do not count as entries for the current contest, they help immensely: iMDB, Amazon, and Rotten Tomatoes. We are so pleased with the positive outpouring of support for the documentary thus far! Now we are seeking to push it even farther, with your help!  

 

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Rotten Tomatoes Contest

Screen Shot 2016-06-23 at 9.19.48 PMThe Rotten Tomatoes contest has begun – your opportunity to get the Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters DVD signed by filmmaker Mike Correll, and a signed paintbrush used by Chet Zar. Not only will you be entering to win amazing prizes, but your review will assist the documentary in reaching a greater audience! The rules are simple: 1) Watch Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters; 2) Review the film on Rotten Tomatoes; 3) Post an ILTPM documentary image on Instagram & tag: @chetzar @nrgcreations #iliketopaintmonsters #firstrunfeatures. The contest will end on June 27th, at 5:55pm (MST). After a twenty four hour grace period for reviews to post, the winner will be drawn randomly! We have had several winners over the past three months, and their reviews have been very helpful in promoting the documentary on iMDB, Amazon and iTunes – now we are seeking your help with Rotten Tomatoes.

James 333 had this to say on iMDB, “This is an intimate, in depth look at one of todays greatest surrealist visionary dark artists, Chet Zar…In this well made documentary you will follow Chet, and his friends and family, along that path to the successful artist that he is today. You will also see much of the art that Chet has created over the years and some insight into his process. This Documentary is highly recommended for art fans everywhere.” Similarly we received a 5 star review with an Amazon customer who said, “This was not what I expected. Watching this movie is like finding pieces of a puzzle you didn’t know you were searching for. Chet’s history is intriguing and his art imaginative, captivating and personal beyond belief. His life’s experiences touch the canvas and his other works are spellbinding in their own right. Well done NRG Creations! We are Chet fans, no doubt!”

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Documentary Website Relaunch

"The Primaries" as featured in Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters (2015)

The documentary website relaunch is complete after several months of work! New style, information, images, and merchandise, plus all of your favorite I Like to Paint Monsters blogs and media. Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters (2015) has been on the streets for two months, and we continue to receive a humbling number of reviews, reflections, and overall appreciation daily! The goal in creating the documentary was to produce a thought provoking biopic, that encourages personal growth and artistic exploration in the audience, through the process of inspiration. It is now clear that we achieved our goal! Needless to say, we intended to appeal to Chet Zar’s existing fan base first and foremost, but also sought to extend the fold to include new fans, friends and collectors – we are encouraged to see that we also succeeded here. The reason for this success is YOU! The Zarmy is the reason that we were able to fund the documentary, and continues to be the reason that people learn about it. Our reach is only so far, and we rely on the “100th Monkey Effect”, so to speak. We need the Zarmy to spread the word so that those who do not know about Chet Zar, can find out! Please take a moment to tell a friend about the documentary, share the iliketopaintmonsters.com website on social media, rent the documentary on iTunes, or buy it on DVD and have some people over for a screening. Another thing that greatly assists in our online stats are reviews. If you have a few spare moments and feel compelled, you can score and review the documentary on iTunes, Amazon, iMDB, and Rotten Tomatoes. These scores and reviews will enhance the likelihood of the documentary trickling down to Netflix!   

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We are currently running a sale in the ILTPM Store for Documentary Collectibles. You can pick up 25% off Signed HDV Cassette Boxes from I Like to Paint Monsters production, and the only Signed Zarmy Edition Silkscreen. We have a special DARKLY TICKET contest co-occurring with the sale: 5 of the 50 Signed HDV Cassette Boxes will contain Darkly Tickets. These numbered tickets are redeemable for amazing prizes including documentary patches, a signed 8×10″ Chet Zar print, a signed Chet Zar Paintbrush, and a silver-sharpie-sketched “Chet Zar: The Art of Black Magick” book! If you receive a Darkly Ticket, ranging from FIRST PLACE (5) to LAST PLACE (1), follow the social media descriptions within for redemption (shipping is included). There are currently on 35 left, and no winners yet, so your chances are high!!!

EgoDeath_48x36_webThe ILTPM Store is currently out of Chet Zar: I like to Paint Monsters DVD’s, but you can pick them up from Chet Zar’s Store of Doom, signed by the man himself: Signed ILTPM DVD. You can also get a copy from our distributor First Run Features (DVD)! Last but not least, you can rent it in HD from iTunes VOD here: Rent/Buy ILTPM iTunes.  

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Reviews and Documentary Access

225_chetzarReviews and documentary access are the topics of importance today! As some of you may have noticed, the website has been down for over a month. We are back and ready for action, with some great “Chet ZarI Like to Paint Monsters” review links, and a variety of ways to get your hands on the documentary. The documentary is already off to a great start with numerous reviews, both professional and personal, pouring in by the day. We couldn’t be happier with both the quality and content of the reviews! Most recently C.L. Illsley  of the Montreal Rampage had this to say, “I Like to Paint Monsters not only provides a showcase for Zar’s work but also delves into the motivations and inspirations behind them …. entertaining and well-made.” Illsley also paid homage to the Zarmy, stating, “Interestingly, I Like to Paint Monsters was financed by several Kickstarter campaigns which seems to be a reflection not only of Zar’s outsider status but also of his fiercely loyal fan base.” (Entire article: Montreal Rampage Review) We were also happy to discover that famous film critic Kam Williams included us on his Top Ten DVD Releases for 3-8-16. The list was later syndicated and featured in 106 U.S. cities! We landed in the L.A. Beat, with Paul Gaita saying this, “Zar is an engaging subject and his monster art is both alarming and quite beautiful, in its own way.” (Entire Aricle: Movies Till Dawn) In addition we found ourselves the topic of discussion in Scared Stiff ReviewsExaminer.com gave us a 5 star rating, opening their article about “Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters” with these words, “We said it once, and it’s worthy to say it again. First Run Features releases first-rate films, and the top DVD release for March proves our point, again.” (Entire Article: Examiner Review)

Screen-Shot-2016-01-22-at-11.27.31-AMFor those Zarmy members who would rather watch “Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters”, than read what others think about it, check out these options. Our distributor, First Run Features (FRF), is offering the DVD at a 25% discount, so if you are in the U.S. or Canada this is a great option: FRF Purchase DVD Link. The documentary is also streaming VOD (video on demand) in HD via iTunes, and is available in the U.S. / Canada / U.K. – Watch on iTunes. In addition Amazon is carrying both new and used versions of the DVD, and offer International shipping: Amazon Purchase DVD Link. Last but certainly not least, Chet Zar will be at the Monsterpalooza convention in Pasadena this weekend (booth #88), so stop by and grab a copy of the DVD in person!

Sourpuss.WebcutoutSome of you are already taking advantage of the Instagram contest, which I highly recommend to anyone who wants a chance at winning a FREE “Sourpuss” monster bust! The fringe benefit, is that each and every review that we receive helps to drive greater traffic to “Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters”. So if you want to directly help spread the word of Zar, carefully follow these easy directions: 1. Watch “Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters”; 2. Review it on Amazon; 3. Post a Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters image on Instagram; 4. Tag the following: @ChetZar @NRGcreations #ILikeToPaintMonsters and #FirstRunFeatures. One entry per person. Don’t wait, the contest ends April 20th, 2016 at 5:55pm (MST)

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