Here is the latest of what I am working on. It will be a blast!! Come out and join us! See some Fabulous, some crappy (literally, too), and some on the fence films that you will help decide if they should play on at the DFW IndieClub Gong Show:

IndieClub.com presents the Third (sort of) Annual Gong Show

Sunday, June 22, 2008
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Studio Movie Grill-Dallas
11170 N Central Expressway at Royal Lane (NE corner)

The IndieClub Gong Show is a short-film showcase contest.

the extraordinaire Mary Jo PehlFeaturing:
Emcee:
Mary Jo Pehl (MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000)

Celebrity Judges:

Each film receives one minute of free play then the judges (with the audience’s help, of course) must decide the film’s fate. Play on through or GONG it!

DJ Modchap will provide interim music and keep the show lively as 18 films are screened!

Four cash prizes will be awarded at the end of the evening:

  • 1st Place – $1,000
  • 2nd Place – $500
  • 3rd Place – $250
  • Audience’s Choice – $500

Tickets may be purchased online at IndieClubGongShow.com or at the door. General admission is $10.00

Studio Movie Grill has a full dinner menu as well as adult beverages to enjoy during the show.

List of films in alphabetical order:
A/S/L
Airport
BBC Viral Videos
Bloom
Button Pusher
Drip Tease
Las Gafas
Gandhi At The Bat
Giant
Going Out In Style
Lamie De Zoe
Little Snaps of Horror
A Little Strange
The Outhouse
Pop Up Killer
The Proposal
Sir Francis Drake: The Queen’s Pirate
Stoyanova Incident

Special Thanks to our 2008 IndieClub sponsors:
Post Asylum, AFI Dallas, Westlake Entertainment, IFC, Duplium, DPA, Mentis Group, TM Television, and Elegant and Graceful

Cinematic TitanicI have done some cool things over my years of being a publicist — spent the day talking about art with Martin Mull, soaked up stories of old Hollywood with Carol Channing, ate donuts and went bowling with Ron Jeremy , but I don’t think any compare with the night that the Cinematic Titanic (the former Mystery Science Theater 3000) guys made me into a riff at their live show. Cinematic Titanic is comprised of Joel Hodgson, Mary Jo Pehl, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, and J. Elvis Weinstein.

I had the privilege of doing publicity for their show on April 26 for the USA Film Festival. They are Very humble and modest about their success and popularity. They are all the absolute most friendly, gracious, and nicest people I have met in the film industry in a long time. I had quite the time keeping up with all of the publicity. Luckily, someone did it for me. (Thanks Hugh at Deep Ape!)

Back to my story about my unforgettable moment:

During their live riffing on Roger Corman’s “The Wasp Woman,” Joel said something like: “This isn’t a lab; it’s a Kelly Kitchen.” That was for ME!!!! They talked the night before about adding my name to the riffing. Frank said they should do it like Al Hirschfeld’s Ninas. “Can you count how many times we say Kelly Kitchens?” I had NO idea they were actually going to do it though!! Did anyone else catch it? What a way to be immortalized!!!

We (referring to my husband and other fans) are scheming ways to get them to come back and do more shows. They definitely need to tour with this show!

My favorite line of the night: “Oh look he’s Mr. Know-it-all even when no one is around.”

So, if you are game, let’s work together to get them back to Dallas and to take this show on the road!!

I thought I would put the links up of the publicity coming in for the Dallas Producers Association‘s event Bride of It Came From Dallas:

Bride of It Came From Dallas:
Pegasus News video interviews with Bob Dauber and Gordon Keith

(The audio could be better – but it’s legible if you boost the volume.)

Pegasus News article
The Dallas Morning News

There will be more coming out in the next day or so.

I will post more as they come in.

Tonight was the 2nd to the last planning meeting for Bride of It Came From Dallas. What a FABULOUS group of people I have the pleasure to work with on this hysterical event. This is the 3rd year for this fundraiser for the Dallas Producers Association (www.dallasproducers.org). And every year it gets bigger and better. Check out the poster! Bride of It Came From Dallas poster

So I know I am starting this blog mid-life for several projects that I am working on and so things might seem a little disjointed to a total newcomer. If you want to know more, email me or leave a comment here. I will be happy to answer any and all questions.