Blood Relative update
























Keen readers of this journal will recall that, a couple of years ago, I wrote and directed a low-budget horror movie called Blood Relative. Things being as they are in the world of low-budget horror, it took a while to finish the thing and then it took another while to get a distributor. Now it has one, and boy are they doing their job! They’ve changed the title (which I like) and they’re taking it to Cannes! You can watch the sales trailer here!

Blood Relative: the party














To celebrate the beginning of production, we had a party for the cast and crew of Blood Relative at our primary location, a house in Topanga Canyon.  A splendid time was had by all, and then we all sat down to read through the script.  Which is a scary thriller with lots of twists!













Left to right: James Urbaniak, Toby Huss, your humble correspondent and Cristin Milioti.  Mr. Urbaniak’s left hand is still whole: the blurring is an effect of the camera’s shutter speed.  For those interested, Mr. Urbaniak here models his Order of the Triad t-shirt.  (Mr. Urbaniak informs me that he doesn’t actually intend to wear Venture Bros clothes everywhere he goes, he just gets dressed in the dark, like any other aging slacker.)













Ms. Milioti contemplates calling her agent to see if there’s any way she can get out of this project.














Mr. Urbaniak, on the other hand, is an old hand at dealing with the director, and calms down with a nice brewski.