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Monday, December 24, 2007

Monster Cops Screening in Oregon

Just when I thought we were all done with screenings, here comes another one. Yay!!!

FILM: "Midnight Special"
WHEN: Friday, February 01 10:00 AM
WHERE: Norhtern Lights Theatre Pub
3893 Commercial St. SE
Salem, Oregon 97302
HOSTED BY: Mid-Valley Video Festival
TICKET PRICE: $3

RSVP via the following link:
http://monstercops.bravenewtheaters.com/screening/show/10167


Thursday, December 20, 2007

Update 12/20/07

Things are looking good. Cast a few parts, but still need to cast many more. Honestly I think casting may very well go into february and I'm still getting plenty of headshots and resumes.

Achieved quite a bit so far, and if all works out we'll have some amazing footage coming up. I really can't wait.

I've got special fx tests this week, and then it's a break for a week through christmas. Maybe even through New Years, but come January it's full steam ahead.

Merry Christmas everybody. And a kick ass New Year.

- P

Monday, December 3, 2007

Still Sorting

Still sorting through details. Still getting more headshots and resumes, and plenty of people offering much help and resources. Not complaining. If you still want to submit a pic, resume, or just want to offer help feel free to respond to this post or to the crew/casting email I've been putting out.

I know I have to keep in mind the weather and the coming holidays, so it's going to be much to juggle, but I am excited to do so.

More later.

- Patrick

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Production Update

Thanks to everyone who sent in their pictures and resumes and links to their work. Got sooooo many responses, so much more than I was really expecting. There is much to sort through and many details I have to work out, so bare with me if you haven't heard from me just yet. I'm going to hold auditions, but I don't know if it will even be within this or next month. So many more details I have to juggle than first expected, but I am happy to have so many offers of help.

I'll keep posting updates on what's what here. Just so everyone knows, the actual productions are going to be as follows. We will do one Monster Cops short which will not be paying and then a Monster Cops feature which will be paying. I will be utilizing the short as a way to kind of get to know what people and resources I can use for the feature as well as another example of something to show investors and sponsors for the feature.

Again thank you to everyone and I hope to speak to many of you soon.

- Patrick

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Cast And Crew Call

Winston Salem/Triad Area, NC.

Local Indie Short Film Series MONSTER COPS
Seeking Cast and Crew.

Monster Cops is a short series based off the Cult Comedy Horror Flick MONSTER COPS: THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, currently on DVD. http://imdb.com/title/tt1031258/

It's a mockumentary look into a secret government agency dedicated to hunting down monsters. It's Reno 911 meets Blair Witch. The Office meets Ghostbusters.

Looking for anyone interested in helping out as part of the cast or crew. Shooting in and around the Winston Salem, NC area. Experience is favorable but not required. Your first time out? No prob. We need as many people as we can get. We'll show you what needs to be done.

CAST:

Major Roles that still need to be filled are as follows:

GREENLY - Female. 20-30 years of age. Talkative psychic, very naive, yet suprisingly intuitive.
WEIR - Male. 20-30 years of age. Rookie Officer. Young but very much a soldier. Comedic Role.
JONES - Male 20-30 years of age. Detective. Wise Guy. Eats alot of donuts.
MILLER - MALE 20-30 years of age. Soldier type. Gets to fire off alot of bullets.
MACREADY - Male 20-30 years of age. Tough guy, Cop, Always handy with the one liners.
WEREWOLF - Male. Need a fairly tall, agile, well built, individual who won't mind running around, in a fur suit, snarling at people.

Also need any males or females interested in playing Police Officers, Military, SWAT, and Soldier type roles. Must be familiar with firearms or at least know how to hold a gun. Military or Police experience a plus. If you're a Paintballer, great.

Also looking to fill monster roles. Anyone interested in playing Vampires or Zombies, we're going to need a bunch of them. May require you to get a little messy, crawl on the ground, get blood or guts on you, and or fall over onto a mattress after your head has been blown off. Moaning, screaming, or hissing, may be required of you as well.

CREW:
We're looking for gaffers, grips, people to help pull cords, hold lights, as well as assist in some of the special fx sequences. No previous experience required. We'll tell you where to stand and what string to pull.

Make up artists. There will be much zombie and vampire make up to apply. Some previous experience in basic stage make up would be great.

Sound person. We need someone to help record sound on set.

No pay, as yet. Full credit and copy of final work, and we'll feed you. I swear you won't regret being a part of this production.

Contact Patrick at pumpkinking13@msn.com
If you've got a headshot and resume, feel free to email it to me.

Find out more about Monster Cops at http://MONSTERCOPS.COM

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Monster Cops Shorts

It's official. I'll be working on producing at least 3 episodes of Monster Cops The Web Series. I'm calling it a Web Series because that's mainly where I'll be showcasing the episodes, but there are other places these "shorts" will be seen. Short Film and Horror Fests, Screenings, Cons, and most definitely will be available on DVD after it's initial run online and in a few screenings.

The episodes will range from 5 minutes to 15 minutes and will show case more of the horror, blood, monsters, action, and sci-fi along with the comedy/drama already displayed in The Midnight Special. This is my chance to really display the true vision I have in mind for this project/franchise. I'm aiming for 3 episodes but I hope to do 5 or 6. I can't do this completely no-budget, so some fundraising will be in order. More on the fundraising later and how everyone can help.

I'll be shooting in North Carolina, because that's where I'm at right now. So far the local community around here has been very helpful and there are some really great locations around here. Hopefully we can get a few things shot in Texas as well as other parts of the south. Like I said before, more monsters and blood. Gotta satisfy the horror fan in me, but this will have that comedy mixed in with that reality tv cops like feel. I'll be utilizing the tons of footage leftover from The Midnight Special as well as shooting many many new scenes here. I hope to explore more of the tactical and military aspects of the agency.

So if you're in the Triad area (Winston/Greensboro/High Point) and surrounding areas, and you can contribute props or vehicles (military/police), or would like to be an officer (or monster), or just want to help out behind the scenes, then by all means please contact me through the Monster Cops Myspace Profile.

I'll be needing all the help I can get and then some, so I'll be calling in all favors for this one.

Updates on this later.

- Patrick

Thursday, August 30, 2007

I'm alive

We went through alot last year, and in some ways we're still going through it. I didn't make the top 10 on Our Stage, and I can bitch and moan about production work and having to start from scratch, or how I don't have this or that, or whatever.

The truth is my home and city was not taken away from me by a Hurricane. The truth is I am not living in poverty. The truth is my loved ones are safe and for the most part happy. The truth is I don't have to spend everyday worrying about stepping on a land mine on my way to school, or worry about a car bomb going off in my neighborhood. I am not trapped in a mine nor do I have loved ones who are trapped in mines. I didn't lose anyone to a school shooting. I didn't lose anyone to a bridge collapse. I haven't lost my job (yet) and I'm not in danger of losing my job, and I don't have to spend every waking moment worrying about how to provide for my family, at least not in that way. I'm not stuck in a desert fighting a war. I don't have cancer or diabetes (that I know of.)

My wife, myself and my family can mourn the loss of a loved one to Cancer. It kills me to see my wife in pain when she cries about how much she misses her mother. But the truth is, as sad as it all is, Brenda has moved on, she is free from her pain. There are many out there who are in the middle of the process still. They're loved ones still in pain, the family still suffering watching a parent or child suffer from a disease or medical emergency. There are some people who don't get to mourn. Just as sad, there are families out there who are missing loved ones, sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, not knowing where they are. The thousands of people, children that go missing without a trace, and the families nowhere near to closure.

For the most part I am alive, breathing, healthy. I have a roof over my head and although I can very easily (and often do) complain about what I don't have and what I might need, I do have all my limbs. I have a head on my shoulders and a brain in my head and I have all that I need to achieve the things that I don't. I have friends who care, a family that loves me, and a wife I can come home to. I have a car that may not have air conditioning that works very well, but at least I can drive it to a job I may not like, but at least I have. All my family and friends are accounted for. And life in general is not as bad as it may seem sometimes.

I can complain about whatever, but there are so many more people on this earth that have it way worse than me. I thank God for where I'm at now and what I have achieved, and although I have my problems to worry about, at least I can say that I like the problems that I have. I'd rather be worrying about how to make my next movie, than how I'm going to survive a dreaded disease, or if I'm even going to survive the next day. I have so many chances and opportunities that others do not, and I am thankful for all of it.

To the men and women serving for our freedom overseas and everywhere. To the Cops, the officers, the paramedics, the firemen. To the victims of Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi and all those affected by it even two years after. To all those suffering due to disaster or weather throughout the south, the midwest, and everywhere else. To the vicims and victim's families in Utah, Virginia, and Minneapolis. To all those suffering from tragic events, murder, suicide, rape, crime. To all those fighting for their lives and the lives of others. To all those working to make a difference in the face of disaster and suffering. To my country, to the world all over, and all of us now existing, trying, living, and overcoming disease, opression, racism, corruption, and the pain that comes with just being a humanbeing. My heart and my prayers and every bit of positivity I can muster I send to you all everywhere no matter where you are.

And to the powers that be and the Universe in general, I thank you for my life and my problems. And although I do complain at times, I am also grateful just for the fact that I am alive to do so. Thank you for it all and bring help and support to those who need it so much more than I.


BARTLET
Give me numbers.

MRS. LANDINGHAM
I don't know numbers. You give them to me.

BARTLET
How about a child born this minute has one in five chance of being born into
poverty?

MRS. LANDINGHAM
How many Americans don't have health insurance?

BARTLET
44 million.

MRS. LANDINGHAM
What's the number one cause of death for black men under 35?

BARTLET
Homicide.

MRS. LANDINGHAM
How many Americans are behind bars?

BARTLET
Three million.

MRS. LANDINGHAM
How many Americans are drug addicts?

BARTLET
Five million.

MRS. LANDINGHAM
And one of five kids in poverty?

BARTLET
That's 13 million American children. 3.5 million kids go to schools that are literally falling apart. We need 127 billion in school construction, and we need it today!

MRS. LANDINGHAM
To say nothing of the 53 people trapped in the embassy.

BARTLET
Yes.

MRS. LANDINGHAM
You know, if you don't want to run again, I respect that. [stands up] But if you don't run 'cause you think it's gonna be too hard or you think you're gonna lose - well, God, Jed, I don't even want to know you.

Mrs. Landingham walks out and gently closes the Oval Office door behind her.

THE WEST WING
Season 2, Episode 22 "TWO CATHEDRALS"
WRITTEN BY AARON SORKIN
DIRECTED BY THOMAS SCHLAMME


- Patrick A. Prejusa

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Our Stage Quarter Finals

Vote for Monster Cops to win this month of August. Winner will be chosen Saturday September 1st.

Monster Cops: The Midnight Special TRAILER, by onespartan on OurStage

Thanks to everyone who voted for us last month and for all the support. It means alot.

- P

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Thank You

Thank you to everyone that texted and voted. We did not win the grand prize, but more importantly we helped spread the word about our little indie movie. Thanks to everyone who showed there support for the flick. It means alot to me. I'm very happy to have found so many people that support this project. I appreciate all of you.

Feel free to continue to tell people about our movie. Visit our official site at
MONSTERCOPS.COM

You can get the DVD as well as download the movie for rent or to own at
AMAZON.COM

You can even find out more about hosting your own screening at
BRAVE NEW THEATERS

Thank you so much for helping us in our quest to make movies independently and raise money for cancer charities.

- Patrick

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

WE MADE NUMBER 1 !!!!

So thank you to everyone who received that last email and voted in. Apparently it worked because WE MADE #1 IN THE TRAILERS CATEGORY. Now for the next 24 hours the TEXT VOTING begins and the text votes will decide what category wins. In this case we're hoping the trailers category wins. If we win that's $5,000.00 for our indie making efforts.

See the full list of number ones in video here: http://www.ourstage.com/judge?genre=video

So don't stop now. Help us out and text: trailer01 to 78243

Again text trailer01 to 78243.

Fair warning, it's 50 cents per text, so if ya aint got it, I won't be mad at ya. But if you can, then by all means please do so, and tell everyone you know who might care to do so.

Again thank you all for helping out and showing support. Let's see if we can win this thing. THANK YOU!

- Patrick

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

HELP US WIN!!!!

Watch this video to find out how.



or just read below

OURSTAGE.com is an online contest for music and videos where people watch or listen to music or videos and then select which one is "best". The trailer for Monster Cops: The Midnight Special is in 4th place. We could very well win $5,000.00 and much needed exposure for our movie, if we can make it to #1, but we need people to vote. Help us out!

Click here: ourstage.com/judge?channel=27-trailers

Please help us out and tell everyone you know who might be so inclined to vote.

Voting ends August 1st. The number 1 video will be chosen in each category (ours is in TRAILERS, of course)

That's when people can text in their votes to choose which category will win.

We need all the help we can get.

Please pass this on. :D

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Our Stage

OUR STAGE

OurStage

If you haven't been over to OURSTAGE, feel free to check it out and see what all the hubbub is about. The trailer for MONSTER COPS: THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL is in the contest loop and you can vote for us to help us win some much needed exposure as well cash. Go there and find out how.

Monster Cops is one of their featured trailers in their recent online video. Check it out here:
http://ejblog.ourstage.com/2007/07/10/the-daily-spam-w-julie-pham-new-channels/

Thanks to Julie Pham for getting us more exposure.


Thursday, June 28, 2007

An interview with Patrick A. Prejusa

Here's a small excerpt from my interview. Click the link below to read it in it's entirety.

"The Office" Meets Zombies, Werewolves and Vampires
An Interview with Patrick Prejusa, Director of "The Midnight Special"
By Kelly Keltner


"Hollywood is crap. I could make a better film than they could."
A lot of people are guilty of saying this exact line, but just how many people actually attempt it?

Not many. It's usually those that have a love of film and respect the medium that go on to make successful films. The ones who grow up loving both the good films and the "bad." A guy like Patrick Prejusa.

When I first "met" Patrick online a few years back, he was still working on his film, "The Midnight Special." Day after day he juggled filming his masterpiece with a real life job, his marriage and life's own nasty setbacks. Today, however, he finally has something to show for it all: a finished film.


Read the whole interview here.

Monday, June 18, 2007

VOTE US UP!

First off I'm having trouble updating the SCREENINGS page. Just wanted to make a note that we've also got another screening coming up in Charlottesville, VA, at The Gravity Lounge. CLICK HERE for more info.

Now ...

Click HERE

Register, sign in, and vote us UP!

If you haven't already check out the our trailers HERE

And buy the DVD HERE

A dollar from every DVD sold goes to Cancer Charities!

Show support for indie movies!

Support MONSTER COPS: THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL and VOTE US UP!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Still Rollin

Thanks to everyone who has purchased a copy of our DVD and to everyone that has come out to any one of the screenings. If you haven't yet, get your copy of Monster Cops: The Midnight Special. CLICK HERE TO DO SO.

We've got more screenings coming up. There's one this coming June 30th at Saturday Night at Midnight at the Gravity Lounge in Charlottesville, VA. CLICK HERE for more info.

And another screening coming up on September 22nd at FenConIV SciFi Convention in Dallas, Texas.
CLICK HERE for more info on the Convention.

I've been busy busy busy, busting my ass doing the guerrilla marketing thang as well as gearing up for the next production. You can always check out my personal blog at onespartan.blogspot.com. I post with more frequency about everything there.

I've gotten a few emails about the bareness of the Video Blog section. Believe me I've been trying to find the time to get new vlogs up and they are coming. It's on my very long list of stuff to do. Vlogs are on it's way. And hopefully a new production as well. More info as it comes.

- P. Prejusa

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Amazon.com and IMDB

Monster Cops: The Midnight Special is now available on AMAZON.COM.
Click Here

And the movie is now officially listed on IMDB.com.
How Cool Is This?

Neat!

- P





Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Baltimore Screening!

Catch the special midnight screening of Monster Cops: The Midnight Special at Balticon 41. Baltimore's Science Fiction Convention.

The convention is at Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn, Baltimore, MD. and will take place May 25 - 28, 2007 Memorial Day Weekend.

The Midnight Special will be screening Sunday Night at Midnight at the convention.

For more info and directions to the Con, see their site at:
BALTICON.org







Saturday, May 5, 2007

IT'S HERE!!!!!!!

And so we begin our journey into self distribution! And it all starts with this:


Buy The DVD NOW!!!


Thursday, May 3, 2007

Final Trailer

We are days away from the actual DVD release. In the meantime take a look at the final trailer.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

A Small Delay

Ok so there is a small delay on the DVD release, gotta fix a few glitches, but the good news is that it shouldn't be too long. So hold your horses if you're looking to buy a DVD. We'll be posting it everywhere as soon as it is available.

- P

Thursday, April 12, 2007

New Review!

Yet another amazing review, this time from Chad Connolly over at
He gave us a great blurb that I will surely be putting on posters.


"The Midnight Special is truly one of the freshest and most hilarious films to come out of the (horror/comedy) genre."


Wow! Thanks Chad!







Wednesday, April 11, 2007

NEW DVD RELEASE DATE


MONSTER COPS: THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL will be released on DVD April 27th, 2007.

Yay!!!!!!!

Monday, April 2, 2007

Starfest/Horrorfest Screening.




MONSTER COPS: THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL will be screening in Denver, Colorado on Saturday April 21st, 2007 at 12:30pm. At STARFEST/HORRORFEST.


If you're in the Denver area feel free to swing by the con/fest and checkout all the events including our movie.


Check up on the full schedule here.

Friday, March 30, 2007

And The Hits Just Keep On Comin!

Yo! Patrick here. Still working. Feel free to check up on my onespartan blog for more details on what I've been up to.

In Monster Cops news, it looks like we'll be screening Monster Cops: The Midnight Special in at least 3 more venues this year.
Starfest/Horrorfest in Denver, Colorado
Fencon IV in Dallas
Artomatic in Arlington, Virginia

Exact dates and times are pending. But yay for getting MC:TMS out there. As stated before we're trying to get as many festival/convention screenings as possible to help get the word out about the movie and the DVD release this April.

If you didn't already notice, I put up a 5 minute clip of the movie in the trailers section. "Get to know your Shadow Company officers." Watch it here:





Coming up next:
- Site Updates
- Video Blogs
- EPKs
- We are months away from a Monster Cops short episode.





Friday, March 9, 2007

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Buck Rogers and Optimus Prime! COOL!!!

Updates on upcoming screenings.

ALL CON
The Midnight Special will be screening SATURDAY MARCH 17th at ALL CON in Dallas, Texas. Exact screening time is pending but should be available this week. If you're able to make it to ALL CON you really should, especially if your a fan of Battlestar Galactica. Stars from the show, Kate Vernon and Luciana Carro will be there. And extra cool special guest Neil Kaplan will also be at the con, although you may know him as the voice of OPTIMUS PRIME.

STARFEST / HORRORFEST
And another screening is confirmed for STARFEST / HORRORFEST in Denver, Colorado. This is a convention / fest and the dates are April 20-22. Confirmation on an exact screening date and time are pending. Guest for this con are Kate Vernon (she's everywhere) and Erin Grey (Silver Spoons, Buck Rogers. I swear I had a huge crush on her when I was a kid). You can expect a slew of other guests as well as Captain Buck Rogers himself, Gil Gerard. Too bad I can't be there.

Special thanks to Todd Carlton at ALL CON and Kathy Josey at STARFEST/HORRORFEST for being so cool to work with and for allowing Monster Cops: The Midnight Special to screen. If you're in Denver or Dallas please please please check out the cons, and definitely check out The Midnight Special.

More screening and fest info to come.

- P

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Video Blog

The Monster Cops Video Blog is up. Right now there are only two videos.

1 is the Screeners Video, that details the creation of the first round of DVD Screeners that we send out to press. The other video is my Halloween Video from 2005. Not exactly Monster Cops related, but it does show off my love for the genre. Also I really needed something else to fill in the video player.

We'll have some new Video Blogs/Podcasts coming up soon


- Patrick

Friday, February 23, 2007

Site Updates

If you can't tell the site has been completely redone.

Not all the pages have been updated and not all the buttons work because of it, but I hope to work that out over the next week or so.

Expect more fun stuff to do, as well as new trailers and clips.

As well as news on how anyone can help with the next Monster Cops movie. :D

March 18th, The Midnight Special will be screening at All Con (Sci-fi Fantasy Convention in Dallas, Texas) in the Video Theater.
More info on All Con Here.


- P

Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Midnight Special Movie on DVD!!!!

APRIL 13th 2007. Monster Cops: The Midnight Special will be available on DVD through monstercops.com, Customflix, and Amazon.com

Soon after the movie will be available for digital download through Amazon.com's Unbox.

We will also continue festival, convention, and theatrical screenings through out the year. Now you have no excuse to see Monster Cops: The Midnight Special.