Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Please Save Nandi Bear Tenants Book II (and other things...)




Hello everyone.. it's another exciting summer here at SC Entertainment aka, my house... very busy... too busy actually... slightly overwhelmed and scared... but thats okay.. you can always help.. watch my movies and listen to my music and it all makes me feel better. Anyway on with the news....

https://igg.me/at/nandi2/

THE NANDI BEAR TENANTS BOOK II 

3 years ago I made 'The Nandi Bear Tenants' It is a graphic novel about superheroes and talking cats and all sorts of exciting things. Since then it has become a favourite book of many young people (And old people), Especially at the school where I work. I have had constant requests for a sequel. So I am finally making it. It's a little bigger and the story is my ambitious.. actually I would go as far as saying this one is gonna be even
better when it's done. This chapter in the unfolding saga of the Nandi Bear Tenants find some of our heroes minding a new shop that has been built into Nandi Bear Manor, and the other group of heroes trying to solve a serious mystery that leads them to mind blowing adventures on the moon and across the universe. All the known portals to the Peanut Butter Dimension have been closed up tight, which is not just mysterious, it also means that our hero, the tough and.. tough Naiad Bear's brother Galaxy Peanut Butter Bear is now trapped! Not only do they need to meet new friends like the amazing Captain Trash, Rose, the customer, and the goo spitting Raca, but they will go up against Dinosaurs from space, and travel to the moon to meet the mysterious Moon Twins! Who is behind the closure of the Peanut Butter Dimension, and why? Dorriss Doom, Naiad, Veltrax, Oliver, Klor and the rest of our exciting team of heroes will find out! And possibly do some hot yoga at some point.

I want desperately to be able to get these self published again.. and I think it will be absolutely worth it for all the kids who have become fans of this comic over the last three years. If you can donate to get this done, please do.. the 'perks' you will get in return are super amazing, and you won't be disappointed in spending your money in this way. With any sized donation at all you get access to a special facebook group where I will be posting updates about the comic and exclusive behind the scenes photos! Or if you are unable to donate, please spread the word around and share my indiegogo campaign. It's going to be amazing. Thank you. https://igg.me/at/nandi2/

 

MY SCHOOL 9 

This summer I am also making the feature film My School 9. In 1981 my brother Lafe, (who I learned everything I know from, and is basically the greatest person who ever lived) started making a series of horror films called 'My School' About the vicious killer Kevin Markson and his evil Teddy bear. I grew up watching them every day and they are basically part of my DNA. It was a 10 part series of films. In 1993 part 10 was completed, however there was a problem, he never made part 9. 24 years later part 9 still remains un-made. This summer, with his permission, I am going to complete the saga of Kevin Markson by shooting My School 9. If you are interested in investing some money in that please go here.


 Don't forget that my latest feature sci-fi film is now available to watch on youtube! Follow the Night of the Shadow People Facebook page to see exciting NOTSP bubble gum cards!
Watch here: https://youtu.be/kOTpNJt017s

http://elaineboyling.tumblr.com/The rest of my summer is a week of SC Entertainment children's art camp, a week of SC Entertainment
children's movie camp, and later in August I will be shooting another movie written and produced by Suzie Kenyan. A sequel to Rubicon. Anyway I hope to hear from some of you soon! Wish us luck. Thanks for sticking with SC and me over the last 34 years.
-Blaise

p.s. Elaine's proper names of Columbo is awesome. http://elaineboyling.tumblr.com/

Also some big exciting news from the world of Elaine Boyling coming soon.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

My School 9 - Shooting this summer.

In 1981 my brother Lafe, (who I learned everything I know from, and is basically the greatest person who ever lived) started making a series of horror films called 'My School' About the vicious killer Kevin Markson and his evil Teddy bear. I grew up watching them every day and they are basically part of my DNA. It was a 10 part series of films. In 1993 part 10 was completed, however there was a problem, he never made part 9. 24 years later part 9 still remains un-made. This summer, with his permission, I am going to complete the saga of Kevin Markson by shooting My School 9. The film has been cast and things are in motion to start shooting in a few weeks... if you or anyone you know can help out with our money raising shenanigans, please do.. it will actually make a huge difference and mean the world to this film. Thanks!


Saturday, 10 June 2017

Night of the Shadow People Now Available Online!

Now available to watch online for free! Simply click the poster or link below and check it out, you won't be disappointed. Join Olesia, Isabel, Simeon the Robot and Beanstalk as they travel around a distant planet trying to find their freedom, and their past while battling the mysterious and vicious soul eating Shadow People and the villainous General Torn! Please watch and share with your friends and enemies.
https://youtu.be/kOTpNJt017s 

Monday, 1 May 2017

Night of the Shadow People release date and News.



Night of the Shadow People, the newest feature length film by Blaise Kolodychuk and SC Entertainment will be released to the world on May 26th 2017!


Night of the Shadow People will also be screened at the Mayday Film Festival May 20th-21st at Showplace Cinemas South Evansville, Indiana.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MayDayFilmFest/

It has also been invited to be an official selection of the 2017 StraightJacket Guerrilla Film Festival. To be held August 15th - 21st. More information is available here: http://straightjacketguerrillafilmfestival.com/







Sunday, 26 March 2017

A review of Death of a Galaxy



Death of a Galaxy - Cashew Body

We were out at Blaise's Dad's acreage somewhere in rural Alberta. The place is full of things his Dad has collected to fix, or to use to fix something else. There's a field full of cars and assorted vehicles all some way into the transformation between junk and running. He can build you a bike out of the bits of other bikes lying around in the grass, and he does. There are children and animals running around, and dubious smoke coming from whatever just got thrown in the firepit. Blaise's uncle, with one hand missing, throws fruit snacks at you, everybody gets a packet. Blaise's dad puts cinamon in the coffee and grins, so excited to see if you can guess what it is. Later on, the kids come running into the house.

"We found a Cashewbody," says the youngest, very solemn.

What they meant was that they had found a dog carcass, out in the thicket of birch trees. It had been buried, but now it was exhumed, and partly excavated, by a local pack of coyotes.

Cashew was their pet, a beautiful, sweet dog the colour of roasted cashew nuts. She was hit by a car. The driver didn't stop, they just drove away.

"It's so clever," says Blaise. "It's not Cashew, it's a Cashew body. The part that was Cashew isn't there any more, but there is still this body left there. There's something so true about it. It's horrific, but it's just a fact."
Death of a Galaxy is the first album from Blaise Kolodychuk's new solo electronic project Cashew Body. Even Blaise has trouble explaining why this music isn't Fukachuk Egg Machine, the epic horror-diary that encompasses all his solo recordings from 1998 to 2015. "It is an extension of Fukachuk, it has the same characters," he says "But it is a whole other universe than Fukachuk." The Frog Man, and his bottles of tears, turn up in Steam Street, and the Lizard Girl has gone missing again in Shoes are South, "I miss her and her lizard friends." There are other old themes: boots that stomp, factories, bondage, mouths stuffed with foreign objects, basements, women being asked to clean him, women being asked to stop cleaning him, trains, wandering around downtown looking for something.

The album began as a Fukachuk record, starting with an idea of writing about a shopping mall, where the songs would follow the lives of the people who worked in each store, and the people who shopped there. As with a lot of Blaise's work, real life got too loud and overtook and reshaped that early idea, because this is music made out of necessity. It was a way to process and live through something, without breaking to pieces. But the shopping malls are still there. As Blaise explained it, "The name Death of a Galaxy comes from a Saturday morning cartoon I watched when I was a kid. But it's about how people can build their whole world around a small area of a place, going to the store, and all your memories are tied up with these places. Then they just demolish it and there is nothing to hold onto, people have to start again"
Midnight Madness is named after Blaise's memories of when Deerfoot Mall opened near his home in Northeast Calgary in 1981. "When Deerfoot first opened they had this thing called Midnight Madness where all the stores were open until midnight and you could stay there all night. "I remember me and my brother just driving my mum nuts so she let us stay there, and we bought tons and tons of Rubix cubes."
In Talk to Ghosts, Blaise sings to his teenage self. I told him I had thought it was about his daughter. "It's the same. She's so much the same as I was." Abandoned Stomp touches on Blaise's thoughts about ageing. "It's about how young people and old people are really looking for the same thing. Everyone needs the same things. And it's about how I've been lying to people, how I make them think I am something exciting and how they need to pay attention, but I'm lying." It's a song about thriving on sexual power in everyday social situations, with a blissful pun about flies and zippers. Musically, this is classic Blaise territory. It's electronic, with fuzzed-up guitars and whining, puking synths. At times, it moves into throbbing industrial noise, while other tracks tip into nocturnal disco for swaggering down the street to. Like Looking for Lizards, Blaise made the music while he was waiting for Depeche Mode to release their new album, and there is a flavour of sonic wish fulfilment to it. This is catharsis - sound to burn away the dead matter, smash through walls, and climb up above the clouds of smoke and dust.

The album swings between anger - at other people, at heartless politics, at the world in general - and self-loathing. This is the voice of someone so overwhelmed by memories and the process of sifting through his own mind that any attempt to interact with the world beyond him is doomed. Vicious outbursts and animal attacks interrupt efforts to be okay. Justified feelings are covered with masks, over and over. Throughout the album there are references to the idea that to "fix it up with magic words" is only a temporary solution, if it's a solution at all. The album's moments of happiness centre on bonding with someone in the escapist act of pretending to be something, together, or in the peace of keeping quiet and walking through the a shopping mall.
Jokingly, I pointed out to Blaise that there wasn't a single song on this album about making sandwiches, a fixture on his last few records. "I was too depressed to eat," he said.

You can download the album now for free:
https://cashewbody.bandcamp.com/album/death-of-a-galaxy



Reviewed by Dr. E. Boyling

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Debut Cashew Body Album Out March 24th

Blaise Kolodychuk's new music project 'Cashew Body' will release 'Death of a Galaxy' on March 24th 2017. 
The album will contain 14 original songs. The download version will also contain 2 extra exclusive b-side tracks. 

After making music as fukachuk egg machine for 19 years, Blaise has decided to slightly reinvent and change the name to Cashew Body. The music is a mix of industrial, rock, experimental electronic and folk music, with a twist of doom. The album is a voyeuristic look at someone going through a particularly nasty time, the music is raw, angry and some of the darkest of Blaise's career. It will be a joy to listen to.

Have a sneak peak of the track 'Snake Ladder' here: https://youtu.be/lpWi1h-KSiY