The Blog June 4, 2013

Much Ado about the Lord of Catan

Last night, I saw Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing at the Aero.  If you have seen it, you know it to be a charming romp of delight.  If you haven’t seen it, you should check it out immediately as a great example of how commercial frustration can create great art.  It is the kind of movie that deserves to be supported.

As it happens, two of the main stars of Much Ado, Fran Kranz and Amy Acker, are also in The Lord of Catan, a short film I shot in early May.  If you’re already a fan of Kracker, you don’t need to be told that they are awesome.   It’s tough to come upon sublime experiences in life and filmmaking, but I experienced one last night.  It’s pretty cool to watch two actors unleash thespian homicide on screen in a Joss Whedon movie, knowing that the next time they do so will be in your own film.

We are just over a week away from the release of The Lord of Catan’s official teaser trailer and the start of our Kickstarter campaign.  So watch this blog or @HamsterValhalla on Twitter for updates as the date nears.  In the meantime, these behind-the-scenes photos of Amy and Fran rocking out most righteously are dedicated to Amelia, whose taste in shirts is most impeccable.