Multiplex 10: The Web Series wins Best Animation/Puppetry at Minnesota WebFest — and other festival news!

Multiplex 10: The Web Series has won the Best Animation/Puppetry award at Minnesota WebFest! This news comes hot on the heels of winning Best Web Series at two recent GeekFest Film Festivals: Long Beach Comic Con and HawaiiCon earlier in September! We couldn’t be more thrilled about our recent successes on the festival circuit.

And, last week, we learned that we’ve received nominations in SIX categories at FirstGlance Film Festivals – Philadelphia: Best Director – Web Series (Gordon McAlpin), Best Comedy (Multiplex 10: The Web Series), Best Actor – Web Series (Tom Brazelton), Best Actress – Web Series (Dana Luery Shaw), Best Ensemble Cast – Web Series, and Best Sound Design! (Although I’ve been doing the sound design for the web series, these nods are based on the pilot, a.k.a. Multiplex 10: The Animated Short, which sound designer Ian Vargo was responsible for.)

Speaking of Multiplex 10: The Animated Short, although its film festival run will continue for a little while longer, the pilot that started it all will be finally released publicly NEXT MONTH (a.k.a. October), when it makes its YouTube Premiere on October 26 at 12pm (a.k.a. noon). Set a reminder for yourself to watch it live with me — or, you know, sometime after that.

On another unrelated note: in case you missed the recent announcement — due to a big dumb mistake, the old Multiplex 10 YouTube channel was deleted, and we’ve had to reupload all of the videos that we had backups for (which was all the important stuff). If you have not already, you will need to RESUBSCRIBE at https://www.youtube.com/c/Multiplex10Cinemas in order to continue getting updates!

A massively stupid unforced error…

So… yeah. Last night I screwed something up big-time.

Not enough sleep, coupled with plain ol’ stupidity found me deleting my G Suite account, not realizing that it was associated with more than just some e-mail addresses. It turns out that I also lost all of my email from from the last… well, ever, but it was in fact much, much worse, because it also included the Multiplex 10 “brand account,” as well. Including the YouTube channel, all its subscribers, view statistics, and so on, and so forth.

I’ve been having a bad week, and this was an extra bit of fun dolloped on top.

It does not look like restoring the account is an option. Google claims that it is deleted permanently, which would make it literally the only data in the universe that is actually deleted permanently when it is supposedly deleted. But it is what it is.

I’ve already re-uploaded the web series episodes, but in order to avoid any further stupidity, I need to get some sleep before I upload the Movie Minutes reviews.

BUT. Please subscribe to the NEW YouTube channel, because I’d really like to be able to get back that custom URL as soon as possible, if nothing else. The new URL (at least temporarily) is https://www.youtube.com/c/Multiplex10Cinemas

On a brighter note, Joe Dunn and I cracked an angle for the next video, which will be either a Movie Minutes review of the newest Nic Cage movie, Mandy, or possibly some kind of weird blend between a Movie Minutes review and a web series episode…? We’re working on the script, which (sorry) I do realize has been taking a bit too long.

[deep sigh]

Anyway, good night.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Multiplex 10

Jason and Kurt decide between watching Christopher Robin, Disney’s new live action/CGI film featuring Winnie the Pooh, or the Paddington movies.

Thank you to our Kickstarter and Patreon backers for making these new episodes of Multiplex 10: The Web Series possible! If you’d like to help us make more, please support our Patreon ▶ https://www.patreon.com/gmcalpin


Directed, executive produced, animated, and edited by Gordon McAlpin
Written by Joe Dunn and Gordon McAlpin
Starring:
Kurt – Tom Brazelton
Jason – Gordon McAlpin
Neil – Javier Prusky
Curtis – Joe Dunn
Music by Richard Heacock and Robert Meunier
Associate Producers: Kirk Damman, Amy Guth, Robert Hornak, and Jeff Williamson
Producers: Tom Brazelton, Joe Dunn, and Christopher Niessl
Co-Executive Producers: Avrom Honig and Lawrence McAlpin


Sorry to Bother You review – Multiplex 10 Movie Minutes

Jason and Kurt discuss the “wild, absurdist comedy,” Sorry to Bother You, from writer-director Boots Riley and Annapurna Pictures.

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Directed, executive produced, animated, and edited by Gordon McAlpin
Written by Gordon McAlpin and Joe Dunn
Starring:
Tom Brazelton – Kurt
Gordon McAlpin – Jason
Music by Tangelene Bolton
Co-Executive Producers: Avrom Honig and Lawrence McAlpin
Producers: Tom Brazelton, Joe Dunn, and Christopher Niessl
Associate Producers: Amy Guth and Scott Weinberg

Multiplex 10 Review Comic: Ready Player One (2018)

The Sorry to Bother You animated review is moving forward a little slowly. I’ll have more to share on that review soon, but we’re hoping to have that ready within a week.

And we’re plugging away at the script for the first new web series episode, but it needs a little more time/work before it’s ready to get into production. Still no ETA on that at this time, but we’ll have behind the scenes updates for our Patreon and Kickstarter backers soon!

Multiplex 10 Review Comic: The Death of Stalin (2017)

 

The Death of Stalin review (2017)

This movie review comic is a slightly different format than the ones I’ve done in the past featuring Jason Classic (from the comic strip). Since I’m planning to collect the reviews of the Middle-Earth, Star Wars, and Harry Potter movies in a digital comic, I wanted to draw the pages in a more traditional comic book size, in hopes of submitting it to Comixology or otherwise offering it up for sale elsewhere. So I did this one to help figure out the format and build templates and such.

If you dig this review, there are more coming! And you can read them a little bit earlier than the unwashed masses by being one of our Patreon patrons…