We’ve got a loose roadmap for the final three Kickstarter-funded videos. They will be (assuming everything works out):
An extra-length Multiplex 10 Movie Minutes episode with Kurt and Jason reviewing all three films in the How to Train Your Dragon Trilogy (spoiler-free for the third one, but not the first two), aiming for a March early May release.
A shorter, timely web series episode similar to our first batch of episodes, with an approximate April late May/early June release.
One final web series episode along the lines of our biggest and longest episodes “Self-Help,” “More Than Meets the Eye,” etc., aiming for a July/August release.
Due to the ambitious nature of the three episodes we’ve produced to date, which run longer than the first SIX web series episodes combined (not counting credits), and we’re running on fumes right now — so if you love Multiplex 10 and want us to keep making them, tell your friends about the series and help push us over the finish line by becoming our Patreon patron today — or making a one-time donation.
Obviously, we hope to produce more Multiplex 10 in some form after these episodes are done! (We’ll be doing some comics on this site, at the very least.) Who knows that the future holds?
Our longest web series episode to date, “More Than Meets the Eye,” is on track to be completed later this week. We’re aiming to release it to the public on Monday, February 18th.
After this episode is completed, we’ll have produced over 50 minutes of animation in roughly a year and a half — for less than $1000 per minute. (That’s not counting a few promotional clips here and there for Indiegogo, Patreon, etc.)
Please consider helping us keep Multiplex 10: The Web Series going by becoming our Patreon patron OR making a one-time donation at Stareable,PayPal, or Venmo.
Multiplex 10: The Animated Short is an award-winning comedy about the movie-loving and customer-weary staff of the Multiplex 10 Cinemas. Kurt is an usher, pining for that special someone to share his love of horror movies. The newest hire, Jason, is a film snob who just needs a freakin’ job. Despite their differences, the pair will make fast friends—unless they kill each other first.
Original released to theaters and subscription-based platforms in January 2018, you can now stream the full short FREE on YouTube. And once you’ve watched the short film, be sure to watch
Multiplex 10: The Web Series!
A Chase Sequence and Strangewaze film, Multiplex 10 was directed, executive produced, and animated by Gordon McAlpin. The short film co-written by McAlpin and Dana Luery Shaw (Echo Chamber, Classic Alice), based on the comic strip Multiplex created by Gordon McAlpin. The cast includes Gordon McAlpin, Tom Brazelton, Dana Luery Shaw, Aiyanna Wade, Javier Prusky (Halt and Catch Fire), Joe Dunn, and Chris Rager (Dragonball Z, Borderlands 2). Tangelene Bolton (American Zealot, Jem and the Holograms) composed an original score.
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!
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.
I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that Multiplex 10: The Web Series is an official selection at the 2018 FilmQuest Festival! This is one of the bigger festivals that I’ve submitted to, and easily the biggest one that we’ve been accepted at, so I’m really excited that we were selected. The other web series selections that I’m familiar with are terrific, too, so we’re in fantastic company.
A Multiplex 10 Movie Minutes review of The Incredibles 2 is coming NEXT WEEK! This review has been a little slow to produce because the Kickstarter project and freelance work were eating up my time… so it’s not quite as timely as I like these reviews to be. But—like all of the Movie Minutes reviews—it’s not just a pair of movie reviews; it’s also a fun, character-driven scene with Kurt and Jason talking about movies.
The Multiplex 10 Writers’ Room reconvened last night — and we started mapping out what we’re doing through August. These things have a tendency to change, so I don’t want to announce anything too far in advance, but after one more Movie Minutes review (of Sorry to Bother You), we’ll finally be working on the first new web series episode since “Self-Help” was released in May!