Tuesday, August 19, 2008


(Photo Courtesy: Aleksi Moisio)


Good things come in threes, and so I'm very excited to
be returning to Finland and also having the WORLD PREMIERE there of HUNKA JUNK 6 and touring the country with 4 different cities, and over 5 screenings of the latest installment of the HUNKA JUNK series.

HUNKA JUNK 6 brings again some of the oddest 16mm celluloid saved from the finer garbage dumpsters of UHF TV stations and defunct film labs. With it's "no format", there's over 20 different films showcasing lost commercials (including defunct airlines, obscure 70's toys, and the latest in flashbulb camera technology), strange educational films (learn how to use soap with subtitles for the deaf! See how your schools "lost and found" works!), thrifty animation (including bad stop motion pipe cleaner and macrame bead ants and talking vehicles!), movie spots, and more strange fun!

This installment also has a focus on "info-tainment", the pre info-mercial designed as "entertainment, but mere ad-filler" running longer than the average commercial with 3 different ones showcased. Learn about a new product called "spray paint" or see a bad "travel doc"/fashion show with the most horrendous sweater collection on the planet.

It's all ends with one MO-FO of a Arabic film that's more drug trip, than kiddie film. Considered lost, until now!

All the screenings in Finland will including myself (Dion Conflict) doing the intros and giving away prizes worth "bizillions of Euros"! Don't miss the fun!

HUNKA JUNK 6 will be playing in 4 different cities at press time (Tampere, Helsinki, Jyväskylä and new to the tour this year, Lahti). Be sure to check this website for other new information, and please check the theatre's website for even more information. These are the playdates:

Festivaalikiertue vierailee Suomessa seuraavilla paikkakunnilla:
PE 29.8.2008 TAMPERE, elokuvateatteri Niagara, klo 20.30
LA 30.8.2008 HELSINKI, Kino Engel, klo 21.00
TI 2.9. JYVÄSKYLÄ, Nikolainsali, klo 19.00

PE 5.9. LAHTI, Kino Iiris klo 18.00
LA 6.9. LAHTI, Kino Iiris klo 14.00

To sign up for our mailing list, and for more press support, be sure to drop us a line at eurocoleco@hotmail.com

Look forward to seeing you all! Chill the Golden Cap Ciideri... NYT! :)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

REEL BUSY - The "transition" from showing films, to making them!

(Photo: On set during the casting of the music video @ the CBC Building, Downtown Toronto)

It's been some time since writing in my blog/website. But I gotta say I don't know if it could get any busier. Well, maybe it could.

Firstly, my DVD came out on ALPHA for the lost film "Second Chance", the film with Ruth Warrick and Hugh Beaumont, which includes a documentary on saving the film print and it "Church Films" with yours truly as the talking head, and shot by my production company KAUNIS PETO GROUP. When we submitted it to the people at Alpha, the head hancho Steve told me he loved "every frame of it" which made me happy. It felt great to get back into production and layed some concrete with Brian and Dave, two of the integral aspects of the techinal end of things. That got the ball rolling for something even bigger....

A few months later, we would be together again working on a much bigger project. I'm finally happy to say that after a hiatus, I'm back in the director's chair and have directed a NEW music video! I'm still "hush hush" about the artist till the video is released, but we've wanted to work together for years. After having a production meeting with the other guys, we invited him in to hear the track. I loved it, and I think I'm always REALLY CRITICAL when it comes to music and couldn't just direct a music vid for anyone.

While it's been lots of work (from scheduling on all our ends) I think the end product looks SPECTACULAR. My assitant director Brian made sure I was on track the day we were shooting, making sure I got the shots I needed. The location was unbelievable, and everyone pulled in to make it work. Directing is my true love, and it's always great to be reunited with the ones you love, right?

Hopefully, we will be premiering this to the world in some format, September 1st, and who knows, maybe a TV Premiere in Finland! Which brings me onto the topic of Finland...

Beginning August 29th, I'll be on tour in Finland with the latest installment of HUNKA JUNK. Tampere again will mark the start of the WORLD PREMIERE of HUNKA JUNK 6! From there, it will move onto over 4 different cities and venues. Be sure to check back here on the latest dates and showtimes, plus whatever else I might be up to there! I always look forward to retuning to Finland, and this time is no different. Finns, save me your Hesburger coupons, and chill that Golden Cap ciideri for me!

That it for now, but yea. Life's good. If while there, I get my TV show pitch off the ground with Finnish television, that would be even better!