Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Quick Note...

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Just dropping in for a short post to inform everyone of a few things. First, we now have a simple forum up for Animus Cross discussion (see also the link in the Links section of this blog)! I'm new to this whole thing, so please let me know asap if there are any issues.

Also, Episode 2 has been fixed on the
Animus Cross YouTube channel. Episode 4 is still being stubborn but will be fixed soon. The Vimeo Channel is also still in the works.

Lastly, I'm very excited to announce that a teaser for the new season will go live this Saturday on Halloween!

Have a super creepy and safe Halloween,

A.L. Steen

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Technical Difficulties

Hey all,

Just a little note to address an issue that some fans have brought to our attention concerning the Animus Cross YouTube Channel. It seems that the sound has mysteriously disappeared from episodes two and four of Hell Runs This Way. Episode four also seems to be gone from the channel (it's still there, just not on the main channel page for some reason).

This is an especially annoying problem, since some of our fans in Asia have trouble watching the show from the Main Animus Cross Site, and they've been heading to YouTube to get caught up before the second series launches in April of 2010.

Rest assured, we are in the process of fixing the problems on YouTube and also gearing up to create a new Vimeo Channel. We will let you know as soon as the changes are made.

In the mean time, if you haven't already subscribed to our mailing list, send an email to and we'll be sure to add you. You might also want to follow me on Twitter - we'll probably update our mailing list subscribers and Twitter followers about the fix before we get a post published on the blog.

Thanks for watching and letting us know when things go bump.

-A.L. Steen

Sunday, October 18, 2009

"Hell For The Company" Was a Hell of a Ride!

It's official, we made it through! Principal photography on Animus Cross "Hell For The Company" wrapped several days ago and we are looking forward to getting into the editing suite.
With four new cast members (Curt Hanson, Christian James, Ira Kortum and Mercedes Rose), a group of nasty gnarly stunt performers and several new crew members, the days were quite a bit longer than the first season of Animus. However, as promised, I believe that the action is quicker, bigger and better and the characters are more developed. The moving pictures are super pretty with the help of the Canon Eos 5D MII and the new Canon 7D.
Coming on board this time around were award winning photographer, Andy Batt, sound man extraordinare, Brian Mazzola , AC Galvin Collins and special effects makeup artist, Amber Arpin. Along with the help of Christina Kortum at Ravenous Studios, Chris Calvert and Zac Goodwin we've got one hell of a show to bring you near the beginning of next year!

A big thanks to Kelly Jo Horton at The Portlander for the wonderful article on our show. Also to Harold Phillips for his help spreading the word through press releases. Thank you my friend, you are a life-savor!

As always, thanks to Cindy and David Steen for once again doing everything, all the time (aka, producing). You're both amazing people and I'm so very lucky to call you my parents.

To returning cast members Harold Phillips, Trish Egan, Jeff Hime and Kathryne Bukowski, your continued support means the world to me. :D

And to all the stunt performers who jumped on board this time around. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Each of you brought a new level of production value to the series.

Mr. Buxbaum, you are my greatest love and without you, Animus Cross would not exist.

To all you lovely viewers... please stay tuned. This is going to be fun!

-A.L. Steen