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                        BREAKING NEWS!!!

January 13th 2010

For Immediate Release:

Hollywood, Ca. 90028
www.mattsmarketing .com

 

“The Sphere of the Lycanthrope”: The Only 2 Time Best Picture Award Winner Internationally of 2009


The Sphere of the Lycanthrope, a film that is becoming a cult classic which it set out to be, has been recognized as the only film to win 2 Best Picture awards in 2 film festivals internationally in 2009. Back to back no less!


The Sphere of the Lycanthrope, a family friendly horror film18 years in the making, stunned the competition not only being the recipient of 2 Best Horror feature film awards, but also nominated in 3 other categories including Best Actor - David Stay, Best Special Effects and Best Costume Design. It has also created a buzz among film fans because the movie is “widely entertaining.” It is proving to be as entertaining with the added kick of scary thrills! Such a successful result on such a modest budget is a rarity these days. One online review states: So unimaginable is the fact that it’s beating out films that cost insane money to produce. The real shame would have been if this film was never completed. It gives hope to all filmmakers that talent still can produce amazing results with dedication to the art.

 

“The Sphere of the Lycanthrope,” is also being compared to films such as “Zombieland” for its action/comedy attributes, and “Paranormal Activity” for its ultra low budget. Described by Director David Stay and co-producer Keith Grening also Director of Photography as a “Thrillomody,” the film was produced for nearly the same budget as “Paranormal Activity,” although The SOTL employed over one hundred actors and was shot in over six different locations including Italy. The producers will continue in 2010 to “Wow” audiences at independent film festivals all over the world and are currently seeking backers for the sequel, “THE SPHERE of ANTONDIOQUAZGAA,” (a sphere forbidden to speak) and a movie that is guaranteed to kick your ass harder.

 

In short, it has been a huge year for producers David Stay, Keith Grening and Ford Austin. “The Sphere of the Lycanthrope,” has become more of a cult hit than anyone could have imagined.

                                     
                                                   PRESENTS
            

        DAVID STAY INTERVIEW ON TIME WARNER EYE ON ENTERTAINMENT
                                 WITH DAWNA LEE HEISING PART I



       DAVID STAY INTERVIEW ON TIME WARBER EYE ON ENTERTAINMENT
                                  WITH DAWNA LEE HEISING PART II



                                        www.aoffest.com
                     

Almost 20  years ago two buddies partnered up to make a movie. Little did they know the making of it would be a movie in itself. In 2009 David and Keith finally Won!

                         BEST HORROR FEATURE FILM       
                            The Sphere of the Lycanthrope
       OFFICIAL WINNER...That's RIGHT!!!
             
DAVID STAY AND KEITH GRENING WIN!!!
                     
                              
WANNA WITNESS THE WIN! 
                               VOTED BEST ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
                   in the HISTORY of The AOF International Film Festival.


                              
                
                   
David Stay, Ford Austin and Keith Grening accept their 2009 Best Sci-Fi Horror Fantasy Feature award via the Angry Baby Monkey Pictures production office in Hollywood California:




                               

PHOTOS FROM AWARDS COURTESY OF RON SINOY


                 
                 Warrington Gillett hangs with Keith Grening DP of The SOTL!!!

  “JASONFriday the 13th himself endorses The SPHERE of the LYCANTHROPE!

        EYEWITNESS NEWS 7 INTERVIEWS KEITH GRENING 



      
          SIGNING AT DARK DELICACIES SEPT 26TH, 2009
      L 2 R - Joan Pelico, Urban Grunge Artist Krash, The D Monster, Craig DiFrancia, Jed Rowen and Ford Austin

SOME FAN FEEDBACK REVIEWS (Internet/emails)

To date a bad review cannot be found.

 

"Although all reviews have been awesome, this one has to be the most gratifying review we have received to date. This one stands out. It is from a parent. SPECIAL NOTE: Dear Mr. S Renert, email us with a mailing address and we will send you an autographed copy personalized to your son."

Posted by a Parent on October 12th, 2009

S. Renert Wrote:

Finally I found a place where I can say something about this film. My son has a copy of this film (all of his friends have it), after about the 10th time he and his friends watched it at my house, I found myself sitting in and having a good time too. It has been years since I have been able to do this with my son and never in conjunction with his friends. I was reciting lines from the film along with them. Like who could say it first and who remembered it quicker, and then we all laughed. ( I was teary eyed ) I haven't done this since "Rocky Horror Show" with my wife back in the 70's. I don't like horror movies. But this really isn't one of those cheap, kill em' off one at a time movies. It's enjoyable to watch and the effects/music are great. How could a film so small have such a huge impact on my life? I could care less. What it has done for me is more than I could ask for.


I don't like my sons music, his clothes or his appearance. But I found a better understanding of him through this film. I wish to thank David and Keith for making such a wonderful film.”

 
Talia Wrote:
Great stuff!! Baietti is sick as the devil. A combination of wise guy vampire.
Completely original! Stay as the dorky teach is amazing. The two have great
chemistry, great lines and perfect timing. My faith has been restored in the
film industry. This movie was acknowledged for its ingenuity and creativity.
For two people (Stay and Grenning) to pull something like this off is a reel/real
accomplishment and for the movie to be nominated and awarded at the AOF
speaks volumes about the artistic thread that that runs through our industry.
Great job to all involved. 

John Ravins Wrote:

What a movie. This is so great. How the hell did Stay & Grening pull this off?
I can see why it won the AOF Film Festival of 2009. This could easily run at
midnight showings across the country as a Cult Classic as the producers like
to call it. They would gather a following quickly.

 

I still don’t know how they pulled this off? Grening is hysterical at the ending
credits. Great, great job and for the AOF to acknowledge this film that was up
against the so called ‘Big Boys” is so great!!!

 

Dee Silva Wrote:

Alright already. What is all this talk about? I have been seeing this film eat up the pages of Google like it was a $500 million dollar picture. All the talk around town too? How could this be? Beats out major competition in the AOF Film Festival and wins? Best Horror Film?

 

I am a Producer in LA for 20 years and a filmmaker. I am at a loss for words here at the way Stay and Grening handled this film.

 

Well….I saw it and now you have to. Only then will you appreciate what it has to offer. It is genuine and real. This is filmmaking. Real filmmaking. The camera and the actor.
I was shocked and I still am.

                                                                                                                            
Aly Gagliardi Wrote:
I’m glad I found this site. I saw this movie at my friend’s house. He was in it, but he didn’t tell me. This movie is great. And not just because my friend is in it, because it is. Period. It’s way cool. It didn’t scare the crap out of me or gross me out either like other horror movies do. That is not what this movie is about.

I liked it so much that I’m looking it up all over the internet right now. That’s what bought me here. Tons of links.

What a story behind the making of this movie. The ending credits are really interesting and take you into the making of the movie with out-takes. Those guys went through some serious stuff making this movie. Well worth a look. Don’t miss it. Glad I didn’t.

Alan Steiner Wrote:
Wow, is all I can say. 2 wins in a row. And both for Best Horror Film of 2009. That in itself says something about this film. I read that it is the only Horror film of 2009 to have achieved this. I found myself smiling. I’ve been following the Sphere of the Lycanthrope since the 2009 Action on Film Festival which it won Best Horror Film on July 30th. I sent an e-mail to one of the producers and he responded within minutes. I couldn’t believe it. These are genuine filmmakers who have something here that stands in a class by itself. It’s being noticed too, otherwise why back to back Best Feature Film awards?

I’ve seen it 3 times and each time I am even more impressed. I find myself asking friends and associates if the have seen this film yet. Then I lend them mine because they’re too cheap to buy it. Actually they’re too cheap to buy anything they can borrow. You guys are great and I hope that The Sphere of the Lycanthrope continues to win Film Festivals like it has already done twice. So unimaginable is the fact that it’s beating out films that cost insane money to produce. The real shame would have been if this film was never completed. It gives hope to all filmmakers that talent still can produce amazing results with dedication to the art.

SOME COMMENTS FROM THE PREMIERE AT THE
ACTION ON FILM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Jaye Maynard Said:
"Hilarious, surprising, seat jumping, different, (thank you) and just as it states, KICK ASS!"

Perry Mann Said:
“David Stay definitely kicks ass as does this movie. Rock on David!”

Joel Gonzales Said:
"This movie will crack you up and blow your mind!"

Kenny Huff Said:
"I Really didn’t know what to expect, but I really didn’t expect that (The SOTL). F***ing AYE!"

Ford Austin Said:
“He wanted to make a Cult Classic, and he did.”

                          
The MAN Behind the Camera of the 
                                                 SOTL
                 
                 
                                 KEITH GRENING

The Young MAN Behind the SOTL Title Designs AND! The Original Digital Score for the NIGHTMARE Sequence.
                        

                       JORDAN A. GRENING. Rock On! JAG   


                       THE AOF AWARDS CEREMONY
   
                D with Kim Coates                          Ladies and Gentlemen
                                                                HELLBOY Himself Ron Perlman

   
         SEXY COLD MEDINA                     RED Carpet w/ Janelle Frese

   
          ACTRESS BABES                      
The MAN himself Del Weston

                                 The SOTLOWN it NOW! 
   YOU WONT REGRET IT - THEN AGAIN YOU MIGHT, BUT FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS!

Own your copy of the SOTL. No shrooms or weed necessary as it is a natural high but, a few tricks couldn't hurt. Rock on!             
 

                               
   ANIME POSTER COURTESY ZACH RAW CHECK HIM OUT:
       http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/zach.raw

                 CONTACT The SOTL:  thesotl2009@gmail.com 
                   
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                                         GARY KRISS 
                                 Original Soundtrack RECKLESS
                                 available exclusively at
 www.recklessnofrills.com 

           
A QUOTE FROM David Stay:
"I set out to make a movie for close to nothing and to make a statement. Just imagine what I could do with a real budget."

                        

                    The SOTL blows up Florida!

Published on: Monday, August 10, 2009

Local man's horror film wins award

Keith Grening has had his first taste of cinematic success, and he wouldn't mind another.

The horror film he and a friend shot nearly 20 years ago was not only finally completed this year, but it also won an award recently at a California film festival.

"We had a vision," said Grening, 50, of Port Charlotte. "We never let go of it."

"Sphere of the Lycanthrope," written and directed by David Stay, won Best Horror Film at the recent Action on Film Festival in Pasadena, beating out films like "Sawblade" and "It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To." It also was nominated for special effects and costume design awards.

"I'm so delighted and happy," said Grening, who has worked in the car business for 25 years. "If it all were to end today, it would be fine; and I'm thrilled, but it's not ending."

Grening said his phone has "been ringing off the hook" since awareness of the film has spread through the Internet. He and Stay are even looking for financing for the sequel, "The Sphere of Antondioquazgaa."

The project began in 1991 when Grening and his friend Stay, after making a couple of short films, decided to try a feature-length movie.

"We wrote a film and set out to do it with basically no budget," Grening said.

The film, which stars Stay as a high school teacher who becomes a werewolf to get revenge on a gang of thugs, was shot "guerilla-style" in various locations around New York. Grening was a producer, director of photography and sole cameraman. The lower-than-low budget -- about $7,000 -- meant having to improvise, such as the dream sequence that resulted from putting mayonnaise-smeared Saran Wrap from his tunafish lunch over the camera lens.

"It was me and my buddy and 300 dedicated people who worked for nothing," he said.

Shooting wrapped in 1992, but the film remained unfinished for the better part of two decades. In that time, Grening and his wife, Melissa, had triplet sons -- Justin, Jordan and Jason -- and moved to Florida.

Grening didn't think that much about the movie until he got a call from Stay while attending the Florida International Airshow in March.

"He said, 'Sphere's gonna happen,'" Grening recalled. "I couldn't believe it. I literally started to shake."

Stay had found an editor to finish the movie. Grening's 11-year-old son Jordan even got involved, creating the film's titles, credits and electronic score on his computer.

"The movie's awesome," Jordan said.

And on June 23, 18 years after first hatching the idea with his friend, Grening finally held a copy of the finished film in his hands.

"At this point, I was floored."

But not as floored as when he heard about the film festival award. Grening couldn't believe their microbudget, nearly 20-year-old horror film won against new movies with bigger budgets and digital effects.

Knowing the film probably won't win any Oscars, Grening said they're hoping it will become a "cult classic."

"People are talking about this being the next 'Rocky Horror' or 'Blair Witch,'" he said.

Grening said he'd like to hold free screenings of the film at area theaters and have a booth at Gilchrist Park on Halloween to hand out DVDs and posters.

"I'd like to give something back to the community," he said.

And what's next?

"I'm a car man, raising a family," Grening said. "What's gonna happen? Anything can happen, anything can happen."

The "pre-release" DVD can be purchased at www.davidstay.com/SPHEREOFTHELYCANTHROPE.php, or e-mail kgrening@comcast.net for more information about the official release. The movie's trailer can be seen on Youtube.

E-mail: overbey@sun-herald.com

By GARRY OVERBEY

Deputy Charlotte Editor 

 

overbey@sun-herald.com  

By GARRY OVERBEY
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                                                                  &

                                                
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the-lycanthrope/#comments


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                  INTERVIEW WITH DAVID STAY WITH INDRID 13 FROM
                                         
                          CHECK EM OUT - www.cathode13.blogspot.com

Saturday, September 26, 2009

“You don’t do it for the money…you do it because you love it!” A Conversation with David Stay

By indrid13

David Stay is the genuine article. He is a creative tour de force that creates not for financial gain, but for a burning desire to express himself, no matter the toll it may take. I was fortunate to get a chance to speak with David, as he is about to appear in two incredible projects, Ford (Attitude for Destruction) Austin’s Dahmer vs. Gacy and his self-directed feature Sphere of the Lycanthrope.

First of all, let me say thank you for agreeing to this interview! Let’s start off with a few questions about your latest projects. What can you tell us about Dahmer vs. Gacy?

David: Ford Austin directed and stars in the movie, and it’s full of blood and comedy. It is a dark dark dark comedy. I have a small role in the film as Rob Phillips. I decided to read Rob as gay, Ford agreed. After further speculation of the character I figured if I were going to insult the gay community, why not insult the deaf community as well. I surprised them with  the rehearsal take and everyone thought it was hilarious! So there I was in a kimono, and combat boots…flaming gay and just going (at this point, David does an impression of his character that is both impossible to transcribe and hilarious)!! Ford said, “Let’s do it!!” Rob is the only guy in history to be murdered by both Dahmer and Gacy by the way!

What can you tell us about the shooting of Dahmer vs. Gacy?

David: I filmed for one day. The filming took place in a disgusting, dilapidated house. The house looked condemned, but in a nice neighborhood though! And, every time blood is involved, I get hurt. I tore up my knees on some gravel while being stabbed to death by the infamous serial killers (on this shoot)!

When will Dahmer vs. Gacy be available to the public?
David: It should be out in 2010.

You and Ford Austin and Keith Grening just finished another project, Sphere of the Lycanthrope (written, directed and starring David and produced by Ford and Keith Grening his East coast partner and Producer). Can you tell us a little about this project?

David: The film was completed in 1992! It took 18 years to get it out! The film seemed cursed. My car died, my girlfriend left me for being so obsessed with the project, and people stole my money! We were trying to create a new genre, the Thrillomedy. The film is pretty funny, until the teacher, John Hammond, transforms…then it isn’t funny anymore! I wanted to build audience anticipation. The Beast does not appear until the last 22 minutes of the film and the film runs 103 minutes, so there is action about every 20 minutes or so to keep building the audiences anticipation (for the monstrous climax). The film was completed for around 10,000 dollars!! I
set out to make a new cult classic! An new genre of film, the THRILLOMEDY. The moto of the film is "This movie will kick your ASS!"  

The film seems to contain a lot of physicality on your behalf.

David: I didn’t intend to play the role of John Hammond, I just wanted to direct it and produce it and do the fight and stunt choreography, but after auditioning a few guys Keith turned to me and explained we were using high school and college kids, and I don’t care what kind of release they signed, if they got hurt we would be in real trouble, you have to play the lead. As far as the fight sequences I didn’t want the fights to be like the ones in 100,000 million dollar movies with a ton of cuts and you can’t tell what is going on. I wanted every punch thrown to be seen! I actually damaged my kidneys and ended up peeing blood from one of the stunts in the film. You can actually see that in an outtake that plays during the credits. The credits actually run about 15 minutes to show all the outtakes. I think that every movie should show their outtakes, even a film like Schindler’s List! Well, maybe not Schindlers List.

The film is starting to get a lot of attention recently as well!

David: Absolutely, we actually won the 2009 Action on Film International Film Festival Award for Best Horror Feature of 2009 (one of the top honors)! By the way, Ford Austin, members of the cast and myself will be signing copies of the DVD at Dark Delicacies http://www.darkdel.com/ located at 4213 W. Burbank in Burbank CA. at 2PM on Saturday, September 26th!!

I really wanted to touch on a subject that is very close to my heart, and that is your role as Mandarr in the classic (my favorite, in fact) 80’s TV show Photon. How did you come to be involved with the show?
                               
David: I had a friend, who was going to Japan (where Photon was partially shot, as well as in Los Angeles) and he said, “Why don’t you come with me?” I said “Are you nuts!!” But, I had been reading the trade papers since I was 14, I was 24 at the time, and I saw an ad about a TV show that was casting in Japan, so I decided to go. I found a manager I auditioned for the role of (hero) Bohdi Li, and 2 hours later I was informed that I got the part of Mandarr the lead bad guy (I almost always play the bad guy)! For 3 months before the production began, I was the first American bartender in the history of the Hard Rock Café in Tokyo, the bartenders were all business boring and the clientelle were quiet and too behaved. This is the Hard Rock Cafe right?! Well, before I took my leave to start filming, I had the bartenders spinning and throwing bottles, I was spinning bottles way before "Cocktail", I would blow fires at the end of the night and the place was rockin like never before, people were actually having a blast as they should have been! Production on Photon began. They had all of the character concept sketches lying out when I arrived, and the sketch for Mandarr looked exactly like me, and the artists hadn’t even seen me!! So I assume it was a no brainer as soon as I walked in as long as I could act! We shot 26 episodes in 8 months. The show was created by the guy who created the Photon game and centers from Texas where they originated then spread through the US, We were going to be picked up for an additional 26 episodes, but the centers started closing down. I would call my family 8,000 miles away and tell them to watch this show, and I didn’t tell them what it was about, or what I did on it. It was a way to stay connected with my family, whom I am very close with! When I returned to the US, mothers and children would come up to me and recognize me as Mandarr! It really was like Power Rangers, but way before it’s time. 
 

So, what does the future hold for David Stay?

David: I’m currently working on getting backing for the sequel to Sphere of the Lycanthrope, the sequel contains a sphere forbidden to speak. The statement I wanted to make with The Sphere of the Lycanthrope was simply that, if I could make this movie for under $10,000 incorporating hundreds of people, motorcycle gangs, spines ripped out ect...and win two acclaimed awards, just imagine what I could do with a real budget. I am really not big on sequels, but this one is completely different and will kick your ass harder then The SOTL. I will even give my word with a modest budget, the sequel will make at least $50,000,000. So if there are any investors reading this, contact me and let's discuss the possibilities. Anyway Indrid, gotta jump, and do me a favor, ROCK ON!

I just want to add what an honor it was to be able to interview David. I urge everyone who to visit
www.davidstay.com, click on the Sphere of the Lycanthrope link to learn all about The SOTL and David’s other projects, and be sure to get your copy of this CULT CLASSIC, The Sphere of the Lycanthrope!!
(Thanks to Ford Austin for making this interview possible)

Professor Brian O'Blivion

We here at the Cathode Ray would like to congratulate our friends David Stay, Ford Austin, and Keith Grening for winning the award for Best Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy feature at the 2009 Tulsa Script 2 Screen Independent Film Festival for Sphere of the Lycanthrope! This is the second award this year (Sphere of the Lycanthrope also won Best Horror Feature Film at the Action on Film awards this past August!!) that the film has won!! To find out what all the buzz is about, or to order your own copy of Sphere of the Lycanthrope, head on over to http://www.davidstay.com! Also, check out indrid13's interview with David Stay, right here in our interview section!!  


                                            BREAKING NEWS!
This just in!! David Stay has been nominated for Best Actor in a Feature Film at the 2009 Tulsa Script 2 Screen Independent Film Festival for his role in The Sphere of the Lycanthrope!!

SOTL PRESS RELEASES:


For Immediate Release:

October 14th, 2009
Hollywood, Ca. 90028
 

The SPHERE of the LYCANTHROPE

Continues to Fascinate Audiences


A Concerned Parent Speaks Out

 

With more than fifty thousand search results on Google, the buzz for the cult hit film, “The Sphere of the Lycanthrope,” continues to build. The film has already captured “Best Horror Film,” awards at both festivals it has entered. “Sphere is one of the most talked about films on horror sites and blogs alike.  

 

According to producer/director/writer/star David Stay, perhaps the most gratifying thing about making this film is the fact that the movie is being enjoyed by audiences of all ages. In fact, according to one blogger on the Indy movie blog Guestar (http://guestar.wordpress.com), Sphere is even bringing families closer together, when Stay read the following, he said it choked him up a bit:

 

Posted by a Parent on October 12th, 2000


S. Renert

Finally I found a place where I can say something about this film. My son has a copy of this film (all of his friends have it), after about the 10th time he and his friends watched it at my house, I found myself sitting in and having a good time too. It has been years since I have been able to do this with my son and never in conjunction with his friends. I was reciting lines from the film along with them. Like who could say it first and who remembered it quicker, and then we all laughed. ( I was teary eyed ) I haven't done this since "Rocky Horror Show" with my wife back in the 70's. I don't like horror movies. But this really isn't one of those cheap, kill em' off one at a time movies. It's enjoyable to watch and the effects/music are great. How could a film so small have such a huge impact on my life? I could care less. What it has done for me is more than I could ask for.


I don't like my sons music, his clothes or his appearance. But I found a better understanding of him through this film. I wish to thank David and Keith for making such a wonderful film.”

 

“The Sphere of the Lycanthrope,” is also being compared to films such as ”Zombieland’ for its action/comedy attributes, and “Paranormal Activity” for its ultra low budget. Described by Stay and co-producer Keith Grening and also director of photography as a ‘Thrillomody,” the film was produced for nearly the same budget as “Paranormal Activity,” although The SOTL employed over one hundred and fifty actors, was shot in over six different locations including Italy. The producers are continuing “Wow” audiences at independent film festivals all over the world and are currently seeking backers for the sequel, “THE SPHERE of ANTONDIOQUAZGAA,” (a sphere forbidden to speak) and a movie that is guaranteed to kick your ass harder then The SOTL.

 

To learn more or contact the producers go to www.davidstay.com or right to the SOTL page at http://davidstay.com/SPHEREOFTHELYCANTHROPE.php.

 

For Immediate Release:

10 / 7 / 2009
 

  Sphere of the Lycanthrope –1st Horror Feature 

Film to Win Back-to-Back Film Festival Awards in

                                      2009

 

By winning the Tulsa Script -2- Screen Film Festival’s Best Horror Sci-Fi Fantasy Feature of 2009, “The Sphere of The Lycanthrope,” has become the first horror film of 2009 to win multiple Best Picture Awards.  The film also won the best Horror Feature Film award at the Action on Film International Film Festival in Pasadena CA, in August of this year.

 

The Sphere of the Lycanthrope was also nominated for two other AOF awards: Best Special Effects, and Best Costume Design, as well as a Best Actor nomination at the Script -2- Screen Film Festival for the film’s writer/producer/director/star:  David Stay.

 

The Script -2- Screen Film Festival held this year on the campus of Tulsa Community College, in Tulsa Oklahoma, ran from October 1 through October 4, 2009 and featured over twenty feature films from independent filmmakers from all over the country. You can view the producers acceptance speech at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMigg_mvt8I. or at www.davidstay.com under the Sphere of Lycanthrope link.                        

 

When reached for comment, Stay said: “After all the blood, sweat and tears, literally, I could not be happier with the overwhelming acceptance, acknowledgment and of course back to back coveted awards. Then being nominated for a Best Actor award really sent me over the top. I can’t thank everyone, and I mean hundreds for their support and the stand they took for me and making all this happen, specifically Keith Grening my Director of Photography, Ford Austin one of my Executive Producers, Jason Peri my Editor, Matt Chasin, my family, hey the list goes on. You know who you are. My days are now consumed writing the sequel which will kick your ass harder then the Lycanthrope with a whole new Sphere. Finally, New York, my true home, keep your fingers crossed that The SOTL will be showing at the NYC Horror Fest in November. Rock on!”
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Sphere of the Lycanthrope Wins the Action on
Film International Film Festival Award for

Best Horror Film 2009.

 

A film 18 years in the making, Sphere of the Lycanthrope, stunned the competition
and captured the coveted Best Horror Film award at the 2009 Action on Film Festival.

 

The festival, now in its fifth year, was held at the Westin Hotel in Pasadena. Other
winners included films Acts of Violence, Liminal, Outrage and Victory Day. Winning
performers included actors Ron Perlman, Kim Coats and Raymond J Barry. Film
 legends James Lew and W. Morgan Shepard were also among the award winners.

 

Described by its producers as a “Thrillomody,”  The Sphere of the Lycanthrope was
also nominated for two other AOF awards: Best Special Effects, and Best Costume
Design.
In the Best Horror Film category, Sphere of the Lycanthrope defeated films, “Its
My Party and I’ll Die if I Want To,” “Text” “Sawblade” and “Dark Spirits”.

 

Perhaps the most stunning fact about this award winning film is that despite being an 18
year project, it cost the film’s producers less than $15,000 to make. The filmmakers
are currently seeking investors for the sequel, “THE SPHERE of
ANTONDIOQUAZGAA.”
To learn more or contact the producers go to:

 

Contact: thesotl@gmail.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                           
June 18th, 2009

T M & I, Inc.

8730 Wilshire Blvd.

Beverly Hills, Ca. 90211

MOVIE RELEASE -“The Sphere of the Lycanthrope”

www.mattsmarketing.com 
 
                         
THE BIRTH OF A CULT CLASSIC
           
THE BIRTH OF A NEW GENRE, A THRILLOMEDY

 

T M & I, Inc. and David Stay in association with Angry Baby Monkey Pictures
present the World Premier of “The Sphere of the Lycanthrope” on July 26th,
2009, 8:30pm in the Action on Film International Film Festival at the Regency Theater,
1003 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, Ca. 91106 - 626-229-9400.

John Hammond - David Stay - (“Photon”, “Dahmer -vs- Gacy”, “Tres Caminos”)
is a high school professor transferred to another school for delving into some dark
practices. Upon arriving at Meckalecha High, he finds it is terrorized by a nasty
gang of thugs led by Calvin Cooks (Aronne Baietti), best know as the Devil. After
his back is against the wall and he realizes no one will take a stand against them,
John Hammond the mild mannered professor swallows the Sphere, transforms into
a ravishing beast and takes on the punks in a bloody rampage. If you dig cult “wha
wha wha what!” classics, you will love this. “The Sphere of the Lycanthrope”
is a movie lost for 18 years. Cursed mind you, and now the curse has been lifted.

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In April of 1991 David Stay sat down with his partner Keith Grening
and one of Keith’s former teachers Bob Ketler, from Mount Vernon High School.
They set out to discuss the possibilities of making a short film utilizing the High
School as a backdrop. Over dinner Bob, the liaison from the school seems to be
quite gung ho! Needless to say, over espresso after a lovely Italian meal, David
has access to the school for a total of 10 days after hours and weekends, to
produce a full length feature. Who’d a thunk. Only problem, as there wasn’t
even a concept for the short film, only a meeting to see if they could build one
around the location, there is not a twinkle of an idea for a 90 minute movie.

 
At the time David was working for the DA’s Office out of Brooklyn New York
as a bodyguard. While securing a family harassed by death threats during a strike
situation with the New York Post he sat in his car and having starred in a classic
cult TV series (Photon), his mind was set to create a CULT CLASSIC himself,
yet in the form of a feature. Suddenly there was a moment and “The Sphere of the
Lycanthrope” was born somewhere between his ears, as well as the birth of a
new genre of film, a THRILLOMEDY. For the next 4 months he wrote, scheduled,
coordinated, cast, and budgeted the entire movie from 7PM – 7AM in his Mercury
Cougar on a desolate street in Flatbush Brooklyn.

 

In August he quit the DA’s Office and began production.

 

In March of 1992, David’s car is dead, his girlfriend left him, he has no job, he has
no money, and he is peeing blood from bruised kidneys sustained from the fight
sequences.  But, “The Sphere of the Lycanthrope” is in the CAN!   

 

Well, it continued to go downhill from there. As the history of the curse is fascinating
and will be disclosed in more detail during future interviews, let’s make a long story
short, over the next 18 years David would revisit the piece for about 6 more years
intermittently. Every approach and avenue led to some disaster either with budget
restriction, timing, fires, floods, no fooling, but mostly, flakey individuals without a
concept of integrity, let alone word and adding insult to injury by taking his money
and running. Ya gotta love La LA Land.

 

Alas, over Christmas of 2008 the curse was lifted and the New Year brought the
final visit to an idea and dream envisioned almost two decades earlier. The stars
aligned, the right alliance was established and on June 17th, 2009 at 2:38 pm,
“The Sphere of the Lycanthrope” was DONE!!! It is destine to become a
CULT CLASSIC in every sense of the term. It will go down in history as it should
since it is an absolute true testament to the concept of perseverance. Now here
is the kicker, albeit his blood sweat and quite a few tears, with the help of literally
hundreds, David Stay created the entire piece for under $15,000. Once you
see it, you will understand the “Wow!” factor.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

June 20th, 2009

T M & I, Inc.

8730 Wilshire Blvd.

Beverly Hills, Ca. 90211 

MOVIE RELEASE -“The Sphere of the Lycanthrope”

www.mattsmarketing.com 

                THE BIRTH OF A CULT CLASSIC
 
THE BIRTH OF A NEW GENRE, A THRILLOMEDY

 

T M & I, Inc. and David Stay in association with Angry Baby Monkey Pictures
present the World Premier of “The Sphere of the Lycanthrope” on July 26th,
2009, 8:30pm during the Action on Film International Film Festival at the Regency
Theater, 1003 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA. 91106 - 626-229-9400.

 

In 1991, David Stay set out to make a movie on a shoestring. With the help of his
family and friends, his partner Keith Grening, his brother Larry as an Associate
Producer his buddy Joe Mallon and a myriad of people, hundreds mind you, in the
Spring of 1992 and $8000 later, shooting was complete and he was on his way to
finishing his first full length feature. Step one - movie in can. It can’t take to long to
get it edited and completed, right? Wrong! Little did he know the obscene obstacles
he would face.

 

Over the next 17 years he would revisit the possibility of getting his movie completed,
spending another 6 years intermittently only to meet with disappointment by flakey
individuals taking his money and wasting his time based on promises only not to deliver.
Then in 2006 he meets Dave Parmentor, he pays him $1000 to dump his movie on a
hard drive and digitally render it. The curse was lifted. Right? Wrong. A year in a half
later David is kicking in the door of Parmentors boat to kidnap him and get his movie
back. He gets his movie back but no hard drives, another $1000 down the drain. The
curse continues and The SOTL goes back into limbo and David cries.

 
Then, in late 2008 the clouds part, the sun shines and the trumpets blare! The curse
is lifted and the master mind alliance somehow comes together. His best bud Ford
Austin (Director Producer Angry Baby Monkey Pictures) says we have to get this
done. Jason Peri Editor Extraordinaire gets on board. Gary Kriss from the 80’s
band Reckless who also helped in production all those years ago and Urban
Grunge Artist Krash lend their music. Keith Grening from 3000 miles away lends
a hand as well and on June 17th, 2009 at 2:38 pm The Sphere of the Lycanthrope
was DONE. Long live the SPHERE!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

June 22nd, 2009

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8730 Wilshire Blvd.

Beverly Hills, Ca. 90211

MOVIE RELEASE -“The Sphere of the Lycanthrope”
www.mattsmarketing.com 

                                  
THE BIRTH OF A CULT CLASSIC
                 
THE BIRTH OF A NEW GENRE, THE THRILLOMEDY


T M & I, Inc. and David Stay in association with Angry Baby Monkey Pictures
present the World Premier of “The Sphere of the Lycanthrope” on July 26th,
2009 at 8:30pm during the Action on Film International Film Festival at the Regency
Theater, 1003 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA. 91106 - 626-229-9400

Everything happens for a reason. The story line of “The Sphere of the Lycanthrope” was not first conceptualized in 1991 to be designed as a political satire. But, now in 2009 it comes across as just that. It is a classic version of good verses evil with a twist. The BAD guy truly believes he is righteous. Everyone from the obtuse to the educated allows him to carry on with his mind bending tyranny. When all is said and done, everyone except him knows the truth. Or does he? Unfortunately, it is too late as many suffer and perish in the end. He is out of his mind and with no chance of him seeing the error of his way. Our HERO must take him out.

 

“The Sphere of the Lycanthrope” is destined to become a CULT CLASSIC in
every sense of the term. It will go down in history as it currently reflects the sign
of the times on a downscaled environment.

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John Hammond -David Stay - (“Photon”, “Dahmer –vs- Gacy”, “Tres Caminos”)
is a high school professor transferred to another school for delving into some dark
practices. Upon arriving at Meckalecha High, he finds it is terrorized by a nasty
gang of thugs led by Calvin Cooks - (Aronne Baietti), best know as the Devil.
After his back is against the wall and he realizes no one will take a stand against
them, John Hammond the mild mannered professor swallows the Sphere,
transforms into a ravishing beast and takes on the punks in a bloody rampage.
If you dig cult “wha wha wha what!” classics, you will love this. “The Sphere of
the Lycanthrope” is a movie lost for 18 years. Cursed mind you, and now the
curse has been lifted.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 24th, 2009
T M & I, Inc.
8730 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, Ca. 90211
MOVIE RELEASE -“The Sphere of the Lycanthrope” 
www.mattsmarketing.com

                              THE BIRTH OF A CULT CLASSIC
               THE BIRTH OF A NEW GENRE, THE THRILLOMEDY 

T M & I, Inc. and David Stay in association with Angry Baby Monkey Pictures
present the World Premier of “The Sphere of the Lycanthrope” on July 26th,
2009 at 8:30pm, during the Action on Film International Film Festival at the Regency
Theater, 1003 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA. 91106 - 626-229-9400

Although it may have taken 18 years to complete, in late 2008 the stars aligned,
the right alliance was established and with the help of Ford Austin (Producer),
Jason Peri (Editor), Gary Kriss and Urban Grunge Artist KRASH (Music) –
“The Sphere of the Lycanthrope” was DONE!!! It is destine to become a
CULT CLASSIC in every sense of the term. It will make you laugh definitely,
it will shock you, it will scare you, and you might not cry but may get choked up.
It will go down in history as it should since it is an absolute true testament to the
concept of perseverance. Now here is the kicker, albeit his blood sweat and
quite a few tears, with the help of literally hundreds, and the support of Ford
Austin Producer Director Extraordinaire, David Stay created the entire piece
for under $15,000. Once you see it, you will understand the “Wow!” factor!
   

HEY! Keep your eye out in 2010 for....

THE SPHERE of ANTONDIOQUAZGAA
Where I look forward to KICKING your ASS again! 
NOW ROCK ON!

D~ 

CONTACT US  -  thesotl@gmail.com

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