Gregory Blair’s “Deadly Revisions” – Success Story

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Actor, Director and Playwright, Gregory Blair, was part of the Snipler: 30 Second Pitch category at the 2012 New Media Film Festival. Sniplers – snippets of a trailer – are 30 second spots that are the stepping stones to get films funded, made and viewed in a longer format. Blair screened the trailer for his upcoming horror film, Deadly Revisions, initially titled Scare Tactics. Deadly Revisions stars Bill Oberst Jr. as, Grafton Torn, a horror writer and filmmaker who mysteriously wakes up from a coma having no recollection of the events that lead to his coma.

Blair’s prospective backers were so impressed with his pitch at the New Media Film Festival, they decided to fund the feature length version of Deadly Revisions. The film began pre-production in 2012 and had its world premiere in Los Angeles in January of 2013. The film was also Blair’s directorial debut. Deadly Revisions was received positively by critics and received multiple awards including Best Narrative Feature at the Los Angeles Film Awards, Best Screenplay at the Terror Film Festival, and Best Picture at the Flicker Awards.

Honoring Stories Worth Telling


About New Media Film Festival

ABOUT NEW MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL: The Best in New Media: What’s New, What’s Next …honoring stories worth telling. "For those uncomfortable of the term 'new media,' fear not. This is a festival that makes the cutting edge accessible by seamlessly weaving the tried and true with the next wave. Perhaps best exemplified by 21-year-old opening night musician Charles Eliasch singing 19t- century opera by Bellini immediately followed by a presentation of edgy 3D films. So what is 'new media' exactly? Festival founder Susan Johnston defines it as "infinite possibilities." While that may seem broad, new media is broad. It's a vast realm with ever-changing tools and techniques encompassing any emerging methods of producing, delivering, and viewing of content from now into the unforeseeable future. The festival's categories might present the clearest picture of what new media can consist of. While there are no features on the schedule, webseries ("the new TV shows" says Johnston), animation, music videos, shorts, APPs and documentaries abound. In addition, technology is represented by categories including Shot on Red, mobile (cellphone created), machinima (video for the gamer lifestyle featuring 3D real time graphics and judged in competition by none other than the creator of Star Wars' R2D2), STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math - cool, educational programming on the digital space), Sniplers (30-second snippets of trailers), and Trailers - which, in the new media cinemascape, are statements in and of themselves - as important as the feature they are encapsulating." - Huffington Post 20 Categories - $45,000 in Awards, Screening, Distribution Opportunities. Meet the Filmmakers, Celebrities and Industry Leaders at the festival. Submit year round. Attend in June in Los Angeles CA
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