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UDMPAwardsIn 2009 I worked as Production Designer and Art Director on the Science Fiction Horror Thriller webseries, UNIVERSAL DEAD. It starred Doug Jones, Gary Graham, and D.B. Sweeney.

It was written and produced by my bro and long-time Feo Amante’s Horror Thriller alumni, Kelly Parks, and released as a webseries in 2010, where it became an Internet hit.

Eventually, Kelly had it re-edited into a short film, and it began sweeping film festivals, finally winning the 2013 winning the LAWebfest, and competed in the Marseilles, France Worldfest (representing the U.S.), later that year.

Now UNIVERSAL DEAD is again nominated in a film festival, and the San Diego Film Awards have nominated me for Best Costume and Makeup.

You know, I’ve been so focused on helping UNIVERSAL DEAD  become a TV series or feature film, I never gave any thought to the idea of my winning an award.

Yet now that I know I’m nominated? I want to win!

If you’re in the San Diego area and plan to attend, IF  I should  win, my award will be accepted by Kelly Parks.

News by E.C. McMullen Jr.

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Also look for my story Cedo Looked Like People, in the 2013 anthology, FEAR THE REAPER, edited by Joe Mynhardt and available in Paperback and eBook.



pb300The San Diego Comic-Con begins with a premiere on Wednesday night and goes full throttle on Thursday, July 12!

This year I’ll be supporting my new eBook, PERPETUAL BULLET as well as Kelly Parks’ DRAWING DEAD and Jimmy Diggs’ SPOTLIGHT ON CRYPTO-HISTORY.

In support of writer and producer Kelly Parks, upcoming Horror Thriller movie, DRAWING DEAD, he and I will be in the autograph area of the Sail Pavilion at the convention center, Table AA20 .

DRAWING DEAD will star Doug Jones (PAN’S LABYRINTH, HELLBOY), Gary Graham (ALIEN NATION [TV], STAR TREK ENTERPRISE [TV], ROBOT JOX), and Chris Staviski (CHILLERAMA). It will be directed by Colin Cunningham (THE 6th DAY, STARGATE SG-1 [TV], Steven Spielberg’s FALLING SKIES [TV]).

DRAWING DEAD will also feature a score by Boris Zelkin (DEAD OF NIGHT, MIND GAMES, IF… DOG… RABBIT, UNIVERSAL DEAD), SFX Make-up by Johnnie Saiko (HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN, STARGATE, THE 6th DAY, AVPR: ALIENS VS PREDATOR: REQUIEM), and Art Direction by E.C. McMullen Jr (Yeah, dat’s right!). I also designed the marketing materials from cards to movie poster. Autographs will go from 10:00am to 2:30pm. Expect special guests and maybe even a few surprises!

Then it is PERPETUAL BULLET time!
From 1:30pm to 2:30pm, I’ll be away from the autograph area on the SELF-PUBLISHING: Exploring the E-Frontier. This will be in Room 4 of the convention center and will also feature Star Trek Deep Space Nine and Star Trek Voyager writer, Jimmy Diggs! Also onboard will be Babylon 5 and Sliders writer, Marc Zicree! The panel is moderated by writer Mark O’Bannon.

We will cover both indie writing for publishing as well as writing indie writing for movies. While on the panel, I’ll be there to support my eBook, PERPETUAL BULLET as well as Jimmy’s and my production of SPOTLIGHT ON CRYPTO-HISTORY.

For the rest of time, we will be enjoying the largest genre convention in the world!

WOO HOO! I LOVE the San Diego Comic-Con!


Exciting developments are happening with our Steam Punk Science Fiction series, “Spotlight On Crypto-History”.

We are starting to draw attention from some parties who have caught word of what we are doing.  Currently, we are associating with Michael Collins at Lolly Lane Studios in Lemon Grove, CA.

Jimmy Digg’s Spotlight on Crypto-History is a series of interviews with some of our past’s most dynamic figures, which soon becomes a critical mission to preserve the timeline they must create.

Who are the Crypto-Historians? They are temporal adventurers from different eras of earth’s past. We are to history what Indiana Jones is to Archeology.

If you are visiting the San Diego Comic-con this year, come see the panel, SELF-PUBLISHING: Exploring the E-Frontier! Thursday, May 12 from 1:30 to 2:30pm in Room 4 of the Convention Center. Panelists include Writer, Artist, and filmmaker, E.C. “Feo Amante” McMullen Jr. (horrorthriller.com, PERPETUAL BULLET), Writer & Actor Jimmy Diggs (STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE, STAR TREK VOYAGER), and Writer Marc Zicree (STAR TREK: NEXT GENERATION, BABYLON 5, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, SLIDERS). Panel is hosted by Writer & game designer Mark O’Bannon (FANTASY IMPERIUM, THE DREAM CRYSTAL).

E.C. McMullen Jr. and Jimmy Diggs

E.C. McMullen Jr. and Jimmy Diggs

Earlier on Thursday, starting at 10:00am, I’ll also be at the Sail Pavilion at the DRAWING DEAD autograph booth AA20 with screenwriter and movie producer Kelly Parks (THE CRUSADER, UNIVERSAL DEAD, the upcoming THE SORROW). DRAWING DEAD is in pre-production. My poster design for DRAWING DEAD will be autographed for free! DRAWING DEAD will star Doug Jones (PAN’S LABYRINTH, HELLBOY), Gary Graham (HOLLYWOOD KNIGHTS, ALIEN NATION, ROBOT JOX, STAR TREK ENTERPRISE), and Chris Staviski (CHILLERAMA). DRAWING DEAD will be directed by Colin Cunningham (THE 6th DAY, DaVINCI’S INQUEST, Steven Spielberg’s FALLING SKIES).

DRAWING DEAD will also feature music by composer Boris Zelkin (IF… DOG… RABBIT, UNIVERSAL DEAD) and Special Effects Make-up by Johnnie Saiko (HOLLOW MAN, THE 6th DAY, MONSTER MAN [TV]).

The DRAWING DEAD autograph booth will go from 10:00am to 2:00pm and is expected to have surprise guests dropping by!


Poster for DRAWING DEAD by Feo AmanteDefinition –
Poker term: when there is no dealer card left that can give you a winning hand.

You are Drawing Dead!

Kelly Parks and I have worked together on various projects from way back. He was my first movie reviewer for Feo Amante’s Horror Thriller. He produced my short film, LAST CALL. He wrote, produced, and directed most of the series, THE CRUSADER. He wrote and produced the web series, UNIVERSAL DEAD. And he produced the upcoming feature film, THE SORROW. The current feature he and I are working on is DRAWING DEAD. Kelly is the writer and producer.

In the past we’ve worked with actors like D.B. Sweeney, Michael Madsen, John Savage, Annemarie Pazmino, Yvonne Delarosa, and Valerie Perez.

For DRAWING DEAD we’re reuniting with actors Doug Jones (UNIVERSAL DEAD, PAN’S LABYRINTH) and Gary Graham (ALIEN NATION [TV], STAR TREK ENTERPRISE [TV], UNIVERSAL DEAD). We’re also excited to be working with an old friend, filmmaker and actor, Chris Staviski (CHILLERAMA).

DRAWING DEAD will also feature music by composer Boris Zelkin (IF… DOG… RABBIT, UNIVERSAL DEAD) and Special Effects Make-up by Johnnie Saiko (HOLLOW MAN, THE 6th DAY, MONSTER MAN [TV]).

How are we raising the money for DRAWING DEAD? Crowd sourcing at Indiegogo!! Here is more info from Kelly –

Hey! Like poker? Like horror? Then you’ll love our gory, scary, awesome poker horror movie, “Drawing Dead”, the story of the best poker player in the world forced to play against his top rivals — including his best friend — in a game of Texas Hold’em for their souls.

The script won the Script Savvy Screenplay Competition. Here’s a quote from the judges: “The tone of the piece is dark but still humorous. The gore is gruesome and highly effective.”

So get involved in helping us make it and you might win a chance to die a grisly death… in the movie.


(some of the skull in this image is from rgstock777’s excellent skull photos! http://rgstock777.deviantart.com/ )