Thursday, January 27, 2011

Valentine’s Day Massacre Fundraiser

I know, I know, folks, I've been slacking over here at Day Labor, but between starting a new, much better day job, a vicious strain of the flu knocking both me and the tot on our asses, plus my own writing.....Well, you get the point, as usual I'm busy. But I do promise that through the month of February I'll be on a more or less regular schedule.

Alright, so enough of my rampant excuse making and onto what I'm here for today.

Every body knows what a big fan of Dennis Tafoya I am, right?

And most of you know that Cam and I published Tafoya's story, "How to Jail" in issue #3 of Crimefactory, right?

And you know there's a couple of talented film makers who want to make "How to Jail" into a kick ass short film, right?

The one down side of putting together an independent film is financing the freaking thing, and you have to do all kinds of tap dancing and shucking and jiving in order to put the cash together.

Well, the guys at Killing Joke Films have put together a little fundraising event to get "How to Jail" off the ground.

Check out the press release below:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Paul von Stoetzel (651) 491-5718,

Valentine’s Day Massacre Fundraiser event for the film “How to Jail” written by novelist Dennis Tafoya.

Killing Joke Films presents The Valentine’s Day Massacre Fundraiser for the short film “How to Jail,” which is scheduled to begin production on April 1st in the Twin Cities. This event will include a raffle involving signed books and memorabilia from both author Dennis Tafoya the production of “How to Jail”. The event will also include a book signing with the author and a staged reading of “How to Jail.”

The short film “How to Jail” will feature Twin Cities actors Peter Christian Hansen and Ryan Parker Knox and will be directed by Paul von Stoetzel. The film will be produced by Killing Joke Films in conjuncture with Chris Buekers, and will be filmed by the Academy Award winning cinematographer Geoff George.

The adapted short story “How to Jail” by Dennis Tafoya was originally published in Crime Factory Magazine in March 2010. Tafoya has published two novels with St. Martin’s Minotaur. After a strong debut with Dope Thief in 2009, Tafoya followed up with Wolves of Fairmount Park, which has garnered critical acclaim. Tom Nolan of Wall Street Journal calls Tafoya’s sophomore effort “(A) mesmerizing and most impressive book... Tafoya is finding his own original voice, one that will make readers sit up and listen." Tafoya is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the International Thriller Writers, and the Liars Club, a Philadelphia-area writers group.

February 18th at 7:00 PM

The Black Forest Inn Banquet Room,

1 East 26th Street, Minneapolis MN 55404

Sliding scale $15-$25, tickets will be sold at the door.

If you can't make it to the fundraiser you can donate at BRUTE FORCE FILMS

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