Saturday, February 23, 2008


If you don't mind a couple minutes more loading time you can watch Barackula in 720p HD. There's also a new 480p version too. They're much better than the standard "Play" version. 
Check 'em out.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

CNN Today

Check out this segment by Jeanne Moos from The Situation Room on CNN on actors up for the role of Barack on SNL.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

Nice Dream?

Quick thing: A newspaper article mentioned our production company as Nice Dreams Entertainment, with an 's'.  Our production company is actually just Nice Dream, not Nice Dreams Entertainment.  I wouldn't do a search on Nice Dreams Entertainment unless you're into porn. Think Radiohead, not -- I won't go there.  Hope this clears up the confusion.  
Check out a cool review of Barackula by Steve Bryant at The Hollywood Reporter's If you know of any more reviews out there, positive or negative,  let us know.

more pics from shoot

Hey Friends!!

Well, it's finally here and I'm so excited!  I hope everyone enjoys Barackula!!    If anyone wants to chat or have any questions, feel free to contact me at   

Random fact of the day: Alan Rickman's feature film debut was in the movie Die Hard...also my favorite movie of all time.     B.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Barackula Coming Tonight!

Hey it's Mike Lawson. 

Good news. The movie is finished, sort of.  It should be online for all of you to see tonight. I'm hoping midnight pacific time, but we've got to fish through a few technical issues first. Exporting 480p files from the pro res version takes a good amount of time. Our editor/DP and Superman himself, Mark Mannschreck, is on a film shoot in Long Beach. When he gets back I should know more. Oh, major thanks to Chris at Perennial Media for hosting the film. For the launch we'll have a 480p and ipod version. 720p and 1080p versions probably won't come for another day or so.
I had such a great time help make the film. I think we all did. We shot the film January 26th & 27th in Pasadena. Filming went smoothly for the most part, but the hours were long long long long. Even still nobody complained. Everybody put on their work face and slugged right through it. 
I'm very pleased with the end result but we're not finished yet. We're gonna send the film through a scratch color system and make an HDCAM version.  

I'll post more later. Expect posts from Gavin, Brooke, Justin and Jon too. And I'd love to get in touch with any of you. Send me an email at