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Free Orpheum Screening! May 1, 2009

Posted by William J. Meyer in Jack's Festivals & Screenings.


There will be a free screening of The House That Jack Built at the Orpheum Stage Door Theatre in Madison, WI on May 22 at 8pm.

Click here for directions!

I’ll be there with Jeff and Georgia, the producers. Pending his schedule, actor and prosthetic-creator Matt Knudsen will do his Hulk impersonation! (JK, Matt!) And, as a very special treat, I’m pleased to announce singer-songwriter Cait Shanahan will open the show with a single from her latest album!

Long-time blog readers will recall my delight when Cait first agreed to let me use one of her songs in the film.

After the screening there will be a short Q&A.

If you’d like to help get the word out, here’s a hi-res mini-poster.

We hope to see you there!!

-William, Director



1. Bradley Sullivan - May 5, 2009

It’s too bad. I really wish I could make it to this, but unfortunately I won’t be visiting Wisconsin again till June. Thanks again though for sending me a cut of the film to check out. Hopefully you’ll have a packed house for the screening. I think anyone who checks “Jack” out will leave thoroughly impressed (for me, astounded) that indie filmmaking on this level is happening right there in the dairy state. Whether you’re interested in film, special effects, the indie scene, Wisconsin, or good old (by “old” I mean completely modern) fashioned storytelling, you’ll be doing yourself a favor by seeing this.

I know that seeing “Jack” has made made me want to step my game up. I mean, I’m living in Austin, TX. Supposedly the best place to live and work as an indie filmmaker, yet “The House That Jack Built” is technically and artistically worlds better than anything I’ve seen produced down here. Maybe it’s time to move back to Wisconsin and help start a scene, so that Madison is the place to be as a filmmaker. I guess getting up off my ass would be the first step. So see “Jack” and help start the revolution (or at least eat some popcorn)!

Great job, William & Co. See ya when I see ya,

-Brad Show

[Gosh, Brad — thanks so much for the praise! I’m very pleased that you liked it. Since Austin and Madison are sister-cities, I’m sure we can work out some kinda cross-state film scene! Full disclosure: Brad crewed for us for a night, and you can even see him in the party sequence wearing an awesome hat. :) -wjm]

2. Art - May 5, 2009

I have already had the good fortune of viewing “The House That Jack Built.” I’m not even going to comment on the visual effects, because we all know William is an amazing graphic artist/editor/designer/etc. Don’t believe me? Just visit his website Robotika.org or check out the myriad of videos on this blog pertaining to “The House that Jack Built” to catch a glimpse of his brilliance. What was a bit surprising and ultimately extremely satisfying were the emotional connections I felt with the characters and the many moving “quiet” moments of the film. While again, the effects jump out and amaze you, the tiny silent moments, looks, and glances between the characters is what keeps one invested in the film and allows you to believe in the fairytale landscape that William has created. There were many sentimental scenes and beats that would have fallen completely flat in the hands of a lesser director, but William handles them like a pro. “The House that Jack Built” is obviously the culmination of years of hardwork, practice, and meditation on matters cinematic and other-worldly. Luckily for us, I have the feeling that this “culmination” is just the beginning of great things to come.

Congratulations on a job well done, William. Have a great time at the screening.


[Damn, man. Thanks. I apologize for the distinct lack of werewolves. :) -wjm]

3. Anita - May 18, 2009

Congratulations! I hope I get to see it someday! :)

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