2-23-03 Latest News

News On Sean Astin's First Feature
Xoanon @ 11:11 am EST

Xoanon here: If Sean's plans to make a film about the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 pan out, we chould be in for one hell of a picture. This storm killed more than 6,000 men, women and children, and among the dead were 10 sisters and 90 children from the St. Mary's Orphans Asylum. Judging from his introspective and brooding episode of Angel he recently directed, we could be in for a mammoth disaster movie with characters we actually CARE about. Take a look at Rasputin's report:

This is Rasputin the Evil Balrog reporting in from the Lone Star State. Sean Astin was in College Station, Texas, today at the Texas Film Festival to present his short film "The Long and the Short of it." His film was awarded the Jury Prize for Best Short.

In addition to a moderated discussion, a Q&A, and a look at clips from Sean's prevous films, Sean surprised the audience by telling us that he "wanted to make an announcement." It seems that Sean's film company, Lava Entertainment, has optioned the rights to make a film about the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. He says it is going to be a large-scale film "of epic proportions", and (hopefully!) he'd like to film in Texas. Yeehaw!

I took notes throughout the event, which included some really great stories from Sean and his insights into filmmaking. Hopefully, I'll have a chance to write them up in full and get some pictures online within the next couple of days.