Kevin Smith updated his official blog this weekend with word on the cast & crew screening of his new film ”Red State” that was recently held and a look at the film’s teaser poster (Clint knows Smith quite well – I believe Smith reads the site, hey Kevin! – and the former says the film is going to be a treat – though unlike anything we’ve seen before)
Says Smith of the religious-themed horror starring John Goodman and “True Blood”‘s Kevin Alejandro, “Last night, the cast & crew of RED STATE came over to my house for our wrap party.
We finished shooting late Wednesday night, but I’ve been cutting the flick every free moment over the 25 days of production. So at our wrap party last night (for the flick we wrapped 2 days ago, mind you) we also watched the flick we just completed. And I’m not talking about some bullshit assembly, either: this puppy is fine-cut, complete with credits and some pre-mixing: 92 mins without credits, 98 mins with a end credit sequence that’s not to be believed.
As for having a screening of a flick of this caliber mere sun-ups since we put it to bed… well, this may be an absolute first – particularly considering the director was also the editor (I haven’t slept much).
Kicking back and taking in the very same flick we all worked so hard to get in the can with the very same cast & crew that made it a mere 48 hours back more than makes up for the low budget (4 million) and the complete lack of salary. But you do a movie like RED STATE because you love it; everyone’s there because they wanna be there; there’s not a one of those disgusting, soul-f*cking paycheck players in the mix. Passion calls us all together, love of what we’re doing/saying bonds us, and the film is the result; the movie’s a love child.”