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New Short Films!!! New Film Festivals!!! New Music Videos!!!

Written by  on September 30, 2016

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Hey everyone!!!! So exciting news…
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A few months back, well like 5 or 6, I was approached by CryptTV to direct some short horror films. Really short, like micro shorts. So we talked, I pitched them a bunch of ideas and they liked a lot of them. We agreed on doing 6 right away and possibly some more later down the line. So I scripted them up, got the okay, and set off to shooting. They turned out awesome! I got horror scream queens like: Devanny Pinn and Jessica Sonneborn. Scream Kings like: Michael Varrati and Brian C. Chenworth. Special guest appearances like: myself, Brian “Curley” Sapir, Neil King, etc… Lots of friends and amazing fellow filmmakers and actors helped me out. It was awesome! We shot 5 in 2 days and then the 6th and final a few days later… Shooting them was a lot of fun!!! So now CryptTV is starting to schedule their releases and as more information comes to me I will for sure let you know! But in the mean time!!! —–
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The Idaho Horror Film Festival is coming up again this October and CryptTV has given me permission to screen 2 of the 6 short films I made with them at this years IHFF!!!! “Good Night Sweetie” and “The Jogging Dead” will open up a screening for The Blair Witch Project with the film’s Writer/Director Dan Myrick in attendance!!! So Friday Oct 14th at 8PM, plan on attending at The Egyptian Theatre (700 W. Main St.) in Boise, Idaho. I’ll also be there!!!!!!!!!!!
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Come hang out with me and watch my movie!!!!!!

More Exciting News!!!!!

Recently I just directed a music video for the awesome band Hail Sagan!!! Check them out
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Web Page- https://hailsaganofficial.com
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/HailSaganOfficial/?fref=ts
The video was a lot of fun to make and it should be coming out soon!!!! More info and links to its release coming soon! But check out these pictures in the mean time! IMG_0573
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Of course with all of this there are 100 other things I am working on, some will fall apart, some will get pushed, but just know that more exciting news filled blogs will be coming soon!!!

As always- Thank you for reading my blog!!!! Please sign up for my email mailing list. You can do so by filling out the info to the right—-> at the top of the blog. I promise I won’ t spam you, but you can keep up with all the new info and stuff going on with me. It’s awesome!!!! Also thank you all for checking out my web page www.wesleyalley.com and all my social media outlets!!! You are all incredible for sharing the journey with me, and thank you so so much for being a Friend/Family/Fan! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think, or if there is anything you would like to see! Thanks again!!!

Twin Peaks, Zombies, Warner Drive, CryptTV and more…

Written by  on May 13, 2016

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Hey everyone! Thanks for checking out my new blog post!!! This post is going to be pretty short, but only because the next one is most likely going to be super long!!! I have been crazy busy lately and directing a ton, but just cant talk about some of it for a few more weeks…
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Here is whats up. So as some of you know I have been working on Twin Peaks for the last I cant even remember how many months. It seems like forever!!! I am a 1st unit lighting technician and the 2nd unit gaffer.
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Check it out on IMDB at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4093826/?ref_=nm_flmg_cam_1 oh and you can also check out my IMDB here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3111245/ (You should “like” it) It’s been a lot of fun, and I have really enjoyed watching David Lynch direct (and learned a lot), and I actually get to work very closely with someone I admire greatly, Peter Deming. Peter Deming, for those of you who don’t know, not only is the cinematographer for a lot of David Lynch’s movies, but also a lot Sam Raimi’s movies. Sam Raimi is one of my all time favorite directors and some of the camera work that Peter did is part of the reason why, so It was super awesome!!! I also on the weekends was the best boy electric for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows additional photography, and had a great time doing that for weeks and weeks.
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Now both of those are a wrap, so I finally have some free time and I am spending it directing, and hanging out with my family!!!

Last month while we were filming Twin Peaks, a zombie video came out and went viral. Its a video that shows 2 brothers trick their sister who just had her wisdom teeth removed into believing it was the zombie apocalypse. Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hVWEefD5ag It was funny but it got me thinking what would have happened if she would have hurt someone because she was drugged up and actually thought it was happening. So I made a spoof video that night and released it the next day showing what could have happened. Check out my video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvGm6gXefsQ Thanks to all my friends who helped me out on that one with literally only hours of prep time and 1 night of post to turn the video around. You guys are all awesome!!! I really have the best friends, fans, and family. So supportive and helpful all the time!!!

This is all I can really talk about right now, but coming up—- I have been directing lots of stuff that will be released hopefully next month in time for my next blog post.
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Maybe info on a few different movies I am in various points of development, pre production, production, post, working out distribution deals etc…. Lots of stuff happening now, just cant talk quite yet about a lot of it haha.

As always you are the best fans, friends, and family I can ask for! Thank you for stopping by to read this, and for always being supportive of me! With your help I am following my dream and making it a reality!!! Thank you all for reading!!! Please sign up for my email mailing list. You can do so by filling out the info to the right—-> at the top of the blog. I promise I wont spam you, but you can keep up with all the new info and stuff going on with me. It’s awesome!!!! Also thank you all for checking out my web page www.wesleyalley.com and all my social media outlets!!! You are all incredible for sharing the journey with me, and thank you so so much for being a Friend/Family/Fan! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think, or if there is anything you would like to see! Thanks again!!!

The Idaho Horror Film Festival and The Studio City International Film Festival

Written by  on November 5, 2015

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IMG_3485The Haunted House Premier was amazing! I went to Boise, Idaho Oct 15 through the 18th for the Idaho Horror Film Festival. It was a great time. A note to all the film makers out there… Try submitting to The Idaho Horror Film Festival in 2016. Out of all the film festivals I’ve attended, TIHFF is in the top 5 just because how well I was treated and taken care of as a filmmaker. Molly and her team are incredible. I’ll definitely be submitting again. What an amazing experience.


The first day of the festival, I checked in and received a super cool filmmakers goodie bag with a handwritten personalized thank you note (Which was a very nice touch). Then I was able to attend the screening of a director buddy of mine, Russell Friedenberg’s newest movie “Wind Walkers”, which just happens to have my buddy J. LaRose in it… It is one of After dark’s “8 films to die for”. It’s pretty cool and I definitely suggest checking it out. Russell was even in attendance and did a brief Q and A after the film. It was a great way to start off the festival.


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p14911_p_v7_aaThe Haunted House played Sat morning and opened up the family friendly film block for Disney’s “Hocus Pocus”, which is awesome!

Hocus Pocus is a Halloween staple for me, a movie I watch every year, and to share a theatre with it and play right before it was a pretty cool personal victory. My movie was very well accepted and with out a doubt played for the largest audience of the festival. It was a great experience, one I am so very glad that I was able to spend with all my family and friends in Idaho. One thing that was very important to both My wife/Producer and I about the premier was since this film was a family friendly film that we were able to have family and friends make it to the premier. Idaho is where we are both from and it was perfect. It was truly amazing to be able to have so many family and friends come out to a premier. I am so glad that we were able to premier at The Idaho Horror Film Festival. Check out some pics.

 

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Next up, Studio City International Film Festival.
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The Haunted House will play in part of block 7 on Friday November 13th at 9PM at The Complete Actors Place Theatre on Ventura BLVD!!!
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Please come support us!!!!!!!

The Monster In The Closet

Written by  on October 3, 2015

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Last month I posted a few photos and a few posts about a secret Horror project, and this is what it was…..

THE 15 SECOND HORROR FILM COMPETITION

Check their web page out here:
http://www.15secondhorror.ca
Their Facebook here:
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The 15 Second Horror Film Challenge is a not-for-profit online contest where celebrity guest judges will not only choose the Top 3 winners, but will also share their personal favorites! Winners receive surprise horror gifts. Videos will go live on Halloween!!!! and I am not sure if their will be a Audience choice or if views/shares/comments will help… but they can’t hurt right??? So I am going to need lots of views/likes/shares/comments please!!!!!!!!

My short film is called “The Monster In The Closet”. It’s a 15 second scary story that everyone can relate to. Every one when they were a kid was afraid of the monster under the bed or the monster in the closet. Some are still to afraid, even as adults, to sleep with your hands of feet hanging off the bed.

Again the Video will be posted on Halloween!!!!!
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And like I said, the competition will choose the top 3 videos and I am not sure if views will help (but they can’t hurt)… So let’s just say I am going to need a ton of people to watch and share this video. It turned out really good, and I promise you will think its cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Starting:
Sarah Nicklin
Adam Quirch

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Directed/Written/Produced by: Wesley Alley

Director of Photography: Dustin Gardner
Make Up Design and Artistry: Arielle Davidsohn

Gaffer: Dan Prostak
Key Grip: Christopher Miller
Sound: Curtis Schultz
Production Assistant: Maitlyn Pezo
Editor: Curtis Schultz
Visual Effects: Curtis Schultz

And Very Special Thanks to:
Whitney Alley (Best Wife Ever)
Brooke Edwards

I had an amazing cast and crew and appreciate everyone’s help making this short scary video.

Check out this little video as a teaser:

Wesley Alley's Favorite Horror Film | 15secondhorror.ca

15 Second Horror Film Challenge filmmaker Wesley Alley shares with us his favorite horror film and why in 15 seconds!facebook.com/wessalleytwitter.com/wessalleywesleyalley.com/

Posted by 15 Second Horror Film Challenge on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

And in case you missed them check out some photos…
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