Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Wishes from California (and EZ Productions)

December seems to be quite the month!!! 
Why?  Well because I have even more exciting news....and this on the heels of all my other exciting news!!
-Premiering my holiday card, Blue Christmas, and all the goodies that come with it (Video Version, Behind the Scenes, Alternate images, and an interactive website you can see at GetPaulHoward.com/Blue)
-The announcement that you can now purchase a DVD version of my dark comedy short film, 'sauce'
-The other announcement (and goal setting) to get my short holiday film, Everything Twas, to reach 5000 views by January 1st, 2015

Well, there's another exciting thing happening....Today is the world premiere of the final +EZ-Productions Promo, appropriately titled, "Holidays"

As you hopefully know by now, we've been premiering these monthly promos throughout 2014.  The promos (written and directed by me) have been a blast to work on, both while we filmed and in post production.  I'm proud of them all individually and as a complete "story"

And now, I'm very pleased to release this final one, and maybe a little sad...I can't believe this is it! The last one! Time really does fly!

I hope you enjoy, "Holidays" and I wish you and your family a very Happy Holidays!!

Paul
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

You’ve heard Blue Christmas, but have you SEEN it?

Dear Friends, Family, Fans, and Followers (all my "F's")

It is here!  Finally!  My 2014 Holiday Card!! 
After all the clues and hints and teasers and waiting… it’s finally time to officially reveal this year’s image online!!!

As always, I look at these holiday cards as my way of thanking all the amazing people in my life.  A gift to them but also a holiday gift to the world!  My special way of hopefully spreading a little bit of holiday cheer and magic!

A sincere thanks to all the amazing people in my life.  Those new this year and those that continue to be a part of my life.  I appreciate you all.

Also, very special thanks to the truly phenomenal team of talented and true artists, that worked on this year’s card and helped make it so special!!  Thank you for helping to realize my blue vision.

And as a special treat, I am not only premiering my awesome holiday card image...but also premiereing "extra" treats!
Specifically I am, right now, also premiering a video version of the card, a behind the scenes video, and an amazing interactive website page!! In fact, GO THERE NOW!!  Or scroll down, check out the photos first and THEN go there! ;)

www.GetPaulHoward.com/Blue

 I told you 2014 would be EPIC.  Well check it out for yourself!!  I think you'll agree.....

Now, with no further ado, I’d like to officially premiere my 2014 Holiday Card image….. Blue Christmas!

Why dream of a white Christmas, when you could have a blue one?

Happy Holidays!!!

Paul
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(Front)


(Back)


(Video Version of Blue Christmas)



(Behind the Scenes of Blue Christmas)


Behind the Scenes of Blue Christmas from Paul Howard on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Some Saucy News....

Big...
Exciting....
Awesome ...
SAUCY NEWS....

My short film, Sauce (verb): to make agreeable or less harsh is available, for the first time, to purchase on DVD!
That's right... the award winning dark comedy short film has completed it's festival circuit and is now available to be seen on DVD.  This is the ONLY way to see the film.  It is currently not available online or anywhere else!

So pre order your copy today!! (the film will be released 2/2015)

Be entertained and support independent film making at the same time!

Order Sauce on DVD here!


Paul
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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Just a tease...

It is November 1st, 2014!  Do you know what that means?
The countdown to the official reveal of my 2014 Holiday Card has begun!

This year I figured I'd do something special for you all (I got to keep raising my game, right?!).  So I have a Holiday Video Teaser for you!
Yup, you read that right... I have a Video Teaser for my 2014 Holiday card!!  What?  That's totally normal!  To have a video teaser, teasing your holiday card!
Hey, if you are going to go to all this trouble... you might as well blow it out of the park, right?

I wanted to also take a moment to thank all the amazing teams I've worked with over the past 7 years!  Teams who have added their time and creativity and helped me create these amazing images! I can't believe I've been doing these Holiday cards for that long now!  Time really does fly!

In alphabetical order, the amazing peeps involved with THIS year's image and the previous six years!  Thank you!

Walter Barnett, Laura Basci, Ann Benson, Jamie Dedeaux, Katie Elhoffer, Jodi Jeffers, Lara-Noelle Kay, Nicole Kent, Camille LaBry, Ricky Middlesworth, Frankie Payne, Stuart Pettican, Mark Reyes, Brett Richards, Gavin Rolph, Brenda Salome Salamone, Mike Thomas, Ettore Zuccarelli

I hope you enjoy the teaser!  Please stay tuned for more "clues" and the reveal of 2014's Holiday card in December!!

Paul
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See the teaser on Viemo:
 
Paul Howard's 2014 Holiday Card Teaser from Paul Howard on Vimeo.



Or, see the teaser on YouTube:



*Behind the scenes photos from Paul's Holiday Cards over the years.....





















Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Blended Holidays

Maybe you haven't noticed... but the holidays really have started to blend together...
Christmas is already being sold and marketed well before Halloween has even happened.  Thanksgiving is just the moderator in between Halloween and Christmas, trying to keep them separate but failing and in the process almost completely ignored as the two power house holidays battle it out for your attention and for your money (I mean Black Friday is probably more "popular" as far as holidays go then Thanksgiving now!).
I guess Disney has known for years what's really up (don't they always)... it really is the Nightmare Before Christmas!

In that spirit, I share this great gif!  Happy Halloween (almost).  Happy Countdown to Christmas.

Happy Paulidays!

Paul
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Feeling like you want some more PAULIDAYS?

Well click HERE for Halloween Themed Paulidays....
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Film Fun Fact....

Did you know that the beautiful ceramic Christmas trees featured in my films, Everything As Is and Everything Twas can be purchased!!?! That's right! Your very own, handmade ceramic, made in the USA with skill and love, can be all yours!  No movie magic about that....

But here is something that's pretty magical, and something you may not be aware of, Texas Hill Country Ceramics & Gifts generously DONATED multiple trees to our films!! 

Help me support a company who supports others!! Pay it forward and get your very own "Twas Tree"!

The holidays are just around the corner after all...


To find out more, go to their website, http://www.texashillcountryceramics.com/

Also, become a Fan of Texas Hill Country Ceramics & Gifts on Facebook HERE


Thanks and if you do purchase your own Twas tree, take a pic and please be sure to share it with me!!  I'll feature it on the Everything Twas fanpage!! 



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See Everything As Is and Everything Twas on YouTube here:
http://www.youtube.com/getpaulhoward





Saturday, August 30, 2014

It's Christmas in August!

Why not, right?

As summer comes to its eventually (and sad) end.  I figured, why not add a little Holiday Magic to your Summer heat!??  Right?  Do you feel me?

I don't know.... maybe it's because I've begun working on 2014's Holiday Card, and so I have snow and holiday cheer on the mind?  Or... maybe it's because I'm over heated from these summer temperatures?  Who knows!?
But either way....I felt like it was a great time to share my holiday short film, Everything Twas again.  If you haven't seen it yet, or even if you have, cool down, check it out!
Enjoy, and celebrate some holiday cheer....in August!

Paul
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