Matt Osterman is the director of “Ghost from the Machine,” a science-fiction thriller about a young man who builds a machine that brings the
And it also happened to be in the top 10 most watched instant titles last weekend. Crazy!
I’ll be on a cool panel next Monday night in downtown Minneapolis discussing new media and cross-platform storytelling. I’ll even pretend to know what I’m talking about. It’s free and open to the public. I’d love to see you there!
And here’s their description:
Our guest speakers will impart valuable information and unique perspectives on new media, nurturing your own creativity in developing new media projects. Panelists include DEVIN HALDEN (Founder/CEO at Pixovi Movie Network), LORIE MARSH (Producer, jumping off bridges, Lost in Sunshine), MATT OSTERMAN (Writer/Director, Ghost from the Machine), MARK STEELE (VP Production, Werc Werk Works), and MEGHAN WILKER (Managing Director, Clockwork Active Media Systems). Moderated by LU LIPPOLD, (IFP MN McKnight Programs Administrator).
Check out one of the videos created for a disruptive, subversive, and delightfully odd marketing campaign aimed at the trucking industry. My new company, Propellant Media, handled the entire campaign from creative concepts, logo and website design, copywriting, social media strategy, and video production.
Just launched a comprehensive marketing campaign for a cool a/v company called Vaddio. It’s fun working on a project with so many touchpoints (web, video, print, signage, ads). Make sure to hop on over to the site and definitely check out our “Feats of Amazement” video. http://www.vaddioeasyusb.com/
Spent a big chunk of 2011 working on two new video games. Tough life, right? Anyway, I wrote all of the in-game content, directed the VO, co-creative directed the UI and packaging, wrote all the web and packaging copy, directed the trailers, and helped launch their social media campaign. Whew!
Well, I guess it’s no longer a secret! In a bit of news leaked to Deadline.com, Universal Pictures has acquired Ghost from the Machine (nee Phasma Ex Machina) for a big-budget remake. The deal has been happening behind the scenes for quite some time and we’re very excited about the new project. The original film is doing very well in its third week of release, but a studio picture will allow the story we love (and the ultimately the original film too) to reach a much larger audience than we ever dreamed (and that’s what it’s all about, right?). Anyway, we’re EXTREMELY proud of the original, we’ll continue to exhibit and promote the hell out of it, and we fully support the new team.
At the end of the day, we made a $25,000 supernatural thriller, played festivals around the world, won some awards, got international distribution, AND sold the remake rights to Universal. Not a bad little run if you ask me.
Here’s the first piece of coverage from Deadline.com
Starting on July 15th, the film begins a weeklong run at the St. Anthony Main Theaters in Minneapolis, MN. If you happen to live in the area, I’d be honored to see you there. This is likely your last opportunity to catch the film on the big screen and it’s truly the best way to view it. Tickets are going fast, so we definitely recommend that everyone purchase them online in advance. You can buy them here (scroll down to the “Purchase Tickets Online” box and select your date). And for those of you on Facebook, please let us know that you’re coming.
And on July 26th, the film receives its big domestic release and will be premiering on DVD, online, and On-Demand via almost every major cable operator. Please spread the word!
Well, we just sold the movie. The monkey above cannot believe it, but it’s true. There’s even articles and stuff.
Matt Osterman’s debut feature “Phasma Ex Machina” has been picked up by Screen Media Films by XYZ Films. Screen Media plans a second quarter 2011 roll out of the supernatural thriller on DVD/VOD with the new title, “Ghost from the Machine.” The film has played at the Fantasia International Film Festival, Telluride Horror Film Festival, and Arizona Underground Film Festival where it was awarded “Best of the Fest.”
In all seriousness, we couldn’t be more excited to be working with Screen Media Films and I am forever indebted to the entire Phasma team who helped make this happen. This has been a collaboration from day one and I am truly lucky to have such great colleagues, friends, and supporters.
You can check out the rest of article here.
And as you can imagine, we’re rolling out a new url - www.ghostfromthemachine.com. That site will be undergoing some major changes, so please make sure to check it out in the upcoming months.