In September of 2012, Jacob Strunk and Dominic Aulisio ventured into the dark heart of New England. "Robe of Bones" is the bastard child born in the back of their rental car. Available in a coffee table version and as a free download, "Robe of Bones" consists of black and white 35mm photography, black & white 16mm film, and original songs inspired by locals and locales alike.
The short story "Bats" appears in the latest edition of "The Feral Pages," who call it a "twisted, slipstreamy tale of depravity." If that sounds like fun, head here.
Since we're being cheery, check out this footage of a beautiful moment between beast...and beast, captured on the DL (as the kids say) during a recent expedition to Texas. Super Top Secret Spy Pony.
And something for the kids...if you're a "tweep," please follow on Twitter.
"this is the place." a new film. 2009. premieres friday, november 13 at the olympia film festival.
"ghosts : decay : part iii." conceived by jacob strunk with ann rosenquist fee. proudly shot on kodak 8mm film stock on a hand-wound bell & howell camera; casco bay, maine.
The short story "Fireglass" has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, one of the most renowned literary awards for poetry and short stories in America. "Fireglass" was previously nominated for the Dzanc Books Best of the Web Print Anthology. It appeared in the journal Toasted Cheese. You can read it here.
SEBRING...., a feature length documentary about legendary stylist Jay Sebring by 1010 Films, has gone public. Anthony DiMaria is directing; Jacob Strunk and Johnny Bishop are producing. The Hollywood Reporter did a brief write up; you can see it here.
The cheery short story Fireglass can be found in the September issue of literary journal Toasted Cheese. Read it here. UPDATE: Fireglass has been nominated for the Dzanc Books Best of the Web 2008 print anthology.
Sometime in the summer of '08, Chris Hardwick and Jacob Strunk got together over Arrowhead water and breakfast burritos to rectify an affront on the geek world simmering nigh these past 25 years. You can bask in the 58 seconds of Flash-encoded justice HERE, courtesy of Nerdist.com.
Farmhouse Magazine's summer '08 issue features the photograph "Diner, Salton Sea" in the visual art section. Farmhouse published the short story "William Something and the Great American Dream" in 2005.
LIFE, LOVE & THE DEAR DEPARTED
MR. BUTTERS SYNDROME
AN EVENING OF FILMS AND MUSIC
INDOOR VOICES v3.2
Thursday, October 4.
A page finally exists for "These Things We Say Out Loud."
"EAST BY GOD!!" was a finalist for the 2007 Glimmer Train Short Story Award.
ATTACK OF THE PAPER TIGER
THESE THINGS WE SAY OUT LOUD
BLACK TIE (version)
Sex and Crowbars, the two piece color coordinated folk rock death march outfit comprised of Madame Ann Rosenquist Fee and Mr. Strunk, will be performing in Moorhead, Minnesota, October 19th at the Feast of Words literary festival hosted by New Rivers Press. Tambourines will be tapped. Strings will be strummed. The fiery daemon of rock will be in house. The blood will flow like wine. Or vodka. Poetry. Singing. Laughing. Gnashing of teeth.
THE WEEKLY READER
READING IN VENICE
The 2006 World Horror Convention is being held May 11th-14th in San Francisco.
BUILDING A FAN BASE
Peter Straub and Bill Moseley are two of this year's distinguished guests. More information -- including the full schedule, how to get there and how to purchase tickets -- can be found at the Convention's website.
LIFE, LOVE & THE DEAR DEPARTED
Keep the rock alive... RIP: 1979 - 2003
The third pressing of the Valhalla & Other Tales of Intrigue DVD is sold out. A new DVD release is forthcoming; patience, please...
Updates to For The Press area...
Baby Jesus wants you to give a gift donation this year instead of fruitcake or the new John Grisham novel. Support 826LA's literacy outreach. Click here or face eternal hellfire.
Please enjoy the new layout. But not too much...
William Something and the Great American Dream appears in the November/December 2005 Farmhouse Magazine.
BAR 5, an experimental live theatre piece, opens November 8th in Hollywood, California. Jacob Strunk is one of five writers, each of whom crafted an original, unique sequence as a part of the whole. BAR 5 runs at Theatre 68 on Sunset Blvd. November 8th through December 14th, every Tuesday & Wednesday at 8 p.m.
On Thursday, November 3 at 7:30pm, Jacob will be reading from his upcoming novel as a part of "Indoor Voices," hosted by 826LA, the Los Angeles chapter of 826 National, the literacy outreach and tutoring non-profit started in San Francisco by Pulitzer Prize finalist & author Dave Eggers. Make an online donation. RSVP for the readings.
Jacob Strunk will be in New York at the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors. September 23rd - 25th.
The 5th Annual Sometime in October Film Festival in Wilmington, N.C. will be screening SAND COUNTRY and VALHALLA the first weekend of October. SAND COUNTRY will show on Saturday, October 1st from 4pm to 6pm in the "Let Us See Your Shorts" film block. VALHALLA will show from 10pm to 12am in the "Celluloid Cauldron" film block. A short Q&A with the filmmaker will follow.
DVD Verdict has published a review of the Valhalla DVD, including individual reviews of Valhalla, A Shadow Before Sunrise, Sand Country, and A Day Awake. It can be found as a .pdf in the PRESS section.
Jacob Strunk's short story Black Tie will appear in the upcoming anthology "Scary Stories - Series #003." The book will be available through Barnes and Noble and other retailers later this year. A book release party is being held at Cinespace in Hollywood on Friday, August 26th. The author WILL NOT be in attendance, but all are encouraged to go. Advanced copies of the book will be available for sale and many of the authors will be there to sign copies.
Another Happy Ending...a new short film by Jacob Strunk.
2005 is the 10th Anniversary of the legendary One Reel Film Festival in Seattle, the most highly-attended short film festival in the country. Jacob Strunk has been invited to participate in the One Reel Filmmaker Challenge, in which ten filmmakers from around the world selected by curator Warren Etheredge craft a filmic response to a philosophical question. Strunk's film will premiere Labor Day weekend in Seattle, Washington at the festival.
On Tuesday, June 7th, 2005, Jacob Strunk will be the featured guest on Picture's Up!, the premiere talk radio program about independent film, hosted by Bart Cameron. The show will be archived in the PRESS section after it has aired.
An update regarding Jacob Strunk's first book, "Valediction, A Novella." "Valediction" is now IN PRINT and available for purchase in a handsome trade paperback. "Valediction" will be available through select booksellers soon.
New photographs by Mr. Nate Eckman. Taken September '04.
sevenmileswest.com has a new look. Please enjoy.
NEW FEATURE: SHOP, featuring goodies and art film propaganda to call your very own.
Jacob Strunk has been asked to appear as part of a panel discussion at the 2005 World Horror Convention in New York, NY in early April of '05. The convention will also host a screening of Valhalla. The schedule has not yet been released.
New material has been added to the FICTION section. The audiobook Crutch (read by Prince Parise) is available for download in .mp3 format.
Stone, a short film by Jacob Strunk, is now online. This is the third internet-only film in the continuing series...
NEW FEATURE: FEEDBACK - What People Are Saying About Jacob Strunk. This page is still in development, so expect material to be added in the near future...
On January 16th, sevenmileswest.com was hacked by an exceedingly clever fellow calling himself CRACKRZ. General havoc was wreaked, but the vulnerability has been addressed and the damage has been fixed. Apologies for an inconvenience.
Balance, a short film by Jacob Strunk, is now online. This is the second internet-only film in the continuing series...
Elements, a short film by Jacob Strunk, is now online.
Updates to Awards page.
The Sunrise premiere has come and gone. Thanks to all who came and made it a success. Information about all the future screenings and festivals will be made available here as it is available. Updates to the Fiction page regarding Valediction.
It's here...10.2.2004... A Shadow Before Sunrise premieres in competition at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. Laemmle Fairfax Theatre, West Hollywood. Tickets will be available online soon...
A Shadow Before Sunrise, the next film by Jacob Strunk. Page now up; updates coming...
Valhalla was selected as a finalist for the student Academy Awards. Screening: May 1st; Portland, OR.
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