Over the years I've contributed to a couple dozen films. And by "contributed" I mean an indy filmmaker asks if they can use some graphics and I say "Sure". If it's just for incidental use I request a credit to Propnomicon. In a few cases I've produced props for their film, usually some an artifact like a stone tablet or Cthulhu idol.
In all this time not a single one of those films was actually finished...until now.
The Lovecraftian time travel movie "Intersect" is now available on Amazon Prime Video. It's also apparently being streamed as part of this year's online incarnation of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival.
All this is news to me, since I thought the project fell apart way back in 2012. The producers were documenting the making of the movie with a blog that showed off some really impressive production design. That included my small contribution, the Miskatonic University logo.
Filming concluded in December of 2011 and then...nothing. I'd actually forgotten about the whole thing until someone emailed me last night to point out the film was now up on Amazon. That sent me back to the production blog, where it appears they've actually been doing sporadic updates over the years. I'd finally get the IMDB credit I've lusted after!
Sadly, my happiness was not to last.
The good news is that my Miskatonic University logo reportedly gets a few seconds of screen time in Intersect. The bad news is that I didn't get a credit. My quest for IMDB fame has fizzled out once again. Heh.
Worse, if the reviews on Amazon are any guide the movie is terrible.
"I was so distracted by the nose that if the movie had a point I probably would've missed it."
"Someone had a great idea for a movie and then they tried to get slick and artsy. Utterly horrible."
"Bought this because I was desperate for a good movie... any good movie. I am still desperate for a good movie."
"I'm still not certain what I watched."
Oh, cruel fate, you mock me so. One of the movies I've contributed to finally gets released, and it's a disaster.