Author and filmmaker Gregory Lamberson has announced a fullslate of projects for 2013, which also marks the 25th anniversary of his 1988 film Slime City. First up is the DVD release of Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Beast, which he co-produced; POP Cinema releases the creature feature, written and directed by Sam Qualiana, February 19th. This spring Lamberson produces a new horror comedy, Dry Bones, from a screenplay he wrote for director Michael Oâ€™Hear (who appears in Snow Shark and Slime City Massacre). The film will co-star Oâ€™Hear and Melantha Blackthorne.
â€śIâ€™ve written a number of screenplays for filmmakers who were unable to raise the necessary funding,â€ť Lamberson says. â€śI really like the script I wrote for Michael, so Iâ€™m producing it myself to ensure it gets made. Dry Bones tells the story of a man who returns to his home town years after being confined to a mental institution, only to find that the monster he imagined under his bed as a child really exists. Itâ€™s a funny throwback to slick 1980s horror comedies like Fright Night and House, with a stronger gross out factor. When it comes to micro-budget films like this and Snow Shark, Iâ€™m happy to let others direct. I also like helping first time filmmakers.â€ť
Blackthorne says of the project: â€śMichael O’Hear and I have wanted to work together for some time now, and I can’t think of a more fitting project than his directorial debut. The script is brilliantly written by the multi-talented Greg Lamberson, part of an amazing team who genuinely love what they do. I’m excited to jump on board and help bring this project to life.”
2013 will see the publication of Lambersonâ€™s novels The Julian Year and Storm Demon for Medallion Press. The Julian Year is the first TREEbook (Timed Reading Experience E-book), a cutting edge platform employing time triggers and branching technology. The plot follows a year long countdown to the end of mankind when every person on earth is possessed on his birthday. Storm Demon is the fifth book in Lambersonâ€™s supernatural action series The Jake Helman Files. The first four books â€“ Personal Demons, Desperate Souls, Cosmic Forces, and the just published Tortured Spirits â€“ are available in print, e-book, and audio book editions. Medallion offers a free downloadable overview of the series, The Jake Helman Files:Afterlife Project, featuring 23 illustrations by noted fantasy artist Kyle Bice.
Earlier this year Lamberson served as the line producer and first assistant director on Model Hunger, the directorial debut of Debbie Rochon starring Lynn Lowry and Tiffany Shepis,and as the first assistant director on Wardâ€™s Island, an ambitious werewolf film produced by Chris Olen Ray starring Craig Sheffer, Dennis Haysbert, Ariana Richards, Ernie Hudson, Bill Duke and Wes Studi.
The Jake Helman Files: Afterlife Project
The Julian Year TREEbook