ARCHIVED NEWS (2007)



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Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Saint Euphoria Pictures / All for George Productions is proud to announce that Minneapolis based actor Catherine Hansen has accepted the lead role of Alice Kilborne in the upcoming film "Attack of the Killer Robot." The film is scheduled to begin production in the fall of next year.

Welcome to the Saint Euphoria family, Catherine!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007
The Women of Saint Euphoria Pictures 2008 Vintage Pin-up Calendar has been sent to press! We'll be shipping them out to those who have pre-ordered as soon as they are done!

Looking for that one of a kind gift for your special, but hard to shop for, person? A Women of Saint Euphoria Pictures 2008 Vintage Pin-up Calendar makes a perfect gift this holiday season!

Remember -- free shipping on all items through January 1st, 2008!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007
We here at Saint Euphoria Pictures want to do everything we can to make your holiday shopping as painless as possible. To that end, we are offering FREE SHIPPING and a discount on all merchandise purchased through this site! With lots of DVDs and other exclusive merchandise to choose from, there's literally something for everyone!

Remember, shipping is free but to receive the discount, enter promo code "lobo" when you check out to receive 33% off your entire order! Offer good through January 1st, 2008.

Thursday, October 11, 2007
The results of this past weekend's ShockerFest International Film Festival are in and "It Came From Another World!" pulled in the award for Best Picture - Feature in the Science Fiction genre!

Congratulations to everyone involved in the film for this amazing achievement! In honor of this triumph, Saint Euphoria Pictures is offering a special double-feature deal. Click HERE to get it!

Friday, September 21, 2007
The Women of Saint Euphoria Pictures 2008 Vintage Pin-up Calendar is now available for pre-order!

The first-ever calendar features six beautiful actresses who have appeared in Saint Euphoria Pictures releases, including:

— Lindsey Holmes (Penny),
The Monster of Phantom Lake

— Brooke Lemke (Eina),
Cave Women on Mars

— Alana Bloom (Orla),
Cave Women on Mars

— Rachel Grubb (Amy),
The Monster of Phantom Lake

— Shannon McDonough (Julie Ann),
It Came From Another World!

— Emily Fradenburgh (Gorga),
Cave Women on Mars

All models appear in vintage 1950's style pin-up outfits hand selected by Saint Euphoria Pictures' resident fashion expert (and "Cave Women on Mars" costumer) Brittany Hughes.

This calendar will be available in very limited quantities so pre-order yours TODAY or risk having to pay a fortune on eBay! To pre-order, visit our Merchandise page.

Friday, August 24, 2007
We received an interesting email from the great state of Oregon today. It seems we have found our youngest "The Monster of Phantom Lake" super-fan!

Little Sonia is 2 years old and discovered the film when it played on Oregon public access earlier this year. She forced her parents to buy the DVD and has watched it countless times since. She refers to it as the "Seaweed Rawr" movie and, along with her older brother, loves to play made-up "Seaweed Rawr" games. According to her mother, she introduces everyone she comes into contact with to the world of "Seaweed Rawr."

Below you'll find photographic evidence of little Sonia's existence. If you look closely, she is wearing a homemade t-shirt that includes (at her insistence) all the things little girls love: hearts, kittens, flowers, rainbows and, of course, "The Monster of Phantom Lake!"

Sonia advertising her TMOPL love

The shirt!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007
In an unprecedented feat, "The Monster of Phantom Lake" has taken home its second Best of the Fest award, this time at this past weekend's Big Damn Film Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana. The film received the highest audience rating among all screened at the audience-judged festival.

"The Monster of Phantom Lake" sequel, "It Came From Another World!" came in third, earning its second Audience Choice award. Audience Choice awards are given to each of the top three audience rated films at the festival.

Monday, August 6, 2007
As we enter the waning months of summer, principal photography on the latest Saint Euphoria Pictures production, "Cave Women on Mars," comes to a close. Now begins the long, arduous process of post-production, including editing, special effects, mastering and DVD authoring. Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and co-producer Josh Craig look forward to the challenge and wish to express their thanks and gratitude to the entire cast and crew of the film.

Cave Women invade Sin City! The Saint Euphoria Pictures team (including Christopher R. Mihm, Josh Craig, and costumer/designer Brittany Hughes) descended upon the Home Media Expo in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada to promote Saint Euphoria Pictures. To help promote the upcoming film "Cave Women on Mars," they were joined by cast member Emily Fradenburgh (Gorga) who, in full costume, prowled the corridors of the Venetian Casino Hotel. As a result, Saint Euphoria Pictures (and "Cave Women on Mars" in particular) were the talk of the event, second only to an appearance by "The Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider (who obviously couldn't resist Gorga's evil charms) and the breaking of the world popcorn eating record by competitive eater Crazy Legs Conti.

The accolades keep rolling in for "It Came From Another World!" and "The Monster of Phantom Lake." Both films pulled in awards at the Cincinnati Big Damn Film Fetival. "The Monster of Phantom Lake" took second as one of the festival's top three audience-rated films and earned its fifth Audience Choice award while "It Came From Another World!" took home its first Audience Choice award by tying for third. Both films will appear at the Big Damn Film Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 18th. If you're in the area, come on down and do your part to help "The Monster of Phantom Lake" and "It Came From Another World!" continue their winning streaks!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007
"It Came From Another World!" T-shirts are now available for purchase! The shirts come in six different designs featuring the six characters from the film and the official logo on the back. Designed by writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, the shirts are available through Zazzle.com!

Also, we'd like to thank the Elk River Arts Alliance for hosting the past "It Came From Another World!" screenings at the Elk River ArtSoup arts festival. The crowd was lively and all in attendance had a great time!

Monday, June 18, 2007
This past weekend's screenings of "It Came From Another World!" in Chippewa Falls were a rousing success with lively crowds and tons o' fun! Also in attendance, a group of "super-fans" who brought props, including playing cards, "alien eyeballs" and canoe paddles! Below, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm poses with four of the super-fans! Josh Craig (Professor Jackson) and Mike Cook (Gustav) were also there to share in the festivities.


Wednesday, June 13, 2007
"It Came From Another World!" has won its first award! The film was selected as the Audience Choice "Best of the Fest" at this past weekend's Kansas City Big Damn Film Festival! The film beat out roughly 30 other films vying for the title. Congratulations to everyone involved in the production of the film!

Included below are photos from the Memorial Day drive-in screenings of "It Came From Another World!" at the Hi-way 18 Outdoor Theatre in Jefferson, Wisconsin. The screening was so successful, owner Lee Burgess invited us to screen again over the Labor Day holiday weekend! Screening information has been added to the screenings page!

Photos, top to bottom: The Hi-Way 18 marquee, the Hi-Way 18 Outdoor Theatre sign at sunset, cast members Josh Craig (Professor Jackson), Mike Cook (Gustav), and M. Scott Taulman (Sven) enjoy the evening.





Monday, May 21st, 2007

We've just posted the full text of a short article about writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and "It Came From Another World!" The piece contains some background on the director, the production, and star Josh Craig (Professor Jackson). It's well worth a read! Check it out on the Press page.

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

Another screening added! "It Came From Another World!" will be showing at the Woodbury 10 Theatre in Woodbury, Minnesota at 11:30 PM on Friday, June 22nd. Many cast and crewmembers will be in attendance and will be selling DVDs and other cool merchandise. For up-to-the-minute information on all "It Came From Another World!" screenings and festival appearances, visit the Screenings page.

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Last Thursday's premiere of "It Came From Another World!" was a smashing success! Hundreds of invited guests braved sweltering record heat to experience the newest Professor Jackson adventure! The film was extremely well received by moviegoers, many of whom stuck around for wine, cake and hot wings. Photos of the event can be found below! PLUS: The "It Came From Another World!" DVD is now available for purchase!

An additional screening of "It Came From Another World!" has been added. The film will now be screening (as part of a double feature with "The Monster of Phantom Lake") at the Big Damn Film Festival in Kansas City, Missouri on June 9th. Exact time has yet to be announced but as soon as it is, we'll let you know.

Photos, left to right, top to bottom: The marquee at the Heights Theater, Josh Craig (Professor Jackson) poses with a custom-made "It Came From Another World!" cake, the "It Came From Another World!" cast (minus Deanne McDonald) M. Scott Taulman (Sven), Mike Mason (Dr. Frasier), Josh Craig (Professor Jackson), Shannon McDonough (Julie Ann Saint Marie) & Mike Cook (Gustav), eager moviegoers line up in the record heat, a packed house for the premiere, guests enjoy the food.






Also, At the risk of sounding like a broken record, "The Monster of Phantom Lake" has won another Audience Choice award, this time at the Omaha Big Damn Film Festival. Audience Choice awards are given to each of the top three audience rated films at the festival.

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Another Friday, another awesome picture! The producers of the currently-in-production All For George Productions/Saint Euphoria Pictures film "Cave Women on Mars" have granted us permission to post another exclusive photo!

The image is taken from a costume fitting with Deanne McDonald (Elizabeth from "The Monster of Phantom Lake" and "It Came From Another World!") as Gorga, the evil henchwoman!

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Big festival news! The producers of "It Came From Another World!" have just been informed that the film has been accepted to two film festivals: the 2007 Flint Film Festival and Shockerfest 2007! Actual screening dates & times have yet to be announced but as soon as they are, we'll post them here.

Held annually in Flint, Michigan, the Flint Film Festival's mission is to offer an established venue for viewing movies produced by independent film makers around the globe, to enhance the visibility of local filmmakers, and to offer young film makers a chance to grow and gain experience, while giving film patrons in the Flint area and beyond an opportunity to view an alternative to mainstream films.

ShockerFest celebrates independent sci-fi, fantasy, horror and animation and is to be held at the Galaxy 12 Theatre in Riverbank, California from October 6th though the 7th, 2007. ShockerFest International Film Festival was one of the first festivals of its type in the world. At the time it began, there were only a handful of genre festivals in the world. Sponsored by the Fireside Foundation, Inc., a California nonprofit corporation dedicated to the promotion and perpetuation of independent film, ShockerFest continues to grow annually. Proceeds from the festival provide film funding and scholarships, and assist the development of independent films.

Friday, April 27th, 2007

The producers of "The Monster of Phantom Lake" and the very-soon-to-be-released "It Came From Another World!" have given us permission to post the very first image from the next All For George Productions/Saint Euphoria Pictures film "Cave Women on Mars!"

The picture shows star Brooke Lemke (of Spike TV's Invasion Iowa!) in full costume as Martian cave woman Eina.


Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

The official "It Came From Another World!" poster is now available for purchase! Click on BUY above to order yours today!

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

The big "It Came From Another World!" premiere event is SET! In conjunction with Shadow Creek Studios, the Saint Euphoria Pictures / All For George Productions team has set this invitation only event for May 10th, 2007 at the Heights Theatre in Columbia Heights, Minnesota.

Wait a minute... INVITATION ONLY!? Yes, this event is by invitation only... except... we have been given permission through this and the "The Monster of Phantom Lake!" sites to sell a VERY LIMITED number (only 20!) of special VIP ticket packages.

VIP ticket packages are available to anyone who wants them and include two tickets to the catered (with alcohol) event, a signed "It Came From Another World!" cast photo, a copy of the "It Came From Another World!" DVD, a copy of the recently released (but still hard to find) "The Monster of Phantom Lake" Special Edition DVD, an "It Came From Another World!" poster, two (2) Phantom Lake Canoe Corps patches, access to the actors & crew of the film plus much, much more! We are expecting Saint Euphoria Pictures "family members" past, present & future plus celebrities and press! Don't miss out on your chance to attend the event of a lifetime!

Tuesday, March 29th, 2007

The producers of "The Monster of Phantom Lake" and "It Came From Another World!" are looking for actors for their newest project "Cave Women on Mars." We currently have openings for two characters, described below:

Lieutenant Elliott Williams, an astronaut, second in command of Mars 1 mission. Younger and less experienced than his Captain. Strong, attractive and tall with dark hair (REQUIRED as it involves a major plot point). Looking for men aged 25-32 with a good head of hair. This is the male lead who falls in love with the lead "Cave Woman."

Orla, a Martian warrior woman. She is the main female character's closest, most loyal friend and confidant. She is blonde (absolutely required), athletic and head strong between the ages of 20 and 30. Has a great death scene!

Auditions will be held April 4th and 5th, 2007 in Maple Grove, Minnesota. We will be shooting the film in late May and throughout the month of June. If you are interested in auditioning, please contact chris@sainteuphoria.com for more information.

Monday, March 19th, 2007

More screenings added! We've just closed a deal for two back-to-back screenings of "It Came From Another World!" at the Micon Cinemas Stadium 8 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Sunday, June 17th, 2007. For more information, including address and contact for the theater, visit the Screenings page!

Monday, March 12th, 2007

The Big Damn Film Festival website just posted the audience-rating results for this past weekend's festival stop in Madison and "The Monster of Phantom Lake" has done it again! The film was chosen as one of the top three audience rated films of the festival and earned another Audience Choice award. "The Monster of Phantom Lake" is the first film in the festival's short history to not only win multiple times in one season but earn back-to-back awards as well! Congratulations!

As if that weren't enough, we've FINALLY received the "audience choice" score "The Monster of Phantom Lake" received from the September 30th, 2006 screening at the Audience Choice Awards Monthly Independent Film Festival. The film averaged 8.65 (out of 10), which landed it in fourth place among all features screened at the festival AND second place among all features from outside northwest Indiana — another stunning achievement!

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Happy birthday to "The Monster of Phantom Lake!" It was exactly one year ago today that the independent film was released to rave reviews and a packed house at the Heights Theatre in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. At that time, no one could have ever imagined the amount of recognition this little movie would get or how far it would go and yet, one year later, it's still going strong. What started out as a project the producers admittedly "made for fun," has become a legitimate, award-winning cult phenomenon!

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

"The Monster of Phantom Lake" returns to Wisconsin THIS WEEKEND!

After winning the "Best of the Fest" Audience Choice Award at the Minneapolis Big Damn Film Festival last month, everybody's favorite A-rockin' Professor returns to the Madison, Wisconsin area! The movie that made unnaturally long pauses cool again, "The Monster of Phantom Lake" will play for one-night-only at the Madison Big Damn Film Festival THIS WEEKEND! If we can get enough people out to the festival to see (and rate) the movie, we'll stand a good chance of winning again! We can't do it without your help!

The film is scheduled for Saturday, March 10th at 8:35 PM. This is a great opportunity to introduce friends and family members who have yet to experience the wacky majesty of "The Monster of Phantom Lake" to the "little movie that could." Since the REAL Phantom Lake in Mukwonago (where the movie takes place) isn't that far from Madison, there's no reason NOT to come!

Writer/Director Christopher R. Mihm will be in attendance and if you ask nice, he might spill some information about the recently finished sequel, "It Came From Another World!"

Saturday, March 10th, 2007 - 8:35 PM
Best Western InnTowner
2424 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: (608) 233-8778

Be there or risk not being invited to the "It Came From Another World!" premiere in May!

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

The big premiere date has arrived! The producers have tentatively set the date for the "world premiere" of "It Came From Another World!" at May 5th, 2007. Exact venue has yet to be determined but, naturally, as soon as we know, so will you.

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

The Cast & Crew section of the website is now complete. Check it out to learn a little bit more about the people involved in the making of the film!

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Launch Day! Welcome to the brand new "It Came From Another World!" website. This is the only place to find official, up-to-the-minute news and information about the Saint Euphoria Pictures / All For George Productions film, "It Came From Another World!"

"It Came From Another World!" chronicles the continuing adventures of everyone's favorite A-rockin' scientist, Professor Jackson. First introduced in 2006's "The Monster of Phantom Lake," Professor Jackson (Josh Craig) finds himself yet again tasked with saving the planet from certain doom. When Professor Jackson's colleague and best friend Dr. Frasier (Mike Mason) begins exhibiting strange behavior after encountering an unusual meteorite in the deep woods, it falls to our intrepid hero to solve the mystery before it's too late!

"It Came From Another World!" is currently on track for a May 2007 release.

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

"The Monster of Phantom Lake" has won another award! The film was the highest audience-rated film at this past weekend's Minneapolis Big Damn Film Festival and was recognized as one of the "Best of the Fest." This award entitles the film to appear in the year-end Big Damn Film Festival "Best of" event where it can possibly win even more! Congratulations to the filmmakers for another outstanding achievement.

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

Screening times for "The Monster of Phantom Lake" have been announced for the Minneapolis Big Damn Film Festival and the Gasparilla Film Festival.

For the Minneapolis Big Damn Film Festival, the film will play at 8:15 PM on Saturday, February 17th at the Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown Hotel. It screens directly after "Stimulus," a Minnesota film also starring "The Monster of Phantom Lake's" Deanne McDonald (Elizabeth)!

As part of the "Happy Hour Screening" event at the Gasparilla Film Fest, "The Monster of Phantom Lake" will screen at 6:30 PM on Friday, March 2nd at Gaspar's Grotto, a pirate-themed restaurant/event space.

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

The "first draft" edit of "The Monster of Phantom Lake" sequel "It Came From Another World!" is complete! From this point forward, only minor tweaking and special effects work remains. The final, official "It Came From Another World!" website will follow shortly thereafter!

"The Monster of Phantom Lake" returns to eastern Wisconsin! The Hi-Way 18 Outdoor Theatre has graciously agreed to show "The Monster of Phantom Lake" and its sequel "It Came From Another World!" as the third and fourth features of its Memorial Day festivities! For the most up-to-date screening information, check out the Screenings & Festivals page.

Monday, February 5th, 2007

"The Monster of Phantom Lake" has been accepted to the 2007 Gasparilla Film Festival! Scheduled for February 28th through March 4th, the festival is a celebration of independent film held annually in Tampa, Florida. The festival seeks to create a unique film showcase that has lasting and cultural impact on the Tampa Bay community - and the film community at large. Screening dates & times have yet to be announced but as soon as they are, we will let you know!

Monday, January 29th, 2007

We've just added the first two dates for the Big Damn Film Festival. We don't have exact screening times yet but we will post them as soon as we get them. Visit the Screenings & Festivals page for location details.

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Due to the sheer amount of editing, special effects & DVD authoring work still remaining, the premiere date of "The Monster of Phantom Lake" sequel "It Came From Another World!" has been pushed back two months into May 2007. The producers apologize for this unfortunate news but feel it's in the film's best interest to take the time needed to release the best movie possible. As consolation, we currently offering FREE SHIPPING on all merchandise purchased through this site for the next 14 days!

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

The Jackson family name lives on! Or, in actuality, the Craig family name. Josh Craig (of Professor Jackson fame) and his wife Sarah welcomed their baby boy, William Harrison Craig, into the world last night at 9:30 pm. Mom, dad and baby are all resting comfortably... for now.

Everyone involved in "The Monster of Phantom Lake" and its sequel "It Came From Another World!" would like to take this opportunity to welcome little Professor Jackson Jr. to the world! Congratulations!

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Last but not least, Writer/director Christopher R. Mihm has completed the final design for the "It Came From Another World!" poster. Click the image on the left to view a larger version.

"The Monster of Phantom Lake" DVDs are back! We've been given permission by the distributor to sell off our remaining supply of "The Monster of Phantom Lake" DVDs. We have a very small number available for $27 each (plus $3 shipping & handling). These are the original self-produced DVDs previously available but due to the film's impending national distribution through Shadow Creek Studios are now considered collector's items. Every Collector's Edition DVD is signed by Michael Kaiser (The Monster) and writer/director Christopher R. Mihm and comes complete with a poster, a "Phantom Lake Canoe Corps" patch and a one-of-a-kind piece of the actual monster costume! Visit the Buy the DVD page to purchase yours before we're out because once they're gone, they will NEVER be available again.

"The Monster of Phantom Lake" has been accepted to the Big Damn Film Festival! The movie will screen from February through December 2007 at this unique touring event. The festival kicks off in Minneapolis and visits a different Midwestern city every month. The festival is audience judged, and the highest rated films are selected to play in a special year-end event. Be sure to come see the film when it plays near you, and vote it the best of the fest!

Happy new year!



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