Home   . ψ .   Newsletter
The Dreamlands on Facebook   The Dreamlands on Twitter   The Dreamlands on Google+
  1. 021

    The Awakening

    Here it is – our first teaser trailer for “The Dreamlands”!

    We hope that you enjoy this glimpse that all but goes beyond the Wall of Sleep and will follow our further progress. Don’t forget to stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or by subscribing to our newsletter!


  2. 020

    Weird Tales

    On the occassion of launching our new website at www.the-dreamlands.com director Huan Vu has given Weird Tales Magazine an exclusive interview and a first sneak peek at our first teaser trailer:

    Weird Tales: From the makers of “Die Farbe” – The Dreamlands

    A great honour, since this is the very same magazine that launched the careers of great authors like Ray Bradbury, Robert E. Howard – and H.P. Lovecraft. Founded in 1923 and resurrected in 1988 its mission has remained till this day to publish brilliantly strange material that can’t be found elsewhere. See more at: weirdtalesmagazine.com


  3. 019

    Visionary: Erik Kriek

    Today we would like to introduce one of our ‘visionaries’: artists that are going to contribute to our film project with concept sketches and elaborate artworks.

    Erik Kriek, a comic artist and illustrator from the Netherlands, is the first one, since his new graphic novel “From Beyond and Other Tales” has been released now in Germany and he will be on a signing tour in Bochum, Bonn, Frankfurt, Hannover and Berlin in the next few days.

    You can see a preview of his adaptation of “The Outsider” if you follow this link. Unfortunately there is no English version planned at the moment, but we will keep you informed!


  4. 018

    Lost in Time and Space

    Well, we had no no luck in the last few weeks: First one of our brand-new hard disk drives decided to get a severe head crush. That wouldn’t have been a problem, since there is a backup drive with exactly the same data on it. At least we thought that. Unfortunately one folder wasn’t mirrored. Recovery attempts all failed. In the end we lost most of the making of material we shot during our recent additional shooting day in the studio. It’s a minor loss, but still very annoying.

    Then another hard disk drive with rendered visual effects layers on it got lost in time and space AKA the German Mail Service. Since the sending VFX artist went into holidays afterwards, it took us almost three weeks to get it back and be able to send it out to the other artist again.

    Apart from this we’re on good track – you will see some beautiful things in a few weeks!


  5. 017

    Fear of the Unknown

    There are really many crowdfunding platforms. What is yours? What will be ours?
    This question is the reason why we are collecting a lot of information for a good decision.
    Only one thing is certain : We are crowdfunding – because it is the best way to make this movie!

    Therefore, we must dig ourselves through tons of raw data and hundreds of websites. We try to learn as much as possible about what others have experienced as supporters and creators of crowdfunding-campaigns to see what we need to avoid and which essential ideals we should pursue.

    We already have smaller and larger ideas, of what we will offer as rewards. We would be delighted to hear from your own ideas about any reward you would like. Your idea could be the one bringing us closer to successfully financing this movie!

    Mail us your thoughts and experiences.

    info@the-dreamlands.com

    Or just leave a comment.


  6. 016

    The Green Meadow

    Crane building

    Crane building

    Crane building

    Crane building

    Meeting in the night before

    Meeting in the night before

    We are using state-of-the-art technology ...

    We are using state-of-the-art technology …

    ... the mighty RED EPIC (and some lightsabers)

    … the mighty RED EPIC (and some lightsabers)

    Next morning: Green light

    Next morning: Green light

    Next morning: Green light

    Next morning: Green light

    Final assembling

    Final assembling

    Final assembling

    Final assembling

    Opening the gateway

    Opening the gateway

    Outside: preparations on the costume

    Outside: preparations on the costume

    Outside: preparations on the costume

    Outside: preparations on the costume

    Inside: Last checks and tests

    Inside: Last checks and tests

    Inside: Last checks and tests

    Inside: Last checks and tests

    Inside: Last checks and tests

    Inside: Last checks and tests

    Director Huan Vu looking forward...

    Director Huan Vu looking forward…

    ... to his first ...

    … to his first …

    ... crane shot

    … crane shot

    Upstairs a library

    Upstairs a library

    Downstairs a gate to another world

    Downstairs a gate to another world

    Medienwerkstatt Stuttgart-Neugereut is a municipal media studio for local youths and schools

    Medienwerkstatt Stuttgart-Neugereut is a municipal media studio for local youths and schools

    Makeup work starting

    Makeup work starting

    Makeup work starting

    Makeup work starting

    Makeup work starting

    Makeup work starting

    Balancing

    Balancing

    Starting position

    Starting position

    Checking the distance

    Checking the distance

    Arcane markings

    Arcane markings

    Do cameras dream of sheep in 5K?

    Do cameras dream of sheep in 5K?

    Cleaning the green meadow

    Cleaning the green meadow

    Discussing changes to a costume part

    Discussing changes to a costume part

    Discussing changes to a costume part

    Discussing changes to a costume part

    The Dreamlands Crew

    The Dreamlands Crew

    Daylight workshop

    Daylight workshop

    The other green meadow

    The other green meadow

    Colors and... other stuff

    Colors and… other stuff

    Cooking lunch?

    Cooking lunch?

    Cooking lunch?

    Cooking lunch?

    Good signal

    Good signal

    Final lighting touches

    Final lighting touches

    Final lighting touches

    Final lighting touches

    Building reflections

    Building reflections

    Golden light from the left

    Golden light from the left

    Golden light from the right

    Golden light from the right

    All ready and done for the shooting

    All ready and done for the shooting

    Filling the void

    Filling the void

    Shooting

    Shooting

    Shooting

    Shooting

    Watchers from beyond the wall

    Watchers from beyond the wall

    After a couple of hours: It's a wrap!

    After a couple of hours: It’s a wrap!

    After a couple of hours: It's a wrap!

    After a couple of hours: It’s a wrap!

    That's it! Now it's all up to the post-production team

    That’s it! Now it’s all up to the post-production team


  7. 015

    The Doom that Came to Neugereut

    Yesterday we gathered in a studio in Stuttgart-Neugereut to shoot the final scene for our preview. It’s a scene we initially planned to create as full CG animation, but we decided to opt for a greenscreen shoot with an actor in full costume instead, since the result could be much better in terms of quality and believability. And it turned out to be true: It’s just a small scene, but it was worth all the effort! Behind the scenes pictures will follow soon!


  8. 014

    First look

    We made it back to reality – just in time! Today was the deadline for the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival Los Angeles that will take place this weekend. Among many Lovecraftian short films and movies, that will be screened there, attendees will be able to watch a very first look on our project in form of an excerpt of the full preview that we’re currently working on. Most VFX shots are still unfinished so it’s a rather refrained but also very moody sequence that will have its premiere in San Pedro in a few days.

    The same teaser will also be screened in Stockholm in October at the third H.P. Lovecraft Festival and in Portland, Oregon at Best of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Fest. We’re very curious about the feedback by Lovecraft fans and hope they will support us on this journey!


  9. 013

    CthulhuCon

    Last weekend director Huan Vu hosted a film night at German Cthulhu Convention 2013 taking place on Castle Rieneck. After “The Thing on the Doorstep” by Will Severin, the centerpiece of the evening, a short preview sequence of the full Dreamlands trailer was shown to the audience. Ungraded footage, no visual effects, layout sound and temp music only – but it received very positive feedback. And if a small crowd of die-hard Lovecraft fans is loving it, you can really be sure to be on the right path, I guess…


  10. 012

    Dreamscapes

    We’re proud to present you a new member of our post-production team: Chris Reinfels is a matte painter and has worked at Pixomondo in Stuttgart on “Game of Thrones” (winning an Emmy for Visual Effects) and the big Tom Cruise sci-fi epic “Oblivion”, where he has created the ice canyon together with other artists.

    As you probably have guessed, I cannot show you the painting he is contributing to our teaser trailer, but I can tell you it looks amazing. Stay tuned!