"Will" listed on IMDB

March 1, 2005  |  Past Projects, Will  |  1 Comment

ELMAfilms announced today that “Will,” the short suspense film that debuted in December 2004, has been officially listed on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB), recognized as “the Earth’s biggest movie database.”

“We are extremely pleased to have ‘Will’ listed on IMDB and moreover pleased that is has given so many of the folks who worked on the film the opportunity to be listed as well,” said Mark D’Elicio the film’s Producer.

In addition to the film itself being listed, the writer/director, actors and other crew have been listed as well. “At this time, the listing is actually not complete, but we have been assured that the remainder of the crew will be online soon,” D’Elicio said.

To view the IMDB listing, click here.

In other news, a new feature of the ELMAfilms website has been introduced – a downloads page that offers fans of the site and of ELMAfilms the opportunity to download wallpaper to their PC’s. This feature can be accessed by clicking the downloads link near the top of the page.

"Will" receives critical acclaim at L.A. film festival

December 18, 2004  |  Past Projects, Will  |  5 Comments

ELMAfilms is pleased to announce that the premiere of "Will" on December 10, 2004 at the MiniDV Festival in Los Angeles garnered very positive audience response and even some critical acclaim.

Representing ELMAfilms at the Festival was Elvis Murks, the film’s writer/director. After the screening, Murks was asked to sit on a panel and participate in audience "Q & A." Feedback from the audience was very positive.

Also attending the festival was acclaimed horror producer/writer/director Daniel Farrands who had this to say about the film: "Part film noir, part George Romero, Will showcases the considerable talents of director/writer/editor Elvis Murks and producer Mark D’Elicio. The filmmakers’ highly stylized use of the DV format turns their minimalist approach into a moody, subtle piece of drama that evokes an uncomfortable feeling of solitude and an inevitable sense of dread. Will will scare you."

When asked to comment on the review of Farrands, producer Mark D’Elicio stated, "to receive praise from one of my personal favorites means so much to me. Daniel (Farrands) is by far one of my favorite writers and I will never forget his words."

ELMAfilms has released the short horror/suspense film to several other film festivals throughout California.

"Will" to premiere at MiniDV festival in Los Angeles

December 3, 2004  |  Past Projects, Will  |  2 Comments

ELMAfilms is pleased to announce that "Will" has been selected to premiere at the MiniDV Festival in Los Angeles on December 10, 2004. The short film will be competing in the "Narrative Short" category. In total there will be 112 films shown during the 3-day festival.

"We were honored to be selected to the MiniDV Festival and are hopeful that "Will" will take home an award," said Mark D’Elicio, the film’s Producer.

It is not yet known who will represent ELMAfilms at the upcoming festival, but it is quite possible that Writer/Director Elvis Murks will attend. "To premiere this film in Hollywood was always the ideal…now it is a dream come true," Murks stated.

The MiniDV Festival will be held from December 10 through December 12, 2004. The Festival will be held at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. Several contestants from last year’s festival have gone on to work on much larger film and telelvision projects and some of the entries were actually purchased by studios for wide distribution.

Additional details regarding the festival and information on purchasing tickets can be found at the festival’s website. A schedule of the films being shown can be found at the festival’s Schedule Website.

"Will" DVD in design phase

November 10, 2004  |  Past Projects, Will  |  No Comments

We are pleased to announce that the DVD for “Will” has entered the design phase and should be completed within the next 3-4 weeks. Upon completion of the prototype, production of the DVD units will commence.

In addition to the film “Will”, the DVD will feature several extras, including:

  • Extra Scenes
  • Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Score Soundtrack

The DVD will also feature animated menus that will be presented in black-and-white.

Once completed and produced, the DVD will be sent to cast and crew of the film. Additional copies will be available for others who were indirectly involved (the “Special Thanks” folks).

"Will" – recent updates

October 20, 2004  |  Past Projects, Will  |  No Comments

As an update for those of you following the progress of “Will,” we wanted to let you know that we are hard at work finding appropriate venues for our inevitable debut while waiting to hear back on multiple festival submissions.

We have also submitted  “Will” to Atom Films for consideration to be placed on their web site.

We are also pleased to announce that the collateral materials are complete. A sample of the promotional “postcard” appears below.


We will update the site with future developments as they occur. Many thanks to all of you who have supported this project.