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"Beaver Dam" a hit at film festivals worldwide!

Sable & Batalion's "The Legend of Beaver Dam", starring L.J. Benet, Seán Cullen and Rick Miller, saw its World Premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and is now playing festivals around the world.  In the short "horror musical film", Rick stars as Stumpy Sam, the evil swamp monster who wields a machete and wails some big rock star high notes.  Watch the trailer.  Read the articles (NOW Magazine, Inside Toronto) Hide your children. 

The World Premiere of Beaver Dam was a surprise hit at the Toronto International Film Fest. The movie screened for an audience of 1,200 rabid "FUBAR 2" fans, and, as the L.A. Times and Huffington Post have both written about, the movie won the crowd over the instant Seán Cullen uttered the very first line of dialogue--a foul-mouthed inappropriate string of expletives.  Rick "Stumpy Sam" Miller received a huge applause when he was brought out onstage afterward for the Q&A.

Sable & Batalion’s "The Legend of Beaver Dam"

story, music, and lyrics by Jerome Sable & Eli Batalion  directed by Jerome Sable
starring L.J. Benet, Seán Cullen, and Rick Miller

Sept 9-11 (World Premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival)

Sept 19 (Atlantic Film Fest - Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Sept 26 & 27 (Fantastic Fest - Austin, Texas)

Sept 30 (Edmonton International Film Fest)

Oct 1 (Calgary International Film Fest)

Oct 7-10 (Sitges, Spain) - exact dates TBA

Oct 15 & 18 (BFI London)

Oct 16 (Screamfest LA)

Nov 4 - 21 (Leeds, England) - exact dates TBA

Nov 11 - 21 (St. Louis Int'l Film Fest, Missouri) - exact dates TBA

Nov 13 - 21 (Mar del Plata Film Fest, Argentina) - exact dates TBA

There are lots of reviews coming in, and they will all eventually get posted at http://facebook.com/stumpysam, including:

"One of the most inventive and groundbreaking horror shorts ever."
- Dread Central

"Future cult classic."
- Toronto Star

"A raucous gem. Beaver Dam will blow your brains and rock your world."
- Fangoria

 "A horror film crossed with Glee... Silly and scary in just the right balance."
- Huffington Post

Our personal favorite is the recent review by the Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine Texas, the infamous Joe Bob Briggs. Check it out here:


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