CLOSED FOR THE SEASON is now available for purchase on Blu-ray and also available via Amazon Prime!
To purchase a Blu-ray CLICK HERE.
To access via Amazon Prime CLICK HERE.
The film was released on DVD in the U.K. as CARNIVAL OF FEAR in April of 2012 by 101 FILMS. Their artwork can be seen at the following: ARTWORK-LINK
HORATIO'S HAMLET is now available for viewing via Amazon Prime!
To watch via Amazon Prime CLICK HERE.
If you're a die-hard fan of classic cinema, or one of Jay's most faithful followers then consider making your way to Austin, Texas for OTHER WORLDS AUSTIN film festival December 1 - 4, 2016.
Jay will be in attendance on Sunday, Dec 4th for the 3:25pm screening of "Island of Lost Souls" - the 1932 classic adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel "The Island of Dr. Moreau." The screening features the World Premiere of Jay's all new original score for the film!
To purchase tickets (all-access festival "BADGE") go to: FESTIVAL BADGES
To see the entire festival line up of films go to: FILM LISTING
To learn more about Jay's original score please read associated article below.
The classic film ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (based on the H.G. Wells story THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU) never had a musical score other than re-purposed music for the credit sequence. But now Jay has created a music CD to increase the power and scope of this timeless film.
This new 60 minute score starts with the crashing of waves and ends with the tolling of a ship’s bell vanishing into the fog. Besides his filmmaking Jay has scored many films and won an Emmy for it. This is the first score by Jay Woelfel to be made available for commercial release.
I’ve always loved this film and did my score to honor the movie and add a new dimension to it with a music score inspired by it. This is a score of themes and also the sounds of the jungle and ocean that entrap the Beast Men and their creator. Most of the characters have their own signature sound, wood drums for Orang, purring fluttering flute for Lota, creaking hurdy-gurdy organ and guttural strings for Moreau, and some appropriate phonograph dinner music for his unscientific guests, and of course the lament for the Sayer of the Law and his religious oration of ARE WE NOT MEN? – featured in the below video clip.
Sample clip from the classic film matched with original music by Jay now available for purchase.
Great news for fans Jay's early films! Iron Thunder and Unseen Evil - both starring RICHARD HATCH - are now RE-MASTERED and available for purchase from MVD Entertainment Group. Click on an image below to visit their site or purchase the title of your choice.
Jay's early and consistent supporter, John Thonen, wrote the attached article giving a comprehensive peek behind the scenes of the creation of two of Jay's early feature films. Though gone from our world now, John's spirit and support continues to influence and drive Jay and other independent film makers to express their personal visions no matter what limitations they face.
Jay was asked to direct this short info/drama about U.S. service men dealing with the problems of coming home after years of war overseas. It follows Isaiah Mundo and his veteran friends as they deal with Post Traumatic Stress Sydrome, substance abuse, suicides and a host of adjustment problems in search of elusive "wellness." A trailer is online and editing is underway.
Jay notes, "I recently had the pleasure of working on the project "Isaiah Is Talking" with the very talented and impassioned Sara Matthews. The project deals with the subject of PTSD and follows a group of former combat veterans trying to assimilate back into a society that increasingly has no use for the skills it previously demanded of them. I encourage you to check out the Film Page for this project to learn more or view the Facebook page set up for the project." (link below)
Season of Darkness recently completed a successful, and profitable, theatrical premier in Columbus Ohio and limited engagements at the DREXEL THEATRE and THE GRANDVIEW THEATER--where it out-grossed THE HOBBIT one day. The film continued its festival run with THE PHILIP K DICK FESTIVAL in NYC where it screened twice and at the Los Angeles INDEPENDENT SHOWCASE film festival. Check back for more festival news.