Judge Minty, the Judge Dredd fan film.

Judge Minty Edmund Dehn
Judge Dredd Greg Staples
Director Steven Sterlacchini
Director of Photography and Digital Imagery Stephen Green
Prop and Costume Creator Daniel Carey-George of Custom Creations
Storyboards & Concepts Barry Renshaw
Written By Steven Sterlacchini & Michael Carroll, based on the work of John Wagner

Monday, 23 December 2013

Friday, 22 November 2013

Some nice comments

Since it's release, we've received some lovely comments about 'Judge Minty'. With permission, we've collected a few into this image, if only to show some of the people who gave their time to the project, and may not be aware them.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Judge Minty wins at the Wasteland Film Festival

I didn't post this on this blog when it first happened, despite being super cool news, because I wanted to focus on the two recent screenings until they were over.

Judge Minty has won both, 'Best Action Film' and the 'Audience Award' at the Wasteland Film Festival, which is part of Wasteland Weekend.

It's always great whenever an event selects Minty for screening, but to win something is amazing. Especially at such a stunning event as Wasteland Weekend.

"Join over a thousand fans coming from all over the the United States (and beyond) to gather in the Southern California desert for a four-day post-apocalyptic party.  Set up camp at our wasteland compound, surrounded by specially-built sets.  Costumes are required and post-apocalyptic campsites and vehicles are encouraged.  Live for four days in a world pulled straight out of the Mad Max movies, beyond the grip of so-called civilisation. Top DJs and bands from all over will provide the soundtrack, fire dancers and bonfires will light up the night, and modified vehicles will shake the earth with their engines."

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Judge Minty at The Lakes Comic Art Festival

We already posted about this on Facebook and Twitter when it was first announced, so this is just a reminder.

Judge Minty will be screening at the The Lakes International Comic Art Festival on Saturday the 19th of October at 5.30pm.

It will be screen as part of a double bill with the brilliant official film 'Dredd', which will have Judge Dredd co-creators, John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra in attendance! John Wagner will also be introducing Judge Minty.

Steven Sterlacchini, Steve Green and a number of other team members will also be at the event.

Website
http://www.comicartfestival.com

Official Programme
http://www.comicartfestival.com/official_programme/HTML/index.html

Judge Minty is a NOT FOR PROFIT fan film, shown with the kind permission of 2000AD and Rebellion. Judge Dredd® is a registered trademark, © Rebellion A/S®, All rights reserved.
Judge Dredd is the Creation of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Judge Minty Screening, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe


Judgement is due at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire between 12 October until 7 December 2013.

An exhibition of art work relating to the British comic book character Judge Dredd opens on Saturday 12 October with a special day and evening of celebration.

The Big Quiz is a FREE after-hours event and will run from 7pm until 11pm on 12 October. 

Featuring; 

  • Cinema screen showing of the short fan film Judge Minty introduced by the director Steven Sterlacchini
  • A special Masterbrain quiz hosted by Magnus Magnanimus featuring experts in their chosen subjects of 2000AD, Doctor Who and Star Wars 
  • A general sci-fi, movie and comics quiz featuring great prizes including your very own custom Judge Badge from http://www.planetreplicas.com/
  • Megacity music from the Interplanetary Division Cosplay DJ’s 
  • A chance to enjoy the exhibition at night and a licenced bar

Book here through Eventbrite for the Big Quiz event.
https://judgedreddbigquiz.eventbrite.co.uk/

The exhibition itself, called simply Judge Dredd, features a gallery of original artwork mostly from the pages of 2000AD and Judge Dredd the Megazine between the 1970s and the 2000’s. The work has been loaned from collectors and the artists/creators themselves. The second half of the exhibition presents the work of illustrators, photographers, painters, prop sculptors and film makers who grew up with the character.

You can also join us earlier on the opening day to take part in the national Big Draw campaign’s theme of Draw Tomorrow. 

Expect free drop-in creative activities for all ages covering themes of future cities, future humans and future stories. Visitors can work alongside artists to create a giant Judge Dredd sculpture and use their imagination to craft what tomorrow might look like. 

Creative events run from 10am until 4pm. Entry to the exhibition and Big Draw activities are free of charge. Under 8s must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Judge Minty is a NOT FOR PROFIT fan film, shown with the kind permission of 2000AD and Rebellion. Judge Dredd® is a registered trademark, © Rebellion A/S®, All rights reserved.
Judge Dredd is the Creation of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.

Image: Detail of Judge Court by David Hancock www.david-hancock.com

Monday, 5 August 2013

Judge Minty Screening and Q&A at Nine Worlds Geekfest!

We are extremely proud to announce that Judge Minty will be screened as part of this year Nine Worlds Geekfest!!!

Link to Nine Worlds page

Afterwards the director of photography and digital imagery, Stephen Green, will be taking part in a ‘Fan Film & Low Budget Film Making Panel’ where he will give insight into how he made the film, tips on how to make your own, and discuss Fan Film culture in general. It should be a great panel.

Judge Minty is a NOT FOR PROFIT fan film, shown with the kind permission of 2000 AD and Rebellion Judge Dredd® is a registered trademark, © Rebellion A/S®, All rights reserved. Judge Dredd is the Creation of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.

As always, thanks to Rebellion for giving permission for this public screening.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Judge Minty Online!

We are very happy to finally announce that our fan film, Judge Minty, is now online and available to view for free via youtube. I've embedded the movie below, or you can click the link to view on youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aavS_XUITXU



The making of this film has been VERY much a team effort and on behalf of 'the producers' of Judge Minty I would like to thank all the people that gave their time to contribute to this project. We have been extremely lucky to have received a huge amount of support from both fellow Dredd fans and also professional film makers, who have given their time, expertise and advice for free.

I would like to give a special mention to Steve Green, who both shot the film and produced the digital effects, meaning he has spent more time working on the project than any other person. Also Daniel Carey-George, whose props and costumes not only provided the initial inspiration for the project, but also helped to create 'a reality' for the story.

And of course Edmund Dehn, for taking a chance on our little fan film, helping us bring Minty to life and also providing the heart of the film.

At a later date, I am hoping to go in to more detail with a proper 'Thank You' post about the great work individual people contributed, but I wanted to keep this post relatively short, and there are so many people to thank.

We would also like to give special thanks to the owners of Judge Dredd and 2000 AD, Rebellion who have allowed us to 'play with their toys' and especially for their consent for the public screenings at festivals and conventions.

Judge Minty is a NOT FOR PROFIT fan film, shown with the kind permission of 2000 AD and Rebellion Judge Dredd® is a registered trademark, © Rebellion A/S®, All rights reserved. Judge Dredd is the Creation of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Chapel Arts Studio, Andover, Hampshire

We are happy to announce that Judge Minty will be screening as part of 'Night of the Living Dredd' a World Book Night event.

The venue is the Chapel Arts Studio, Andover, Hampshire. April 23rd 6pm to 11pm.
http://www.chapelartsstudios.co.uk/events.html

Judge Minty is a NOT FOR PROFIT fan film, shown with the kind permission of 2000 AD and Rebellion Judge Dredd® is a registered trademark, © Rebellion A/S®, All rights reserved. Judge Dredd is the Creation of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.

As always, thanks to Rebellion for giving permission for this public screening.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Sci-Fi London

We are proud to announce that Judge Minty will be screening as part the Sci-Fi London Film Festival.

Judge Minty will be screened as part of 'Shorts Programme IV' on Saturday May 4th from 1pm onwards.
http://www.sci-fi-london.com/festival/2013/programme/short/shorts-programme-iv

The venue is The Stratford Picture House.

http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Stratford_London/film/Sci_Fi_London_Shorts_Iv/

Judge Minty is a NOT FOR PROFIT fan film, shown with the kind permission of 2000 AD and Rebellion Judge Dredd® is a registered trademark, © Rebellion A/S®, All rights reserved. Judge Dredd is the Creation of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.

As always, thanks to Rebellion for giving permission for this public screening.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

London Independent Film Festival

We are happy to announce that Judge Minty will be screening as part the London Independent Film Festival.

The film is scheduled to be screened on Friday 12th of April at 18.00 (6pm). It will be screened, along with five other short films, as part of 'Shorts Block 2'. Please double check with the event for further information.
http://www.londonindependent.org/tickets2013.htm

The venue is Shortwave Cinema, bar and CafĂ© - 10 Bermondsey Square, London SE1 3UN.

The 'Shorts Block 2' event is listed as 'OPEN SEATING'.
If you would like to attend this screening I strongly advise you to contact the LIFF organisers directly as I believe there is very limited seating available.

Judge Minty is a NOT FOR PROFIT fan film, shown with the kind permission of 2000 AD and Rebellion Judge Dredd® is a registered trademark, © Rebellion A/S®, All rights reserved. Judge Dredd is the Creation of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.

As always, thanks to Rebellion for giving permission for this public screening.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

New trailer now online!


As we gear up for the free online release of Minty in May, we have produced a short trailer which includes a little more of the action.

Thanks to Michael Molcher and the folks at 2000AD for posting it up. Check it out on the 2000AD Online website, if you like.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Portland, Oregon, Stumptown Comics Fest


We are proud to announce that Judge Minty will be screening at the Portland, Oregon Stumptown Comics Fest April 27th to 28th.

Please check on their website for details
http://www.stumptowncomics.com/comics-fest/

Judge Minty is a NOT FOR PROFIT fan film, shown with the kind permission of 2000 AD and Rebellion Judge Dredd® is a registered trademark, © Rebellion A/S®, All rights reserved. Judge Dredd is the Creation of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Athens Comicdom


We are proud to announce that Judge Minty will be screening at the Athens Comicdom April 19th to 21st.

Please check on their website for details
http://www.comicdom-con.gr/en/

Judge Minty is a NOT FOR PROFIT fan film, shown with the kind permission of 2000 AD and Rebellion Judge Dredd® is a registered trademark, © Rebellion A/S®, All rights reserved. Judge Dredd is the Creation of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Dundee Comic Expo


We are happy to announce that Judge Minty will be screening at the Dundee Comic Expo on Saturday the 30th of March.

Please check on their Facebook pages for latest details.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dundee-Comics-Expo/300792306691116?fref=ts

Judge Minty is a NOT FOR PROFIT fan film, shown with the kind permission of 2000 AD and Rebellion Judge Dredd® is a registered trademark, © Rebellion A/S®, All rights reserved. Judge Dredd is the Creation of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Edinburgh Bootleg Film Festival


We are proud to announce that Judge Minty will be screening as part the Edinburgh Bootleg Film Festival.

Double check with the event for details. The film is scheduled to be screened on Friday 22nd of March at 8.00pm. It will be screened along with the feature film 'Electric Man'. Please double check with the event for further information.
http://www.bootlegfilmfestival.com/2013/02/bootleg-edinburgh-schedule-announcement.html

Judge Minty is a NOT FOR PROFIT fan film, shown with the kind permission of 2000 AD and Rebellion Judge Dredd® is a registered trademark, © Rebellion A/S®, All rights reserved. Judge Dredd is the Creation of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.

Monday, 25 February 2013

A Big thanks to Tharg the Mighty!

With all the rushing around at festivals and convention screenings, I just wanted to take a moment to thank the guys at 2000AD and Rebellion for all their help and support throughout the making of Judge Minty.

Over the past few months we've been inundating them with permission requests for public screenings from all over the world. All of which they have be kind enough to grant. Being a 'recognised Fan Film' has opened a number of doors for us on the international film festival circuit.

Also during the early part of the production 2000AD P.R. Droid Mike Molch-R was responsible for getting us two large articles in 'Comic Heroes' magazine which helped take the awareness of the film to another level!

Thank you Tharg, for allowing us access to your minions Mike, Keith and Jason!

Steve
Team Minty

Monday, 11 February 2013

London Super Comic Con


We are proud to announce that Judge Minty will be screening as part of London Super Comic Con.

Steven Sterlacchini will blab something incoherent at the beginning and pretend it was some kind of 'introduction'. Anyone who has witnessed any of his other 'so called' introductions will know not to get their hopes up too much. But at least the film should be cool.

The film is scheduled to be screened on Sunday at 16.00. Please double check with the event for further information
http://www.londonsupercomicconvention.com/events-schedule/

Judge Minty is a NOT FOR PROFIT fan film, shown with the kind permission of 2000 AD and Rebellion Judge Dredd® is a registered trademark, © Rebellion A/S®, All rights reserved. Judge Dredd is the Creation of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Boston Sci-Fi Film Fest


We are proud to announce that Judge Minty will be screening as part of the Boston Sci-Fi Film Fest.

It is listed as being part of 'Program 8' on Saturday 16th of February. It will be amongst a selection of 7 films screening from 3pm

Please double check with the event for further information

TIMES AND DATES MAY BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO THE BLIZZARD, PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK WITH THE EVENT. LOOKING AT THE LATEST SCHEDULE IT MAY HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

With thanks to Rebellion for giving permission for this public screening.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Glasgow Film Festival


We are proud to announce the Judge Minty will be screening at the Glasgow Film Festival.

Tuesday the 19th of February at 18:30

http://www.glasgowfilm.org/festival/whats_on/4788_making_a_fan_film

It will be followed by a discussion regards making a fan film. The programme says 'led by Steven Sterlacchini', but anyone who has seen my attempts at public speaking will be relieved, that I will only be a part of the discussion, not leading it. Hopefully another member of Team Minty might be able to make it as well.

I've had a quick look through the rest of the programme and there are some amazing films being shown, so we are honoured that they have found a place for us. During the festival Dredd is also being screened and a discussion with John Wagner and Colin MacNeil!

As always, thanks to Rebellion for giving permission for this public screening.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Belfast Heroes & Legends




We are happy to announce that Judge Minty will be screening at Heroes & Legends, Belfast, 16th and 17th of February.

http://www.heroesandlegendscon.com/

Thanks to Martin for arranging the screening and as always thanks to Rebellion for giving their permission.

Judge Minty is a NOT FOR PROFIT fan film, shown with the kind permission of 2000 AD and Rebellion Judge Dredd® is a registered trademark, © Rebellion A/S®, All rights reserved. Judge Dredd is the Creation of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.