From the early days of shooting short super 8 films in the Antelope Valley to his latest feature film FIRST MAN ON MARS (2016), indie filmmaker Mike T. Lyddon or Reel Progress LLC discusses the ins and outs of shooting no-budget features, movie critics, and his love for doing special make up effects, sound tracking and other aspects of filmmaking not typically handled by the director himself.
Read the whole damn interview right here.
Reel Progress is pleased to announce that FIRST MAN ON MARS is an official selection at the Mad Monster Party Film Festival coming this weekend, March 24th through 26th in Rock Hill, SC. Among the many events and special guests featured at the event, the indie sci-fi comedy First Man on Mars from filmmaker Mike Lyddon will be screening Saturday, March 25th at 2pm.
For more details please visit the official Mad Monster Party website.
Cast and Crew of First Man on Mars on location
Dateline: La – Mike Lyddon’s satirical horror-comedy FIRST MAN ON MARS makes the PS Awards: Eight Incredible Indie Films from 2016. The micro budget feature is listed among both genre and mainstream indie films and Smolen called the homage to drive-in b-movies “a loving tribute to the wild and wacky drive-in movies of the 1970s. Gory and goofy, “First Man on Mars” is a pizza and six pack masterpiece!”
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Find more info on Mike Lyddon and his films HERE.
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Director/make up FX artist Mike Lyddon makes some adjustments to the monster (Benjamin Wood) on the set of FIRST MAN ON MARS.
Misty Layne from Rogue Cinema offers up the latest interview with Mike T. Lyddon, the founder of Reel Progress which celebrates 20 years online this month.
Lyddon talks about his newest feature, the low budget indy flick First Man on Mars as well as his forthcoming, two country spanning opus, HELLPACA! which begins filming in late 2017.
Read the full interview.
Click Here to watch the First Man on Mars trailer.
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The new feature length Reel Progress sci-fi horror comedy “First Man on Mars” is now available on AMAZON INSTANT VOD.
You can rent the film for 7 days or download it as a permanent addition to your collection.
In 2004, astronaut Eli Cologne landed on Mars becoming the first human to ever set foot on the angry red planet. An encounter with an alien spore turns him into a bloodthirsty monster causing death and destruction when he crash lands back to earth in the swamps of a sleepy southern town in the hilarious indy horror-comedy that Rogue Cinema called “A pizza and six pack masterpiece” and Horror Buzz proclaimed “A Great Sci-Fi Throwback.”
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Tomcat Films release of Mike Lyddon’s latest feature film FIRST MAN ON MARS is available on DVD wherever satirical b-movie horror comedies are sold!
You can pick up a copy today at TARGET, BEST BUY, AMAZON, FYE, BARNES AND NOBLE, FAMILY VIDEO and other fine retailers.
HORROR BUZZ calls it a great sci-fi throwback and ROGUE CINEMA hails it as a pizza and six pack masterpiece.
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Click HERE to watch the exciting trailer on VIMEO
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Mike T. Lyddon’s latest low budget feature FIRST MAN ON MARS hits the film festivals in October and November of 2016! In October the film has its New Orleans premiere at the Loup Garou Sci-fi and Horror Film Festival along with another Lyddon co-creation ZOMBIE! VS. MARDI GRAS and a short film called BLOOD OF A SAINT from Lyddon’s anthology production HORROR ANTHOLOGY MOVIE VOL. 1. Next up SWAPPING DEAD FILM FESTIVAL which took place at the world famous SCARECROW VIDEO where FIRST MAN ON MARS was a finalist. The film is also an official selection at the GRINDHOUSE PLANET FILM FESTIVAL in the UK.
First Man on Mars trailer on Vimeo!
Please watch, like and share! The new sci-fi horror comedy now available on DVD at AMAZON, FYE, BEST BUY and wherever great cult horror films and indy movies are located!
First Man on Mars (2016)
The excellent Horror Buzz reviews First Man on Mars, and it’s a good one!
First Man on Mars Is A Great Sci-Fi Throwback… a love letter to classic sci-fi horror B-movies from Mike T. Lyddon.
An incredibly faithful effort to capture the spirit of those vintage sci-fi thrillers that every fan of the genre owes it to themselves to see.
Click HERE to read the full review.
Click HERE to BUY First Man on Mars, now available at AMAZON, FYE, BEST BUY and other fine stores!
Nice review of the feature length cult science fiction horror comedy film FIRST MAN ON MARS, a Reel Progress production released by Tomcat Films LLC.
“Whereas most classic B movies played it straight — with the humor originating from the unintentionally bad acting, writing, and low budget effects — FIRST MAN ON MARS revels in its ultra-campy, over-the-top silliness.”
Click here for the full review from Morbidly Beautiful. First Man on Mars street date is Sept. 27th, and you can pre-order the DVD from Amazon now.
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