LONG LIVE THE KING, the new documentary directed by Damn Dirty Geeks’ own Frank Dietz and Trish Geiger, producer Scott Weitz and featuring an interview with Frank H. Woodward, starts its film festival run this weekend as an Official Selection at the St. Louis International Film Festival on Sunday, November 6th.
“The project was started over three years ago, and it is exciting to finally see it finished and receiving such positive responses,” says Dietz. “I am thrilled that the film is making its festival debut at such a distinguished event.”
LONG LIVE THE KING features interviews with industry professionals and lifelong KONG fans including director Joe Dante (THE HOWLING, GREMLINS), actor Brian Howe (WESTWORLD), director/effects artist Greg Nicotero (THE WALKING DEAD), Dana Gould (STAN AGAINST EVIL, THE SIMPSONS), actor Doug Jones (HELLBOY), actress Alexis Iancono, director/effects artist Tom Woodruff Jr., archivist Bob Burns, effects artist Chris Walas, actor Douglas Tait, artists Mike Hill and William Stout, plus many more.
This loving salute to KONG has also been nominated as Best Documentary Film at Fantasy Anime Sci-Fi Horror Film Festival (get tickets) screening November 19th at the Laemmle Santa Monica Film Center, and is also an Official Selection of the Super Geek Film Festival July 27-30, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale. More festival announcements and screenings are coming soon, so stay tuned here one the DDG website, the DDG Facebook page and the LONG LIVE THE KING Facebook page for the latest news.