Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Lloyd Alexander DVDs Now for Sale!

The DVD's of "Lloyd Alexander" are now on sale. They are available exclusively on this blog.  You can purchase your copy using the button in the upper-right hand corner of the blog.  The $20 charge includes all shipping and handling costs. $20 is what it says, $20 is what you pay. There are no hidden fees or charges. Ships in 5-7 business days.

If you have any questions regarding purchasing the film, please send them to Jared Crossley via lloydalexanderfilm@gmail.com.

In the meantime, enjoy the official trailer to the film.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Lloyd Alexander Day 2013

Happy 89th Birthday to Lloyd Alexander!

Over the past couple of years it has been my privilege to research the life and writings of a man by the name of Lloyd Alexander. I have never personally met Mr. Alexander, nor have I met his wife Janine. They both passed away in 2007, a few years before I started my research. However, over the period of reading about him, speaking to some of the people who knew him so very well, and walking the paths that he walked (visiting the places from his life such as his homes in Drexel Hill, his High School, the Drexel Hill Post Office, and even the pizza places where he was a regular), I feel as if I have gotten to know Lloyd and Janine in a unique way. As I mentioned to a friend, "I feel as if they are grandparents of mine that I never met". 

My research culminated in 2 documentary films about Lloyd Alexander and his writings. Over the process of making the films, I sadly had to cut out many of the books and aspects of his life that I found so endearing. However, I feel as if I was able to tell the story that will give viewers of the films a new appreciation and understanding of this beloved American author. 

Today marks 89 years since his birth in West Philadelphia. Every year on this date, I hope to remember Mr. Alexander by reading one of his books (at least part of a book), and inviting others to do the same. Next year will be his 90th birthday, and we are planning quite a celebration in Provo, UT (more details to come later). However, as for this year, I wanted to take a few minutes and reflect on my feelings of Lloyd Alexander (see above), and give an update on the status of the documentaries. 

We are working out the final details in order to produce the films onto DVD. The DVD's will be sent to  those who purchased one by supporting the film on Kickstarter. There will also be other DVD's available for purchase at a future date (hopefully soon). 

Today, I wanted to release the cover art for the DVDs. Hopefully you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Another Upcoming Screening in Northern Utah

So there is another screening this next month of "Lloyd Alexander". This one will be held in Logan, UT at the Logan Library. I realize that not many of the people that read this blog are in that area, but I thought I would post the information for those that are able to make it.

What: Free showing of Lloyd Alexander, the new biographical documentary by Utah filmmaker Jared Crossley
Where: The Logan Library's Jim Bridger Room
When: Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 PM

Sponsored by the Adult Nonfiction and Children's divisions at the Logan Library.