Tuesday, April 22, 2008


We were thrilled with the enthusiastic audience reaction to Mad City Chickens during the recent screening at the Wisconsin Film Festival.

However, standing in the back of the room, we noticed a couple secondary pieces that didn’t quite work as we’d envisioned. (There’s nothing like a public screening to help iron out the kinks.) So we’ve spent the last two weeks re-editing those segments to bring them up to par with the rest of the film.

Word of the film is getting out! We’ve been contacted by a Los Angeles Producer Rep who might be interested in assisting us in the film’s distribution. And in the meantime, Chickens continues to get invites from backyard poultry groups from across the U.S. and Canada. From Nova Scotia to British Columbia and Boston to San Francisco, people are looking for filmic support in their quest to keep chickens in the city, support that we’d gladly give.

However and unfortunately, some of the major film festivals have strict restrictions on where and how many times a film can screen before they get it. So at the moment, we are limited on our public showings until we hear back from these top festivals. But rest assured, we’re planning on Mad City Chickens screening from coast-to-coast!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

La Fée Rouge gets invite from Underground Film

Our docu-fantasy short La Fée Rouge has recently been invited by UndergroundFilm.com to be included in their anthology of online films.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The 2 Elizabeths of Mad City Chickens

Elizabeth Arth and Liz Perry (at the film fest premiere of MCC)

The tales and events in Mad City Chickens are all woven around the two main stories presented in the film. These are the experiences of Elizabeth’s family raising their first flock, and Liz’s rescue of a discarded factory farm bird she found at a landfill.

Photo by Colin Cameron

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Friday, April 4, 2008

Mad City Chickens PREMIERES at 2008 Wisconsin Film Festival! Read the Reviews

We were blown away by the turnout for the premiere of Mad City Chickens! It was an absolute pleasure to interact with the crowd before the show as our crew handed out MCC buttons, chocolate eggs, and boxes of peeps. The line of people included many of the chicken owners featured in the film as well as Madison’s own Mayor Dave Cieslewicz.

Read the reviews by Kristian Knutsen of the Isthmus Daily Page and those of Jane Burns & Katie Dean in the Capital Times.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Mad City Chickens in the WFF makes FRONT PAGE News!

OMG! With the premiere of Mad City Chickens happening tonight at the Wisconsin Film Festival, the documentary is making some headline news.

Wisconsin State Journal offers up some tasty morsels on the film with a front page spread. Read page 1 and page 2.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Onion writes about MCC

Check out the Mad City Chickens article written by Katjusa Cisar in this week’s local section of the Onion.