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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Movie Poster Art I made for Slasher Horror Death Dive!

I've been fortunate enough to be invited by canadian filmmaker Alain Vézina to take care of the artwork for his latest horror movie, entitled "Death Dive" (in french: "Le Scaphandrier").

The film tells the story of a dead diver who's treasure has been taken away from a wreck, and he comes back to life to claim what's his. And take a few lives on the way. With the help of an army of zombies of course. This is Alain's second horror feature film. His first one (La Morte Amoureuse) is available on DVD here.

This slasher horror film is very 80s, and that was the goal from the producers and the filmmaker. I created the art to follow the same retro pattern. Not sure when the DVD will come out, it still has to go thru the approval process at the distributor's, but the film's producers are all excited about this cover.

I'll let you know when a release date is announced!

Official trailer (in french):

- Sv Bell

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Black Flag Pictures Stuff No Longer on Amazon!

You may have seen my tweets already, but I have removed all my stuff from Amazon! Now on, for everything Black Flag Pictures, please visit my store right here!

Why removing everything from Amazon? Well, several reasons, mainly that Amazon doesn't bring me much new customers. I was basically sending them buyers, and they'd take a markup on the sales. So I'd rather keep my own customers on my own web store instead of sending them somewhere else and have a billion dollar company monetize on my efforts.

Should Amazon eventually want to buy volume of my DVDs or books to offer on their site at discount, I have no problem with that! But until then, use my own store! You'll love it, I promise!

- Sv Bell

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Cosplay section coming on Black Flag TV website

I'm working on it!
A new section dedicated to cosplay models is opening this week, and will be gradually deployed on my website. It's already accessible, though there's very little content as of writing this. More models will be listed in the next few days (and the following weeks!)

I've always been a fan of that culture; back in the early 80s when I started to do conventions, I always enjoyed to see people dressing up in comic book characters or TV icons! So I wanted to have a place where I could share the love, pay tribute to those models who have a passion for costuming and modeling, and in some cases do it professionally. That will be my tiny and humble contribution to the movement.

And maybe, just maybe, one day, I'll be fortunate enough to see someone cosplaying one of the comic book characters I created!

Sv Bell

Sunday, March 1, 2015

5 times more exposure for Black Flag TV advertisers

It's been brought to my attention yesterday that the ads I run on my websites were underperforming.

Not that they didn't generate a lot of money (digital ads never do anyway) but the fact that I had so many options available in so many separate sections, advertisers were not getting enough visibility.

So I've reduced the amount of options in order to give more exposure to every advertiser.

That means an advertiser will have his banner displaying on ALL pages of my cluster of websites, instead of running on a certain section only. That means an advertiser now gets FIVE TIMES more visibility than before.

Should you want to throw a bid on an ad, visit ProjectWonderful.BlackFlag.TV

-Sv Bell