Todd's Second Feature Film


Todd will begin pre-production next week on his second feature film, FINAL GIRLS, starring Malin Akerman and Taissa Farmiga. Michael London is producing through his Groundswell Productions banner.

For more information, check out the VARIETY story.

Valibation: Official Selection


Valibation has been asked to screen at the following festivals:

2013 St. Louis International Film Festival

Package: Shorts 11: Crime Dramas & Thrillers
Sun, Nov 24th at 8:30pm

VENUE:
Tivoli Theatre
6350 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63130

*Academy accredited festival

Tickets can be purchased here: SLIFF

2013 CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Package: STRANGE SINEMA
Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 – 12:00pm
Friday, September 27th, 2013 – 5:15pm
Sunday, September 29th, 2013 – 7:30pm

VENUE:
Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas
200 Barclay Parade SW #200,
Calgary, AB T2P 4R5, Canada
+1 403-263-3167

Tickets can be purchased here: Strange Sinema

*Academy accredited festival

2013 LA SHORTS FEST

Saturday, September 7, 2013
10:00 PM

VENUE:
Laemmle NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-762-4600 – Direct

Tickets can be purchased here: LA Short Fest Tickets

*Academy accredited festival

2013 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST

Saturday, June 22, 2013
7:00 PM

VENUE:
Camelot Theatres

Tickets can be purchased here: WTF? Tickets

*Academy accredited festival

Valibation Premieres


For our newest short film, VALIBATION, we commissioned artist Daniel Spenser Levine to create 5 poster concepts for the film. He had so much fun working on the project that he made 7.

Check out all 7 posters here: http://danielspenser.com/Valibation

And if you would like to own one of the posters, please email us at:contact@ulteriorproductions.com

Warner Bros. Picks Up Rascal Raccoon


Warner Bros. has picked up Rascal Raccoon’s Raging Revenge, an Oni Press graphic novel, with Matt Fogel attached to adapt and A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas helmer Todd Strauss-Schulson attached to direct.

Eric Gitter will produce via Oni Press’ production banner Closed on Mondays, while Stauss-Schulson’s production partner Ken Franchi will exec produce via the duo’s Ulterior Productions.

Rascal Raccoon, created by Brendan Hay and Justin Wagner, is set in the a place called Toonie Terrace, where good-natured Toonies rambunctiously and without fail outwit the Meanies, who are trying to do them in. The story is set in motion when Rascal Raccoon finally and unexpectedly kills his longtime nemesis, Jumpin’ Jackalope. Needing a new target, he sets his sights on the animator who created him.

The project is intended to be a live-action/CGI hybrid.

HK3D Now on Blu-ray!!


Own your very own copy of this Christmas classic:

PURCHASE IT HERE

Need More Cleansing??


Did you enjoy the film so much that you wish there was more? Well, there is!!! Check out this viral promo: UR OVARIES R PERFECT

Make sure to re-blog and spread the word!!

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Reviews


“This week, I saw A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, and I thought it was outrageously hilarious and, in its neo-’80s stoner-surreal way, a deeply clever and inspired movie. Maybe the best of the Harold & Kumar escapades. And so I said so. And to honestly reflect my enthusiasm, I gave the movie the grade that I thought it deserved: a straight A. No qualifications. No pesky niggling minus. An all-out rave….This third H&K movie may be the wittiest, and liveliest, one yet…. This one, directed by series newcomer Todd Strauss-Schulson, fuses misanthropy and sentimentality in hilariously off-kilter ways.”
—ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY/OWEN GLIEBERMAN

“The film’s director, Todd Strauss-Schulson, takes aggressive advantage of the 3-D format, sending all sorts of things shooting out at the audience: syrup, snow, streamers, a hat and lots of wacky-weed smoke….”
—NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS PICK

“Strauss-Schulson, directing his first feature, is never shy about going for the requisite excess — of either the franchise or the 3-D format — and the two aesthetics blend perfectly in one sequence that has plumes of cocaine falling like snow as Bing Crosby serenely croons “White Christmas. Strauss-Schulson doesn’t want the extra dimension to fade into the background as an afterthought; just as with the shameless showmen of 3-D’s original 1950s heyday, his vision of the medium is unabashedly in your face.”
-NPR

“There are some inspired moments: When Kumar speculates that Harold’s father-in-law will be so happy upon seeing their new replacement tree that he will “jizz on it,” we see a brief Guy Ritchiean slo-mo shot of Danny Trejo furiously ejaculating onto a Christmas tree. And the idea of state-of-the-art 3-D technology being used to fully immerse the audience in pot smoke works beautifully. . .Don’t laugh if I predict A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas turns out to be both one of the most earnest and subversive studio releases of the season.”
-NEW YORK MAGAZINE/VULTURE

“While I continue to object to 3D as a waste of time and money, I have to give it up to these filmmakers, who poke fun at the 3D itself, only to turn around and use it with more imagination and wit than any other film so far.”
-HUFFINGTON POST

“Harold & Kumar” creators Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg have once again written the screenplay but have handed the director’s chair over to newcomer Todd Strauss-Schulson, and it’s absolutely the right choice. . . I shouldn’t tell you too much more about the giddy excess of “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” — and for once, you really should pay the extra few bucks for those glasses — but it’s pretty much one ridiculous set-piece after another, and you absolutely don’t need to be wasted to enjoy them. (I’m not saying that wouldn’t be awesome.)”
-SALON

“A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas does to the conventional Christmas movie what Hitler and Stalin did to Poland, except that this time it’s a good thing. And it’s about time.”

“Harold and Kumar’s third outing is a magnificent psychedelic pop-up card of a Christmas movie – glitter and tinsel everywhere, party streamers, candy canes and all the paraphernalia of the consumer-driven lunacy and tempestuous familial strife that is the holidays – and blessed with the wittiest and crudest 3D effects in ages.”
-THE GUARDIAN

From its title, you might assume this third film in the Harold & Kumar series is an idiotic paean to the festive season at its vapid, commercialised worst. But that would be to underestimate it: it’s also highly offensive and baroquely revolting.

The chaos that ensues is howlingly funny but also strikingly creative… they’re delivered with a genial grin and lack the sour undercurrent that has blighted gross-out of late. Even the 3D’s funny: the effect is used largely ironically and in the most banal contexts imaginable. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas’s slacker posturing belies a rare comedic rigour. It takes brains to be this thick.
-THE TELEGRAPH

Action-Adventure Comedy set at New Line


New Line is getting back into business with Todd Strauss-Schulson, the director of its upcoming comedy A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, picking up an untitled action-adventure comedy pitch that Strauss-Schulson is attached to helm.

Chris Galletta will write the script based on an idea generated with Strauss-Schulson.

ulterior productions and Mosaic Media Group will produce the film.

Read More:
The Hollywood Reporter

We're cleansing!


We’re set to begin principal photography on our new short film, The Master Cleanse, this Saturday July 30th.

UP would again like to thank everyone who contributed to the film via Kickstarter.

Master Cleanse gets Kickstarted


Ulterior has set up a page on Kickstarter.com to help raise funds for our new short film THE MASTER CLEANSE.

The Master Cleanse is a story about honesty and how much is too much. It follows Kelly and Scott, a normal couple who tell the occasional white lie to each other and make compromises to keep the relationship afloat.

Together they decide to try a fad diet called “The Master Cleanse” which is a 10 day fast where you only drink a concoction of lemon juice, water, maple syrup and cayenne pepper.

Will Kelly and Scott’s relationship be able to make it all 10 days or will the cleanse clear everything that was good out of it?

To learn more about the project and become involved, click here: http://kck.st/g6ZaYh

Over One Million Hits


Our Michelle Rodriguez Pillow Fight video has broken the 1,000,000 hit mark and is still climbing. Thanks for watching and passing it along!