We are all greatly anticipating the exquisitely talented British actor and storyteller
Richard Armitage’s new film, Into the Storm. Previously, I had mused about this film and my earlier days of storm chasing with my hubby, as well as, over two years ago wondering what Mr. Armitage’s character’s name might be–it is Gary Morris (image of Richard Armitage as Gary Morris from a production still tweeted by Producer Todd Garner, right).
Monday, I heard about the Into the Storm movie’s promotions beginning and I played around with some graphics–I get amusingly sidetracked that way sometimes. I can’t draw to save my soul, that’s why I have Photoshop. Snap!
So here is a mock movie poster that I made for “Into the Storm” (I tweaked the poster.):
Update March 25, 2014 (7:43pm):
Thank you to “Into the Storm” screenwriter John Swetnam for favoriting my tweet with my mock movie poster above. Here is the screen capture of Mr. Swetnam’s tweet:
Grati: I am thrilled beyond words that Mr. Swetnam liked my mock movie poster. *THUD*
And thanks to Perry at her Armitage Agonistes blog for pointing me to the recent USAToday online article about “Into the Storm”: http://armitageagonistes.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/warner-brothers-unleashes-into-the-storm-promotion-with-tornado-force-most-detailed-article/
P.S. I live in the Midwest where tornadoes occur. They devastate all in their path–homes, livelihoods, and lives. I wrote about a recent near miss last Fall that was very scary–and we knew someone who had lost their apartment home but somehow got out alive.
So I have always thought that one of the best ways to market this film–so as not to appear to be exploiting other peoples’ tragedies–would be to partner with disaster preparedness organizations with regard to tornadoes, in order to promote tornado safety awareness before that season started–since the film won’t be released until August, well into Tornado Season.
And that is just what the filmmakers are doing by creating a tornado preparedness kit (see image right) that has some helpful disaster items in it–such as first aid supplies, food, a light stick, etc. Bravo to Warner Brothers Marketing Department! Now how do I obtain one of those kits? Ha!