If you surf any film sites you probably woke up today completely inundated with the action-packed teaser trailer for the upcoming Hobo with a Shotgun. You might remember seeing the first trailer as the winner of the SXSW Grindhouse trailer competition, judged by Robert Rodriguez himself. Well, we finally have our first look at what to expect in the full length Hobo. Warning: if you are around uptight coworkers turn the volume down.
This isn’t just a plug for a cool movie, but Jason Eisener is a pal of mine from right here in Nova Scotia. Him and his awesome crew have been hard at work creating Hobo for the big screen, and even managed to grab Rutger Hauer as the lead role. On top of that, the guys made a serious effort to keep the film local, shooting everything in Halifax and across the harbor in Dartmouth. If there’s one thing I admire most about Jason and his crew is how grassroots they are, you can tell they have a real “get it done” attitude. They’re doing what they love, and that’s damn cool.
One more bit of nerdy trivia about this one, I designed the logo for the movie. Jason asked me back in the day to design him a logo for the SXSW contest, and the crew liked it so much that it remained intact for the full movie.