Friday, June 28, 2013

Sean Astin in Corey Feldman's music video premiers July 1

Sean and Corey examine familiar prop!

Goonies Alums Corey Feldman and Sean Astin Team Up on Ground Breaking Music Video World Premiering on MTV

"Ascension Millennium" Set to Premiere Monday, July 1, in Advance of New Solo Album

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 28, 2013) - positivePR -- Corey Feldman announced today that on Monday, July 1, his first music video, "Ascension Millennium" will premiere on MTV in advance of the release of his latest solo album scheduled for August. Featuring Feldman's Goonies co-star, Sean Astin, this marks the first time the two have worked on screen together in over 25 years.

The video was shot in real-time. Running four minutes and 20 seconds, it chronicles Feldman's "day in the life" journey through his world. "The trick to executing this," he explained, "was to shoot the entire video, from start to finish with no cuts and no edits. It is one live shot all the way through!"

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Official race photos of Sean Astin at San Francisco Marathon

Here are some high resolution official race photographs from the San Francisco Marathon on Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, 2013. Sean wrote "#Run3rd" on both legs, and the names of his wife Christine and daughters Ali, Elizabeth and Bella on his left arm. :-)

These photos are courtesy of Lupe Steele and may not be reproduced without express written permission.

Sean uses the power of Run3rd to get ready for race!

#Run3rd Team Captains Amanda Jackson, Lupe Steele, Sean Astin and Heather Stewart

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

More Tokyo Tell 10K photos

Here are some photos by Jon Reimer from the Tell 10K Runathon in Tokyo on May 4, 2013. Sean ran the race while in Japan for the Hollywood Collectors Convention.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Articles about Moms' Night Out

Several interview and articles about "Moms' Night Out" appeared today.

• From Global Christian PostPatricia Heaton: "Moms' Night Out" is Fun For the Whole Family, Good For Marriage

"Sarah is great, and every woman in America is gonna wish she was married to Sean Astin, just warning you guys," the actress joked of the actor's role in "MNO."

• From al.comBirmingham filmmakers Jon and Andrew Erwin finish shooting family comedy "Moms' Night Out"

[Sean] Astin and [Sarah] Drew play husband and wife Allyson and Sean in the movie.

“I love that the film is not just a comedy but also a love story between Allyson and Sean,” Drew said.

• From pathos.comInterview: Sean Astin on Who Told Him “Every Human Interaction is Sacred”

Sean Astin has acted in some of the most beloved and successful films of all time. The Lord of the Rings trilogy, in which he played Samwise Gamgee, has generated worldwide grosses in the billions. So finding him at at a Birmingham bowling alley, shaking hands and signing autographs, after a long day’s shoot on a Christian movie set is more than a little challenging to anyone who might have too rigid stereotypes about what Hollywood movie stars are all about.

Moms' Night Out official sites

An official web site and Facebook page have been set up for "Moms' Night Out" a family comedy starring Sean Astin, Sarah Drew, Patricia Heaton, Trace Adkins, David Hunt, Andrea Logan White, Robert Amaya, Abbie Cobb, Harry Shum, Jr, Alex Kendrick and Kevin Downes.

Here are a couple additional behind the scenes photos from filming:

Sean and the movie grips.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sean Astin runs the San Francisco Marathon

On Father's Day, Sunday June 16, Sean Astin ran the San Francisco Marathon. His time for the 26.2 miles was 5:03:53. Here are some photos from Sean and from Lupe Steele. We'll post more in a few days!

Sean the day before the big day!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sean Astin at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2013

Sean Astin spent the last three days at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in LA working with Jeremy Snead on "Video Games: The Movie." VG:TM is a successful Kickstarter project to create a feature-length in-depth documentary about the video game industry and community. (Note: the fundraising campaign ends June 18.)

Sean with a happy fan at E3.

Sean plays a classic Atari game system.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Excepts from Sean Astin's "Video Games: The Movie" interview

While filming "Mom's Night Out" in Birmingham AL last week, Sean took some time out to be interviewed for the Kickstarter project "Video Games: The Movie." Other interviewees for the documentary include Nolan Bushnell, Wil Wheaton, Zack Braff, Max Landis and more.

Sean has long been an ardent video gamer, and has just released his own online game "Run3rd the Game," which will be officially announced at E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) this week. (More on that later this week!)

In the meantime, here are some excepts from last week's interview:

In editing.

Sean worked with filmmaker Jeremy Snead last weekend from his home.
Note the movie paraphernalia on the shelves!

Learn more about "Video Games: The Movie" here.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Mom's Night Out from the makeup trailer

These photos were posted by Janae Burnsides, one of the makeup artists for "Mom's Night Out."

Also, check out this article at which quotes this blog as a source! :-D According to them, the name of the movie may be changed to "Moms on the Run."

After his Color Run 5K, Sean showed up at the makeup trailer still looking a bit colorful!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Monday at Hollywood Collectors Japan Part 2

Part two of the last day at the Hollywood Collector's Convention in Tokyo is way overdue! Here are a ton more photos!

Sean signed autographs and met with fans.

More on set photos from "Mom's Night Out"

Sean Astin has finished filming the family comedy "Mom's Night Out," with Sarah Drew, Trace Adkins, Patricia Heaton and Harry Shum Jr. It is expected that the movie will be released in time for Mother's Day 2014. Here are more onset photos, mostly from the Treetop Family Adventures scene, plus a little off-set adventure!

Be sure to scroll down for some interesting trivia about Sean's movie daughter!

Much of the filming took place overnight, though Sean was able to have an adventure of his own with bikers on set for a day scene.

Hobbit on a Harley!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Announcing: Run3rd The Game!

As additional proof of Sean Astin's love for video games, he has teamed with Amor Games to create Run3rd The Game. Join Sean and his most beloved characters in dedicating your run to a loved one, cause or idea. Collect medals and avoid obstacles as you rack up the miles, urged on by Sean. Share your results on Twitter!

The game will be officially unveiled at the E3 Expo June 11-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, but you can play here now! (Please note the game is not enabled for mobile devices, alas!)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Update on The Freemason

Post production work continues on "The Freemason" with a few new behind the scenes photos appearing here and there:

Uh oh, looks like Sean's red pen exploded in his pocket! :-O
With director Sohrab Mirmontazeri and Ricard Dutcher.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Sean Astin joins Video Games: The Movie Kickstarter Project

Sean Astin has been interviewed for "Video Games: The Movie," a funded Kickstarter project to make the "first ever in depth feature length documentary about the video game industry & the culture it's created. Sean is a big fan of video games!

Read more about the project at the Kickstarter page and about Sean's involvement.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sean Astin Gets Colorful!

Sean Astin ran the Color Me Rad 5K in Birmingham AL, where he is currently filming the family comedy "Mom's Night Out." For those not familiar with color runs, participants get doused with dyed cornstarch. Why? Beats me, but it's fun! Plus lots of photos ensued!

A proud and colorful Sean following the race!

Sean at the pre-race expo the day before.