Innovative, risk-taking indie studio Halo-8 recently enlisted stylist Aubrie Davis (formerly a manager at Hot Topic and H&M stores) to join the team as Creative Director and launch Halo-8’s newly minted apparel division H8LA. To celebrate the occasion, H8LA has provided Dread Central with a couple of exclusive photos from its Godkiller clothing line modeled by none other than genre legend Bill Moseley.
Moseley, along with his Godkiller co-stars Danielle Harris and Tiffany Shepis, is pulling double duty as actor and now model for Halo-8‘s innovative and experimental animated film series Godkiller, which has quickly established itself as the fastest selling title in the indie studio’s four-year history, driven by fast-paced physical DVD sales and the company’s top digital sales to date. The racy, bleeding-edge film’s crossover appeal has positioned it as the flagship brand for H8LA, and its stars have shown their commitment to the project by going the extra mile and modeling Godkiller clothing.
“It’s been an amazing experience to work with so many talented and accomplished actors on Godkiller, and the fact that they continue to support the film in such unique ways is really exciting,” said Godkiller writer-director Matt Pizzolo. “Everything that’s happened with this project has been a surprise to me, especially how it’s been blessed by so many incredible performers … but what’s even more surprising is how awesome all the actors are as people and how much fun they are to work with.”
Check out Bill having some fun below (click each for a larger view), and for more, visit Halo8apparel.com.
The H8LA line will utilize a hybrid distribution model: high quantity designs for major retail and limited edition designs for boutiques. The Godkiller line is being released in January, 2010 with additional lines based on other existing and upcoming Halo-8 properties debuting throughout the new year.
“Aubrie is ridiculously talented with a great visual eye and a dynamic sense of style that more than compensates for my complete lack of style,” said Pizzolo, pictured below with Davis. “I had high expectations for her to do something completely off the chain with the H8LA line, and I’m beyond pleased with this launch. We’ve got some really cool announcements and additions to the site coming in the next few weeks, so it’s only gonna get more awesome from here.”
“When Pizzolo asked me to take on this project I didn’t think twice about it. It’s rare to be a part of something that doesn’t compromise its artistic integrity,” said Davis. “My motivational drive for H8LA has been Halo-8’s DIY approach. With the majority of companies only caring about the bottom dollar, it’s comforting and inspiring to work with people who stand behind their product with such passion. H8LA will embody these principles. It will expand into a fashion brand of rad threads (whether you’ve seen the titles or not) that can stand on its own, doesn’t hold back, and is not afraid to take risks by pushing the envelope. It’s an amazing thing to be a part of.”
Godkiller debuted on October 6, 2009, with the first in a series of three short form episodic DVDs. Its street date was delayed when retail orders so greatly surpassed expectations that the studio was forced to delay release in order to fulfill demand. The remainder of its release schedule is currently slated as:
– Episode 2: January 26th (pushed back from its original 11/24/09 date, again due to demand)
– Episode 3: March 30th
– Full feature limited theatrical run: March 30th
– Full feature DVD/Blu-ray: May 25th
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