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New Sean Astin news blog!

Come visit Sean Astin: Hope Unquenchable, a news blog with up-to-the-minute detailed reports on Sean's projects and many varied activities!

I've already reported two previously unannounced movie projects, "Little Boy," a WWI drama about a young boy whose father has gone to war, and, a Hope Unquenchable EXCLUSIVE: "Ribbit," an animated feature film about a frog who doesn't like to hop!



Check it out, and feel free to comment and subscribe via email or news feed!

http://seanastinfan.blogspot.com
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where to find Sean news

I haven't updated this site in a while, but if you want to keep up on the latest Sean news, pics, appearances, etc, including info on his recently filmed movie ("And They're Off") and upcoming movie ("City of Shoulders and Noses"), you can check out the following:

http://twitter.com/seanastinfan

http://fuckyeahseanastin.tumblr.com/
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Sean shoots another video

This time it's for the small instructional sports cable network Sportskool.

Images from here, "in the palasades on set with sean astin shooting for an upcoming sportskool video. we had a blast. in between takes we all got in a game of “two on two”, “three on three” and just plain spiral throwing of the pigskin! i love what i do and being surrounded by such talented individuals both in front of the camera and behind the scenes." -joey

Click twice for bigger versions. It's well worth it--he's looking fine!



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Sean in new movie "Witches of Oz"

Sean will appear along with Billy Boyd and Christopher Lloyd in the upcoming "The Witches of Oz."

From Monsters and Critics:
"The Witches of Oz is a fantasy/comedy that follows the exploits of Dorothy Gale, now a successful children's book author, as she moves from Kansas to New York City.

Dorothy quickly realizes that the dreams on which she based her books were actually childhood memories, and that the wonders of Oz are very, very real. When the Wicked Witch of the West appears in Times Square, Dorothy must find inner courage to stop her."


Sean portrays Frack, half of the sprite comedy duo of Frick & Frack. Frick is played by Jason Mewes.


Trailer on official movie site

Facebook group

Official fan site
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Sean's LA Marathon results

Congratulations Sean for your wonderful finish!!!

Details on his stats and how he finished compared to others.
Click Next to get to each of the next 3 pages.

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Sean to run in LA Marathon!

Sean is among the celebrities who will run in the Los Angeles Marathon tomorrow, March 21! Also running are Shia Labeouf, chef Gordon Ramsay (Hell's Kitchen) and 24, 997 others!

Go Seanie!!!

http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/labeouf-ramsay-astin-among-marathons-celebrity-field_1136138
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Sean on Larry King Live; pics with daughter afterwards

Sean was on Larry King Live last night, discussing health care with Jesse Ventura and Michele Bachmann.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FYVvJeQ-so

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMztTVgwe50

Pictures with middle daughter, Elizabeth, leaving the studio here and here.
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Sean records another Twilight Zone Radio Drama

Last week we recorded a brand new TZ story called “Beewinjapeedee” written by JoBe Cerny, who often directs the TZ episodes. It stars Sean Astin as a documentary filmmaker who travels to the Everglades in search of his brother’s killer and encounters a legendary Indian Princess and shape-shifter with a ravenous appetite. Incredible actress Elizabeth Ledo plays the Indian Princess while Christopher Sullivan, Tyron Patton, Oksana Fedunyszyn and Roger Mueller round out the cast. This episode airs next month so be sure not to miss it.

http://twilightzoneradio.blogspot.com/2010/03/hi-there-tz-radio-fans-last-week-we.html
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Sean member of newly formed theatre company!!

It was announced today by John Jack Rodgers, the Executive Director of the Stella Adler-Los Angeles, that the academy and theatre has formed a new professional theatre company called the Stella Adler Los Angeles Theatre Collective. The theatre company will be comprised of Stella Adler Los Angeles alumni, which Rodgers will serve as the Collective's Artistic Director. The inaugural season will begin March 19, 2010 with THE CHARM OF MAKING, a world premiere play by Collective member and Award-winning playwright Timothy McNeil (Anything - 2007 LADCC Best Play) and directed by Collective member and Academy Award-winner Milton Justice (The Day I Stood Still - U.S. Premiere).
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Stella Adler Los Angeles Theatre Collective members include Charlene Amoia, Sean Astin, Clifton Collins, Jr., Carly Craig, Benicio Del Toro, Milton Justice, Laura Leyva, Timothy McNeil, Jim Parrack, Rick Peters, John Jack Rodgers, Mark Ruffalo, Holland Taylor, Gary Ross, Christopher Thronton, Hillary Weaver and Matthew Weaver.


From: http://losangeles.broadwayworld.com/article/Stella_Adler_Los_Angeles_Theatre_Collective_Announces_Inaugural_Season_20100226

I'm sooo excited for Sean having the opportunity to act on stage!
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Sean at the Annie Awards

Finally, some pictures of Sean at the 37th Annie Awards have showed up. Unfortunately, his tux must have been at the cleaners. Still, he's looking like he enjoyed himself.

Kudos to [personal profile] lbilover for the find!
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More on Sean and the PutItOn Picture Show

Putiton.com in conjunction with the New York Film Academy are proud to announce that Academy Award Nominated writer, actor, producer, director and social advocate Sean Astin has been appointed to head the jury for their first annual online film festival, The PutItOn Picture Show.

More info here on how Sean is much more than just an actor.
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Release date for "Jeremiah" Season 2

Amazon has finally announced March 3, 2010 as the release date for the "Jeremiah" Season 2 manufacture-on-demand DVDs.
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Sean at Annie Awards

Sean will be a guest (and presenter?) at the 37th Annie Awards for animation on Feb 6 at the UCLA Royce Hall. The host for the ceremony is William Shatner.

Tickets are still available!

If you're not in LA, the ceremony will be available beginning Feb 9 at http://www.annieawards.org/
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Sean to judge online film festival

Sean will be the industry professional judge for the first annual Putiton Picture Show, sponsored by putiton.com and the New York Film Academy.
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2010 Calendar of Sean Events

The 2010 Calendar of Sean Events has been created and is available in the community link list.
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"Demoted" release date?

According to production company Parallel Media's web site, "Demoted will be released on June 4, 2010!

(click on the Demoted poster at the bottom of the screen)
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"Please Don't Hit Me, Mom"

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=20SO54C0

Permanent link, in a single file, approximately 210MB, .mov format.
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Sean Astin and Patty Duke on 20/20

For those who haven't seen it, you can download the video (57 MB) of the July 2004 20/20 interview with Sean and Mackenzie Astin, and their mother, Patty Duke. It's not an easy interview to watch; they talk frankly about Patty's mental illness and its effect on her children. (Note: the video doesn't start playing for about 20 seconds.)

You can also read the story on ABC's website.
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Sean Astin in Make a Film Foundation's "Deep Blue" trailer

During Sean's Q&A at Johns Hopkins University last month, he mentioned the he took part in a Make a Film Foundation project to help a young boy make a movie.

A fund-raising party is being held for the foundation December 15 in Culver City, CA, and the trailer for the film will be shown. "Deep Blue" will be a combination of live action and animation. Sean plays the boy's father in the live action part.

The trailer in online now here:
http://www.makeafilmfoundation.org/db_trailer.html

MAKE A FILM FOUNDATION (MAFF) is a non-profit organization that teams film industry professionals with terminally or critically diagnosed youth to help create short film legacies. The children’s dreams are to write and star in their own film, and MAFF is committed to making their dreams a reality.