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wrapping our 2nd feature film tonight

the untitled found footage comedy (or TWV project, depending on where you look) wraps tonight. it has gone amazingly well. very excited to share it.

signing lucid at midtown comics

take a look at the facebook event and let us know that you are coming.

MoMA - new directors/new films

a bunch of press came out about MARGIN CALL's screenings at MoMA and lincoln center last week in new york as part of the new directors/new films festival. quite an honor for the film and our director jc chandor. here are links to some of it:

The New York Times - LINK TO NY TIMES





berlin meet margin call.

my company's first feature film, "margin call" will make its international premiere at the 61st annual berlin film festival in february.


"before after II" - here's the short film

Followers, Christmas Sweaters, Santa and his Elf.


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Zachary Quinto
Philip Quinaz
Alison Fyhrie
Brian Shoaf
Anna Martemucci
Lauren Weisstein
Yamin Segal
Wayne McElroy
and Pooh Weisstein

Director: Victor Quinaz
Created by: Anna Martemucci and Victor Quinaz

Production: Robinson Film Inc., Nomadic Films, DSP, and Before The Door Pictures

Producers: Scott Robinson, Anna Martemucci, Giovanni P. Autran, and Victor Quinaz
Executive Producers: Zachary Quinto, Neal Dodson, and Corey Moosa
Photographed by: Giovanni P. Autran and Geoffrey Feinberg
Edited by: Giovanni P. Autran, Charles Porter, and Evan Leed
AD: Tony Mancilla
Wardrobe: Dasha Martikainen
Art Director/Hair and Make Up: Leah Quinaz and Alison Fyhrie
Production Manager: Lauren Weisstein
Sound: Charlie Porter and Evan Leed
Sound Design: Philip Quinaz
Gaffer: Wayne McElroy
Dude: Michael Lidondici
Painting by: Lucien Dulfan
PA: Hitaish Sharma, Paula Vecino, and West Hyler

Special Thanks to Jose Zayas, Katie O'Connell, Anthony Manzo, Kelly McCormick, Fred Brehm, and Kenzo Digital
A Very Special Thanks to TDF Costume Collection, the Screenwriters Colony, and the tenants of 10 Jay St.
And a Very Very Special Thanks to Sean Akers

©QUINAZ 2010

VIDEO: "Before After II" - press release



As the Holiday Season is upon us, the PERIODS. web series wraps Season 1 with a new video featuring Zachary Quinto called BEFORE AFTER II and a brand new website, Victor and Philip Quinaz and Anna Martemucci created PERIODS. The new short, BEFORE AFTER II, is a co-production between Before The Door Pictures, Nomadic Films, and Robinson Films, Inc.


The newest project - BEFORE AFTER II


PERIODS. is comedy series based out of Brooklyn, NY, where historic context and accurate period dress mixes with an extremely modern style of comedy. Their short films include PILGRIMS, a new spin on EDITH WHARTON'S ETHAN FROME, the Independence Day classic FOREFATHERS, Halloween's HAGS, and two unique sketches called BEFORE AFTER, both featuring actor Zachary Quinto.





And see the original BEFORE AFTER featuring Zachary Quinto here:


PERIODS. can also be found on facebook:


The website once again is:

Sundance 2011 - Margin Call

Before The Door's first feature film, MARGIN CALL, has been accepted and will premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Official Margin Call Website -
Official Margin Call Facebook -
Official Margin Call Twitter -

And Before The Door has relaunched the company's website, redesigned by our head of Interactive, Sean Akers.

Photo below by Jojo Whilden. Actor Kevin Spacey and writer/director JC Chandor on the New York set of MARGIN CALL.


Exclusive photo of ZQ from MARGIN CALL on indiewire...

Exclusive photo on indiewire - LINK HERE

LUCID issue #2 - in comic book stores - today

issue two of before the door and archaia's new comic book series "LUCID" hits comic book store shelves today. it was created and written by michael mcmillian, with art by anna wieszczyk. 

the saga of matthew dee continues...

new york times - article about "angels in america"


"hags" is our newest short film

from my company, before the door pictures, and the "PERIODS." crew in new york (vq, am, pq, ga, af, and corey moosa, my producing partner) comes "hags".

the current (november) issue of harper's bazaar has lists of all the art and design to watch for in 2011. my friend and writer/director j.c. chandor is listed as one of three filmmakers for the new year, along with before the door's film "margin call". see below!



happy 20th birthday, imdb

Meet Anna Wieszczyk, Lucid artist.

Check out the article about our Lucid artist, Anna.

VIDEO: Comic-Con 2010 - "LUCID" Panel

thanks to the wonderful mabes for posting videos of the LUCID panel at Comic-con, split into four parts. the panel is moderated by stephen christy (from archaia), and features corey moosa (before the door), zq (btd), michael mcmillian (the writer/creator of lucid), and neal dodson (btd). (archaia's mel caylo is also on the panel running the slide projector).

get info on how to order the LUCID comic at your local comic book store by clicking HERE.





ZQ's LOST INTERVIEW - Comic-Con, 2009, Archaia

happy 4th of july - "FOREFATHERS" is here

from the same team that brought you BEFORE/AFTER and STUNTED and PILGRIMS and ETHAN FROME... comes a new comedy about the birth of our nation. before the door friends VQ and PQ and anna and shoaf and pablo proudly present:


LUCID #1 is available for pre-order!

LUCID #1 is available for pre-order now at comic shops. The Diamond Order Code for LUCID #1 is JUN10 0745. Make sure to pre-order the comic so that it will be held for you at your local comic book store.  Pre-orders from comic stores end on June 30th.

More info at the Before The Door website!

BEFORE AFTER - bonus content - MATADORS (singing)

BEFORE AFTER - bonus content - PRIESTS

BEFORE AFTER - bonus content - CLOWNS

Watch Before After

Before After


Many of you have already seen the video, but for those of you who haven't... Check it out. Before After is now LIVE on BEFORE AFTER. And you can DIGG it here.

BEFORE AFTER - the poster

poster #1 for BEFORE AFTER on funny or die.


new funny or die video - tomorrow

it's called BEFORE AFTER. keep checking back, and it'll be everywhere soon...

Lucid Artist: Anna Wieszczyk

AnnaPhoto.jpgAnna Wieszczyk is the artist for Michael McMillian's Lucid, the first comic book project from Before The Door with Archaia Comics.  The  first issue debuts this summer, but you get a chance to see some samples right here, right now.  Take a look and let us know what you think.

Anna is a 5th year student at the Academy of Fine Arts Katowice, in the graphic design department. She specializes mostly in illustration and comics, but has some experience with traditional media. 

As a student she took part in few exhibitions, including Rainbow Bridge of Illustration, an international project between European schools of art. In her 2nd year, Anna made her debut as a comic artist with a story called Grey Shades

Since 2009, she has been working for Halo8 Studio on the Godkiller motion comic. This year, her one-shot, Acid Sunset, appeared in the Popgun Anthology. Currently, she's working on her degree, which will be a complete set of illustrations for Grimm Brothers' Grimmest Fairy Tales.

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"stunted" web series trailer - from victor quinaz & gang

check out the hysterical trailer for "stunted" from the same gang who brought you the "ethan frome" and "pilgrims" short films.

before the door and i are working on a bunch of projects with this team: victor quinaz, anna martemucci, philip quinaz, and alison fiery. web stuff, feature film stuff, and beyond.


margin call

preparations. floor of the new york stock exchange.


NASHVILLE pilot for The CW: w/ Paisley, Bomer, Dodson, & Schwahn

news from over at my before the door pictures company:

This was announced in Variety a month ago or so, and we'll be talking more about it in the new year, along with other projects. But we wanted to officially post something here about our company producing a television series pilot for The CW Network called "NASHVILLE". The series takes place in the world of country music and is set in the title city. It's a scripted hourlong drama about the amazing music, struggles, and victories of a new young female country artist and a songwriter who's trying to find his way.

The series was created and written by Before The Door partner Neal Dodson and the star of USA network's "WHITE COLLAR" - actor Matt Bomer. Writer Mark Schwahn, who created "ONE TREE HILL" for The CW, will direct and executive produce. We're also thrilled that country star Brad Paisley, a dear friend of Neal, Matt, and Zachary, will be a producer as well. Brad will be writing and overseeing the music for show, sometimes appearing as himself, and bringing his relationships in Nashville to bear on the series.

More details to follow soon. We're very excited for this to be the first television project from Before The Door Pictures...

  - CM, ND, and ZQ

PILGRIMS - Happy Thanksgiving Video

A Thanksgiving treat: our Before the Door collaborators, filmmakers Anna Martemucci & Victor Quinaz (writer of MR MURDER IS DEAD) have made a smart short film called PILGRIMS. Mumblecore (humblecore?) madness. 

Happy Thanksgiving from ZQ, ND, CM and the BTD team.

Carnegie Mellon (CMU) features Before The Door

Zachary's college alma mater has posted an article/interview with Before The Door partners Neal and Corey today on the Carnegie Mellon university homepage.

CLICK HERE to read the article on CMU's website.


BEFORE THE DOOR: Long Beach Comic-Con

BTD partners Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson headed to the Long Beach Comic-Con this past weekend along with "LUCID" writer Michael McMillian, to speak about upcoming comic projects published with Archaia. They got to connect directly with fans, and Michael signed limited edition posters, as well.

VIDEO: A bit of the Archaia Comics panel, featuring McMillian and Moosa.

PHOTO: McMillian signing "LUCID" posters in Long Beach.
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PHOTO: The Archaia Comics panel, from left to right Archaia Marketing director Mel Caylo, "Hybrid Bastards" creator Tom Pinchuk, "LUCID" creator Michael McMillian, and Before The Door Pictures producer Corey Moosa.
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LUCID: Long Beach Comic-Con (this weekend)

Get an EXCLUSIVE "LUCID" POSTER, signed by the creator...

This weekend writer Michael McMillian (LUCID) will be attending the Long Beach Comic-Con, along with Before The Door Pictures partners Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson, in support of the BTD / Archaia publishing projects. Zachary was hoping to attend, but has other work obligations that came up. Here are the scheduled events. Stop by the Archaia booth (# 265) if you're at the convention and say hello.

12:00-12:45 pm in Room C : McMillian will appear on the Archaia panel, talking about his upcoming comic series, LUCID: A Matthew Dee Adventure, alongside David Peterson (creator of "Mouseguard"), Joe LeFavi (Jim Henson Company), Stephen Christy (director of development for Archaia), and other creators.

3:00-4:00 pm at Archaia's Booth # 265 : McMillian will be signing limited edition LUCID posters.

Limited Edition "LUCID: A Matthew Dee Adventure" Poster, Archaia & Before The Door, 2009.

HOSTAGE: Outtakes - the video

HOSTAGE: The Outtakes

And in case you missed it - "HOSTAGE: A Love Story" the original video on Funny Or Die.

HOSTAGE: Outtakes (Poster)

The "HOSTAGE: The Outtakes" video is coming as soon as possible. In the meantime... Here's a poster for this side project.

VIDEO: ZQ interviewed by Comic Book Resources

At ComicCon 2009, Zachary was interviewed by CBR TV about the upcoming Archaia comic book projects, MR MURDER IS DEAD and LUCID. Watch for the Mabes/Sarmy shoutout. This interview was done right after the HEROES panel, and right before the Archaia/BTD panel.

Funny Or Die & Before The Door present "HOSTAGE: A Love Story"

POSTER for "HOSTAGE: A Love Story"

Here is the poster for "HOSTAGE: A Love Story". The Before The Door Pictures short film debuts on tomorrow, Wednesday September, 2nd.

Directed by Hank Nelken (the writer of SAVING SILVERMAN, among other films), and written by Holt Bailey and Brian Steele ( It stars Zachary Quinto, Roberta Valderrama (10 ITEMS OR LESS on TBS), and Rachael Harris (THE HANGOVER).

Full cast and crew credits are on Before The Door's website, and the Exclusive Video section of They are also trickling onto


BORDEAUX - poster for short film

Here's a previously unreleased poster for our short film project "BORDEAUX". If you never had a chance to see the short film, check it out below. It was made from over 15,000 still photos, and features ZQ and features five other HEROES cast members on the set.

The short film:

Newsarama Interviews Michael McMillian (re: LUCID & Before The Door)

See the blog post on the Before The Door website, about Michael McMillian and our Archaia project with him: LUCID.


LUCID - an original comic book series

The second project from the partnership between Zachary Quinto's Before The Door Pictures and the publisher, Archaia, will be an original comic book series - LUCID: A Matthew Dee Adventure

"LUCID" was created by Michael McMillian, a writer and actor (HBO's "TRUE BLOOD" and many other projects) and a longtime friend of Zachary, Corey, and Neal from their days together at Carnegie Mellon. 

Here is a link to a great interview with ZQ, CM, and ND about the projects and partnership with Archaia with writer Jesse Schedeen over at IGN. 

And another great interview/article from G-Man over at ComicVine.

This early teaser artwork premiered at Comic-Con on July 25th, 2009.



Our nation's prayers have been answered: The stars have aligned and brought us President Jefferson Monday to lead the world into a new Golden Age. After thousands of years of promise... Camelot has returned.

Unfortunately, evil agents of darkness lurking in shadows and high positions of world power aren't willing to call it a day just yet...

Thankfully, the United States Department of Secrets has employed Matthew Dee to protect us. A descendant of Queen Elizabeth I's court magician, John Dee, Matthew is a covert spy and combat mage, trained in the ancient practice of the Mystery School Network, fighting to ensure humanity's freedom from the grip of ancient dark forces.

LUCID, a 4-issue limited series, is an action-packed fantasy for the 21st century drawing inspiration from James Bond, Arthurian Legend, and modern American mythology. 

And here's a video of Michael McMillian and the Before The Door Team (ZQ, CM, ND) talking about "LUCID" on the Archaia panel at Comic-Con.

MR. MURDER IS DEAD - an original graphic novel

The first project from the partnership between Zachary Quinto's Before The Door Pictures and the publisher, Archaia, will be an original graphic novel. 

"MR. MURDER IS DEAD" was created by Victor Quinaz, a New York-based writer and longtime friend of Zachary, Corey, and Neal from their days together at Carnegie Mellon. 



     Old men doing bad things...

     GOULD KANE is long into his retirement as a top cop. He was once the basis for the world famous comic      

     strip detective THE SPOOK. But when a not-so-nice man, once nicknamed MR. MURDER, is found dead, the 

     events that unfold could lead Gould to a new and perhaps even greater profession in his twilight... as a very 

     bad man.

     MR. MURDER IS DEAD lives in several worlds. It's all at once a throwback to the great staples of noir & 

     pulp, while at the same time examining the real-life ramifications of our characters' choices.

Here's a LINK to an article about the partnership with Archaia from ComicBookResources. 

This early cover artwork (by Chris Burnham) premiered at Comic-Con on July 25th, 2009.

Mr_Murder_is_dead.jpgAnd here's a video of Victor Quinaz and the Before The Door Team (ZQ, CM, ND) talking about "MR. MURDER IS DEAD" on the Archaia panel at Comic-Con.

Comic-Con 2009 : Before the Door / Archaia

Zachary and his partners at Before The Door (Corey Moosa, and Neal Dodson) attended Comic-Con this past weekend in San Diego. The main purpose of their visit was to announce a three-book publishing deal with Archaia Comics. More details on those specific projects will be trickling out over the next few days, including artwork.

Below is an interview from Newsarama that details the new venture.

On that front, here are some thoughts from Zachary:

"As a company passionate about telling unique stories, we're thrilled to be doing that on our projects with Archaia. I've been immersed in the comic book world through my work as an actor, and it feels fitting that Corey, Neal and I are diving even further into it as producers. It's my third year in a row at Comic-Con--Sylar, Spock and now Archaia."

And from Corey Moosa: 

"I second Zachary, and add that, as a lifelong comic book fan myself, our writers are telling some awesome tales. We can't wait to share them."


And here's a VIDEO of the first segment of the Comic-Con panel that featured Zachary Quinto, comicbook legend Jeph Loeb (who moderated the panel), Corey Moosa, Neal Dodson, Archaia director of development Stephen Christy, Archaia president PJ Bickett, and our first two writers: Victor Quinaz & Michael McMillian. Thanks to Mabes and the Sarmy for the front row video footage.

The ZQ Community

After a bit over a week of early Beta Testing - a new feature is launching on  a COMMUNITY section.

This is an innovative web experiment, combining social networking features (like friending & profiles) with blog features (like posting & commenting) with twitter-like features (following someone) with fan-club like features (but free...). It's a community built around Zachary Quinto and his projects, photos, videos, work, and also built around YOUR projects, videos, photos, and work. 

This new platform, powered by TypePad, has just completed a long research, programming, and testing phase. We are proud to work with the team at Six Apart. As you begin to use the site, if there are features you would like to see included or things that seem to not work as well as you'd hope - let us know your thoughts.

The site will grow and change, both based on your input, and also based on new features that are already being explored and developed. We're just getting started.

So... click on the community feature button.

Sign up.
Join in.
Create your own profile inside of
Post a photo.
Make a video.
Record your thoughts as an audio file.
Post your original music.
Write a message, a story, a poem.
Post a link.
Comment on and favorite other posts.
Connect with other fans.

Welcome to the Official Zachary Quinto Community.

   - The ZQ and BTD Team

The sneak peeks... # 2

Archaia/BTD sneak peek # 2


The sneak peeks... # 1

Archaia/BTD sneak peek # 1


ComicCon 2009

San Diego ComicCon, 2009. Saturday, July 25th:

5:30pm - ARCHAIA panel -  Archaia: New Titles-- Come hear about the great titles Archaia has in store, including Awakening (with writer Nick Tapalansky and artist Alex Eckman-Lawn), The Killer (with writer Matz), and The God Machine (with creator Chandra Free). Then: You've watched him for three seasons on NBC's Heroes playing Sylar and on the big screen as Spock in the new Star Trek movie, but what do actor Zachary Quinto and his colleagues at media production company Before the Door Pictures have to do with Archaia? Find out exclusively at this panel, which will feature Quinto, Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson of Before the Door Pictures, plus appearances by top-secret special guests with additional announcements!Room 5AB 

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3:15pm - the annual "HEROES" panel at the Hilton Hotel.


buddy 'n' andy


medium well.

brian jarvis and i used to sling hash together at a hipster coffee shop in hollywood.  that is the cornerstone of our friendship.  i have never laughed so hard over a plate of greasy fries.  and as i look back on that time when i was chasing something that - i know now can't be caught - i am grateful to have shared it with the likes of brian jarvis.  and i am more grateful that all these years later - he still makes me laugh as hard.  and he's not slinging hash anymore.  he's dressing up like a crazy mid-century-style butcher covered in blood chomping a cigar.  and living with a steak (the inimitable jim freeman).  this is the first in a line of little offerings of work that i and we at before the door believe in - and are honored to share.  they will come sporadically and in our own time.  they will all come surrounded by some quiet fanfare.  they will come from different points of view.  but will also come from voices that we have known for many years.  long before before the door.  brian jarvis is the first.  and i - and we - are proud to present:

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under my exclusive videos section - LINK HERE


on the before the door youtube channel - LINK HERE

     - zq

BORDEAUX - short film exclusive

Click HERE to see "BORDEAUX" - a short film produced by Before The Door Pictures (Zachary Quinto, Corey Moosa, and Neal Dodson) and directed by photographer/filmmaker Dave Schwep. It features "HEROES" castmembers: Greg Grunberg, Jack Coleman, Zeljko Ivanek, and Masi Oka. Also check out Dave Schwep's other work at his company Dreamsequences. Also find the "BORDEAUX" short film on, where you can embed it in your own site or blog.
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Carnegie Mellon Magazine - Interview

Here's a link to a brand new interview by Rob Owen with Zachary, by the magazine at his alma mater, Carnegie Mellon University's School Of Drama. He talks about getting the role of Spock, and talks for the first time publicly about his new production company, Before The Door Pictures, founded with producing partners Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson.

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Nobu West Hollywood - THANK YOU

Saturday was the photo shoot for - with all photos taken by Joe Quinto, Zachary's older brother and frequent photographer. The shoot took place at Nobu West Hollywood on La Cienega Boulevard. Thank you to Erin Janzer at Syndicate for making the arrangements and to Nobu for generously allowing the photo shoot to take over the restaurant for the day. The restaurant and their world-renowned food is amazing... Their website is at

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Some Favorite Videos - Player

A player of some favorite videos from YouTube. Check it out.

Before The Door Pictures

Before The Door Pictures officially opened its doors today. It was founded by producing partners Zachary Quinto, Corey Moosa, and Neal Dodson. More news coming soon, as well as a website. Stay tuned...



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