May 2007 8.16am Pacific Time : EXCLUSIVE
to the Home of the Giants Tribute Site ! We are delighted to finally bring
you the full , final and authoritative END
CRAWL credits as they will appear at the end of Home of the Giants
. This is the exhaustive and confirmed end credits as they actually appear in
the film , and are being released today for the first time on the internet here
. This list will override any other credit list for Home of the Giants
found elsewhere on the internet. Do note that we are still awaiting clearance
to release the OPENING CREDITS as well as the complete list of songs that will
feature in Home of the Giants , so keep it right here for more news very
to see the confirmed end crawl credits of the film
May 2007 5.14am Pacific Time: Home
of the Giants director Rusty Gorman is now in Los Angeles putting the
finishing touches on the film . In the meantime, Spectre
Entertainment Group, Inc. has been tasked to promote the May 9th screening
of Home of the Giants in Los Angeles . Founded in 1997, internationally
known SPECTRE provides independent marketing services nationwide for a
number of clients, including Rockstar Games, United Artists, Hollywood Records,
MySpace.com, Warner Bros, Sony Music Japan, XLR8R magazine and others. There is
no doubt that the May 9th screening of Home of the Giants will be professionally
promoted, and will surely make an impact on everyone on the exclusive list of
invited guests . In other exciting news , we are standing by to bring you the
finalised list of end crawl credits which we ready to release at any time
, as soon as we get the clearance to ! You may be surprised to see the inclusion
of some unexpected but well-known names on the end crawl credits of the film !
Watch for it...
April 2007 7.20 am Pacific Time : This
is definitely the BEST NEWS in a long time ! I am now able to release
this information ..... in his email to me, Home of the Giants director
Rusty Gorman said that the film should be completed by 4th May 2007
, in time for the first scheduled screening of the completed film that
will take place on May 9th 2007 at the Zanuck Theater in Los Angeles .
Remember that you heard it here first . Keep watching this space for further news
! There's plenty to come !
April 2007 12.23pm Pacific Time : More
and more great news ! I have been in touch with Home of the Giants director
Rusty Gorman , and I have got information not only on the expected date
of completion of the film , but also the date and venue of the FIRST screening
of the completed film ! I don't have clearance yet to release the exact dates
, but I think everyone will be delighted to know that the next 2 weeks will be
very, very busy but exciting weeks for Rusty Gorman and his post production crew
! My interview with Mr Gorman is tentatively scheduled for the week of May 14th
2007 , after the screening of the completed film for the studio
executives ! Keep watching
this space for further news !
April 2007 10.20am Pacific Time : I
have finally secured an exclusive interview with Rusty Gorman , director
of Home of the Giants , possibly
the first interview that Mr Gorman has granted to anyone
has wrapped ! This
is truly EXCITING news , and you know it means that we are inching closer and
closer to the release of the film !
where YOU come in ! I will be talking to Mr Gorman in a few days' time,
so if you want me to ask him any question about Home of the Giants , send
me those questions now ...
March 2007: Sometimes
, when you least expect it, opportunities to meet your favourite celebrities fall
right into your lap !
would you do if the opportunity of a lifetime , the chance to meet and talk to
your favourite actors , passed you by ? Jeff
Kelleher was fortunate enough to get that opportunity ! What would you do if you
were Jeff ? Find out what he did next when he found himself unexpectedly On
the Bleachers with Haley and Danielle ...
March 2007: Ed
Kimbrough, Band Director of the PAGE HIGH SCHOOL BAND sent us this
truly beautiful picture of the band, with Haley Joel Osment and Ryan
Merriman . Ed writes :
of the Page High School Band, from Greensboro, North Carolina participated
in Home of the Giants as the pep band for the Giants and the Muncie Red
Devils. About forty students from the Page High School Band participated
in about seven days of filming, serving as extras in several scenes including
those from the pep rally and basketball games. We hope to hear our very own fight
song, "Hail to the Buccaneers" during the movie. Haley Joel Osment
and Ryan Merriman were kind to pose in a picture with band members.
We have a huge autographed copy of that photo hanging prominently in the front
of our band room. We all look forward to the release of Home of the Giants
with great anticipation!
Kimbrough, Band Director
on the image to supersize it
that sure was great of you and your band to share this wonderful picture with
the rest of us fans. Everyone looks great, and it was nice of Haley and Ryan to
pose with you all. We would love to hear more from you and your band about your
experience on the set of Home of the Giants, so do write to us with your
stories and anecdotes ! We're all looking forward to seeing you on the big screen
March 2007: Our
fans never fail to delight and surprise us with anecdotes from the set of Home
of the Giants ! Lynn
Murray and her daughter had something really interesting to say about the
Home of the Giants shoot at the Winston
Salem Coliseum, in this email sent in on the 18th of March 2007 ...
daughter and I were extras in the Winston Salem coliseum. It was so much
fun cheering when they said to cheer and being disappointed when they said be
disappointed. The dummies really surprised me. Lots and lots of dummies,
and I'm not talking about the actors or the production crew. We were around
for one of the later scenes where the bad guy came, he was taken away and
everyone rushed the court. Thanks for the opportunity. Let me know
if you need extras in the area for another movie.|
for sharing that, Lynn ! When the film opens, we'll all be watching the crowd
scenes to see if we can spot those dummies ! Do check out the many interesting
from fans from the set of Home of the Giants,
including one from Lori Long , who was
at the Wake-Forrest shoot . Keep those interesting stories coming , everyone !
March 2007: Thanks
to everyone for all your support for this film. As far as I am aware, Home
of the Giants is still having post production and sound work done , but as
soon as I am able to confirm that the film is completed, I'll let you all know
! To tide you over till then, here is a higher resolution version of a still from
Day 11 . I hope you enjoy it !
February 2007: As
another sure sign that Home of the Giants
is nearing completion, we are now able to
confirm some of the production
credits for the film , and are working on confirming the rest . The
next few months are going to be really exciting !
February 2007: Actor
Ryan Merriman has written a GREAT report about Home of the Giants , and
on what you can expect from the film . He writes " The film looks and sounds
amazing. All of the performances are great, and the story is really gripping,
action packed and great fun. You are gonna love it, and it will be worth the wait.
" For the full report,
click on the banner below .
February 2007: I
have some good news for you all ! Home of the
Giants is in the final
stages of post production work this week, mainly sound mixing , and it is probably
safe to say that all post production work should be wrapped up well
before the end of March 2007 , so happily, there is light at the end of the tunnel
. There are also some other exciting developments as well which I am not at liberty
to tell you about at this present time, suffice to say that it bodes well for
the film . Thank you all for your support and patience , and keep checking back
with us for the latest up to date news about
Home of the Giants !
January 2007: Here
is the latest Home of the Giants Production Still released by SymPics .
We understand that some fans do not want spoilers of any kind, and this picture
does contain a very minor spoiler, so unless you really want to see the Production
Still, do NOT click on the picture below .
January 2007: We
always enjoy hearing from fans who managed to get a role in the filming of Home
of the Giants . Young local actor Andrew
Donovan was one of the fortunate ones who not only get a role in the film,
but also got to hang out with the cast , including Haley Joel Osment ! Andrew
had some interesting things to share about his experience on the set of Home of
the Giants, including some nice pictures ! Read all about his experience here
January 2007: Haley
Joel Osment and Danielle Panabaker are a sight for sore eyes in this
special picture released specially for all you fans . Thank you for being so patient
over the 2 weeks following the Taiwanese earthquake on 26th December 2006 , severing
6 undersea submarine cables and resulting in poor assessibility of this Tribute
Site for you. Happy New Year everyone , we hope you enjoy this one !
December 2006 : Kenneth
Mitchell as Keith Morrison .
December 2006 : The
picture of the week features Brent Briscoe as Prock .
December 2006 : To
answer the many queries about whether or not Home of the Giants will be
released in time for March Madness 2007 , my personal view as webmaster of this
Tribute site is that the odds are heavily stacked against a March 2007
release and I seriously doubt we will see anything earlier than a Summer 2007
release . Home of the Giants is still currently in post production with
sound and music work going on. Composer Michael
Suby is busy scoring Home of the Giants , with music supervision
by Dondi Bastone . Read more about Michael Suby here
December 2006 :
picture for this week features Haley Joel Osment with Flaming
Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne .
December 2006 :
in time for the weekend, another nice picture of Haley Joel Osment from Home
of the Giants .
November 2006 :
to AllRevvedUp who discovered this new video interview that iVillage did with
Haley Joel Osment recently . Interestingly, Haley mentions a possible March 2007
release of Home of the Giants at the earliest, and lets out the good news
that he has TWO new film projects in 2007 ! When asked how he is doing after his
recent car accident , he smiled shyly and said that he is doing well , which is
always good to hear. Click on the image below to see the video .
November 2006 :
intriguing picture of Haley Joel Osment from Home of the Giants ...
November 2006 :
Joel Osment and Ryan Merriman fans alike will be thrilled with today's release
of the latest Production Still from Home of the Giants .
November 2006 :
Haley fans .... here's the gorgeous picture you've all been waiting for ! We hope
it was worth the wait !
November 2006 :
more nice picture of Kenneth Mitchell today . Be sure to check back with us TOMORROW
, because we promise you a really, really nice picture of Haley Joel Osment
November 2006 9.20am PT:
is in response to the many queries we have received following the "update"
at IMDB on the status of Home of the Giants . According to the 6th November
update at IMDB , the film is "completed" . Please note, however, that
this is not true at this current time . All filming for the movie
is completed, but post production work is ongoing. Since the last filming was
in August 2006, post production is expected to take between 4 and 6 months, before
the final version of the film is ready . When post production on the film is finally
completed, we will release the news officially here .|
November 2006 :
Briscoe is pictured here (centre of picture) in
his role in Home of the Giants as Prock , with General Fermon Judd Jr.
as Tommy Overman, a bouncer , and Haley Joel Osment as Robert "Gar" Gartland .
November 2006 :
Here's a great picture of Flaming
Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne ,
who has a cameo in Home of the Giants ( his role is that of a Barfly )
, with Kenneth Mitchell. This exclusive behind the scenes still was taken on Day
21 of principal photography.
November 2006 :Today,
we are delighted to be able to bring you a Production Still featuring some of
the other actors appearing in Home of the Giants. This is actor Frank Glidden,
in a scene as "Tilkey" . Home of the Giants is Frank Glidden's
first feature film. He previously acted in a 2004 TV movie entitled "3: The
Dale Earnhardt Story".
November 2006 : Kenneth
Mitchell in another intense scene from Home of the Giants .
November 2006 : Haley
Joel Osment, Ryan Merriman and Kenneth Mitchell are featured in today's Production
Still release, from Day 20 of principal filming .
November 2006 : Today's
picture features actor Kenneth Mitchell who stars as Keith
Morrison in Home of the Giants .
November 2006 : We
continue our daily roll-out of some never-before-released production stills from
Home of the Giants with this one featuring Ryan Merriman and Kenneth Mitchell.
October 2006 : WOW
..... you fans are incredible ! 7880 votes cast over 6 days is no mean feat !
So .... which picture finally won the poll and which picture was chosen as favourite
picture ? More importantly , what are we rewarding you all for voting with ? Click
on the button below to find out ..... we
promise you something really, really special !
October 2006 11.59pm Pacific Time: The
Poll is now officially ended. Check back in a few minutes for the official results
October 2006 : A
lot of things can happen in just 24 hours ! Fans have poured in more than 2000
new votes for our poll for favourite new Home of the Giants picture , and at one
stage , votes for Picture 4 , featuring an atmospheric image of both Ryan Merriman
and Haley Joel Osment , surged way ahead of votes for the other 3 images. In the
last 6 hours, however, fans who want to see a higher resolution version of Picture
2, featuring a closeup of a serious looking Haley Joel Osment, have rallied together
and logged in an astounding 12% more votes than that garnered by Picture 4 . However,
at this present time, it's any body's game, because with 48 hours to go , anything
can happen . We expect extremely strong support from Ryan's fans, spearheaded
by the Ryan Merriman
Fan Site , who look determined to ensure a win for Picture 4 .
Right now, though, Haley's fans have the edge , and by a strong margin !
going to be interesting ....
October 2006 : We
are only halfway through the 6 day poll to determine the favourite of 4 new images
from Home of the Giants , with the favourite to be rereleased at a higher
resolution, and already, there are two clear favourites which are running neck
to neck . As of this time of writing, Picture 2 has garnered 39% of the votes
, and Picture 4 has a slight edge with 42% . Over the past 3 days, these two images
have taken turns to top the votes . Trailing far behind are Picture 3 with 15%
of the votes, and Picture 1 with only 5%. Votes are still coming in fast and furious,
and we expect voting to get more intense towards the end of the poll on Monday
30th October at 11.59pm Pacific Time.
you have not already cast your vote for your favourite, there is still time to
help your favourite picture to win, and have it rereleased at a higher resolution
for you to enjoy .Vote now !
of these 2 pictures will you choose as your favourite ?
October 2006 : We
are excited to have more exclusive pictures from Home of the Giants on
the way, to be released over the next couple of weeks ..... you wouldn't want
to miss the first 4 of these exclusive pictures , because YOUR favourite among
the 4 will be rereleased at a much higher resolution , just because YOU asked
for it ! Don't miss the first one .... click on the banner above !
October 2006 : The
second pic eligible for voting is now released. Click the banner above to view
October 2006 : The
third pic is available now , and it's a nice one . Click on the banner above to
October 2006 : The
final picture is now online and ready for viewing . You can start voting today.
Hurry ! Voting closes on Monday 30th October 11.59PM
Pacific Time .
Do note that the picture with the highest votes will be rereleased at a higher
resolution ONLY IF the total number of votes for all 4 pictures
so vote as many times as you want and get all your friends and fellow fans to
October 2006 : Leigh
currently a senior at Greensboro Day School, but when she was a junior last year,
she was tasked with an exciting project ! She had
a throw a big party on a Sunday night ... all for Home of the Giants !
Want to know what really happened ? Come join the party by clicking on the revellers
below to find out what really happened .....
October 2006 : Students
weren't the only ones who were roped in as extras during the filming of Home of
the Giants. Carol Hermann , a parent, got into the action as well ! Carol was
an extra in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at the Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum
during filming of the game, on September 25, 2006. Carol has an interesting anecdote
to relate regarding her experiences during filming, including surrounding Haley
and Ryan in one scene and having Haley exit from under her arm as she was cheering
in one scene ! Read all about her exciting day of filming here
October 2006 : 2
behind-the-scenes pictures of Danielle Panabaker with her co-stars from Home of
the Giants have been released at Danielle's
official website. The first shows Danielle and her sister Kay with Haley
Joel Osment , and the second pictures Danielle with Ryan Merriman .
October 2006 : So,
did you manage to guess
correctly which North American Singer and Musician has filmed scenes with Haley
Joel Osment for Home of the Giants ? For the answer, don't miss our Trivia
section complete with a wonderful new picture of Haley Joel Osment
and the musician !
October 2006 : Another
prototype poster has appeared on the Conquistador
Worldwide Media website . We are tracking the evolution
of the Home of the Giants poster as it goes through its various incarnations
until the final artwork is finalised. In the meantime, for our comments on this
latest incarnation, click on the poster below .
October 2006 : Ok,
here's an interesting piece of trivia that hasn't been leaked out anywhere yet
, so remember that you heard it here first .
To make it a little bit more fun for everyone, I'm not going to give you the answer
until the 4th of October , to give everyone a chance to crack your brains and
come up with some guesses . The big question is this :
North American musician and singer appears in scenes with Haley Joel Osment in
Home of The Giants ? |
must qualify the above question by saying that there were scenes
that were shot during principal filming with Haley and this musician, who even
has a few lines of dialogue in the film . Of course,it still remains to be seen
whether or not these scenes end up in the final cut of the film, or on the editing
room floor , but nonetheless, it was an interesting cameo for this North American
musician. If you think you know the answer to this , or at least want to make
some guesses, post your thoughts over at our forum
. No prizes this time, but let's just have a little fun with this .
September 2006 : These
are the last 4 images in this wave of production still . Check back tomorrow for
an interesting piece of trivia about Home of the Giants !
September 2006 : Today's
exclusive picture is of the lovely Danielle Panabaker again .
September 2006 : Here's
a special picture for all fans of Ryan Merriman, especially number 1 Ryan
fan, Ryanne, webmistress of the Ryan
Merriman Fansite , who celebrates her 22nd birthday today. Happy Birthday,
Ryanne ! This one's specially dedicated to you !
September 2006 : Haley
Joel Osment and Danielle Panabaker are pictured here in another intense scene
from Home of the Giants.
September 2006 : Fresh
from SymPics comes this mysterious looking still from Home of the Giants
featuring Danielle Panabaker.
great picture notwithstanding, the biggest news of the day , of course , is that
Worldwide Media website for Home of the Giants is back online again ,
after being taken off for almost a week, and they are streaming the three and
a half minute unofficial trailer for Home of the Giants complete with sound
now . Although not official yet, it looks like SymPics may be working with Conquistador
to find a distributor for the film, both domestically in USA as well as internationally
, and the Conquistador website has started streaming this temporary trailer for
Home of the Giants even as it begins marketing the film . Enjoy this version
of the trailer while it is still up, as it will definitely be replaced by the
definitive trailer as soon as it is officially released by SymPics International,
Inc. Also up at the Conquistador
website is a reworked version of the first Home of the Giants poster . This will
also no doubt be replaced by a definitive , officially sanctioned theatrical poster
as soon as one is approved.
September 2006 : Two
images today, from Day 6 of principal filming .
September 2006 : And
just when we thought the well had dried up , SymPics
surprises us with yet another wave of great pictures from Home of the Giants
to keep the fans happy ! Once again, we have exclusive first release and at a
higher resolution as well , as these pictures will not appear at the SymPics
website until we have released them all here.... thanks, once again, SymPics
! Ryan Merriman fans, thanks for your patience the past 2 weeks .... this one's
especially for you !
September 2006 : Here's
the final picture in this latest wave of production stills from Home of the
Giants released by SymPics International . This Tribute Site is indeed grateful
to SymPics for having given us exclusive first release of this wave of pictures
at a higher resolution than you will even see at their official SymPics
site, and we hope that you've enjoyed them. Keep checking back with us, because
we've got more exciting things planned for you all soon, as we await the release
of Home of the Giants !
September 2006 : Second
last picture in this series . Tomorrow, I promise you a really, really
nice picture of Haley Joel Osment ! My apologies to Ryan Merriman's fans.... no
pictures of your favourite actor in this last wave, but keep watching this space....
more of Ryan soon to come !
September 2006 : Many
of you liked yesterday's picture very much . Here's another still taken from that
same scene, probably just moments later !
September 2006 : Today
is the 3rd Anniversary of Haley's last film, Secondhand
Lions , and it is wonderful to know that though the wait was long, we
have another exciting Haley film in Home of the Giants to look forward
to ! This is the Haley that fans love seeing... smiling, confident and down to
earth ! Home of the Giants will surely give this young actor a gritty role
to sink his teeth into, and director Rusty Gorman and his cast and crew have worked
tremendously hard to bring you a film that not only will be edge-of-the-seat exciting,
but which will deal with important issues that face many young people today .
September 2006 : Ok,
you asked for Haley to be back in the pictures , so here's a really nice one of
him and Danielle for you !
September 2006 : Today,
we are treated to two stills from Home of the Giants of the lovely Danielle
Panabaker, who plays Bridgette Bachman in the film . The two images are only available
in this resolution.
September 2006 : Many
fans asked what Haley's character was holding in yesterday's pic .... well here's
a closer look ... still don't know ? Well, you'll just have to watch the film
to find out !
September 2006 : Ok,
ok ... we know that you fans have been extremely patient .... waiting for the
next official news to be released here at the Home of the Giants Tribute site
. Well, SymPics
obviously appreciates the support by all you fans , and to reward you for your
support, a new picture will be released here EVERY DAY ,
from now to 22nd September 2006 . That's not all .... these pictures are EXCLUSIVE
to www.homeofthegiants.com , and will not appear on the official SymPics
website until at least 22nd September 2006 ! So ..... you are seeing these absolutely
gorgeous images here first , and nowhere else on the internet before their release
here ! One last special thing about these pictures ..... they are pictures of
Haley Joel Osment and DANIELLE PANABAKER ..... the first officially
released pictures of this lovely actress from Home of the Giants in almost
a year ! Thank you so much, SymPics
! Here's the first one .... enjoy !
September 2006 : Taylor,
1 fan of Ryan Merriman and webmistress
of the Ryan Merriman
Fansite, scored a coup today by being the first to discover a trailer
for Home of the Giants online at the Conquistador
Worldwide Media website .Conquistador Worldwide Media was founded in March
1993 as a foreign sales and distribution company for film and television product,
but is now heavily involved in financing and production as well. Could this be
an indication that they may possibly distribute Home of the Giants either
domestically in USA or in foreign markets ? Although a trailer
for Home of the Giants is now screening on their website, it is UNLIKELY
that this is the official trailer for the film. The trailer is unusually long
, and seems extremely similar to the one screened unofficially in conjunction
with SymPics International's film , " National Lampoon's Pucked" in Greensboro
when it premiered in February 2006. Of note is the absence of the trailer on SymPic's
official Home of the Giants website, and also on this Tribute site , because
as far as we know, no official trailer has been released at this current time.
Still , it is interesting to see this provisional trailer, albeit without any
sound. Catch it while you still can, because it may not be online for long, being
an unofficial trailer.
interesting thing to note on the Conquistador website is the expanded film synopsis
, which you can read by clicking on the image below :
don't miss seeing the series of images
from this unofficial trailer , painstakingly screencaptured by Ryanne
. That was an incredible and garguantan feat ! Thanks so much for these images,
September 2006 : Our
2 week series of Production Stills, from Day
12 and Day 14 of
filming, ends with this beautiful picture of Haley and Ryan together in intense
discussion . Check out the Gallery
to view all the production stills released so far ...
August 2006 : Another
powerful image of Ryan Merriman as basketball star Matt on the court in Home
of the Giants . Check back this Saturday for one final great picture of Haley
and Ryan from this series of Production Stills !
August 2006 : We
are really excited to be able to release this production still of Kenneth
Mitchell as Keith Morrison in Home of the Giants . Kenneth Mitchell
was last seen on big screen in The Recruit (2003) and Walt Disney's 2004 film,
August 2006 : We
received this interesting anecdote
from Chris Arnett, who was Haley's stand-in for a couple of days of filming.
Thanks, Chris , for sharing that with us !
name is Christopher Arnett. I worked on the set of this movie for about 5 days.
I was asked to be Haley's stand-in for two of those days where I met him and was
quite pleased to see how cool a guy he actually was. I was also a featured extra
in the basketball scene where the Giants win the basketball game. It was a lot
of fun working with all of you and I have to say that it was a great experience
because I haven't done anything really like that before. I have quite a few experiences
with the movie including one when we were playing as the dummies and scaring other
extras when they were looking into the audience. Thank you for this experience
and I am glad to have worked with all of you. |
August 2006 : Haley
Joel Osment and Ryan Merriman in a pensive moment in Home of the
August 2006 : Ryan
Merriman as basketball star Matt in Home of the Giants .
August 2006 : Enjoy
this latest still from Home of the Giants !
August 2006 : Well,
here it is , like we promised ! A stunning image of Ryan Merriman from Home
of the Giants ! Enjoy ! More pictures in two days' time .....
August 2006 : We
have received many emails concerning the latest development in the aftermath of
Haley's recent car accident. Just to clear the air, yes, we are aware of what
is in the news , and on a personal note, as webmaster of this Tribute site, I
have issued my
personal statement on the matter, which you can read at our forum.
Over at this site however, we are choosing to move on, and to focus on what is
important, which is the upcoming completion and hopefully earlier release of Home
of the Giants . Both Haley Joel Osment and Ryan Merriman have worked extremely
hard on this film, under the sure helm of director Rusty Gorman , and we certainly
don't want to lose sight of that ! I personally believe that Home of the Giants
is going to be one terrific film, and can hardly wait to see it theatrically !
Do check back with us , because we are going to be releasing some really beautiful
images from the film over the next two weeks . Coming right up, on Sunday ....
a wonderful picture of Ryan Merriman , and following that, another great picture
of Haley and Ryan together in the movie . Keep your chins up, everyone, I think
Haley would want that of his fans !
August 2006 : We
have some good news ! Over the next 2 weeks , we will be releasing a new Production
Still from Home of the Giants every 2 days . These images have never before
been seen on the internet, and are being released to thank you for your support
and patience as we await the release of Home of the Giants . Enjoy them,
and be sure to check back with us every two days for a new image ! Here's the
first one !
, over at Ryan Merriman's
Official Website , Ryan posts this little piece of good news ....
REALLY IS A WRAP !
... OK... so we have teased you now for several months, but this time it really
has happened. Finally, after numerous delays due to cast and production schedules,
"Home of the Giants" has finally wrapped up filming. With only four days of scenes
to finish, it was beginning to look like HOTG might never get completed. It had
to be done, the scenes left to shoot were pivotal to the story. Ryan is glad to
finally have this one "in the can" as they say. Now editing can be done and distribution
of the film can begin. Rest assured that all you Ryan and Haley fans out there
will not be disappointed and it will be well worth the wait. Stay tuned for more
news as it happens on this one. |
August 2006 : The
first pictures from last week's extra days of filming for Home of the Giants
are trickling in . An anonymous fan sent in these two images of Haley Joel Osment
taken just last week. The quality of the photos is not the best , but it is wonderful
to see Haley up and about, filming, and looking great ! I am unable to credit
the original photographer, but whoever you are, thank you so much for these great
on each image to supersize it
August 2006 4.20 pm : Home
of The Giants is filming additional footage this weekend , starting Saturday
5th August 2006 and continuing for several days into early next week, in the Los
Angeles, CA area. These
pickup shots will fill in key scenes that need to be included in the movie.
have not been released to the public at this time (that we can find), but many
of the cast and crew are in town and preparing to shoot additional footage for
the movie. That includes Haley, Ryan, and some of the other key
July 2006 : Fans
of Haley Joel Osment this past week have been pouring out their support and concern
for him , even as he recuperates at home from a broken rib and injured shoulder
blade. To thank you fans for your tremendous love and support for Haley, we are
delighted to release this special picture of Haley on the set of Home of the
Giants , which has previously never been seen online before at this resolution.
We felt that everyone needed a little bit of cheering up !
Click on the picture for the full resolution version. Enjoy !
July 2006 11.30 pm : HALEY ACCIDENT UPDATE
: GREAT NEWS !!! Haley
is home now , according to the latest report by E
! The following is excerpted , full article here
Joel Osment has put in enough face time with the doctors. The 18-year-old actor
was released from Pasadena's Huntington Memorial Hospital Friday after being treated
for a broken rib and arm lacerations he suffered in a Thursday morning car crash.
"Haley has been released from the hospital and is resting comfortably at home,"
his agent, Meredith Fine, said in a statement.
L.A. County Sheriff's Department said yesterday that there was no reason to suspect
that illegal substances had anything to do with Osment's accident, but no cause
was suggested as to why or how he lost control of the car. The Sixth Sense star
was wearing a seatbelt, Fine said, contrary to early reports stating he wasn't
July 2006 10.30 pm : HALEY ACCIDENT UPDATE
released news with word from Haley's agent, Meredith Fine , that answers a lot
of questions . Full
article here .
agent, Meredith Fine, says that contrary to an initial report from the sheriff's
department, the actor was wearing a seatbelt when his car crashed, but had removed
it prior to the deputies' arrival. |
removed the belt to climb into the back seat where he was better able to exit
the vehicle," she said. "The driver's side door was blocked by the air
bag that opened on impact."
was admitted to Pasadena's Huntington Memorial Hospital where doctors treated
him for a broken rib and lacerations on his arm. The hospital said he will remain
overnight for observation.
is doing well," Fine said, adding that the star is expected to make a "quick
July 2006 10.30 am : HALEY
ACCIDENT UPDATE :
has a news
video clip about Haley, who is now hospitalised at the Huntington Memorial
Hospital in Pasadena. Leave your get well wishes for Haley at our Forum
July 2006 9.30 am : HALEY
ACCIDENT UPDATE : We just received
this piece of good news ...
morning news just had a report on Haley and his accident , and it looks like he
is "okay". |
confirmed or anything, but in the report they said he had just dropped some friends
off and was alone and on his way home. At some point he lost control of the 1995
Saturn he was driving, and it plowed into a brick pillar. They showed the scene
of the crash, and it wasn't on a "main" road or anything, it looked
like a residential side street with lots of trees and everything, so it would
have been quite dark on that road at night from what I could see, but they said
the car had sheered off the top of the brick pillar and the car flipped over onto
the roof. They said he was wearing his seat belt, and was actually trapped in
the car until the emergency people arrived, and they cut him out of his seatbelt.
The car and the crash scene have already been cleaned up.
was taken to hospital and did have some cuts and scrapes from the crash, but he
was talking and all that according to the report. Currently the hospital is denying
he is even there, but there could already be confidentiality agreements in place.
July 2006 : URGENT NEWS :
I am sorry to report that Haley was involved in a car accident at 1.30am today
, according to CNN
News . He is in hospital and is conscious, but we are still awaiting news
of his condition. Please keep him in your prayers. In the meantime, if you wish
to send him your best wishes and love, leave him your messages at our Forum
July 2006 : We're still awaiting official updates about Home of
the Giants , but in the meantime, over at IMDB
, a member of the film crew who goes by the nick DaveMband43_07
has posted the following comment (minimally
edited for language)
about the rough cut trailer ( shown theatrically in Greensboro in February 2006
) at the HotG
IMDB message boards :
worked on crew of HOTG in the camera Dept, and the Trailer I must say is looking
pretty good. When I first started working on the movie a week into production
I thought I was some "Disney" cliche movie about a basketball team, but I was
wrong when we starting shooting some intense thriller scenes, theres definitely
more that meets the eye. The trailer again is awesome and I cant wait till it's
available to watch again. I've seen it about 3 or so times. Looks awesome. |
July 2006 : IndyStar.com released a report
on how weak
tax perks could send Indiana-centric films out of state , and mentioned Home of
the Giants as one of those films that Indiana lost to North Carolina . However,
director Rusty Gorman , who is from Marion , Indiana , did film some exterior
scenes in Marion itself , according to the report.
Following that news, Amy Wisser, who was from Marion High School in 2001, sent
us this email :
If you want stories
Ive got stories! (haha!) I just really wanted
to say that I am extremely excited for the release of this film. I am proud to
say I am a former Giant from the city of Marion, Indiana. The years I spent there
growing up, playing ball and becoming the person I am today (yes, Im still
in the sports world!), are truly unforgettable. It is too bad more filming could
not be done in Marion, but understandably, money talks. I hope this film portrays
Marion and the community well as a city which lives and loves the game of basketball!
And to have Haley Joel Osment featured
I am sure he will be fantastic!
Thanks to all those for all the hard work on the movie!
Marion High School, 01
June 2006 : Sandra Lenz , all the way from Germany , managed to
get a part as an extra, and here's the picture she sent us, with a really sweet
are some pictures from the great day I had with my friends as we were extras at
the Home of the Giants movie. I will send more pictures as soon as I have them
on the computer. Good luck for the start of the movie! I will go and see it as
soon as it is coming out here in Germany ...
June 2006 : Boy, this month sure has whizzed past us ! First of
all, a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has been checking back with this Tribute
site on a regular basis ... we know that some of you check back faithfully every
day , and we have literally hundreds of hits each day. To you all, we know that
your patience will pay off, and SymPics is definitely grateful for your support
. Although there hasn't been any new picture or news that has been released in
a month, please do know that SymPics is still hard at work on the film , which
is in post production , and there IS definitely good news ahead....
it's just not time yet to release the news. Keep checking back here , because
SymPics has assured us that when there is news to be released, we will be first
to hear from them !
May 2006 : More production stills, this time additional pictures
from Days 4, 6 and 7 have been released by SymPics . Check them out in the gallery
. We are expecting new pictures from other days of filming, and hopefully some
featuring Danielle Panabaker very, very soon !
May 2006 : It's been 2 weeks since we've had new behind the scenes
stills to share with you, and we thank you for your patience . SymPics has rewarded
us for our support with some more incredible stills from Days 8 and 9 of filming
, including one very special still . Don't miss the new pictures,
currently on display in the Home
of the Giants Gallery !
May 2006 : Our judges were unanimous in choosing SIRI to
be our Grand PRIZE winner of our Home of the Giants Contest. Congratulations,
has always had the ability to show a full emotion with just one expression.
This is one of the many talents that makes him one of the most natural actors
in the world. Now, after a long absence from the screen, and only images to go
by, this one picture of him echoes that amazing talent. Pensive
is the best way to describe this expression, and he just seems so relaxed and
calm. You wish you knew what he was looking at and what he's thinking. This image
proves that nothing about his incredible talent has changed and in some ways he
seems even more mature and grown up. It's a really special picture.
May 2006 : Remember Bunchy
Collins ? Well, we were delighted to hear from him again, and this time
, he had a great pic of Ryan Merriman ! Check out the full
story and the supersized picture !
April 2006 : There's a new quote from Home of the Giants
in the April
2006 update of
official website .
Quote from Home of the Giants :
Gar, two girls...one for me and one for me."
April 2006 : Even as our first Home
of the Giants Contest
featuring Haley Joel Osment continues to run , even more great pictures from Home
of the Giants have been released , including a fabulous one for the Ryan Merriman
fans ! You've just got to see it to appreciate it ! Check out the Home
of the Giants Gallery !
April 2006 : We apologise for the glitch that occurred the past
12 hours with the Contest page, which did not load properly. We've fixed the problem
now, so thanks for your patience . Enjoy the Contest
April 2006 : We are extremely happy to announce our first ever
Home of the Giants Contest !
Win 3 exclusive high resolution pictures of Haley Joel Osment from Home of
the Giants ! Hurry
... this contest ends on Sunday 7th May 2006 !
April 2006 : When we first started this Tribute site to Home
of the Giants back in October 2005 , we had absolutely no pictures to work
, only a conceptual synopsis of what the film might be about. Armed just with
that little information , we used whatever current pictures we could at that time,
which were the pictures from Haley's appearances at the Giffoni Festival in France
, and came up with the banner for this Tribute site that we have been using all
this time till now.
with the release of the latest batch of production stills from SymPics
International, Inc , we've finally found the perfect picture to bring
this site up to date . We hope you like the new banner , but this too will change
as we approach the release of the film and as the artwork for the film's theatrical
poster is finalised. Till then, we do hope that you will tell us what you think
about this Tribute site at our message
board . Why not join us
as we talk about Home of the Giants ?
April 2006 : SymPics
International, Inc continues to whet our appetite for Home of the Giants
by releasing 7 more production stills, this time from Day
10 of filming ! Check out all the pictures at our Gallery.
pictures from Day 10
April 2006 : Just in time to celebrate Haley's 18th Birthday ,
SymPics has released 10 more pictures from Home of the Giants, this time
from Day 8 and Day
9 of filming . Check out our Gallery
for all the latest production stills from the film !
April 2006 : Here are 7 more new pictures from Day
7 of filming, just released !
March 2006 : 7 more new pictures taken on Day
6 of filming have been added to the gallery !
March 2006 11.30pm : Our newly designed Image
Gallery is up now , featuring Production and Behind-the-Scenes stills
from Day 4 and Day
6 of filming .
March 2006 11pm : Here's the great news ..... over the next few
weeks , many more pictures from Home of the Giants will be released , and
we'll bring you those pictures as soon as they are available . We are working
hard behind the scenes right now to bring you a brand new gallery of pictures,
so check back in a couple of hours' time to see the new gallery. In the meantime,
here are the first 4 pictures to whet your appetite !
March 2006 : I have just received some exciting news about Home
of the Giants , and although I am not at liberty to reveal that news yet,
I would like to thank all fans who have been faithfully supporting the film and
this Tribute site . All I can say at this moment is that your patience is finally
about to be rewarded , and probably in a big way over the next few weeks . Keep
checking back with us here at this Tribute site, because there is definitely
going to be a LOT happening here soon !
March 2006 : Gini Benson was an extra
on Home of the Giants and sent us this interesting anecdote
March 2006 : We've got an update about
the " Win-State" Cakes
with interesting anecdotes about them from Jennifer Huntley of Thomasville, North
Carolina , who made the cakes herself specially for the film !
March 2006 : New
photos from the Home of the Giants set surfaced today , and they
featured cakes , of
all things !
March 2006 : SymPics is very pleased
with the amount of footage that they were able to film in such a short period
of time during the recent Wake Forest game. Everyone is anxious to see how the
footage will turn out, but it will be a few more days until the final results
are seen. In the meantime, Sarah from Winston-Salem has sent some pictures
that she took during the shoot to accompany her report
on her experience on 22nd February 2006 .
February 2006 : Amy Holbrook checks
in with a great anecdote about
the additional shoot at the Wake Forest game ! Thanks, Amy , great story ....
oh , and Raelyn Lomison and Meg Summer have interesting things to say about their
experiences as extras on the film too . Keep those anecdotes
February 2006 : Sarah From Winston-Salem
is first in with her report on the
Home of the Giants additional shoot on 22nd February 2006 at the Lawrence
Joel Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC , during halftime of the
Wake Forest basketball game . Thanks for the great
report, Sarah ! Were any of you other fans there at the shoot ? If you
were, we would love to hear about your experience, especially if any of your were
able to get some pictures of the shoot ! Do email
us here with your story and pictures.
February 2006 : Ryan
Merriman is mentioned in Netscape
Celebrity and talks about his experience training with an actual basketball
team in preparation for Home of the Giants .
February 2006 : The additional Home of the Giants shoot
takes place tomorrow , Wednesday 22nd February 2006 at the
Lawrence Joel Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC , during halftime
of the Wake Forest basketball game, plus more filming after the game. I would
strongly encourage everyone who can attend the game to do so , because this is
a great chance to be a part of Home of the Giants. If you are able to make
it to the game , and to the filming, we want to hear YOUR story
! Do email
us here with your story and with pictures, and we'll feature you on this
Tribute site .
February 2006 : According to this
news report , it looks like Home of the Giants is headed for a
FALL release , but keep your fingers crossed because there is still a chance
that Home of the Giants may see a late Summer release . The release date
has not been cast in stone yet .
February 2006 : The Home of the Giants
Trailer made its debut
today in theatres in Greensboro , shown in conjunction with screenings of SymPics
International's film , " National
Lampoon's Pucked" , which premiered on Friday night 10th February
2006 at The Grande in Greensboro. UPDATE : This was a rough cut trailer
meant to be shown in Greensboro only , where filming of the movie took place.
Initial responses from those who saw the trailer was that it was great ! More
news on the trailer soon !
February 2006 10.38am
Home of The Giants movie will be filming additional crowd and fan footage
(and possibly some small basketball team entrance scenes) on Wednesday February
22, 2006 at the Lawrence Joel Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC.
The filming will be done during halftime of the Wake Forest basketball game, and
then more filming after the game. More information as plans are finalized. Note:
Haley will not be there (sorry), but it is a chance for people who want to be
extras in the movie to be in crowd scenes. More details as they become available.
February 2006 : Meanwhile, over at Ryan
Merriman's official website this news item has been posted...
Quote from Home of the Giants :
gotta seize the moment bro."
company finished the first round of production on "Home of the Giants" in North
Carolina on October 9th. The final week of production has now been pushed to sometime
in March, when the cast and crew will meet up in Chicago to wrap things up. There
will be a special day of production on February 22nd in North Carolina. "HOTG"
has been given permission to shoot footage during an official playoff game at
half time and after the game. This gives them the advantage of filming with a
stadium packed with genuine screaming basketball fans. Should be a rush! Early
comments from editors who have worked on the film have been wonderful. Director,
Rusty Gorman, has received a great deal of support for his project and everyone
involved is glad to know that they will be able to wrap up production and bring
this film to completion and to a theatre near you soon. We will keep you up on
the latest news as it rolls in.
February 2006 : While we patiently await
the new images from Home of the Giants which we hope will be released soon
, it is always heartening to learn new trivia about the film . Ryan Merriman in
an interview with www.comingsoon.com
, reveals something we didn't
know previously about Home of the Giants ...
January 2006 : Good news ! A new collection
of stills from Home of the Giants will be released soon, pending approval
by Haley Joel Osment , and will be released online hopefully very soon . Keep
checking back with us here , we'll let you know as soon as those great new pictures
are released !
January 2006 : We have official headshots
of two more of the Home of the Giants credited
cast , namely Roxanne Fox ( below , left ) who plays "Hall Monitor"
, and Tracy A Williams ( below,right ) , who plays a " College Scout ".
December 2005 : The producers of Home
of the Giants, SymPics International, gives the fans a wonderful Christmas
present , by allowing this Tribute Site to have exclusive rights
to feature a never-before-seen Production Still of Haley
Joel Osment on the set of Home of the Giants . This picture will
appear on the SymPics official
website only in January 2005 , but just for this Christmas Holiday season,
it's available only through this Tribute Site! Thank you, SymPics International
December 2005 : Bunchy Collins
is a character in Home of the Giants played by first time actor John Parker
. We are pleased to feature John's experiences on the set of Home of the Giants
in our exclusive feature article, " A Letter
from Bunchy" .
December 2005 : The Greensboro Cheerleaders
have made the news again ! This time , they are in a featured
article in the February 2006 issue of American Cheerleader magazine.
December 2005 : The credited
cast list is confirmed as accurate . Do note that the additional name
that appears on imdb ( Tina Murphy as History Teacher ) is incorrect.
December 2005 : I am trying to confirm the
accuracy of the list of cast members
and am awaiting a reply from Sympics , but it's interesting to note that Haley's
father, Eugene Osment is being credited in the role of a Police Officer
December 2005 : Just up, an exclusive and
interesting interview with
young Kim Comito and Kristi Higgins, who were fortunate enough to be hired as
extras on Home of the Giants. They have interesting things to say about Haley,
Ryan and Danielle !
December 2005 : The internal rough cut of
a trailer for Home of the Giants has been spliced together from the available
Giants scenes, just like one you would see as a preview in a movie theater, for
studio executives to get a feel of the film , and here's the comment that I have
received , spoken in the executive's personal capacity:
unofficially, let me say it looks excellent. I am quite impressed with the footage
we have available so far. |
December 2005 : I've just discovered and
archived a very interesting report dating back to 20th September 2005 which was
published in the Carolinian Online, the Independent Student Newspaper of UNC Greensboro,
where Home of the Giants was filmed. It lists quite a few of the filming locations
. Check out the article , Motion
picture filming takes over UNCG gym . Also , according to the Insider
, the North Carolina State Government News Service , Haley says that this role
is perfect for him at this stage in his career. Check that story out here
November 2005 12.20pm : We have received
confirmation that the December 2006 release date as reported in The Northwest
Observer earlier today is incorrect . Here is the latest official word regarding
the release date of Home of the Giants , as of today .
release date yet, not even tentative. I still suggest the release will be early
Summer 2006 (maybe June). We won't get a closer estimate until we get feedback
from various industry areas, and we can't start that process until the movie is
nearer its final version. It is too early to tell right now when those steps will
Home of the Giants Tribute Site will bring you updates with regards to the
release date of Home of the Giants as soon as one is confirmed. This may not be
set till the movie is nearer its final version.
November 2005 10am : The Greensboro All
Star Cheerleaders make the news today in The Northwest
Observer. The article is interesting in that a possible release date of
December 2006 for the film is mentioned , although as far as we know , no date
is firmed up yet. We are verifying this information for you . It's an interesting
article, but too bad they spelled Haley's name incorrectly !
November 2005 : If you are anywhere near
Walt Disney World in Florida over the next few days, be sure to try to catch Haley's
appearance there at the Candlelight Processional, presented as part of the Holidays
Around The World celebration from November 25 through December 30, 2005. The Candlelight
Processional treats guests to a musical performance by a choir and 50-piece orchestra
that are joined by celebrity narrators retelling the Christmas story. The show
is staged each evening at 5, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. at America Gardens Theatre. Haley
is scheduled to appear at the Candlelight Processional from December 1st to 3rd
November 2005 : Haley is quoted in a New
York times article about child actors , and he makes a significant statement
about his role in Home of the Giants in this article .
November 2005 : Exciting news today ! Following
the archiving of the article, Rusty
Gorman's Career , author OZ received an email from Rusty Gorman himself
( or his publicist ) , with the following compliments :
article, well written. Thanks. Here's an old bio if you have interest in a few
did an immediate rewrite of his article on Rusty Gorman , incorporating new information
about Mr Gorman from the official biography provided . We are pleased to bring
you this updated article by
Oz about director Rusty Gorman.
November 2005 : The Home of the Giants
Tribute Site is extremely proud to present 2 articles regarding the Greensboro
All Star Cheerleaders , who played a major role in Home of the Giants
. Following the article about
the GAC , we reproduce a series of historically important messages by GAC Coach
Amy Tyler in Diaries of a Greensboro
All Stars Coach , which gives fans a first person perspective about filming
Home of the Giants. Don't miss these 2 articles and the many incredible on the
set photos such as this one....
November 2005 : The Archived
Articles section is building up, slowly
but surely, now with 20 archived articles and more to come. These are articles
of great significance with respect to the film, and we hope that archiving these
articles at this Tribute Site will help you all to enjoy the film all the more
when it opens, and in years to come . In the meantime, check out the TRIVIA
section for some new , interesting information.
October 2005 : The Archived
Articles section is now open, with the 6 earliest articles to do with
Home of the Giants now safely archived. It is quite amazing going back
and reading these really earliest articles ... there was so much speculation in
the early days when the film was just a rumour , and how happy we fans were when
Haley himself confirmed that he was going to shoot Home of the Giants !
We've come a long way since then !
October 2005 : Finally, the Home
of the Giants Fansite goes fully online ! There will be many changes
as we evolve and expand over the next few weeks and months, and we really hope
that fans of Haley will join in the fun, especially if you have a story to share,
or pictures from the sets of the film to show off. We want YOU
involved as much as possible... so we hope to hear from you soon.
October 2005 : 34
new Production Stills now available online at www.sympics.com.
October 2005 : Principal photography on the movie Home of The
Giants completes this week in North Carolina. There may be some secondary photography
in the weeks to come, but we will have to wait and see what is needed. There is
no date as of yet for post production work to begin, but it can be safely said
there is no chance of the film being ready for release in 2005 . As post production
takes so very long, it is doubtful the release could be before May 2006 at best,
and that may be a stretch. But, a 2006 release is definitely the plan. Our contact
has this to say about the film , "The scenes I have seen (or have attended)
have looked great. I think this will be an excellent showcase for Haley's talent,
once it is released."