Tom Woodruff’s ‘King of Miseries’ NOW ONLINE!

You can now stream the short film:
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The short film centers on a fortune teller in the demon world, called an interpreter of signs (Haiduk), who reads the fortune of a paranoid demon named Christopher (Robinson) and discovers he?s not telling her the full story. After forcing him to reveal he?s found a device, a chronolet, that allows its user to travel back in time, the interpreter pleads with Christopher not to use the device. Not only is it impossible for her to read the fortune of a past which hasn’t happened yet, the device poses too great a danger. Will he take her advice, or will he risk our future and his own for a demon?s chance at an untold fortune?

King of Miseries stars Stacy Haiduk, John Robinson, and Denesa Chan. Writing-producing team Brian Lubocki and Michael Hayes, under their banner Okay By Me Productions, created a new story world called Fire City, where demons live in a fragile balance among us, but humans can?t see them for what they are. With a unique mythology, a world origin never seen before, a host of creatures, characters, and storylines, Lubocki and Hayes plan to slowly roll out their world to an avid fan base waiting for a new franchise, beginning with the online prequel King of Miseries.


Jun 30, 2013

4 DAYS until the online debut of Tom Woodrudd’s ‘Fire City: King of Miseries’ on dreadcentral!


Michael Hayes, Tom Woodruff Jr., The Molluck, Kurt Komoda, Brian Lubocki PRLog (Press Release) – Jun. 19, 2013 – CALABASAS, Calif. — Academy Award-winning creature designer-turned-director, Tom Woodruff Jr., releases the first look into the new demon fantasy franchise, “Fire City.” The foremost global website for all things horror,, will premiere Woodruff’s short film, “Fire City: King of Miseries”, in the coming weeks. A comic book featuring its characters will be available online in conjunction with the premiere. The short sets up the first feature length film, entitled “Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs.”

Woodruff partners with first-time Writer-Producers, and creators of the world, Brian Lubocki & Michael Hayes, who promise fans a brand new mythology of demons with decades-worth of content. That content includes a trilogy to follow “The Interpreter of Signs,” video games, a demon book compendium, and a fully realized demon tarot card set that is featured in the upcoming short film. Promotional footage from the world of Fire City made a big splash at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, but the producers said, “There was no deal available where we could maintain the creative choices necessary to ensure a great film. We didn’t want to compromise our world.”

The film is produced under Lubocki & Hayes’ banner, Okay By Me Productions. The comic book is illustrated by RPG video game artist, Kurt Komoda.

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