Official Press Release
"Watchmen" photographer Clay Enos has enlisted his Organic Coffee Cartel (OCCÂ®) www.organiccoffee.com to produce a first-of-its-kind movie tie-in coffee for "Watchmen," the upcoming film adaption of the celebrated graphic novel. On Tuesday, February 17, OCC will introduce Veidt Enterprise's "Nite Owl Dark Roast," a limited-edition confection and collectible designed for fans and organic coffee gourmands alike. A portion of the proceeds from the special roast will be donated to charity.
One side of the uniquely crafted steel can resembles artwork straight out of the "Watchmen" universe; the other side features Enos' striking black & white portrait of Nite Owl, played in the film by Patrick Wilson. And with just ONE run of cans produced, this is sure to be a distinctive and rare collectible.
"Making an imaginary coffee into something real seemed like a fitting and fun way to honor the multi-layered world of 'Watchmen.' And having a majority of profits go to charity seems a little like something Adrian Veidt would do," says Enos.
Further adding to the excitement, the OCC is sponsoring a contest for one lucky customer to win two tickets to the Los Angeles premiere and after-party for "Watchmen" on March 3rd, 2009. Orders must be placed before February 26th, 2009. Full contest rules here.
"Zack Snyder and the other filmmakers got behind the coffee idea early on and suggested the contest to me. I am so excited by the idea of making someone's day not just with great coffee but with an opportunity to be a part of the celebration for the highly anticipated film," says Enos. "It's a dream in the making."
"Nite Owl Dark Roast" Coffee is only available online while supplies last through the OCC's webstore at http://www.organiccoffee.com
ABOUT CLAY ENOS: Clay Enos is a rising star in portrait photography. Whether it's his Streetstudio project, far-flung adventures, New York nightlife or celebrity portraits of Sting and Green Day, Enos brings many styles and unbridled enthusiasm to his subjects. Enos' most debut book is entitled Watchmen Portraits. As the official photographer on the set of "Watchmen," Enos was there at every stage of production as director Zack Snyder filmed the adaptation of the legendary graphic novel.
In addition to his day-to-day duties making a visual record of the production, Enos made time to work on a very special project: a collection of black & white portraits photographs. From the lead characters Rorschach, the Comedian, Dr Manhattan, Nite Owl and all the other Watchmen, to supporting characters and even extras in the crowd, his lens captured them all. With its wealth of exclusive photographs, this stunning book is a unique look into the film world of "Watchmen."
For additional information about Clay Enos visit ClayEnos.com.
ABOUT THE ORGANIC COFFEE CARTEL: The OCCÂ® is a loose federation of coffee professionals and one photographer who are pooling their knowledge, talents, relationships and resources to create a charitable coffee company that blends creativity, quality and goodwill.
The OCC sells 10-oz. collectable cans of seasonably available, limited-edition, single-origin coffees sourced, imported and roasted by Cartel members. Each run of cans features a different photograph from Enos' coffee-related travels. There are no salaries drawn at the OCC, and the majority of profits are given away to coffee-related charities.
For additional information on the Organic Coffee Cartel contact Clay Enos or visit OrganicCoffee.com.
ABOUT "WATCHMEN": Opening nationwide on March 6, 2009, "Watchmen" is a complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, "Watchmen" is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the Doomsday Clock-which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union-moves closer to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the outlawed but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach uncovers a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with catastrophic consequences for the future.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures present, in Association with Legendary Pictures, a Lawrence Gordon/Lloyd Levin Production, a Zack Snyder Film, "Watchmen." The film stars Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Patrick Wilson. "Watchmen" is directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay is by David Hayter and Alex Tse, based upon the graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC Comics. Herbert W. Gains and Thomas Tull are the executive producers, with Wesley Coller serving as co-producer.