Independent film: Lisbon High grad turns heartache into first film

Lisbon filmmaker Alex Cole has already reached the modest crowdsourcing goal he has prepared his next short film “Grace”. But that doesn’t mean people should stop giving. “We’ve hit 100 percent,” Cole said of his $ 800 budget, “but that was just to rent the cameras and equipment. So any other funds will go to fuel. actors and crew and …

Independent film created by Baylor Film Chair purchased for distribution

Extract from “Seven short films on (our) marriage”. Photo courtesy of Chris Hansen By Clay Thompson | Internal A film directed by a Baylor professor is now available on most digital platforms. The film “Seven Short Films About (Our) Marriage”, written and produced by Chris Hansen, Baylor President of Film and Digital Media, has been purchased for distribution by The …

Cat Fly is back at the independent film festival

Cat Fly Film Fest returns to Asheville for its 5th annual festival August 26-29, toasting at the end of summer. The four-day event will feature over 25 short films, a feature film projector as well as educational components, social mixers and multimedia collaborations by local and regional filmmakers and artists from the South East. Returning from last year’s Pivot in …

Review: Cryptozoo is lively mayhem for the indie movie crowd

Cryptozoo keepers attempt to capture a Baku, a legendary dream-eating hybrid creature, in Cryptozoo. Courtesy of Mongrel Media Plan your screen time with the weekly What to Watch newsletter. Register now today. Cryptozoo Written and directed by Dash Shaw With the voices of Lake Bell, Michael Cera and Alex Karpovsky Classification R; 95 minutes Available on application, including TIFF Digital …

How Naomi McDougall Jones is disrupting the independent film industry (video)

Actress, screenwriter, producer and change actress Naomi McDougall Jones tries to solve the Rubik’s Cube that is independent cinema. In the last episode of Demystified of StudioFest, the producer and star of films like Imagine that i am beautiful and Bite me explains why she thinks the success of independent films actually begins at the script stage. Jones is co-founder …

Disney + “Obi-Wan Kenobi” as an independent film? –

Indira Varma spends “a great time” on the set of the Disney + Star Wars production…. To this reader, the words “like an independent film” ring pleasantly in the ear. Sure, Star wars (1977) is perhaps the most recognizable “independent” film of all time. Fortunately, according to Indira Varma, that’s exactly the feel of director Deborah Chow’s production of “Obi-Wan …

“Playing God” indie film stars Houston in lead role

Luke Benward, Michael McKean, Hannah Kasulka Photo: Courtesy of Scott Brignac At first glance, Houston director Scott Brignac’s new thriller / dark comedy “Playing God,” which hits theaters and digital platforms on August 6, tells the story of two brother-in-law crooks attempting to commit the scam of their lives by fooling a Jeff Bezos. like bags of money believing he’s …

“Red Rocket” to “Spencer”: New York Indie Film Flourished in Pandemic

I spent the last week in New York having face-to-face business meetings with entertainment executives after having been unable to make direct contact for the past 15 months. The last time I was in Manhattan was in February 2020, just before COVID-19 started wreaking havoc in my favorite city away from home, and of course across the country. There were …