Watch Star Drunk, a modern sci-fi classic.

So, a bunch of writers in Portland, Oregon decided to get together, get drunk, and write a script for an epic sci-fi short film. While I think all of us wannabe writers have done this at one point (hey, Steinbeck, Kerouac, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and Bukowski were all raging alcoholics, were they not?), these guys didn’t regret their decisions...

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Trailer: Only Daughter

There’s plenty to admire about Aaron Wiederspahn’s Only Daughter. For his first feature film, he had a bigger budget, bigger stars (David Strathairn, Ian Somerhalder, Joseph Mazzello, Jane Adams, Daniel Gillies, Ann Cusack), double the filming schedule, and the result was the rather fantastic The Sensation of Sight. With his latest effort, Only...

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Short Stop-Motion Film: Dark Knightfall

Created by Derek Kwok and Henri Wong using Batman toys, here is a rather silly, but still rather cool stop-motion short film about Batman kicking some ass. Like a commenter said on YouTube: “This is pretty much like watching a kid play with his toys. But in a serious way.” It doesn’t make much sense, but that’s not really the point. It...

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Thomas Jane returns as the Punisher… in a ‘fan film.’

I wanted to make a fan film for a character I’ve always loved and believed in – a love letter to Frank Castle & his fans. It was an incredible experience with everyone on the project throwing in their time just for the fun of it. It’s been a blast to be a part of from start to finish — we hope the friends of Frank enjoy watching it...

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The Dark Turtle?

Every year, I make it a point to re-watch the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature film – and every year, I come away wondering if they will ever make a family film that is quite as unique. The blend of child-friendly humor with adult thematic elements and absolutely masterful puppetry and martial arts. Unlike most fantastical films from the era,...

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Shorts Program: Morgan and Destiny’s Eleventeeth Date

  It looks like Joseph Gordon-Levitt and those awesome folks over at hitRECord have put together a sequel to the collaborative Sundance short film hit Morgansen’s Date with Destiny. It’s been finished for some time, but I just stumbled across it as it was posted on Joe’s official collaborative filmmaking site. This time, Morgan and Destiny are...

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Short film Terminus to get feature length adaptation.

Canadian director Trevor Cawood is probably ecstatic to know that a feature-length adaptation of his short film Terminus is being penned by District 9 screenwriter Terri Tatchell. I’m not sure how they’re going to get two-hours out of this concept, but the short film is pretty damn awesome. Check it out below and be sure to leave your thoughts in...

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s hitRECord Short Film

If you have yet to check out Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s experimental filmmaking community, which he now says has evolved into a “full-fledged professional collaborative production company,” then you’re missing out. It’s been around a few years and I’ve been following it since the beginning, when it was little more than a few...

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An animated world where running and walking zombies co-exist.

Here’s a short teaser for a film titled AD that was put together by a handful of indie filmmakers who are hoping to make their zombie concept into a feature film. Blending a unique stylized animation with a world where some zombies walk and some run (“The unpredictability of who you’re dealing with makes it way more frightening”), these folks...

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Panic Attack!

According to BBC News, Uruguayan director Fede Alvarez has been offered a $30 million contract to make a Hollywood film with Sam Raimi as one of the producers. Numerous studios took notice of the man after he uploaded a five minute sci-fi short on YouTube that reportedly only cost $300 to make. “I uploaded (Panic Attack!) on a Thursday and on Monday my...

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