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If You Want to Make Real Movies, Avoid “Real Sets” [The Insider]
4 weeks ago

If You Want to Make Real Movies, Avoid “Real Sets” [The Insider]

My co-producer, Cameron Tremblay, and I graduated in the same film school class. He went to work in the locations department on big fancy American productions like Fringe, while …
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The Insider: An Experiment In Tribal Filmmaking
1 year ago

The Insider: An Experiment In Tribal Filmmaking

You open your mailbox and begin rifling through your daily mail; bills, bank statements, credit card companies, but stuck in between the crap you find a postcard.  It’s from a …
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The Insider: Neil D’Monte On the Art of the Storyboard
1 year ago

The Insider: Neil D’Monte On the Art of the Storyboard

(Editor’s Note: Neil D’Monte is an accomplished storyboard artist and has worked on a wide range of films such as The Greasy Strangler, Cooties, and even The Mummy. With his newest project …
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The Insider: Industry Pros Name Their Movie of the Year
2 years ago

The Insider: Industry Pros Name Their Movie of the Year

The “horror movie of the year” talk is always a fun one to get into. While our team just finalized our picks last week I wanted to keep the conversation …
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The Insider: Scott Schirmer’s Lessons Learned Through Indie Filmmaking
2 years ago

The Insider: Scott Schirmer’s Lessons Learned Through Indie Filmmaking

From my perspective, 2016 was an exciting, challenging, and revealing year for indie filmmaking. Bandit Motion Pictures, the company I formed with Brian K. Williams, released its first two films …
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The Insider: Daniel Lench on being an Indie Actor
2 years ago

The Insider: Daniel Lench on being an Indie Actor

Hey all you horror and sci-fi film buffs.  My name is Daniel Lench, and I’m going to talk a little bit about independent movie magic and my involvement in it. …
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The Insider: Go Inside the Special Effects of ‘The Mind’s Eye’
2 years ago

The Insider: Go Inside the Special Effects of ‘The Mind’s Eye’

In the movie SINGLES, Matt Dillon’s musician character is asked his thoughts on the state of rock music and simply says: “Where is the Misty Mountain Hop” of his generation. Pete …
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The Insider: Phillip Escott and the Cruel Ways of ‘Cruel Summer’
2 years ago

The Insider: Phillip Escott and the Cruel Ways of ‘Cruel Summer’

That was Craig Newman, my co-director, convincing me that if we were ever going to get serious about making a film, we might as well drop everything and make one. …
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The Insider: H.P. Mendoza and the Not-So-Sudden Success of  ‘I AM A GHOST’
2 years ago

The Insider: H.P. Mendoza and the Not-So-Sudden Success of ‘I AM A GHOST’

I don’t know if it was my blue collar upbringing or if it was the miserable company I kept in school, but I was socialized by my peers to believe …
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The Insider: Adam Cesare Thinks the Genre’s Future is in its Past
2 years ago

The Insider: Adam Cesare Thinks the Genre’s Future is in its Past

Last week, I forgot to put my phone on “do not disturb” and got a text message that woke me up:

“Yo, have you heard of Stranger Things, on Netflix?”


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