Image

The Insider

The Insider: Industry Pros Name Their Movie of the Year
3 weeks 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 …
Read More

The Insider: Scott Schirmer’s Lessons Learned Through Indie Filmmaking
4 weeks 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 …
Read More

The Insider: Daniel Lench on being an Indie Actor
2 months 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. …
Read More

The Insider: Go Inside the Special Effects of ‘The Mind’s Eye’
4 months 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 …
Read More

The Insider: Phillip Escott and the Cruel Ways of ‘Cruel Summer’
4 months 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. …
Read More

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

The Insider: Adam Cesare Thinks the Genre’s Future is in its Past
6 months 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?”


Read More

The Insider: Justin Benson on Creating ‘Spring’
6 months ago

The Insider: Justin Benson on Creating ‘Spring’

I was jealous at first when Aaron beat me to snatching up our first movie RESOLUTION for these features about how we get our movies made. But the more I started …
Read More

The Insider: Aaron Moorhead Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Resolution
6 months ago

The Insider: Aaron Moorhead Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Resolution

Here’s the conventional wisdom you read all the time for getting an indie film made:

  • Never invest your own money
  • Get name talent attached
  • Read More

The Insider: Lauren Ashley Carter and the Role That Went Too Far
7 months ago

The Insider: Lauren Ashley Carter and the Role That Went Too Far

I’ve been pregnant with both my father and my brother’s babies (The Woman, Jug Face), been bear clawed by Sean Young and burned on the thigh with her cigarette while …
Read More