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The Insider: An Experiment In Tribal Filmmaking

By  •  2 months ago

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

By  •  7 months ago

(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

By  •  12 months ago

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

By  •  12 months ago

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

By  •  1 year ago

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’

By  •  1 year ago

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’

By  •  1 year ago

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’

By  •  1 year ago

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

By  •  1 year ago

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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The Insider: Justin Benson on Creating ‘Spring’

By  •  1 year ago

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

By  •  1 year ago

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

By  •  1 year ago

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 …
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The Insider: Disasterpeace Talks the Sights and Sounds of ‘It Follows’

By  •  1 year ago

Dial it Back

The opening scene of It Follows is the first for which I wrote music.  Earlier versions of the track had so much distortion in them that …
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