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Halloween Horrorfest, Part 4: Brian Netto on the Challenge of Manufacturing Fear

EEK! Today’s terrifying lineup of horror movie questionnaires (click for parts one, two and three) comes to its conclusion with filmmaker Brian Netto, who wrote and directed the 2013 horror film Delivery and who just wrapped production on the feature film Shut In, directed by his producing partner Adam -- continue reading →

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Halloween Horrorfest, Part 3: Dallas Hallam on the Movies that Scared the Pants Off Him

BOO! Our Halloween blog spooktacular (click for parts one and two) continues with filmmaker Dallas Hallam, whose next project, Ribbons, will be what he describes as “a super-crazy, hard-R, (eye)balls-to-the-wall slice of Hitchcockian horror.” Yikes—sign us up! Here’s what Hallam had to say about his -- continue reading →

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Halloween Horrorfest, Part 2: Ramon Isao Picks His Favorite Zombie Flick

Muahahahaha! We’re back with the second installment of our Halloween scary movie questionnaire—(click for part one)—this time with writer/producer Ramon Isao, co-writer of ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction. Isao is currently in post-production on his latest project, Dead Body, the trailer of which can be found here -- continue reading →

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Halloween Horrorfest: Filmmaker Leigh Janiak Talks About Her Favorite Scary Movies

Happy Halloween! In honor of the spookiest day of the year, we spoke to some indie horror directors to ask them about their favorite scary movie moments. We’ll be posting their responses all day, and first up is Leigh Janiak, whose debut horror feature Honeymoon is -- continue reading →

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Don’t-Miss Indies—What to Watch in November

Life Partners When: November 6 Where: iTunes/VOD Director: Susanna Fogel Starring: Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs Why We’re Excited: Susanna Fogel’s lighthearted feature film debut may seem like just another gal-pal/rom-com at first glance, but there’s a dynamic that makes it a bit more fresh and unique. -- continue reading →

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How to Work the American Film Market

Next week the American Film Market (AFM) begins in Santa Monica, California, running from  November 5 – 12. AFM is one of the four largest film markets held annually around the world. The others are the European Film Market (EFM), held simultaneously with the Berlin International Film -- continue reading →

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“Things should happen that surprise you.”—Jill Soloway Gets “Inspirey” at the Forum

Jill Soloway delivered on her promise at the start of her keynote at this past weekend’s Film Independent Forum to give a talk that would be “inspirey and motivatey”—partly because she did that thing most great speakers do: she was brutally honest about the rock-bottom -- continue reading →

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“Distributors are bloodsucking freaks.”—Tim League Shares a Few Kind Words of Friendly Advice

Last Sunday morning at the Film Independent Forum, Tim League lived up to his renegade reputation—(See: Fantastic Debates.)—by beginning his keynote with the declaration that “distributors are bloodsucking freaks,” shortly after cracking open a can of beer. (League said he was inspired to hit the -- continue reading →

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“It Had to Be Los Angeles.” Director Dan Gilroy on Nightcrawler’s Untamed Energy

Nightcrawler, screenwriter Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut, is a darkly comedic, sharply satirical thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom, an ambitious videojournalist who cruises around Los Angeles at night, listening to a police scanner and racing to bloody crime scenes to collect horrific footage. This -- continue reading →

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Project Involve Welcomes a New Class of Fellows

Wednesday night, the newest class of Project Involve kicked off the program with a celebration in downtown LA. Project Involve, which will run through June, is Film Independent’s diversity program, dedicated to supporting filmmakers from communities traditionally underrepresented in the industry. The newest Project Involve Fellows are -- continue reading →

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