Chris Folino’s ‘Sparks’ to Premiere in Silicon Valley… (News)

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 | 19 comments

Screen capture from Sideshow Productions' feature, Sparks.

Screen capture from Sideshow Productions’ feature, Sparks. (Featuring Chase Williamson & Ashley Bell)

Long time readers of MFM doubtless remember Chris Folino and his hysterical comedy, Gamers, which won a 9.0 in our Special Critique Category (for those who are technically over the $50,000 budget cap, but whose ingenuity pushes the creativity of Independent films).

Well, Folino’s new film, Sparks, is about to premiere in Silicon Valley and he let me know about it so that I could pass on the info to our readers. The film is a superhero noir thriller set in the 1940s and is the story of a masked vigilante Ian Sparks, who discovers the dark side to heroism. Going after the nation’s most notorious super criminal leaves Sparks’ life and reputation in ruins.

The cast features: Chase Williamson (John Dies At The End), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism 2), Clancy Brown (Highlander, The Shawshank Redemption), Clint Howard (Apollo 13), Jake Busey (Starship Troopers), and William Katt (Carrie, The Greatest American Hero).

Check out their CINEQUEST Trailer:

If your near San Jose this weekend and would like to support a great filmmaker, then check it out at one of two different showings at the California Theatre, each of which will include a Q&A with the cast and crew! If you can’t make it this weekend, then you can attend the film on Tuesday with the Director on Tuesday, March 5!

Premiere CINEQUEST Showings:

Friday, March 1, 7:00 p.m. – California Theatre, WORLD PREMIERE – cast & crew will be in attendance for an Q & A after the screening

Saturday, March 2, 2:00 p.m. – California Theatre (500 seats) cast & crew will be in attendance for an Q & A after the screening

Tuesday, March 5, 4:45p.m. – San Jose Repertory Theatre (500 seats) – Director will be attending

If your not in San Jose, but would love to have ‘Sparks’ come to your local theater, then go to Folino’s Side Show Productions website and raise a ruckus for it to come to your city! (Or at the very least, for you to get updated when it’s available to stream or purchase!)

The director of two feature length films and half a dozen short films, Jeremy Hanke founded MicroFilmmaker Magazine to help all no-budget filmmakers make better films. The second edition of his well-received book on low-budget special effects techniques, GreenScreen Made Easy, (which he co-wrote with Michele Yamazaki) is being released by MWP in fall 2016. He's curently working on the sci-fi collaborative community, World of Depleted, and directed the debut action short in this series, Depleted: Day 419 .

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