From Freelance Editor to Indie Filmmaker: The Vision of Michael Curtis, Pt. 1 (Article)

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Articles, Behind-the-Scenes, Featured, Interviews, MicroFilmmaking, Retrospectives | 0 comments

While attending the Orlando Film Festival in October of last year, I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with Michael Curtis. He was there for the showing of his first film short, "Gift." Like many independent filmmakers, he has spent many years doing commercial film projects for clients but finally wanted to create something entirely his own. In this article I will cover Curtis’ entry into the commercial film production world and some of the projects he has worked on. In a second article, I will discuss how Curtis brought all that experience to his first independent film project and the creative process to make "Gift" a reality.

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The 2014 Orlando Film Festival: Highlights and Drama Shorts (Article/Festival)

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Articles, Behind-the-Scenes, Event Coverage, Events, Featured, Festivals, Industry, Interviews, MicroFilmmaking, News |

The 9th Annual Orlando Film Festival wrapped up its run in downtown Orlando from October 22 through the 26th. Over 200 feature length films and shorts were showed, culled from over 1000 films submitted to festival organizers. The venue was the Cobb Plaza Cinema in downtown. Theatric releases continued to run in theaters 1 through 6, while festival films were shown in theaters 7 through 12.

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Spooked: Behind the Curtain With Series Director, Richard Martin (Interview)

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Articles, Behind-the-Scenes, Featured, Interviews | 0 comments

“Spooked” is a web based horror/comedy that follows the adventures of the “Paranormal Investigation Team” (P.I.T.) as they encounter a variety of supernatural forces. The brain child of Felicia Day’s (The Guild, Co-Optitude) Indie YouTube channel, Geek & Sundry, and Bryan Singer’s (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Usual Suspects) Hollywood production studio, Bad Hat Harry, the show is currently...

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Bright Young Thing: A Conversation With Director Benjamin Wicks (Interview)

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Articles, Behind-the-Scenes, Featured, Interviews, MicroFilmmaking | 0 comments

Making an amazing film is not a prerequisite for getting noticed in the world of microbudget filmmaking. Benjamin Wick’s, Slide Down South, is one such film that deserves recognition because it succeeds where films with a Hollywood budget fail. It forces us not only to look introspectively at our own rash judgements, but also at societal perceptions of age, relationships, loneliness and love...

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Chatting about Baby Names with Whitney Avalon (Interview)

Posted by on Feb 22, 2014 in Articles, Behind-the-Scenes, Featured, Interviews | 0 comments

I met Ms. Avalon at the GenCon 2013 Film Festival. She was at the convention to support a couple of series and films being shown. We chatted, much too briefly, about some of her projects past and future. A number of her projects include songs that deliver a fast-paced comedic wit with a melodic rhythm Her short, “Baby Names” is one of my favorites (I can just imagine this conversation going on between couples all over the world). She agreed to talk to MFM and tell us a bit about her work.

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