The Dalai Lama- Scientist (Straight Shooter Review)

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 in Documentary, Feature Length, Featured, Straight Shooter Reviews, Straight Shooter Reviews (Feature Documentary) | 0 comments

Imagining the 14th Dalai Lama explaining in a public forum that Buddhist followers should not accept religious teachings out of faith, but rather through investigation and experiment, may feel surprising. Don’t religion and science typically clash? Yet, it makes perfect sense when viewing the documentary The Dalai Lama- Scientist, the latest film by Dawn Engle and Peacejam. This film paints a surprising portrait of the renowned religious leader as he engages with scientists during the eighties, nineties, and the new millennium.

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Life On Set (Straight Shooter Pilot Review)

Posted by on Oct 28, 2019 in Featured, MicroFilmmaking, Narrative, Pilot/Series, Reviews, Short Length, Straight Shooter Review (Pilot/Series), Straight Shooter Reviews | 0 comments

What really goes on behind the scenes of a film set- that extravagant, well-oiled machine where the greatest of blockbusters are produced? According to Russell Robertson’s web series, Life on Set- you’ll find a whole lot of absurdity, plenty of comedy, and very little work getting done.

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No Retreat (Straight Shooter Review)

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in Featured, Reviews, Straight Shooter Reviews, Straight Shooter Reviews (Feature Narrative) | 1 comment

When artistic hipster Sean (Josh Tyson) decides to make a film, he invites his old high school flame, Emily (Samantha Soule), to help him write it. 15 years out of high school, Emily is now a successful partner in a law firm and the only person Sean—whose never stuck it out at any of his creative ventures—knows with the actual cash to bankroll his project.

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Unaccountable (Straight Shooter Review)

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Featured, Reviews, Straight Shooter Reviews, Straight Shooter Reviews (Short Documentary) | 0 comments

In the 1950s, the Salton Sea- created by flood overflow from the Colorado River decades earlier- was an oasis in the middle of the Southern California desert. The large inland body of water became a tourist destination, a place where families would enjoy the cool, clean water and sunshine. However, a lack of outflow caused a slow rise in salinity of the water- proving deadly to the fish and birds there. This, combined with polluted runoff from nearby farms, made the once idyllic Salton Sea barren and desolate, incapable of supporting life. “Unaccountable”, the latest documentary by director Stacey Stone, takes a reflective, melancholy look at both of these periods in the Salton Sea’s history.

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Blackmagic Design Presents: Behind-the-Scenes on the Portland Indie Feature “Pretty Broken” (User Article)

Posted by on Jul 24, 2018 in Articles, Blackmagic Design Presents, Featured, User Articles, User Content | 0 comments

When her father goes missing during a mountaineering expedition, Lindsey Lou (Jillian Clare) sets out to find him – only, she’s the least qualified candidate to do so. “Pretty Broken” follows Lindsey’s journey as she struggles with the loss of her father, and deals with how life and family can be challenging (and funny). Directed by Brett Eichenberger, the film recently premiered at Newport Beach Film Festival.

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