With over eight million total YouTube views and 14 international awards, not to mention discovering Outlander’s Sophie Skelton, the indie fantasy series Ren: The Girl with the Mark has made quite an impact. While the team raise funding for new episodes on Kickstarter, we talk to director and co-creator Kate Madison to find out how the series came to life.
Life On Set (Straight Shooter Pilot Review)
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.
The Happiest Place on Earth (Straight Shooter Review)
When Jonah (Tom Kemnitz Jr.) and Maggie (Jennifer Faith Ward) move into their dream home in Orlando to start their family, things take a sudden turn for the worse when Jonah loses his job at the local paper. Then, as they’re trying to figure out how to make ends meet to survive their mortgage, Jonah is lost at sea in a mysterious camping accident. Now Maggie has to deal with her grief while trying to do everything she can to save money so she won’t lose the anchor that’s drowning everything in her life: the house.
The Sport Cam Revolution: GoPros, Clones & iPhones (Article/Shootout)
Last year, with the release of the film, Hardcore Henry (which was shot entirely with GoPro cameras in first person perspective), we decided that we were going to look at the different cost-effective sport and mobile cams on the market to see which ones were worth investing in for our readers. The gold standard in this market has been GoPro, who kindly provided us with one of their HERO4 Black cameras for this extended research article...
“Nowhere, Michigan” Kickstarted: Releases Trailer After Successful Campaign (Microbudget Press Release)
4/12/17 - BVB Films is excited to announce the successful completion of their crowdfunding campaign for “Nowhere, Michigan”, the independent feature film directed by Robert Vornkahl, written by Andrew Beguin, and starring Emmy nominee Tequan Richmond (“General Hospital”, “Blue Caprice”, “Everybody Hates Chris”), Jenna Boyd (“The Missing”, “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”), Christina Scherer (“The Intern”), Richard Riehle (“Office Space”, “Glory”, “Casino”), and Ashlie Atkinson (“Bridge of Spies”, “The Wolf of Wall Street”).
“Isn’t It Romantic?”: Route 202 Productions Wins Award in Best Shorts Film Competition (Microfilmmaking Press Release)
– Paul Rothbart and Cooper Campbell, of Route 202 Productions, have won a prestigious Award of Recognition from The Best Shorts Film Competition. The award was given for their funny short film, “Isn’t It Romantic?”, which was the first project of their partnership. “Isn’t It Romantic?” features an exceptional story written by Rothbart and Campbell, who also played the lead roles with Rothbart directing and Campbell producing.