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ICS Congratulates Student Art Fest Finalists

UPDATE: Winners list released!

View full Final Results by clicking the image!

View full Final Results by clicking the image!

Our Indie Cinema Showcase Field Team covered the Inaugural Student Art Festival at Athens Theatre in DeLand, Florida. While presenting a Finalist award to our own Christina Carmona (on behalf of Finalist and 4th Place Overall Filmmaker David Kuskie) and STARTfest President, Kyle Snavely, were surprised by a STARTfest fan (actor Nando Miguel) who was a little upset over the defeat…

Please support Student Art Fest 2014 by visiting http://www.studentartfest.org to find out more information on how your high school and college students can get involved.

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Florida Film Festival 2013 Jury and Audience Award Winners

What? You missed the Awards Brunch at the Florida Film Festival 2013, and don’t know who the winners are? We’ve got you covered. Here is a list of the winners and linked websites where you can find out more about the films and their filmmakers…

Huge thanks again to the kind folks at the Florida Film Festival, Enzian Theater and Eden Bar for another wonderful experience! Look for our Florida Film Festival 2013 episode in May!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:

Florida Film Festival

Jennifer Guhl, Marketing and Public Relations Manager

1300 South Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751

jguhl@enzian.org

407-629-1088 x302

2013 FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL HONORS THE BEST IN AMERICAN INDEPENDENT AND FOREIGN FILMS

Orlando, FL (April 22, 2013) – The 2013 Florida Film Festival, sponsored by Full Sail University, announced the Jury and Audience Awards during a highly anticipated ceremony this past weekend.  With a record number of films (173) representing 22 countries, the Festival recognized the best in American independent and foreign film.  Accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®, the Grand Jury Award for Best Live Action and Animated Short films automatically qualifies the winners for entry into the Live Action and Animated Short Film categories of the Academy Awards®.

“This year’s award winners reflect the incredible diversity and vitality of indie filmmaking from the U.S. and abroad,” said Matthew Curtis, Programming Director. “We have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to program some extraordinary new works of cinema and see audiences who have embraced the unexpected while being both challenged and wholeheartedly entertained.

Congratulations to the independent and foreign film award winners at the 2013 Florida Film Festival,” said Anne Watters, Program Director of Film at Full Sail University. “As primary sponsors, we were honored to join Enzian in celebrating with our students and our community the diverse talents and creative films in this year’s lineup.

The jury and audience award winners of the 2013 Florida Film Festival in the American Independent and International Feature Film, Documentary, and Short Film categories are as follows:

Narrative Features:

Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature – THIS IS MARTIN BONNER, directed by Chad Hartigan

Special Jury Award for Outstanding Ensemble Cast – THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE, directed by Josh Barrett and Marc Menchaca

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature – THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM, directed by Andrew Mudge

Documentaries:

Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature – BIG JOY: THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES BROUGHTON, directed by Eric Slade, Stephen Silha, and Dawn Logsdon

Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Short – SKATE YRSELF CLEAN, directed by Janna Jude Brown

Special Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary Directing – SHEPARD & DARK, directed by Treva Wurmfeld

Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature – FAR OUT ISN’T FAR ENOUGH: THE TOMI UNGERER STORY, directed by Brad Bernstein [Companion App available HERE]

Shorts:

Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short – MY NAME IS YOUR FIRST LOVE, directed by Rob Richert

Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short – BACKYARD JAM, directed by Randall Christopher

Special Jury Award for Outstanding Narrative Short – ASAD, directed by Bryan Buckley

Audience Award for Best Short Film – THINGS YOU DON’T JOKE ABOUT, directed by Viet Nguyen

International:

Audience Award for Best International Feature – STARBUCK (Canada), directed by Ken Scott

Audience Award for Best International Short – HEAD OVER HEELS (UK), directed by Timothy Reckhart

 

About the Florida Film Festival:

The Florida Film Festival is the premier showcase in Central Florida for American independent and international film. Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, the Festival debuted in 1992 and is a core program of ENZIAN, a nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1985. ENZIAN and the Florida Film Festival have served more than 1.5 million guests and hosted hundreds of notable celebrities including Paul Newman, Christopher Walken, Oliver Stone, Glenn Close, John Waters, Emma Stone, Campbell Scott, James Caan, Ed Burns, Jason Lee, Gena Rowlands, William H. Macy, Jon Voight, Barry Levinson, and Edward James Olmos, Cary Elwes, and Tippi Hedren. The Festival is funded in part by national and local businesses including Primary Sponsor Full Sail University and receives support from United Arts of Central Florida and the State of Florida, Department of the State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, National Endowment for the Arts, and Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In addition, this project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.

For additional information:

www.floridafilmfestival.com

www.facebook.com/floridafilmfestival

Twitter: @FloridaFilmFest

 

About Enzian:

Enzian is Central Florida’s only full-time, not-for-profit cinema for first-run independent and international films, classic revivals, documentary features, and select family entertainment. Enzian, a member-supported organization serving the community for 28 years, is home to the internationally recognized Florida Film Festival and the Eden Bar.

For additional information:

On-line:  Enzian.org

Phone:  (407) 629-1088

Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/EnzianTheater

Twitter: @EnzianTheater

About Full Sail University:

Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film

Programs by UNleashed Magazine. In 2011, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association o fPostsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.

Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to animation, art business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games.  Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.

www.fullsail.edu

www.twitter.com/fullsail

www.facebook.com/fullsailuniversity

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Florida Film Festival 2013 Teaser

We admit it.

We had to take a little break to re-charge our collective batteries, tech and homosapien, after this year’s Florida Film Festival. Our short bloghiatus (not a Lady Gaga album) has concluded and… We’re BACK!

From Enzian Theater, Eden Bar, FFF Staff (especially Jen Guhl and the Marketing Teamcoming to The CW this Fall!), Volunteers, Sponsors, UCF Street Teams, to our own ICS Staff and Guest Correspondent David Kuskie — THANK YOU for helping make our experience covering the 2013 Florida Film Festival the best yet!

Stay tuned! Our special full episode featuring all the fun at this year’s Fest is set to premiere in May on VISION/Orange TV, then promptly afterward on the web via our YouTube // Vimeo Channels and on iTunes. Until then…

(YES! That’s David with legendary Hitchcock leading lady, Tippi Hedren!!)
Related FFF Coolness: 

Queer Film Critic FFF Preview

Cinema Crespodiso FFF Wrap Up

CinemaFunk’s 2013 Florida Film Festival Coverage


Podcast: Florida Film Festival 2013 Day 7-10

Days 7, 8 & 9 of the Florida Film Fest were busy ones for us at ICS! We’ve been busting our humps to bring you the best from the Florida Film Festival, and even landed exclusive interviews with Hitchcock leading lady and big cat activist, Tippi Hedren, and actress/stuntwoman/all around badass, Zoe Bell! Stay tuned…

 

We’ll be back momentarily with Days 8, 9 & 10 but in the meantime, please listen to Day 7’s wrap up here:

https://archive.org/details/ICSFFFPodcastDay7

 

The Enzian lawn was packed with Tarantino fans!

More fun from the FFF 2013 after this short break…

Thank you to everyone out there for listening! We hope you enjoy our ramblings about the Florida Film Festival, among other things. To those of you watching our MegaConvention Web Exclusive on Vimeo and YouTube – THANK YOU! We are blown away at the number of views this and our other episodes of ICS are getting. It makes us very proud, and we’re glad you are listening!

 

Shout outs to:

  • Christina Carmona
  • Nando Torres
  • David Kuskie
  • Jay De Los Santos
  • Kate Ramsey
  • TL Westgate

Apologies to:

  • Our listeners
  • Wallpaper
  • Ghosts
  • Truffle Fries

Shame on:

  • Jen Vargas
  • Sleep in general

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Podcast: Florida Film Festival 2013 Day 6

Day 6 of the Florida Film Festival began early (for us filmmakers!) with the panel portion of our fest. This morning’s Our Digital Future: Innovation at the Intersection of Creativity and Technology discussion, sponsored by Disney, was a great start. Panelists included Senior Computer Graphics Supervisor André Thomas of EA Sports, Creative Marketing Consultant, Evan Jones of Snap! Orlando, founder and Chief Storytelling Officer of Orlando innovation studio IDEAS Bob Allen, and moderator Chip Weston, painter, photographer, graphic artist, and Course Director of New Media and Social Media at Full Sail University. In tonight’s podcast we explore our digital age, enjoy some truffle fries and a few Quentin Tarantinis from Eden Bar in honor of tonight’s Wednesday Night Pitcher Show at FFF, PULP FICTION!

The Enzian lawn was packed with Tarantino fans!

The Enzian lawn was packed with Tarantino fans!

Thank you to everyone out there for listening! We hope you enjoy our ramblings about the Florida Film Festival, among other things. To those of you watching our MegaConvention Web Exclusive on Vimeo and YouTube – THANK YOU! We are blown away at the number of views this and our other episodes of ICS are getting. It makes us very proud, and we’re glad you are watching (and listening)!

Listen HERE: http://archive.org/details/ICSFFFPodcastDay6

Joining us on Day 6; ICS Photographer Nando “Fancy Boots” Torres (of Atomic Phoenix Photography), ICS Hostess Christina CarmonaICS Production Assistant/Gaffer/Sound/Miscellaneous Wrangler/Zombie Fluffer/Choreographer Dangerous Dave Kuskie, Producer Jen Vargas (who really should look into that whole ‘sleep’ thing), local photographer Vanessa Benoit, ICS Executive Producer and Editor Gerald Godbout III, Producer Allan “Lefty” Marrero (and his lovely wife Jennifer), and ICS Camera Op Jay De Los Santos makes a very brief appearance between breaks. A great companion video to tonight’s podcast…


Shout outs to:

Apologies to:

  • The British Empire
  • SIR Anthony Hopkins
  • SIR Alfred Hitchcock
  • DAME Judi Dench
  • Short Attention Span Theater
  • Silence
  • The Future
  • Anyone who ISN’T at the 2013 Florida Film Festival

Shame on:

  • Lazy filmmakers
  • Aderall
  • ADHD Posers
  • Winking

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Florida Film Festival 2013 Starts Friday

The 2013 Florida Film Festival, sponsored by Full Sail University, announced that a record-breaking 170 films representing 23 countries were selected from over 1500 entries. Of the 170 films, 143 are having their Florida premiere (or higher) at the Festival. There will be 22 World premieres, 4 North American premieres, 4 US premieres, 40 East Coast premieres, and 49 Southeast premieres. This year’s Festival runs April 5-14, 2013 and is located in Central Florida. 

2013 Florida Film Festival locations: Enzian Theater, Regal Winter Park Village, Garden Theatre, Central Park, The Copper Rocket Pub, RanGetsu, Eden BarCask and Larder and Rick’s Speakeasy (Pssst! The password is: Revel 22)

Tickets: Single tickets are between $9-$11 (depending on the film). Packages range from $50-$180. All film tickets may be purchased Online, at the Box Office or via Phone.

Parking: Enzian Theater (1300 S. Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL 32751), additional parking across the street at State Farm and First Watch. CLICK HERE for parking map.

Among the Florida made films are winning selections from Enzian FilmSlam who later advanced to the 2012 Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase;

Florida Film Festival also welcomes back Florida filmmakers and film alumnus:

This year’s forums for filmmakers:

Special Guests this year include:

And for all the foodies out there, who may or may not be filmmakers, check out FFF’s Film and Food Celebration page! FREE receptions open to the public include:

If you want to talk about a particular film you loved/hated/made at the FFF, or just want to reflect on your experiences in general on-camera, find us and we’ll chat!

About the Florida Film Festival: The Florida Film Festival is the premier showcase in Central Florida for American independent and international film. Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, the Festival debuted in 1992 and is a core program of ENZIAN, a nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1985. ENZIAN and the Florida Film Festival have served more than 1.5 million guests and hosted hundreds of notable celebrities including Paul Newman, Christopher Walken, Oliver Stone, Glenn Close, John Waters, Emma Stone, Campbell Scott, James Caan, Ed Burns, Jason Lee, GenaRowlands, William H. Macy, Jon Voight, Barry Levinson, and Edward James Olmos. The Festival is funded in part by national and local businesses including Primary Sponsor Full Sail University and receives support from United Arts of Central Florida and the State of Florida, Department of the State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, National Endowment for the Arts, and Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In addition, this project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.
 
For Additional information:
www.floridafilmfestival.com
www.facebook.com/floridafilmfestival
Twitter: @FloridaFilmFest

Florida Film Festival 2013 Press Preview

Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes

Team ICS attended the 2013 Florida Film Festival Press Preview tonight and boy are our eyes TIRED! (Kidding!) We did watch 4 short films and over 70 trailers but that’s nothing compared to the 170 films showing at this year’s fest – and those were the ones who actually made it. The selections committee goes through over one thousand films from all over the world EVERY year!

The 2013 Florida Film Festival, sponsored by Full Sail University, announced that a record-breaking 170 films representing 23 countries were selected from over 1500 entries. Of the 170 films, 143 are having their Florida premiere (or higher) at the Festival. There will be 22 World premieres, 4 North American premieres, 4 US premieres, 40 East Coast premieres, and 49 Southeast premieres. This year’s Festival runs April 5-14, 2013 and is located in Central Florida.

Among the Florida made films at this year’s Florida Film Festival also include winning selections from Enzian FilmSlam who later advanced to the 2012 Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase;

This year’s FFF forums:

  • A Taste of Movie Magic with Francine Segan & Book Signing at Enzian Theater, Saturday, 4/6 4:30pm – 6pm (Sponsored by Edible Orlando)
  • Southern Fare: Tales From the Great Storytellers at Enzian Theater, Sunday, 4/7 11am – 12:30pm (Sponsored by Edible Orlando)
  • The Changing Face of Distribution at Enzian Theater, Thursday, 4/11 11am – 12:30pm
  • Our Digital Future: Innovation at the Intersection of Creativity and Technology at Enzian Theater, Wednesday, 4/10 11am – 12:30pm (Sponsored by Walt Disney World Resort)
  • Anatomy of the Short Film at Full Sail Entertainment Business Auditorium, Wednesday, 4/10 1:30pm – 3pm (Sponsored and Presented by Full Sail University)
  • Perseverance: Women in the Industry at Enzian Theater, Friday, 4/12 11am – 12:30pm
  • Filmmaker Forum at Winter Park Regal, Friday, 4/12 2pm – 3:30pm

Celebrity Guests were also announced (and we’re totally excited!!):

  • An Evening with Tippi Hedren, featuring The Birds (Also seen in FFF 2013 American Independent Competition film “Free Samples,” with Jason Ritter)
  • An Afternoon with Zoë Bell, featuring Death Proof
  • Cary Elwes, featuring The Princess Bride

2013 Florida Film Festival locations: Enzian Theater & Eden Bar, Regal Movies Winter Park, Cask and Larder, Rangetsu, Copper Rocket and Rick’s Speakeasy (Password: Revel 22. Shhh!)

About the Florida Film Festival: The Florida Film Festival is the premier showcase in Central Florida for American independent and international film. Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, the Festival debuted in 1992 and is a core program of ENZIAN, a nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1985. ENZIAN and the Florida Film Festival have served more than 1.5 million guests and hosted hundreds of notable celebrities including Paul Newman, Christopher Walken, Oliver Stone, Glenn Close, John Waters, Emma Stone, Campbell Scott, James Caan, Ed Burns, Jason Lee, GenaRowlands, William H. Macy, Jon Voight, Barry Levinson, and Edward James Olmos. The Festival is funded in part by national and local businesses including Primary Sponsor Full Sail University and receives support from United Arts of Central Florida and the State of Florida, Department of the State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, National Endowment for the Arts, and Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In addition, this project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.
For Additional information:
www.floridafilmfestival.com
www.facebook.com/floridafilmfestival
Twitter: @FloridaFilmFest

Mega Convention 2013

MEGACON IS BACK at the Orange County Convention Center! You may have seen the billboards around town with Sir Patrick Stewart summoning you southwestward.

Why, dear filmmakers, do we love MegaConvention? The costumes are outstanding (Jerry enjoys the Slave Leias!), the energy is infectious, and sure… this year the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation are reuniting for a one night only panel TOGETHER, live and in person (see Star Trek related events below in blue)!! All this excitement AND you may pick up some very helpful hints on how to make your next indie short or feature happen. How, you ask? Check out our schedule picks for filmmakers below, click here for a full panel schedule. Take a look our first visit in 2012…

Friday, March 15

Crafting the Character Arc: How to Successfully Navigate Your Character Through Your Narrative

Many writers think that, just because they have their basic structure in place, their stories are destined to succeed. The problem with many narratives can often come in those places between the plot points. Ensuring that the story is moving forward in every scene often comes in the shape of the character arc. This craft seminar will give writers a tangible guide for creating a goal-driven story that never drags its feet. Room 222 1:15pm – 2:05pm

Hardware Store Props

Join Scott Will and other members of the 501st Legion to learn how to make accurate movie props from common material. Tips on constructions, how to weather items for realism, and mold making are just some of the topics on the agenda. Room 221DE 1:30pm – 2:20pm

3 Boys Productions

Terry Cronin, Pat Martin, and guests Thomas Mumme (Blue Juice Films) and Steven Shea (Abyssmal Studios) will talk about 3 Boys’ multi-media projects. Comics (Students of the Unusual, Devil in the Flesh, Indie Comics Magazine), Novels (The Skinvestigator), Documentaries (Christmas in Vietnam), Films (Film FestEvil) and reality shows including Adventure Chefs. Room 221C 1:45pm – 2:35pm

Make your own damn movie with Lloyd Kaufman

President and founder of Troma Entertainment, Lloyd Kaufman delivers a crash course in truly independent filmmaking using examples from his own 40 years experience in the business. Room 222 2:35pm – 3:25pm 

Movie Trailers

Arne Starr’s Trailer Show has been with us for a couple of decades already and continues as usual this year on Friday and Saturday with all the latest trailers and behind the scenes action of all the upcoming genre films and television, and more, coming up in the next year, plus all the latest production gossip of what is coming further down the line. Join Arne as he presents all the latest and greatest and share’s his experience of working in Hollywood. Room 222 5:15pm – 6:05pm (Repeats Saturday 3/16 4:10pm – 5:40pm, Sunday 11:40am – 12:30pm)

The Seventh Annual MegaCon Indie Film Festival

This program showcases numerous award-winning independent short films in the genres of action, anime, animation, comedy, horror, superheroes, science fiction, and suspense. This selection of films is hosted by 3 Boys Productions the founders of the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival and the creators of the horror adventure comic series “Students of the Unusual”. Donations will be accepted for the Hero Initiative. Room 222 6:30pm – 8:00pm 

Saturday, March 16th

Indie Filmmaking Panel

The world of independent filmmaking is an exciting place to make a name for yourself in visual story-telling. Join selected filmmakers who will tell you how to succeed in this fascinating world. Guests include Enzian FilmSlam alums Patrick Algermissen (Pupsock & Wendell) and Katharine Leis (Pupsock & Wendell), FilmSlam Host Tim Anderson, Lear Bunda (The Space Coast, Cartoon Network), Jason Daly (Creepy Crawly, Beware!), Steven Shea (Doomsday County, 2:22), Robby Sparks (The Walking Unethical), Scott Tepperman (Ghosthunters International), and others! Also, featuring special guest Lloyd Kaufman (TROMA)! Room 221DE 1:50pm – 2:40pm

Star Trek: TNG Special Event!!!

Seating is limited so purchase your tickets right away – tickets will be on sale at the Package/Badge Window in front of Hall D2 • First 5 Row Seating – $125.00
• Rows 6-10 Seating – $75.00
• General Admission Seating rows 11 and up – $45.00

The original cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be providing a special event in Hall F. This is an event you definitely won’t want to miss. Join the cast as they interact together with the audience. They will field and answer questions in an entertaining way that only they could do. The original cast members will include: Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data), Levar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), and Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi) along with a few surprise guests Hall F 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Sunday, March 17th

Writing/Producing TV SciFi/Fantasy for Hollywood

The writer and/or producer of ST: TNG, DS9, TekWar, Dresden Files, MTV’S Spider-Man and others talks about where the genre has been and where it’s going.
Room 221DE 10:00am- 10:50am

Advanced costume techniques for the not so advanced costumer

Join the Wolf Pack Elite as some of its talented members discus some of the ways they make good costumes into great costumes. For beginners to experts, learn tips and tricks that will help with your next costume project. Room 221C 12:20pm – 1:10pm

Kickstart your Kickstarter

What are the ins and outs of funding a project with Kickstarter? Darwyn Cooke, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Connor, Justin Gray and Dave Johnson join us to discuss strategies for using this internet phenomenon. Room 221C 2:15pm – 3:05pm 

Creepy Crawly

Join the cast & crew of the critically-acclaimed horror short, ‘Creepy Crawly’ for a discussion about the film making process, production, distribution – and plans for a feature-length movie. Room 222 2:50pm – 3:20pm 

Captain Jean Luc Picard – Professor Xavier

Don’t miss this informative Q & A with Sir Patrick Stewart. Room 224 1:50pm – 2:40pm 

Important Event Info: 

OCCC Address: Hall D, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

**ADVANCE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. Onsite day of purchase only**

ONSITE PARKING RATES (PER DAY): $9-$15

(And if you see our Field Team, make sure to tell us what you think!)


Episode 7: Director Spotlight on Anthony Cosmano, Orlando Fringe, Josh Sales & Lazan Banks

Season 3, Episode 7 shines the spotlight mostly on our local theatre community, as it pertains to film. Anthony Cosmano who, since our sit down with him has moved out west, tells us about his latest project; a live theatre and web show called, “Mr. Happy’s Healthy Land.” We watch the main character, Dale Evans, in his attempt to escape the agony of entertaining bratty kids in crappy children’s shows. It takes women, drugs, booze, and drugs. And booze. And agony. Lots of personal agony. Anthony’s project is funded in part by a Professional Development Grant from United Arts of Central Florida and can be viewed by clicking on the logo.

Click here for video!

Our Show Us Your Shorts film this month is a mini documentary from local filmmaker Josh Sales called,”Dog Powered Robot Labs: Unboxed.” Who or what IS a Dog Powered Robot and why do they have a lab? Should I be scared? The answer to the last question is absolutely NOT! In fact, if you read Orlando Weekly’s recent feature on DPR star, Fisher Miga, you would feel very much the opposite. In short, Dog Powered Robot is a theatrical production created and developed by Evan Miga and his company, Miga Me, based in Orlando, Florida. The performance presents a world as it might appear through a child’s imagination, using actors in cardboard robot suits to act out the child’s fantasies. As the title suggests, the star of the show is a giant blue robot with a dog in its chest serving as the power source. Our Popcorn Gallery; Producer Niel Guilarte of Wildstyle Media, Director David Kuskie and local actor, director and young man about town AJ Nickell LOVED it! Here is a small taste of that world…

On Location with ICS visited the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, the longest running Fringe Festival in the United States. Following the philosophy of the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals, Orlando Fringe is 100% unjuried, 100% uncensored, 100% accessible for artists and audiences alike, 100% of ticket sales given back to the artists. Festival Producer, Michael Marinachio, tells us what the future holds for Fringe and how filmmakers and other multimedia artists may be involved.

In fact, film was a part of at least two 2012 Fringe shows! Hi-tech/lo-tech Pomeranian powered favorite “Dog Powered Robot and the Subsequent Adventure” and “on the nOse” directed by Elena Day (Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba”), which features a multimedia modern clown show that interweaves onscreen interviews with onstage antics from clowing greats such as Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey’s Clown College Florida graduate (and noted film/tv actor), Bill Irwin. Incidentally, ‘on the nOSe‘ was also the recipient of not just one, but TWO United Arts of Central Florida Professional Development Grants! (Look into this filmmakers. It’s FREE money!)

Rounding out this episode is our Feature, Feature trailer from Lazan Banks. This comedy called, “The Station,” follows a radio station and DJs during their last day on the air, and the relationships changed as a result. You may notice some familiar faces in this trailer like; local actor and past Popcorn Gallery panelist Valensky Sylvain, Anthony Cosmano (Mr. Happy’s Healthy Land) and the aforementioned actor about town, AJ Nickell. On their Facebook page, you’ll even see Benedict Larmore from Rockabilly Zombie Weekend!

Related Links:

Mr. Happy’s Healthy Land on Facebook

Dog Powered Robot on YouTube

on the nOSe Productions on Facebook

Lazan Banks on Twitter

Orlando Fringe 2013 fundraiser at Hard Rock Live feat. Michael Winslow


ICS BTS: Thoughts From the Popcorn Gallery

Did you know… 

Our popular “Thoughts From the Popcorn Gallery discussion segment, where we feature local filmmakers and their opinions on other local films, is shot using two iPhone 4S? Even cooler, we utilize a couple of apps and a few nifty mobile accessories too!

http://www.atomicphoenixphotography.com/

Image: Atomic Phoenix Photography

Season Three began a renaissance of sorts for Florida’s only television (NOT web)show about filmmakers, their films, talent and crew. Among one of the greatest changes was revamping our ‘Popcorn Gallery‘ segment. We ventured out of our wonderful Orange/VISION TV studio space and into a place that made the most sense – A MOVIE THEATER! Enzian Theater in Maitland to be exact, and we couldn’t be happier! Enzian “…exists to entertain, inspire, educate, and connect the community through film,” and so do we. So it only made sense to have Central Florida’s only full-time, non-for-profit alternative cinema as this segment’s sponsor. With the enthusiastic blessing of Enzian, ‘Popcorn Gallery‘ began its new life!

To set this segment apart, we wanted to show that it IS possible to shoot quality things using alternative means. Since nearly everyone, including DSLR trailblazer Philip Bloom [look for our interview with Philip and Austrian filmmaker Nino Leitner, AAC soon] and the Emmy-Award Winning tv show House M.D. (among others) – have embraced DSLR technology, we wanted to take this thinking a step further… or smaller?

Two of us had an iPhone 4S handy. Our Executive Producer, Emmy-Award Winner Gerald Godbout III, had recently purchased two of Tiffen’s Steadicam Smoothees. So, as a test, we shot the first 3 episodes of ‘Popcorn‘ using iPhone’s native Camera app to a GREAT result. For our next set of tapings, we pitched our idea to OlloClip (a 3-in-1 lens attachment for iPhone 4/4S/5/iPod Touch) who graciously sent us one to try. At the suggestion of local filmmaker and owner of Worteks Pictures, Willie Sheely, we also added the FiLMiC PRO app to our ongoing experiment. Add some lighting, two boom mics for sync sound and TADA! Insta-segment, just add panelists! Season Three is available to view in full episode form on our YouTube Channel. (Channel Keyword: Detourec.)

And the proof, they say, is in the virtual puddin’. Check out the video CNN Money recently posted about Academy Award Nominated Documentary, “Searching For Sugar Man.” When the production ran out of money, the director decided to use Nexvio’s Vintage 8mm Camera App to finish his film. (JenNote: JJ Abrams’ film “Super 8” spawned a similar 8mm app in 2011 which is just as fun… and FREE!)

(Special thanks to our friends at MusicBox Films for the inspiration!)

Related Links:

‘Super 8′: J.J. Abrams on the big lessons of small budgets

Mobile Filmmaking: Gary Kennedy’s “The Maker”

Hollywood-Backed iOS App Vyclone Pioneers Social Filmmaking


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