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5th Panama International Film Festival Builds in Industry Events, Regional Lineup

5th Panama International Film Festival Builds in Industry Events, Regional Lineup
Panama City — Paddy Breathnach’s Cuban-set “Viva,” set in Havana’s drag nightclubs and selected as Ireland’s entry in this year’s foreign language film Oscar race, will open the fifth Panama International Film Festival (Iff Panama), which bows this Thursday, April 7.

Director Pituka Ortega Heilbron and artistic director Diana Sanchez consider this year’s edition the strongest to date, given the breadth of films slated, the range of guests, the record number of industry events and – key — the unprecedented number of films screening from Central America and the Caribbean.

“There are incredible films now coming out of this region,” says Heilbron. “We’re fortunate to have the perfect prerequisites for a coordinated and well-functioning festival, given the location of Panama City, its connectivity, infrastructure, hotels, access and support from the government, private sector and the local business sector.”

In a mere four years, Iff Panama has carved out
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'Land And Shade', 'From Afar' to screen at Iff Panama 2016

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'Land And Shade', 'From Afar' to screen at Iff Panama 2016
Lorenzo Vigas’ Venice Golden Lion winner From Afar and César Augusto Acevedo’s Cannes Critics Week France 4 Visionary Award winner Land And Shade will screen at the International Film Festival of Panama.

Both selections will play in the Ibero American Showcase under the auspices of Iff Panama 2016, which runs from April 7-13.

Italian actress Lucía Bosé will be guest of honour at the festival’s fifth edition when three of films will screen — Death Of A Cyclist, Story Of A Love Affair, and No Peace Under The Olive Tree. High Heels will screen in special presentation.

Ibero American Showcase entries include Anna Muylaert’s Brazilian foreign language Oscar submission My Second Mother, Álex de la Iglesia’s My Big Night (Spain), 3 Beauties (Venezuela) by Carlos Caridad-Montero, and Spy Time (Spain) by Javier Ruiz Caldera.

Rounding out the section are: The Apostate (Spain-France-Uruguay) by Federico Veiroj; Road To La Paz (Argentina) by Francisco Varone; Semana Santa (Mexico) by [link
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'Sand Dollars' triumphs at ttff

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Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán romance from the Dominican Republic won the Best Fiction Feature prize at the 2015 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) awards ceremony.

Best Documentary Feature went to Aleksandra Maciuszek’s Casa Blanca, which also earned a special mention for artistic merit from the Amnesty International Human Rights Prize jury.

In the Trinidad and Tobago film categories, Sean Hodgkinson’s Trafficked took Best Fiction Feature, while Kim Johnson’s Re-percussions: An African Odyssey won Best Documentary Feature.

The People’s Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature went to Joanne Johnson’s local title Sally’s Way as Antigua’s Vanishing Sail by Alexis Andrews took corresponding documentary honours.

The prize for best project at the first ever Caribbean Film Mart went to Kidnapping Inc from Haiti by Gaethan Chancy, Bruno Mourral and Raoul Peck. The festival ran from September 15-29.

Full list of award winners:

Best Fiction Feature: Sand Dollars, (Dominican Republic-Mexico-Argentina
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New Look at Feed The Gods

Available On VOD: November 25, 2014 Available On DVD: January 27th, 2015

Cast: Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Afterlife, Diary of the Dead), Tyler Johnston (“The Killing,” “Supernatural”), Emily Tennant (Jennifer’s Body), Aleks Paunovic (This Means War)

Synopsis: After the death of their foster mother, brothers Will and Kris inherit a box that offers clues about their long-lost parents. Their quest leads them to the creepy town of Tendale that is home to a mythical Bigfoot-like creature … Continue reading →

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New Trailer Will Feed the Gods

Love sasquatchploitation? Good, then listen up! On tap for you right now we have a brand new trailer for the latest Bigfoot on the block flick, Feed the Gods, courtesy of XLrator Media, which will release the film under its horror friendly Macabre label.

Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Afterlife, Diary of the Dead), Tyler Johnston (“The Killing,” “Supernatural”), Emily Tennant (Jennifer’s Body), and Aleks Paunovic (This Means War) star. Braden Croft directs.

You can learn more about the movie by visiting the Feed the Gods Facebook page.

Synopsis:

Drawing inspiration from early Sam Raimi, Peter Jackson, and Cabin in the Woods, Feed the Gods marks the second feature film from writer/director Braden Croft. When slacker/aspiring filmmaker Will (Roberts) finds the parents of his adopted brother, Kris (Johnston), he sees the opportunity to get some closure for his brother as well as maybe capture a heartwarming reunion on camera.
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Get Set to Feed the Gods with the Film's First Trailer

Tagline: "He's a legend. You're history." Braden Croft's Feed the Gods has a trailer. This Bigfoot creature feature has recently completed shooting and the film is in post-production. Feed the Gods stars Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Afterlife), Tyler Johnston and Emily Tennant. In the film, two brothers head out to a remote town in search of answers. Their parents are missing and presumed dead, but these two believe they can solve their disappearance. Something awaits Will (Roberts) and Kris (Johnston) in the woods. This title is currently searching for financing, to complete the production. Though, Feed the Gods is expected to release in 2014, regardless. Fans of creature features can see more of the film's horrorifying scenes in the clip, below. Release Date: 2014. Director/writer: Braden Croft. Cast: Shawn Roberts, Tyler Johnston, Emily Tennant and Britt Irvin. A trailer for Feed the Gods is here: The film's fan page is
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Filmmakers Need Your Help to Feed the Gods

Though the Bigfoot flick has already been completely shot, Feed the Gods needs to raise some additional funds before it can enter our lives. Today a Kickstarter campaign has been launched to do just that.

Check out the trailer and details below, and then head over to Kickstarter to learn more and help out if you're so inclined.

From the Press Release

Horror thriller Feed the Gods from Bleiberg Entertainment's Compound B and production company Random Bench (and recently acquired by XLrator Media for a U.S. release) unveils new key art and an exclusive trailer in tandem with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign aimed at raising completion monies for the low budget creature feature.

"Production is complete on Feed the Gods because our friends and colleagues believe in our creative team and in us," says producer Adrian Salpeter. "Launching Kickstarter gives us the chance to share this
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Afm 2013: XLrator Media Ready to Feed the Gods

The good folks over at XLrator Media have made a preemptive strike in terms of acquiring the new flick Feed the Gods ahead of this year's Afm 2013, and we've got the info and the first still for you right here.

From the Press Release

In advance of the American Film Market, XLrator Media has acquired all U.S. rights to the horror-thriller Feed The Gods for its “Macabre” horror label from Bleiberg Entertainment’s genre label Compound B.

The film, which stars Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Afterlife, Diary of the Dead), Tyler Johnston (“The Killing,” “Supernatural”), Emily Tennant (Jennifer’s Body), and Aleks Paunovic (This Means War), follows the journey of two brothers in search of their long lost parents. Their quest leads them to Tendale, a small mountain town that is home to a mythical Bigfoot-like creature with a “taste for tourists.”

Production wrapped last month in Vancouver and surrounding areas.
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XLrator, Bleiberg strike Feed deal

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XLrator Media has acquired all Us rights from Bleiberg Entertainment’s genre label Compound B to the Bigfoot thriller Feed The Gods.

XLrator Media will distribute through its Macabre horror. Production wrapped last month in Vancouver and surrounding areas. Braden Croft directed from his own screenplay and Random Bench’s Liz Levine and Adrian Salpeter produced.

Bleiberg Entertainment’s Ehud Bleiberg and Nicholas Donnermeyer served as executive producers with Shawn Roberts and Eduard Witzke on the story of brothers whose quest for their parents leads to a remote mountain town. Shawn Roberts, Tyler Johnston, Emily Tennant and Aleks Paunovic star.

XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon and Mike Radiloff negotiated the deal with Bleiberg.
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Bigfoot Creature Flick Feed the Gods Lands Distribution, First Image Released

XLrator Media has picked up Feed the Gods, the horror film we first brought your attention to earlier this month.

The film will bow under XLrator's "Macabre" label

Shawn Roberts, Tyler Johnston, Emily Tennant and Aleks Paunovic star in the film which follows the journey of two brothers in search of their long lost parents. Their quest leads them to Tendale, a small mountain town that is home to mythical Bigfoot-like creature with a “taste for tourists.”

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XLrator Media Acquires ‘Feed The Gods’

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XLrator Media just announced that they’ve acquired Feed The Gods, a new horror movie set in a small town with a creature that has a “taste for tourists:”

“In advance of the American Film Market, XLrator Media has acquired all U.S. rights to the horror-thriller Feed The Gods for its “Macabre” horror label from Bleiberg Entertainment’s genre label Compound B.

The film, which stars Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Afterlife, Diary of the Dead), Tyler Johnston (“The Killing,” “Supernatural”), Emily Tennant (Jennifer’s Body) and Aleks Paunovic (This Means War), follows the journey of two brothers in search of their long lost parents. Their quest leads them to Tendale, a small mountain town that is home to mythical Bigfoot-like creature with a “taste for tourists.”

Production wrapped last month in Vancouver and surrounding areas. Braden Croft directed from his own script and Random Bench’s Liz Levine and Adrian Salpeter produced,
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Early Details on Braden Croft's Horrifying Feed the Gods are Here!

Director Braden Croft (Hemorrhage) is again developing a horror feature. This time, the title is Feed the Gods and this film is influenced by others, including Drew Goddard's Cabin in the Woods. Feed the Gods stars Shawn Roberts (Edge of Darkness), Emily Tennant (Jennifer's Body), Tyler Johnston and Britt Irvin. An early poster and synopsis have been revealed for this nightmarish vision. The story for Feed the Gods begins with an up and coming filmmaker. Will (Roberts) is in search of his adopted brother's biological parents. Their road trip takes a strange turn when the enter the small town, where Kris' (Johnston) parents live. The nightmare begins in this mysterious setting. Feed the Gods is currently in production and the film is expected to complete later this year. Fans of horror can preview all of the details available for the film right here. Director/writer: Braden Croft. Cast: Shawn Roberts,
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First Details, Artwork for Feed the Gods

Shawn Roberts (of the Resident Evil films), Tyler Johnston (The Killing), Emily Tennant and Britt Irvin (Jennifer's Body) are set to star in Feed the Gods and we've got some plot details to share with you along with some early sales art.

When slacker/aspiring filmmaker Will (Shawn Roberts) finds the parents of his adopted brother Kris (Tyler Johnston), he sees the opportunity to get some closure for his brother, as well as maybe capture a heartwarming reunion on camera. With Kris’ fiancé Brit (Tennant) in tow, the three of them head out to discover this long-lost family.

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Thirlby joins Wedding Ringer

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Olivia Thirlby has joined the cast of the Screen Gems and Miramax comedy The Wedding Ringer that has begun shooting in Los Angeles. Separately, Feed The Gods starts production on Friday in Canada for Random Bench.

Kevin Hart, Josh Gad and Kaley Cuoco star in The Wedding Ringer. Affion Crockett has also come on board along with Jorge Garcia, Dan Gill, Corey Holcomb, Ken Howard, Colin Kane, Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, Alan Ritchson, Mimi Rogers, Ignacio Serricchio, Aaron Takahashi and Nicky Whelan.

Jeremy Garelick directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jay Lavender about a man who provides best man services for socially awkward grooms. The script was developed at Miramax.

Miramax’s Adam Fields and Will Packer produce and Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper oversees for that studio.

La and Vancouver-based Random Bench will commence production on Friday (September 13) in Yarrow, British Columbia, on the Bigfoot adventure Feed The Gods. Shawn Roberts, [link
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Braden Croft Shooting ‘Feed The Gods’ (Exclusive)

Braden Croft will begin shooting horror vehicle “Feed the Gods” in the small British Columbia town of Yarrow on Friday the 13th.

Random Bench is producing with Shawn Roberts (“Resident Evil”), Tyler Johnston (“Supernatural”), Emily Tennant and Britt Irvin (“Smallville”). Roberts and Johnston portray brothers in search of their long lost parents, with their quest leading them to a small mountain town.

Croft is directing from his own script. Croft’s first feature film “Hemorrage” was also produced by Random Bench and is currently in release on VOD.

John Anderson gave “Hemorrage” a strong review for Variety, calling it “an auspicious debut.”
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'Motive' premiere: Are you intrigued by the whys and wherefores?

ABC premiered a new police procedural Monday night (May 20) in "Motive," a series that purports to focus on the whys of a crime moreso than the whos, since the show will reveal to the audience at the top of every hour the identities of both the victim and the killer.

In the premiere episode, high school science teacher Mr. Martin (Joe McIntyre) is killed by his student, Tom (Tyler Johnston), seemingly as a "creeping" expedition gone wrong. Except that's not it at all -- Mr. Martin found out about Tom's private, dark thoughts and Tom couldn't bear the thought of no longer being invisible. When he broke into Mr. Martin's house to get his school bag back, he ended up bludgeoning Martin to death with a trophy.

Did it hook you? If not, we will ask that you tune back in Thursday, May 23, when the show moves to its regular
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Avalanche Sharks, Dracano, Forever 16, and Sinkhole Prepare to Take You on an Odyssey

Distribution company Odyssey Media looks to be getting in on the b-movie market in a big way with four Syfy-ish flicks that showcase snow sharks, volcanic dragons, crimefighting teen vampires, and Battle Royale at the bottom of a sinkhole.

Avalanche Sharks – After an horrific avalanche, the staff members at Twin Pines Ski Resort start to receive reports of missing people and creatures that move beneath the snow. As the body count piles up, the management tries to cover up the situation, which leads to disaster on their busiest day of the year: Bikini Snow Day.

This sequel to last year’s Sand Sharks was also supposed to star Brooke Hogan, but she had to back out due to a scheduling conflict. Instead Kate Nauta, Erika Jordan, and Emily Addison will have to serve as attractive snow shark bait in this frozen nature gone amok flick from Scott Wheeler, director of
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'Why We Should Not Trust Cas'

'Why We Should Not Trust Cas'
Misha Collins returns to "Supernatural" in this week's episode, "Goodbye Stranger" (9 p.m. Et on The CW), and from the outset, the actor promises, we'll "see why we should not trust Cas."

HuffPost TV talked to the newly promoted series regular about Castiel's "strained" relationship with Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki), the role Crowley (Mark Sheppard) will play in the episode and more. Warning: Light spoilers ahead.

What has Castiel been up to since we last saw him?

Well, Naomi [Amanda Tapping] has been continuing to program Cas as something of a "Manchurian Candidate" and that programming process has been quite thorough, and fairly successful, as well. So we begin the episode with the Frankenstein Cas complete and ready for action.

Sam and Dean clearly don't trust him at this point. How does Cas react to that? Does he trust himself, or does he have some awareness that he's being manipulated by Naomi?
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Felicia Day Returns As Supernatural’s Hacker With The D.&D. Tattoo – Again

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To fans of CW’s Supernatural, actress Felicia Day is lady leftist lesbian Charlene “Charlie” Bradbury, a hacker extraordinaire with gamer and fangirl tendencies. Case in point, she has a rather unique tattoo that involves Princess Leia, her infamous bikini and a 20-sided die. She’s a geek godddess and she’s coming back for her third caper with the brothers Winchester.

Just this month Sam and Dean were investigating some murders within the LARPing community and were pleasantly surprised to find the Queen of Moondoor was their old friend Charlie. Sparks flew in the episode, titled “Larp and the Real Girl”, as Charlie gets involved with a fairy named Gilda who has been forced to harm people.

One of the most comical elements of that episode was a key spellbook, which happened to be purchased off of ebay. You never know what you’ll find there!

According to TV Line,
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Sudz Sutherland Helms Made-For-tv Movie 'The Phantoms' For CBC, Canada; Debuts 11/18

Premiering Sunday, November 18, on CBC Television in Canada is the made-for-television movie inspired by the heart-warming, real-life events surrounding the 2009 New Brunswick provincial championship victory of the Bathurst High School (Bhs Phantoms) boys varsity basketball team.  The film, titled The Phantoms,  is directed by Sudz Sutherland (above, left) - director of films previously covered on this site like, Love, Sex & Eating The Bones, and his most recent, Home Again, which premiered at Tiff in September. Tyler Johnston, Kyle Mac, Holly Deveaux, Wesley MacInnes, Jacob Neayem, Greg Byrk, Wendel Meldrum, Joy Tanner, Tammy Isbell, William MacDonald, and...
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