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‘Crises: A Berlin Trilogy’ Tells Intertwining Stories of Universal Daily Life

9 November 2016 10:10 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress, as presented by the creators themselves. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Crises – A Berlin Trilogy

Logline: A group of renegades living in Berlin struggle to make it as artists while staying true to themselves in a society of which they want to be free.

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“Crises” tells the story of a generation through five intertwining stories, each following another figure in their daily struggles and adventures, as they try to be successful without compromising any of their ideals.

Desperate to free themselves of the social confines oppressing them, they are caught in a paradox. They want to make it, but how can they do so »

- Steve Greene

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‘The Need to Grow’ Looks at the Potential Human Consequences of Soil Scarcity

8 November 2016 9:31 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress, as presented by the creators themselves. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

The Need to Grow

Logline: With an estimated 60 years of soil left on Earth, “The Need To Grow” follows innovators of low and high tech solutions to help localize food and regenerate our planet’s dying soils.

Elevator Pitch:

Almost everyone has heard about climate change. What most don’t realize is reducing carbon emissions is only half of the answer. Carbon already in our atmosphere will not be rebalanced unless it is drawn back down with the help of healthy soils. Soils also reduce drought, flood, increase nutrition, and clean our air and water. »

- Steve Greene

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‘The Trial of Mike Diana’ Looks at the Shocking Prosecution of an American Artist

7 November 2016 6:56 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress, as presented by the creators themselves. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

The Trial of Mike Diana

Logline: Jailed for comics? “The Trial of Mike Diana” explores the untold story of the first Us artist charged with obscenity for his work — underground cartoonist Mike Diana.

Elevator Pitch:

Does Freedom of Speech mean anything when authorities see only obscenity? Does an artist’s vision matter when community standards conspire to suppress it? In a small town in Florida in 1994, Mike Diana learned that the answer was a resounding “no.”

His crime? Publishing a hand-made comic zine full of graphic, often hilarious confrontational art, meant to shock and disturb. »

- Steve Greene

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Vote for Project of the Week: Will It Be ‘Gunhand,’ ‘Follow the Leader,’ ‘Raisin’ Cain: The History of Cain’s Ballroom’ or ‘Where in the Hell is the Lavender House?’

4 November 2016 7:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The winning filmmaker will become a candidate for November Project of the Month. That winner will be in the running for Project of the Year.

The four projects up for this week’s Project of the Week are listed below, with descriptions courtesy of the filmmakers. You can vote at the bottom of the page.

Gunhand: America, 1871, “Lightning” Joe Ledbetter was once a notorious “Gun For Hire.” After marrying he gave up his life of violence, but when a vicious mining company looks to steal their land, Ledbetter must break his oath or pack up and leave.

Follow the Leader: Three business partners wake up in an abandoned mall having each lost one of their senses (sight, hearing, speech). Trapped inside by a terrible blizzard, they soon realize they’re being hunted.

Raisin’ Cain: The History of Cain’s Ballroom: A cinematic journey told through the music and artists »

- Steve Greene

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Vote for October Project of the Month: Will It Be ‘What Metal Girls Are Into,’ ‘Real Artists,’ ‘Tormenting the Hen’ or ‘Diamond Diplomacy’?

3 November 2016 7:21 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The project which receives the most votes for Project of the Month will get a reported feature story about their project on Indiewire. From there, they will be in the running for Project of the Year.

Below are the four projects up for the prize. Click on the film title to learn more about each project (descriptions courtesy of the filmmakers):

What Metal Girls Are Into: A feminist thriller about three women going to a three day metal festival in the desert who find something disturbing in the freezer of their isolated vacation rental.

Real Artists: In the near future, a young animator is offered what should be her dream job. But when she discovers the truth of the modern “creative” process, she must make a hard choice about her passion for film.

Tormenting the Hen: A feature film tumult of social malaise and toxic love, set in the picturesque Berkshires! »

- Steve Greene

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‘Raisin’ Cain: The History of Cain’s Ballroom’ Profiles a Beloved Oklahoma Music Venue

2 November 2016 7:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress, as presented by the creators themselves. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Raisin’ Cain: The History of Cain’s Ballroom

Logline: “Raisin’ Cain” will be a cinematic journey told through the music and artists that have made this Tulsa music venue legendary. It will celebrate its 92 years, exploring the ties between Cain’s, the Tulsa Sound, and a myriad of musical genres.

Elevator Pitch:

We hope to preserve the storied history of the legendary Honky-Tonk, Cain’s Ballroom. “The Home of Bob Wills” has hosted 3 generations of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Wanda Jackson to the Sex Pistols, The Police, U2 and many others. The film will tell »

- Steve Greene

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‘Follow the Leader’ Looks to Whip Up a Sensory Nightmare in an Abandoned Mall

1 November 2016 9:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress, as presented by the creators themselves. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Follow the Leader

Logline: Three business partners wake up in an abandoned mall having each lost one of their senses (sight, hearing, speech). Trapped inside by a terrible blizzard, they soon realize they’re being hunted.

Elevator Pitch:

Follow the Leader” is a genre pushing horror that jumps in and out of the perspective of three characters who have lost their senses of sight, hearing and speech. After waking up in an abandoned 1990s mall, they realize they are not alone. As they’re being hunted, they must learn how to survive, how to trust »

- Steve Greene

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The Good Wife Season Six DVD Review

5 July 2016 11:39 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Good Wife was always a show that had to keep adjusting itself, because it has to keep maneuvering around its own premise. Unless we keep reintroducing a connection to the husband, the name of the show loses any relevance.

Surprisingly, though often guilty of drama for its own sake, the show managed to pull audiences along for five seasons without becoming too lost in trying to figure out how to keep the plates in the air. Certain aspects of the fifth season may have people wondering about that statement, but overall the show offered a strong balance of premise, episodic content, solid guest appearances, and enough drama to lock you into the characters.

But, after the fifth season little of that remains true. The show quickly begins to feel like a contractually-obligated sequel that no one really wants to be involved with anymore, and by season seven about the »

- Marc Eastman

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British Home Invasion Horror Follow the Leader Filming Soon

20 May 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We’ve just gotten word that the upcoming British home invasion horror film Follow the Leader, from writer and director Elliott Maguire, is set to shoot soon in Yorkshire and Manchester. You’ll find the full details below: From the Press Release:… Continue Reading →

The post British Home Invasion Horror Follow the Leader Filming Soon appeared first on Dread Central. »

- David Gelmini

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