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The Mad Scientist: How The Visionary ‘Bellflower’ Director is Risking All At Cannes After Six Years of Hollywood Battles

The Mad Scientist: How The Visionary ‘Bellflower’ Director is Risking All At Cannes After Six Years of Hollywood Battles
Six weeks ago, Evan Glodell was in a funk. He’d made his filmmaking debut six years ago with micro-budget breakout “Bellflower,” in which he’d starred, written, directed, and produced through Coatwolf, his filmmaking collective. That film exploded at Sundance 2011, but now it seemed like all of his projects were stalled, again.

He wondered if he should have turned down an offer to wrangle VFX for Benh Zeitlin’s “Wendy,” another follow-up to a Sundance hit (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”) made by a filmmaking collective; unlike his Coatwolf projects, that one was successfully winding its way to completion.

Then suddenly, everything turned around. Coatwolf’s second film, “Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins” produced, co-written, and starring Glodell, is close to locked and is ready for CAA to screen for buyers.

Their third, “Canary,” written, directed, produced, and starring Glodell, will hit the Cannes market to seek
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The Mad Scientist: How The Visionary ‘Bellflower’ Director is Risking All At Cannes After Six Years of Hollywood Battles

The Mad Scientist: How The Visionary ‘Bellflower’ Director is Risking All At Cannes After Six Years of Hollywood Battles
Six weeks ago, Evan Glodell was in a funk. He’d made his filmmaking debut six years ago with micro-budget breakout “Bellflower,” in which he’d starred, written, directed, and produced through Coatwolf, his filmmaking collective. That film exploded at Sundance 2011, but now it seemed like all of his projects were stalled, again.

He wondered if he should have turned down an offer to wrangle VFX for Benh Zeitlin’s “Wendy,” another follow-up to a Sundance hit (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”) made by a filmmaking collective; unlike his Coatwolf projects, that one was successfully winding its way to completion.

Then suddenly, everything turned around. Coatwolf’s second film, “Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins” produced, co-written, and starring Glodell, is close to locked and is ready for CAA to screen for buyers.

Their third, “Canary,” written, directed, produced, and starring Glodell, will hit the Cannes market to seek
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‘Bellflower’ Team Returns in First Teaser for ‘Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins’

Premiering six years ago, almost to this date, at the Sundance Film Festival, Bellflower emerged as one of the most impressive indie features of 2011. A rough-and-tumble, low-budget production that was refreshingly difficult to categorize, we’ve been waiting to see what director-writer-producer-editor-star Evan Glodell would be taking on next. Arriving this summer is the latest film from Glodell’s Coatwolf Productions, Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins, and now the first teaser has arrived.

While it’s not directed by Glodell — that duty goes to Jonathan Keevil (composer, editor, and producer on Bellflower) — he stars in the film, which takes a more genre approach than their last project. Upping their scale, it’s set in a futuristic world where our titular heroes must save the planet. With impressive visuals, mixing very different styles, we’re looking forward to this videogame-influenced adventure.

Check out the trailer below for the film also starring Tyler Dawson,
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‘Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins’ Teaser Trailer: From the Guys That Brought Us ‘Bellflower’

‘Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins’ Teaser Trailer: From the Guys That Brought Us ‘Bellflower’
Way back in the simpler days of 2011, writer-director-actor Evan Glodell made a big splash with his debut feature, Bellflower. The pre-apocalyptic romance felt both familiar (it’s an extended Mad Max riff) and totally new (but have you ever seen an extended Mad Max homage that was also a bittersweet breakup story?), and heralded Glodell as a scrappy […]

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‘Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins’ Trailer: The ‘Bellflower’ Team Returns with a Video Game–Inspired Fable

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‘Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins’ Trailer: The ‘Bellflower’ Team Returns with a Video Game–Inspired Fable
Six years after making their mark at Sundance with “Bellflower,” the Coatwolf Productions team is back with the video game–inspired “Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins.” Written/directed by Jonathan Keevil and starring Evan Glodell (who wrote, directed and starred in “Bellflower”), the film looks even more manic than its predecessor. Watch the film’s first trailer below.

Read More: Different Roads Out of Sundance: ‘Bellflower’ Team, Brit Marling and Benh Zeitlin

Should you have trouble discerning the plot, here’s the synopsis: “The Syndicate, an evil gang bent on world domination, summons a secret weapon from the heavens and breaks the long-standing truce with the San Diego family by kidnapping their sister and cutting off the town’s supply of Tatsui Power-Up Drinks. Now Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins must decide whether to fight — risking their lives, family and the future of Flat Earth — or
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Nsfw Teaser For ‘Chuck Hank And The San Diego Twins’ Goes Apocalyptic, Mad Max-Style

Two years ago almost to the day, we asked this question: “What happened to Evan Glodell and the dudes that made Bellflower? We need more.” This was in 2015, the writer/director’s Diy, micro-budgeted debut; “Bellflower” debuted at the SXSW Film Festival in 2011.

What happened to Evan Glodell and the dudes that made Bellflower? We need more.

— The Playlist (@ThePlaylist) January 22, 2015

The film was made by friends under the moniker of Coatwolf Productions.

Continue reading Nsfw Teaser For ‘Chuck Hank And The San Diego Twins’ Goes Apocalyptic, Mad Max-Style at The Playlist.
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Horror Highlights: Creepy & Creative Creature Mugs, Chuck Hank And The San Diego Twins, Legion, The Expanse Season 2

“The best part of waking up” is drinking a beverage in a creepy creature mug! We have six photos plus release information for these beauties from Scravis Mugs at the top of today’s Highlights. Also: Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins teaser trailer, interactive art initiatives for FX’s Legion, and Alamo Drafthouse premiere details for The Expanse Season 2.

Six Creepy & Creative Creature Mugs Photos: From Scravis Mugs: “We make handmade beer mugs that feature all sorts of creepy creatures – zombies, skulls, devils and other assorted creatures. No molds are ever used which makes each one of a kind.

Each is made on a pottery wheel and hand sculpted from stoneware. Once dry enough, they are painted with underglaze paints and fired in a kiln. They’re dishwasher/microwave safe.

A unique gift – and a great conversation piece for any beer lover. Prices range from 75.00 – 150.00 depending on size and detail.
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Watch Bellflower Producer's Chuck Hand And The San Diego Twins [Trailer]

Behold the first teaser trailer for Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins, the second film from Coatwolf Productions (Bellflower).

The film is the directorial debut of Jonathan Keevil who channels side-scrolling games of the 80s like Double Dragon, Contra, Bad Dudes, et all, in a fun, masculine beat-em-up, sci-fi romp.

Synopsis:

The Syndicate, an evil gang bent on world domination, summons a secret weapon from the heavens and breaks the long-standing truce with the San Diego family by kidnapping their sister and cutting off the town’s supply of Tatsui Power-Up Drinks. [Continued ...]
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Bellflower Team Returns With Deliberate Cult Oddity Chuck Hank And The San Diego Twins

Actor-director Evan Glodell made an enormous splash with his indie darling Bellflower. Essentially a millennial romantic drama with a Mad Max car fetish, Bellflower marked the arrival not just of Glodell but of the fiercely independent company / collective that he was a part of, Coatwolf. And while it's taken a while for Coatwolf to follow up that early success they're back now with a blast of video game influenced insanity. The Syndicate, an evil gang bent on world domination, summons a secret weapon from the heavens and breaks the long-standing truce with the San Diego family by kidnapping their sister and cutting off the town’s supply of Tatsui Power-Up Drinks. Now Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins must decide whether to fight –...

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Jonathan Keevil’s Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins

Park City might get a blast of 1979′s The Warriors if filmmaker Jonathan Keevil and his clan manage to do what Bellflower (2011′s Next section selected item) did before them. Once again featuring Tyler Dawson and Evan Glodell, Keevil’s Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins appears to be unapologetically trashy, but kudos are in order for spending a good amount of time finessing the film’s final cut, for adding value supporting players in David Arquette and Paz de la Huerta, and for making a kick ass crowdfunding plea (see below).

Gist: A turf war has been raging in Oldtown for generations. On one side, The Syndicate – an evil gang of crank-head misfits, who has been set on muscling the San Diego family out of the parcel of land they own in the center of town. On the other side, the San Diego family: Tony and Johnny – twin brothers,
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Review: 'Coldwater' Explores the Violent World of Juvenile Rehabilitation Camps

Brad Lunders (P.J. Boudousqué) is awakened in the middle of the night by strapping figures wearing shirts reading "Staff" and is unceremoniously tossed in the back of a van with other teenage boys, all handcuffed and shivering in their pajamas. They are headed to a private juvenile "rehabilitation" facility out in the country, a place where their parents have paid former military men and their lackeys a hefty sum of money to scare their misbehaving teens straight, with physical and mental torture. This is the milieu of "Coldwater," the feature directorial debut of Vincent Grashaw, a producer and cinematographer (via festival favorite "Bellflower"). "Coldwater" teems with a boiling resentment toward the abuse of power. Eventually, that resentment will pour out in  bloody chaos, but rigid authoritarian structures prove difficult to bring down. The film is most successful when it's ruminating on the origins and cycles of...
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Film Review: ‘Coldwater’

Film Review: ‘Coldwater’
Coldwater” is the story of what happens to a baby-faced hunk after his mom sends him to a juvenile rehabilitation facility. Never mind that he sells drugs, starts fights at parties and is directly responsible for the death of an innocent friend. As played by heartthrob-in-the-making P.J. Boudousque, the character is evidently just too cute to deserve rehabilitation. A passion project more than a decade in the making for director Vincent Grashaw, this uneven arthouse- and VOD-bound indie — released unrated, but suitable for teens — lies somewhere between indignant expose and unusually tasteful exploitation pic, with shower scenes and sweaty young delinquents aplenty.

Though it never strays far from the prison-abuse-movie playbook, “Coldwater” doesn’t exactly look or feel like other examples of the genre, hewing closer to the aesthetic found in Bruce Weber’s Abercrombie & Fitch photography. Bathed in a rich, golden glow, the pic has an almost dreamlike feel to it.
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The Signal Movie Review

The Signal Movie Review
Title: The Signal Director: Will Eubank Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Beau Knapp, Olivia Cooke, Laurence Fishburne, Lin Shaye Several years ago, in 2011, multi-hyphenate director Evan Glodell and a group of collaborators with whom he shared a long list of short-form collaborations made a weird little film, saturated in feverish tones, called “Bellflower.” Whatever one thought of that movie itself as a finished narrative product, its construction was so audacious and of a piece as to almost take one’s breath away. “The Signal,” directed by Will Eubank, is an extraordinarily different work, but one every bit as charged and shot through with cool assurance and technical savvy. It’s the type of indie offering [ Read More ]

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Sundance in Austin: An #ArtistServices Workshop Wrap-up

Last Saturday, the Austin Film Society successfully hosted the first ever Sundance #ArtistServices Workshop in Austin. #ArtistServices is an organization operated by the Sundance Institute that provides distribution support and assistance to Sundance alumni. They also work to educate up-and-coming filmmakers about all the latest trends in marketing and distribution, and have previously held workshops in Park City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. 

Three Sundance staff members (Joseph Beyer, Chris Horton and Missy Laney) were on hand for Saturday's event and had clearly worked closely with Afs to organize a well-run and enlightening collection of panels and conversation. In her opening salvo, Afs Associate Artistic Director Holly Herrick emphasized the workshop aspect of the day and encouraged attendees to ask questions at any point.

The first section of the workshop was specifically devoted to crowdfunding, and this topic continued to resurface throughout the day. In particular, inexperienced filmmakers
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Ultra-Low Budget ‘Friends Effing Friends’ Begins Production in L.A. (Exclusive)

Ultra-Low Budget ‘Friends Effing Friends’ Begins Production in L.A. (Exclusive)
Tyler Dawson (“Bellflower”), Graham Skipper, Christina Gooding, Vanessa DuBasso and Jillian Leigh are starring in ultra-low budget comedy “Friends Effing Friends Effing Friends.”

Caliber Media and Glydascope are producing the project. Quincy Rose is directing the film about well-educated young adults trying to make their way through the craziness of dating in Los Angeles.

Shooting began Wednesday and will last about three weeks in Los Angeles, where big-budget films have largely vanished due to rich incentives from other states and nations. State legislators have recently introduced a bill to improve the state’s production tax credit program, and FilmL.A. president Paul Audley has noted repeatedly that these days, much of the feature film shooting in Los Angeles has been of low-budget entries such as “Friends Effing Friends.”

“Shooting in L.A. was a mixture of several things,” producer Dallas Sonnier told Variety. “The story is all about how hard
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UK Poster and Trailer for Slash Produced Horror Nothing Left to Fear

Those in the UK won't be gifted the new Anthony Leonardi III helmed horror flick 'Nothing Left ot Fear' until sometime in February 2014 when it'll be released on DVD through Anchor Bay and VoD, On Download and On-Demand through Content. The new horror, produced by Slash, arrived in the Us on DVD and Blu-ray earlier this month and to keep us UK-ers on tenterhooks a new poster and trailer have been unleashed which you can check out below. 'Nothing Left to Fear' stars Anne Heche ('I Know What You Did Last Summer'), Jennifer Stone ('Mean Girls 2'), James Tupper, Rebekah Brandes ('Bellflower') and Clancy Brown ('Lost'). If you can't wait until next February it will be screening in London at the Vue Cinema in the West End at this month's Film4 Frightfest All Nighter on 26 October....
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First Clip from Nothing Left to Fear

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Before Nothing Left to Fear is available today on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD, and we have the very first clip for you to watch:

Nothing Left To Fear is a harrowing tale in the spirit of the terrifying horror films of the 1970s. The movie is inspired by the legend of Stull, Kansas, which is surrounded by Internet folklore proclaiming the town to be one of the Seven Gateways to Hell. Wendy (Anne Heche), her husband Dan (James Tupper of “Revenge”) and their kids have just moved to the small town of Stull, Kansas, where Dan is the new pastor. But in this sleepy community of friendly neighbors, a horrific series of occurrences awaits them: Their teenage daughter (Rebekah Brandes of “Bellflower”) is being tormented by grisly visions. Her younger sister (Jennifer Stone of “Wizards Of Waverly Place”) has been marked for a depraved ritual. And deep within the heartland darkness,
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Creepy First Clip Shows That There's Nothing Left to Fear

The Slash-produced Nothing Left to Fear landed on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand outlets today. If you're unsure about whether or not you want to check it out, perhaps a creepy sheep-infested clip will persuade you. Check it out baaahh-low!

The cast includes Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption), Anne Heche (Psycho, Rampart), James Tupper (Mr Popper’s Penguins), Jennifer Stone (Wizards of Waverly Place), Ethan Peck (In Time), and Rebekah Brandes (Bellflower).

Nothing Left to Fear is the first feature from the horror shingle launched by iconic rocker Slash (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) and Academy-Award winning producer Michael Williams and Rob Eric (Transsiberian, Session 9, The Fog of War). At the directing helm is Gore Verbinski protégé Anthony Leonardi III, who has worked alongside Verbinski on such films as Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Rango, and The Lone Ranger. Leonardi has also worked as a creature designer on many films,
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David Arquette and Troian Bellisario join cast of action movie 'Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins' -- Exclusive Image

David Arquette and Troian Bellisario join cast of action movie 'Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins' -- Exclusive Image
EW can exclusively reveal that David Arquette and Pretty Little Liars star Troian Bellisario have joined the cast of the action movie Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins. Arquette will play the role of lead villain “Lordy P” and you can exclusively see a shot of the Scream star in-(gloriously freakish)character above. Other newly-announced Chuck Hank cast members include Paz de la Huerta (Boardwalk Empire), Noah Segan (Looper), Michael Paré (Streets of Fire), and Andrew Bryniarski, who played Leatherface in the 2003 remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Will a mohawk-ed Arquette be the craziest thing about this movie
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Theater List for Nothing Left to Fear

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Before Nothing Left to Fear is available on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD, it will receive a limited theatrical release on October 4th and we’ve been provided the list of cities where you can check it out. For those of you who are unable to check it out on the big screen, the movie will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on October 8th.

Nothing Left To Fear is a harrowing tale in the spirit of the terrifying horror films of the 1970s. The movie is inspired by the legend of Stull, Kansas, which is surrounded by Internet folklore proclaiming the town to be one of the Seven Gateways to Hell. Wendy (Anne Heche), her husband Dan (James Tupper of “Revenge”) and their kids have just moved to the small town of Stull, Kansas, where Dan is the new pastor. But in this sleepy community of friendly neighbors, a
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