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Liv and Nate Confront Their Feelings in 'Mutual Friends' Clip | Exclusive

2 July 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Mutual Friends follows a group of ten New Yorkers whose very different lives all come together at a surprise party that goes spectacularly wrong. With each story composed from a different viewpoint, the film takes place over the course of one day wrapped around a sticky love triangle that examines the reality of following your head versus following your heart. Mutual Friends is available now on VOD, and to celebrate, we have an exclusive clip that delves a little deeper into the sordid history behind Liv (Caitlin Fitzgerald) and her best friend Nate (Peter Scanavino). The two slept together on the night of Liv's engagement...To another man...And now they're all at the same party together!

Mutual Friends showcases the interlocking tales of ten New Yorkers who collide at a surprise party that goes spectacularly wrong. Liv (Fitzgerald) must host the perfect evening to assure the guests and herself »

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Interview: Matthew Watts and Amy Higgins Talk Mutual Friends

1 July 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

While people often strive to find the one person who will truly make them happy romantically, the person they least expect to find contentment with make just be the one who positively influences their lives. That’s certainly the case with the main characters, Liv and Nate, as well as the director and co-scribe, Matthew Watts, and his wife, Amy Higgins, who’s one of the other co-writers of the new independent comedy, ‘Mutual Friends.’ Much like the helmer and his co-writer, who also produced the movie, Liv and Nate began to realize that their relationship was deeper than they initially thought, which helped infuse the comedy with an emotional genuineness. ‘Mutual  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Mutual Friends Review

30 June 2014 8:05 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s all well and good for a film to flat out tell you it has a heart, but that still doesn’t mean it actually has one. There are the occasional movies that just seem imbued with a natural, raw humanity and love, elevating them far beyond what most would expect of them. The Lego Movie did it earlier this year, taking a project that seemed all but doomed to become two hours of product placement and turning it into an insanely fun ride that endorsed creativity above all else. David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook did it a couple of years ago as well, taking a mish-mash of indie drama and romcom tropes and imbuing it with a true and beautiful belief in its characters and the love that drew them together. Mutual Friends is, it’s fair to say, not Silver Linings Playbook, no matter how much it tries to be. »

- Dominic Mill

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Exclusive: FilmBuff to Release Ensemble Comedy 'Mutual Friends' Across All Major Digital Platforms

9 June 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Mutual Friends," the debut comedy from Matthew Watts, has been picked up by FilmBuff to be released across all leading digital and video on demand services in the U.S. and Canada. It's available to view starting July 1st. Read More: Will You See This Movie? "Mutual Friends," an Ensemble NYC Comedy With a TwistThe film follows a group of ten New Yorkers whose very different lives all come together at a surprise party. "Mutual Friends" stars Caitlin FitzGerald, Peter Scanavino and Cheyenne Jackson.  "Matthew's film represents a fresh voice in contemporary independent filmmaking. One that we immediately recognized after first seeing the film," FilmBuff's Head of Content Steven Beckman said. "The sharp writing and stellar ensemble cast inject a unique warmth to this universal story and we are thrilled to be able to share it with digital audiences everywhere." Below, check out the exclusive poster: »

- Eric Eidelstein

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10 Tips for Successfully Producing a Micro-Budget Feature

29 May 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Prolific indie producer Jennifer Westin has three low-budget features being released in 2014, including "The Big Ask," "Mutual Friends" and "Dead Within." Below, in a guest post for Indiewire, Westin provides advice for aspiring and first-time producers working on a micro-budget feature. 10 Tips for Successfully Producing a Micro-Budget Feature 1. Make sure the script is written as a micro-budget feature. That the script must be excellent is a given. You can't make a good movie from a mediocre script. But if you're intending to shoot a micro-budget movie, you also need a script that works with --  rather than fights --  your budgetary constraints. Of course that means avoid car chases, tons of VFX and period pieces. Moreover, think about where your film fits in the marketplace. Don't make a $200K version of a studio romantic comedy – you won't have the star power or marketing budget to compete with "Valentine's Day." "Mutual Friends, »

- Jennifer Westin

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Indie Spotlight

2 March 2014 11:26 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting  recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes photos from Utero, The Last Halloween, and Phantasmagoria, release details on The Horror at 37,000 Feet starring William Shatner, casting news for The Divine Tragedies, and much more:

First Details on Utero: “Writer/Director Bryan Coyne’s (Harvard Park and Incarnate) new film Utero started production this week in Los Angeles.

Independently financed by Coinopflix, the movie stars Jessica Cameron who is also producing along with her Truth or Dare partner, Jonathan Higgins. Former Platinum Studios Exec (Cowboys and Aliens, Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night) Richard Marincic also serves as a producer on the film.

Utero is about “an agoraphobic unwed mother who finds her psyche unraveling as she becomes convinced that her unborn child is more monster than human.”

Cameron’s latest film Truth or Dare, is playing »

- Tamika Jones

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