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Watch Kenton Bartlett’s Missing Pieces for Free

Here’s a good way to get the weekend started: download or stream for free Kenton Bartlett’s wonderfully original and inventive Missing Pieces, starring Melora Walters and Mark Boone Jr. The film, which the 24-year-old Bartlett began work on at the age of 19, was made on a shoestring budget but brilliantly used its meager resources to fashion a compelling and unique narrative. Birmingham, Alabama-based Bartlett cites filmmakers like Christopher Nolan as inspirations, and indeed Missing Pieces has much of the ambition and canny creativity of Nolan’s early works such as Following and Memento, though it has more heart than those …
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Foreshadow begins principal photography

Principal photography has begun in Perth on a supernatural thriller, Foreshadow.

The film is produced by Estelle Buzzard’s Buzz Productions in partnership with Movierockets Entertainment and is directed by Carmelo Musca, written by Kris Lippert.

The shoot will run through until Friday 1 March.

The announcement:

Buzz Productions, in partnership with Movierockets Entertainment, today commenced principal photography in Perth, on its supernatural thriller Foreshadow.

Foreshadow tells the story of Jesse Milton (Justin Burford) who is living the high life – money, surf and a never-ending supply of hot dates – until he discovers his latest blonde bombshell dead. When the coroner rules out foul play and the police close their investigation, Jesse decides to go after the killer himself.

The predominantly Western Australian cast is led by Aria and Broadway Australia award winner Justin Burford (Rock of Ages), and two-time Logie nominee Myles Pollard (Drift, The Turning, McLeod’s Daughters).

They are supported by Andrea Addison (Raven,
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2012 Arizona Underground Film Festival: Award Winners

Held back on Sept. 21-29, the 5th annual Arizona Underground Film Festival was a major blow-out event of extreme underground greatness. And, to top it all off, they handed out a gaggle of awards to both feature films and shorts alike.

The big winner was the Best of Fest award that went to Michael Melamedoff’s sly drama The Exhibitionists, about a bunch of hedonists gathered on New Year’s Eve. Meanwhile, the Audience Award went to the reality TV parody Ghosts With Shit Jobs by Chris McCawley, Jim Morrison, Jim Munroe and Tate Young; and Kenton Bartlett’s torture flick Missing Pieces won the Director’s Award.

Some other winners include Spencer ParsonsSaturday Morning Massacre for Best Horror Feature, a film that while not reviewed yet on Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film we’ve seen it and easily declare one of the best horror movies of the last few years.
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2012 Arizona Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

To celebrate their 5th anniversary, the Arizona Underground Film Festival has expanded to a whopping nine nights on Sept. 21-29 for a cinematic event the likes of Tucson has never seen before!

The shenanigans kick off with the opening night film The Legend of Kaspar Hauser, an experimental Italian feature directed by Davide Manuli and starring Vincent Gallo as the hero and the villain to a strange young boy, then end with the closing night film Jason M. Solomon’s nostalgic documentary 7 Years Underground: A 60′s Tale, which profiles the legendary Cafe Au Go Go in NYC that hosted such up-and-coming acts such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, George Carlin, Lily Tomlin and more.

In between those two films lies a twisted carnage of movie mayhem, including Spencer Parsons’ demented homage to ’70s mystery cartoons Saturday Morning Massacre; Michael Melamedoff exploitative semi-doc The Exhibitionists; Stephen Amis’ Australian WWII sci-fi
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Season's Greetings and a look ahead to the films of 2012

Just a brief note to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone here at Flickering Myth, and to say thank you for supporting the site over the past year.

We'll be revealing our "Top 10 Movies of 2011" on New Year's Eve, but like us you'll likely be casting your eye towards 2012's cinematic slate by now, so to help you plan your viewing here's a selection of potential highlights to look out for in the coming year (sorted roughly by order of arrival)...

Beauty and the Beast 3D (dir. Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise)

Contraband (dir. Baltasar Kormákur)

Haywire (dir. Steven Soderbergh)

Red Tails (dir. Anthony Hemingway)

W.E. (dir. Madonna)

Underworld Awakening (dir. Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein)

The Grey (dir. Joe Carnahan)

Man on a Ledge (dir. Asger Leth)

Chronicle (dir. Josh Trank)

The Woman in Black (dir. James Watkins)

Safe House (dir. Daniel Espinosa
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Missing Pieces Director Kenton Bartlett Brings Attention To Hometown

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Missing Pieces Director Kenton Bartlett Brings Attention To Hometown
Kenton Bartlett could be considered unusual director. He wrote his first feature film, “Missing Pieces,” when was 19. He finished directing the film at 23. Now the film is being marketed to film festivals. That kind of success at such a young age is a fantastic story in and of itself, but to add to the story, “Missing Pieces” has been lauded by several movie critics as one of the best, if not the best, film of 2011. How he came up with the storyline for “Missing Pieces,” which involves a man who kidnaps two people in the hopes they’ll fall in love, stemmed both from practicality and natural storytelling....
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It's Not Easy Being Indie - 'Missing Pieces' Trailer

As an independent filmmaker myself, I know the hardship that can follow the attempted release of a low-budget film.

"It's not easy being Indie" is a new column which will follow the successes and failures of films with a tiny budget but a great scope. This week, it's not easy being Kenton Bartlett or any other of the 588 crew members who volunteered to create Missing Pieces.

 
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Missing Pieces gets a new trailer – featuring Flickering Myth...

The first thing you see in a trailer can leave a lasting impression. In The Dark Knight Rises teaser it’s some atmospheric graphics, setting the tone for one and a half minutes of pure anticipation. The final Harry Potter trailer takes you back to the very beginning with the first shot, showing his mother whispering words of strength to her oblivious baby. The trailer for upcoming romantic comedy Friends with Benefits, starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, opens with a shot of Manhattan skyline and upbeat music. The Hangover Part II trailer begins with Zach Galifianakis sounding stupid.

Sometimes the start of a trailer can tell you everything you need to know about a movie. So what do we learn from the new trailer for Missing Pieces, starring Mark Boone Junior (Memento, Batman Begins, 30 Days of Night) and Melora Walters (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, The Butterfly Effect) and directed by Kenton Bartlett?
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Movie Review - Missing Pieces (2011)

Missing Pieces, 2011.

Written and Directed by Kenton Bartlett.

Starring Mark Boone Junior, Melora Walters and Alana Jordan.

Synopsis:

A kidnapper tries to make two lonely souls fall in love by putting them through a series of unique situations.

Originality is what I always strive for in a review. Why read my specific review if it’s just a regurgitation of what a more learned critic said? I always feel unsatisfied if there’s not something, a line of description or paragraph of praise, which feels like my signature. Sometimes though all you can do is record your reaction. A film might be so atrociously bad that all you can do is spend an hour pouring hateful words over it. Or it might be so amazingly and astoundingly good that you just gush in delight about it inadequately.

Missing Pieces is just such a hidden gem that reduces me to strings of clichés.
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