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Comic-Con 2013: Exclusive Interview with Matt Clouston and Letia Clouston for ‘Broken Toy’

The most impressive feats out of San Diego Comic-Con International 2013 aren’t just about the big budget mega-films. But it is about the showcase of the micro-budget indie filmmakers.

And we’re talking about Micro-budget.

Latino-Review exclusively interviewed “Broken Toy” star and series creator Matt Clouston with director/editor Letia Clouston.

This amazing web series have been around since 2009 and it’s costs around $100 per episode. That’s right–$100.

Here’s the synopsis of the series:

Five pilots volunteered for a program to enhance their senses, 4 died horribly, the last one is now causing chaos. Quinn is not a hero, he’s not a anti-hero, he’s merely a villain with a broken brain, unaware that “no, people cannot live without their lungs.” They have no sponsors, never run ads on youtube, and have a minimalist budget per episode, trying their best to be a prime example of what filmmakers can do on their own.
See full article at LRM Online »

The new 'Star Wars' and women: Female sci-fi directors on Leia, Amidala, and what lies ahead

The new 'Star Wars' and women: Female sci-fi directors on Leia, Amidala, and what lies ahead
Who can forget Carrie Fisher’s gold, swirly, shamelessly skimpy bikini as a slave girl held captive by Jabba the Hutt in 1983’s Return of the Jedi? Cue sex icon posters of Fisher taped to salivating fanboys’ walls. Fast forward almost 30 years later, with both fanboys and fangirls, er fanmen and fanwomen at this point, awaiting an upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII by 2015, following Tuesday’s huge announcement about Disney acquiring Lucasfilm.

It’s a new world for women in sci-fi fantasy since the metal bikini days, or even since George LucasStar Wars prequels, released in 1999, 2002 and 2005, which starred
See full article at EW.com - Inside Movies »

What Are The Women Directors Doing? Current Sci-Fi, Horror, And Fantasy You Want To Know About

So, you normally don't hear about what women are directing in horror, sci-fi, and fantasy? That's because other assholes don't write about it. Only this asshole does. And there's a lot of new films projects you'll want to check out, if you're a real fannerd.

Aside from German-language release Lollipop Monster by Franziska Riemann and Larysa Kondracki's thriller in mainstream theaters, The Whistleblower, there's a bunch of shit to check out this summer.

Also in theaters is director/writer Miranda July's fantasy film The Future (see our review) opening on August 5th, 2011. This is July's second feature as director, the first being Me and You and Everyone We Know, which everyone who loves arty movies said was amazing. There's a talking cat and romance and a goregous beauty to The Future. Watch the stunning trailer:

At the end of August, 2011, FrightFest UK in London is screening Emily Hagin's
See full article at Planet Fury »

Tmp Interviews: Matt & Letia Clouston of Broken Toy (Part 2)

It’s that time, again. If you did not catch the first part of the conversation, shame on you! TheMoviePool presents the second portion of a two part interview with two of the talented Forewarned Films staff: Matt and Letia Clouston of the webseries Broken Toy.

Tmp: There are many scenes with some awesome VFX in the series, so far, and I was wondering if you would be willing to share how you pulled these off. For instance, how did you create the blurred speed effect?

Mc: We started off with traditional animation, working frame by frame and then putting it back together and watching what worked. With Episode 1, I had finished all but the “salt shaker” scene. It was the last effect for the episode and was, really, just a throw away shot, so I tried a new tact with the effect.

And then Letia and I looked at
See full article at Cinelinx »

Tmp Interviews: Matt & Letia Clouston of Broken Toy (Part 1)

TheMoviePool is about all things film related whether it is a short Indie film or a major motion picture production. We like to give everyone a chance to shine, and this next interview certainly involves a group with loads to show off. The pictures alone are enough to intrigue one into a viewing! Check out our interview with Matt and Letia Clouston of Forewarned Films, an independent film production company, as we discuss their latest project: A web series of short films titled Broken Toy about a military experiment to create a super soldier gone terribly wrong.

Tmp: I recently watched the first four episodes of the series and just have to say way to go on some great filming. The first thing I have to ask, to let the audience know just who we’re speaking with, is what role(s) do you play in the filming process of these episodes?
See full article at Cinelinx »

Tmp Interviews: Matt & Letia Clouston of Broken Toy (Part 1)

TheMoviePool is about all things film related whether it is a short Indie film or a major motion picture production. We like to give everyone a chance to shine, and this next interview certainly involves a group with loads to show off. The pictures alone are enough to intrigue one into a viewing! Check out our interview with Matt and Letia Clouston of Forewarned Films, an independent film production company, as we discuss their latest project: A web series of short films titled Broken Toy about a military experiment to create a super soldier gone terribly wrong.

Tmp: I recently watched the first four episodes of the series and just have to say way to go on some great filming. The first thing I have to ask, to let the audience know just who we’re speaking with, is what role(s) do you play in the filming process of these episodes?
See full article at Cinelinx »

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