A Sarasota director’s final work will be host its world premiere at the Fabulous Independent Film Festival this weekend. Tom Murray’s Queerituality, a documentary interviewing members of the LGBT community about their own spirituality, serves as the film’s centerpiece film.
“Tom Murray was a very kind and inquisitive man,” says Magida Diouri, Fabulous IFF founder. “He loved making documentaries and I have presented every one of his films over the years. It is an honor to be able to present his last film. ” Continue reading
Sarasota director Sean Haitz has released the new teaser for Bloody Violet, the film concept he is entering into the new Project Greenlight competition this year. We must admit we want to see where this goes and hope Ben Affleck and Matt Damon do as well. The teaser starts with one character strung out and seeking dope, then shows another in psychotic fit kill her roommate before the characters’ paths cross. The killer grows increasingly paranoid as she sees the witness seemingly stalking her around every corner, but it’s the last few seconds when everything we we seen until that point gets tossed on its ear that has us confused and titillated. Watch the video below the fold. Continue reading
Filming just wrapped for the feature-length Paradise, FL, a movie about a Cortez fisherman dealing with an addiction to pills and a troubled family life, just wrapped production this week. Now filmmakers are looking toward a hefty editing process and bringing the story to viewers.
“We’ve high hopes, as any independent film does,” said writer-producer Tony Stopperan. “Our aim is to hit the film festivals circuit and make a splash. With rich performances, excellent directing, production value realized through superior design and utilization of ‘functioning’ locations, and a strong story we should make waves, waves that belie the relative youthful team at the helm of this picture and the limited budget.”
Could a local filmmaker best known for low-budget slashers get the attention of Oscar-winners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon? Sean Haitz, the filmmaker behind Mangrove Slasher 2, hopes so.
The duo of superstars, who jointly won an Academy Award for Best Writing for the 1997 independent hit Good Will Hunting, is launching a new season of Project Greenlight. The television show aired for three seasons in the early 2000s, and will return with a fourth season on HBO, and last week started accepting three-minute video submissions from young directors looking to get feature concepts turned into full-length films. Continue reading
Local filmmakers Vincent Dale (writer/director) and Juan Sebastian Baron (cinematographer), known for the recent short film No Real Than You Are, picked up stakes and headed to Paris for their latest project, Paris Love Conspiracy, a love story touching on the themes of mass surveillance, paranoia and the internet age, all through a Parisian prism. Continue reading
He said ‘No’ to film school. He said ‘No’ to a studio offering to buy his script. Risky moves, yes, but telling – JB Whirtley wants to make movies his way, and his latest project, Bullet of Madness, a madcap dark comedy starring a plastic surgeon who snaps under pressure from the mafia and a deteriorating family life, is no exception. Continue reading
Catching Junior Tate, the new action-comedy from filmmaking duo Karl and Rhonda Wilson, co-owners of 2DB Productions, takes the audience down the dusty trail from Florida to Mexico, where bounty hunters, crooked cops and mobster thugs vie for custody of the eponymous fugitive, Junior Tate, and his multi-carat cargo. Continue reading