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Living on One Dollar

May 1st, 2013

living on one dollar

Four university students spent one summer living on one dollar a day in Guatemala, cultivating the earth and living in extreme poverty alongside their neighbors in a rural village. They tell the stories of their own experiences, and those of their Guatemalan neighbors and friends in this powerful documentary. Their goal is to inspire us to confront global poverty and provide specific opportunities for people everywhere to fight poverty.

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WE ARE MONSTERS by John Shackleton

January 21st, 2013

we are monsters - excitometer - mutants! conspiracies! i am sold!

British independent SF movie in which a suburban schoolgirl joins a mutant gang. Uncovering a global conspiracy, they must fight to protect society. With Doug Jones (“Abe” from Hellboy, and “The Silver Surfer” from Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer!)

“We Are Monsters” is currently fundraising on kickstarter – you can support the production and even become associate producer or co-producer! Support We Are Monsters at Kickstarter.

THE FITZROY by Andrew Harmer

November 8th, 2012

the fitzroy - excitometer - british humour? excited!

The Fitzroy is an independent alternate-history-science-fiction-black-comedy-apocalypse movie currently in development – and The Fitzroy also is the last hotel in a post-apocalyptic 1950’s – and it is a beached rusty submarine. Sounds weird? Yes, but in a good way. The Fitzroy is going to be director Andrew Harmer‘s first feature-length movie, filmed on an actual Russian Foxtrot class nuclear submarine nicknamed the Black Widow.
Expect dark humour, quirky characters, murders and a femme fatale, and a movie somewhere along the lines of legendary Fawlty Towers, the Monty Pythons and Nic Cage cult-classic Raising Arizona.

You can participate in the making of The Fitzroy through crowd-funding platform kickstarter. Check out the cool rewards there – not only can you become a producer, but even an Animated Title Character! Learn more.

OSOMBIE by John Lyde

July 15th, 2012


osombie - embitterment level - disappointment level

Former NYC fireman and conspiracy theorist Derek (Jasen Wade) is out there in Afghanistan to once and for all kill Osama bin Laden who he is convinced is not really dead. His sister Dusty (Eve Mauro) follows him to rescue him and joins a team of US special forces. Together they shoot and slash their way through hordes of undead to find and destroy the source of the zombie infestation.

In Osombie’s memorable opening scenes, we learn that Bin Laden is not really dead, but undead. He infected himself with the zombie virus before being caught, and returned from his grave in the ocean. What follows is a team of US soldier’s plus a yoga instructor’s (Eve Mauro) and her brother’s (Jasen Wade) journey through the zombie-infested Afghanistan desert to the source of the zombie plague. As you would expect, one after the other gets offed by the undead during their march, and dozens and dozens of zombies are put to rest by headshots or Tomboy’s (Danielle Chuchran) katana. What may be a surprise for an independent zombie movie like Osombie are the production values – beautiful photography, decent action choreography, and costums, make-up and special effects on a really cinematic level.
Probably less surprising is the lack of characterization of the troopers which makes you hardly care who gets killed and who will survive. Generally, a bit more funny and sexy would have helped, but to compensate there are scenes reminescent of Quentin Tarantino, like when Tomboy fends off a group of zombies with her sword while her two comrades keep walking and talking and hardly spare a glance at her.
Overall, more action flick with zombies than horror movie (don’t expect any gore except exploding zombie heads), and lacking the sociocritical message of classic zombie movies Night of the Living Dead or Dawn of the Dead or the fun of zombie parody Shaun of the Dead.

Osombie - Chip (Corey Sevier) shirtless  Osombie - Danielle Chuchran (Tomboy) 

SPACE COMMAND by Marc Zicree

July 1st, 2012

space command - excitometer - very excited!

A passion project of Marc Zicree, writer of Star Trek – The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5, Sliders and more, SPACE COMMAND will be a series of independently produced Science Fiction movies in the tradition of the optimistic SF of the 1950’s.
You can even become a co-producer of SPACE COMMAND.