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RACSO MOTION PICTURES RETURNS

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CARMEL, IN -   Writer and Director Christopher Allen has announced Rise of Metropolis, a new production his RACSO team plans to shoot in June, 2012.  Allen helms his third endeavor into the fan based production, with popular titles such as “Star Trek vs Batman” and “Quantum Leap; A leap to Di for” to his credit.  Allen’s 2009 film, “A Time for the Heart”, was also selected for competition in the San Diego Comic Con International Film Festival in 2010.

Returning to the RACSO helm is co-producer David Briggs, who produced RACSO’s previous two features.  Matt Beikes of Jazzy Dog Productions also joins RACSO as Assistant Director while Daniel Risk serves as Cinematographer for the production.

Rise of Metropolis centers on The Dark Knight, Superman, and Wonder Woman characters immersed in modern day social and complex political dilemmas.   The popular trio is stands against Ra’s Al Ghul, who has returned to Gotham City to finish off not only Gotham City, but Metropolis and the entire United States Government.  Appearances will also include Harley Quinn, Scarecrow, Bizarro, and the Joker.  Fans may recall the 2010 incarnation, “Fall of Gotham”, delayed in 2010, but has been re-tooled into a smaller, leaner production.  "Most of the original cast has returned," said Allen.  "I am grateful for their continued belief in me."  Cast members include Chris Spurgin, John Gearies, Cassandra Nuss, Lisa Marie Smith, Carrie Bennett Fedor, David Briggs, Daniel Boughton, and Larry Adams.

Allen is also unlocking the RACSO’s vaults for some impressive rewards to fans that help get Rise of Metropolis off the ground.  Fans and supporters can receive The Dark Knight, Wonder Woman, and Superman tailor-made costumes used in the film, as well as the entire costume collection from the immensely popular “Star Trek vs. Batman” film from 2006.  Kickstarter supporters are also given exclusive on-set access, previewing the film before it premieres, DVD’s of all three fan-films, and much more.

“We’re giving folks the exclusive chance to actually live their investment, not just get the usual DVD.  There has to be an incentive for people to help.  Here, they can visit the set, have fun, and get some remarkable collectibles from this project.” Allen added.  “I want it to be a win-win for everyone.”

For more information, please visit www.racsofilms.com.

 

CAST & CREW CALL FOR A THILLER SHORT FILM-INDIANA

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“ELEVATOR MASSACRES”
KingPen Enterprises is looking for a film crew to help produce a short film titled “Elevator Massacres.”
This is a non-paying production. All cast & crew will be respectfully credited in this film (listing will
be added to IMDB) and all CREW & CAST members will receive a free copy of the film and
invitation to the premiere.
SYNOPSIS: Two sociopaths go on a killing spree, recording their vicious elevator attacks. This is homicide detective, Paul Cox last assignment before he retires. A documentary filmmaker is following Cox as he investigate the horrific elevator murders. During his investigation, detective Cox discovers the killer's video footage and secrets from his dishonest past is revealed by the killers that he is chasing.

I am easy to work with and I can guarantee a fun, respectful and creative work environment. At this point, I am unable to pay anyone, though that may change in the near future. You will receive full recognition for your commitment and contribution to the film. The film will be submitted to film festivals in the U.S and internationally.

Filming is expected to begin the last week of May or the first week of June (2012)
(Shooting schedule/days will be set once the cast & crew is organized)
***(FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED FOR CAST&CREW)***

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Crew Call for Independent Feature Film "Jackson's Run"

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New Providence Entertainment will begin filming the SAG production, "Jackson's Run," in June 2012.   This will be shot primarily in New Albany, Indiana, as well as the Indianapolis area. We are currently looking for experienced professionals to fill several production positions.

CREW NEEDED:
Script Supervisor
Key Grip
Sound
Makeup

Please send resumes and reels (if possible) to: dlennox@newprovidenceentertainment.com  http://newprovidenceentertainment.com/http://jacksonsrunfilm.com/

 

 

 

Short Film Seeking Volunteer Crew

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Twilight Hour Films, a company based out of New Castle, IN. is seeking a volunteer film crew for our upcoming short 'Smoke And Mirrors'. We have a very talented local film cast including an up and coming actress and model who has already made several notable films. While we are unable to pay I will see that my cast and crew are fed and a low pressured fun atomsphere is provided. We are asking for only extremely dedicated crew members who can work well in a short time frame as we are seeking to have the film done in a weekend. The dates of filming will be Sat. and Sun. July 28th and 29th. If needed we will film longer but this is our initial goal so if you are a director, camera person, grip, etc. and think you fit our bill please contact Sandy at acrossroadsfilms@yahoo.com

"Smoke And Mirrors" synopsis:
A down and out paranoid dog walker hits the big time and then ends up dead, an investigation into his death takes place with more then a few suspects turning up. Smoke And Mirrors is a film noir type film shooting in New Castle, IN. on the weekend of July 28th and 29th, We are in need of a director, a camera person, someone experienced in filming moving automobiles and several other crew positions, extras are also needed in one scene. While it is a volunteer film we do have  a big name talent in the lead role. Catering services will be provided and the amosphere will be low pressured and fun. Please send all inquirys to Sandy@acrossroadsfilms@yahoo.com.

 

IndySSAS Networking Night Monday, Feb. 27th

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IndySSAS Networking Night Monday, Feb. 27th, 7pm at The Elbow Room, 605 North Pennsylvania Street  Indianapolis, IN 46204
Special guests Kathy Byrne from Chicago SAG-AFTRA & Chris Lacey will share info on merger, low budget film contracts and film tax incentives.

 

Fandana to feature first-annual film festival, seeking submissions

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Calling all filmmakers!

Huntington University is seeking submissions for its first annual Fandana Film Festival on Aug. 10-11.

Filmmakers can submit works for the film festival in the categories of narrative, documentary, animation in addition to a special one just for high school students. Awards include a “Best of Category” with prizes of $300 each and a “Best of Fest” prize of $500. The winners will also have their films shown on the main stage jumbotron in front of thousands during the Fandana Festival weekend.

Check out www.fandanafestival.com/film to submit films. The deadline for submissions is June 1. The submission fee is $25. A late registration fee of $35 is available through July 1.

Huntington’s hit music, art and film festival, Fandana Festival, is returning this year on Aug. 10-11, featuring Christian recording artist Chris Tomlin and more than 50 bands on multiple stages.

Tickets are on sale now at www.fandanafestival.com.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

 

Casting Call for Independent Short Film “When the Angels Come”

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Production Title:  When the Angels Come
Union/Non-Union:  Non-Union
Production Type:  Independent/Student
Project Length:  Short Film (5-10 minutes)
Project Format:  16:9 HD
Project Location:  Kokomo, Indiana
Production Company:  Lights Film School Student Project/ DarkSide Productions
Director:  Bryan Jolliffe
Producer:  Bryan Jolliffe
Casting Director:  Bryan Jolliffe / Winston Howard
Audition Location:
Shooting Location:  Kokomo
Email:  Darksideproductions1@yahoo.com
Compensation:  No

KEY DATES
Auditions:  March 10, 2012 12:00 – 4:00 pm (All auditions will be given a specific time within this window)
Call Backs:  by March 24 2012
Shooting Starts:  April of 2012 shooting dates will be scheduled at a later date.
Shooting Ends:  by the end of April 2012

Synopsis:
When the Angels Come, is a story about 3 people from different walks of life at the end of their ropes.  They are each individually “contacted”  to meet at specific location in order to find what they have been searching for.

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MAF presents: “The Producer – What Does He Do?”

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This free and open to the public presentation will take place immediately following our regular monthly Mid America Filmmakers meeting which begins at 7:00 p.m. You are welcome to join us for both.

Film producer Brian McLaughlin will present an overview of the little understood job of producer; the program manager of a film, as well as gardener, mother hen, cheerleader, drill sergeant, counselor, and eternal optimist. With a moderate emphasis on low-budget narrative films, the presentation will examine the tasks of selecting or developing projects, attaching talent, securing funding, overseeing production, and reaching the audience. Overarching subjects such as leadership and helpful personality traits will also be covered.

Brian McLaughlin is a film producer and president of Emerald Elephant Entertainment with over ten years of film experience and over 25 years of international experience. He has produced four feature films, all acquired for worldwide distribution. He was the Media Production Advisor of the Counterinsurgency Advisory and Assistance Team at Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force – Afghanistan. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America and a visiting professor in the film department of the University of Notre Dame and was previously an adjunct instructor at The Art Institute of Tucson. His films have won several awards, including two Accolade Awards of Excellence. He is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild and does stand-up comedy. He spent 20 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve as an Infantry officer, most of that time assigned to Special Operations Command Europe, with call-ups for Bosnia and Operation Enduring Freedom, and other assignments as an Airborne Pathfinder commander and general’s aide. He has a bachelor degree in Business Administration from Notre Dame and an MBA from Boston University. Brian was recognized by Notre Dame as an Exemplary Asian Pacific Alumnus and has been a three-time president of the Independent Film Association of Southern Arizona.

This is part of a monthly series of “Making Movie Magic” workshops. Please visit our website at www.midamericafilmmakers.org for updates and additional workshop listings.

Location: Cellar Door restaurant below The Grand Magnuson Hotel in the Chase Building at 213 W. Washington Street South Bend, IN 46601

    • Tuesday, March 6, 2012
    • 7:30pm until 8:30pm
 

2012 Derby City Film Festival Award Selections

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Current and former Kentucky filmmakers take home top awards at this year’s festival.
LOUISVILLE, KY. (February 21st)
Louisville natives Scooter Downey & Sean Elliot, and Frankfort filmmakers Todd Sheene, Allen Martin, & Scott Stafford are among the winners of the top prizes at the 2012 Derby City Film Festival which took place February 17th through the 19th.
“It’s in the Blood” written by Downey & Elliot, took home the awards for Best US Feature Film, Audience Choice, and Best Actor (Elliot). The film was directed by Downey and also stars Lance Henriksen who received a Lifetime Achievement Award prior to the film screening. Sheene, Martin, & Stafford took home the award for Best US Short Film for their film “Bizarnival: Tuxedos in the Attic”
The full list of 2012 Award winners:
Videoblocks & The Footage Firm Award for Technical Achievement: “Grounded”
Audience Choice: “It’s in the Blood”
Lifetime Achievement: Lance Henriksen
Best Actor: Sean Elliot - “It’s in the Blood”
Best Actress: Kristen Booth - “Below Zero”
Best Student Short Film: “Thin Air”
Best International Short Film: “Donkey”
Best US Short Film: “Bizarnival: Tuxedos in the Attic
Best Documentary: “Bailout”
Best Feature Film: “It’s in the Blood”

Dates for the 2013 Derby City Film Festival and call for entries will be announced later this Spring. More information about the festival can be found at the festival website: www.derbycityfilmfest.com

 

Auditions and Crew Call for Feature Film on Human Trafficing Awareness

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The Basics:
WHAT: Feature Length Screen Play Film Auditions
WHY: To create awareness and speak out for the victims of human trafficking in the U.S.
WHEN: Saturday, Febr. 25th, 1:30-4:30
WHERE: The Current Church/The Gear- 41 W. Monroe St. Franklin, IN.
WHO: In need of actors, techs for film, sound, & lighting, & hospitality

The Details:
We need people that are passionate about well-crafted artistry for the glory of God
No memorization required
Actors will be paired upon arrival for cold reads
Acting resume and head shot will be accepted but are not required
For more information:
Find us on Facebook at : www.facebook.com/fromashesmovie
Email Autumn at: anam_cara_00@yahoo.com

And the next audition

The Basics:
WHAT: Feature Length Screen Play Film Auditions
WHY: To create awareness and speak out for the victims of human trafficking in the U.S.
WHEN: Sunday, March 4th 1:30-4:30
WHERE: First Assembly of God, 108 Beck Lane, Lafayette, IN. 47909
WHO: In need of actors, techs for film, sound, & lighting, & hospitality

The Details:
We need people that are passionate about well-crafted artistry for the glory of God
No memorization required
Actors will be paired upon arrival for cold reads
Acting resume and head shot will be accepted but are not required
For more information:
Find us on Facebook at : www.facebook.com/fromashesmovie
Email Autumn at: anam_cara_00@yahoo.com

 


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