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Director Ross Munro and producer Maria Munro present the indie film A Legacy of Whining. In the comedy, “the past ain’t all it’s cracked up to be when two former high school friends reunite thirty years later in a painfully comedic and bittersweet rollercoaster of an evening.” We will be spotlighting the movie with one of our 5Ws and How articles next week, but until than enjoy the movie’s trailer and you can watch it for free on Amazon Prime.


Posted on November 11th, 2017 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Learn more about the independent comedy Odd Brodsky in our article The 5Ws and How: Odd Brodsky and then watch it for free on Amazon Prime. The flick was directed by Cindy Baer, and stars Tegan Ashton Cohan, Ilana Klusky, Matthew Kevin Anderson, and Scotty Dickert.

Posted on November 7th, 2017 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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LoadedYou can find movies of every genre for free online, presented by the filmmakers across a variety of different sites. There is so much content that no one should ever feel the need to bootleg or steal movies (just don’t do it).

Today I stumbled on Loaded, an indie action drama starring Jesse Metcalfe, Corey Large, Monica Keena, Chance Crawford, and Vinnie Jones. I’m down to give it a try.

Official Description: Tristan Price has everything: money, privilege, loving parents, a beautiful girlfriend and a bright future. But he has always had a need for something more, something wilder. Enter Sebastian Cole, a handsome, charismatic, ruthless coke dealer with a taste for fast cars, fast women, rapid-fire weapons… and revenge. Soon, Tristan will be up to his eyeballs in a seedy underworld of drugs, sex and violence before he has a clue that his new best friend is, in reality, his worst enemy!

You can watch Loaded for free on Snag Films. Leave us a comment with your thoughts on the flick.

After you watch Loaded for free, check out these independent films online for purchase…




Scareycrows was one of our featured Halloween indie flicks (SEE: 8 Indie Horror Flicks for Halloween) and if you have not had the time to check out the horror/comedy yet, we are pleased to present the trailer.

In the movie, Amy’s “perfect” life is falling apart and to make matters even worse, the “scareycrows” at a local festival have come to life and are killing everyone in the town. Will she survive? The movie stars Jimmy ‘The Bee’ Bennett, Sam Burns, James Bush, Emily Carding, Martin Challinor, Tom Child, and James Cotter. There are a ton of additional videos about the movie over on YouTube.


Posted on November 4th, 2017 by admin | Leave a Comment
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I hope everyone had a fantastic Halloween and watched some spooky movies. Today we’re glad to put the spotlight on an indie horror film, ROWS from writer/director David W. Warfield. We talked with him about the movie.

ROWS

Who?
ROWS is a micro-budget feature. Genre-wise, it’s thriller/horror, but it’s more art house than grind house, and mostly psychological in its impact. The cast includes Hannah Bernal (nee Schick) as Rose, Lauren Lakis as Greta, Kenneth Hughes as Mark, and Joe Basile as Jack. No “names” here, but all have done a lot of work in front of and behind the camera, and came from LA to work on the film.

I was able to pull in a few veteran filmmakers to put in key positions: Keith Weiner has a history of being a key grip on major features, and is now a lawyer, so that is a great resume for a hands-on producer. My long-time colleague Scott Chestnut is a film editor and director, but he wanted to do cinematography on this shoot. He is talented in this area as well, and always knows more than anyone in the room tech-wise. Whatever you think of the film, you must agree that it is shot beautifully. Veteran composer James Guymon provided us a million dollar score. The other senior member of the crew was our location sound person, Bernie Ozol. Julie Bent is an up-and-coming production design and wardrobe person, and Andrew Vona was our tenacious lead editor. We rounded out the crew with young filmmakers in various positions, as well as a handful of college grad interns.

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What?
The story is about a young woman (Rose) who, while working for her developer father, must deliver an eviction notice to an old farmhouse where a strange woman — a squatter — has been living. The house is to be bulldozed to make way for Rose’s dad’s new subdivision. The strange woman puts Rose under a substance-induced spell, which propels Rose — and the viewer — into an enchantment where time and the laws of physics seem turned upside down. Rose must find the inner fortitude to break the spell and save her father from the strange woman — who we might call a witch.

We agreed early on to use the Canon 5D DSLR to shoot this film. We employed accessories such as rental prime lenses, follow focus rigs, and a steadi-cam. We also built a semi-permanent 60-foot platform with speed-rail dolly track, in the middle of a cornfield, to capture the various tracking shots the story required. We used a simple doorway dolly. Chestnut constructed a number of 4X8 foot bounce boards, which were excellent for creating fill in day exteriors. Because a mature cornfield has stalks 10 or 12 feet high, it is basically a limbo environment—so we could do a lot of cheating with the extensive cornfield scenes. Our shooting schedule, including pick-ups, was 17 days. Audio post was conducted at Studio Unknown, an excellent full-service audio post house in Baltimore.

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Where?
The film was shot in Maryland, outside of Baltimore.

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When?
ROWS was released in 2016.

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Why?
As someone who worked in Hollywood for a bunch of years, It is incredibly liberating to make a film without the burdens of the conventional development, financing, and studio negotiating processes. The downside of micro-budget filmmaking is, well, micro-budgets. Filmmakers working in this way know that a successful micro-budget script must be designed for a very low-cash production. Multiple locations, large casts with numerous wardrobe changes, working with lots of vehicles, and unionized shoots are a few of the elements that micro-budgets generally do not allow. In that regard, a story must be conceived that can work logistically.

I have an artist’s mentality, which to me means that I derive fulfillment from creating things. Films are one of the things I love to create. Paintings are another. While I am great at organizing and planning and logistics, I would be a very crappy business person, and a worse accountant. I made this film because I saw an opportunity to pull together the necessary resources, human and otherwise, and because it is what I love doing. I guess they call that passion.

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How?
While the old barriers to distribution have been knocked down by streaming, the process is still complex and demanding. I opted to go with Nelson-Madison Films/Indie Rights for streaming distribution. While I have experience with theatrical distribution, in my judgment the smartest play was to work with Indie Rights to facilitate the deals with Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and the other meaningful platforms. The jury is still out on the “box office” performance of ROWS. Thus far I give Indie Rights good grades, and their extensive network and experience is very helpful. But the thing to know about distribution at this level is that the filmmakers could work 24/7 for months or years in promoting the film via social media. If you don’t have the budget to hire social media marketing staff, you have to do it yourself, and there are only so many hours in a day.

ROWS is kind of a weird film, and those who are expecting traditional horror tropes will probably be disappointed. Those who are open to the oddball construction of the film, and don’t have pre-conceived notions, are likely to dig it. In any case, I can say that this was the most gratifying and fulfilling filmmaking experience I have had, and I look forward very much to our next micro-budget endeavor.

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Posted on November 3rd, 2017 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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It is finally my favorite time of the year for movies, HALLOWEEN, and I’m excited to present a list of 8 indie horror flicks for viewing on the scariest night of the year. This list includes something for everyone, and better yet, all of these movies are available to watch online for free on Amazon Prime!

Crows

SCAREYCROWS
Directed by Lucy Townsend
An off-beat comedy horror about a trainee hairdresser who discovers that her boyfriend is keeping a dark secret. Soon her world crashes around her as the quiet seaside town where she was born is overrun by homicidal scarecrows.
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Dark Forest

DARK FOREST
Directed by Roger Boyer
When Emily goes on a girls trip for the weekend, her abusive boyfriend Peter can handle it and all hell breaks loose, an eighties styled slasher in the vein of slashers such as Friday the 13th and The Mutilator.
Watch for Free on Amazon Prime

Spirit Stalkers

SPIRIT STALKERS
Directed by Steve Hudgins
The Spirit Stalkers reality show, once a big hit, faces cancellation without a ratings boost, which leads the investigative team to Gloria Talman, whose house is rampant with unexplained ghostly activity.
Watch for Free on Amazon Prime

The Eve

THE EVE
Directed by Ritchie Filippi
Disaster follows a group of friends on their peaceful getaway in this horror thriller. After decamping to Martha’s Vineyard to celebrate the impending new year, a quartet of pals are hunted by a mysterious force that appears to want to gravely harm them. Now, the crew is forced to work together in order to escape the house that has become their prison with their lives intact. 
Watch for Free on Amazon Prime

Horror Hotel the Movie

HORROR HOTEL THE MOVIE
Directed by Ricky Hess
An anthology feature in the vein of Twilight Zone with an array of quirky characters like aliens, clones, psychos and more caught up in extraordinary circumstances at a seedy hotel located in rural Georgia.
Watch for Free on Amazon Prime

Fractional

FRACTIONAL
Directed by Malcolm Deegan
A psychiatrist, John Hatchett wakes up tied to a chair in an abandoned warehouse. Left with no food, water or chance of escape John’s only weapons are his mind and he must use them to full effect. David Crowe is a former patient and one who is not of sound mental capacity… not eveything John Hatchett says is as it seems. John Has a past that he wishes to remain a secret… a secret David crowe is willing to do anything to reveal…
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In April

IN APRIL
Directed by Carlo Bruno
A paranormal tail of horror and afterlife. Marcos drives far away from home to try to commit suicide. Soon he discovers he is not the only one in the car, facing his worst hidden fears.
Watch for Free on Amazon Prime

Francis Stein

FRANCES STEIN
Directed by P.J. Woodside
Frances Stein is a brilliant scientist gone mad for all the right reasons. She’s lost her marriage, her job, and her reputation. Now she has plans for her ex-husband and his new wife that will mess with their minds. Literally.
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We’d love to hear what you end up watching for Halloween, leave us a comment or Tweet at us what is on your viewing list! 


Today take a look at the trailer for the indie rom com, Fast Romance. From Indie Rights Movies and director Carter Ferguson, Fast Romance follows the stories of seven people in Glasgow who are looking for love through speed dating and they get much more than they all bargained for. The movie stars Jo Freer, William Ruane, Derek Munn, Neo Akram, Dave Anderson, Jennifer Bates, Suzanne Bonnar, and Robert Buchanan, and is available to watch on Amazon Prime for free. If you don’t have Prime, the indie is also available for purchase.


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