Rows is an independent thriller by David W. Warfield that stars Hannah Bernal, Lauren Lakis, Kenneth Hughes, and Joe Basile. Learn more about the movie in our spotlight article: The 5Ws and How: Rows.
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We had the pleasure of talking to David Zellis, the producer and co-writer of the indie horror flick Dark Forest.
In 2013 we entered a filmmaking competition in Canada called CineCoup (basically American Idol for filmmakers) we didn’t make it far, but decided to make the movie anyway. We are located in Winnipeg Canada, so we used local talent some who been active in the community for years. The story revolves around four girls going on a camping trip getting away form the group’s psychotic boyfriend.
It is about a group of friends that go on a camping trip and are terrorized/stalked by one of the group’s jealous and psychotic boyfriend.
We never really specify where it takes place, but we filmed in Winnipeg and outside of the city as well. We were very fortunate to have a friend that let us use their property that has a forest directly behind it.
We made it over the summers of 2013 and 2014. It is not set at any specific time, but it has an atmosphere of feeling like it was made in the eighties. We did a theatrical release ourselves across Western/Central Canada which we are extremely proud of. It outgrossed some high profile government funded films and at the local theatre it played at it was held over for three weeks while outgrossing some of the high profile Hollywood films it was playing alongside. It hit the streaming services in 2016 and was finally released on Blu-Ray/DVD on February 13th.
Good question. In Canada, the system is very much government funded which although seems and can sometimes be a good idea, it unfortunately causes more problems then it solves. So we wanted to make a feature on our own terms and this is the end result.
It is available on a number of streaming services (links below). For horror fans that prefer the physical medium, they can officially get a copy on Blu-Ray/DVD on Amazon.com and at independent retailers across Canada.
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Odd Brodsky is a quirky comedy about a woman who quits her job to break into Hollywood. Check out all all of our coverage on the feature here. Directed by Cindy Baer and starring Tegan Ashton Cohan, Ilana Klusky, Matthew Kevin Anderson, and Scotty Dickert. You can watch the flick for free on Amazon Prime.
We are thrilled that we were able to discuss the indie film A Legacy of Whining with producer Maria Munro and director/writer Ross Munro.
The indie feature A Legacy of Whining was written, directed and stars Ross Munro (his second feature after Brewster McGee) and Produced by Maria Munro and Ron Heaps. The cast includes Ross Munro as “Mitch”, Robert David Duncan as “Dunc”, Angie Descalzi as “Esmeralda”, Keilani Elizabeth Rose as “Grizelda”, Emily Haine as the “Starlet”, Dayana Hernandez as “La Muda”. The Production Crew includes Ron Heaps (Cinematographer), Maria Munro (Costume Designer/Art Director), Ivan Barbou (Music), Eric Carbery (Production Designer). A Legacy of Whining is being distributed worldwide by Los Angeles-based film distributer Indie Rights.
A Legacy of Whining is a 1970’s-influenced buddy comedy with serious undertones about two former high school friends who reunite thirty years later for an event-filled and quite disastrous evening that painfully proves “the past ain’t what it’s cracked up to be”. Some of the movie’s tonal and thematic references ranged from the classic American buddy films of the late ’60’s/early ’70’s like The Odd Couple to the early work of Woody Allen (Bananas/Take The Money and Run) and Martin Scorsese’s After Hours.
The story and events depicted in A Legacy of Whining take place in a nameless city in present day North America over the course of a single evening (from dusk to dawn) which helps establish a more “universal” tone to the movie and allows viewers to further imprint their own experiences and to the film’s actions and characters and captures a more “dream-like” essence and surreal vibe to the proceedings.
The film itself was shot in Vancouver, Canada (and some of its surrounding suburbs) over the course of six months from February 2014 – July 2014 using a combination of actual existing locations and constructed sets.
A Legacy of Whining had its World Theatrical Premiere in Vancouver at Van City Theatre in April 2016 and has since played at numerous film festivals (and is currently available on all major online digital platforms including iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Prime).
Having recently come to a mid-life artistic crossroads as a filmmaker, I originally wanted to concoct a funny tribute to all those cool ’70’s buddy films I grew up watching every Saturday at my beloved Winnipeg movie theaters but as the story of the characters developed I began to discover that A Legacy of Whining started to reveal more darker shades having to do with questioning one’s life and the ultimate issue of wondering whether or not your life has amounted to anything. I was interested also in examining through the character of “Mitch” why one feels so desperately inclined to living in the past and how this affects your ability to move forward and grow. Hopefully, we- as the audience- can relate to all the messy aspects of growing older and figuring out this great unknowable void called life through the diametrically opposed view points of the main characters Mitch and Dunc as they spend the evening sparring over what their lives have become as they take their painful views into the rearview mirror of their existence.
A Legacy of Whining is available to rent/own on all major online digital platforms in North America and internationally on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Prime as well as having all distribution, broadcast and sales rights currently available by Los Angeles-based distributor Indie Rights.
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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 soon, but until than enjoy the movie’s trailer and you can watch it for free on Amazon Prime.
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.
You 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…