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Hello everyone! We are back from our summer break with a look at a fantastic indie drama, Six Years Gone, by writer/director Warren Dudley. Dudley previously directed the indie sports comedy Prankz, and horror flicks Cage and The Cutting Room.

Who?
I am a filmmaker and screenwriter from Brighton in the UK. Six Years Gone is the fourth low budget movie I have written and directed. Another project, The Bromley Boys (with a more sensible budget!), I was very proud to have written the screenplay for. I have produced this movie with my wonderful executive producer David Fearn.

The cast and crew, led by the amazing Veronica Jean Trickettt, were largely found within a few miles of my home town. Six Years Gone has a truly low budget ethos. It’s been amazing to see the film, and Vee in particular, garnering some very kind reviews and continued festival success. The cast and crew worked so hard and I hope seeing all the love makes it feel worth it.

The film is being distributed by Indie Rights.

What?
Six Years Gone follows single mum Carrie Dawson who is living a very comfortable life with her eleven-year-old daughter Lolly… until the worst happens and Lolly does not return from school.

We then join Carrie six years later to find that her life has fallen apart. She has been left to look after her mum and now works as a cleaner at a local social club – her past life a distant memory. However as some clues come to light about the abduction, a desperate search for answers, and eventually her daughter, begins.

We aimed for Six Years Gone to be a gritty and powerful look at tragedy, love, and desperation, that will touch a nerve with all parents. Now it’s up to audiences to decide if we succeeded!

Where?
We made the film in and around Brighton, on the UK’s south coast. The film is set in the same area. We were very fortunate to find four or five amazing (and importantly, free!) locations.

We shot the movie in eleven days – not something I would recommend! This was largely made possible by the fact we used long single takes on many scenes. This means we only had to do one camera, sound and lighting set up on location for what could often end up being 4 minutes of screen time.

Saying all that, my amazing DOP Richard Osborne would, I’m sure, have liked a few more days.

When?
The film was written, produced, cast, crewed, shot and edited during 2021. I started with a blank word doc on January 1st and we’d finished by Christmas.

We then set about submitting the film to festivals, and have done better than we could have imagined. We have had wins in London (where we World Premiered), New York, Paris and many more. It’s been an incredible ride. After the festival run ended we released the film in May 2022.

Why?
I’ve spent the last ten years flitting between football-based comedy and the horror/thriller genres. It’s been a privilege to work on these projects with some brilliant, talented people. However, it’s been gnawing away at me that I have yet to make anything ‘real’. Something gritty and heartfelt that packs an emotional punch.

The idea for Six Years Gone had been floating around my head for a while. As the parent of a now thirteen-year-old daughter, news reports about missing children have always left me with chills, and I felt those feelings could be mined for a script. About two years ago I saw a Belgian film called The Unknown Girl, and it immediately made me think that a similar way of shooting could bring my new idea to life. I loved the ultra-real performances and greyness of the film. I aimed to get close to this with Six Years Gone.

How?
Six Years Gone can be seen on the streaming platforms Tubi TV, Amazon Prime, YouTube Movies and Google Play.

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Yesterday I asked indie filmmakers on Twitter to share their movies that are currently available to watch on Tubi TV for free! As I hoped for, we got a really diverse mix of independent films that really showcases that there is something available for everyone. Here are 5 indie flicks that you can watch tonight…

The Inevitable Death of the Crab
Director: Ahcitz Azcona
Starring: Costanza Andrade, Ahcitz Azcona, Ricardo Niño, Jesus Hernandez, and Yuriria Munguia. 
Description: An anonymous death threat to entrepreneur Carlos against his family in Mexico leads to the discovery of a high-level political corruption racket. (Source: Tubi)
Click here to watch on Tubi TV

Wheat Soup
Directors: Gerald Saul & Brian Stockton
Starring: Shaf Hussein, Sandi Happy, Gord Wilson, Leonard Cyrman, Mike Benny, and Bob Campbell.

Description: In a post-apocalyptic future, a wheat farmer embarks upon a journey and encounters a variety of unusual characters, while traveling across the land.
 (Source: Tubi)
Click here to watch on Tubi TV

Noah’s Shark
Director: Mark Polonia
Starring: Jeff Kirkendall, Tim Hatch, Jamie Morgan, Samantha Coolidge, and Ryan Dalton.
Description: A televangelist and his team set out to find the fabled Noah’s Ark, but discover it is guarded by an ancient curse and a deadly great white shark. (Source: Tubi)
Click here to watch on Tubi TV

The Mix
Director: Chris Mollica & Greg Townsend
Starring: Chris Mollica, Brian Silliman, and Cyrina Fiallo.
Description: Would you kidnap a man for stealing your cookies? Sal, the hapless owner of a home grown cookie company places his hopes for financial and personal success in the hands of the enigmatic Joshua Vandersteem. After the deal goes bad, Sal is forced into desperate action. Relationships are tested, feelings are hurt and ultimately blood is drawn. Can Sal redeem his misdeeds or will this be the way the cookie crumbles? (Source: Tubi)
Click here to watch on Tubi TV

My Best Friend’s Famous
Directors: Kevin Ignatius
Starring: Nick Psinakis, Mindy Sterling, Ryan O’Neal, Anne Akhila, and Darryl Gudmundson.
Description: An insecure New Yorker moves to Los Angeles and grapples with jealousy when his less-talented best friend becomes a star on a hit television show. (Source: Tubi)
Click here to watch on Tubi TV

What recent indies have you watched on Tubi TV? What is your favorite platform to watch indies on?

We recently connected with indie film producer Mark Stolaroff, who also happens to be the founder of No Budget Film School. He chatted with us about his latest flick, The Last Days of Capitalism.

Who?
The Last Days of Capitalism was written and directed by Adam Mervis, the screenwriter of 21 Bridges (which was produced by the Russo Brothers and starred Chadwick Boseman), and National Champions (starring J.K. Simmons, Uzo Aduba, Timothy Olyphant, and many others). Unlike those studio films, Last Days was made on a micro-budget ($40k) and produced by long-time indie producer Mark Stolaroff (the founder of No Budget Film School) and Kenny Harrison, who was a classmate of Adam’s at Florida State University. The cast of two is comprised of veteran actor Mike Faiola (Awkward) and newcomer Sarah Harper. It was shot by AFI grad Bethany Michalski and edited by filmmaker David Au. The music was scored and collected by Alexander Burke, co-founder of the band Magnolia Memoir. This was Adam’s feature directorial debut. It was released by Indie Rights Movies. 

What?
Last Days is about a wealthy man who has been holed up high above Las Vegas in a penthouse hotel room for nearly a month, clearly suffering from some unnamed trauma. His night with a mysterious young woman turns into several nights, as he discovers that she is more than a match for him intellectually. She, too, is intrigued and while she initially stays because he is paying her, the two begin a complex relationship that could turn into something more than just lustful desire. But both have secrets, and getting to the bottom of those—without the inevitability of money getting in the way—will be a challenge. Despite the title, Last Days is NOT a political film. 

Where?
Last Days was shot in 10 days in Las Vegas, entirely in a penthouse hotel room high above the city. We had no permits to shoot in the room, and somehow managed to sneak all our equipment up the elevator without anyone asking any questions. I mean, it’s Vegas, and a lot of crazy stuff happens there, so I don’t think anyone cared. The cast and crew drove up from Los Angeles, where everyone is based. We loaded Adam’s brother’s Suburban up with gear and caravanned to Vegas. 

When?
The film is set in the present and was shot in September 2019. It was completed in March 2020 and premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival, right before COVID shut everything down. It ended up playing a number of film festivals—virtually—winning several awards. It was released by Indie Rights Movies in November 2021. It is currently 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. 

Why?
Director Adam Mervis got what he likes to call “The Typical Hollywood Screenwriter Treatment” on 21 Bridges, where the writer (and original creator) of the film has no control over the project. He wanted to make something that was entirely his own, so he adapted a play he’d written for the screen, something that could be made on a small enough budget that he wouldn’t get stopped from making it. 

How?
The Last Days of Capitalism can currently be seen on Amazon Prime, Google Play, and YouTube.  

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YouTube has increasingly become an awesome go to spot to watch independent films for free (AVOD, so the filmmakers get paid!). There are a lot of different channels to choose from that offer a variety of content. One channel is from Indie Rights movies, a film distributor and production company that has a vast library of films of all genres. Today we are going to focus on three indie dramas that they have on YouTube to watch tonight!

First Love
Director: Michael Masarof
Starring: Annie Heise, Aaron Costa Ganis, Arye Gross, Adam Huber, Mia Barron, Amin El Gamal and Malin Barr.
Description: When a notorious Hollywood actress suffers a nervous breakdown and hides in a seaside hotel, her slacker twin brother must make a choice: save his troubled sister from herself, or sell his explosive tell-all book and sacrifice their twin bond for good. (Source: YouTube Page)
Click here to watch on YouTube

Four Walls
Director: Darcy Touhey
Starring: Maddie Phillips, Debs Howard, Reece Thompson, Ryan Beil, Glynis Davies, Brenda Matthews, Caitlin Howden, Doralynn Mui, and Naika Toussaint.
Description: A glimpse into various people’s ever-changing relationships over the course of a day. (Source: YouTube)
Click here to watch on YouTube

3:13
Director: David Jaure Rosenbaum
Starring: Paul Alexandro, Marina Vidal, Julio Lourido, Giselle Torres, Bob Cady, Sheryl Carbonell, and Tatum Freeman.
Description: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent US recession during late 2000’s. (Source: YouTube)
Click here to watch on YouTube

We would love to hear what you are watching online! Leave a comment on this post or send us a DM on Twitter @MyHWoodDream!

Happy to be back with a new Indie Flick that you can Watch Online for Free! Today we have a movie that its director calls “Clerks meets Dazed and Confused” and that is enough to automatically peak my interest.

Northwood Pie is a coming of age stoner “rom-com”. Here is some more information on the movie and then how to watch…

Official Description: Community college burn out in the making, Crispin, lands his first job at the local, rundown Northwood Pizza. And through his experiences with friends, coworkers, and a kindling relationship, Crispin learns to embrace his higher ambitions. (Source: IMDB)

The movie was directed by Jay Salahi, and stars Todd Knack, Annika Foster, Paul LeSchofs, Kristina Cohen, Mendel Fogelman, Aj Hamilton, Amir Malaklou, and Destiny Mounce. You can watch Northwood Pie for free on Tubi TV and IMDbTV. Check out the trailer here.

Ring in the new year by binge watching the indie romantic drama Loving Till It Hurts.
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Loving Till It Hurts is a six-part digital series that was directed by Luner Eugene, and stars Shawntaria Franklin, Wil J Jackson, Mary Farah, Tamara C Moore-White, and Delpha Clarke. In the series, a “lonely, sad, yet beautiful wife of a neglectful husband, bumps into an old flame and opens a Pandora’s box of emotions.” You can watch the whole series right now for free on Tubi TV.

What will you be watching on New Year’s Eve?

Posted on December 29th, 2021 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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I know, I know, Halloween is over, I should move on from the horror movie binge watching. But what can I say, I just want to fit a few more in before the onslaught of Christmas movies begins! Here are 3 more indie horror flicks that you can watch online (right now) for free!

Blood From Stone
Director: Geoff Ryan
Starring: Vanja Kapetanovic, Gabriella Toth, Nika Khitrova, Eric Cotti, Andriana Garbiso, and J. Michael Silver.
Description: The old era of vampires has been forced into darkness, yet they are drawn to the dawning of a new era for themselves with a longing to be free of their savage curse. (Source: Indie Rights)
Click here to watch on YouTube

Derelicts
Director: Brett Glassberg
Starring: Emily Ammon, Les Best, Kelly Dealyn, Lana Dieterich, and Andre Evrenos.
Description: Thanksgiving day for a dysfunctional upper class family takes a terrifying turn when their suburban home is invaded by a gang of sadistic drifters. (Source: Tubi)
Click here to watch on Tubi TV

HEX
Director: George Popov
Starring: Daniel Oldroyd, Suzie Frances, and Garton William Young.
Description: Two soldiers on opposite sides of the English Civil War find themselves driven to extremes, while trapped in a forest that is controlled by a witch. (Source: Tubi)
Click here to watch on Tubi TV

Are you ready for Christmas movies or are you still clinging to Halloween like us?



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