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Introducing Leah's Indie Film Series @ Soundstage 909!

Posted by Leah on 6/9/2017 12:28:36 PM

        After years of receiving short and feature indie films from filmmakers for review I had a thought: Why not start my own monthly indie film series? I’d seen hundreds of quality indie films, and I knew that the filmmakers are almost always looking for ways to get their films seen-it was a win win.
 
        And so I started planning back in January. There was so much to do! I needed to find films to fill roughly two hours; I needed to interview filmmakers; and update the website to make submissions easier; and decide on an admission price, day of the week and time; I needed to figu...

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Podcast "Zoolaplex" to get Make Over as Animated Series

Posted by Leah on 4/25/2017 10:19:26 AM

        Admittedly I haven't listened to that many podcasts, but they all seem to be roughly about the same:  people talk about something to other people, who they either call, or interview in person, and usually there is very little in the way of audible interest, such as sound effects or music. Sure, the topics are different, but in general there is very little variety as to the sound and technique of them.
   
        That is, until I found Zoolaplex. Zoolaplex is the brain child of voiceover actor Reece Bridger. Each episode features characters Drake, Leanne, Andy, Mike, Caroline, ...

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Kristen Wiig: Highly Skilled and Underrated?

Posted by Leah on 12/4/2016 11:05:00 AM

Article first published on FilmDebate.co.uk

        I wasn’t sure what to write about next. My first thought was to do a contemplative piece on the best actor of our time. I poured over list after list, but all of them seemed to include the same few names, albeit in different orders. It appears that the staples are Tom Hanks, Tom Hardy, Leo DiCaprio, Jake Gylenhal, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey and a few others, but that the “controversy” (and I use the term lightly here) is over and done with. Everyone has come to the same conclusions; that this list of men are the best of the bes...

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Socks and Cakes

        It’s endlessly interesting the way people’s entanglements become apparent, especially when a meal is involved. There are countless films that portray a group of people, either family members or not, sitting down for what should be...

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The Loudest Sound

        Starting a relationship with anyone is tricky business. Often you don’t really know the person you’re starting one with, and it’s impossible to tell what kind of baggage they’re bringing with them, and how that baggage will affect how thin...

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Over Coffee

        How far would you go for a crush? Would you stay at a job you hate, with a boss you hate even more? Would you perform even more demeaning tasks than the ones you’ve already been assigned, if it meant gaining the attention of this person?
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Undatement Center

        What if dating was a business-and no, I’m not talking about escort services, or prostitution. What I mean is, what if, before going on a date with someone you were required to provide your resume, complete dating history, and maybe ev...

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The Madame in Black, or Svarta Madam

        I’ve talked a lot over the years about how inventive indie horror filmmakers are. How some use seemingly mundane things to scare us, while others pit their characters against the horrors their own minds produce. Some have even gone so far ...

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Slack Bay or Ma Loute

        For many reasons, foreign films are often an acquired taste. Some people claim that it’s because they don’t understand what’s going on in a given film, some allege that it’s simple that they don’t understand whatever language is s...

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