Suggest Me Movies, Louisiana Film Prize PLUS More Indie Projects & Short Films

March 20, 2012 at 11:49 pm

The Post Independent Film Blog

Have you watched a short film today?

CAN’T DECIDE WHAT TO WATCH?

Suggestmemovie.com is here to help.  If IMDB and StumbleUpon had a child, Suggest Me Movie would probably be it.  The site allows to hit one big suggest button and a random movie will pop up.  In addition, the site offers reviews, trailers and more for the films.  While it sounds overwhelming, you can also customize your search.

Check out the site here.

PLANNING ON VISITING LOUISIANA BEFORE JULY 9th?

If you are plan to shoot a short film if you’re there.  The inaugural Louisiana Film Prize is currently looking for entries but there is a catch.  The film must be shot in the Shreveport-Bossier area.  The prize? 50,000 dollars.

Check out the official site: lafilmprizeshreveport.com

RUIN

Check out this sweet animated short film written and directed by Wes Ball and produced by Oddball Animation.

RUIN from OddBall Animation on Vimeo.

SOLIPSIST

This is a crazy (in a good way) experimental short film from director Andrew Thomas Huang.  It won the Special Jury Prize for Experimental Shorts at this year’s SLAMDANCE.

SOLIPSIST from Andrew Huang on Vimeo.

Check out andrewthomashuang.com for more.

THE ARRIVISTE TRAILER

Here is a trailer for The Arriviste, an independent feature film written and directed by Pascal Santschi.  The Arriviste was shot on 35mm gorilla style in New York city for less than $10,000!  In order to accomplish this, Pascal was a crew of ONE handling many principal crew positions on his own.

The filmmaker took on the duties of writer, director, producer, cinematographer, audio, production assistant, editor, composer, foley artist and more.  All while handling equipment hauling duties, scheduling and all facets of post production including ADR and marketing.

Such a one man show requires a ton of dedication and effort.

“There is a great comfort in knowing that everything is in your control but also an absurd amount of stress and doubt that you cannot let it take over.  I believe that I did have my hands in too many pots but in the end, I’m very glad it all turned out.”

In order to save money, the director used out of date negative film left over from other productions.

“I had no guarantee that the film wasn’t damaged or even that each individual roll would perform as expected.  But knowing that 35 mm film was good enough for some of the most beautiful films ever made, I knew that  I could trust it for my story.”

The Arriviste is scheduled to be released on March 28th.

Check out the official site here for more.

HAVE A PROJECT YOU’D LIKE TO SEE FEATURED ON THE ATHLETIC NERD?

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