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My first 2 NYC movies are coming out next year :: Separating the film work to pre-NYC & NYC

2 New Projects, Release Plans

I moved to NYC in mid-late 2008 & started work on my first NYC movie in 2009.  That was Brooklyn Fantastic.  It's an unusual movie - part documentary, part fiction.  It's partially shot (mostly shot), requires 1 more story to tie it all together, which I plan on shooting this winter.  Brooklyn Fantastic will most likely be released in a different fashion than my NYC movie #2 - Breakthrough Weekend.

Breakthrough Weekend - which I started shooting this time last year/2012, is much more of a normal movie - compared to Brooklyn Fantastic.  Breakthrough Weekend is a detective comedy.  It will go through a more regular indie film release process - festivals, theatrical screenings, DVD, VOD, etc.

Breakthrough Weekend will probably be released first.  Early-mid next year (hopefully by March-April).  Then that movie will be promoted & distributed throughout 2014.

Brooklyn Fantastic will probably play at a fest, & then have a theatrical screeni…

Epic Godard retrospective at NYFF

Check out Angelo Bell's BROKEN HEARTS CLUB on Amazon Instant Video

Rented & watched Angelo Bell's drama-comedy Broken Hearts Club through Amazon last night.  BHC is a unique, well made independent film.  The story is told primarily through long conversations and dramatic confrontations at a psychiatrist's office.  Film was shot well, directed well, & acted well.  Here's what one reviewer had to say about the movie:

"The story of Broken Hearts Club sees leading criminal psychiatrist Terrence Thiebold (Jones) given a brand new set of patients, only they're not clinically insane, they're clinically heartbroken. Terrence has to adapt to not only a new style of treatment, but a variety of different love-lost personalities who each have their own stories of separation and betrayal to tell, all while trying to overcome an emotional obstacle the scale of which he has never faced before.
A heart-warming drama with splashes of comedy, Broken Hearts Club is an absolute triumph in independent film-making."

Adam Stephen Kelly,…

These Are the Early Days of THE GLORY DAYS OF INDIE FILM - indie filmmaking & distribution is now available to the vast majority of interested artists in the US :: List of some sites that make it possible

"A beginning is a very delicate time."
- Dune, the 1984 film by David Lynch
(yes, I am a fan of David Lynch's Dune,  perhaps one of the few around, not unlike the small number of sandworms during one period of time in the Dune stories :)

The promise or the goal or at least one major positive promise/goal of the American independent film movement was that one day any artist would be able to make a film (feature or short) and distribute it, outside of Hollywood, without any Hollywood interference.  Those days are now here, and have been for some time.

At this point in time any artist who can get access to a smart phone or a video camera or the right kind of still camera, & can get two actors to volunteer for the film, & can shoot & edit & upload the finished film to the web & also market the film through social media & if they so choose collect money for the film using one of several methods available - is able to practice indie filmmaking & dist…

One of the best indie filmmakers working now doesn't make films - the curious case of Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. is an art/indie filmmaking auteur, he just uses some comedy & does his filmic story telling through half hour episodes on cable. He writes, directs, & edits each show. It's great indie film. Season 3 had some great moments. - http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/review-fxs-louie-still-unpredictable-and-brilliant-in-season-3

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Little Fishes IndieGoGo campaign & related links:

1 - IndieGoGo page - http://igg.me/at/little-fishes-movie/x/11335752 - Alexia (director) Facebook, Twitter posts page - https://www.facebook.com/alexiaanastasioactress?v=app_1061712161188193 - Alexia (director) Facebook timeline - https://www.facebook.com/alexiaanastasioactress4 - Alexia (director) interviews Max Cutler about Little Fishes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR90nmpleVM5 - crowdfunding-sites.us page for Little F…