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Kami Chisholm’s The Well: Porn, Class and Gender Inequities

Posted on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 by

  Usually, queer films depicting graphic or naturalistic sex scenes require a conversation that makes the shooting of the film safe. Activist-filmmaker Kami Chisholm, director of THE WELL, doesn’t feel a need to do that. Doing so could undermine the ideological intent behind the film in the first place. For example, there’s no need to go [...]


Celebrating Women in Film

Copy of SUM01 (Large)
Posted on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 by

    Each one of these films is an example of a shining achievement by women and their contributions to film. Whether it’s behind the scenes or in front of the camera, women take center stage. THE WELL is a 14-minute short about an encounter between two lovers. It pushes the boundaries of narrative filmmaking [...]


Doomed Romance Cinema: Director Alvin Case on THE WHIRLPOOL

Lovers Victor and Agathe are caught between tenderness and violence in The Whirlpool.
Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2016 by

The Whirlpool premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Bright Future category, which “presents adventurous new work by novice makers”. Basically, premiering under the Bright Future section is an excellent way to make a splash. Chances are your work is uncompromising, difficult to embrace in one sitting, and leaves you with more questions than [...]


Filmmaker Miguel Llansó Interviews Professor Seifu Yohannes

Director Miguel Llansó
Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2016 by

ADDIS ABABA – Although his name matches that of the great singer of the 60′s, Professor Seifu Yohannes stands out as one of the most important figures in nuclear engineering. In another of my transcripts of tape interviews, Professor Yohannes and I talked about the state of independent film. His answers and questions surprise me. Professor [...]


Spotlight on Nollywood, pt.1: Hakeem Effects, Special FX whiz

Lady Cyclops - one of Hakeem's creations
Posted on Friday, December 11th, 2015 by

This is the first of a two part story highlighting an active member of  Nigeria’s film community.  With local crews working on enterprisingly low budgets even by most independent film standards, Nollywood produces over 1500 direct to video films a year.  Hakeem Onilogbo is the 37 year old CEO of Hakeem Effects, aka Tricks International, [...]


How to Shoot an Indie Film in Japan

Posted on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 by

This week we’re highlighting filmmaker Austin Everett, writer-director of the upcoming Secondhand Heart.  Shot in Japan and Utah on a minimal budget and using a spare crew, the film stars Ben Isaacs and Mallory Corrine in a Shakespearean love triangle. With 50% of the film in the can, Austin is currently raising funds to complete [...]



The Winter
Posted on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 by

  The Dazzling Feature Debut of VFX Artist Konstatinos Koutsoliotas (Guardians of the Galaxy, 300), the Festival Award-Winner Will Have a Limited Release, Followed by Home Entertainment/Digital Channels. IndiePix Films announced  that it has acquired THE WINTER, a stunningly original Greek fantasy drama, the feature-length debut of talented visual effects artist Konstatinos Koutsoliotas. Influenced by [...]


Indiepix Films @ TIFF!

Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 by

Indiepix Films will be at the Toronto International Film Festival through September 18th. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts & reviews!

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HALAL: interview with an ace Amsterdam production company

Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 by

HALAL is an ace production company and photography agency based in Amsterdam and founded in 2010 as 100% Halal Productions by producers Gijs Kerbosch, Roel Oude Nijhuis and Gijs Determeijer. They work with a roster of severely talented  filmmakers and visual artists. This week, their feature film, PRINCE, directed by Sam de Jong, hits theaters in the [...]


The Sony hack: an opportunity to think outside the box

The Sony Challenge
Posted on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 by

It’s an interesting time at Sony. November’s hacking has, in a complex and challenging way, given the company an opportunity to think outside the box when it comes to how a distributor can release a film. Now that the traditional theatrical rollout for The Interview has been canceled, the opportunity is there for an exploration of [...]

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