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Justin Moe is the lead host of The Fantasy News Video Segments as part of TFN. He is a director, producer, and actor in the MD/DC/VA area, having worked in both film production and theatre for 14 years. A story-teller at heart, he has produced and directed several independent projects, as well as helped support others with his cinematography and video editing skills to get them over the goal line.

Making It Happen: Dark Darkness Filmmaker Wilson Large

Interview with Dark Darkness filmmaker Wilson Large on The Fantasy Network News

The filmmaking process provides many outlets for both creatives and people with technical skills. Some work in film as a job, while others just do it for the fun of it. Some people are casual filmmakers, and some are bitten by the bug and can’t get it out of their system. This is what happened to filmmaker Wilson Large, creator ...

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Telling Stories Well: Galactic Galaxy Filmmaker Anthony Ferraro

Interview with Anthony Ferraro, Creator of Galactic Galaxy, on The Fantasy Network News

Story is powerful. Following your passion for a certain story or genre adds valuable energy to it. That’s the lesson from filmmaker Anthony Ferraro, who has always had a passion for telling great, unique stories—which is what the filmmaking process comes down to. Anthony has always had a story of his own to tell, as you will see in his ...

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Make It Personal: Interview with Wyatt Moore (The Inventor)

Interview with Wyatt Moore, creator of sci-fi web series The Inventor, on The Fantasy Network

At the end of the day, your film/story should express some part of you. Your artistic flare should shine through. This hugely important part of creating a film has been the practice of filmmaker Wyatt Moore, creator of The Inventor, a web series about a mad scientist whose crazy creations cause his roommates a host of problems, like memory manipulation, ...

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Conspiracy Theories and Dark Comedy: Herman Wang’s Illuminagents

Do conspiracy theories ever go out of story writing fashion? Probably not, but these days it’s like they’re more relevant than ever for SFF creators. In this week’s Content Creator Interview, we’re chatting again with writer/director Herman Wang, this time about his new sci-fi web series ILLUMINAGENTS, streaming for free on The Fantasy Network.  In ILLUMINAGENTS, Wang wanted to explore ...

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Magic and Secrets: Herman Wang, Creator of The Spell Tutor

With four seasons under his belt so far, Herman Wang, the writer/director behind the award-winning indie web series THE SPELL TUTOR (available for free viewing on The Fantasy Network) is going strong. Inspired by the world of Harry Potter and similar works, THE SPELL TUTOR follows the adventures of Emma Colden as she struggles through her magic lessons and schoolwork ...

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Stories that Need to Be Told: Eveshka Ghost, Creator of The Bastard Sword

Sometimes you just have to get a project out there. You must use the resources you have to create what you can; otherwise you will never know whether it could have been done to begin with. Polished or not, sometimes you just have to do the work, make the film. Our latest Content Creator Interview features Eveshka Ghost, a filmmaker ...

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Behind the Scenes with Shiny New Things Creator, Lakeisha Jackson

Interview with Shiny New Things creator Lakeisha Jackson on The Fantasy Network News

Love sci-fi and fantasy films and web series, and want to know more of the behind-the-scenes stuff from your favorite indie projects? We have good news for you… TFN has begun its exciting new Content Creators Interview Project,  reaching out to the various filmmakers on The Fantasy Network in order to hear more about their personal filmmaking journeys. This is ...

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Do You Have Goblin Feet?

(This article has been amended after a diligent reader pointed out historical research concerning Tolkien and Rayner Unwin, as well as the timeline of the publishing of The Lord of the Rings, that I had not seen before. You can read that piece here. My text has been slightly altered to reflect the facts.) “Goblin Feet” is the title of J.R.R ...

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Baldor the Hapless: Epic Fail in The Lord of the Rings

Over the last year I’ve been reading The Lord of the Rings out loud to my son, and it’s been wonderful to re-experience Tolkien and Middle-earth through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy. The other night we came to the chapter The Passing of the Grey Company where Aragorn and his companions enter the Haunted Mountain and find the mysterious ...

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Jemima Catlin and The Hobbit

Jemima Catlin and The Hobbit by Noble Smith I have many editions of The Hobbit in my collection, from Alan Lee’s handsomely illustrated edition, to the bizarre Rankin and Bass animated film book tie-in, to the one with Michael Hague’s sumptuous paintings. All of them have a place in my heart for one reason or another, along with my favorite ...

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