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Chatting with Sci-Fi Filmmaker Adam Batchelor

Satori Awakening interview with Adam Batchelor on The Fantasy Network News

Love a good sci-fi film, especially if it’s indie? Then you might want to check out Satori [Awakening]. In this blend of sci-fi, action and adventure set in a near-future earth, humans attempt to harness the power of artificial intelligence to reverse the climate crisis. In completing its task relentlessly, the AI spirals out of our control, covering the planet ...

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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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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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Indie Film Scene: Insights from TFN’s Ron Newcomb

Indie Film Scene podcast with guest Rob Newcomb - on The Fantasy Network News

Interested in creating an indie film or web series? Curious about what it takes to have success in the world of independent video content? Then this podcast episode is for you! Ron Newcomb of The Forge Studios Team and TheFantasy.Network shares insights into the indie filmmaking world with the gals at Blog Talk Radio’s Indie Film Scene podcast. As you listen, you’ll ...

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Live Stream the 2020 Hugo Awards, CoNZealand, and Gen Con on The Fantasy Network

There may be a pandemic going on, but that’s not stopping science fiction and fantasy fans from finding creative ways to celebrate their genre fun. This weekend, with the help of streaming services offered by The Fantasy Network (TFN), big name conventions including the 2020 Hugo Awards, World Con (CoNZealand), and Gen Con are all offering live-streaming of sessions and content. ...

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Robots and Humans Face Off in Mark Freiburger’s EXILE

There’s something about androids, isn’t there? Their metallic bodies, cybernetic components and humanoid appearance capture the attention of sci-fi fans, filling screens with the question of what it means to be human, alive, sentient. There’s a rich tradition of androids in sci-fi, from I ROBOT to BLADE RUNNER to EX MACHINA to WESTWORLD. And now the short film EXILE by ...

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Red Velvet Revolution: The Making of a Dystopian Sci-Fi Web Series

Red Velvet Revolution by Vivien Rosewood on The Fantasy News Network

Creating indie sci-fi is a labor of love—even more so when the budget is near zero. That’s the case with RED VELVET REVOLUTION, which creates a dystopian future in which people’s lives are directed like reality shows without their knowledge. The characters in RED VELVET REVOLUTION don’t realize their lives are being scripted. And not everyone behind the scenes approves of ...

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Remembering Stan Lee and His Legacy in Comics

Stan Lee

The comics community lost a legend. Stan Lee, co-creator of many of Marvel’s established comic book characters, passed away at age 95 at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His death was confirmed by Kirk Schenk, attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee. “Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created,” said Disney CEO Bob Iger. “A super ...

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Faith and Fandom: One Man’s Quest to Take the Gospel to the Geeks

  Hector Miray is a man on a quest. As a pastor, his life’s mission is to spread the message of Jesus Christ. But Hector is no ordinary preacher. He writes devotionals that illustrate biblical themes using characters from DC Comics and popular shows like “Doctor Who.” Then he takes his work to a venue that few ministries have tapped ...

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