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Time Traveling through Indie Film Twenty Twenty

A man seeks his destiny in the past, present and future—in the award-winning indie sci-fi film Twenty Twenty by actor, director and producer Dave Sweeney. Awarded “Best Psychedelic Fantasy Short Film” at the Retro Avant Garde Film Festival NYC, Twenty Twenty is the story of Dave Slade—a man who faces a myriad of struggles as he tries to figure out what’s real, ...

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Comedy and Holiday Magic in “A Christmas Cancellation”

The fictional characters in a popular sitcom wake up to the realization that they’re not real—and the show is ending. Now, with CANCELLATION approaching, they must find a way to keep the show going or they will cease to exist. That’s the premise behind the comedic Christmas film A Christmas Cancellation, directed by Justin Timpane. A bit of fantasy is common ...

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Working for Free: 8 Things for Creatives to Consider

As a creative filmmaker or artist, when (if ever) should I work for free? That’s a question all creatives face at some point. The challenge is, if you decide on a blanketed statement of “I don’t do free” as a creative, you likely end up wishing you would have a time or two. Now, I fully get why working for ...

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To Short or Not to Short: Filmmaking Tips from The Forge Studios

I’m usually not a huge proponent of shorts, as there are not many monetary opportunities for them. However, they have become our “go-to” over at The Forge Studios. Why? There are several factors… It Builds a Team Production is the “fun” part of filmmaking, and it gives people opportunity. Filmmaking is a team sport, and there are so many who ...

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Fear Not – Share Your Story!

Look, I get it. We all have heard the horror stories of filmmakers sharing their ideas with the wrong person and suddenly seeing them up on screen without their knowledge or consent. But let’s not take caution too far. You don’t want to become trapped in the fear of sharing that leads you to do nothing. Unless you plan to ...

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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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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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