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Loss and Mental Health: The Moving Indie Sci-Fi Film ‘Blank Shores’

  In the award-winning short indie sci-fi film Blank Shores, writer/director Alex Kyrou and producer Clare Shields explore an emotional topic that audiences might not immediately associate with speculative fiction—how the loss of a child impacts parents. But as movies like Arrival, novels like Borne and shorts like Blank Shores prove out, science fiction provides a powerful lens for viewing ...

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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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Fan-Favorite LARPS Now on AMZ Prime, Up for Renewal

LARPs season 3 in the works and more news on The Fantasy Network News

Taking down bad guys, shooting your friends, and exploring romance are completely normal during a live-action roleplaying game. But in the live-action role-playing comedy, LARPs, things aren’t always as easy as you’d hope. The LARPs characters discover they can’t keep their normal lives and their play entirely separate. Real life? In-game? It’s sometimes hard to tell. LARPs Building a Wider Audience ...

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Introducing—New Universe Pages for Indie Fans on TFN!

The Gamers Universe page launching on The Fantasy Network

Explore more of the world of THE GAMERS and other indie SFF web shows with TFN’s new Universe pages! READ ON… Now there are even more ways than ever to support indie sci-fi and fantasy filmmakers. The Fantasy Network is launching brand-new UNIVERSE pages for our most popular web series to give you even greater access to all the things ...

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Seattle’s 48-Hour Film Project Free on TFN All December

Seattle 48 Hour Film Project 2020 screenings on The Fantasy Network

If you love the adventure and intensity of watching short films written and shot in two-day timeframes, then head over to The Fantasy Network now. We’re hosting the results of the 48 Hour Film Project for free for a limited time, now through end of December 2020. Don’t miss it! The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless ...

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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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Labor of Love: The Making of Sci-Fi Short Film BLINDSIGHT

Fan art can take a lot of forms — short stories online, a reddit feed, sketches, Etsy crafts. But when you’re a creative director and artist, your ambition gets a bit of a boost and you probably end up doing something bigger. It’s fair to say that was the experience of filmmaker Danil Krivoruchko, whose short film BLINDSIGHT is a ...

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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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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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