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Sheer SFF Poetry: The Sci-Fi Haiku of Marcus Vance

Across the Vacuum a sci-fi haiku collection by Marcus Vance - interview on The Fantasy Network News

If high school was the last time you thought about poetry, you’re missing out on getting your sci-fi fix in short, potent shots — and you should think again about that. The taut, streamlined sci-fi haiku of author Marcus Vance, along with this SFF flash fiction and other short works, are worth checking out. His new haiku collection, Across the ...

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Cognition Starring Andrew Scott and Jeremy Irvine now on VOD

Andrew Scott, Jeremy Irvine, Milo Panni and Ravi Ajit Chopra on set of Cognition, article featured on The Fantasy Network News

If you haven’t seen the indie sci-fi short film COGNITION yet, now is a great time to do it—as it’s now available on demand on a number of platforms. The film’s sci-fi stylings wrap around a heartfelt story rooted in a father-son relationship, packing a great punch at the end and leaving audiences wanting to see more of this exciting ...

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Crowdfunding Latina Superheroes: Support LOQUITA by Kayden Phoenix

Loquita, a supernatural Latina superhero graphic novel - read the interview with creator Kayden Phoenix on The Fantasy Network News

There’s nothing quite like seeing a superhero character that mirrors your experience of the world. For filmmaker and storyteller Kayden Phoenix, that had led to the work she’s doing on LOQUITA, a supernatural Latina superhero graphic novel, which is finishing up its Kickstarter soon. Inspired by the kind of tale and characters Phoenix would love to see onscreen, LOQUITA tells ...

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Calling All Creators: Submit to Stareable Fest 2021

The premier annual indie TV and web series festival in the US — Stareable Fest — is currently taking submissions. If you aren’t familiar with Stareable, it’s a new and growing place for digital creative talent in the TV industry to connect and showcase their work. Stareable Fest 2021 honors the year’s best content, and provides a space for the ...

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Tips for Making Your Own Film from Sam Weston

Sam Weston, creator of The Swordswoman on The Fantasy Network

The Fantasy Network recently chatted with Sam Weston, creator of the short film The Swordswoman during the 48-Hour Film Project. He shared some excellent tips for those who want to get started making their own indie films. We want to share these ideas with the indie creators in our audience, especially those who are just starting out on their filmmaking ...

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Filming on a Deadline: The Making of The Swordswoman

The Swordswoman by Sam Weston, interview on The Fantasy Network News

If making a film in 48 hours sounds intimidating, crazy, and exhilarating fun, you’re right — about all of it. And it just may be the excuse you need to create a film that explores the story you’ve always wanted to tell. That’s what inspires filmmaker Sam Weston, who made his entertaining short film The Swordswoman for the 48-Hour Film ...

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Paragon: The Shadow Wars, with Danny Trejo, Premieres on TFN

Watch Paragon: The Shadow Wars starring Danny Trejo on The Fantasy Network

Buckle up! Paragon: The Shadow Wars, the sci-fi/adventure TV series starring Danny Trejo, Franziska Schissler and Justin Price premieres today on The Fantasy Network. And you will not want to miss this action-packed entertainment. In a world where Reapers take souls and demons bargain with humans for their place among the food chain, a new descendent named Jael has emerged to stop Death’s ...

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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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