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SYNAPSE: A Memory-Bending Indie Sci-Fi Film

Synapse by Kenlon Clark - review on The Fantasy Network News

When filmmaker Kenlon Clark isn’t busy directing episodes of the Netflix Original Series The Guardians of Justice (Will Save You), he’s making time for personal projects like his recently released neo-noir sci-fi crime caper, SYNAPSE. Set 10-20 years in the future, SYNAPSE follows the path of a man with tech-induced memory gaps, trying to figure out who he is and ...

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Dune Gets IMAX Premiere at TIFF 2021

Dune with Timothee Chalamet IMAX premiere scheduled - learn more on The Fantasy Network News

After getting its on-screen debut postponed to the dismay of its production team and fans alike, the eagerly awaited reboot of Dune starring Timothée Chalamet will show on the real big screen—IMAX—at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival in September. TIFF 2021 looks to happening with a mix of in-person and online experiences, which seems to be the trend with ...

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Catch the Australian Sci-Fi Showcase Online April 3-4

Berlin Sci-Fi Filmfest presents the Australian Sci-Fi Showcase in association with Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival on Saturday to Sunday, April 3-4, 2021.

Berlin Sci-Fi Filmfest presents the Australian Sci-Fi Showcase in association with Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival on Saturday to Sunday, April 3-4, 2021. Seven Australian films encompassing the vast themes and infinite possibilities of speculative cinema will represent the Oz sector as part of the inaugural Australian Sci-fi Showcase. This is an online screening series hosted by the Berlin Sci-fi Filmfest ...

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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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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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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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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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Sand in Your Reboot? It Must Be Villeneuve’s DUNE

A look at the 2020 Dune film on The Fantasy Network News

What is it about literary, philosophical science fiction that draws readers in, but drives filmmakers to distraction—challenging the very notion of whether some things are just impossible to adapt into a movie? If you’re asking that question about Dune, then you’re probably creating the right mindset for whatever happens—good, bad, or ugly—when director Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the famed sci-fi ...

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Indie Film Review: VOLITION

“They say when you die, your whole life flashes before your eyes. I wish it were that simple.” With those first words of dialogue begins the intense 92-minute ride that is VOLITION, a mind-bending, cerebral indie science-fiction thriller being released today (July 10, 2020) on Apple TV, Prime Video and other digital platforms. Co-written and co-produced by brothers Ryan W. ...

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