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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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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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Make It Personal: Interview with Wyatt Moore (The Inventor)

Interview with Wyatt Moore, creator of sci-fi web series The Inventor, on The Fantasy Network

At the end of the day, your film/story should express some part of you. Your artistic flare should shine through. This hugely important part of creating a film has been the practice of filmmaker Wyatt Moore, creator of The Inventor, a web series about a mad scientist whose crazy creations cause his roommates a host of problems, like memory manipulation, ...

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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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Latest Star Trek Fan Film, First Frontier, Now on YouTube

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. —Dr. Carl Sagan With these words hanging on the screen, the fan film Star Trek: First Frontier begins. It’s a fitting start, since the Star Trek franchise has always been about the wonder of discovery. And perhaps that’s why fan films like First Frontier are so pervasive. Trekkies love delving into new ...

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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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