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AND YET IT MOVES is a selection of the ROS Film Festival

AND YET IT MOVES, one of my animation short films has been selected to screen at the ROS Film Festival in Elche, Spain. AND YET IT MOVES is about independent thinkers and how their revolutionary thoughts are accepted or more accurately stated, not accepted. The film follows the adult life of Galileo who stated that the Sun, not the Earth was at the center of our solar system and who died under house arrest for espousing this “falsehood.” At the same time that Galileo proposed his hyp...

MESSAGE FROM UNIT 493 - a selection from A.T.H.O.I.A.'s Anthology just released

NEW! JUST RELEASED AND AVAILABLE NOW ON AMAZON. The latest installment of A.T.H.O.I.A.'s Anthology, the saga continues. MESSAGE FROM UNIT 493 is about a message that is delivered to us today that an android recorded one billion years earlier. "You have the right to know. After all it will affect you!" Here is the link to Amazon:  Here is the link to the author's website: ...

Alien: Covenant, Review by Siraj Syed: Paradise morphed

Alien: Covenant, Review by Siraj Syed: Paradise morphed Five years after Prometheus, this film is the second instalment in the Alien prequel series, and the sixth one in the Alien film series, as well as the third one to be directed by Ridley Scott. Prometheus was his second directorial effort in the series. He was 42 when he directed Alien (1979) and is in his 79th year, when Covenant is releasing. Imagine making a prequel 38 years after the original! Alien Covenant is an interesting film in...


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