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Camerado feature road movie, 'LOST IN NEW MEXICO' now on iTunes, coming to HULU

  From the land of 'Breaking Bad': Camerado's feature road movie, 'Lost in New Mexico: the Strange Tale of Susan Hero' ('Great Road Pic' - Angelika Entertainment), now available on  iTunes ->​ie/lost-in-new-mexico/id470893​805 SYNOPSIS: Accompanied by her illegal immigrant companion, a woman desperate to clone her deceased child steals cash and heads across country in search of a maverick animal cloning expert who says he ...

New Category – European Youth Film

Français German Italian Spanish ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival announces the launch of a new category, “European Youth Film“, for it’s 2012 edition. ÉCU gives European youth the chance to submit their work to a supportive and engaging international community, providing them with exposure, helpful critiquing and the opportunity to participate in a real life film festival! Young filmmakers will be competing for the “The European Youth Exce...

"A.L.I.C.E." Celebrated for Its Frugality in Production

On June 6, 2011, Alex Radcliffe, writer for the BigStarTV Blog, singled out "A.L.I.C.E." as an example of masterful frugality in indie-filmmaking: For more info on the film, please visit:  ...

El Cadáver Exquisito | Collaborations by Elric Kane

El Cadáver Exquisito | Collaborations by Elric Every sin is the result of a collaboration. - Lucius Annaeus Senecca El Cadáver Exquisito was a true collaboration and a blind one. From one artist’s hands to another we discovered a film, formed from endless possibilities. When Victor first approached me to edit the film I was excited but a little hesitant as I was concerned it may be an ethnographic documentary abou...

El Cadáver Exquisito | by Sarah Walko

El Cadáver Exquisito by Sombra El Cadaver Exquisito began as a seed of an idea but once it was given birth it seemed we could only run to keep alongside its momentum. I did a lot of writing for the film in the beginning as Victor was shooting. We spoke of using a voice over, a narrator who might tells its story like a fable. As the visuals and footage piled up however, it was clear they wanted to be their own narrator. ...

El Cadaver Exquisito | Update

El Cadaver Exquisito | Update by Sombra   After a series of private screenings for film/video/art groups, scholars and individuals, based in the greater metropolitan area of NYC, we are in the final stage of El Cadáver Exquisito. The main purpose of those screenings was to test the cut and gather both general and specific criticism for the movie in order to help us polish the editing, and therefore, the narrative. The screenings have also smoothed out o...

El Cadáver Exquisito | Verdant Tunnel

El Cadáver Exquisito | Verdant Tunnel by Sombra Film posters have been used since the earliest public exhibitions of film. They began as outside placards listing the programme of (short) films to be shown inside the hall or movie theater. By the early 1900s, they began to feature illustrations of a scene from each individual film or an array of overlaid images from several scenes. El Cadáver Exquisito explores the psyche of an individual reflecting a multitu...

El Cadáver Exquisito | the view from the steps

El Cadáver Exquisito | the view from the steps by Sombra   A shadow passes, stops. I sit and stare and hope it will stay to talk of something other than the dust, the fever, the curtains. It doesn’t. It moves. - Brendan Edward Kennedy arranged by Sarah Walko Categories: Garage, Production Notes, Screening Rooms, Sombra ...

El Cadáver Exquisito | Counterpart

El Cadáver Exquisito | Counterpart by Sombra   In my body you search the mountain for the sun buried in it's forest. In your body I search for the boat adrift in the middle of the night. -Octavio Paz   Exactly as in a musical score, it is impossible to understand myth as a continous sequence. -C. Levi-Strauss ...In another time that is now, listen to the footsteps of time, inventor of places with no weight, nowhere, listen to ...

Victor Ruano

Victor Ruano by Sombra -There are four elements that make up the foundation of my memories and of my present, that is to say, of me. They gave birth to and laced themselves through all the situations that mold my life. Two of them arrived at the same time, while I was still a child: my mother's garden and my father's library. I remember the first one deeply, like a cloudy horizon. A forest of roses, with stems that reached to the sky. And the second one, lumin...

Tony Murnahan: An Indie Filmmaker

    Tony Murnahan is a young, Fayetteville-based filmmaker who has already lived multiple lives. After retiring from touring in rock bands, his buddy Joe Stauffer helped Tony transition into producing multi-angle, live, rock videos for local NC bands. Tony sold much of his musical equipment so he could afford the very basics needed for creating videos. Thus Murnahan’s own production company, Stwrongtone Media, was born. After filming countless live performances,...

A story about a fish. Let it be a lesson to you.

  A couple of years ago my parents, like a lot of elderly people, suddenly took to cruises. And in order to share their new-found love, they insisted that my wife and I join them on one. My wife and I, just so you know, are more accustomed to kayaking the headwaters of the Amazon than standing in line at the floating buffet, so when we got an opportunity to take part in one of the "activities", we jumped. We went snorkeling. ...

See? Somebody else thinks I'm pretty swell (not you, Mom).

If you're not familiar with, now would be a great time to check it out. Why? Well, they're the go-to resource for a ton of really talented photographers I'm honored to be among. But more important, they wrote a nice article about me. Please check it out. The article. You can get to it via When you're done reading all about my exploits, take a c...

When is a boondoggle not a boondoggle?

A lot of people in the advertising business think of a boondoggle the way the Supreme Court thinks of porn –– they can't define it, but they know it when they see it. I don't think it's that hard to draw the line. It all comes down to responsibility. If you're doing something you honestly intend to help your client, you're not engaging in boondogglery. If you're doing something for your own personal gratification at the expense of your client, you are. Take me, for exam...

Lancaster Children's Film Festival

Lancaster Children’s Film Festival’s mission is to engage, entertain and educate children about films and filmmaking.

Chicago International Film Festival's youth festival: CineYouth

Imagination. Education. Celebration.

Young visionaries let their voices be heard at Cinema/Chicago’s CineYouth Festival. Celebrating its sixth year in 2010, the CineYouth festival showcases and celebrates filmmakers 20 years old and younger. For submission information and deadlines, check out or email Festival Director Rebecca Fons at

During the three day Festival (May 6-8, 2010), CineYouth provides young filmmakers the opportunity to attend numerous workshops (past workshops include: Screenwriting 101, Bach or Beyonce – Soundtracking Your Film, Am I Gonna Get Sued for This?, Final Cut Editing), film school panels and discussions, and access to industry professionals, all at Columbia College Chicago, the country’s biggest film school.

Winning films are shown at the Chicago International Film Festival in October, 2010!


ÉCU 2010 Announces Partnership With Cineuropa

    Who is Cineuropa? A website dedicated entirely to the European filmmaking community and a newly re-established partner of ÉCU 2010! The Cineuropa team provides film and television professionals from all over the world an invaluable resource created “to provide up-to-date information and other services essential to know one another better.” Best feature of the website? It comes in four languages: Italian, French, Spanish and English. ...

Scott’s November Festival Update

  Scott Hillier Hi! Our early deadline is getting near so if you directors want your film to be in competition at ÉCU 2010 you’d best work on locking that picture and send us a screening copy as soon as possible! You’ll find submission details at While everyone seems to have spent the year being battered from pillar to post due to the World’s economic implosion, submissions have been coming in to us at a steady stream. As usual we ar...

CineYouth Film Festival

The CineYouth Festival produced by Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the 45th Chicago International Film Festival, will kick-off with an Opening Night Celebration on Friday June 19th, 2009 at 6PM. Festivities will feature a showcase of short films by filmmakers Vince Singleton (The Porter), Hannah Dallman (Small Comforts), Sean J.S. Jourdan (An Open Door) and Jack Newell (Andre: Portrait of A Capoeirista). Following the screenings, a panel discussion will be moderated by Ron Falzone, Film Professor and Directing Area Coordinator at Columbia College. The night will wrap up with a reception where the audience gets a chance to speak one-one-one with the featured filmmakers. Free food! Free movies! Networking with fellow filmmakers! Admission is free and open to the general public with RSVP to Seating will be on a first come, first served basis and is limited to theater capacity. Awards Ceremony - June 20th, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Film Row Cinema (Columbia College Chicago) - The winning films will be recognized with awards and prizes. Come support the filmmakers and their award-winning work! The two-day CineYouth Festival showcases work from filmmakers under the age of 20 and from across the country. This year’s Festival features 95 films, with screenings and workshops held on June 19th and 20th at Film Row Cinema at Columbia College Chicago (1104 South Wabash). The screenings will run from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. both days and this year's workshops include: How to Get Into, Pay For, and Navigate Film School (Friday, 3PM-4PM) Join our opening night filmmakers as they discuss the process of finding the right academic program, searching for financing, and choosing a schedule that best fits your talent. Scriptwriting 101 (Saturday, 11AM-NOON): Led by Ron Falzone, this workshop will discuss the basics of writing a solid screenplay. Conflict, motiviation, tradgedy, comedy, drama! How to make the words work for you. Bach or Beyonce? Choosing a Soundtrack for Your Film (Saturday, 1PM-2PM) Led by Hannah Dalman, this workshop will examine how different music can change the meaning of scene, and how a score can add-or subtract-from a film. Am I Gonna Get Sued? How to Make Your Film 100% Legal (Saturday, 2PM-3PM) From parking permits to “borrowing” footage for your film, there are legal issues in movie making. Join Columbia College Chicago’s Film and Video Department Producing Concentration Coordinator, Kevin Cooper as he advises how to make a film, and not get sued in the process. All workshops and panel are free to the public. Please RSVP to

JRozezze reads from HURRICANE: the life of an independent filmmaker

Indie filmmaker & author JRozezze reads from "HURRICANE: the life of an independent filmmaker: Available @ Amazon and other outlets

Wach 3 Amazing new American Filmmakers roast the big screen with their explosive, moving tales of Cuba. Shot in Havana, Cuba.

  Alberto Gonzalez, filmmakerHavana Kidz An accomplished filmmaker, Alberto brings to the screen Cuba's next generation of musicians. He spent many years documenting the day to day life of Cuban families as they struggle to guarantee their children's musical dreams....

Filmmaker-Luis Moro