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Saving Star Wars Now Available Online

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Two Star Wars fans accidentally kidnap George Lucas in SAVING STAR WARS, starring Dave Prowse (Darth Vader), George Starkey (Pitching Lucas) and London Science Fiction Film Festival Best Supporting Actor, Jim Peterson.


This little movie made for $50 thousand has won Best Picture, Best Comedy, and Audience Choice Awards all over the US--and was nominated for Best Screenplay at the London Sci Fi Festival--over the last 9 years, even penetrating the walls of Lucasfilm, Skywalker Sound and Abbey Road Studios, begging the question: Did it it have an influence, in some small way, in persuading George Lucas to allow Star Wars to live on?

Finally see for yourself, or join those that have cheered it on for nearly 10 years, and watch Saving Star Wars online now!



48 Hour Film Project Screenings!

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Filmmaking teams from throughout the Indianapolis area successfully completed a weekend of filmmaking. Films were due on Sunday, August 4 and the last few minutes before the deadline saw filmmakers, operating on little sleep and lots of adrenaline, rushing to get their films in on time.

All of the films that were submitted on Sunday night will screen on the dates below. Come see what Indianapolis area filmmakers can do!

Date Saturday, August 10
Time 6 p.m., 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
Place The Toby, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis

Screening Groups

Group A 6PM

AMIX Evolutions, Lorie Amick
Blue September Films, Kristin Montgomery
Chainreaction Films, Kent Holmes
Cowboy Hawk Pictures , Trevor Roach
Digital Diction, Roy Chamberlin
Dinosaur Riders, Scott Gray
Eden Productions, Desiree Longworth
Ewe B*tch Productions, Valerie Pearce
Look Mom, No Net!!, Amanda Lumpkin
Mutt, Kurtis Bowersock
Quadrivium Media, Anwar Eaton
Red Shorts, Gavin Schroeder, Steven Houser
Team Dharma, Mark Rosenau
The Collective Brain, Ain Embry

Group B 8PM

17th Letter Films, Brent Eickhoff
Ben Tamir Studios, Ben Tamir Rothenberg
Day Job Films, Gareth Davis
Fair Creek , Tylor Smith
Grillbust, Emily Wood
Kevin Winkler, Kevin Winkler
Kind of Epic Films, David West
Lacks Direction Pictures, Patrick Hettle
Memory-Films, Suraj Choudhary
Reel Fun, Yvonne McCann
Short Pants Productions, Tony Cardinali
The Back to Ones, Spenser Fritz
The Plot Devices, Sam Evenson
The Raving Lunatic Show, Ryan Cameron

Group C 10PM

Absurdist Productions, Kurt Nettleton
Batman Buddha Son, Terry Shepard
C.T.G. Productions, Dave Butts
Command Shift-Z's, Aimee Resoco
Cooler Than Whales, Laura Ellsworth
JumpCuts, Ben Yonker
LDR STUDIOS , Clark Crosser
Logical Guess Pictures, Steve Gibson
Really Really Big Show, Matt Thompson
Ripe Tomatoes Productions, Matt Clemens
Studio 802, Justin Sims
The Famous Ape, Andy Jacobs
The Primes, Thomas Fraley
Visual Repair Studios, Christian Adkins II


Indie Film Queen to show film at the World's Largest Gaming Convention

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Noblesville, Indiana - August 3, 2013 - Ingénue, a sci-fi, feature film about a family adopting a clone, has been selected to show at Gen Con in Indianapolis, August 17.

In its first few months of the film festival circuit, Ingénue has engaged and entertained audiences. "It has a great Twilight Zone feel that has been lacking in cinema recently," says the writer/director Kate Chaplin.

Chaplin, coined the "Indie Film Queen" first by the Indy Star, is very proud of her 14th film. "There isn't a lot of sci-fi about female characters that are struggling with identity," Chaplin said, "I wanted to make a sci-fi film that mom's and dad's could take their daughters to."

Gen Con attendance topped 41,000 people in 2012. For 45 years Gen Con has been the go-to convention for consumer sci-fi, fantasy and adventure gaming.

Ingénue will show at the Westin Hotel Saturday, August 17 at 8pm. Chaplin will be in attendance as well as participating on film panels throughout the 4 days of the convention.

Karmic Courage Productions has produced 14 projects and makes films with strong, flawed and wise female characters.




Extras Needed for Feature Film - WALTER

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All ages and ethnicities are welcome to email the film's coordinator to be an extra on WALTER. Each extra will be paid $25/day and receive a meal.
Walter is the story of a young man named Walter Gary Benjamin who works as a ticket-taker slash ticket-tearer at the local Cineplex. His father died when Walter was ten years old and God gave Walter the option to send Jim to Heaven; but in return he promised to judge the eternal fate of everyone he comes into contact with for the rest of his life.
WALTER is based on a short story written by Indiana native Paul Shoulberg. The producer and art director are also Indiana natives. Currently the film is shooting principal photography in Los Angeles and will shoot in Indianapolis June 27th through the 29th.
Everyone is welcome to apply as we need a lot of extras for those days. Extras are welcome to come to one or all of the days. Headshots are a plus, but not required.
Please email the film's coordinator, Glenn Pratt, at to express your interest. Please indicate what days you are available, your contact information, and a physical description if you are not providing a headshot.

IndieFilmCon June 7-9th

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Independent Filmmakers Convention (Indie Film Con) 2013 is happening June 7-9 at IU Cinema in Bloomington, Indiana.
The Indiana Filmmakers Network is hosting an Independent Filmmakers Convention to serve the needs of the indie filmmaking community in the midwest. Our first Indie Film Con will be held in Bloomington, Indiana June 7th through 9th on the Indiana University campus. Please join us for screenings of locally made films, workshops, roundtables, and panels.
For information visit


"How to survive the End of the World" Casting Call

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Atlas Media, a leading nonfiction television production company, is producing a prime time series docuseries for a major, highly respected cable network.  We'll use a mix of dramatic scenes, graphics and renowned scientists to examine what would happen if the world ended. Seeking actors for re-creation scenes.

NEED: Men, women and children.  All ages and nationalities.  Bi-lingual a plus.
CASTING WHEN/WHERE: Indianapolis May 6 – 15, 2013 and Cape Cod, week of May 20, 2013.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 March 2013 12:17

A Gleeful Celebration of Indiana’s Finest Writers Coming to the Palladium

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For a limited time: Tickets are two for $30 when you mention the Promo Code “WriteStuff

Call: (317) 843-3800 and ask for Across the Arts Program


On Saturday, July 20, the WriteStuff Writers and The Center for Performing Arts in Carmel are teaming up for Across the Arts, a one-of-a-kind event transforming the Palladium into a “Writer’s Studio” for a day of literary fun for those who love to read books, magazines, newspapers; enjoy movies or want to learn more about connecting with social media or publishing. This is a day to enjoy up-close-and-personal conversations with some of Indiana’s finest writers across the writing and publishing spectrum.

Award-winning, attention-grabbing, awe-inspiring Across the Arts guests will include: Pulitzer Prize finalist and esteemed biographer Michael Shelden (Simon & Schuster); Academy Award winning screenwriter Angelo Pizzo; iconic novelist and screenwriter Dan Wakefield; fiction author and noted cellist Edward Kelsey-Moore (Knopf)Rebecca Dotlich, (Harper Collins/Knopf), poet and children's picture book author; and Multiple Emmy-winning documentarian Michael Husain. Additional presenters include: Ann-Craig Cinnamon, author of Walking Naked in Tehran and Matthew Tully, author of Searching for Hope, Indiana University Press. Join Indy columnists: Cathy Kightlinger, Talk of Our Town; Jolene Katzenburger, Food Reporter & Restaurant reviewer, and T.J.Banes, special features. Travis DiNicola, Executive Director, Indy Reads Books is also onboard among others who will share the stage. Publishers include: Saturday Evening Post, Indiana University Press, Dog Ear Publishing, Indianapolis Monthly and Towne Posts.

Event Moderators include: Debbie Knox, WISH-TV news anchor; Andy Murphy, WriteStuff Founder, author/literary agent; Amanda Heckart, Editor, Indianapolis Monthly Magazine; Susanne McAlister, Full Circle Host; Kelly Vaughn, Channel 40 TV Host and Amber Strong, Host/ Reporter, Real Scene TV.

The event, which goes from NOON to 6 p.m. will be divided into two sessions including panels with Indiana authors, publishers, columnists, magazine editors, social media experts, filmmakers and film festival executives, with plenty of time for audience Q&A. And audience members will have the opportunity to win fabulous luxury prizes while being treated to the laugh-inducing game show Wait, Wait, Do Tell Me! hosted by humorist Dick Wolfsie, author, news personality at WISH TV!

Dog Ear Publishing will host a 30-minute educational presentation for those attendees interested in learning about the current state of the publishing industry.

Across the Arts will cap off with an After the Event VIP wine and cheese party followed by a special movie presentation hosted by the prestigious Heartland Film Festival/Heartland Truly Moving Pictures.

For a limited time: Tickets are Two for $30 when you mention the Promo Code “WriteStuff”. Tickets at the door will be: $60, $40 for seniors (55+) and $18 for any student or teacher with a valid student/school ID. To purchase tickets, call the Center for Performing Arts Box Office at (317) 843-3800 or order online at

For a complete Across the Arts program listing with all presenters visit .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 07:38

Indianapolis 48 Hour Film Project: Team registration now open!

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Calling all Filmmakers and Filmmakers-to-be:

Registration is now open for the 48 Hour Film Project Indianapolis, 2013 edition – one of the creative highlights of the year. Be sure to take advantage of the early bird discount!

Here's where you go to register and get more info:

The 48 Hour Film Project is your chance make a short film -- write, cast, shoot, edit and score it -- in just two days. On Friday night, teams get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in their movie. 48 hours later, the movie must be complete.

• So get your team together, register now and mark your calendars for production weekend: August 2-4.
• See your finished film Saturday night, August 10 at The Toby at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Registration dates:

• Early Bird Registration: Before Monday, July 8: $140
• Tuesday, July 9 to Tuesday, July 23: $160
• Wednesday, July 24 to Friday, August 3: $175

Why Should You “48”?

• It’s an intense, collaborative creative experience you will never forget.
• Everybody’s doing it.  Indy is one of over 80 cities running a competition this year.
• It’s an international competition. One lucky film from the U.S. will make it to the famed Cannes Film Festival!

Are You a 48 Hour Veteran?  New this year…

• There is no limit on how many cameras you can use
• The credits can be 1 minute, the story can be 7
• The genres have been switched up a bit

Check out last year’s winning Indianapolis film here:


Gen Con Indy Film Festival 2013 Official Selections

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Gen Con Indy Film Festival 2013
Official Selections

The Gen Con Indy Film Festival has announced its selections for the 2013 festival. There will be a record number of films screening at this year's event. The festival will be held at the Westin Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, IN August 15-18 2013.

For more information about Gen Con Indy please visit the website

Official Selections

Feature Films
America's Most Haunted
Billi & Theodore
Cheery Point
Darksyde (Hell Walks the Earth 2)
Dead Stop
Dead Weight
Eternal Damn Nation
For No Eyes Only
Found In Time
Justice Squad
Misfit Heights
Mosquito Man
Motivational Growth
Project London
Realm of LARP: The Movie
Singularity Principle
The Phoenix Rises
The Serious Business Double Feature
Independent Series
chop socky boom: auditions
Exile: The Family You Choose
Game Knights
Gamer Chick (2013)
Martini Mom & Devil Spawn
Once Upon a Time in the 1970s
Spellfury Series
Standard Action - Season 2
The Bloody Mary Show
The Bob & Angus Show
The Book of Dallas
The Horde
The Platoon of Power Squadron, Part V: Fate
Voyage Trekkers - Season 2
Walking In Circles Season 2
Zhon: The Alien Interviews
Zombie Fairytale Theater - the Webseries!
Zombie Socks Series 1: Episode 1 - Undead Rental Zombie Staffing
Short Films
'_____' (Insert Superhero Name Here)
A Mouse Fable(Stop It)
Baby Lovecraft
Bedtime for Timmy
Broken Wings
Burdens: Act I
Country Road
Dark Teachings
Death Do Us Part
Death In Charge
Enter The Dark
Felix Graves
Flash of Wire
Game Over
Giant Mushrooms
Halloween is for the Birds
Instant Messenger
Ivanna And The Wolf
Karl of the Future
King Tigermore In Strawberry Fields
Last Day of Winter
Last Seen on Dolores Street
Lookout, Science
Made For Play: Board Games & Modern Industry
Magic The Gathering The Musical
Metal Gear
Ninja Laundry
Noirmageddon - A Mark Anvil Thriller
Nowhere Road
Pinball Donut Girl
Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Shotgun Madness
Purge Clause
Rampage: Project Vermillion
Red Sand: a Mass Effect Fan Film
Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story
Role Initiative
Rose, Mary and Time
Run For Your Life
S for Sally
Staff Entrance
Super Temp
The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse
The Beginning
The Dream Job
The H & G Job
The Humans Are Coming
The Legend of Old Nappy le Pube
The Oohs
The Silent Sleeper Trilogy
The Telemarketer
'Til Death
Titanadon vs. MechaMantis
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 15:58

Indiana Short Film Festival

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Independent filmmakers have until July 1 to submit short films for the third annual Indiana Short Film Festival (formerly known as The Film Festival of Hendricks County).  There is no entry fee.


All genres are welcome from all over the world, but entries must be under 40 minutes.  The audience will vote for their favorite films in various categories, and a $250 cash award will be given to the Grand Jury winner.  A separate category, Student Films, will be limited to high school students or younger from anywhere in the State of Indiana.


The Indiana Short Film Festival will be held on Columbus Day weekend (October 11-13, 2013) at the historic Royal Theater on the Square in Danville, Indiana, just 14 miles west of Indianapolis.  For more information, please see our website at

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 March 2013 10:40

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