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MayDay Film Festival is now accepting film submissions

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MayDay Film Festival is now accepting film submissions for the May 5th 2012 festival.
* Submissions will be accepted until APRIL 14, 2012. There is no submission fee.
* Any film missing the APRIL 14, 2012 submission deadline must pay a $25 late fee to be considered for selection. The $25 late fee does not guarantee selection. Late films will not be considered for any awards other than “Viewers' Selection” awards. These will be “showcase only” films, in the event of selection.
* Films of any length may be submitted. Music videos may be submitted.
* A submission application must be filled out completely and signed by a legal representative of the film's ownership. You can request the application via the contact info below.
* There must be no copyright infringement in the film. This includes, but is not limited to: logos, artwork, music and photography. You must be able to present legal documentation showing proof of your ownership of the material or permission of the owner for its usage upon request.
* By submitting a film for selection at MayDay Film Festival, you hereby release MayDay Film Festival, its employees, committee members, and volunteers from any liability that may result from the screening of your film.
* Nothing of pornagraphic nature will be selected for screening.
* The film must have full and complete credits either at the beginning or end of the film. Anyone whose name is not in the film's credits will not be considered for any awards.
* There will be no electronic submissions. Films must be on DVD format and the submission application must be printed and have an original signature. DVDs and forms will not be returned. If the film will not play in our DVD player, you have until the submission deadline to send a new DVD and not be charged a late fee. It's recommended to test the DVD in several players before submission. Late fees will not be refunded in the event a DVD fails to play.

Booth information:
This year we will have lobby space at our disposal and we're going to use it for booth space. This will give filmmakers or those with products and services useful to filmmakers to promote their work and sell merchandise. (Pending Approval with the University of Southern Indiana) Tables are 4X6 ft. for $15 each. Whatever you can fit in that space, you can have. :)

Contact: (for questions and application requests)
3310 Shale Hallow Dr.
Evansville, IN 47720 (to send submissions)



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The first feature film from Karmic Courage Productions. (Leah Not Leia, Home Security, Love Dance, First They Came for...)

Online auditions/reels links can also be sent to officekcp(AT)gmail(DOT)com before April 7th. Dramatic monologues preferred. Character breakdowns available here -->

Below are the lists of characters as well as descriptions we’ll be looking for in the new sci-fi feature “Ingenue.”

In-person auditions will be Saturday, April 7th in Noblesville, IN. Email officekcp(AT)gmail(DOT)com with your headshot and resume for a 15 minute audition time.


This project will be non-union.


CAROL – female, white, 30’s look
Lead role, school teacher, mother of two young girls, frazzled but smart

ROSALINE – female, any ethnicity, 18-24 look
Lead role, human analog, doe-eyed, young child-like nature, actor needs great range of emotion, prefer long dark hair and big brown eyes.

ADAM – male, white, 30’s look
Lead role, father of two, engineer, loves NPR stories, disconnected at times, protective,

RICHARD – male, any ethnicity, 20’s look
love interest to Rosaline, loves pop culture, a knight in shining armor

LIZZIE – female, white, 4-6 years old
Daughter to Carol & Adam sister to Mia (already cast) minimal lines but a lot of screen time

AGENT RUNE – male, any ethnicity, 40’s look
by-the-book FBI Agent. Ed Harris type

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 March 2012 11:03

PROXY_Casting Call

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CASTING CALL - Along The Tracks Productions is seeking actors of all types, age, gender, and ethnicity in consideration for the horror/drama PROXY.

PROXY is the fourth feature from Producer/Director Zack Parker (INEXCHANGE, QUENCH, SCALENE). The film will be shot entirely in Indiana this summer. Please send all inquiries, headshots, resumes, and IMDB links (if available) to Veronica Diaz:

SAG and non-SAG may apply. All auditions will be scheduled by appointment only. 

You can learn more about previous films from Along The Tracks/Zack Parker by visiting:


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CARMEL, IN -   Writer and Director Christopher Allen has announced Rise of Metropolis, a new production his RACSO team plans to shoot in June, 2012.  Allen helms his third endeavor into the fan based production, with popular titles such as “Star Trek vs Batman” and “Quantum Leap; A leap to Di for” to his credit.  Allen’s 2009 film, “A Time for the Heart”, was also selected for competition in the San Diego Comic Con International Film Festival in 2010.

Returning to the RACSO helm is co-producer David Briggs, who produced RACSO’s previous two features.  Matt Beikes of Jazzy Dog Productions also joins RACSO as Assistant Director while Daniel Risk serves as Cinematographer for the production.

Rise of Metropolis centers on The Dark Knight, Superman, and Wonder Woman characters immersed in modern day social and complex political dilemmas.   The popular trio is stands against Ra’s Al Ghul, who has returned to Gotham City to finish off not only Gotham City, but Metropolis and the entire United States Government.  Appearances will also include Harley Quinn, Scarecrow, Bizarro, and the Joker.  Fans may recall the 2010 incarnation, “Fall of Gotham”, delayed in 2010, but has been re-tooled into a smaller, leaner production.  "Most of the original cast has returned," said Allen.  "I am grateful for their continued belief in me."  Cast members include Chris Spurgin, John Gearies, Cassandra Nuss, Lisa Marie Smith, Carrie Bennett Fedor, David Briggs, Daniel Boughton, and Larry Adams.

Allen is also unlocking the RACSO’s vaults for some impressive rewards to fans that help get Rise of Metropolis off the ground.  Fans and supporters can receive The Dark Knight, Wonder Woman, and Superman tailor-made costumes used in the film, as well as the entire costume collection from the immensely popular “Star Trek vs. Batman” film from 2006.  Kickstarter supporters are also given exclusive on-set access, previewing the film before it premieres, DVD’s of all three fan-films, and much more.

“We’re giving folks the exclusive chance to actually live their investment, not just get the usual DVD.  There has to be an incentive for people to help.  Here, they can visit the set, have fun, and get some remarkable collectibles from this project.” Allen added.  “I want it to be a win-win for everyone.”

For more information, please visit


Crew Call for Independent Feature Film "Jackson's Run"

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New Providence Entertainment will begin filming the SAG production, "Jackson's Run," in June 2012.   This will be shot primarily in New Albany, Indiana, as well as the Indianapolis area. We are currently looking for experienced professionals to fill several production positions.

Script Supervisor
Key Grip

Please send resumes and reels (if possible) to:




Short Film Seeking Volunteer Crew

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Twilight Hour Films, a company based out of New Castle, IN. is seeking a volunteer film crew for our upcoming short 'Smoke And Mirrors'. We have a very talented local film cast including an up and coming actress and model who has already made several notable films. While we are unable to pay I will see that my cast and crew are fed and a low pressured fun atomsphere is provided. We are asking for only extremely dedicated crew members who can work well in a short time frame as we are seeking to have the film done in a weekend. The dates of filming will be Sat. and Sun. July 28th and 29th. If needed we will film longer but this is our initial goal so if you are a director, camera person, grip, etc. and think you fit our bill please contact Sandy at

"Smoke And Mirrors" synopsis:
A down and out paranoid dog walker hits the big time and then ends up dead, an investigation into his death takes place with more then a few suspects turning up. Smoke And Mirrors is a film noir type film shooting in New Castle, IN. on the weekend of July 28th and 29th, We are in need of a director, a camera person, someone experienced in filming moving automobiles and several other crew positions, extras are also needed in one scene. While it is a volunteer film we do have  a big name talent in the lead role. Catering services will be provided and the amosphere will be low pressured and fun. Please send all inquirys to


Heartland Film Festival 2012 Call for Entries

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Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit feature length and short films in Narrative, Documentary and Animation categories. Student filmmakers are also encouraged to apply. All films are judged on the achievement of excellence in filmmaking and utilizing the transformative power of film to promote positive change in people’s lives.

Now accepting submissions for the 2012 Heartland Film Festival! Download the Official Submission Rules and Regulations to make sure you have everything you need before submitting your film.

Important Dates:
March 1 – Call for Entries Opens
May 1 – Early Bird Deadline
June 15 – Regular Deadline
June 22 – Late Deadline
October 18-27 – 2012 Heartland Film Festival

Early Bird Deadline – $30 ($25 for Students)
Regular Deadline  – $35 ($25 for Students)
Late Deadline – $45 ($35 for Student Films)

Early Bird Deadline – $50 ($30 for Students)
Regular Deadline – $60 ($35 for Students)
Late Deadline – $70 ($40 for Students)



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KingPen Enterprises is looking for a film crew to help produce a short film titled “Elevator Massacres.”
This is a non-paying production. All cast & crew will be respectfully credited in this film (listing will
be added to IMDB) and all CREW & CAST members will receive a free copy of the film and
invitation to the premiere.
SYNOPSIS: Two sociopaths go on a killing spree, recording their vicious elevator attacks. This is homicide detective, Paul Cox last assignment before he retires. A documentary filmmaker is following Cox as he investigate the horrific elevator murders. During his investigation, detective Cox discovers the killer's video footage and secrets from his dishonest past is revealed by the killers that he is chasing.

I am easy to work with and I can guarantee a fun, respectful and creative work environment. At this point, I am unable to pay anyone, though that may change in the near future. You will receive full recognition for your commitment and contribution to the film. The film will be submitted to film festivals in the U.S and internationally.

Filming is expected to begin the last week of May or the first week of June (2012)
(Shooting schedule/days will be set once the cast & crew is organized)


Casting Call for Independent Short Film “When the Angels Come”

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Production Title:  When the Angels Come
Union/Non-Union:  Non-Union
Production Type:  Independent/Student
Project Length:  Short Film (5-10 minutes)
Project Format:  16:9 HD
Project Location:  Kokomo, Indiana
Production Company:  Lights Film School Student Project/ DarkSide Productions
Director:  Bryan Jolliffe
Producer:  Bryan Jolliffe
Casting Director:  Bryan Jolliffe / Winston Howard
Audition Location:
Shooting Location:  Kokomo
Compensation:  No

Auditions:  March 10, 2012 12:00 – 4:00 pm (All auditions will be given a specific time within this window)
Call Backs:  by March 24 2012
Shooting Starts:  April of 2012 shooting dates will be scheduled at a later date.
Shooting Ends:  by the end of April 2012

When the Angels Come, is a story about 3 people from different walks of life at the end of their ropes.  They are each individually “contacted”  to meet at specific location in order to find what they have been searching for.


MAF presents: “The Producer – What Does He Do?”

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This free and open to the public presentation will take place immediately following our regular monthly Mid America Filmmakers meeting which begins at 7:00 p.m. You are welcome to join us for both.

Film producer Brian McLaughlin will present an overview of the little understood job of producer; the program manager of a film, as well as gardener, mother hen, cheerleader, drill sergeant, counselor, and eternal optimist. With a moderate emphasis on low-budget narrative films, the presentation will examine the tasks of selecting or developing projects, attaching talent, securing funding, overseeing production, and reaching the audience. Overarching subjects such as leadership and helpful personality traits will also be covered.

Brian McLaughlin is a film producer and president of Emerald Elephant Entertainment with over ten years of film experience and over 25 years of international experience. He has produced four feature films, all acquired for worldwide distribution. He was the Media Production Advisor of the Counterinsurgency Advisory and Assistance Team at Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force – Afghanistan. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America and a visiting professor in the film department of the University of Notre Dame and was previously an adjunct instructor at The Art Institute of Tucson. His films have won several awards, including two Accolade Awards of Excellence. He is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild and does stand-up comedy. He spent 20 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve as an Infantry officer, most of that time assigned to Special Operations Command Europe, with call-ups for Bosnia and Operation Enduring Freedom, and other assignments as an Airborne Pathfinder commander and general’s aide. He has a bachelor degree in Business Administration from Notre Dame and an MBA from Boston University. Brian was recognized by Notre Dame as an Exemplary Asian Pacific Alumnus and has been a three-time president of the Independent Film Association of Southern Arizona.

This is part of a monthly series of “Making Movie Magic” workshops. Please visit our website at for updates and additional workshop listings.

Location: Cellar Door restaurant below The Grand Magnuson Hotel in the Chase Building at 213 W. Washington Street South Bend, IN 46601

    • Tuesday, March 6, 2012
    • 7:30pm until 8:30pm

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