Feature doc in progress about airline crash survivor

KY DICKENS is raising finishing funds for her second feature documentary Sole Survivor. The film follows George Lamson, the only person to live through the 1985 crash of Galaxy Flight 203 in Reno, as he reaches out to connect with

Ghazi’s Arab American ‘Fordson’ doc to DVD release

FORDSON THE MOVIE, Rashid Ghazi’s Ruth Leitman-scripted documentary about an Arab American football team in Dearborn, Michigan fasting for Ramadan as they train to play their wealthier cross-tow

Cone’s ‘The Wise Kids’ drama on VOD and DVD

STEPHEN CONE’S OUTFEST-WINNING DRAMA The Wise Kids, about teens in a youth group in his native South Carolina thoughtfully questioning their Christian faith, will be released by Wolfe Releasing thi

Actor walks 200 miles to get into apocalyptic role

GEARING UP FOR HIS LEAD role in Stephen Folker’s apocalyptic thriller To Survive, LA-based star Burt Culver is walking 200 mil

After 4 years, feature doc ‘Skate or Die’ in post

AFTER FOUR YEARS IN PRODUCTION and 100 hours of footage, director Ryan Ferguson and producer Azam Ahmed are in post-production on the feature documentary

Timely ‘God particle’ doc screens July 16 at Landmark

BEFORE SCIENTISTS at the CERN particle accelerator outside Geneva, Switzerland apparently discovered the long-sought Higgs Boson or “God Particle” earlier this month, 137 Films captured the ill-fated hunt by physicists at the Fermi National Accelerator outside Geneva, Illinois. Filmmak

Vitamin-made short screens at Blue Whiskey fest 7/27

VITAMIN’S DANNY DELPURGATORIO, creative director/director of Filmworkers Club’s motion graphics division, directed a short with a Vitamin crew of 15 that showcases July 27 at the July 24-29 Blue Whiskey Inde

Looby’s dramedy ‘Be Good’ premieres at Siskel June 22

BE GOOD, TODD LOOBY’S INDIE FEATURE, produced by his Obrigado Productions in 2011, will enjoy a full week’s screening at the

NATO Summit setting for Kolak’s indie 'MAYDAYS'

THE RECENT NATO SUMMIT in Chicago is the setting for filmmaker award-winning filmmaker Ben Kolak’s indie feature MAYDAYS that he says is in the political tradition of filmmaker Haskell Wexler’s Medium Cool.

Comedy sitcom pilot screens May 21 at ComedySportz

THE PILOT, “LIFE SUPPORT,” a sitcom about a support group for people in support groups, starring some of Chicago’s funniest stand-ups, actors, and improvisers screen

May 10 fundraiser for ‘ChiTown’ basketball doc

A FUNDRAISER FOR CHITOWN, a documentary-in-progress from New York-based reality TV show director/producer Nick Budabin (Cake Boss, Kathy Griffin), who started shooting when he spent time here in 2011 producing “Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes,” will b

White House snubbed online winning docmakers

Anida Yoeu Ali and Masahiro Sugano’s video My Asian Americana was passed over for a slot in the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders’ Champions of Change program April 5, despite winning the online vote in the IAAPI’s

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