Grant’s sing-along feature is based on crime noir

The Reel welcomes back longtime contributing editor Ed Koziarski after six months in post earthquake Japan producing a documentary.  (See Uncanny Terrain below.) 

Odd Machine’s Fahey to direct “Nine Twelve” feature

Director Sean Patrick Fahey, of hybrid production studio Odd Machine, will direct and co-produce “Nine Twelve,” an indie feature which explores the lives of three people who must confront a tragedy related to events around September 11. Sean’s newly formed Boat Tattoo Productions, LLC, will handle productio

Nov. 26 screening at new Southside Hub of Production

A TRIO OF SHORT FILMS about the Middle East and Middle East views of America will screen Saturday, Nov. 26 at the quite new Southside Hub of Production cultural center in H

Gamut of artistry on display at free event Saturday

THE “AWAKENING ARTS FESTIVAL” an all-afternoon, free immersion in the arts at Wicker Park’s Flat Iron Building this Saturday, November 12th, is the first event staged by Hesperidian Productions

Richard Cohen’s short debuts with 2 others Oct. 16

A TRIO OF SHORTS by local filmmakers will screen Sunday, Oct. 16, centered around the premiere of “Song for Pluto,” an 8-minute short by filmmaker/screenwriter Richard Cohen of Three Color Productions, at an intimate new venue in Bucktown.  The other two comedy shorts are Boris We

Short film producers to get info on low-budget contracts

SHORT FILM PRODUCERS are invited to attend a special AFTRA/SAG Breakfast Workshop “Demystifying SAG Low Budget Contracts,” dealing with how you can afford to hire professional union actors for your projects, on Wednesday

‘Chicago Connection' shorts screen at Black Harvest Fest

SEVEN CHICAGO-MADE SHORTS, grouped under the title of The Chicago Connection, screen Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Black Harvest International Film Festival.  One of those shorts is Swimmin’ Lesson, a 9-minut short by African-American studies P

Writer/director Jamal’s music drama about a ‘90s band

SMASHED! A short film by writer/director Theophilus Jamal, about a band struggling to stay together during the changing Chicago alternative rock music scene in the ‘90s starts production Sept. 23 on a micro-budget. Producers are Jamal’s Hipsters Union Productions and Kristine Kruse

MPG uses Kickstarter to fund ‘green’ doc trailer

TO START A DOC on a subject close to their hearts, Media Process Group producers Bob Hercules and John McCarthy launched a Kickstarter site, to raise $5,000 for a trailer for their n

Sci-fi ‘Breathers’ short a Pipeline contest finalist

FILMMAKER ADRIANNA MCKINLEY’S character-driven sci-fi short drama, Breathers, based on the Breathers comic book by Justin Madson, is in postproduction being readied for two local film festivals this fall. The story is about a young girl who attempts suicide by breathing

Comedy feature ‘Sister Mary’ premieres in St. Charles

FILMMAKER JAMES VALLO’S COMEDY, Sister Mary, has its world premiere Saturday, July 16 at  the  Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., in St. Charles, followed by a party at Chord on Blues. 

Soundtrack release party for Julian Grant feature June 22

A PARTY JUNE 22 for the soundtrack of 18 original country songs by the Crooked Willow band, from Julian Grant’s feature film, Fall Away, will be hosted by the film’s producer, Boris Wexler of Escape Films, at Excalibur, 632 N. Dearborn at 7 p.m.

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