The Reel Black List: Harold Dennis, Actor

16+ Harold Dennis is an American actor with twenty years in the business and over one hundred and fifty film credits. Dennis enjoys playing complex characters with a myriad of conflicts and realizes how fortunate he is to do it. Here are five films you can watch right now on YouTube: Hellraiser: What’s Your Pleasure, … Continue reading “The Reel Black List: Harold Dennis, Actor”

Weeklong run at Chatham theatres for One Way’s self-distributed feature “Pieces of a Dream”

One Way Productions launch the national theatrical tour of their second feature “Pieces of a Dream” with a weeklong run at the ICE Chatham Theaters beginning Feb. 27.

Harold Dennis, Ngine James, Paul Branton, Joel P.E. King and Raz B lead an ensemble cast in this drama from a script by director Skee Skinner and Branton.

“It’s a moral piece that dances between the themes of a gentleman seeking truth, a young woman seeking redemption, a young man seeking acceptance, and an artist seeking love,” Skinner said.

‘Postcards From Home’ personalizes the pandemic

1+ Chicago-based filmmaker Richard Cohen explores the depths of isolation in Postcards From Home, a series of one-act vignettes about the affects of the pandemic. The ten-minute episodes feature intimate testimonials from characters explaining how COVID has affected their lives. Black Blue Man is an African American consumer’s awkward trip to a car dealership. Southern … Continue reading “‘Postcards From Home’ personalizes the pandemic”

“Clash of the Vampires” series to film in Illinois

An all-local production will hit Illinois in late February when the new Netflix series, “Clash of the Vampires,” begins filming the ten-episode, hour-long action fantasy from producer Eric DeShazer of DeShazer Films and co-writer, Michael D. Ballard.

DeShazer Films has partnered with Downstate Heroic Age Studios for series production in their full-service facilities in Decatur and surrounding areas. Other locations will be in Chicago and Indiana.

Gomez’ sci-fi feature winning accolades on fest route

SCI-FI FEATURE “DAY 1” writer / director Jose Carlos Gomez of Skibofilms Productions, recently won Best Writer award from the Prairie State Film Festival, was nominated for Best Guerrilla Feature at this month’s Monrovia, Calif. Action on Film Festival and is a finalist of the online Los Angeles CineFest.

First Chicago Film Project starts shooting in August

FULL SPECTRUM FEATURES, Eugene Sun Park’s non-profit production company dedicated to diversity in film, will start shooting the romcom feature “Signature Move” in August with a Chicago crew and cast.

The screenplay, written by actress Fawzia Mirza and Lisa Donato, is being directed by Jennifer Reeder and shot by DP Christopher Rejano.

Stop Us Before We Disrupt Again

3+ Chicago Film Society unveils lineup for Season 24, “dedicated to exhibiting neglected works of cinema in their original medium” The streets of Chicago are clogged with scooters in a cutthroat competition for marketshare, behemoth commercial landlord The We Company (nee WeWork) has positioned itself as a tech company in anticipation of its IPO, and … Continue reading “Stop Us Before We Disrupt Again”

THE REEL THING: News & Notes

A NEW AD AGENCY called Houlihan Madison Most has been formed by Kevin Houlihan and Brad Most, for many years with the Chicago Creative Partnership. While HMM is clientless at the moment, it will compete for the former CCP Blue Cross account. Houlihan had been CCP president and chief creative officer; Most was head of client services. The Madison in their name is a nod to New York’s ad street.