Film Festival Programming for Comicon 2016

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Nola Yergen is a costume designer and actor, known for Valiant (2014), Parallax (2012) and Red Sand: A Mass Effect Fan Film (2012) not to mention that she has worked on Castle and is also a theatre professor and costume designer at Grand Canyon University. She's also an avid Cosplayer!

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  • Nola Yergen (2 professionals)
 
Location: West 102C

Kevin R. Phipps is an director [Grief (2015), Thicker Than Water (2014) and Friday the 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary]. He is also an trained Meisner Acting Coach / Trainer. Come and learn about directing from an actor's director.

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  • Kevin R. Phipps (2 professionals)
 

You remind me of the Babe...Journey through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered to the Goblin City. Join us for a live podcast recording as we celebrate the Goblin King, David Bowie; Jennifer Connelly, the cast, the characters and more from this 1986 Jim Henson classic.

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  • Alice Baker (2 professionals)
 

Is your idea the next “big thing”? Stop in and get an Insiders’ Guide, with Hollywood Executive, former Victoria Secret model and all around 'bad guy' Summer Helene. Do you have a passion for filmmaking? For television? Join us and find out what it takes to make a successful project and how it can reach millions of viewers.

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  • A.J. Romero
  • Summer Helene
 

How To Adapt Your Novel To A Screenplay And Vice-Versa (Film School) : Novels and Screenplays are two completely different types of writing, but that doesn't mean you can't do both. Eric Tozzi is a published author and film maker with multiple novels and anthologies to his name as well as award winning web series and films.

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  • Eric Tozzi (2 professionals)
 

So you want to SELL your film project. Come and learn the basics from Jon Bonnell who published the primer on the subject of Film Distribution: I Gotta Do What?!  

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You want to work in the entertainment business, but how do you pay the bills between projects? Learn what it takes to put your skills together and make it as a freelance videographer. Greg Nosek has worked as a Freelance Documentary covering Broadcast Journalism, Rock & Roll, and Corporate/Social Events for the last 30 years.

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  • Greg Nosek
 
Location: West 102B

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A university research scientist, about to lose funding and status, has a lab accident and discovers he can see people's true intentions -- which makes his situation even worse.

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  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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2000 years after the Vampire Bathor has established the village of Bathory, superstition and religious violence take over as the men and women battle for control. Long-forgotten lovers Élisabeth and Fantine find that, with the help of those who were banished, it is their fate to piece together the past and help preserve the little that remains before Bathor’s impending return.

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After discovering that the guy of her dreams plans on attending Stanford, the not so book smart Cassie does whatever it takes to be accepted, even if it means doing things that may get her kicked out of school if she gets caught.

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"Einstein's God Model" is an independent feature film that explores the connection between quantum physics, string theory, and life after death.

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Location: West 102B

After a night of carousing the amateur photo model Zina heads for a fashion shoot in nature, accompanied by the ambitious Mia, apathetic Dragica and snobby photographer Blitcz. On their way to the location they come across some odd locals, but pay them no attention. On an idyllic meadow that they chose as their location, they are violently attacked by its supposed owners Francl and Vintlr. Thus an ordinary fashion shoot in nature turns into a fierce fight for survival…

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A squabbling team of mystical misfits race an evil necromancer on a quest to find a mysterious orb. If the team can’t set aside their differences and reach the orb first, the Lich Lord will regain his power, unleash his undead army, and bring about the total annihilation of the realm. Legend of the Lich Lord is a comedic sword and sorcery meta-mockumentary based on the award winning web-series One Hit Die.

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Location: West 102A

After crossing the US border, two undocumented immigrants must run for their lives while being hunted by vigilante minutemen.

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Unable to gain acceptance for their geeky ways back home, three friends embark on an epic journey to the apex of geekiness: San Diego Comic-Con.

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Based on Lewis Carroll's final poem, this is the story of a group of strangers that come together to hunt the mysterious Snark even though none of them know what it is or really have a hope of capturing it if they found it!

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Location: West 102A

From crowded convention halls to backrooms of Toy Fairs, Randall Hoyt enthusiastically pitches his game Turnpike to publishers with increasingly discouraging results. The film takes a deeply personal tone as Randall candidly discusses his struggles with being bi-polar and the intersections of mania and creativity. Inspired by his time in rehab and group therapy, he designs Talk/Listen, to foster communication and collaboration. It might just be THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN GAME

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Three misfits, playing air tennis in the middle of nowhere, strive to dream – even though life is turning into a farce, even though the world is coming to an end.

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A spunky girl scout is caught up in a life and death struggle as a contestant on a state sponsored TV series called The Thrill of the Kill

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Location: West 102B

'Dr. Cheapskate' Follows an isolated doctor, burned by his gold-digger ex-wife, takes penny pinching to the extreme until his friends force him out of his shell and to get back in the dating game.

In 'A Splendid Affair', Roger Martin is a private investigator completely broke. A woman asks him to investigate her husband she suspects to have an affair.

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'Occupants' is a film about Annie Curtis, an award-winning documentarian and her husband Neil. Annie and Neil embark on a '30 Days of Clean Living' documentary, setting up cameras all over their house to document, via the Internet, their new eating habits. By doing so, half of their cameras capture a parallel version of themselves - a version that ultimately unravels and threatens their very existence.

In 'Kaijutsu', Captain Stoeger, leader of the Z-Squad Super Scientists, must defend his city from a giant monster attack while also struggling with the more daunting task of living up to the legacy of his predecessor.

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Join writer and director Nathan Blackwell, creator of the web series Voyage Trekkers, for tips and tricks of producing a web series. From crowdfunding, writing insights, practical production advice, to doing visual effects on the cheap, and stretching every dollar in your sad, meager budget.

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  • Nathan Blackwell
 

Michael MacLean has written five films for the legendary Roger Corman, including Sharktopus, and Piranhaconda, and is currently working with Lady Death creator Brian Pulido on a comic book project. An Arizona local, Mike was born, raised, and still works in Tempe. 

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Here's a career path that most photographers didn't know existed: Set Photographer. Put your skills and your eye to good use capturing behind the scenes, production stills, and shots for use in marketing design. There's a wealth to do and know.

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  • Shannon Dia (2 professionals)
 

Techniques for sculpting in a variety of clays for silicone prosthetics and latex mask-making as well as process of prosthetic appliance sculpting, casting and application. Robert Siracusa works as a sculpter in stone, bronze, and latex. 

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  • Robert Siracusa
 

How do I get started? How much is this going to cost? What kind of equipment do I buy? Learn the 'How To Steps' needed to make a solid step forward to working professionally. Greg Nosek has worked as a Freelance Documentary covering Broadcast Journalism, Rock & Roll, and Corporate/Social Events for the last 30 years.

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  • Greg Nosek
 

Come and see the director, and voice over actors for the Transformers fan film, Generation:1. See how casting was done, how the actors were chosen, and the obstacles of directing actors located all over the country as well as the challenges of trying to match some of the most iconic characters in the TF universe.

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Come Join the Generation 1 Film panel and meet the cast and crew behind the movie. Director and FX supervisor Lior Molcho, cinematographer Danit Sigler and Producer Matt Phelan will answer questions about the making of the film, from the challenges of shooting this cross country adventure and to the practical effects used on the movie shooting miniature planes and car crashes. Meet some of the actors and production staff and hear how this journey of bringing a live action Transformers movie was accomplished. We will also screen at the panel; exclusive behind the scenes footage, a bloopers reel and Visual effects breakdown of the miniature shots.

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Eric Schumacher (Legends and Lies: the Real West -Wyatt Earp, Zhon: The Alien Interviews-Agent Killjoy, My Stolen Time Machine-Director, They Pretend-Director) will teach you the ins and outs of voice acting and voice over work.

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  • Eric Schumacher
 

Production Designers are the visual artists and storytellers, who, in consultation primarily with the director, create and develop the overall look, atmosphere and emotion that move the story in any film or television project. Learn about and discuss the "How To" of Art Direction and Production Design

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  • Kim Bailey (2 professionals)
 
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