Film Festival Programming for Comicon 2016

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Why make a music video when you can make a MUSIC VIDEO. This is an entertaining and instructive panel discussion on the making of a long form post apocalyptic music video for a very unique band with a large following (www.kbassmusic.com). Topics of discussion will be: Making a world: Costumes, props and set design. Location shooting in Arizona: Heat, cold runaway cars and angry horses. Casting and Performance process Lessons learned directing a monstrosity. Fight choreography Raising the bar, How how to make everything feel bigger with performance , shot design and sound design. Blending a music video into a film cohesively.

who'll be here
  • Aaron Kyle Lee
  • Brian Windsor
  • Eric Schumacher
  • Ginger Ferguson
  • Jessica Shestko
  • Jesus Contreras
  • Josh Mattison
  • Robert Linden
  • Rogelio Camarillo
  • Sam Mattison
  • Sara Mirasola
  • Shelly Dunn
 

Did you know there's Simpsons trivia monthly in Phoenix or that there are local video barcades? How about Ninja Turtle Pizza Parties? Join Geekly Phoenix and some geek event producers, for how to experience comicon year round with a breakdown of geeky events and how to get involved.

who'll be here
  • Victor Moreno
 

What would Iron Man be without some improvisation from Robert Downey Jr.? This panel helps prepare cosplayers to dive into the world of improv using examples, warm ups and games used by professional actors. Enjoy improv sessions provided by the panelist and get ready to get up, play along and learn what it takes to improvise.

who'll be here
  • Adam Blancas
  • Chase Meyers
  • Erik Brevik
  • Karl Brevik
 

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!

who'll be here
  • 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.

who'll be here
  • Kevin R. Phipps (2 professionals)
 
Location: West 102C

Ever want to start a podcast but don't know where to begin? Bandrew Scott and Logan Naugle of Geeks Rising will provide tips, tricks and answers to any other questions you might have to get started.

who'll be here
  • Logan Naugle
 

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.

who'll be here
  • Alice Baker (2 professionals)
  • Megan Calcote
 

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.

who'll be here
  • A.J. Romero
  • Summer Helene
 

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.

who'll be here
  • 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?!  

who'll be here No panelists scheduled at this time.
 

If you are a fan of shows like "Whose Line is It Anyway" or are just looking for a good time, check out Improv 101. Learn to play fun games like Scenes from a Hat, The Dating Game, and much more! Get ready for a fun full hour of nerdiest at its finest! Hope to see you there!

who'll be here
  • Antoinette Martin-Hanson
  • Audrey Pfeifer
  • Kristopher Milstead
  • Rochelle Jarvis
  • Shelbie Reames
 

Learn what it takes to make it as a freelance videographer. Greg Nosek has worked as a Freelance Documentary Filmmaker covering Broadcast Journalism, Rock & Roll, and Corporate/Social Events for the past 30 years.

who'll be here
  • Greg Nosek
 

DF Movie Productions is casting for its upcoming comic book based movie franchise (and other projects such as film, web, and TV) and wants to give COMIC BOOK FANS the first chance at the auditions!  Costume designers and prop makers are also welcome. We will be taking meetings with those who have experience making costumes or props. Please brings samples, a photo resume, and/or a portfolio.

who'll be here
  • D.F. Movie Productions
  • Gemmenne De la Pena (2 professionals)
  • Russell Jones (2 professionals)
 

Award winning multimedia company Seelie Studios presents, "My Stolen Time Machine," a web series about a girl genius who steals a time machine and almost destroys the universe, making endless copies of herself in the process. Actress Sara Mirasola, director, producer and others will be present.

who'll be here
  • Drew Kallen
  • Elisa M. Cota-Francis
  • Eric Schumacher
  • Ginger Ferguson
  • Robert S.Francis
  • Sara Mirasola
 
Location: West 102B

"Detective Detective Detective" is a comedy about three estranged brothers playing detectives in a live action role-playing mystery game in the Alaskan wilderness.

"Boring: A Day In The Life" is a film that reminds us that boring days are supposed to be awesome, but Mr. Boring is having a "boring" Boring Day.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102A

Join us as we recap the best of the film festival and enjoy an encore of our favorite features!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

Join us as we recap the best of the film festival and enjoy an encore of our favorite features!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102B

Please join us as we celebrate our winners for this year's Phoenix Comicon Film Festival!!!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102A
  • Orphan Is The New Orange
  • Shoot Granny
  • Freddy Gets Fingered
  • Ouija Board Dating Service
  • My Life Is A Dream
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
  • The Crow - Shreds of Memories
  • Final Fantasy: Seek Revenge
  • Uncharted: Ambushed
  • Assassin's Creed: Treachery
  • Badman
  • Dark Specter
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102B
  • Who Did It? The Clue VCR Game
  • The First Step
  • The Opossum Begins
  • Black Rat
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102A
  • The Final Resolution
  • She Got Game
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102B
  • Slick
  • Treena
  • The Plague Doctor
  • To Whom It May Concern
  • "As Seen On TV!"
  • Bedbugs
  • Sink
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
  • El Chavere
  • Generation 1 - Hero
  • Built To Serve
  • Eggventure
  • Monsters Dot Com
  • Pipe Cleaner Superheroes - Marvel Vs. DC 
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
Strongly Recommended for Youth!
 
Location: West 102B
  • The Golden Plates
  • The Messenger
  • The Woods
  • The Werewolf's Greatest Hit
  • Brentwood Strangler
  • A Haunting On Butterscotch Lane
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102B
  • Prepare To Die
  • This Stays With The House
  • La Llorona
  • Witch Child (Trailer)
  • Maneater
  • Chase
  • Brainless Killers
  • Darker
  • Blurred Vision
  • White Collar
  • Postal
  • Ethel
  • Actual Cannibal Shia LeBeouf (Trailer)
  • Toward The Entryway
  • Kick Paddle, Kick Paddle
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102B
  • Beast
  • reStart
  • Without
  • Hammer
  • A coffee cup
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102B
  • Sight Of The Sound
  • Aaron Allen And Those Who Were There - "House Of Cards"
  • Trahern - "Traveler"
  • The Magician
  • The Invitation To Armageddon
  • Lila Cheney - "I Will Steal Your Heart"
  • Inevitable
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102B
  • The Farce: 500 Million
  • The Factory
  • Gorky: Super Drunk
  • Seek
  • They Pretend
  • I Die Alone
  • Notes From Wonderland
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
  • Sparks
  • Kill Waiting
  • Frankenstein's Light
  • Bad Egg
  • Dark Laugh
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
  • Total Awesome Viking Power
  • Appetence
  • Project Walk Again
  • Paradox
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
  • The Eve
  • From Rise To Set
  • Chronicles Of The Source
  • Flight Fright
  • Millennium: Eternal Sunrise
  • The Perfect Dish
  • Darkness Falls
  • The Indestructable
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
  • Lights Over Phoenix
  • Axiom
  • The Vanishing Man
  • Anima
  • They Hide Among Us!
  • Maria Fernanda In Time
  • Crimson Blade
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Case Of The Sexy Vampire
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102A
  • Jedi Club
  • Legacy Of The Force
  • Dark Awakening
  • Star Wars: A Toy Story
  • Force Full Imagination
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102B
  • Wendi ("There Once Was a Lady")
  • Phoenix Run ("Home")
  • Basic Monsters
  • The Spell Tutor
  • Solipsism
  • Shipping Anonymous
who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102B

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.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102B

Two thousand 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.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102B

On an idyllic meadow that they chose as their location, Zina, Mia, Dragica, and Blitcz are violently attacked by its supposed owners Francl and Vintlr. Thus, an ordinary fashion shoot in nature turns into a fierce fight for survival.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

A squabbling team of misfits race an evil necromancer on a quest to find a mysterious orb. If they can’t set aside their differences and reach the orb first, the Lich Lord will regain his power and annihilate 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.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102A

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102A

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.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102B

In 1986, upon Eddie's release from prison, he has promised his girlfriend Lisa, friend Dallas, and mentally slow brother Harold a move to paradise using the money from the job that had landed him in jail. But when Eddie realizes that Dallas has squandered the money while Eddie was incarcerated, they all four attempt to make that money back fast by pulling a series of "jobs" combining their skills to afford them the chance to retreat to the beach paradise they had originally planned on.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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!

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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 bipolar and the intersections of mania and creativity. 

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102A

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.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
Location: West 102A

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.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 
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 back in the dating game.

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

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

"Occupants" is a film about Annie Curtis and her husband Neil who embark on a "30 Days of Clean Living" documentary that reveals a version of themselves that ultimately threatens their existence.

In "Kaijutsu," Captain Stoeger must defend his city from a giant monster attack while struggling with the task of living up to his predecessor’s legacy.

who'll be here
  • Phoenix Comicon Staff
 

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.

who'll be here
  • 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. 

who'll be here
 

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.

who'll be here
  • 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. 

who'll be here
  • 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.

who'll be here
  • 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.

who'll be here
  • Adam Comeaux
  • Jay Zarecki
  • Justin Chakos
  • Kevin O'Connor
  • Lior Molcho
  • Marc Dubos
  • Shawn Crosby
  • Trey Moore
 

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.

who'll be here
  • Celeste Durham
  • Danit Sigler
  • Emily Greene
  • Jay Zarecki
  • Lior Molcho
  • Marc Dubos
  • Mira Mackiewicz
  • Misa Garcia
  • Sal Mendez
  • Steve Paduano
 

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

who'll be here
  • 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

who'll be here
  • Kim Bailey (2 professionals)
 

Come join us as we explore the beast that is YTP (Youtube Poop) and general internet video culture. You'll see the hottest hits of 2015 as well as some classics, see for yourself how this phenomena has both stood the test of time and evolved to a higher form of entertainment. It is written that you must attend this panel for an unforgettable 2k16 Phoenix Comicon experience!

who'll be here
  • Liliana Roberts
  • Madison Le Seth
 
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