by Cookie N Screen
Nearly a year ago, I’m With Geek were insanely lucky to feature a great short film from prominent filmmaker Josh Crooks. This short, named One Bad Day, focused on Batman as he dealt with an enemy from his past and an enemy within himself. Whilst the sound editing was slightly off, the stellar acting and enticing story sent waves through the I’m With Geek community and left us a little bit excited for what Crook’s had next. Fear no more, as we look at the next is Crooks’ wheelhouse – Narcissists
by Aly Lalji
When an indie film premieres at Sundance, it is pretty much destined for greatness. Dear White People has been on the lips of critics and audiences alike since it's debut last year. It won the coverted Special Jury Award for Breakthrough talent. Justin Simien, who wrote and directed the film, was compared to Spike Lee - only less angry, more intelligent and every bit as controversial.
by Cookie N Screen
A post-apocalyptic future. It’s inevitable, right? I mean, after all, the collection of feature films that are dedicated to showcasing a dark and dank future is rapidly becoming to most prolific. We all know that heading our way is a copious amount of viruses, death, destruction, government dissolve and zombies; lots and lots of zombies. But what would happen if the apocalyptic future took place in the past?
That’s what The Fitzroy is all about!
by Melissa Haggar
One of our Must See Movies, Northstar, has a new clip out and it truly showcases the beauty and mystical air of nature, with imagery of vast snowy landscapes, shot in Iron Mountain, Michigan. The film, directed and written by creative brother-duo Nathan and Seth Anderson, and produced by Jason Hagen, follows the story of a group of people who have survived a mysterious cataclysm, that has devastated the majority of North America in one single day. The film focuses on a young father, who seeks for a way to wake his daughter from a coma that is somehow connected to the tragedy. As luck (or not so much) would have it, a mysterious woman emerges from the forest one day, claiming to know how to revive the child, which would be wonderful news – except for the fact that she is being pursued by a strong and determined military force who are after a secret that is hidden in her mind.
A couple of months ago, we were amazed by the story behind one of the hottest independent films coming out this year. Helped by Indiegogo, and crowd funding, director Katie Smith and her team (which include one of our own, Gloria,) have done this incredible LGBT drama. Crossroads tells the story of Rex, a young gay man who is currently in a relationship with a co-worker. Though aware and happy with his own sexuality, Rex has been hiding this fact from his father, with whom he still lives. Rex’s mother recently died and his father is taking it especially hard. Things take a sharp turn when Rex’s father inadvertently discovers that his son is gay and confronts him on the matter. Tension builds, arguments ensue and Rex subsequently tries to take his own life.
Luckily, I’m With Geek was able to catch up with Katie to talk about the film.
by Melissa Haggar
The latest up-and-coming independent film to attract our attention is Early Bird, written and directed by Andrew Flynn, and produced by Chris Nials.
Dealing with the concept of house-sharing, the film offers a dark but humorous take on the subject, exploring how mad it can be to share what is essentially your life and home with another person who you may have only just met briefly. Early Bird is based in Tooting which further adds to the realism as people in London areas tend to be more open about living in flat-shares due to the high living cost individually. The concept is actually quite clever, and in recent years an unprecedented number of recent graduates, young professionals and students have resorted to the idea of flat-shares as a way to get by and subsidize costs, and this strong and relatable subject matter is a great basis for film
by Robbie Jones
There’s nothing like a heart-warming film to brighten your day, and Common People is the perfect one for it.
Common People weaves together six stories of ordinary daily lives in London, changed forever as a prized parrot escapes from the confines of her cage and soars upon the South London skies. It is a dramatic, humorous and sometimes magical tale of romance, crisis and adventure on one of London’s leafy commons.
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