Acclaimed actress and Horror icon DEE WALLACE (E.T, Cujo, The Howling) joins the Director & crew of a film every aspiring horror filmmaker should watch – “HORROR MOVIE: A Low Budget Nightmare” – which has its USA premiere at HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST on Sunday July 29th.
Committed to helping new filmmakers learn more about the indie horror business, HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST will be screening this highly acclaimed and incredibly insightful documentary for FREE. It will be followed by a Q&A with DEE WALLACE and the Director & crew. The festival’s own A PANEL TO DIE FOR (P2D4), featuring industry insiders giving advice on how to best make and distribute your low budget masterpiece, also for free, will follow.
Directed by Gary Doust, “HORROR MOVIE: A Low Budget Nightmare” documents writer/director Craig Anderson’s troubled journey to make his feature film debut, the horror movie “Red Christmas” – a quaint story about a murderous aborted fetus. The documentary dramatically follows Anderson’s emotional rollercoaster ride funding, directing and finally trying to sell his dream movie to an industry he knows little about. It’s indie film-school 101 captured in a engrossing (and at times gross) tale of wide-eyed dreamers, Hollywood scream queens and a vengeful fetus at Christmas.
“Basically, every well-intentioned, wrong-step of filmmaking is documented in this wonderful and passionate film,” states Festival Founder/Director Miles Flanagan. “And for that reason, it’s a free screening. It needs to be seen by every new, rising filmmaker at the fest.”
Stay after the film and learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about indie horror filmmaking but were afraid to ask. Seriously. A PANEL TO DIE FOR features a host of horror industry insiders laying bare the often-hidden truths of the business. Learn how much a film can make, how to pick the most sellable subject matter and most importantly what you should never ever do. If there’s only one panel you should see before making your next movie it’s this. Come with business cards and lots of questions.
“Basically Hollywood Horrorfest has gone all ‘Woodstock’ on you – making its two afternoon filmmaking friendly events totally FREE,” explains Flanagan.
The panel includes acclaimed Writer/Director Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237), Producer Ed Polgardy (GHOSTMAKER), Distributor Vince D’Amato (DARKSIDE RELEASING), Aggregator Nadav Streett (RISING SUN MEDIA, INC), Writer/Director Rolfe Kanefsky (PARTY BUS TO HELL), Indie Director Jason Rutherford (SHHHH), Marketing Consultant Matt Chassin, Distributor Erik Lundmark (LEOMARK STUDIOS), Producer Lotti Knowles (CHASTITY BITES), and is moderated by Writer/Producer Mike Davis (PRESIDENT WOLFMAN) for 2 hours of career-changing knowledge. We kid you not.
Tickets are FREE for both events on a first come first served basis and will be available online and on the door. But we advise reserving your ticket online (tickets will be held till only 15 minutes prior to each event, so arrive early).
Reserve your tickets here:
HORROR MOVIE: A Low Budget Nightmare
A PANEL TO DIE FOR
Location – Mayflower Club, 11110 Victory Boulevard, N. Hollywood, CA 91606
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