This weekend in Cannes, Frontiers will also unveil the Frontières Platform at the Marché du Film, a dedicated section of presentations and networking opportunities for the genre community. Events will include a Proof of Concept Presentation of projects in the late finance & packaging stages, a Buyers Showcase of recently completed or work-in-progress films, and the co-presentation of the Fantastic Fanatics Mixer, a networking cocktail in partnership with genre festivals and markets around the world.
The Restoration at Grayson Manor (USA)
Jenn Wexler’s debut feature THE RANGER wraps principal photography
after 18 day shoot in NYC and the Hudson Valley.
Film heads directly into post-production. Stay tuned for more news.
SERIES- Fear Itself “Skin and Bones” (Season 1, Episode 8)
More shocking than “Eater” is “Skin and Bones,” an episode about the Wendigo myth directed by Larry Fessenden. Starring the previously mentioned Doug Jones as an emaciated wilderness survivor whose actions to remain alive have changed him in unusual ways, the episode is a taut chamber piece with moments of cannibalism even more disturbing than “Eater” because of their emotional immediacy and frankness. A tour de force performance from Jones makes this episode a no-brainer.
The Last Winter (2007)
The “ecological horror” sub-genre typically features animals on a rampage, but while we wait for John Skipp & Craig Spector’s brilliant novel The Bridge to get the adaptation it deserves this moody gem sits as the best example of the planet striking back. It’s Larry Fessenden‘s best film too delivering atmospheric chills, memorable visuals, and themes that feel relevant even as they leave viewers unsettled. All that plus James Le Gros, Ron Perlman, and Kevin Corrigan!
In light of recent events, I am going public with this website now. It is a work in progress, as is the people’s business. I have been working on articulating these ideas for over 7 years, and had hoped to make a feature film on this perspective of things but I couldn’t figure out how to find financing. I am after all, just a horror guy. But in truth, some of the Glass Eye Pix projects I am most proud of are our proactive ones: Low Impact Filmmaking (book), What Are You Voting For? (comic), Running Out Of Road (website), American Jesus (Movie). To me, everything is political and nothing is partisan, but it is pretty hard to stay politically agnostic with everyone in power behaving so badly. Anyway, I give you: Disconnex.com. And good luck, America. Here’s a video from the site. The first of many, I’m just finding my way…
And, hey, if you come to Glass Eye Pix to get away from it all, that’s fine too.
Here’s a little something to make you feel better: