January 8, 2016
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NEW 30th Anniversary Mini Doc: Brent Kunkle, Producer

Our 30th Anniversary Hootenanny continues with this series of Legacy Docs celebrating the community and collaborators that have kept us honest all these years…

Chris Skotchdopole edits this Glass Eye Pix 30th Anniversary Mini-Doc with Brent Kunkle, Producer and Office Manager from 2007 to 2014. Brent worked on many of the classic Glass Eye films including I SELL THE DEAD, STAKE LAND, BITTER FEAST, THE VIEWER, SANTA CLAWS, AMERICAN JESUS, THE COMEDY, and LATE PHASES. He speaks about his time working at Fessenden’s Independent production company.

November 18, 2014
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LATE PHASES Premieres This Friday!

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Glass Eye Pix’s new werewolf movie, LATE PHASES, directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano and starring Nick Damici, premieres theatrically, On Demand and on streaming services THIS FRIDAY, November 21st.

“(Late Phases) has delivered a true love letter to ’80s monster-movie buffs and all those hankering for a good old-fashioned werewolf picture.” – Tony Timpone

“Nick Damici is the Charles Bronson of blind, senior-citizen werewolf hunters.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“A return to the heyday of hairy, blood-splattered werewolf cinema” – Geeks of Doom

“Do not miss Late Phases or your eyeballs will never forgive you” – Bloody Disgusting

“It’s elevated the werewolf film to a whole other level.” – Hammer To Nail

 

THEATRICAL PREMIERE

November 21-27 New York IFC Center
December 5 Minneapolis, MN Mall of America
December 12 Los Angeles Cinefamily
January 2 & 3 Phoenix, AZ FilmBar
January 2-4 Columbus, OH Gateway Film Center

Coming Friday to Sony, Blockbuster On Demand, Xbox, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play.

 

Synopsis:
Crescent Bay is not the best place to live out one’s golden years. Once an idyllic retirement community, the secluded neighborhood has been beset by mysterious and deadly attacks. When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici, Stake Land) moves in, the residents immediately take offense to his abrasive personality. But his take-no-prisoners attitude is just what he needs to survive as it becomes clear that the increasingly violent and patterned attacks are being caused by beasts that are neither animal nor man, and the tight-knit community of Crescent Bay is harboring something truly sinister in its midst…

 

May 23, 2014
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“My New Film, American Jesus, Is Not A Horror Movie”

From MovieMaker Magazine:

“Larry Fessenden, producer of the new documentary American Jesus, explains why Glass Eye Pix became involved in Aram Garriga’s exploration of the sometimes bizarre relationship between faith, materialism, politics and personal passions that is American Christianity.

I run a small production outfit in New York City called Glass Eye Pix. We are known for making independent horror-themed films with a psychological bent. Through the company I have produced such films as The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers, Stake Land and I Sell the Dead. My own films include Habit, Wendigo and The Last Winter. Why would a company known for making independent horror films get involved with a documentary called American Jesus?

The answer is that I am primarily concerned with the construction of meaning in our daily lives, in the human tendency to see the world through narrative. My horror films have been about how we invent monsters and demons to deal with reality. In some way the subtext of my films is that the monsters we invent are a comfort and help us frame and define our existence.

In Habit, the protagonist believes his girlfriend is a vampire causing him to weaken physically, when we the viewer can plainly see he is a drunk debilitating himself. In Wendigo a 10-year-old invents a mythical being to protect himself from the horror that his father has been shot by a disgruntled hunter in the woods. I have always felt that my films are fundamentally about our craving for religious and mythic narratives in a senseless and arbitrary world.

And so it was not a stretch when the filmmaker Aram Garriga came to me with his proposal to make a film that was then titled Pop Church. I had met Garriga at the Sitges Film Festival outside Barcelona, one of the great horror and fantasy festivals in the world. Garriga worked for the fest and played host to myself and my producing associate Brent Kunkle on more than one visit to Sitges…”

Check out the full article at MovieMaker.com.

AMERICAN JESUS is now playing in Los Angeles at the Downtown Independent and coming soon to Chicago. Also available on Demand and on DVD.

An exclusive clip is now available at Indiewire. See it here.

March 9, 2014
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LATE PHASES Premieres at SXSW Tonight

Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s LATE PHASES, from MPI’s Dark Sky Films and Zak Zeman’s Site B Productions, with Fessenden and Brent Kunkle producing for Glass Eye Pix, premieres tonight as part of SXSW’s Midnighters section!

Check out the festival screenings below, and read an interview with star Nick Damici at The Wrap.

Screenings:

World Premiere: Sunday, March 9th, 11:45pm (Alamo Ritz 1&2)
Public Screening #2: Thursday, March 13th, 11:45pm (Alamo Ritz 2)
Public Screening #3: Friday, March 14th, 11:59pm (SXSatellite: Marchesa)

February 5, 2014
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LATE PHASES to Premiere at SXSW

Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s LATE PHASES, from MPI’s Dark Sky Films and Zak Zeman’s Site B Productions, with Fessenden and Brent Kunkle producing for Glass Eye Pix, has been selected for the Midnighters section of SXSW 2014! Get all the details on the film’s World Premiere at SXSW.com.

Synopsis:

Crescent Bay is not the ideal place to spend one’s golden years, especially since the once-idyllic retirement community has been beset by a series of deadly animal attacks from the ominous forest surrounding it. When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici) is forced into moving there by his yuppie son Will (Ethan Embry), the residents immediately take offense to Ambrose’s abrasive personality. But that take-no-prisoners attitude may be just what Ambrose needs to survive as it becomes clear that the attacks are being caused by creatures that are neither animal nor man, and that the tight-knit community of Crescent Bay is hiding something truly sinister in its midst…

November 27, 2013
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TDC, Gravitas Take Rights to Documentary ‘American Jesus’

From HollywoodReporter.com:

“TDC Entertainment, under its Shelter Island banner, has acquired DVD and nontheatrical North American rights to Glass Eye Pix’s documentary American Jesus. Gravitas Ventures will handle all VOD and broadcast rights for the film.

Aram Garriga’s portrait of Christianity in American culture had its world premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival, followed by its international premiere at the Sitges Film Festival. For the film, Garriga traveled from his native Barcelona to the U.S. to chronicle the relationship between faith, materialism, politics and personal passions on the American scene.”

Check out the full AMERICAN JESUS press release here.

October 15, 2013
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Woodstock Film Festival Wrap Up

Check out the photos from the AMERICAN JESUS premiere at Woodstock Film Fest 2013.

September 24, 2013
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Exclusive Poster Art for GEP’s New Doc, AMERICAN JESUS released on Indiewire

Glass Eye Pix and co-producers Zabriskie Films and Visualsuspects are pleased to announce the world premiere of Aram Garriga’s ambitious portrait of Christianity in American Culture entitled AMERICAN JESUS at the 2013 Woodstock Film Festival on Friday Oct 4th followed by its international premiere at Sitges Film Festival Oct 11-20th.
Indiewire has the exclusive poster art for AMERICAN JESUS. (See it here.) Big thanks to artist Uri Moline for the design.

Check out the trailer below, and learn more about the film   Continue Reading »

September 10, 2013
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How Jesus Took America Hostage — “American Jesus” the Movie

” American Jesus is an important documentary that will redefine how the world looks at America and how we Americans look at ourselves… with a level of intuitive intelligence I’ve never seen before in a film on religion”
–Frank Schaeffer

The new Glass Eye Pix documentary by Aram Garriga is given a remarkable analysis by Frank Schaeffer on Huffington Post.
American Jesus has its world premiere at the Woodstock film festival Friday October 4 and its International Premier at Sitges later this month.
The film is produced   Continue Reading »

August 16, 2013
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Fessenden at Fantasia Frontières: Mortuary Collection and Grizzled Subculture

From Fangoria.com:
Of all the projects being hawked at individual tables at the Frontières International Co-Production Market during Montreal’s Fantasia festival, the one with most attention-grabbing setup was Glass Eye Pix’s horror anthology THE MORTUARY COLLECTION. Read on for the visual and verbal details.
Director Ryan Spindell and producer Brent Kunkle of Glass Eye placed the props seen below to visually represent THE MORTUARY COLLECTION, a four-part tale of terror that will mark Spindell’s feature debut after shorts like KIRKSDALE (which impressed   Continue Reading »