April 24, 2023
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Fessenden and Geoghegan take home awards for BROOKLYN 45 at 2023 PANIC FEST

BROOKLYN 45 brings home TWO Audience Awards at the PANIC FEST 2023 Award Showcase!

Fessenden wins BEST ACTOR in a Feature Film and
Ted Geoghegan awarded BEST DIRECTOR.

See the full list of the 2023 Audience Awards Winners

March 6, 2023
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This week: Jack Fessenden Masterclass in Portugal – Along with screenings of DEPRAVED & FOXHOLE

GEP hops over to Lisbon, Portugal for a screening of Larry Fessenden’s DEPRAVED
and Jack Fessenden’s
 FOXHOLE, along with a Jack Fessenden Lecture
“How I Made Two Feature Films by Age 21”. Part of “The Outsiders”
an American Independent Film Cycle presented by FLAD.

Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon
March 8, Wednesday, 5pm, Grand Auditorium

Barely more than a teenager, Jack Fessenden already has two feature films written, directed and premiered on his resume (in which he also dressed as a composer, editor and producer). The biological stamp — which he assumes with pride — of being the son of Larry Fessenden (one of New York’s gurus of independent horror films) would be of no use without a strong personal contribution.

Chosen as one of the “11 indie filmmakers aged 30 or under that you need to know” (Indiewire, 2017), Jack Fessenden regularly attended his father’s studios during his childhood and adolescence and his curiosity allowed him to learn practical skills. various stages of film production. He made several short films before making his debut, aged 17, in the long format with Stray Bullets, about which Chris O’Falt, in the same Indiewire, said that the most impressive thing was not only the security and economy with which the young filmmaker it dealt with the choreography of violence, but how it found subtlety and depth in the film’s quieter moments. More ambitious, Foxhole, his next work, is part of the long tradition of antiwar humanist film, managing to achieve “an almost abstract beauty” (Josh Siegel, MoMA).

“This kid is going to go far,” said Meira Blaustein, co-founder of the Woodstock Film Festival. It’s already on its way, we would say.

Get schedule and tickets here

October 29, 2022
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Screen Anarchy: “BLACKOUT” A New Film From Larry Fessenden Wraps Photography

The word is out! Fessenden wraps photography on werewolf movie BLACKOUT, starring Alex Hurt.

A Fine Arts painter is convinced that he is a werewolf wreaking
havoc on a small American town under the full moon.

It’s always a pleasure to talk about a new film from Larry Fessenden, one of the true bastions of independent genre filmmaking out there. Fessenden has just finished photography on his new film, a werewolf movie called Blackout, this month and now heads into post.
A Fine Arts painter is convinced that he is a werewolf wreaking havoc on a small American town under the full moon.
Fessenden has stuck to his roots, shooting around New York’s Hudson Valley and hired Brooklyn-based artist John Mitchell to create the paintings for the main character’s artwork in the film.
“My approach was to blend a naturalistic docu-style with the mythological tropes of the werewolf story, an ongoing interest to blend realism with stylization, and to fuse themes of contemporary society with classic monster movie clichés.” 
His cast is also pretty great too: Addison Timlin (Little Sister, Like Me, Depraved), Motell Gyn Foster (Marriage Story, Foxhole), Joseph Castillo-Midyett (Equalizer, Death Saved My Life), Ella Rae Peck (upcoming Crumb Catcher), Rigo Garay (upcoming Crumb Catcher), John Speredakos (Wendigo, I Sell The Dead), Michael Buscemi (Habit, BlacKkKlansman), Jeremy Holm (The Ranger, Brooklyn 45), Joe Swanberg (You’re Next, Offseason), Barbara Crampton (You’re Next, Jakob’s Wife), James Le Gros (Foxhole, The Last Winter), and Marshall Bell (Total Recall, Stand By Me).

I mean, come one, a who’s who of Glass Eye Pix alumni back again for another Fessenden film?
from the press release:

The film was produced by Fessenden, James Felix McKenney, Chris Ingvordsen, and co-produced by Gaby Leyner. Collin Braizie was cinematographer, following his previous stint on the Glass Eye Pix production Foxhole. Paintings for the main character’s artwork were created for the film by Brooklyn-based artist John Mitchell.

Blackout was shot at local shops and locations in New York’s Hudson Valley and serves as a portrait of the area including Woodstock, Olivebridge, Andes, and Kingston. Many local merchants generously supported the independent production. Fessenden explains, “My approach was to blend a naturalistic docu-style with the mythological tropes of the werewolf story, an ongoing interest to blend realism with stylization, and to fuse themes of contemporary society with classic monster movie clichés.”

Makeup and special effects were handled by long-time Glass Eye Pix collaborators Brian Spears and Peter Gerner, who previously created the Frankenstein monster for Fessenden’s 2019 film Depraved. Comments Fessenden, “Yes, I’m competing with Marvel and Blumhouse to create my own Monsterverse, but at a very different price-point.”

April 19, 2022
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May 12, 2021
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Saturday Matinee Film Discussion: CHINATOWN with Walter Chaw and Larry Fessenden

Fessenden joins film critic Walter Chaw to discuss Roman Polanski’s 1974 film, Chinatown.
Video is set to premiere on FRIDAY, May 14 at 9PM EST.
To attend these weekly discussions live, ask Walter or his filmmaker guests your own questions,
and receive a full recommended filmography list,
please register on Denver Public Library’s Event page.
Visit Spot On Colorado for more info HERE
May 5, 2020
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Tonight! Join Fessenden on 10PM WITH GALINSKY

Exclusively on Facebook Live

October 31, 2019
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Fessenden featured on The Nick Taylor Horror Show

The Great Larry Fessenden [Episode 26]

Larry Fessenden is an American director, producer, writer, actor, and overall force to be reckoned with. A true indie film pioneer in the horror world, Larry’s career highlights include 1995’s gritty vampire drama, Habit, 2001’s Wendigo, and The Last Winter, Starring Ron Perlman.

Larry’s latest movie, Depraved, is a gritty and modern take on Frankenstein with a number of interesting questions posed about the ethics of scientific advancements in medicine.

Take a listen HERE

October 22, 2018
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’Tis The Season: Fessenden Flicks show up in best-of lists!

HABIT sighted as #23 best horror film of the 90s by Rotten Tomatoes (wrong cover, guys)

Historically low gas prices. A boy band for every block. Philips CD-i. POGS. Maybe we just had it too good during the ’90s because audiences weren’t flocking much to horror movies this decade. As a result, there are less entries here than on our ’70s and ’80s lists. Nevertheless, if you feel like getting grungy and/or jiggy with it (in whichever order, we’re fair) then check out Rotten Tomatoes’ list of the 40 Best ’90s Horror Movies!

BENEATH sighted as #49 best horror movie of this century (wrong trailer, guys)

Larry Fessenden’s bonkers, microbudget raft movie has it all, from a killer fish, to scorned lovers, to sacrifice. It’s all held together by the sheer strength of Fessenden’s vision, and, as ever, bursts with his trademark heart, humour, and horror. We don’t appreciate the man enough.

October 11, 2018
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INTERVIEW: Larry Fessenden on Carving Up Space for Horror in a Comics Convention-


From Comics Beat:  “New York Comic Con 2018 wasn’t Glass Eye Pix’s first rodeo at the convention. I had the opportunity to chat with Fessenden about staking a claim for Horror in the convention, bringing hard-to-find Horror movies back to the market, and whether his studios will be digging a bit more into Horror comics as it continues to grow.”

Read Full Interview HERE

August 20, 2018
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Fessenden in POPHorror Interview

Cult Filmmaker Larry Fessenden Talks ‘The Ranger,’ ‘Depraved’ And More

Ever since catching the film, Jug Face, back in 2013, I’ve been a huge fan of Larry Fessenden. I immediately went through his IMDb page, looking for more films to watch. I had no idea how far his influence reached… he’s been directing shorts and indie films since 1978, but it wasn’t until 1995’s Habit that his true passion seemed to leak out onto the screen. With a talent for showcasing members of the dirty, unloved fringes of society, Fessenden can take a character already living in their own kind of atrocity and up the ante by dropping them into a whole new pit of dismay.

Read Full Interview HERE