She shoots, she SCORES! Dana Nachman’s Masterful Slamdance Documentary, Bat Kid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World

By: Vernon Nickerson Or, as that legendary South American soccer commentator shouts, GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!  In “Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World”, Emmy Award-winning writer/director Dana Nachman has powerfully brought the story of one boy’s Make-A-Wish fulfillment to the big screen.  Miles Scott ( AKA “Batkid” ), a young leukemia survivor who wished to be…

The 21st Slamdance Film Festival Awards

The 21st Slamdance Film Festival  announced the feature and short film recipients of this year’s awards in the Audience, Jury, and Sponsored Categories. The award winners were announced at the festival’s annual Awards Ceremony at the Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City, UT. As in previous years, juries of leading industry experts and esteemed filmmakers…

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE GROSSES $4.4M – BREAKING DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE RECORD FOR FILM THAT HAS CROWDFUNDED

Part of Record Breaking Two-Year Run for Film On Indiegogo   Park City, UTAH January 28, 2014 – Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, announced today that Sundance award winner Dear White People, which raised its initial production funds on Indiegogo, has broken the U.S. domestic box office record for a film that has crowdfunded. Since its opening…

SLAMDANCE STUDIOS LAUNCHES FILM COLLECTION ON HULU

  New Agreement Will Make a Selection of Slamdance Films Available for Viewers to Stream (LOS ANGELES, CA—January 28, 2015) Slamdance Film Festival’s commercial distribution enterprise Slamdance Studios has announced that independent flm lovers will be able to stream a selection of its flms on Hulu beginning today. Combining visionaries of independent flm and Slamdance’s…

The Hidden Gems of Sundance 2015

  By: Monteque Pope-Le Beau Images By: The Sundance Film Festival Here in the beauty that is Park City surrounded by tall snowcap mountains The 2015 Sundance Film Festival has returned with an outstanding selection of films, filmmakers and artist of which has made this years festival one to remember. From Robert Redford’s wonderfully fun film…

The simple power of abiding love, Slamdance 2015 feature film Reveiw: “THE RESURRECTION OF JAKE THE SNAKE ROBERTS”

  By: Vernon Nickerson It took a village to raise former professional wrestling star Jake “The Snake” Roberts  from the depths of alcohol and substance abuse that almost ate him alive in Writer-Director Steve Yu’s documentary feature film, THE “RESURRECTION OF JAKE THE SNAKE ROBERTS”. Watching how a team of helping professionals and other wrestlers…