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…

Sundance 15: A Power Keg Of Diverse Talent

By: Monteque Pope-Le Beau   Storytellers broaden our minds: engaging, provoking, inspiring and ultimately connecting us.   Robert Redford, President and Founder There was  a deep chill in the air as people trickle into Park City. Some of them were local and some had traveled far and wide to attend the 2015 Sundance film Festival. There…

SLAMDANCE 2015 ANNOUNCES DIVERSE SPECIAL SCREENINGS AND BEYOND

  FROM “BASTARDS” TO “FEMALE PERVERT” PROGRAM LINE UP AND SHORT FILM COMPETITIONS   Slamdance brings powerful films from Israel, Iceland, China, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, South Korea and Greece, with San Francisco’s Batkid, Olympic veteran Stella Walsh and acclaimed German architect Gottfried Böhm; casts include Zach McGowan, Sophie Thompson, Fran Kranz, Joel Murray, Pedro Pascal, Yvette Yates and…

SLAMDANCE 2015 ANNOUNCES FEATURE FILM COMPETITION

PACKED WITH WORLD PREMIERES AND INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE FROM EMERGING FILMMAKERS   Lineup highlights first-time directors from around the globe including Turkey, Brazil, Austria, Italy and Ireland; distinguished casts include: Ashley Benson, Alex Karpovsky, Larry Fessenden, Brian Gleeson, Pras Michel, and WWE Veterans – Jake “the Snake” Roberts, Chris Jericho, and Steve Austin     LOS ANGELES,…

Anna Germanidi Named Director of Slamdance Film Festival

LOS ANGELES, CA  March 27, 2014 Slamdance Film Festival has announced Anna Germanidi as their Festival Director. Promoted from within, Germanidi has served as Manager for the festival since 2012. President and Co-founder Peter Baxter will continue to oversee the Slamdance organization, including the development of its Slamdance Studios distribution business. Germanidi’s tenure is specific…