One mother’s vision of Having it All: A review of DIrector David Gaddies film, “Beautiful Dreamer”

By Vernon Nickerson Kudos to Writer and Director David Gaddies for collaborating with Co-Writer Steven Kelleher to produce the powerful, provocative and evocative film adaptation of Ken Liu’s short (but sweet) story,”Memories of My Mother”. In just under 30 minutes, the film Beautiful Dreamer captures the deepest desire of every mother who loves their children–…

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES $60,000 IN SLOAN SCIENCE IN CINEMA AWARDS

Embrace of the Serpent by Ciro Guerra wins 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at 2016 Sundance Film Festival Writer/Director Mark Levinson (The Gold Bug Variations) and Co-Writers Darcy Brislin and Dyana Winkler (Bell) Receive Additional Support for Science-Based Projects New Award for Early-Stage TV/Online Series Announced Sundance Institute announced the awards for the most promising new independent films…

More Than The Sum of its Parts: A Review of “Dark Star: H. R. Giger’s World”

By: Vernon Nickerson The Acclaimed documentary on H.R. Giger,  “DARK STAR: H.R. GIGER’S WORLD”  will open nationally in theaters beginning May 15.  Writer – Director Brenda Sallin’s exquisitely produced documentary of the life and art of surrealist artist H. R. Giger  (1940–2014) is a rich tapestry of black, white and grayscale images created by Giger during, before…