This week, Summer talks with Natalie Burn about her latest project, the horror/thriller Awaken. Natalie is a Ukrainian Prima Ballerina turned action movie hero and writer, and she talks about going from ballet to fighting, about the appeal of writing and producing films, and about several of her upcoming horror projects.
Next, Noah and Daren discuss and review Self/Less, and they are disappointed about how an interesting starting premise about the existential consequences of shifting a consciousness could switch to an unsatisfying run-of-the-mill action/chase resolution.
Have you seen Self/Less yet? What did you think? [Listen to the show…]
From July 1 through September 30, EMP, in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), is encouraging original and creative science fiction and fantasy film submissions 15 minutes or shorter in length for the festival. Submissions will be judged based on originality, quality, artistic merit, innovation, voice, style and narrative. [Read more…]
Combining scifi with horror has always been a mixed bag of results; when they work, it’s delicious (Alien, The Thing), and when they don’t it can make you angry (Event Horizon). Debug falls somewhere in between, and makes you wonder what could have been. [Read more…]
This week, actor turned writer/director David Hewlett (Stargate: Atlantis) chats with Summer about his latest indie scifi-thriller Debug, which stars Jason Momoa, Jeananne Goossen, Adam Butcher, and Adrian Holmes.
David talks about how increasing a movie’s budget can often result in changes in creative control, and how the compromises start stacking up, and what happens when the film you get isn’t the film you thought you’d get. [Listen to the show…]
Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24 hours into the future and conspire to keep it to use for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop… [Read more…]
This week, Summer chats with Bradley King, director and co-writer of Time Lapse, a stylish indie scifi thriller that won a number of film festival awards last year. The film is debuting in theaters and VOD (iTunes) on May 15, and will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on June 16.
Bradley talks about the creative process of getting the film written and shot, and the nuts and bolts of the editing process to make a story’s pace and flow better, no matter how many parts you love that have to get cut. [Listen to the show…]
This week, Noah has a review of The Dead Lands, an indie action-adventure that slides a teeny bit into mythological-fantastical storytelling that you definitely need to see.
Next, Summer has a quick interview with Laura Vandervoort, the lead actress of Bitten, about the upcoming events and expectations in Season 2 of Syfy’s hit series.
Both The Dead Lands debut in theaters and on VOD, and the Season 2 premiere of Bitten on Syfy Channel happen on April 17th. [Listen to the show…]
The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival has opened its call for submissions for its fourth spectacular year honoring the literary world’s most visionary author Philip K. Dick. The highly-anticipated five-day event will touch down on The Big Apple from January 14-17, 2016 and will screen at the superb Tribeca Cinemas for a second year in a row. [Read more…]
The 8th Imagine Science Film Festival will take place October 16-24, 2015, at locations all over New York City! The festival theme is “Air”.
Oxygen, Nitrogen, Carbon Dioxide. The medium of flight and sound waves. The atmosphere that surrounds us, and the gas that fills our lungs with every breath. Air is a part of our lives in so many ways that we scarcely notice it. And so this year we’re going to explore it in-depth, in all of its scientific facets! [Read more…]
On this special Slice of SciFi episode, Summer, Tim Callender and Jill Heller review and discuss The Mourning, a supernatural thriller about the sudden return home of a man who 20 years earlier had been declared MIA and presumed killed during Desert Storm.
Warning: There are plenty of spoilers included in this discussion.
Our reactions to the movie were mixed and varied wildly, much of it arising from confusion about ambiguities in the story that might have been introduced to heighten the mystery but only managed to confuse the story points instead. [Listen to the show…]
This week on Slice of SciFi, Summer chats with some of the creative team behind The Mourning, a supernatural thriller about the sudden return home of a man who was declared MIA and presumed killed during Desert Storm, and the mystery surrounding where he’s been for 20 years and why he hasn’t aged a day since then.
Director and co-writer Marc Clebanoff, co-writer and lead actor Michael Walton, Dominique Swain and Brooke Lewis talk about how the story came about, and much more. [Listen to the show…]