Natalie Burn: Actress, Writer, Ballerina, Fighter The star of "Awaken" talks about fighting and writing

Natalie Burn

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?

11th Annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival Open for Submissions Festival will screen in early 2016, partnered with the Seattle International Film Festival,

EMP Museum

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.

David Hewlett: Talking “Debug” and Filmmaking Where science fiction, horror, art and business collide, it can get a little messy

Director David Hewlett

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.

“Time Lapse”: An Interview with Filmmaker Bradley King Once you've seen the future, you can't look away...

Bradley King, Time Lapse

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.

Warriors and Werewolves: “The Dead Lands” and “Bitten” Reviewing an indie film, and Interviewing Laura Vandervoort

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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.

4th Annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Open for Submissions Festival will be held January 14-17 2016 in New York City

Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival

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.

8th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival Open for Submissions This year, the festival's theme is "Air"

Imagine Science Film Festival 2015

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!

Discussing “The Mourning” Digging deeper into an indie supernatural thriller

The Mourning

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.

“The Mourning”: Interview with Director and Cast A group interview about making an indie supernatural thriller

The Mourning

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.

“Inverse”: Chat with Matt Duggan and Josh Wingate Strong storytelling in a independent setting makes for a popular film festival draw

Inverse

This week, writer/director Matt Duggan and actor Josh Wingate join Summer and Tim to talk about their film Inverse, an independent feature that recently won awards at the Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival and the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival.