A Friend of NerdRemix’s New Projects and A BleedFest Update
Lee Vervoort, an indie filmmaker/actor/stuntman so cool that his autograph graces the wall of my bar, has a number of projects in the works! Lee, a friend and supporter of the website you’re looking at now, is hard at work on the follow-up to his feature “Gun Town”. “Warehouse” is in the works at a 500,000 square foot facility in Western Kentucky. Lee is being mysterious concerning the plot details due to the filming method, but we’ll eventually beat some details out of him!
Lee also recently wrapped a role in the feature “Last Kind Words” with genre veteran Brad Dourif (RZ’s Halloween 1&2, Child’s Play, etc.) scheduled for release sometime in 2011. He has another feature, a suspense/action/thriller, in pre-production with a spring 2011 start date!
Check out http:// www.leevervoort.com for details!
The BleedFest Film Festival has announced their events schedule and line-up for January 2nd, 2011. The fest is starting the new year by celebrating the work of female filmmakers!
The highly anticipated Inanna Award (AKA "The Bleedy") a bronze statue designed by Neal Harvey of RubberGorilla.co.uk, was revealed in a video presentation at the BleedFest December 5th Awards Ceremony. The first Bleedy Award will be handed out live January 2nd. Your sneak peak: http://www.vimeo.com/17512261
The Bleedy will be awarded to the In Competition Feature Trailer chosen by the audience, and to the feature A FOUNDLING.
Three short films screened will receive an Award Certificate and Winner Laurels to add to their publicity campaigns, as well as pictures on the red carpet: period thriller THE BOARDER by Susan Bell (Bell's THE PATCHWORK MONKEY will play February 6th's WOMEN IN HORROR BleedFest), caped comedy SUPER MORNING by Julia Camara (BleedFest December alum SCREAM MACHINE, AREA Q), and western domestic abuse comedy UGLY ON THE INSIDE by Whitney Boe (MYTHIC JOURNEYS).
The In Competition category is comprised of six trailers of feature films written or directed or produced women. They are FUGUE by Barbara Stepansky (HURT, Emmy winner for THE TROJAN COW), AMERICAN MARY by the Soska Sisters (BleedFest alum DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK), BleedFest alum IN MEMORIUM by Amanda Gusack (THE BETRAYED), STOP, I'M NOT DEAD YET! by Anne Norde, GOLDEN EARRINGS by Marion Kerr, LEGEND OF THE RED REAPER produced by and starring Scream Queen Tara Cardinal (SONG OF THE SHATTERED, DOG FIGHT).
BleedFest's coveted Partnership Award is bestowed each month to a male filmmaker whose genre film has captured the spirit of BleedFest in its unusual, bold, and refreshing female protagonist. The recipient of January's Partnership Award is filmmaker Mando Franco, for his riveting and inventive short film LUNA.
BleedFest has a red carpet, an event photographer, a VIP Guest section, and an OPEN BAR for only ten dollars cash at the door.
Help us help female filmmakers! We need your financial support, and for you to spread the word that we, and genre female filmmakers exist!
Sunday January 2nd, 2011
Location: CAP Theatre
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
from L to R: The “Bleedy” Tara Cardinal & Dave Reda “A Foundling” poster art
See the Bleedfest website at http://www.bleedfest.com for film synopsis, filmmaker bios, links, and contact info.
COMING February 6th: WOMEN IN HORROR RECOGNITION MONTH
February schedule will be online January 3rd, 2011.
Submissions are Free to filmmakers, and BleedFest is always looking for quality genre work. http://www.BleedFest.com/submissions
That’s it for today! Happy New Years bitches!! Look for a most awesome new podcast on the 10th, packed with interviews and general nerdity!! And, as always, send your complaints, threats, explosives, press releases, autographs to hang next to Lee’s, screeners, links to free porn, and general nastiness to: firstname.lastname@example.org!