Friday, February 24, 2006

12 year old Texas filmmaker & her zombie feature

Last night I stumbled on this awesome AICN story from '05:

Texas Filmmaker's Production Fund Gives A Grant To A 12 Year Old's Zombie Film!!!

Care to comment all you Texas filmmakers out there?

UPDATE:

"Pathogen", a film by Emily Hagins, website. Thanks David "Another Texas Filmmaker" Lowery for the link.

Sujewa
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6 comments:

Sujewa [Blog Admin] said...

Hmmm, looks like someone we know also received some assistance from that round of production grants:

" THE OUTLAW SON by David Lowery
15 min. experimental narrative
$1,000 production / post-production, $1,000 Kodak filmstock "

Go dvd!

Sujewa
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Blake Calhoun said...

Texas is (in my opinion) reliving it's hey day from the late 80's when it used to be called the "Third Coast" for making movies. There's very few other states (besides California and New York) that have more going on, especially in the indie scene.

Last year alone I know of close to ten indie films produced in Dallas - and I'm talking films that either have or will have distribution (there were a ton more of course, but I don't know about their chances). And this is not even including our friends to the south in Austin with their big guns Robert Rodriguez and Richard Linklater (and others). Don't know much about the Houston scene, but I've heard of a few things kicking down there too (via Indie Slate Magazine).

I'm planning to write a piece over on my blog about the cool stuff going on in Texas and will post a link to it here in the future.

Happy filmmaking no matter where you reside!

-Blake
www.kllingdown.com

Sujewa [Blog Admin] said...

That's a good idea Mr. Blake.

I need to do the same for the DC area scene. The Slamdance '06 award winner "The Guatamalan Handshake" is from this area, also a bunch of other shorts & features over the years, and of course we've got the established Baltimore based folks like John Waters & Barry Levinson (he shoots a lot in Baltimore, from there). B-more is about 40+ minutes away from DC on a good traffic day.

Also, looks like our own Kat C. got some funding from those same Texas grants last year. Go Kat! Go Austin Film Society!

Sujewa
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Blake Calhoun said...

"Homicide" used to be one of my favorite TV shows. Most of that was shot in Baltimore I believe...

-Blake

Sujewa [Blog Admin] said...

Indeed, "Homocide" was shot in Baltimore.

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Eric Maconaghie Rogers said...

South Carolina just created a $300,000 grant for indie film producers to pair with one of the state universities to produce a film using students from their film program.