NEWS / UPCOMING

OVERWHELM THE SKY screened at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival (SF IndieFest) on February 10, 2019. It has two premiere engagements at European festivals in the spring and summer (they cannot be named specifically until the news is official). Kremer is also working on the Small Gauge Trilogy, a trio of feature films with unique narratives focused on the robust life that exists inside and around small-gauge film formats (i.e. 8mm, super-8, 9.5mm, 16mm, 17.5mm). The trilogy currently consists of Even Just(coming summer 2019) and Surface Pressures (coming early 2020), with the third in the development stage. Even Just, starring Joel Roth (Roxie), follows a two-bit "ambulance chasing" accident lawyer's obsession with the many 8mm film elements he has collected since childhood; because he's an incurable dreamer, his obsession comes at a detriment to his livelihood. Surface Pressures is a loose adaptation of an Alberto Moravia novella using entirely 8mm and 16mm found footage, with music, narration, re-recorded dialogue, and meticulously constructed soundscapes.

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KNOWING NOTHING COLD, Jeff Kao's film about adolescence and growing up in the 1970's was highlighted at the Newfilmmakers Festival in Los Angeles and was also selected for the Frostbite International Indie Festival and the the Defy Film Festival in Nashville. Recently it was also selected for the Queens World Film Festival and will be showing Saturday, March, 17.  Watch an NFMLA interview with Jeff about the film here.

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EZER KENEGDO was shown at the Joseph Conrad Festival in Krakow, Poland, and the Rivers Edge International Film Festival. It also screened twice in February as part of SparkArts Selects, a screening series in San Francisco. It has garnered excellent reviews in Unsung Films, U.K. Film Review, Reel Talk, and other magazines, journals, and websites.

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Daniel Kremer is working on a new project: EVEN JUST, a radically experimental narrative feature featuring Joel Roth, Joseph Badra, Penny Werner, Corey Jackson, and Carol Carbone. The film follows Jerry J. Garanyan, an ambulance-chasing lawyer who lapses into a deep depression after he is scammed out of his retirement savings.

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LIKE, REPLY,  SHARE, Josh Peterson's feature film, has been completely shot, and is expecting completion in the near future.

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CARDBOARD TANK by Jeff Kao, currently in production, is seeking funds for completion.

Synopsis: Oliver and Eddie are middle-aged men who share a passion for World War II role-play. Eddie, an artist who has suffered a brain injury, has built an elaborate tank out of cardboard boxes in his garage. Oliver, an unemployed high-school history teacher who fancies himself a World War II scholar, has become an essential part of Eddie’s intricate drama in which they re-enact a fictitious sub-plot. The wives have their own story while their husbands indulge in an eccentric but harmless pastime, and both women have secrets of a more worldly nature. The events of a night together, within a dinner party eventually dovetail into the war fantasy, and all of the characters are forced to re-calibrate their relationships to reality.

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The group collaboration ODDS still seeks funds for editing and post-production. More info here: www.oddsmovie.com.