Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival
Thu, July 22 | Fri, July 23
| Sat, July 24 | Sun, July 25
The Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (CCI-IFF)
returns this year with a slate of 50 films. The event, in its fourth
year as part of Comic-Con, saw unprecedented growth in 2004, with
over 120 films submitted.
year’s event also includes added panel discussions, including the
first-ever Comic-Con Film School: 4 days of nuts-and-bolts information
for the budding filmmaker, and panels devoted to distribution, and
other indie film issues.
The following are the official selections for the 2004 Comic-Con
International: Independent Film Festival.
The CCI-IFF celebrates independent film, with the accent on
genre-related entries. Featured genres include superheroes,
science fiction and fantasy, pop culture-related humor, suspense,
animation, and documentary. The film festival started in 2001
as a one-day event and grew to all 4 days in 2002, including
one day devoted to Star Wars fan films. This year,
Comic-Con International is once again proud to present, in
association with Lucasfilm Ltd. and AtomFilms.com,
the Star Wars Fan Film Awards as a separate special
event on Thursday night (click
While not a juried competition (there are no prizes for films
submitted), the film festival offers both the filmmaker and
the convention attendee an interactive forum. Each film screening
includes an introduction and a question and answer session
with the filmmakers. This unique format gives the Comic-Con
International attendee a look behind the scenes of each movie.
The 2004 CCI-IFF Schedule
All daytime film showings are in Room 4;
Nighttime showings are in rooms as indicated.
Thursday, July 22:
12:00-1:00 Comic-Con Film School 101: Pre-Production—
For the first time ever, Comic-Con presents a 4-day, hands-on,
nuts and bolts class on how to make a movie for very little money,
using available video technology and desktop post-production software.
Whether you're shooting your first Star Wars fan film,
or that story about the leather-clad girl who hunts vampires,
this course will take you from script to DVD, so that you too
can enter your own movie into the CCI-IFF. In this first class,
we will be going over the specifics of pre-production on the cheap,
including screenwriting, casting, scheduling, location scouting,
crewing-up, getting equipment for nothing, etc. Panelists for
the class include the 3rd Floor Productions team: Bill Murphy,
Matt Krupke, Bridgitte Krupke, Kyle DeVriendt, and
Sean Rourke. 3rd Floor Productions is the creative force
Hades.com, Ninja Justice, and the new feature film debuting
at Comic-Con: 1st Person Shooter.
1:00-1:30 Meridiem— A run down detective (Drago
Sumonja) finds himself caught in the middle of an age-old
battle in the world of shadows that could tip the balance of power
eternally. A single case, containing the key to daylight, has
fallen into the wrong hands. There is little time to keep Boss
Man (Johnny Ray Nelson & Hugo Armstrong) and
his ruthless henchman, Chameleon (Kirk Douglas Kellier),
from covering the world in darkness. His only hope is his intuition
and his once lost love, Damsel (Madison Bauer).
Now the detective must recover the case before dawn or humanity
will sleep forever. Directed by Sloboda Gajic.
1:30–2:00 Menace— Guy Batson had the American Dream,
then he woke up. In 1950, a defense plant junior executive finds
his wife is not only having an affair, but also spying on his
documents. He enlists his plucky new secretary to help solve the
mystery. Is it communism, or something worse? A 50s sci-fi pastiche.
Written, produced, directed and edited by Matt Bird.
2:00–2:40 Fall of A Saga— This award-winning film
unravels the dark mystery behind the film known as The Phantom
Menace. Fall of a Saga is for every Star Wars fan
that died when Greedo shot first. In attendance to discuss the
film: Earl Newton, director; Andrew R. Powell, composer;
Chris Powell, sound mixer and Chasen Grieshop, post-production
2:40-3:00 There and Back Again— An 8-minute fan film by
Nina Kempf and Ed Martinez is a black and white silent film that
tells the story of a downtrodden little creature who encounters
two familiar hobbits who are lost in an other “earth.” Featuring
high-quality costumes and make-up effects, it was filmed on location
in Hayward and San Jose, California. Cast members Kelly Bolton,
Cordelia Willis, and Judy Grivich, along with director
Nina Kempf, will be on hand to answer questions.
3:00-3:30 Body Electric— A man escapes death. A
woman sparks when she should be bleeding. A drunken spill uncovers
a conspiracy. Flesh is too weak to last and people are now being
upgraded to androids. Max Faber is the first to find out the truth.
By design, he may be the last. Body Electric is a celebration
of android stories told in a still image film making style inspired
by La Jetee. Starring Andrew McMasters, Patricia Tallman (Babylon
5) and James White. Frank H. Woodward, writer/director;
Andrew McMasters, actor; Shelby Craft, composer/sound
designer; Stirling Greg Gardner, producer and William
Janczewski, executive producer will be in attendance.
3:30-4:10 Broken Robot’s Diary— This amazing animated
SF film brings us A few pages from the life of a robot in an identity
crisis. A robot whose dreams and visions are almost as confusing
as his giant chicken therapist. Who'd of thought that being a
killer robot had a downside? Writer/director/animator Rob Shaw
talks about his film.
4:10-4:40 Can of Paint— Based on the short story
by A.E. van Vogt. Space junkman Kilgour discovers an ancient,
abandoned alien spaceship full of mysterious artifacts. One of
these identifies itself telepathically as a can of paint. After
accidentally getting some of the paint on himself, Kilgour finds
to his horror that it grows. Trapped, and with only an emotionless
computer for company, Kilgour must stop the paint or face death
by suffocation. Attending: Winston Engle, screenwriter/executive
producer; Robi Michael, director; Tom Sammon, producer;
Aaron Robson, actor (Kilgour) and Jean Franzblau,
actor (voice of computer) will discuss the film.
4:40-5:30 The Cloth— On his 90th birthday in the
spring of 1975, Matthew Anthony Baines, resident of the Green
Meadow Nursing Home and Care Facility is visited by two lawyers,
Mr. Grimm and Mr. Riley. They carry the last will and testament
of the wealthy late Jansen Aaron Camerish. Matthew has been named
sole heir. The lawyers are not alone. Dehalum, a mysterious, cloaked,
tattooed man carrying a box wrapped in brown paper accompanies
them. There is but one term one condition to the will, Matthew
must agree to open the parcel in the presence of Dehalum only.
Hesitant, Matthew agrees. Opening the box, he finds an instrument
of long life, magic, and great power … The Cloth. After viewing
the film stop by the Timeless Comics booth to get a premiere copy
of The Cloth Ashule Reborn. In attendance to discuss the
film will be: Julia K. Greenlea, producer/exec. producer;
Bryan Ashford, producer/line producer; Diane Jessie,
assoc. producer; Rob J. Greenlea, actor/writer/director;
Rita Ashford, costume designer; John Shine, still
photographer; Allison Greenlea, directors assistant and
actors John Jessie, Sky Soleil and Ben Greenlea.
5:30-6:00 Just Like You Imagined— In the near future
and with the help of cloning, people develop the ability to use
more than 15% of their brain capacity, the more capacity they
can use the more super physical powers they can attain. In the
midst of it a small group of smugglers arise, they are called
“Gender Shifters,” they manage to discover and acquire the ability
to transport outlaws through their bodies. Special units were
created to hunt down the new coyotes. This is a day in the life
of a Gender Shifter. Starring Eric Mabius
(Resident Evil, Crow Salvation), executive produced by
Jeff Most (The Crow, The Specialist) and directed
by Zeyad (Z) Alhusaini.
6:00–7:00 Spin Cycle— Returning for its fourth
year at Comic-Con, Smorgasbord Productions presents an exciting
panel of cutting edge short films, videos and animation from local
filmmakers. We've got projects that will knock your socks off!
The Q&A session in past years has always been fun and informative
but this year we will make it even better! We've got on-camera
interviews with some of the top pros in the film trade — from
Lloyd Kaufman and Minnie Driver to Roy Disney and Robert Redford.
Check out their advice and tips for making it the movies. It's
all part of a new show called Film Trix and you'll see
the highlights at our panel. For more information on projects
CCI-IFF Extra in Room 6AB
9:30-11:30 All Babes Want to Kill Me—
Artist with a rare disease that makes beautiful women want to
kill him goes on a suicide mission to find true love anyway. The
film stars Colin Miller, Gianni Lazuli, Alex Cain, John F. Schaffer,
Sara Litz and Michael Yama. Panelists include writer-director
Colin Miller, producer Alex Cain (female collector
of nearly 10,000 comic books) and ABW2KM stars. All fans will
receive an All Babes Want to Kill Me collectible, created
solely for Comic-Con. You can discover all there is to know about
Mercritis, the real disease the film is based on at www.freewebs.com/mercritisonline/index.htm.
Who knows, you may even have it! Room 6AB
Friday, July 23: Amazing animation
10:30-11:30 Comic-Con Film School 102: Production—Day
2 of this 4-day course on micro-budget movie-making will focus
on the specifics of production: from shooting techniques, to lighting
on the cheap, to crew positions you need (and don't need), to
costuming, props, and set decorating for as little money as possible.
Panelists for the class include the 3rd Floor Productions team:
Matt Krupke, Bridgitte Krupke, Kyle DeVriendt, Sean
Rourke and guest panelist Kristen Meinhold, production
designer and star of the new feature film 1st Person Shooter.
11:30–11:50 He’s A Good Monkey— He's A Good
Monkey is an animated short about the conflict between reason
and impulse. Grey the robot, and Cha-Cha the ape struggle for
control of Chris Harding's brain. Filmmaker Chris Harding
will discuss his film.
11:50-12:10 Manimal!— Manimal! is a science fiction
/ hip-hop musical about a slumbering beast awakened by a world
in peril. Forced to take on danger and evil, Manimal has no choice
but to battle . . . and rap! Director Jeremy Wabiszczewicz
will talk about his film.
12:10-12:30 Reflection— Do you know the complete
myth of Medusa? Up until her persecution and decapitation, not
many know about her nightmarish existence. In the guise of a
hideous monster lies a woman cursed and alone. Reflection
tells her personal tale--where there is no good or evil--just
sorrow. Director and animator Patricia Satjawatcharaphong
and background artist Gritsada Satjawatcharaphong discuss
12:30-12:50 The Lester Show— Lester, a skinny kid
lives with his rat in an abandoned car underneath the freeway
overpass. On this epic journey he makes friends with dead fish,
chases Waldo around a Spaghetti O’s can, finds guidance in the
gutter and meets our country-fried president. His hallucinations,
dreams and fragmented half-truths go full circle when he returns
home to his Starsky & Hutch styled 71 Ford Torino. Rebecca
Bowen will introduce this wild animated short and answer questions
after the screening.
12:50-1:20 Award Showdown— In this incredible stop-motion
animation short film, “Steven Spielberg” and “George Lucas” summon
their lifetime of creations in a clash of the movie making titans.
This long awaited showdown will determine who will embrace the
coveted award trophy for a Lifetime of Achievements. Director
Joshua Meeter and executive producers Nick Meeter
and Diane Meeter will talk about the film.
1:20-1:40 Captain Amazing Lad— Captain Amazing-Lad
tells the hilarious misadventures of one man's quest to try and
combine domestic bliss with the world of super heroics. Think
Space Ghost meets Al Bundy and prepare for unmitigated chaos.
Saturday morning cartoons never looked this good! Created, produced
and written by Keith Carter.
1:40-2:00 A City of Flimjees and Far
Away Eyes — Filmmaker Michael Fisher brings us
2 great animated films. In A City of Flimjees, Captain
Strongly is an explorer, not a diplomat, yet he has been asked
to make first-contact with an alien race that places a great deal
of emphasis on exchanging gifts. How can the captain successfully
complete his mission when he has no gift to give? And in Far
Away Eyes, Nanoman has a job to do, and he does it well. But
does he appreciate the beauty of the world around him? Perhaps
Nanokid can help Nanoman appreciate his nanolife ...
2:00-2:20 Grime-Shoed Diaries and Shards of Death 5: Now
Hiring— Grime Shoed Diaires, a 7-minute 2/D 3/D
comedy, is a gritty noir detective story, sort of. Panama Taft
is a down on his luck detective, flat broke and walking the streets
of a faceless city. He desperately needs a paying case, but when
the possibility of a job arrives, things get ... complicated.
The second film, Shards of Death 5: Now Hiring is a 2-minute
CG animated comedy. A job interview for a video game, conducted
by a hideous yet sympathetic monster, starts out poorly and only
gets worse. Mike Wellins, director, Dean Wellins,
music composer for Grime-Shoed Diaries, and editor Rebecca
Bowen will discuss the films.
2:20-2:35 Last Full Measure— Last Full Measure
is an illustrated film based on the World War II legendary event
D-Day. The film follows an individual soldier of the 1st Infantry
Division. The entire film is comprised of 47 illustrated paintings
by the filmmaker. The paintings were completed using traditional
media, scanned into the computer and then edited in After Affects.
Cliff Cramp, director/ illustrator; Christian Hill, editor
and Ron Pagenkopp, character reference model, will be on
hand to talk about the movie.
2:35-2:50 Musica Magica/Ostbahn Kurtl — Two CG
animated films by filmmaker Christoph Schinko. Musica
Magica is the story of an unhappy puppet, whose life takes
a turn because of a dream. This short was produced in only 10
weeks using Softimage XSI. Ostbahn Kurtl, is an adaptation
of an old comic strip about the younger years of the Austrian
rock and roll star, Ostbahn Kurtl. This film was produced in only
5 weeks, also using Softimage XSI.
2:50-3:05 Sister Mary Dracula— A little Catholic
schoolboy with a vivid imagination is convinced that his teacher
is a vampire. He doesn't understand why no one else can see it.
Even his best friends think he's a little obsessive. But ... is
he? Appearing to discuss the film are Gerry Mooney, scripter
and animator, and Vicki Mooney, script editor and the voice
of Sister Mary Dracula.
3:05-3:20 Leatherwing Bat— Leatherwing Bat
is a gouache-on-paper animation of the traditional Appalachian
folk ballad. The bats and birds complain and rejoice over their
love lives, night and day, day and night. Written, directed and
animated by E.J. Barnes, with music “Leatherwing Bat” (traditional)
performed by E.J. Barnes (vocals) and Jeff Bottiger (guitar).
3:20-4:00 Avatar: Origins/Avatar: Child — Avatar:
Origins is a computer animated fantasy. The Avatar has the
power of an angel with the soul of a man. He must learn the true
nature of hisnewfound abilites before he is consumed by the forces
of chaos. The very first adventure of the Avatar of Hope, a modern
hero in the Silver Age style. Avatar: Child of Peace is
a continues the ongoing adventures of the Avatar of Hope. The
shrouded and more cosmic Avatar has become champion of the innocent.
The faithful may find that in their darkest hour, they are
not alone. There is always hope. Both films are directed by Mike
Kane, with an original score for Origins by Derek
4:00-4:20 Dandelion— In this hand-drawn animated
nightmare blending All Quiet On The Western Front with
the spirit of Moebius and Miyazaki, a soldier escapes the wasteland
only to discover the horrors of war following him to the farthest
ends of the world. Hal Forsstrom, animator/director; Sarah
Brown, editor and Andreas Bjork, composer, will be
present to discuss the film.
4:20-4:40 The Ends of the Alphabet— Jackson Abbott
is a hard-boiled detective in 1953 Los Angeles. When the daughter
of a Las Vegas Millionaire comes to him for help, Abbott finds
himself caught up in a web of murder and deceit. This archetypical
film noir story is presented in "HAND-O-RAMA," and features
a cast of unique puppets. Attending cast and crew include Eric
Jon Kurland, writer/producer/ director/editor/composer/voice
actor/puppeteer; Jodi Kurland, puppeteer/production assistant;
Victoria E. Lee, voice actor; Sherene Strausberg,
composer and James Bentley, picture car owner/driver.
4:40-5:00 Boys Night Out— In this delightful retro
styled short, stepdad Chet takes Linberg out for a night on the
town. What follows is an evening not to be forgotten. Boys
Night Out was nominated for an Annie Award in 2003.
Teddy Newton, director; Bert Klein, director
and Jennifer Klein, co-producer, will be present
to speak about the film.
5:00-5:20 Meanwhile … — A 2-D animated short film
making its film festival debut at Comic-Con International. See
what happens when a fish becomes marooned on a tropical beach
and is discovered by a curious monkey! Present to speak about
the film will be it's creator Colby Bluth.
5:20-6:00 Rex Steele, Nazi Smasher— It is the height
of World War II, and the United States is at war with the Nazis.
The U.S. government has just been informed that Eval Schnitzler
has occupied a remote location near the mysterious source of the
Amazon River. Convinced that his motives are more than leisurely,
the United States sends Rex Steele, Nazi smasher extraordinaire,
to find and foil Eval’s evil plans. Rex flies in to the Amazon
with his sidekick, Miss Penny Thimble, and the two embark on a
journey full of action, adventure, and of course, a whole lot
of Nazi smashing!!! In attendance: Alex Woo, director and
Bill Presing, co-creator.
6:00-7:00 My Big Fat Independent Movie: Exposed!—
Film Threat’s first feature comedy is coming soon! My Big Fat
Independent Movie contains spoofs of indie films like Memento,
Swingers, Pulp Fiction, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Amelie, Run
Lola Run, Pi, and features Paget Brewster, Clint Howard, Jason
Mewes, Bob Odenkirk, Julie Strain, and more. Join writer/producer
Chris Gore along with members of the cast and crew for
an inside look at this upcoming movie including exclusive clips
and an inside look at the digital effects. Joining Chris may well
be Philip Zlotorynski, director; Paget Brewster,
actress, Andy Richter Controls the Universe; Eric Hoffman,
actor, Mr. Show; David Manos Morris, digital effects;
David Glanzer, casting director and Evan Mather,
Saturday, July 24: Superheroes and satire
10:30-11:30 Comic-Con Film School 103: Working with Actors
and a Crew— Day 3 of this 4-day course on micro budget movie-making
will focus on how to direct actors, organize a crew, and keep
them all happy without anybody making any money. Panelists for
the class include the 3rd Floor Productions team: Bridgitte
Krupke, Kyle DeVriendt, Sean Rourke, and guest panelists
Susan Smythe and Jack Conway, stars of the new feature
film 1st Person Shooter. debuting at Comic-Con, immediately
following this class.
11:30-1:00 1st Person Shooter— Shot in the "Mockumentary"
style, 1PS follows a group of struggling video game designers
as they try desperately to finish their game before its impending
release date. The Video Game itself pits 5 gorgeous girls against
the manifold minions of evil. Vampires, zombies, demons and werewolves
wait around every turn, preventing our heroines from saving the
world form ever-lasting darkness. Obsessive play-testers, prima-donna
artists, clueless executives, and overly-harsh critics oppose
the designers at every turn, and even if they finish the game,
will it even be any good? Several of the film’s actors will be
on hand to answer questions, including: Susan Smythe, Jack
Conway, Kristen Meinhold and Bill Burns. Also in attendance
will be writer/director Sean Rourke, producers Bill
Murphy, Matt & Bridgitte Krupke, and director of photography
1:00-1:20 Agua— See the underground cult hit that
made a huge splash in Mexico! Watch the most confident superhero
of all time, known simply as Agua, use his amazing water-squirting
powers to get the villains and the girls all wet, while still
fighting for truth, justice, and the Mexican way! Don‚t miss
the newest masked vigilante in his first screening north of the
border! And have no fear gringos, Agua speaks the international
language of love — English! Appearing to discuss the film will
be co-creators Knate Gwaltney and Jill Elphick.
1:20-1:40 The Brick and Jordan Mooney, Skateboard of Justice—
The stoic Brick and his underappreciated sidekick, The
Skateboard of Justice, are ambushed by their arch nemesis,
the Mason, and the ever-seductive Trowelina. Will they survive his carefully
planned deathtrap? Will the City lose its finest hero...
and that other guy he hangs out with? Filmed as part of the
48-Hour Film Project, this short was proclaimed one of the Best
of Austin 2003 and was the Audience Choice runner-up. Talking
about the film will be Tyler Buttrill, director;
Laura Lou Mitten, producer and Christian Hugo
1:40-2:00 Death of Hero-Man— A simple story about
the final exploits and ultimate demise of a hero. While attempting
to steal the Vandavere Diamond Collection, the evil Dr. Nefarious
kidnapped the beautiful Jamie Jane. Now, it is up to Hero-Man
to rescue Jamie Jane, stop Dr. Nefarious and once again save the
day. Produced at the University of Southern California, The
Death of Hero-Man is a short film in the same vein of the
Max and Dave Fleischer Superman cartoons. To discuss the
film, Matthew Alson Thornbury, writer/director; Justin
Porter, producer; Chad Seiter, music composer and Michael
C. Vaccaro, actor will attend. Believe it or Not, a
music video from the film's DVD, will be screened as well.
2:00-2:20 Dark Agent— A young boy is told that
he is part of a great secret by his grandfather and he must keep
that secret all to himself. Through his dreams and visions he
becomes convinced that he is a super hero. He senses danger in
the light of day and when he falls asleep he becomes a super hero
fighting crime at night. Writer/director Michael Kehoe
will talk about his film.
2:20-2:50 Captain Chuck— Harry (Ivan Bachman) is
a man on a mission to get the toy he’s always wanted since he
was a boy, a Captain Chuck figure! His father always denied him
the action figure and now 20 years later he’s saved up enough
money to buy the original, but there’s only one left and it’s
sold to the local museum. Follow Harry on his quest to get it
back and finally attain the one true toy he’s always wanted. Filmmaker
Fernando Rojas will talk about his film.
2:50-3:20 Sockbaby— Sockbaby is a sequence
of sci-fi-kung-fu-comedy shorts. Behold Kung-fu super-stud Ronnie
Cordova as he protects a sock-shaped Christ figure from another
dimension. This will be the world premiere of the Sockbaby
saga’s conclusion! Panelists include: Doug TenNapel, writer/director;
John Soares, choreographer/director; Justin Spurlock,
director of photography and Uriel Padilla, actor.
3:20-3:40 Roommate from Hell— Dave's a slob. Eric's
a neat-freak. Tod is a demon from the Eighth Circle of Hell. One
of these roommates will have to go. Featuring a creature by effects
wizard Gabe Bartalos (Cremaster, Leprechaun), and staring Kurt
Carley, whose many monster roles have included a werewolf
in Underworld, and the title role in Godzilla. Carley
will be present, along with writer/director Allan Piper,
writer Chris Pearson, and producer Suzanne Grace Piper.
3:40-3:55 Below— Franklin (Charon Prabhakar), a
peculiar college student, and his roommate, Ben (Ben Gourley),
try to figure out what to do with the monster in their basement.
Writer/director Todd Hamilton, assistant producer Kohl
Glass, and make-up artist Tara Hamilton will be in
attendance to talk about the film.
3:55-4:15 Chasing Jason— Pam (Laura Robbins) is
a girl who doesn't judge every book by its cover. So when she's
set up on a blind date with notorious serial killer Jason Voorhees
(Himself) she gives it a go. After all, he is the strong silent
type, a great listener, and they both love walking through the
woods. Attending to discuss the film are Chopper Denton,
writer/director; Laura Robbins, actress; Fred Andrews,
production designer and Rebecca Morse, stylist.
4:15-4:45 Chasing Kevin— Scott Kramer's drive to
become the next Kevin Smith takes him over the edge and put him
on a collision course with Kevin, Jason "Jay" Mewes,
documentarian Ed Lippman and the citizens of Red Bank, NJ. What
price will a young man pay to make his dreams come true?
4:45-5:10 Flip— Flip, an eight-year-old boy living
in the late 1960s, knows just what to do with his crisp, new birthday
dollar. It's his perfect opportunity to finally get one of those
wonderful-sounding novelties that he's seen advertised in the
back of his favorite comic book. But with so many choices (x-ray
specs, rubber masks, the "U-control" monster), he'll
have to summon his own wild imagination to fully explore all the
possibilities. In attendance to talk about the film are Todd
C. Knowlton, executive/producer/production designer; Kirk
Demarais, director/screenplay; Jamey Clayberg, cinematographer;
Scott Alan Kinney, executive producer and Jason Rovenstine,
5:10-5:30 Agent 15— Brand new episodes of this
perennial Comic-Con favorite! "Unleashed on the World"
and "Rook Four,” star D. Elliot Woods, Jimmy Dore, Paul F.
Tompkins, Ann Magnuson and Paget Brewster as Agent 15. Director
Augusta will discuss the making of these films.
5:30-7:00 KWOON/How to Get Your Indie Film Distributed
Panel— Every drain your wallet to make a movie only
to have it sit on your shelve laughing at you while you're forced
to eat nothing but Cup-O-Soup? Todd Roy has, but he's here
to say times are changing! Todd, the creator of KWOON
a martial arts comedy series that he essentially wrote, shot,
editing and directed from his garage managed to get his kung fu
flicks a nation wide DVD release into major retailers like Borders,
Tower Records and Fry's to name a few. How'd he do that, you
wonder? Well wonder no more! Todd, along with Edy Ong
and Jeff Centuri, the owners of independent film distributors
A55 Films, Eric St Anthony from Image Entertainment, one of the
largest DVD distributors in the U.S. will gather together in one
room to tell how you too can get your content in stores everywhere.
Plus see the hilarious second episode of KWOON!
Sunday, July 25: A day of documentaries
10:30-11:30 Comic-Con Film School 104: Post-Production—
The 4th and final day of this comprehensive course on micro-budget
movie-making will revolve around what to do after your movie is
shot. We will go over the basics of editing on your home computer,
as well as what software to use for editing, graphic design, sound
design, visualFX, and finally, how to burn your finished product
to DVD. Panelists for the final class in the series include the
3rd Floor Productions team once again: Bill Murphy, Matt Krupke,
Bridgitte Krupke, Kyle DeVriendt, and Sean Rourke.
11:30-12:50 InkSwell— InkSwell probes some
of the creative minds responsible for indie comic books' subversive
edge. It features interviews with Evan Dorkin (Milk and Cheese,
Dork), Bob Burden (Flaming Carrot, Mystery Men) and
James Kochalka (Monkey vs. Robot), and captures the conception,
creation, publication and promotion of an issue of Gabagool,
by its writer and artist, Chris Radtke and Mike Dawson. It's the
fourth documentary from Jeff Cioletti, producer/director
of Millennium's End: The Fandom Menace, Chronotrip and
UnWound, as well as the Silent But Deadly trilogy.Visit
for more information.
12:50-2:15 Otaku Unite!— Otaku Unite! is
the definitive documentary on the history of Japanese animation
fandom in the United States, from the early pioneers who organized
fandom in the late 70s to the crazy cross-dressing anime kids
that are walking by you right now. The documentary includes the
first anime convention wedding, the first anime con friar's roast,
the 20+ member cosplay troupe Sailor Jamboree, and a behind the
scenes look at Kaiju Big Battel. Charles Smith and
Kelli Cain, co-cinematographers, will be in attendance
to discuss the documentary.
2:15-2:45 No Need for Cosplay— No Need for Cosplay
documents the Cosplay phenomenon in America and features some
of today's hottest up and coming cosplayers including Adella,
G-Chan, Hi-Chan, Ziggy, Lord Masamune and filmmaker Peggy
Wang. Not to mention the hundreds of Ani-Magic convention
attendees! This piece also has an original music score by
Sketchbook Café. On hand to discuss the documentary will be Rhianne
Paz Bergado, director; Ragan Butler, producer; Maria
Yanez, music; Kyle Johnson, photographer and cast members
Sarah Adella Quillan, Oscar Chang and Kimi Pasamonte.
2:45-4:30 Finding the Future— For over a century,
science fiction writers and readers have speculated about where
humanity is heading. Now we're living in a world taken straight
from the pages of their futuristic fantasies: a world of wearable
computers, cell phones, and the Internet. Shot against the backdrop
of major science fiction conventions, Finding the Future
examines the phenomenon of science fiction through the thoughtful
commentary of prominent authors, such as David Brin, Catherine
Asaro, Ben Bova, Robert Silverberg, and many others. It explores
the culture of science fiction and the passion of its fans, and
considers the effect of science fiction on society, as these sci-fi
aficionados muse upon what might lie ahead for our rapidly changing
world. Director Casey Moore and producer Joseph Formichella
will talk about the documentary.