An Interview With Chloe Panta, Editor-In-Chief at North of Bleu
For those searching for an online destination that offers inspirational content on lifestyle, travel, food, home décor and wellness experiences, look no further than North of Bleu. The blog website was created in November of 2021 by Chloe Panta, editor-in-chief and author, to document her travel and lifestyle journeys as well as showcase photos of her work, all of which are taken by Panta herself. While garnering content for NoB during her travels around the world with her husband, who pilots the two in their private, small plane, Panta gains unique insights on style, recipes and tips on better living that she hopes will inspire the modern, millennial woman.
Director’s Cut of the Found Footage Horror “Unlisted Owner” Coming to Amazon Oct. 12
Returning to purchase or rent on Amazon’s streaming service is an independently made found-footage film from Lawford County Productions titled “Unlisted Owner Director’s Cut”, which will feature nine minutes of unseen footage added to the original reel that fans of the horror genre can soon have the chance to watch again. This never-before-seen bonus cut from director Jed Brian comes several weeks after the release of his most recent work as writer of the web series episode “Smiling Woman 5”, starring Felissa Rose.
One of Horror’s First NFT-Backed Short Films, “Trick Not Treat”, Hits AtomicHub Marketplace
On Saturday, October 23, Lawford County Productions and Terror Cards announced the drop of one of the first short horror films ever to be made for the purpose of being minted as a Non-Fungible Token, otherwise known as an NFT. Owners of the NFT will be granted access to view the short, “Trick Not Treat”, which has a running time of four minutes and 55-seconds and stars independent talent by the likes of Gil T. Wilson as “Jack”, Christine Jones as “Sally”, Grayson Pinkston as the Candy Corn Bag Spirit and Adam Gard (10/31 Part III) as the Trick or Treater.
10 Things To Do With Bread
Are you tired of buying bread at full price just so it can take up cabinet space and spoil a few days later? Are you not craving a grilled cheese or turkey sandwich every other meal? If you answered with an exhausted “yes...” then this may very well be the breaking news you’ve been waiting for. Here are the top 10 things to do with bread so you can feel better about not eating an entire loaf in one sitting.
An Interview With Andrew Jara, Director of “The Last Ones” on Amazon Prime Video
In El Paso, Texas, resides director, writer, producer, editor and podcast host Andrew Jara of Jara Films, most known for his feature films “The Last Ones” (2012) and “Borderland” (2016), available on Amazon Prime Video. Currently, his 2020 cosmic horror film titled “The Empty Space” is in the works with distributors, making its way through festivals and most recently brought home the award for Best Feature Film at the 14th annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival. Filmed entirely on Zoom due to pandemic-related restrictions and the recommendation to social distance, Jara completed a two-cast member short horror film in August called “Wellness Check”, starring Katherine Smith-Rodden and Adam Bussell, which is scheduled to become watchable for the public on Wednesday, March 17 on YouTube.
SFX Makeup Artist Cassondra Brian to Appear in Upcoming Director’s Cut of “Unlisted Owner”
During her junior high school years, Cassondra Brian became interested in beauty makeup, an art form she began while using products she had purchased from local drugstores. When she heard the news that the nearest mall, which stood over an hour away from where she grew up, had plans of opening a Sephora, she realized she hadn’t known of the company, let alone the name-brand makeup that would soon fill the shelves.
Review of “13 Slays Till X-Mas”, A Horror, Christmas Anthology
Blood Moon Pictures has given horror fans far and wide the latest Blu-ray to drop for pre-order on Scream Team Releasing: “13 Slays Till X-Mas”, a bloodsoakingly good horror anthology from creator, director, writer and producer P.J. Starks, known for “Volumes of Blood”, and writer, director and producer Eric Huskisson that features 13 Christmas-themed stories. The anthology film collaboration with several indie filmmakers is as wholesome of a terror fest as it is gruesome, and even as we’ve entered February, the Christmas aspect of “13 Slays Till X-Mas” is a year-round type of enjoyable (and not to mention, we’ve needed more holiday horror in the genre!).
Season Two of “Reely Scared” Podcast Offers Discussion on Horror, Genre Films | Interview
Over two years ago, the Cleveland-based podcast network, Who Are They? Reel Entertainment, was founded by Matt Thomas and Nick Muhlbach with the initial goal of spotlighting their fellow local filmmakers. Since then, it has expanded into five different shows consisting of various content, from move trivia to pro-wrestling, and has added several other on-air personalities. One of the many shows with the WAT network is Reely Scared, a podcast hosted by Taylor Cleek and Conner Breedlove, that ensues discussion on horror news, the reviewing of films, guest interviews and live watch-alongs of movies.
Review of “The Silent Lay Steady”, A Short Horror Film
In the world of independent film, specifically the horror genre, it is very rare to find artists embark on creating a short or feature film that includes anything regarding the paranormal. This may be harder to budget for an indie project; the ghosts and ghouls can rack up a hefty price tag between the lighting, makeup, costuming and effects that usually coincide with filming a supernatural horror. The 2020 released short titled “The Silent Lay Steady” proves that you can achieve that same sense of spooktacular phenomenon on a shoestring budget with the perfected formula of silence, music, sound effects, photography and tension. Directed and written by Canadian filmmaker Travis Laidlaw, who’s latest short “Dead House” has landed it’s place on the horror streaming YouTube channel ALTER, this visually pleasing short is one for the books. Your heart won’t stop racing.
An Interview With Travis Laidlaw, Director of “Dead House”
In the world of independent film, most indie storytellers are found wearing multiple hats on a single project; the need to keep overhead low while working with a small budget often calls for a filmmaker to be credited as a majority of their crew. For some, this is troubling and they’d prefer to pass the torch to focus their efforts elsewhere, and for others, like Toronto-based director Travis Laidlaw, being the moving part through the pipeline of a short film production is a rewarding experience.
Hulu’s “Happiest Season”, The Christmas Rom-Com That’s Coming For Your Heart Strings
Sometimes, the most meaningful aspects of life are the hardest to have to endure. Their pain is impactful, and it is so often that during those moments we find ourselves forced to ask the question all too many find comfort in ignoring: what was my role in this and do I need to be better?
An Interview With Jason Zink, Director of “Straight Edge Kegger”
When he’s not working his 9-5 as a job developer, Jason Zink is running a punk rock film house with some three productions under its belt. Zink, owner of Weird On Top Pictures, was formerly employed as an English teacher, though, currently assists others in the construction of their resumes, conducts mock interviews, and is the writer and director of the coming soon to Shudder thriller/horror film “Straight Edge Kegger”. The film has received much acclaim from its many appearances at festivals and overall has performed well, garnering 13 wins including the Jury Prize for Best Feature at the Halloween International Film Festival and Best Actor from the Houston Horror Film Fest in 2020. Keeping overhead low and working alongside a small-scale crew, Zink completed the film that once released its own collectible toys and currently has a VHS Mystery Box on sale from Rotten Rentals.