Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Zone screening tickets are on-sale!

The ZONE Organizer and Founder Jo'Nathan Gwynn, announces that tickets for The ZONE Film Race Screenings are NOW on-sale. Screenings come in two blocks, both starting at 7PM. Block one starts at 7PM Tuesday, April 28th and Block two starts at 7PM Wednesday, April 29th both at the Alamo Drafthouse-Vintage Park / just off Louetta and 249. Tickets are only $10 for both blocks Get your tickets NOW before they sell-out at: https://drafthouse.com/movies/the-zone-film-race-screenings/houston This is going to be an exciting screening of sci-fi/Adventure Fantasy films, First of its kind in Houston.


April 28th at 7:00pm
Plutonium Pictures -The Ferry
Team Martini - Alone without Silence
Cinestar Interactive - Coercing Tesla
Illegal ALIENS - Skilled in Deception
Wobbly - Deadly Healing
Super Deluxe Ultra Mega Force Extreme - III
Stone Hedgehog - PAM
Spring Film Group - 12:42

April 29th at 7:00pm
JAEKAE - Breath Easy
Aperture - I'm Sorry
Jammin Jae Productions - Damien
Silly Monkey Productions - Save Houston
Jagged Lenz - Magnolia Project
Euclidean 3D - A Perfect Circle
Jumping Jupiter Productions - Space Grads
Bent Antenna - Drone

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Released: C47Houston WEEKLY Quick News QN01

The new C47Houston WEEKLY Quick News QN02 is released. This version is only a dollar. You can order it at: http://www.c47houston.com/QuickNews2015QN02.htm 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The OceanMaker Wins a Worldfest Grand Remi Award for Best Short Subject. Dir. Lucas Martel

Worldfest-Houston 2015 has released the official 2015 Grand Remi Awards list. The only Texas film to gain a Grand Remi this season are Austin Filmmaker's Lucas and Christina Martel's Animated short film "The OceanMaker" for Best Short Subject. We saw this movie and it was amazing and a well-deserved award for the filmmakers. WE have more in our WEEKLY, coming up late Wednesday night.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Cressandra Thibodeaux at 14 Pews

Photographer Cinnamon Auld and I had a great meeting with Cressandra Thibodeaux earlier this evening at her establishment 14 Pews. She is a great person, working hard to bring some art and culture to Houston and to Texas. Check out 14 Pews at: www.14Pews.org

C47Houston FlixReview - "I'm Sorry" A short film by Director Derek Huey

C47Houston FlixReview's 
"I'm Sorry" A film by Director Derek Huey

A mysterious satellite sends out a deadly signal through television sets in this short science fiction thriller by writer/director Derek Huey called “I’m Sorry”.

Written by Derek Huey, “I’m Sorry” follows a man (played by Chad Thackston ) who is compelled to commit murder, by a digital signal being transmitted through television sets by a mysterious satellite orbiting the Earth.  The police (played Drew Brown, Troy Parker and John Dalbosco) by are baffled but are on the trail of a killer. When a stranger rings the doorbell of their home, two young women (played by Jasmine Darby and Kristen Perry) are easy prey for a killer. But, the tables are turned when one of the women over-powers the killer and now the victim becomes the hunter and the killer becomes an unexpected victim. The police are called but insanity ensues when we find that WE don’t really know who the killer is and why the death toll is rising.

Our take on the story:
Written by Mr. Huey the story was easy to follow but it is one of those kind of movies where you will have to watch it several times to really appreciate the flow and why things were happening the way they are. But, once we saw it a couple of times we got what was happening. It was a decent story. The only thing we didn’t get, and, it could have been that the scene was interjected without transition, was a commercial that was thrown into the movie. It did break up the flow of the storyline and it kind of reminded us of the interjection of commercial scenes in movies like “RoboCop” or “Total Recall”.  In this movie, we are not sure if it worked but “I’m Sorry” was a good story.

The Technical side:
We first viewed this movie without the sound. It’s a good way to keep one’s attention on the details of “how” the movie is made. The first thing we noticed is the nice color the movie had. It seemed to have a brownish-greenish tint to it. It appeared to be deep, rich and it was consistent throughout the movie. Scenes were nicely composed. Blocking was nicely done and flowing…nothing static or stale. Camera angles were creative, flowing and consistent throughout the movie, as well. Lighting was good. Scenes didn’t look flat or boring. Editing was pretty tight, as we didn’t notice anything peculiar or lingering. Scene transitions were seamless and unremarkable (as it should be).  When we turned on the sound and viewed this movie again, we found that sound was good. No echoing, crisp, clear and consistently toned. Volume was leveled throughout the entirety of the movie. Acting was okay. We did notice some strained dialogue with a couple of the characters, but for the most part the delivery of lines were natural by most of the cast. Was this a true ensemble of talent working together? It was close, but we do have to say that there were several outstanding performances from several of the cast members.

Our Assessment of the movie, the Production value:
Strides were taken by the director and the production team to make a good movie, and, to make it quickly. This was part of a Sci-Fi short movie competition called The Zone. The team only had a week to make this movie. What we found was a very well-made short movie with a decent short story. At first, we were confused as to the genre – was this sci-fi or was it a crime thriller? We are going to leave that up to the viewer. We thought the production value was good. Good lighting. Good Sound. Wardrobe was appropriate, Set design was consistent. Editing was seamless. Acting was good. Camera work was creative and fluid. We think the director did a good job in making this movie, considering the time limitation. “I’m Sorry” was a good story and a good movie. But, determine it’s value for yourself.

C47Houston reviewed this movie and using our TSIRS rating system we rated this short movie a 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Title: I’m Sorry  - Team Aperture

Running time: 7 Minutes 19 Seconds

Production Company: Pop-Up Picture Show, LLC

Director: Derek Huey

Writer: Derek Huey

Cast:  Troy Parker, Chad Thackston, Drew Brown, Evan King, Kristen Perry, Seth Millard, John Dalbosco, Larissa Dali, Jasmine Darby and including Austin Robert Moore and Evan George Vourazeris.

Review by: H.Luna C47Houston News & Entertainment Magazine / C47Houston WEEKLY / C47Houston Quick News. All Rights Reserved.
Published: Monday, April 20th, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

C47Houston WEEKLY Vol. 2 Issue 30 released

The new C47Houston WEEKLY Issue 30 is released last night. Want one? you can order it at: http://www.c47houston.com/C47Weeklys2015C30.htm in this issue there are a lot of pictures from Worldfest-Houston.  Grab a copy. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Worldfest-Houston Sunday April 12, 2015

We are back from the Sunday, April 12th screening of one-of-a-kind movies from all over the world. Both the Sci-Fi and Horror/Thriller shorts blocks were excellent. It was good to get to meet some very creative directors. WE met Actor Cameron Brezik, Actress Nichole Caballos, Producer Ron Gelner and Director Damir Catic of "The Lost". We met Director Levenson Jones of "Life in Between". We met Cinematographer Russ Cramer and Director Annika Kurnick of "Molly Takes a Trip". We met Writer Paul Nguyen and Director Timonthy Nguyen of "Titanica" and Co-Director/Writer Rabbi Manis Friedman.  Also, we bumped into Writer T.K, Henderson. She wrote the feature screenplay, "Steps of Faith". Organizer and the founder of Worldfest-Houston, Mr. Hunter Todd presented the team with a Platinum Remi Award for best Independent Theatrical Feature Awards "Low Budget" Category. Director M. Legend Brown was not there to accept the award due to filming conflicts...as it should be... Congratulations to the Team. WorldFest-Houston Continues through Sunday, April 19th. Calendar at: www.Worldfest.org/calendar