DEAD DAD is a feature film created by friends. It was shot in the greater Los Angeles and San Diego areas over the course of one month. Produced entirely from the funds of a successful Kickstarter campaign, the production embodies the independent filmmaking spirit. With limited means and an abundance of passion, the cast and crew devoted their free time to complete the film and bring DEAD DAD to life.
In this offbeat dark comedy, horror, action, musical, mini-web series presented in four parts: Gary thinks his new knack for gardening might impress his girlfriend, Lilly. But when he becomes obsessed with "the plants" and his green thumb turns bloody red, Gary's relationship gets tossed into the shrubs. After a run-in with a member of the "LDS," Gary reaps more than he sowed, and his hobby turns deadly. Pies fly and elders die in this offbeat dark comedy presented in four short episodes - Pot Rot, Porn & Cigarettes, A Perfect Pan of Piping (hot) Pot Pie and The $#*!. Gary's Garden isn't your ordinary rom-com-horror-action-musical-Mormon-gardening flick. Ya dig?
"Mad as Hell: Rise of The Young Turks" is a documentary that follows Cenk Uygur's transformation from an unknown conservative talk show host on Public Access TV to a progressive internet sensation with his show "The Young Turks," which has amassed over 800 million views on YouTube. On a self-imposed mission to speak the truth, Cenk attempts to fix the fundamentally broken system of politics and media in America, thus attracting a loyal audience and building the largest online news show in the world. Once Cenk ventures from the internet into national television and secures the 6 PM slot on MSNBC, his uncensored brand of journalism is compromised and Cenk becomes the nexus in the battle between new and old media.
THE 7SWORDS is an action/adventure independent feature film. The '7Swords', a primeval relic capable catastrophic destruction, falls into the hands of a young college girl who must now become its protector and fend off her newly sworn enemies.
Slamdance Film Festival adamantly supports self-governance amongst independents, and claims to deliver what filmmakers go to festivals for: a chance to show their work and a launching point for their careers. Slamdance has earned a reputation for premiering films by first-time writers and directors working within limited budgets.