Careful What You Wish For in John V. Soto’s movie,
Sci-Fi movies have always been loved by audiences because of their futuristic stories, action and visual effects. In the field of Sci-Fi movies, John V. Soto has set the standard with his thriller “The Gateway” (aka “Alpha Gateway”) which will be released across North America by Gravitas Ventures mid-February 2018.
Jaime Zevallos’ ME YOU AND FIVE BUCKS is a Perfect Display of Never Ending True Love
Jaime Zevallos is one of those inspirational personalities who never wait for the opportunity to come knocking at their door. They just grab the moment and turn it into an opportunity. Every day many talented individuals come and leave the entertainment industry only because they do not have the patience to wait for an opportunity.
Leila Almas Lights up the Screen in "The Summoning"
Directed by Alberto G. Rodriguez and starring Leila Almas, The Summoning is the story of a young lawyer who is working on the case of her friend’s sudden disappearance. Almas lights up the screen in a stirring performance that already has many talking and she is a breath of fresh air at a time when Hollywood is crying out for more up-and-coming talent.
"Death Note" a Shaw Thing
THE words Anime and live-action rarely go together but for budding filmmaker and auteur Nik Shaw this ideology normally firmly entrenched in fandom fantasy land has just become an intriguing reality.
Millerd and Enslow Trailblazers for Film in the Central West
StartFast Productions owner and operator Adam Enslow and his film making producing partner Dane Millerd of Local Legends Entertainment are killing it. Not only has Enslow, a music teacher and musician by trade, launched his film production company StartFast Productions, he and Millerd also have two horror films on the slate both due for release in late 2018.
Ouija: Origin of Evil Composer Jason Turbin To Score
"Are You Scared Yet?"
On the back of some big cast announcements for the film which is still in development, including Doug Hutchison, Basil Hoffman, Roger Ward and Courtney Stodden, desert suspense/ horror/ thriller Are You Scared Yet? has welcomed Ouija: Origin of Evil composer Jason Turbin on board to
score the film.
Rob Dyrdek rolls into THE RED BOOTH this Saturday night!
Rob Dyrdek has taken the world by storm as a record setting skateboarder, entrepreneur, and television personality. His viral video show RIDICULOUSNESS has hit the MTV airwaves for a fresh season with guests like Steve O from Jackass, Cody Garbrandt of the UFC, and Olympic medalists such as Adam Rippon and Chloe Kim. This Saturday night, Dyrdek takes some time to talk in THE RED BOOTH with pinup style hostess Kimberly Q. THE RED BOOTH is a nationally broadcast talk show that airs every Saturday night on Youtoo America, and can be streamed on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Prime, and YouTube.
Millerd Bringing Aussie Legend to the World
When found footage Bigfoot film Half Human was released in North America in February 2016 it came on the back of a strong limited theatrical release in home country Australia where it toured 30 locations for 45 screenings throughout 2015. Known as There's Something In The Pilliga down under, Half Human has been a strong performer in the US especially despite the bevvy of Bigfoot films in existence and it shows no signs of slowing down.
Queen of Kings: Elizabeth "Mimi" Haist
It has all the makings of a rags-to-riches feature Hollywood movie script but first was made into a documentary. The story of Elizabeth “Mimi” Haist is one of a kind and if it doesn’t melt your heart nothing will. Writer/ Producer and Director Yaniv Rokah spoke exclusively to Samera Entertainment about the critically acclaimed film.
Gabriel Campisi Horror King Producer
I know it sounds cliché, because so many people in the industry my age claim the same thing, but watching Star Wars in 1977 was what originally sparked something inside me to want to createand tell stories. My young mind was literally blown away when I watched that movie. Itchanged me forever.
Australians "There's Something in the Pilliga", Now Available on Ozflix.
The film, which had a limited theatrical release in Australia and has since been distributed in North America by Black Wolf Media, is about two men and the two girls they meet at the local pub on New Year's Eve before they venture into the Pilliga Forest to continue the partying and see an old hermit friend when chaos ensues.
Jon Matthews’ “KHALI THE KILLER” to Premiere at PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL 2017
Writer/Director Jon Matthews’ captivating drama, "Khali the Killer", is making it’s USA World Premiere screening at the Portland Film Festival 2017 on Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:30 PM– 11: 30 PM at the Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214.
Darryl Dougherty Highlighted Performance in
The Pineville Heist
"The Pineville Heist" is the latest film from director, Lee chambers, co-written with Todd Gordon. The film's credible performances are highlighted by Darryl Dougherty as Officer Carl Smith, known for his debut performance portrayal of River Phoenix in The Final 24 when he started his career in 2006. While his charming good looks get your attention when his face first lights up the screen, one cannot help but notice the depth of his talent as he embodies the character in the script. In his latest work, "The Pineville Heist," he shows what it means for an actor to know the character he has been charged with on screen.
Nothing Grim About the Future for Lauren
ASK anyone about talented young actress Lauren Grimson and a number of superlatives come to mind - amazing, incredible and driven to name but a few. But one look at her body of work along with the raft of testimonials and it's easy to see why the Australian actress has the world at her feet. Many pundits have her touted as one of the next big things however Grimson remains firmly focused on simply getting better and building on her burgeoning reputation.
WTF! Inspires Director Peter Herro
Dane Millerd of Samera Entertainment/ Local Legends Entertainment enjoys a Q and A sessions with Writer, Director Peter Herro discussing his Horror/Comedy feature WTF! What inspires him and the advice he can offer to other Indie filmmakers.
Me You and Five Bucks’ Editor Karbis Sarafyan Talks About The Art of Film Editing
Karbis Sarafyan is a young and hip Armenian-American producer, director and editor who is perhaps best known for his work on Ventura Boulevard (2017). Another project that will captivate audiences is his work in Take Point (2017). Not only is he the producer and editor of this film, but he also plays the role of ‘Manns’. The film is about a recruit who is deployed to Iraq and decides to stop on his way to base to call his father and run to Mexico but before he is able to make the call, someone calls him. The person on the other end changes everything.
It Is Time To Bring Back The Horror With "Living Among Us" Director Brian A. Metcalf
Vampires are about to make themselves public again in “Living Among Us”. The horror film has been written and directed by Brian Metcalf. The talented cast includes the late actor, John Heard (Home Alone), Ian Thomas Nicholas (American Pie), Andrew Keegan (10 Things I Hate About You) and Esmé Bianco (Game of Thrones). Metcalf understands the importance of the great acting skills, he feels Blessed to have the chance to work with such amazing and talented personalities.
Thomas Ian Nicholas Talks About "Living Among Us" to Samera Entertainment
SF: What are your thoughts on your characters personality? Strengths? Weaknesses?
TN:The character of Mike is very different from myself in real life. Brian A. Metcalf wanted me to embody a very abrasive type of person. One that would be willing to put him and his crew in harms way just to get the story. It's his own ego of wanting to capture the truth that puts their lives in danger. He's also a person who doesn't believe anyone until he can prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt.
KENTO Matsunami Has Had A Cyclonic Rise.
From acting school in Santa Monica to starring in shorts and now feature films, the Tokyo native is one to watch in 2018. His new short in the experimental short Death Note by Nik Shaw is further proof of how far his come and a strong sign of where he is heading. Recently we caught up with Kento to discuss his latest project.
Audrea Topps-Harjo: Creating Movie Magic
BORN in Washington D.C. the Howard Univeristy film graduate was nominated for a Student Academy Award in 1993 for her thesis film Hard Candy. This only paved the way to bigger things and an untapped potential many always knew she had. Since then she has gone on to work at acclaimed visual effect organisation WETA Digital and worked on films such as Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Starship Troopers, Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, The Avengers and The Hobbit. Audrea was kind enough to catch up with us and have a chat about her distinguished career.
Michael Emery Offers Humor and Heart to Nonprofit Autism Drama, Randy's Canvas
Michael Emery has led a storied career throughout the last decade, taking on various roles in movies and television. With his role in Randy's Canvas, Emery brings his special brand of charisma to this touching story of an autistic artist who falls in love for the first time. Co-written and directed by Sean Michael Beyer, Randy's Canvas explores the realities of autism without resorting to cliche or exaggeration. Many disorders on the autism spectrum have been covered on screen before in unrealistic and contrived ways, but Randy's Canvas promises to depict the condition in a truthful and positive light. The filmmakers worked closely with The Autism Project in Rhode Island to ensure authenticity in the portrayal of autism on film.
Death Goes Viral in The Lotus, a Post Apocalyptic Thrill Ride from the Mind of Jorge Nunez
Hitting Video On Demand March 6th, The Lotus brings the dangers of biochemical technology center stage, as a man made virus ravages the world, leaving few survivors in its wake. Writer and director, Jorge Nunez infuses his film with flourishes of tech savvy sci-fi mixed with bursts of blood splattering horror. More than enough to please any fan of the genre.
The Atoning by Michael Williams is Going to be in Your Nightmares For a Long Time
People are born with talent but there are only a few individuals can be called a complete package. Michael Williams is a director, writer and cinematographer with his recent film The Atoning.
Byrne Lighting Up The Screen
BRENDAN Byrne is not just an actor on the rise, he is also making his mark as a writer and producer. Then the star of "THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE PILLIGA" recently stopped by for a chat with Samera Entertainment.
The Sun is Shining For Wild Bunch Rock and Brenda Whitehead
The time is almost here for yet another exciting edition of the Sunny Side Up Film Festival so our Film & Entertainment Correspondent Melissa Salinas sat down with film producer and festival founder Rock Whitehead – one half of the dynamic duo that includes actress and screenwriter Brenda Whitehead.
To The Beat: Jillian Clare and Susan Bernhardt, The Hollywood Mother-Daughter Duo You Need to Know About!
After hearing the constant buzz swirling around the recently released, hit upcoming dance film, To the Beat!, I thought it would only be fitting to talk to the mother-daughter duo who dreamed up and directed the passion based project, actress/producer/director Jillian Clare and writer/producer Susan Bernhardt. Discussing here everything from: the inspiration of the film, their own separate careers and upcoming projects, their relationships with the cast and what’s next for the dynamic duo. Read the full interview right here exclusively from Samera Entertainment written by Chloe Brown of Chloe's Chronicles
Call Me By Your Name Movie Review
When watching the preview for the 2017 film, “Call Me By Your Name” many might pass it off as just another romance movie, but it went on to surpass all those preconceived notions in terms of character development and poignant lessons on not only life but personal growth, love, heartbreak, time and the beauty of it all.When watching the preview for the 2017 film, “Call Me By Your Name” many might pass it off as just another romance movie, but it went on to surpass all those preconceived notions in terms of character development and poignant lessons on not only life but personal growth, love, heartbreak, time and the beauty of it all.
Sean Gilchrist Joins the Journey to Unite Hollywood and China's Movie Markets
The landscape of filmmaking is in a state of constant change, and it has never been more clear than it is now. The tide is turning at a rapid pace. With the dominance of streaming sites, and with less people willing to spend a couple hours in the dark at their local cineplex, the process of making and distributing motion pictures has become increasingly complex.
Todd Tucker on THE RED BOOTH this weekend
Samera Entertainment and Druid Pictures are excited to have makeup effects wizard Todd Tucker on this week’s episode of THE RED BOOTH with pinup-style host Kimberly Q.
The Creative Journey of "Life in Color"
Directed by Bishal Dutta, and co-written by Dutta and Matt McClelland, “Life In Color” stars Bart McCarthy as a closeted gay man suffering from Alzheimer’s. He struggles against his strong-willed daughter (Ioanna Meli) to hold on to the memory of his long lost lover. Bridge the Divide Media produced the film, along with support and backing from SCMN Consulting, Santa Monica College, and Samera Entertainment.
Comedy Sensation Tiffany Haddish and Brian Hooks Star in the Thought-Provoking New Film About When Life Doesn't Go as Planned, "All Between Us"
Vision Films, Lakeside Pictures, and Samera Entertainment are proud to present 'All Between Us', the new comedy/drama that explores the relationship imperfections among family and friends in the most entertaining of ways. Available on DVD/VOD on June 5.
Samera Entertainment and Druid Pictures present prolific musical artist Jay Gore on THE RED BOOTH this weekend with pinup style host Kimberly Q
On May 19th, recording artist and expert guitarist Jay Gore takes a seat in THE RED BOOTH with host Kimberly Q. THE RED BOOTH is a nationally broadcast talk show that airs every Saturday night on Youtoo America, and can also be streamed on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Prime, and YouTube.
Ivonna Cadaver on the RED BOOTH This Weekend!
Samera Entertainment and Druid Pictures proudly present Macabre Theatre host Ivonna Cadaver on THE RED BOOTH this Saturday night with Kimberly Q!
Brian Hooks Fires Off the Jokes in 'ALL BETWEEN US'!
Coming June 5th to DVD and VOD
Samera Entertainment and Lakeside Pictures, in partnership with Vision Films are proud to present the release of this hilarious new comedy!
Nothing Half-Hearted About Sami In "The Lotus"
REMEMBER the name Sami Reynolds because you’ll be seeing a lot more of her after her latest offering in The Lotus. For those who do know her, Reynolds is a star on the rise. Her amazing performance in The Lotus has changed the way that women are cast in film.
Calvin The II Breaks Onto the Scene in the RED BOOTH This Weekend
Calvin Winbush aka Calvin The II hops into THE RED BOOTH this Saturday night, June 9th with pinup style hostess Kimberly Q. THE RED BOOTH is a nationally broadcast talk show that airs every Saturday night on Youtoo America, and can also be streamed on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Prime, and YouTube.
Italian Film & Television Star Massi Furlan Makes his Mark in Hollywood
This time on The Chloe Chronicles, I had a chance to chat with Italian actor Massi Furlan about his new projects: Randy’s Canvas, Private Notes, and Experiment 77. As well as, his career highlights thus far, we also spoke about the difference between producing and acting, the foreign film industry and what he is looking to do next. Check out the full interview exclusively right here on Samera Entertainment!
The Enduring Legacy of Basil Hoffman
The storied career of veteran performer Basil Hoffman is the stuff of modern legend. With a collection of over a hundred credits in film and television accumulated throughout the better part of five decades, Hoffman’s path as an actor is one to be celebrated and respected by young and old alike. His expertise has paved the way for numerous actors to learn from his mastery. And Hoffman’s journey to reach that mastery is as educational as it is inspiring. It is a journey of enviable experience featuring countless artists who have drawn their own paths of accomplishment along with Hoffman’s.
Power to the Young Filmmakers
The focus put on business over art in recent years has made it difficult for up-and-coming artists, musicians, filmmakers, and overall entertainers to realize their creative ambitions and reach larger mass audiences. This is the story of the people behind the scenes who give indie artists the chance for growth and recognition. The headline event for the 2017 All Gaucho Reunion, Wasting Time: The Music at the Heart of Isla Vista, sparked a seismic movement in the indie film industry - one that proves the cemented status quo, otherwise.
Kate Quigley laughs it up on THE RED BOOTH this weekend!
This Saturday night, actress, standup, TV host, and podcaster Kate Quigley brings herself to THE RED BOOTH for a one on one with pinup style hostess Kimberly Q. THE RED BOOTH is a nationally broadcast talk show that airs every Saturday night on Youtoo America, and can be streamed on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Prime, and YouTube.
Sharknado Director Anthony C. Ferrante Dives Into THE RED BOOTH This Weekend!
The SHARKNADO series has been ruling the airwaves on SyFy for the last five years. And Anthony C. Ferrante has been the man behind the camera for every single film in the franchise, directing big names like Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, David Hasselhoff, and Vivica A. Fox to name a few. Ferrante sits in THE RED BOOTH this weekend with pinup style hostess Kimberly Q. THE RED BOOTH is a nationally broadcast talk show that airs every Saturday night on Youtoo America, and can be streamed on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Prime, and YouTube.
Director Jerry London Releases His Biography - From I Love Lucy to Shogun ... and Beyond: Tales From the Other Side of the Camera
Iconic film and television director Jerry London released his biography From I Love Lucy to Shogun ... and Beyond: Tales From The Other Side Of The Camera, which is making a splash in Hollywood.
As one of the most prolific directors in Hollywood, London’s career spanned over 40 years and saw him direct more than 350 episodic television shows including "Hogan’s Heroes," "Partridge Family," "Brady Bunch," "Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Kojak," "Six Million Dollar Man," "Rockford Files" and "Happy Days," to name a few.
Adam Carbone shines as the title character in the inspiring autism drama, RANDY'S CANVAS
Acting is not always a walk in the park. While the average person might view an actor as a jester that specializes in make believe, the reality is far more intricate. True actors never simply dawn a costume and pretend to be someone else. True actors absorb their characters, they learn what makes them tick, and they discover aspects of their personalities that are not quite clear on the pages of a script.
The Versatile Vision of Harley Wallen
Harley Wallen is an actor, writer, and director with an enduring passion for bringing stories to the screen. 2018 has brought no less than three of his films to the VOD scene with many more around the corner. His persistence has paid off, giving him the opportunity to direct screen legends such as Tom Sizemore (SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, HEAT) John Savage (THE DEER HUNTER, THE THIN RED LINE), and cult figures such as Tara Reid (AMERICAN PIE), Richard Tyson (KINDERGARTEN COP) and Dennis Haskins (SAVED BY THE BELL).
Snapshots Brings Love and Life Into Focus
Samera Entertainment talks about the new hit film SNAPSHOTS with the film’s writer Jan Corran and what’s next to come for her and her plans for future projects. Make sure to keep reading this Chloe Chronicle’s Q&A for all the exciting details!
Maria Capp brings insight and personal experience to REACH, a gripping and socially conscious drama now available at a theatre near you!
REACH examines multiple sides of bullying. From the backhanded remarks kids make to each other at school to the physical violence at home that infects both the bullies and the bullied. It is a deconstruction of the seeds that lead to suicide, school shootings, and psychological traumas that haunt people for the rest of their lives. On the bright side, REACH also offers an olive branch of hope that can pave the way toward acceptance and personal empowerment.
Brain parasites from the deep bring doom to humanity in BLACK WAKE from producer Carlos Keyes!
From the depths of the worst Lovecraftian nightmare emerges a creeping black sludge that possesses the mind and controls the body if anyone is exposed to it. This is the horror that sparks the flame that engulfs BLACK WAKE, a modern hybrid of terror from the most classic of influences.
Fruits of the imagination come to frightening life in UNWRITTEN the new thriller from writer/director Dale Neven!
An isolated bookstore in the desert serves as the battleground between creator and creation. However, all may not be what it appears in the supernatural thriller UNWRITTEN, a tale of haunted dreams and long-standing regret from the talented writer and director Dale Neven. The film is Neven's feature film debut and is set for release on DVD and VOD May 21.
Jillian Clare breaks out in the insightful family dramedy PRETTY BROKEN from Brett Eichenberger and Jill Remensnyder. Now on VOD!
Grief is a complicated beast, and when faced with tremendous loss amid a life changing transition, an unemployed college dropout has her world turned upside down in the new film PRETTY BROKEN, a story about starting over when you are at your lowest.
LIGHT OF MINE, Brett Eichenberger's drama about the onset of blindness, is now on Amazon Prime Video
A rare condition known as Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy lies at the center of the meditative road trip drama LIGHT OF MINE, directed by Brett Eichenberger and written by Jill Remensnyder. The film chronicles the last days of vision for a passionate photographer who absorbs all the sights he can before his eyes fail him for good. Samera Entertainment invites you for an inside look at this insightful film.
Q &A with Harley Wallen, Director of The Eternal Code
Acclaimed Swedish-American director and actor Harley Wallen caught up with Samera Entertainment’s Chloe Brown of The Chloe Chronicles at the premiere of his latest hit crime thriller the Eternal Code. In this Q&A we talk about everything from his first steps in the industry, where he draws inspiration from, sustaining a character, script and screenwriting, his upcoming projects, and why we love the “Unlikeliest of Heroes.”
LONG GONE WILD carries on Blackfish's legacy to heartbreaking effect, while offering hope for the future of captive orcas.
LONG GONE WILD (from writer-producer-director William Neal) examines how captive orcas (killer whales) have been harmed by prolonged handling and confinement behind the bars of an industry that relies on these animals as cheap labor. Through these eyes, it is clear that the cruel treatment of these animals is endemic and largely hidden by those in power.
A MURDER OF INNOCENCE from Director Shawn Justice proves that fear is the ultimate enemy
Now on VOD. Emotions run hot after a chilling double murder shakes the faith of a local church community in the character-driven drama A MURDER OF INNOCENCE. Cinema Trends gives you an inside look into the inner workings of this somber tale of loss and redemption.
IMPERFECT QUADRANT streaming now! A caper in the outback goes south in this suspenseful film from Director Pann MuruJaiyan and star Katherine Langford!
A run of the mill robbery turns into a bloodbath, which leads to the decimation of a band of thieves in the short suspense drama IMPERFECT QUADRANT. Directed by Pann MuruJaiyan and starring Katherine Langford of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why. IMPERFECT QUADRANT is streaming now via Amazon Prime Video in multiple languages. Join Samera Entertainment for this first-hand look at this suspenseful indie gem.
ICON: THE ROBERT ENGLUND STORY brings together legends of horror to celebrate the man behind some of cinema's most terrifying villains
From Cult Screenings UK Ltd, the makers of RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop, Pennywise: The Story of IT, and You’re So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night comes ICON: THE ROBERT ENGLUND STORY, a feature-length exploration into the expansive career of one horror's most unforgettable faces. Samera Entertainment is honored to bring attention to this exciting documentary film.
GLASS JAW brings redemption ringside with grit, realism and drama to spare. Now available on VOD and Amazon Prime!
The boxing film has long been a source of compelling and immersive stories. GLASS JAW offers a modern spin on the classic tale of an underdog overcoming the odds in the name of glory and personal salvation. The boxing film has long been a source of compelling and immersive stories. GLASS JAW offers a modern spin on the classic tale of an underdog overcoming the odds in the name of glory and personal salvation.
No One Knowles Films Like Jarrod
When Jarrod Knowles made the decision to invest in educating and empowering indie filmmakers and artists over five years ago, with the launch of getindiewise.com, he could never have envisaged the impact he would have on so many. Knowles, like countless others, had a passion for film and music and believed he could make a significant impact on the indie film and music landscape.
Perilous dangers await on CLINTON ROAD, the award-winning thriller starring Ice-T
Urban legends have been a staple of horror since the emergence of storytelling. One such legend centers around an ominous 10-mile stretch of narrow road deep within the northern New Jersey woods. It is on this path that CLINTON ROAD lays its tale of terror. Join Samera Entertainment for a quick inside look at this stunning horror drama which is now playing on limited screens and via streaming.
To The Beat! Sequel Amps Up Cast and Story -Set For Spring 2020 Release
Veteran actress and director Jillian Clare (Victorious: Freak The Freak Out, Days of Our Lives, Pretty Broken) today released the much-anticipated teaser for To The Beat! Back 2 School - the sequel to the hit teen comedy, To The Beat! The film combines the familiarity of dance from the initial film, plus adds singing and acting, as the story takes our leads, Mackie, Mia, and Avery, plus all of their friends (and enemies) into their performing arts school for more fun, drama and the biggest competition of their young lives.
A Remarkable 2019 for London/Stroud Casting!
As 2019 comes to a close, London/Stroud Casting would like to thank all the talented producers and directors they have worked with from across the globe.
“Having three films in the Santa Barbara Film Festival in 2019, Freaks, Babysplitters and Working Man was exciting,” says London.