Shot on EPIC DRAGON: The Final Girls – Screening in Los Angeles

The NUART theater is hosting a special midnight screening of  The Final Girls this Friday, January 15th at 11:59 PM.

We hope you get a chance to check it out, and welcome your thoughts in our comments section below.

Shot by featured filmmaker Elie Smolkin and directed by Todd Strauss-Shulson, The Final Girls plays with visual and storytelling tropes of campy B-movie horror flicks. Shot on 3GRs Red Epic Dragon using our Angenieux zooms and Cooke s4s.

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A modern-day group of friends enter the world of a 70’s B horror movie – and try to get out alive. The plot largely supports the jokes, but also delivers some legitimate edge-of-your-seat thrills and a solid hero(ine) story. Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) delivers a stellar performance as Max Cartwright, a shy teenager pulled into this surreal adventure that ends up a lot more personal than anyone could have imagined.

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Spanning horror, comedy, period, spoof, thriller and drama, The Final Girls allowed Strauss-Shulson and Smolkin to borrow from a number of aesthetic genres. Check out the killer article on their motion-control sequence in Popular Mechanics!

The Final Girls stars Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Nina Dobrev, Thomas Middleditch, Adam DeVine and Angela Trimbur. It was released in the US on October 9th, 2015.

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Want to read more? There’s a great conversation about shooting the movie with cinematographer Elie Smolkin on Five Frames.

And Strauss-Schulson discusses his inspiration and influences for much of the aesthetic on Slash Film.

 

 

Shot on EPIC M-X: Starry Eyes

 

Starry Eyeswritten and directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, will debut at SXSW saturday night as part of the Midnighters schedule. Judging by the teaser trailer, this should be a terrifying and fun watch! Shot by Adam Bricker on RED Epic + Angenieux Optimos.

 

If your in Austin for SXSW try to get there early for the world premier Saturday night at the Alamo Ritz. Film starts at 11:59PM

Shot on RED ONE M-X: “The Sleepover” Vimeo Staff Pick

Chris Cullari’s horror short The Sleepover is now available to view on online. A few weeks ago is was selected as a “Vimeo Staff Pick”. Congrats to Chris and the team! Shot by DP Elie Smolkin on RED M-X + RED Pro Primes. Watch the short film below, enjoy! More about Cullari’s festival run here and some Sleepover behind the scenes + grabs here.