FACE KC – A New Organization Brings Disparate Artists Together in...

FACE KC discusses its plans for KC film over a little sweet comfort. There’s nothing like sitting down with some smart, charismatic filmmakers with an...
A close up headshot of actor, Davis DeRock. He has brown hair, cut short and penetrating blue-grey eyes.

C2D2’s Davis DeRock on the 48 Hours Film Festival

With this year's 48 Hour Film Festival behind us, we thought it would be interesting to learn a little about what goes in to...

Bayhem, A Video Essay

Right out of the gate, I was inspired to give Michael Bay another shot, but this great video essay by Tony Zhou of Every...

Shallow Water (2017) review

A Look at the Past and the Future of Creature films EXT JUNGLE DAY We coast over a beautiful waterfall.  A strong but terrified woman, out...
A promotional poster for "Altered Carbon" with the title of the show, the main character sloching down with a gun in his hand, and the scary glowing eyes of 'the protectorate' in the background.

Altered Carbon: Different Body, Same Soul

Word on the street is that 'Altered Carbon' has been green lit for five more seasons!  Fans of the show or the book series...
Actor, filmmaker Jason Turner sits in an outside setting with trees in the background. He is wearing a white shirt and grey vest His black hair is combed back and his dark eyes penitrate the camera.

Filmmaker Jason Turner Talks About His Influences

Kansas City actor, filmmaker Jason Turner talks with act.land about his filmmaking influences, one of them being the Texas native, Robert Rodriguez.  Jason details...
A movie poster from the original Blade Runner movie. Harrison Ford a nd Sean Young appear in the futuristic scene.

Cutting trailers…how movies get marketed

This is the "official" trailer.  Looking at this one, its definately a trailer marketed for 1982 audiences. It wouldn't make me want to watch the film...
A close up picture of actor, Seth Macchi with

Seth Macchi on His Character “Jimmy Britches”

We all love Friend Dog Studios but what do you like best?  It's hard to choose but actor Seth Macchi likes his character Jimmy...

35 Directors Pick Their Favorite Movies of 2016

From:Chris O'Falt As the year comes to a close, there is one group we’ve yet to hear from about the Best of 2016: The Directors. Filmmakers...

Darth Maul-Apprentice Fan Fiction Film at its Best! – by,...

    When “Episode One: The Phantom Menace” came out years ago, a villian was introduced that left audiences craving more. A superb martial arts choreographed...
A headshot of actor Chris Bylsma in cepea tones, wearing a brown colared shirt.

The Filmmaking in Scott Frank’s “Godless”

The Technique Scott Frank uses suspense masterfully as a subtle underlying energy while the story plays out.  We are waiting for Griffin to find Roy,...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

IX Productions tackles William Shakespeare and the results are fun. A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by Shakespeare. It portrays the events surrounding...