“Detective Downs” Cast + Crew Red Carpet
MAN OF TAI CHI Fantastic Debates Pre-Fight Video from Keanu Reeves & Tiger Chen
The Fantastic Debates have become the most highly anticipated special event at Fantastic Fest. At the Fantastic Debates, press, filmmakers & film professionals enter the arena for a formal debate followed by two rounds of boxing. In the ring, the great issues facing the fan community are solved once and for all, first by words, then by fisticuffs. Four debates are scheduled, culminating in the main event, a bout featuring Fantastic Fest Co-Founder Tim League.
The Fantastic Corpse - Short Film
The Fantastic Corpse is a short film project based on the exquisite corpse collaborative method. Dell Precision and AMD are working with creative content company Arts+Labor to bring five Fantastic Fest filmmakers together to create one short film, each filming an equal part, and continuing each others segment.
The first director (Oren Carmi, GOLDBERG AND EISENBERG) created the first minute, and then passed on to the next filmmaker (Nacho Vigalondo, TIMECRIMES). When the third filmmaker tagged in (Jim Byrkit, COHERENCE), he was only allowed to watch what Nacho had created before making his segment. The fourth filmmaker (Matt Johnson, THE DIRTIES) could only see what the third filmmaker shot, and so on until Eugenio Mira (GRAND PIANO) completed the Fantastic Corpse. It was screened at the Fantastic Fest Awards Ceremony, a mere 5 days after it began.
This is the story of the making of that incredible feat, powered by Dell Precision Workstations and AMD FirePro Technology. The film was produced and edited on high-end Dell Precision T5610 and T7610 tower workstations powered by AMD FirePro™ W5000 and W8000 professional graphics, respectively, and M6800 mobile workstations equipped with AMD FirePro M5100. The systems will be paired with Dell UltraSharp U2413 monitors with AMD Eyefinity triple-display setups.
Director #1 Oren Carmi
Director #2 Nacho Vigalondo
Director #3 James Byrkit
Director #4 Matt Johnson
Director #5 Eugenio Mira
Creative Director - Erik Horn
Producer - Stephanie Noone
Director of Photography
Drew Daniels - segments 1 and 4
Tod Campbell - segments 2 and 3
Drew Xanthopoulos - segment 5
Assistant Director - Will Cleveland
Art Director - Michael Bayer
Art Production Assistant - Colton Batts
Hair & Make Up - Kathy Miller
1st AC - Drew Daniels, Melissa Porter
2nd AC - Melissa Porter, Stephen Huff
Gaffer - Ben Oliver
Grip - Jason Harter, Carlos Boillat, David Lackey
Location Sound Mixer - Erik Duemig
Boom Operator - Joseph Duemig
Special Effects - Hawgfly (Meredith Johns, Ana Fugate)
Post Supervisor/Editor - Joe Nicolosi
DIT - Vladyslav Alexander
Production Assistants - Kennon Talley, David Lackey, Colton Batts
Behind The Scenes
Camera Operator - Katie Graham
Camera Operator -
Sound - Landry Gideon
Still Photographer - Lauren Reynolds
Post Supervisor/Editor - Joe Nicolosi
Editor - Andrew Matthews, Bryan Poyser
Assistant Editor - Matt Young
Colorist - Joe Malina
Composer - Kevin Schneider
Sound Mix - Eric Friend
The Fantastic Corpse - Day Two - Nacho Vigalondo
It's day two of The Fantastic Corpse Project, the short film powered by Dell Precision Workstations and AMD FirePro technology.
Day two began with Fantastic Fest favorite Nacho Vigalondo. With only the first minute Oren came up with the day before - Nacho launched head first into writing, directing and producing his minute of the film in 4 short hours.
Be sure to check out www.TheFantasticCorpse.com to see the finished film after the Fantastic Fest award ceremony on Sept. 24th.
Special Intro by Errol Morris for THE UNKNOWN KNOWN
He's a natural for the Badass Hall of Fame. After all, he's the guy who made Werner Herzog eat his shoe. And he's the guy who invented the Interrotron, an interview system that allows his subjects to maintain eye contact with him while still looking directly into the camera lens. He helped get a man off Death Row with The Thin Blue Line. And most of all Errol Morris has spent his whole career following his own path and his own vision, telling the stories that spoke to him most personally.
“The Green Inferno” Secret Screening
“Grand Piano” - Elijah Wood Interview
“Cheap Thrills” Director & Cast Audience Dares
Director E.L. Katz and stars Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, and David Koechner dares someone in the audience to get the title of the film tattooed on their body. Is someone up to the challenge?
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. In years past we have presented the world premieres of THERE WILL BE BLOOD, APOCALYPTO, CITY OF EMBER, ZOMBIELAND, and GENTLEMEN BRONCOS, while our guest roster has included such talent as Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Dolph Lundgren, Jemaine Clement, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jon Favreau, George Romero, Darren Aronofsky and Mike Judge. We also feature world, national and regional premieres of new, up-and-coming genre films.