Saturday, December 4, 2021

Short Film Revisits 1931 Maryland Lynching

Premiering virtually today, December 4th, exactly 90 years after a white mob dragged 23-year-old Black man Matthew Williams from a hospital bed and hung him in front of the courthouse in downtown Salisbury, Maryland, the short film Hidden In Full View is part of a one-two punch from Dr. Charles Chavis, an assistant professor at George Mason University.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

A Locally-Made Short About Hawaii's Infamous Massie Trials

Decades before the "Central Park 5," there were the Massie trials in Hawaii in the early 1930s. Five young local boys were falsely accused of raping a white woman, Thalia Massie, who was married to a Navy officer. Although they were found innocent, that verdict did not end their troubles.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

DC Comics Fan Film Rolls Out on Halloween Weekend

It was shot in North Carolina and, this weekend, premieres in the state at a movie theater owned by the film's writer-director-producer Ronald J. Rossman.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Ohio Filmmaker Taps Into SHAWSHANK Prison Location

When Gary Jones moved back to Ohio from Los Angeles in 2005, he returned to his native Crestline, a few miles from the Ohio State Reformatory, a location famously used for The Shawshank Redemption as well as other movies such as Air Force One and Tango & Cash.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

A Superhero Loses His Powers

This is when you know the premise of your short film has strong potential.