Still wondering what to get that special someone on your list? Indie movies make great gifts!
Updated: Dec 25, 2021
If you're looking for a fun gift for yourself or someone else and you’re looking for a way to support indie filmmakers, especially over the holiday season, we have the perfect gift idea! Why not pop some popcorn, kick back, relax and enjoy some indie movies!
Check out our Indie Movie Directory for a few to give or get:
Death Offers Life: Last Moments of Vincent Van Gogh
“Death Offers Life: Last Moments of Vincent Van Gogh” won four awards in the 5th Annual I See You Awards.
Synopsis: The story is the fictional account of the last five minutes of the acclaimed painter Vincent Van Gogh who was a failure in his lifetime. Death who has come to take him makes an offer which Van Gogh rejects and accepts the hands of death gracefully.
The movie stars Rashin Khan as Vincent Van Gogh and Anuroop Thekkumkadan as "Death".
Length: 8 minutes
Link to stream “Death Offers Life: Last Moments of Vincent Van Gogh” online:
Pussie Control 2: Night at the Drive-In
“Pussie Control 2: Night at the Drive-In” is a 2021 I See You Awards winner.
Synopsis: That smooth playboy Ryan tries his luck out with Tiana again at the drive-In movies. Ryan thinks he is home free until Davion spoils his plans.
Taylor Byron Barr stars as Ryan, Rajane Devlugt stars as Tiana and Myron L. Mayberry stars as Davion Pussie.
Length: 9 minutes
Link to stream Pussie Control 2: Night at the Drive-In:
The short film is just the beginning! The full-length feature film "Pussie Control: The Story of Davion Pussie" is now streaming as well. You can stream it online here: https://streamingwithphe.com/title/pussie-control-the-story-of-davion-pussie-2/
In fact, the production company, Professional Hood Entertainment, has a full slate of films available for viewing on its website. You can check out the complete roster here: https://streamingwithphe.com/
Solomon is a 2020 I See You Awards-winning film that features Grover McCants in the title role alongside actor Chris Newman.
Synopsis: While living in Detroit, a struggling young white writer and a retired black psychiatrist form an unlikely friendship in the midst of the city's changing demographics and culture, all while uncovering secrets about one another that threaten to destroy their growing bond.
Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Link to stream Solomon online:
Urban Horror Stories
A new original series, “Homestead Entertainment Presents” recently premiered on Tubi, a Fox Entertainment Company. According to a press release, “Homestead created the first ever Tubi series with a compilation of short stories for a one hour showing. Now through summer of 2022 the content introduced will contain new films from short story filmmakers who are BIPOC creators. Highlighting the various aspects of life and intersecting where viewers can experience the multifaceted lives of characters is the focus of their series.” Urban Horror Stories is the first installment in the Urban Horror Series, and first of other Block Series to come in 2022. Next up is Black Love and Black Lives Matter. All will be created by Ms Shondrella Avery. Homestead Entertainment and Tubi collaborated with Glass Slipper Pictures through Ms. Avery. Avery is a well-known Hollywood actress, with a number of notable projects to her credit, including "Napoleon Dynamite," "Secret Life of Bees" and “End of Watch”. In addition, Avery, a member of the Producers Guild of America, also produced over a dozen features and TV series. Now an up-and-coming distributor as well, she also joined forces with another Hollywood heavyweight, Tracey Smith Baumert, an in-demand production manager and first assistant director. Through their collaboration, the two have reached back to help the next group of storytellers.
The first installment in the series is “Urban Horror Stories”. The shorts included in the series are:
· The Haunting of Pottersfield by Andre' Dixon
· Last Wish by Felecia Howell (an I See You Awards® winner in 2020)
· Lover's Discretion by Tor Campbell
· Sangre De Vida by Jordan Gouveia
· Transgress by Angela White
· Runnin by Jonathan Rowan
Another initiative that Ms. Avery is involved in is the Black-owned "Actor Trade" app, which now boasts 20,000+ international users. The free app, which was the subject of a recent article in the Hollywood trade publication Variety, is now heading into year number four of connecting actors with one another to read lines for feedback and practice. Ms. Avery's partner in the app is actor Dylan Mooney, known for Til Death Do Us Part, A Weekend with the Family and Boy Bye, which are three of more than a dozen films that Ms. Avery has produced.
To watch Urban Horror Stories, visit their site on tubi.tv.
As we like to say at the I See You Awards®, support indie film!
Our mission at the I See You Awards® is to recognize and reward the accomplishments of independent filmmakers. Do you want to see your film listed in a future Indie Movie Directory? Are you one of the next I See You Awards® winners? Now’s the time to submit your project(s) and find out! The call for submissions into the 6th Annual I See You Awards® is now open! Submissions are accepted in the following categories: Short Films/Webisodes/Music Videos, Feature Films, Documentary Films (short and feature-length) and Screenplays.
Also, for the first time, we added a category just for filmmakers who enjoy making movies on their cell phones or other smart devices! It’s our Cell Phone Video Challenge! Short films (up to 30 minutes in length) that were made using a smart device are eligible to submit.
You can get more information and the link to submit here:
So, what are you waiting for? We see you and we want to see what you’ve been up to!
NOTE: The Earlybird Deadline is December 31, 2021. So submit today!
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