May 6, 2015
Based upon Lev Grossman’s best-selling books, the series stars Jason Ralph (A Most Violent Year, Aquarius) as Quentin Coldwater, a brilliant grad student who enrolls in Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. He and his 20-something friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real – and poses grave danger to humanity. Stella Maeve (Chicago P.D.), Hale Appleman (Teeth),also star in this one hour drama.
Gaming In Color, which explores the queer side of gaming. Directed by Philip Jones, the award-winning Gaming In Color takes a look at the queer gaming community, ‘gaymer’ culture, and the increasing acceptance of LGBTQ themes in video games. The film, which won Best Documentary at the Gen Con 2014 Film Festival, explores how the community culture is shifting and the industry is diversifying, helping with queer visibility and acceptance of an LGBTQ presence.
Ryan Paul is the cinematographer, film editor, and a producer for Gaming In Color. The film’s producing company is MidBoss, which organizes the GX game convention (formerly GaymerX) and will also be releasing the upcoming queer-focused adventure game Read Only Memories. MidBoss CEO Matt Conn is featured in the cast and is also the executive producer of the film. Gaming In Color’s digital VOD release is scheduled for May 19, 2015 via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, PlayStation, Xbox, and Vudu, with other major platforms coming soon. For additional information, please visit www.gamingincolor.com.
SURVIVALIST AND LUCIFER AT TFF 2015
Red Carpet interviews showcasing two films, The Survivalist about suriviving in a post apocalyptic world with little food and dangers near by and Lucifer as the fallen angel arrives on Earth for the first time and learns what powers he has. There’s interviews with cast members and one of the directors to gain insights on these two selected festival films.
Marvel Comics launches its epic event, Secret Wars. An initiative that shakes the foundation of the entire Marvel Universe, Secret Wars presents a gripping original series that features new incarnations of Marvel’s iconic heroes and villains, intense battles and the emergence of new worlds. One of the hottest and most anticipated Secret Wars storylines – ARMOR WARS – centers on a civil war in a city of iron men and iron women that threatens to destroy the Stark dynasty. But the origins of this cataclysm all lay within the pages of SECRET WARS: ARMOR WARS #½, which will be released as a free gift with purchase exclusively at Toys“R”Us® stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com. Toys“R”Us customers will receive a complimentary SECRET WARS: ARMOR WARS #½ comic with any Marvel purchase of $25 or more from Sunday, May 3 through Saturday, May 9, while supplies last.*
DAMIEN: “Damien” follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 motion picture who has grown up seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny — that he is the Antichrist. Damien stars Bradley James as Damien Thorn (“Merlin,” “Homeland”), along with Oscar® nominee Barbara Hershey (“Once Upon a Time”), Omid Abtahi (“Better Call Saul”) and Meganlyn Echikunwoke (“House of Lies”). (previously announced)
What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.
SLASHER – Chiller’s first original series follows the plight of a young woman who returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders – based on the widely-known, grisly killings of her parents. The eight-part season serves as the first instalment of an anthology series, where each season exists as a self-contained hybrid of the slasher subgenre of horror films and the traditional murder mystery. Over the course of the Slasher series, a variety of mysteries will unfold, building towards a climactic finale. Debut: Late 2015
LIFEFORCE – A reimagining of the 1985 classic film (based on Colin Wilson’s novel “The Space Vampires”), follows a group of astronauts who encounter a derelict alien spacecraft hiding an ancient secret. At the vessel, the explorers discover three perfect humanoids who are returned to Earth… and unleash a terrible plague upon the planet. The original film, starring Steve Railsback, Patrick Stewart and Mathilda May, was directed by Tobe Hooper. Lifeforce will premiere on Chiller in late 2015.
SIREN – A bachelor party becomes a savage fight for survival when the groomsmen unwittingly unleash a fabled predator upon the festivities. Slated to premiere on Chiller in 2016, Siren is adapted from David Bruckner’s short film Amateur Night, one of the segments featured in the 2012 Sundance premiere of the anthology thriller V/H/S.
Siren is written by Ben Collins & Luke Piotrowski, executive produced by David Bruckner and Brad Miska and produced by Gary Binkow for Collective Digital Studios.
The legend of the witchers is timeless. Taken as children and brutally trained, witchers are crafted into perfect killers. Increased strength and speed, rapid healing, a near-total resistance to disease and the ability to call on the elements at their will are the hallmarks of witchers, and they are known across the land.
Geralt is a witcher. He scours the country carrying out death-defying assignments that no mere man could dream of accomplishing. Fighting monsters and fiends worse than many can imagine, Geralt gradually comes to recognise the meaning of his enemies. Some are vile, grotesque monsters borne from evil, but many are simply victims, of sin, of naivety.
THE BRASS GIANT – Imagine an alternate-history version of London, filled with brassy, beautiful steampunk technology…but still populated by regular human beings, with all of their foibles and flaws—and their potential for great things. Petra Wade is one of those people with great potential. Despite the fact that as a woman, she’s barred from being a practicing Engineer, or becoming a certified Guild member, she’s a prodigy when it comes to clockwork engineering. Under her care, machines sing; they work brilliantly, and Petra knows she was born to be a mechanist. So when an opportunity arises for her to work on an exciting top-secret automaton project, Petra is all in…even though, if her involvement is discovered, her life will be at risk.
THE STRAIN VOLUME 5:
THE NIGHT ETERNAL
It has been two years since the Master’s plan succeeded and a near apocalypse coated the world in eternal darkness. Now able to roam freely, the Master’s legion of vampires rule the world—a horrifying police state where humans are harvested for blood. As humanity despairs, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and an unlikely team of heroes continue their fight against extinction, hoping to unlock the secret to the Master’s demise. Collects The Strain: The Night Eternal #1–#6.
Two vintage conversations with the formeractor talking season ten of , the and in the second conversation about working with in a TV movie and “never” appearing on .
First of a series of specials on this breakthrough SyFy series with this edition featuring the creators of the game and television series plus actors Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonides, and Julie Benz