The Finish Line Is In View…

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

The production for a movie can be looked at in three parts. There is pre-production and the actual film production, then the filmmaker has one final lap with post production and this is there chance to finish their dream that started on a blank page.

A few months ago, April to be exact, we shared the IndieGoGo project for the film “Life Insurance Lottery”. This project was to help through the filming process and now is the time for post-production and this is your chance to have your hands or some blood (depending on the perks you pick) in some great independent cinema.

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As a contributor to this project, every dollar you pledge will help put the finishing touches on this production. The cast and crew of “Life Insurance Lottery” have a great film that deserves a final product that can stand toe to toe with bigger budget Hollywood grind.

Check out this project’s IndieGoGo page and learn about the making of this movie, then spread the word and throw your money into this film’s final cut.

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CLICK HERE For Life Insurance Lottery’s IndieGoGo Page

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A Look From Nowhere At Life Insurance Lottery..

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

 The creative minds behind “Haunted Trailer” and “Getting Schooled”, a personal favorite of Nowhere California, are getting ready to roll film on their next production and they want you to roll the dice with them in the form of an indiegogo project.

 “Life Insurance Lottery” follows a down and out loser, as he wishes for the simple life and joins a club that could be the answer to all of his dreams; but when his friends start to die, he must choose between a growing bank account and stopping a rising body count.

 The writer behind this film is Chuck Norfolk and he originally submitted this script for the third season of the “Project Greenlight” television series, the script was ranked in the top 20% of the competition and, after 16 years on a hard drive, the time has come for “Life Insurance Lottery” to become a big screen reality.

 The first part of that reality is an indiegogo project to achieve a budget this film deserves, you can check out this project by CLICKING HERE On this page, you can check out plans for the production and budget. You can meet the people that will create this film from behind and in front of the camera. Also, a key budget point has been revealed that a secret backer will match funds up to $15,000 and that should be a prime example that even a dollar will go a long way.

 Now, with any crowd funding projects, the perks can be as important as the campaign and the rewards for the “Life Insurance Lottery” project will allow you to leave your own mark on this movie. The details of these perks are worth the viewing and are well worth your money.

 This project is currently live and we will keep you posted on the progress of this production. In Nowhere California’s lifetime, we take great pride in the independent creativity that we have shared with our listeners and this production will continue this path.

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CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO LIFE INSURANCE LOTTERY

Class Is In Session: GETTING SCHOOLED Hits Video On Demand

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

The 2016 Days of the Dead Convention brought upon a lot of great moments for the Nowhere California team and one of those moments was meeting the creative minds behind the movie “Getting Schooled”..

CLICK HERE For Our Conversations With The “Getting Schooled” Team

After these conversations, the guys from Nowhere were lucky enough to attend the world premiere of this movie and quickly fell in love with this horror comedy that give a fitting nod to the classic teen comedies of the 1980s

CLICK HERE For My Review Of “Getting Schooled”

As the convention became a memory and “Getting Schooled” started to be seen by more people, the movie’s exposure and word of mouth started to grow. Now, I am happy to spread the word and give some congratulations, as “Getting Schooled” is now available on multiple video on demand platforms. This milestone for this movie comes with thanks to the distribution of Midnight Releasing.

CLICK HERE For Midnight Releasing’s Official “Getting Schooled” Page And VOD Links

Once again, I cannot recommend this movie enough and I can give multiple reasons behind the recommendation. “Getting Schooled” has it’s nostalgia factor, but this movie takes that trait and gives it an original spin that gets easily lost in most mainstream movies.

Blood On The Screen And Atari Dreams

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

A few weeks ago, Nowhere California was introduced to the independent horror/comedy “CONJOINED” and I was quickly intrigued by this bare bones, but highly creative movie. I wrote a review for this movie and posted my thoughts to this website.

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CLICK HERE For The Conjoined Movie Review

Recently, I was able to talk to one of the creative minds behind this movie and talk to Joe Grisaffi. Joe was the director of “CONJOINED” and this interview dives into the evolution of a crazy story idea. Also, our conversation takes a look at Joe’s career and his adventures in the 8-bit video game world.

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CLICK HERE For Nowhere California Presents Our Conversation With Joe Grisaffi

Movie Review: CONJOINED

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

The genre of horror is like walking down a dark alley, there is excitement and a possibility of your outlook on life being changed. When you take that same scenario and bring it into the world of independent filmmaking, you can look at that dark alley and slap on a blindfold, since it’s a world where the normal rules are thrown out the window.

CONJOINED is a horror comedy that follows the hopeless romantic Stanley, who is played by Tom Long, as he prepares for his long term and long distance girlfriend Alina, who is played by Michelle Ellen Jones, move into his place. As the special day arrives, Alina reveals a small secret and that secret is her sister Alisa, who is played by Keefer Barlow, who happens to be literally attached to her. This news is a shock to Stanley, but he wants to make it work and his attempt is honorable, until one more secret is reveal is the bloodiest of fashion. Alisa has a psychotic side that will leave a body count.

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The work of the cast stands out in this cross between an episode of Tales From The Crypt and Three’s Company with a few low doses of acid, but the minds behind the camera deserve the praise of the suppliers of the cinematic hallucinogens.

Joe Grisaffi was the director of Conjoined and gave this film a visual look that fit perfectly into the twisted script that was written by Chuck and Tim Norfolk. Grisaffi’s direction made this movie into a great watch, when a concept like this could have fallen off the rails fast.

As CONJOINED is not your normal movie, a review for this movie should be treated the same way. This movie should be seen with a group and enjoyed. Also, if you’re a fan of the worlds of TROMA and other strange cinema landscapes, you will be right at home with this blood soaked side show of a love story. In the end, I will give CONJOINED a 7 out of 10.

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CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL CONJOINED WEBSITE

GETTING SCHOOLED.. Movie Review

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

At the 2016 Los Angeles Days of the Dead convention, I was able to attend a screening of the comedy/horror throwback “Getting Schooled” This movie takes place in early 80’s, as a group of students enter their high school for Saturday detention. These students are your “A-typical” John Hughes group and every high school social class is represented, from the princess to the loner outcast and everything in between.

This might sound very familiar, but you will learn quickly that this nostalgic road trip is about to hit some horrific backroads and the main speed bump comes in the form of the student’s wheel chair bound teacher, Mr. Roker. Roker is not your typical “push over” teacher, as he is a Vietnam vet and it is the ghosts from his past that unleashes hell on the session of detention and the students become the focus of this teacher’s rage.
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The cast of “Getting Schooled” was an excellent gathering of talents and their character’s evolution could challenge most big budget movies. In the world of independent filmmaking, especially in the horror genre, poor character development can lose an audience and the cast of “Getting School” stay clear of that potential roadblock.

There is a fine line in a comedy/horror movie, one side is a great movie and you can’t wait to recommend it to everybody, then the other side of the line is a late night Sy-Fy channel movie that you want to quickly forget. Also, with most nostalgia movies, it’s too easy for a film to have an 80’s theme and beat the viewer over the head with this idea, with “Getting Schooled” this concept isn’t aggressively forced upon the viewer and flows with the story that is unfolding.

“Getting Schooled” is a movie that I can see growing a great cult following, as it continues to be seen in conventions and festivals, then gaining a long life through streaming services and theaters. The word of mouth on this movie will continue to grow and I am glad to be a part of that, as I cannot wait for my next chance to see this movie. 9 out of 10.

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CLICK HERE For Nowhere California’s Interviews With The Cast And Crew Of “Getting Schooled”

Nowhere California Reports To Detention..

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(Joshua Gilmore- Staff Writer)

The beginning of this month marked the return of the Days of the Dead convention to the west coast and the guys from Nowhere jumped into the event head first. The three day event was packed to the rafters with excitement and, over the next few days, Nowhere California will launch our traditional tales from the con. The first stop is detention, a bloody session of detention.

In the past, our adventures to these conventions have revealed some of the best in the world of independent cinema and the 2016 Los Angeles Days of the Dead continued this roll, as Phil and I entered the world of “Getting Schooled…”

“Getting Schooled..” is a comedy/horror throwback to the world of the 1980s and slasher movies. As it was described to us, “The Breakfast Club” meets A LOT of blood. I could go into more details, but the trailer will speak volumes…

“Getting Schooled..” was a part of the screening schedule for the convention and the guys from Nowhere jumped at the opportunity to view this film, so please keep watching this site for our full review of “Getting Schooled..”

In the meantime and most importantly, Nowhere California had the great pleasure to talk with members of the “Getting Schooled..” team.

First, we talked with Courtney Blake Sandifer and director, Chuck Norfolk. In the opening conversation, Courtney reveals the development of the film’s look and other aspects of the production process. Then, Chuck discusses his role as co-writer/director and the evolution of “Getting Schooled..” from script to the screen.
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LISTEN NOW TO GETTING SCHOOLED Vol.1 (19:01)

In this second installment, we talk with Morgan Tyler and Mayra Leal. The guys first talk with Morgan Tyler (who plays the high school princess Hillary) after that conversation, Phil and I talk with Mayra Leal (who plays the outcast Julie).
These conversations delve into Morgan and Mayra’s personal developments of their characters and their views of the production process.
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LISTEN NOW TO GETTING SCHOOLED Vol.2 (14:48)

This was a great moment for the entire Nowhere California team and we would like to thank everybody from “Getting Schooled..” for letting us into your creative world.

For More Information On This Film
CLICK HERE FOR THE “GETTING SCHOOLED..” OFFICIAL SITE
 or
THE “GETTING SCHOOLED..” FACEBOOK PAGE