Official Selection of 2013 Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection of the following: Atlanta Film Festival, Friars Club Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, BAMcinemaFest, Rooftop Films Summer Series, Independent Film Festival Boston, Stanley Film Festival, Philadelphia Film Festival, Crested Butte Film Festival
The Fox News home page had a rather, uh, interesting look for a brief time this morning at about 11:49 am Pacific:
A back-end screw-up or a hack attack?
Fox News tweeted that this was due to an “internal production problem.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 5, 2013
Last February LGF author Coracle posted a Page that got quite a bit of notice, titled Zombie Night at the Shooting Range, an event featuring a realistic, “bleeding” target that looked an awful lot like a zombie version of Barack Obama.
Har de har.
At the time, we had a few people who doubted that this was really supposed to be an effigy of the President. Well, the manufacturer of this lovely item showed up at the NRA convention in Houston this weekend and removed all doubt.
In fact, it was so bleeding obvious that the NRA had a rare attack of scruples and asked Zombie Industries to remove it from their exhibit. Buzzfeed reports: National Rifle Association Bans Bleeding ‘Obama’ Target, Others Remain.
“Someone from the NRA came by and asked us to remove it” a Zombie Industries booth worker told BuzzFeed in hushed tones. “They thought it looked too much like President Obama.”
When asked if the Obama likeness was intentional the worker said, “Let’s just say I gave my Republican father one for Christmas.”
“They are just scared some liberal reporter will come by and start bitching” another booth worker said to men gathered around the booth. “But ya know, he does look very familiar.”
Zombie Night at the Shooting Range
I’m guessing that this isn’t exactly what the organizers of CPAC want to hear about their festival of right wing derp: It’s not hard to make fun of CPAC.
Nonetheless, there it is. Half-governor Sarah Palin, Donald “My Wig Has Its Own Birth Certificate” Trump, Mitt “47%” Romney, Dick “Human-Toad Hybrid” Morris, the no-standards Breitbrats, and Jim Hoft getting an “Accuracy in Media” award. Not only is it “not hard” to make fun of CPAC, it’s hard to avoid it. The conservative movement has thoroughly beclowned itself.
And I didn’t even mention the zombie-themed “speed networking party” or the “mingle sticks.”
A short film by Benny Box
Sometimes a song can get stuck in your mind. Become a little piece of unwanted music, that keeps looping for the rest of your day.
Neurologist claim that stuck songs are like thoughts we’re trying to suppress. The harder we try not to think about them, the more we can’t help it. The phenomenon is also known as earworms, and the ongoing ‘dim di da da dum’ causes a kind of brain itch you can’t scratch.
Jazz that nobody asked for is an ode to all those unwanted songs out there, that has nowhere to go. The music that haunts this film, is the amazing swing jazz tune ‘Quaker City Jazz’ by the long forgotten ‘Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters’. In 1937 they were the first jazz big band to feature an african american vocalist.
The film is made without any financing, and has no commercial purpose. The love of all things animated has been the driving force for the small team of 3 persons that has created it.
Directors: Rune Fisker & Esben Fisker
Idea: Rune Fisker & Esben Fisker
Storyboard: Rune Fisker
Animatic: Rune Fisker
Character design: Rune Fisker
Background design: Esben Fisker
Animation: Pawel Binczycki, Rune Fisker, Esben Fisker
Compositing: Rune Fisker, Esben Fisker, Pawel Binczycki
Sound design: Pawel Binczycki
Music: ‘Quaker City Jazz’ by Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters ‘Intro’ by Balkan Balagan
Produced by Benny Box