Category Archives: Genre (Period/Historical)

Nicholl Fellowship Scoring

Nicholl Fellowship Scoring Here's a quick generic description of Nicholl scoring. Keep in mind that scoring is based on a 100-point scale. During the First Round, every script is read at least twice and every script received at least two scores. The higher of those two scores will determine which scripts would receive a third read. To receive…
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The Raven – Historian Note to the Reader

Historian Note (to the reader): "The Raven" is a tale of the Black Death as it might have been experienced by ordinary village peasants in 14th century England during a time when religion and superstition were ubiquitous in everyday life - and in the face of a terror so horrifying it could not be explained…
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Nicholl Fellowship 2017

Wild Arms and Aftermath have been submitted to the 2017 Nicholl Fellowship in time for the early-bird deadline. The Raven is receiving its final polish with the help of script reader, Amanda Pendolino, in time for the regular deadline. Its dialogue, setting, and new take on the horror genre promises to be one of the most…
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Press Release

We've compiled film maker, production, cast and crew data into a single comprehensive visual and text document that we will be releasing soon as part of our public relations campaign. As the final cut draws nearer we will be releasing the trailer, video clips, official screen shots and press documents. If you haven't already, please visit our Facebook…
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Movie Vine Interview

An interview with Meagan Meehan, who is a published author, poet, cartoonist, and playwright at MovieVine.com. She pens columns for Great South Bay Magazine, Examiner and AXS. She's also a stop-motion animator and an award-winning abstract artist. Read the interview here: http://www.movievine.com/interviews/interview-with-the-founders-of-horsehead-cinema/
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The Dialogue of “The Raven”

Set against medieval mid-14th century England, a Elizabethan quality resonates in the language of the villagers. Unlike Shakespeare's plays, however, which strongly relies on monologue for its execution (also why Shakespeare adaptations to film tend to do very poorly), "The Raven" utilizes medieval English colloquialism in more everyday types of situations which lends more to its cinematic quality. Much…
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Picture Lock

Nothing Like The Sun has received its picture lock and the color-grading is underway. The film's final runtime clocks in at 108 minutes. We've chosen to go with a low-contrast color scheme to complement the higher-contrasting lighting scheme. We filmed with old Zeiss Superspeed lenses which were made back in the 1970s. Like many lenses…
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The Raven or Earthly Power (The Village Closest to Hell)

Work has begun on developing "The Raven" as a follow-up to Aftermath in order to leverage the momentum of a horror film. The Raven, or Earthly Power (The Village Closest to Hell) follows the story of a 14th century English village that succumbs to hysteria of infection in the wake of the Black Plague (called…
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