“CHEYENNE” for Project Greenlight

Local director Lindsay Barrasse has submitted her short film “CHEYENNE” to HBO’s Project Greenlight, a contest for a chance to direct a feature film.  “CHEYENNE” is a silent visual piece, juxtaposing the dismal present with a happier past.  You can sign up to judge entries at www.projectgreenlight.com.

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OPEN SCREENING @ 24 Hours of Art at the Vintage!

That’s right! IRON REELS returns for a special one-off open screening during the Vintage’s annual 24-art explosion.  As always, we’ll bring a projector and PA, you’ll bring the best (or worst, or diamond-in-the-roughest) cuts of ANYTHING you’re working on, or completing; the audience will bring their best constructive feedback.  Sign-ups start at 10pm, the screening runs from 10:30-Midnight.  Come early for a live music DRAWING SOCIAL from 7pm-10pm and stay late for the midnight STORY SLAM!  It’s going to be a blast, you don’t want to miss it!

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May Cancellation… June FESTIVAL at the Vintage!

Sorry for the late announcement, BUT we will not be holding an open screening at First Friday this month (May 2nd). Our fantastic art patron at the Ritz has closed his shop and we are currently looking for a new home for First Friday. We may have something in the works for next month, but if anyone has any leads, let us know.

On a brighter note, we will be doing more reviews on our blog and are working with the Community Film Project & the Vintage to put on a SUMMER SOLSTICE film festival.

Please share this around, we deeply lament not screening this month and appreciate all the support and enthusiasm we’ve received.  Look forward to the open screening’s phoenixesque revival!

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Horror Society Awards 2014, “Mini-Golf Massacre” in the Running

Local filmmaker Bobby Keller is running for the Horror Society 2014’s best short film with his Mini-Golf Massacre.  You can vote for it, (or a plethora of other horror films) at http://www.horrorsociety.com/2014/01/02/horror-society-awards-2014-nomination-ballot-inside/ .

You can also check out our review here:
https://ironreelsreview.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/mini-golf-massacre/

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RECAP, First Open Screening!

Iron Reels held our first of hopefully many open screenings on Jan. 3rd. for First Friday at the historic Ritz building in Scranton.  It goes like this… You bring whatever you’re working on: script, scene, finished shorts, works in progress, promos, ads, concept sketches, whatever; and then get and give feedback on your work and other’s work.  Even non-filmic audience members gave constructive commentary on the pieces.  The maiden voyage brought us an animated music video, surrealist newscast, a college art department promo video, and a comedic satire.  What’ll you bring next time?

We’re holding the next open screening on Friday, February 7th, 8PM at the Ritz. Be there.

First Open Screening / Workshop

Old News, New News, Good News… Yeah!

The Iron Reels Review blog’s been silent lately, BUT FEAR NOT! We’ve been busy…

OLD NEWS:
We held an informal screening for First Friday Scranton’s October Art Walk. We had a lot of support from the local talent and a healthy dosage of technical difficulties. We’ll post links soon.

... Last month's screening!

… Last month’s screening!

NEW NEWS:
You may remember a few film shows we held at New Visions Studio Gallery over the past year… The gallery closed in August. Kevin & I struggled amidst the falling leaves and hurricane remnants looking for a new film house… WELL! We’re excited to announce that our next film festival will be hosted by THE KEYS in Scranton! Beer and art films?? BEST COMBINATION! Along with it, we’re rolling out the “IRON REELS CHALLENGE.” It involves adapting a poem / short story into some filmaic form. We don’t know what the motivation will be, other than, you know, public screening and the opportunity to make some CRAZY STUFF— but we’ll try to get a material incentive. On that note…

GOOD NEWS:
We’re preparing submission materials for the next show. Get ready!