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Facebook Blocks Film Fundraiser (updated)

Facebook Blocks Film Fundraiser (updated)

Feb 26, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Documentary on New York artist Vincent Castiglia deemed “malicious” and “unsafe”. CHICAGO, IL – February 26, 2015 (Waterfront Productions) – For the first time in social media history, Facebook has blocked all posts relating to a Kickstarter fundraising campaign. Award winning filmmaker John Borowski awoke on the morning of February 26, 2015 to discover that all posts containing links related to his new Kickstarter fundraising project were removed and blocked from every post and share on Facebook. The documentary film project, Bloodlines: The Life and Art of Vincent Castiglia, focuses on the life of contemporary American artist Vincent Castiglia, who paints in his own blood and also the blood of his collectors. Comedian Margaret Cho was Vincent’s recent subject, having her blood drawn and her portrait painted by Vincent in her own blood. “I take the blocking of this project very personally. This action by Facebook is truly a slap in the face to ALL artists who have content on Facebook and who are struggling to survive in America. Not only is it a disgrace, but Facebook is also causing our fundraiser to potentially lose thousands of dollars by the day. I have posted many times about my documentary films on serial killers and have NEVER been blocked on Facebook until this project. Artists rely on Facebook to help them spread the news about their projects. When Facebook turns on their very own, it looks very bad for Facebook.” stated Borowski. Borowski has sent messages and emails to Facebook and even Kickstarter in hopes to resolve the issue by having the link reinstated and unblocked. “This is one of the big issues of social media. If just one person is offended by anything in a post, it is flagged and removed automatically. We live in a world controlled by bots and binary codes. Facebook does not have a working phone number or other way to contact them directly, which is scary. I feel as though I am in Orwell’s 1984 or Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.” said Borowski. Borowski has yet to hear back from Facebook regarding this issue and has resolved to fight it until it is unblocked and also would like...

Streebo Talks Film Fests, Indie Filmmaking & More with Doc Rotten on Future of Horror Podcast.

Streebo Talks Film Fests, Indie Filmmaking & More with Doc Rotten on Future of Horror Podcast.

Feb 24, 2014

MVP’s own Streebo took some time from his film fest activities to talk to the inimitable Doc Rotten over at the Future of Horror Podcast. Doc Rotten invited us on the Future of Horror podcast to talk about independent film fests, how to get noticed and what purpose they serve for today’s filmmaker. We talked about everything from the weird and wild history of MVP up to the creation of Muticia’s Movie Morgue and our involvement in the Mad Monster Party Film Fest every year in Charlotte. Sit back, relax and inject the Future of Horror into your cerebral cortex today!!! Visit the Future of Horror today! Visit Doc Rotten at the following sites, or visit him on Twitter, Facebook and Letterboxd And on the Decades of Horror Podcast Network http://www.decadesofhorror.com Horror News Radio – The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast http://www.horrornews.net/podcast http://horrornews.net/author/doc-rotten/ http://horrornewsradio.com Follow the Following: A Fan Podcast http://horrornewstv.com The Golden Age of Horror Podcast http://goldenageofhorror.com Doc Rotten Site – Monster Movie Podcast http://www.docrotten.com http://www.twitter.com/doc_rotten http://www.facebook.com/DoctorRotten http://letterboxd.com/docrotten/ American Horror Story Fan Podcast http://www.docrotten.com/american-horror-story-fan-podcast/ http://traffic.libsyn.com/docrotten/FOH_003_JamieMcRoberts-GettingIntoFilmFestivals-MadMonsterParty.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:04 — 22.8MB) | EmbedBecome MVP Player Subscriber iTunes | Android |...

The Second Annual Mad Monster Party Film Festival Announces Winners!

The Second Annual Mad Monster Party Film Festival Announces Winners!

Mar 25, 2013

The Film Festival committee would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s festival as well as all of the entrants and official selections. There were a lot of great submissions this year and due to time and space limitations we can only play a certain number. This year that number was forty-one. Like highlander of old – there can be only one winner for each category ranging from Horror to Fantasy to Science Fiction. WINNER BEST HORROR – Found Found Marty is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn’t start trouble in class. But darkness is beginning to fall over Marty’s life. The kids at school won’t stop picking on him, his parents just don’t seem to understand him, and now Marty must grapple with a terrible secret that threatens to destroy life as he knows it – his big brother is a serial killer! Brotherly love is put to the intimate test in this emotional coming – of age story that descends into full blow horror. Website Facebook Fanpage WINNER BEST FANTASY – All Hallow’s Evil: The Lord of the Harvest All Hallow’s Evil: Lord of the Harvest An Evil force is summoned on All Hallows Eve, and now the sleepy town of Hallowed Hill will endure the dark Lords vengeance. Website Facebook Fanpage Kenny Caperton of the Myers House NC interview on MVP Mutant Radio WINNER BEST SCIENCE FICTION – Fantastic Tales of the Unknown: Twenty-One Questions Twenty-One Questions A scientist’s attempt at time travel lands him in an inter-dimensional legal snafu. Website Facebook Fanpage Chris Gervais producer of Twenty-One Questions interview on MVP Mutant...

MVP appears on the Paul Brown Show!

MVP appears on the Paul Brown Show!

Mar 7, 2013

This past week, MVP accepted an invitation to appear on the Paul Brown Show here in Charlotte, NC. What follows is an interesting interview as upon our arrival we were given instructions from the station manager not to expressly promote anything for sale during the interview which made promoting all the MVP events quite tricky. Regardless, it wound up being a fun interview and we were still able to get the MVP message across. Special thanks to Paul Brown and his crew for welcoming us on their set. Check it out after the leap! Part One: Part Two: For more information on the upcoming Mad Monster Party – visit the official website here. For more information on G.H.O.S.T. or Tales from Mutantville – visit the Facebook...

The Last Cowboy ropes in New Year on Scary Movie Saturday!

Welcome back to Scary Movie Saturdays on Mutantville.com where we take pride in featuring excellent and/or entertaining works from across the spectrum of genre filmmaking – including the works of independent filmmakers. Which brings us to today’s selection – The Last Cowboy. What better way to kick off the new year than by featuring the work of a new filmmaker? Michael Mowder contacted us through the Mutantville Productions fanpage on Facebook and asked us to take a look at his short film – The Last Cowboy. We were so blown away by the short that we decided to feature it on the first Scary Movie Saturday of the New Year 2013! Watch the full movie after the leap! From the Media Release: Presented in AVCHD.mts File 1080/50 H264 16 Bit 48 kHz Multi-Channel Dolby Digital Plus My Zombie Tribute Directed by Michael Mowder, Jr. A grandfather shares his account on the end of times with his grandson and a long family secret behind the zombie apocalypse is revealed… MOWDEReeL Entertainment 2012 AVID STUDIO Filmed and Edited in 6 Days Total… COPYRIGHT...