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Charlotte Film Anarchists plan first meeting in May and more on Mutantville Mondays.

Welcome back to another weird and wild Monday on the Mutantville Mothership. It should go without saying by now that it’s been a busy weekend for the Mutantville Players. Post-production has been ongoing for several projects including G.H.O.S.T. and Tales From Mutantville and we are set to shoot the final scene for Muticia’s Movie Morgue tonight! Tonight’s shoot will be interesting as it features a live musical performance from Absolute Zero with band members Brent Bowers, Todd A. Britt and Jeremy Mullis. The biggest event of the weekend was the sudden announcement and subsequent launch of the filmmaking mastermind group the Charlotte Film Anarchists. The Charlotte Film Anarchists is a group founded by Ghost Trek creator Michael Plumides and MVP co-founder J.T.McRoberts. The goal of the group is to provide Charlotte area filmmakers a chance to come together for a mastermind group once a month and talk to like minded individuals in the NC film industry. The Charlotte Film Anarchists is in no way meant to replace the existing group Charlotte Film Community – but rather to supplement it by giving actors and filmmakers that want to be more proactive a chance to meet and talk with others that have the same goals in mind. What sets this group apart is the fact that there are no membership dues and no meetup fees. We are all struggling filmmakers that have to put so much of our own individual resources into our productions that at the end of the day it doesn’t always work out where we can scrounge up additional fees so we can simply meet and talk with our fellow filmmakers. Kill The Music author and Ghost Trek creator Michael Plumides started the ball rolling by finding a venue that would allow us to meet once a month to do our best to create positive proactive filmmaking partnerships. Of the CFA, Plumides said: “We are a group of like-minded filmmakers and fans that wish to defy the status quo. We will meet once a month at Cosmos in Uptown Charlotte, NC. There will be no membership fee or entry cost. All are invited. Our mission is to promote and understand the many facets...

Mad Monster Party Film Festival Deadline Extended To Midnight Tonight!

Welcome back to another edition of Mutantville Mondays here at Mutantville.com.  We’re lucky to even be here for another Mutantville Monday as the idiots that run our hosting service nuked the website over the weekend losing half of our data and media in the process. I’m sure that was a nice surprise for the the filmmakers coming to the website hoping to find submission information for the Mad Monster Party Film Festival at the last minute.  Fortunately everything is back up and running and we’ve minimized the damage done over the past few days. Thanks to the miracle of modern social media we were able to keep everyone informed as to the status of Mutantville.com and the Mad Monster Party Film Festival.  As we received many messages from filmmakers that somehow managed to miss the Friday deadline for the festival – we’ve decided to extend the deadline until Monday at midnight.  That means when Tuesday arrives – the deadline has passed! Hopefully no one feels slighted by our extending the deadline for another day as this festival was started in the spirit of fellowship with the aim of growing the film community in North Carolina and abroad.  We want everyone to have a chance to participate in this festival.  If you take offense at that notion then feel free to message Streebo at filmfest@madmonster.com and he’ll try to ameliorate your concerns. For the rest of you that haven’t submitted your movies yet – get them in the mail TODAY!!!  Or send me an online screener before midnight.  We’re making this as simple as we can for you so try to meet me half way. The Mad Monster Party is going to be a great convention and the film festival is going to be a fun part of the show. The selection of movies that we’ve received so far is actually quite varied and amazing.  Look for official selection announcements to start popping up very soon With a guest list consisting of names such as Brad Dourif, Rutger Hauer, Ace Frehley, and Traci Lords, and  a special one day only screening of the ultra rare director’s cut of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed – the Mad Monster...

MVP Gets Crazy with the Mad Monster Party, Nevermore Is On The Way and Mutant TV Melts Your Brain on Fridays with MVP!

Welcome back to another bombastic edition of Fridays With MVP!!!  Horror is alive and well as Underworld Awakening and The Grey hit the box office last week with The Woman In Black hitting theaters today.  Retro Classics is showing a double feature of The Wolfman and Dracula tonight at the Carolina Theatre in Durham and their annual Nevermore Film Festival is just around the corner.  After a long week suffering under the thumb of a bad cold, Streebo is back in the land of the living to fill his Friday typing quotient with news, rumor, gossip and gospel.  Video production has lagged just a hair as we’ve hit the wall of late.  I’ve been working on getting more video and article content out to you all but haven’t had the energy to work late at night as per my usual modus operandi.  I am hopeful that a long weekend of rest will see a return to form.  Not to be left alone to hog the suffering spotlight, Brento’s wife Nancee stepped up to the plate this week when she horribly burned her leg in an accident requiring brief hospitalization.  She’s doing better now and is being given around the clock TLC by Brento.  Please join MVP in sending her a collective “get well” via Facebook, Twitter, or even in person if you like.  Unless you’ve been living under an internet rock you should have heard the official announcement about the Mad Monster Party Film Festival this March.  Since you come here for some insider info I may as well give you a few tidbits.  I’ve been in talks with the promoters of Mad Monster Party for a couple months now about the possibility of hosting a film festival at the Mad Monster Party so I am very happy to see it come to fruition.  Get your full MVP news update after the leap! There has always been a healthy film community in North Carolina and this festival will give many independent filmmakers a chance to screen their films for a national audience.  We’re looking to put together an entertaining weekend from beginning to end.  We expect to have a potpourri of horror, sci-fi and fantasy that...

Magic Tribe Pictures’ “Spades” Teaser heats up Trailer Park Tuesday!

This week on Trailer Park Tuesday we are featuring another indie gem the sexy black comedy Spades written and directed by the multi-talented Vanelle.  Spades was conceived and shot for the Made In Charlotte Short Film Contest hosted by the Charlotte Film Community in the fall of 2010.  Spades stars the lovely and talented Jodi Essex opposite the always charming Michael Sharpe fresh off his directorial debut with Monomaniacal as a couple that loves each other so much it hurts. Check out the full trailer for Spades below and visit the official website for Magic Tribe Pictures by clicking here....

G.H.O.S.T.-ly happenings and Made In Charlotte Voting Begins on Mutantville Mondays!

Welcome back to another edition of Mutantville Mondays, my faithful droogies!  We had another wild and productive long weekend in the editing suites of the Mutantville Mothership.  Brento and I were locked inside the Editing Thunderdome for the entire weekend to battle it out with L-cuts, overlays and more after effects work than you can shake a boomstick at!  Post-production is wrapping up nicely on G.H.O.S.T. in anticipation of a special screening for the cast and crew for Halloween. (Read the rest after the leap!) We’re in talks with a fantastic new composer for G.H.O.S.T. – but until the ink dries on the deal – we’re going to have to keep our cards close to our chest.  We’ll keep posting updates as they happen to get you ready for the big screening this Halloween.  With the Mutantville Players helping Robert W. Filion with his latest project Athena, casting for our Spring project and wrapping up the final work on G.H.O.S.T. – it should make for a wild and wooly Halloween season!  See you spooks and creeps soon! MADE IN CHARLOTTE STRIKES BACK!!! In local news, the Charlotte Film Community is hosting another Made In Charlotte short film contest.  The theme behind this year’s contest is “what scares me”  The majority of the films involved are skewed towards black comedy with several being very engaging and unpredictable. From the Made In Charlotte Website: The MADE IN CHARLOTTE competition is a way for these filmmakers to showcase their talent. The winner of the MADE IN CHARLOTTE contest will receive a $500 cash prize, be the lead in film for the premiere of Tucker and Dale vs Evil at the Back Alley Film Series, and will receive the official MADE IN CHARLOTTE stamp at the end of their film. The purpose of the stamp is so that as these films go out into other cities and states, viewers are made aware of the creative talent we have here in Charlotte. There will be a panel of judges for the films as well as a chance to vote online for the viewer’s choice award.  So if you are interested in being a part of this exciting event, visit our...