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Our guest appearance on the Indie TV Show "The Screening Room with Jonathan Krane." went AMAZING!!! Mr. Krane (producer of Face/Off, Swordfish) was extremely pleasent, supportive, and overall super cool. Here is a few things he had to say about BROKEN: "Excellent directing, camerawork, music, production design, and very well edited. The production value is truly amazing for $8000. The story is intriging and as a viewer you want to know more. Very nice job, you guys have talent." It was a big thrill for Jorge and I to meet him, to be on the show, and pick his brain a bit. After producing over 45 films he has a little experience. ; ) Check out his IMDB: Jonathan Krane



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UPDATE: May we introduce "The Art of BROKEN."

A hefty 100+ page artbook that illustrates the long pre-production and production process that artist Dan Cregan, Ken Robkin and director Alex Ferrari went through creating the world of BROKEN. This tribute showcases conceptual art, character designs, on-set photos, full short film screenplay, and visual effect breakdowns.

This book will whet the appetite of any BROKEN enthusiast with never before released artwork from the feature film version. This pictorial feast is a must-have for any indie filmmaker, art connoisseur, or film fan. It is proof that an indie film can be taken to a higher level.

Release date: May 2007

Check it out: DEVIANT COMICS.com






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4.25.07
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the Central Florida Film Festival in Orlando, FL .

The Central Florida Film Festival intends to use independent film to create a community of cultural experience and creative art education throughout the region The Central Florida Film Festival is open to Documentary, Narrative Shorts and Feature length films. August 31, 2007 to September 02, 2007

Check it out: http://www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com/

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4.24.07
REVIEW: The good folks from Horror Society did a review of BROKEN: "Strapped to her wheelchair in a flimsy hospital gown, Bonnie slowly tries to piece together this crazy scenario where her life is at risk and I know is thinking “Is there anyone out there that can help me? Will the answer to why their is a gun pointed at her be revealed? “Broken” clasps it’s arms around your neck and squeezes tightly till your blue in the face then quickly lets go only to squeeze you once again. When Bonnie gets mad she’s going to make her brown eyes turn icy blue! A full length feature is left to be desired by all who has had the guilty pleasure of seeing this short."

Check it out: Horror Society



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4.22.07
REVIEW: The good gals from Guerilladelphia Entertainment did a review of BROKEN: "This indie film was made on a budget of only $8000 and still carries that classic film shine. There is nothing that screams out “We Have No Money” like a lot of films out there, it looks very professional and if you weren’t told this fact I really believe you could not tell the difference. Alex Ferrari’s “Broken” is a 20 minute short that uses intense visual imagery along with many special effects shots that will blow your screen up thru out the entire film. I will say that each of the characters reminded me of a comic strip action hero come to life, everyone had strong stand out personalities besides Bonnie who seems confused on why she is even there. “Broken” clasps it’s arms around your neck and squeezes tightly till your blue in the face then quickly lets go only to squeeze you once again."

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4.5.07
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the AsterFest in Strumica, Macedonia .

It is about the initiative for AsterFest, film and video festival, focusing on documentary, fiction (features or shorts) works of film authors who are coming from or living in Western Balkan region, neighbor countries and other related meridians.

We invited and receive films from several productions which submitted film-s for our forthcoming festival. It may be long or short-length film. We will present it into the programs: ASTERDOCS, BALKANS FICTION, NEuCOMERS, DOMA, HOMMAGES - focused on authors from southeastern European, EU countries and abroad.

We plan that the third edition of AsterFest 2007 will officially take place in the period 28-31 May on several locations in the Macedonian town of Strumica, where several other cultural areas will be renewed, related to the climate, ancient values and constant spiritual wideness, which have provided existence to this town for more then two millenniums. The concept is the projections to take place in an ambient, outdoor (in correlation with the summer scheme), and indoor.

The promotion of new, alternative multicultural fields with our projections is one of our aims. Interactivity between the audience and film works is also an important parameter to work on in the near future.

Check it out: http://asterfest.rastko.net/

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4.01.07
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the Indianapolis International Film Festival in Indianapolis, MINN.


The Indianapolis International Film Festival Group exists to celebrate the art of cinema. We are confident, bold and trailblazing in our quest for the best the industry has to offer — from the past, the present, and in the future — from home and abroad. IIFF Group strives to entertain, educate, enlighten and inspire through bold and imaginative programming and by bringing premieres of both mainstream and culturally important cinema from all parts of the world to Indianapolis. We are dedicated to fostering new talent and helping filmmakers connect with the global industry. We are also dedicated to educating and developing audiences for international cinema in Indianapolis, screening the kind of innovative, visionary work that is often marginalized and which may not normally achieve wide distribution.

Check it out: http://indyfilmfest.org/

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3.29.07
WINNER: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N came in a BEST THRILLER and MOST PROMISING DIRECTOR at the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival

Check it out: http://www.buffaloniagarafilmfestival.com/



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3.15.07
INTERVIEW: Mr. Media Bob Andelman did a great podcast interview with director Alex Ferrari. Check it out: "Two years ago, Alex Ferrari wrote and directed a short action/thriller film called Broken. It cost a mere $8,000, looks like a million bucks, and includes more than 100 visual effects shots. The film was a "proof of concept" -- Ferrari and his associates and investors wanted to demonstrate what they are capable of producing if given a larger budget and greater resources. I was skeptical of the short - until I watched it. It's pretty cool, especially considering its limitations. It's stylish and energetic and will leave you wanting more."

Click here to listen to the Mr. Media Interview with Alex Ferrari: Mr. Media



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2.28.07
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the South African HORROR FESTACULAR in South Africa .

THE HORROR FESTACULAR is the first dedicated annual South African festival of Horror, screening a variety of movies over the Halloween period, and aiming to import a guest of honour (as the festival progresses) to talk about their work and to meet & greet fans. A Fright Store will also be on site at the Cape Town and Johannesburg locations that will be listed here once they're confirmed. An important component is the inclusion of short horror flicks, with the best South African made one walking off with a nice prize, the best foreign entry also recognized with the official Horror Fest butcher knife trophy.

Check it out:
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2.25.07
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the SunScreen Film Festival in Clearwater, FL.


Accepted film announcements next week! So check back after February 24th to find out all about the great films at this years festival!
Sunscreen is more than just a film festival, it's an event not to be missed. Sure, we've got great films, fascinating seminars and awesome parties, but that's just the beginning. Filmmakers and film fans alike can't get enough of our casual, fun-in-the-sun environment.

Beautiful downtown St. Petersburg is our home. From the steps of our 2007 venue is a view of the clear blue waters of Tampa Bay. Within walking distance are museums, parks, restaurants, beaches and the famous St. Petersburg Pier.

So come to SunScreen enjoy the films, the networking and the parties, but don't forget to take a quick siesta in the middle of your day. Dip your toes in the cool water and have a tropical drink overlooking blue skies and crystal waters.

Check it out: http://www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com/



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2.20.07
REVIEW: The dudes from Pretty Corpse did a "pretty" review of BROKEN:"Wow ... I just got an email from first time director Alex Ferrari steering me to the website for his film Broken. It's a little action / thriller shot for only eight grand - pocket change by film standards - and though some of the dialogue sounds a little bit forced this thing looks fantastic. Do I see a bit of a Fincher influence in there?"

Check it out: Pretty Corpse.com



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2.14.07
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the The European Independent Film Festival in Bibliothèque Nationale de France, PARIS - FRANCE.

The European Independent Film Festival 2007 will be screening nearly one hundred of the very best independent films from around the World in a highly esteemed competition to a large audience of filmmakers, film industry professionals and a public that craves the energy and free spiritedness of creative independent films.

Check it out: http://www.ecufilmfestival.com/en_frames/index.html



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2.8.07
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival in Buffalo, NY.

Mark your calendars for the week of March 26 - 31, 2007! Come spend the week in the beautiful Niagara Falls area at the 1st Annual Buffalo Niagara Film Festival - a week long international event open to filmmakers, screenwriters, entertainment industry professionals and the public A festival hosted by filmmakers & screenwriters for filmmaksers & screenwriters.

The BNFF offers an opportunity to showcase creative writing, film and video arts, and the people who passionately pursue following their dreams of sharing the fruits of their labors with others. Many of these people create these screenplays, teleplays, films, and videos while working "real jobs" - others have been fortunate and have real jobs in the entertainment industry - many are students, hoping to get that big break. There are many local filmmakers and screenwriters - established and aspiring - here in the Buffalo Niagara Region... and there are many more around the country and the world!

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1.20.07
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the Park City Film Music Festival in Park City, UT.

The 2007 Park City Film Music Festival is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions from filmmakers and film composers.
The fourth annual PARK CITY FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL (pcFMF) will be held in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah, January 23-28, 2007. This is the first film festival in the world singularly recognizing the contribution of composers and their music to film, and the first of such festivals in the Americas. Awards are given in the categories of Best Use of Music in Full-Length Feature Film, Best Use of Music in Documentary Film, and Best Use of Music in Short Film. The first major film festival to recognize film music as part of the awards lineup since 1985 is the Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent, which currently draws over 80,000 devotees.

Film music, whose broad appeal continues to gain prominence in the music marketplace, has stood for a long time recognized only at the very highest levels: the Academy awards, the Emmys, the Grammys, and a few others. The growing stature of film music is exemplified in the announcement in 2005 of the Pulitzer prizes qualifying film music for the first time after over 60 years.
The pcFMF burst on the scene with a landmark 33 films in 2004, 50 films in 2005, 102 films in 2006, and is the brainchild of Ms. Leslie Harlow who has been operating the Park City International Music Festival for over 21 years. A Juilliard graduate, she and her husband, festival director Russell Harlow, a member of the Utah Symphony, are both prominent classical artists.

Ms. Harlow is driven to propel the PARK CITY FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL to international prominence, and has received encouragement from the Utah Film Commission, original founder of the Utah/United States Film Festival (now called Sundance Film Festival). Leslie has already spoken with esteemed film composer, John Williams, who is very excited at the prospect of this new festival. As this festival grows in scope, we will be inviting John Williams and other prominent film composers to celebrate the art of film music through performance and master classes. For 2006, we are currently choosing the seminar that we will be offering.



Check it out: http://www.parkcityfilmmusicfestival.com/



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1.19.07
PRESS: The good folks over at MovieMaker Magazine decided to make writer/producer/director Alex Ferrari their "Moviemaker of the Week": "A quote on the Enigma Factory’s Website reads: “Art is an expression of life and transcends both time and space. We must employ our own souls through art to give a new form and a new meaning to nature or the world.” These words (incidentally belonging to the late, great Bruce Lee) epitomize the mission of the Florida-based production company, as it seeks to assist moviemakers in realizing their cinematic vision. “I want this company to make films the other people are afraid to make. Stories that touch me,” says Enigma Factory founder Alex Ferrari, “whether that be a crazy sci-fi action [film] or a socially-conscious documentary.”

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1.15.07
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the Memphis International Film Festival 8in Memphis, TENN.

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1.6.07
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the GEM City Film Festival in Clearwater, FL.



Check it out: http://www.gemfilmfest.com/



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12.28.06
REVIEW: The folks from Film Apocalypse! did a killer review of BROKEN:" For those who watch numerous low budget and no budget films, you get used to seeing a certain style of production. Most people who are used to watching major studio films have trouble getting past the production of truly independently produced films and as a result, they often don't enjoy the movie. The majority of the films reviewed here at Film Apocalypse fall into the no budget category, so I guess I'm used to the quality. I expect movies to look different from a major studio production. Some of the black and white films can pull off looking more professional, but the stuff shot in color typically looks like it was created by a guy and his friends from the neighborhood. I don't mind that. I often enjoy these films, but it's still the quality that I expect. The short film Broken does not look like it was shot by a guy and his friends from the neighborhood at all. It looks like it was shot by professionals."

For the whole story goto: Film Apocalypse!




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12.11.06
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival in Victoria, BC CANADA.

The Festival’s vision is to establish an annual independent film event in Victoria with a worldwide reputation that is deeply anchored in the local community and that will eventually become a milestone in the career of young artists and filmmakers.
We believe in a Festival that offers high quality films, activities and events, encourages artistic innovation and creativity, provides access for a broad audience segment and is committed to cooperation and collaboration with other arts organizations as well as the business community. Our programs are interactive, entertaining, enjoyable, educational and good value for the money. Our staff is friendly, open, proactive and committed to skills development in order to provide high quality services.

Check it out: http://www.vifvf.com/



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12.6.06
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the Cinemâs Albuquerque Latino Film Festival in Albuquerque, NM.

Check it out: http://www.cinemasfestival.com/



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11.31.06
WINNER: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N came in a 1st runner up for BEST SHORT FILM at the Small Town Film Festival in CHATHAM, ONTARIO.

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11.28.06
REVIEW: The folks from Tallie and Dave's Movie Reviews did a killer review of BROKEN:" For me, this one came across almost like some kind of bizarre cross between Hostel, The Matrix and Saw (which is no bad thing).I can honestly say that I thought this was great and it's hard to believe it was made for as little as $8,000. The amount of bonus features contained on the disc is impressive too; out-doing many big studio releases, and gives a very enjoyable insight into how to make your own low budget movie."

For the whole story goto: Tallie and Dave's Movie Reviews

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10.20.06
WINNER: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N for BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM at the Evil City Film Festival in New York.



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10.16.06
WINNER: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N came in a 1st runner up for BEST SHORT FILM at the Bare Bones Script 2 Screen Film Festival in Tulsa, OK.

Check it out: http://script2screenfest.tripod.com/awards/id10.html



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10.16.06
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the Evil City Film Festival in The East Village, NY.

As we gear up for the second annual Evil City Film Fest, we want to send out our appreciation to those who were there for us in our illustrious and astoundingly successful first year. When we decided to roll the dice by adding yet another festival to the already saturated landscape of the NYC film community, never had we imagined that we would have come so close to our goal. From the get-go, all we wanted to do is establish an opportunity for all types of filmmakers to come together, share their work, and take advantage of a real chance to network. Little did we know that we'd have hundreds of submissions from New York, all across the USA, and around the world. Sure enough call was answered and we were fortunate to be bludgeoned with a sick array of even sicker movies…

The sentiment here in the Evil City is simple. Gritty and realistic films, focused on the underbelly of city life, made in the way that those unassociated with true monetary connections only know how. Shoestring budgets, stolen equipment and inspiration derived from the need to tell the story, no matter what.
So here we are, the second ECFF. Ready to gather a new batch of films, some barred or rejected from other standard indie fests. Ready to embrace the stories that mainstream media shuns in favor of commercial interests.

So get in, get going and check out our fest. It's NYC, The East Village, The Evil City Film Fest.



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10.9.06
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the Queens International Film Festival in Queens, NY.

This November, people from all over the globe will come to New York to celebrate the Queens International Film Festival (QIFF).

Celebrating its 4th year of inception, this four-day event is attracting the eyes of powerhouse directors, fledgling actors, and moviegoers alike…a fighting cub to the lion that is Cannes. The devoted founder of QIFF has laid the groundwork to build a global entertainment community in the diverse, local neighborhood of Queens, New York. Unlike other film festivals, QIFF actively seeks to empower young talent, finding beauty in unique collaborations while educating international lovers of film.



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9.28.06
REVIEW: The dudes from Cinephelia.com did a killer review of BROKEN:" I did catch the fever for the film, because it can be used as a learning tool for others who are trying to make Indy action films. Alex Ferrari and company have packed this DVD with extra features that many filmmakers will find insightful. Hell, they basically give away their secrets and I commend them for that. On the extras Ferrari says that he loves comic book movies and he jokes about doing The Sandman. For that I think he would be great. There’s a small cult following for The Sandman that isn’t as massive as other comic books that have been turned into films. Ferrari would be a great fit for this project, because he would leave it all out on the table."



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9.20.06
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival in Muskegon, MICHIGAN.

Are we sick? Demented? Maybe. But millions of horror fans can't be wrong and in the month of October, everyone is a horror fan. The air is crisp and the nights are long. It's Halloween and everyone seems to be up for a good scare. What better time to bring the best of horror to West Michigan?

The horror film has long embraced the energy and creativity of the independent filmmaker. Many of today's top filmmakers started their careers in this genre. The 2006 West Michigan Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival is here to honor that tradition by combining the independently produced horror films of today with the classic horror films of the past. And when we say classics, we mean the films that have defined the genre of horror. The originals that Hollywood turns to when they can't come up with anything new and exciting on their own. Films like The Exorcist and Halloween. Who knows, the independent films that we showcase at Thriller! Chiller! could very well become the horror classics of the future.

Why do we do it? Why do people willingly sit in a darkened theatre with hundreds of other horror fans and watch someone belting out blood curdling screams as their mutilated with a chainsaw on a giant screen? If you dont know already, we can't explain it to you. But if this sounds like the festival for you, then you're just the freak we've been looking for.

THE 2006 WEST MICHIGAN THRILLER! CHILLER! FILM FESTIVAL October 13th and 14th at the Frauenthal Theatre in Muskegon.



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9.15.06
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the Bare Bones Script 2 Screen Film Festival in Tulsa, OK.

Since August 3, 1996, Darkwood Film Arts Institute has been the leader in training actors, screenwriters, producers and directors in every aspect of moviemaking throughout the State of Oklahoma.

This outcome is the result of trying to meet an existing deficit. Our initial vision was to produce feature films at BARE BONES prices as outlined in Rick Schmidt's outstanding book, "Feature Filmmaking At Used Car Prices." The results were more than just inspiring but truly motivation to continue on this incredible journey. Some of you may ask "Why?"

The movie industry is the only industry that encompasses all arts and sciences. It is truly unique in this perspective. As the technology of information sharing and storage along with image reproduction, manipulation and exhibition merge, the possibiliteies and opportunities are unlimited for the next generation of media makers, filmmakers and storytellers.
Darkwood Film Arts Institute has grown from the realization that many of the opportunities are not available to many interested and deserving individuals either because of location or cost and that in order to pass through the many barriers and hurdles faced by newcomers, it is best to band together, much like a flock of wild geese. Each one taking the lead from time to time, yet leaving none behind. This Wild Geese Practice has earned us a reputation for going beyond what is expected. How Do We Do It? Simple. Our motto is: "You may quit on us, but we will never quit on you."



For more info goto: http://www.script2screenfilmfestival.com/

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9.12.06
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the Ellensburg Film Festival in Ellensburg, WA.

Welcome! The 2nd annual Ellensburg Film Festival begins on Friday, Oct 6, with a highly anticipated screening of the 2006 Sundance winner, Quinceanera. The three-day Festival celebrates the art, innovation, and culture of film-making and film-going by showcasing the best in global and independent film.

The 2006 EFF films show exceptional promise and diversity. They have screened and won at some of the most prestigious festivals around the world, resonating with audiences large and small. Some of the Festival highlights include the 2006 Sundance winner, Quinceanera, a spirited and poignant exploration of the bonds and challenges facing a Latino family in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles; Sisters in Law and God Sleeps in Rwanda, two triumphal portraits of African women taking matters into their own hands; Half Nelson, a twist on the student-teacher theme; F*ck, an entertaining and thoughtful documentary exploring the boundaries of the First Amendment; and Suzhou River, a boldly allusive, perspective-shifting tale of obsessive love in Shanghai.



For more info goto: http://ellensburgfilmfestival.com

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9.8.06
REVIEW: The dudes from The Comic Book Bin did a killer review of BROKEN:"Alex Ferrari is going to make a film that looks like it was made with an 8 million dollar budget. When in reality the budget was only 8 grand. The visuals are dark, disturbing, sleek, and give the film a crisp, cool look. The film is a great example of what you can do if you just use your imagination. Is it time consuming? I imagine so. But the film product looks off the charts. The kill scenes would make Michael Mann proud. He has the smarts, talent, and will power to make it happen. I can only wonder what he could do with a real budget, real time, and a real feature. The possibilities are endless."



For the whole story goto: COMICBOOK BIN

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9.04.06
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the Queens International Film Festival in Munich, GERMANY.

2007 is the official 11th anniversary of WOF, but it started earlier, around 17 years ago. The makers of legendary HOWL-magazine thought that something must be done against the boring film-festival-landscape in Germany. Ok, nothing wrong with BERLINER FILMFESTSPIELE or HOFER FILMTAGE etc., but nearly none of the German festivals gave a chance to Independent Horror and other crazy movies.

Time to react... And the first WOF in Munich was a big success. Switching to Nuremberg was even better and the first time in Erlangen last year was phenomenal!

Meanwhile WOF became a kind of “cult” festival for all fans and makers of wicked movies. WOF is still an independent “show” working without any sponsoring or financial support from German gouvernement. It's bad to have less money to organize, but it gives us free hand to do what we want. And even at the times of super digital home-movie-entertainment around 400 to 700 people party out three horrible nights with the WOF team.



For more info goto: http://www.weekend-of-fear.de

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9.01.06
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the Atlanta Horror Fest in Atlanta, GA.

Atlanta Horror Fest is proud to bring you a four day festival of independent horror films, bands, and special events.The festival will be kicked off on October 27th at around noon at Lenny's Bar with a Zombie Walk, where hundreds of undead creatures will march from the historic Oakland Cemetery to downtown Atlanta and take MARTA back to their graves.



For more info goto: http://www.atlantahorrorfest.com

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8.28.06
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the Night Gallery Film Festival in Anchorage, Alaska to Wellington, New Zealand.

We are entering our fifth year in the festival market having spent the last four years helping out with or running select film festivals as well as submitting our own films to others. We are therefore able to bring in all the knowledge we have learned regarding the pros and cons of them. That in mind, we’ve decided to make a film festival that is not only filmmaker friendly, but also very unique. As you go through this website you will see what makes us different from most other film festivals.

The 2006 Night Gallery Film Festival will kick off this year in Alaska and then move to the desert of Arizona. Finally, the festival will be off to the land of the Kiwi's: New Zealand!

Submitting a film to the 2006 Night Gallery Film Festivalis like submitting a film to an entire group of festivals at one time because, when a film is accepted, it will be shown at all locations. This gives filmmakers more visibility for their projects.



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8.26.06
REVIEW: The guys from Elitisti gave BROKEN 4 stars, that's all we could understand cause the review is in Finnish:"Broken on kiinnostava lyhytelokuva huolimatta siitä, että sen tarina on hyvin yksinkertainen eikä edes kovinkaan omaperäinen. Muukalainen kidnappaa naisen tämän kotoa, ja seuraavaksi saammekin nähdä kuinka herätys tapahtuu epämiellyttävästi pimeässä kellarissa väkivaltaisten kriminaalien keskeltä. Kellarin pimeydessä piileskelee kuitenkin tuntematon mies, joka aikoo pelastaa naisen. Ei kuulosta siis miltään järisyttävältä, mutta Brokenin mielenkiintoisuus kumpuaakin pitkälle teknisistä seikoista."



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8.24.06
REVIEW: Snarkyavenger did an amazing radio interview of BROKEN:"Today I have the honor and pleasure to speak with Alex Ferrari writer and director of B R O K E N the movie. And we close with the song, Splinter by Broken Sleep via the Podsafe Music Network."



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8.21.06
REVIEW: The dudes for Shooting People did a review of BROKEN:"Broken is the slickest piece of action filmmaking I have seen for quite some time. The difference is, most of them had budgets in the many millions. This 20-minute piece of slick action came in for $8,000. Do the math and you will know why this little film is a feature doorknocker, clearly demanding a piece of the real action, or else."



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8.18.06
REVIEW: The dudes for Pop Syndicate did a killer review of BROKEN:"One of the things I enjoy most about reviewing movies and DVDs is that I often get the opportunity to see films that others don’t. These generally fall into the range of the ‘independent film’ and for better or worse, watching them is rarely a bore. What surprises most people, at least from what I can tell in casual conversation, is just how many independent films are produced every year… heck… every DAY. There are more aspiring filmmakers out there than you can keep track of. So as you might imagine, in watching them, you take the bad with the good. "



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8.16.06
REVIEW: The guys for Crimson Celluloid did a killer review of BROKEN:"Broken" is an impressive 'first film' from Alex Ferrari, and one that showcases his talent as a filmmaker. I look forward to seeing a full-length feature film, if in fact one becomes a reality. Beyond that, I hope that enough doors will be opened with this short film to allow him the opportunity to continue to stretch those talents on bigger and bigger projects."



For the whole story goto: CRIMSON CELLULOID

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8.11.06
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival in Hollywood, CA.

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) is dedicated to presenting the best Latino films made in the US, Spain, the Caribbean, and Latin America. LALIFF is spearheaded by co-founders Marlene L. Dermer, Executive Director and Programmer, and Edward James Olmos, the acclaimed actor, director, and community activist.

The Festival was launched in 1997, growing from 42 films and an overall attendance of 5,000 people, to last year’s Festival with 15,000 attendees viewing 130 films (features, documentaries, and shorts), attending 10 panels, many workshops, with major corporate sponsorships from nationally recognized organizations.

Additionally, the Festival presents the popular Writers Workshop, which presents the Desi Arnaz scholarship and a Latino Screenwriter’s Lab. The 2005 Festival is slated for October 21-30, 2005.
LALIFF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to support and promote the development and exhibition of independent and diverse visions by Latino filmmakers. In the process, LALIFF promotes awareness of the richness and diversity of Latin cultures, its artistry and countries through film, the most powerful medium in the world. LALIFF seeks to foster cultural harmony while serving as a springboard and catalyst for the promotion and distribution of Latino film.

Film tickets will be available for sale over the Internet. Film tickets can also be purchased at the Egyptian Theatre box office, located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA.

Once the festival begins, we sell passes in person at the Egyptian Theatre. No phone orders. Cash or credit card only, please.
Tickets to the Opening Night Gala, Gabi Lifetime Achievement Award Gala, and Awards & Closing Award Gala go on sale 72 hours before each event.



For more info goto: http://www.latinofilm.org/

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8.7.06
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the Mezcla Latino International Film Festival in Long Island, NY .

2006 Mezcla Latino International Film Festival (MLIFF)
October 12-13-14-15
Bellmore Movie Theater
222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, Long Island, New York
516-783-3199 or 516-679-0891

Tickets: $9.00

Mezcla Media Market 2nd annual film festival will present feature length films, short films, documentaries, music, food, and live entertainment. We will host panel discussions as well as a question and answer periods with the filmmakers. This year, as an added feature to our event, we will be presenting, discussing and showing the films of the 3 winners of our First 2006 Mezcla Latino College Short Film Showcase Competition. (winners TBA)



For more info goto:

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8.5.06
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the 2006 Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and the Supernatural Film Festival in Las Vegas, NV.

Thank you for your interest in the forthcoming
2006 Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and the Supernatural.

This event will be held in Las Vegas, NV from Thursday, October 12th through
Sunday, October 15th 2006 at The Plaza Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas.
More information about events that we have planned and submission guidelines and
prices will be available here on this Web site during the week of Sunday,
November 13 through Saturday, November 19th 2005.

At this time we should have an array of information available to download. We appreciate your patience and
please keep checking back with us. Thank you.

The Plaza Hotel & Casino
1 Main Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Reservations: (800) 634-6575
www.PlayLV.com



For more info goto: http://www.movienationfestivals.com/XFest2006-Frameset.html

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7.29.06
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the Halloween Horror Picture Show 2006 Film Festival in Tampa, FL .

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 2006
Tampa, Florida
Time: Doors open at 12pm
Location: The Cuban Club of Ybor City
2010 Republica de Cuba (The corner of Palm Ave. & 14th. Street)
Tampa, Fl. 33605
Directions to the Cuban Club (Free Parking - Details soon)



For more info goto: http://www.halloweenhorrorpictureshow.com/

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7.25.06
FESTIVAL: Film Festival UPDATE: B R O K E N is an "Official Selection" of the Cackalacky Film Festival in Charlotte, NC .

The Charlotte region has been the site of several major Hollywood motion pictures such as The Patriot, Shallow Hal, Cold Mountain and Days of Thunder. Now, the area will host the first annual Cackalacky Film Festival™ October 18-22, 2006.

Over 50 films will be shown at a variety of great venues in Center City and Southend including the Overcash Performing Arts Center (http://halton.cpcc.edu) and the Design Center in Southend (www.designcentercarolinas.com). Full features, shorts, documentaries, and student films from all over the world will be featured during this 5 day event along with sessions with filmmakers, directors, and actors who make these independent films possible. In addition, the festival will host a opening night gala on October 17 at the Dale F. Halton Theatre and its Awards Night will be held at the Atrium at the Design Center in Southend. The festival goal is to raise the awareness, appreciation and understanding of the art of cinema with a mandate to present outstanding films from all over the world. Individuals and companies are invited to be a part of this event as a volunteer or as a sponsor. This festival will be an annual event held in the fall of each year.

“This could mean a lot to Charlotte to show the film industry how serious we are about supporting the arts in the region. An event like this can help filmmakers in Hollywood be more inclined to want to make their movies in an area that welcomes them and supports the work of artists.”
Director, Dutch Stamey



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7.18.06
BROKEN ON TOUR: BROKEN will be at the San Diego Comic Convention in sunny San Diego, CA. Both Jorge and Alex will be at the event and will have BROKEN the DVD for sale.

They will be at the
[ "Students of the Unusal Booth" # 5523 ]
which will be along the back on the west end next to Lloyd Kaufman & TROMA.
July 19th - 23rd, 2006 Thursday - Sunday.
See you there!!!

 



For more info goto: San Diego Comic Convention

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7.3.06
ARTICLE: HOLY CRAP!!! B R O K E N was spotlighted in the mother of Indie Film Magazines "MovieMaker Magazine." They did an article on Do it yourself Indie Film Distribution and they contact us. They did an AMAZING piece on us and we go to explain how a little $8000 short film for Hollywood, FL has gone on and sold over 4000 units. We will be scanning the magazine soon and uploading to the site. Thank you all for your support in helping get the word out on BROKEN and it's cast and crew! Without all the people who have purchased the DVD we would still be a little unnown short from Florida.

Thanks you all very much!!!!!



For more info goto: MovieMaker Magazine

2006 and OLDER PRESS CLICK HERE




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