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Sophia and Michael work on Glossary of Broken Dreams – out now!

GLOSSARY OF BROKEN DREAMS A film paved with good intentions Directed by Johannes GrenzfurthnerPlot Outline: Puppets! Pixels! Anime! Live action! Stock footage! Lumpennerd Johannes Grenzfurthner gives an ideotaining cinematic revue about important political concepts. Everyone is talking about freedom! Privacy! Identity! Resistance! The … Read More

Clickbait wins “Best Feature” award at the Starburst International Film Festival – March 16, 2019

  We’re absolutely honored and blown away that we won Best Feature for Clickbait at the Starburst Magazine Starburst International Film Festival awards! @clickbaitmovie LOOK AT THESE CUTIES! Congratz guys on winning best feature at #StarburstFilmFest STARBURST Fantasy Awards 2019 👏 pic.twitter.com/oGydji3k4O — 👎 … Read More

Michael’s book: Crowdfunding Basics In 30 Minutes: How to use Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and other crowdfunding platforms to support your entrepreneurial and creative dreams

Crowdfunding Basics In 30 Minutes Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe can not only help you raise money to fund your idea or cause, they can also help you establish a community of enthusiastic supporters. This crowdfunding book … Read More

Michael edited Izzy Lee’s new weirdo existentialist film, The Obliteration of the Chickens – playing at The Boston Underground Film Festival

Synopsis: The universe does not care. The abyss is stupid. Narrated by author Bracken MacLeod, this Herzog-inspired fever dream uses 100% stock footage to reflect on the banality of existence. Written, directed & produced by Izzy Lee Narration by Bracken … Read More

Clickbait score soundtrack released February 1, 2019 on Plaza Mayor by Night Kisses featuring Catherine Capozzi, Michael J. Epstein, Sophia Cacciola

Clickbait – Fanlink release info (null) Clickbait score by Night Kisses featuring Catherine Capozzi, Michael J. Epstein, Sophia Cacciola Available 2/1 on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify – we have also created a Clickbait Spotify playlist that includes additional tracks feature in the … Read More

Sophia & Michael give an extensive interview about Clickbait to Nasty Neal of Without Your Head at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival

Sophia & Michael give an extensive interview about Clickbait to Nasty Neal of Without Your Head at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival. More on our visit to Buffalo: http://blog.mikeandsophia.com/2018/10/clickbait-is-an-official-selection-of-the-buffalo-dreams-fantastic-film-festival-2018-nov-2-9-2018/   They also mention us in the episode recap at … Read More

Michael’s Stock Photo Model Adventures!

I’ve ended up as the subject of a stock photo a couple of times (one major one without signing a release, but probably not worth doing anything about it). For your amusement… https://www.forbes.com/sites/nickbennett1/2018/11/01/more-than-movember-the-critical-state-of-mens-mental-health/?utm_source=FBPAGE&utm_medium=social&utm_content=1863920967&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesMainFB#52a898671def   https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2015/dec/02/how-movember-is-outgrowing-moustaches?fbclid=IwAR3iyiVsYJu2gUzpwKBmtTDhFU91xXlya56crXjQ6z6crKo5mB1JZo4CpDE https://matadornetwork.com/life/11-signs-born-raised-austin-texas/?fbclid=IwAR2pS-Z4ON4TkpVPXi2AcIZBDGfv6aqP49LEYpg7BCDhibTITGhWZ2fzaaY  

Blood of the Tribades is an official selection of the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival 2019 – screens January 12, 2019

Blood of the Tribades is an official selection of the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival 2019 – screens January 12, 2019! “…a love letter to offbeat lesbian vampire films that offers powerful discourse on self-identity, feminism, and the violence wrought from religious … Read More

Clickbait wins Outstanding Microbudget Feature at Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival – Sophia wins Lois Weber Award; Michael wins Dedication to Excellence in Indie Filmmaking

We couldn’t be more excited to return to Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival with Clickbait this year! We had a great time 2 years screening Blood of the Tribades there! Clickbait took home a win for Outstanding Micro-budget Feature! We … Read More

Clickbait featured on In the Mouth of Dorkness podcast – interview with Sophia, Michael, Jeremy Long, and Tyler Sage

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-mouth-of-dorkness-podcast/id947664278?mt=2# https://www.podbean.com/site/EpisodeDownload/PB9A638CCZHKX We had the glorious pleasure of sitting down with “Indie Dork” immediately after the world premiere of Clickbait at GenreBlast! We got to talk about the movie, about Toot Strudels, and about how fun it was to be … Read More

Clickbait @ FANtastic Horror Film Festival, San Diego WON: Best Supporting Actress (Brandi Aguilar)

We had a really fun time attending FANtastic Horror Film Festival in San Diego! Clickbait won Best Supporting Actress (Brandi Aguilar)! We were nominated for: Best Feature, Best Actress (Amanda Colby Stewart),  Best Supporting Actor (Seth Chatfield), Best Score (Night Kisses w/ Catherine … Read More

Sophia wins Les Femmes Du Genre wrestling belt award at GenreBlast! (and Sophia and Michael win “Nuclear Pens” for having multiple screenplays place as finalists)

Sophia was honored at GenreBlast Film Festival 2018 (where we also had Clickbait and Leopard premiere) with the wrestling belt for Les Femmes Du Genre! The Les Femmes award recognizes “an outstanding woman in genre filmmaking,” and during the awards, … Read More

Clickbait world premieres at GenreBlast, wins Best On-Screen Duo – Alamo Drafthouse – Winchester, VA – Sept 1 – 3:15 PM – Also was nominated for: Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Score, Best Cinematography

The GenreBlast Film Festival 2018 film festival was a blast and we are extremely honored to be recognized for: Best On-Screen Duo (Amanda Colby Stewart & Brandi Aguilar) And in non-Clickbait categories: Les Femmes Du Genre (Sophia Cacciola) Nuclear Pen [multiple finalist screenplays] (Michael J. … Read More

Sophia interviewed by SYFY about creating sociopolitical horror and sci-fi

Sophia was interviewed by Carly Lane for SYFY about creating sociopolitical horror and sci-fi! Sophia Cacciola discusses showcasing women in film via sociopolitical horror and sci-fi Writer-director-cinematographer Sophia Cacciola wants to make genre film a space that focuses on women. It’s … Read More

The Caul: screenplay finalist Crimson Screen, GenreBlast, Women in Horror (Winner: Honorable Mention), and Nightmares film festivals!

Pitch site: http://launchover.com/films/thecaul/ – IMDb The Caul has been selected as a screenplay finalist at: Women in Horror Film Festival (Winner: Honorable Mention), Nightmares Film Festival, and GenreBlast Film Festival! Genre:  1970s-style folk horror Logline: The balance of light and darkness is disrupted as a … Read More

Listen to the Clickbait cast w/Sophia and Michael live interview on WithoutYourHead – with Bob Elmore of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

Listen at: http://www.withoutyourhead.com/viewnews.php?autoid=110241 Download at: http://www.withoutyourhead.com/uploaded/mediafiles/WYH_180803.mp3 https://www.facebook.com/events/222524611924749/ http://www.withoutyourhead.com/viewnews.php?autoid=110218 Sophia and Michael will join Neal Jones of Without Your Head around 9 PM EST to intro the movie before passing the torch for discussion to Clickbait leads Amanda Colby Stewart, Brandi … Read More

International anthology A Taste of Phobia featuring Sophia and Michael’s “Somniphobia” out on DVD and VOD via Artsploitation

    “Somniphobia”  Produced, written, and directed: Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein Director of Photography: Bryan McKay Production Assistants: Lianne O’Shea and Tyler Sage Music, sound, and editing: Michael J. Epstein Starring: Michael J. Epstein as Elijah Lianne O’Shea … Read More

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