Bliss Written, directed, produced by Joe Begos
Cast: Starring Dora Madison, Tru Collins, Jeremy Gardner, George Wendt, and Rhys Wakefield
Dark Sky Films
Runtime: 79 minutes
Release date: September 27, 2019
The story of struggling artists turning to drugs for breakthroughs is not exactly a new idea both in reality and in fiction. But I can guarantee no one has ever seen anything like Bliss, a grisly new horror film from Joe Begos (The Mind’s Eye). Coming to theaters and VOD on Friday, September 27th, Bliss is a brutal and gory film, featuring what will surely be a career-making performance from Dora Madison and providing a much-needed twist in a classic horror subgenre.
Kickstarter and other crowdfunding options changed the game, offering an entirely new option for filmmakers, video game developers, comic book creators, and many others to bring their dream projects to life with money from those who are interested in the content instead of money from controlling bodies that might force creative changes.
As the concept of crowdfunding continues to evolve, those who use it often find new and unique ways to take advantage of it. One example of this is Tex Montana Will Survive, the latest movie from the makers of the micro-budget zombie flick The Battery (read our review here). Unlike most crowdfunding projects, co-directors Jeremy Gardner (who also stars) and Christian Stella aren’t looking to Kickstarter to acquire the funds to go into production on their new movie. In fact, it’s already 100% made. Instead, they’re thinking outside the box and looking to release the movie to everyone who wants to watch it for free if the goal is met. Yes, you read that correctly.
You can learn more about the intriguing campaign and watch both a trailer for the movie and the Kickstarter pitch video below.
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Director: Jeremy Gardner
Screenwriter: Jeremy Gardner
Cast: Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim, Niels Bolle, Alana O’Brien Scream Factory
Not Rated | 101 Minutes
Release Date: September 16, 2014
After a zombie apocalypse has overtaken the entire New England area, two former baseball players, Ben (Jeremy Gardner) and Mickey (Adam Cronheim), travel the backroads of Connecticut with no particular destination in mind.
Written and directed by Gardner, The Battery is an apocalyptic zombie flick with a focus less on monsters and mayhem and more on the small pockets of humanity left in the world.