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Cannes’ Case Against Netflix is Pretty Weak

Image courtesy of france-amerique.com By Hank Strickler In 2017, audiences at the Cannes Film Festival booed several Netflix films when the streaming giant’s logo appeared on screen. The crowd reaction was in response to Netflix’s decision to circumvent a theatrical run and release their films “direct-to-platform.” Well-known for being defensive of their cinemas, French audiences […]

HANDYMEN EP. 3 – “THE WINDOW”

Rob has trouble with a window. Staring: Rob Grabowski and Ryan Ben Created by: Rob Grabowski Ryan Ben Avery Lee Bobby Richards Jon Silver Directed by: Jon Silver Edited by: Jon Silver Music by: Eric Braband Executive Producers: Jon Silver and Zack Fishman

HOW TO GET ‘PROGRAMMED’ – TIPS ON ENTERING A FILM FESTIVAL

By Hank Strickler Since the advent of film festivals, numerous aspiring moviemakers have labored to win the favor of festival judges across the world. Most of the time, their attempts end in disappointment. While an avalanche of advice is available for people willing to ask around, unfortunately it’s often contradictory. Like anyone trying to break […]

HANDYMEN – EP. 2 “NEW TOILET”

Rob and Ryan are tasked with installing a new toilet. Staring: Rob Grabowski, Ryan Ben, and Avery Lee Created by: Rob Grabowski Ryan Ben Avery Lee Bobby Richards Jon Silver Directed by: Bobby Richards Edited by: Jon Silver Camera by: Kyle Nilges Sound by: Avery Lee Music by: Eric Braband Executive Producers: Jon Silver and […]

HANDYMEN EP.1 ‘THE DOORBELL’

Rob and Ryan are tasked with fixing a broken doorbell. Staring: Rob Grabowski, Ryan Ben, and Morgan Lord Created by: Rob Grabowski Ryan Ben Avery Lee Bobby Richards Jon Silver Directed by: Bobby Richards Edited by: Jon Silver and Laura Bychowski Camera by: Kyle Nilges Sound by: Avery Lee Music by: Eric Braband

The Miniseries Through the Years: An Art of Lean Storytelling

By Hank Strickler In recent years, the miniseries, a short-term, self-contained TV show which runs entire plots in a single season, has exploded in popularity. Big networks, historically the leaders in television, have not been at the forefront of this movement, and we shouldn’t be surprised. Juggernauts like CBS and ABC typically waver between two […]

TRAILER: “The Civil Hoax – Civil War Deniers”

-Trailer for Upcoming Feature – The Civil Hoax: Civil War Deniers investigates the growing denial of American History, specifically the spreading of rumors, denial, and alternative facts about the U.S. Civil War. Coming Soon Directed by Jon Silver Created by Joseph Gartner and Jon Silver Produced by Joseph Gartner, Jon Silver and Zack Fishman Director […]

A Christmas Morning

After being visited by ghosts, a wealthy man wakes up confused on what day it is. A Christmas Carol Parody by ShowPup Starring Rob Grabowski Adam Schreck Jeff Garceau Brian Hooli Kevin Lambert Written By Rob Grabowski Directed, shot and edited by Jon Silver

Support Sameena for US Congress!

Join the campaign to bring a bold, progressive and inclusive agenda to Washington. You can hear more in my brand-new video, created by Showpup Media. DONATE: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sameena Directed by Jon Silver DP – Kyle Nilges Executive Producer Zack Fishman

A NetFix Stand Up Special

A Brand new comedy special from Netfix (and ShowPup) Joey Shivers – ‘An Intense Mental Breakdown’ Written, Directed, performed and edited by Jon Silver