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Caitlin Flowers

2018 Indy Film Fest: Three Identical Strangers

“We watched three separate lives become one.” Three Identical Strangers tells the unbelievable story of three brothers, separated at birth, who reunited at 19 years old. But the story starts there. This movie takes off running and doesn’t stop until the credits roll. Unlike a typical documentary…

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2018 Indy Film Fest: Short Films

Why watch one movie when you can watch six? Don’t miss out on the shorts at Indy Film Fest! Shorts 9: Movie Madness combines genres for an awesome, diverse pack of different short films. Gorilla—In this highly stylized, vintage short, a costumed gorilla in horror movies secretly desires the leading…

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2018 Indy Film Fest: Film School Africa

Indy Film Fest is here and includes the world premiere of documentary feature, Film School Africa! This Hoosier Lens documentary tells the compelling tale of Katie Taylor, a casting director who left Hollywood to teach film to South African students. Taylor planned to teach the kids technical skills…

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Behind the Camera: Coaches and Wranglers

We’ve explored the ins and outs of film jobs, but there are still more to learn! Today is all about jobs that support the actors. Every actor has a team of workers behind them creating the character and working to produce the best possible product. Dialect Coach Except for silent films, movies are…

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Finding Hygge

2016 was a year of intense change. With politics altering lives through elections and Brexit and the ever-pushing surge of new technologies, the world now feels like a slippery slope to the dystopian societies we see in movies. To most, this feels hopeless and overwhelming. But 2016 sparked a search…

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Goodbye to the 2017 Heartland Film Festival

After ten days of cultured fun with indie films, after 213 films, over 150 visiting filmmakers, and 290 film screenings the 2017 Heartland Film Festival has ended. Heartland concluded with the touching documentary Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies. Laddie celebrates movies at their best, the joy and…

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Heartland Reviews: Breathe

“I don’t want to just survive — I want to really live.” In Andy Serkis’s Breathe, 28-year-old Robin Cavendish contracts polio and is bedridden with months to live. With strength from his wife, Robin fights to not just stay alive, but to truly live and improve his quality of life through pushing the…

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Heartland Reviews: The Florida Project

In The Florida Project, a gang of mischievous children make their purple motel a playground to escape the pains of poverty. Six year old Moonee lives with her rebellious mother who goes to extreme lengths to provide for her daughter. On summer break, Moonee and her friends run around their street…

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Heartland Opening Night

Heartland is here! Indiana’s largest film festival kicked off Thursday night with an appearance from renowned director and actor Rob Reiner. Reiner has a profound influence on film and is remembered as a pop icon. His films have a cult following, with real weddings quoting The Princess Bride…

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Side Hustles

The first step to moving upwards to higher-level films is building a strong film reel. A couple of key features in your portfolio will be the difference between landing your dream job or being stuck in a 9 to 5. Indiana has tons of ways to get that experience in side hustles outside of a…

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