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More interesting news surrounding the wonderful world of Ghostbusters has recently been released ― as the film turns 35 this year. A new documentary called Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters is set to premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Also: Hola Mexico Film Festival lineup, and details on both In the Blink of an Eye anthology series and Gunpowder & Sky and Justin Lin's student short film competition.

Ghostbusters Documentary's Cannes Premiere Details: "Leading global distributor Kew Media Distribution has secured international sales rights to a raft of new films that the company will be headlining in Cannes including the stunning and mysterious sci-fi film DEUS, rock’n’roll documentary THE QUIET ONE, the retrospective documentary CLEANIN’ UP THE TOWN: REMEMBERING GHOSTBUSTERS, the bizarre and deceptive documentary THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARY, the dystopian sci-fi film 2067, and the thriller ITSY BITSY.

Kew Media Distribution’s EVP of Sales Jonathan Ford anticipates strong interest amongst eager distributors in Cannes, commenting, “Audiences, no matter where they are in the world, demand an array of choices when it comes to films; we are committed to delivering a premium line up of high-quality films that collectively appeal to every audience segment. We’re proud and excited to head to Cannes with such a diverse slate of films at a time when audiences are finding and consuming films in new ways.”

About the Films

CLEANIN’ UP THE TOWN: REMEMBERING GHOSTBUSTERS is the definitive retrospective documentary, charting the making of “Ghostbusters,” featuring Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Ivan Reitman, and is directed by Anthony Bueno. The film was produced by Claire Bueno (Beware the Moon: Remembering ‘An American Werewolf in London’), Derek Osborn, and co-produced by Hank Starrs (Elstree 1976, Being Frank, The Chris Sievey Story).

The documentary hallmarks the extraordinary achievements made by the filmmakers working in the photochemical era. It reveals a story of ingenuity, innovation and emphasizes just how ambitious an undertaking the making of Ghostbusters really was. 46 insightful, entertaining and heartfelt cast and crew interviews accompany a wealth of never-before-seen archive material. The documentary demonstrates how the filmmakers collectively defied adverse time constraints and all manner of technical challenges to make Ghostbusters, the movie that inadvertently changed the film industry forever...."

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Hola Mexico Film Festival Lineup: "This year we are showcasing FERAL and THE TENANTS.

FERAL
Told through videotape diaries and interviews, this terrifying vision centers on Juan Felipe de Jesús (Héctor Illanes), a priest and psychoanalyst in the Oaxacan mountains who in 1986 documented the process of reintegrating three feral children back into civilized society. However, when a mysteriously tragic fire halts the priest’s good intentions, many unanswered questions are left behind about what really happened in the inhospitable terrain. Only the locals know the dark truth. DIR Andrés Kaiser. SCR Andrés Kaiser. CAST José Ángel García, Julio Sandoval, Hector Illanes, José Concepción Macías.

THE TENANTS (INQUILINOS)

Running away from a devastating incident that haunts them, Luzma (Danny Perea) and Demián (Erick Elias), a young couple, move to an old apartment in Guadalajara to start over and save their relationship. Their desire for normalcy and tranquility are thwarted when they discover that a supernatural force inhabits their new home. Confronted with a series of paranormal phenomena involving their worst fears, the couple drifts further apart as the malevolent presence threatens to destroy them. DIR Chava Cartas. SCR Juan Carlos Garzón, Angélica Gudiño. CAST Luis Arrieta, Fernando Ciangherotti, Erick Elias, Dagoberto Gama, Alberto Guerra, Noé Hernández."

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In the Blink of an Eye Anthology Novel Details: "In The Blink of An Eye is an anthology of horror stories based on the award-winning independent film, Butterfly Kisses. The book will be a deeper dive into the urban legend of The Blink Man / Peeping Tom mythology brought to life by the creative works of William Couper, Jacob Le Doux, K. Patrick Glover, Seth Adam Kallick, Matt Lake, Megan Morgan, Josef Richardson, Erik Kristopher Myers, Paul R. Seiber, Patrick Storck, Steve Toase, Shelley Davies Wygant, and IIan Sheady.

The Blink Man / Peeping Tom stories center around an old train tunnel near Ellicott City, MD. It's said that if you can stare down the length of the Illchester Tunnel for an hour, without blinking, precisely at midnight, Peeping Tom will appear. Once you've seen him, he can't be unseen. Every time you blink, he gets closer and closer, until he's the last thing you see.

In The Blink of An Eye includes the following stories:

Caught in an eternal midnight, a reckless teen questions the choices that brought him face to face with his own destruction.

A man traumatized by war turns to a hypnotist for relief, but the hypnotist learns the true cause of the man's trauma and makes a horrifying decision.

A holy man with one eye scarred and always open journeys to the Illchester Tunnel and sees an awful figure off in the distance.

A student decides that her favorite teacher's untimely death wasn't suicide, but rather the result of a meeting with the Blink Man.

And many other bone-chilling tales...

Erik Kristopher Myers is the creator of The Blink Man mythology and director of the motion picture, "Butterfly Kisses".

Find out more information about "In The Blink of An Eye" at

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Gunpowder & Sky and Justin Lin's Student Short Film Competition Details: "Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi label DUST announced today that they are partnering with YOMYOMF to host a sci-fi short film competition, giving student filmmakers a chance to work with DUST executives and develop their shorts into a show bible or feature film outline.

Filmmakers participating in the competition are asked to incorporate one of three DUST-selected quotes from H.G. Wells’ iconic novel, “The Time Machine,” credited with popularizing the concept of time travel. The quote must be said aloud in the short film to be considered for the competition, which will result in very different (and distinct) presentations of the material. Contestants are to submit their short to watchdust.com/competition starting on June 1, 2019, and will be accepted through the summer, ending July 31. DUST will narrow down the submissions to the final five short films. The winner will then be chosen by the YOMYOMF team.

“These students are the future of the film industry, and all of us at DUST is extremely passionate about discovering filmmakers with fearless voices and thought-provoking visions of the future,” said Eric Bromberg, GM of DUST. “We’re thrilled to partner with YOMYOMF to give emerging artists a chance to get their work in front of our global audience.”

COMPETITION OVERVIEW

  • Filmmakers should submit an original sci-fi short film using one of the three quotes from “The Time Machine” provided by DUST and YOMYOMF — All compliant submissions that verbally state one of the official quotes will be considered.
  • Submissions must have a total run time of between one minute and three minutes.
  • Submissions will be accepted starting on June 1, 2019, and will be accepted through the summer, ending July 31st.
  • All filmmakers based in the U.S. are eligible for submission.

YOMYOMF will select the “winning” sci-fi short film based on established criteria of judging.

“Over the years, we've met many young content creators who have the talent, but lack opportunity," said Philip W. Chung, YOMYOMF's Creative Director. "This is especially true for filmmakers of color, women, LGBTQ, and others who feel excluded from tackling a genre like sci-fi. We're excited to partner once again with Gunpowder & Sky’s DUST to provide everyone with that shot.”

Additionally, DUST announced today that they will re-release YOMYOMF’s “Dr0ne”, the four-part sci-fi series directed by Robert Glickert, co-written by Glickert and Daniel Casey (Fast & Furious 9) and executive produced by Justin Lin. The first episode will air on May 13th, with a new episode airing every day, across all DUST channels.

Starring Kenneth Choi (Captain America: The First Avenger, '9-1-1') and Lance Reddick (“The Wire”, “Fringe”), each 10-minute episode is set in the near future, where war drone technology has advanced and a new weapon has been unleashed - a humanoid drone stronger and faster than any soldier. But in the aftermath of a mysterious incident, damaged battle drone 237 is forced to go on the run with its programmer to try and take down their corrupt commander.

This is the second collaboration between Gunpowder & Sky and YOMYOMF. Last November, Gunpowder & Sky announced that they have partnered with YOMYOMF to develop the LGBTQ-focused horror film, Moonshadow, which will be directed by award-winning filmmaker Silas Howard (A Kid Like Jake, “Pose”, “Transparent”)."

Tamika Jones
About the Author - Tamika Jones

Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).

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