Dear “Catalyst” Diary… Vol.17 – MORE WAITING

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"The Catalyst" Behind the Scenes Clip (click here) Click here to read other blog entries... Dear Investors, Fans, Friends and Family, “The Catalyst” has been pitched to the following finance and distribution companies: Voltage Pictures, Premiere Entertainment Group, Electric Entertainment,…

Dear “Catalyst” Diary – Vol. 16 –DEVELOPMENT (Cont’d)

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"The Catalyst" Behind the Scenes Clip (click here) Click here to read other blog entries... Dear Investors, Fans, Friends and Family, I am embarrassed by the time that has passed since the last blog entry. Most of it was spent…

Official Selection of the Burbank International Film Festival

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[et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label="row"] [et_pb_column type="4_4"] [et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Once Moving Pictures Media Group joined forces with my production company, Monkey Brains LLC, to assist in developing and raising money for "The Catalyst" feature, we pulled the short from festivals due…

The 2017 International Horror Hotel Film Festival and Convention

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Just when we stopped thinking about festivals and began to concentrate on the development of the feature film, a wonderful straggler came in! "The Catalyst" became an official selection of the 2017 International Horror Hotel Festival in Cleveland, OH. The International…

Dear “Catalyst” Diary – Vol. 15 – NEXT PHASE: DEVELOPMENT

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The first draft of this blog entry was too long. This draft is streamlined for people who just want the big picture, but with endnotes for those who really want to delve. Sharing and supporting others is an important part of…

Moving Pictures Media Group to Co-Produce “The Catalyst” Feature Film

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We are pleased to announce that Ray Ellingsen and his Moving Pictures Media Group will be co-producing "The Catalyst" feature film with our companies Catalyst 1 Movie LLC and Monkey Brains LLC. Moving Pictures Media Group partners have a broad…

Official Selection at the Phoenix International Film Festival

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"The Catalyst" is an official selection of the Phoenix Film Festival's International Horror Sci-Fi Film Festival, named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals and a Top 50 Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine.  Now in its 13th year, this year's Festival takes…

“The Catalyst” at Grindhouse Nights at Cafe Z

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Grindhouse Nights at Cafe Z is a series of events held at the restaurant/lounge Cafe Z in Union, NJ.  The events are designed to showcase independent horror and exploitation films, and to bring together horror fans and filmmakers to view…

WINNER: Best SciFright Short at the Boston Science Fiction Festival

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"The Catalyst" was awarded "Best SciFright Short" at the 42nd Boston Science Fiction Film Festival and Marathon this year. I am very proud to have been at the very first festival as a fetus. (See Boston Globe article below.)  Garen Daly,…

Official Selection at the Darkness Reigns Film Festival, New Orleans

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"The Catalyst" is so proud to have been selected to be in the Darkness Reigns Horror Film Festival in New Orleans, but our schedule did not permit us to attend.  

Official Selection of the Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest!

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The Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest received an overwhelming number of submissions and could only accept 10% of the films, BUT WE ARE NOW AN OFFICIAL SELECTION THERE! This year’s festival will take place at the Teaneck Cinemas, December 7,…

Official Selection at the New York Short Film Festival

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The crowd at this showing leaned backwards and forwards in their seats at all the right moments, then applauded appreciatively, and for a long time. Couldn't ask for a better reaction. Thank you, NY! New York Short Film Festival 11/4/16 –…

Three Awards in Los Angeles’ Zed Fest Film Festival!

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7th Annual Zed Fest Film Festival 2016  11/1/16 – 11/3/16 (We were part of closing night, 11/3/16, Block 6 starting 10:40pm) Laemmle’s NoHo 7 Noho Arts District, 5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601 WINNER – Outstanding Acting Performance, Kristoffer Cusick…

Halloween Win! Best Screenplay at Fright Fest!

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Fright Fest – New York International Film Festival 10/28/16 – 10/31/16 (We were part of the Red Carpet Opening Night Celebration, 10/28/16. Group 2 at 6:30pm) Dolby Theater, 1350 6th Ave, NY The festival lasted through Halloween. [caption id="attachment_1009" align="aligncenter" width="580"]…

Three More Film Festivals!

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Still reeling from "The Catalyst" Pittsburgh win, we learned we were selected for the New York Short Film Festival. Our official screening date is Sunday Nov. 6th in a block from 9 to 10:15pm at the Cinema Village in Greenwich Village. I don't think tickets are…

Official Selection, New York Short Film Festival!

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"THE CATALYST" IS NOW AN OFFICIAL SELECTION OF THE NEW YORK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL! The event producers asked which days would be preferable, so we have minor control if friends living in the city would like to attend. The dates…

Our First Three Awards

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Best Picture, Best Special Effects, Most Spine-Tingling Scare What a wonderful way to debut onto the independent horror film scene. Thank you, everyone in Pittsburgh. You are one of the most friendly, outgoing and prolific filmmaking towns! [caption id="attachment_847" align="aligncenter"…

Official Selection, Haunted Oaks Film Festival

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Pittsburgh's Premier Horror Film Festival SATURDAY // OCTOBER FIRST // TWENTY SIXTEEN HAUNTED COUNTDOWN: The Catalyst by Alan Fine, Catalyst Ghost Stories Catalyst by Alan Fine, Catalyst Ghost Stories “Accidents WILL happen…” a text card reads at the open of…


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Haunted Oaks Film Festival, The Oaks Theater, Pittsburgh, PA