In 2013, Massachusetts State Police arrest 35-year-old crime drug lab lab chemist Sonja Farak for tampering with evidence: and that was only the beginning. Over time, details emerged that Farak had been in fact using the drugs that she was tasked with testing. Did anyone know what had been going on? And when did they find out? The scope of Farak’s addiction—and the number of people convicted as a result of her drug testing—comes to light, despite repeated efforts to suppress evidence in the case. This four-part Netflix docuseries directed by Erin Lee Carr (Mommy Dead and Dearest, Dirty Money) examines an essential, but obscured, part of the criminal justice system. In addition to re-creations of Farak’s compelling grand jury testimony and interviews with attorneys and experts, we hear from Farak’s family for the first time, delving deep into how the actions of one crime lab employee can impact tens of thousands of lives.
The Ghost of Peter Sellers is an incredibly personal and yet entertaining look back at the ill fated Peter Sellers production of ‘Ghost in the Noonday Sun’.
In September 1973 Sellers embarked on the production of a 17th Century pirate comedy in Cyprus for Columbia Pictures; ‘Ghost in the Noonday Sun’. Sellers lost confidence with the film as soon as production began and desperately tried to sabotage it; firing the Producers in the first week and then setting his sights on his friend, the Director, Peter Medak (who had previously had 3 back-to-back successes; most notably ‘The Ruling Class’ in 1972 with Peter O’Toole). The film would change his career forever. Continue reading
In 1985 just one year since New Line Cinema released it’s franchise starting horror hit A Nightmare on Elm Street the studio released a highly anticipated sequel.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge was directed by Jack Sholder and written by David Chaskin and follows Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton) a teenager who begins having recurring nightmares about Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) after moving into the former home of Nancy Thompson the final girl and original NOES scream queen from the first film.
New Line had another commercial success on their hands but had unleashed the ‘gayest’ horror blockbuster ever – which wasn’t helped by its campy tagline “The Man of Your Dreams is Back”!!!! Continue reading
CLEANIN’ UP THE TOWN: Remembering Ghostbusters, is the definitive retrospective documentary, resulting from twelve years of research and production from film-making duo Anthony & Claire Bueno. It charts the making of the original 1984 Ghostbusters, featuring interviews with director Ivan Reitman, and lead cast Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. Continue reading
‘One Voice, One Mic‘ the new short documentary from director Ben Gummery takes an upbeat yet honest look at the rise of podcasting as well as examining the state of the medium; considering whether podcasts are becoming over-saturated and demystifying how the monetisation of podcasts actually works in practice; with a particular focus on the UK podcasting scene.
‘One Voice, One Mic‘ the new short documentary from director Ben Gummery takes an upbeat yet honest look at the rise of podcasting as well as examining the state of the medium; considering whether podcasts are becoming over-saturated and demystifying how the monetisation of podcasts actually works in practice; with a particular focus on the UK podcasting scene. The film features a mix of fresh interviews and archive footage with featured podcasters including Kevin Smith, Joe Rogan, Leo Laporte, Scroobius Pip & Stuart Goldsmith.
From the maker of ‘MORE BRAINS! A Return To The Living Dead’, ‘PENNYWISE: The Story of IT’, ‘Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th‘, and ‘RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop’ and the star of ‘SLEEPAWAY CAMP ‘ (Felissa Rose) comes this brand-new documentary celebrating the legacy of the ‘Sleepaway Camp’ and the legend of Angela Baker. With over 50 interviews and hours of BTS footage.
IndieMacUser Productions would like to announce they have began advanced pre-production on their first feature documentary ‘KevHeads’.
FrightFest is an internationally renowned genre film festival that takes place in London each year; but what is the secret of its success? That’s the subject of this documentary from director Chris Collier.