[big_header]ACBC- Atlantic City Boardwalk Con[/big_header]
GeekFest Year 2 Launches May 14-17 2015
Biggest venue yet with over $10,000 in prizes awarded to the winner of GeekFest ACBC
GeekFest Filmmakers Live Fri 12pm-1pm Room 312
Marketing and Promoting your Indie Film and Web Series Sat 11a-12p Room 308/309
GeekFest Judges Live! Sun 11a-12p Room 303
Sunday May 17
1-2p GeekFest Film Fest Awards and Best of Screening Hosted by Chris Gore
Non Stop to Comic-Con (Directors Randy Van Dyke and David Edmundson, 90 mins) Unable to gain acceptance for their geeky ways back home, three friends embark on an epic journey to the apex of geekiness: San Diego Comic-Con.
Con Artists (Director Boris Kievsky , 90 mins) Documentary filmmaker Boris Kievsky accompanies his two ‘famous’ voice actor friends, Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt, through a year of attending the weird and wonderful world of science-fiction/anime/comic book/fantasy conventions. Over the course of his journey, Boris learns a great deal about this world that most people don’t see, and gains insight into what it means to be famous in that little bubble. But, after setting out to capture the joy and excitement of the ‘con’, Boris inadvertently captures the dark side of the con artist lifestyle, even as he’s blinded by the promise of fame for himself.
Cosplayer Nation (Director Joshua Adams, 80 mins) This is a cosplay documentary about how cosplay got big in America, the construction of costumes, the conventions, the racism, the families, and where it is going in America.
Lucid (Director Kevin K. Shah, 18 mins) Karen’s nightmares pick up exactly where they left off every single night and it’s affecting her new marriage to Sam. She wants to finally get control her dreams… but she’s not the one creating them.
He’s Not Looking So Great (Director Gregory G. Kurczynski, 8 mins) Two young couples, Brad and Natalie, and Chuck and Mary, find themselves running for their lives from a horde of flesh eating zombies
The Bigfoot Hunters (Director Matt Hausmann, 28 mins) The president of the USA has been kidnapped by Bigfoot! Now, a group of misfits must bond together and form an alliance to eliminate their worst fear and save mankind.
Shiner (Director David Lilley, 10 mins) You’re never too old to save the world.’Shiner’ a.k.a Neville Dunston is delusional old aged pensioner who believes he is a crime-fighting superhero. Can he capture the criminals, defeat his nemesis and overcome a weak bladder?
Helio (Director Teddy Cecil, 20 mins) On the eve of a rebel uprising in a dystopian underground society, one miner finds the key to freedom and attempts to escape before the hostile government kills him first.
Crouching Lion, Hidden Treasure (Director Kyle Roberts, 6 mins) A magical journey of a princess’s quest to a fantastic somewhere. A lion, a ninja, and a treasure sought after – will she find what she seeks and be happy ever laughter?
Chase 4422 (Director Julien Guéraud, 5 mins) A young woman is chased by a mysterious flying object. She flees across a deserted beach, sand dunes and eventually takes refuge in an abandoned village by the sea.
Ladies Revenge Club (Director Margo Neely, 30 mins) Ladies Revenge Club is a full-length streaming television series, executive produced by Neely Air and Axis. The story: Manville, USA, 1963: It’s every man’s place (…where every woman knows hers!) —until five unlucky ladies, victims of a biological experiment gone horribly wrong, become supervixens hellbent on vengeance!
The Department of Signs and Magical Intervention (Director Melissa Sweazy, 19 mins) Captivated by a beautiful stranger on a trolley, Aidan Crane misses some key signs that might have saved his life. Arriving at the Department of Signs and Magical Intervention, he is put to work sorting through the requests from the living for signs from above. When he accidentally sends a sign to the one person who shouldn’t have received it, he is sent back to fix his mistake.
Transference (Director Matthew Ninaber, 9 mins) In a town removed from modern society, a young boy is tasked with caring for his sister as his father’s future is uncertain; however, the father’s last words tell a cryptic tale of what the future may hold for his uniquely gifted children.
While You Were in A Coma (Jean Paul Labbe, 10 mins) As the first film ever created using Crowd Powered Entertainment™, “While You Were in a Coma” was voted on every step of the way, from the title to plot points, to the director (Jean Paul Labbe) and lead actor (James St. Vincent). It follows the story of Otis Reeves, a man who wakes from a coma 30 years after his prom night to find the world in shambles and the girl of his dreams still out there waiting for him.
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Nightwing: Prodigal Son (Director Kyle James Patrick , 11 mins) Nightwing returns to Gotham City to solve the disappearance of his mentor, Batman- but runs into a new threat, the Court of Owls, who unleash Gotham’s worst to stop him.
Grayson: Earth One (Director Hisonni Johnson, 16 mins) Grayson: Earth One’ is the re-imagined origin story of the hero known as Nightwing/ Richard Grayson. The series takes place in a new continuity on a new Earth separate from the DC Universe, freeing it from continuity restraints.
Acting Dead (Director David Allen Morgan , 8 mins) What if your only way to be cast in any of the ever growing zombie films and tv shows was to…actually become one? Shawn of the Dead meets Arrested Development in this new zombie comedy about going six feet under to get to the top.
Derrick and Sally: Bathtub Killers (Director Rachel Taylor , 5 mins) Sometimes you go drinking. Sometimes you black out. And SOMETIMES you wake up two days later in bed with a 15-year-old girl named Sally. At least, that’s what happened to Derrick Jansen. But don’t tell him about the bodies in the Bathtub. Especially because he’s the jackass that put them there. Besides, his day is already about to get a lot worse.
Judas Goat (Director Pavel Shepan, 6 mins) Mike isn’t a serial killer. His life was shattered to pieces when he was enslaved by a bloodthirsty horror. Now he finds them, lures them in and there’s always a short scream right before the creature rips their throats out. It’s the only way…
The Ice Queen (Director Priscilla Spencer, 8 mins) “The Ice Queen” is an original comedic web series about a supervillain support group and one woman’s struggle against the darker aspects of her nature.
The Skyship Chronicles (Director Christian Cashmir, 17 mins) Set in Ireland, 1895 in a steampunk fantasy world. When Molly Madigan’s grandfather is killed by his partner, Gustav and his inventions stolen, Molly begins her quest to take back what is rightfully hers. Twenty years later, in Wichita, Kansas, and unwitting postal clerk discovers a mysterious box containing the Potestatum, Molly’s grandfather’s most powerful invention. But, after many long years of hunting for the Potestatum, Gustav is hot on the trail. He tracks down Molly and a battle for the ultimate weapon ensues.
Break the Rock (Director Michael O’Halloran, 3 mins) A touring metropolitan theatre group arrive in a quiet, rural country town to present the locals with a production of ‘King Lear’. They soon find that the in-fighting and clashes with the locals are the least of their troubles when a mysterious, homicidal monster emerges and attacks the troupe. A fight for survival begins as the creature unleashes its full power and the troupe become the prey of a dark force unlike anything they could have imagined.
Not all films will be screened at all conventions. Due to the nature of conventions, time constraints, and length of cons some features and shorts may not be screened at all events. At some cons, GeekFest Film Fests will only program shorts or screen a Best of Selection of shorts. We will do our best to screen every film at least twice during the tour and we plan on giving all filmmakers sufficient lead time for each event.