Three films, a casting director, and New York based producer filming in Columbia will be in attendance at Carolina Film Network’s First Quarterly Meeting

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – On Tuesday, April 25th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., filmmakers from across the Carolinas will gather at Tapp’s Art Center for the Carolina Film Network’s First Quarterly Meeting. This event will showcase three films produced by local filmmakers and will include casting director Tara Lynn Marcelle of E. Marcelle Casting, Inc., as guest speaker.

Films screening include horror film Debbie Lynn directed by Sean B. Krumbholz, Our Star Trek: The Fifty Year Mission directed by Christopher Tevebaugh and Spark directed by Daniel Merlin Miller submitted by the director of photography Michelle Elise Harding. All three films have screened at previous meetings, winning the audience choice award. They will once again compete for the audience choice award, the winner’s film will then progress to Carolina Film Network’s First Annual Film Festival.

Among the guest visiting, will be casting director Tara Lynn Marcelle of E. Marcelle Casting, Inc., who will be discussing the casting process along with the red flags creatives should look for in order to avoid being taken advantage. Marcelle is currently the head casting director for Sid Roth’s, It’s Supernatural. New York based producer and cinematographer Jordan Battiste will also be in attendance. He is currently filming, What Matters, a feature length drama in Columbia, S.C.

Carolina Film Network is a non-profit organization that promotes local film in the Carolinas. It also serves as a link between entrepreneurs and industry professionals to stimulate economic growth. Carolina Film Network meets once a month in collaboration with Tapp’s Art Center. For more information go to www.carolinafilmnetwork.org.

Admission to event is $5 at the door or online. To preorder tickets please click here.

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Director Silas Rowland launches IndieGoGo Campaign for local South Carolina Production

Director Silas Rowland launches IndieGoGo Campaign for local South Carolina Production in the form of feature film – Mr. Secret Agent Guy.

Rowland is bringing us something extra amazing in the form of Mr. Secret Agent Guy – A Feature Film about an awkward data entry employee skips town and takes on a new identity pkimpw30muohp8gz2bv9after responding to a fraudulent “Secret Agent Program”.

The filmmakers have created an amazing IndieGoGo campaign link posted below.

Mr. Secret Agent Guy – A Feature Film IndieGoGo Campaign

Carolina Film Network – September Meeting Overview

Carolina Film Network kicked off the September Meeting last night screening Civil, The Gullah Project, and Eva’s Plug accompanied by a sneak peek of Family Possessions; all of which were incredible films brought to us by filmmakers in the Carolina’s.

Once the screenings were over the floor was turned over to writer, Allen Johnson, who is responsible for films such as The Freemason, which starred Sean Astin and Templar Nation, which starred Erik Estrada.

Afterwards a brief Q&A session with all the filmmakers and Johnson was held before releasing the crowd to intermingle and network with one another.

Carolina Film Network – September Meeting Gallery

September Meeting Film Screenings

The Gullah Project is not available for public viewing; however, you can find out more information about the documentary film at thegullahproject.org.

The next meeting will occur at Tapp’s Art Center on Tuesday, October 25th from 7pm – 9pm. ETV’s, executive producer, Amy Shumaker, will join us. Admission cost to event is $5 in order to pay for space provided by our gracious host.

Among the topics of discussion are:

  • What type of projects is ETV looking for?
  • How to get your program televised.
  • Fundraising for your film and the business of film.
  • What time limit is ETV looking for? Minimal and Maximum requirements.
  • Is there a cost to have your film or series broadcasted?
  • Is it open to the public or does it have to be an organization?

If you have any questions that you wished to be covered please send them to us at info@carolinafilmnetwork.org with the topic October Meeting. We will also be screening three films at the beginning of our meeting starting at 7:15pm. If you’re a filmmaker and wish to submit your project please click here. Also note to filmmakers: a cover image to film is mandatory. If a submission does not have an attached imaged via-link or email project will be disqualified.

Fanatik Productions holding Casting Call for feature film Tattoo in Columbia, SC

Fanatik Productions is holding a casting all for their feature film Tattoo. Casting calls are by appointment only on both Thursday, July 7th and Friday, July 8th from 6:30 to 8:30 and also Saturday, July 9th from 10 am to 7 pm at Dutch Square Mall in Suite 200.

To schedule an appointment contact Thaddeus Jones Jr. at fanatikproductions@gmail.com.

Tattoo Poster

Description of film: Perry tries hard, but as hard as he works and tries to excel he is still the underdog. His most recent attempt to attain a new position was undercut by his best friend, and now his fiancé wants to leave him and their predictable life of mediocrity. Perry now at the lowest point he has ever been in his life attempts to drown his sorrows in a bottle of booze, and meets Amon a tattoo artist that offers Perry a gift. A gift of a mystical voodoo tattoo, that will not only change Perry’s life, but the lives of all those that surround him. Perry not one to take risk decides to accept the gift after all what else does he have to lose. Except this is no ordinary tattoo, and his first may be his last.

When a loser-advertising executive receives a voodoo powered tattoo, he must feed its thirst to take revenge on those that have betrayed him.

PERRY MORTION – a 30 something, people pleasing, African American male with a witty since of humor. Seen as an underdog, yet ambitious for success.

JANET LEIGH – a beautiful, smart recent MBA grad prepares lunch for her widowed father.

JEFFERY DUVALL – a 30 something African American male enters the bar. He looks out of place in the bar he’s a square

MARTIN LEIGH – a retired Marine widowed.

AMO – a shaman Tattoo artist in his early twenties,

MR. WETZER – Owner of Maxwell and associates consulting firm.

BOB LONDON – a 54 year old executive

The BARTENDER – a beautiful dark skinned woman in her mid to late 20’s

MARY BISHOP – late 40’s dresses in a low cut top she is the definition of a cougar.

KELLY MARSDEN – 20’s and fresh out of college, dresses in a standard skirt and top but wears neon accessories

SPECIAL DELIVERY DRIVER – a heavy set black woman in her mid to late 30’s

SUSAN BLAKE – a short, but toned strawberry blond in her late 30’s

VICTOR CORTEZ – an African American a Sargent with homicide, in his late 30’s early 40’s

GREGORY – Freeman executive in charge, late 40’s early 50’s,

HECTOR POWERS – a 48-year-old African American handyman

ALICIA GUILFORD – 25-year-old Caucasian female, smokes A DOMINATRIX A leather clad older woman

WALT HAMILTON – a short stocky executive in a nice suit

ROCCO – 20 something tattoo artist sports piercings and tats, in a gnarly display

THOMAS GRANT – a 55 year old attorney

JIMMY SHEALY – a 60 plus desk sergeant

Letter From our Executive Director

Hello everyone,

My name is Andrew Gajadhar and I’m the Executive Director of CFN. On behalf of myself and my distinguished colleagues of the board, we would just like to extend great appreciation for everyone’s support of this organization. Tonight we had our first of many meetings that was held at Goats in Five Points, and the turnout was phenomenal! There were just over 50 people in attendance. The guest speaker was Dan Rogers of the South Carolina Film Commission. It was opened with an introduction of the board members, followed by Dan Rogers speaking about the commission and what its role is in the film industry for South Carolina. People were very intrigued with the newfound information that he was able to educate about. It also led to some very insightful questions that were able to be directly answered from Dan himself. The floor was then opened for all attendees to promote their current projects and get direct feedback from others about potential collaborations and help on their projects as well. This meeting was a great way to introduce this new organization that was created for the people of our community. We would like to take this time out to thank all of the people in attendance for your support, Goats in Five Points for allowing us to host in their beautiful venue, Mr. Dan Rogers of the Film Commission for being a wonderful guest speaker, and to all of the community for believing in yourselves and striving to make it to the next level in your careers. This is the reason why Carolina Film Network was created. You, the community, are our inspiration that drives us to do all that we can in making those steps attainable through community networking and encouragement. So, thank you so much. We look forward to growing and fellowshipping together with you all.