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‘Found’ Spin-Off ‘Headless’ to become a Feature-Length Gore Fest!

The creators of Found are going to turn Headless into a feature film! If you’ve seen Found, you’ll remember that Headless is the depraved slasher film that Marty and his best friend David watch together. Visit the official Kickstarter page for all the details on what is sure to be one of the goriest underground [...]

Fangoria: ‘Found’ Partners with The October People for U.S. Distribution

Fangoria Magazine has broken the news that Found has been acquired by The October People for U.S. distribution. Check out the full article at Fangoria’s website and stay tuned for more exciting news on the distribution front!

Rue Morgue reviews “Found”!

Patrick Dolan at the venerable Rue Morgue has covered Found and Motivational Growth in a special film festival edition of his regular column, ‘Blood on a Budget’.  Click here to read the full article and review!

‘Hollywood Investigator’ Interview with Scott Schirmer

Director Scott Schirmer was recently interviewed by Thomas M. Sipos, managing editor at The Hollywood Investigator, regarding the ‘indie film’ sensibilities of Found, as well as the film’s inspiration and murky subject matter. Read the complete interview here.

“Found” Wins for Best Director and Special FX at Madison Horror!

Found screened at the Madison Horror Film Festival in Wisconsin on Saturday, November 3rd. The festival, which was hosted by local horror hosts FreakShow and Sin D’Vicious of Bordello of Horror, was a two-day extravaganza of independent horror. Actor Robert Z’Dar was present for a special screening of his cult classic Maniac Cop and part [...]

Local Film Gets Top Honors at Elvira’s Horror Hunt – Mike Leonard, Bloomington Herald Times, 10/21/12

"Found" stars Gavin Brown and Ethan Philbeck pose with the Mistress of the Dark at Elvira's Horror Hunt in Los Angeles, Sept 13, 2012.

A year ago, the following prediction was made in this column: “Of all of the independent films shot in and around Bloomington over the past several years, ‘Found’ might have the best chance of going places, at film festivals and within the horror genre, if not at the box office as well.” 

Interview with Scott Schirmer, Director of ‘Found’ – Mike Haberfelner, SearchMyTrash.com, Sept 2012

Ethan Philbeck, Todd Rigney, Scott Schirmer, and Gavin Brown at HorrorHound Weekend in September, 2012.

View the original article here. Your new film Found – in a few words, what is it about? Found is about a fifth-grade boy who discovers his older brother is a serial killer. How did the project get off the ground in the first place? And how did you get in touch with Todd Rigney’s [...]

Elvira’s Horror Hunt Winners Announced – Dread Central, 9/11/12

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Click here to see Dread Central’s coverage of “Found” winning best feature at Elvira’s Horror Hunt! “Found” also took home awards for best feature director and best actor (Ethan Philbeck), while Chicago-based filmmaker Dan DelPurgatorio’s short film “Other” took home trophies for best short, best short film director, best score, and best screenplay. The awards [...]

Monsters Inc.: Local special effects studio specializes in the gory and grotesque – Keith Roach, Bloomington Herald Times, 7/8/12

Arthur Cullipher of the Clockwerk Creature Company suits up as a lake monster for the filming of "Found" in July, 2012.

Click here to read the original article. UNIONVILLE — The monsters are born in a pole barn at the end of a long gravel driveway, surrounded by trees that keep their deadly secret. They take many forms. Werewolves. Serial killers. Alien deities. Goat-headed demons. They are the shadow outside the window, the bump in the [...]

Finding His Feet: After 15 Years, a Breakthrough for Indiana Filmmaker Scott Schirmer – Zechari Scott, The Ryder Magazine, July 2012

Behind-the-Scenes of "Found": Actor Gavin Brown and director Scott Schirmer work out a scene beneath an abandoned train car at Baker's Junction in Bloomington, Indiana.

It’s an exciting time for Scott Schirmer, who is polishing off his new film Found, a coming-of-age horror about a boy whose brother is a murderer, for its July 14th premiere at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre. If this weren’t his fourth feature, I’d have thought he’d never experienced anything like it.

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