Posts Tagged ‘scott schirmer’

Gavin Brown wins Best Actor at L.A. Fear & Fantasy Film Festival!

Found‘s leading actor, 14-year-old Gavin Brown, took home the prize for Best Actor at the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Fear & Fantasy Film Festival on Saturday, May 11th, 2013. The award is Brown’s second, after winning Best Male Performance from the A Night of Horror International Film Festival in Sydney, Australia, last month. Brown was […]

“Found” Wins Best Horror Feature at Phoenix Film Festival

The Copper Wing award for Best Horror Feature went to Found at the 13th annual Phoenix Film Festival‘s award ceremony at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 on Sunday night, April 7th. Director Scott Schirmer, co-producer and director of photography Leya Taylor, and associate producer/special effects artist Shane Beasley were present to accept the award. Found screened […]

‘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” Awarded at Ft. Collins Horror and Mad Monster Party

Found received the Palme d’Gore award at the Ft. Collins Horror Film Festival in Colorado this weekend. The two-day festival, which took place at the Lyric Cinema Cafe, was designed not only as a showcase for independent horror, but also as a networking opportunity for local filmmaking talent. Found director Scott Schirmer was unable to […]

“Found” Honored at Nevermore Film Fest

Found won the Best Feature Jury Award and Best Feature Audience Award at the 14th Annual Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina. The three-day event took place February 22-24 at the historic Carolina Theatre and sold over 3,200 tickets — a record-breaking year for the festival. Found screened with eight other features and twenty-six […]

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

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

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

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

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

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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