By

Daniel Patton

7
Sep
2021
0

Matzke’s ‘The Orchestra’ Ready for an Encore

Director Curtis Matzke’s five-minute short, The Orchestra, premiered this month at filmshortage.com. A one-act thriller with virtually no dialogue, the film transforms a student music rehearsal into a crescendo of terror that builds throughout the story.  Nimble direction — along with composer Tony Scott-Green’s mysterious score and actor Gillian Butcher’s intimate performance — have helped The Orchestra win numerous awards since its theatrical premiere at...
Read More
17
Aug
2021
3

Mossman’s Good Guy With A Gun Now Filming; Swanberg, Pasquesi Highlight Cast

Director John Mossman knows a thing or two about the good-guy-with-a-gun theory. A lifelong hunter and target shooter, he has witnessed its ability to upset liberals and thrill conservatives, to be a trigger among triggers, time and again. That’s one of the reasons why he decided to use it as the title for his next movie, which is currently filming in Lockport, Illinois, and the...
Read More
19
Jul
2021
0

‘Meaning and a Lack Thereof’ A Triumph Over the Pandemic

A group of young Chicagoans scored a win for the creative community by hosting a gallery premiere and artists’ exhibition called Meaning and a Lack Thereof earlier this month in Logan Square.  Running until August 15, Meaning showcases the work of Lucca Colombelli and Cormac Steinbock (pictured here, left to right), who met about three years ago while studying at the Art Institute of Chicago....
Read More