Filmmakers Neil Hilken and Thomas Ireton (Production – B.A. ’14), now alums, reflect on collaborating with four LMU senior engineering students as they embarked on a project to create an assistive stander for a young boy. We hope Jack’s story, portrayed in Hilken and Ireton’s film I Am Standing, will inspire within you the spirit […]
Big news! On January 20, 2015, Joe England’s film The Last Man(s) on Earth will be released on iTunes, Xbox, Hulu, Amazon, Amazon Prime, GooglePlay, Dish Network Video On Demand and Vimeo Video on Demand. England (Screenwriting – M.F.A. ’16) is the producer and co-creator of this action-comedy film which began as a series of nine webisodes on YouTube in 2011. The film was an official selection at the 2012 Austin Film Festival, and also screened at the American Film Market, QuirkFest and Salt Lake Comic Con.
In The Last Man(s) on Earth, Kaduche and Wynn are survival experts who share their tips–learned primarily from disaster movies–on YouTube. The film follows Kaduche, Wynn, their nemesis Marcus, their dream girl Violet and the visionary known as Oracle. Together, the team must fight groups such as terrorists, Russian communists and zombies to save the world from destruction. However, they soon realize that they may be doing more harm than good.
The film features several familiar faces. Brady Bluhm, who plays Wynn, played the role of Billy the Blind Kid in Dumb and Dumber and was the voice of Christopher Robin in the Winnie the Pooh movies. Andrea Ciliberti, who plays Violet, is the former Miss Missouri USA and has starred in the reality TV show Beauty and the Geek.
In addition to VOD, The Last Man(s) on Earth will be available on DVD through a deal with Wal-Mart and Amazon, beginning April 1, 2015.
Attention history buffs! Professor Glenn Gebhard’s documentary, Greetings from Fire Island (2013, 57 mins), has been released online at Amazon and Cinecliq. The film is also available to watch on Vimeo. The made for TV movie has aired on select PBS stations. Discover the natural beauty of this tiny island located off the coast of Long Island’s south shore and the people who have inhabited the island, past and present.