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Avarice and the Timid Monster team will be making an appearance at UtopYA Con 2013 in Nashville, TN June 28-30. UtopYA Con is for “female writers of paranormal fantasy and the readers who love them.” So we’ll fit right in!  Held at the Hogwarts-like Scarritt-Bennett Center, the convention will be a perfect setting to celebrate female writers of fantasy.

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Anime Blues Con 2013

Katie Baker —  February 1, 2013

Well, it’s that time of year again, folks. Time to dress up like like your favorite anime character and pretend to be a ninja for an entire weekend. Sound awesome? Well it is!

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Midsouthcon 2013

Katie Baker —  February 1, 2013

Midsouthcon (all one word) is almost here and I, for one am SUPER excited! It’s always a good time at this con. There will be a big Steam Punk presence at this years convention which is right up Timid Monster’s alley. I mean, have ya seen John Gray?! It’s gonna be feature film soon. I know, I’m excited too!

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What’s got a beard, a pair of shades, and ADD? Nope, it’s not a hipster…it’s a podcast.

Yup! I was interviewed recently on the MemNash Radio Podcast, hosted by Marty “The Beard” Ray and David Lee “The Hawk” Jordan. Listen to hear me speed-talk my way through such topics as the John Gray feature film, self-distribution, and the future of Macedonia Films.

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Top 10 Posts of 2012

Dan Baker —  December 31, 2012

About this time last year we sat around talking about the future of filmmaking, and what it would look like to be a filmmaker in the next 5-10 years. The one thing we kept coming back to was, unfortunately, an annoying marketing buzzword: community.

As cliché as ‘community’ sounds, it’s really where our hearts are. So, in March of 2012, we started blogging with the aim of building a relationship with our fans. We don’t always know what to write about, but as you’re about to see, we get things right from time to time.

For your enjoyment (and hopefully, betterment) I present to you, our top 10 posts of 2012:

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It’s been a really busy year for all of us at Macedonia Films, but choosing my favorite moments isn’t really that difficult. In fact, it might even be my favorite moments from the past few years combined.

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After two and a half years of waiting, the end has finally arrived. Avarice, written and directed by Rachel M Taylor and produced by Dan Baker, is now complete and will be soon be available for viewing. Join us for a viewing of the film followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.

And check out our new trailer!

When and Where:

Avarice is premiering November 9th at 7:00 pm at the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention which is being held at Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee 38120.

There will also be an encore screening Saturday at 2:00 pm for anyone with a MCFC pass.

How To Buy Your Ticket:

(Ticket sales are now closed.)

Can’t Make It But Still Want To See It?

If you can’t make it to the premiere but still want to see the film, it will also be available for download on the Macedonia Films website.

For more updates, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or sign up for our email list; we would love to keep you in the loop.

It’s been a long road for this little film, and we truly couldn’t have done it without you all. We appreciate how much support we have received with this project, and if you want to continue to support, we would love to see you at the premiere. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and we hope to see you there!

August has been one of our biggest months to date at Macedonia Films and things are about to really start taking off.

Here’s the top 10 most read posts for August 1012:

  1. From the Film Vault: The Birds and The Time Machine
  2. How to Run a Successful IndieGoGo or Kickstarter Campaign
  3. Headache Free Production Contracts with Cinema Forms
  4. Facebook Memes and Why I Hate Them
  5. Why ‘Flexible Funding’ Campaigns on IndieGoGo are Dangerous
  6. What I Look for in iOS Filmmaking Apps
  7. Screenplay Writing Apps for iPhone and iPad
  8. Still More Facial Expressions Than Kristen Stewart
  9. What Needs to Change in the World of iOS Filmmaking Apps
  10. MidSouthCon 2012 Costume Contest

…and here’s 5 posts that didn’t quite make it out of the gate:

  1. Don’t Save the Drama fo Yo’ Mama; Working in a Team
  2. Why Drive is a Filmmakers Movie and Not For the Rest of Us
  3. Sorry Nerds! Comic Cons Aren’t Just For You Anymore
  4. What I Learned Doing Motion Graphics for the 2012 Tony Awards
  5. Open Forum: John Carter of Mars as Imagined by the Director of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Enjoy, and be sure and check back next week for more bloggy goodness. Let us know in the comments if there’s anything you’d like to see us talk about.

August marks big changes at Macedonia Films and the Fall is looking fantastic. Avarice premieres in November, we have BIG plans for the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention, and our first couple feature-length projects are well underway.

Before we get all carried away, let’s take a moment to look back at July. We wrote some amazing blog posts that we know you’ll love. Some did well, some never got their moment in the spotlight:

The Top Posts:

5. Why ‘Flexible Funding’ Campaigns on IndieGoGo are Dangerous

4. Why You Should Give John Carter a Chance

3. Open Forum: Best 4th of July Movie EVER!!!

2. Facebook Memes and Why I Hate Them

1. From the Film Vault: The Birds and The Time Machine

 

The Underdogs:

5. Dear Robert Pattinson, Stay Away From The Hunger Games

4. Guess the Plot: The Great Gatsby, Prometheus, and Skyfall

3. How I Became an Accidental Stalker

2. Open Forum: Should Johnny Depp and Tim Burton Break Up?

1. How I Turned a Crappy Day Into a Career

Stay tuned, we’ve got a fresh batch of awesome-sauce coming your way!

Hey hey! Here are the top five most read posts on our site:

  1. MidSouthCon 2012 Costume Contest
  2. How to Run a Successful IndieGoGo or Kickstarter Campaign
  3. What I Wish I Knew Before Shooting on a Green Screen
  4. What Every Director Needs to Know Before Shooting 
    And…a rare 3 way tie for 5th place:
  5. How to Create a Fantasy World on a Budget
    Why Drive is a Filmmaker’s Movie and Not For the Rest of Us
    Meet Haley Parker

And here are 5 underdogs that got overlooked:

  1. How to Create a World From Nothing
  2. On Finding Your Destination
  3. How to Stay Organized Without Interrupting Your Creative Flow
  4. Re: Jason Russel and Kony 2012
  5. Top 10 Hard Lessons Learned While Shooting the Glass