Wonderful Insight Into IndieFlix | 1889 Magazine

1889: Washington’s Magazine sat down with our CEO Scilla Andreen to get a peak behind the scenes at IndieFlix and see what we have planned for the future!

“My goal was to curate some of the best content in one place and to help filmmakers learn to be their own gatekeepers and to make meaningful revenue.”  – Scilla Andreen

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Born in the Wrong Generation? Step Into The 60s With These Hippie Films!

Dirt Road to Psychedelia: Austin Texas during the 1960s – With a folk singing Janis Joplin, the 13th Floor Elevators, peyote, LSD and the first psychedelic music venue in Texas, Austin was a fertile ground for the emerging counter culture of the 1960s. http://bit.ly/2bkUqpH

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Sandstone – A documentary about the open sexuality retreat called “Sandstone” in California. Disclaimer: contains nudity. http://bit.ly/2b1St03

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The Holy Mountain – This film gives the omniscient view of what social engineering caused by greed has done to the modern world, but shows us how to live and not give in to a material world. http://bit.ly/2bfzGwe

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Take A Peak At These Sex-Fueled Indies On IndieFlix

Show me your Indies.

Phone Sex Grandma – Phone Sex Grandma is a short, shocking film about a 60-something Grandma working a phone sex line in a small ghost town. As the audience watches, one can only wonder… is the phone sex industry as you always feared it really was? http://bit.ly/2aKaGwv

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Science, Sex, and The Ladies – Out of the land of Kinsey from the heartland of America where Masters and Johnson first researched sex comes Science, Sex and The Ladies. A frank, irreverent, humorous but serious film with a simple yet far reaching argument, this documentary examines our (mis)understanding of the female orgasm. http://bit.ly/2blMDFD

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Good Expectations – "You’re not one of those guys who says he’s in love with a girl for sex are you?“ Teens struggle to lose their virginity in this coming of age comedy. http://bit.ly/1UjzavN

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Sandstone – A documentary about the open sexuality retreat called “Sandstone” in California. http://bit.ly/2b1St03

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Take a Trip to the Wild West with These Western Films

Yeehaw y’all. 

The Last Real Cowboys – In the late 1800s, somewhere in the West, two cowboys, the laconic Tar and the prolix Slope, sit by a daytime campfire eating beans. http://bit.ly/2blMEJz

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The Gunfighter – A weary gunfighter walks into a bar, looking for a drink. What he finds instead is a building full of raunchy people, and an audible, bloodthirsty narrator. http://bit.ly/1TFiQ90

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The Magnificent Seven (1960) – An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes. http://bit.ly/2b1D0gP

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Get Lifted. Check Out These Stoner Films

It’s lit. 

Pol Pot’s Birthday – Pol Pot’s Birthday follows the hapless office staff of the most brutal dictator on earth as they attempt to throw a surprise birthday party for their boss. http://bit.ly/2aWeCyQ

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Stoner Rating: 4/5

The Holy Mountain – This film gives the omniscient view of what social engineering caused by greed has done to the modern world, but shows us how to live and not give in to a material world. http://bit.ly/2bfzGwe

Stoner Rating: 5/5

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The Wonder Hospital – A surreal journey through a mysterious hospital that alters the perception of physical beauties. http://bit.ly/2aXmz1N

Stoner Rating: 4.5/5

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Adventures of Power – In his quest to become the world’s greatest air-drummer, a small-town dreamer must overcome obstacles and ridicule to save the day. http://bit.ly/291g0e4

Stoner Rating: 3.5/5

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Let’s Get Weird. Experience Seattle in These Indieflix Films

Soaked in BleachThis documentary reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain’s death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994. Watch to experience the mystery behind the musician’s death. http://bit.ly/1TLKpAV

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Hannah & OttoA depiction of a single day in the life of two characters; strangers who move through their daily routines of exercise, the morning commute, working, and meeting with friends. It is through a chance encounter with a bike that brings these two together on the streets of Seattle. http://bit.ly/1P0KRLj

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Pearl Jam: Under ReviewDiscover how Seattle’s own rock band, Pearl Jam, became one of the finest rock bands in the world today. http://bit.ly/2bgUofZ

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Take a Look Back at These Past Oscar Nominated Films On IndieFlix

Get pumped for the Academy Awards 2017!

The Lost ThingWinner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2011, this film follows a boy who discovers a bizarre looking creature while out collecting bottle tops at the beach. For reasons he does not explain, the boy empathizes with the creature, and sets out to find a place for it. http://bit.ly/1UfQeHc

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In the Year of the Pig – This Oscar-nominated documentary looks at those who were opposed to American involvement in the war in Vietnam. http://bit.ly/2aXntOQ

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The HustlerWinner of Best Cinematography and best Art Direction at the 1962 Academy Awards and nominated for many more, this film stars Paul Newman as an up-and-coming pool player who plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match. http://bit.ly/2aXnthN

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A Star Is BornWinner of Best Writing at the 1938 Academy Awards (and nominated for six more), this film looks at a young woman that comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him. http://bit.ly/2aydD7S

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Check Out These IndieFlix Films Starring Your Favorite Celebs!

Celebs, indie films… what could be better??!

Gold – An offbeat comedy about an estranged father who returns to his hometown after an absence of ten years in order to reconnect with his daughter and ex-wife but unwittingly finds himself responsible for almost destroying all their lives. http://bit.ly/22ripoq

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Bargain! – A hilarious short starring Rebel Wilson as shy, dorky Linda who finds herself alone with her sister’s hunky boyfriend Matt. She decides to make the most of the situation. http://bit.ly/1TZ594i

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Boats  Hot off the success of Cars and Planes, a room full of executives dreams up the next big franchise… Boats! But is it the story they care about or is it something else…? Starring Jim O’Heir (Parks & Recreation), Kevin Wu, Taylor Miller, and more. http://bit.ly/2aWhKXm

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The Fifteen Minute Hamlet – Based on Tom Stoppard’s play, this parody on the classic takes you through the whole play in 13 minutes and then in an astonishing 2 minutes. Starring Austin Pendleton, Ernest Perry Jr., and Philip Seymour Hoffman. http://bit.ly/2bguYlK

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Silly Thoughts on Food & Hollywood

I always find myself using food or shoe analogies to relate to life. For instance, I equate Hollywood to eating at the same slightly pricey restaurant day in and day out. Giving them my money over and over. The food is pretty good, everything kind of tastes the same, service is A-Okay, same people serving, preparing and setting the menu. Great lighting! Kind of like Cheese Cake Factory.

Then on the flip side you can’t forget or maybe sometimes you want to forget the experience at that family place down the street or that little hole in the wall where you had no idea what you were eating. There’s your favorite sushi restaurant or Korean BBQ and let’s not forget dim sum, those are all independent movies for sure. What about the food truck? Lol

I think of a feature film as a main course and short films, especially good ones as heavy appetizers.  In today’s world we’re supposed to eat smaller meals more often right?   I guess that would be TV.

And I suppose dessert would be… Hmm 🙂

Thoughts on the plane headed to Palm Springs Shortfest #SF16  #PalmSpringsShortFest #indieflix #indieflixinthehouse

Feel The Love This Valentine’s Day With These Indie Rom-Coms

Happy Valentine’s Day IndieFlix-sters

Photos and Drawings – While working on a portrait series for an up coming gallery show, photographer Joel finds his inspiration through a chance meeting with artist Helena. Later, he learns that she has a gallery opening the same night as his. Joel makes a surprise appearance and discovers something more. http://bit.ly/2aDW69M

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Sometimes the Moon is Velvet – Jack, a struggling fisherman from a lonely seaside village, one night finds a velvet dress in the ocean that he believes will bring him luck. However, when a beautiful homeless girl steals the dress, they find that love can really turn your world upside down. http://bit.ly/2bgO2Ae

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Brink – Jeremy makes one final confession before all is lost. Watch this visually stunning and romantic short on IndieFlix. http://bit.ly/2bfUB3K

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