Archive for the 'Production Updates' Category

CAMP site of Chase & Shep jollity!

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Lost in the woods for several years, the ‘Q&A du C-U’ department returns all possessed and shizz! Today, we talk CHASE AND SHEP’S SUMMER CAMP OF HORRORS! with co-creator Chase Todd of Savoy.

Coeds, film crew aim to bag HAG

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

When Into the Night Motion Pictures of Normal, Illinois, emerges from the Pontiac woods at the end of August, they will be haggard due to long hours spent HUNTING FOR THE HAG. Is the flick worth the risk?

SUMMER of Swede seeks final $4K

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

Swede Films of Urbana, Illinois, is about to embark on making the horror feature FINAL SUMMER. Their Kickstarter campaign needs an infusion of support in its final days. Can you contribute, dearest C-U?

L’episode un C-U: PEORIA plays TV

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

In the first part of our limited series on independently-produced dramatic television in central Illinois, we peek at the progress being made by PEORIA creator Michael Mcgruder and his personnel.

Oblong title is truth in advertising

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Two decades have passed since Mike Trippiedi cut loose the slasher spoof BUCKY McSNEAD on Champaign-Urbana. How will the rest of Illinois fare when THE TRUE TALE OF OLE SPLITFOOT is finally told?

Collective hones film skills weekly

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

The Workshop Films Collective, a newer group devoted to developing technical skills and honing storytelling concepts, is led by John Isberg and gathers weekly at Shatterglass Studios in Champaign, IL.

Casting underway for feature films

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Three upcoming film productions between Dreamscape Cinema of Champaign, IL, and Swede Films of Urbana, IL, are in need of acting talent to fill roles. Ready to submit the right stuff, thespians of the C-U?

Critics voice their ideas in videos

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

As movie critics gravitate to on-line podcasts and videos to offer their opinions, several teams in Champaign-Urbana have continued the tradition of televised debate. We share a few examples with you.

C-U studio earning showbiz SLICE

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Little more than 10 years ago, Shatterglass Studios premiered their short film PRELUDE in a small-town theater. Today, the producers based in Champaign, IL, create on a much grander scale.

…So we will rock you with CUZine

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

We may also have legitimacy and dependability in our print history, but our budget lifeline has dried up. It’s finally time to beg and grovel publicly for help to put C-U Confidential back on the board.

BAD in good company at Redbox

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

The most recent feature-length production from Dreamscape Cinema of Champaign, BAD COMPANY, exploded into the domestic marketplace through MTI Home Video on August 28, 2018.

STREETS team filling roles at IMC

Friday, August 10th, 2018

A final casting call for the Danish/German/U.S. independent film production DEATH ON THE STREETS will be held August 11, 2018, at the Independent Media center in Urbana, IL.

SEEDS, more sewn in busy spring

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Diversity is key to experiencing this wide world through film. Witness it through our previews of SEEDS, UNDERGROUND SOUND, THE ART OF SITTING QUIETLY AND DOING NOTHING, and – yes – TURKISH STAR WARS!

Cover of DARKNESS comes to light

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Broken Shadow Entertainment of Taylorville, headed by Tye Wilson, is on the board with the 2016 DVD release of their thriller I HEARD THE DARKNESS. What manner of adventure awaits their viewers next?

Sins of SHERIFF reflect history

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

THE SHERIFF’S CHILDREN, produced by Mike Boedicker and Roselawn Productions Ltd. (formerly) of Danville, is a high-quality period piece with conscience. Here, we share details and a trailer for your consideration.