Intervention 5 will be showing a wide selection of movies and video in our Video Room this year. Any video/film that lists a Q&A after it will have members of the team there to answer questions about their project after the viewing.
Some of the highlights are:
Of Dice and Men – Movie Rating:(PG-13) Q&A
Few dungeon masters can make the game come to life better than John Francis. Dwarves, Mages and Barbarians jump right off of their character sheets whenever he sits down at the gaming table of frisky suburbanite parents, Linda and Brandon. John Francis’ best friends, sailor-mouthed John Alex and thoughtful jock Jason, bring roguish swagger and knightly nobility to the game. And the object of John Francis’ affection, the feisty Tara, provides all the Half Elven Double Princess backstory they could ever need.
But when Jason enlists to go to Iraq and with the relationship with Tara going nowhere, it may be time for John Francis to hang up his twenty sided dice and take a job on the other side of the country. However, John Francis is about to discover that leaving will prove tougher than the Tomb of Horrors.
OF DICE AND MEN is a blisteringly funny and deeply affecting look at the things that truly matter in life.
PLASTIC GALAXY: THE STORY OF STAR WARS TOYS – Q&A
Star Wars toys were a phenomenon that swept the nation, permanently transforming both the toy and movie industries, generating fortunes, and creating a hobby that, 30 years later, still holds sway over not only the people who grew up with the toys, but also an entirely new generation of fans. Plastic Galaxy explores the groundbreaking and breathtaking world of Star Wars toys. Through interviews with former Kenner employees, experts, authors, and collectors, the 70-minute documentary looks at the toys’ history, their influence, and the fond and fervent feelings they elicit today.
Trekoff/Ninjas vs series – Movie Rating:(R) Endlight Entertainment.
Movie Rating:(R) The folks at Endlight Entertainment are based in the DC Metro area and have enjoyed success with their cult films NINJAS VS ZOMBIES, NINJAS VS VAMPIRES, and NINJAS VS MONSTERS. Started by Screenwriter/Director Justin Timpane, Endlight has grown to include a small army of talented artists and technicians all dedicated to bringing microbudget films to the next level!
Drakul – MCMFILMS – Movie Rating:(R) Q&A
Sen. Drake is on a quest to initiate a Vampire rapture upon the world, while the members of Cronos – labeled as international terrorists – will risk all to save the world from the darkness of Drake and his minions, known as The DRAKUL.
About the Director: Michael Merino is an award winning Director, Producer and Writer.
Michael directed his first feature, the award-winning (Two Rivers Film Fest) action film “The Deal.” in 2003. In 2006, Michael released the horror film “The Milkman” to critical acclaim. In 2008 he released the thriller/horror feature “502” which won the coveted “Shakes” award in the Dead-time film festival. And in 2012, Michael was awarded Best Director for the feature film “The Haunting of Pearson Place” at the WMIFF and HORRORFIND film festivals, as well as the Best Writer award for The Haunting of Pearson Place at the 2013 Scare-A-Con film festival in Syracuse, NY. In all The Haunting of Pearson Place has won over 12 awards and been nominated over 20 times.
Michael divides his time between Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Zcon, Browncoats – Michael Dougherty
Movie Rating: (PG-13) Browncoats: Redemption is a crowd sourced, independent film set in Joss Whedon’s Firefly/Serenity universe, and was made by Michael Dougherty, writer and director of the film, and Big Damn Films, inc. as a project to help fund a group of worthy charities. Intervention will host a showing of the movie as well as a Q&A with Michael Dougherty talking about his new film Z*Con.
Thirty-something Bob lives downstairs in his mom’s house, works in fast food and has one friend. His greatest accomplishment is making it to master in a fighter-style video game, permitting him a game companion, Kimiko, which turns out to be real. Kimiko is impressed with Bob as a “great warrior”, but when she starts to discover he is not very important in his own world, her enthusiasm fades.
Good Game – Q&A
For a select group of young men, video gaming isn’t just a hobby – it’s a job. To be a professional gamer, you need a competitive drive, tactical skill, and creativity. With increasingly larger prizes and six figure player salaries, esports is on the rise as a career. Good Game follows a new kind of athlete, the Starcraft 2 division of team Evil Geniuses, as they compete around the world to take the top prizes in the biggest tournaments. But between injuries, exhaustion, and egos, those who start at the top might not stay there for long. New superstars are waiting to take the spotlight, and wanting to succeed sometimes just isn’t enough.
Lloyd the Conqueror
Movie Rating:(R) Three male college students, must do battle against Derek the Unholy, a dark wizard who is determined to hold onto his title as champion of the Larpers.
Lloyd the Conqueror takes place in the eccentric and comedic world of Live Action Role Playing (LARPing). For those of you who are not familiar with this activity think of the game elements of Dungeons and Dragons, take it out of your basement and into the real world, adding homemade costumes and foam weapons. Throw it all into a real-live battle and only then can you begin to grasp the uncanny world of the LARP.
Harry Potter: The Greater Good
Cinematic For the People
The Monolith Monsters:
In a remote desert region, a space rock falls to earth. It is no ordinary rock… for if you feed it after midnight, it turns into a terrible Monolith Monster!
Wait, that’s not right…
Eh, well, it’s something like that. Watch as a geologist and his school teacher love interest show you how much science rocks as they try to stop a living avalanche from destroying their town.
Monster From a Prehistoric Planet:
Join Team CFTP in pondering the ancient Zen Koan, “When is a Godzilla ripoff not a Godzilla ripoff?”. When eager scientists swipe an egg from a Pacific island, the baby Gappa’s Mamma and Pappa come hunting for it… with city-flattening results. There’s explosions, racism, and everybody learns something. Or not.
Pirates of the airwaves – Q&A
What does Polka music, college basketball, a Catholic University, and 25 years of Heavy Metal have in common?
We all love a great underdog story, and the history of Seton Hall University radio station WSOU 89.5 FM flows beautifully through that very vein. Legends such as Slayer‘s Tom Araya, Killswitch Engage, Overkill‘s Bobby Blitz, Lamb of God + many others have teamed up to tell the tale of WSOU for the upcoming documentary ‘Pirates of the Airwaves: The WSOU Story.’
WSOU dates back all the way to 1948, when the station’s first broadcast hit the airwaves from Seton Hall University. The radio station has since achieved monumental honors such as being named one of Rolling Stone’s Top 5 radio stations, receiving accolades from CMJ and even winning a Peabody Award. WSOU helped launch the careers of many aspiring acts, radio personalities, and even beat out commercial radio stations in the ratings by buzz alone.
The station ran into hard times in the early 2000s, ordered to drop its hard rock format. However, WSOU has remained afloat. “Underfunded, under appreciated and at times faced with many obstacles, WSOU has carried on and tries to stay relevant in an internet age,” says ‘Pirates of the Airwaves’ director Rob Longo. “Join me as we explore the storied history of WSOU, its many successes and the challenges it has and will face.”
DC Stunt Coalition – Interactive Presentation
The DC Stunt Coalition is a networking and training organization for local stunt performers and actors interested in improving their action skills for the DC area film and stage scene. Their work has been featured in various web series, short films, and convention shows since they were founded in 2010 by Dylan Hintz, who has since gone on to perform in both television and film. Members train weekly in Rockville, MD, and invite you to join them if you have an interest in stunt or fight performance.
The DC Stunt Coalition will show clips from your favorite internet action series, discuss the history of internet action, and share selections from our own work to demonstrate how making a fight scene for film can not only be fun, but done safely and on a budget.