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THE COMIC-CON CHRONICLES - AN INDEPENDENT FILM CHANNEL ORIGINAL
STUDENTS OF THE UNUSUAL'S TERRY CRONIN AND PAT MARTIN FEATURED IN IFC DOCUMENTARY
In July 2005, independent filmmakers, comic creators and longtime collaborators Terry Cronin and Pat Martin made the trek from sunny South Florida to San Diego for the country's oldest and largest comic/media convention, Comic-Con. With a little luck and lots of good karma they met folks from TV's Independent Film Channel (IFC), chatted a bit and the next thing you know, are making a mini-documentary about their experiences at and their thoughts about the conference.
"The Comic-Con Chronicles" is an original, exclusive look at three teams pursuing Comic-Con success for their films, comics and websites. The unique 30 minute piece provides an interesting and entertaining look inside Comic-Con from the insiders' perspective, and contains footage not available anywhere else. Cronin and Martin were promoting Students of the Unusual, the original comic series they co-created along with Milkmaids (Pat's latest indie short and Jealous Dog Studios' initial film offering).
Cronin and Martin, who with Jeff Hall and Bob Lizek produce the Melbourne (Florida) Independent Filmmakers Festival (MIFF), found the conference an eye-opener. "Exhibiting at Comic-Con was an amazing experience" said Jealous Dog principal and Students of the Unusual co-creator Pat Martin. "We generated some great buzz, made great contacts and learned along the way. But the highlight of the show for us was definitely working with IFC.”
"IFC is redefining the intersection of film and television, and The Comic-Con Chronicles is a great example of that work" said Three Boys Productions principal and Students of the Unusual co-creator Terry Cronin. "Where else can you find such a unique, insider's view on one of the country's most interesting pop-culture events, and then have that piece viewed by such a large and diverse audience? Nowhere but IFC – that’s where."
The Comic-Con Chronicles features three Comic-Con teams in al. Chris Brandt of Bain Street Productions promoting his indie flick "Closing Time" which shows at the American Film Institute's AFI Fest in Los Angeles on November 7th and 9th. Amber Mitchell and Tim Leong pitched and promoted The Comic Foundry, an educational, resource and community site for up and coming artists and writers.
"Without IFC, we never would have learned the importance of getting your name out and presenting your ideas clearly" said Comic Foundry co-founder Tim Leong.
The Comic-Con Chronicles will debut November 15, 2005 on IFC, which reaches some 40 Million homes and has been bringing uncut and commercially uninterrupted films to the public since 1994. To view The Comic-Con Chronicles online now, visit the IFC Website at http://www.ifctv.com/ and click on The Comic-Con Chronicles or view the piece directly here.
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