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IFF Programming - Friday, July 22, 2022


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Comic-Con Film School 102: Production

Day 2 of this four-day course on micro-budget moviemaking focuses on the specifics of production - from shooting techniques to lighting on the cheap to crew positions you need (and don't need), to costuming, props, and set decorating for as little money as possible. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (creative producer of Next Generation Esports), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Darryl Thomas (writer/producer of 38. Special), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


11:05 am - 11:35 am: The Speed of TIme

Future cop Johnny Killfire must go back in time and team up with his former self in order to stop the TimeBorgs from getting their hands on an app that could break the space-time continuum by delivering pizzas into the past...before they were even ordered. Participating panelists include William J. Stribling (director, Bear with Us), John Hennigan (actor, pro-wrestler, Survivor), and Sean Marquette (actor, The Goldbergs).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


11:05 am - 12:50 pm: Hand Drawn Life

Notable cartoonists and historians explore the truly unique American art form – The Newspaper Comic Strip. Arguably the very first form of American pop culture and a major reflection and critique of society for over 100 years. Participating panelists include Greg Evans (creator of the strip Luann), Karen Evans (co-writer of Luann), RC Harvey (comics historian, Children of the Yellow Kid), and Tom Tanquary (executive producer/director of Hand Drawn Life).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


11:35 am - 12:00 pm: Leveling Up

Joey is a timid 30-year-old living in his parents’ basement. Now, instead of playing video games, he’s about to live one. Participating panelists include Sean & Victoria Hilferty (producer/directors, music, and VFX, Realty Quest), Jacob Glenn Aquino (cinematographer), Jo Crandall (Truheart), and John S. Green (A Halloween Humbug).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


12:00 pm - 12:30 pm: I don’t know

A short comedy film that explores a young man’s inner turmoil during a text message exchange. The film delves into the social anxiety that taints the modern-day teenager, sparked by the rise of social media and advancing technology. Ryan Wichert leads the cast as Jerry, with Kathleen Renish as the human embodiment of the Universe. An entrancing, albeit outlandish comedy that will resonate with many.
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: Tree #3

After he's been cast (again!) as a background tree in his annual middle school play, an ambitious and imaginative immigrant boy leads a revolution on stage that his intolerant drama teacher will never forget. Participating panelists include Omer Ben Shachar (director, co-writer), Iris Yang (producer), and Claudio Olachea (composer).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: The Role of Makeup in Film

Mary Hunt (film production manager), Athena Gunter (makeup artist), John Aviles (makeup artist), and Amy Casazza (makeup artist) discuss the role makeup plays in storytelling in film and how it compares and contrasts with cosplay, stage, and beauty makeup. There will be a Q&A session moderated by Yvonne Hunt (independent filmmaker).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


2:05 pm - 2:35 pm: El Luchador

A professional wrestler goes into seclusion after his undefeated streak comes to an end. Participating panelists include Gavilan de Oro (El Luchador), Polaris Castillo (director), and Timmar Jones (writer).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


2:35 pm - 2:55 pm: Her Name Was No One

A story about the stand against abuse of power, sexual exploitation, and humiliation told through a vintage western lens. After lying in wait for years, the Abbott Sisters seize the opportune moment to use their wiles to rise up against their wicked oppressors.
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


2:55 pm - 3:15 pm: Manhunt

In the heart of a night-long blizzard, an adventurous twelve-year-old comes face to face with a dangerous fugitive on the run
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


3:15 pm - 4:20 pm: Nightmare Nara

In a post-apocalyptic future, Nara is sent by her tribe on a quest to vanquish bloodthirsty cannibals. But she didn’t count on meeting a pair of scoundrelous highwaymen. Participating panelists include Matt Alvarado (director), Kyle Hanchett (cinematographer), and Kim Niforatos (actress).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


4:20 pm - 4:40 pm: Wildflower

In a dystopian future where racist white fear is weaponized, a young warrior Zainab must find the courage to lead her community. Participating panelists include Jumai Yusuf (writer and director) and Bria Wade (lead actress).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


4:45 pm - 5:45 pm: Development to Distribution

Dawn Higginbotham (filmmaker and author, Morning Person Pictures, Lucasfilm), Julian Moses (writer and actress, MidniteMove Productions, Fox), Kumari Bakhru (post-production producer, author, teacher), and Susan Spohr (post-production supervisor, author, teacher) talk about the latest in everything from developing your project to marketing & selling your project. Q&A moderated by Renee’ O’Connor (Xena: Warrior Princess, actress, director, producer).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


5:50 pm - 6:20 pm: Ji

Ji, a commanding General in the Nilo army, risks his life to travel to where humanity originated. Once he arrives there he meets Tiffany, a strong Earth survivor. She teaches him all about the wonders of nature that the depopulated, regressed planet has to offer. Over time they grow close and fall in love. But it’s only a matter of time before Ji’s people come looking for him and expose the truth about who he really is… Starring Lewis Tan (Mortal Kombat, Deadpool 2) and Eva De Dominici (The Cleaning Lady). Participating panelists include Ben Griffin (director), Steven E. Simon (producer), and Vinnie Hobbs (editor).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


6:20 pm - 6:40 pm: Starcrossed

Troubled with a harrowing secret, Kira looks to her best friend for safety. Participating panelists include Adam Gilmore (writer/director), Eduardo Orozco (director of photography), and Andrew Gilmore (story).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


6:40 pm - 7:10 pm: What Katy Did

After accidentally hitting a student with her car, an entomology professor avoids her feelings of guilt by fully immersing herself into her study of katydid bugs. But before long, she realizes she's been a little too successful. Participating panelists include Allison Volk (writer/director), Elyse Mirto (actress), and Emily Moberly (producer).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


7:10 pm - 7:35 pm: Sonny Vicious

Set in the nightmarish noir city where humans and demons coexist, Sonny Vicious is a strong-arm private detective who works for both sides. When his ex-lover, Lady Death, asks him for help, it sets Sonny against one of the most powerful demons of the Underworld. Participating panelists include Joseph Spector (director, The Sleeping Dog), Jason Walter Vaile (writer, Texas Zombie Wars), and Nicole Leigh (Shroud).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


7:35 pm - 8:05 pm: Uprising

When an artificial intelligence designed to play video games takes over every machine in our lives, humanity finds itself being tea-bagged, kill-shotted, and dry-humped into oblivion. And the only person who can save us has more pressing things on his mind.
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


8:05 pm - 8:15 pm: Dummy Love

When Julia magically brings to life a CPR Mannequin, naturally, they fall in love. But regardless of how special their love is, all relationships go through rough patches. Participating panelists include Evan Barber (writer/director), Carrie Carusone (producer), and Alex Ullom (cinematographer).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


8:15 pm - 8:25 pm: Re-Live

The film takes place in a near future, in which a virtual reality service allows you to relive challenging decisions of your life and see how a different choice could affect the rest of your life.
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


8:25 pm - 8:45 pm: Anemone

Jane and Wren are two of the few survivors left alive on Earth, where the climate is now unbearable due to mankind’s conflicts. For the past few years, they have been living in fear, completely isolated, and threatened by fellow survivors. Hiding in the woods, they have never been able to meet each other. They can only communicate through a small transmitter from their respective hideouts. Their spacecraft eventually comes: now they have to face the biggest threat, reaching the launch point alive.
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


8:45 pm - 9:00 pm: Blink

If you could get time back at the end, how would you begin? John Delacroix is an ambitious businessman, so much so that he neglects what is truly important in his life. After a sudden heart attack, a mysterious woman grants him the time he spent blinking to go back and relive his greatest joys and struggles.
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina




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