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TAMPA BAY FILMTampa Bay independent filmmakers Andy Lalino and Rick Danford show off the premier of their Fandomonium in Tampa Bay event series on June 22, 2014, at the Tampa Pitcher Show

LATEST ADDITIONS AND NEWS

NOTICE: Tampa Bay Film is updating. - 05/01/15/0944
We are almost done with a side project, and then can resume work on Tampa Bay Film. We also need to order cards and marketing tools in the next week.
May is going to be a big month for Tampa Bay Film, as we catch up, begin frequent updates, and get the online film festival online. We are planning on getting the online film festival online and operational on May 15, 2015.
Thank you for your patience.

REVIEW/ FILM FESTIVALS: Fandomonium in Tampa Bay. - 04/21/15/0959
Tampa Bay Film editor C. A. Passinault made a second journey to visit the Tampa Pitcher Show to experience the first Fandomonium in Tampa Bay event and film festival on Sunday, June 22, 2014. This review, exclusive to Tampa Bay Film, contains cool pictures, video clips, and a review of the event and some of the independent films.
TAGS: Reviews, Film Festivals, Fandomonium in Tampa Bay, Rick Danford, Andy Lalino, Marcus Kempton, Joel D. Wynkoop, Tampa Pitcher Show, C. A. Passinault

 

 

REVIEW/ FILM FESTIVALS: Halloween Horror Picture Show 2013 Film Festival. - 04/21/15/0959Halloween Horror Picture Show 2013 film festival review
After a five year hiatus, Rick Danford finally resurrects the legendary Halloween Horror Picture Show, and the film festival is set to screen on September 28, 2013. Tampa Bay Film editor C. A. Passinault literally gets lost finding the out-of-sight venue as he investigates the beginning of a new chapter. This review, a Tampa Bay Film exclusive, contains videos, pictures, and, of course, a review of the film festival event.
TAGS: Reviews, Film Festivals, Halloween Horror Picture Show 2013, Rick Danford, Joel D. Wynkoop, Shelby McIntyre, Tampa Pitcher Show, C. A. Passinault

#: #UnmatchedOnlineFirepower #NoParity #NoCompetition #MarketDominance #SituationalAwareness # UndermineAndDisruptOpposition #InnovativeConcepts #IndustryRevolution #BusinessIsWar. #NextMove. - 09/04/14/1500

 

REVIEW/ FILM FESTIVALS: Rise of the Dead Film Festival. - 04/21/15/0959
Rick Danford’s premier Zombie film festival, and the first of its kind, Rise of the Dead debuted on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Tampa Bay Film was there, and our review of this Tampa Bay horror film festival is now available for human consumption.
TAGS: Reviews, Film Festivals, Rise of the Dead, Rick Danford, Krista Grotte, Marcus Koch, Joel D. Wynkoop, Tampa Pitcher Show, C. A. Passinault

REVIEW/ FILM FESTIVALS: Halloween Horror Picture Show 2014 Film Festival. - 04/21/15/0959
Rick Danford’s premier Zombie film festival, and the first of its kind, Rise of the Dead debuted on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Tampa Bay Film was there, and our review of this Tampa Bay horror film festival is now available for human consumption.
TAGS: Reviews, Film Festivals, Rise of the Dead, Rick Danford, Krista Grotte, Marcus Koch, Joel D. Wynkoop, Tampa Pitcher Show, C. A. Passinault

REVIEW/ FILM FESTIVALS: Rise of the Dead 2 Film Festival. - 04/21/15/0959
Rick Danford’s premier Zombie film festival, and the first of its kind, Rise of the Dead debuted on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Tampa Bay Film was there, and our review of this Tampa Bay horror film festival is now available for human consumption.
TAGS: Reviews, Film Festivals, Rise of the Dead, Rick Danford, Krista Grotte, Marcus Koch, Joel D. Wynkoop, Tampa Pitcher Show, C. A. Passinault

NOTICE: Tampa Bay Film is updating. - 04/07/15/0930
Excuse the delay, please. We are working hard to get Tampa Bay Film up to speed in the next 72 hours. We spent all morning on Monday getting support videos online at Youtube for our latest film festival reviews, which was much longer than we had planned. These videos will be embedded in support, annex pages interconnected with the reviews.
Links will be added to the film festival reviews when they are up, at which time this notice will be shoved down below those review notices, and the front page of Tampa Bay Film will be cleaned up. Once that happens, we will allow the site to sit for a few weeks for all of the content to settle, which is needed to optimize our SEO efforts; the SEO efforts for this site have been on target, as this site is performing exactly as planned..
The online film festival is scheduled to come online toward the end of April, with 16 initial independent films showing and reviews for those films published in our review section, and we will begin frequent additions of content at that time, with at least 4 independent film, and reviews for those films, added every week, as well as lot of content, such as content from the old Tampa Film Blog, added to the site almost daily. Tampa Bay Film business cards, marketing tools, and even swag bags for use at film festivals and events will also be ordered toward the end of the month, and are being designed now, and we are even looking into designing and ordering official Tampa Bay Film shirts.

ADDED: Main menu updated. "Auditions" section added. - 09/08/14/1500
We changed our main menu today, and added an auditions section.
Although we are working on a large Tampa Bay Auditions web site for all kinds of auditions and casting notices for actors and talent for everything from stage plays and theatre to independent films, and we also have audition boards on Tampa Bay Talent and on Tampa Bay Acting, we are working on an audition board here on Tampa Bay Film specifically for local independent film audition and castings (Tampa Bay Auditions, once online, will feed many job leads to our other specialized site boards, and it will be the source).
There are no auditions listed on there, yet, but we did put a lot of information about Tampa Bay independent film auditions and castings for actors and talent to read, especially about which film projects to avoid. Read it, now. Thank us, later. Keep checking back this Fall for audition and casting information.

NEWS: Online film festival and reviews are imminent. - 08/24/14/2100
Check out the latest new about our online film festival, our reviews, and more!

NOTICE: Tampa Bay Film cards and shirts to be ordered this Fall. Online Film Festival progress. - 08/20/14/1110
We are designing and ordering Tampa Bay Film cards this Fall, as well as Tampa Bay Film shirts embroidered with our logo; we are even looking into ordering swag bags with the Tampa Bay Film logo on them to give out at film festivals and relevant events (we are sick and tired of relying upon others and waiting for them to come up with the appropriate swag bags for their own events. We are convinced that it isn’t going to happen unless we do something about it, and we are taking matters into our own hands). Frontier Pop cards and shirts are also on order, and swag bags with the Frontier Pop logo on them for use at relevant events are also planned.
Most of this will be in soon, as we certainly have the money, and can order all of that now. Halloween Horror Picture Show 2014 Review
We are looking into designing and ordering larger interview and coverage follow-up cards to hand out to people whom we are interviewing and covering so that they know how their information will be covered on Tampa Bay Film and/ or on Frontier Pop. For many events, there will be dual coverage between Tampa Bay Film and Frontier Pop, where coverage is relevant and appropriate, such as with the Fandomonium in Tampa Bay events (We have the review of the first of these events available online here on Tampa Bay Film today, in fact! A second review of this same event will be published on Frontier Pop next month, with the review relevant to pop culture, of course! Our review is more independent film and film festival relevant).
The online film festival should be online this weekend, with reviews of those films to be published soon afterwards. There will be 16 films initially, and no new films will be added until the reviews are caught up; once films are added on a weekly basis this month, each film will have an attached review in our reviews section for independent films as soon as the film is added to the online film festival.
We want to start out with a strong set of films, so expect some good ones (Which means no Mondo Socko, Vomit Soup, orActress and model Meghan Chadeayne at the 2014 Halloween Horror Picture Show in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. A Grave Matter in this first batch, unfortunately, as much as you guys want us to make fun of these films and rip them apart in our reviews, and we shall, eventually, as they are all terrible, although A Grave Matter isn’t all bad, and it blows away those other two. In our opinion, John Miller, the idiot responsible for those other two, has no future as a filmmaker, and he is a disgrace to independent film. It is also our opinion that Chris Woods is an insecure follower and an idiot for partnering with John Miller, as Chris Woods is better than that, and he is allowing his name and credibility as a filmmaker to become tarnished by attaching it to some of the worst independent films to ever be made in Tampa Bay! We wonder what Amanda would think of his new “direction”.), which means don’t expect bad reviews, as we do not give them to good films. For the future, we will have some bad films, and those films will have entertaining reviews as we will have fun with tearing them apart.

NEWS NOTE: Arming Tampa Bay Film for the possibility of continuing conflict. Arms buildup begins with lots of new content and the construction of a fleet of web sites; fleet to be in position and ready for action by 2015. - 07/13/14/1555
Check out the latest news, while we prepare for another potential conflict in the Tampa Bay independent film scene as we continue to wage a cold war with the opposition; we may never have to fight again, but it won't be because we are not ready (and the new tactics mean that we may never have to fight again in a direct conflict). Intelligence reports indicate that hostile players are now in strong positions throughout the market, and that they will continue to undermine the progress of independent film in Tampa Bay by sabotaging new contenders with slander and discrimination, which cannot be tolerated. The new Revolution Class Tampa Bay Film sites were engineered from scratch with technology and tactics learned from the original conflict of 2008-2012, which Tampa Bay Film won, as well as proven technology and tactics from Tampa Bay Modeling; the sites are tough and highly effective to a level where the opposition will be discouraged from trying anything as we help progress in Tampa Bay independent film.

NOTICE: Free Independent Filmmaking Workshops to be produced under Tampa Film Revolution. - Rise Of The Dead Zombie Film Festival 2014 07/20/14/2056
News today over at sister site Tampa Shootouts revealed that the event branding would be redone, and that Tampa Workshops would be eventually closed and absorbed into the new modeling and photography event business. Although it will not be used, the rights to the Tampa Shootouts branding will be retained, and the web site will be left online for the foreseeable future, with a link to the new web site added to the front page when it becomes appropriate.
This directly affects Tampa Bay Film, as our free independent filmmaking workshops, which will offer superior instruction to what films schools and others are offering and are trying to sell, as well as more relevant to independent filmmaking, were going to be produced under Tampa Workshops. The Tampa Workshops web site will be sabotaged in preparation to abandon the domain name, now, making it useless for anyone who may be planning to buy it after the domain name is abandoned.
Two other Tampa Shootouts related Pioneer Class web sites, which will surely leave a gap in the registry of the successful Pioneer Class web sites (Frontier Pop uses a Pioneer Class web site, and that site isn’t going away. The related Frontier Society web site will soon get a shiny new Pioneer Class web site, so new sites of that class will be built, however), will also be sabotaged and closed.
As of now, our free independent filmmaking workshops, which will be offered for free because we are genuine about supporting independent film in Tampa Bay (and don’t even get into “the blind leading the blind” argument, either, as these workshops will be run by talented, successful independent filmmakers, which will eventually include C. A. Passinault), will be produced under by Tampa Bay Film under Tampa Film Revolution, which will add an entirely new dimension to that web site, soon! This will greatly expand upon the filmmaking instruction which was originally planned for the site, and it will become a driving force for that web site.

Quiet Place Remake Confirmed. - 07/12/14/1222
It turns out that rumors of a remake of the 2006 short independent film, The Quiet Place, may be true after all, and it couldWe come for war. Actress and model Harmony Layne is at the front line in the war for change in Tampa Bay independent film. be coming on the 10th anniversary in 2016. A failed film from the Tampa Film Network, the original Quiet Place never quite reached its potential. It had myriad problems, in the opinion of C. A. Passinault, most of which, tragically, could have been avoided; these problems include, but are not limited to, filmmakers undermining and backstabbing each other, filmmakers attempting to sabotage people helping them with slander and by spreading malicious rumors and lies about them, too many filmmakers trying to run the show, poor communication and management, poor lighting, Joe Davison, Joe Davison playing himself, no rehearsals, and Paul Guzzo neutering and crippling the solid screenplay script from Chris Woods by cutting lines and turning the characters into one-dimensional stereotypes as the production effort is rushed.
C. A. Passinault confirms that a remake to The Quiet Place is indeed in the works, and it will be a short independent horror/ creeper film with a completely original story by C. A. Passinault called “Quiet Places”. The film will be produced by Passinault’s independent film production company, MatchHead Films, and will have little to do with the original other than a similar name, and Passinault tinkering with the idea of casting Harmony Oswald (AKA Harmony Layne, pictured to the right), his actress friend whom he referred to the orginal Quiet Place in 2006 in a lead role, in the leading role (this is just an idea, and has not been confirmed). The budget and the crew of this new film is reported to be much smaller than the original, proving that a superior, more cost-effective film can be done with less resources.
There are also new rumors of FREE independent filmmaking workshops. Read more by clicking the link!
TAGS: Quiet Place remake confirmed, The Quiet Place, Quiet Places, C. A. Passinault, Tampa Bay independent film savior, Chris Woods, Tampa Bay independent film Antichrist, Paul Guzzo, Joe Davison, Harmony Oswald, Tampa Film Network, Independent film workshops

Update Log section launched. - 06/07/14/1159
The updates posts here on the front page have been moved to the new web site Update Log section, which just came online.
We have replaced the front page updates with a “latest additions and news” portion, where we will post the latest updates and links. This portion will be kept small.

Reviewing the fleet of Tampa Bay Film web sites as we prepare for ongoing operations. - 06/06/14/1541Actress and model Krista Grotte at the Rise of the Dead film festival in Tampa, Florida.
Currently, we have an active fleet of 12 Tampa Bay Film sites online, most completely new, and have an additional four planned in reserve, which may be built and deployed later this year.
The domain names, especially the operating ones, are classified, however, and although they can be found in search results under specific terms, we will not cross link the sites nor list them in one place. We are in an ongoing state of conflict, and there are some out there who want to silence us and keep us from helping independent filmmakers and talent; we will not make anything easy for the opposition.
We recently did a survey of where we are online with these web sites, and they are performing exactly as planned, unlike the problems that we had with the original Tampa Bay Film sites, with the online film festival being the exception. We are no longer making the mistakes that we did in the early days, and are being careful to avoid making new mistakes. We are pouring a lot of time and hard work toward making the sites as effective as possible. All of these web sites have excellent search results for their targeted search terms, too, as a result. This means, of course, that many can easily find our sites, and that we have a lot of readers.
Although we are at odds with many in the current Tampa Bay film scene, that is irrelevant. We will give everyone deserved reviews and support regardless of how we feel about them, although the support part is up to them. We will be the voice in independent film in Tampa Bay that no one can ignore, and will continue to work hard to undermine ethical and unprofessional conduct, as well as address and fight scams and low value things in the industry.
Although we have tried to make peace on several occasions, we are now convinced that most of the local independent film scene is flawed beyond redemption, and we are now working toward helping others, a new generation of independent filmmakers, compete with these people and drive them out of business. It could be said that you should not throw out the baby with the bath water, but for the most part, the baby left that tub some time ago. We are now convinced the the independent film scene in Tampa Bay needs to be torn down and rebuilt.
The independent film war in Tampa Bay did quiet down in 2013, but it is still ongoing, and is gaining steam again. This said, we always worked toward furthering the interests of independent film in the Tampa Bay area during the lull, and continued to effectively work against some people who deserved it.
The only constant, it seems, is conflict. We will stay the course and stick to our guns, with a state-of-the-arts fleet of powerful web sites which cannot be ignored. We are going to make a difference!

Updated Indie Film List. Is Chris Woods Lost? - 05/28/14/1251
Added some independent film titles, most of which have been produced in the Tampa Bay area, to our list of films that we are going to review. Shaking our heads over the utter and total trashy crap that Chris Woods and his partner John Miller are producing and pushing, as what they are doing will set back independent film in Tampa Bay, in our opinion. You guys will get the reviews that you will deserve, and if what we have seen so far is anything to go on, those reviews will not be nice (some of your films will be screened in front of an audience for a peer group review, too, at an upcoming Sunburn Film Festival event, where a review panel of industry and target market peers can give their own opinions about the films). This pair has produced some of the worst independent films ever produced in the Tampa Bay area, in our opinion, with drek such as "Taste Me" and "Vomit Soup". Has Chris Woods sold out to tasteless trash? He used to be one of the best filmmakers in the area! With Miller's bad influence, in our opinion, Woods has been reduced to another sell-out filmmaker, and we wonder if he even cares about the quality of the films that he attaches his name to. What's next? "Johnny take me that way"?


Tampa Bay Film. The voice of Tampa Bay independent film.

2015 INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the 2015 official web site of Tampa Bay Film, the voice of Tampa Bay independent film! This is an all-new web site for our eight year old web site, and it is now operating from a new operating domain name so that we can more effectively cover and regulate Tampa Bay Independent Film. This new web site has re integrated our old stand-alone sites such as the online film festival and the Tampa Film Blog (now the Tampa Bay Film Blog), which have been improved and are now built into the new site.
Founded in 2006 and online on January 11, 2007, Tampa Bay Film has had a rather rough development period compared to its sister sites such as Tampa Bay Modeling. Tampa Bay Film has gone through many iterations, and recently became a meta site (a network of 8 interconnected Super Raptor Class sites). Some changes with the Internet, however, made that strategy backfire in early 2012, so, in late 2012, it was decided that we would simply start over from scratch, creating a group of at least 16 new web sites which are not interconnected, learning from the mistakes of the past and applying new breakthroughs (there were breakthroughs cascading into more breakthroughs from 2012 to 2013, and we are having more every day.... So many, in fact, that it advanced us by 10 to 20 years in a short amount of time). The result of that is this new Tampa Bay Film site, which uses a new late 3rd Generation Revolution Class web site, which is also the very first 3rd Generation talent resource site in our arsenal (it's different than the first category). Our new strategy, which we began working on in the summer of 2012, is working, and all of our new sites are now at the top of targeted search results, just like all through the previous decade. The old Super Raptor Class Tampa Bay Film site was taken offline to prepare for this new one in February 2013, and this new site went online on March 23, 2013.
Our new online film festival will launch with 16 films, with their accompanying reviews in our new independent film review section following shortly. After that, we will add about 4 independent films to the online film festival every week. The reason that we will limit the additions to 4 films added per week is to allow the films to be properly indexed in search results, and, with our new policy that every film has to have a review, each film added will be immediately reviewed. If you do the math, that will be at least 172 films added and 172 matching film reviews by the end of 2015. By late 2015, our new online film festival will exceed the size of our old one (which, for those of you who noticed, was dominant, and was highly successful, for the past few years. We could have continued it, but it was decided that it would be better if we added it to the new site, instead, with upgrades, and took the old one offline), and our review section will be even larger, because we will be reviewing a lot more independent films, film festivals, and events than what is on our online film festival. Tampa Bay Film will obtain, and review, every independent film made in the Tampa Bay area and Florida, and those films will be aggressively reviewed.
Speaking of reviewing independent films, especially the ones made in Tampa Bay and Florida, we will be conducting an ongoing series of underground film festival events, starting in 2015, where a group of industry professionals and other invited guests, some of whom are the target market for independent films, get together to watch and review independent films. This will be the most controversial film festival in the Tampa Bay area, both hated and loved by independent filmmakers, and the controversy starts with the name, the Sunburn Film Festival, which is intended to both play off of and convey a difference from one annual, large local film festival, the Sunscreen Film Festival, which we have come to believe does not do enough to support local indie film (think Slamdance as compared to Sundance, which was founded due to anger and a backlash, and although this is comparable, the difference here is that the Sunburn Film Festival is not a public event like the Sunscreen Film Festival is, so it is technically not competing with it, and it has its own purpose, although the after-film festival coverage will be identical here on Tampa Bay Film. Confusion with their film festival is not intended, however, despite the similar names. Although we are not satisfied with what Sunscreen has been doing, we do have to admit that it has a brilliant name, and it is more creative than the derivative and unoriginal “Gasparilla International Film Festival”, or “GIFF”, a film festival born of questionable politics between the Tampa film commission and some filmmakers with questionable motives, in our opinion, as we were there at the beginning to witness its conception and formation, and it is another large film festival that we have an issue with.) The Sunburn Film Festival is a small, private, invitation-only event series. Good films will be praised and promoted, and bad films, which make up the majority of current films being made locally, in our opinion, will be ripped apart, hence the “burn” in the title. We will be fair, though. No longer will we have just one reviewer posting a review on a film, although we will continue with those types of reviews, too. We will also have groups of people reviewing films and voicing their opinions. Although the Sunburn Film Festival is our flagship underground film festival, not deigned or intended to be a large, public film festival event, it will be covered just like a large film festival event, with photographs, video, interviews, reviews, and more! This will make it just as visible as the large film festivals, and more-so when you consider that these small, scrappy, genuinely cool, trendy film festivals will happen much more frequently. We plan on having a Sunburn Film Festival event every few months, with as many as 6 per year (or even more), using assorted media ranging from DVD’s of independent films, to indie films playing on our online film festival. We will have a lot of people weighing in on those films, and some independent filmmakers will not like it, although it will give them further incentive to make better films. There will be other underground film festival events, too, such as our Halloween Drive-In “film festival in a car”, which will no longer be called the Halloween Drive-In because we did not buy the domain name and protect it like we should have, and a company in Canada took it (we are now protecting all of our film festival, event, and underground film festival events with domain names and stand-alone web sites, as well as trademarks, the latter something that others should learn from). The other underground film festivals will have specific purposes and formats, and will not happen nearly as much as the Sunburn Film Festival events. The underground film festivals will outnumber all other film festivals in Florida, and will be used to build buzz and support our other, larger, conventional, public film festival and indie film event properties. Our first public film festival event, which will be an annually held advanced “theme” film festival event for horror and exploitation films, will be the Reverence Film Festival, which is currently planned for the future (we are aware now that Rick Danford will be continuing his Halloween Horror Picture Show annual film festival events, and we will be completely supporting it. We will schedule the Reverence Film Festival around the HHPS so that we do not compete and conflict, out of respect and support, unlike other large film festivals which will surely be crippled when they come up against our events. Our film festivals, in our opinion, will make film festivals like Gasparilla and Sunscreen look bloated, expensive, and less effective, and we expect them to lose sponsors and attendance over our efforts. They will be forced to change and adapt, or face extinction, and, let’s face it, competition is just what they need, regardless, as it is good for the market even if it is not good for them!). This film festival will be built around C. A. Passinault’s Reverence independent film theme, combined with his Realms film and other Halloween elements. Reverence will also have musical and dance performances, and other unique features which we cannot disclose, yet, as well as a keynote presentation. The first Reverence will be used to promote the Tampa Bay Film Showcase monthly film festival and professional networking event series, which is scheduled to begin after the debut of the Reverence Film Festival, and will be the backbone on our film festival and independent film event properties (At this time, January 22, 2015, we are still figuring out how our monthly Coffeehouse Film Festival, which was created days ago, will coexist with the Tampa Bay Film Showcase, and it is possible that the Coffeehouse Film Festival may replace the Tampa Bay Film Showcase; the Coffeehouse Film Festival is more efficient than the Tampa Bay Film Showcase, as it was developed as an inexpensive, sustainable, cost-effective monthly film festival using what we learned from developing underground film festival technology, which was well after the Tampa Bay Film Showcase was designed and engineered. There is enough on this subject alone to write more than one book dedicated to it, and we will be writing a lot about it, both here on Tampa Bay Film and on our Tampa Film Revolution online publication). This, of course, is not an underground film festival, and it is a public event series. There will be 12 Tampa Bay Film Showcase film festival events a year, which will overlap with our other film festivals and indie film industry events. The monthly film festival and networking event series will also lead into, and feed into, our flagship annual film festival series, the Revolution Film Festival, which will become the best annual film festival in the Tampa Bay area. The first Revolution Film Festival is scheduled to debut a year after the debut of our monthly film festival series. Our first indie film industry event, which will be held annually, will be the Tampa Bay Film Conference, and it is scheduled to debut a few months after our flagship annual film festival. At that time, all of the film festivals and events will be held regularly, and the underground film festivals will be used to fill in the gaps with prestigious, invitation-only, small, private events. All of our film festivals and events are interconnected (just not with their web sites), with each other as well as our online film festival, and they all support and promote each other for the most advanced, and effective, network of marketing and support events for independent film in the United States. This infrastructure and support will be needed, too, as it is one of our goals to take out the trash and to help the Tampa Bay independent film scene become a genuine community of innovative professionals, a respectable industry, and a worldwide leader in independent filmmaking.
Our review section, too, will have much more than just reviews of independent films. We will be reviewing filmmakers (including over rated Tampa filmmakers Joe Davison and Terence Nuzum, as well as filmmakers like Paul Guzzo and Pete Guzzo), independent film production companies like The Film Ranch (which may be defunct at this time), Inspiration Films, and Icon Film Studios, film festivals, independent film events, film schools, workshops, and the Tampa Bay independent film scene (By year. We will retro-apply and write reviews for past years, researching them, going back way before Tampa Bay Film even existed). Our film festival coverage and reviews of those film festivals will be extensive, and the best in Florida. We will send dedicated, highly trained teams into film festivals to cover and review them. We will even research and write reviews for film festivals of the past for a complete historial record of all Tampa Bay film festivals. We will also have huge, special sections for the Coffehouse Film Review and the Tampa Film Review, with large write-ups and reviews of each of those monthly film festival events, as well as including embedded video files of all of the relevant films which are online so that you can watch the films that were shown at that particular CFR/TFR event, follow the reviews, and see if you agree with the assessment. The Coffeehouse Film Review and the Tampa Film Review, now in the domain of history, will also have their own stand-alone web sites, with unique content about them, to ensure that everyone knows about them and does not forget.
We will spend a few months editing and adding content to the over 600 pages of the old Tampa Film Blog, and will republish the reformatted content here on our new Tampa Bay Film Blog. That valuable, insightful information will not be going away. It's here to stay, because history is very important to everyone, and you, the people, need to know what is going on. Those who do not study history and learn from it are doomed to repeat it, and we need that insight to pave the way for progress in Tampa Bay independent film!
We will make everyone in the Tampa Bay independent film scene accountable for what they say and do. We will make sure that they can be researched, and that their successes, and failures, can be easily known. This is an important, and crucial, step to helping the independent film scene in Tampa Bay to be finally put on the map in the future, and be appropriately respected as a legitimate player and powerhouse in the independent film industry. We will help the weak and the unethical leave the market, as they will pay for their sins. We will also support those whom deserve it. If you are good and talented, we are your friend, an we will be a powerful ally. If you are not, you will have to shape up or improve, or you will not succeed. Don't worry, though, as we will give you a chance to improve before we help your new Tampa Bay Film-enhanced competition drive you from the market and put you out of business; We will show you what you are doing wrong and how to fix it, and, if you work hard and start acting like professionals, you will be able to adapt and remain a part of the independent film scene here in Tampa Bay.
You're welcome!
Tampa Bay Film will also do our part to support and advance independent film in Tampa Bay. We will be producing a Tampa Bay Film Podcast series. We will be producing the most sophisticated, comprehensive network of film festivals and indie film industry events in Florida, as well as the United States. With our production partners, we will also produce an ongoing series of independent film projects, and will document and publish every aspect of the production of these film projects so that they will serve as inspiration, and as a free online tutorial for a new generation of talented filmmakers to follow (This will be devastating for those who try to make money off of aspiring filmmakers with their overpriced workshops and so-called film schools, as it is our opinion that they will deserve it. It is also our opinion that they do nothing to support or advance indie film in our area, and that their motives are questionable, at best. We do not support them, and will be working hard to undermine and disrupt their agenda. We will be producing indie filmmaking workshops, too, workshops which are not only more relevant and effective for making independent films here, but offered free of charge! We’d like to see the "competition" compete with that!). There is going to be a revolution in the Florida independent film industry, and it will center here in Tampa Bay. We will join with others to work hard toward making the Tampa Bay area a worldwide leader in the independent film industry, and the most innovative indie films ever done will be here.
10 years from now, most of the current players in Tampa Bay independent film will no longer be a part of the scene (which will make us very happy!), and that will be a good thing because the only thing that most of them have succeeded in is holding back the progress of indie film in Tampa Bay, in our opinion. The independent film scene here will no longer be dominated by aspiring politicians who claim to support indie film, but who's actions betray their words as they sell out their fimmaking brothers and the film scene. Tampa Bay independent film will be led and controlled by a new generation of filmmakers. It will be as it should be, and as it needs to be, as it is our opinion that most of the current players have not only failed to support and advance the scene, but that they put their own self-serving interests ahead of the greater good, while misrepresenting their efforts, and are responsible for crippling indie film in Tampa Bay!
Hollywood needs to stay away from Tampa Bay, too! We do not need competition coming here with deep pockets and undermining the independent film scene. Don’t fall for the propaganda stating that there are jobs for independent filmmakers with these outside productions, too, as, historically, it is not true, and a few token gigs don’t change anything. It is also our opinions that the current large film festivals, such as the Gasparilla International Film Festival and the Sunscreen Film Festival are too “Hollywood”-centric, and are used to market the Tampa Bay area as a location for outside production companies at the expense of local independent film. It is our opinion that local filmmakers who do not realize this (or want to realize this), and support these efforts, are idiots with no business sense, and need to be accountable for helping to sell out the filmmaking scene. We need leaders, and not mindless followers! Think that we are going to stand for this? Think again! Revolution is going to happen, and those who are not for us, are against us, and we will drive them from the market, and from the industry!
10 years from now, Hollywood will not think of the Tampa Bay area as a location to be used for their next production, at the expense of indie film. The local government will not think about importing film business here while humoring indie filmmaking, like we believe it has been doing. Independent film in Tampa Bay will finally be respected, and it will be an export, as Hollywood and the rest of the entertainment world will look here for their next film to buy and distribute.
Of course, to make this future a reality, we all need to start working together now, and this is why Tampa Bay Film is here.

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Indie Filmmakers - Rick Danford - Paul Guzzo - Pete Guzzo - Joe Davison - Chris Woods - Nolan Canova - Dan Torregrossa - Terence Nuzum - John Miller - Shelby McIntyre - Jon Wolding - Chris Passinault / C. A. Passinault - Andy Lalino - Andrew Allan - Marcus Koch - Rod Grant - Marcus Kempton - Dan Brienza - Melissa Webb - Sean Donohue
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