The Arizona Republic released an AWESOME feature story on CineForge Media and their feature film, Max Reload and The Nether Blasters! See exclusive sneak peek footage from behind the scenes here!
MAX RELOAD AND THE NETHER BLASTERS ARTICLE! <<<<< ARTICLE LINK
1980s throwback indie film 'Max Reload and The Nether Blasters' powers up in Phoenix
Ottavia Zappala, Special for The Republic
It's one in the morning at Fallout Games, a resale video-game store in Paradise Valley where independent feature film "Max Reload and The Nether Blasters" has been shot around Phoenix every night for the past month.
This will be the most ambitious project so far for Peoria-based CineForge Media, an independent production studio that has specialized in video-game-related content over the last few years. "Max Reload" combines the main interests of writer/director duo Scott Conditt and Jeremy Tremp: cinema and video games. The result is a science-fiction adventure comedy centered around video games, featuring Hollywood talent.
“The plot of 'Max Reload and The Nether Blasters' is a small-town video-game store clerk has to go from zero to hero after accidentally unleashing the forces of evil from a cursed ColecoVision game,” Conditt says.
Read the full article by clicking here!
CineForge Media and Coleco have teamed up to produce the most radical, badical, awesome, and bodacious video game film you've ever seen! Check out the teaser announcement below and STAY TUNED for upcoming news...
As some of you may have noticed we have begun our weekly Vlog segments catching you up on all the cool things we have going on at The Forge. We intend to give you an inside look at what running a production company looks like, as well as our journey to create our first feature film.
You can catch up on all the action at CineForge right now with the VLOG episodes below!
In this months CineForge Community Spotlight we feature one of the most versatile, talented, and generous creative’s in the valley, Rachel Gipson, co-owner of Surrealsister Photography and manager / promoter of the legendary Painted Tiger Studios in Glendale, Arizona.
Rachel has served as casting director, behind-the-scenes photographer, location scout, wardrobe manager, co-producer and all-around promoter of the valley arts while working alongside CineForge on numerous shoots over the last few years.
Rachel’s endless positivity and generosity of spirit has been evidenced by many when it comes to connecting and networking filmmakers, photographers, bands and creative’s throughout the valley. This characteristic and her numerous contributions to the arts scene has earned her a sterling reputation as an invaluable lynch-pin within the community.
Rachel also regularly serves as a VIP event/concert photographer, regularly capturing the likes of Alice Cooper (and the Cooper family) and high-profile acts, while also providing her talents for special events and charities. Her behind-the-scenes snaps have captured priceless memories on set in recent years, which we realize would otherwise have been lost to the ages. For her creative eye, boundless support, and perpetually upbeat attitude – CineForge thanks and honors her.
Please check out Rachel’s work and give her a LIKE / SHARE on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/surrealsister
In an ongoing effort to foster and build up community we will be shining the light on amazing people within our industry that are doing great things. First up is Dan Fusselman. VFX wizard, Director supreme, editor extraordinaire. Dan is a guy we have had the great pleasure of collaborating and working with on numerous occasions, in various capacities.
Dan has worked with some of the biggest names in the music world as well as working on national spots with his skills in post production and visual effects. We look forward to working with Dan on our upcoming feature film and more in 2k17!
You can check out Dan's body of work at his website:
His most recent reel is below:
Here are a few projects Dan has been involved in working on with us.
CineForge Media has had the pleasure of collaborating with the awesome administrators, faculty and student creatives at the brand new Huntington University Digital Media Arts film school in Peoria, Az over the last few months! Shortly After being introduced to the new film school by our friend and colleague (and now Az State Film Commissioner), Matthew Earl Jones, we have had the opportunity to mentor and collaborate with some of Huntington's best and brightest, and we have been very impressed by the quality of character and artistry these next-generation filmmakers coming from the University represent.
When the chance to move our offices on site to the University arose, we jumped at the chance to be neighbors with the coolest, newest film school in the West Valley. CineForge Media couldn't be happier with the new creative space and we look forward to it serving as a hub for West Valley film, while working with Huntington University throughout the year ahead towards building the local Az film community together. We can't wait to have our friends, family, supporters and clients to the NEW CineForge Media headquarters soon! Check out the VLOG from the move-in, shot on the good ol' iPhone....because well, all our gear was crated up for the move and there's no excuse not to shoot something when you always have a camera in your pocket. More to come!
If music and sound are thought to be the "soul of cinema", then there could be no better pairing of two entities such as CineForge Media and The Browning Group Inc.
We are very excited to announce our strategic partnership going into 2017 with The Browning Group, Inc. Inc., a multi-faceted company that specializes in management, touring and festivals, event and meeting production, staffing and consulting for prestige artists and acts worldwide. Representing artists such as Linkin Park, Melanie Martinez, Matchbox20, Neon Trees and more...
CineForge Media looks forward to continuing to produce music videos and support content for world-class artists, and with the newly formed alliance with The Browning Group Inc., we can already hear the music ringing in the New Year...and the chorus is chanting "2K17 is going to ROCK!"
To learn more about CineForge Media and to view their music video reel, click HERE: http://www.cineforgemedia.com/music-videos.html
To learn more about The Browning Group Inc, Click HERE:
We couldn't be more excited about 2017 and all that we have planned. From major label music videos, to producing our company’s first feature film, we are setting the bar very high for ourselves. A major part of our strategy is to build up the Arizona film scene and create lasting jobs for the talented men and women working here. The stage is set, the talent is in queue, and the pieces are just waiting to be put together. We have partnered with some amazing affiliates who will be instrumental in accomplishing these goals with us. But first some background on who CineForge is…
A year ago Scott and Jeremy met over the interwebs and hit it off as kindred spirits. A couple months later they created a short film together titled "Show No Mercy" Starring Martin Kove (Karate Kid, Rambo) and Jesse Kove (The Last Race, As Night Comes). The film screened at Phoenix Comicon to a packed theater of fans. Shortly after, the film was picked up for distribution by Green Apple Entertainment, and is slated for a world premiere in January of 2017.
After the great experience of Show No Mercy, Scott and Jeremy began working together more frequently, becoming a force multiplier for one another, and decided to officially join forces to set their eyes on much larger goals: Producing studio-quality feature films and other forms of market-worthy, high concept, creative content. Scott and Jeremy each have over 10 years of experience in the industry from working within the Hollywood studio system, top-tier broadcast, and producing content for major label artists and prestige brands. The culmination of these experiences has coalesced into a laser-focused passion to put their talents to use to create great independent films, against all preconceived odds, and outside of the rigid formulaic constraints of the Old-Guard Studio Regime.
In the first quarter of 2017 CineForge will be engaged with its strategic partners to: Premiere a Documentary on Game Jams and independent game developers, be in pre-production on a feature film, and will be producing music videos for major label artists.
We believe in creating lifelong relationships with creatives and fostering the next generations of filmmakers. The value and contributions of a great crew can never be underestimated. A vibrant and collaborative community trumps a hostile “me vs you” environment every time and we try to lead by example. If you are interested in networking with us as a crew member, actor, intern, or an affiliate please send an email so we can chat!
The Forge is now open for business….