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Friday, July 25
 

10:00am

Comic-Con Film School 102: Production
Day 2 of this four-day course on microbudget 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), Vera Vanguard (producer of The Building of Good and Evil), Nick Murphy (writer/director of Pizza and Bullets), Jack Conway (producer of Machinima ETC ), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).

Friday July 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

11:05am

Arcane
Constantly running away in a world that doesn't accept him, a man will have to find, in the depths of himself, a way to turn his difference into a strength. He will then be able to stop hiding. Participating panelists include Bastien Belvaux (director/animator).

Friday July 25, 2014 11:05am - 11:15am
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

11:15am

JFH: Justice-For-Hire
The Retribution Industry is born: You pay cash, they kick ass. Second-generation martial arts mega-duo Ebony & Ivory embark on their first live broadcast mission with their team at Justice-For-Hire, Inc. Adapted from the critically acclaimed and most downloaded MMA comic book series. Participating panelists include Jan Lucanus (co-creator and director), Zach Shelton (lead animator), and voice actor Ahmed Best (Star Wars and Robot Chicken).

Friday July 25, 2014 11:15am - 11:35am
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

11:35am

Drunker Than a Skunk
An adaptation of Walt Curtis's poemThe Time the Drunk Came to Town and Got Drunker Than a Skunk, or So He Thought, about a western town that torments the local drunk. Animator/director Bill Plympton (Idiots and Angels, Cheatin') will introduce the film.

Friday July 25, 2014 11:35am - 11:40am
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

11:40am

Foxed!
When Emily is kidnapped by foxes and forced to work in the secret underground blue goo mines, she must use her determination to get back home only to uncover the foxes' secret plan. Introducing the film will be director James Stewart.

Friday July 25, 2014 11:40am - 12:00pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

12:00pm

Ed
Meet Ed and his extraordinary life. Fifty years of an unforgettable journey. Many loves, adventures and remarkable stories. What nobody knows is why Ed wants to end it. Participating panelists include Gabriel Garcia (director) and Messias Cunha (animation supervisor).

Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

12:30pm

Create
A young mad scientist sets out to create a pet monster within parallel worlds of an imaginary laboratory and the reality of the boy's bedroom. A comedic, handcrafted stop-motion film, shot entirely in a dorm room. Participating panelists include Dan MacKenzie (director) and Scott Kennell (creative assistant).

Friday July 25, 2014 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

12:45pm

MITE
This film was produced in a one shot-movement. In a hotel hallway, the camera plunges into the microcosm of the corridor carpet. Between crystal structures and inhabitants of this world, we see an American house dust mite at work.

Friday July 25, 2014 12:45pm - 12:50pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

12:50pm

Origami
Once upon a time there was a paper boat, who lived in an abandoned toy store, that embarked on the journey of his life.

Friday July 25, 2014 12:50pm - 1:00pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

1:00pm

There's an Octopus in Your Head?
An animated heavy metal rock opera about a self-proclaimed pancake master who demands Satan to answer the looming question that will unravel the core of his consciousness: Why does he make pancakes? Participating panelists include Ari Grabb (animator and director)and Gabriel Acosta (sound mixer).

Friday July 25, 2014 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

1:30pm

The Chair: One Script, Two Visions, One Winner
From creator Chris Moore (Project Greenlight, American Pie, Good Will Hunting) and producer Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Heroes, Margin Call), The Chair is a documentary competition series that follows two first- time feature directors, Shane Dawson (ShaneDawsonTV on YouTube) and Anna Martemucci (Break Up at a Wedding), each given the same screenplay and budget to make their own films. Zachary Quinto and both directors, as well as screenwriter Dan Schoffer and producer Josh Shader, join together for a panel moderated by Chris Moore, including exclusive clips from both films (Untitled Shane Dawson Movie and Hollidaysburg) and from the Starz TV show, premiering this fall.

Friday July 25, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

2:35pm

Stockholm
Tomas live in a small trailer on the outskirts of the city. One day at school he is commissioned to write a short essay about his father, an active products industry worker.

Friday July 25, 2014 2:35pm - 2:45pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

2:45pm

Some Like It Bot
When Doug lands a date with Rita, he's finally got a shot at happiness-but only if he can keep his humanity concealed until he convinces her that it's okay when some like it bot. Participating panelists include Russell Nauman (twenties: the series), Alex U. Griffin (director, Under the Sand), and Jessica Ruth Goldberg (writer,Zombie Addiction).

Friday July 25, 2014 2:45pm - 3:05pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

3:05pm

Being Doug
After a bizarre body switch, Doug, a shy puppeteer, finds himself inside the body of his ventriloquist puppet, Sid, while Sid has now come to life and taken over Doug's body. Doug has to learn to gain control of Sid before Sid gains control of the woman Doug loves. Participating panelists include Jason Baumgardner (The League), Alex Griffin (Some Like it Bot), and Michael Van Orden (Called to Serve).

Friday July 25, 2014 3:05pm - 3:40pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

3:40pm

Guarding Aurora: A Love Story With Ninjas
On a mission he is neither equipped for nor completely understands, wannabe hero Alec protects Aurora, the girl of his dreams, from an army of deadly ninjas. Alec tries to remain distant, but as he finds himself falling for Aurora, a number of potentially deadly secrets threaten to tear them apart.

Friday July 25, 2014 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

4:20pm

Birthday Boy
Matthew Benson wakes up excited to celebrate his birthday. However, as his day progresses, it gradually dawns on him that nobody else seems to have remembered this special date. Participating panelists include Chester Howie (director/producer), Ryan Zwirner (writer/producer), and Matthew B. Walsh (actor).

Friday July 25, 2014 4:20pm - 4:40pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

4:40pm

Machines of the Working Class
Two robotic blue-collar workers take a brief hiatus to discuss delusions of grandeur. Participating panelists include Diego Kontarovsky (co-writer) and Alejandro Kontarovsky (co-writer).

Friday July 25, 2014 4:40pm - 4:55pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

4:55pm

Theoretical Crisis
A physics genius at age 25, Alex Prewitt is thrown into a catatonic stupor when he fails to deduce the logical reasons behind his recent breakup.

Friday July 25, 2014 4:55pm - 5:05pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

5:05pm

Fluffystein
A little girl's favorite stuffed animal is kidnapped and brought to life by her evil genius baby brother. Fluffystein was written by a group of 6th graders for the 2013 Pens to Lens student screenwriting competition. Participating panelists include Matt Shivers (voice actor/sound designer), Thomas Nicol (director/animator), and Anne Lukeman (Pens to Lens program producer).

Friday July 25, 2014 5:05pm - 5:30pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

5:30pm

The Walking Dead: A Decade of Dead
A 20-minute documentary chronicling the evolution of the most popular zombie franchise from comic book to TV show. The documentary includes interviews with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, actor/comedian Patton Oswalt, actor Chris Hardwick, as well as members of the AMC series The Walking Dead.

Friday July 25, 2014 5:30pm - 6:10pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

6:10pm

Stripped
Featuring the first recorded interview with Calvin & Hobbes cartoonist Bill Watterson, this documentary is the ultimate love-letter to comic strips. The films brings together over 60 of the world's best cartoonists behind strips, includingGarfield, Cathy, Foxtrot, Mutts, Penny Arcade, The Oatmeal, Hark A Vagrant, and more-to talk about the past, present, and future of comic strips and what happens to the artform as it moves from print to pixels. Participating panelists include directors Dave Kellett (Sheldon) and Fred Schroeder (Four Sheet to the Wind).

Friday July 25, 2014 6:10pm - 7:40pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

7:40pm

White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books
Through interviews with prominent artists, scholars, and cultural critics along with images from the comic books themselves, this film examines the degree to which early black superheroes generally adhered to common stereotypes about Black men. From the humorous to the offensive, early black superheroes are critically considered. Participating panelists include Jonathan Gayles (Georgia State University, writer/producer/director), Julian Chambliss (Rollins College, co-editor: Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men), and Adilifu Nama (Loyola Marymonut, author ofSuper Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes).

Friday July 25, 2014 7:40pm - 9:00pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

9:00pm

Illustrated By
Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, The X-Men-characters recognized all over the world, gaining wider popularity through television and film. What may not be as well known is that for several decades, Filipinos have contributed significantly to these and other characters' mythologies. Illustrated By is a documentary tracing the phenomenon of Filipinos breaking into the U.S. mainstream. The film aims to pay tribute to many of these ignored, unacknowledged talents and showcase their gorgeous artwork.

Friday July 25, 2014 9:00pm - 10:15pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

10:15pm

The Forgotten Rabbit
Before Mickey there was Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. During Walt Disney's early career in animation, he created and animated a cartoon rabbit for Universal Studios. The rabbit was mischievous, cheeky and fun: an instant hit. But when Walt lost the rights to Oswald, he replaced him with Mickey Mouse, and the most beloved cartoon character of the '20s was lost and forgotten in time, replaced by his younger brother.

Friday July 25, 2014 10:15pm - 10:25pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina