Eric Swain and Troy Bernier are scientists by day and amateur filmmakers by night. Over the years these two friends have turned out many of their own amateur, sci-fi inspired movies. Journey to Planet X follows the filming of Planet X, the duo’s most ambitious endeavor to date, and sheds light on their unique brand of “movie magic.”
While Troy views Planet X as an opportunity to launch a career in the movie-industry, Eric is content with making films as a playful and creative hobby. Troy’s bold new aspirations greatly exceed anything they’ve accomplished in previous films and the pressure of raising the bar forces both to take a leap of faith. They recruit the involvement of everyone they can find - from their own family members, to co-workers, and local aspiring actors. They shoot on sand dunes, highway overpasses, and inside an industrial-sized freezer at a local supermarket. Together with their cast and crew, they form an unlikely community of like-minded adventurers.
Eric and Troy are inspired by the transcendent nature of moviemaking itself, where the fantasies of being space travelers, charming leading men, and even successful filmmakers, all seem quite possible. Our documentary captures their struggle to realize their filmmaking dream.
'Secret' screening at the Fort Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival (FLIFF 2012)
The worst kept secret of the 2012 FLIFF is out! Tomorrow, Sunday Nov 12, at 9pm, join us for the Hometown Premiere (don’t call it “Florida Premiere”) of JOURNEY TO PLANET X, followed by a screening of “PLanet X Part II the Frozen Moon”.
Geek Film Fest 2.0
We are currently working on sourcing funding for future fests.
Call for entries will be announced once we have something more solid in that regard.
After that we’ll announce dates, location, films, schedule, etc. Until then, Geek On!
Version 2.0 under construction
Awesome short film of the day: “Save Miranda!”
Oh cops, you so crazy.