Friday, Nov 9 ; 5PM -7PM
The Gunrunner Billy Kane (2019) — WORLD PREMIERE
Director: M.D. Selig
Run Time/Country: 57 min, USA
Synopsis: A rogue professor runs guns to fund dangerous brain experiments that could possibly save his dying daughter. Starring M.D. Selig (Zero Dark Thirty), Mark Arnold (Blade Runner 2049), John Kassir (Jack The Giant Slayer), Imelda Corcoran (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Julianna Robinson (Nun).
M.D. Selig — Actor/Director/Producer/Screenwriter
Having served in the U.S. Marines as an attack pilot flying the A-6E "Intruder," Mr. Selig is a decorated combat veteran of Desert Storm. His first feature film Southern Justice(2006 - distributed by Think Film), for which he wrote, directed, produced and starred appeared on all major video outlets and is currently streaming on Netflix. He has been associated with several projects including Zero Dark Thirty(2012) and his production of The Gunrunner Billy Kane(2019), which will hold its World Premiere at The 8th Annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival in 2019.
Join M.D.Selig and cast and crew for an after screening Q@A
Saturday, Nov 9 ; 1PM-2PM
PHILIP K DICK
THE MAN WHO SAW TOMORROW
Sci-fi writer Philip K Dick, whose iconic novels adapted to the cinema include Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, Scanner Darkly and Radio Free Albemuth foresaw the hallmarks of our era: surveillance, paranoia, dictatorships transhumanism, and artificial intelligence. More than any other writer Philip K.DIck has the finger on the pulse of today’s developments. How did he do this? Is he a prophet? madman? visionary? or none of the above? Join this distinguished panel of writers and filmmakers to explore the Mind of Philip K. Dick.
The panel will be moderated by David Agranoff co-host of the famous Dickheads Podcast devoted to exploring the works and impact of Philip K. DIck.
Saturday Nov 9; 3PM- 5PM
ARE WE HEADING TO A BRAVE NEW WORLD?
Brave New World is a fictional society where genetic engineering is commonplace
This is science fiction.. or is it?
Today new discoveries are popping up in our homes in the form of DNA heredity tests, contemporary genetics technologies promise breathtaking but controversial treatments for disease and infertility. In the past year several researchers in China have announced a genetically edited human embryo. If science fiction films are often a dress rehearsal for our future is this our future?
Join documentary and sci-fi film panelists as they explore the promise and perils of genetics using film as a tool for foreshadowing the future.
Mark Fergus (Creator, writer, EP)THE EXPANSE, (current Amazon show, space genetics angle); CHILDREN OF MEN
Carylanna Taylor, PhD (writer/producer, anthropologist),ANYA (2019, indie sci-fi feature):
Puneet Bharill, PhD (writer/director/actor, molecular biologist) EVA - A CRISPR STORY (2019, indie short):
Brett Ryan Ronowicz (writer/director/editor).THE PERFECT 46 (2014, indie sci-fi feature):
Marcy Darnovsky, PhD, Executive Director of the Center for Genetics and Society
Saturday, Nov 9; 5-7PM
IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE (DEEP ICE)
Join MC Axiom as he takes you on a secret journey connecting the visions of Philip K. DIck, UFO’s to the classic films 2001, The Wizard of Oz, The Matrix to reveal the secret that has been hiding in plain sight.
“DEEP ICE is an immersive experience of living theater” -Dan Abella, organizer of The Philip K. Dick Film Festival
Academy Award-winning monster maker, Barney Burman brings you his directorial debut ‘WILD BOAR.’
Wild Boar (2019) — L.A. PREMIERE
Director: Barney Burman
Run Time/Country: 97 min, USA
Synopsis: In a world where man is suddenly no longer at the top of the food chain, a group search in the desert for a bounty left by an eccentric billionaire but instead end up being hunted by a mutant boar with an axe to grind. Starring Augie Duke (Burning Kentucky), Daniel Roebuck (The Fugitive), Jessica Sonneborn (The Basement), Douglas Tait (Hellboy), Jim Nieb (I’m Dying Up Here), and Michael Reed (Brides of Satan).
Barney Burman — Makeup Artist/Director/Screenwriter
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Achievement in Makeup for Star Trek (2009), Mr. Burman is a highly acclaimed special effects makeup artist. He has worked on many notable productions including Body Snatchers (1993), The X-Files (1998), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), and Bird Box (2018). For his directorial debut, his film Wild Boar (2019) will hold its L.A. Premiere at The 8th Annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival in 2019.
Sunday Nov 10 , 2- 3 PM
Sci-Fi Models, Miniatures, FX Makeup and Props
This Panel will be a discussion on Practical Model Making & FX Makeup vs Computer-Generated applications for film and TV. Also, Practical and CG applications in the model kit industry, toys and collectibles
Featuring Barney Burman and upcoming guests
Academy Award winner Barney Berman honed his skills working for some of the greatest make -up artists in the business on shows like Body Snatchers, Powder, The X-Files, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Planet of the Apes, Pearl Harbor, Men in Black 2, The Ring, Master and Commander: Far Side of the World. Barney received an Academy Award for his work in Star Trek 2010
Sunday, Nov 10, 3pm-4pm
THE LEGACY OF AKIRA, GHOST IN THE SHELL AND FULL METAL ALCHEMIST
Akira takes place in 2019. Along with Ghost in the Shell and Fullmetal Alchemist they are regarded as the cornerstone of Japanese Cyberpunk Anime. Join dIgital efx wizard Saku Sakamoto and other guests as they discuss the world of Japanese Anime
Saku Sakamoto worked as a Digital EFx engineer on Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence directed by Mamori Oshii. Saku also worked on Takari Shimizu’s The Grudge
STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING PANELS:
THE REAL X-FILES
A DEEP SPACE 9 - 20TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE
THE OCCULT ROOTS OF SCIENCE FICTION
UFO’S - DISCLOSURE OR PSYOPS?