|With "The Orlando Wizard" and fellow indie film-maker Mike T. Lyddon.|
For a first-year event, Fantasm / Shock Reel Cinema Film Fest has its share of common start-up ailments, but I can easily see this event growing up to become a force to be reckoned with as both a horror convention and a film festival.
I had a great time (and a lot of time) meeting and hanging out with film-makers, actors, authors, media personalities, and artisans who all work in the horror and fantasy realm.
That is one thing I love about events that are still going through growing pains. You have lots of time to really talk to people, celebs and un-knowns alike, instead of the usual long congo-line of "Nice to meet you... Next!"