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3. Other Cypress Films Stuff
4. Indie Movies
5. Great Sites for Film Enthusiasts NEW!
6. Time to Kill Dept. NEW!
Indie Slate Magazine covers film, video and digital entertainment
in Texas and the Southwest. Many resources for independent
filmmakers and crew.
A round-up of the grooviest guys from Texas, courtesy of
State Film Commission
A site for the many fans of Texas music. Everything from Willie
Nelson to the Derailers.
A guide for resources available when filming in Texas, including
information on the new Texas law allowing for bank loans of up to
60% of a film's budget. A bit of a non-starter, I'm afraid.
Antonio Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Also the home of the San Antonio Film Commission.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
If you're dying to know what the boys
on death row had for their last meal, here's the place
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APB News NEW!
A crime information site (which may be defunct -- see "The
Museum of E-Failure" in Time to Kill Dept. below).
Four cameras in the Maricopa County, Arizona jail allow viewers to
watch detainees being led into the jail in handcuffs, being
fingerprinted, booked and taken to holding cells -- all live.
A website for cops. One stop shopping for information,
organizations, headlines -- and special places that only cops can
Here's the official website for the Fox TV show, featuring
"creepy, jerkily shot video clips from upcoming shows"
(EW) and the Dumb Criminals section.
Texas' oldest full service law enforcement association.
This is where they get those nifty custom-stitched shoulder
"As sleazy as the mug shots inside the Recent Captures
archives" - EW
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OTHER CYPRESS FILMS STUFF
Cypress Films Home Page
If this is not how you got to the EvenHand website,
check it out.
A daily diary on the making of Cherry, an independent feature film. Every
aspect of indie filmmaking -- from pre-production to distribution
-- is scrutinized in a journal by Peter Kreutzer and Joseph
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Posey's Suburbia Journal
It's just like having a conversation with Parker Posey, only you
don't get to say anything.
A movie about a cop in a small town. An interesting site. Of
particular note is the mysterious Crown of Thorns girl. While the
PiG website leads one to believe the film is a documentary, a
review posted on the site makes it clear that it's not.
Sammy owns the town. Sammy is the law. Cool movie, awesome poster.
An independent film by Kat Candler. Shot in Austin, seeking
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SITES FOR FILM ENTHUSIASTS
There is a huge amount of information out there for filmmakers and
film buffs. This list barely scratches the surface.
"Eggs" are hidden features found on many DVD's, such as
audio clips, trailers, outtakes and micromentaries. This site tells
you how to find a bunch of them.
The Nitpicker Site -
"Amateur-looking" site for fans of continuity errors. Filmmakers (like me) hate these kind
of sites, because they ignore the real truths of filmmaking --
storytelling and character development in favor of, well, nitpicking
stupid details. If this is why you go to the movies -- enjoy!
Movie Quotes - A "random collection of choice movie
Moviesneak - The movie hopper's guide. Advice on
how to sneak into films at your local cineplex, such as:
"follow a wandering child."
- Not to be confused with Moviesneak. This site gives away
surprise endings to films (e.g.: The Crying Game -- she's a he!).
- The website of our composer, Joel Goodman.
- The Internet
Movie Database - Lots of info, including cast & crew, on
films of all types (Cypress'
various projects are listed).
- MyMovieIdea.com - Post a
pitch of 250 words or less and if they like it they'll give you
$50,000, a director's chair with your name on it on set and take all
the profits from your blockbuster!
- Lists important facilities, addresses of businesses and production
resources for independent filmmakers working in New York City.
Films - They will produce digital movies shot by first-time
directors and distribute them to theaters via the Madstone Digital
- D. Film - A
haven for independent films.
- A site that has links to hundreds of official film websites.
- A website for indie filmmakers. Contains links to 800+ filmmaker
- A website devoted to helping indie films find distribution.
Includes synopses, reviews, streaming video trailers and lots of
- Film.com -
Mostly mainstream coverage of the entertainment world.
Festivals - An indispensable database of most film festivals
with website links. Thanks, Mark!
- Filmfestivals.com - Another Film Festival
- Film Finders
- A place to list your film for free. Distributors pay to
peruse the listings.
- The latest news from the independent film world.
- Resources for filmmakers and hundreds of links to other film
sites. This is "Not Filmmaker Magazine!"
Magazine - This is Filmmaker Magazine!
- And this is not Filmmaker Magazine! "Cinematic links
a-go-go" by category. "Great one-stop film info
shopping" (quotes from EW).
Greenlight - Matt Damon & Ben Affleck's search for an indie
film to finance. The winner will get a $1 million budget and an HBO
series on the making of the film. Check out the lucky winner.
- IndieFilm -
"The place for independent filmmakers on the internet."
Scripts-O-Rama - Links to more than 600 famous screenplays and
some unproduced screenplays for sale.
Zoetrope - "A virtual Schwab's drugstore for
screenwriters" says The N.Y. Times.
- The Mad
Screenwriter - Internet resource directory for writers,
performers and filmmakers with special sections for women in film
and international filmmakers & writers.
- Deep Focus
- Lots of film reviews -- and "no drooling references to Drew
- The Movie Review Search Engine. Another great service
found only on the web.
- A place to buy videos and DVDs on the web. Most of Cypress'
films can be purchased here -- and if you do it through this
link, we get some pathetically small percentage of the sales price!
The Picture Palace
- Where to go if you are looking for videos of "trashy camp
films," "beat poetry" or "Persian and
Iranian-American films." They have more than 52,000
obscure and hard-to-find titles.
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TO KILL DEPT.
This is why the web was created -- to replace television!
- The Brick Collectors Homepage
NEW! - Do you like to drive your pick-up
truck 1,000 miles to swap a half-ton of bricks with another guy with
a half-ton of bricks? Welcome home!
- The Museum of
NEW! - Home pages archived by the site's creator, Steve
Baldwin, are the only surviving elements of websites that have
crashed and burned (unless you count the occasional sock puppet for
sale on eBay).
This site has collected hundreds of defunct home pages. So, what
happens if Steve's site goes under?
NEW! - Features a true
random number generator, using atmospheric noise (whatever that is).
There is also a truly random virtual coin toss for those sticky
decisions -- and you can choose the type of coin that's flipped. Heads
Names - Get your very own prison nickname. Without going to jail!
- Bert is Evil
- Poking fun at the mono-browed muppet.
Auctions - Bizarre auction site listings compiled by Steven
Frank. You can even add your own. My own contribution was the 1940
fruitcake I saw for sale on eBay. Just as fresh as ever!
- If crustaceans were porn stars. Slutty shrimp!
- Obsessive Fan
Sites - Here's where to go if you're an obsessive fan and want
to see the fine work of other obsessive fans.
- Crank Dot Net -
An index of more than 1,000 pseudo-science sites ranked from
"Cranky" (downright strange) to "Illucid"
(Something so bizarre that it defies understanding). Where
obsessive fans go for laughs.
- Shakespeare Magnet Poetry - Virtual fridge
magnets. Dennis would be pleased.
- Anagram Fun
- For those of you who can't remember high school, an anagram is a
rescrambling of words to make different words.
- Joe & Julie's
Trip to Fiji - A postcard epic. Featuring Eugenie the
- When you type in your name, the site creates a Bond Girl name
especially for you. Pussy Galore, eat your...heart out.
- WuName - Features the Wu-Tang Clan name
generator. My WuName is Homicidal Terrahawk.
- Stinky Meat
- Yes, it's a website about a plate of rotting meat. Delicious!
Bubble Wrap site - Includes virtual bubblewrap. Finally!
- Gobler Toys
- The history of a toy company that never existed. Nothing to
Magazine - Real people tell their stories: alien abductions,
giant crabs, etc. Yikes!
Fonts - Now you can write a letter in Jack the Ripper's
Island U.S.A. - Hermaphrodites, bearded ladies, etc. Fun for
- Justin -
Everything you always wanted to know about Justin -- and then
there's more! (Justin is featured in the 1999 Sundance
documentary Home Page -- see Other Indie
Film Sites on the Cherry links page)
Plympton's website - You know, the animator.
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