Exclusive: With geek culture ascendent like never before – see the fantastic opening for Suicide Squad despite the critical drubbing – the documentary From The Bridge examines the community’s four-decades long journey from niche to billion dollar industry through the eyes of one of the influential publisher who helped make it happen. Written and directed by Spencer F. Lee and hosted onscreen by Star Trek’s George Takei, the feature-length docu looks at the career of Kerry O’Quinn, the publisher responsible for more than 20 geek-friendly newsstand magazines including Starlog, Fangoria, Cinemagic, Comics Scene, and more that helped foster and grow the geek community years before the Internet.
From The Bridge features new interviews conducted by Lee with some of the most successful creators in science fiction, comics, and horror (along with some very prominent fans) of the last several decades, among them Stan Lee, Bryan Singer, Gene Simmons, Joe Dante, Nichelle Nichols, Tom DeSanto, Bryan Fuller, Rod Roddenberry, Howard Roffman and more. Also featured are never-before-heard interviews conducted by O’Quinn with Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and the late Leonard Nimoy, plus historic footage of O’Quinn introducing Gene Roddenberry and George Lucas onstage at the Star Wars 10th Anniversary Celebration, the only time the two shared a stage together. From The Bridge is executive produced by George Noe and Spencer F. Lee, and produced by Philip Nelson. Release information will be announced in the coming months.
Filming has begun in British Columbia on The Recall, a new science fiction actioner directed by Mauro Borrelli (The Ghostmaker) and written by Reggie Keyohara III (Send In The Clowns) and Sam Acton. Starring RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Jedidiah Goodacre (Descendants), Niko Pepaj (Awkward), Laura Maria Bilgeri (Toby Goes to Camp), Hannah Rose May (Ballers) and Wesley Snipes, The Recall follows five friends on vacation at a remote lake house. Expecting nothing less than a good time, they’re unaware that the Earth is under attack from alien invaders conducting mass-abductions.
Produced by Minds Eye Entertainment in association with Bridgegate Pictures and VMI Worldwide, The Recall will be shot in the Barco Escape three-screen, panoramic theatrical format that fully surrounds audiences, with portions shot in Virtual Reality format. Kevin Dewalt (Forsaken, The Tall Man) and Danielle Masters (Forsaken, Wolfcop) are producing with Guy Griffithe (WTF: World Thumbwrestling Federation, School Spirits), Andre Relis (War Pigs, The Perfect Weapon), Frank White (The Tall Man, Faces In The Crowd), and Isabella Ragona (Forsaken, Stranded) producing. The Recall is the first of a six-film production slate announced by Minds Eye, BridgeGate and VMI at Cannes 2016.