Here is the first short from last weekend’s SA48HR Film Experience. Team Uncle Dynamite, led by Mistah Pete Barnstrom and Wes Barlow, drew the genre telenovela and the character Peril who is trying to quit smoking and produced this lovely bit of inanity, La Vida de Noche.
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Teams of filmmakers recently spent a long weekend creating short films as part of the national 48 Hour Film Project competition. Presented here is the short film Sign Trainer directed and animated by Joey Carillo of Lone Bannana Productions with assitance from Nikki Young, Mistah Pete, Don Rios, and Paul Vaughn.
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With the new movie Inception lighting up the cineplexes there is a lot of buzz about so-called Smart Action movies. A movie with edge of your seat thrills that also works your brain. Is this possible? Several sites have put up lists, including this dreadful one at IGN. We asked some folks who might better [Read it all...]
Every newspaper, magazine and blog seems to be running a summer reading list right about now. So who needs another one? You do, friends. How many, we ask, are going to be as chock-full of geeky and creepy goodness as ours?
“Plus or Minus” by James Patrick Kelly
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The new Jonah Hex movie shoots up the big screen this weekend and that got us thinking about one of our favorite SF subgenres…the Weird Western. San Antonio and South Texas have borne witness to hundreds of years of western weirdness so we decided to ask about your favorite Weird Western: book, movie, comic whatever. We [Read it all...]
Your humble missionaries don’t just love SF and Fantasy…we love music too. And we especially love it when these two worlds collide. We’ve run articles before about our favorite SF album cover art and turned up many of the usual suspects: Iron Maiden, Yes, Hawkwind, Molly Hatchet. But these albums all came out years…nay, decades…ago. [Read it all...]
While all of us at Missions Unknown like different aspects of SF, one thing we all agree on is that we love to read. Thomas Jefferson famously said, ”I cannot live without books.” While we may not be as extreme as our favorite founding father, books are an integral part of our psyche. That said, here [Read it all...]
If you headed down to San Antonio’s Luminaria arts festival on March 13th, you may have see the following shorts featured with scores of other films showing at the Instituto Cultural de Mexico. If you didn’t, now is your chance to redeem yourself.
First is Millie and Lucy: The Musical (Luminaria Cut) from Lone Bannana [Read it all...]
We saw an article on the brilliant io9 site with the provocative title Don’t Remake These 21 Movies, Film These Books Instead! This piece really hit home for us at Missions Unknown. We love great SF movies almost as much as we love great SF literature. Almost. You really can’t help being embarrassed as a [Read it all...]
We started Missions Unknown on May 24th, 2009, looking to delve into the SF/F/H happenings in the Alamo City. Frankly, we’ve been amazed at some of the killer things we’ve seen this year. Once again we weigh in with the best of San Antonio’s SF scene and we even solicited some other opinions as well. [Read it all...]