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Sunday, February 21 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Independent Filmmaking

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Besides the huge blockbusters, independent films are thriving yet bring about their own challenges. Meet three Pensacon guests who have struck out independently to make their own films: Jon Schnepp (The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?), Daniel Emery Taylor (Camp Massacre), and Samm Levine (Promoted). Joining them are winners of the Pensacon Short Film Festival to discuss their experiences getting started in the industry.

Moderators
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Steve Wise

Programming Director, Pensacon

Guests
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Samm Levine

Actor, Freaks and Geeks, Ingloriuos Basterds
Samm Levine's first breakout role was as a member of the "geek" half of the short lived cult hit Freaks and Geeks (1999). The following year, he rejoined Freaks and Geeks producer, Judd Apatow, for another widely praised coming of age series, Undeclared (2001). That same year, Samm... Read More →
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Jon Schnepp

Director, Writer, Voice Actor, Animator, The Death of Superman Lives, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Venture Bros.
Jon Schnepp is an American director, writer, and producer who has made original programming for Cartoon Network, FX, MTV, Nickelodeon, SpikeTV, and Comedy Central. He graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA, winning 3rd place ranking of all BFA/MFA’s... Read More →
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Daniel Emery Taylor

Actor, Filmmaker, Return of Swamp Thing, Road Trip
A twenty-eight year veteran of the entertainment industry, Daniel Emery Taylor is best known as Darryl from the 1988 sci-fi cult classic The Return of Swamp Thing. The sequel to Wes Craven's original film finds the DC Comics superhero again battling the evil Dr. Arcane (Louis Jourdan... Read More →

Panelists/Moderators
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Drew Hall

Writer/Director/Producer, Frame 29 Films
Alabama Filmed Comedy Nigel and Oscar Vs. The Sasquatch will make its WORLD PREMIERE at Sidewalk. Filmed entirely in Cheaha State Park and in Mobile, Alabama. | | Drew Hall is an award winning writer/director/producer known for his clarity of vision and southern charm, Drew has... Read More →