Podcast Interview with FILA 2016 Filmmaker Jamie Brindle

Film Invasion head programmer Jeff Howard is doing a podcast called, “Discover. Film.”  This podcast features interviews with filmmakers from the festival circuit, and the August 4 episode features FILA 2016 alum Jamie Brindle.

Jamie’s short film “The Catcher” won a Grand Jury Prize at FILA 2016.  On this podcast you hear how Jamie went from child actor back East to film student to having several projects underway in Los Angeles.

You can hear Jamie’s interview on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Soundcloud or at the Discover Film Website.

FILA Screenwriter’s Project on Amazon

Film Invasion L.A. is excited to share that Craig Horwitz & Anthony Vollmer, whose screenplay FEAR, There & Everywhere was one of our Official Selections for Screenplay, have a new project available on Amazon.

The Mayo Conspiracy on Amazon

Sneaking and tricking their way into the food supply, paying off politicians, as well as the FDA, mayo-boarding and even assassinating those who get in their way, turning back all our recent food and health care reforms, well, those are just some of the sins committed by the food cartel knows as BIG MAYO, that never made it into the history books. However, the full truth about the most polarizing condiment in American history is now out. The Mayo Conspiracy is available to view on Amazon! Check out this award-winning indie film!

The Mayo Conspiracy is FREE if you have Amazon Prime.

Well done, Craig & Anthony!

2017 Prize Winners

Audience Award Winners

Film Invasion Los Angeles is proud to present the Audience Awards to two films that were universally praised by our audiences, particularly their fellow filmmakers.

Twin Cities

That Party That One Night

Grand Jury Prize Winners

Every “Official Selection” at Film Invasion Los Angeles is of great merit.  This is why the Grand Jury Prizes are extremely difficult to determine.  The following films and screenplay were selected for Grand Jury Prizes after much deliberation.  These films represent works of particular vision which the jury wished to acknowledge.

Narrative Feature Film

Blue World Order


Narrative Short Film


Dress in Black

The Blind Center

Documentary Film

The Bus Trip

Music Video

Fiebre en la Disco

Screenplay (Unproduced)

Made From Scratch by David-Matthew Barnes


This Weekend: Film Invasion Day Two!

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Sunday, June 11

12:00 pm – Drama – High & Tight (16 mins), Repatriation (73 mins)

High & Tight follows a shaggy-haired, mysterious outsider who returns to the sleepy town where he committed a double-homicide to confront the father of the man he killed, the town’s barber.

Repatriation:  In full military uniform, Chad is welcomed back to his Midwestern hometown by new and old friends alike as he works his way from the bus stop through his old stomping grounds. His service and glory days soon fade as he’s reunited with more and more ‘friends’ from his past.


2:30 pm – Comedy – The Blind Center (15 mins), Something Fun (70 mins)

The Blind Center: In this offbeat mockumentary, outtakes from a fundraising video for a community center for the blind reveal a surprising story of what the camera captured before the final edit.

Something Fun: Veronica returns to her hometown after a year of traveling the United States, reunites with her high school friends, and forces everybody to stop rehashing the past and start doing Something Fun.


5:00 pm – Cutting Edge Drama – Sharpé (13 minutes), Twin Cities (99 minutes)

Sharpé: Relaxing isn’t an easy task for a middle aged psychopath.

Twin Cities: John, a middle-aged man with a troubled past and a baby on the way, is given a terminal diagnosis. He must get his affairs in order, exorcise his demons, and win back his wife’s love – before his time runs out.


7:45 pm – Five Short Films – That Party That One Night (15 minutes), Fiebre en la Disco (15 minutes), Sticks (18    minutes), Dress Rehearsal (21 minutes)

That Party That One Night; Socially and sexually awkward teenager Melissa finds herself alone with her crush after being ditched by her friends at a party one night.

Fiebre en la Disco:  During a Cosmic Disco contest, Disco girl soldiers compete on an alien Disco ship.

Sticks: Four college students reunite on a summer night at a house in the woods. As they tell scary stories around the campfire, the line between imagination and reality blurs, and they get the feeling they may not be alone on the property.

Dress Rehearsal: A struggling method actor takes his research too far.

Polite Expressions: As people come to collect on a woman’s meaningless social niceties which they took literally, she begins to unravel and eventually her secrets come out.


10:00 pm – Action/Thriller – Live or Die in La Honda (80 minutes)

Blake Baker receives a call from a past lover asking him to help find her missing brother. Once he arrives in La Honda, he learns her request is more dangerous than she led him to believe.


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This Weekend: Film Invasion Day One!

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The time has come to discover fantastic independent films.  Here’s what we have lined up for Day One, on Sunday, June 4.

12:00 pmThree Documentaries – Find Happy (10 minutes), The Bus Trip (14 minutes), The Comedy Club (90 minutes)

2:45 pmFour Short Films –  Lariat (10 minutes), Becoming Lucy (14 minutes), Dress in Black (10 minutes), AMYDEE (16 minutes)

4:45pmThree Comedies – obSETHed: Memorial Day (4 minutes), Polite Expressions (5 minutes), Tangoborn Menclenty (76 minutes)

7:00 pmTwo Thrillers – Bert (15 minutes), WICHITA (88 minutes)

9:30 pmSci-Fi & Action – Dave (10 minutes), Blue World Order (108 minutes)

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FILA Prize Winner Released on Amazon


Artifice is released on Amazon Video today!  Winner of Film Invasion Los Angeles’ Grand Jury Prize for Feature Film,  Artifice follows a driven actor’s preparation for a terrifying role. As reality and fantasy blur, he finds himself lost between both worlds.

The film is available now!

The filmmakers note that the first hours are critical to the film getting traction, so if you or friends watch the film, be sure to rate it and leave a review. Also note that Amazon tracks who has watched the film all the way through, so make sure you finish the film.

Artifice will be available on iTunes on June 28th, and shortly thereafter on Google Play.

Screening – June 4, 2017 – 9:30 PM – Dave & Blue World Order

Dave – Blue World Order

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Dave (10 minutes)

Two detectives arrive on the scene after a call regarding the death of one of the detective’s family members. While the two dispute over whether it’s a murder or suicide, what they end up discovering is not what they would have ever expected.

Director: Shawn Lebert
Writers: Seth Johnson & Shawn Lebert
Producers: Shawn Lebert (as well as executive producer), Seth Johnson, Corey Critser, Emily Critser
Cast: PJ Marshall, Anne Leighton, Wendell Kinney, Mike Sweet

Blue World Order (108 minutes)

In a world governed by a virus, one man remains immune. And the key to freeing the survivors, is also the last child on Earth… his daughter. Mad Max meets Children of men with a dash of Star Wars in this original Sci-Fi/action drama.

Directors: Ché Baker & Dallas Bland
Writers: Sarah Mason & Ché Baker & Dallas Bland
Cast: Billy Zane, Jack Thompson, Stephern Hunter, Jake Ryan

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Screening – June 4, 2017 – 7:00 PM – Bert & Wichita


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Bert (15 minutes)

A young girl escapes the oppression of her alcoholic mother with the help of her best friend, Bert, the monster who lives under her bed.

Written & Directed by Aaron Bush
Produced by Tyler Evans &  Shayda Frost
Director of Photography Auden Bui
Cast: Roxie Ybarra, Jyl Kaneshiro, Mike Kersey, Cheetah Platt, Boone Platt, Megan Brotherton

Wichita (88 minutes)

A shocking glimpse into the dark mind of the modern psycho killer.

Directed by Matthew Ward and Justyn Ah Chong
Screenplay by Matthew Ward
Produced by Yaniv Elani Matthew Ward Justyn Ah Chong Nate Gold
Cast: Trevor Peterson, Persia White, Caitlin Gerard, Demetri Goritsas, Christopher Wolfe, Melinda Lee, Sondra Kerr Blake

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Screening – June 4, 2017 – 4:45 PM – Memorial Day, Polite Expressions & Tangoborn Menclenty

obSETHed: Memorial Day – Polite Expressions – Tangoborn Menclenty

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obSETHed: Memorial Day (4 minutes)

Seth Coltan can never say the right thing. Unfortunately, his big moment at a funeral is no different.. 

Director: Zack Matzganis
Writer/Producer: Seth Coltan
Cast: Seth Coltan, Marcia Moran

Polite Expressions (5 minutes)

As people come to collect on a woman’s meaningless social niceties which they took literally, she begins to unravel and eventually her secrets come out.

Director/Writer:  Ian Camacho
Producers: Ian Camacho, Kelly Morton, Chris Wells, Ian Wells
Cast: Kyla Schoer, Justin Sorvillo, Rebecca Avery, Sylvia Panacione, Ashlyn Boots, Berna Roberts

Tangoborn Menclenty (76 minutes)

A manufactured moron is sent by aliens to save the Earth from itself. He falls in love with a hologram and a pimp named Parquet.

Writer/Director: E. Grimes Michaels
Producer: Stacey Wilson
Cast: Andrew Friedman

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