Panel Discussions – Bucks Fever FilmFest

Panel Discussions

2020 PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Meet Doug Torres (Hollywood & Netflix, Director/Producer)

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From Bucks County and Hollywood to Outer Space and Netflix.

Join us for a virtual discussion with Assistant Director and Producer Doug Torres. Torres is a Bucks County resident who has worked on such feature films as Two Lovers, The Immigrant and Twelve Years A Slave, the Lost City of Z, and Ad Astra, as well as the Netflix hit Bright.

His upcoming projects include The Woman in the Window with Amy Adams, Deep Water featuring Ben Affleck, and the three part adaptation of R.L. Stein’s Fear Street for Netflix.

 

 

 

 


 

How To Get Your Film Made

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PHILLIP G. CARROLL JR.

Phillip is a filmmaker from Southampton, Pennsylvania and founding partner of Aspire Motion Pictures. Phillip studied Film & Media Arts at Temple University where his short film, WORDS OF ATONEMENT, won Best Undergraduate Film during his freshman year. His Senior Thesis film, THE ROAD TO JERICHO, won the Audience Award for its premiere at The National Film Festival for Talented Youth in Seattle, Washington. He graduated summa cum laude in 2014.

In 2017, the pitch for his first feature film, sci-fi psychological thriller THE HONEYMOON PHASE, was a top five finalist in Project Greenlight and Shudder’s REEL FEAR HORROR CONTEST. As a result, Phillip was chosen to be a fellow in the 2017 Shudder Labs, hosted by AMC Networks. THE HONEYMOON PHASE was released by Dark Sky Films on August 21st, 2020.

Phillip’s professional goal is to tell meaningful stories that challenge society’s beliefs and capture the human condition. His mission is to make you feel an emotional connection to the rest of the audience, because whether your life is like a drama, comedy, or horror film, you are never alone.

 

 

CHLOE CARROLL

Chloe is a U.K. trained actress, director, and producer. She has been featured in multiple award-winning films, both domestically and abroad.

Chloe was chosen as a 2017 Shudder Labs fellow when her pitch for THE HONEYMOON PHASE feature film was selected as a top five finalist in Project Greenlight and Shudder TV’s REEL FEAR HORROR CONTEST. In 2018, following the script’s development at Shudder Labs, Chloe starred as Eve in THE HONEYMOON PHASE – released by Dark Sky Films in 2020.

Chloe runs her own production company, Fear Crypt, which specializes in short horror films. Escapism drives Chloe’s love of film. Her mission is to take you into an alternate reality, to escape your everyday life. But beware… if it’s a Fear Crypt Production, that may become your worst nightmare…

 

 

ROB COCCAGNA

Rob is an independent filmmaker who has been pursuing that goal for most of his life. He started writing and making “movies” (if you could call them that) around the age of five years old. At some point, his parents gave in and finally bought him his own VHS camcorder, and he forced his friends to be in films of various genres.

Early on, Rob displayed a penchant for shooting action movies and for visual effects. In high school, he worked in the school’s education television department, becoming the station’s co-general manager by his senior year.

Since then, Rob has attended Temple University’s Film and Media Arts program, worked for a number of years as a professional actor, and produced a number of award-winning short films – including Grade A & Ticks. Rob was the Production Visual Effects Supervisor and Lead Compositor on THE HONEYMOON PHASE, released August 21st, 2020 by Dark Sky Films.

In his spare time, Rob enjoys playing ice hockey and video games, reading, quoting (or mis-quoting) “The Simpsons” and of course, watching movies.

 

 

JAMES BRECKENRIDGE

James has worked in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. In 1995, his years of professional training and experience culminated in the founding of The PlayCrafters Group. As its Director, he specializes in helping writers from all over the country develop producible scripts for motion pictures, television and theatre. His work focuses on helping writers target the essential elements of their stories to achieve results that specifically serve their original vision. He has been rated in the Top Ten of Script Consultants from around the country and recommended as the Best of the Best Buys in Creative Screenwriting Magazine’s review of leading script consultants.

In addition to private classes, coachings and consultations, Mr. Breckenridge has been a featured speaker at The Philadelphia Writers’ Conference, The Algonquin Film Festival, The Bucks Fever FilmFest and has presented seminars at the SCREENWRITING EXPO in Los Angeles, California where he was named “Star Speaker.” Mr. Breckenridge has served on the Theatrical Motion Pictures Nominating Committee for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and as a Judge for the Freestyle Repertory Theater in New York City, Juror for The Philadelphia Film Festival’s Feature Film Competition, Juror for the American Independents category for the Philadelphia Film Festival/Cinefest as well as the Bucks Fever FilmFest.

Trained for the professional theatre, Mr. Breckenridge received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. Over the years, he has performed professionally on radio, television, film and on stage. His work has taken him to Europe twice, once touring Germany and Italy, and a second time, appearing at The Edinburgh Festival in Scotland and in London. He currently maintains active memberships with both The Actors’ Equity Association and the SAG-AFTRA Union.