In 2011, fed up with the “cute blonde in horror movie” roles she was being offered, actress Brit Marling turned writer-producer-star for the handcrafted sci-fi film Another Earth. That intriguing (though not entirely fulfilling) drama was enough to mark Marling as an ambitious up-and-comer. With barely a pause, Marling follows it up with her second writing-producing-acting stint, the equally mind-bending indie Sound of My Voice. While the speculative, dialogue-heavy drama might not sit perfectly with all viewers, it proves Marling is a voice and a vision worth paying attention to.
Late in May, the broadcast networks announced their fall lineups. Some shows look good, others look meh. But it’s always interesting to note the series that could have been—the ones that never even got past the pilot stage. Here’s a look at the 2012-2013 TV pilots that never got off the ground.
Albuquerque’s own Trifecta + Entertainment has teamed up with film!ABQ for a special event at the KiMo Theatre on Thursday, May 31. Trifecta + is about to start work on its latest feature-length project, the crowd-funded thriller Dead Billy. To celebrate, the company is screening a sneak preview trailer along with a collection of freaky short films shot in the last two years. “The Water” (featuring an appearance by Gordon Clapp of “NYPD Blue”), “The Devil’s Luck” and the Russian language short “VANYA” will be shown starting at 7 p.m. The evening starts with a musical performance by local singer/songwriter/actress Rebekah Wiggins. Admission is free. Concessions are available. You can hit up the Trifecta + folks on Facebook.