2015 Press

Big Names, Big Numbers and Zombies Animate 2nd Flagler Film Festival at Hilton, FlaglerLive | January 13, 2015

flaglerlive-011315-how-to-make-a-zombie Make-up expert Laura Tyler put on a show as she transformed Timber Weller into a zombie during the Flagler Film Festival last
weekend at the Hilton Garden Inn in Palm Coast. (© FlaglerLive)









“I got my license in the mail,” the manic, wild-haired barber says to the customer, spraying him in the face with window cleaner before delivering the questionable trim to music purposely melodramatic. The unfortunate customer is sitting in the crazy man’s basement only because his wife warned him that if he doesn’t get a haircut, he’ll never have sex again.

It’s a scene near the end of “Sexcut,” the 29-minute comedy standout by Matt Florio, and one of the films featured at the second annual Flagler Film Festival, which ended Sunday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Palm Coast. Florio was the winner of last year’s festival best comedy award.

Organizers of the three-day film festival—which included horror, comedy, anything goes, drama, and documentary blocks—seemed to have a better handle on the event than the dubious barber: This year’s audience attendance appeared to be up by 20-25 percent in spite of inclement weather, according to Kathryn Barry, a co-founder of the festival with her husband James and Orion Christy. More

Flagler Film Festival: Bigger and Better, By Jeff Dawsey, Staff Writer, Published: Palm Coast Observer Thurs. Jan. 8, 2015

palm coast observer - 010815With over 50 short films and features to premier this year, one of the founders and directors of the event, Kathie Barry, promises that the second-annual Flagler Film Festival will be better than its successful inaugural program last year.

The festival will be begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 9, at the Hilton Garden Inn at 55 Town Center Boulevard.

The festival will be introducing numerous films from all over the world, including countries such as Spain, The United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and Turkey, to name a few.

“It feels great to be able to help people out in this way,” Barry said. “I was blown away by the other organizers I’ve met, and it became something that I wanted to do, help filmmakers get noticed.” More


‘Flagler Film Festival’ this weekend, Published: Examiner.com, Thurs. Jan 8, 2014

This weekend (January 9th-11th), Flagler County  Florida will host it’s second annual Flagler Film Festival.

The event will take place at the , located just off the interstate, at 55 Town Center Boulevard, Palm Coast, Florida 32164.

The viewing selections will be arranged into about 90 minute blocks of roughly the same genre and spaced throughout the weekend with rest breaks in between.

10th Voyage Studios, Flagler County’s in house production studio will host a special appearance by Special effects, make-up artist and actress Laura Tyler on Saturday at noon. Tyler will do a demonstration of turning a person into a zombie [using makeup, so you can leave your boomsticks and crossbows at home]. There will also be several opportunities to meet and talk to several of the viewing session’s filmmakers. Scheduled to attend are several award winning projects of origin both from Flagler County, Orlando and residents from other areas of Florida.

At the end of showings Sunday, there will be awards given to those responsible for some of the entrants, with a brief celebration, for attendees.

More details and discussions can be found on the website or the festival’s Facebook page.

Because I appreciate your viewership of my works, I would like to further encourage your attendance by providing you with a special discount, available only when purchasing tickets in person. Simply mention my name (Orion Christy, in case you forgot) or just the word “discount” to be awarded an exclusive “V.I.P. discount” at the ticket booth.

Flagler Film Festival draws more than 130 entries, By DANIELLE ANDERSON, Correspondent, Published: Daytona News-Journal Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 5:30 a.m.

news-journal-11-26-14Drawing more than 130 submissions, the 2015 Flagler Film Festival is off to an impressive start. Selections for 10 film blocks, including shorts, features, documentaries and horror, were recently announced but Kathie Barry, co-owner of Wolfe Productions with husband, James, is keeping the final lineup under wraps for now.
“We try to get as many in as we can and this year we got such good ones, it’s painful to say no,” Kathie Barry said of the abundance of quality films submitted. “I had two really excellent horror genre feature films and we went back and forth and ended up going with the local one. That’s our first priority — to help the local filmmakers.”
The 2015 Official Selections (which can be seen by visiting flaglerfilmfestival.com) list boasts titles from around the globe. More