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MAGNETIC – Sophia Cacciola & Michael J. Epstein

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2016 was a year of big changes for us! The biggest being that we left our many-year home Boston for Los Angeles. You can read about why we chose to move here. We headed out in the Summer and went on a cross-country adventure. We took what we could fit …
Author: Sophia Cacciola
Posted: January 30, 2017, 5:35 pm
Magnetic will be released on DVD by Wild Eye Releasing on November 22, 2016. Pre-order now! On December 31st, the Earth will be destroyed. Everything you know will become nothing. In this sci-fi, thriller. one woman holds the key to saving the planet, if she could only decipher the secret …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: September 22, 2016, 2:17 am
We are very pleased to announce that The Color of Air, a weekly interview podcast hosted by Greg Massi, (Baliset, ex-Kayo Dot, ex-maudlin of the Well), has released a second interview with us (Sophia and Michael), following up our 2014 interview.. The Color of Air Facebook From: http://colorofair.com/episode-34-michael-j-epstein-sophia-cacciola-part-2 Greg meets up again …
Author: Sophia Cacciola
Posted: April 21, 2016, 1:00 pm
We are very excited to announce that Magnetic is available now exclusively on Steam for a very low introductory price for rent or purchase! http://store.steampowered.com/app/440140
Author: Sophia Cacciola
Posted: March 4, 2016, 7:05 pm
poster created by kristilyn-zombie romance Blood of the Tribades 2015 was the year of vampires! We spent much of the second half of the year shooting and doing pre-and-post production on our third feature film, Blood of the Tribades. Shot over 10 days, it tells the story of a future-past …
Author: Sophia Cacciola
Posted: January 4, 2016, 2:00 pm
Magnetic wins Terror Film Festival’s 2015 Claw Awards for Best Special Effects!!!
Author: Sophia Cacciola
Posted: November 16, 2015, 6:57 am
Magnetic at Another Hole in the Head!Facebook New People Cinema1746 Post St. San Francisco, CA 94115Tue, Nov 10 7:00 PMTickets Beyond Chron reviewed Magnetic as part of their festival preview.
Author: Sophia Cacciola
Posted: October 20, 2015, 10:00 pm
We’re excited that we played at the Imaginarium film festival with Magnetic!  Magnetic also won Best Direction and runner up in Best Genre Feature, Plot Development, and Character Development!!! TEN played there last year and we had such a lovely time meeting everyone and making new friends at the convention/fest. …
Author: Sophia Cacciola
Posted: September 5, 2015, 6:04 am
Magnetic at Galactic Film Festival Nominated for “Best Screenplay” August 29-30, 2015 Los Felix 3 1822 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027
Author: Sophia Cacciola
Posted: August 25, 2015, 6:20 am
Run, don’t walk to your local newsstand to pick up a copy of Sci Fi Magazine (Matt Damon is on the cover) and check out the half-page feature on Magnetic in Jeff Berkwits‘ Sci Fi Wire column on page 11!!! Subscriptions at: https://www.sovhomestead.com/scifi/SciFiOrder.phphttp://amzn.to/1IOu5q5 ) Now that the issue is out of print, here …
Author: Sophia Cacciola
Posted: August 13, 2015, 7:50 pm
We won best feature at From the Beyond!!! Magnetic at From the Beyond! From the Beyond Con Sat. 8/08 Schurz Assembly Hall 3601 North Milwaukee Chicago, IL 60641 Schedule 11:30 a.m. Epitaph: Beauty Secrets12:15 p.m. Advection12:30 p.m. LOSERS12:55 p.m. This is Joe1:10 p.m. Found in TimeBreak2:45 p.m. Genetic Drift3:05 p.m. Next Day’s News3:20 p.m. Static3:30 p.m. The Place Where You LiveBreak4:00 …
Author: Sophia Cacciola
Posted: August 11, 2015, 3:46 am
Magnetic wins Best Soundtrack and Honorable Mention Sci fi Feature http://fantasmagoricalfilmfest.com/filmfestival-winners/ Magnetic at Fantasmagorical FandomFest! Fantasmagorical Friday, 8/07/15 Kentucky International Convention CenterLouisville, KY Room 217 – Fantasy Feature Films8:20 pm Magnetic 1 hr 19 min 57 sec FRIDAY FILM SCHEDULERoom 2135:30pm Devil You Know 11min 20 sec5:42 pm Don’t Despair 16 min 30 …
Author: Sophia Cacciola
Posted: July 30, 2015, 5:30 pm
We are so honored and thrilled that MAGNETIC was Runner Up Best Sci-Fi Feature at The Indie Gathering International Film Festival! MagneticSaturday, August 29th at 1:50pm in Screening Room B Facebook
Author: Sophia Cacciola
Posted: July 6, 2015, 7:00 pm
Magnetic at Gen Con! Saturday, August 1st, 1:00PM Westin Grand Ballroom IV  Gen Con Film FestivalIndianapolis, IN Facebook Sophia and Michael are also participating in some filmmaking panels while at Gen Con! Sophia: Film Pre-Production – Panel Thurs 11AM Female Filmmakers – Panel Sat Noon Michael: Scriptwriting – Panel Thurs 2PM
Author: Sophia Cacciola
Posted: June 5, 2015, 4:30 pm
We’re excited to be heading back to the Sanford International Film Festival with Magnetic! TEN played there last year and we had such a lovely time at this community-driven fest. Sophia plans to be in attendance at the screening! Magnetic won Best Music and Score! It was also nominated for: …
Author: Sophia Cacciola
Posted: May 20, 2015, 6:12 am
We are so honored and thrilled that MAGNETIC was Runner Up Best Sci-Fi Feature at The International Horror Hotel! Magnetic Saturday, June 6th – Screening Room B  11 AMThe International Horror Hotel Film FestivalClarion Inn6625 Dean Memorial Parkway, Hudson OH 44236 Screening Schedule Facebook
Author: Sophia Cacciola
Posted: May 18, 2015, 5:16 am
We are so honored and thrilled that MAGNETIC won Best Sci-Fi Feature at Motor City Nightmares! Magnetic Motor City Nightmares Film Festival April 25th 12 PM – Kensington RoomNovi, Michigan Facebook
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: April 28, 2015, 1:00 pm
Subscribe and check out The Film Thrills Podcast on iTunes or The Film Thrills Libsyn Page. Be sure to also like The Film Thrills Podcast on Facebook and leave them a review on iTunes or Libsyn! Download our episode at one of the above links or using this direct link. We really enjoyed chatting with Mike …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: March 23, 2015, 2:19 am
 The Magnetic original score and soundtrack by Night Kisses is out!  Night Kisses is an ad-hoc project, created to score and supplement the music of the film. The band, comprised of Catherine Capozzi (Axemunkee), directors Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein, and the film’s star, Allix Mortis, created 20 tracks ranging …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: March 21, 2015, 8:03 pm
We had a grand world premiere of Magnetic at The Boston Underground Film Festival!  3/29/15 at 12 PM at The Brattle Theatre. Facebook Event We’re also excited that films we helped out on in some capacity are also showing at BUFF. Check out the Homegrown Horror shorts program featuring One and …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: March 20, 2015, 1:00 pm
Final film poster with text – hi-res available on our web site We’re very excited to share some awesome artwork created for Magnetic by Craig Maher. We had previously worked with Craig on The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library‘s Art-Music Exchange, for which he created an illustration of “Amylee” and …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: March 11, 2015, 9:05 am
not a movie set scar! 2014 had its ups and downs… We managed to make a whole movie, Magnetic. We traveled with TEN at festivals and got distribution for it (will be out in April), and record some songs. We still produced a lot, but we also feel like we …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: January 7, 2015, 2:00 pm
We knew we had some additional backstory to shoot to fill in some expository sections, and after assembling the first rough cut of MAGNETIC in September, we decided to include some Ra worship. So off we went looking for a church (hat-tip to Mathew Foster for recommending Old Stone Church in …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: November 8, 2014, 4:00 pm
Kelly Davidson instagram of eye close-up very elaborate set! Day 11 (May 28th) we did some pick-up shooting of the car driving (mostly going down the highway from another car!) and we got some close-ups of hands and eyeballs! In September, (Day 13!) Michael and Sophia went  back to the …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: November 6, 2014, 4:30 pm
MAGNETIC Kickstarter-reward lipsync goes out to kickstarter backer, The Barry Family! Starring Allix Mortis it’s Alice Cooper, “Billion Dollar Babies” – This song was Allix’s choice! Shot by Michael J. Epstein on the set of MAGNETIC!
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: November 5, 2014, 5:00 pm
It’s no secret that we love the work of kristilyn/Zombie Romance! ZR created the artwork for the TEN postcard that turned into the TEN Soundtrack art; we collaborated on The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library Art/Music Exchange and on the first Bring Us Your Women event, and most recently ZR did …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: November 4, 2014, 3:00 pm
A very Magnetostatic Systems update! So this day has a lot of history to it, starting with our kickstarter. When we met our kickstarter goal with some time to spare we started dreaming up some stretch goals for how we could make the film even more awesome than we had …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: September 4, 2014, 2:00 pm
We are very pleased to announce that The Color of Air, a weekly interview podcast hosted by Greg Massi, (Baliset, ex-Kayo Dot, ex-maudlin of the Well), has released an interview with us (Sophia and Michael). The Color of Air Facebook The goal of TCoA is “to showcase, promote and have honest …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: July 24, 2014, 1:00 pm
MAGNETIC Kickstarter-reward lipsync Billy Joel “Piano Man”  chosen by Jade Sylvan. This was Jade’s original request:*Michael must be the primary performer, and the video must establish him as the protagonist “Piano Man.” *Sophia and Allix may have supporting roles, though this is not required. If one is involved, the other …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: July 11, 2014, 9:22 pm
MAGNETIC Kickstarter-reward lipsync Misfits – “Hybrid Moments” – Song chosen by Allix Mortis, dedicated to Kickstarter backer Noel Kelly!shot by Michael J. Epstein on the set of MAGNETIC! Art Direction for this shoot by Zombie Romance/Kristilyn Check out our other Kickstarter reward lipsyncs: http://blog.michaeljepstein.com/search/label/magnetic%20lip-synching
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: June 12, 2014, 7:13 pm
So far, Sophia and I have run two modest Kickstarter campaigns – both successful – for our films TEN (stats on TEN) and MAGNETIC (I never wrote up my analysis, but Kicktraq summary of stats). In preparing for these campaigns, we spent a very long time researching how to structure reward tiers. It led …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: June 9, 2014, 11:02 am
MAGNETIC Kickstarter-reward lipsync goes out to kickstarter backer, Phil White! Starring Allix Mortis and Tamora Gooding (as Sheep Dog), Rachel Leah Blumenthal (as Sheep), and Amy Macabre (as Wolf) it’s Logan Whitehurst and the Junior Science Club’s “Robot Cat” Shot by Michael J. Epstein at Oberon on the set of …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: May 28, 2014, 2:00 pm
MAGNETIC Kickstarter-reward lipsync goes out to kickstarter backer, Joe Renken! Starring Allix Mortis it’s Danzig‘s “Mother” !!! Lip-sync was shot by Kelly Davidson on the set of MAGNETIC! Find out more about MAGNETIC at: http://magneticthemovie.com/ Amazing pods built by KTRON! Check out our other Kickstarter reward lipsyncs: http://blog.michaeljepstein.com/search/label/magnetic%20lip-synching
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: May 19, 2014, 7:10 pm
We’ve been very busy at Magnetostatic Systems! We had three full evenings of just shooting monitors and dialogue. Luckily this was set up at Epiola-Caccistein headquarters where it stayed for two weeks where we could keep coming back to it! Special shout-out to our amazing PA Tech, Zach Pidgeon for …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: May 7, 2014, 10:22 pm
behind-the-scenes photo by Kelly Davidson MAGNETIC lipsync goes out to kickstarter backer, SARAH WAIT ZARANEK! Starring Allix Mortis it’s Hall and Oates’ “Private Eyes” Also, as trivia, “Private Eyes” was not the song Allix actually danced to, the original song we weren’t allowed to post do to the archaic viewpoints …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: May 5, 2014, 6:04 pm
MAGNETIC’s latest lipsync goes out to kickstarter backer, CHRIS MARCH! Allix Mortis as Akon and Sophia Cacciola as Snoop Dogg in “I Wanna Love You”   Lip-sync was shot by Michael J. Epstein and Kelly Davidson with tech help from Zach Pidgeon on the set of MAGNETIC! Find out more …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: April 28, 2014, 7:57 pm
Last weekend we shuffled into the Sound Museum in Allston for a full day of shooting. And, if you’re wondering, yes, drummers are playing paradiddles at 9AM on Sunday morning. ALL IS RIGHT IN MUSIC. Luckily, we weren’t trying to record dialogue! We also learned that if you leave something …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: April 3, 2014, 3:00 pm
MAGNETIC‘s Allix Mortis lip-syncs to Mott the Hoople’s “All the Young Dudes” with a little help from Production Assistants: Maggie Maraschino, Zach Pigeon, Catherine Capozzi and co-Producer/Director, Sophia Cacciola. This song is dedicated to MAGNETIC Kickstarter supporter, James Groshon ParkerLip-sync was shot by  on the set of MAGNETIC. Find out more …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: March 26, 2014, 2:00 pm
MAGNETIC (2015) Teaser psychological sci-fi film produced/directed by Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein, Starring Allix Mortiscinematography by Kelly Davidson “DARK2LIGHT” by Night KissesMAGNETIC Movie Soundtrack Preview by Night Kisses LIKE MAGNETIC ON IMDB:
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: January 22, 2014, 2:00 pm
The very end of December saw our first four days of shooting for MAGNETIC! The main goal of this shoot was to film most of the exterior and long driving scenes. On December 28th, in one normal car, we stuffed: a ton of gear; our star, Allix Mortis; cinematographer, Kelly …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: January 21, 2014, 2:00 pm
MAGNETIC‘s Allix Mortis lip-syncs to Van Halen’s “Panama” This song is dedicated to MAGNETIC Kickstarter supporter Sooz! Happy Birthday Sooz! Lip-sync was shot by Kelly Davidson on the set of MAGNETIC. Find out more about MAGNETIC,
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: January 20, 2014, 8:24 pm
With our Kickstarter campaign at the halfway point, we thought it was a grand time to shed a little light on our casting process for MAGNETIC and to get to know Allix Mortis a little better. We knew we didn’t want to go through an open casting for MAGNETIC (even …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: October 10, 2013, 3:00 pm
We cannot thank you all enough for believing in us and this project! We are so thrilled to have reached our initial funding goal at 2 weeks in our 4 week campaign! We’re so grateful that you all have trusted us to make MAGNETIC a reality and we’re really glad that you …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: October 10, 2013, 5:57 am
Rachel Leah Blumenthal self portrait Very excited to announce that Rachel Leah Blumenthal has signed on as our Production Assistant aka WRANGLER OF SHEEP for our first set of principal shooting days of MAGNETIC! . I’m pretty sure she’s in it for the trip to Wegman’s. In addition to playing …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: October 8, 2013, 6:33 pm
slate from TEN Very excited to announce that Kelly Davidson has signed on as Director of Photography for our new feature film, MAGNETIC! Kelly was also our Director of Photography for our first film, TEN; and has shot two (soon to be released) Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling music …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: September 30, 2013, 1:00 pm
We’ve had an amazing first day kickstarting our new feature film, MAGNETIC – thank you so much to everyone for your support of this project so far! We are beyond humbled and cannot wait to thank you all personally. As is our way, we love sharing every step of production, …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: September 26, 2013, 5:06 pm
We are extremely excited to announce that we’re in preproduction for our 2nd feature film, MAGNETIC. On December 31st, at 11:58:07 PM Coordinated Universal Time, Earth, the third planet from the star sol will have its atmosphere ripped to shreds by an unlikely combination of magnetic forces from the largest …
Author: Michael J. Epstein
Posted: September 25, 2013, 1:00 pm

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