Indiana is a really great place to be.
Every fall for the last 5 years a little known festival to most Hoosiers has been making large ripples in the B-Movie market worldwide. The B-Movie Celebration in Franklin Indiana hosts thousands of fans of the B-movie genre and the producers, directors, writers, actors, blood curdling screaming actresses, visual effects artists, and world renowned sound artists that make them.
Some famous B-Movies are Krull (1983), Killer Clowns from Outer Space (1989), and one of my recent guilty pleasures Sharktopus (2010).
What is a B-Movie?
According to Wiki- "In its original usage, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the term more precisely identified a film intended for distribution as the less-publicized, bottom half of a double feature. Although the U.S. production of movies intended as second features largely ceased by the end of the 1950s, the term B movie continued to be used in the broader sense it maintains today. In its post–Golden Age usage, there is ambiguity on both sides of the definition: on the one hand, many B movies display a high degree of craft and aesthetic ingenuity; on the other, the primary interest of many inexpensive exploitation films is prurient. In some cases, both are true."
What is the B-Movie Celebration?
"For the past five years, fans of the often misunderstood genre of B-Movies gather in Franklin, Indiana – not just to watch classic films, but to, as the name implies, celebrate them!
What is the difference?
"Perhaps it is joy of seeing the films on the big screen of a cinema, or perhaps it is the camaraderie of viewing them with other fans. It may also be the rebellious feel of enjoying films that usually come from outside the mainstream Hollywood system. Whatever it is, it is real and the fans who journey through the cornfields of central Indiana to attend the celebration know it."
The B-Movie Celebration takes place for 3 days and 2 nights from Friday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 25th.
Volunteers are needed. You will have the chance to make great VFX contacts, compete in the Zombie Walk Nation, the possibility to drive a B-Movie heavyweights around for a day, and of course, watch B-Movies! Examples of volunteer positions can be found here.
If you are interested in volunteering and are looking for some great opportunities to network with in-state and out-of-state professionals email Founder Bill Dever @ firstname.lastname@example.org
As a volunteer you will receive:
Free popcorn and soda during your shifts at the B Movie Celebration
Boxed dinner when you work Opening Night (slots available for returning volunteers only)
Volunteering has its benefits — What do you get?
2-4 hours gets you a festival day pass
5-8 hours gets you a festival pass (films only)
9+ hours gets you a full festival pass (films AND parties)
"Friendly, Kind, Hardworking Personalities Required"
Volunteer, represent the state and the excitement for networking and B-Movie awesomeness!
Again, If you are interested in volunteering and are looking for some great opportunities to network with in-state and out-of-state professionals email Founder Bill Dever @ email@example.com