We recently announced the final wave of feature films and shorts being screened at this year’s Screamfest in Los Angeles, taking place from October 9th through October 18th. Now, we’re getting word that the genre extravaganza will also debut a new docu-series from the folks at Gemr; Collection Complete “takes an in-depth look into the lives of filmmakers and artists and the collections that fuel their work, from screen-used props to action figures and beyond.”
Screamfest will screen the first seven episodes of Collection Complete throughout the festival; after that, new episodes will run every Tuesday beginning at 8 PM EST/5PM PST on their own platform at www.Gemr.com. Co-directed by Dread Central’s own Sean Decker with Ema Hutchins, the first two episodes will focus on horror.
Here’s the full scoop from last week’s press release:
Conceived of by co-creators Sean Decker and Carlee Baker, Collection Complete takes an in-depth look into the lives of filmmakers and artists and the collections that fuel their work, from screen-used props to action figures and beyond. Ema Hutchins and Arielle Brachfeld produce, with Gemr CEO Tom Bennett serving as executive producer.
Delivered in blocks of 3-5 minute segments, the series’ first two subjects are comprised of Big Ass Spider!/Tales of Halloween filmmaker Mike Mendez, and The Hills Run Red producer and Free Enterprise director Robert Meyer Burnett, who each take viewers on an intimate tour through their own personal collections as they discuss their lives and art, and the influence on both by their respective collections.
Says Bennett of the series, which serves to also celebrate online community and marketplace Gemr (a platform for collectors worldwide to display, discuss, buy and sell the pop culture objects of their fascination), “Collection Complete does what every collector on Gemr loves us for; it celebrates the collector and collecting culture. It’s amazing how many collectors have kept their obsessions under wraps out of a fear of being misunderstood. This series celebrates pop culture from the perspective of its most dedicated fans and shows how cool it really is to be a collector.”
Check out the trailer below.
Will you be attending Screamfest later this month? Are you excited to check out Collection Complete at the festival and/or on Gemr? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!