Truly Independent Cinema

Dead But Dreaming, Part 2: Lamia by Rich Moreland,

Dead But Dreaming, Part 2: Lamia by Rich Moreland, May 2016 Joining Amy Hesketh in Dead But Dreaming is French Veronica Paintoux who began her career with Pachamama Films in the early 1990s and La Paz native Mila Joya is who has shot for the studio since 2010. She stars with Amy in Maleficarum, a film directed by Jac Avila. These three… Read more →

Dead But Dreaming, Part 1: Blood and Desire by Rich Moreland

Dead But Dreaming, Part 1: Blood and Desire by Rich Moreland, May 2016 This is my first attempt to deconstruct a film outside the adult genre. I happened across producer/director/actress Amy Hesketh’s work and decided to give one of her recent films, Dead But Dreaming, a go. Amy is a ground breaker, portraying the archetypal innocent victim with an honest,… Read more →

Dead But Dreaming review by Mike Haberfelner

Dead But Dreaming Bolivia 2013 review by Mike Haberfelner La Paz, Bolivia, the early 1800’s: A series of killings in which the victims’ throats are brutally torn open shock the city that’s already on edge due to a brooding rebellion against the Spanish crown, and the ever-growing fear of a uprising of the oppressed indigenous population. Officially, the killings are attributed… Read more →

Dead But Dreaming – REVIEWED BY CHARLES LONBERGER

Dead But Dreaming REVIEWED BY CHARLES LONBERGER The cinema of Bolivian cineaste Jac Avila is a monolith of personality and thought and fashions grand, epic statements that, at best, summarize entire genres (as in Maleficarum, the final word in Inquisition cinema). His work has also evolved into commercial products that portray enduring fetishes that cannily transcend specific cultures in their… Read more →