UnderDogs Showcase Highlights Indies



On Saturday, September 15, a small film showcase was held by indie film distributor UnderDogs.com in San Marcos to help highlight some of the indie films being made across the country that might otherwise fly under the radar.

UnderDogs, a non-exclusive distribution startup based out of Huntsville, Texas, has spent the last year cultivating a catalog of various indie titles with the idea of helping these filmmakers to "four wall" their movies in a variety of locales.

This event featured four very different features all making their Texas debuts. Opening the show was a documentary, The Right to Love: An American Family, following the Lefew family as they fight to stop Prop 8 in California. The film follows this same-sex couple and their children through their daily lives as they try to convince voters that gay marriage should not be banned.

Following the documentary was a gritty, gruesome horror flick from New York: The Perfect House. This movie focuses on a house with a history and follows the violent past of the home through five interlocking shorts. The Perfect House initially had its premiere on Facebook via FlickLaunch in October 2011.

The award-winning drama Bloom followed the horror feature. In this Oklahoma film, Marcie Price stars as a young woman who survives abuse and finds love in 19th century Oklahoma.

Closing the night was the romantic comedy Turkey Day from our own Twitchy Dolphin Flix film company in Austin. The movie is a quirky, over-the-top family comedy surrounding a wacky Thanksgiving weekend.

All in all, four features and several shorts screened that day. These films are of a quality that stands up against any of the competition and really shows that there is a lot of talent out there making films that might not always get a chance to get out on the public view. UnderDogs.com is trying to help get these films out there. Stay tuned for more showcase events.

James Christopher is the President and co-founder of Twitchy Dolphin Flix.