A look into the culture of Insane Clown Posse fans who attend the annual Gathering with a shared love for cheap partying, a sense of family, and escape from dysfunctional lives.
Honorable MentionsBest Production DesignTen For Grandpa There are lot’s of other aspects to filmmaking other than simply directorial, so I thought we’d make time to recognize a film that killed it in the critical but overlooked arena of production design. Ten For Grandpa deftly slips times, impeccably referencing different styles throughout the late 20th Century, but more than this “Mad Men” like attention to period detail, the film itself is a delight of stage planning. All the sets were constructed on soundstage in a manner that allows their easy extraction and replacement mid-shot. It’s a gee-wow effect of a practical sort, which perfectly accompanies the slightly unhinged monologue. Best Film to Be Taken OfflineBlinky Every year there are a few great film that are officially released online only to be pulled days or even hours later. It’s a category that sadly grew in 2011 (Remember the bizarre troubles with marketing that Mubi had with the limited release of the Spike Jonze/Arcade Fire teamup Scenes of the Suburbs?). But the Ruairi Robinson sci-fi short Blinky was easily the most memorable. Animation tests had leaked over a 2 years period, but the final version came without warning. Nonetheless, Blinky immediately began to dominate viewcounts and discussions across the web. A week and millions of new fans later, it was gone as mysteriously as it came.