8 Sided Films is a repertory film company, and the 8 Sided Players are working together to create feature films and a film community that offers challenges, inspiration and delight to make our community stronger, wiser, and more inclusive.
For any production to realize its full creative and financial potential, every creative element must reflect the overall goals of the project. Every great collaborative work was produced by a team of talented people, united by a common intent. 8 Sided Films represents our collective stewardship over the stories born from intent too multifaceted, specific, or unique for studio production, and our commitment to honoring that intent as the foundation for a more personal relationship with our audience.
Here's a few of the web shows we've created for your entertainment, and some of the places where you can track us down online:
"DECLASSIFIED" is a webseries chronicling the fictional exploits of the Bureau of Applied Defense Development during the height of the Cold War, through the public release of archival film records maintained by the bureau for political posterity.
Our first season regards PROJECT ICARUS, and the undertaking of a manned, eight year, one way mission to Saturn's moon of Titan.
EXHIBIT 1: June 23, 1977
Icarus reports on crossing frontier of manned space exploration.
EXHIBIT 2: December 12, 1977
Icarus reports malfunction in long-term life support systems.
EXHIBIT 3: April 8, 1978
Icarus reports emergency extra-vehicular activity.
EXHIBIT 4: January 9, 1979
Icarus reports small-object collisions.
EXHIBIT 5: May 2, 1979
Icarus reports on managing physiological and psychological stress of space travel.
EXHIBIT 6: October 10, 1979
Icarus reports medical and psychological effects of long-term isolation.
EXHIBIT 7: March 12, 1980
Icarus reports object collision.
EXHIBIT 8: September 1, 1980
Icarus reports emergency repairs to life support systems.
EXHIBIT 9: November 7, 1980
Icarus reports damage to communications array and emergency EVA.
EXHIBIT 10: April 11, 1981
Icarus reports course-adjustment ballistics.
EXHIBIT 11: February 10, 1983
Icarus reports Jovian fly-by.
EXHIBIT 12: September 5, 1985
Icarus reports revised plan for atmospheric insertion and EVA on Titan.
Eli and Casey introduce the phenomenon that lead them to film The Starmind Record.
Casey and Eli reveal who Dean Ballard was before the arrival of the Starmind, and document the place where Dean was discovered.
One Day in the Life
Casey and Eli make a few discoveries while documenting an average day, and explain their vision for The Starmind Record.
Eli and Casey come face-to-face to the law when an agent from the Defense Intelligence Agency comes looking for Dean.
Eli and Casey bring in an astronomer to authenticate the starmap.
Interview with Sealed Skies
UFO blogger Nelson Fuller interviews Eli and Casey about The Starmind Record.
The People Who Came
Something is drawing people to Dean from all over Southern California. Eli and Casey document the phenomenon in search of an explanation.
Agent Drakenmeyer, Part II
When Drakenmeyer returns to complete his mission, Casey, Eli, and Dean will use any means necessary to preserve The Starmind Record.
Big Black Sky
Casey and Eli discover proof of the Starmind's extra-terrestrial origin, and uncover the meaning of the words "The stars are black."
When Joannie Ballard insists on seeing her husband, Casey and Eli weigh the risks of allowing him to leave with her.
Eli and Casey assemble a scientific thinktank to deduce the Starmind's endgame.
The Way the World Ends
When Dean Ballard wakes up, Eli and Casey have one final chance to understand the Starmind's true nature and purpose.
Every week, the 8 Sided Players post a video blog on the process of making independent feature films, on the ethics and sustainability of Hollywood, or on our personal battles as we pursue our careers in film.
Watch the 8 Sided Blog on YouTube
Writer, director, and 8 Sided Player Tennyson E. Stead and composer, musican, and company collaborator Dan Hegarty interview guests from film, theater, and music to make the community a little smaller, and to reinforce the values and practices of classical performance.
Listen to the Loudmouths on iTunes
Listen to the Loudmouths on SoundCloud
Writer and director Tennyson E. Stead offer his time to performers and filmmakers in Los Angeles for questions about independent film.
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