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Cinemagic Magazine: The Documentary Trailer

by Kenny Hoeschen

This trailer is a teaser for a documentary film on the development of Cinemagic magazine, a magazine that was backed by Starlog and dedicated to providing insite and knowledge to an audience who aspired to be filmmakers themselves. In this teaser segment, we hear from writer, magazine publisher, director and producer Kerry O’Quinn.

“Between 1972 and 1987, Cinemagic magazine was the only publication dedicated to showing filmmakers how to make science fiction, fantasy, and horror movies on backyard project budgets. Our documentary will track the evolution of the magazine from an indie fan mag to a national pulpit backed by Starlog, the granddaddy of all science fiction publications. We’ll catch up with the people behind some of the most beloved projects featured in its pages, and see how some of them went from making homemade Super8 epics to creating the biggest blockbusting movies coming out of Hollywood today. We’ll also show how this humble this publication laid the groundwork for today’s indie do-it-yourself filmmaking revolution. When completed, the documentary will feature interviews with Kerry O’Quinn, Gregory Dohler, John Dods, Al Magliochetti, Ernest Farino, Tim Sullivan, and many, many others.”

The full version of the documentary is currently in production by Swords & Circuitry Studios.

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