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Loss & Other Cosmic Mysteries

Loss & Other Cosmic Mysteries

ASCENSION frames mental illness as a dark and sinister force from the stars. It makes the behavior understandable on some level. The person you know and love isn’t doing these terrible things. It’s that dark entity. That thing.

Multi-Dimensional Love

Multi-Dimensional Love

What’s surprising is that even with some of the usual modern rom-com conventions we’ve come to expect and SciFi elements, the film doesn’t lose focus on its emotionally involving core. Both versions of Todd have hurt people in their orbit in significant ways, and each one will need to travel to another plane of existence to try and set things right.

A Tale About Southern Gothic

A Tale About Southern Gothic

Inspired by the World Premiere of THE PERFECT HOST: A SOUTHERN GOTHIC TALE and curious about its Southern Gothic origins, OWA Director of Marketing & Development Don Elfant, delves into the history of the genre.

Meta-Maze

Meta-Maze

OWA founder, Bears Fonte, has approved a rescue mission to help save Dave from his maze. But he said not all staff members can go on the mission—who will be left to run the festival? He has tasked Dan Repp, Senior Programmer and Event Director, with interviewing OWA staff to determine who goes into the maze. Next up is Reid Lansford, programmer and Director of Registration.

Writer/Director Iqbal Ahmed provides THE ANSWER to each Question Jordan Brown asks

Writer/Director Iqbal Ahmed provides THE ANSWER to each Question Jordan Brown asks

"I wanted to explore identity at an intimate level — something I hadn’t seen recently.  I wanted to talk about family and identity from the perspective of a character who has quietly suppressed his past and who lives his day-to-day almost like a ghost." - THE ANSWER writer/director Iqbal Ahmed

The Team's Biggest Fears

The Team's Biggest Fears

The cable going out. No, the Wifi! No, think bigger… Drowning. No, burning to death! Damn, these are some dark thoughts… need some balance—puppies! Man, my dogs are getting old… it won’t belong until… Stop thinking about death! What makes me happy? Food. Sweets. Chocolate. Death by Chocolate! Damn.

The Team eats a chocolate-covered grasshopper

The Team eats a chocolate-covered grasshopper

I can’t believe I just put that in my mouth. I think I’m going to barf… No, NO don’t barf! It might start a barf chain reaction. Although, if I barf I can get this insect out of my stomach and back on the floor where it belongs. The aftertaste isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Very chocolatey… Is that a word? Chocolatey. All right, maybe just one more.

The Team looks at a picture of the Millenium Falcon

The Team looks at a picture of the Millenium Falcon

God I hope Episode VII doesn't suck... I always wanted the Millennium Falcon playset when I was a kid. Never got it. Had the Outrider, Dash Rendar's ship from the Shadows of The Empire line. Still do actually. If only there was a way to make a Shadows of The Empire film. At least we got the N64 game... the Nintendo 64, now THERE was a God damned gaming system!