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About Indy Mogul
Indy Mogul is the network dedicated to film fanatics and aspiring auteurs alike. Our shows are focused on DIY filmmaking, cheap special effects, movie reviews and conversations with high profile filmmakers and special guests. Send us your comments and requests, submit your films, and become an Indy Mogul. Watch. Comment. Submit.
Meet the Hosts
Zack Finfrock is a freelance artist and actor from Florida. He has had his artistic work featured on t-shirts from Threadless.com, Snorgtees.com and TeeFury.com. He is also the co-creator of the webcomic Warbot in Accounting and is a featured short story contributor to the Red5 comic Atomic Robo (Atomic-Robo.com). Zack moved from Florida to Hollywood, California during September of 2008 to pursue a career in acting. As a part of the production group Wayside Creations, Zack has been in internet shorts and feature films. Zack was nominated for Best Visual Effects for the 2010 Streamy Awards. Zack became the host of Indy Mogul’s Backyard FX in April of 2010, a DIY program for indie filmmaking.
Erik Beck is an actor, producer, filmmaker and master of low -budget special effects who co-founded Indy Mogul in 2007 and is currently Executive Producer of the network. Erik and his work have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, MediaWeek, Popular Mechanics Magazine, NewTeeVee, CNN, G4 TV, and Erik recently won two Webby Awards in 2009.
Grace Randolph is a comedic actor and writer who created, and currently hosts, writes, and produces Beyond the Trailer and Movie Math for Next New Networks. Grace is a graduate of NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts where she studied film & television. After graduating, Grace founded the improv comedy sketch group ‘Monkeys in the Atrium.’ The troop has performed and held permanent slots at many renown comedy clubs in NYC including Joe Franklin’s Comedy Club in Times Square, Greenwich Village’s The Comedy Cellar, and Gotham Comedy Club where Grace shared the bill with Darrel Hammond of the SNL cast. In 2007, Grace began working in online video, creating TV Recap Theater and the movie review show, RevYou. Grace also writes comic books for DC Comics and TOKYOPOP. For more info visit GraceRandolph.com
Peter Rallis is a student at Emerson College in Boston, majoring in Broadcast Journalism. He first started Movie Buzz when he was a film student in New York in 2007. With previous experience writing about movie news in high school he decided to broadcast the information on YouTube once he got to NYC.
Jake Strunk is a long time member of Indy Mogul, starting as early as 2007, showing up in various promos on the network. His history with Film Fights spans even farther back, to the early years of the site in 2004, where his film group On Rye LTD brought home numerous victories, still giving them status as one of the best groups to ever enter the competition. Now he takes to the streets for Film Fights TV to see what YOU, the masses, think
Bobby Miller is a writer/director/animator/cartoonist/actor/bad musician. He hosts ‘The Reel Good Show’ on Indy Mogul and was previously the host and producer of the network’s Webby Award Winning, “The Best Short Films in the World.” Bobby’s writing has appeared in the Onion News Network and The Huffington Post, and his feature length screenplays have been finalists and quarterfinalists in numerous screenplay competitions. His script, “Fat Boy,” was recently requested by Lions Gate, and others for production consideration. Bobby is currently in post-production on his short film “TUB,” his last short film before moving onto features and has also released an EP of music called “Sorry Lovers” under his moniker “The BMill Project.”
Get to Know the Shows
DIY filmmaking guru Zack Finfrock and his group of Los Angeles filmmaker roommates show you how to recreate a new special effect for cheap every Monday on Backyard FX. Whether it’s a viewer request or an effect from the latest Hollywood movie, BFX recreates it for $50 bucks or less.
Beyond the Trailer
Grace Randolph takes viewers to the movies from the comfort of their own desktops every weekend with her roundup of Hollywood’s latest offerings, and what the fans really think. Don’t just watch the trailer – go beyond!
Movie Buzz is a bi-weekly show on YouTube about the newest movie news in Hollywood. The show also features movie reviews. Each episode is packed with the latest movie news, trailers, and photos.
Film Fights TV
Film Fights TV is the show where we take two short films from the site Film Fights, and pit them against each other in a battle of epic proportions! Who decides the winner? Random people on the street and YOU, the voting public. We also get expert advice and tips from filmmakers, on how you can make your films better. Maybe in our next episode you’ll be seeing your film on the show, too!
The Reel Good Show
LIVE! (at first) and then taped in the Indy Mogul studios, Bobby Miller interviews a new special guest every week and presents a variety of comedy ‘bits’ about filmmaking and the latest movies. The Reel Good Show broadcasts each shoot live, then releases an edited version of the taping on Thursdays. Get updates about our live shoots by following us on twitter and becoming a fan on facebook.
The Best Short Films in the World
Best Short Films in the world features the work of filmmakers from around the web. Host Bobby Miller doesn’t get out very much, so every week he searches the Internet, and presents clips of that week’s best short films.
Meet the Team
Director of Programming
Indy Mogul Associate Producer / Media Coordinator
About Next New Networks
Next New Networks is TV for the Internet. As the leading independent producer of online television networks Next New Networks creates, packages, brands, markets and syndicates some of the Web’s most popular regularly scheduled and episodic programming. Since its inception in March 2007, the company has launched sixteen networks, and its programming has been viewed more than 500 million times.