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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 136 – HeartlandFF 2015: Part I – Best of the Fest with Filmmakers Patricia Riggen, Dave Manougian, Heather Jack, and Eshom and Ian Nelms

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OV136 – HeartlandFF 2015: Part I – Best of the Fest with Filmmakers Patricia Riggen, Dave Manougian, Heather Jack, and Eshom and Ian Nelms

In part 1 of our Heartland Film Fest episode, Tiny and I recount our experiences at the festival. I also go into detail about the best films I saw out of the 21 features and 23 shorts I watched during Heartland’s 10-day run. This episode also includes interviews with filmmakers Patricia Riggen (The 33), David Manougian (The Big Lonely), Heather Jack (Let’s Not Panic), and Ian & Eshom Nelms (Waffle Street). Continue reading

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HIFF2015: Movie Review – The Big Lonely (2014)

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  • Documentary Feature / USA
  • Director: David Manougian
  • Featured Subject: Michael Nelms

This review is part of my coverage of 2015’s Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. Click here for more of my coverage of the festival. You can find my coverage of other Indianapolis area film and TV events here.

The Big Lonely opens with a statement saying it is a documentary shot entirely by its main character with no production crew present. As the film’s subject Michael Nelms sets a fire, the viewer is instantly immersed into this story of a man isolated and alone in the wilderness for almost a decade.

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