“Nicky” Magnolia Film Festival Official Selection & Mississippi Premiere: Press Release

​ Door Eleven Productions Announces Mississippi Premiere of Latest Film, “Nicky” Boston-based Production Company brings short dramatic thriller, “Nicky” to The Magnolia Film Festival on Thursday, February 20 at Hollywood Premier Cinemas in Starkville BOSTON, Mass. – February 6, 2014  Door Eleven Productions, one of Boston’s leading independent film and video production companies, has just announced its latest dramatic thriller, “Nicky,” is an Official Selection of The Magnolia Independent Film Festival and will make its Mississippi Premiere on Thursday, February 20 at Hollywood Premier Cinemas in Starkville. The 32-miniute short film will open The Magnolia Independent Film Festival and marks the company’s second acceptance into Mississippi’s longest running film fest with their sophomore feature, “The Darkness Within,” having screened in competition for “Best Feature Film” in 2010. “Nicky” tells the visceral tale of an emotionally damaged man seeking retribution for his young brother’s kidnapping and the toll his obsession takes[…]

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“Nicky” Boston Premiere – Official Press Release

Door Eleven Productions Announces Premiere of Latest Film, “Nicky” Boston-based production company to premiere dramatic thriller “Nicky” on Thursday, February 7 at Landmark Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge BOSTON, Mass. – January 23, 2013  Door Eleven Productions, one of Boston’s leading independent film and video production companies, today announced its latest dramatic thriller, “Nicky,” will premiere Thursday, February 7 at the Landmark Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge. The 32-minute short film marks the third time Door Eleven has used Boston as the backdrop for an emotionally gripping tale, further solidifying the production company’s rising star amongst Boston’s burgeoning film scene.

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Planet Of Terror Podcast

Writer/Director Dom Portalla talks with Geof Capodanno (head blogger at Enter The Man-Cave and host Cortez the Killer about his independent film, “The Darkness Within”, on Episode 3 of the  Planet of Terror horror podcast Other topics include “A Serbian Film”, Monster Mania Horror Convention and old school Nintendo games. Check it out!

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“The Darkness Within” named among top films of 2010!

Ted “Ritualistic” Brown of The Liberal Dead & James Cortez of The Blood Sprayer have included “The Darkness Within” among their favorite films of 2010! Check out what they have to say below. “Drama, horror, suspense, and comedy all blended into a tight knit package that delivers in every way.” -Ritualistic’s Top Five Flicks of 2010 “The Darkness Within is a great slice of psychological horror with more than a few passing nods to some of the genre’s greatest films (most notably, The Shining).” -Cortez The Killer’s Year End List-O-Rama!

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Planet of Terror Interview

To anyone that will listen, I’ve been saying for the past two years or so that the horror genre is singlehandedly being carried by independent filmmakers. Challenging conventions while not adhering at all to your standard tropes, these fearless filmmakers are giving a much needed shot to the arm to a genre that is rife with unoriginal storytelling. These filmmakers, much like the one in today’s featured interview, aren’t at all afraid to take risks. And of course, they’re here to scare the piss out of you. 

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The Man-Cave Interview with director Dom Portalla

ETMC: Hi Dom and thanks for stopping by. Do you like how I introduced as if you were coming onto a late night talk show? Dom: Genius, sir. Naturally, I’d be the guy who trips and faceplants as I walk to shake the host’s hand, so this actually works out better and spares me the embarrassment. ETMC: Ok so Dom. I absolutely loved The Darkness Within. I won’t give anything away, but it certainly was not what I expected and I mean that with the highest flattery. A real brain tickler that I thought about well after I popped it out of my DVD player. So I want to ask you where the idea for this film came from? Dom: When I was in college, I had been working on a modern re-imagining of a classic Edgar Allen Poe short story. The idea was to make a short film, probably[…]

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