Eat, Drink, & B-Indie presented by Stella Artois 

Join us the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:30pm - 9:30pm at Manuel’s Tavern (602 N Highland Avenue Northeast) for networking, panel discussions, guest speakers, new equipment demos and more. The first 40 (age appropriate) attendees get a drink ticket for a free Stella.



Coming up on Eat, Drink, & B-Indie:

Event Calendar

Join us on the third Tuesday of every month at Manuel's Tavern for Eat, Drink, & B-Indie presented by Stella Artois! This month, ATLFF is celebrating International Animation Day a week early with some of the brightest and boldest animators in Atlanta.

Previously on Eat, Drink, & B-Indie: 

Eat, Drink & B-Indie: February

What's Your Time Worth? Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Moderator: Linda Burns


Eat, Drink & B-Indie: JULY

Xfinity and local distribution Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Moderator: Charles Judson

How does Xfinity distribution work? How do local films and TV shows get airtime? How do they find content? What content is suitable? What about PSAs? Whether through their locals only section, purchased airtime, or VOD, learn how can YOU might get distributed by Xfinity.


Recent Eat, Drink & B-Indies:

Eat, Drink & B-Indie: APRIL

To B-Indie in Atlanta and pay the bills, you often have to wear multiple hats. It’s not uncommon for most indie productions to be helmed by directors who also produce and edit. Our March event spoke to Producing, and to continue the conversation, we’re inviting Directors in April and Editors in May to discuss short form (commercials, industrials, micro-series, and shorts) and long form (series and features) story telling. Learn to navigate different waters, to hopefully pay the rent while remaining creatively challenged.

'How to B-Indie, Direct, and Make a Living in Atlanta' Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 Sponsored by Xfinity and IFC

Panelists: Jim Issa, David Bruckner, Bret Wood, Dan Bush, David E. Moore Moderator: Linda Burns

Jim Issa co-founded The Whole World Theater as an improv actor, developed and produced TV improv-based shows for Turner and Fox, co produced and acted in the feature Made Up, directed by Tony Shalhoub, then shifted his career to directing and quickly landed several national commercials. In 2004 his short film Moved won the 48 hour Int'l Film Fest, beating out over 650 entries. 2010 brought the release of Issa’s feature film directorial debut, Good Intentions starring Luke Perry, LeAnn Rhimes, Elaine Hendrix and Jon Gries. Currently Jim is putting together his next feature Bolio: The Spirit of the Mustang, which shoots this summer in GA, and he continues to direct commercials.

David Bruckner is best known for writing and directing the first Transmission of The Signal, which premiered at Sundance, and was released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures. Produced for under $50,000, the film was nominated for the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award for achievements in Independent Film under $500,000. David was a co-founder of “Dailies”, an experimental filmmaking workshop, and created many notable shorts, including Interiors at Night and Dave VS Jeremiah. He was awarded the Goethe Institute's Artist Exchange for co-directing an experimental film/theater adaptation of Friedrich Schiller’s The Robbers, which premiered live at Push Push Theater. David is developing several new film projects, while managing his commercial production company, Wasteland Pictures.

Bret Wood is the writer and director of the 2011 ATL Film Fest feature The Little Death, as well as the 2006 feature Psychopathia Sexualis. Filmmaker Magazine called his 2003 documentary Hell's Highway, "a Lynchian view of the nightmarish underbelly of middle America." He is currently developing a film adaptation of Sheridan Le Fanu's 'Carmilla'. Bret was a regular member of 'Dailies' creating numerous short films, and currently creates and edits trailers and webisodes for film distributor Kino International. He is a sporadic blogger and a frequent contributor to the Turner Classic Movies website.

Dan Bush has written and directed 11 short films, including Reunion, for which he won an Individual Artist grant by the South Carolina Arts Commission, and Goodbye Day, which won Best Narrative Short, Best Drama and Best Actor at the 2003 Dahlonega Film Festival. In 2004, Dan co-founded Psychopia Pictures, directing two new experimental works, A Day in the Life, which premiered at the 2006 Atlanta Film Festival, and E-Motion Studies, which premiered at the 2007 Atlanta Film Festival. In 2007, collaborating with David Bruckner and Jacob Gentry, Dan wrote and directed the third transmission of The Signal. Dan recently wrapped principle photography on The Proxy, his latest feature, a sci-fi thriller about cloning staring Conal Byrne, Amy Seimetz, AJ Bowen, Adam Fristoe, and Melissa McBride.

David Edmond Moore directs, writes and edits commercials, short docs and narratives, and many other facets of film and video. Another 'Dailies' regular, David's films Clive Coopecheski is Dead, Golden Egg, The Agrifolk Art Movement, and the music-video parody Poison stand-out in their uniqueness and comedic-timing. Currently David's focus is on his production company, Eyekiss Films, directing spots for Honda, Georgia Pacific, HP, Miller Brewing Co., Barclay's, The Women's Tennis Association, among others. ________________________

Eat, Drink & B-Indie: MAY

To B-Indie in Atlanta and pay the bills, you often have to wear multiple hats. Our March event spoke to Producing and our April event spoke to Directing, so to continue the conversation, we’re inviting Editors to discuss short form (commercials, industrials, micro-series, and shorts) and long form (series and features) story telling. Telling a coherent and engaging story is a difficult job for an editor at any length, but learning how to tell stories of differing lengths is an ever growing necessity and tough skill to master. Learn tips for cutting short form and long form projects to stay on budget and keep working.

'How to B-Indie and Make a Living Editing' Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 Sponsored by Xfinity and IFC


Amy Linton (Jews & Baseball, Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me, The Adventures of Ociee Nash, Good Eats, Cumberland: Island in Time), Tom Roche (The Big Uneasy, Ally Pat, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Norah Jones: Live in New Orleans), and Ellen K. Goldwasser (Speaking in Strings, Artists and Orphans, Mule Skinner Blues, Anatomy of Hate) with Michael Koepenick of Guillotine Post as moderator.

A veteran of the Atlanta production community since 1986, Michael Koepenick has written, produced, directed and edited a variety of film, broadcast, corporate and art projects. Originally hailing from the Washington, DC area, Michael has been heavily involved in Atlanta’s media, music and art scenes, lending his creative talents to serial television, independent films, music videos and corporate communications. In the early 1990s, Michael narrowed his focus on video and film editing and created Guillotine Post, which evolved from a media boutique into a full-service post production facility. In 2008, he developed Guillotine Pictures and dove back into production after years of focusing on post. Guillotine Pictures is currently is in production on Basically Frightened – The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruce Hampton. Koepenick has lent his editing skills to the short films Wheels, Replacing Delphine and Xatumy, and on the feature length dramatic Epidemic Chronicles and the documentary Basically Frightened.