Christopher R. Mihm

Guest

Christopher R. Mihm is the writer, director, and producer of the films of the ''Mihmiverse,'' a series of award-winning, loosely interlinked feature-length films which pay homage to 1950s-era ''drive-in cinema.''

Mr. Mihm's filmmaking career began in 2006 with the release of his first retro-styled film, ''The Monster of Phantom Lake.'' Made on a nearly non-existent budget, the film went on to garner much critical acclaim, appear in numerous film festivals, win multiple awards and, to this day, continues to screen across the world.

Since his first film, Mr. Mihm has released one new as-authentic-as-possible 1950s-style feature a year, many of which have received numerous accolades, nominations, and awards. ''Attack of the Moon Zombies'' raked in the most 2011 Dead Letter Awards at mailorderzombie.com. ''House of Ghosts'' beat out several big budget films to win the coveted Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for Best Independent Feature in 2012. Mr. Mihm's ode to the ''big bug'' films of the 1950s, ''The Giant Spider,'' won the Forrest J. Ackerman Film Award at the Famous Monsters of Filmland Film Festival and the Best Action/Horror Feature award at the Highway 61 Film Festival.

Christopher R. Mihm has been featured in many publications, both online and off, including SCI-FI Magazine, Screem, Famous Monsters of Filmland and Scary Monsters Magazine. Mr. Mihm was the recipient of the first-ever Roger & Julie Corman Intrepid Filmmaker award at the ninth annual Fargo Fantastic Film Festival, won the Best Director award from mailorderzombie.com and received the key to the city of Forest Lake, MN, where July 30th was officially declared ''Christopher R. Mihm Day.''

 

 



THU 2:00p.m.: Stop Motion Magic … When Genius Outweighs Your Production Budget (45 mins.)

Room: MAPLE (2nd Floor, Back) Rated: Everyone


Christopher R. Mihm has been making movies for decades. A portion of his success comes from improvising solutions and creating resources taken for granted into today's film industry. Learn from Mr. Mihm about some of the techniques he has implemented to achieve the sets and effects his library of films has come to reply upon.


Speaking: Christopher R. Mihm

Category: Discussion Panel

 



FRI 3:00p.m.: A Film Maker, An Actor, and an FX Guru Walk Into a Con… (45 mins.)

Room: OAK BALLROOM (2nd Floor, Left) Rated: Everyone


Have you ever sat through the end credits of a film? The number of people and diversity of the purpose to bring a project together is staggering. ALL-CON is bringing together guests who represent key parts of production. Christopher R. Mihm creates and produces films annually under the studio of Saint Euphoria, Camden Toy is best known for his characters in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and Russ Adams, in addition to owning Escape Design FX, was a part of SyFy's ''Jim Henson's Creature Workshop Challenge.'' Listen to them as they weave their own point-of-views into a narrative that attempts to explain the overall design and production of modern visual storytelling.


Speaking: Christopher R. Mihm; Camden Toy; Russ Adams

Category: Discussion Panel

 



SAT 5:00p.m.: Immortal Film: Scene One Through The First Public Screening (45 mins.)

Room: WILLOW (1st Floor, Front) Rated: Everyone


Christopher R. Mihm's filmmaking career began in 2006 with the release of his first retro-styled film, ''The Monster of Phantom Lake.'' Made on a nearly non-existent budget, the film went on to garner much critical acclaim, appear in numerous film festivals, win multiple awards and, to this day, continues to screen across the world. His process has been refined but he remains true to traditional filmmaking styles. Learn about the process taking a film from the raw unedited script all the way though the first public screening ... and beyond!


Speaking: Christopher R. Mihm

Category: Discussion Panel

 



SUN 2:00p.m.: B-Films and Their Fan Attraction (45 mins.)

Room: ADDISON LECTURE HALL (2nd Floor, Right) Rated: Everyone


There is a large cross section of fans who enjoy B-style films. Christopher R. Mihm is happy to oblige. His filmmaking career began in 2006 with the release of his first retro-styled film, ''The Monster of Phantom Lake.'' Made on a nearly non-existent budget, the film went on to garner much critical acclaim, appear in numerous film festivals, win multiple awards and, to this day, continues to screen across the world.


Speaking: Christopher R. Mihm

Category: Discussion Panel