545 Productions has been inspired by talented filmmakers to launch a 24/7 year-round film festival – all in the comfort of your own home. The site is the brainchild of Bill Bonfanti and partners Danielle Bonfanti and Gila Kaplan, founders of 545 Productions, and takes the independent arts into the 21st century by bringing Indie films and music straight to you.
FilmGo.net was launched in late 2008, with 10 films and 3 featured musicians selected by Bill himself. The goal is to be the premiere destination to showcase talented Indie artists for audiences as well as the film industry by allowing film distributors and film viewers the opportunity to discover independent films outside of the traditional festival. FilmGo.net provides producers and musicians an interactive and modern environment to showcase their work, making FilmGo.net the new place to enjoy and support the independent arts.
With the completion of the site, 545 Productions has delivered an impressive, engaging festival that musicians, film professionals and fans alike will return to again and again.
Among its features are:
Award-winning Indie films, hand-selected from the top film festivals in North America.
Talented, up-and-coming musicians – with streaming songs and streaming videos from Indie musicians.
Bill’s Blog – discussing all areas of the entertainment industry, from movies to TV to music.
Readers are encouraged to post their opinions, comments and views, creating a community of enthusiasts.
Box office predictions and results every week.
Current industry headlines from varied sources.
Movie trivia games, contests and giveaways, and more!
And best of all, membership is FREE
In celebration of the New Year FilmGo.net has added their freshest and most exciting feature yet...FREE MOVIE MONDAYS! Any movie on the site is eligible for the month of January and all that is required is to enter the coupon code displayed on FilmGo.net's homepage at the check out, and then sit back and enjoy a great film for free on a cold Monday in January.
A recommended film to view with the ever so convenient Free Movie Monday pass is this month's critically-acclaimed featured film, Callback: The Unmaking of Bloodstain...
Callback: The Unmaking of Bloodstain: What do a schizophrenic, a Shakespearean actor, a mafia thug and a director hell bent on revenge have in common? They’re all working together on the same film. Callback tells the story of the actors and director whose lives are irrevocably changed by the making of a movie and the factors that cause the film to go hurtling inexorably towards disaster.
"Mockumentaries that target Hollywood have been made before, but seldom with as much smooth energy as in "Callback: The Unmaking of 'Bloodstain,' " an offbeat comedy that's a resume for everyone involved -- even if it's telling all prospective employers to go to hell." - VARIETY
Moreover, FilmGo.net is an online film festival. Film festivals are traditionally shown in theaters where moviegoers pay upwards of $10 per ticket to watch a movie. This site is in essence following a less expensive model where viewers can watch a movie in the comfort of home or wherever they have an internet connection, on demand, for one admission price. By charging a nominal fee the viewer is supporting the filmmakers which helps provide them with a revenue stream while they await traditional distribution. 545 Productions is very proud of its ability to help assist these independent producers and musicians so their creativity can continue to provide us all with quality entertainment.
545 Productions screens tons of movies each week, and brings to their members movies they deem as top quality acting and thematic movies.
Bill comments “ Closer to my heart, each film is unique and has its own voice and distinctive qualities. Due to the difficulties in the industry, some wonderful films never get to see the light of day or I should say “dark of theaters”. One of my goals is to get as many films as possible viewed by the general public with an eye toward later distribution. My criteria for film selection are simple. I look for quality in acting, writing and directing but, in addition, a film must have commercial appeal for mass audiences. Each film on our site certainly passes these benchmarks.”