We all know that film often has a conscience. It takes great courage and skill for filmmakers to both entertain and open up the heart to a little darkness, especially if you’re an independent filmmaker working on a shoe string budget and with limited resources. Enter director Edgar Michael Bravo and producer John Paul Rice — together they’ve teamed up to create Los Angles-based production company No Restrictions Entertainment which works passionately to bring social issue filmmaking to the forefront. All we, as an audience, have to do is enjoy, learn, AND support. On their “About” page on their website, you’ll find NRE’s mission statement: “No Restrictions Entertainment focuses on making feature films that deal with current social issues which entertain and have an emotional impact. The stories told come from people we have known or interviewed and contain a point of view about what we believe is true. Our goal in telling these stories is to show the complexities of an issue and at the same time, profile the incredible possibilities for human endurance, resilience, and hope. Our hope is that people will walk away with a greater understanding about the causes and effects of the issues, inspired to take action in their communities.”
Here’s how it works: for just $2.99 for a 7-day rental, viewers can stream two of Bravo and Rice’s current releases, Mother’s Red Dress and One Hour Fantasy Girl. A third film, The Magic Stone, produced in partnership with Ten Thirty One Pictures, is currently in post-production while a fourth film, Monster Killer, will start shooting in 2012. NRE’s website — clever and simple — allows us to watch trailers, watch the feature films, share the news on current works, and even purchase the titles on DVD. Film reviews, full information on the filmmakers (including social media contact), cast, crew, PLUS soundtrack info, can also be found. It’s an inspiring, ingenious one-stop shop for anyone who delights in gaining access to independent features from the comfort of their home. The added bonus is that YOUR rental or DVD purchase directly supports NRE’s next film project. It’s a perfect circle of giving and receiving between audience and filmmaker, and we truly love it.
Now that you’ve been introduced, we encourage you to sit back, relax, and dive right in. Visit No Restrictions Entertainment at NoRestrictionsEnt.com and enjoy supporting great independent cinema.