Ohio Indies

As a service to local filmmakers, I’ve been trying to actively review the Ohio-made independent films and provide a professional film review for the cast and crew involved to make use for their promotional purposes and as recognition of their efforts. This does not mean that I will be ignoring issues that I feel are deserving of constructive criticism, which I think is important to the creative process and reflection as well. Expect this section to only get bigger.


2022

Adeline

Director: Greg James

Writer: Sam Lewis

Starring: David Chokachi, Jane Mowder, Erin Bethea, Orli Gottesman, Jake Satow, Ralph Scott

My Review

Currently available:

Apple

Amazon

 

Entropy

Director: Kameron Hale

Writers: Scott Hale, Kameron Hale

Starring: Miranda Nieman, Hayley Sunshine, Scott Hale, Tyler Joseph Cambell, William E. Newton

My Review

Currently available:

YouTube

Apple

 

Isolated

Director: Tyler Lee Allen

Writer: Michael Ferree

Starring: KateLynn Newberry, Lanny Joon, David Solomon Abrams

My Review

Currently available:

Apple

Vudu

 

The Other Side of Darkness

Director: Adam Deierling

Writer: Adam Deierling

Starring: Maggie Callahan, Scott C. Davis, Olivia Billings, Drake Tobias, Brett Voina

My Review

Currently available:

Tubi

Amazon

 

Social Media Monster

Director: Peter John Ross

My Review

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Terror Trips

Director: Jeff Seeman

Writer: Jeff Seeman

Starring: Hannah Fierman, Abigail Esmena, Chaney Morrow, Kate Kiddo, Roni Locke, Damian Maffei

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon

 

 

They/Them/Us

Director: Jon Sherman

Writers: Jon Sherman, Melissa Vogley Woods

Starring: Joey Slotnick, Amy Hargreaves, Jack Steiner, Shanna Strong, Lexie Bean, Abi Van Andel

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon

YouTube

 


2021

DeRosa: Life, Love & Art in Transition

Director: Angelo Thomas

Starring: Felicia DeRosa, Gwen DeRosa

My Review

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Double Walker

Director: Colin West

Writers: Sylvie Mix, Colin West

Starring: Sylvie Mix, Jacob Rice, Quinn Armstrong, Maika Carter, Justin Rose, Ralph Scott

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon

Apple

 

Escape From Death Block 13

Director: Gary Jones

Writer: Gary Jones

Starring: Robert Bronzi, Chris Hahn, Debbie Scaletta, Nicholas Turturro, Lyindiaa Russell

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon

Apple

 

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Director: Tyler Sansom

Writer: Hannah Mowery

Starring: Travis Hancock, Sarah Cleveland, John French, Lindsay Rawert, Jeff McCuistion

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon Prime

 

 

The Female Hustler

Director: Dom Campbell

Writer: Dom Campbell

Starring: Courtney Godsey, Dom Campbell, Vivica Cartier, Anthony Dain

My Review

Currently available:

Tubi

 

 

Holler

Director: Nicole Riegel

Writer: Nicole Riegel

Starring: Jessica Barden, Austen Amelio, Gus Halper, Pamela Adlon, Becky Ann Baker

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon

YouTube

 

Ride or Die

Director: Aly Hardt

Writer: Aly Hardt

Starring: Vanessa Allen, Hannah Brooks, Celeste Blandon, Chris Dettone, Raavian Rehman

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon Prime

 

 

A Story for Winter

Director: Nathan Weidner

Writers: Nathan Weidner, Lewis Gordon

Starring: Adam Ashton Scott, Allison Kuck, Chloe Gardner, Dawn Marie Hughes, Cynthia Smith, Bryce Millikin

My Review

Currently available

Amazon

 

 

Straitjacket

Director: Phillip Wiedenheft

Writer: Phillip Wiedenheft

Starring: Phillip Wiedenheft, KateLynn Newberry, Daniel Britt, Valerie Gilbert, Kelly Hancock

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon

 

 

Youngstown

Director: Pete Ohs

Writers: Pete Ohs, Stephanie Hunt, Andy Faulkner

Starring: Stephanie Hunt, Andy Faulkner, Jesse Reed

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon

 

 


2020

Alan and the Fullness of Time

Director: Markus Cook

Writer: Markus Cook

Starring: Brooks Harvey, John Calhoun, David Moak, Brittany Picard, Lucas Bentley, Samantha Russell

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon

 

 

Cadia: The World Within

Director: Cedric Gegel

Writer: Cedric Gegel

Starring: James Phelps, Corbin Bernsen, Nicky Buggs, Carly Sells, Tanner Sells, Keegan Sells, Grace Kelly

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon

Vudu

 

Darkest Edge

Director: Naim David

Writer: Joe Gribble

Starring: Christopher Rowley, Jocelyn Jae Tanis, Annalese Poorman, Anthony Panzeca, Gregory Patrick Agnew, Sonny Burnette

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon Prime 

 

 

Evil Takes Root

Director: Chris W. Freeman

Writer: Chris W. Freeman, Aaron Mack

Starring: Nicholas Gonzalez, Sean Carrigan, Stevie Lynn Jones, Reagan Belhorn, John Churchill, Adetokumboh M’Cormack

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon

Vudu

 

Immortal Combat

Director: Johnny K. Wu

Writers: Andras Zoid, Johnny K. Wu, Linda Robertson

Starring: Ben Zgorecki, Crystle Paynther Collins, Keith Collins II, Matt Kane, Jerry Sur, Ben Garton

My Review

Currently available:

Tubi

Amazon Prime

 

The Incredible Jake Parker

Director: Angelo Thomas

Writer: Angelo Thomas

Starring: Liam Wall, Sarah Levitch, Sasha Jackson, Collin Galyean, Rachel Coolidge, John French

My Review

Currently available:

Vimeo 

 

 

Killer Raccoons 2: Dark Christmas in the Dark

Director: Travis Irvine

Writer: Travis Irvine

Starring: Yang Miller, Mitch Rose, Evelyn Troutman, Ervin Ross, Tom Lyons, Michelle Weiser

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon

Google Play 

 

Moondance

Director: Cooper Flannigan

Writer: Cooper Flannigan

Starring: Jonah Robinson, Carolyn Rabbers, Sam Jones, Cooper Flannigan, Brandon Stewart, Kami Flanders

My Review

Currently available:

Tubi

Amazon

 

The Right to Remain

Director: Hussein Azab

Writer: Javier Sanchez

Starring: Anthony West, Joe Turner, John French, Michael Armstrong, Vera Angelina Ignatov, Kira L. Wilson

My Review

Currently available:

Film Website 

 

 

The Wager

Director: Mark Justice

Writer: Jim Gloyd

Starring: Jim Gloyd, Ty Shelton, John Wells, Cameron Arnett, Bishop Stevens, Stephanie Haff, KateLynn Newberry

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon Prime

 

 

Worst. Christmas. Ever.

Director: Johnny Chechitelli

Writer: Johnny Chechitelli

Starring: Raychael Lane, Chase Crawford, Leonardo Mancini, Laura Lynn, Wuyu Wantatah, KateLynn Newberry

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon

Vudu

 


2019

Another Version of You

Director: Motke Dapp

Writer: Motke Dapp

Starring: Kristopher Wente, Sara Antonio, Brittany Belland, C.J. Perry, Eddie George, Rene Lovit, Miroslav Barnyashev

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon Prime

Apple/iTunes

Vudu

 

Black Mamba

Director: William X. Lee

Writer: William X. Lee

Starring: Angela D. Williams, Dawna Lee Heising, Michael Matthew Moore, Grace Kelly, William Lee

My review

Currently available:

Tubi

Amazon

 

Confined

Director: William Chaffin

Writer: William Chaffin

Starring: John French, Chris Dettone, Caitlin Drance, Brahm Corstanje, Joy Jenkins, Christina Lambert, DeWayne Pitt

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon Prime 

 

 

Constraint

Director: Richard A. Nelson

Writer: Richard A. Nelson

Starring: Brooklyn Sabino Smith, Ralph Scott, Maya Sayre, Aaron Geib, Kenyatta Foster, Jennifer Ann Hickey, Kristina Kopf

My Review PARTS ONE, TWO, THREE

Currently available:

Amazon Prime

 

 

False Flag

Director: Aaron Garrett

Writer: Aaron Garrett

Starring: Justin Rose, Sean Mount, Andrew Yackel, Olivia Vadnais, Jennifer Andrada, Aaron Garrett

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon Prime

Vudu 

 

Huckleberry

Director: Roger Hill

Writer: Roger Hill

Starring: Daniel Fisher-Goldman, Justin Rose, Jahking Guillory, Yang Miller

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon Prime 

 

 

Mock & Roll

Director: Ben Bacharach-White

Writers: Ben Bacharach-White, Julian Cicone, Mark H. Stewart

Starring: Aditi Molly BhanjaChris WolfeAndrew Yackel, Pakob Jarernpone, William Scarborough, KateLynn Newberry

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon Prime

Fandango Now 

 

 

Night Work

Director: Kyle Anthony Rayburn

Writer: Kyle Anthony Rayburn

Starring: Scott Wood, Virgil Schnell, Valerie Gilbert, Gracie Hayes-Plazolles, Brian Papandrea, Susan M. Martin

My Review

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The Street Where We Live

Director: John Whitney

Writers: John Whitney, Dino Tripodis, William Farmer

Starring: Kristina Kopf, Dino Tripodis, Katie Stottlemire, Dylan Koski, Kevin McClatchy, Jon Osbeck, Richard Napoli

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon Prime

Tubi

 


2018

After

Director: Ben Brown

Writer: Ben Brown

Starring: Lee Slewman, Dan Nye, Tifani Ahren Davis, Bridgette Kreuz, Carolyn Schultz, Heather Caldwell, Ralph Scott

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon Prime

Vimeo 

The Curse of Lilith Ratchet

Director: Eddie Lengyel

Writer: Eddie Lengyel

Starring: KateLynn Newberry, Rob Jaeger, Roger Conners, Angela Cole, Brianna Burke, Crissy Kolarik

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon Prime

 Tubi TV 

 

Dark Iris

Director: Derek Talib

Writers: Derek Talib, David Gwinn

Starring: KateLynn Newberry, Rebekah Hart Franklin, Kyle Hotz, Jesi Jensen, Dan Nye

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon Prime

Vudu 

 

Pure O

Director: W.M. Weikart

Writer: W.M. Weikart

Starring: Stella Singer, Carl Hendrick, Dan Nye, Danielle Vettraino, Lauren Paulis, Ann Trinh

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon Prime

 

 

The Turn Out

Director: Pearl Gluck

Writer: Pearl Gluck

Starring: James L. Gagne Jr., Regina Westerviller, Katie Stottlemire, Heather Caldwell, Andre Gibou

My Review

Currently Available:

Amazon

 

 


2017

Bong of the Living Dead

Director: Max Groah
Writers: Tim Mayo, Max Groah

Starring: Daniel Alan-Kiely, Tiffany Arnold, Eric Boso, Dan Nye, Laura E. Mock, Cat Taylor

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon Prime

Vudu 

 


2015

Union Furnace

Director: Nicholas Bushman

Writers: Mike Dwyer, Nicholas Bushman

Starring: Mike Dwyer, Keith David, Seth Hammond, Katie Keene, Kevin Crowley

My Review

Currently available:

Filmmaker Website

Vimeo 

 


2010

Minus One

Director: Jon Osbeck, Marc Wiskemann

Writer: Jon Osbeck

Starring: Jon Osbeck, Roger Bailey, Remy Brommer, Jennifer Schaaf, Amanda Howell, Jane Mowder, Ralph Scott

My Review

Currently available:

Amazon Prime

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