Press/Awards

Press

November 4, 2015 – 12 News Story about Durant’s Never Closes and Valley of Shadows. Watch Here

September 30, 2015 – FOX 10 Announces Valley of Shadows, our new film. Watch Here

May, 2015 – PBS Show “Arizona Horizons” on Durant’s Never ClosesWatch Here

March 22, 2015 – FOX 10 on the set of Durant’s Never Closes. Watch Here

February, 2015 – Uptown Magazine cover story on Durant’s Never Closes. Read Here

February 6, 2015 – Phoenix New Times on Durant’s Never Closes. Read Here

January, 2015 – Phoenix Magazine on Durant’s Never Closes. Read Here

December 16, 2014 – FOX 10 Interviews Tom Sizemore about Durant’s Never Closes. Watch Here

December 4, 2014 – Modern Times Magazine on Durant’s Never Closes. Read Here

November 23, 2014 – Reviews of the 52 Films in 52 Weeks: Mark Twain’s The Captain’s Story

November 23, 2014 – Reviews of the 52 Films in 52 Weeks: Kate Chopin’s A Respectable Woman

November 10, 2014 – Canadian Cinephile reviews Duel at the Mound

November 5, 2014 – Apocalypse Later reviews Duel at the Mound

November 4, 2014 – Rogue Cinema reviews Duel at the Mound

October 12, 2014 – Reviews of the 52 Films in 52 Weeks: Bret Harte’s Tennessee’s Partner

September 30, 2014 – Reviews of the 52 Films in 52 Weeks: James Joyce’s Eveline 

September 20, 2014 – Reviews of the 52 Films in 52 Weeks: D.H. Lawrence’s You Touched Me

September 11, 2014 – Reviews of the 52 Films in 52 Weeks: W. Somerset Maugham’s The Bum

September 8, 2014 – Fox 10 News features story about our feature film Durant’s Never Closes. Watch Here

September 4, 2014 – Downtown Devil article about our feature film Durant’s Never Closes. Read Here

September 3, 2014 – Reviews of the 52 Films in 52 Weeks: James Joyce’s Araby

September 1, 2014 – Reviews of the 52 Films in 52 Weeks: Washington Irving’s The Devil and Tom Walker

August 11, 2014 – Reviews of the 52 Films in 52 Weeks: James Joyce’s An Encounter

August 5, 2014 – Reviews of the 52 Films in 52 Weeks: Joseph Conrad’s The Return

July 31, 2014 – AZ Republic article about our feature film Durant’s Never Closes. Read Here

July 27, 2014 – Reviews of the 52 Films in 52 Weeks: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Catastrophe

July 19, 2014 – Reviews of the 52 Films in 52 Weeks: Guy de Maupassant’s Useless Beauty

July 10, 2014 – Reviews of the 52 Films in 52 Weeks: Kate Chopin’s The Kiss

July 8, 2014 – Phoenix New Times article about Durant’s Never Closes. Read Here

July 4, 2014 – Reviews of the 52 Films in 52 Weeks: James Joyce’s The Sisters

July 3, 2014 – Lights, Camera, Arizona interviews Travis Mills on podcast. Listen Here

July 2, 2014 – AZ Big Media article about Running Wild Films. Read Here

June 30, 2014 – Broadway World announces Tom Sizemore being cast in our project. Read Here

June 1, 2014 – Hal C F Astell reviews Running Wild’s documentary Derby. Read Here 

May 27, 2014 – Travis Mills chosen as one of Phoenix New Times’ Top 100 Creatives. Read Here

May 9, 2014 – Running Wild’s music video for Treasure MammaL makes Buzzfeed. Read Here

May 3, 2014 – Hal C F Astell reviews Running Wild’s short film Foster You’re Dead. Read Here

April 22, 2014 – Running Wild’s music video for Treasure MammaL featured by Phoenix New Times. Read Here

April 1, 2014 – Hal C F Astell reviews Running Wild’s commercial spoof UHOMO. Read Here

March 2, 2014 – Hal C F Astell reviews Running Wild’s entire filmography. Read Here

March 1, 2014 – Radio Interview with Travis Mills and Michael Hanelin about baseball feature Duel at the Mound. Listen Here

March 1, 2014 – Hal C F Astell reviews short film Belly of the Whale. Read Here

February 18, 2014 – Yab Yum highlights Kickstarter campaign for Duel at the Mound. Read Here

February 8, 2014 – Blog review of 52 Films Festival. Read Here

February 7, 2014 – NPR Interview with Travis Mills about 52 Films in 52 Weeks. Listen Here

February 4, 2014 – Video Interview from Phoenix REIGN about 52 Films. Watch here

February 1, 2014 – Hal C F Astell reviews short film The Young Wife. Read Here

January 21, 2014 – Phoenix Examiner article about 52 Films Festival. Read Here

January 21, 2014 – Moon Valley Tattler article about 52 Films Festival. Read Here

January 20, 2014 – Running Wild on the cover of Dear Arabella magazine. Read Here

October 17, 2013 – Running Wild featured on Big Ten Network show Forever Big. Watch Preview Here

October 1, 2013 – Hal C F Astell reviews short film Detective Shaves. Read Here

September 29, 2013 – Eye for Film reviews The Men Who Robbed the Bank. Read Here

September 27, 2013 – Canadian Cinephile reviews The Men Who Robbed the Bank. Read Here

September 4, 2013 – Bill Pierce of the Phoenix Examiner reviews The Men Who Robbed the Bank. Read Here

September 2, 2013 – Hal C F Astell reviews The Men Who Robbed the Bank. Read Here

August 18, 2013 – KTAR Interviews Travis Mills about the 52 Project. Listen Here

August 3, 2013 – Hal C F Astell reviews Running Wild short Star Babies. Read Here

August 3, 2013 – Hal C F Astell reviews Running Wild short Escort Driver. Read Here

August 2, 2013 – Arizona Republic article about the 52 Project. Read Here

August 2, 2013 – Rogue Cinema’s Video Interview about the 52 Project. Watch Here

June 13, 2013 – Gorilla Film Magazine’s article about the 52 Project. Read Here

June 1, 2013 – Hal C F Astell reviews Running Wild short Therapist. Read Here

May 30, 2013 – Yab Yum Music and Arts Interview with Travis Mills about the 52 project. Read Here

May 1, 2013 – Hal C F Astell reviews Running Wild short Itty Bitty Bang Bang. Read Here

April 4, 2013 – Hal C F Astell reviews Running Wild short Friday Nights Alone. Read Here

March 3, 2013 – Hal C F Astells review Running Wild short Off Track. Read Here

February 2, 2013 – Hal C F Astell reviews Running Wild short The French Spy. Read Here

January 5, 2013 – Hal C F Astell reviews Running Wild short The Memory Ride.  Read Here

December 2, 2012 – Hal C F Astell reviews Running Wild short The Blind Man. Read Here

November 13, 2012 – Phoenix New Times writes about our 52 shorts Kickstarter campaign. Read Here

November 2, 2012 – Hal C F Astell reviews Running Wild short The Night Train to Phoenix. Read Here

October 18, 2012 – AZ Columnist Susan Rienzo writes about Running Wild’s Kickstarter Campaign. Read Here

October 11, 2012 – The College Times interviews Travis Mills about Running Wild’s Kickstarter Campaign. Read Here

October 3, 2012 – Hal C F Astell reviews Running Wild short The Middle Toe of the Right Foot. Read Here

September 29, 2012 – Dark of the Matinee features an article about our upcoming event at FilmBar. Read Here

September 21, 2012 – IFP Phoenix features an article about our 52 Shorts in 52 Weeks project. Read Here

September 20, 2012 – Hal C F Astell reviews Running Wild short Man/Woman/Motel Room. Read Here

September 8, 2012Travis Mills Video Blogs About 100 Crime Films #1-5 by Larissa Rzemienski for TV Film News

July 19, 2012 – Mark R. Leeper reviews The Detective’s Lover. Read Here

July 13, 2012 – Canadian Cinephile reviews The Detective’s Lover. Read Here

July 13, 2012 – Blogger critic Hal C F Astell reviews The Detective’s Lover. Read Here

July 11, 2012 – Blogger critic Hal C F Astell reviews The Big Something. Read Here

July 6, 2012 – Review of The Detective’s Lover by Antagony & Ecstasy. Read Here

July 3, 2012 – Review for The Detective’s Lover by Bill Pierce (Phoenix Examiner). Read Here

April 26, 2012 – Interview about The Detective’s Lover from Fast, Cheap Movie Thoughts: Read Here

March 10, 2012 – Article about Running Wild and The Big Something from the Ahwatukee Foothills News: Read Here

February 29, 2012The Big Something review by Antagony & Ecstasy: Read Here

February 15, 2012The Big Something review by Eye for Film: Read Here

February 10, 2012The Big Something review by Canadian Cinephile: Read Here

October 31, 2011 – Phoenix Examiner (Susan Rienzo): “The BIG Something” is a big step forward for AZ indie filmmaking

October 28, 2011 – Podcast review of The Big Something: Dark of the Matinee

October 27, 2011 – Fast, Cheap Movie Thoughts Interviews Travis Mills: Travis Mills on The Big Something

October 27, 2011The Big Something review by Pete Etep (AZ Kaos): Feature Film “The Big Something” World Premieres Tonight in Tempe

October 24, 2011The Big Something review by Christopher Coffel (Trashwire): Arizona indie “The Big Something” a big hit

October 21, 2011The Big Something review by Bill Pierce (Phoenix Examiner): Dark comedy explores vinyl underground of Tempe

September 13, 2011 – Phoenix New Times: Local Film The Big Something Features Public Domain Soundtrack October 20, 2011 – The Diaz Show: Podcast Interview with Travis Mills

August 18, 2011Examiner Review of short film “Shine Like Gold”

July 04, 2011AZ Kaos Interview with Travis Mills of Running Wild Films

June 16th, 2011 – Phoenix Examiner: The BIG Something is currently filming in Arizona

April 6, 2011 – Trashwire: The Big Something utilizes unique AZ locations

Awards

“Shine Like Gold” – Best Film, 2011 IFP “Beat the Clock” Film Challenge

“Shine Like Gold” – Best Actress, 2011 IFP “Beat the Clock” Film Challenge

“Shine Like Gold” – Best Music, 2011 IFP “Beat the Clock” Film Challenge

“The Memory Ride” – 2nd Place, 2012 IFP “Beat the Clock” Film Challenge

“The Memory Ride” – Best Director, 2012 IFP “Beat the Clock” Film Challenge

“I Don’t Even Know Your Name” – Best Director, 2013 IFP Breakout Film Challenge

“I Don’t Even Know Your Name” – Best Actress, 2013 IFP Breakout Film Challenge

“Itty Bitty Bang Bang” – 2nd Place, 2013 A3F 48 Hour Film Challenge

“Itty Bitty Bang Bang” – Outstanding Actress, 2013 A3F 48 Hour Film Challenge

“Itty Bitty Bang Bang” – Best Use of Prop, 2013 A3F 48 Hour Film Challenge

“Star Babies” – 1st Place, 2013 IFP “Beat the Clock” Challenge

“Star Babies” – Best Actress, Michelle Palermo, 2013 IFP “Beat the Clock” Challenge

“Star Babies” – Best Sound, James Alire, 2013 IFP “Beat the Clock” Challenge

“MacGruffin” – iChoice Audience Choice, Filmstock iFest

“MacGruffin” – Best “Betrayal”, Filmstock iFest

“MacGruffin” – Best “MacGuffin”, Filmstock iFest

“Belly of the Whale” – 3rd Place, 2014 IFP Breakout Challenge

“Belly of the Whale” – Best use of Music, 2014 IFP Breakout Challenge

“Little Man in the Boat” – 3rd Place, 2014 A3F 48 Hour Challenge

“Little Man in the Boat” – Best use of Line, 2014 A3F 48 Hour Challenge

“Spur” – 2nd Place at the PCC Phoenix Comicon Film Challenge

“The Woman in Blue” – Best Sound Design, 2014 IFP Beat the Clock Challenge

“Amor de las Chicas” – Best use of Line, 2014 IFP Mystery Box Challenge

“Amor de las Chicas” – Best Music, 2014 IFP Mystery Box Challenge

“Amor de las Chicas” – Best Story, 2014 IFP Mystery Box Challenge

“Amor de las Chicas” – 2nd Place, 2014 IFP Mystery Box Challenge

“Amor de las Chicas” – Audience Favorite, 2014 IFP Mystery Box Challenge

“Spur: The Missing Partner” – 1st Place at the PPC Phoenix Comicon Film Challenge 2015

“Pleasure Bowl” – Best Editor, 2015 IFP Beat the Clock Challenge

“Durant’s Never Closes” – Best Feature Film, 2015 IFA Awards