Monday, February 11, 2008

Nora Breaks Free

One of my good friends, Gabe Renfro, has done it: he made a movie. Gabe is a film student at Biola in California, and he has created a short film called Nora Breaks Free. I watched the film a few months back and was definitely amused. It's a comedy about a teenage girl who needs to sneak out of the house to meet a boy at a party. Along the way, hilarity ensues. Gabe wrote and directed the film with his brother, Tal. The film also has a small appearance from Doug Jones, star of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Pan's Labyrinth.

Gabe has a connection with the producers of web episodes (or webisodes), so Nora Breaks Free will be releasing this Friday, February 15, as four episodes you can download off of YouTube.

You can check out the trailer for Nora Breaks Free by clicking here.


  1. Heh, that's funny. I was just looking at Doug Jones' profile the other day on IMDb because of his work as Abe Sapien on Hellboy. Pretty interesting dude.

    BTW, totally jealous of Gabe and his bro. I hope to review a movie of his one day... and I won't go easy on him just because I know him. =)

  2. I am excited to see Gabe's films on the big screen one day. Then I can say to people, "I am friends with a famous, talented Christian" and not be lying.

  3. It's awesome to see him doing well =) Joel, have you made any films yourself? If so, have you thought about submitting any of your shorts/videos to film fests? I know that they're now allowing online content like webisodes and online films to be eligible for nomination in this years Primetime Emmy's. I think last year they were allowed for the DT Emmy's, so it's pretty cool they're actually considering online amateur/indie footage for nomination this year. If you're interested or want to read more, check out I'm workin with the Academy to help spread the message about the new nominations, so if you get to check it out let me know! And spread the love =)