It is with much excitement that Nexus Production Group announces that a DVD version of Friends, Foes & Fireworks is coming. The film will be stocked through Barnes & Noble and Hoopla, available for order through Walmart and Best Buy, plus a few other DVD libraries and stores. It's already available to pre-order through Amazon and will be released on DVD come November 13th this year. 

The film came about due to the directors Sarah Jayne and Ivan Malekin's dislike of all the NYE buildup and then disappointment which follows. So instead of trying again to 'have a good one', they decided to do what they love instead - make a film!* 

DVD is a wonderful way to present the film, making it perfect to gift for Christmas and to watch with friends and family in the comfort of your own home. Those who are not fond of NYE and all the hype surrounding the end of the year celebrations, just like the directors, can spend the night watching the film and cheering on the characters as they stumble though a train-wreck of a NYE celebration.

As a bonus, the DVD purchase through Amazon also comes with a gift wrap option. As we said, the perfect gift and you can pre-order your copy here


*Read about it the the directors inspiration in the PRESS section, as it is often a topic of discussion in many interviews.


Coming in at the end of July is a review from online Entertainment site Kewel World

NPG contacted Kewel World in regards to a review and were pleased when they took on the experimental film to review. Kewel World seemed to be a site covering the horror genre, with an interest in comic book stories. However the editor informed us that they were open to review the film, and it is by coincidence that they receive a lot of horror films to review. 

It was great to see that the reviewer actually did his research on the Mumblecore genre before watching a film style which was new territory for him. Always a bonus when people are reviewing your film which does not fit into the mainstream genres that reviewers are accustomed to, which is often the case for Mumblecore or improvised films. 

Anyway, we thank Kewel World for the 7/10 score and the honest feedback. Give the review a read here or on the Kewel World Facebook page

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Friends, Foes & Fireworks Educational Debut

After filming Friends, Foes & Fireworks in a single night on New Years Eve, completely improvised, co-producers/co-directors Sarah Jayne and Ivan Malekin were approached by Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle about the potential he saw in their style of filmmaking. 

Alex interviewed Ivan for Indie Film Hustle's podcast about the improvised film earlier this year and then the discussion about how NPG could take their improvised filmmaking process and share their knowledge in an education capacity transpired. 

Indie Film Hustle is all about educating and informing indie filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers about the biz. The site Alex has built is an online bible of sorts for filmmakers. Everything from interviews, courses, resources and podcasts plus much more can be found on the Indie Film Hustle website and it is a showcase of Alex's passion as well as a testament to his 20 years in the industry.

NPG teamed up with Alex to produce a video titled "How to Shoot an Improvised Feature Film in 24 Hours" through online educational site, Udemy. With Alex's assistance to launch the course after four days of shooting, plus a few months editing and a weekend in sound design, NPG are proud to say that the final product is here.

Right now you can watch 2.5 hours of talk-to-camera discussions about the entire filmmaking process - from concept to planning to filming to post to distribution - divided into 10 lessons.

NPG are thrilled that they were given the opportunity by Indie Film Hustle to share their experiences and the process they developed for improvised filmmaking while educating aspiring filmmakers. 

Click HERE to go to the Udemy site for NPG's educational video "How to Shot & Direct an Improvised Feature Film in 24 Hours".