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50 states of art

Essay: An Artist ‘From Away’ Fosters Her Own Tribe in Maine | #50StatesofArt

Alana Dao, Executive Director of CSArt Maine, gives us a window into her views on culture.
Alana Dao
3.29.17
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Meet the Director Behind the 'Worst Movie Ever Made'

In the latest episode of 'OUTSIDER,' VICE catches up with director James Nguyen, whose low-budget "romantic thriller" 'Birdemic: Shock And Terror' has been touted as "the worst movie ever made."
VICE Staff
8.4.16
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David 'Rock' Nelson Has Been Creating Monster Movies in His Backyard for 25 Years

On this episode of 'OUTSIDER,' we head out on a road trip with Nelson to learn more about his life-long fascination with horror films.
VICE Staff
6.23.16
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Watch This Actor Play 102 Different Characters in His DIY One-Man Film

Watch aspiring filmmaker Laz Rojas's self-produced one-man showcase, which he wrote, shot, directed, and starred in, playing 102 different roles.
VICE Staff
5.27.16
Film

The Strange, Sad Story of Laz Rojas, the 'One-Man Movie Studio'

Laz Rojas' self-shot acting reel—in which the filmmaker portrays over 100 characters—didn't get him cast, but it turned him into a cult favorite of the 1990s.
Whitney Mallett
5.27.16
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How One Actor's Ambitious Demo Reel Became a Cult Film Masterpiece

On this episode of 'OUTSIDER,' we track down aspiring filmmaker Laz Rojas, who tried to capture Hollywood's attention by playing over 100 different characters in a four-hour one-man showcase.
VICE Staff
5.26.16
Film

How the Amateur Action Masterpiece 'Miami Connection' Was Rescued from Oblivion

'Miami Connection' is now a cult classic, but it would have disappeared forever if Zack Carlson hadn't made an eBay impulse buy.
Harry Cheadle
5.6.16
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Check Out a Deleted Scene from Our New Cult Film Series 'OUTSIDER' on Today's 'Daily VICE'

We meet the martial arts guru behind what some critics called "the worst movie ever made," on our new web series, 'OUTSIDER.'
VICE Staff
5.5.16
VBS

How a Doomed 1980s Ninja Flick Became a Beloved Cult Classic

In the 1980s, martial arts guru YK Kim recruited his students to act in 'Miami Connection,' which follows a Taekwondo synth rock band who battles a gang of drug-dealing motorcycle ninjas.
VICE Staff
5.4.16
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Watch: How a Doomed 1980s Ninja Flick Became a Beloved Cult Classic

In the inaugural episode of 'OUTSIDER,' VICE investigates the rise and fall of 'Miami Connection,' an 80s action film misfire that nearly left Orlando's martial arts demigod penniless.
VICE Staff
5.4.16