With the assistance of the founders of NolanFans.com, Travlis Hallingquest launched this site to provide viewers an all encompassing overview of the production of movies and television. Travlis is a Sailor in the U.S Navy and is currently stationed on an Airforce Base in Japan. He has a B.A in history from Thomas Edison State College, and is a graduate student in the University of Oklahoma’s Master of Liberal Studies program, with an emphasis in Film and Media Studies. His thesis is entitled A Tale Of Two Ratings: A Study Of The MPAA's PG-13 and R Rating Content Advisories. Although he is an admirer of numerous filmmakers of all eras; his favorites include Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Clint Eastwood, Spike Lee, Alfred Hitchcock, and Ridley Scott. Travlis is a traditionalist and prefers actual locations, extravagant sets, film cinematography over digital cinematography, and in camera effects over CGI. He finds 3D gimmicky and completely unnecessary in theaters, and believes that its only place is in theme park rides.
Travlis is a voracious reader, hence the creation of the fromkindletothescreen tab. He has been a member of the American Film Institute since October 2009. Recently, Travlis joined Chris Picard's SCIFIED.com network and along with Rohan Mohmand, will oversee Robopocalypsemovienews.com.
Daniel Pardi used to work as a freelance writer for mostly magazine and internet entertainment media publishers. Mix in a few strenuous odd jobs and the realization that writing doesn't always pay the bills but it can lead to a steady diet of ramen and pop tarts, Daniel opted to join the US Navy. Considering himself to be an unorthodox movie enthusiast, he disregards some classic films that most critics would acclaim and personally extracts high entertainment value from movies that probably nobody should have any business watching, much else enjoying. His opinions are based on what he feels makes a movie enjoyable or not to watch, whether it was designed for his pleasure or with an unrelated demographic in mind. Daniel attempts to see a movie's purpose and ultimately that the examined title has something positive to offer to its viewer that is noteworthy for expression in film. However, frustration with film industry norms, franchise marketing, and intellectual property manipulations gives him plenty of fuel to burn in energy drink laden anger rants.
Rohan Mohmand loves films. He has been watching films since he was 7 years old. He is inspired by the works of some intellectual artists like Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Roman Polanski, Clint Eastwood, M.Night Shyamalan, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, Mel Gibson, Quentin Tarantino.
Besides reading books and writing articles about films and about the work of his favorite film-makers, Rohan is an aspiring screenwriter with fresh concepts. His goal as a writer is to introduce new art. He began writing short scenes and dialogues for fun at 8, and later it was during middle school when he was told to write a monologue for extra credit, which made him nervous and when the instructor explained to him what monologue means, Rohan smiled with a nod.
Writing screenplays doesn't only give him the satisfaction of putting his ideas on the paper, but to bring something new and original. He loves cinema and aims to contribute something new to the big screens. His aim is to sit with other passionate individuals in the same field and collaborate. Writing his movie ideas are not about the money only, but to contribute to cinema, that's his goal and that's what he believes in. Rohan has been a proud member of American Film Institute since August 2012. He is the co-founder of Masters of Cinema, and recently he joined Chris Picard's SCIFIED.com network and along with Travlis Halingquest, will oversee Robopocalypsemovienews.com.