Coven is the film short that Mark Borchardt created in order to raise funds so that he could finish his film 'Northwestern'. Aspiring filmmaker Borchardt is the picture of sheer will - determined to make the great American movie besides a lack of resources, connections, trained actors or any real talent. Ironically, in failing at what they were trying to do, they succeeded in doing it. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. Full of laugh out loud moments, as well as scenes that just make you cringe, and scenes of great poignancy. ... Mark Borchardt is a film maker from Wisconsin and me being from Wisconsin, I tend to flip my shit every time I hear that word. Mark Borchardt (born August 20, 1966) is an American independent filmmaker. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Proceed to checkout ({qq} items) {$$$.$$}. The other main character in the movie is Mark's, Uncle Bill. Borchardt borrowed money from family and cast his friends in the now cult classic film. Kind of a throwback to the 90's. Elvira: Zombie Killer - Version 2, Carl King's Grand Architects of the Universe (The Making Of), Thank You Very Much with Host Jack Antonoff, Night of the Living Dead: Live from Wisconsin - Hosted by Mark & Mike, Stop Hate: The Making of American Surfrider Dvd-extra, Mark Borchardt Was in 'The One' with Jet Li, The Best TV Shows About Being in Your 30s. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. *FOR A LIMITED TIME, we'll email you a link to a free digital download of The Dundee Project so you don't have to wait even a moment to start watching. Mark Borchardt is an aspiring filmmaker that is struggling to complete his short film 'Coven' whilst indulging his impossible dreams about directing his pet project, a feature film called 'Northwestern', in spite of being in enormous debt. If that's not Beavis and Butthead material, I don't know what is. ', Hysterical - Real-life Beavis and Butthead, Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2016. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. But you walk away with a grudging admiration for this extremely driven and earnest guy, whose delusions of grandeur are so great that you just gotta root for him. If you're both, you probably get a double-dose of protection and end up succeeding in the midst of failure. Where Mark is very reactionary, Mike is ultra-laid back. Includes an exclusive interview with Mark Borchardt and live Q&As. Love this film and the stark B&W 16mm cinematography. In his long-awaited follow-up to 1997's Coven, filmmaker Mark Borchardt steps behind the camera again with The Dundee Project, a short documentary chronicling a small town UFO festival in Wisconsin. Unable to add item to List. Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2019. 2000 Directed by Mark Borchardt. I've watched it numerous times. Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2002. Discover what to watch this November including a Marvel docu-series, a '90s reboot, and a Star Wars holiday celebration. It was shot in black-and-white with local talent around Milwaukee. Featuring interviews with eccentric locals, including "UFO Bob," the film explores the annual ritual, which is equal parts sky watching and heavy drinking, and leaves Borchardt pondering whether any of it really happened at all. Mark is a trip. Please try again. It's great for two reasons. Sundance! and a cast of friends and family that stick by him for better or for worse, Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2018, real inside take on a man with an impossible mission, an obsession, and a cast of friends and family that stick by him for better or for worse. The VHS is highly sought after by collectors. The movie is well made and develops the character of Mark, Mike and the others at exactly the right pace to keep you interested. The link to download will be emailed to you shortly after checkout. This is my favourite film. "Well Mark had a bottle of Vodka, or I had a bottle of Vodka, well anyways we we're drinking a bottle of Vodka..." Such a terrific documentary with memorable characters and passionate failure theme that keeps me coming back. I personally have a soft spot in my heart for this film because I am an amateur filmmaker that is trying to get my projects in order so that one day I might get noticed. Synopsis. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Rave reviews! I've watched it numerous times, Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2018. Watch it. Micheal Stipe! The making of the film was documented in the 1999 award-winning independent film American Movie. This movie is one of my favorite. Their relationship is funny and warm at the same time. Coven. Right. ORDER THE DVD NOW AND RECEIVE A FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD INSTANTLY!*. Also available as a digital download and limited-edition VHS. Coven is a 1997 direct-to-video short horror film directed by Mark Borchardt. He started making films at the age of fourteen with a super-8 camera that he bought from a garage sale for $40. Mark Borchardt was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Aspiring filmmaker Borchardt is the picture of sheer will - determined to make the great American movie besides a lack of resour, Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2016, I've repeatedly watched this movie, which is filled with comedic gems.