Breaking Fate Entertainment

Film makers beware of this festival, as it is my opinion that it is a fake.

I had my film Necropolis accepted to this festival in 2015. Naturally I was excited and eager to help provide materials to the festival director, Willy Adkins of Breaking Fate Entertainment.

Normally festival directors get in touch with film makers and provide a timeline of deliverables and other information, but I never received any correspondence from Breaking Fate.  My attempts to contact Willy Adkins went unanswered.  The Festival website and Facebook page had ceased being updated.  As the proposed festival date drew closer I visited Breaking Fate's Facebook page and was surprised to see they had posted a venue in Gettysburg PA for their festival! But soon after I received the only email I had gotten up to that point: an email from Willy Adkins saying he cancelled the festival due to "lack of support". As if it was somebody else's fault his festival could not happen! Refunds for the film makers were not offered.

To me, it was pretty obvious the entire festival was a scam.  Comments on Breaking Fate's Facebook page had even been disabled probably due to too many angry comments from film makers.  I felt insulted and spent the next few weeks constantly harrassing Willy - and whatever other members of Breaking Fate Entertainment Company I could find - into giving me a refund.  It took weeks of constant harrassment but finally Willy Adkins gave me my submission fee back.

Then, to my total surprise, a couple months later Breaking Fate posted festival awards on their website!  Although nothing had been posted at all about rescheduling the cancelled festival, Breaking Fate was announcing awards!  I was so confused by this I contacted some of the "award winners".  Those I contacted  acknowledged that they also thought the festival was cancelled (although many were still happy to take the fake award and post it on their Facebook wall etc).

So that was my experience with Willy Adkins and Breaking Fate Entertainment.  If you have any similar stories please share them in the comments section below!  Have a great day! 

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Josh Greiveldinger11/19/2017
They put on a fest called Laugh or Die Film Festival. When I got to the multiplex there was no signage. When I found the theater we were screening in i saw these guys did zero promo, the only people were other filmmakers often only a handful, no other programing, nothing but a sad screening room
It's odd that Willy Adkins is the head programmer of a bunch of festivals. Hardcore Horror Fest Horror in the Hills Mountain of Laughs Comedy Fest Chicago Horror Film Festival Indie Horror Film Festival Prairie State Film Fest