Crowdfunder of the Week: Beware of Images
Crowdfunder of the Week: Beware of Images
Great Friendship, Bad Country: Interview With Writer Jonathan Hirschbein
Great Friendship, Bad Country: Interview With Writer Jonathan Hirschbein
How They Did It: Hank and Asha Spins a Romance Where the Leads Never Met
How They Did It: Hank and Asha Spins a Romance Where the Leads Never Met
50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2014: A through C
50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2014: A through C
Social Proof in a Creative District: The Changing Face of Artistic Networking
Social Proof in a Creative District: The Changing Face of Artistic Networking
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Beware of Images

In the spirit of our upcoming Spring issue’s Activism in Film theme, this week’s crowdfunder pick is the socially-conscious Beware of Images, a feature-length, fully animated documentary that warns audiences to digest media with caution. While public education strives to develop English language literacy among its students, serious attention to media literacy is neglected in [...]

Obvious Child

At first glance, Gillian Robespierre’s feature-length independent comedy might seem like another “first-world-problem”/bourgeois New York City drama about the general malaise hitting affluent members of the young artistic community. However, when we delve more deeply into the first official trailer for Obvious Child, the genuine heart and sense of humor that emanates from lead actress Jenny [...]

Living Things directed by Eric Shapiro

Eric Shapiro is the writer and director of Living Things: A Vegan & Meat Debate. A prolific horror writer, Shapiro translates his experience crafting scares into a tense drama about the politics of food, with Rhoda Jordan as a liberal yogini and Ben Siegel as her more conservative father-in-law. In this interview with MovieMaker Magazine, [...]

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50 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee 2014: Savannah Film Festival

It’s finally here: MovieMaker‘s annual list of the 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, 2014 edition! We’ll be releasing the list in five alphabetical installments, a new one every Wednesday, for the next month – so keep checking back to see if your favorite festivals made it in. Or read the full article in [...]

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Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Cinequest Film Festival isn’t shy about its home’s rich history of technological revolution. In fact, as it enters its 25th year in 2014 (opening next Tuesday, March 4 and running to March 16), the festival continues to embrace and tout new innovation in technology and storytelling—highlighting films that [...]

Southern Circuit

Attention all moviemakers! If you thought being paid to travel around the South and screen your movie sounded too good to be true, think again. The South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is just that – a tour that gives you the opportunity to travel to small communities around the South, earning money [...]

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GenerationIron

Director-producer Vlad Yudin’s documentary, Generation Iron (narrated by Mickey Rourke), follows the top seven professional bodybuilders in the world, training and competing to win the sport’s coveted title, Mr. Olympia. The film, which Yudin self-distributed through his own Vladar Company in the fall of 2013, earned $850,000 stateside and over $1 million overseas—not shabby at [...]

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Lucky Bastard, directed by Robert Nathan and co-written with Lukas Kendall, brings new life to the faux-doc genre in this fast-paced porn-thriller. We got Nathan and Kendall to recount the creation of their smart, uniquely updated, genre-bending film. Lucky Bastard is an NC-17 “porn thriller” about an adult entertainment shoot gone wrong. A website gives a regular [...]

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Securing distribution is that final nail in the construction project of making a movie—but it’s so hard to tell what exactly goes through the minds of a potential buyer. We Make Movies actor/writer/producer Andrea Dolbec (Hot Zombie Crush) sat down with film distributor Precious Hilton, CEO of Hilton Entertainment Group, to get the dish on [...]

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