Stories By Kerry O'Conor
Film School Advice
The Evolution of Film School in America: Everything to Know, From Dropouts to Disciples, Fairbanks to Francis FordJuly 5, 2017
Moviemaking has been taught almost as long as it’s been around. The 1890s saw the birth...
Crowd-Teasers: Larger-Than-Life Ambitions in the Trailer for Tupac Biopic All Eyez On MeApril 7, 2017
You’d be hard-pressed to find 140 consecutive seconds of video under more pressure than these, in...
Crowd Teasers: Joel Edgerton Threatens Violence From Behind a Sick Beard in It Comes at Night TrailerFebruary 13, 2017
Exactly half of the trailer for Trey Edward Shults’ new thriller It Comes at Night consists...
Crowd Teasers: Emotional Distress is Kind of Kristen Stewart’s Thing in Personal Shopper TrailerFebruary 8, 2017
The trailer for Olivier Assayas’ Personal Shopper is all about acceleration. And for good reason: When...
Crowd-Teasers: Donald Cried Trailer Features Scant Crying, Lots of Uncomfortable SmilingFebruary 2, 2017
In sharp contrast with the film’s title, the trailer for Kris Avedisian’s Donald Cried features a...
The Pinch-Hitting Playbook: When Misfortune Claimed Its DP Mid-Shoot, An American in Texas Bounced BackOctober 11, 2016
The indie moviemaker’s mindset can be almost masochistic in its privation; it lives and dies by...
“You Always Need a Buddy on a Movie:” Noah Baumbach on Mistress America and Trust in MoviemakingAugust 13, 2015
Is Noah Baumbach the manic moviemaking factory his filmography suggests? Mistress America, a modern screwball comedy about...
The Brothers Grit: An Interview with Heaven Knows What Directors Ben and Josh SafdieJune 4, 2015
Heaven Knows What has texture. You practically feel the coarse damp of rainy-pavement residue scrape between...
Terence Winter in Sheep’s Clothing: The Wolf of Wall Street Scribe Explains How to Create a Believable Bad GuyFebruary 16, 2014
Terence Winter is no stranger to wolves. With writing credits on HBO series The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire (for which...
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Trailblazer Tuesday Crowdfunder of the Week: ToYOctober 29, 2013
MovieMaker‘s Crowdfunder Pick of the Week spotlights painter-come-indie filmmaker Patrick Chapman’s second feature, ToY, which follows...-&url=https://www.moviemaker.com/crowdfunder-of-the-week-toy/', 'twitterShare', 'width=626,height=436'); return false;" title="Tweet This Post"> by Kerry O’Conor