Showing posts from April, 2018

next 4 films - trailers, clips, more info coming by june - july


Andy Warhol made 650 films in 5 years

So says the Whitney - .  That's a lot :). 

Time for a new thing - NEW ART FILM (since 2018) - as "indie film" is mostly a low budget version of Hollywood now

Indie film has gotten kind of boring.  That revolution may be over (it succeeded well).  At present (and maybe always, since the 1980s) indie or independent film is an attempt to do what Hollywood is doing but at a low budget, and also it was an attempt (successful) to expand the type of stories that were being told, and to add greater diversity to the movies (also successful as of now).  And was also a path to break into Hollywood (maybe not everyone wants that.  hollywood is interesting, but also seems like a lot of work and money spent and dealing with a ton of problems to produce a limited range of products).  But, by and large, indie film was always a Hollywood facing project (there are a few exception).  What if the next wave of indie filmmakers looked in the other direction (but remain open to working with whoever wants to work w/ them - Hollywood, Netflix, Amazon, art galleries, small movie theaters, non-profits, ad agencies, ordinary people with interesting stories, community

PORCUPINE LAKE by Ingrid Veninger screening 4/28 & 4/29 at Montclair Film Festival in NJ

Porcupine Lake trailer: * About the movie - " Thirteen-year-old Bea (Charlotte Salisbury) wants a best friend more than anything else, and when she meets rambunctious Kate (Lucinda Armstrong Hall), the pair form an unexpected bond that will change both of their lives forever. Ingrid Veninger’s PORCUPINE LAKE takes the time to explore the feelings and experiences of young girls with a thoughtful honesty that sets the film apart from most contemporary fiction, creating a story sensitive to the secret world of her characters, set during a fateful summer when adulthood has not yet arrived, but childhood is quickly vanishing."  From page linked below. Screening info for 4/28 & 29 are here - Here are a couple of interviews with Ingrid Veninger.  One recent, about the new film:   And this one is older, from 2012, long interview about Veninger's approach to filmmaking and more - * - S

Amir Motlagh on Filmwax Radio discussing new films MAN, Three Worlds 4/21/18 screening at Chicago Filmmakers

Click on the images below for the full episode 478 featuring all the guests.  Or see the YouTube video segment of Amir Motlagh segment only at bottom of page. *    * Info on the screening at Chicago Filmmakers here . - S

Producer Charles Borg on making MAN and Three Worlds

Charles Borg is the co-producer of the upcoming Amir Motlagh feature films MAN and Three Worlds.  Borg is also the co-writer and co-editor of MAN.  The two films screen on 4/21 at  Chicago Filmmakers. A vision of time – through two feature films by Charles Borg   Charles Borg MAN is a film that explores the relationship between ‘man’ and technology and how that’s grown to the apex that it is today. The film hits on modern romance, which (in many cases, for the millennial generation and those to follow, at least) is shaped by tech. Simply put: this is a new world. Amir and I seek to create content that reflects that – in a realistic, gritty way. “Realism.” You may have heard this term as it’s related to filmmaking, but the idea is to never emulate other work. It’s about thinking outside the box. “Realism” was a movement. MAN isn’t trying to be that. It needs to be it’s own thing. Everything about MAN defies the ‘norm’ that most other films follow. A lot of talk surroun

Breakthrough Weekend, film by Sujewa Ekanayake, coming later this year - review by Rick Schmidt

Check out the review here - Breakthrough Weekend should be available on VOD later this year.  It screened in NYC and DC in 2014.

A Quiet Place Spoiler Special ft. John Krasinski - The Empire Film Podcast

Chicago Filmmakers 4/21/18 MAN and Three Worlds screening - two new feature films by Amir Motlagh - info, links, updates

Post will be update until 4/21/18 and possibly beyond. The basic info: (media can e-mail me  here for screeners, to be added to press list, etc - I am doing promo work for this screening) TWO FEATURE FILMS - 'MAN', 'THREE WORLDS' BY AMIR MOTLAGH, PREVIEW SCREENING ON 4/21/18, 6 PM AT CHICAGO FILMMAKERS IN CHICAGO, IL Award-winning LA based Iranian-American filmmaker Amir Motlagh, along with producing partner and Chicago based filmmaker Charles Borg, are set to preview two new feature films - MAN, Three Worlds - in a double feature screening hosted by Chicago Filmmakers on April 21st, 2018 at 6 PM in Chicago, IL. From Chicago Filmmakers, event information - 4/21, 6 PM MAN & THREE WORLDS AN AMIR MOTLAGH DOUBLE FEATURE PREVIEW SCREENING MAN (85 mins), Three Worlds (90 mins) Ticket Price: $10 Reception: 6PM - 6:30PM Screening: 6:30PM A brief intermission will occur between films. Chicago Filmmakers

Interview with the stars of The Secret Society For SLOW ROMANCE - 9.7.20

Filmmaker Brandon David Wilson interview - On Covid19, Sepulveda movie, the future, growing up in LA

The Amazing Dan Mirvish! - Making indie movies, from Hollywood - an inspiring discussion