It’s so exciting when your film gets funded! But what if it’s being funded and made in a country where you don’t speak the language, in a country where bureaucracy and cultural identity create complex convolutions and roadblocks? That’s the story behind Unmade In China which follows the saga of director Gil Kofman. He finds himself in Xiamen, China trying to direct a thriller, originally written for the American market, now rewritten and repurposed for China, with an entirely Chinese cast and a script that has gone through several Chinese revisions, including one that added in killing a dog, then feeding the pet to the heroine.
|By: Christina Bellantoni Sunday September 30, 2012 1:59 pm|
Arun Chaudhary was the man behind the camera when Barack Obama officially made Joe Biden his vice presidential running mate, capturing something that ultimately would be shared with thousands of supporters and the online world.
That was just one moment of Chaudhary’s experience documenting on film the historic Obama campaign as a member of the new media team, and later, as the first-ever White House videographer. He outlines those experiences in First Cameraman, Documenting the Obama Presidency in Real Time, an inside look at what happens behind the scenes in the White House.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday March 21, 2011 5:00 pm|
In Bob Dylan Revealed, due out May 1st on DVD, director Joel Gilbert delves into the the phases of Dylan’s five decade career in a series of interviews with those close to the artist and those affected by him.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday March 7, 2011 5:00 pm|
We have featured many films here which have shown at Sundance. What actually goes on there, and how did the Sundance Film Festival begin and then morph into a mega-mall of moviemaking? Julian Starks’ documentary Journey to Sundance takes a wry look at the film festival, independent filmmaking and what “independent” actually means, at least to the people involved in various types of independent filmmaking.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday July 19, 2010 5:00 pm|
It’s one thing to have a great idea, another to translate that onto the screen, be it big, small, or laptop. How the heck, especially with today’s credit crunch, do you find funding? And once your vision is completed, what then? New media offer many opportunities for filmmakers, and we’ll be looking at the best way to merge the traditional with the super-modern, from digital filmmaking and fundraising to publicity and distribution.
Tonight we’re chatting with several filmmakers who are utilizing some new models of funding and delivery.