[Published at Film Inquiry] For the fourth year in a row, The Weinstein Company is teaming up with Lexus for the Lexus Short Films competition, whose goal is “supporting and nurturing a new generation of emerging filmmakers.” Essentially, Lexus Short Films is filling an important void for up-and-coming filmmakers, providing them the opportunity to “realize their ambitions in the short-film […]
[Published at Film Inquiry] Brigsby Bear premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year as part of a recent trend of scooping up extra Saturday Night Live (SNL) talent. Last year, it was SNL writer, Chris Kelly’s Other People that was the unexpected hit. This year, Brigsby Bear took the festival by storm led by star Kyle Mooney and SNL writer and director, Dave McCary, […]
[Published at Film Inquiry] Approaching the release of his debut film, Score: A Film Music Documentary, writer and director Matt Schrader found some time to answer a few questions for Film Inquiry about his filmmaking process. Schrader is equally as eloquent as Score’s subject matter is. A man who grew up on the sound of John […]
This is a short film I made from covering my first film festival for a media outlet, the Berlin International Film Festival (The Berlinale). It includes The “Logan” Berlinale Press conference after the film’s world premiere with some great shots and words from the cast and James Mangold. This “documentary,” if you will, is a […]
This is a condensed version of a video interview with director Travis Mathews (“Interior. Leather Bar”) and actor and producer Jonny Mars on their upcoming film, “DISCREET,” which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival.
This is a restaurant promo I made for The Trading Post in Cloverdale, CA. It features Chef and Owner, Erik Johnson cooking a delicious roasted chicken, which I immediately consumed afterwards!
[Published at Film Inquiry] Barry Levinson, responsible for some of the most critically well-received films of the last 40 years, provides a somewhat sympathetic analysis of notorious, disgraced stockbroker, Bernie Madoff in The Wizard Of Lies. However assured Levinson’s direction and commanding of setting and characters always are, the blend of docudrama, true crime, and flashback […]
[Published at Film Inquiry] You’ve seen him everywhere over the past two decades as a character actor. He has one of those recognizable faces. He’s one of those character actors that everyone proclaims, “wait, that’s the guy from ‘so and so’ or ‘such and such,’ he’s great.” His name is Pat Healy. A staple of small […]
[Published at Film Inquiry] Martin Scorsese, arguably the greatest director in the history of cinema, was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, NY to Charles and Catherine Scorsese, both Sicilian immigrants. Spending time in the garment district of Little Italy as a child and growing up in the Bronx among first and […]
LA LA LAND takes field-leading 8 ACCA wins, including Best Picture and Best Director for Damien Chazelle.
NEW YORK (February 7, 2017) – Awards Circuit announced today its winners for the 2016 Awards Circuit Community Awards. The awards are voted on annually by Awards Circuit’s community of over 500,000 readers from all over the world. Damien Chazelle’s modern musical “La La Land,” which previously broke the ACCA record for most nominations with 15 […]
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