The Gateway Bug is a feature documentary offering a unique solution to modern environmental woes: farming and eating bugs. I speak with Johanna, the director, and Cameron, the writer and producer, about how to get big names associated with projects and how to change audiences' minds on hot-button issues.
Wanna know how to get accepted to festivals? Guy-Roger Duvert calls in on his way to Cannes to talk about his new film, Virtual Revolution, which has now won 52 festival awards. He gives us the lowdown on how to impress submission panels and come away with the prize.
Blake Robbins, of “Wind River” and “Sons of Anarchy” fame, joins us to talk about his new directorial effort: “The Scent of Rain and Lightning.” We discuss what it was like for him to work with a bigger budget, how he maintained the spirit of the original novel, and how he managed to assemble such a stellar cast, including Maika Monroe, Bonnie Bedelia and Maggie Grace.
David Ince joins us, fresh from an award-winning screening at the Unrestricted View Festival in London. We talk about his new film: What Waits in the Red, the dynamic between directors and their crews, and how Indie filmmakers can transition into bigger productions.
Producers James Heath and Liam Garvo join us to talk about their new release, "The Fitzroy," a post-apocalyptic comedy about a submarine hotel off the coast of England. The Fitzroy Title Sequence took home an award at SXSW and the film itself premiered to critical acclaim in St. Louis in November. James and Liam also tease their current project, "Biopunk," in which they recently cast Hodor from Game of Thrones in a leading role. http://www.starburstmagazine.com/movie-news/17491-dresden-pictures-biopunk-news
7/10. This skillfully-produced documentary follows the stories of the first American soldiers in Afghanistan after the 2001 invasion. Insightful, intimate and creative, it's a fresh perspective on a frequently-misunderstood topic.
3/10 Jeff Baena's medieval romp is lackluster for the star power it boasts. Quality performances from John C. Reilly, Nick Offerman and Fred Armisen aren't enough to save this irreverent comedy from itself.
Guy Birtwhistle wrote, produced and starred in Alistair 1918, a feature film that recently premiered at San Diego Comic-Con. The craziest part? He was one of only seven people who composed the entire cast and crew. Here he gives us a masterclass on microbudget filmmaking with lofty goals. Music by @graphic_union.
More info @ alistair1918.com
The official selections aren't even out yet, but we've combed the Internet to find some of the most likely submissions to be accepted. We run through these and highlight those we're most excited about!
1. Three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri 2. Trainspotting 2 3. How to talk to girls at parties 4. The trip to Spain 5. Person to person
6. Get out 7. Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Ami 8. Person to Person 9. The Book of Henry 10. State Like Sleep
We talk with Dustin Kahia, who shot the neo-noir feature "Call of the Void" in 4 days. COTV is a silky smooth psychological thriller with beautiful visuals and an outstanding performance from the up-and-coming Mojean Aria.
Our first international film review! Bernd Porr and Vasso Georgiadou call in from Glasgow to talk about their new thriller: Anna Unbound. They offer valuable insights into location scouting, method acting and writing strong female characters.
The writer and director of the upcoming short Mojave Junction joins us to talk about his directorial debut. Chris talks about finding inspiration, putting together a quality team and managing a difficult shoot on location in the Mojave Desert. Look for Mojave Junction, coming this summer to ShortsHD.