Indie Film & Filmmaker News Roundup
Spotlight on film director Larry Longstreth
“I reached my goal with 3 months to spare,” said Longstreth, who launched his movie, “The Long, Slow Death of a Twenty-Something” in late 2010. The nation-wide release of a movie is “sort of the holy grail of indie filmmaking,” said Longstreth.
The Indie Genius
He has received the awards and accolades alright, but whenever filmmaker Manav Kaul or his creative director Sudarshan Juyal look back on how they managed to make a film like Hansa, they smile, fold their hands and thank the stars above.
James Cullen Bressack Is Back & Talking ‘Hate Crime’
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My Pure Joy showed a very promising indie horror filmmaker in James Cullen Bressack, and he’s continued proving those skills when we saw his latest Hate Crime. Never at a loss for words, the filmmaker talks about what inspired the film.
INDEPENDENT FILM SUCCESS: LUCK OR MERIT?
By Scott Macaulay | Filmmaker Magazine
Two of my favorite economics bloggers — Felix Salmon at Reuters and Joshua Brown at The Reformed Broker — are debating a new work by a third writer, Black Swan’s Nassim Taleb, that has something to say to independent filmmakers.
Filmmakers seek ’80s props to use in Ocean City movie
Delmarva Daily Times
I’m a big believer in the more specific the film is, the more universal it will resonate with viewers. The more true we are to Maryland and Ocean City, the better it’ll play.”
James Gunn, the indie filmmaker whose last movie was the dark anti-superhero movie Super, is apparently the studio’s top choice to direct Guardians of the Galaxy, the upcoming space drama that’s a key part of “phase two” of the studio’s development.
Enabled by DIY-friendly budgets, and inspired in part by Louis C.K.’s low-cost TV and online model that rewards him with creative control, more comics are looking to helm bigscreen indies, including “Office” star Mindy Kaling.
Board dismisses longtime local indie film champion – Entertainment
“We’re losing an icon in the world of independent filmmaking for Minnesota,” said Christine Kunewa Walker, producer of the indie films “Howl,” “Thin Ice” and …