Exclusive: Writer/Director Sian Heder Talks ‘Tallulah’ And Writing Process

  "As a writer, you're always an observer," says Sian Heder, an Orange Is The New Black scribe who's the director/writer of the new film Tallulah. Centering on an impulsive yet often well meaning young woman (Ellen Page is Tallulah) who steals a baby from a neglectful mother (Tammy Blanchard) at a New York Hotel, the feature is … Continue reading Exclusive: Writer/Director Sian Heder Talks ‘Tallulah’ And Writing Process

Danny Elfman Runs ‘Rabbit And Rogue’ With LA Film Festival

Getting an established composer to score a short film is downright impossible and, if your short is low budget, not financially feasible. Thankfully, Danny Elfman (Batman, Edward Scissorhands,Alice Through the Looking Glass) is going another direction! In collaboration with the LA Film Festival amd Indi.com, the Danny Elfman Project: Rabbit and Rogue is enabling filmmakers … Continue reading Danny Elfman Runs ‘Rabbit And Rogue’ With LA Film Festival

Exclusive: Michael David Lynch Talks ‘Victor Walk’ & ‘Dependent’s Day’

  Some would call it ingenuity and others may deem it as necessity, but I'm assuming Michael David Lynch has taken from both worlds as a director/producer/editor. Diversity is a plus with indie filmmaking, and Lynch showcases his versatility with his documentary Victor Walk and the romantic comedy Dependent's Day. Both features are spotlighted on … Continue reading Exclusive: Michael David Lynch Talks ‘Victor Walk’ & ‘Dependent’s Day’

Exclusive: ‘The Adderall Diaries’ Director Pamela Romanowsky Interview

  Pamela Romanowsky makes her feature directing debut with the ambitious and evocative The Adderall Diaries, a project that's based on Stephen Elliott's bestselling memory. On the surface, the story centers on Stephen's fixation with a high-profile murder case (Christian Slater plays the suspect) and the deepening rift between he and his father (the always … Continue reading Exclusive: ‘The Adderall Diaries’ Director Pamela Romanowsky Interview

Exclusive Q&A: ‘A Country Called Home’ Director Anna Axster

A Country Called Home marks the promising feature filmmaking debut of Anna Axster, a director who infuses her story with a wonderfully understated tone. The picture centers Ellie (the always engaged Imogen Poots), a young woman who travels to a small town in Texas to bury her estranged father. Understandably shattered and conflicted as she … Continue reading Exclusive Q&A: ‘A Country Called Home’ Director Anna Axster

Exclusive: Director Kent Jones Talks ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’

    Now playing in select theaters, Hitchcock/Truffaut centers on the making of one of the most popular books on cinema. Along with culling audio from the actual conversations between filmmakers Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut, director Kent Jones talks to directors Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Wes Anderson, and Richard Linklater (among others) about Hitchcock's … Continue reading Exclusive: Director Kent Jones Talks ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’

Exclusive: Director Billy Ray Talks ‘Secret In Their Eyes’ & Filmmaking

Billy Ray is that rare combination of a successful screenwriter (The Hunger Games, Captain Phillips) who's also a first rate director (Shattered Glass, Breach). His latest movie is "Secret In Their Eyes," a topnotch thriller starring Julia Roberts and Chiwetel Ejiofor, is a remake of the Oscar winning Argentinean feature "El Secreto De Sus Ojos." … Continue reading Exclusive: Director Billy Ray Talks ‘Secret In Their Eyes’ & Filmmaking

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Breaks Down ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ Moment

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl may, upon first blush, seem like a manipulative, tear-jerker about the friendship between an anti-social high school senior named Greg (Thomas Mann) and Rachel (Olivia Cooke), a fellow classmate who's been diagnosed with cancer. Thankfully director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, writer Jesse Andrews (adapting from his own book), and an inspired ensemble and crew brought … Continue reading Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Breaks Down ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ Moment

The Directors: David Gordon Green Teams With Al Pacino in “Manglehorn”

Whether you're a fan of filmmaker David Gordon Green's visually sprawling, voiceover driven explorations of humanity (George Washington, All The Real Girls) or simply love his flair for comedy (Pineapple Express, The Sitter, Your Highness), it's safe to say Green doesn't mind changing things up. With Manglehorn, Green may have shot near his own residence but he … Continue reading The Directors: David Gordon Green Teams With Al Pacino in “Manglehorn”

“Slow West” Director John MacLean on Storyboarding Advantages

Filmmaker John MacLean delivers a visually arresting Western with Slow West, a project that's headlined by Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee. During our interview, he talked about the importance of storyboarding the entire feature. The narrative, which evokes the more meditative tones of such introspective Westerns as Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid and The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, … Continue reading “Slow West” Director John MacLean on Storyboarding Advantages