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

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

“St. Vincent” Director TED MELFI Talks Personal Filmmaking

St. Vincent, one of last year's most beloved films, was buoyed by inspired performances by a stellar ensemble ( Bill Murray, Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Melissa McCarthy) and top notch storytelling from writer/director Ted Melfi. The narrative, which centers on the unlikely bond between a 12-year-old named Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher) and his crankier than thou neighbor Vincent … Continue reading “St. Vincent” Director TED MELFI Talks Personal Filmmaking

Film Tips: ‘Starry Eyes’ Directors Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer On Managing Your Budget

Opening November 14 in select theaters, iTunes, and On Demand, Starry Eyes centers on  Sarah Walker (a perfectly unhinged Alexandra Essoe), a part-time waitress and struggling actress who lands the biggest audition of her lifetime. The project is for a horror film, and although she did receive a callback, Sarah must go through dangerous and morally questionable … Continue reading Film Tips: ‘Starry Eyes’ Directors Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer On Managing Your Budget