At the time of this writing, there are 31 Kickstarter film and video campaigns ending within 24 hours. Of these, 8 have reached or exceeded 100% funding with time to spare, 8 have achieved some percentage of funding, and 15 are at 0%. Nearly 25% of the current film & video Kickstarter campaigns, therefore, will […]
Quadruple-threat director/actor/writer/composer Frank LaLoggia speaks to us from his home in the Italian countryside.
Frank is currently most known for his classic ghost story Lady in White (1988). He also wrote and directed the cult favorite Fear No Evil (1981) and Mother (1996), starring Diane Ladd and Olympia Dukakis. In his varied career he has crossed paths with the Coen brothers, legendary casting director Lynn Stalmaster, Sean Penn, and even Spider-Man.
Chris Butcher (@chris-butcher) is an animator currently living in Dunstable, England.
“I’m incredibly Luddite when it comes to my work. Computers intimidate me a lot. In the second year of uni I had to try 3D animation and it just infuriated me trying to get a computer mouse to do what my hands can. I’m really tactile and I just can’t fathom not being able to manipulate something with my hands.”
If Steven Spielberg were just getting started today, he might well have come up with something like this. You’ve got the requisite subject matter and lighting effects, sure – but more importantly, “88:88″ captures the early Spielberg’s sense of fragile human nobility in the face of an incomprehensible terror.
Drago Lazetich (@santamoncaboy) is an actor, filmmaker, and martial artist living and working in Shanghai, China.
“When we’re shooting Chinese television I never see them using a storyboard or a shot list. Most the time, the director decides on the spot and often does not say what he wants from the actors, or maybe it’s just me. I think one of the reasons is that I am a foreigner who is a professional actor and filmmaker. So with them being aware of this, they give me a lot of freedom to make the choices as an actor.”
After years of toiling in and out of the Hollywood system, James Cole (@amblinkid1966) looks back on one of his most rewarding creative experiences: the writing and production of “The Night Before,” an award-winning short film based on his own harrowing childhood experiences.
Way, way back in days of old… Before Hulu. Before Survivor. Before South Park, but after The Simpsons… I was a young writer of screenplays, bright-eyed and eager to sell my wares to any kind soul who might see fit to cast a tarnished nickel my way. Having completed my first feature screenplay, I dutifully […]
At the risk of sounding like one of those old-time Hollywood gossip rags, I will keep things maddeningly vague here to protect the innocent.
Or perhaps not so innocent.
Name recognition breeds bigger box office. And bigger box office gives Hollywood honchos the comfy cozies. And if that name recognition comes at no cost at all… well, why not dig up another Dracula, Sherlock, or Robin Hood?
So, how can you partake of this creative cornucopia, this plentiful plethora of public domain goodness?