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Director Eric Howell got his start in the stunt and effects world but his appetite for learning led him through numerous short films, including the multi-award-winning Ana’s Playground, and now to his debut feature film with Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones). We chatted the day after his film premiere at MSPIFF 2017. The full film is available to watch now on iTunes, Amazon, Cable VOD, and other streaming platforms. Visit the Voice From The Stone website for all links.
On today’s episode of Film45 spring is finally here and that means that 36th annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival is in full swing. We sneak in a chat with one of MSPIFF’s lead programmers, Jesse Bishop to learn about how he became a programmer under the tutelage of Al Milgrom, how he approaches curation, and whether or not he ever gets to take a break.
Snowbate is still in jeopardy, so contact your elected officials and let them know what Snowbate means to you!
We’re coming to you “live” from Sundance 2017 Day 3, with Jim Brunzell (Sound Unseen, AGLIFF, Hammer To Nail). In this episode we review some of the films we’ve already seen, what we’re looking forward to, and some notes about the festival and maybe some personal stories, too. Recorded live from our condo in Park City, we hope you enjoy this update and we’ll be back with updates on the Minnesota-related projects here.
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Person To Person
Free and Easy
The Little Hours
Films not mentioned:
Ingrid Goes West
The Incredible Jessica James
God’s Own Country
Independent Pilot Series showcase
“I’m from Backus, I can do anything!”
This episode we get schooled in the art of script supervision and continuity, and in having a super can-do attitude, with Aleshia Mueller (ReelNomad). She’s been very busy the last several years working both in town and out (Atlanta and others). Find out what kind of person makes a great script supervisor and what tools she uses to do her job and how volcanoes factor into it all. Check out her IMDB profile.
Listen closely for the chance to receive a complimentary IFPMN membership (and see free Independent Spirit Nominated movies)! Email or tweet me with your answer to the mystery question.
Script Supervising and Film Continuity by Pat Miller
Beyond Continuity: Script Supervision for the Modern Filmmaker by Mary Cybulski
Ana’s Playground short film
The IFP 2016 Independent Spirit Awards screenings at The Walker
IFP winter class schedule (including a cinematography boot camp by Jeremy)
McKnight Fellowships for Media Artists – application deadline is March 6th.
This episode of Film45 features director/dp/author/trainer Barry Andersson. He wrote The DSLR Filmmaker’s Handbook (2nd Edition) and travels around the country both to train and to work for his clients. You can find his stuff over on Moviola.com, the PVC website, Planet5d, and his own site, www.barryandersson.com. Barry knew from a young age he wanted to be a filmmaker. Hear tips about how to flood a basement and how to convince people to work with you by giving them something besides good food. Plus, he’s got an impressive head of hair.
We’re back with local web series writer/producer Matthew G. Anderson, creator of Theater People. This comedic series features the “drama behind the drama” of the Twin Cities theater scene and is now in production on Season Four (yeah, four!).
In our chat we talk about his film start, his move to Los Angeles to write spec scripts, how being told “no” might mean another door opens right after that, how to control all aspects of your creations, and all about how to make something out of nothing with a bunch of fun and talented people. He’s such a good interviewee, I barely had to work. Enjoy.
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