Some Tips For Directing Actors on the Found In Time blog!
Probably one of the best things about filmmaking is that there’s always more to learn. In the process of making Found In Time (our latest feature) more actor-friendly, we’re revisiting a number of directing techniques, refreshing our memory banks in the process. In our latest blog entry we pass what we’re relearning on to you.
Silent Choices Goes Digital, and More
Silent Choices, Faith Pennick’s award-winning documentary on the political, social and economic issues facing African American women and reproductive rights, will be screening Tuesday, April 20th, at Hudson Community College, with a Q&A session to follow.
Place: Hudson Community College, 25 Journal Square, Jersey City, Student Lounge.
Date: Tuesday, April 20th, 2pm
Travel: Right off the Journal Square stop on the PATH train station
More Info: Email Angela Tuzzo
But that’s not all! The film is now available as a digital download from New Day Films, and Faith has just completed a new study guide to accompany it. Also, Silent Choices was just written up in In These Times Magazine (available online or in print). Folks, you should watch this film. It’s a great doc on a tough subject, doesn’t pull any punches, and yet somehow remains hopeful about the future.
You Don’t Have To Love Me Screens At NewFilmmakers
You Don’t Have To Love Me, the music video for artist Dan Zweben, directed by Rebecca Gwynne, will be screening in the NewFilmmakers Short Film Program screening series. The screening is the culmination of a year of festival touring for the music video (it’s screened at the Swansea Bay, London Independent, Hollywood East, Big Bear Lake, and La Femme film festivals, among other venues). The piece is beautiful, a bit melancholy, and features great work all around. (We’re biased, because Arthur Vincie line produced it, but it’s all true).
Rye ‘n Ginger extended!
Rye ‘n Ginger, directed by Rick Mowat, will be playing at the Huron Club in the SoHo Playhouse, Thursday from now through May 6th. She’s a fading beauty, and he’s young and interested. Is this May/September romance something special, or the same old sad scene played out in bars across Reagan’s America? Part of the ongoing ‘Bar Play Project’ setting and presenting plays in bars. Written by Fred Crecca and directed by Rick Mowat (who was also in Caleb’s Door).
Place: SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam St. btw. 6th Avenue and Varick St.
Date: Thursdays, April 15th – May 6th, 8pm
Tickets: $18 at the door, $15 in advance. Buy Tickets.
John Bonafede Performs in Marina Abramovic’s The Artist Is Present At MoMA
John Bonafede, multi-talented artist, painter, and production designer, is performing in a massive retrospective of pioneer performance artists Marina Abramovic’s work at MoMA. Featuring over 50 works and organized in roughly historical order, the retrospective covers the wide range of video, live, photographic, and sound works that Abramovic has undertaken in her 40-year career. John cites her as a major influence on his own work (which you can check out some of online at Slowcrack.com. Performing every day the museum is open, from now through the end of May.
The Bridge premieres at the 2010 Athens International Film Festival This April
The Bridge, written and directed by Philipp Wolter, and produced by Michelle Glick Wolter, will premiere at this year’s Athens International Film Festival. The short is about a Korean man, grieving over the loss of his wife and his estrangement from his daughter, who mysteriously finds himself returning to the same spot on a bridge. The Bridge is a FilmGym project. FilmGym is a special production company that emphasizes the collaboration between filmmakers, visual artists and actors.
Help support The Living Wake on Facebook
The Living Wake, a dark comedy written by Mike O’Connell and Peter Kline, and directed by Sol Tryon (who’s also a producer extraordinaire), will be premiering in New York on May 14th and in LA on May 21st. The film’s a unique and memorable experience, and in many ways embodies the independent film spirit. Help support the film and its creators by joining the Facebook fan page. You’ll get to see stills from the film, a VLOG, and festival/industry reviews.