I had such a great time organizing the 24-Hour Film Royal, the team and I jumped at the opportunity to take over the Quick Freeze Film Competition, a five-day event that runs as part of the Anchorage International Film Festival in December. Click the image to redirect to the competition website.
Billy Ray, screenwriter of Captain Philips, addresses the next generation of screenwriters about the current state of the filmmaking industry. Click the picture for the link.
If you're in Anchorage, come to Nerd Nite #9 where I'll be presenting Screenwriting Tips From Someone Who's Only Okay At It, Or: 10 Tips For Creating Characters People Hopefully Care About. Other presenters will be talking about artificial intelligence and the power of networking. If you don't know what Nerd Nite is, it's a monthly event held in 90 cities around the world. It's kind of like TED Talks, but with alcohol! Check out the Events page for details.
No Film School recently spoke to Radium Cheung, co-DP of the recent Sundance hit Tangerine, about his experience shooting the film on an iPhone 5s with very limited resources, and how he still managed to get cinematic results. The article also contains several helpful interviews and featurettes. Click on the picture for the link.
Here's my latest short film from the recent Solstice Showcase, The Girl I Should've Ended Up With! I can't thank enough all the people who gave their time and talent to work on it. If you're watching again or for the first time, I hope you enjoy it.
Indiewire recently interviewed Frank Hall Green, first-time director of Wildlike, about his approach to the film festival circuit. Other than being helpful advice in general, the film gets bonus points for being one of the few filmed in my home state of Alaska. Click on the picture for the article.
The Hollywood Reporter recently interviewed Wong Fu Productions, popular YouTubers and filmmakers, about their recently premiered first feature film, Everything Before Us. Click the link for the interview.
Over the past few weeks, I've had the pleasure of running the 24-Hour Film Royal with some of my favorite filmmaking peers. During the event proper, we visited most of the teams at the various stages of production and filmed a behind-the-scenes documentary. The result became a thank you to the participants, and a love letter to the local filmmaking community.
We're working on a new short film that I'm pretty excited about, The Girl I Should've Ended Up With! We're hoping to have it ready by mid-June. Stay tuned for all the details!
No Film School recently interviewed Joel Potrykus, director of the micro-budget indie film and SXSW entry Buzzard, about guerrilla filmmaking. Click the picture for the article.