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Interviews

Interview With O-STAR (2015) Writer/Director/Producer Dima Otvertchenko

O-STAR (2015) by Writer/Director/Producer Dima Otvertchenko. Good-natured country boy Rudy is 19 when he discovers that life on Earth may end this week. But the worst part's already happened: His girlfriend just dumped him. Now he has just a few days to discover what it ever meant to be in love in the first place. Told through fantastical music videos, 'O-Star' features a core cast of actor-singers performing 7 original pop-punk rock songs, hearkening back to 'American Idiot o...

Interview with Michael Phillis on MINI SUPREME (2015) @ Palm Springs International Shortfest.

MINI SUPREME (2015) by Writer/Director Michael Phillis: SYNOPSIS: Jeremie has a hard time being a grown-up. When his childish behavior gets him fired from his stuffy corporate job, he hatches a plan to use immaturity to his advantage. Enlisting the aid of Dominika, his dour Russian landlady, Jeremie sews, preens, plucks, and bedazzles himself into “Jennie Jo,” a seven-year-old pageant princess with a (fictional) growth disorder. Disguised as mother and daughter, Dominika and Jerem...

Interview With Director Amos Geva for THE TOUR GUIDE (2015) @ Palm Springs International Shortfest

THE TOUR GUIDE (2015) by Amos Geva @ Palm Springs International Shortfest Synopsis: A look at the life and work of an Israeli immigrant to Germany who gives ‘Holocaust’ tours at key historical sites.   In an interview with Amos Geva about his film, here is what he had to say:   How did you meet Nirit, your tour guide? Can you tell the story of how you went about telling this story?   I met nirit while working on research for a film about the German-Je...

BOY RAZOR (2015) by Peter Pontikis @ Palm Springs Short Film Festival.

Synopsis: A bullied boy tries to get even with his tormentors by sticking a razorblade through a crack in a waterslide. When he realizes his revenge is out of proportion he starts a race against time to set things right.   In an interview with Peter during the festival, here is what he had to say:   What was the inspiration behind this story and was it based on an actual event? I'm really not sure that it was an actual event, but growing up I heard about something similar to...

“Canadian Pakistani Music Videos (Pakistani Movie Edit)” Now Released

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“Canadian Pakistani Music Videos (Pakistani Movie Edit)” A New Addition to Pakistani Film, Music and Television Industry, now released in the USA  followed by new American-Canadian Movie and Music Album Releases.     OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:   http://www.wiredprnews.com/2015/06/15/canadian-pakistani-music-videos-pakistani-movie-edit-now-released_20150615312907.html   Official IMDB LISTING:   www.imdb.com/title/tt4713...

Jean-Michel Cousteau Speaks About Ocean Futures and ODYSSEA 3D at 68th Cannes Film Festival

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, was born May 6, 1938 and is a French explorer, environmentalist, teacher, and filmmaker. He has produced over 80 documentaries and now working on a number of international environmental initiatives including Ocean Futures and Ambassadors of the Environment. Cousteau appeared at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival to promote his nearly finished film ODYSSEA 3D, which reveals an up close and personal look at the under water world today and ...

Find Out How You Can Help Finish ORSON WELLES'S Last Film!

Photo credit to Lauren Faretta Filip Jan Rymsza, 37, is a Polish-born producer and filmmaker. He resides in Los Angeles, where he manages Royal Road Entertainment, an independent production company. During the 68th Cannes Film Festival, Filip announced the launch of an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for the finishing of legendary filmmaker, Orson Welles' last and never before seen film, 'The Other Side of the Wind'. Since his death in 1985, Welles’ film was embroiled in ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau Speaks About Ocean Futures and ODYSSEA 3D at 68th Cannes Film Festival

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, was born May 6, 1938 and is a French explorer, environmentalist, teacher, and filmmaker. He has produced over 80 documentaries and now working on a number of international environmental initiatives including Ocean Futures and Ambassadors of the Environment. Cousteau appeared at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival to promote his nearly finished film ODYSSEA 3D, which reveals an up close and personal look at the under water world today and ...

Frat Dude Secret Gossip

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Frat Dude Secret Gossip   Due to extreme high volume of requests and curiosity of the general public this blog/article has to be published. The “Fratmen Fratpad Tributes” are more than 100s of songs and more than 1000 music videos given as a tribute to all the  Fratmen of Arizona. Kindly note the songs are not random and they are about actual people. The setting of the music videos is Arizona. All the other States such as California, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Chicago, Wisc...

Interview With Producer Filip Jan Rymsza on 'The Other Side of the Wind'.

Photo credit to Lauren Faretta Filip Jan Rymsza, 37, is a Polish-born producer and filmmaker. He resides in Los Angeles, where he manages Royal Road Entertainment, an independent production company. During the 68th Cannes Film Festival, Filip announced the launch of an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for the finishing of legendary filmmaker, Orson Welles' last and never before seen film, 'The Other Side of the Wind'. Since his death in 1985, Welles’ film was embroiled in ...

Joachim Trier: Interview for Louder than Bombs

  By Martin I. Petrov Joachim Trier is a Norwegian director and scriptwriter. His third feature film Louder than bombs, and first in the english language after Reprise and Oslo, August 31, was presented in this year’s Competition at Festival De Cannes 2015.  The film tells the story of a single father and his 12 year old son in New York City struggling to rebuild their life after his wife commits suicide.  Read our review of the film here: http://www.film...

César Augusto Acevedo - Camera D'or Winner 2015 / Interview

By Martin I. Petrov   César Augusto Acevedo is a Colombian filmmaker. Land and Shade is his first feature film, presented at this year’s Semaine de la Critique. The story takes us to rural Colombia, where an old man returns to his family after many years of absence to find his son very ill and his wife in denial of leaving the land she so much loves. He is challenged to re-integrate into the family, while at the same time, the circumstances are indicative of a big change i...

TimesTalks Presents: Pixar’s “Inside Out”

  Today at the American Pavilion at 10AM, some of the cast of Pixar’s newest film “Inside Out” came to talk about the film. The program began with a showing of the preview for the film, which is about the mind of a little girl, and the feelings, joy, sadness, anger, fear and disgust, which control it.   In attendance today was Pete Docter, Jonas Rivera, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black and Phyllis Smith. They talked a lot about how the main character of the...

Teo Corban - Interview for One Floor Below

Teo Corban is a Romanian actor, working mostly in theatre and known for his appearances in Christian Mungiu’s 4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days and the recent Berlinale success Aferim! by Radu Jude. Corban plays Patrascu, the main character in Radu Muntean’s One Floor Below, in this year’s Un Certain Regard section. Patrascu lives a happy family life in contemporary Bucharest. His life is challenged when he witnesses a domestic quarrel that end with a murder.   Would you s...

#DIGITALCANNES

  #DIGITALCANNES   Today, tucked away in the beautiful Hotel Eden on Rue D'Antibe was a very informational panel on the importance of digital marketing and strategic planning for the film industry. Kicked off by a selection of short films ranging from 2 to 15 minutes selected by the panelists, the 3 hour event was filled with useful information, intruiging dialogue and enjoyable films.  Benedicte Beaugeois from Film Festival Life stated, “The opportunities of ...

Radu Muntean: Interview for One Floor Below

Radu Muntean is a Romanian Filmmaker. His fifth feature film One Floor Below (Un Etaj Mai Jos) is at the Un Certain Regard section of the 68th Festival De Cannes.  Patrascu lives happy family life in contemporary Romania. After he witnesses domestic quarrel that ends up with a murder, Patrascu's world is challenged and he is called to discover a side of his character he never explored before.    Interview: Martin I. Petrov Photo credits: Chloé Vollmer-Lo   ...

Interview with CODE Documentary Filmmaker Robin Hauser Reynolds

By Maria Esteves – May 15, 2015 Robin Hauser Reynolds (RHR) is an Award-winning producer and director. At age seven, she began pursuing her passion for the arts and film as a professional photographer. She is an MBA graduate from Thunderbird School of Global Management. In 2013, Reynolds first documentary feature Running For Jim received numerous awards including Best Documentary at SOHO International Film Festival and Best Feature Film at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. Reyn...

"Irrational Man" Press Conference

  One of the most talked about films of the festival is Woody Allen’s “Irrational Man” starring Jamie Blackley, Joaquin Phoenix, and Emma Stone. The mystery drama which is scheduled to release July 17th, 2015 tells a story of philosophy professor Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) that finds a new sense of meaning to his life after entering a relationship with one of his students (Emma Stone). At the crowded press conference today, the elegant Stone was asked about working w...

Culture of Cannes

  I sat down with Nydia Simone to talk about her film The Lost Book of Rap and hear her perspective on the Cannes Film Festival as a filmmaker in the Short Film corner. Simone mentioned her previous experience at the Cannes Film Festival as an intern, and how that experience helped her to learn the business and to become more comfortable in Cannes, which we all know can be overwhelming the first visit, or even for those who go to the festival every year.   As a second time Cannes ...

Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) Press Conference

    Tale of Tales Press Conference There was a fully packed audience at the Tale of Tales (Matteo Garrone) press conference as moviegoers prepare for it's premiere today. Loosely based on Giambattista Basile's collection of stories from the 17th century, the film focuses on the Queen of Longtrellis (Salma Hayek) who is desperately trying to conceive a child. The fantasy fairytale, though not aimed for a children's audience, also stars Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, and Jo...

2015 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Laura Bispuri (Director/Writer) and Alba Rohrwacher (Actress) - “Sworn Virgin”

Sworn Virgin is the story of a woman who sacrifices her femininity for her freedom, and years later must renounce her honor to become a woman again. Hana Doda, a young woman living within the confines of a Northern Albanian village, longs to escape the shackles of womanhood, and live her life as a man. To do so she must evoke an old law of the Kanun and take an oath to eternally remain a virgin. Years later, as Mark, she leaves home for the first time and travels to Italy to stay with her sist...

Seeking Volunteers (& Interns!) for the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival, June 10 - 18 at L.A. LIVE

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  Seeking Volunteers for the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival, June 10 - 18 at L.A. LIVE Now in its twenty-first year, the Los Angeles Film Festival showcases the best in new American and international cinema and provides the movie-loving public with access to some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals and emerging new talent by bringing them together in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world. Our volunteers are a key component to making the ...

Glasgow FF 2015: Interview with Morgan Matthews for X+Y

Morgan Matthews is a successful filmmaker and producer, mainly known for a number of documentaries like Beautiful Young Minds and Shooting Bigfoot. X+Y is his first feature film, inspired by a the true story of a young boy, diagnosed to be on the autistic spectrum, who travelled from the UK to China to participate in a mathematical olympiad. There, he did not only succeed in pursuing his dream, but also in discovering friendship, love and in finding his real self.       ...

Berlinale 2015 Interview: Justin Kelly for I am Michael

  Justin Kelly - I am Michael, 2015 US - Interview by Martin I. Petrov    Justin Kelly is an American writer and director, who has mainly directed music videos before entering the film industry with several short films. I am Michael is his first feature film that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and it was part of the Berlinale Panorama. The film tells the story of a gay activist and writer, who suddenly turned to religion, developing a theory against ho...

Interviews with Director Andy Siege

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