📦❤️📦🙏📦🇬🇧📦Early review of The Maze headed into its UK Release via @arrowvideo 📦🏹📦🏹#Repost @warpedperspective ・・・ Ben is mightily impressed by indie movie DAVE MADE A MAZE - check out his review now, link in the usual place! #indiecinema#cinema#davemadeamaze#davemadeamazemovie
UNDER THE FLOWERS by Award-Winning Richard Wilson @MadShelleyFilms Richard was interviewed by mariarochelle.com about filmmaking and the industry: What do you love about filmmaking? “Probably the same things I love about a great rock ’n’ roll song; the power of all this visual sound and fury just grabbing the audience by the shoulders and cutting through all the BS! Seriously, for me, film is just the perfect marriage of all that I love about art - it just floods the senses and yet provides such an intimate, emotional conversation with the audience. Anymore, I couldn’t imagine telling my stories any other way!” https://opprime.tv/ For $2.50 per month, see award-winning film festival movies you can’t find on Netflix & Hulu. Commercial-free and no interruptions! See our library on Twitter: https://twitter.com/opprime_tv and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/opprimetv/ #filmfestival#producer#filmproducer#bestfest#filmfreeway#submitnow#americanfilm#frenchcinema#redcarpet#indiecinema#internationalfestival#filmevent#cannesfilmfestival#tribecafilmfestival#femalefilmmaker
#ifbealestreetcouldtalk Absolutely enchanting. I’m so down for a #wongkarwaiesque swoon-worthy, romantic visually-sensual feast for the senses! Speaking of swoon-worthy, how about that score from young Britell?! It’s basically another character in the film. Director Jenkins is masterful in how weaves the characters, the interwoven timelines, the narration, the historical context, touching your mind and your heart at the same time. Speaking of #oscars, yes King is great (as always), but man is this ensemble packed full of piquant performances: James, Parris, Henry (absolutely pivotal in a small, but *compelling* role - what a bl**dy run he’s been on of late, no?), Ellis (OMG, are there awards of single-scene performances, my goodness!!), & esp Layne! Woah, where did she come from?! From beginning to end, in almost every frame, the girl just reaches out across the screen and kills you. I know an #oscarnom is probably not in the offing, but let’s hope Hollywood gives her the career she so richly deserves. PS. Man, look at how astonishing the technical work is in this small, indie, low-budget film…the cinematography, the production design, the brilliantly enveloping sound design. Film schools are churning out filmmakers of a how terrifyingly high creative/critical/technical degree these days, huh?…!!
Following up from yesterday's frames from "Die Ongenooides", here are a couple of BTS snaps taken by @janproduction22 and our star grip Jared Beukes. You can see that setup is heavy... 😬 Something I definitely took from this production was how older gear can still work just as well as newer stuff. It's hilarious how worried we were about working on an older Red Epic that had been used just a year or two earlier to shoot so many Big budget features. The Epic delivered beautiful images and very little about the film would've been any different or better if we'd used a newer camera. It's not about the bike! Working on this production was a pleasure and I think everyone had a great time. Thanks for the opportunity @kyknettv ! #reddigitalcinema#r3d#redepic#cinematography#dop#shortfilm#indiecinema#indiefilm#filmmaking#afrikaansfilm
#themule The ultimate cinematic Rorschach test, no? Subversive/hegemonic send-up/validation of old white male (toxic/justified) patriarchy that unpacks/piles-on outmoded/still valid stereotypes and succeeds/fails depending on wherever you land on the liberal/conservative spectrum! Also, it’s a tongue-in-cheek black comedy. Also, it’s a procedural, drama thriller. Also, it’s a family drama. Also, with B-Coop chasing Clint, it’s very meta. Also, with his real life daughter playing his onscreen daughter it’s a meta mea culpa… right? In any case, Eastwood, man, nobody does it/flops better! PS. No matter what, though, he wisely/sadly gives/wastes the great Wiest ample/not-enough screentime!
Repost from @rsh9 - “Call her moonchild...dancing in the shallows of a river. Lovely moonchild...dreaming in the shadow of the willow. Talking to the trees of the cobweb strange. Sleeping on the steps of a fountain. Waving silver wands to the night-birds song. Waiting for the sun on the mountain. She’s a moonchild...gathering the flowers in a garden. Lovely moonchild...drifting on the echoes of the hours. Sailing on the wind in a milk white gown. Dropping circle stones on a sun dial. Playing hide and seek with the ghosts of dawn. Waiting for a smile from a sun child.” #vfx#moongarden#film#indiefilm#kingcrimson#moonchild#desert#surreal#dayfornight#forcedperspective#firetrialfilms#35mm#indiecinema
“Call her moonchild...dancing in the shallows of a river. Lovely moonchild...dreaming in the shadow of the willow. Talking to the trees of the cobweb strange. Sleeping on the steps of a fountain. Waving silver wands to the night-birds song. Waiting for the sun on the mountain. She’s a moonchild...gathering the flowers in a garden. Lovely moonchild...drifting on the echoes of the hours. Sailing on the wind in a milk white gown. Dropping circle stones on a sun dial. Playing hide and seek with the ghosts of dawn. Waiting for a smile from a sun child.” #vfx#moongarden#film#indiefilm#kingcrimson#moonchild#desert#surreal#dayfornight#forcedperspective#firetrialfilms#35mm#indiecinema
Watched a screener for Monday, a fun feature film (1 hour), produced by Robert Rodriguez @rodriguez and directed by talented new guy Alejandro Montoya Marin. It premieres FEB 18 on @elreynetwork and VOD, but I'll put the link to the trailer up in my bio for a bit. Here's what Marin had to say about the project. 🎥 This movie was shot and edited for $7,000, with no crew, in 14 days as part of Robert Rodriguez's Rebel without a Crew series. El JEFE (Robert Rodriguez) only gave us 7k for the WHOLE production... just like he did EL MARIACHI. So this is what we did with that. Follow us on social media @mondayfilmrwac and @alejandromontoyamarin. #movie#film#cinema#shortfilm#indiefilm#indiecinema#supportindiefilm#mondaythemovie#robertrodriguez
#repost @saffronscreen We already love @independentcinemaoffice and everything they do for #indiecinema, and then they send us one of their CHOOSE CINEMA t-shirts, and we love them a little bit more.
Reposted from @iamonir - Congratulations and best wishes to director @sridharrangayan , actor #monaambegaonkar @anton_mads @devanshdoshi23 and the team for the release of #eveningshadows today at @pvrcinemas_official An emotional journey of a young mans acceptance of his sexuality and his coming out to his family . A film that celebrates identity love and inclusion . The first feature film post #377 verdict to tell the story of same Sex love . Watch the film for a perspective you might not have thought of .,, watch it for love ❤️❤️❤️🌈🌈🌈. #indiecinema#lgbtq#pride🌈 Also present the lovely @rotalks and @deepti.naval @rounakali007 - #regrann
The Rise, Stumble & Stumbling Rise of M. Night Shyamalan - #2 Wide Awake (1998) - M. Night’s sophomore feature is his only ever attempt at a dramedy family film. And it’s okay, I guess. Despite being his lightest, most harmless and unassuming film, ‘Wide Awake’ is ironically the hardest to judge because of how different it is from his other movies. There’s really no trace of Shyamalan's style; it kind of just exists in a forgettable, middling void between his far better and far worse movies. Joseph Cross plays a ten-year old boy who, following the death of his beloved grandfather, embarks on a quest to uncover the meaning of life and validate God's existence. Cross gives a decent enough performance, with the entirety of the film following him; he’s pretty much in every single scene, which didn't bother me. Shyamalan’s direction of child actors isn’t quite at peak level here, but it sets the stage for what we’ll see in The Sixth Sense. The director has been criticized throughout his career for being too on the nose with his dialogue. However, this short supply of subtlety actually works to his benefit here as the film is from the perspective of a child with an internal monologue that runs adjacent to the plot. There are instances where the dialogue seems too unnatural for kids to say and too complex to comprehend, but the screenplay’s sense of humor distracts from this and you go along with it. That said, Shyamalan’s family-friendly coming-of-age tale falters from being overly sentimental with not enough juice in the engine to propel the story forward. A young boy’s mission to verify the existence of God is cool and all, but the film lacks any weight or sense of jeopardy in this personal pursuit; everything feels too safe, diminishing the importance of the goal itself. Serving as an undiscovered precursor to ‘The Sixth Sense’ (a young, sensitive boy suffering under the weight of thoughts and emotions most kids his age don’t
The Rise, Stumble & Stumbling Rise of M. Night Shyamalan - #1 Praying with Anger (1992) - Written, directed, and starring M. Night Shyamalan, ‘Praying with Anger’ is the filmmaker’s first ever film, which is a plot twist in of itself as most think, and Shyamalan himself would have you believe ‘The Sixth Sense’ was his first ever cinematic venture. Following a young Indian American man who returns to his native country after the death of his father, this debut feature is as independent as they come, released in the midst of the indie film boom of the early 90s. While still a student at NYU, Shyamalan borrowed the money from family and friends to finance ‘Praying with Anger’, a film that explores the clash of Western values with those in India. It went on to screen in Los Angeles for one week at a film festival and was then never seen or heard from again. It’s even rumored that once ‘The Sixth Sense’ became a mega hit M. Night went out and bought back all the VHS copies of ‘Praying with Anger’, most likely due to his embarrassment of the film receiving not-so-good reviews from critics at the time of its release. However, the full film can be found on YouTube if anyone’s interested. This is by far the longest M. Night cameo on film. We’ve seen him cast himself throughout his movies in brief yet effective roles before, but seeing him lead this film from start to finish was a bit much; the guy just isn’t a great actor. As for directing and writing, this semi-autobiographical drama struggles with tone and pacing, relying way too heavily on dramatic clichés, stereotypical characters and a predictable narrative. There’s a somewhat lack of consistency with its characters from scene to scene, and the amateur dialogue doesn’t help at all. However, there are some interesting shot compositions and camera movements scattered throughout that are suggestive of the filmmaker M. Night would go on to become. While this film lacks the supernatural