Downtown Calling chronicles an artistic explosion in a discarded, crumbling New York City.
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The documentary is both amusing and riveting and people may wonder if they should have enjoyed themselves so much; after all, the story really happened and didn't come from Ferguson's imagination.
Pregnancy has no middle position, and when you are only 17, no good options.
Indie producers have been on a relentless quest to find the elusive "final 20%" of their budgets. They've raised the equity, made the presales, maxed the gap, and still they come up 20% short.
In movies, marijuana is depicted either a hilarious holy grail or a gateway to harder, darker substances.
"Substance Ovuse" is an amazing short film by LA's Burke Roberts. For more on Burke and his films check out his website at: bizzurkearmy.com. Burke ...
As both a community and an industry, it is critical we look at both the creative infrastructure, and societal factors for answers to why we have so failed to develop the alternative and youth sectors.
Kandahar Break offers a love story as old as Romeo and Juliet at the core of a more contemporary thriller, every scene of which is packed with suspense.
Director Vlad Yudin's feature film debut is a decent little indie movie, worth watching at least to enjoy the strong acting of DJ Qualls and Nikki Reed.
"Yes!" he shouted, as the director, Alejo Mo-Sun, strolled across the alien world, dressed casually in a white polo and jeans, aviators and a cowboy h...
With this list of alternative, independent cinema in Los Angeles, we've pretty much planned out all your dates for the rest of the year. But seriously...
I made my first feature on barely a 5-figure budget, and now the tools to make it happen are even better. (Have you seen the image quality that a Cano...
PARIS - It may seem backward to travel to one of the most beautiful cities in the world and sit in the dark.
In Paris, there are seemingly endless r...
When the actor Manny Perez told me about the script he had written for what would become La Soga, I was blown away. It was a poem about how most of the world lives.
The best film festivals have stimulating films in a festive atmosphere. Films that challenge and entertain and stretch the mind in a social environment of filmgoers who interact and bond.
The Manhattan Film Festival is a small festival in a large city, New York City. It's a modest event with some ambitious films. Without corporate spons...
Luca Guadagnino's I Am Love is one of my favorite films of the year, and perhaps, of the last few years. When I left the theater I felt elated and uplifted and really moved.
Twin brothers Logan and Noah Miller put everything on the line to produce, direct, and play leading roles in Touching Home, a revelatory film about their relationship with their father.
What does this mean for independent producers? Without a syndication network, banks are going to have to carry more loans on their books, which means they won't be able to do as many deals
Within three minutes of sitting down with Edward Burns to talk about film, you're having such a good time that you literally want to run him around the corner to the legendary Blarney Stone pub.
I still may submit to some festivals. The exposure certainly wouldn't hurt. They're just not the main route to travel down with this project now. At least, that's what my gut's telling me.
The Disappearance of Alice Creed is a film with three characters, a room, and as much story as you could possibly squeeze into the situation.
Indie filmmakers are always looking for money. Now enterprising producers have discovered an unprecedented new resource for funding: they're going online and hitting up their audiences.
Crowd funding is a tremendous marketing tool, but that's really what it is: a tool. If we go in with any sense of entitlement, lack of follow-through, or weakness, crowd funding will probably not enable us to "seize the power."
The reality is, ultra low budget films have to overcome bigger obstacles to achieve lower cash returns.
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