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Interview: A.T. Sayre, Writer / Director – ‘The Song the Zombie Sang’

Interview: A.T. Sayre, Writer / Director – ‘The Song the Zombie Sang’

Written and to be directed by A.T. Sayre (write/director of the award winning feature film ‘Whatever Makes You Happy‘), ‘The Song the Zombie Sang‘ is planned as a low budget independent production, to be funded primarily (if not exclusively) by its Indiegogo crowd funding campaign, in partnership with Indiereign. Principal photography will occur at the end of

52nd New York Film Festival Review: ‘Maps to the Stars’

Directed by David Cronenberg Written by Bruce Wagner Starring Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore, Evan Bird, & John Cusack David Cronenberg’s enjoyably twisted ‘Maps to the Stars’ is a vicious skewering of Hollywood that benefits from a savage wit, sharp direction, and strong scenery-chewing performances from game actors. But the film ultimately adds up

Review: ‘HER’

by David Teich Written & Directed by Spike Jonze Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Chris Pratt, Rooney Mara Shortly after Joaquin Phoenix’s Theodore Twombly finishes signing divorce papers with his estranged wife (Rooney Mara) midway through Spike Jonze’s terrific new film “Her,” he says of his new girlfriend, Samantha, “It’s good to be with somebody that’s

Op-Ed: On Storytelling in Independent Film

Richard Brody’s article in The New Yorker — “The Problem with Processed Storytelling” elucidates a lot of things I’ve been thinking about lately. The entire article is worth reading, but here are some takeaways: The storytelling doctrines put forth by Hollywood and their perseverance in independent film. Story should be the equivalent of “a musical

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