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Case Study: ‘Memory Lane’ – A Lesson In Sustainable Indie Filmmaking On No Budget

Case Study: ‘Memory Lane’ – A Lesson In Sustainable Indie Filmmaking On No Budget

After dropping out of film school, I wrote, directed, and produced a critically-acclaimed feature film with a budget of less than $300. Then I secured international distribution. IndieNYC asked me to tell you how: Two years after enrolling, I heard David Mamet say “stay out of school”. If you’re familiar with Mamet, you understand why

Interview: Marco Ursino (Executive Director) & Nathan Kensinger (Head of Programming) – Brooklyn Film Festival

The Brooklyn Film Festival, is an International, competitive festival. BFF mission is to provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films. To draw worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema. To encourage the rights of all Brooklyn residents to access and

Stylistically Choreographed ‘TRASH DANCE’ Opens at reRun Theater – April 26, 2013

Sometimes inspiration can be found in the most unexpected places. Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the unseen men and women who pick up our trash. Filmmaker Andrew Garrison follows Orr as she joins sanitation workers in Austin, Texas, on their daily routes to listen, learn, and ultimately to

Interview: Katie Dellamaggiore (Writer/Director – ‘Brooklyn Castle)

Brooklyn, New York’s Intermediate School 318 is a testament to the transformational powers of chess, quality afterschool programming, and a dedicated staff. The school’s chess program began as a loose gathering of chess enthusiasts – the “Chess Nuts,” as they called themselves – in the early ‘90s. Elizabeth Vicary, then working for nonprofit Chess-in-the-Schools, arrived

Interview: Eugene Jarecki (Director- ‘The House I Live In’)

Filmed in more than twenty states, ‘The House I Live In‘ captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America’s longest war, offering a

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