Five things that we’ve come across this week that might be of interest to you DIY filmmakers out there: Storytelling Tropes: You’re looking to make a movie. Where do you start? Most likely with a script, right? Well, where do you start the script? If you like fun and colourful images that help to make sense […]Read more "THE INDIEROUND UP #2: STORYTELLING TROPES, ROYALTY FREE VS COPYRIGHT FREE, GRASSROOTS MARKETING, AND MORE"
Rick Maylender spent several years behind bars for a string of bank robberies. Now out of prison, he has set up Last Chance Garage to help at-risk teens steer clear of trouble by teaching them useful skills, including how to recover and restore abandoned classic cars. Our short documentary Last Chance Garage has been shortlisted for […]Read more "Last Chance Garage at Walthamstow International Film Festival"
We’re beta testing a new feature, the (not so?) cleverly titled IndieRound Up, where we aim to showcase a handful of stories from around the internet which we hope are of interest to you. So without further ado (or any ado, for that matter), here’s whats piqued our interest this week: The full cost & income […]Read more "The IndieRound Up #1: Budgeting a £1M feature, Stanley Kubrick’s Shining Treatment, Plot Holes explained, and more"
I was sent this Montar universal car mount and asked to give it a review. Designed by WinnerGear, it is intended to hold smartphones in place for everyday driving, but it struck me as a potentially useful tool for the DIY filmmaker’s toolbox. So we took it for a quick test drive, which you can see here: […]Read more "Product review: Montar universal car mount"
https://vimeo.com/82394848 I got a bit of a pre-Christmas gift in my inbox today when Mark Brocking, the writer and director of The Double Cross, finally sent a link to the movie. Shot on 16mm black and white film, it is a throwback to slapstick comedies of Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton. I’ve always been someone whose […]Read more "The Double Cross, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love a Dayjob"
And now, finally, the last batch of trailer’s for this year’s BFI London Film Festival. The festival runs from Wednesday 8 to Sunday 19, and as you can see there are so many great films on the programme. Let us know in the Comment section which films you’ve seen, and whether you recommend them. Tales (dir. Rakhshan […]Read more "2014 BFI London FF trailers, part 6: T-Z"
OK, we’re at the penultimate list now – part 5 of this year’s BFI London film fest trailers: Party Girl (dirs. Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis) Pasolini (dir. Abel Ferrara) Phoenix (dir. Christian Petzold) Ping Pong Summer (dir. Michael Tully) The Possibilities are Endless (dirs. Edward Lovelace, James Hall) The President (dir. Mohsen Makhmalbaf) Princess of France (dir. Matías Piñeiro) Queen and Country (dir. John Boorman) Radiator (dir. Tom Browne) No […]Read more "2014 BFI London FF trailers, part 5: P-S"