British actor Tom Hiddleston is known for his interest and ability to play in various genres thanks to his diligent prep work ahead. Asked which role he had the least amount of time to prepare for and that turned out for the best, he answered: Woody Allen‘s Midnight in Paris. Here is what he said about the process […]
Actress Brie Larson, who won the Oscar for Best Actress for Room, and lead one of my favorite film, Short Term 12, talked about her experience getting the role for the adaptation of best-seller novel Room written by Emma Donoghue and directed by Lenny Abrahamson. The film is lead by Larson and then seven year-old child-actor Jacob Tremblay. As […]
I have a massive crush for this video interview with Orson Welles shot in Paris in 1967, when the man had fully embraced his persona. Shot in a restaurant, while eating, surrounded by journalists hanging to his every word, Welles talks about a mistake he has found himself making over and over again during casting, […]
Cate Blanchett is one of a handful of actresses who is known and recognised for her talent and resume. Just like Tilda Swinton, she has been offered a wide range of roles in both genders, and has worked with a long list of high profile filmmakers. From Steven Spielberg, to Woody Allen, Peter Jackson to David […]
– As I’m navigating the indie filmmaking process and understanding more than ever that everything is connected and evolving in a more-or-less organic way, I’m paying attention to advice and tips from seasoned filmmakers and producers with a brand new ear if you will. – There are two people I’ve mentioned before in this blog […]
As Ken Loach wisely said, “Everybody reaches a method of working by trial and error over the years”. As a filmmaker, if there is no one way to direct your actors, you do have one vision you’re trying to achieve. And to do so, you need to develop your own method. Filmmaker Adam McKay, who has […]
In one of the most thrilling read of last week, we finally got to learn about Terrence Malick’s process. Malick, the mythical filmmaker who hides his face as often as he can and never gives interview, who disappeared for decades to come back five years ago prolific and with A-listers begging to work with him, […]
Over the last two decades, Quentin Tarantino has built a reputation for revealing many actors’ range beyond what the general public was aware of with powerful and unexpected performance and seeing through actors’ potentials, reviving or kickstarting careers. During a long conversation with friend and peer Robert Rodriguez, who interviewed him for a double episode […]
[pullquote]”Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.” ~ Alan Rickman[/pullquote] This is chapter 3 of The Producer Log, a journal written by writer/director/producer Alison Kathleen Kelly as she advances on her journey producing a micro-budget […]
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