Timothée Chalamet’s Advice: “It’s Not Personal” Call Me By Your Name lead actor and Oscar Nominated revelation Timothée Chalamet (22), shares the advice he keeps close and reminds himself all the time. Call Me By Your Name has been the surprise of the year. The small film (the budget was $3.5 million) that took 10 years […]
Maybe You’re Not Meant to Be a Filmmaker If you’re finding yourself doubting you are on the right path, this video will either get you excited again, or leave you deflated and then you’ll know a bit more where to head to. In a video that greatly departs from his usual vlogging style and that […]
Morgan Spurlock’s Tip to Get People to Open Up During a Documentary Interview American documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock shares his tip to interview people and get them to open up. Morgan Spurlock made a name for himself 15 years ago with his documentary Super Size Me at a time where documentaries were a minor genre […]
Francis Ford Coppola’s Warning to Sofia Coppola When Shooting Her First Film Inside: a useful warning for first-time filmmakers from Francis Ford Coppola In the Guardian’s new podcast, The Start, American filmmaker Sofia Coppola looked back at the project that launched her filmmaking career: The Virgin Suicide. Coppola fell in love with the book written by […]
Hero Worship Will Kill Your Growth It’s the first time I hear it said that way, and in a time of obsession not only for heroes but even worse, superheroes, these wise words from Mike Maples Jr’s father feel more important than ever: “Hero worship is a form of not thinking for yourself. Because heroes, […]
How Reed Morano Directed the Handmaid’s Tale to Make You Feel Everything Like Offred Like many, The Handmaid’s Tale was one of my favorite discovery from 2017 all medium aligned. An adaptation from Margaret Atwood’s novel that came out in 1989, lead by a strong cast and filmmaker Reed Morano who got the job because […]
6 Lessons From 2017 It’s been a few years now that I feel the need to look back at the year that went by and reflect on what I’ve learned. Although it’s very possible that everything I’ve learned this year you’ve been mastering from Day 1 on earth, I have myself enjoyed and been inspired […]
How to Find Out if Your Work is Good We all start creating out of necessity to understand the world we live in and how we fit into it. Creating a story is very similar in a way to problem solving. As kids, we do what we do not to make a living or become […]
Read Ava DuVernay’s letter to a first time filmmaker and collect advice for your feature I’ve said it many times before through the newsletter or here, Ava DuVernay changed my life and the way I think of my career with her first keynote speech at Film Independent in 2013. So it came as little surprise […]
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