If you’ve one of mentorless.com avid readers, you are aware of my admiration for Darren Aronofsky and his body of work. Discovering that two of the behind-the-scenes shot by Niko Tavernise were available online in their full version was pretty much like fast forwarding to Christmas 2013. Tavernise is a film-set photographer and occasionally BTS […]
12 Monkeys is one of my favorite sci-fi movie and yet, it took me a long time to watch The Hamster Factor after @LaFamiliaFilm pointed out its existence. The Hamster Factor is both a full-length documentary and 12 Monkeys’ official behind-the-scene, ordered by Terry Gilliam himself to protect his back, in case his Hollywood experience would […]
I started looking a little bit into details at Sundance 2013 and realized that when you broke them down, there were even less slots available to have your film in competition than I thought. This year had 12,146 films submitted, and out of those, only 121 are in competition (!). Then, as it was getting […]
Kickstarter is one of the crowdfunding platform that has been a game changer for many artists and entrepreneurs in barely four years. Many projects have seen the light of day and gained media and public attention through it, and many independent filmmakers (and even mainstream filmmakers) are now using it systematically when they plan to launch their […]
It happens sometimes, I get to talk about a woman who has been successfully working in the industry (and who is not an actress or a producer). The fact is: there are many more women working in the industry that I know of, but they are very poorly represented in the media and you have […]
It’s been several months now that a growing frustration has expanded on my twitter account regarding indie documentaries making it very very very hard for anyone who doesn’t live near the Lincoln Center to watch them. I don’t understand what would motivate indie producers and directors not to release their film online. I sincerely don’t, […]
Three days ago the IFP Minnesota hold a Producer’s Conference with Pariah‘s producer Nekissa Cooper, The Descendants‘ producer Jim Burke and Motherland‘s producer Jennifer Steinman. Marketing and publicity specialist Sheri Candler, who is no stranger to mentorless, was also there to talk about Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance and live tweeted the conference as well […]
One of the many positive aspect of owning your own DSLR (and its complementary) equipment is that you can reimburse your investment by shooting documentaries, music videos, profile videos and of course corporate videos. But depending of the situation, the final product ,and the budget (that went down drastically too) you also might have to deal […]
I am very pleased to share Caine’s Arcade today on mentorless. Caine’s Arcade is a short movie I had the chance to see during DIY days in LA, back in October, that took all of us by surprise as it tells a very simple story that takes an unexpected turn to become a feel good […]
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