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My wonderful teammates (Laura Hadden , Alex Mallis and Tennessee Watson) won the International Documentary Challenge at HotDocs in Toronto. The way it works is, you receive a theme and genre on a Thursday morning and have 5 days to find a topic, characters, produce and deliver a 4-7min documentary film. It’s fun for many reasons but also because you never know where you will find yourself over the course of the next few days.

So this year, we went back for more and welcomed the brilliant Jay Sterrenberg to our team and found ourselves on a 70 year old oil tanker…We can’t release the film just yet but the still image is a teaser. I love this challenge!

On the film front, I watched a couple of interesting docs that were in a way similar.

The first gives a larger scale portrait of modern day society spanning over 10 countries and the other concentrates on small town Middlefart in Denmark.

Abendland from Austrian filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter, though described as a demonstration of “the empowering, unifying, and alienating nature of technology” to me acts more as a brilliant overview of the European society in 2010s…African immigrants are denied residence, Big brother watches on massive camera arrays in London, annual anti-nuclear activist gathering, Spanish boarder patrol watches for illegal activity, thousands of ravers dance in a techno-liscious stadium…

all very very beautiful filmed.

The other film was The Average of the Average by Dutch filmmaker Michael Madsen (not the actor!). He attempts to define the town through 13 chapters of “average” events, approaching the subject matter as if it was to be exhibited in a museum. And it also happens to be Denmark’s first 3D film.

And to end with here’s what Filmmaker Mag’s Scott Macauley is looking forward to at SXSW.

Enjoy.

Mar 05
My wonderful teammates (Laura Hadden , Alex Mallis and Tennessee Watson) won the International Documentary Challenge at HotDocs in Toronto. The way it works is, you receive a theme and genre on a Thursday morning and have 5 days to find a topic, characters, produce and deliver a 4-7min documentary film. It’s fun for many reasons but also because you never know where you will find yourself over the course of the next few days.
So this year, we went back for more and welcomed the brilliant Jay Sterrenberg to our team and found ourselves on a 70 year old oil tanker…We can’t release the film just yet but the still image is a teaser. I love this challenge!
On the film front, I watched a couple of interesting docs that were in a way similar.
The first gives a larger scale portrait of modern day society spanning over 10 countries and the other concentrates on small town Middlefart in Denmark.
Abendland from Austrian filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter, though described as a demonstration of “the empowering, unifying, and alienating nature of technology” to me acts more as a brilliant overview of the European society in 2010s…African immigrants are denied residence, Big brother watches on massive camera arrays in London, annual anti-nuclear activist gathering, Spanish boarder patrol watches for illegal activity, thousands of ravers dance in a techno-liscious stadium…
all very very beautiful filmed.
The other film was The Average of the Average by Dutch filmmaker Michael Madsen (not the actor!). He attempts to define the town through 13 chapters of “average” events, approaching the subject matter as if it was to be exhibited in a museum. And it also happens to be Denmark’s first 3D film.
And to end with here’s what Filmmaker Mag’s Scott Macauley is looking forward to at SXSW.
Enjoy.

I took a short break, to catch my breath…
here’s how it went down : http://vimeo.com/27081511

Last week I went down to IFC for the screening of TabloidErrol Morris’ new film. It’s a fascinating and entertaining story, well structured. What I enjoyed most was the conversation with Errol after the screening, it was the most entertaining Q & A in which he actually questioned the audience about the film and lead a funny and engaging discussion.
He referred to the interview as a relationship and the purpose of the documentary film as a means to present the complexity of the situation or a story not so much to offer closure or a resolve.
I loved that.

Later, in a conversation with my friend Alex Mallis, we both concluded we are quite jealous of Mr. Morris capacity and depth of research.

Otherwise, make sure to check out ITVS 20 year celebration, they are screening 20 documentary films free online until the end of September.

Enjoy

Jul 25
I took a short break, to catch my breath…here’s how it went down : http://vimeo.com/27081511
Last week I went down to IFC for the screening of Tabloid, Errol Morris’ new film. It’s a fascinating and entertaining story, well structured. What I enjoyed most was the conversation with Errol after the screening, it was the most entertaining Q & A in which he actually questioned the audience about the film and lead a funny and engaging discussion.He referred to the interview as a relationship and the purpose of the documentary film as a means to present the complexity of the situation or a story not so much to offer closure or a resolve.I loved that.
Later, in a conversation with my friend Alex Mallis, we both concluded we are quite jealous of Mr. Morris capacity and depth of research.
Otherwise, make sure to check out ITVS 20 year celebration, they are screening 20 documentary films free online until the end of September.
Enjoy
My wonderful teammates (Laura Hadden , Alex Mallis and Tennessee Watson) won the International Documentary Challenge at HotDocs in Toronto. The way it works is, you receive a theme and genre on a Thursday morning and have 5 days to find a topic, characters, produce and deliver a 4-7min documentary film. It’s fun for many reasons but also because you never know where you will find yourself over the course of the next few days.
So this year, we went back for more and welcomed the brilliant Jay Sterrenberg to our team and found ourselves on a 70 year old oil tanker…We can’t release the film just yet but the still image is a teaser. I love this challenge!
On the film front, I watched a couple of interesting docs that were in a way similar.
The first gives a larger scale portrait of modern day society spanning over 10 countries and the other concentrates on small town Middlefart in Denmark.
Abendland from Austrian filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter, though described as a demonstration of “the empowering, unifying, and alienating nature of technology” to me acts more as a brilliant overview of the European society in 2010s…African immigrants are denied residence, Big brother watches on massive camera arrays in London, annual anti-nuclear activist gathering, Spanish boarder patrol watches for illegal activity, thousands of ravers dance in a techno-liscious stadium…
all very very beautiful filmed.
The other film was The Average of the Average by Dutch filmmaker Michael Madsen (not the actor!). He attempts to define the town through 13 chapters of “average” events, approaching the subject matter as if it was to be exhibited in a museum. And it also happens to be Denmark’s first 3D film.
And to end with here’s what Filmmaker Mag’s Scott Macauley is looking forward to at SXSW.
Enjoy.
My wonderful teammates (Laura Hadden , Alex Mallis and Tennessee Watson) won the International Documentary Challenge at HotDocs in Toronto. The way it works is, you receive a theme and genre on a Thursday morning and have 5 days to find a topic, characters, produce and deliver a 4-7min documentary film. It’s fun for many reasons but also because you never know where you will find yourself over the course of the next few days.
So this year, we went back for more and welcomed the brilliant Jay Sterrenberg to our team and found ourselves on a 70 year old oil tanker…We can’t release the film just yet but the still image is a teaser. I love this challenge!
On the film front, I watched a couple of interesting docs that were in a way similar.
The first gives a larger scale portrait of modern day society spanning over 10 countries and the other concentrates on small town Middlefart in Denmark.
Abendland from Austrian filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter, though described as a demonstration of “the empowering, unifying, and alienating nature of technology” to me acts more as a brilliant overview of the European society in 2010s…African immigrants are denied residence, Big brother watches on massive camera arrays in London, annual anti-nuclear activist gathering, Spanish boarder patrol watches for illegal activity, thousands of ravers dance in a techno-liscious stadium…
all very very beautiful filmed.
The other film was The Average of the Average by Dutch filmmaker Michael Madsen (not the actor!). He attempts to define the town through 13 chapters of “average” events, approaching the subject matter as if it was to be exhibited in a museum. And it also happens to be Denmark’s first 3D film.
And to end with here’s what Filmmaker Mag’s Scott Macauley is looking forward to at SXSW.
Enjoy.

My wonderful teammates (Laura Hadden , Alex Mallis and Tennessee Watson) won the International Documentary Challenge at HotDocs in Toronto. The way it works is, you receive a theme and genre on a Thursday morning and have 5 days to find a topic, characters, produce and deliver a 4-7min documentary film. It’s fun for many reasons but also because you never know where you will find yourself over the course of the next few days.

So this year, we went back for more and welcomed the brilliant Jay Sterrenberg to our team and found ourselves on a 70 year old oil tanker…We can’t release the film just yet but the still image is a teaser. I love this challenge!

On the film front, I watched a couple of interesting docs that were in a way similar.

The first gives a larger scale portrait of modern day society spanning over 10 countries and the other concentrates on small town Middlefart in Denmark.

Abendland from Austrian filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter, though described as a demonstration of “the empowering, unifying, and alienating nature of technology” to me acts more as a brilliant overview of the European society in 2010s…African immigrants are denied residence, Big brother watches on massive camera arrays in London, annual anti-nuclear activist gathering, Spanish boarder patrol watches for illegal activity, thousands of ravers dance in a techno-liscious stadium…

all very very beautiful filmed.

The other film was The Average of the Average by Dutch filmmaker Michael Madsen (not the actor!). He attempts to define the town through 13 chapters of “average” events, approaching the subject matter as if it was to be exhibited in a museum. And it also happens to be Denmark’s first 3D film.

And to end with here’s what Filmmaker Mag’s Scott Macauley is looking forward to at SXSW.

Enjoy.

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I took a short break, to catch my breath…here’s how it went down : http://vimeo.com/27081511
Last week I went down to IFC for the screening of Tabloid, Errol Morris’ new film. It’s a fascinating and entertaining story, well structured. What I enjoyed most was the conversation with Errol after the screening, it was the most entertaining Q & A in which he actually questioned the audience about the film and lead a funny and engaging discussion.He referred to the interview as a relationship and the purpose of the documentary film as a means to present the complexity of the situation or a story not so much to offer closure or a resolve.I loved that.
Later, in a conversation with my friend Alex Mallis, we both concluded we are quite jealous of Mr. Morris capacity and depth of research.
Otherwise, make sure to check out ITVS 20 year celebration, they are screening 20 documentary films free online until the end of September.
Enjoy
I took a short break, to catch my breath…here’s how it went down : http://vimeo.com/27081511
Last week I went down to IFC for the screening of Tabloid, Errol Morris’ new film. It’s a fascinating and entertaining story, well structured. What I enjoyed most was the conversation with Errol after the screening, it was the most entertaining Q & A in which he actually questioned the audience about the film and lead a funny and engaging discussion.He referred to the interview as a relationship and the purpose of the documentary film as a means to present the complexity of the situation or a story not so much to offer closure or a resolve.I loved that.
Later, in a conversation with my friend Alex Mallis, we both concluded we are quite jealous of Mr. Morris capacity and depth of research.
Otherwise, make sure to check out ITVS 20 year celebration, they are screening 20 documentary films free online until the end of September.
Enjoy

I took a short break, to catch my breath…
here’s how it went down : http://vimeo.com/27081511

Last week I went down to IFC for the screening of TabloidErrol Morris’ new film. It’s a fascinating and entertaining story, well structured. What I enjoyed most was the conversation with Errol after the screening, it was the most entertaining Q & A in which he actually questioned the audience about the film and lead a funny and engaging discussion.
He referred to the interview as a relationship and the purpose of the documentary film as a means to present the complexity of the situation or a story not so much to offer closure or a resolve.
I loved that.

Later, in a conversation with my friend Alex Mallis, we both concluded we are quite jealous of Mr. Morris capacity and depth of research.

Otherwise, make sure to check out ITVS 20 year celebration, they are screening 20 documentary films free online until the end of September.

Enjoy