Friday, March 23, 2007

Eagle vs. Shark Interview and Trailer

I (Andrew Gates) saw this trailer last night and wanted to share it with the Open Frame gang, so a link is included at the end of this post. I also looked for and found a zany, weird, funny interview with the filmmaker behind the mischief. Again, if you haven't checked out the Open Frame Blog's list of links to Interviews with Independent Filmmakers, you have failed. Redeem yourself. There're interviews with all sorts of filmmakers.


Monday, March 19, 2007

Student Films Across America Submission Deadline

Some of you should _definitely_ submit to this fest.

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Friday, March 16, 2007

Interview with Guillermo Arriga, Screenwriter (Ameros Perros, 21 Grams, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Babel)

I found this article on Arriaga is a great screenwriter with lots of interesting things to say. The Open Frame Blog doesn't have enough interviews with screenwriters, so look for more in the future.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Mumblecore Movement

There is an exciting community of filmmakers emerging on the indie scene. Coined "the mumblecore movement," the community often acts, produces, writes, and directs for each other's films. Films that have risen from the movement include the Duplass brothers'"The Puffy Chair," Susan Buice and Arin Crumley's "Four Eyed Monsters," Andrew Bujalski's "Mutual Appreciation," and Joe Swanberg's "Kissing On The Mouth." There is an article about the mumblecore movement on Information about the each film and filmmaker can be found on the Internet Movie Database.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Great Interview with David O. Russell, Jeff Baena, and Mark Wahlberg (I Heart Huckabee's)

I (Andrew Gates) stumbled across this wonderful interview with I Heart Huckabee's creative minds. I didn't really care for the movie itself, but I found their rationale and explanations fascinating. Again, if you haven't checked out The Open Frame Blog's sidebar list of "Interviews With Independent Filmmakers," take a gander. There're lots of great interviews from interesting filmmakers with lots of different viewpoints on life, film making, and all other sorts of good stuff.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Richard Linklater Interview (Fast Food Nation, A Scanner Darkly)

I found a pretty sweet Richard Linklater interview on The A.V. Club. He's a really swell director who has recently become known from shifting back and forth from doing studio movies and smaller budget films. He's an independent film pioneer having made the film Slacker, a film that sparked the creative minds of amatures who become some of the better known filmmakers of today. Linklater's films include the studio films (Bad News Bears, School of Rock) and smaller budget ones (Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, Tape, and Waking Life). The interview was conducted at the Cannes Film Festival of 2006 where he premiered A Scanner Darkly and Fast Food Nation.

Richard Linklater Interview at the A.V. Club

Check out the list of Interviews with Independent Filmmakers links on the right side of your screen. There a lot of good interviews from some of the more established independent filmmakers and a few up-and-comers.