Time Travel via Production Design: Jia Zhangke’s Mountains May Depart

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Mountains May Depart begins as a love triangle, whose three connecting lines separate and recross across three segments in 1999 (two years after Jia Zhangke’s debut feature), 2014 and 2025. The 1999 opening brings us back to Jia’s native Shanxi, whose streets…  Read more

By Feb 11, 2016

Creating a Promotional Video for the Kindle Best-Selling Sci-Fi Series Post-Human


David Simpson is the author of the bestselling sci-fi novel series Post-Human. There are currently five books in the series, with two more planned. Born in Ireland, he has lived in Vancouver since 2000 and believed he would end up…  Read more

By Feb 10, 2016

Six Filmmaking Takeaways from a Novelist-turned-Director

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The path that finally led to the making of The Removals — a feature-length paranoid lo-fi thriller and love story produced by Two Dollar Radio — was a very, very long and twisty one. As it probably is for many…  Read more

By Feb 10, 2016

On Being an Independent Filmmaker and Watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens Six Times


Like a lot of people, I went to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it opened in December. By my fourth screening, I started to feel embarrassed. By my sixth, I was at peace again. Most times, I went…  Read more

By Feb 8, 2016

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