The Art of International Film Financing

Art of Film Finance (620 x 349)[2]

As Charles Dickens aptly stated: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” The global content business is booming in spite of US box office admissions not living up to expectations. Given the developing tastes of…  Read more


Palm Frites: Robin Campillo’s Eastern Boys

Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill EmelyanovOlivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov

No matter the genre, you discover the imprimatur of the best classical Hollywood studio directors in all of their films—so posits the Auteur Theory. I accept the premise, with the proviso that it be applied, a bit differently, to the…  Read more


Par Avian: Lance Edmands’ Bluebird

Louisa KrauseLouisa Krause

A frosty night alone inside an unheated school bus puts a hypothermic gradeschooler at death’s door. The multiple protagonists in model ensemble Bluebird milk the mishap, each in their own way. In an oddly similar fashion, director Lance Edmands works…  Read more


Doron Max Hagay on His No-Budget Monica Lewinsky Web Series, Monica


You would think that the filmmaker behind such razor-sharp, atmospheric satires as Erica Wexler is Online and Perfect Thoughts would go for broke with an unsuspecting subject like Monica Lewinsky, but Doron Max Hagay had other plans when it came to designing his amusing new web…  Read more