“This is The Kind of Thing I Want in a Restaurant:” Vanessa McDonnell on John’s of 12th Street

John's of 12th StreetJohn's of 12th Street

If you’ve ever worked in a restaurant, you may have a sense of the sort of family dynamics the harried environment can rapidly inspire. John’s of 12th Street, a dyed-in-the-wool Italian establishment in the East Village, takes this close-knit enclave to its apotheosis. As rendered…  Read more


Paul Schrader on the Theatrical Experience, Web Series and the Death of the Three Act Drama

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Last night at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, Paul Schrader had a conversation with Marc Schiller, as part of the latter’s Future State of Entertainment Speaker Series. Perhaps more than any other director of his generation, Schrader seems…  Read more


See No Evil 2 Directors The Soska Sisters on Collaborative Directing

Soska Sisters / See No Evil 2

In the upcoming issue of Filmmaker, Esther Robinson writes about directors who work in pairs. Robinson’s focus is on how two directors is better than one when it comes to navigating the development and financial aspects of being a director,…  Read more


Five Things Tinder Guys Don’t Know about Being an Independent Filmmaker


In addition to being adorable, overachieving independent filmmakers, we (Caitlin and Penny) are both single gals in various deserts of actual human interaction (Brooklyn and Central NY, respectively.) Thus, we rely on our phones and thumbs, through a mostly-unknown dating…  Read more