Shooting While Skating: DP Steve Holleran on The Land

Steve Holleran on the set of The LandSteve Holleran on the set of The Land

In the opening scene of The Land, an unseen guidance counselor lays out possible futures for the film’s four high school protagonists. It’s lives as mechanics and welders, blue-collar jobs that once promised entrance into a thriving middle class that…  Read more

By Aug 25, 2016

Freeze Frame: In Order of Disappearance

Kristofer Hivju and Stellan Skarsgard in In Order of DisappearanceKristofer Hivju and Stellan Skarsgard in In Order of Disappearance

A blond, fair-skinned Swedish actor playing a petit-bourgeois Swede of the old school who resurfaces in the Norway of the overnight economic miracle, the ubiquitous Stellan Skarsgard looks as blank in Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland’s determinedly revisionist In Order…  Read more

By Aug 25, 2016

“I Think Filmmaking Can Also Be as Simple as Being a Good Person to Those Around You”: Paola Mottura on Film Markets and Support Programs

Paula MotturaPaula Mottura

In 1996, Chris Kraus traveled to Germany to attend the Berlin Film Festival. Even though the Berlinale rejected her experimental film, she was invited to screen it at the European Film Market, the business epicenter of the festival. “A profitable…  Read more

By Aug 16, 2016

The Filmmaker’s Guide to Emotional Validation

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Last week I released collective:unconscious, a feature film I’ve been working on for the past two years onto the internet. The project is a collaboration with five of my favorite American filmmakers, and it’s a pretty strange and unique thing.…  Read more

By Aug 15, 2016

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