What Does it Really Take to Make a Film (When You’re Not on Studio Payroll)?

For the past six years I’ve been curating content about filmmaking and the creative process at large. I’ve found a lot, and there’s a lot more to uncover, but the one thing that I have always found frustrating was how fragmented…  Read more

By Feb 16, 2018

Airing the Dirty Laundry: Three Documentarians on Making a Film About Their Own Families

Taking Stock

Ben Stillerman — director of Taking Stock, a new film about his father’s South African family business — talks with two other documentary filmmakers about the particular joys and challenges of making films about family. Leah Warshawski is the director…  Read more

By Feb 15, 2018

Inexplicable Traces: On the Beautiful Epiphanies of Mark Pellington’s Nostalgia


Mark Pellington, along with David Fincher and Mark Romanek, began his filmmaking career in what might be called MTV’s heroic age. After a series of music videos, which include Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy,” U2’s “One” and R.E.M.’s “Drive,” he made two…  Read more

By Feb 13, 2018

What is Producing? A Group of Sundance Producers Share Insights on Financing, Selecting Projects and Making a Career out of Making Movies


What is producing? I ask myself this question a lot, and the title on my business card literally reads “Producer.” I’m staff at a rad women-run studio in Brooklyn while also producing my own films as well as a handful…  Read more

By Feb 7, 2018

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