Filmmaking - Directing


“As Humans, We Will Never Settle”: Five Questions for Human Flow Director Ai Weiwei

Human Flow

World-renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei makes his feature-length filmmaking debut with Human Flow, an expansive documentary that shines a light on the global refugee crisis. Ai circles the globe to showcase the personal stories behind the sweeping headlines of…  Read more

By Oct 13, 2017

Finding My Filmmaking Community (Or, I Moved from LA to NY to Make Movies — What Was I Thinking?)

Easy Living

Adam Keleman’s humor-laced melodrama Easy Living — about a door-to-door makeup salesman (Hannibal‘s Caroline Dhavernas) — opens tomorrow in New York at the Cinema Village before becoming available on digital platforms Tuesday, September 19. Below, he contributes a guest essay…  Read more

By Sep 14, 2017

Reflections from a First-Time Director After Shooting All These Small Moments

back left going clockwise: Brian D’arcy James, Molly Ringwald, Sam McCarthy, Melissa B. Miller, Brendan Meyer. and photo taken by Katie Leary.

Melissa Miller-Costanzo recently wrote for Filmmaker about how she moved from below-the-line production work as an art department coordinator to the writer/director of an independent feature, All These Small Moments. Here, she follows up that article with this reflective piece…  Read more

By Jun 26, 2017

Tribeca 2017: Five Questions with No Man’s Land Director David Byars

Documentary filmmaker David Byars had either the luck or the foresight that every first-time director envies. He had been following the patriot movement — a loose collection of rural conservatives who resent the federal government’s authority over issues like public…  Read more

By Apr 30, 2017

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