What makes for a good movie on “A Year To Think”? Compelling subject matter is, of course, king. A strong cinematic concept definitely helps. A narrative arc is never frowned upon. And a surprising emotional component is always home run. But not everything we shot found its way out of our constantly moving post-production facility. […]
If the Lumière brothers — the visionary fathers of cinema — hailed from anywhere in the US, there would be a giant amusement park erected in their memory. But in Lyon, France, there is just the elegant Institut Lumière — one of the most enjoyable and fascinating museum visits we’ve had on our trip so far.
As of this writing — at the unofficial halfway point of our journey — we have made 68 short films. We make these “souvenir films” for two main reasons: To share our experiences with our friends and virtual travel companions around the world — and ultimately for ourselves, so one day when our memory fails […]
If you only watch one video of a nine-year old performing both parts of a classic scene from Pulp Fiction, this should be the one. As we are about to emerge from our time in China, we offer this tidbit for your viewing pleasure:
We had the opportunity to sit down with Tainui Stephens, a Maori director and producer, in Wellington, New Zealand, and discuss what distinguishes the Maori from other indigenous cultures around the world. So many indigenous people, such as the native American Indians, saw their land taken from them and their culture marginalized. But in New […]
As part of our journey, we’re sitting down with filmmakers all over the world and talking about work, life and our shared love of telling stories. In Buenos Aires, we spoke with Benjamin Ávila, an Argentinian writer-director, whose first narrative feature premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this past Spring and will be screening at […]