Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Johanna St Michaels

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Join The Independent’s special contributor, Dana Knight as she speaks with Johanna St Michaels about Penthouse North at DOC NYC 2014. Dana Knight: Could you please introduce the film and tell us what it’s about. Johanna St Michaels: The film is about Agneta Eckemyr, she is a former actress/model, pretty well-known in the 60s and 70s, after… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Ric Burns

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For this edition of Filmmakers and Their Global Lens, The Independent’s special contributor, Dana Knight spoke with veteran documentarian, Ric Burns about Enquiring Minds: The Untold Story of the Man behind the National Enquirer at DOC NYC 2014. Dana Knight: This is a very interesting and entertaining documentary, just like the real-life person it is portraying, Generoso Pope, the… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Tony Shaff

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For this edition of Filmmakers and Their Global Lens,  The Independent’s special contributor Dana Knight spoke with Tony Shaff about his film Hotline at DOC NYC last month. Dana Knight: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us what the film is about? Tony Shaff: I’m a Brooklyn filmmaker and my film Hotline is a feature… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: The Yes Men

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For this edition of Filmmakers and Their Global Lens, The Independent’s special contributor Dana Knight speaks with the comedy troupe, The Yes Men about filmmaking. Knight initially spoke with Mike Bonnano, Andy Bichlbaum and Laura Nix in Toronto in September. Dana Knight (DK): When did the Yes Men become the Yes Men and why the Yes… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Alex Holdridge & Linnea Saasen

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For this edition of Filmmakers and Their Global Lens, The Independent’s special contributor Dana Knight speaks with co-creators about collaboration, acting and more. Knight initially spoke with Alex Holdridge and Linnea Saasen in Toronto in September. Dana Knight (DK): Could you please introduce the film and tell us what inspired it and how the whole process… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Matthu Placek

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For this edition of Filmmakers and Their Global Lens, The Independent’s special contributor Dana Knight speaks with the artist Matthu Placek about Moving Portraits. Knight initially spoke with Placek at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014. Dana Knight (DK): Will you please give us a background to your work and introduce the very special short film that… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Kate Chevigny & Ross Kauffman

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For this edition of Filmmakers and Their Global Lens, The Independent’s special contributor Dana Knight speaks with the filmmaking duo behind E-Team. Knight initially spoke with Kate Chevigny and Ross Kauffman in New York City at the end of October. Dana Knight (DK): How did this project come about and who initiated it? Katy Chevigny: Ross and… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Hal Hartley

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In the second edition of our new series, Filmmakers and Their Global Lens, The Independent’s special contributor Dana Knight speaks with the filmmaker behind the films Henry Fool and Fay Grim. Dana initially spoke with Hal Hartley, about his latest work, Ned Rifle at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014. Dana Knight (DK): You’re known for very serious… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Eugene Green

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In this first edition of our new series, Filmmakers and their Global Lens, The Independent’s special contributor Dana Knight interviews the industries emerging and established filmmakers about their work, recent projects and their place in a global setting.  Dana initially spoke with Eugene Green, about his latest work, at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014. Dana Knight… Read more »

Using Tugg: A filmmaker’s experience

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The last year or so has seen the rise of, the niftily named, ‘Theatrical-on-Demand’ models led by companies such as Tugg and Gathr. It was the evolution of these platforms which inspired me to bring my self-funded UK indie film Young Hearts Run Free  to the US this September 2014. The film had a successful self-distribution tour… Read more »