With several shorts under his belt, Frank Martinez decided to go into production on his debut feature and spent the next two years making Fade Out Ray. We talked to Frank about inspiration, purpose,...

Sometimes a movie comes along that perfectly encapsulates the struggle of getting a film made, and sometimes that movie is a metanarrative centered around an exaggerated and almost caricature-like de...

Aided by resourcefulness and a clever premise that maximizes suspense and minimizes onscreen characters and locations, Curt Wiser was able to write, produce, and direct his debut feature Cam-Girl. We...

Mike Morelli’s latest film isn’t your average indie movie. Even the experience of watching the trailer leaves an indelible impression. We talked to Mike about scaling up from features and...

After making multiple shorts and working on big budget productions, writer/director Hussein Hammouda decided to embark on his first feature, Dominoes. We spoke with Hussein about the objective of a f...

Steve Dayton’s latest feature film offering, gIVE, is a testament to resourcefulness and efficiency. Made over a few days and for a budget of $5,000, the movie is the result of the application...

Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas waste no time establishing the premise of White Lie, the new film on which both share writing and directing credit. The movie revolves around Katie Arneson, a young woma...

Don’t Be Afraid of Action

  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Screenwriting

When you don’t have much (or any) money to make a movie, your instinct might be to shy away from incorporating action into your film. This is a mistake, as action scenes can be faster, easier,...

Asif Akbar spoke with us about maximizing production days with two units shooting simultaneously, staying safe and finishing the shoot during a pandemic, and having the right mindset for a successful...

Why I Decided to Re-Release Mr Misfortune

  • Business
  • Distribution

Background Mr. Misfortune is an independent feature film that I wrote, directed, produced, shot, scored, edited, etc (not because I’m an auteurist, but because there weren’t ample financi...

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