“People who work in television often don’t think they can trust filmmakers because they are supposed to be a bit more arty and self indulgent, and people in film might think anyone who works in television is a hack. The fact is that we don’t need this divide, it does our collective industry no favours whatsoever, and if we had more filmmakers working in television, and more television writers and directors working in film, we’d have a much healthier and more vital industry. At the end of the day, whatever medium you work in, it is about storytelling and holding your audience.”
“I like to create an atmosphere where actors feel safe enough to take risks. I certainly don’t believe in being a macho bully; I’m not interested in frightening good work out of people. It’s bollocks.”
Paddy Considine’s Dog Altogether (short) is finally online and also a little Tyrranosaur (feature based on the short) related interview with him, Olivia Colman and Peter Mullan.
Interesting Movie* budgets and returns info HERE
*all the big dumb US flicks, little or no indies. C.R.E.A.M.
… ‘Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan’ is coming this Summer, I for one can’t wait.
Blinky is a very beautiful looking short by Oscar nominee Ruairi Robinson.
The original trailer HERE is actually far more sinister and effective than the full length short, which added nothing the trailer hadn’t already covered more intriguingly and succinctly – but both are visually immaculate, and Blinky’s a work of art. Ruairi Robinson was touted as a director for Akira at one point, and is clearly headed for big things the talentless son of a bitch.
Courtesy of moviebarcode, where loooooovely images of compressed, barcode like frames reveal the changing sequential colour schemes of selected movies.
Aware that I’ll have a short film to tout around in the coming months, and that I really ought to show someone and perhaps even talk about it – I attended a short film seminar and ‘networking’ event run by ScreenSouth in Brighton the day before last.