Category: Filmmaker Features

June 13, 2024 Behind-The-Scenes

Examining Tortu: A Look At This Breakout LGBTQ+ Film

Have you heard of the film Tortu? This heartfelt gay romance has struck a chord with audiences. Not only does it have a heartfelt love story, but it’s also very relatable. We chatted with Gary Lee Vincent, the film’s distributor, to see what exactly made him fall in love with the film Tortu. Don’t want […]

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June 4, 2024 Behind-The-Scenes

The Poetic Brilliance of Hon Hoang: Viet-Am Filmmaker

In the heart of Los Angeles, where cultures collide and dreams are forged, a young Asian American director is leaving an indelible mark on the cinematic landscape. Hon Hoang, a Vietnamese American artist armed with a psychology degree from UCLA, wields his camera like a poet’s pen, capturing the profound depths of the human experience […]

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June 4, 2024 Behind-The-Scenes

A Profound Exploration of Family: Kenneth R. Frank’s Directorial Debut

Family has a lot of different meanings. It can transcend blood and forge a bond through commitment along with choice. Kenneth R. Frank, a writer and director, delves into this profound concept through his feature film, Family Obligations. With a desire to explore the intricacies of familial obligations, he invites us on a journey of […]

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May 28, 2024 Behind-The-Scenes

How Bradley Charlton Created Fading Petals (2022)

Filmmaker Bradley Charlton managed to create a spellbinding movie with powerful acting from the two leads, Melanie Revill and Charlotte Reidie. With just a shoestring budget, this creator conjured up Fading Petals (2022), a drama so gripping and powerful you’d never guess it was made during the COVID pandemic. We had the privilege of sitting […]

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May 18, 2024 Asian American & Pacific Islander

Danish Renzu Discusses His Brutally Honest Immigration Film

The American Dream remains frustratingly out of reach for most immigrants in the United States. Despite the promises of opportunity, they face immense barriers, obstacles, and unfair treatment that make achieving that vision of prosperity extraordinarily difficult. In his film “The Illegal,” director Danish Renzu tells a powerful story of this stark reality, crafting a […]

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May 9, 2024 Behind-The-Scenes

Creating Pioneers in Skirts: Exposing Gender Inequality in Hollywood

Gender inequality remains a pervasive issue in the film industry, hindering women’s career advancement. However, this problem extends beyond the realm of filmmaking and permeates every male-dominated field. Ashley Maria, a filmmaker, shines a spotlight on this pressing matter through her documentary, “Pioneers in Skirts.” In an exclusive interview, we had the opportunity to delve […]

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April 27, 2024 Behind-The-Scenes

An Interview with Nelson J. Davis: The Secret To His Success

A true Renaissance man of the film industry, Nelson J. Davis has established himself as a versatile force, excelling as an actor, writer, and director. His prolific output and commitment to his craft have garnered him a loyal online following, leaving many in awe of his accomplishments. The burning question on everyone’s mind is, “What’s […]

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April 22, 2024 Behind-The-Scenes

A Coming of Age Horror: Exploring the Dark Side of Growing Up

Coming-of-age stories are often nostalgic and lighthearted, but sometimes our formative years are marked by darker experiences. Director Jaina Cipriano challenges this traditional genre with her film “Trauma Bond,” a unique blend of coming-of-age and horror elements. We sat down with Jaina to get insight into how she crafted this unconventional film. 1. In your […]

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April 19, 2024 Behind-The-Scenes

Priscilla Alvarez’s Daring Movie about Female Sexuality

Sexo y Tortillas stands as a groundbreaking cinematic work that has shattered boundaries. Director Priscilla Alvarez crafted a daring film that deals with a theme largely neglected by the film industry – the crucial importance of embracing female sexuality. We had the privilege of speaking with Priscilla, who shared insights into the creation of this […]

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April 16, 2024 Behind-The-Scenes

How a Filmmaker Crafted a Compelling Movie with One Actor

Movies with one actor are a rarity, and ones that captivate audiences from start to finish are even scarcer. Yet, filmmaker Jeremy Meyer has managed to defy the odds, crafting a gripping and thrilling movie with one actor in a single location. We sat down with Jeremy to delve into the process behind creating this […]

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