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Editor's Note: This article is part of a partnership between Indiewire and Vimeo in support of the 3Rd Annual Lexus Short Films Series. Lexus and The Weinstein Company are crowd sourcing director submissions from the filmmaking community worldwide for the third series of Lexus Short Films. Click here for more details, and here to view the call for submissions and past winners' videos. Filmmaker Shawn Christensen wrote and directed "Curfew," which won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short. In the above video, he explains his motivation and his process for crafting the film about a depressed young man (played by Christensen) who, at the lowest point in his life, is asked to watch his 9-year-old niece. Though each filmmaker has to find their own process, Christensen finds that outlines don't work for him. "I don't outline -- the premise being that I don't want to get boxed into something I have to do. »
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Two outings for The Toxic Avenger and a surprisingly good vampire movie feature in this month's Bottom Shelf...
The advent of high definition technology has ushered in an era of unsurpassed quality in terms of the home-cinema experience. With TVs now able to match filmmakers' original visions closer than ever, the path has been cleared for the true maverick masters of cinema to shine on the small screen. Which brings us to Troma Entertainment head honchos Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, whose final two Toxic Avenger sequelsmake their way onto Blu-ray this month.
Not by any stretch of the imagination a pair of essential HD releases (you could argue the grainy footage of any Troma film is best viewed on ancient VHS), The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation Of Toxie and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV are what they are: both the best and worst of Kaufman »
Go With Me is in post in Sweden and centres on a woman who turns to a former logger and his sidekick to take on a bullying local crime lord in a Pacific Northwest town.
Deals have closed in Spain (Corbi Media), Latin America (California Filmes), Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria (Grandview Castle), Taiwan (Cmc), Middle East (Eagle), Turkey (Central Park), Israel (Shoval) and former-Yugoslavia (Cinemania).
Fox acquired select Southeast Asian territories, Mnet has picked up in South Africa and Entertainment In Motion will handle international airlines.
Rick Dugdale produces »
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3 items from 2015
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