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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. »
- Paula Bernstein
Exclusive: Kim Allen (Army Wives, The Carrie Diaries) has signed on to portray Jackie Kennedy, the beloved first lady, in Rob Reiner’s upcoming feature Lbj. Woody Harrelson is portraying Lyndon Baines Johnson. Also in the cast are Bill Pullman and Richard Jenkins who both play politicians. Allen is a relative newcomer but won kudos for her lead role in Curfew which won the Oscar in 2013 for Best Short Film. The script for Lbj, written by Joey Hartstone, was a 2014 Black… »
The 21st Slamdance Film Festival has selected jury members for its documentary, narrative and shorts competitions at the festival, which runs Jan. 23-29.
Members for the micro short films competitition are Amber Benson (actress, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and writer, “The Witches of Echo Park”), Todd Berger (director, ” It’s A Disaster”), Laura Merians (cinematographer for “Björk,” “Atoms For Peace”), Kent Osborne (writer, “Adventure Time,” “Spongebob Squarepants”) and Damon Russell (producer, “Curfew” and director, “Snow On Tha Bluff”).
The fest, which takes place at the Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City, will include 13 world premieres, two North American premieres and three U. »
- Dave McNary
3 items from 2015
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