Sometimes filmmakers face the classic "bird in the hand" problem. Case in point: my friend Amy's short film "Pickle" was accepted by one festival, but her "dream date" festival is still on the fence. That's a problem, because showing at the first festival to extend an offer might lessen the dream festival's interest. Should she go ahead with the sure thing, or wait for her dream festival to make up its mind?
This episode I'm joined by Richard Gale, creator of the short film "The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon," which is on its way to becoming a feature film thanks to a healthy festival run and a rabid YouTube fan base. Learn how Gale turned festival success into a cottage industry and a budget for a feature-length horror comedy.
One of the most frequent questions I get from filmmakers is: how can I narrow the field of thousands of film fests to pick the right festivals for my film? This short podcast covers some basic steps to help you winnow those large lists down in a hurry by examining your film before you examine the festivals.
My guests on today's show are Bodine and Alexis Boding, the husband and wife filmmaking team responsible for one of my favorite films of the last year, Movement and Location. The film features time-traveling refugees who have fled to their past -- our present -- to escape the harsh conditions of the future.
Curious to see some of this year’s best festival short films before they’re widely available? Check out The Wrap’s ShortList online event, where films currently playing the festival circuit are available for a very limited time -- like until Tuesday.
For as long as I’ve known them, Gabe & Paula have been a team. By their own admission they are very good at butting heads and don’t always see things the same way. Such conflict between these partners, however, is usually in the service of a larger idea and of the film community in Atlanta that they love.