Independent Filmmakers

Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:43 -- Nick Dager

In the 1990s The Shooting Gallery produced some of the hottest indie films, including Sling Blade (an Academy Award for Billy Bob Thornton), You Can Count On Me starring Mark Ruffalo (Academy Award nomination) and a series of projects with now-famous actors, producers and directors. Not long ago, director/producers Whitney Ransick and Bob Gosse, along with DP/producer Gil Gilbert and his co-DP Derek Wiesehahn, chronicled the rise and fall of this industry icon in Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery.

Managing Multiple Frame Rates on FrackNation

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:33 -- Nick Dager

Mixed frame rate media has become a common headache in the post-production profession. With the abundance of affordable cameras now available on the market, and more filmmakers producing their own content using a variety of methods, post-production facilities must not only stay relevant, but also stay flexible to the clients needs when delivering projects. All of this was top of mind when Burbank based AlphaDogs Post Production recently completed post on the feature documentary FrackNation.

Submissions Open for Moët British Independent Film Awards

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:37 -- Nick Dager

Submissions are now open for this year’s Moët British Independent Film Awards, which will be held on December 8. Nominations will be announced on November 11.

In 2012 Bart Layton picked up the The Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director for The Imposter, Broken took home the coveted Best British Independent Film, Andrea Riseborogh won Best Actress for Shadow Dancer, while Toby Jones (Best Actor) and Peter Strickland (Best Director) won for their work on Berberian Sound Studio.

Shedding Light on an Affair

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:18 -- Nick Dager

Directed by and written by Farzana Tipurita and produced by Chris Carr, owner of Beyond Mirrors, the short film The Other Woman depicts a life-changing encounter at a beauty salon between a wife who’s hiding her unhappiness behind Gucci shades, and a mistress who’s concealing her frustrations behind a professional facade. The film was a co-production between Mandala Films and Beyond Mirrors Ltd.

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