Behind the Scenes of “Total Hell” (Straight Shooter Film Review)

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Jamie Gunn (Grey McCulloch) is a director with a budget that is inversely proportional to his ego, and an artistic vision that is as directionless as Helen Keller trying to play Marco Polo. Through sheer force of personality, he manages to convince a handful of people to help him make his cinematic opus: Totalitarian Hell. Armed with all the smug self-assurance…


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Best of Show Feature Winner Shares Itself Free of Charge (News)

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Long time readers of MicroFilmmaker doubtless remember Best of Show Winner “Behind the Scenes of ‘Total Hell’”, which received an 8.8 score from Kari Ann Morgan in her critique. To celebrate the release of the Collector’s Edition and give love to fans of Indie films everywhere, the filmmakers are streaming the Behind the Scenes of ‘Total Hell’ Mockumentary free of charge starting on Sunday, April 21st! To find out more….


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Bringing ‘Weed to the Dance: Shaka King at the 2013 Sundance Festival (Interview)

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Sheri Candler interviews director Shaka King during Sundance 2013. King’s film, Newlyweeds, was included in the NEXT category for ultra low budget films and secured distribution through Phase 4 Films. King discusses the value of film labs like those from the IFP, making short films, and using Kickstarter to successfully fund the film’s…


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Sundance Chat with Nicolas Gonda: Using Tugg for your theatrical release (Interview)

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One company has sprung up in the last year to provide both distributors and filmmakers who are self releasing with a way to take the financial risk out of public screenings. Tugg.com is a web-platform that allows the audience bring movies they want to see to a local theater. A person in the community can search through Tugg’s library of available titles and choose one, provide details such as screening date and preferred location, set up the event with the help of a Tugg representative, spread the word to their friends in the local community encouraging them to buy tickets and, if enough people reserve their tickets to meet the minimum ticket threshold, the screening…


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Sundance Video Interview with mumblecore director, Andrew Bujalski (Interview)

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Director Andrew Bujalski on the red carpet for the premiere of Computer Chess at the Sundance Film Festival 2013. He is one of the leading figures of micro-budget filmmaking known as mumblecore. Bujalski used a 1969 Sony AVC-3260 tube video camera to give the film its period feel (and to show that video definitely doesn’t look like film!). Computer Chess centers around a weekend computer chess tournament in the early 1980s at the dawning of the age of personal computers and well before technology was in the palm of our hands…


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