GETTING EVEN WITH “ODD BRODSKY”: INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER CINDY BAER

With a premiere expected sometime later this year, Film Threat had an opportunity to ask “Purgatory House” filmmaker Cindy Baer for an early taste of what her latest feature film, “Odd Brodsky,” might have in store for us…



Posted on March 6, 2013 by

BREAKING THE ’6 MONTH RULE”

“People are always surprised by this movie,” says Blayne Weaver, the writer, director and star of 6 MONTH RULE. “We’ve gone to great lengths to avoid cliches. We’re inherently different, and it’s interesting to see how folks process that”. RULE, the award-winning independent feature which opened Friday in New York City, has been labeled by […]



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2012 PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL – DAY FOUR

A sentiment echoed repeatedly throughout the night was that this was PFF’s finest year yet. With that, I absolutely concur…



Posted on April 3, 2012 by

2012 PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL – DAY THREE

It’s a universal truth – as a film festival progresses, the filmmakers move slower and slower. Full days of screenings followed by late nights of partying gradually take their toll as, one by one, the attendees find the limits of their physical endurance…



Posted on April 1, 2012 by

2012 PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL – DAY TWO

Last week I got a text from Jason Carney, grand poobah of the Phoenix Film Festival. It read simply, “Wanna do something crazy?”



Posted on March 31, 2012 by

2012 PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL – DAY ONE

Throughout the next four days I will report from these, the PFF trenches. You couldn’t make it here? Then allow me to you entertain you with this – the Phoenix Film Festival vicarious experience…



Posted on March 30, 2012 by

2011 PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL – THE VICARIOUS EXPERIENCE: DAY FOUR

Sundays tend to be a low-energy day for any film festival. Sure, the screenings are still packed, but the staff and visiting filmmakers usually move at a much slower pace…



Posted on April 4, 2011 by

2011 PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL – THE VICAROUS EXPERIENCE: DAY THREE

Today there was little danger of any filmmakers sleeping through their morning screenings. Biker week continued in full force…



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2011 PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL – THE VICARIOUS EXPERIENCE: DAY TWO

You know you’re in for an interesting time when your hotel’s parking lot is full of Harleys…



Posted on April 2, 2011 by

2011 PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL – THE VICARIOUS EXPERIENCE: DAY ONE

Generally a casual festival, for the past two years PFF has thrown a formal opening night gala. Last year was a full sit-down dinner event, which was enjoyable but felt a bit uncharacteristic. This year the fest instead opted for a cocktail party, and they executed it perfectly…



Posted on April 1, 2011 by

2011 PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL – THE VICARIOUS EXPERIENCE

This year I’ll be attending PFF from a very privileged position: that of a returning filmmaker without a new movie. This means parties, drink tickets, endless free flicks and general VIP access without having to do any of that pesky work involved in actually promoting a film…



Posted on March 31, 2011 by

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